My Favorite Prime Day Deal Is Back-See How You Can Basically Get Free Money and Support Small Businesses

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Amazon Prime Day is June 21 and 22 this year, so it's time to start thinking about any big ticket items or staples you may want to scoop up during the sale. But my favorite Prime Day Deal actually happens before the big day. Amazon runs a promo that helps support small businesses that sell on the site. When you spend $10 on an item from a small business from June 7 through June 20, you'll get a $10 Amazon credit to spend during Prime Day. This deal is only available for Prime members.

Even if you're not shopping for anything in particular on Prime Day, there are always some deals to be had for staples. That's why I love starting with an extra $10 in my account and being able to support some smaller businesses with my money in the process. You can shop by category-including grocery, home and kitchen, toys and games, beauty and personal care and pet supplies. They also have organized the small business shops by region and by military-, family-, woman-, family-, and Black-owned businesses.

Feel free to browse all the available small businesses, but here are some of my favorite products to shop now for a $10 credit to use during Prime Day.

- $14.95 Available at Amazon

If you're a fan of Schitt's Creek or know someone who is, this dish towel would make the perfect addition to your kitchen.

- $29.88 Available at Amazon

These vegan, gluten-free snack bars are made with whole grains for a hearty and tasty on-the-go snack.

- $12.95 Available at Amazon

This BiggieStraw from Final Straw is perfect for smoothies or any time you're on the go and need a straw. (One of our editors is obsessed with hers!)

- $21.99 Available at Amazon

These chocolates come in dark chocolate, extra dark chocolate and milk chocolate minis and are made with Fair Trade cocoa.

- $19.99 Available at Amazon

You get 7 resistance bands for under $20. These are perfect for a home gym that's tight on space.