Why wait for Amazon Prime Day? Save up to 40 percent on Apple, Purell and more right now

Rudie Obias
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Here are the 5 best early Prime Day deals—starting at $14. (Photo: Getty Images)
Here are the 5 best early Prime Day deals—starting at $14. (Photo: Getty Images)

While it’s unclear when Amazon will hold its annual epic shopping event, Prime Day may be here sooner than you think. However, if you don’t want to wait, the retail giant just dropped a bunch of early deals to tide you over until the big day.

We rounded up the best early Prime Day deals for with savings up to 43 percent for Prime members and non-members alike, on bestsellers from Apple, Purell and more.

But if you’re not a Prime member, there are perks to membership, namely free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Sign up for a free 30-day trial. Otherwise, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

Scroll down and shop the early Prime Day deals below:

Save $30: New Apple iPad (2020)

Save 9 percent—New Apple iPad. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 9 percent—New Apple iPad. (Photo: Amazon)

Although it just released in mid-September, the newest Apple iPad (eighth generation) is already on sale, thanks to an early Prime Day deal. Amazon has it going for $299, or $30 off its list price in Space Gray and Gold. While this is just a nine percent savings, this is the lowest price ever on a premium tablet that was just released a week ago.

So what’s new for 2020? The tech giant added a faster processor (Apple’s A12 Bionic chip), which makes this the fastest entry-level iPad yet compared to previous models, while it sports a brilliant and crystal clear 10.2-inch Retina Display, a handy Touch ID fingerprint sensor for quicker unlock and a reliable 3GB of memory.

This beauty will make short work out of just about any video, website and game, as it’s sure to be a holiday favorite.

Save $9: Jointown Face Masks (50-pack)

Save 37 percent—Jointown Face Mask (50-pack). (Photo: Amazon)
Save 37 percent—Jointown Face Mask (50-pack). (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $14 (was $23), this 50-pack of disposable Jointown face masks breaks down to just 28 cents a pop, while each three-ply mask has a polypropylene filtration layer and a metal nose clip for a snug fit. The CDC recommends that masks have at least two layers of fabric to be effective against COVID-19. So these guys are good to go!

More than 57,000 Amazon shoppers have reviewed these masks, and they’re nurse-approved: “Exact same masks we use at the hospital,” said a registered Nurse and delighted Amazon shopper. “Checked the box, literally the same brand.”

Save $61: Purell Advanced Instant Gel Hand Sanitizer (12-pack)

Save 41 percent—Purell Advanced Instant Gel Hand Sanitizer (12-pack). (Photo: Amazon)
Save 41 percent—Purell Advanced Instant Gel Hand Sanitizer (12-pack). (Photo: Amazon)

If you want to stock up and keep your hands clean, this 12-pack of Purell Advanced Instant Gel Hand Sanitizer 16-ounce bottles is on sale for $87 (was $148) at Amazon. The bottles are similar to those of rubbing alcohol, with malleable plastic for easy squeezing. So you can use it on its own or to fill up smaller containers for on-the-go use. The early Prime Day deal makes these about $7.25 per bottle.

In addition, Purell hand sanitizer fall within the CDC guidelines for killing 99.99 percent of common germs and bacteria like coronavirus with 70 percent Ethyl alcohol as its active ingredient. When you just can’t get to soap and water, this hand sanitizer is one of the best ways to keep clean.

Save $30: Apple AirPods

Save 19 percent—Apple AirPods. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 19 percent—Apple AirPods. (Photo: Amazon)

Not surprising, but Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling earbuds are these Apple AirPods—which are always a great pick. These come with the standard charging case and they’re $30 off right now. The buds are wireless, so just slip them back in the case when the battery is low. Once juiced up, they’ll instantly pair with your Apple iPhone with an impressive five hours of battery life.

“This is my first pair of AirPods. I love them. They are life-changing! The AirPods arrived in less than 24 hours of ordering. They were packaged in a sleek, white Apple AirPods box,” raved a five-star Amazon reviewer. “I wholeheartedly give these AirPods five shiny gold stars.”

Save $116: Goovi 1600PA Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Save 43 percent—Goovi 1600PA Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 43 percent—Goovi 1600PA Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. (Photo: Amazon)

Get ready to sit back, relax and let this robot vacuum do all the work. The Goovi smart robot vacuum has up to 1600PA of intense and powerful suction, which will make short work of just about any mess in your home—and it’s on sale for $153 (was $269).

This little guy can handle all sorts of floor types, including carpets, hardwood and tile. This is thanks to its large wheels that roll over small obstacles, while it also runs for up to 120 minutes per charge. And when it’s low on battery life, this robot vacuum knows to return to its charging station for a quick re-juicing.

“Oh my goodness it has honestly changed my life,” exclaimed a happy Amazon shopper. “I wasn't the type to vacuum every day, but now when I come home to a fresh and clean floor, I feel accomplished. When the kids make a mess, I can plop this down on the ground and it cleans it all up! I feel like I get twice as much done now. It works so well, cleans up a lot every day even when I think there's nothing to sweep. We have a cat that sometimes comes inside, but not for long, and yet this picks up all the hair. It goes under furniture, around toys, doesn't get stuck on much and has never gone down the stairs. It is great!”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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