Amazon Prime Day: Other stores are having big sales, too

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Amazon has officially confirmed Amazon Prime Day 2021 will once again be a two-day sales event, held this year on June 21 and 22.

While Prime Day is always a great time to find deals on some products you’ve had your eye on, if you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, you won’t be able to partake in the savings.

Luckily, other retailers are also planning sales around Prime Day, so even if you can’t get in on Amazon’s deals, or don’t find what you’re looking for on the site, you can shop around at some other stores. For the majority of other retailers, you will not need a membership to shop their sales.

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Even if you do have an Amazon Prime membership, it’s not a bad idea to shop around during the Prime Day event to see if another retailer actually has a better deal on what you’re looking for.

Other Retailers With Sales During Prime Day

Target

The retail giant’s biggest sale of the summer, Target’s Deal Days will run three days from June 20-22, offering one more day of deals than Amazon’s big event.

You’ll find discounts on hundreds of thousands of items from electronics, essentials, home goods, toys, beauty and more, plus special limited-time deals and even discounts on food and beverage items.

Before the discounts even begin, Target is also offering 5% off Target Gift Cards online from June 16-19. Just head to Target.com during those dates and you’ll be able to purchase as many gift cards as you want, up to $500.

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Walmart

Walmart’s Deals for Days event will last four days, from June 20-23. A Walmart representative tells Don’t Waste Your Money that customers can expect Black Friday-like savings from not only Walmart, but also its Marketplace sellers. There will be online-only deals, plus in-store-only savings on everything from home, toys, beauty, fashion and more.

Walmart says it will also have exclusive deals on electronics, like the iHome Nova Auto Empty Mopping Robot for $299.00 (regularly $599.00), Hisense 40-inch Class FHD Roku Smart LED TV for $178.00 (regularly $228.00) and HP 11.6-inch Chromebook with 4GB RAM for $159.00 (regularly $179.00).

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Kohl’s

Kohls will also be offering deals the same days as Amazon, June 21-22. Their 2-day Wow Deals event will have savings across home, toys, beauty and apparel for the entire family, available in stores and online.

New deals will be added each day from a variety of brands including Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Food Network cookware, Google Nest and more.

Just some of the deals you’ll find at Kohl’s include:

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Whole Foods

While Whole Foods’ sale is technically an extension of Amazon’s Prime Day — since the grocer is owned by Amazon — and you will need a Prime Membership to get them,  there are still a few deals worth noting.

Amazon has continued to roll out Prime member discounts to Whole Foods since buying the grocery chain in 2017. Prime Day 2021 is no different, with special in-store pricing for Prime Members, like single-serve mochi (buy one, get one free), beef rib steaks for $11.99 per pound, Chilean sea bass at 25% off and reusable water bottles for 30% off.

A Whole Foods representative tells Don’t Waste Your Money that you’ll also find new, exclusive goodies like 25% off Whole Foods’ Summer Sunset Pie, $10 for an Heirloom Caprese Pizza (regularly $16.50) and their Butterfly Berry Lemonade for just $1 at select in-store coffee bars.

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While these are the only retailers that have confirmed competing sales during Amazon’s Prime Day event so far, you can expect more to release information in the coming days. Previous years have seen sales at Old Navy, JCPenney, Macy’s, Home Depot, Lowe’s and more.

You may also want to keep an eye on Best Buy’s website in the coming days, as the chain has dropped prices on a variety of high-priced items last year during Prime Day, including Apple Watches, iPads and computers.

What are you hoping to save some cash on during these sales?

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