35 Of The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals So Far

Amazon Prime Day, the two-day sale event which has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is now just two days away. But with so many early Prime Day deals already up and running, you’d hardly know that it hasn’t already started.

Like Prime Day itself, early deals span across every category of Amazon, from fashion to home improvement and electronics. Some of the most exciting discounts so far are for Amazon-branded tech devices like the Echo dot, Amazon Fire TVs, and Blink security cameras. To help you keep track of it all, we’re highlighting all the best Prime Day deals below. (For an easy way to stay in the loop, bookmark this page and subscribe to the Forbes Shopping newsletter; we’ll keep updating this list every day as new discounts are announced.)

While Amazon’s pre-Prime Day deals are tempting, upcoming Prime Day deals promise to be

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Save more with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature

Prime members earn unlimited cash back at Amazon and Whole Foods with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature. (Photo: Reviewed / Naidin Concul-Ticas)

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Amazon Prime members may be gearing up for Prime Day (we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the best early deals you can shop right now!) but we’re going to let you in on a little secret: There’s one way to score even more savings on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14—and beyond. 

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Prime members with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature credit card can earn 5% cash back every time they shop with the e-commerce giant. That includes everything from Amazon Fresh orders and digital

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Amazon India partners with IRCTC for train ticket bookings

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Amazon India said on Wednesday that it has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to provide their customers with the facility to book reserved train tickets on Amazon.

With this new offering, customers will be able to check seat and quota availability across all train classes on the Amazon app.

They can pre-load money into their Amazon Pay Balance wallet to make this experience even smoother and pay in a single click.

With this launch, Amazon Pay has added another travel category, thereby offering its customers a one-stop-shop for booking flights, bus and train tickets.

“We are excited to partner with IRCTC and move another step forward in making life easy and convenient for our customers. Last year, we launched flights, and bus ticket bookings on Amazon,” Vikas Bansal, Director – Amazon Pay, said in a statement.

“With the facility to book

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Amazon has us dreaming of deals with its new electronics gift guide

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Below, Autoblog Senior Video Producer Christopher McGraw highlights some pre-Prime Day deals of travel-friendly gadgets as well as camera equipment suggestions that can help you shoot your car like the pros.

When it comes to mirrorless cameras from camera powerhouse Canon, the new, full-frame R5 and R6 are the sexy options. A less sexy option that has been around for a while is the M50, but I still think it should be considered for a couple of reasons, primarily price. For $650 you can get an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera and a 15-45mm lens. I have to admit I may be a bit biased because I own this camera, but it’s also why I trust it. 

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You Can Now Book Virtual Travel Experiences on Amazon

a person preparing food in a kitchen: Users can learn how to make Montreal bagels, take a virtual tour of a Kyoto temple, explore Argentina through a virtual wine tasting, and much more.

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Users can learn how to make Montreal bagels, take a virtual tour of a Kyoto temple, explore Argentina through a virtual wine tasting, and much more.

Amazon has launched a new virtual travel platform that lets users book interactive experiences, like walking tours and cooking classes, while shopping for local treasures along the way.

Amazon Explore, now in beta, offers the opportunity to learn how to make authentic Montreal bagels, take a virtual tour of Kyoto’s Nanzenji Temple, travel across Argentina through a virtual wine tasting, and check out New York City’s sprawling Central Park.

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Prefer to learn about coffee production from Costa Rica, sushi making from a teacher in Japan, or the secret to amazing smoked fish tacos, like the ones you loved in Mexico? There are experiences for that, too.

Most experiences are currently being

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Amazon Explore offers virtual tours around the world

Amazon is getting into the travel game — virtually.

The company launched Amazon Explore on Wednesday, which lets you book virtual, interactive experiences such as landmark tours, art walks, local shopping and expert-led animal experiences. But bookings are only by invitation, for now.

Amazon Explore lists dozens of experiences around the world that range in price and length. For example, users can pay $90 to virtually tour Kyoto’s Higashiyama neighborhood with a local guide; $45 to remotely cook traditional Bolognese with an Italian chef; $70 to shop around Quebec’s scenic Quartier Petit; or $39 to get up close and personal with sloths and toucans in Costa Rica. The private tours allow users to point to what interests them and direct the guide with a click of their mouse.

The offerings are powered by local tour operators,

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Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite announced, start at $30

Amazon announced two new Fire TV products during its big online hardware event on Thursday. Amazon’s Fire TV gadgets compete directly with Roku and Apple TV, offering people access to popular apps such as Disney+, Netflix, Hulu and more. 

Amazon says people are spending more time in front of TVs than ever before due to the spread of coronavirus. It sees the TV as the center of the household and wants to get even more features in front of users to keep them coming back. The new features may help it compete more aggressively against Roku, which still has a 50% market share of global connected TV streaming hours with strong growth opportunities, according to an analyst note from Deutsche Bank in August.

The new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite will be the first of Amazon’s streaming gadgets to offer a redesigned home screen. The new features

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