With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner we thought today would be a great day to celebrate our favorite Amazon finds! We’ve been Amazon Prime members for years now, but I can honestly say, having Amazon Prime during S’s accident and in the months following her recovering were invaluable. Neither one of our families live close by and S’s family lives out of state.
Given she spent 4 months in a wheelchair with both legs in either casts or devices, it was very hard to leave the house for any length of time. In the beginning, we had lots of help but as the weeks turned into months, people naturally, went back to work.
As the amount of available help decreased, we had to plan and coordinate every detail of our trips out of the house with my family or her friends. We got through it but it wasn’t easy waiting for someone to make the drive to the house with supplies or to come over after work to sit with S while I ran to the store for a few hours.
Thankfully, we were able to utilize Amazon Prime to help take the load off just a bit. I mean, when you live almost 35 minutes one way from a big box store, you just can’t beat the convenience. While S has been released from the doctor’s care, we continue to utilize Amazon Prime services in some way nearly every day, which is another reason we’re excited for Amazon Prime Day next week.
If you’re not familiar with Prime Day, this will help answer some of your questions…
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Last year, Amazon Prime Day included more than one million deals for Prime members. According to Amazon, it’s going to be even bigger this year with 2 days of epic deals. There are so many products that go on sale from electronics to fashion during Prime Day that new deals are posted every few minutes.
In addition, Amazon also offers “Prime Day Launches,” which are new products that are available exclusively to Prime members for a limited time.
When Is Amazon Prime Day?
The deals will start at 3 am ET on July 15 and continue for a solid 48 hours, ending at 2:59 am ET on July 17.
How Can I Become an Amazon Prime Member?
The price is $119 for an annual Prime membership or $12.99 for a monthly plan. If you’re not signed up as an Amazon Prime Member just yet, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial, which also includes access to services like streaming movies and free Kindle books. You can sign up to become an Amazon Prime Member here.
What Deals Will be Included During the Sale?
Amazon Prime Day deals are almost always kept secret until the day they launch. That said, electronics especially Amazon devices were huge hits last year. There are multiple ways to get a “sneak peek” into the deals that are coming up though, so make sure you check this Prime Day page so you’ll know the best way to shop and how to get specific updates.
While we can’t determine which products will be on sale just yet, we thought we’d share a few of our favorites items and several things we have our eye on too – fingers crossed some of these will be on sale!
Favorite Finds and Items to Keep in Mind…
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Health and Beauty Products (As always, make sure you do your research before you purchase)
Lily Ana Naturals Retinol Cream (I’ve been using this product at night)
Indian Healing Clay (this would make such a great stocking stuffer)
Vital Protein Collagen Peptides (I put this in my coffee every morning, it doesn’t have a flavor)
Vega Protein Powder (we like the coconut almond flavor, but they have other flavors as well)
Wet Brush (this has been a game changer for my curly hair, I have it in the silver color)
Make Up Brush Set (an inexpensive set for the amount of brushes you get)
Tech, Electronics and Random Household Goodies…
Dustbuster (one of my favorite Christmas gifts last year, I use it multiple times a day)
Amazon Echo (we use this for everything from listening to podcasts to setting reminders for our calendars)
Canon Rebel Kit (this has been a great first DSLR camera)
Nylon USB Charger Cables (for all those people who scroll their phones in bed and need a longer charging cable – me too)
Apple Watch (S’s pick and she is smitten)
Toshiba 1TB External Hard Drive (our back ups need back ups and thankfully these are portable)
Wifi Enabled 6D Mark II Camera (currently on my wish list)
Steam Mop (please tell me if you use this and have hardwood floors, I’m dying to know if you love it as much as my tiled floored friends do)
Shower Filter (hard water is real, you guys, and my hair will take all the extra help it can get)
Amazon Basics Paper Shredder (I forgot to picture it but we’ve had the older version of this shredder and love it, it’s still going strong)
Goodies for the Kitchen…
Kitchen Aid Mixer (I have the old school version but I use this mixer all the time)
Milk Frother (any creamy coffee or chai tea lovers out there)
Coffee Maker (we’re in the market for a new coffee maker and love this comes with the carafe and the bean grinder all in one machine)
Glass Food Storage Container (easy to make portion controlled lunches or store leftover dinner)
Ninja Blender (I use this to make smoothies in nearly every day)
Swedish Dish Cloths (obviously I love the goats but they have multiple patterns to choose from)
Dr. Bronner’s Soap – (we use citrus, but they have a lot of different scents)
Amazon Fashion Finds…
Overnight Bag (my Mom takes this on quick trips to Loblolly)
Flats (these come in multiple colors)
Acrylic Statement Earrings (my baby sis loves these)
Sunnies (I’m constantly losing my sunglasses so it doesn’t make sense for me to invest in a good pair. These are less than $10 (as of this post) so it’s easier to buy multiple pairs and stash them everywhere)
Cross-body Bag (hands free flea market shopping made easy)
PJs (currently trying to get my sisters to twin with me in these, they come in multiple patterns)
I’ll update this page as we get more information on Amazon Prime Day deals but you’ll definitely want to start scoping out Amazon’s private-label brands . Last year, some of the items in those categories saw the biggest markdowns (think Alexa enabled Echo smart devices).
In the meantime, start getting your Christmas and birthday lists together so you can take advantage of all the great sales going on right now. No matter what you’re looking for it would be a great time to stock up on gifts! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.