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10 Amazing Deals You Won’t Find on Amazon Prime Day

Everyone loves a good bargain—and this July you'll find them just about everywhere. Amazon Prime Day isn't the only game in town.


High-end beauty products

One category you’re not likely to find on Amazon, but you will find during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, is premium beauty products. “The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be active during Amazon Prime Day for Nordstrom cardholders (before opening to the general public on July 19), and consumers will be able to save [on] high-end beauty brands like Trish McEvoy, Tom Ford, and YSL,” says shopping expert Trae Bodge. Look for steep discounts on Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil and these other can’t-miss deals during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


Samsung and Apple products

While you can expect big deals on Amazon Fires, Echos, and Dots on Amazon Prime Day (July 15-16), you aren’t as likely to find deals on Samsung and Apple products, unless you shop at eBay. “Based on what I’m seeing from embargoed deals from eBay, eBay is offering even bigger deals around Amazon Prime Day on Samsung and Apple laptops,” Bodge says. eBay is also offering their Best Price Guarantee, where if you find an item for less on a competitor’s website, they will give you 110 percent of the price difference on any eligible deals. “And if Amazon crashes—like it has the past few years—eBay will drop even more jaw-dropping blockbuster deals.” Look for a potentially steep discount on the Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6 Pro Laptop.

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Google Smart Home products

Walmart is another retailer offering deals that compete with Amazon Prime Day. A couple of advantages they have over the online retailer are that: A) you can shop in an actual store and B) you don’t need to sign up for a membership (the required membership to Prime can turn off some would-be Amazon Prime Day shoppers), explains Misty Lynch, CFP and head of financial planning at John Hancock. “At Walmart, you’ll find deals on Google Smart Home products including Nest cameras, smart speakers, Google Home, and Google smart TV kits.” The Google Home, for example, is currently marked down to $69 from $129. Head back to Amazon for these pricey home products that are on sale on Prime Day.

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MacBook Air

To counter the madness of Amazon Prime Day, Best Buy is holding an online Apple sale. “As most know, Apple products rarely go on sale, so when they do, it’s best to take advantage,” says Matt Matheson, a personal finance blogger. “With can’t-miss deals like MacBook Airs up to $150 off and MacBooks up to $450 bucks cheaper, if you’re in the market for anything Apple, check out Best Buy for insane deals.” Look for a potentially steep discount on Apple iPads.


Name-brand clothes and accessories

Macy’s Black Friday in July Sale is currently underway, and, according to Janet Alvarez of WiseBread, a personal finance site, it’s the place to look for discounts on clothing and accessories. “Kenneth Cole and Dooney & Bourke are among some of the brands offering the best deals at Macy’s Black Friday in July event.” One deal to nab: this Dooney & Bourke Foldover Crossbody Bag.


Beloved Target brands

Target’s Deal Days was one of the first competing sales to Amazon Prime Day—note that their deals are online only. Look for big deals on Target-owned brands that span across categories like apparel and home decor, explains Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot. “These include A New Day, Universal Thread, Cat & Jack, Hearth & Hand, OpalHouse, or Project62.” Right now, you’ll find discounts of up to 50% on items like this OpalHouse throw pillow. You won’t find any of these deals on Amazon, plus there are plenty of Prime Day deals that just aren’t worth it.


Instant Pots

If you still haven’t gotten in on the Instant Pot craze, what are you waiting for? You won’t do better than this Walmart deal on the 6-quart Instant Pot, which will be marked down from $100 to $59.


Dyson Vacuum Cleaners

It’s no secret that powerful, dirt-grabbing Dyson vacuums are pricey. So, if there’s a sale on one, take advantage! According to Skirboll, Walmart revealed that the Dyson Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum will sell for $154 (a savings of $125!) during Amazon’s Prime time.


Pet products

Your furry friends can get in on the savings, too. Look for amazing online deals at Petco the week of July 15. Now is the time to stock up on vitamins, pet food, and more must-haves. “You can score crates up to 75 percent off, dog/cat beds up to 60 percent off, and more,” Skirball says. One deal to scoop up: This classic dog crate is currently 66 percent off.

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Chic styles

Shop till you drop at H&M, which offers cool, chic, and casual clothing for everyone in your family. One can never own too many jeans, right? “Save up to 70 percent off in stores and online, and get 2 percent cash back through RetailMeNot,” Skirball shares. These denim bib overalls are expected to go on sale. While some things aren’t a deal on Amazon on Prime Day, these Prime Day deals are simply too good to be missed.


Clear views

If you love your glasses frames but need a new prescription, Lensabl will upgrade your lenses—for 20 percent off on Prime Day—no need to try on 50 new frames or even leave your house. All Lensabl lenses come with UV protection, Anti-Reflective coating, and Hydrophobic coating. Single-vision lenses start at $61.60! Use the code SEECLEAR. Keep an eye on these Amazon Black Friday deals. 

Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Rachel Sokol
Rachel Sokol is a longtime contributor to Reader's Digest, tackling mostly cleaning and health round-ups. A journalism graduate of Emerson College, she's a former education writer, beauty editor, and entertainment columnist.

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