Amazon’s Prime Day starts tonight (July 10th) at 6pm EST and continues for the next 30 hours. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may be familiar with some of the products below. In fact, I wasn’t planning on writing this post until I realized how many of my favorite things made it to Prime Day.
I’ve done the research so you don’t have to in order to curate this list. As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small fee if you make a purchase through one of my links.
Amazon does not release prices until the deal becomes public. Traditionally, Amazon significantly reduces the prices on their own brands (Echo, Kindles, Fire Sticks). Always do a quick online comparison before purchasing to make sure you are truly getting a deal. But speed is important as Prime Day Deals have limited inventory. (I kicked myself last year after missing out on the Instant Pot. I later purchased it for full price and I still think it’s worth every penny. If you see it listed, grab it).
Hint: When you see a product you want on Amazon, click on “Watch Deal” so you don’t miss out.
Cord Cutting Prime Day Deals
I gave up cable more than a year ago. To find out more on what you need, read my blog post. I exclusively use the Kindle Fire Sticks and Roku. I am pretty confident that you can score a Fire Stick at a great price and perhaps a good deal on a Roku.
Fitness Prime Day Deals
Whether you use a non-Peloton bike exclusively with the Peloton App or you have a Peloton and use the app while traveling, the number one must-have is the Wahoo Cadence Sensor. It’s already listed as a Prime Day Deal. You can find some bluetooth headphones and bluetooth speakers on Prime Day too.
If you get hooked on the Peloton or exercise regularly, you’ll want to add a foam roller (Prime Day Deal) to your stretching routine. (Matt Wilpers, a much loved Peloton instructor has Beyond the Ride classes on the Peloton App teaching you how to use one, or you can find instructions on YouTube).
Some other Fitness Prime Day Deal items on my list:
Wifi Body Fat Scale. This one gets gets great reviews and buyers compare it to the more expensive Withings scale.
Time-Marked Water Bottle. Unlike like the new bluetooth water bottles I have seen, anything that gets me to drink more water gets my vote. Amazon also has deals on insulated water bottles and infuser bottles.
Women’s Hybrid Bicycle. As much as I love Peloton’s classes and riding my bike to nowhere, I think I’m missing out on not owning an actual bike. I’m looking forward to riding with my son and this bike caught my eye. It gets excellent reviews and seems to have everything I want in a bike. Plus, it’s kind of adorable.
Note: I have an Apple Watch that I use to track my fitness levels. If I didn’t, I would consider the Garmin VivoFit 3 Activity Tracker.
Electronics Prime Day Deals
I prefer my kids to play with the Kindle Fire Kids Edition over their iPads. The vast amount of kids books, parental controls, and warranty make this a smart purchase. For more on this, read my blog post here.
For the adult reader, consider the Kindle Paperwhite. I got a great deal last year. Additionally, if you’ve thought about joining the Kindle Unlimited program, Amazon’s subscription book program, you can get 40 percent off on Prime Day.
Kids Prime Day Deals
A few of my favorite timeless outdoor toys make it to the Prime Day Deals. Read more about some other favorites here.
Favorite Outdoor Kids Toys:
Micro Maxi Kick Scooter. The best scooter hands-down. It’s been going on six-years of heavy abuse.
Toys My Kids Own and I Highly Recommend:
Green Toys Build-A-Bouquet Floral Arrangement. My daughter and I fell in love with this toy the first time we saw it.
Chess Set. My son recently discovered chess. Although I haven’t played since I was a teenager, I’m enjoying playing again.
Hover Ball. In the winter, when we all go stir crazy, my son can play soccer indoors. Enough said.
Zoob. My son played with his Zoob building kit for years. I’d say that’s money well spent.
Marble Run. If it involves imagination and building, I’m a fan.
Dollhouse. We have another model KidKraft dollhouse. They are well built and expensive. Maybe this is the deal you’ve been waiting for.
Green Toys Jump Rope. Umm, self-explanatory.
Baby Items that Make Me Nostalgic
BabyBjorn Bouncer. The best bouncer out there. Did I mention it’s machine washable?
Simple First Words Let’s Talk book. My kids are past this stage, but I highly recommend this book. Getting weepy-eyed here.
Kid Toys on my Prime Day List:
Ninja Line. Our friends have this rope climbing obstacle course. We don’t have this toy (yet) but an activity that gets my kids outside is a winner.
You can definitely get amazing deals if you know where to look. If for some reason, the link does not bring you to the Prime Day Deal, you can search under Prime Day in the scroll bar on Amazon.com and then search by category (example, “For the Kids”).
Follow me on social media and I’ll update my findings throughout the day.