The 26 best early Amazon Prime Day 2024 deals

Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s biggest sale event of the year, officially returns on July 16 and 17 this year. But if you’re ready to shop now, Amazon has released several great early Prime Day deals on popular items, including the Kindle Scribe, Fire TVs, and the Apple Watch Series 9

Also: Amazon Prime Day 2024: Everything to know

At ZDNET, we’ve curated a list of the best Prime Day deals that you can shop right now, based on our product testing and reviews. We only recommend deals we’d personally vouch for, most of which we’ve tested ourselves. This page will be updated with any worthwhile new deals we find, so check back again for more discounts.

Best early Prime Day deals 

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Here are the best early Prime Day sales from Amazon as of this writing. This list is updated frequently.

  • iRobot Roomba j7+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum for $399 (save $399): Save 50% on our pick for the best Roomba vacuum, which in our testing, didn’t get stuck, would self-empty as needed, and did an excellent job cleaning. 
  • Apple Watch Series 9 for $299 (save $100): The Apple Watch Series 9 is our pick for the best Apple Watch for most people, and this is one of the best deals we’ve seen on one. (Make sure you apply the coupon to get the full discount.)
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for $75 (save $65): Amazon’s Fire tablets are great for casual browsers who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a tablet. This early Prime Day deal saves you 46% on the 10-inch version.
  • Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle for $389 (save $60): This bundle includes a 16 GB Kindle Scribe, a premium pen, and a magnetic leather folio cover. Our reviewer called the Kindle Scribe a “close to perfect” reading device.
  • Blink Outdoor 4 wire-free smart security cameras for $133 (save $207): Blink’s cameras are high on our list of the best cheap outdoor security cameras. Get a 4-pack at a major discount ahead of Prime Day.
  • Ring Stick Up Cam Battery with Ring Indoor Cam for $80 (save $80): Mount these Ring cameras inside or outside your home and see, hear, and speak to people through your phone, tablet, or Echo device, and check on their live feed any time with the Ring app.
  • Ring Battery Doorbell Plus with Ring Spotlight Cam Plus for $200 (save $120): This combination gives you easy video monitoring, package alerts, and Alexa support so you can keep an eye on who is coming to your door, day or night.
  • Amazon 43-inch Fire TV 4K for $230 (save $140): Amazon Fire TVs give you 4K quality at an affordable price, with Alexa support and all of your streaming platforms built in.
  • Insignia 65-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV for $300 (save $150): Prime Day is known for great deals on Fire TVs, and you can find this Insignia model on sale in all sizes from 43 inches up to 75 inches. 
  • LG 65-Inch OLED B4 Smart 4K TV for $1,597 (save $903): We’re big fans of LG OLED TVs, and this one offers Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for 36% off. 
  • Amazon Fire TV Soundbar for $100 (save $20): This easy-to-install soundbar features Dolby Audio to enhance your TV audio for fuller sound, clearer dialogue, and deeper bass.
  • Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) for $89 (save $41): Our pick for the best AirPods for the price, don’t miss this chance to grab these popular earbuds for over 30% off.
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 for $210 (save $90): The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is Samsung’s most up-to-date smartwatch model and offers the most extensive Samsung Watch display (1.5 Super AMOLED), bringing back the Samsung-unique rotating bezel, all at a discount right now. 
  • EcoFlow Delta 2 Max Portable Power Station for $1,299 (save $600 at Amazon): EcoFlows are high on our list of the best portable power stations — and this one can power 99% of your household devices during an outage, the company says.
  • Amazon eero Max 7 mesh Wi-Fi router for $1,299 (save $400): Mesh routers are great for making sure your Wi-Fi signal stays strong across your entire home or office. This Amazon eero setup will cover up to 7,500 square feet and let you connect over 200 devices.
  • Amazon Fresh coupon for $15 off a $75+ purchase: Now through July 15, Prime members can get this coupon. If you haven’t signed up, you can get three free months of unlimited grocery delivery on orders over $35 from Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods, and other local grocers on Amazon.com.

  • Register for Amazon Prime and get 5 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free: If you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up right now and enjoy 5 months of Amazon Music Unlimited totally free for a limited time. That’s four extra months added to Amazon’s regular sign-up offer. 

Best early Prime Day competitor deals

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Amazon isn’t the only site with discounts this month. Walmart, Best Buy, and others will run sales to compete with Prime Day. Here are some deals we’ve found outside of Amazon.

FAQs

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a 48-hour sitewide sale exclusive to Amazon Prime members. Prime members will find limited-time and invite-only deals, and some of the lowest prices of the year on big-ticket items. This July Prime Day event is Amazon’s largest of the year, though in recent years, Amazon has held a second Prime Big Deal Days event in October as well, and a Big Spring Sale in March. 

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Is everything on sale on Prime Day?

You won’t find a sale on every single item on Amazon during Prime Day. However, you will find exclusive access to millions of deals across more than 35 product categories, like electronics, kitchen, beauty, and clothing. Prime Day is typically when we see some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon products (like Kindles and Echo devices)  New deals will drop as often as every five minutes during the event. 

When is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day will run from Tuesday, July 16 at 3 a.m. ET through Wednesday, July 17. However, you can already shop some early Prime Day deals.

How long does Amazon Prime Day last?

Amazon Prime Day 2024 will run for 48 hours, from July 16 through July 17.

When does Amazon Prime Day end?

Amazon Prime Day ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 17.

What’s the deal with invite-only Prime Day deals?

Amazon tried something new during last July’s Prime Day, offering some invite-only deals during the event. This meant Prime members could request an invitation to score some of Prime Day’s most highly anticipated deals that are expected to sell out. There will be more invite-only deals for this year’s Prime Day.

Selected members will be notified during the day of the sale with instructions on how to purchase the item at the set exclusive price. (Check out our instructions for how to sign up for invite-only Prime Day deals.) 

Do you need to be a Prime member to access Prime Day sales?

Yes, you need to have an Amazon Prime membership to access Prime Day sales. Prime costs $15/month, or you can purchase an annual membership for $139 for a discount. For those who aren’t members yet, you can always sign up for a 30-day free trial. (If you’re a student, you may be eligible for a discounted Prime Student membership, which includes a 6-month free trial.) We’ve also found some other ways to try to get access to Prime Day sales here. 

What countries can access Prime Day sales?

Prime Day 2024 will take place in 24 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the US, and the UK. 

How did we choose the best early Amazon Prime Day deals?

ZDNET is always looking for the best deals so that you don’t have to. We take extensive care in checking which products have the best prices and which are most worthy of your hard-earned money. The quality of the product, our personal experience with it, and price history all go into determining which deals are worth sharing with you.

We will be checking for Amazon Prime Days deals often both before, during, and after the two-day sale event to bring you the best deals as soon as they’re available.

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