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Amazon is famous for having some of the best deals on the web, period. And now that the mega-site announced the dates of Prime Day 2021, its biggest and most anticipated shopping event, get ready to score deals on 2 million items — yes, 2 million — that seem almost too good to be true.
As a teaser to the two-day extravaganza, which begins Monday, June 21 and runs for a full two days through Tuesday, June 22, Amazon is already rolling out some amazing deals, and we picked the top 10 you need to shop right now.
Last year, millions upon millions of products were sold in just 48 hours! Needless to say, inventory sells out fast, so it’s best to come prepared — and not just with your credit card. You'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to score the savings. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Already a Prime member? There's a no-brainer deal going on right now. Amazon's literally giving away money. Buy a $40 Amazon gift card and the retail giant will give you an extra $10 credit for free! It's basically like getting a $50 gift card for just 40 bucks (if you buy it for yourself). Just click here and use promo code GIFTFORPD21 at checkout to get the extra cash added to your Amazon account.
Now it's time to shop! Scroll for the best early Prime Day deals:
Save 41 percent: Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition
Need a new TV? Amazon has this Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition on sale for just $100! The standout set delivers eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality — both of which are rare in this price range. The audio, too, is top notch — and Alexa is included in its remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of movie titles (and who is), you can just say, 'Alexa, play One Night in Miami,' and she’ll make your wish come true.
"I am honestly very pleasantly surprised with how much I like this TV," raved a satisfied Amazon shopper. "As far as clarity goes, I believe HD720p is plenty for this screen size. I’m a bit of a TV snob and the lower clarity is not noticeable in this size."
Shop it: Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition, $100 (was $170), amazon.com
Save 85 percent: Battlefield 4: Premium Edition
On sale for an outrageous $6 (down from $40!), the award-winning Battlefield 4: Premium Edition for Xbox One is a multi-player first-person shooter game from Electronic Arts. It's the fourth installment in the series and takes place six years after the third game during the 'War of 2020' between the U.S. and Russian forces.
"Good game...," raved a fan. "I've been gaming for 10+ years and this game still has me wanting to get better...Never any lag...Would highly recommend. There's jets, helicopters (scout and attack), tanks, AA tanks, 30+ guns and all the maps (especially premium maps) look extremely well done..."
This is a digital download, so you'll get to play instantly. No waiting for the delivery person with this baby.
Shop it: Battlefield 4: Premium Edition for Xbox One, $6 (was $40), amazon.com
Save 30 percent: Echo Dot (fourth generation)
With an all-new sphere design, the fourth generation Echo Dot — marked down from $50 to just $35 — is a small but powerful speaker with a glow-light base. It can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more with clearer, more robust audio quality than earlier iterations.
Pair it with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound. Alexa is included for the latest news and weather. Shoppers love the compact dimensions, which make it great for smaller rooms.
"This is exactly what I was looking for," said a happy Amazon shopper. "The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding."
Shop it: Echo Dot (fourth generation), $35 (was $50), amazon.com
Save 44 percent: Echo Show 5
On sale for $50 (40 bucks off!), the Echo Show 5 is the smaller, sleeker version of the 10-inch Echo Show. With a compact, crisp five-inch display, it's perfect for a nightstand. The smart-home display, featuring everyone's BFF Alexa, can double as a digital alarm clock. Amazon has a wide range of personalized clock faces to choose from, so you can bring a bit of individuality to your device.
"This is the best alarm clock I've ever had," wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. "The clock face is very easy to read from anywhere in the room. The screen has no distortion or discoloration from any angle...Perfect for checking the time in the middle of the night."
Shop it: Echo Show 5, $50 (was $90), amazon.com
Save $30: Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited are now entitled to three free months of the premium streaming tier with unlimited access to more than 75 million songs and a slew of popular podcasts ad-free, anytime, anywhere. Of course, Amazon Music Unlimited is Alexa-compatible — and you can even listen offline, like when you’re taking a flight!
Shop it: Get three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free, (was $30), amazon.com
Save 53 percent: Audible Premium Plus
Audible Premium Plus is the source for audio books, so there’s practically no title you won’t find in its exhaustive catalog. It’s a massive bookstore for your ears! As part of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, save $32 on four months of Audible Premium Plus — as long as you’re a Prime member, of course. As an Audible member, you get access to more than 10,000 Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts in the Plus catalog — all for no additional fee.
Shop it: Audible Premium Plus for fourth months for Prime members only, $28 (was $60), amazon.com
Save 25 percent: Echo Dot (third generation)
Right now, the Echo Dot (third generation) is 25 percent off. This voice-activated assistant — happy to perch on a kitchen counter or nightstand — is consistently one of Prime Day’s bestselling products. It's sure to sell out fast.
The Amazon Echo Dot lets you transform your house into a smart home, syncing up everything from your phone to your stereo system and your lighting, Wi-Fi and alarm systems to one hands-free hub. This model has strong security features and addresses accessibility needs — including vision, hearing, mobility, and speech. And more than 900,000 enthusiastic customers have made it an 'Amazon’s’ Choice' device.
Said one savvy five-star reviewer: "I had no idea I'd love Alexa so much — I wake up in the morning and she does the routine I've set up, and she's so comforting and useful and fun overall. My husband and I played Skills trivia games for hours last night...we even had a goodnight story read to us by Alexa and it was awesome. I'm really loving it."
Shop it: Echo Dot (third generation), $30 (was $40), amazon.com
As an early Prime Day deal, you can score the incredibly popular Toshiba 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV — Fire TV Edition on sale for just $310, down from $430.
As a Fire TV Edition, this model lets you stream movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, Paramount+, Peacock and more without buying a separate device. This Toshiba smart 4K TV features eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality — a rarity at this price point. There are three ports, so you can hook up a soundbar (for deeper and richer audio), a video game console and a Blu-ray player.
"Great value for those ready to upgrade to 4K. I am very pleased. The picture and sound quality are really good," said a savvy Amazon shopper. "It functions like a Fire TV Stick 4K, but you can connect it with an ethernet cable...When you are on the home screen and you highlight an input (which you can name) it will show you a real-time picture and video of what that input is currently displaying in the top right corner of the screen. Five stars all day! It's a no brainer!!"
Shop it: Toshiba 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD — Fire TV Edition, $310 (was $430), amazon.com
Save 75 percent: Kindle Unlimited
Love to e-read? Then you need Kindle Unlimited. You'll get unlimited access to over one million books, plus popular magazines and audiobooks on any device at any time. As part of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, new customers to Kindle Unlimited get to save 75 percent off a two-month subscription—that’s just $5 for two months of service (originally $20). After that, it’s $10 a month.
Shop it: Kindle Unlimited for two months, $5 (was $20), amazon.com
Save $10: Kindle Books
Another great early Prime Day deal for you e-readers. Get two Kindle Books for free for the entire month of June! This sale includes all sorts of Kindle Books, such as early-access titles, editors’ picks and bestsellers!
Shop it: Two Kindle Books for free (was $10), amazon.com
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