Amazon Prime Day 2020 Is October 13 — Here’s What You Need to Know, Plus Deals to Shop Right Now

updated Sep 28, 2020
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Amazon Prime Day was delayed for months this year, but finally, the dates for the giant retailer’s biggest sale event have been officially announced. Drumroll please: Amazon Prime Day 2020 will kick off on Oct. 13 at 12:00 a.m PT (3:00 a.m ET) and run for 48 hours, ending at 11:59 p.m. PT (2:59 a.m. ET) on Oct. 14 . And if you’re a Prime Day veteran, you already know that it’s never too early to start preparing and working on that wish list. Read on for what we know about Prime Day 2020 so far, and everything you can do now to make sure you’re ready for the big day!

How to Prepare for Prime Day

First thing: Make sure you have an active Amazon Prime membership. If you don’t, you can sign up for the 30-day free trial, and decide later whether or not it’s worth keeping. In addition to full access to Prime Day sales, members also get unlimited two-day shipping, $15 off their first order of $50 on Amazon Fresh, savings at Whole Foods, various lightning deals throughout the year, and access to Amazon Original TV shows and movies. The most standard plan costs $12.99 per month, or $119 per year.

Where to Shop on Prime Day and How to Find the Best Deals

You can only shop Prime Day deals on Amazon, of course. But, aside from your regular browser, you can also ask your Alexa-enabled device to tell you about all the deals. The Amazon app is also a good one to have downloaded since app users usually get exclusive sneak peeks at the best upcoming deals.

As for how to find the best Prime Day deals? Start out with bookmarking the Amazon Deals Page, where all the items included in the sale are listed. Be sure to check early and often on the big day since Prime Day deals are known to sell out quickly, and new deals will likely be added throughout the event. You’ll also find Lightning Deals listed on the main Amazon Deals Page. And, as always, Kitchn will also be bringing you our picks for the best home and kitchen deals throughout the event.

What Will Be Included in Amazon’s Prime Day Deals?

Now onto the good stuff! Prime Day is the perfect opportunity to snag ridiculously good deals on small appliances, kitchen gadgets and tools, cookware, and even groceries. Last year’s deals included Alexa and Echo devices, All-Clad cookware, Vitamix blenders, Instant Pots, KitchenAid stand mixers, Keurig coffee makers, and Dyson vacuums. While the event doesn’t kick off until Oct. 13, below are some early Prime Day deals to add to your radar.

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The powerful vacuum offers enough suction power to pick up all that dust and other particles in your home, ensuring that it’s clean enough for even those with relatively bad allergies. Plus, it comes with several attachments so you can truly deep clean every nook and cranny in your home, Yes, including that space between your sofa cushions that's famous for trapping popcorn kernels!

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was $39.99

An absolute cult-product, this cute and compact egg cooker makes perfect eggs every single time. Hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and even individual omelets with space to add toppings, like cheese, onions, or mushrooms. If eggs are one of your major food groups, this kitchen gadget is an absolute must-have, especially give that sweet discount!

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was $169.99

Ninja Foodi's 9-in-1 multicooker is a do-it-all machine that can air fry, pressure cooker, steam, broil and so much more! Plus, you don't have to swap out the lids to switch between modes which makes it incredibly convenient to use and easy to store.

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Prime savings are on and these pantry staples are included! Score up to 20 percent off on chips, cereal, drinks and snacks from brands like Stacy's, Bare, Quaker, and many more!

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was $53.50

Keep your beverage warm for hours with Zojirushi's highly-rated (4.8-stars on Amazon!) steel mug. And it comes with a convenient vent on the mouthpiece that allows your carefully prepared piping hot beverage to flow out smoothly, without gushing or overflowing.

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Get everyone at home their own personal smart device thanks to this super deal that lets you score two Amazon Echo Dots for just $39.98. Besides streaming music, helping you stay on top of your to-do list, and even reading out the news, the Echo Dot is the perfect gadget to have in your kitchen, especially when you're following recipes.

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Get your four-legged friend in on Prime Day savings! Snag up to 40 percent off on pet food, treats, and essentials from Amazon's highly-rated in-house pet brand, Wag.

Be sure to check out our Prime Day hub page for the latest updates on Amazon Prime Day.