Ready, set, SHOP! Prime Day deals, and other companies offering deals ahead of the holidays

Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day over two days, starting today. The pandemic forced the retail company to postpone its sales event, which is usually held in July.
If you are looking to save, and begin your holiday shopping early, these are the six items to add to your shopping list:
Amazon smart devices:
Prime Day is the best time to grab Amazon's smart devices on sale! 
Smart vacuums:
Need help vacuuming? Prime Day is sure to have great deals on smart vacuums. This one works with Alexa, has app controls, self-charges and is quiet (so you can take a nap while it works).
Save up to 40% on daily essentials by Amazon.
Want a deal on a new television to watch the virtual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Prime Day is usually full of deals on TVs. Check out this one!
Cookware and Instant Pot:
Ready to upgrade your home cooked meals? Cookwares and Instant Pots usually have great deals on Prime Day.
Not just for devices:
Prime Day is also offering deals on Amazon Photos and Audible memberships.
Prime Day is exclusively for Prime members. Membership is $119 per year, or $12.99 per month.
There are many other companies offering deals ahead of the holidays - that coincide with Prime Day: 
Adidas Creators Club Week starts Oct. 14. You'll find Exclusive rewards, challenges, talks, and special offers.
Chewy's Blue Box Event is held Oct. 11 through Oct. 14. Select purchases are 30% off, and your first auto-ship order is 40% off. Select toys and apparel are Buy 3 get 1 free. Personalized products are 25% off.
Best Buy:
For two days, on Oct. 13 and 14, Best Buy shoppers can get dozens of deals straight from the not-yet-released Black Friday ad.
Kohl's Secret Sale runs Oct. 9 to Oct. 18.
Target’s Deal Days is scheduled for Oct. 13 & 14 and will feature electronics, apparel, toys and much more.
Walmart is launching its Big Save event on Oct. 11 and through Oct. 15.