Gadgets | October 9, 2020 11:57 am

Here’s How to Score Amazon Deals Before Prime Day Officially Begins

Amazon's shopping event starts Tuesday, but big discounts are available now

Amazon Prime Day early deals
Amazon is kicking off Prime Day with early deals.

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Prime Day starts on October 13. So says Amazon.

But the deals have actually started now, if you know where to look (and what to ask). A few pre-Prime discounts of note:

  • Beginning Sunday, Prime members can get early access to select deals on devices. Just ask, “Alexa, what are my Prime Day deals?”
  • Don’t have Prime? You can join now and get that early access and/or start a free 30-day trial at
  • Through Monday, Amazon is offering a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on items sold by select small businesses in Amazon’s store
  • Now through Wednesday, Prime members can “Spend $10 to Get $10” when shopping in-store at Whole Foods Market, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go or Go Grocery, Amazon Books or Amazon Pop Up and Amazon 4-star stores; from there, shoppers can earn up to $50 in credits to use on during Prime Day.

For a preview of the sales that’ll hit starting on Tuesday, you can check out Amazon’s list here; it’s heavy on Echo and Fire devices, electronics, toys and home goods.

Amazon Echo Auto is on sale
The Amazon Echo Auto is on sale early at just $20 (down from $50).

Meanwhile, early deals — again, mainly on Amazon devices and the company’s own clothing lines — can be found here.