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You probably heard that Amazon Prime Day got off to a bit of a rocky start.
There were some technical difficulties at the start of the annual 36 hours of bargains and deals for Prime members, but Amazon seems to have everything under control once again. And good news: there are still tons of deals to be had in the remaining hours of Amazon Prime Day!
Not a Prime member yet? You can sign up for a free 30-day trial (it’s $12.99 a month after that) and take advantage of all the cool stuff the membership has to offer.
Most Popular Items
Curious which items were the most popular on Amazon Prime Day 2017? Worldwide, the item the most people were snapping up was the Echo Dot (which is back this year for $29.99), which is Amazon’s hands-free, voice controlled device featuring Alexa.
In the United States alone, the most popular item on Prime Day last year was a 23andMe DNA test (which is back again this year for $99 marked down from $299), while our neighbors to the north in Canada were buying tons and tons of Instant Pots. In Mexico, the most popular item last year was the Nintendo Switch.
Here are some of the best deals from this year’s sale:
The ever-popular and super useful Instant Pot was on sale for $58.99 (regularly $99.95), a savings of 41 percent, but this deal was so popular that Amazon ended it early. Still looking for a great deal? They’ve discounted this Crock-Pot version to just $52.49 (regularly $79.99).
Disney Star Wars Tee Pee Tent
This awesome ‘Star Wars’ tee pee tent will make you the most popular parent on the block. Plus, it’s on sale for $38.22 (regularly $50.19).
The Echo Dot assistant featuring Alexa is on sale for 40 percent off at $29.99 (regularly $49.99).
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Another popular kitchen gadget is on sale: the KitchenAid stand mixer. It’s on sale for $279.87 (regularly $349.99) and comes in a handful of colors (though it appears not all of them are on sale). This artisan version in empire red is also on sale for $259.99 (regularly $429.99).
Norelco Electric Shaver
Know someone who could use a new electric shaver? This Norelco model is on sale for $79.95, a drop from the regular price of $119.95.
Contigo AUTOSEAL Stainless Steel Travel Mugs
Can you ever have enough travel mugs? These Contigo mugs keep are spill-proof and keep drinks hot or cold for hours. Grab one for $11.19 (marked down from $19) or two for $21.99 (marked down from $31.99).
You know how your dentist is always harping on you about flossing? This Waterpik flosser makes it super easy and it’s on sale for Prime Day for just $39.99 (regularly $65.99).
Fire TV Stick
The Fire TV Stick featuring Alexa is also on sale, this one for just $19.99 (regularly $39.99).
Melissa & Doug Giant Tiger
It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts, right parents? This incredible, huge stuffed tiger from Melissa & Doug is on sale for just $40.08 (regularly $61.79).
American Girl Doll and Outfit Kit
Normally $211, this Melody American Girl doll and outfit kit is on sale for just $147.70 thanks to Prime Day (and we all know how popular these dolls are among little girls!).
Amazon’s new video-based gadget, the Echo Show, is also marked down. For Prime Day, it’s on sale for $129.99 (regularly $229.99).
Ring Doorbell Pro
The Ring doorbell pro — which lets you see, speak to and hear front-door visitors from your phone, tablet or computer — is on sale for $174 (regularly $249), which is a savings of 30 percent off.
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection
If you’re a dedicated fan, you know you’ll probably rewatch at least one of these films in the near future. You can own the full 8-film collection on DVD for $22.99 or DVD/Blu-ray for $28.99 (regularly $49.99).
LifeStraw Water Filter
If you love to camp, hike or just spend time outdoors, this awesome portable LifeStraw water filter is on sale for $9.99 (regularly $14.99).
Fire 7 Tablet
The popular Fire 7 tablet with Alexa is marked down to $29.99 from the regular price of $49.99.
Other Ways To Save
If you’re new to Prime, Amazon is offering a handful of additional ways to save on Prime Day. For example, you can get a $10 credit when you download and sign into the Amazon app for the first time. If you install Amazon Assistant on your computer, you can save $5 off your Prime order of $25 or more.
If you’re a fan of Whole Foods and you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you can earn up to 10 percent back on Prime Day for up to $400 in purchases when you use your card. What’s more, if you spend $10 at Whole Foods between now and July 17, you and get a $10 credit toward your Amazon Prime purchase. Amazon is also offering 40 percent off boneless chicken breasts, BOGO deals on Honey Nut Cheerios and Allegro coffee and other grocery deals.
What awesome deals have you scored this Prime Day? Let us know in the comments on Facebook so we can add them to our list!