I Shop Amazon for a Living, and These Are the 12 Things I’m Buying During Prime Day

Trust me, these are actually impressive deals!
By Jessica Leigh Mattern
October 13, 2020
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There are a lot of deals happening this Amazon Prime Day, and if you feel overwhelmed by the huge sale—whether it’s the volume of markdowns, the various offers, or the ticking countdown featured on some listings—this shopping guide is going to make your life so much easier.

There are over one million Prime Day deals this year and rather than sifting through them all, I put my expertise as an Amazon editor to good use and rounded up some of the best savings. With beauty, clothing, kitchen, home, electronics, and wellness essentials up to 62 percent off and deals that start at just $12, it’s no wonder my cart is full.

Editor-Loved Prime Day Deals: 

While Prime Day is an excellent time to get big ticket items on sale (televisions and laptops, for example), it’s also an ideal time to stock up on everyday items. For me that’s my favorite L’Oreal mascara, which also happens to be a hit with Amazon’s reviewer community, racking up over 17,500 five-star ratings. My go-to facial sunscreen for sensitive skin, which is rarely marked down, is also sitting in my cart now that it’s on sale. It’s another beauty find that’s wildly popular with Amazon shoppers, earning over 8,800 perfect reviews. My dermatologist happens to love it, too.

If you’re in need of a few more reusable and machine-washable face masks, check out the Prime Day deal on Bondir’s premium fabric face mask. After testing dozens, it’s the only one that I don’t mind wearing—even for hours at a time and while working out. Those in need of another 2020 must-have, hand sanitizer, can stock up and save with this Germ-X set that’s an impressive 44 percent off. 

In my cart, there are several treats for me (hello, gorgeous eyeshadow palette and ultra-flattering Core 10 leggings), but there are even more special finds for my family. I’m getting a head start on my holiday shopping and grabbing a SodaStream sparkling water maker for my bubbly-loving mom, a now-$40 AmazonBasics hardside suitcase for my brother who lives across the country and travels often, and a $19 Echo Dot for my grandpa who loves all things Alexa.

Another item I’m planning to get and gift is the comfy and high-end looking men's hoodie from Amazon Essentials. It’s just $12, but it looks and feels like an expensive style you’d get from one of those overpriced athleisure brands. All the men in my family love theirs and requested another for Christmas, so I’m grabbing a few while they’re marked down to this unbelievably low price. 

You can browse all of these editor-wanted picks below, find additional deals through our curated list of the 57 best Prime Day offers this year, or shop everything currently on sale through Amazon’s Prime Day hub. Just be sure to move quickly because popular items are already selling out. 

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To buy: $32 (was $45); amazon.com.

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To buy: $19 (was $50); amazon.com.

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To buy: $50 (was $120); amazon.com.

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To buy: $25 with Prime (orig. $49.99); amazon.com.

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To buy: $68 with Prime (orig. $80); amazon.com.

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To buy: $16 with Prime (was $20); amazon.com.

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To buy: $22 (was $31); amazon.com.

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To buy: $30 (was $37); amazon.com.

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To buy: $16 with coupon (was $20); amazon.com.

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To buy: $23 (was $40); amazon.com.

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To buy: $12 (was $18); amazon.com.

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To buy: $40 (was $67); amazon.com.

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