The best Amazon Prime Day deals 2019: what we expect to see

Billy Bommer ·
Audio & Travel Writer
Updated

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is approaching - and with it thousands of fantastic Amazon Prime Day deals. The retail giant’s version of Black Friday is likely to be held in the summer months, this year, as usual. So what can we expect from Amazon’s biggest shopping day of the calendar? What are the best Amazon Prime Day deals that we’re likely to see? And when is Amazon Prime Day 2019, anyway?

Given that Amazon Prime Day 2018 was the biggest day of sales the online retailer has ever had, we imagine Amazon Prime Day 2019 will be even bigger and better this time around. Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon’s sale bonanza this year - and how to bag the best Prime Day deals.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?

Amazon hasn’t officially announced the date of Prime Day 2019 yet, but it’s usually held in the second week of July - and we expect to see the same again this year, with Monday July 8, 2019 a strong contender for the event.

Last year, Amazon Prime Day was pushed back to accommodate the World Cup semi finals: it started at 3pm on July 16, and stretched into an unprecedented 36-hour event, lasting until midnight on July 17. (If the retailer follows this new date format, then Amazon Prime Day 2019 will fall on Monday July 15 instead.)

It’s highly likely that that, once again, the company will look to top last year - perhaps transforming Amazon Prime Day 2019 into a whopping 48-hour event, with more deals and discounts than ever before. However Amazon decides to play it, we’ll be working hard to bring you the very best Amazon Prime Day deals here on this page, so you can be sure you’re making the biggest savings possible on the products you want.  

Amazon Prime Day deals: what we expect to see in 2019

If this year is anything like previous events, we can expect to see some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals on the company’s own smart devices again, particularly the Echo family of smart speakers, Amazon’s Fire and Kindle tablets, and its Fire TV streaming devices. There are likely to be heavily discounted trials of Amazon services like Amazon Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and the Twitch Prime gaming service, too.

We also think Amazon will continue last year’s trend of offering more Prime Day deals on niche connected products: think smart home-security systems, smart door locks and doorbells, smart thermostats, smart lightbulbs and so on. After all, it makes sense - Amazon is looking to drive long-term loyalty, and these products and services are all either gateway devices into the Amazon ecosystem, or add-ons for those who have already committed.

Will we see big price drops on consumer electronics like TVs, laptops and cameras? Sure, there will likely be a few bargains to be found. Last year we saw $200 cut from the price of the TCL 49-inch 4K Smart Roku TV, taking it down to just $399.99; and an Acer Chromebook 11 on sale for just $139.99 ($80 off). Amazon also slashed 34% off the Microsoft Surface Pro, and sold the original (albeit superseded) Sony A7 camera at the lowest price we’d ever seen for a full-frame camera. But make no mistake: the real focus of this event will be Amazon.

How to get the best Amazon Prime Day deals in 2019

The easiest way to get the best Amazon Prime Day deals this summer is to stick with us. We’ll bring you all the biggest savings and best-value deals right here, first, so bookmark this page and check back in regularly for the latest updates.

Bear in mind that you need to be a Prime member to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day deals, as the name suggests. If you’re not a Prime member already and don’t want to sign-up for a year’s subscription, it isn’t game over though: there are two ways you can participate.

Firstly, you can take advantage of Amazon’s free 30-day Prime trial. Just make sure you don’t sign up too early, and that you cancel before the month’s subscription period is up - as long as you don’t go over the 30 days there are no strings attached. Alternatively, you can pay $13 for a one-month Prime membership and benefit from all the advantages that come with Prime: free same-day and one-day delivery; unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes on Prime Video; unlimited, ad-free access to Prime Music; Prime Reading; and loads more.

Aside from checking this page for the hottest offers, here are some more pro tips for making sure you really do bag a bargain during the event:

  • Do your homework: know what you want to buy and create a shopping list before Prime Day to ensure you stay focused
  • Use CamelCamelCamel.com to check the Amazon price history of a product and ascertain whether it really is a good deal
  • Use Google Shopping to see what other retailers are selling it for and ensure the Amazon Prime Day price is, indeed, the lowest available
  • Add Fakespot.com to your bookmarks - this service helps you determine whether the Amazon user reviews for a product are legit or fake

The best selling products on Amazon Prime Day 2018

Last year, Amazon sold over 100 million products around the world on Prime Day. Amazon doesn’t disclose sales figures, but Internet Retailer estimates sales hit $4.19 billion globally in 2018, up nearly 74%  from $2.41 billion during Prime Day 2017.

According to Amazon, its Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot were the best sellers worldwide. But other popular Amazon Prime Day deals included six-quart Instant Pots, LifeStraw water filters, Bosch cordless power tools, PS4 Pros and Sandisk microSD cards.

Here are some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals we saw last year...

Top Deals from our Deals Editors

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

    The 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K offers the perfect balance of functionality, price, and performance. It's back on sale and just $5 shy of its all-time low. 

    $49.99 $39.99 @ Amazon
  • Google Chromecast (2018)

    Walmart is offering the 2018 Google Chromecast for $30. It hasn't been on sale since Black Friday when it was just $5 cheaper. It plugs into your TV and lets you stream from Netflix, Hulu, and more.

    $35 $30 @ Wal-Mart
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick

    The Fire TV Stick focuses on Amazon apps, which makes it a good choice for existing Amazon customers. It's now at its second-lowest price ever. The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is also $10 off.

    $39.99 $29.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube

    The Fire TV Cube has built-in Alexa and can dim lights and control all your A/V gear. It supports 4K at 60fps as well as HDR content. It's now $40 off.

    $119.99 $79.99 @ Amazon
  • Get 40% off Sling's base packages for three months

    Stream live TV from popular channels with packages that start as low as $15 a month. This is a limited-time offer.

    $25 $15 @ Sling TV
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6

    The Editor's Choice Surface Pro 6 is the best Windows 2-in-1 on the market. It packs a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. All configurations are on sale from $131 to $225 off at Amazon.

    $899 $768 @ Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro Sale: Up to $500 Off

    Best Buy is taking $400 to $500 off current-gen 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros w/ Touch Bar. Prices start at $1,399.99 after discount.

    $1,799 $1,399.99 @ Best Buy
  • Asus Chromebook 11

    Compact and light, the 2.2-pound Asus Chromebook 11 (C223) features a 1366 x 768 11.6-inch LCD,  Celeron N3350 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB eMMC. It's currently $40 off and at its lowest price ever.

    $229.99 $189.99 @ Amazon
  • Asus ZenBook 13

    The Asus ZenBook 13 (UX331UA) packs a Core i5-8250U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This is the cheapest this laptop has ever been.

    $799.99 $699.99 @ Amazon
  • $60 Spotify Gift Card

    Walmart is offering a $60 Spotify gift card for $54. It's a rare sale one of the most popular streaming services.

    $60 $54 @ Wal-Mart
  • WD Black 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD

    Give your rig a speed boost with WD's Black 500GB SSD. It features sequential read speeds of up to 3,470 MB/s, which is 60% faster than WD's previous-gen SSDs.

    $129.99 $107.99 @ Amazon
  • Netgear Orbi Home Mesh WiFi System

    The Netgear Orbi Home Mesh WiFi System blankets your home with fast wireless connectivity speeds of up to 2.2Gbps. It's one of the fastest routers we've tested. Click the on-page coupon to save $40.

    $299.99 $209.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Echo Dot

    Amazon's least-expensive Alexa speaker just got more affordable. The 2018 Echo Dot is on sale for $39.99, a $10 discount on an Editor's Choice device.

    $49.99 $39.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Echo Show

    If you’re looking for a smart speaker, tablet, mini-TV, and smart home hub in one, the 2018 Echo Show is worth buying. Even more so now that it's just $10 shy of its all-time price low.

    $229.99 $189.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

    The Echo Dot Kids Edition offers a kid-friendly version of Alexa with age-appropriate answers, skills, music and audiobooks. Plus, it has solid controls to empower good parenting.

    $69.99 $34.99 @ Amazon
  • Google Smart Light Starter Kit

    This kit provides you with everything you need to start using smart lights in your home. The Google Home Mini offers quick and effortless voice access to the included smart bulb.

    $55 $45 @ Wal-Mart
  • Google Smart TV Kit: Google Home Mini + Chromecast

    With these two gadgets, you can turn your old TV into a smart one that can play the shows and movies you tell it to, all through voice. And at $74, this is a fantastic value for both devices.

    $84 $74 @ Wal-Mart
  • Google Home Mini

    Walmart has the Google Home Mini on sale for $39. That's $10 off and the second-best price we've seen for Google's smart speaker. Need two? Get this 2-Pack for $78.

    $49 $39 @ Wal-Mart
  • Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor

    The Netgear Arlo Baby features night vision, temperature/air quality sensors, a color-changing nightlight, and a speaker that plays lullabies. The Editor's Choice cam is at its cheapest price ever.

    $199.99 $154.39 @ Amazon
  • Facebook Portal Sale

    Through May 12, Facebook is offering its Portal smart display for $99 ($100 off) at Amazon. Or you can get a Portal with Portal+ for $348 ($100 off) or two Portal+ displays for $498 ($201 off).

    $199 $99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Echo Input

    The Editor's Choice Echo Input adds Alexa functionality to your standalone speaker via a 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth. For a limited time, it's $15 off its regular price. 

    $34.99 $19.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

    Amazon's 2nd-gen Echo is stylish, affordable, and offers solid audio. The Editors' Choice speaker is currently $79.99, which is just $10 shy of its all-time price low.

    $99.99 $79.99 @ Amazon
  • Ring Floodlight Security Camera w/ Echo Dot

    Strong lights, a sharp camera, and a great app make the Editor's Choice Ring Floodlight Cam the best at securing/illuminating your yard. For a limited time, it's $100 off and incls a free Echo Dot.

    $299.99 $199 @ Amazon
  • Google Home

    Google Home can do it all — from answering your questions about the world to controlling your smart home and all of your connected devices. Currently, Walmart has it for just $99.

    $129 $99 @ Wal-Mart
  • Fitbit Alta HR Smart Fitness Watch

    Fitbit Alta HR Smart Fitness Watch features a 3-axis accelerometer, vibration motor and lasts up to 6 days between charges. For a limited time, it's $54 off. 

    $130 $76 @ Amazon
  • Google Chromecast Ultra 4K

    The Google Chromecast Ultra is a budget streamer that can deliver 4K HDR content. It's currently $10 off. 

    $69 $59 @ Wal-Mart
  • Cowboy Bebop Complete Series

    Relive the adventures of the Bebop crew with this deal from MS Store. Currently, you can get Cowboy Bebop The Complete Series for $9.99. By comparison, the entire series costs $54 at Amazon.

    $53.99 $9.99 @ MS Store
  • Jetstream AC3000 Gaming Router

    The Jetstream AC3000 is a tri-band gaming router designed to balance network traffic in homes with heavy gaming and video streaming. The Walmart exclusive is $20 off.

    $109.99 $89 @ Wal-Mart
  • 40%-45% off everything

    45% off $139 or 40% off sitewide Photo Book, Photo Card or Photo Print order from Best Overall pick Mixbook.com. Coupon code MOMDAY19F automatically applied.

    $15.99 $8.8 @ Mixbook
  • Apple AirPods Wireless Headset

    Grab this deal while it lasts. Amazon has Apple's AirPods on sale for $147. That's $12 off and the best current price you can find for these wireless headphones.

    $159 $147 @ Amazon

Prime Day 2018