It's Friday, the weekend is in sight, and you deserve a treat. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best discounts available so far today so you don't have to go deal hunting. Just scroll on down.
Amazon's annual Prime Day shopping event is hurtling toward us at breakneck speed. While the day (or two days, this year) of deals doesn't officially kick off until July 15, there are already some savings to be made in the run up to the event including discounts on Amazon's own Echo smart speaker lineup. We're already seeing Black Friday-level price drops on Amazon's home-grown tech with prices being cut by as much as 50%. What's even better is that these deals are not currently exclusive to Amazon Prime members so anyone can take advantage of them. On the big day itself, any deals will be locked down to members only so this may be your best chance to save if you're not already signed up.
Up to 50% off
The super-popular 3rd-gen Echo Dot is currently half price in all three available colors at just $24.99. While we have seen it spend periods of time at $30 in recent months, we haven't witnessed a price drop this steep since Black Friday and it did not spend long at that price then. If you prefer the full-size Amazon Echo, you can pick one up with $30 off and you can save $20 more when you buy two together. There's also a discount on this Echo Sub bundle as well as multi-buy savings on the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition speaker with FreeTime Unlimited.
Keep reading for the rest of today's best deals...
- Pocket library: Amazon Kindle Unlimited
- No wires: iClever GK03 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
- Savings on savings: Dell Refurbished Store Sale
- Major upgrade: Koogeek Smart Surge Protector Power Strip
- Listen up: Jaybird X4 Bluetooth Headphones
- Fire sale: Tacklife ELY04 Electric Arc Lighter
Amazon is offering Prime members a sweet perk ahead of Prime Day. Simply click through and sign up for a free three-month trial to Kindle Unlimited. This is a subscription service giving you access to over a million titles, spanning from cookbooks to fantasy novels to nonfiction and more. It usually costs $9.99 a month, and it will renew at that rate at the end of the trial. You can cancel at any time with no penalty. The deal is supposed to be restricted to people signing up for the first time, but the milage seem to vary on that.
Without a bunch of wires crossing your desk, it could look a lot tidier, and today you can clean up with iClever's GK03 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo at 25% off its regular cost. Clipping the coupon on its product page and then entering code SHEPGK03 during checkout will drop its price to $26.99, saving you $9 and bringing it lower than it's ever reached on its own.
Starting today and going through the end of the day July 1, you can save as much as 50% off a single item at the Dell Refurbished store. Use the code HOTDEAL4U during checkout and you'll get 50% off any item priced $499 or higher and 40% off any item $498 or less. The deal excludes anything already on clearance, server items, and the E7250 laptops. The coupon code is only valid through the refurbished store, and it comes with free ground shipping. Work in IT for a small business? Interested in a server? Dell has you covered there, too. Save 30% on any Dell server with the code SERVER4UDEAL.
Getting into smart home tech is fun, but it can also be pretty expensive buying smart plugs one by one. With something like Koogeek's Smart Surge Protector Power Strip, you can add smart functionality to several devices at once for a more affordable price. While it's normally sold for around $57 on average at Amazon, today you can grab one for only $44 when you enter promo code 5CDWU8NV during checkout.
Amazon has the Jaybird X4 wireless Bluetooth headphones on sale for $99.99 right now. That's the steepest price drop these have ever seen. This price is also available for both colors. These are IPX7 waterproof, meaning they can stand up to rain, snow, sleet, or other nonsense, as well as your face sweat. They can play for eight hours on a single charge, and the sport fit provides a comfortable and secure grip that's designed to withstand your movements as you work out.
How many disposable lighters have you gone through in your life so far? A few bucks here and there adds up to a lot of money spent after awhile, when instead you could pick up something like Tacklife's Electric Arc Lighter that can last for years to come. It's normally priced just under $11 on average, and using code ICZA9UGG during checkout at Amazon can even drop its price to $4.48 for a limited time.
This is just a small sampling of the deals that the Thrifter team has uncovered today. If you want to keep up with everything that the crew is uncovering, be sure to follow Thrifter on Twitter and sign up for the daily deals newsletter so you never miss out on anything!
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