Now in its third year, Prime Day was originally held on July 15, 2015 to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. This year, deals for Prime Day itself will begin at 9 PM Eastern time on July 10 and go through July 11.
Ahead of the actual event, Amazon has offered up some deals to get you in the spirit. Today’s pre Prime Day focus is on essentials. Everything from groceries to cosmetics is on sale, making this a good time to scoop up some necessities you might need, anyway. While these aren’t the super deals on big ticket items we’re likely to see on the 11th, they could save you a good chunk of change on your next shopping trip.
To see all the essentials deals available today, click here.
In order to grab any of these deals, you’ll need to be a Prime member. You can start with a 30 day free trial now and decide how you like it. At least you’ll be covered for Prime Day. Usually, there are some monster deals lurking the day of. Be sure to check our Shopping category regularly for posts from now until the end of the day on Tuesday.
Here are ten great pre Prime Day deals on essentials.
1. Up to 30 Percent Off Beauty & Grooming Products
If you’re on the hunt for savings on skincare, cosmetics, and hair care, there are a number of items discounted today, some up to 30 percent. A few items included in the sale are:
Shop the beauty and grooming pre Prime Day deals here.
2. 25 Percent Off Nature Valley and Larabar
If you’re anything like me, you rely on granola and protein bars for breakfast daily. They’re quick and easy and for the most part, relatively healthy. Today, varieties from Nature Valley and Larabar are 25 percent off for packs from six to 16.
Price: $14.73 to 35.76 (25 percent off MSRP)
Shop the Nature Valley and Larabar pre Prime Day deals here.
3. Up to 35 Percent Off Prime Pantry
For those unfamiliar, Prime Pantry is Amazon’s method for packaging small grocery items together and shipping them for a flat fee of $5.99. Consider this a grocery delivery service that only adds six bucks to the cost of your shopping trip. When shopping via Prime Pantry, each item will show you how much of your flat-rate box it requires. Some items qualify for free shipping when you add five of them to your box. The Prime Day deal for Pantry will let you apply coupons for up to 35 percent off grocery items of all kinds. Things like Crest Complete Plus Scope Liquid Gel Toothpaste are $1 off, while lemon flavored VitaminWater Zero is 25 percent off.
Shop the Prime Pantry pre Prime Day deals here.
4. Up to 20 Percent Off Select Dog & Cat Food
Pet food is also an essential, and at times a pricey one. You can save up to 20 percent on select dog and cat food, including some treats. Brands like Wellness, Natural Balance, and Halo are all included in the coupon deals.
While you’re thinking about it, if you need more options for feeding your dog or cat, consider our best grain free dog food bands post here and our best dry cat food brands post here.
Shop the dog and cat food pre Prime Day deals here.
5. Buy a Sample Box, Get an Equal Credit on a Future Purchase
Amazon offers Sample Boxes full of items you can try before buying the full sized versions. These are all focused on grooming and beauty for both men and women, each with six or more products in them. The Men’s Daily Grooming Sample Box is $9.99, while the Women’s Luxury Beauty Sample Box is $19.99. No matter which you choose, the price will be applied as a credit toward a future men’s grooming or luxury beauty purchase, depending on which you choose. Terms and conditions apply.
Price: $9.99 to $19.99
Shop the Sample Box offer here.
6. 20 Percent Off Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
Here’s a simple deal anyone can use: take 20 percent off Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap. I use this at my house and especially like the Apple and Parsley scents.
Price: $10.35 to $11.97
Shop the Mrs. Meyer’s soap pre Prime Day deals here.
7. Amazon Dash Button for 99 Cents
If you’ve been holding out on picking up a Dash button, now’s the time to grab one. Select buttons are only 99 cents today, saving you $4. These handy wifi enabled devices will order you up any particular product within a given brand’s product line — you choose which you want. For example, if you chose Arm & Hammer from our best cat litter brands list, you could map the particular variety to the Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Dash button. Or perhaps grab the Cascade Dash Button for use with your portable dishwasher.
They have order protection, so they only respond to the first press until the item is marked as delivered. You don’t have to worry about getting a pallet of anything because your toddler managed to get their hands on it.
Price: $0.99 (80 percent off MSRP)
Buy Amazon Dash Buttons here.
Advanced Warning Prime Day Essentials Deals
We thought we’d slide the next three items in here a little early. These aren’t pre-deals, but we wanted to give you notice about them before they go live on July 11th. These are good deals on three products that are either themselves essentials or deal with some essential household function.
8. 25 Percent Off AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries 100-Pack
Come Tuesday, you can stock up on AAA batteries for all your devices. Great for remotes, alarm clocks, and more. If, on the other hand, you’ve sworn off disposable batteries, the AmazonBasics Ni-MH AA & AAA Battery Charger With USB Port will also be 25 percent off, for use with AA and AAA rechargeable batteries.
Elsewhere in rechargeable items, look for a savings on both the AmazonBasics 4-Port USB Wall Charger and AmazonBasics 6-Port USB Wall Charger, too.
Price on Prime Day: $16.45 (25 percent off MSRP)
Buy the AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries 100-Pack here.
9. 23 Percent Off Automatic AUT-350C Pro Gold 3G Connected Car Adapter
We included this item on our GPS tracking devices for cars post. These devices help you keep track of mileage, know the whereabouts of your car at all times, and in the case of the Automatic, let you know about check engine lights and other maintenance issues. Five years of service subscription are included in the price, which was originally $129. Scoop up a great deal on this handy device that will help maintain your vehicle.
Price on Prime Day: $84.19 (23 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Automatic AUT-350C Pro Gold 3G Connected Car Adapter here.
10. Up to 72 Percent Off AmazonBasics Bluetooth Speakers
We consider music and music-playing devices essential, and to that end, three different Bluetooth speakers will be on sale on Tuesday:
If none of those deals grab you, we have a whole post dedicated to cheap Bluetooth speakers, so you may find a deal you like better there.
Price on Prime Day: $6.93 (72 percent off MSRP)