Echo Prime Day Deals

  • Original smart display model priced at $189.99
  • Buy it in charcoal or sandstone
  • Works with Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant
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After a delay of almost three months due to the pandemic, Amazon finally dropped the date of the much-anticipated Prime Day 2020. The 48-hour event will start on October 13 and run through October 14 (Pacific Time), which means we have less than two weeks left to prepare. But don’t fret; our team combed the Web to find the best Prime Day deals, particularly on Amazon’s Echo line. So if there is an Echo product you’ve been eyeing for months, this may be the best time to click “add to cart”.

Amazon Echo Flex
Amazon Echo Flex

Prime Day 2020 Echo Deals

Details on Prime Day 2020 Echo offers are still sparse as of the moment. Amazon doesn’t really like announcing deals in advance until just before the day, so we may have to stay put for now. However, by looking at Prime Day deals from previous years, we could get a sense of what’s probably coming this year.

Amazon Echo Dot Clock
Amazon Echo Dot Clock

Not A Prime Member Yet?: You can get a free 30-day Prime membership trial and still qualify for Prime Day deals. Just go to your Amazon account’s settings and click on Manage Prime Membership.

Recap: Prime Day 2019 Echo Deals

Not surprisingly, the best deals we saw in previous Prime Day events were on Amazon’s own products and services. There were massive markdowns on Echo devices last year, as evident by these Prime Day 2019 deals.

ProductsRegular PricePrime Day 2019 Price or Promotion
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)$49.99$22.00-$25.00
Echo (2nd Gen)$99.99$50.00
Echo Show 5$99.99$49.99
AmazonBasics Microwave$59.99Free Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for every purchase
Echo Show (2nd Gen)$159.99Free Amazon Echo Dot and Philips Hue Bulb for every purchase
Echo (2nd Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug$94.98 ($49.99 + $44.99)$54.98

If last year’s deals are any indication of what will be on sale this year, we suggest keeping an eye on discounts on older Echo devices, bundles, and smart displays again this year. And, if you’re new to smart displays, we recommend reading our Echo Show 8 review next. We have a feeling that smart displays will be one of the highlights of Prime Day 2020. Watch out for deals on Alexa-enabled wearables and the latest generation of Echo smart speakers as well, as Amazon will likely use Prime Day to promote the future of Alexa.

FYI: The Echo Flex is currently the cheapest Echo device out there. Read our Echo Flex review to learn more about it.

Prime Day Deals You Can Grab Right Now

We know you are just as excited as we are for Prime Day, so we scoured the Amazon website for pre-Prime Day deals available right now. Just like in previous years, the retail giant has launched Prime-exclusive discounts ahead of Prime Day to get our mouths watering. Let’s check them out!

ProductRegular PriceDeal PriceDeal DetailsCheckout Code
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)$49.99$39.99-Price down to $39.99 -Get two for the price of one ($39.98) by adding two Echo Dots to your cart and entering a code at checkoutDOTPRIME2PK
Two-pack Echo (4th Gen)$199.98 (pre-order)$169.98-Pre-order two of Echo (4th Gen) and get $30 off at checkoutECHO2PK
Two-pack Echo Dot (4th Gen)$99.98 (pre-order)$79.98-Pre-order two of Echo Dot (4th Gen) and get $20 off at checkoutDOT2PK
Three months Amazon Kids+ Family Plan subscription$29.97 ($9.99 per month)$0.99-Try Amazon Kids+ Family Plan (up to four children per household) for three months for only $1n/a
$10 Prime Day creditn/an/a-Spend $10 on a small business featured by Amazon before Prime Day and earn a $10 credit usable on any purchase on Prime Dayn/a

Prime Day 2020 Is A Little Different: Good or Bad?

2020 has been a crazy year for most of us, even for large companies like Amazon, apparently. Recent events forced the online retailer to push back Prime Day, which usually takes place in mid-summer, by almost three months. The delay will likely have a ripple effect on Prime Day deals this year and we are optimistic that it is going to be in the right direction: better and bigger discounts for us.

Amazon Echo Show 5
Amazon Echo Show 5

For one, Prime Day revenue was up by 70 percent for the last two consecutive years, a trend that Amazon surely wants to continue this year.1 After all, Prime Day is Amazon’s single largest shopping day event. We also saw Prime Day sales in 2019 surpass Amazon’s combined Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in 2018.2 With those three sale events happening so close together this year, we believe that Amazon is going to up their Prime Day deals to get a jump on competitors’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions.

Pro Tip: If you don’t see a deal you are looking for, don’t lose hope! Try again on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Of course, the close proximity of Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday might also have a negative impact, particularly on shipping and logistics. Even in previous years when Prime Day took place in July, shoppers already complained over shipping delays.3 With Prime Day in October, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November, and holiday sales in December, we could be looking at a shipping slowdown for the remaining months of 2020. So if you are planning to give the gift of voice control to your loved ones this holiday season, Prime Day is your best bet to get great deals on Echo products without risking not getting your parcels on time.

Conclusion

They say that good things come to those who wait, and this year, we have waited a little longer for Prime Day. Does that mean we will get treated to better deals this time around? Looks like it, but we’ll know for sure in about two weeks. For now, the best we can do is prepare and wait in anticipation for the great deals coming our way. Prime Day only happens once a year, so we better make sure we don’t miss out.

Citations
  1. Statista. (2019). Year-on-year growth of global Amazon Prime Day sales from 2016 to 2019.
    statista.com/statistics/726674/yoy-amazon-prime-day-growth/

  2. Amazon. (2019). Alexa, How Was Prime Day? Prime Day 2019 Surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday Combined.
    press.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/alexa-how-was-prime-day-prime-day-2019-surpassed-black-friday

  3. AJC. (2019). Prime Day shoppers complain over Amazon shipping delays.
    ajc.com/news/national/prime-day-shoppers-complain-over-amazon-shipping-delays/LZMUgNNPHDJRH4oRuit4DO/