Best Current Amazon Deals

Whether it’s the busy holiday shopping season or you need a simple gift in the off-season, we’re here to help you find great Amazon deals without leaving your house—pants are optional. We’ll even tell you where to browse the best Amazon deals using one of Amazon’s many discount sites.

Make Black Friday and Cyber Monday count by dropping your hard-earned dollars on smart home gear that anyone will love. Check out some of our favorite smart home tech deals below!


Where to find the best Amazon deals

How do I find Amazon Lightning Deals?

If you’re new to Amazon, it’s a relatively easy process to find Lightning Deals:

  • Go to Amazon.com.
  • Click on Today’s Deals (look under the search bar).
  • Once on the deals page, click on the Lightning Deals icon.

>>Take a shortcut: View Amazon’s Lightning Deals

Sort it out
Protip

On the Lightning Deals page, you can sort by department, price, discount, availability, and average customer review. This is useful for skipping hundreds of listings you don’t want.

What is Amazon's discount site?

Amazon has several discount sites:
  • Amazon Bargain Finds sells only products that cost $15 or less. It’s one of the best places to look if you need to find a cheap gift for white elephant exchanges, work parties, or because you have some Amazon gift card balance to use up.
  • Amazon Outlet is similar to your favorite outlet stores as it focuses on overstocked products, clearance items, and closeouts.
  • Amazon Renewed specializes in used products, but these have been refurbished and tested to ensure they work like new. Amazon offers a guarantee on renewed products so you can get a refund or replacement within 90 days of receiving your merchandise.
  • Amazon Warehouse also specializes in open-box and used products. You can buy lightly used products, often for a hefty discount. You can return products within 30 days if you aren’t satisfied.
  • Woot focuses on daily deals, including offering a main daily deal that it sells cheaper than other retail websites. Because Woot is an Amazon-owned company, you can use your Amazon login on the site.
Act fast
Case Study

Limited-time offers have a countdown timer for two reasons: The first reason is that sellers can offer better deals because they have expiration dates and limited stock.

The second is that limited-time offers have a psychological effect known as “anticipatory regret” that kicks in just before the sale ends.1 This effect causes people to make more impulsive purchases.

Now that you know where to look for the best Amazon deals, check out some of our favorite Amazon smart home deals.


Amazon Echo Flex: Best smart hub deal

Best smart hub deal
Amazon Echo Flex
Price*: 
$24.99
    Dimensions
    2.8 x 2.6 x 2.0 in.
    Weight
    5.3 oz.
    USB connectivity
    USB-A port to support optional accessories (sold separately) or phone charging (7.5W)
    *Amazon.com price as of 11/22/2019 at 11:56 a.m. (MST)

    What we like about the Amazon Echo Flex

    One of the best things about the Amazon Echo Flex is that you can add Amazon Alexa voice controls to your home for $25, even when it’s not Black Friday. This is the cheapest Echo smart hub Amazon’s ever released, but it still comes packed with features.

    The Amazon Echo Flex plugs directly into any outlet, but it also has a USB port that lets you charge your phone, so the Flex doesn’t waste space. We also like that Echo Flex has two optional accessories (each costs about $15), so you can turn it into a motion detector or a night-light. Overall, we think it’s a pretty nifty smart speaker.

    >>Learn more about Amazon’s other Echos: Read our full review

    >>View on Amazon


    Emerson Sensi: Best smart thermostat deal

    Best smart thermostat deal
    Emerson Sensi
    Price*: 
    $99.99
      Dimensions
      3.8 x 5.9 x 1.0 in.
      Smart home compatibility
      Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Wink
      Certifications
      Energy Star
      *Amazon.com price as of 11/22/2019 at 11:56 a.m. (MST)

      What we like about the Emerson Sensi

      The Emerson Sensi is probably the most affordable smart thermostat that also works with major smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. You can control the unit from your smartphone, which allows you to get alerts, set schedules, and view usage reports.

      The Emerson Sensi isn’t as attractive as the Nest Learning Thermostat, but its simple design looks good on any wall. We like that it has physical buttons, so there’s no learning curve like you sometimes get with touchscreen thermostats.

      >>View on Amazon


      Wyze Cam: Best security camera deal

      Best security camera deal
      Wyze Cam
      Price*: 
      $25.49
        Dimensions
        2.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 in.
        Resolution
        1080p HD
        Field of View
        110°
        *Amazon.com price as of 11/22/2019 at 11:56 a.m. (MST)

        What we like about the Wyze Cam

        Not only is the Wyze Cam one of the few Wi-Fi security cameras you can buy for less than $30, it’s also one of the best. This small security camera is perfect for monitoring inside your home with its 1080p HD video quality and night vision capabilities. It’s also compatible with a suite of smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

        The Wyze Cam gives you two ways to record security footage: you can save it to a microSD card (it supports cards up to 32GB) or store it in the cloud. We prefer the microSD card option since it doesn’t have any recording limitations, but it’s nice to have a cloud option as well.

        >>Learn more about Wyze Cam: Read our cheap security cameras review

        >>View on Amazon


        August Smart Lock: Best smart lock deal

        Best smart lock deal
        August Smart Lock
        Price*: 
        $96.92
          Dimensions
          1.6 x 2.6 x 4.8 in.
          Batteries
          4 AA batteries (included)
          Wireless connectivity
          Bluetooth (Wi-Fi bridge sold separately)
          *Amazon.com price as of 11/22/2019 at 11:56 a.m. (MST)

          What we like about the August Smart Lock

          The August Smart Lock currently costs less than $100, making it the most affordable smart lock on the market. It has a slick mobile app and is very easy to install on your existing deadbolt lock. You can set the smart lock to automatically lock or unlock, which helps keep your home more secure. One of its best features is Door Sense, which prevents the bolt from prematurely engaging before you close the door.

          The lock connects to your phone via Bluetooth, which works when you’re within 100 feet or so. Otherwise, you can’t connect to the lock over Wi-Fi without buying the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. With the August Connect, you can use your lock with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

          If you want a more luxurious experience, we recommend upgrading to the August Smart Lock Pro, our current favorite smart lock, because it works with more smart home platforms like Apple HomeKit and SmartThings.

          >>Learn more about August smart locks: Read our full review

          >>View on Amazon


          Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Best TV stick deal

          Best TV stick deal
          Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
          Price*: 
          $49.99
            Output resolutions
            2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
            Supported video formats
            Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9
            Supported audio formats
            AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC)
            *Amazon.com price as of 11/22/2019 at 11:56 a.m. (MST)

            What we like about the Fire TV Stick 4K

            With news that older smart TVs are losing Netflix support, it’s a good idea to invest in a TV stick to future-proof your TV. We like the Fire TV Stick 4K because it supports the latest 4K video and HDR streaming standards.

            It also has a remote with built-in Amazon Alexa voice controls, so it fits naturally in an Alexa smart home. You can even use the Fire TV Stick 4K to check the video from your Ring Video Doorbell.

            You can save a little cash by getting the Amazon Fire TV Stick for around $40, but this version supports video only up to 1080p. We think splurging on the 4K version is worth the extra expense.

            >>View on Amazon


            Amazon deals FAQ

            Will Amazon have Cyber Monday deals?

            Yes, Amazon has Cyber Monday deals. This page is active only around Cyber Monday, which is the Monday following Black Friday.

            Does Amazon have a Christmas sale?

            Yes, Amazon has a Christmas sale called the 12 Days of Deals. As the name implies, this page lists deals only during the 12 days before Christmas.

            When is Amazon Prime Day?

            Amazon Prime Day takes place in July, but Amazon has not announced the exact date for Prime Day 2020. Remember, you need to have an Amazon Prime membership to access Prime Day deals.

            Finding coupon codes
            Protip

            Many Amazon sellers use coupon codes for their tech deals. You can often find these in email newsletters, blog posts from the manufacturer, and even on the Amazon listing itself. It never hurts to look.


            What are your favorite Amazon deals?

            We’ve shared some of our favorite Amazon deals for smart home devices, but we want to hear from you. Share a comment below if you have a pick for the best Amazon deals you think should be on the list.


            Contributing Author: Brianna Jensen

            Sources:

            1. Psychology Today, “Why Limited-Time Offers Entice Shoppers to Buy
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