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July 16, 2018

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It’s Amazon Prime Day! The sale officially starts at 3pm ET (noon pacific) today and goes for 36 hours, and will feature so many deals (I heard more than a million!) but the truth is not all of them are actually great deals–so we’ll be scouting out the sale and sharing our favorites as updates to this post, as well as swipe ups in Instagram Stories @chrislovesjulia. (Let me know in the comments if there is something in particular you’re looking for and I’ll keep an eye out!) The other good news is Amazon extended the sale to more countries than ever–so it’s truly a worldwide sale day.

If you’re unfamiliar, Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale day of the year — much like Black Friday in July. More than a million products will be discounted, but not all at the same time, and not all for the duration of the event. Some will be available only during certain hours as “lightning deals”, for example, while others may/absolutely will sell out. Last year, most of the things I shared from toys, to back-to-school supplies to my favorite duvet inserts!–sold out within 30 minutes.

The sale runs through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, July 17 and you, technically, need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to take advantage of Prime Day deals. (I think there are some exceptions, but either way, are there people that aren’t Prime members?) If you aren’t currently an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can try it for 30 days FREE here.

Below, we’ll keep a list of the best/our favorite deals divided by section, once we get a good list going. We’ll be updating this list all day long so keep checking back!

Tech & Electronics

Echo Show (white or black) — $129 (was $229 43% off)
Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa$29 (was $49 50% off)
Echo Dot + Smart Plug$39 (was $79 50% off)
Echo Dot + Smart Bulb Kit$50 (was $89 43% off)
Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR $289 (was $389)
Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug w/Energy Monitoring by TP-LinkControl your Devices from Anywhere, No Hub Required, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant$19 (was $27)

Kids & Baby

• 360° Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier by LILLEbaby $90 (was $139 35% off)
Yi Home Camera (this is what we use for our video monitor!–it’s awesome!) — $28 (was $44)

Toys & Games

 Unstable Unicorns$13 (was $20)


Arts & Crafts

• Singer | Simple 3232 Portable Sewing Machine$99 (was $199)
Sharpie Fine Electro Pop Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, 24/Pack$10 (was $28)

Home & Health

iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, and Hard Floors — $229 (was $349)
• 23andMe DNA Test – Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service $99 (was $299)
Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ electric rechargeable toothbrush — $48 (was $119)

Home Decor

nuLOOM RZBD40A Grey Sarina Diamonds Area Rug, 9′ x 12′, Grey and white $279 (was $589)


Opal Nugget Ice Maker-$398 (was $499) I would have killed for one of these when I was pregnant!
Cast Iron Dutch Oven $32 (was $44)
Cuisinart Food Processor$125 (was $199)


Sun Joe Pressure Washer$109 (was $199)
48 foot Weatherproof Cafe String Lights$34 (was $50)


Last updated 7/6/18 @10:32 MT














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  1. Meighan says:

    Do you use the iRobot Roomba in your house? Looking to gift one for Christmas! Thank you!

  2. Chelsea says:

    We just bought the video monitor to use in our baby’s room! So glad you posted about it- we’re first time expecting parents and you basically just saved us hundreds of dollars. haha. Can’t wait to use it! Thank you!

  3. Roshni says:

    Hi!! I love your reco’s so i will DEF be checking back throughout the day tomorrow. One thought, maybe break up the suggestions between lightning deals vs deal of the day. Lightning deals sell out quick so as we go through the list, we’ll be able to know right away if we missed out versus if the deal is ongoing. Thanks for putting the list together and fingers crossed for great deals tomorrow!

  4. Phoebe says:

    Have you read any of the reviews on that video/baby monitor about the confidentiality concerns? I read a few about how the company can access your videos, web history, etc. and it scared me away from the purchase! Not that we have anything to hide, but kind of creeps me out!

  5. Anna says:

    Is anyone else having problems accessing the Amazon website? I can’t see any of the Prime Day deals.

  6. Emily says:

    Hi Julia! I’m looking for a big comfy fashionable chair for my living room. Something kind of like the 2 you have in yours. Thanks!!

  7. Emily says:

    Oh! Very intrigued by the camera you use as your monitor! Do you think it would work for twins in the same room or that I would need two cameras? (Looks like they can hook up to one feed so that would work!)

    • Julia says:

      Absolutely, it gets a good portion of the room. We actually have one in the baby’s room, one in our girls’ room and one in the playroom because you can also talk through it so it doubles as an intercom for us (even if we’re across the country we can say goodnight!)

      • Emily says:

        I mean for that price, it sure does sound like a winner! Thanks for the recco and response!

  8. Carrie says:

    Thanks for this – just got my sis a baby gift!!

  9. Christine says:

    I’m hoping for a deal on the Keurig K250 – fingers crossed!

  10. Maddie G says:

    Please tell me you’ve browsed the customer review images for that nuLOOM Diamonds rug! I have so many questions about what’s happening in the image with the cat! Is that normal behavior for cat people? Is it a celebrity cat??

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I’m looking for a Murphy Bed, cool gifts for a pair of five-year-old twins, and outdoor chairs! xo

  12. Lisa says:

    Back to school stuff would be great! First time school parent right here :)

  13. Kristin says:

    I’m definitely going to be refreshing this page often today, you always find the best stuff at sales! If you see any great deals on well-reviewed robot vaccuums, I’m going to have a very hard time resisting the buy now button.

  14. debbie says:

    Looking for an air fryer and down comforter!

  15. Lauren says:

    This should be a holiday! I am looking for quality bed linens and smart home devices!

    • Liz says:

      I’m not sure if they are going on sale, but check out the Dream Fit brand. The bottom sheet has an extra elastic band that really does hold the sheet on the bed. An added benefit is that the extra bands are two different colors so you know to put one color at the head of the bed and the other color at the foot. They are wonderful sheets!

  16. Natalee says:

    I’ve got my eye on the Instant Pot!

  17. Stacey says:

    Looking for a good toaster oven. Not sexy, I know, but I haven’t bought one in years and it’s time. :)

  18. Emily says:

    Hi Julia! I’m looking for a good quality oversized throw blanket in a neutral color for my living room!

  19. Molly says:

    Thanks for putting his together! I’m looking for a cozy 8×10 rug for our basement. Do you know of any on amazon?

  20. Amy says:

    Looking for a king size headboard or bed and a food processor!

  21. Keltie says:

    THANK YOU! I just went to amazon to start scoping stuff out and it was so overwhelming. Will check back on your list often.

  22. holly says:

    Looking for an electric toothbrush and smart bulbs! Thanks for all the work you guys put in!!

  23. Heidi says:

    Fingers crossed the Bissell Crosswave Pet is on sale!!

  24. TP says:

    Hi! I am looking for a pair of inexpensive, wall mounted, white outdoor speakers. Thanks!

  25. Christine Herman says:

    My husband has been wanting to get camping chairs – so I will be looking for a good pair that is lightweight to travel with but still comfortable. Thank you for the updates!!

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