Welcome to Amazon Prime Day!
2020 dates- October 13 and 14!!
I love this day- it's literally bigger than Black Friday. It's a once-a-year sale from Amazon with THOUSANDS of products on sale. Like, 100,000 products.
And there are decent things on there too- last year we got a handheld Dyson at nearly half price and LOADS of bits for the motorhome.
I'm a Prime member (you have to be to get access to the deals) and I've found it's definitely worth the money. We buy a LOT through Amazon, and just in the postage savings alone we've more than covered the £7.99 monthly fee. That's before you get started on the free movies, LOADS of boxsets and Amazon Exclusive shows (Hello, Outlander!)
At the moment, you can get a 30-day FREE trial which nicely covers Prime Day (see below). So it's the PERFECT time to try out Prime, save a LOT of money before Christmas and see if it's right for you.
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What is Prime Day and how does it work?
In 2020, Prime Day runs for 48 hours on 13/14 October
The important thing to remember is that the deals DO NOT all last for all of those 2 days.
They are either time sensitive and last only a few hours, or there is only limited stock- when they're gone, they're gone!
Like, seriously gone.
I'm going to be keeping my eye out for great deals for motorhoming, campervanning, road trips and other travel goodies and I'll share them here for you to make it easier to find AMAZING deals.
What to do
Before we get to the deals, there are some simple steps you need to take if you want to take advantage.
You MUST be a Prime Member, so sign up here – it takes less than 5 minutes.
At the moment, you can get a 30-day free trial, so join now and make sure you're ready to take advantage of the deals on the day!
BONUS MONEY-SAVING TIP: Are you a student? You can get a 6-MONTH trial of Amazon Prime right HERE!
Live outside the UK? Click here and see what Amazon Prime can offer in your country.
Step Two- DEALS!
I've split the products into categories for you, to make things easier to find. They are:
- Electrical items for motorhomes/ campers/ caravans (TVs, Sat-Navs, Reversing Cameras etc)
- Electrical items for road trips/ travel (Drones, GoPros, Kindles etc)
- Things for INSIDE the motorhome/ campervan
- Things for OUTSIDE the motorhome/ campervan & camping gear
- Gift ideas for motorhomers, campervanners, road trippers, campers etc
- Dog/ pet travel
- Road trip with kids
- Kat's favourites- other random things I find & love that you might too!
Head back here to see what new products are going on sale each day. Don't forget, this is the BEST time to buy Christmas presents, so have a think about what people on your list might enjoy and see what's on sale for them.
Most deals aren't announced until the actual Prime day, but there are many ‘early-bird' opportunities for you.
Did you know Amazon does ‘Deal of the Day' every day? LOADS of fantastic offers on useful products- you can find them here.
On the same page, you'll find Prime Early Access deals, which change regularly. I've literally just treated myself and Mac to a couple of fantastic offers. You can see ‘Upcoming Deals' on the same page and filter up active or ‘upcoming' deals, which you can then watch and get alerts when they go live.
Of course, I can't guarantee exactly what will be on sale when, but I've tried to make it as easy as possible to find the best deals for products you want.
Audible Membership– 3 months free!
Kindle Unlimited Membership– 3 months FREE!!!!! (new members only)
Prime Video (included with a Prime membership and SO worth it- there are some fantastic Amazon Only series/ movies)
Prime Reading (also included with Prime)
Amazon Music- 4 months for just £0.99!! (3 months for non-Prime members)
Kids+ Family plan- 3 months for just £0.99. Access to 1000s of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.
You can't find out in advance what products are going to be on sale on Prime Day, but keep checking back to see what's on offer.
I've also linked to specific products which were on sale last year – and therefore have a GREAT chance of being on sale again! (Unlike other sales, the trend seems to be that if a product is in Prime Day one year, you'll see it in the sale again next year.)
Electrical items for motorhomes/ campers/ caravans
(read our review on how to pick the best Motorhome TV here)
- Avtex 199DSFVP 19.5″ 12V/240V latest model, Wi-Fi Connected HD TV with Freeview Play
- Cello 12 volt 32″ inch C32F Traveller LED TV with DVD and Satellite– one of the largest 12v TVs on the market
- Cello C22227T2S1 22″ inch Battery Operated & Solar LED – Battery AND solar powered
- Sniper 22″ HD LED Travel TV with built-in DVD, Satellite and Freeview
Amazon TV Fire stick– perfect to get all your shows on the go!
- Garmin Camper 770LMT-D 6.95 Inch Motorhome Sat Nav (with reversing camera)
- Avtex Tourer Two Motorhome and Caravan Sat Nav
- Snooper Motorhome Sat Nav
- Aguri Motorhome & Caravan RV720 DVR Deluxe 7″ Sat Nav
- TomTom Truck Motorhome Sat Nav GO Professional 6250
- Garmin Camper 785 Advanced Camper Motorhome Sat Nav
Motorhome sat navs- multimedia systems:
We are huge fans of our mobile security camera- we use it all the time in the motorhome, both for security and also to watch the dog. Last year, we saved LOADS on this Arlo Go system.
We feel an inverter is essential, especially if you're going to be staying off-grid with your van
Powerbanks are another product which are crazy useful if you're staying off-grid. You can get small ones for phones/ iPads, or larger ones for laptops. We have both types and use them almost every trip!
For many people, internet and wifi is essential. There are many options on how best to do it (read our internet in a motorhome guide)
Huawei Dongle– 4G, roams on all world networks
Wifi booster kit– for motorhomes, campers, caravans & boats
Electrical items for road trips/ travel
Mavic Pro 2 Drone– LOVE this. Travelling without it isn't the same!!
Mavic Tello– a GREAT (and much cheaper!) starter drone
One of the BEST gifts I ever ever got. Love this thing- 90% of our videos are filmed on it.
Last year, they had some INCREDIBLE deals on cameras and camera equipment (like, 50% off sort of deals!) Of course, there's no guarantee… but there's a VERY high chance of there being something similar this year
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer– we got Jade this last year and she LOVES it. I'm debating one for the van.
iPhone Camera Lens Pack– so useful!!
Gorillapod– the BEST camera tripod
Flexible Phone holder– perfect for putting your phone into crazy spots to get the shot!
Crystal Photo ball– for insanely pretty pictures
The Kindle is one of the BEST travel accessories EVER! Seriously, if I forgot mine I'd turn around and go back for it!
You can also use the Kindle app on an iPad, so you don't need to buy a dedicated Kindle, but if you don't have an iPad it's a wonderful way to take books with you!
Kindle Paperwight- used this for years before I got an iPad and I LOVED it. My mum still uses it.
Other electrical items
All Apple products– including phones and iPads
Bose headphones & earbuds (this things are MAGICAL)
Bose speakers– great for in the motorhome
Mini Projector for watching movies/ TV on side of camper or on portable screen
Portable Telescope– I LOVE this
Things for INSIDE the motorhome/ campervan
There are soooooo many things for inside the motorhome, campervan, caravan or even the car.
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Lifestraw Personal Water Filter for Camping, Hiking, Travel- 2018 BESTSELLER
Car/ motorhome/ camper bin– sooooo useful!
Things for OUTSIDE the motorhome/ campervan
Cobb BBQ/ accessories (more BBQs/ fires in the next section)
Camping / outside gear
Gift ideas for motorhomers, campervanners, road trippers, campers etc
People who spend a lot of time in motorhomes, campers or on road trips are often HARD to buy for!! We often prefer minimal living and ‘life experiences' over ‘things'.
We've created several gift guides for van owners, which you can find here:
40 perfect gift ideas for motorhome owners
29 small travel gifts she will LOVE
However, if you just want to jump into shopping, here are some categories to spark your imagination:
Beautiful travel logs & motorhome journals to record your trips (see our favourite travel logbooks & motorhome journals here)
Dog/ pet travel
Road Trip with kids
There are hundreds of presents you can buy for kids who road trip frequently BUT the trick is to find something that keeps them happy… but quietly occupied.
Here are some ideas for you:
For other ideas:
Kat's favourites- Other cool deals I think you might like:
Slow cookers and Pressure cookers (soooo useful after a long trip)
Amazon Echo– saves you shouting around the house (PERFECT for anyone with kids!)
Don't forget, to take advantage of these deals on Prime Day, you've got to be a Prime Member, so sign up here and get ready to start shopping!
I hope you find this list helpful- you may want to bookmark this page or save the link so you can find it easily as Prime Day approaches and see what goes on offer.
Happy Shopping- let me know what you get!