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Prime Day totally snuck up on me this year. But with four kids 7 and under, and another on the way, there are a lot of things sneaking up on me these days.
But, thanks to handy email alerts, I was reminded of Prime Day’s arrival earlier this evening. Which, of course, meant canceling plans for Netflix after bedtime and doing a little deal searching instead. (Actually, my fingers are crossed I’ll still have time for Netflix…)
There are SO many things that Amazon wants to get your attention with… hundreds of sales and products and services to catch your eye. But really, if you didn’t know you needed it before Prime Day, do you really need it at all? That’s kind of my general philosophy when it comes to sales and deals.
So, instead of surfing through alllllll the product pages, (I did that already), I put together a list of some of our FAVORITE items that are used ALL THE TIME at our house. I can vouch for these items adding value and ease to our lives, and I wanted to share them with you!
If you aren’t already a Prime Member, you can sign up for the free trial to take advantage of the deals! It’s not even being tricky. Amazon wants you to take advantage of these sales. You will have 60 days to use Amazon Prime and cancel if you want. (Although, after 60 days of free two-day shipping, you may not want to cancel!).
10 Prime Day Deals for the Whole Family:
*Some of these deals start later in the day on 7-11, so look for when each deal goes live on the listing.
This may be one of the most exciting items on the list for me because I am always thinking about how much I love our Audible subscription and trying to convince others it is worth it. We have access to an ever-growing listening library of books and stories on my phone/computer/iPod touch that we can listen to whenever we want. Trust me when I say we listen daily!
I will be putting together a post on our favorite audiobooks soon, but in the meantime, don’t miss this opportunity to get half a year’s membership for almost half off!
Prime Day Deal: 40% off the cost of membership for 6 months!
This Instant Pot is the newest model (newer than the 7-1 version that I have). I am hoping that the 7-1 will go on sale too. I plan to keep checking frequently because I heard a rumor it is supposed to!
UPDATE: The 8qt 7-1 Instant Pot Duo is on sale for Prime Day too! This is awesome because the 8qt IP’s rarely go on sale! If you have a larger family (or maybe just a family of boys), or even if you just use your Instant Pot a lot, the 8qt would be a great size to have!
All of our kids have these water bottles and I highly recommend them. They don’t leak, they come in dozens of designs, and are great for always having water for everyone no matter where you are.
I am so excited about this book that Erin from The Humbled Homemaker is releasing this fall. I have had the honor of reading an advanced copy and I will be sharing more about it soon and recommending it to everyone! Take this opportunity to preorder the book and get a ton of fabulous preorder incentives!
More Than Just Making It is less than $15, so to get the deal, you will need to order another book. But that won’t be a problem, will it?! If you need fresh ideas, check out this list of 7 Must-Read Books.
Prime Day Deal: $5 off a $15 book order with the code PRIMEBOOKS17
We LOVE our Kindles, and honestly, my husband and I both agree that they are one of the best things to have around with newborns. There are so many things I appreciate about the Kindle (portability, adjusting the brightness, affordability of books, to name a few), and we purposefully choose the versions without internet access so that we are simply reading without distraction.
We will be adding a third Kindle to our collection for our son who just learned to read this Spring and is blazing through books!
Prime Day Deal: $49.99 ($30 off!)
Truly, one of my favorite kitchen tools! I have two and use them multiple times a day.
A pasta maker makes homemade, fresh pasta so much easier!
I’m a Vitamix girl myself, but I have heard wonderful things about the Ninja. It’s almost half-off today, which makes the price hard to beat!
Another daily use item. I carry this speaker all around the house to listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. I’ve even taken it with us for picnics at the park!
Prime Day Deal: $26.99 (33% off)
There were so many great deals in this section, I couldn’t decide. If camping and hiking is on your upcoming to-do list, you should definitely check out these deals on tents, hammocks, lanterns, and much more.
Don’t know what to get? Here’s a family camping packing checklist to help!
We have some hand-me-down train tracks and trains in a couple of our activity trays, but I know my kids would love more. This is a great deal for a LOT of tracks, and would give kids a lot more freedom to build bigger set-ups and allow for more cooperative play!
Did you take advantage of any deals on Prime Day? What made it into your cart?