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Amazon Prime Day Discounts and My Top 5 Summer Picks

Amazon Prime Day is here!

Which you are well aware of, unless you’ve been under a rock. Today, July 15, the online shopping behemoth is boasting “more deals than Black Friday”…which is saying a lot.

Amazon has shared a preview of the Prime Day discounts, but has been vague about specifics, (hats off to the folks answering all of the questions on their Facebook page in the last few days) only to repeat that deals will appear throughout the day. Going so far as to say they’ll post new discounts “every 10 minutes.”

Here are a few of my summer staples that I’m hoping are on sale today:

1. Sport-Brella Umbrella

I can’t say enough about this thing. We take it everywhere. It’s light and easy to carry, sets up just like an umbrella and has saved our skin this summer at packed pools, parks, and games.

Sport Brella

2. Mac Sports Folding Utility Wagon

The BEST gift I ever received was this wagon last Christmas. We took it on our Disneyland road trip and my genius husband loaded all of the luggage and coolers into the wagon, to haul into the hotel. Think about that. No more sore arms or dragged bags. We’ve even put a kiddo (or two) in there for a hot w
alk through the watermark parking lot at the end of the day.
Wagon

3. Scout Insulated Tote

I’ve found it. The perfect cooler bag for the park, the pool, and day trips to local attractions. Big enough to hold drinks and a solid stash of food, but not so big that my arm falls off.Scout  Bag

4. Moon Leisure Camping Chair 

Ever tried to sit in a bag chair with a kid on your lap? SUPER COMFY, EH? This chair is the campfire favorite this summer. Added bonus: the wrap around design keeps you cozy on cool nights.camp chair

5. KEEN Newport H2 Sandal

I will never stop singing the praises of this kids sandal. Sturdy enough to run through the playground or walk in the river, but airy and light for the summer. That sturdy toe will stand up to even the worst toe-dragging bike rider. Ask me how I know.

keen kids

Bonus: Reef Women’s Stargazer Flip Flop Sandal

Because Rachael and I both bought these without consulting/coordinating/coercing each other. Hers are black, mine are pink. We love them.

reef stargazers

FROM AMAZON:

The following are examples of some of the deals that will be available at various times throughout Prime Day.

  • Fire TV Stick, fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
  • Kindle, $30 off
  • Fire HD 7, $60 off
  • Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, $60 off
  • 32-inch LED TV, $75
  • 40-inch 1080p LED TV, $115
  • Brand-name 32-inch Smart HDTV, under $200
  • 50-inch 4K TV bundle, under $1000
  • Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
  • Chromebook laptop, only $199
  • Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
  • Highly rated binoculars, under $120
  • Two security camera-kits, $279.99
  • K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $35.99
  • K’NEX Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $23.99
  • Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure (Amazon Exclusive), $9.99
  • iRobot Roomba Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, under $300
  • Husqvarna mower, under $300
  • 40 lightning deals on DVDs up to 75% off
  • Up to 50% off any of the Harry Potter books
  • Save more than 70% on the Divergent Series Complete Box Set of books
  • Save up to 70% on select kitchen products from top brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Foodsaver and Thermos
  • Save up to 50% on select tools for the DIY auto enthusiast
  • Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
  • Road-trip-ready automotive products starting at 50% off
  • Save more than 50% on Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
  • 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
  • 60% off Amazon Elements Baby Wipes with code ELEMENTS60
  • Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES

Happy Shopping!

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