Buy Now, or Wait? Your Guide to the Best Amazon Deals
Amazon announced their second Prime Day sale will take place on October 10-11 – Prime Big Deal Days. Not sure whether to buy now or wait for the big sale? Here's our expert guide to which Amazon deals you should buy now vs wait.
Buy Now: Seasonal Home Decor
Right now, you can get big discounts on holiday decorations, especially for Halloween. The deals you see now are likely to be just as good, or even better, than what we typically see at Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days. Items like this 5’ Outdoor Spider or this Halloween Solar Torch Light Set are not going to drop lower at this event.
Wait For Prime Big Deal Days: Toys
Want an insider tip for Amazon’s special deal days? The toy prices are often the lowest prices you’ll see all year. As a mom of three, I always set aside a toy budget for Prime events and stock up on birthday and Christmas gifts ahead of time. Many of the deals are better than the Black Friday deals from the previous year. Expect hot deals on Legos, Barbie, Crayola, and newly-released holiday toys, especially advent calendars.
Buy Now: Kitchenware and Small Appliances
While there are some good deals to be found during Prime Big Deal Days, we recommend that you snap up your kitchen and dining deals now. The best kitchenware deals at these Prime events typically don’t last long enough to score them. Plus we’re already seeing standout prices on kitchen gadgets and small appliances when hunting for everyday deals. This best-selling Cuisinart Knife Set is currently at its lowest price ever.
Wait For Prime Big Deal Days: Groceries and Household Essentials
Some of Prime Day’s best deals are on groceries and household items. If you are looking to stock up on snacks, drinks, toilet paper, or cleaning supplies, wait until Prime Day! You’ll get discounts on name brands (Quaker, Bounty, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Mrs. Meyer’s to name a few) at the lowest prices we see each year.
Buy Now: Office & School Supplies
Right now, there are alot of standout deals on office and school supplies to close out the back-to-school shopping season. You can get seasonally low prices on top-selling brands like Sharpie and BIC, as well as trending favorites like this popular Bluetooth Label Maker.
Wait For Prime: Tech
If you are in the market for tech, wait for the Prime Big Deal Days! The prices you see during this October event will be the best you can get outside of Black Friday. Last year, we saw big price drops on AirPods, Ring doorbells, smartwatches, and of course, Amazon devices. The deals on Fire Tablets, Kindles, and Echo devices will be the same, or even better, than holiday prices.
Buy Now: Bedding & Bath
Bedding is not a big part of Prime Big Deal Days, and we are seeing great deals on bedding during our day-to-day deal hunting. We’ve seen big discounts on mattress toppers, fleece blankets, and sheet sets without waiting for October prices.
We love the Prime event clothing and shoe deals! Amazon aggressively discounts clothing, shoes and outerwear, especially on Amazon brands. They also offer Black Friday-level deals on brands like Under Armour, Levi’s, Columbia, and UGG. You have to be patient because the best deals sell out quickly, but there will be hundreds of options for women, men, and kids!