Amazon Prime Day is live: From TV to appliance discounts, here are 10 of the best deals to add to your cart

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Amazon Prime Day is in full swing, and the retail giant has some of its best deals of the year now available. The shopping extravaganza has discounts on more than 2 million items on a variety of categories like home, furniture, kitchen, technology, televisions, smart home, […]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Amazon Prime Day is in full swing, and the retail giant has some of its best deals of the year now available.

The shopping extravaganza has discounts on more than 2 million items on a variety of categories like home, furniture, kitchen, technology, televisions, smart home, clothing, and more.

The shopping event began at 3 a.m. on Monday and runs through 2:59 a.m. on Wednesday, for a full 48 hours of deals. Prime members can expect the convenience of unlimited fast, free shipping to your door, garage or even car.

Here’s a look at 10 of the best deals now available. Note that items may sell out fast, so be sure to check back to Amazon frequently for deals on similar items if you can’t snag these.

FIRE HD 10 TABLET

The all-new Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1-inch, 1080p full HD, 32 GB is available during Prime Day. It’s the latest model on sale for just $79.99, down from its original price of $149.99. This new tablet is thinner and lighter than the previous generation, and its screen is made with strengthened aluminosilicate glass.

Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, and more through Amazon’s Appstore.

You can stay connected and download apps like Zoom, or ask Alexa to make video calls to friends and family. Check email, update shopping lists, and set reminders, or use your favorite apps like Microsoft Office, OneNote, and Dropbox.

INSIGNIA 32-INCH SMART TV

The Insignia 32-inch Smart HD TV – Fire TV is 40% off for Prime Day — available to purchase for $119.99, instead of the original $199.99 price. It delivers 720p picture quality, and a Fire TV experience built-in, allowing you to enjoy thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, and more.

It also seamlessly integrates live over-the-air TV and streaming channels on a unified home screen. The voice remote with Alexa lets you do everything you’d expect from a remote, plus easily launching apps, searching for titles, playing music, and more using just your voice.

ACER ASPIRE LAPTOP

The Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop is a 15.6-inch full HD laptop with 128 GB SSD, a backlit keyboard, Amazon Alexa, and Windows 10 Home. It is $100 off for Prime Day — at the low price of $299.

Enjoy photo and video editing on the rich display with AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics. And all of your creations and files stay secure with the bio-protected fingerprint reader and Windows Hello Certification, ensuring protected access.

You can turn the laptop into a virtual meeting room with an HD webcam and dual built-in microphones using Acer purified. Whether video chatting, streaming entertainment, or working in a home office, you can stay connected to your network with dual-band Wi-Fi 6.

iROBOT ROOMBA i6

The iRobot Roomba i6 (655) Robot Vacuum with automatic dirt disposal empties itself, traps allergens, is Wi-Fi connected, and works with Alexa. It intelligently maps and cleans an entire level of your home — using patented iAdapt technology with vSLAM navigation, the Roomba actively captures thousands of precise measurements each millisecond to optimize coverage.

It learns your cleaning habits to offer up personalized schedules, while Google Assistant and Alexa allow you to start cleaning with just the sound of your voice.

Get it for just $499.99, down from $799.99.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 5G

Grab this Samsung Galaxy S21 5G factory unlocked Android cell phone for $599.99, down from $799.99. It comes with a pro-grade camera, 8K video, 64MP high res, and 128 GB of storage.

Zoom in close and take photos and videos like a pro with the easy-to-use, multi-lens camera. Capture life’s best moments with smooth 8K video, while also being able to make GIFs on the spot.

The smart phone also features all-day intelligent battery, which means it intuitively manages your cellphone’s usage to conserve energy so you can go all day without charging.

23ANDME

Buy the 23andMe Health and Ancestry Service, a personal genetic DNA test including health predispositions, carrier status, wellness, and trait reports. It’s on sale 50% off for $99 (originally priced at $199).

Find out your personal story in a new way. Discover your ancestry composition and where in the world your DNA is from, across more than 2,000 regions. Automatically start a family tree using your DNA, and see what your DNA might have to say about your taste and smell preferences.

Your data is encrypted, protected, and under your control.

GARMIN VENU SMARTWATCH

The Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch is on sale during Prime Day for $219.99, rather than the original $349.99 price tag. It has a bright touchscreen display, and features music, body energy monitoring, animated workouts, pulse Ox sensor, and more.

The bright display has up to five days of battery life in smartwatch mode, and up to six hours in GPS and music mode. It has a broad range of all-day health monitoring features, keeping track of your energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart rate and more.

You can even watch animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts right on your watch screen.

SONY OVER-EAR NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

The Sony Noise Cancelling headphones, wireless Bluetooth over the ear headset, is an Amazon exclusive. It is 52% off, available for $118.

Enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling due to Bluetooth, and get up to 30 hours of battery life. The touch sensor controls allow you to play, pause, skip tracks, and control volume. Activate your voice assistant and answer phone calls with a simply touch.

CREST 3D WHITESTRIPS

Pick up the Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips during Prime Day this year for the low price of $27.96 (original price is $49.99). It comes with 20 treatments, plus Crest 3D White 1-hour express Whitestrips treatments. Crest claims the whitening lasts 12 months and beyond. Use it once a day for 30 minutes.

It removes 14 years of teeth stains for a whiter smile, delivering professional-level teeth whitening results, Crest says.

INSTANT POT

The Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Quart 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, which is also a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, warmer and sterilizer, is on sale for $54.95 — which is 54% off from its original price of $119.99.

With an easy-to-read display, it includes full cooking progress bar, dedicated start button, separate pressure, and temperature indicators, plus dual Fahrenheit and Celsius indicators. It uses food-grade stainless steel and a tri-ply bottom for more even cooking.

You can cook fast or cook slow with pressure-cooking up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods or slow cooking or traditional grandma-approved recipes.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Prime Day deals are exclusively available to Prime members, who pay either an annual or monthly rate.

Prime members pay an annual membership rate of $119 per year, or $12.99 per month. Prime student members pay $59 per year, or $6.49 per month.

Anyone can join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/primeday to participate in Prime Day.

MUSIC, AUDIOBOOKS, PODCASTS

Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get the best deal — four months free with unlimited access to more than 70 million songs ad-free and millions of podcast episodes. In addition, if you purchase a select Amazon Echo device, Prime members new to Amazon Music Unlimited can get six months free.

Get deals and discounts on select Kindle books at amazon.com/kindle-ebooks and select Kindle Book Deals for more details

Prime members can also save more than 50% on the first four months of Audible Premium Plus, at $6.95 a month. Membership includes a selection of new releases and best sellers, plus unlimited listening to thousands of select originals, audiobooks, podcasts, and more.

For Prime Day, members can get four months free of Wondery+, the immersive podcast listening experience with ad-free listening, early access to new shows, and exclusive content from Wondery originals.

SHOPPING TIPS

Here are some tips for shopping Prime Day.

  • Watch a deal. You can use the Amazon app to preview, track and shop limited time Lightning Deals while at home or on-the-go with deal alerts.
  • Explore deals by popular interests. Find deals organized by more than 40 of the most-shopped-for interests including fashion, electronics, cooking and travel.
  • Ask Alexa-enabled devices what the best deals are, track orders and set up delivery notifications.

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