Early Amazon Prime Day Deals Are Live Now

Over the weekend, Amazon finally revealed that Prime Day 2020 will kick off on October 13. The 48-hour deals bonanza for Prime members had been delayed multiple times this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With only a few weeks to go until Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially begins, the company is building hype with a batch of early Prime Day 2020 deals to help you start saving right now. The most notable discounts can be found on Amazon devices and smart TVs.

Amazon’s tiny smart speaker, the Echo Dot, is a steal right now. You can get a 2-pack for $40 with promo code DOTPRIME2PK. Since one Echo Dot normally costs $50, you’re saving a ton of money here. It’s important to note that this deal only applies to the third-generation Echo Dot–not the new spherical Echo Dot Amazon revealed last week. Still, Echo Dot changes are incremental from generation to generation, so if you’re looking to get some affordable smart speakers with Alexa voice assistant, the third-generation Echo Dot will do just fine.

The normally quite pricey Fire TV Recast is on sale for $130, down from $230. The Recast is an over-the-air DVR that is compatible with Fire TV, Echo Show, and mobile devices. You can record up to two live programs at one time, and it stores up to 75 hours of content on its 500GB hard drive.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly smart TV, the Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV is discounted to $180, down from $280. This 1080p TV is equipped with Fire TV out of the box, so you’ll have access to thousands of streaming apps, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and, of course, Prime Video.

Echo Dot (2-Pack)

$40 (was $100)


Fire TV Recast

$130 (was $230)


Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV

$180 (was $280)


You can also save on memberships for useful services like Audible, Kindle Unlimited, and Amazon Music Unlimited. Audible annual subscriptions are discounted to $99.50 (down from $149.50). Kindle Unlimited is $30 for six months, which is a 50% discount on the $10/month plan. Meanwhile, Amazon Music Unlimited is only $1 for four months.

Prime members can take advantage of an exclusive batch of digital movie deals, which includes both rentals and purchases.

  • Buy The Hunt — $10 ($15)
  • Rent Mean Girls — $2 ($4)
  • Rent Pet Sematary — $2 ($4)
  • Rent The Truman Show — $2 ($4)
  • Buy X-Men: First Class — $8 ($15)
  • Buy X-Men: The Last Stand — $8 ($14)
  • Buy X-Men Origins: Wolverine — $8 ($14)
  • Buy X2 — $8 ($14)
  • Buy You Should Have Left — $10 ($15)

Amazon will offer a new batch of early Prime Day deals starting October 6. For more on what to expect from this year’s Amazon blowout sale, check out our roundup of everything you need to know about Prime Day 2020.

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