Grab a great deal on Amazon Prime Day with our round-up of the best buys for home and garden. Plus we've put together a foolproof guide to bagging a bargain.
You know we can’t resist a good deal here at Ideal Home. So we always get excited at the prospect of Amazon Prime Day. Usually held in mid July, it’s a chance for Amazon Prime customers to take advantage of exclusive and generous money-off deals on Amazon products and other big brands.
These are the top GENUINE deals that we’ve found this Amazon Prime Day 2019, along with a few tips on how to bag a brilliant deal. Because we’re nice like that…
Our favourite Amazon Prime Day 2019 UK deals
1. 35 per cent off the HISENSE H50B7100UK 50-Inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, was £449, Amazon Prime Day price £294
You’ll have to be quick to snap up the amazing Lightning Deal on this 50-inch HiSense TV. HiSense is a Chinese brand that we know and trust here on Ideal Home, and we’re particular fans of their TVs. This particular model offers a lot of bang for your buck – including built-in Freeview Play so you can start watching straight out of the box.
2. 52 per cent off the Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill with Two 18 V Lithium-Ion Batteries, RRP £104.99, Amazon Prime Day price, £49.99
Has a lack of drill given you the perfect excuse to put off all those DIY tasks? Then this might be bad news, because this Bosch drill is a not-to-be-missed bargain. It even comes with two batteries, so when one runs out, you can switch in the spare and keep going. Never will a job be left half finished again!
3. 35 per cent off the Miele Complete C2 Powerline bagged vacuum cleaner, RRP £190, Prime Day price £124
We often see Miele vacuum cleaners discounted on Prime Day, so we were pleased to see the C2 is now on sale. This corded Miele vacuum cleaner is a top performer, and just brilliant at picking up dirt.
If the price hasn’t won you over, perhaps the fact that this model has been tested for use for 20 years might. Oh, and it’s currently selling at John Lewis for £190, so you really are making a great saving – 35 per cent to be exact.
It’s not common to see SIM-free iPhones massively reduced, so we were surprised and delighted to see this deal pop up. You can choose from 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and prices go up to £599.20 (down from £749), so you can save up to £150.
The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a water- and dust-resistant camera and a 12MP camera. So, basically, t’s not too shabby.
5. 57 per cent off the Allibert by Keter Vermont Rattan Reclining Chair, was £69.99, Prime Day price £29.99
Had an uncomfortable weekend in the garden? Then check out this Amazing Prime Day bargain. Never again will barbecue guests leave early, because they’ll be too busy enjoying these reclining chairs. With four different positions to choose from and a cushion thrown in, even the fussiest person will find their sweet spot. Finished in on-trend grey and with £40 slashed off the price, they’re the very definition of a good deal.
It’s not the only Allibert furniture in the range on sale, so check out the Prime Day site for more bargains.
This is the best price we’ve ever seen for these Ideal Home Approved smart lightbulbs, with are compatible with Alexa, Apple Home Kit and Google Assistant.
Unlike Philips Hue, the Lifx range of bulbs don’t need a hub to work, so all you need to do to install is screw in a bulb, download the app and you’re ready to go. Each bulb has Wi-Fi built in and we’ve yet to find a system simpler (or faster) to set up.
7. 40 per cent off the Flymo Easi Glide 300 Electric Hover Collect Lawn Mower, was £88.99, Amazon Prime day price, £51.99
Looking for a short cut to a pretty new lawn? Look no further than this £80+ Flymo, which you can get for a bargain £52 on Amazon Prime Day. It corners almost as well as Lewis Hamilton and draws excellent reviews for its easy operation and great cut.
8. Keter Store-It Out Midi Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed, was £85, Amazon Prime Day price £59.49
This mini shed can store wheelie bins, or the stuff left over from your latest garden garden party – the neighbours will never know! This whopping £25 discount cannot be ignored – In fact I’ve just ordered it myself.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?
Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts on Monday 15th July 2019 at 12am and runs until the end of the day on Tuesday 16th July 2019.
How do I access Amazon Prime Day deals?
To get your mitts on the deals come Prime Day, you’ll need to sign up for an Amazon Prime account. An annual membership at a cost of £79, but you can sign up for a 30-day free trial and see how you get on.
Prime gives you access to lots of extra services, including a subscription to Prime Instant Video, where you can watch exclusive series like The Crown, Top Gear and Vikings. You’ll also get free next-day delivery, so you can enjoy your bargains straightaway. Because who wants to wait around for their goodies to arrive?
Sign up: Amazon Prime 30-day free trial
Top tip: If someone in your household already has Amazon Prime, you can now be added to their account and enjoy the same benefits. Kids can be added, too.
What is a Lightning deal?
Lightning Deals are what Amazon Prime Day is all about. An item will go on sale at a discount for a limited time (usually for a few hours, max) or until a certain number have been sold.
On any Lightning deal, you’ll see a timer counting down how long you have to claim the deal, and a percentage bar that shows how many of that particular item have already been purchased or are in a customer’s basket.
When stocks are really low, you might be added to a Waitlist. This means that if a shopper has the item in their basket but doesn’t go through to checkout, you might still have a chance to grab it. You’ll need to be quick though!s?
Tips for buying the right thing on Amazon Prime Day
1. Write a list
Before you start shopping for tech, write a list of what you actually want, and stick to it! It’s all to easy to be distracted by – and waste money on – reduced-price gadgets that, in reality, you’ll barely ever use.
2. Do your research
‘Wow – a 4K, 46inch TV reduced to £80! I’ve not heard of the brand but surely I’d be MAD not to buy it?!’
OK, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but you should always ask yourself why the item is so cheap. If the picture or sound quality of that £80 TV is so poor it’s unwatchable, you’ll only have to replace it with something more expensive down the line, and all the while you could have missed out on a really good deal on a really good set.
So whether you’re in the market for a TV or a blender, read reviews beforehand and jot down the names or numbers of the models that most impress you, along with their average pre-Amazon Prime Day prices or RRPs. That way, when you come to shop, you’ll know that you’re getting a great product and genuine deal.
3. Use the Amazon app’s Watch-a-Deal feature
Download the Amazon app and you can also take advantage of the ‘Watch-A-Deal’ feature. This sends an alert whenever an item you want goes on offer. To get alerted when your deals start, open the app, go to the menu and select Settings, then tap Notifications. Turn on Watched and Waitlisted deals.
Next, go into Today’s Deals and add any Upcoming Deals that you’re interested in to your Waitlist. Now as soon as a deal starts, a notification will pop up on your phone screen, so you don’t miss it.
Good luck, and remember – it’s only a bargain if you really need it!