Amazon Prime Day 2020 is LIVE and we’re updating this post for items that have gone on sale! 🙂
Prime Day is usually held in July, but was postponed due to covid-19. It’s similar to Black Friday with deals rotating throughout the day. The annual sale is held exclusively for Amazon Prime numbers (so if you don’t already have it, sign up for the 30-day trial account). It’s $12.99/month or $120/year after that, In addition to Prime Day, you get free two-day shipping year-round, unlimited photo storage, Prime Video, and grocery delivery service from Amazon Fresh.
Be sure to follow me on Facebook as I’ll be sharing deals there leading up to and on Prime Day!
Bonus for this year: If you spend $10 on amazon/com/supportsmall now until Oct. 12, you’ll get a $10 credit to spend on Prime Day! (I found this out when they emailed me my $10 credit out of the blue haha)
These travel items were on sale last year. As Prime Day moves closer, this post will be updated for new items that go on sale or items to be removed if they are not on sale this year.
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AncestryDNA Genetic Test
Heritage travel is on the rise thanks to the ease of DNA testing kits. I enjoyed walking through my family’s history in Ireland, even before these kits were readily available. The kits help you find out in more detail where your family is from – personally, we learned we’re a bit Scandinavian! This year, they’re 50% OFF! Only $49. Buy Here.
SanDisk 128GB Memory Card
I swear by my 128GB memory cards! It is nice to not have to worry about running out of memory on a trip. We always pack at least two memory cards in case one is damaged or lost or unreadable by the camera. You can get these for $24 instead of $30! Buy here!
TRTL Pillow Plus Travel Pillow
There are few travel pillows with over 1,000 reviews and 4 stars – and the TRTL pillow is one of them. No more sore neck from sleeping on the plane. This pillow has height adjustability so you can find your perfect position no matter where you are. Last year it was on sale for $48 (down from $60). Buy here.
Selfie Stick Tripod
For the solo traveler that wants the epic picture – or the couple who actually wants a photo together. This selfie stick also can stand on it’s own! With over 1,000 reviews and a 4.5 star rating, it’s a great deal. It’s a lightning deal so once it hits 100% it’s gone! Buy here.
Anker Portable Charger Power Bank
We live by our power banks and I’m not going to count how many I own because it’s probably embarrassing. However, they bring such peace of mind when traveling. Paired with my cable organizer, I don’t need to worry about any of my batteries dying! Last year, it was over 40% off. Buy here.
Pro Tip: If you’re planning on doing a lot of shopping on Amazon, apply for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card! Now through Oct 31, eligible Prime members who apply will get a $100 Amazon gift card instantly! I have this credit card and use it for 5% back on Amazon.com purchases, and 2% at restaurants and gas stations, (1% everywhere else). For more information, visit amazon.com/primevisa.
Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
Books are an absolute necessary when traveling but they can take up precious space. This is where an e-reader comes into play! Storing plenty of books for whatever inspires you while taking up little space. Last year all kindles were on sale. The paperwhite screen can be read everywhere – in full sunlight and on dimly lit planes. This year it is on sale for $80 from $130. Buy here.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones II
These are the gem of travel – who wouldn’t like some peace and quiet no matter where you are? Typically, they’re over $200 on Amazon – but during Prime Day last year they were marked down to $159! Buy here.
Epicka Universal Travel Adapter
I never leave home without my travel adapter – I won’t get far without it! This one includes 150 countries, making it simple for the traveler who isn’t 100% sure what they’ll need! (A Norwegian Cruise ship, leaving Argentina, and heading to Antarctica? What plug do you need for that? Better pack them all!) Bonus: it had four USB ports and one USB-C port! It’s on sale for $20. Buy here.
Castries Converter and Adapter Combo with Case
While not as compact as the over, it does include converter and adapters and a case. It’s on sale for $30.59. Buy here.
RavPower 4-Port USB Wall Charger
Hotels are notorious for not having enough outlets for all the things we have to charge. This 4-port charger can help! Last year it was only $14! Buy here.
Travel Cable Organizer
Wires always get tangled and mismatched with chargers when traveling. This organizer helps keep all the cables, adapters, and even a mouse nice and tidy. Last year it was only $13! Buy here.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This is a must-have for avid hikers! This water bottle filters water sources to make it safe for drinking. LifeStraws were marked down $7 to make it $10! Buy here.
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker
I love having music playing pretty much anywhere I am – and traveling is no different. A portable speaker is always fun to have! This one is waterproof and weighs about a pound! Last year you could get this for $40 off! Buy here.
Kroser Laptop Backpack
This is the laptop backpack I have for my large (15in) laptop and I LOVE it. It has fit two laptops, my camera gear, power banks, all while being compact in a backpack. It also has a charger on the outside for easy access to phones! It’s on sale for $27.19 as a lightning deal! Buy here.
Tzowla Business Laptop Backpack
Another laptop backpack with more color options. It also has an outside charging area. It can hold a 15.6″ laptop. They have 6 colors available and they range in price from $22-28. This is a lightning deal. Buy Here.
eBags 4-Piece Packing Cube Set
Another packing essential to stay organized are packing cubes! Every piece of luggage I own is by eBags! My last carry on traveled to all 7 continents with me over 9 years – quite the journey – which is why I always recommend eBags! Last year they marked down their 4-piece packing cube set by 40%! Bonus: It comes in 6 colors! Buy here.
eBags Pro Slim Jr Laptop Backpack (4 colors)
It’s a good thing I already told you how much I love eBags – since last year this compact backpack went on sale for $55 off! It fits a 15-inch laptop in a personal-item size (meaning it fits under the seat on an airplane! Also includes a pass-through sleeve so you can put it on top of your rolling luggage! Buy here.
Timbuk2 Co-Pilot Luggage Roller Suitcase
If you’re in need of a new carry-on – this ultra-light luggage will help keep you under weight! Last year it was an affordable $84. Buy here.
Marmot Two Person Tent
For the traveler who also loves to camp, the Marmot 2-person tent was 30% off last year on Prime Day! This ultra-lightweight tent will fit in any backpack. Buy here.
Marmot 30-degree Sleeping Bag
A tent is only as warm as its sleeping bag. Tested to provide a comfortable night’s sleep at temperatures as low as 30 degrees. Last year, this was also 30% off. Buy here.
Quick-Drying Travel Underwear
If you pack like you’re going to have a bathroom accident every day on a trip and end up bringing 25 pairs of underwear for a weekend trip – these are for you! They’re easy to clean in a sink with soap and water and dry very quickly! Boxer Briefs and Bikini Briefs were both 40% off last year!
Is there something you’re looking for? Let me know in the comments and I’ll keep an eye out on Prime Day. Remember to follow me on Facebook for updates!
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