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If you haven’t heard yet, for the first time in its five-year run, Amazon Prime Day has been extended to two days. That’s right – July 15 through 16 Amazon Prime members will have a full 48 hours to take advantage of exclusive access to special offers and deals.
With an overall feel similar to Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day prompts online shoppers to strategize weeks ahead of time on how to snag their favorite items at the best prices. And while the greatest discounts will surely be found in the tech department, shoppers will find price drops on everything from kitchen accessories to sweaters to pet supplies.
If you think you’ll be dropping by to peep the deals, here are the basics on how to get ready for Prime Day:
- Set up alerts to your phone through the Amazon shopping app or add an Amazon Assistant browser extension to your laptop browser (Firefox or Chrome work best) to notify you when your selected items go on sale.
- Check out what’s already on sale to whet your appetite for the season with Prime Early Access Deals.
Now let’s tour some of the best sellers on Amazon this year so far.
Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel With Aloe Vera
Leave your skin feeling invigorated when you follow your regular cleansing routine with a refreshing toner treatment from Thayers. Alcohol, fragrance and paraben-free, Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel With Aloe Vera is naturally infused with rose petal water and certified organic aloe. At 4.5 stars after 5,047 customer reviews, this facial tonic is among Amazon’s Choice preferred items. Buy it here.
MaxKare Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager
Are you feeling a little tense? Carrying 4.3/5 stars after 697 customer reviews, the Amazon’s Choice MaxKare Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager will help you to relax in as few as 15 minutes per day. Turn the heat on or off and adjust the intensity for a simulated hand kneading massage to apply to the neck, shoulders, back and legs. Made of premium mesh and PU leather with overheating protection and an automatic shut-off function. FDA-approved. Buy it here.
This extremely popular facial and body mask is made of 100% calcium bentonite clay and ideal for oily complexions. Fragrance, animal product- and additive-free, it’s best used before bed. It may make your face red for a bit, but it fades in about 30 minutes. Be sure not to leave on longer than 5 to 10 minutes and always do an allergy test first on your forearm before applying to the face. Rated 4.4 by 16,612 happy customers, this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Body Mask works best when mixed with apple cider vinegar, namely this kind. Available in one or two pound sizes. Buy it here.
Tech Lovers’ Dreams
Wake up gently with the sunrise when you set your Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock With Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light. Users can look forward to their choice of five wake-up sounds (bird song, birds in the forest, Zen garden, gentle piano and seaside sounds) played during the gradual sunrise simulation (takes from 20-40 minutes until your alarm sounds) with Philips’ #1 best-selling wake-up light alarm clock. Later on, enjoy the FM radio with tap-to-snooze functionality. Has 10 adjustable brightness settings and can be used as a reading lamp. This device holds its own at a solid 4 stars after 4,387 verified customer reviews. Comes with a 90-day money back guarantee. Buy it here.
Samsung Gear VR
Use your Samsung Galaxy smartphone and Samsung Gear VR (compatible with S7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6 Edge+, S6 and S6 Edge) to make a virtual reality adventure land spring to life. Hundreds of apps, worlds, games and experiences are available, and many are free. Buy the one pictured here or the newest version here.
Scan the room in three seconds and store the footage for up to two weeks free of charge. Motion tracking detects and follows motion as long as it continues within the camera’s field of view. Works with Alexa (i.e. “Alexa, show the living room” or wherever you have the Wyze Cam set up.) The Wyze Cam Pan 1080 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision and 2-Way Audio proudly maintains Amazon’s Choice status and a 4.2 out of 5 star rating after 3,590 customer reviews. Buy it here.
Kids and Baby Goodies
Following the wild success of the Echo Dot (3rd Gen), which currently rates 4.6 out of 5 stars after 37,896 Amazon customer reviews, comes the All-New Echo Dot Kids Edition. Including a year of FreeTime Unlimited kid-friendly songs, Audible books, music, games and more, the Dot Kids Edition lets kids ask Alexa whatever they want and select their own music and games. A quiet parental control setting allows parents to review activity and filter out the questionable. Comes with a two-year guarantee; if they break it, Amazon will replace it free of charge. Cancel any time via the Amazon Parent Dashboard or simply call Customer Service. Also available in a two-pack to entertain more than one kiddo at a time.Buy it here.
A must-have for every child’s bedroom bookshelf, Craig Smith’s The Wonky Donkey was made internet-popular by this delightful viral video of a Scottish grandmother reading it to her grandchild with so much laughter you won’t be certain which of them is enjoying the story more! At 4.7 cumulative stars after 5,454 verified customer ratings, The Wonky Donkey is a very affordable Amazon best seller for kids. Buy it here.
Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch
For the parent who makes their own fresh pureed baby food and wishes they could serve it on-the-go in reusable containers, here comes the handy Little Green Pouch! Zippers open and close at the top for easy refilling, and each pouch holds up to 7 ounces of your finest homemade baby vittles. Made of BPA, PVC and phthalate-free plastic and is both dishwasher and freezer safe. Buy it here.
Combat dry air in any season with the Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier. Attractive almost anywhere, this Amazon’s Choice Best Seller moistens dry air for up to 16 hours with a choice of high or low settings and easily adjustable misting direction. Automatic shut-off kicks in whenever the water tank is removed or levels get low, and there’s an optional night light for darker areas. With a solid 4 stars after a whopping 12,205 customer reviews, this humidifier comes with a two-year warranty and customer service available seven days per week. Buy it here.
Suds up fast and save time on cleaning when you wear ANZOEE Reusable Silicone Dishwashing Gloves. Use them anywhere you clean, from kitchen and bathroom to washing your car or even bathing Fido. The bristles are dense but soft and not damaging. FDA-approved, BPA-free, anti-bacterial and easy to clean – just pop them in top shelf of the dishwasher. These fun scrubbers have earned a 4.5 star rating from 250 charmed customers. Comes with a lifetime unlimited refund guarantee. Buy it here.
The sky’s the limit on how many great dishes you can make with this baby. Perfect for regular maple syrup and butter, monster ice cream sundaes, fresh fruit slices with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, scrambled eggs and bacon, and even super thick soups or stews. The Presto 03500 Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker creates 4-inch waffle bowls for your finest concoctions. Works with any standard waffle mix. Non-stick grids keep your bowls intact for filling. Easy to clean. Maintains 4.5 out of 5 stars after 618 satisfied waffle-creators. Buy it here.