July always brings the promise of fireworks, sky-high temperatures, and, of course, Amazon Prime Day.
The online retail giant’s annual flash sale is the time for big deals—many of which are on items for the home. The steepest bargains will be on Amazon devices like the Echo, Alexa, and Fire tablet, but if the previous years’ offerings are any indication, we’ll be seeing plenty of useful and stylish home decor items and appliances thrown into the mix.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day 2018 officially runs from Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m. ET to Tuesday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Yes, it’s technically more than a day, but if Amazon wants to give us more than 24 hours to save money, who are we to argue?
How to shop Prime Day deals
Before you get ready to shop with wild abandon, don’t forget this important detail: Only Amazon Prime members have access to Prime Day deals. If you’ve never opened a Prime account before, you’re eligible for a 30-day free trial right now. Otherwise, you’ll have to shell out $13 a month for a Prime membership, which includes a number of perks like free two-day shipping, plus streamable music, TV shows, movies, and more.
While certain deals will only be unveiled starting at 3 p.m. today, a handful of products were discounted in the days leading up to this sale, to whet customers’ appetites. Here are a few we spotted that are our favorites so far, in case you want to toss them in your cart before they’re out of stock (hey, it could happen!) or before Prime Day goes bye-bye and they disappear for good.
1. Echo Show
The Echo Show is a hands-free helper for your home.
This is a deal you won’t see often. While Amazon is notorious for slashing prices on its own products, the bargain on the Echo Show is the biggest discount it’s ever offered. Usually retailing for $229.99, the Echo Show now is on sale for $129.99—nearly 44% off!
The Echo Show is essentially the video version of the Amazon Echo. It still features the same functions of the Echo with the voice assistant Alexa (Alexa, play the “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” soundtrack!), but now users can have an interactive experience by watching what happens on screen.
The possibilities for using the Echo Show in your home are virtually endless. Keep it in the kitchen to watch breaking news when you’re eating breakfast, or put it on your nightstand to receive weather updates as soon as you wake up. You can even sync your security cameras and baby monitors to it.
2. Portable propane grill
Keep this portable grill in your home, or take it on the go.
This lightweight tabletop grill ($229.99) is perfect for cooking in small spaces. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue on your apartment patio or serving up hotdogs at a tailgate, the newest portable grill from Coleman is easy to use and simple to transport. The grill boasts two adjustable burners to precisely control meat temperatures and two sliding side tables to keep utensils and sauces on hand. It also has a push-button ignition (read: no matches) as well as a removable water pan that catches runaway cooking grease.
While this grill is clearly a deal, there’s no exact markdown per se, since it’s part of Amazon’s Prime Day Launches, a selection of exclusive new products that are available to Prime members, but only for a limited time. Exactly how limited, they don’t say, so you’d better act fast!
3. Modern accent chair
Relax on the soft cushions of this wingback chair.
Looking to update your decor? You’ll be happy to hear that Prime Day will feature discounts up to up to 25% on furniture and accessories, especially Amazon’s private label home brands Rivet and Stone & Beam. One particularly timeless piece that caught our eye was a denim wingback accent chair, on sale for $310.79 from $449.
Meshing classic with contemporary, this accent chair puts a modern spin on the wingback look. Its clean lines and thick-woven fabric can add comfort to a living room. Plus, the chair is extremely easy to clean. Amazon recommends wiping it down with a soft, dry cloth.
4. Double-door metal dog crate
This highly rated dog crate has many uses for your pup.
Ideal for both puppies and adult dogs, this metal crate ($52.27 compared to the original $65.99) is top rated, with over 7,600 positive reviews, including this one from a happy dog lover: “My pit bull-Lab mix loves it and I love it too cause now he can’t eat my floor and walls.” Good to know!
Use the crate for house training—or simply give your pooch a safe and secure place to relax.
Its sturdy, double-wire design features two swing-open doors for easier access to your pup and includes a removable divider. Added bonus: a washable plastic pan sits at the bottom of the crate for easy cleanup in the event of water-bowl spills or an accident.
5. OXO coffee grinder
Create quality blends with this sleek coffee grinder.
This stainless steel coffee grinder is already racking up five-star reviews. The model has 15 settings, so you can adjust the grind exactly as you like, plus its one-touch start timer remembers your settings for next time. The hopper holds three-quarters of a pound of coffee beans, and the grinder produces enough grounds to make 12 cups of joe.
Worried that using the grinder will make your house sound like a bustling coffee shop? Reviewers have noted that it makes ground coffee quickly and, more importantly, quietly.
As part of Amazon’s Prime Day Launches, this new product’s price is a bargain straight out of the gates at $99.99, a full $100 less than other comparable coffee grinders currently featured on OXO’s website.
6. Gray slipcover sofa
Add a modern touch to your space with this slipcover sofa.
On the hunt for a seat for two? This Stone & Beam gray slipcover sofa ($599.00) is 25% off. Its crisp, modern design includes a machine-washable slipcover and corner frames upholstered in a blend of cotton, linen, viscose, and polyester.
The frame padding and back seat cushions are made from high-density foam, and critics gush about its comfort. “One of the most comfortable couches I have been on,” writes one reviewer.
And the cherry on top? No assembly required!
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Source: Housing Trends Feed