Here's What's Actually Worth Buying On Prime Day

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If you’re a resident of the Interwebs, you’ve probably heard a lot about Prime Day in one way or another. But guess what: Some deals are actually pretty good!*

*We’ve sorted through thousands (upon thousands) of deals from all your favorite categories and brands (and a few you’ve never heard of) to bring you what we see as the most legitimately good deal categories of this 48-hour Deal-a-Thon.

Pro Tip: If you come across something yourself and are wondering whether it’s a good deal, check CamelCamelCamel to see the price history on Amazon prior to Prime Day.

Here’s what we think is legitimately worth buying:

1.Amazon’s own devices and subscription services

Give that it’s Amazon’s own invented holiday, this is usually the best price you’ll get on their brands and products all year (though historically some have been equally low on Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday). You can also try out some of their services, like Kindle Unlimited, for FREE or almost free.

Some of our favorite deals:

– Up to $80 off Kindles, plus get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited

– $80 off the Ring Video Doorbell

– $20 off an Echo Input (that turns any speaker into an Alexa-enabled speaker)

– $70 off an Echo Show

– $50 off a Fire TV Cube

– $25 off a Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

– $40 off an Echo Plus

– $40 off an Echo Plus

– 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.00 (not a typo)

– Four months of Prime Unlimited Music for $.99

2.Teeth stuff

We’re pretty big into oral hygiene around here, and for Prime day is one of the best times to treat your teeth to an upgrade. From (legitimate) whitening products like Crest Whitestrips to Waterpiks to refills for your electric toothbrush, you won’t regret spending a few bucks to make your dentist proud.  

Some of our favorite deals:

– 56% off a Waterpik Water Flosser

– 59% off Crest 3D Whitestrips

– 43% off Phillips Sonicare 4100 Series Electric Toothbrush

– 20% off Oral-B electric toothbrush replacement heads

3.Household items you already use, and can store in bulk

When used effectively, Prime Day can be like a Costco trip for those who do not have a Costco nearby (or are too stingy to pay for a membership). Plus, you don’t have to carry it all home! Stock up on things you ALREADY know you use a lot—just make sure you have enough room to store your haul.

And for the parents in the house: DIAPERS ARE ON SALE. Enough said.

Some of our favorite deals:

– 24% off Pampers baby-dry

– 47% off Glad Tall Kitchen Bags w/ Febreeze

– 25% off Venus disposable razors

– 42% off Gillette Fusion Blade Refills

See our roundup of other practical things to buy here.

4.Small and medium appliances for your home

Ideally you already know what brand or type of thing you want, so you don’t miss out on the best prices by having to do your research now. And if you are one of the few people in the USofA that doesn’t have an Instant Pot: today is your day!

Some of our favorite deals:

– 57% off a 6-qt Instant Pot

– 48% off a KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer

– 39% off the iRobot Roomba 690

– 27% off the Dyson Pure Cool WiFi-Enabled Air Purifier and Fan

– 33% off a Vitamix Explorian Blender [refurbished] (the BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best $$$ Blender)

See all our favorite Prime Day home deals here.

5.New brands of things you’ve been wanting to try, especially beauty

Beauty deals are some of the most slept-on during sales events, and lots of trendy brands are at least 20% off, so it’s a great time to try a new product that you might not otherwise want to risk buying full-price.

Pro tip: Make sure the brand/product is authentic if you’re buying from third-party sellers and not Amazon directly. Check reviews to make sure people get the right thing, and run the reviews through a service like FakeSpot if you’re not sure they are legit.

Some of our favorite deals:

– 30% off Supergoop!’s Everyday SPF 50 and SPF 30 City Sunscreen

– 30% off Olaplex Hair Perfector

– 30% off stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner

– 30% off Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

See all our Prime Day style and beauty picks here.


This is a great time to buy gifts for birthdays, special occasions or the upcoming holiday season (it will be here sooner than you think!).

Some of our favorite gift picks:

– Fancy AF Whiskey glasses

– A blanket that looks like a tortilla

– A heated massage table

– 20% off a dragon pool float (unicorns are so 2018)

– 50% off the 23andMe test kit

– Or maybe a more ~personal~ present ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

See all the Prime Day deals that you could treat yourself (or another loved one) to here.

7.Sheets, mattresses, mattress toppers or pillows

It’s not that sleep is underrated (we know that you know how important it is), it’s that sometimes you forget just how much a good pillow or the perfect set of sheets can improve your sleeping experience. If you’ve been dying to try one of those shredded memory-foam pillows, now’s your chance.

Some of our favorite deals:

– 72% off an adjustable memory foam pillow with washable cover

– 49% off a Weekender ventilated Gel Foam pillow

– 20% off Tuft & Needle mattresses

– 32% off a set of 1800-threadcount Microfiber Sheets

– 30% off Linenspa 3-inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

– 25% off a cooling mattress topper

– 25% off the My Pillow pillow

Looking for even more Prime Day deals? Check out all the best deals here.

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