Amazon Prime Day 2020: When’s It Happening and the Best Deals Right Now

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Featured Deal: Get 3 Blu-rays for the Price of 2

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is coming … eventually. The annual mid-summer sales event, which delivers two days of wide-ranging, oft-amazing deals, is now planned as a fall event due to the pandemic.

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Once the dates are set, we’ll bring you all the latest details on when Prime Day 2020 will take place and which sales are worth your attention (and cash)—but there are plenty of great Amazon deals in the meantime.

Read on for a sampling of some of the best current deals we’ve seen on Amazon, followed by an FAQ about Amazon Prime Day and the latest news on the 2020 event.

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TaoTronics Massage Gun | $75

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Most guns are designed to hurt, but this percussive massage gun from TaoTronics does quite the opposite: it’s designed to help ease your sore muscles.

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It comes with six different head attachments as it pummels relief into your muscles, and it’s marked down dramatically right now: clip the coupon and add the Kinja Deals exclusive promo code KINJA2MF to save a total of $55 off the list price.

Echo Dot + 2 Months Music Unlimited | $17

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If you don’t have an Amazon Alexa device in your home and you want one, of course, this might be the cheapest way to get a hold of one.

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Right now, Amazon is offering the Echo Dot (usually $50) for just $1 if you pay for two months of its Music Unlimited streaming service, meaning you’ll pay just $17 upfront for the bundle. Just make sure you cancel the ongoing subscription after the two months, otherwise it’s $8 monthly.

Anker Nebula Astro Portable Projector | $245

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Portable projectors come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention price points—but Anker’s new Nebula Astro projector is especially designed to be kid-friendly.

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It’s roughly the size of an apple, can project onto any surface anywhere you are, has a 2.5-hour battery life ideal for a movie, and has parental controls on the Android-based interface. Clip the coupon and use code KINJASTRO to save a total of $55 off the list price.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones | $236

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Bose makes pretty awesome audio gear, but the typically high pricing sends a lot of prospective buyers flocking towards lower-cost alternatives instead.

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However, if you’re keen on Rose Gold, you can snag Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones right now for $114 off the list price at Amazon. The retailer also has black and silver versions, but they’re only $70 off apiece.

Get 3 Blu-rays for the Price of 2

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If you love action flicks and you’re the sort to still buy physical discs (and not just stream or buy digitally), then you might find a stellar deal at Amazon right now.

The site is offering a Buy-2-Get-1-Free deal on a selection of Blu-ray flicks right now, which include fun picks like Inglorious Basterds and Pacific Rim Uprising. All of the discs are also super-discounted, so you won’t have to spend much to get a trio of movies for your collection.

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Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Stand | $13

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If you have a wirelessly-chargeable phone like a recent iPhone or top-end Samsung Galaxy, then it’s super convenient to be able to pop your handset on a stand for some extra juice.

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Don’t already have a charging pad? We’re fans of Anker’s PowerWave stand, which keeps your phone screen upright and in view — perfect for a desk or nightstand. Right now it’s 32% off at Amazon, although you’ll need to provide your own USB charging brick to plug into.

2K Games Switch Collections | $35 Each

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Put some massive game collections on your tiny Switch screen on the cheap with these 2K Games bargains at Amazon.

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BioShock: The Collection and the Borderlands Legendary Collection—each containing three full-fledged games ported from other consoles and PC—are each marked down to $35 right now just weeks after they were released at $50 apiece.

And while the XCOM 2 Collection isn’t as robust of a collection of full games, the $35 price right now is still super stellar for a game that you could play for ages. Just make sure you have a microSD for any/all of these, as they all require significant downloads to get the complete package onto your Switch.

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Dove 34oz Body Wash | $8

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Look, we didn’t say they were the most exciting Amazon deals, but it’s hard to argue with saving 32% off a giant 34oz tub of Dove body wash right about now.

We’re all extra-focused on cleanliness right now, and who knows what kinds of home goods will be in short supply as the pandemic goes on? Grab a bottle for $8 right now… or maybe grab a couple while they’re cheap.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Typically, Amazon Prime Day has taken place in July. That obviously didn’t happen in 2020, given the chaos of the current coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on Amazon’s ability to consistently fulfill orders for “non-essential” items. But it’s still happening this year.

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In late July, Amazon’s finance boss Brian Olavsky told reporters that the company plans to hold Prime Day in Q4 2020, which means sometime between October and the end of the year. That’s all we’ve heard so far, at least officially.

What kind of deals can we expect?

We won’t know the actual deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020 until the sales event is formally announced, but we can look back at the 2019 deals for a sense of what might be up for grabs.

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In short, nearly everything. Amazon’s own gadgets are usually deeply discounted, along with TVs, laptops, earbuds, game consoles, kitchen devices, robot vacuums, clothing, gift cards, furniture, and so much more. We’re likely to see thousands of discounts across the board, some more dramatic than others, with many standout deals in the mix.

What about other retailers?

While Amazon will undoubtedly command the online shopping conversation during Prime Day 2020, expect other sites to try to snipe some of that momentum by matching Prime Day prices and/or offering other special discounts. We’ll be keeping tabs on those deals while also bringing you the best Prime Day deals once the event arrives, so stay tuned.

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