Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is here!
It’s crazy how July is now a month of sales. For a long time in the retail industry, July was a dead month because people were out enjoying their summers and no one was really shopping heavily.
Nordstrom conceptualized the idea of an Anniversary “reverse” sale to drum up foot traffic to stores.. years later Amazon came out with Prime Day (to mimic Alibaba’s enormous success in China with Singles Day).. soon other big box retailers like Macys, Target & Best Buy joined in… and now in 2019, July is a sale bonanza.
So let’s have a look at Prime Day 2019 and the deals that are coming out!
What to Expect from Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day is a bit of a mixed bag – you have deals on electronics.. and deals on toilet paper. While it’s not a sale to go gaga over, I actually I like the mix of splurge and everyday items – no buyer’s remorse that way and it feels like wasteful to stock up on household things you’ll actually use.
Amazon typically offers the best deals on their own products, so it’s a great time to pick up a Fire TV, Kindle and Alexa.
Here’s 5 things to know about this year’s Prime Day:
- Prime Day starts at 12 a.m. PST on Monday, July 15.
- For the first time ever, it will run for 48 hours
- To participate, you’ll need to have Prime. Grab a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/primeday
- A new category that is being promoted? Amazon Fashion!
- New products will be announced during the sale.
Here are the best Prime Day deals so far.
The famous Orolay down jacket is included in the sale! It’s cozy, looks like designer but is actually from Amazon and has nearly 7,000 glowing reviews. This jacket has a funny story.
A teacher in NYC found it from a blogger, moms started asking here where it was from and it spread like wildfire from the Upper East / Upper West Side to all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, where it eventually got picked up by the suburbs. If you want an inexpensive, cute jacket – grab this!
Alo makes great leggings for yoga and cardio workouts and I also love their loose fitting tanks. They’ve been participating in a lot of sales recently. In particular, I love their moto leggings and high waisted airbrush leggings.
Core10 is Amazon’s house workout brand and they’ve been a secret favorite find of mine! I like the Build Your Own leggings, which are made from a thick comfortable cotton and allow you to choose from 3 lengths and 3 waistbands in a mix-and-match semi custom style.
They’re half the price of fancy athleisure brands and perfect for lounging around and travel days. I actually liked them so much I got 2 pairs, in the high waist and criss cross waist. Core10 also has some very cute workout tops.
Other great fashion brands participating in Prime Day:
Find the complete list of travel deals from Prime Day on my store here.
Samsonsite is is one of my top picks in my carry-on luggage guide. This 3 piece set includes a 20″ carry on (which meets carry on size specs for international travel) as well as 24″ and 28″ checked bags. The set comes in 2 colors and includes a 10 year warranty – which I don’t think you can beat for the price!
I always use packing cubes to organize my stuff when traveling! Personally, I don’t think the brand of packing cube matters so this inexpensive option is a nice way to try out if you’re not yet convinced of the utility.
I use my Nespresso daily. The secret about Nespresso machines is that essentially all the models are the same and all the pods taste the same.
So, you can splurge on the fancy model (which to be fair, I did buy and I like the built in milk foamer) but for an affordable option, the basic Essenza gets the job done and is much more affordable!
I’ve always been curious about the SodaStreams and this is the lowest price that I’ve seen for the gadget. If you like carbonated drinks and want to make your own (which I think is great, to control sugar levels), this model is a deal!
The InstantPot is the best selling kitchen gadget on Amazon, period. I have the 6 qt option and it came in handy when my apartment had a building wide gas issue. Use it for soups, stews and boiling eggs – it works the best for recipes that take a long time and are stew-y in nature, so think fall and winter recipes.
I got the bigger size for my parents, who mainly use it as a replacement rice cooker and to make oxtail. When it comes to size, I would suggest the 6 quart if you are cooking for 1-2 people or live in a small space.
The 8 quart is better for families who want more cooking capacity and have lots of counter top space. This is the best price I’ve seen on the 8 quart option, so if you have a nice roomy kitchen, this is a great deal.
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