The Very Best Prime Day Amazon Deals (UPDATING)

Prime Day is finally here, and so are the bargains. We're scouring Amazon for the very best deals the World's Biggest Store is offering during its annual discount bonanza. We'll be updating this list throughout the day, so keep checking back! 

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The wildly popular 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker manages to cram a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a yogurt maker, a warmer, a steamer, and a saute/browing pan into one tight package. The device has piled up a stellar 4.7-star Amazon rating with over 19,000 reviews, and it's also been one of the most popular items for Mental Floss shoppers. For anyone with a tight kitchen space, this versatile cooker is a convenient, compact workhorse. It's usually $129.95, but today it's marked all the way down to $89.99. Pick one up for yourself or your favorite cook!

Instant Pot DUO80 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 8 Quart/1200W for $129.95 (list price $129.95)


Thinking of upgrading your TV? Today's the day. Sony's XBR55X700D 55-inch model is down to just $500. Sure, it may be the 2016 model, but once you get your first look at the 4K picture quality, all you'll remember is what a bargain you got. 

Sony XBR55X700D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) for $499.99 (list price $798.00)


Luggage isn't the world's sexiest purchase, but a good suitcase or carryon can make any trip feel that much smoother. Samsonite may be the biggest name in the suitcase game, and Amazon is knocking over $300 off several exclusive sets for Prime Day. If you have been needing to pick up a new carry-on spinner and checked back, you can nab both for under $120, a real steal. 

Samsonite Advance Xlt Lightweight 2 Piece Softside Set (21"/25"), Black, Exclusive to Amazon for $119.99 (list price $429.99)


Want to catch up on Game of Thrones very quickly? You can grab the Blu-Ray set of the first six seasons for just $74.99.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6 + Digital HD [Blu-ray] for $74.99 (list price $139.76)


Are you sick of having to get up and walk across the room to turn on a light? Of course you are. We all are. Now, there's finally a way to escape the tyranny of light switches. Amazon's hands-free, voice-controlled Echo Dot can sync up with the Philips Hue smart lighting system to control all the lights in your home. This bundle comes with an Echo Dot, which can control all manner of smart lights, thermostats, locks, thermostats, and the like, and a Philips Hue starter kit of two A19 LED smart bulbs and a bridge controller. A bundle like this would ordinarily set you back $120, but Amazon's slashed the price down to $84.75. If you've been waiting to make your home a little smarter, it's time to take the plunge. 

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black + Philips Hue White Starter Kit for $84.75 (list price $119.98)


A good drill can make a world of difference in your DIY and home repair projects, and Amazon is offering a steal on a 20V lithium-ion Black + Decker model for Prime Day. The project kit comes with a 20V drill that offers more than enough power for your standard household jobs, plus a set of screwdriving and drilling bits, a level, a utility knife, a tape measure, and a carrying case. If your drill is on its last legs, you can't go wrong with a $33 upgrade.

Black & Decker BDCD120VA 20V Lithium Drill/Driver Project Kit for $32.99 (list price $118.79)


For an activity that's supposed to be rugged and simplistic, camping can be expensive. Tents can be especially pricey, so if you're planning to get back to the land, you'll want to jump on the Prime Day tent deal. Amazon is offering the eight-person Coleman Montana tent for just $67.99, a huge savings off of its normal $219.99 list price. Yes, for the price of one night in a hotel room that would almost certainly be mildly disgusting, you can own your very own tent. This model has a 4.1-star rating over nearly 1600 reviews, and it's also the official tent of the National Park Foundation. And trust us, those guys know their tents. 

Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent for $67.99 (list price $219.99)


Amazon's do-everything speaker can play music, answer questions with Alexa, control your smart-home devices, give you weather and traffic reports, and lots more. The device usually retails for $179.99, but Amazon's offering a deep discount for Prime Day. You can pick up an Echo of your own for just $99.99. 

Amazon Echo - Black for $99.99 (list price $179.99)


Various models of Amazon's beloved e-readers are getting big discounts today, too. You can save $30 on the popular Kindle Paperwhite or flagship Kindle, or $50 off the premium Kindle Oasis or Kindle Voyage. It's very rare that the Kindle line gets discounted this steeply, so if you've been waiting to jump into the e-book world, today's the day. 

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $89.99 (list price $119.99)

Kindle E-reader - Black, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Kindle Voyage E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Adaptive Built-in Light, PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $149.99 (list price $199.99)


The Fire HD 8 is already a relative bargain at its usual retail price of $79.99. For a tablet with Alexa, an eight-inch HD display, and 16 GB of memory, it's a steal. For Prime Day, Amazon's knocking another $30 off the price, which means you can pick up a tablet for $50. Not bad!

All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers for $49.99 (list price $79.99)


Want to keep track of your steps, workout, heart rate, and more? Fitbit's multi-sport smart watch is down under $140 with this Prime Day bargain.

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (US Version) for $138.95 (list price $199.95)


If you don't need everything the Echo offers but still want Dolby-powered sound for playing your Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more, the Alexa-enabled Tap portable speaker might be right for you. Amazon's knocking $50 off the retail price today, so you can nab one for the bargain price of $79.99. 

Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $79.99 (list price $129.99)


Vacuuming is the most tedious of chores, and until scientists can finally deliver on the robotic-maid promises The Jetsons made, you can farm out at least a little bit of your housework to a robot. Roomba's robotic vacuums are handy, effective time-savers, but they're usually on the pricey side. For one day, Amazon's solving that price. The Roomba 652 is marked all the way down to $250 today. If you hate vacuuming and love feeling like you're living in the future, you can't afford not to buy one. 

iRobot Roomba 652 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $249.99 (list price $374.99)


Chances are good that you're overdue for a new toothbrush. On Prime Day, you can own the smartest toothbrush you've ever seen at an even smarter price. The Oral-B Pro 700 Series gives you real-time feedback to help direct your brushing on the most important areas, gives you a warning when you're brushing too hard, and tracks your brushing habits. It's even Bluetooth compatible! It's also racked up a 4.4-star average over 3,100 reviews, so there are lots of smiling customers out there. This kind of tooth-brushing technology would usually set you back $219.99, but Amazon has scrubbed the price down to $85 for Prime Day. You can't even get one cavity filled for $85. Trust us. 

Electric Toothbrush, Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black Electronic Power Rechargeable Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun for $85.00 (list price $219.99)


Amazon frequently runs great deals on Crest's 3D White Luxe Whitestrips, but the Prime Day version is a particularly solid bargain. If you're looking to lighten your chompers, you can pick up 20 treatments, plus two one-hour express whitening kits for just $29.99 today. 

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Professional Effects 20 Treatments + Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1 Hour Express 2 Treatments - Teeth Whitening Kit (Packaging May Vary) for $29.99 (list price $43.99)


Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black (2017 model) for $98.00 (list price $198.00)

Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED-Lit Monitor with Freesync support for $279.99 (list price $399.99)

Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, HD Wifi Cam, and 2-Way Audio for $169.00 (list price $249.00)

K55 Brewer & 40ct Variety Pack of K-Cups (ship separately) for $69.99 (list price $118.77)

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, WIFI 2nd Gen, 900 Watts for $129.00 (list price $199.00)

Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups BL660 for $69.99 (list price $119.99)

Bissell Multi Reach Cordless Stick Vacuum, 2151A for $229.00 (list price $329.99)

GreenWorks MO40L410 G-MAX 40V 20-Inch Cordless 3-in-1 Lawn Mower with Smart Cut Technology, (1) 4Ah Battery and Charger included for $225.00 (list price $349.00)

Pelican Elite 30 Quart Cooler (White/Gray) for $210.20 (list price $230.61)

Garmin Fenix 3 HR, Gray for $352.49 (list price $549.99)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $129.00 (list price $199.00)

PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console - Uncharted 4 Bundle for $229.00 (list price $299.99)

All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

Zinus 12 Inch Gel-Infused Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress, Queen for $179.00 (list price $299.99)

Braun Series 9 9093s Wet and Dry Waterproof Foil Shaver for Men for $148.99 (list price $268.98)

GREENIES Teenie Variety Pack with 27 oz. Original and 27 oz. Fresh Dental Dog Treats for $28.99 (list price $69.98)

RUSK Engineering W8less Professional 2000 Watt Dryer for $46.95 (list price $79.95)

FHI Brands Platform Tourmaline Ceramic Professional Hair Styling Iron, 1/2-Inch for $86.99 (list price $125.99)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $7.06 (list price $16.89)

GoPro Session w/ GoPro Handler, Samsung 32GB SD Card, AmazonBasics Headstrap for $149.00 (list price $202.46)

Xbox One S 1TB Console - Halo Wars 2 Bundle + Play & Charge Kit + Xbox White Wireless Controller + 3 Digital Games for $289.99 (list price $417.90)

AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair - Black for $79.99 (list price $109.99)

AmazonBasics Havana Bronze Commercial Patio Heater for $99.99 (list price $129.99)

Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Midnight Blue for $89.99 (list price $149.99)

PizzaQue Deluxe Kettle Grill Pizza Kit for 18" and 22.5" Kettle Grills PC7001 for $67.42 (list price $67.42)

Bluedio Turbine T2s Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic, 57mm Drivers/Rotary Folding (Black) for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Up to 80MB, Grey/Black (SDSDUNC-032G-GN6IN) for $10.99 (list price $37.99)

Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up Is a Festive Holiday Decoration, Calendar, and Book for Potterheads

Insight Editions
Insight Editions

If you find the weeks leading up to Christmas to be interminable, Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up from Insight Editions can help make the wait a bit more whimsical. This unique, interactive hardcover opens up to a festive illustration of Hogwarts’s Great Hall, modeled on its appearance from the Harry Potter movie series. In the center is a pop-up Christmas tree that measures 13 inches tall. And since no tree should be left barren during the holidays, there are 25 ornaments, all based on magical artifacts from the series, that can adorn the branches.

The ornaments are housed right in the pages of the Great Hall and can be removed one day at a time like an Advent calendar. Also included in the package is a mini book that features behind-the-scenes details and images about the props, sets, and holiday moments from the movies.

Buy Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up on Amazon for Christmas 2019.
Insight Editions

Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up will be available on October 22 for $39.99 (or $27.99 if you pre-order on Amazon), but that’s not the only Harry Potter book on offer from Insight Editions this fall.

Harry Potter: Magical Places brings the film series’s most iconic locations to life with the help of fully illustrated, multi-layered diorama scenes. These immersive depictions of Potter locales are combined with behind-the-scenes details and descriptions to throw you further than ever into Harry’s world. Harry Potter: Magical Places is on sale now for $29.99.

Harry Potter: Magical Places: A Paper Scene Book
Insight Editions

There’s also Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts An Illustrated Guide, which showcases full-color illustrations of the nooks and crannies of Hogwarts, shining light on some of the more obscure details hidden in the school of witchcraft and wizardry. It goes on sale on October 8 for $29.99 (or $20.99 on Amazon).

Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts: An Illustrated Guide.
Insight Editions

And be sure to check out our latest List Show, where we discuss the origins of 30 words and spells from the Harry Potter series.

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25 Awesome Pet Halloween Costumes You Can Buy Right Now


As much fun as it is to dress up in a Halloween costume, it’s even more satisfying to throw one on your favorite four-legged companion. For one glorious day, you can turn your dog or cat into a vampire, a superhero, a Jedi, or even a taco, and it’s seen as completely normal. But picking out the right dog or cat costume can be difficult, especially with all of the choices available. Here, we’ve got 25 awesome cat and dog Halloween costumes you can get at Petco, Chewy, Target, and Walmart.

1. Wonder Woman Dog Costume

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Wonder Woman Dog Costume.
DC Comics

Turn your pooch into an Amazonian warrior with this ensemble that carries the colors and familiar tiara of Wonder Woman. Steve Trevor sold separately.

Buy it: Petco

2. Superman Illusion Dog Suit

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Superman Dog Costume.
DC Comics

Superpups won’t need a phone booth to dash into with this illusion suit that mimics that iconic transformation of Clark (Bark) Kent into Superman. (Note: Glasses do not have corrective lenses.)

Buy it: Petco 

3. Batman Dog T-Shirt

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Batman Dog Costume.
DC Comics

If your pet is low on patience when it comes to elaborate costumes, consider this minimalist approach. A Bat-symbol emblazoned on the back shows off support for vigilante justice.

Buy it: Petco 

4. DC's Batman Illusion Dog Suit

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Batman Dog Costume.
DC Comics

Your doggo probably never got to know their parents, which is at least one thing they have in common with Bruce Wayne. Avenge Gotham with this padded costume that gives your pet better abs than yours.

Buy it: Petco 

5. Batman Dog Bandana

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Batman Dog Costume.
DC Comics

The Bat-logo stands out against a yellow background in this pup-friendly kerchief for dogs that prefer sleeveless attire.

Buy it: Petco

6. Superman Dog Bandana

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Superman Dog Costume.
DC Comics

Is your heroic hound ready to cast off his glasses, quit his job as a newspaper reporter, and share his true identity with the world? This bandana is the classiest way to do it.

Buy it: Petco

7. Spider-Man Hoodie

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Spider-Man Dog Costume.

While the debate over which Spider-Man did it best—Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, or Tobey Maguire—rages on, the clear winner is about to be your dog wearing this costume.

Buy it: Petco

8. Jack-o'-Lantern Dog Hoodie

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Pumpkin Jack o Lantern Costume.

Because carving jack-o'-lanterns is hard, turn your pup into a “pupkin” instead with this easy pullover Halloween hoodie.

Buy it: Petco

9. Cookie Monster

Best Pet Halloween Costumes. Cookie Monster Dog Costume.
Pet Krewe

The perfect outfit for the pooch who won’t take their eyes off your cookie even though they definitely can’t have chocolate.

Buy it: Petco

10. Toast of the Town

Best Halloween Costumes for Dogs.

This oh-so-extra outfit is ideal for trendy millennial pets who know that the secret to happiness lies between two thick slices of avocado toast. The “Flaming Dawg Hot Sauce” headband is just icing on the cake … er, hot sauce on the toast.

Buy it: Petco

11. King Purrington

Get the best cat halloween costumes of 2019.

Your cat doesn't need to dress like royalty to know they’re in charge, so let this king costume serve as a reminder to everyone else in the house. Just don't be surprised if your cat starts acting haughtier than usual after sporting a cape and crown for a few hours.

Buy it:vPetco

12. Lion Mane

Lion mane cat costume.
Pet Krewe

Halloween is a chance for your pet to look as ferocious as they feel all year long. But be warned: This lion mane costume will probably illicit more "awws" than screams.

Buy it: Petco

13. "Witch, Please!" Dog Hat

Witch hat dog Halloween costume.

Spookiness, sassiness: This witch hat for dogs—complete with a lime-green wig and the words "Witch, please!" emblazoned on the band—has it all.

Buy it: Petco

14. Teddy Bear Dog Costume

Teddy bear dog costume for Halloween 2019.

Your dog can become a bit more squeezable when you dress it up like a plush teddy bear—complete with little arms, legs, and ears.

Buy it: Petco

15. Dog & Cat Sombrero

Cat and dog sombreros for Halloween 2019.

The best part about this sombrero for your cat or dog is that there’s no reason why you can’t strap it on their head even after Halloween is over. They may hate you for it, but the look on their face will make a great photo op (see above).

Buy it: Chewy

16. Cat Devil Costume

Cat devil costume for Halloween 2019.

Every cat has a touch of evil in them, so indulge them this Halloween with the set of horns they've earned throughout the year.

Buy it: Chewy

17. Cat & Dog Vampire Cape

A dog dressed in a vampire Halloween costume.

Simple but effective—turn your pet into an elegant count this Halloween with this red-lined black cape.

Buy it: Chewy

18. Taco Dog & Cat Costume

Taco dog Halloween costume for 2019.

Your favorite pet dressed as your favorite food. Best of all, the entire taco costume comes in one piece, so you don’t have to worry about assembly being a hassle.

Buy it: Chewy

19. Dog or Cat Business Suit

Business suit dog costume.
Rubie's Costume Company

Chances are your pet will never have a high-powered office job, but that doesn’t mean they can’t dress the part. And don’t worry, the tie is attached to the costume, so your pup won't have to learn the Half-Windsor.

Buy it: Chewy

20. Skeleton Hoodie

Skeleton hoodie Halloween costume for dogs.
Hyde & EEK! Boutique

You really can’t go wrong with a classic like this skeleton hoodie. And with the ear holes in the hood, your pup will be comfy all Halloween long.

Buy it: Target

21. Ewok Dog Costume

Star Wars Halloween costumes for pets.
Rubie's Costume Company

Even the most jaded of Star Wars fans won’t be able to resist this simple costume that turns your dog into a fierce and fuzzy protector of Endor.

Buy it: Target

22. Jedi Robe

Star Wars Jedi Halloween costume for dogs.
Rubie's Costume Company.

A costume for a more civilized age, this Jedi pet robe is easy to slip on and adds a graceful elegance to any dog’s life. Just keep an eye on their paws—you don’t want to fall for that mind trick nonsense.

Buy it: Target

23. Jurassic World T. rex

Dinosaur Halloween Costume for Dogs.
Rubie's Costume Company

Cue the John Williams, because this T. rex costume is perfect for any dino-lovin’ Halloween freak out there. The kicker? The tiny arms, of course.

Buy it: Walmart

24. Yoda

Yoda Halloween costume for pets.
Rubie's Costume Company

You already know your pet is wise beyond its years, so slapping a Yoda costume on it is only natural. If you can’t fathom getting your cat or dog into the robe, you can opt for just the Yoda ears, too.

Buy it: Walmart

25. Blue Monster

Best dog and cat Halloween costumes.
Rubie's Costume Company

This Halloween, turn your pet into a furry beast—more so than usual. And if you don’t like the shock of bright blue hair, you can go for the pink version. It’s your money; embarrass your pup as you please.

Buy it: Walmart

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