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Ireland loves a bargain. Whether it's your Granny going round to the butcher's, baker's and Dealz to get the messages or your Ma waiting to buy everything under the sun on Black Friday, we're a nation who knows the price of everything. It's a wonder that we've not declared Prime Day a national holiday.
Some of our charities might well back that as an idea. Amazon's Smile features can help charities across Ireland to cash in on spending that we'd be making anyway: just make sure that you visit their smile.amazon landing page and enter "Ireland" to find a huge list of charities that you can donate to at no extra cost to yourself as part of your Prime Day purchases today. In fact, here it is for you!
Amazon's big deals day usually falls in the summer, when their couriers can get pelted with warm rain rather than cold rain, but because of the, you know, it's been shunted back in the year to this very week. It's almost like they've turned the usual Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Christmas capitalismaganza into an extended feast of spending, with huge price cuts to boot. That means that some of the biggest deals, particularly on their own brand gear, are available right bloody now, waiting for you to pick them up on it.
The own brand Amazon stuff is exactly where you need to be this Prime Day. Traditionally, they've used Prime Day to clear the decks ahead of launching new products for Christmas, and this year is no different: you can get the Echo Dot 3 for just €21, marked down from €55, giving you a great wee bit of kit for more than 50% off.
Seeing as you're there, you can chuck in the Echo Buds, the Amazon wireless headphones, which are now a third off at €79.99 and present you with not only the opportunity to never get your headphone cable tangled ever again, but also to appear like a Plastic Paddy as you shout "Alexa, play the Saw Doctors!" while sat on the bus.
To take advantage of all the deals today, log in to your Amazon Prime account or sign up for a 30-day free Prime trial - no pressure to keep it on! - and get stuck in.
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