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Amazon Prime Day – Worth The Hype?

Is it Black Friday or the middle of July?  With Amazon Prime Day and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale it feels a bit like the holidays, no?  I must admit I got sucked into Amazon Prime Day.  Truth be told, Amazon has been my saving grace as a busy woman.  Diapers, wipes, detergent, shoes, you name it – I’ve bought it with the click of a button.

Working full-time got in the way of too much Amazon Priming.  Is that a real word, I don’t think so.  Anyways, I did manage to snag a few deals and let a few others pass by.  I’ll start with the big one I didn’t get.

Instant Pot – This thing has a cult-like following with some of my mom friends.  It seems you either love it or you don’t.  It’s application is ridiculously convenient especially for someone like me who forgets to thaw most everything.  My reason for not getting one is somewhat silly or perhaps paranoid.  I just couldn’t do it for safety reasons.  I know, I know.  There are safeguards in-place, but my brain couldn’t do it.

iRobot Roomba Vacuum – With a 70 lb lab dog at home the struggle with pet hair is REAL.  I’ve used a Swiffer, Dustbuster, and the beloved Dyson Animal vacuum.  I’m sick of spending so much time cleaning pet hair; hence the Roomba purchase.  The reviews left me uncertain this was the right choice but I went for it anyways.  Figure with Amazon’s great return policy I couldn’t go wrong.

Greenies Dental Dog Chews – It appears my dog was the focus, eh?  Amazon’s hype was worth it for this purchase.  These dental chews are painfully expensive.  I think I scored them 40% off.  I do love a good deal.

Kids Bento Box – This is the deal that got away from me.  I really, really wanted to snag a few of these during the Prime sale, but alas real life got in the way.  By the time I checked there was a waitlist for ’em.  Hoping they’ll run more deals on Black Friday.

Overall I think Prime Day is worth the hype with one caveat – you have to be available to check when new deals are released.  I’m not able to be glued to my phone all day which made it difficult to snag the popular deals.  First world problems, my friends.

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