Prime Day is back, and while Amazon has plenty of discounts, so do its competitors. We've gathered up corresponding deals from Walmart, Target, Best B
Prime Day is back, and while Amazon has plenty of discounts, so do its competitors. We’ve gathered up corresponding deals from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and other stores. You won’t need a membership to shop these sales, but you should keep in mind that this is just the start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just over a month away, and we’ll be covering those sales, too.
We strike through items that sell out or rise in price as we update this guide. Discounts sometimes return quickly, so check for yourself. You’ll need a subscription to Amazon Prime to get most of these deals.
Updated October 13: We added new deals, like the KitchenAid stand mixer and the Yamaha YAS-109 soundbar.
WIRED’s Prime Day Coverage
Best Buy Deals
Best Buy is, apparently, starting its Black Friday deals early. There are some good discounts running through October 14. Just remember that these deals (and more) will reappear next month.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones for $199 ($100 off): These headphones are a little older now, but they’re still just as good as when we first reviewed them. I purchased a pair for my partner one Christmas, and I can attest to the fantastic noise cancellation. This deal is price-matched at Amazon.
Beats Solo Pro Headphones for $180 ($120 off): WIRED highly recommends the Beats Solo Pro, even though the headphones charge via a Lightning cable (handy if you use an iPhone). You can save on several colors both at Best Buy and Amazon.
Wiz A19 60W Color Smart Bulb 2-Pack for $20 ($8 off): We like these smart bulbs since they’re budget-friendly and simple. This deal gets you colorful bulbs for the price you’d usually pay for the non-color versions. They work with voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, but you’ll need to download an app for first-time setup.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE for $310 ($70 off): We like this fitness wearable, especially for those with Android phones. It has a big face and a better battery life than its predecessor, along with helpful fitness features. This is a deal for the 40-mm LTE model, but the larger size is also on sale. The older Galaxy Watch Active is discounted too, and it’s nearly as capable if you don’t care about the Active2’s digital bezel or slightly better battery life.
Crock-Pot 6-QT Multi-Cooker for $50 ($60 off): What is a sale day without an affordable pressure cooker? Crock-Pots are reliable and indispensable, if you’re doing much more home cooking than you’re used to. This affordable Instant Pot dupe can pressure cook, slow cook, simmer, and saute, as well as a host of other functions. It also comes with a steaming rack and spoon.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer for $250 ($250 off): You’ll need a more heavy-duty bowl-lift stand mixer if you’re still making loaf after loaf of quarantine bread. They have substantially higher horsepower than the more familiar tilt-head models. This one will last you forever.