Is Amazon Prime Day the new Black Friday? If one of the world's largest retailers has anything to say about it, July is about to become the biggest shopping month of the year. Chances are you've heard the buzz, but it's normal to wonder: what is Amazon Prime day, anyway, and how do I get the best deals? Because if the best shopping event of the year doesn't even involve going to a brick-and-mortar store, then the deals are that much better. Shopping in your pajamas is a pretty sweet luxury.
July 12, 2016 marks the second annual Amazon Prime Day, which includes sales for Amazon Prime users, a service that is available for $10.99/month after a free trial. Prime users also get free two-day shipping, which can be exactly as dangerous as it sounds.
The number of Prime Day deals is a little overwhelming — there are more than 8,000 products in the mix — and of course the usefulness of these deals will vary by user. You can get 22,000 Perler Beads for $11.99, for instance, or 16 ounces or Death Wish Coffee for $15.99. But the deals don't last forever, so if there's something you're looking to save on, now is the time to strike.
1. Fire Tablet
As of today, the Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB can be had for $33.33 instead of the usual $49.99. So if you've been waiting for the right time to buy a tablet, this might be your chance.
2. iRobot Roomba
Ready to automate your vacuuming? The iRobot Roomba 614 Vacuum Cleaning Robot is $249.99, down from $379.99. It just might save you a lot of cleaning time.
3. Derwent Inktense Pencils
Tons of arts and craft supplies are on sale today. For instance, the Derwent Inktense Pencils are available to Prime users for $64.18, down from $79.49. Your adult coloring books will pop like never before.
4. Skip Hop Grand Central Diaper Bag
With its sleek stripes, this bag is chic enough to carry as a purse. The Skip Hop Grand Central Diaper Bag is $61.19, down from the usual $90.00.
5. Calvin Klein Baby Bodysuits
If your little one grows out of clothes at a crazy-fast rate, then you may want to stock up on kid's clothes today. For instance, the Calvin Klein Baby-Girls 2 Printed Heather Bodysuits and Combed Interlock Pants are $13.95 instead of $24.99.
6. 'Heat and Light: A Novel' by Jennifer Haigh
Now is the time to boost your book collection. For instance, check out Jennifer Haigh's Heat and Light: A Novel for $12.85 (not $26.99). It's the story of the people who must decide whether to allow natural gas drilling in their small Pennsylvania town.
7. CUBE Key Finder
Tired of losing your keys? The CUBE Key Finder ($20.00, down from $59.87) can be attached to anything and located with a phone app.
8. Boyon Pro Desk Lamp
It's an eco-friendly lamp. The Boyon Pro Desk Lamp ($15.80, down from $40.88) is rechargeable and bright enough for reading or working.
9. TruffleHunter Truffle Oil Selection
It's time to level up your cooking game. This TruffleHunter Truffle Oil Selection is $23.16, (originally $29.95) and it will impress any guest lucky enough to dine with you.
10. Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers
New food storage containers can make your leftovers feel way more fabulous. These Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers can be had for $19.99 instead of $35.50.
11. KingCamp Moon Leisure Lightweight Camping Chair
For outdoor concerts, games, beach trips, and camping excursions, bag chairs are the best. This KingCamp Moon Leisure Lightweight Camping Chair with Carry Bag is $37.81, discounted from $49.99.