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Reviewers swear these are the best items to shop during Amazon Prime Day

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When it comes to the art of shopping, it’s rarely ever a spontaneous event. The journey to adding something to your cart is typically long and eventful – if you’re a seasoned shopper, that is.

For starters, any wise shopaholic knows you always, always check to see if the item you want is being offered at a better price somewhere else before buying.

Next up are the reviews, of course, checking to see what others have said about the very thing you’re planning to spend your money on to make sure it’s just right.

Finally, once you’ve found the perfect dress, insanely convenient vacuum, or the a new pair of earbuds, there’s just one thing to wait for.

That would be none other than a perfectly good sale, so you can save big while you shop – making it a much better experience. And no one does a better sale than Amazon – especially during its biggest event of the year –  Amazon Prime Day..

Thankfully, it’s just been announced that Amazon Prime Day will be running for six days this year – from Tuesday, July 16 until Sunday, July 21. And although it’s still a few weeks off, now’s the ideal time to prep your list and load up carts to snag those limited-time deals before they vanish.

  1. What is Amazon Prime Day?
  2. When does Amazon Prime Day start and end?
  3. How does this compare to other Amazon sales?
  4. Do you have to be a Prime member to shop during Amazon Prime Day?
  5. How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2024
  6. The best early deals to score before Amazon Prime Day
  7. What we’d buy from the Amazon Prime Day sale 2024
  8. Full list of deals during last year’s Amazon Prime Day
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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a yearly shopping extravaganza exclusive to Prime members. Think Black Friday, but for Amazon, with flash sales, deep discounts and exciting new product releases across all categories – from tech and home essentials to fashion, toys and more. It’s the perfect time to bag those items on your wishlist (and maybe discover a few hidden gems while you’re at it).

When does Amazon Prime Day start and end?

Amazon Prime Day 2024 officially starts on Tuesday, July 16 at 12:01AM (AEST) and will run until midnight (AEST) on Sunday, July 21. That’s six whole days of glorious, glorious savings! Access the event at amazon.com.au/primeday

How does this compare to other Amazon sales?

Unlike other Amazon sales that pop up throughout the year, Prime Day is the holy grail for deal-hungry Prime members. Prime Day boasts the best discounts across a wider range of categories, with super fast delivery and other perks. While other sales might offer savings on specific items, Prime Day is your all-stop-shop for multiple shopping needs.

Do you have to be a Prime member to shop during Amazon Prime Day?

Yes, Prime Day is a members-only event. While you can still shop on Prime Day without a membership, you won’t have access to the exclusive deals.

Consider a free trial to unlock these limited-time savings. Prime’s 30-day free trial gives you all the perks of a Prime membership, including fast delivery and access to Prime Video and Prime Music. After the trial, you can either cancel your membership, or keep these premium benefits for just $9.99 a month.

Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership today.

How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2024

Become an Amazon Prime member

To unlock the best deals and exclusive offers, make sure you’re an Amazon Prime member. New customers in Australia can join Prime by signing up for a 30-day free trial, then pay $9.99 per month or save 34 per cent with an annual membership at $79. Sign up for an Amazon Prime membership here.

The best early deals to score before Amazon Prime Day

If you can’t wait until Amazon Prime Day, luckily Amazon is spoiling us with amazing deals even before Prime Day kicks off! Check out these exciting offers:

Prime Video

From July 9 to July 21, Prime members and Amazon customers in Australia can rent select popular movies for just $2.99 or less on the Prime Video Store. Plus, Prime members who aren’t currently subscribed can add select channels for $0.99 per month for two months, available from July 12 to July 21.

Kindle Unlimited

Eligible Prime members can get their first three months of Kindle Unlimited for free, giving access to millions of titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device. Sign up between June 24 and July 21 to take advantage of this offer. After three months, the subscription is $13.99 per month, but you can cancel anytime.

Audible

Eligible Prime members can enjoy Audible free for the first three months, which includes unlimited listening to thousands of select audiobooks, Audible Originals and podcasts. This offer is available until July 29 for new Audible members only. Note that it will auto-renew at $16.45 per month after three months, but you can cancel anytime.

What we’d buy from the Amazon Prime Day sale 2024

Here’s our curated list of potential Prime Day steals we can’t wait to snag (and you should too!).

Remember to click ‘add to cart’ so that you’re ready to grab these deals as soon as they go live. Happy shopping!

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vacuum Cleaner Red

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog vacuum cleaner

$647.80 at Amazon

Pet hair and allergens don’t stand a chance against this powerful vacuum. A dedicated turbo brush tackles stubborn pet hair embedded in carpets and upholstery. Plus, an active charcoal filter neutralises pet odours, leaving your home smelling fresh and inviting.

Customers rate the quality, suction, value and power, with one saying: “My biggest rave about this machine is the suction power. It lives up to the hype. This has five levels of suction power. The highest setting picked up my heavy rug with little effort. It does not disappoint.”

Key features:

  • 890W motor with high energy efficiency
  • Strong motor and charcoal filter with a 4.5 L dust bag
  • Flexible floorhead for carpet, laminate, hardwood and tile
  • Turbo brush for pet hair, with a 12m range
  • Charcoal filter keeps air odour-free and fresh
  • AirClean Plus filter traps over 99.9 per cent of dust
Instant Pot Vortex Plus 5.7L air fryer

Instant Pot Vortex Plus 5.7L air fryer

$169 (usually $269) at Amazon

Enjoy the crispy textures and flavours of your favourite fried foods without the added oil and mess with the Vortex Plus. It uses 95 per cent less oil, but still gets the same result as traditional cooking methods.

“This air fryer is so amazing, I love it,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “I use it everyday and my oven consumption has reduced since I got this. Good for quick mornings and kids breakfast etc. Very easy to clean and even cooking. I can’t live without it now.”

Key features:

  • 5.7L size fits a 1.8kg chicken or 1kg of fries
  • Crisp your food with 95 per cent less oil using EvenCrisp technology
  • Six cooking modes – Air Fry, Bake, Roast, Reheat, Grill and Dehydrate
  • Smart dial for adjusting temperature and time, with pre-set options
  • Brushed stainless-steel finish, easy to clean, with dishwasher-safe tray
Coway Airmega air purifier

Coway Airmega air purifier

$399 at Amazon

Developed to create maximum clean air in its size for mid-sized spaces including living rooms, bedrooms and offices, this air purifier can be packed away nicely while it does the job.

“I am so happy with the product and customer service,” said a five-star reviewer. “I definitely feel I made the right choice in terms of choosing an air purifier. Not only do I notice a difference in the air quality, it is so easy to use and maintain.”

Key features:

  • Removes up to 99.999 per cent of particles as small as 0.01 micrometre
  • LED indicator shows current air quality
  • Purifies rooms up to 109㎡, with a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 421 m³/h
  • Auto Mode adjusts fan speed based on air quality; Eco Mode saves energy by stopping the fan when air quality is good
  • Filter change notifications, washable pre-filter and up to eight-hour auto timer
Ecovacs Robot Vacuum
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Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 robot vacuum cleaner

$498 (usually $599) at Amazon

Ditch the manual labour and reclaim your free time once and for all! This robot vacuum boasts powerful suction to tackle dirt and dust, while its two-in-one vacuuming and mopping functionality gives you sparkling clean floors with little effort.

“The Deebot N8 robovac is a great little machine,” wrote a reviewer who left five stars. “It vacuums my two levels according to my set schedule. Now I can get on with the important things in life while enjoying living in a clean tidy house.”

Key features:

  • Vacuum and mop in one go with 2300Pa suction power and 99 per cent bacterial removal
  • TrueMapping with laser technology and dTOF sensors maps your home 4X faster and detects objects down to 2mm
  • Operates at just 67 decibels, as quiet as everyday speech
  • Automatically detects carpets, boosting power for vacuuming or avoiding during mopping
  • Create virtual boundaries, no-go zones, schedule cleanings and select modes for different floors
CuboAI PLus Smart Baby Monitor

CuboAI Plus smart baby monitor

$499 at Amazon

Give yourself peace of mind and a restful night’s sleep with this innovative baby monitor. It goes beyond just video, featuring AI technology to detect important events like covered faces, danger zones and even coughs.

Customers like the ease of use and image quality of the security camera, with one writing: “This product is brilliant. From your iPad or iPhone, you can keep an eye on your bub whilst they’re in their cot, and it gives alerts if it detects that your baby’s face might be covered. You can also talk to your baby through the monitor. It doesn’t matter where you are (even if one of you is away from the house), you can still keep an eye on bub and talk to bub through this.”

Key features:

  • Notifies you if your baby’s mouth and nose are covered or if they’re face down
  • HD night vision, true cry detection and danger zone alerts
  • Tracks baby’s sleep health with easy-to-read stats and 18-hour playback
  • Transitions from a floor/crib stand for newborns to a mobile stand for toddlers; suitable for ages 0-5+
  • Connect multiple cameras to one account and share access with up to seven people
  • CTIA Cybersecurity Certified for account and data protection
Sunbeam Barista Max Coffee Machine

Sunbeam Barista Max espresso, latte and cappuccino coffee machine

$549 at Amazon

Craving café-quality coffee at home? Look no further than the Sunbeam Barista Max! This all-in-one espresso machine lets you whip up barista-worthy drinks like lattes, cappuccinos and espressos with the touch of a button.

“I was really surprised at how great this little coffee machine is,” said a reviewer. “I bought it as something lightweight and compact we can take on road trips… Amazingly, the coffee it makes tastes every bit as good as the expensive machine we already have at home.”

Key features:

  • Tap & Go one-touch grinder with 30 settings for consistent grind size
  • Temp IQ Shot Control regulates water flow and temperature for great taste
  • Powerful steam wand for velvety microfoam milk in lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos
  • Includes group handle, tamper, milk jug, filter baskets, cleaning pin and grinder brush
  • Engineered in Australia

Full list of deals during last year’s Amazon Prime Day

Still haven’t found the perfect bargain? Don’t worry; there will be plenty more to explore during Amazon Prime Day!

Here are some more of our top picks from last year’s Amazon Prime Day event. We’re hoping (with crossed fingers) they’ll be on sale again this time around.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on fashion

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on beauty

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on technology

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on home

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