Cashing in on Prime Day discounts from retailers that aren’t Amazon

Big sales are starting early. This week, retailers are slashing prices and firing up the deals to compete with Amazon Prime Day.

Prime Day is actually two days – Oct. 13 and 14 – but to shop for those deals, you have to be a Prime member.

“Amazon advises it’s a great time to buy your Echo, Echo Plus, any Kindle devices, anything like that,” said Kyle James with Rather-Be-Shopping.

He said that this year especially, retailers want your dollars.

“What that means for consumers is more competition, the better, so we’re going to get better deals and better prices.”

And not just on Amazon. Walmart’s Big Save event and Target’s Deal Days are online only, with a pick-up option.

Big Save runs through Thursday and includes a 50-inch 4K TV marked down to $218.

Deal Days mirror Prime Day, Oct. 13 and 14, with some select specials going on right now.

Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale is in-store and online, also Oct. 13 and 14.

“If you miss out, don’t worry about it; you’ll probably find some similar deals as we get closer to Christmas,” James said.

Before you pick one store over another, double-check their price match and return policies.

Old Navy is also doing Giftober right now, where everything on their website is half off.

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Writer:Jackie Winchester
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