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To get in on the best Amazon Prime Day deals, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. The good news is, even if you don't have an Amazon Prime membership you can still scoop up big discounts from the competition -- no paid membership required.
While the official dates for Prime Day are July 12 and 13, other businesses have also announced competing sales.
In the past we've seen concurrent events from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and a host of other retailers, effectively turning Prime Day into a mid-summer Black Friday, with rival companies hoping to secure a slice of the action.
Whether you're in the market for a new gadget or household appliance for yourself or you're hoping to make a headstart on gifts given during the holiday season, Prime Day is a great time to pick up some hefty discounts.
We are constantly on the lookout for interesting deals at competing retailers. Below, you will find every great deal we've found so far and ZDNet will be continually updating this list as more bargains appear on the market.
This package comes with a Samsung HW-A40M Bluetooth-enabled soundbar, wireless subwoofer, and remote. At under $100, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more capable sound system for your home theater at a better price. The HW-A40M supports both Dolby Audio and DTS, and is wireless surround sound compatible if you'd like to upgrade your system with additional speakers.
TVs are popular products that go on sale every Prime Day, and if you're looking for a tank of a set this year, the Sony BRAVIA is a model likely to interest you. The 65" display, combined with OLED 4K Ultra HD resolution, high-quality contrast, a cognitive processor, Google TV system, and Dolby audio, will be future-proof for years to come.
An absolute steal at Best Buy is the Lenovo Chromebook 3 for only $79. This Chromebook, which operates on ChromeOS, is equipped with an 11.6" HD display, Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC storage.
If you're planning to upgrade your gaming setup, you can save over $250 on a PNY Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. This is an even better deal than what we saw during the recent Memorial Day sales. This graphics card comes with 12GB GDDR6 in onboard memory, 3586 CUDA processing cores, and a 1320MHz core clock with 1777MHz boost clock speeds.
If you're on the lookout for a bargain Chromebook, Walmart is offering a steep discount on an 11.6" HP model. The laptop comes with an AMD A4 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and AMD Radeon R4 graphics.
This Prime Day, you can pick up a quiet and slim form factor robot vacuum, the Anker eufy 25C, for a discount. This Wi-Fi-connected robot vacuum can be controlled from your smartphone or voice and has a battery time of 100 minutes.
With a saving of $700, Best Buy has a great option for TV owners who believe bigger is better. The Samsung 85" Class Smart Tizen TV is a model able to show content in 4K UHD resolution and comes with a high-end processor, upscaling, an anti-reflective display, and the smart features we now expect of our TVs including access to streaming services.
With many of us now working from home on a hybrid or permanent basis, a decent headset is now not only a piece of kit for dedicated gamers. Ahead of Prime Day, you can pick up a Plantronics Voyager 8200 headset for a steal, which also comes with noise-canceling and compatibility with teleconference platforms.
During the Prime Day sales event, over at Newegg, you can pick up a robust gaming laptop with a price cut of $500. The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 Windows 10 gaming laptop is equipped with a 15.6" 300Hz FHD display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics, an AMD Ryzen 9 processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage, and a mechanical per-key RGB keyboard.
You can save over $500 when you pick up the LG 4K Smart OLED TV at Newegg. What makes this TV stand out is the 65" screen, Dolby Atmos audio, and artificial intelligence (AI)-based ThinQ technologies, designed to bolster the speed and quality of the display. In addition, this LG model uses what is known as 'self-lit' pixels for intense blacks and vibrant colors.
Newegg is currently offering a $150 Visa gift card and 4-year protection plan with purchase.
These are the top stores that have announced a sale to compete with Prime Day. As the event begins, we'll add the best anti-Prime Day competitor deals, so be sure to check back regularly.
Walmart is running the Deals for Days promotion with discounts on all sorts of items: TVs, laptops, Apple products, kitchen appliances, and more.
We'll add the best deals from Walmart as they are announced.
Target is bringing back its Deal Days promotion from July 11 to 13. Target's deals include:
Last year, Best Buy's week-long Bigger Deal Savings Event featured deals on laptops, kitchen appliances, robot vacuums, monitors, TVs, and more.
The company has gone with the slogan of a "Black Friday in July Sale" this year, and the Best Buy website gave us a sneak peek of the savings we can enjoy this week.
Starting July 10, Totaltech members will be able to access the sales a day earlier than the general public, with the event starting a day ahead of Amazon. For the rest of us, between July 11 - 13, discounts will be on offer for products including laptops, TVs, headphones, smartphones, and more.
The overall deals are below:
Newegg's 8th annual FantasTech Sale begins with a pre-sale event starting on July 5, while the official sale runs from July 11 to 15. You'll find discounts on laptops, PC components, and other tech-related products.
Newegg will once again offer FantasTech Price Protection for select items during the pre-sale time period. If the price of an eligible pre-sale product drops during the official sale, you'll receive an automatic refund for the difference to your original form of payment.
Amazon Prime Day starts at 3 AM EDT on July 12 and runs through July 13. Early Prime Day deals start on June 21, including up to 50% off Fire TV and 55% off select Amazon devices. Most of the alternative Prime Day sales will happen around the same time.
Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime members, costing $14.99 a month or $139 for an annual membership. You typically don't have to subscribe to an Amazon Prime alternative to qualify for deals from other retailers.
Earlier this summer, Walmart treated Walmart+ members to a special weekend of deals. But in the past, Walmart's anti-Prime Day sales have been open to anyone.
Many retailers have jumped on the Prime Day event as a chance to hold their own sale events.
If looking for discounts on tech, electronics, home office gadgets, and more, we've rounded up a selection of sales that may pique your interest in the lead-up to the main event. Have a look below:
ZDNet has been rounding up the best Prime Day deals by category:
Visit our Prime Day hub to discover even more great deals. If you'd like tips and tricks on how to suss out bargains on Amazon yourself, see: How to find the best deals, plus tips on how to master the sale.