Pre-Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals Available Now
Weeks' worth of savings.
Amazon's Prime Day doesn't start until July 16, but the online retailer is already offering a number of deals to spark interest and get people talking about the retail holiday. The only hitch is that, like the deals on Prime Day, you need to be an Amazon Prime member to get the sale prices. You can sign up for Prime here, with a free one-month trial for first-time subscribers. With that out of the way, let's look at what pre-Prime Day deals are available to Amazon Prime members right now.
Free PC Games
Amazon owns the streaming platform Twitch, and each month Amazon/Twitch Prime members get free PC games. The difference this month is that Prime Day is coming up. To celebrate, Twitch Prime members will get 21 free games in July, including Brutal Legend and Tacoma. You can find the full details here.
Price: $130 (normally $230)
Amazon Echo owners know how convenient it is to ask Alexa to play a song or inquire what the weather will be like on a given day. The Echo Show is an Alexa-enabled device with one big difference--it has a screen. It can do everything a standard Echo can do (including playing Skyrim), while also allowing you to view Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and make video calls to others with an Echo Show.
Price: $1 (normally $30)
Kindle Unlimited is Amazon's subscription service that offers unlimited access to over a million books. It also comes with a rotating selection of magazines and thousands of books with Audible narration. You can access all the Kindle Unlimited content on any device with the Kindle app. The service normally costs $30 for three months, but Prime members can get it now for just $1.
Various Other Discounts
You can get discounts on lots of other things at Amazon right now as well. If you buy certain "everyday essentials" from Amazon brands, you'll save 30%. Select furniture and home decor is available for 25% off. Amazon Basics are 25% off now as well for Prime members. These include everything from plastic cutlery to LED bulbs and luggage.
You can also enter to win a number of prizes without spending any money at all. The prizes include $50,000 in cash, a 2019 Lexus ES with Alexa, a trip for two to Seattle, and more. To enter, you can visit this page and click links to find out more about Amazon's offerings. Alternatively, if you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can ask the AI assistant a number of questions that count as entries as well. Questions like, "Alexa, what is the news?" and "Alexa, what is Prime Day?" qualify.
More deals are coming for Prime members in the lead-up to Prime Day. We'll continue covering the best deals, so be sure to check back later.