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Amazon Prime Day – big discounts all day today and tomorrow

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Amazon Prime Day has returned for the fifth time, with big discounts all day today and tomorrow.

What started as a one off event for Amazon’s 20th birthday four years ago, is now an established annual event where Amazon makes certain items available at big discounts to anyone who is an Amazon Prime member or who is happy to sign up for a free 30 day trial.

This year it is a 48 hour event.  It kicked off at midnight last night and runs until midnight on Tuesday.

Amazon Prime Day

In the past we have had a preview list from Amazon of the best deals, but that has not happened this year.  If there are any interesting travel products on offer we’ll run through them tomorrow.  In general, the best deals are on Amazon’s own hardware products.

Here are the top deals which were showing on the main Amazon Prime deals page here at 00.05 this morning:

  • Echo Dot – reduced from £50 to £22
  • Echo – reduced from £90 to £55
  • Fire TV Stick – reduced from £40 to £20
  • Ring Video Doorbell 2 – reduced from £180 to £120
  • Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet – reduced from £130 to £85
  • Echo Show – reduced from £220 to £160
  • Kindle – reduced from £70 to £50
  • Fire TV Stick 4K – reduced from £50 to £25
  • Kindle Paperwhite – reduced from £120 to £80

This is just a sample.  You can see the full list of discounts on Amazon’s own products here.

Bizarrely, Amazon claims that its best selling item in the UK last year was this Bosch cordless drill – I can only assume it was heavily reduced.

Comments (130)

  • BJ says:

    OT: What’s the latest with atm withdrawal and financial transaction fees on Hilton card linked to curve? Thinking about switching from Virgin card to Hilton card for a while. Thanks.

  • Jonathan says:

    Just stacked the Amazon AMEX25OFF offer with the Prime Day offers for a little extra discount.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      Handy to know, must try it again. Typical, don’t need much on Amazon.

    • Shoestring says:

      great, it’s working again!

    • Graham Walsh says:

      Just tried and failed 🙁 Just some items for the kitchen that are in the Prime deals and sold my Amazon EU

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      I can’t seem to get the code working with anything :/

      • RakishDriver says:

        Must be sold by Amazon for the discount to work. If the same MR card & discount combo have been used before on the account, will not work.

  • Nick M says:

    Very OT – The Voco Solihull was mentioned here a few weeks ago… has anybody stayed in the King Suite or Junior Suite? If so, do you think they’re big enough for 2 adults, a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old?

    I’ve provisionally booked both, but would rather all be in one room if we’ll fit

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m staying there this Sunday night in a King Suite so can let you know my opinion then if that’s not too late?

      • Nick M says:

        That will be great thanks… stay will be in 2 weeks and cancellable until the day before – I’ll look out for your comments!

    • Grant says:

      I stayed last week in a Deluxe Double (upgraded from standard with Plat status). I would said you would have got a couple of extra beds in the room at a squeeze or more comfortably one bed and a cot.

      If you go for the Junior Suite and have Plat status then there is a chance of getting an upgrade but if not then I would think the Junior Suite would be fine space wise – albeit I’ve not seen one and my view is based on an assumption that the room would be bigger than a normal double.

      • Nick M says:

        Brilliant thanks – I currently have a King Suite and Jr Suite booked (12,500 each) – but if we can all be in one room that’d be preferable. I can’t see any pictures of the suites, so wasn’t sure how much space there was

  • Catman says:

    I am in the AMS lounge now and it’s definitely worse…. They used to have an amazing individually wrapped cake and chocolate cookies…. And real mint imperials in a jar on the way out. The new food offering is fine if you like boiled eggs and ham wraps. There is freshly squeezed orange juice now but it doesn’t compensate for the cake and cookies…

    There are still stroopwaffels

  • Joe Green says:

    OT: If I book a return reward flight can I amend second leg after taking the first leg already?

    On this ocassion it’s a virgin reward flight and plan to utilise the companion voucher.

    • Andrew M says:

      Yes you can. I just did it. I flew ANA First from HND to LHR last month on a VFC redemption and changed the date of the return portion back to Tokyo after I arrived in the UK. They were even prepared to change the routing to FRA-HND which surprised me, though I didn’t go ahead with that. Not sure if Virgin metal or the voucher would make any difference.

  • Simon says:

    Amazon.es has a prime day deal on melia rewards 80k points for 332€. It’s prime exclusive so maybe you would have to sign up for a trial (?). New york rooms start from 25k ish points a night which seem to be where the value is.

    • meta says:

      Too expensive considering they were selling 55k points for 170ish euros during Black Friday.

      • Rob says:

        That’s not bad. My brother is in the White House this weekend for 48,000 points for 2 nights. This is off the 55k voucher I bought for €170 last Christmas. London prices are sky high at this time of year so the c £75 per night it has cost me is a steal.

        • meta says:

          What I meant is that for Black Friday you could get almost 110k points for the same price as it is now. That’s an 30k extra points or an extra night.

      • marcw says:

        There’s no guarantee that the BF prices will return for BF.

      • Simon says:

        Yes, it’s more than last prime day. But for 3 nights in New York in September it is significantly cheaper (less than half) than the cash price and probably cheaper than any comparable Manhattan hotel

        • Matt B says:

          We stayed at the melia nyc in May thanks to the BF points deal. Wanted to book again in April next year but no points deals at the time and we didn’t want to risk missing out on the availability so just bought the points direct from melia at €5 for 1k using curve.

          Obviously not as good a deal but I still had a chunk of BF points left to dilute overall cost. Ended up less than £500 outlay for 6 nights, still very happy with that for nice hotel in an excellent location. Probably be approx £100 a night after resort fees factored in

  • lee says:

    Hi iam travelling with ba to Milan in economy on an executive club points booking in economy. Then I’m picking up a Qatar airways FLight from Milan to doha and on to Bangkok in Business .

    Could anyone tell me if I might be entitled to use the Ba business class lounge or not in Heathrow terminal 5 on my outbound to Milan?

    My Qatar airways flight is the same day.

    • Doug M says:

      Assuming these are separate tickets and you have no OW status I think no.

    • Be realistic says:

      No chance, sorry

      • lee says:

        The oneworld site says the following so I’m confused

        Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:

        First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when travelling between an international long haul (a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than 5 hours) and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa).
        Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
        You must be prepared to show your boarding pass or itinerary showing travel in First or Business class on the international long haul flight, in order to access the lounge before your international short haul or domestic flight.

        • Rob says:

          You’d be fine, in my opinion.

          • LEE says:

            I guess its down to how they interrupt a connecting flight if they have to be on the same ticket . But it doesn’t mention this in terms.

    • pauldb says:

      I’d certainly give it a try. Comes down to the agent giving you a generous interpretation of the OW rules and the meaning of “connecting”.

    • Anna says:

      You can give it a try but at MAN their stance seems to be that (without status) you are not getting in the lounge unless your first leg is in CE. This has been since CE was added to flights from MAN-LHR, previously they would let you in the lounge if you were connecting onto a CW/F flight, because there was no CE on the domestic leg!

    • Lady London says:

      I would have thought so as your Business connection is the same day.
      However IMO only the Heathrow or Gatwick lounge dragons are likely to know this.

      I;ve been refused this OneWorld privilege before when I was fully entitiled. to it. But pretty sure reports are no problem at LHR.

    • Lady London says:

      I would have thought so as your Business connection is the same day.
      However IMO only the Heathrow or Gatwick lounge dragons are likely to know this.

      I;ve been refused this OneWorld privilege before when I was fully entitiled. to it. But pretty sure reports are no problem at LHR.

  • Tony says:

    OT:

    Wanting to book an Economy flight for the absolute lowest price going. Have found an option to the states via Amsterdam with Delta.

    Available direct as well as through expedia etc & Amex Travel.

    Are there any deals on at the moment that people know of, or could be on the horizon? I’m thinking the Amex Statement Credit, Cash Back, Voucher Codes? Have had a look round myself but just thought I’d ask in case there are any really good ones out there?

    • Alex M says:

      have you checked secretflying website? they have interesting deals sometimes (not themselves but they will direct you to the websites that do offer interesting deals).

    • marcw says:

      Flights to the states are dirty cheap in off-season.

    • Jen T says:

      Have you tried adding a hotel/hostel on for one night of the stay when booking with ebookers/Expedia/Booking.com. I have been successful knocking off more pounds than the price of the accommodation (which I have not turned up to).

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