Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon
Amazon Prime Day deals started at 3 a.m. EST on July 15, 2019.
Amazon Prime Day takes place July 15-16, 2019. Here’s everything you need to know about the 48-hour sale.
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This article has been updated to reflect current sales and sold out items.
It’s back! Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s annual Black Friday–like event in July started at midnight PST/3 a.m. EST on Monday, July 15, 2019, and will last for a full 48 hours for the first time ever this year. (Last year’s sale only lasted for 36 hours.) Since the annual sale—held exclusively for Amazon Prime members—started in 2015, it has grown from discounts on 100,000 items to over 1 million deals.
Before you can start shopping, you’ll need to sign up for an Amazon Prime free 30-day trial account if you’re not already a member. (After the 30-day trial, Amazon Prime costs $119 per year or $12.99 per month.) In addition to qualifying for Prime Day deals, your membership also gets you free two-day shipping year-round, plus ongoing access to Prime Video and Prime Music.
Between July 15 and 16, sales will be rolled out throughout the 48-hour window. To get a sneak peek of what will be marked down, go to “Today’s Deals” on Amazon, click the “Upcoming” tab, and hit “Watch this Deal” to get a notification via the Amazon app when the sale starts. (You can also install the Amazon assistant in your browser to get desktop notifications.) Some deals have limited stock, so you’ll need to act quickly to make sure you get what you want.
To save you from spending the next two days scrolling through thousands of things you don’t need, here are some of our favorite travel products that are actually worth buying this Amazon Prime Day. Check back here over the next two days to see AFAR’s picks for 2019’s best deals, as they’re released.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones II
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is marked down nearly $50 and also comes with a $5 e-book credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited. This upgraded version of the basic Kindle comes with its own built-in light that makes it easier to read in both full sunlight and on dimly lit airplanes.
Buy Now: $85 (Was $130), amazon.com
You’ll always be thankful you threw a portable speaker in your bag, whether you’re on a business trip by yourself or renting a beach house with a group of friends. The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker II is waterproof, weighs just over a pound, and delivers quality sound for less than $100.
Buy Now: $89 (Was $129), amazon.com
The 128GB Wi-Fi enabled iPad that was on sale for $299 on Prime Day sold out, but you can still get $280 off the last model of the Apple iPad Pro.
Buy Now: $649 (Was $929), amazon.com
It’s never fun to run out of camera memory while traveling. Stock up on SanDisk’s highly rated memory cards during this sale.
Buy Now: $24 (Was $30), amazon.com
A portable charger is an essential item to keep in your carry-on in case of flight delays. There are several different portable chargers in the Prime Day deals, but this charger is about the same size and thickness as an iPhone and is 25 percent off.
Buy Now: $15 (Was $20), amazon.com
This travel adapter comes with switchable plugs covering more than 150 countries, including those in the United Kingdom and EU, as well as the United States and Australia. Plus, with an AC socket, four USB ports, and one USB type C port, you can charge up to six devices at once.
Buy Now: $16 (Was $23), amazon.com
Intex One-Person Inflatable Kayak
Timbuk2 Copilot Roller Suitcase
The 72 percent discount on Samsonite's spinner suitcase set sold out, but a similar set of a 20-inch carry-on and a larger 25-inch checked bag from Travelpro is still available and marked down 68 percent.
Buy Now: $130 (Was $410), amazon.com
With room for 50 liters of clothing and gear, this medium-sized duffel also has convertible backpack straps to make it easier to haul all of your stuff whether you’re camping or hopping on a plane for a weekend getaway.
Buy Now: $83 (Was $119), amazon.com
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Several customer favorites on the eBags Amazon store are discounted this Prime Day, but our pick is this backpack that is big enough to fit a 15-inch laptop, but small enough that it’ll fit underneath the seat on an airplane. It also includes a pass-through sleeve in the back to secure it to your rolling carry-on, as well as easy-access compartments to organize everything from your passport to your chargers.
Buy Now: $65 (Was $110), amazon.com
The $39 sale on Adidas Cloudfoam running shoes is all but sold out in select sizes and colors, but these Tretorn sneakers are comfy and come in a variety of fun colors.
Buy Now: $35 (Was $75), amazon.com
Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen
Save 30 percent on dozens of R+Co’s luxury hair products on Prime Day, including this highly rated travel-size dry shampoo. Pop it into your carry-on and use it to stay refreshed even after a red-eye flight.
Buy Now: $25 (Was $36), amazon.com
At 3.3 ounces, this cult-favorite hair treatment fits in your carry-on toiletry kit and will help save color-treated hair from any damage you’ll do to it while swimming in drying salt water or chlorine-filled pools this summer.
Buy Now: $20 (Was $28), amazon.com
Reapplying sunscreen on the go can be a drag, but this mineral sunscreen comes in an travel-friendly powder formula that can be used for touch-ups throughout the day. To see the full 30 percent discount on the list-price you must add this item to your shopping cart and check out.
Buy Now: $46 (Was $65), amazon.com
At less than 2 ounces, this face mask can fit in your TSA-approved toiletry kit and is formulated with hyaluronic acid to rehydrate and plump your skin after a long day of travel. You’ll see the full discount at checkout.
Buy Now: $14 (Was $20), amazon.com
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