The Best Prime Day Deals of 2019
Whether you're bargain hunting for a new laptop, tablet or just shopping for accessories — Prime Day is generally a good day for deals (whether you find them at Amazon or at its competitors).
Clocking in at 36 hours, Prime Day 2018 was the longest Prime Day celebration ever. This year, we expect Amazon to make Prime Day 2019 even bigger — perhaps a full 48 hours.
Prime Day 2019 is still two months away, but we're kicking off the online shopping extravaganza with a roundup of the best Amazon deals you can buy right now. We're also giving you a rundown of what you can expect for Prime Day 2019.
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- Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition w/ Core i7 for $1,289 ($211 off)
- Apple MacBook Air (2018) 128GB for $1,099 ($100 off)
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- Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $89.99 ($40 off)
- Samsung T5 Portable 500GB SSD for $87.99 ($42 off)
When is Prime Day 2019?
Prime Day traditionally falls on the second week of July. However, last year Amazon celebrated its big day on Monday, July 16. This was likely due to the World Cup semi-finals, which were held the week of the 16th. With no major sporting events planned for this year, we expect Prime Day to return to its usual slot of the second week of July.
Amazon will likely have another Prime Day countdown leading up to Prime Day. Here are some other deals and events we predict will return for 2019.
- A longer Prime Day: At 36 hours, Prime Day 2018 was six hours longer than Prime Day 2017 and the longest Prime Day Amazon has planned in its brief 4-year history. This year the shopping event could last for 48 hours.
- Free multi-city events: Amazon sent giant "Smile" boxes to five international cities including New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, and Tokyo. Each box was opened prior to Prime Day. New York's event included a concert with Ariana Grande, which fans were able to stream online.
- Whole Foods deals: Tech isn't the only thing that goes on sale on Prime Day. Last year, Whole Foods shoppers (who were also Prime member) enjoyed an extra 10 percent off select items (in addition to the 10 percent members currently save).
- Daily free games on Twitch: In anticipation of Prime Day, Amazon gave Prime members a free game every day.
What deals should I expect?
Although Amazon claims everything goes on sale for Prime Day, year after year the best deals have been on Amazon's own devices. That includes smart speakers like the Echo Dot as well as Amazon's tablets like the Fire HD 8. Expect starting prices in the $29 to $49 range.
As far as laptop deals are concerned, you can expect to see price cuts on many budget systems (like the Acer Aspire E 15 ) and a few deals on premium gaming systems. Apple's iPad family has been on sale regularly, and we expect to see respectable price cuts on all models, including Apple's 2019 models. It's worth nothing that Amazon rivals like Walmart and Best Buy will also offer sales of their own.
Prime Day Whole Foods discount
Last year, Prime members were able to snag a $10 Amazon credit when they spend $10 or more in-store at Whole Foods. This was our favorite Prime Day deal because we were able to use our $10 credit to drop the price of other Prime Day deals. For instance, the Echo Dot dropped from its sale price of $29.99 to just to $19.99 with our credit. Likewise, the Fire TV Stick dropped to just $9.99 after our credit, which made it the best deal of Prime Day. We expect that $10 credit to return again during Prime Day 2019.