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What Are Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days?
Every year, Amazon’s Prime Day offers thousands of deals on the site’s products, from electronics to books and art supplies. This year, in addition to its July 2023 Prime Day sale, Amazon will be hosting a second Prime Day, officially called Prime Big Deal Days, on October 10 and 11. The 48-hour event will begin at at 3 am ET on Tuesday, October 10, and conclude ot 11:59 pm Wednesday, October 11. But there are sales that are already available on the site.
What’s the Catch?
To get access to the deals (or most of the deals), however, you have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber.
Amazon Prime costs $14.99 a month or $139 a year. Its benefits include faster shipping on Amazon orders, discounts at Whole Foods, and access to Amazon’s streaming entertainment. You can also pick up a free 30-day trial of Prime here in time for the shopping day.
What Will Be on Sale?
Prime Big Deal Days have deals across all of Amazon’s categories, including tools and tech for artists. Many of these deals are Lightning Deals, lasting only a few hours. A word of advice: Move fast, as the most desirable products will sell out quickly.
This year, Amazon has created a way to (maybe) get ahead of the line on deals. Its new “Invite-Only Deals” program will allow Prime members to request an invitation to snag products that are expected to sell out. But you’ll have to go to that product’s page and click on the “Request Invite” button. Amazon says it does this for products where quantities are limited, and also that they will not be able to grant all requests. If you are invited, you’ll be able to buy this item (only one per customer!) at the deal price during the Prime Big Deal Days event.
And don’t forget to look elsewhere! Other retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are expected to hold their own October shopping events. We’ll be keeping an eye out for additional deals from these and other vendors and letting you know what we find. Again, you need to be a subscriber to take advantage of some deals. It’s free to become a Target Circle member, but you’ll need to pay $12.95 per month or $98 annually for a Walmart+ membership (although like Amazon, Walmart has a 30-day free trial available).
What’s On Sale Right Now?
There are a number of great deals for the home and studio that are already available. Some, but not all, are only available to Prime members, which have a variety of benefits. See our picks below and check back in with us often to find our favorite Prime Big Deal Days deals and discounts. Happy browsing!
Get 60% off a Blink Outdoor (3rd Gen) 3-Camera Security System-BUY FOR $99.99 with a Prime membership (Invite-Only Deal)
ideal for monitoring your home or studio day or night, Blink’s third-generation outdoor HD security camera is a versatile, wireless security camera with infrared night vision for seeing subjects more clearly in dim lighting. It has an excellent battery life and runs on just two AA lithium batteries (included). And you can store video clips and photos in the cloud with Blink’s subscription plan. This sale allows you to buy three camera units at a 60% discount.
Save 56% on an Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 Release) Smart Display-BUY FOR $39.99
The Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display helps keep you organized as well as connected, letting you set alarms and timers and check your calendar or the weather. And you can do all of that with voice commands as well. You can even check in on your family, since there’s a built-in camera, or, if you have a video doorbell, you can see who’s at the front door. The audio has been improved so you can stream your favorite music or podcasts, and it has a 5.5-inch display for viewing your favorite shows. And it has privacy controls, including a mic/camera off button.
Get 43% off an OXO Good Grips Thermocouple Thermometer-BUY FOR $59.99
If you entertain friends, family, and art-world colleagues often, you’ll want to a good cooking thermometer. This OXO model is easy to use and provides temperature readings in 2-3 seconds with an accuracy of 0.9°F. It also has a waterproof body and generous probe notch are easy to clean. It runs on AAA batteries (included).
Save 32% on a Robot Roomba i4 EVO Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum-BUY FOR $271.00 with an Amazon Prime Membership
Keeping your studio or home clean is much easier with a robot vacuum. And of you are an artist, there’s a lot to like about this Roomba model, which can navigate around clutter. It also has a 20% larger battery than previous models and comes with Wi-Fi. Best of all, it works with voice technologies, like Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. So, confronted with an unexpected studio visit, you can use commands like “Tell Roomba to clean the art studio” and it will immediately go into action.
Save 55% on an Amazon Echo Pop-BUY FOR $17.99
This lightweight, compact wireless speaker is powered with Alexa voice technology. So you can easily play music or podcasts via your favorite streaming music providers, like Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM and more. You can also connect via Bluetooth to stream music as well. Choose from four colors, including basic black.
Get 60% off an Arlo Wired VIdeo Doorbell Keurig -BUY FOR $59.99
Arlo, a company that is a respected name in the world of security cameras, also makes video doorbells. This one connects to your home Wi-Fi network and provides you with HD video (with HDR technology), a very wide 180-degree angle of view, and color night vision. It also has two-way audio, or you can respond to visitors with pre-recorded quick reply to messages. Note: This is a wired doorbell and doorbell chime, which requires existing electrical wiring. See the website for more info.