Begins tomorrow, but let 's be honest: it started a few weeks ago, with offers launched by Amazon and other stores that are embarking on the action: , Macy's has a black Friday in the July balances ending tonight and and will unveil their sales tomorrow.
Breathe. It's easy to get caught up in the hype and the FOMO (fear of missing), but the reality is that many, if not most, offers this weekend and this week will repeat – certainly during the month of Black Friday in November, and maybe even before.
That said, we want to reduce the noise to bring you the absolute better good deals – and the tips you need to find and maybe even improve them. Here's how to make sureyou look for, and .
Then take a look at the just released. Highlights include the $ 15 Amazon Fire stick (regularly $ 40), $ 50 Echo (regularly $ 100) and the $ 80 Facebook portal (usually $ 199).
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At a glance: Some of the best deals for Monday
Although many offers are currently underway (see below), there will be many more to come on Monday – and not just on Amazon devices. Here is an overview of the highlights:
- Jabra will reduce by 30% several of its popular headphones, including the .
- Verizon Visible will offer the iPhone 7 for just $ 99 (after two months of service and a discount in the form of a $ 100 prepaid debit card). You can use the same discount to buy the Motorola Moto 7 Power for only $ 49.
- The GLAS Smart Super Thermostat will cost $ 179.99 on the first day. Regular price: $ 249.99.
- The Kami Smart Security Starter Kit, simple but versatile, at $ 99.99, will be priced at $ 69.99.
- The Google Pixel 3 and 3XL will benefit from a $ 260 discount on their usual prices, while the Pixel 3aXL will be accompanied by a $ 100 Amazon gift card.
- The 10.1-inch Nixplay Seed digital photo frame will increase to $ 105, while the Seed 13.3 digital photo frame will reach $ 147.
The best Prime Day offers right now
Let's take a look at the current batch of contracts signed by Amazon before Prime Day – starting with the one announced last week:.
Optoma manufactures some of the best projectors on the market, which is a considerable savings on what could be an ideal complement to your home theater or garden, as the UHL55 is portable, with a carrying handle and built-in speaker. It can even function as a stand-alone Bluetooth speaker.
Designed for riders, the Runtopia S1 features a built-in GPS, heart rate monitor and water-resistant case. It can receive basic notifications from your phone and if you take your phone while shopping, the Runtopia app can provide audio coaching based on your heart rate. Click on the coupon on the 25% discount page to hang the extra savings.
Another offer exclusively for Premium subscribers, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Dot offers only 169 € when you add them to your basket. Previously, the Ring was on sale for $ 169 alone – the Dot only added icing on the cake.
Between today and Prime Day, Amazon offers significant discounts on a ton of magazines. Reader's Digest, for example: 10 numbers for $ 8. Martha Stewart Living: 10 issues for $ 5.49. Men's Health: 10 issues for $ 9.99. These are all printed magazines unless otherwise indicated.
Yes, the price of the third generation has not been as low since November.
The redesign is the live digital recorder from Amazon, a free option for cord cutters wishing to record live TV shows. It normally sells for $ 229.99, which represents a considerable saving (and by far the lowest price to date). Just note that you will have to associate it with an Amazon Fire TV device. These are not yet on sale, but they will be soon, no question.
Compared to streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited is already a bargain at $ 7.99 per month. This promotion – which requires a premium subscription and address to new Music Unlimited subscribers – brings you four full months for a dollar. After that, you will switch to the normal rate unless you cancel.
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Amazon currently has the 2017 iPad model of 32GB for $ 249 (which is the de facto street price these days). But the best deal is the 128GB model for $ 329. This gives you four times more storage space for the same price you would pay for the 32GB model on the Apple Store.
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This is not a huge discount, but it's something. The Apple's flagship AirPods come with a wireless charging holster, a tiny but nevertheless super nice convenience.
You do not care about wireless charging? Amazon also offers the second-generation AirPods with a standard case at $ 144.99, saving about $ 14.
Now that you know what's going on today, let's take a look at what to expect in the coming weeks – and how you can make sure you get the best deals. (Also,.)
Should I sign up for Amazon Prime now?
As noted earlier, the big sale is exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers and an annual subscription costs $ 119 (or $ 13 per month if you do not want to pay all at once).
Is it worth it? If you only get it for the First Day, then probably not. I'm here to tell you that Amazon products are on sale All the time. (Example: Amazon Echo was recently reduced to $ 50, the lowest price ever – and it had nothing to do with Prime Day.)
Butincluding free night delivery on many products (and two days on most others) and many Prime Video movies and TV shows.
If you do not want to pay Premium but want to access Prime Day offers, here's a strategy: sign up to take advantage of Amazon's 30-day free trial. The only problem: it's only for new subscribers. Therefore, if you have already participated in the test or if you have already been a member, you can not get another test.
What other types of agreements should I expect?
Of course, the biggest discounts are on Amazon products and brands, including the full range of Echo speakers, Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, Kindle readers, Blink cameras etc.
Just what size? Here are some current prices and their equivalents of Prime Day 2018:
Where and how to shop Prime Day
You do not need to sit in front of your computer for shopping in Prime Day. For example, if you have a Alexa-compatible device (for example, a Fire tablet or an Echo smart speaker), you can ask Alexa for Prime Day offers – some of which may only be available through a voice purchase. Amazon mobile apps, meanwhile, will allow you to enter offers on the go.
You can also use this event for charity: The Amazon Smile program is a free and easy way to donate part of your purchase to almost any charity. Simply start your shopping experience at smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. (While you're there, find other ways to.)
Some final destinations to consider:
Check out the Amazon offers pagewhich is updated daily.
, where I identify good deals every day of the week.
Discover CNET offers, where we share various offers from our retail partners and the wider Web.
These discounts are no longer available, although some may return on Monday.
You can not get enough MCU? In the run-up to Prime Day, Amazon is offering Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Iron Man 3, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and more for just $ 1.99 each.
Everyone's favorite kitchen accessory has been on sale at Macy's throughout the week, but Amazon has just embarked on a matching price (a price higher than Black Friday's, FYI). To obtain it, you must click (or touch) the $ 10 coupon on the page before adding it to your cart. Wondering how this model compares to all others? Read the CNET story on the best Instant Pot to buy.
This story was published earlier and is regularly updated.
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