With Amazon's Prime Day in our rearview mirror, there are still incredible deals to score to upgrade your home bar right now.
Remember, you must be a Prime member to take advantage of these deals. If you don't already have one, sign up for a free 30-day Prime membership now. Many other brands and retailers like Walmart, Wayfair, and Macy's have also already confirmed sales for the same time—and you won't need a membership for that.
And if you want to shop a bit more locally, Amazon now has Amazon Handmade, and you can shop by region to help support small businesses.
Below is a rundown of some of our favorite Amazon deals that are still going on.
Barfly Cocktail Shaker
Normally $17, Now $10
This heavy-duty, stainless steel cocktail shaker is built for a high-volume bar environment. With a single drink capacity, the shaker's pieces also separate easily.
Dash Serve & Preserve Wine Set – Rechargeable Electric Wine Preservation System
Normally $60, Now $51
With a single touch of a button, you can open a bottle of wine in 8 seconds flat. If you don't finish the bottle—this is great for wine tastings—you can preserve the bottle with one of two reusable caps that close firmly with a vacuum sealer and fit any sized bottle.
Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
Normally $25, Now $18
This citrus juicer is an essential tool for the home bartender. It squeezes lemons, limes, and other small fruits for making cocktails, producing 20 percent more juice than most handheld squeezers. Plus, this juicer is dishwasher-safe.
Cuisinart Fine Mesh Strainers, Set of 3
Normally $22, Now $13
You can use this durable set of three fine mesh strainers for a variety of tasks in the kitchen, like sifting flour or powdered sugar onto a dessert (or dessert cocktail) or straining a puree. They're also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
Libbey Cactus Margarita Glasses
Normally $35, Now $27
This set of four margarita glasses will take any celebration to the next level. They hold 16 ounces and feature a cute cactus design that really stands out.
HiCoup Wine Decanter
Normally $55, Now $45
Aerate your favorite wines in this mouth-blown, lead-free crystal wine decanter and look great while doing it. This sleek, swan-shaped decanter offers an elegant way of serving wine.
KitchenAid Classic Euro Peeler
Normally $13, Now $5
A kitchen essential you may not know you needed, a peeler is perfect for seamlessly peeling your fruit and vegetables. Use to create your best cocktail garnishes yet!
DII Swedish Dishcloth Set
Normally $18, Now $14
Swedish dishcloths are all the rage right now when it comes to kitchen cleaning tasks. They are super absorbent and can be reused for years—simply throw them in the dishwasher or washing machine to clean. This set of three comes in tons of fun prints.
Riedel Drink Specific Glassware Rocks
Normally $40 (for 2), Now $30
Enjoy whiskey, cocktails, and all your favorite spirits on the rocks in these beautiful glasses from Riedel. They each hold up to 9 oz of liquor and are dishwasher safe.
Sauder International Lux Bar Cart
Normally $200, Now $128
Store your favorite glassware and bottles on this stylish bar cart. With a satin gold finish, the cart features two glass shelves with geometric designs. The metal construction also adds durability, while the locking casters let you freely move the cart.
Related: The Best Bar Carts
Whiskey Decanter Globe Set
Normally $110, Now $79
Etched in globe designs, this unique set makes a great gift for the whiskey lover in your life. The set includes a whiskey decanter and four whiskey glasses, along with an elegant, mahogany tray.
Related: The Best Whiskey Decanters
NewAir Large Wine Cooler Refrigerator, 98 Bottle Capacity
Normally $1,200, Now $960
NewAir is a trusted brand for both ice makers and wine fridges. This extra-large model has a capacity for 98 standard bottles and dual-zone cooling to separate out your whites and reds. With plenty of space for a decent wine collection, you'll be the envy of your friends.
Related: Best Wine Fridges
NewAir Portable Ice Maker 50 lb. Daily
Normally $360, Now $238
This NewAir Portable Ice Maker churns out a dozen cubes in under 7 minutes, up to 50 pounds a day, and has the option of making three different ice sizes: small, medium, or large. Pour in some water, select a size, and set the dial to start, and you'll have cocktail-worthy ice in minutes.
Related: The Best Ice Makers
Barillio Cocktail Shaker Set
Normally $32, Now $25
This cocktail set comes with everything you need to make your favorite drink. In addition to the shaker, there's a muddler, mixing spoon, jigger, and two pourers. All products are made of stainless steel for a high-quality touch.
HOST Freeze Cooling Cup
Normally $27, Now $23
Not all wines are created equal—white wines are served chilled, while red wines are served at around room temperature. Luckily, this set of two, insulated tumblers help keep all wines at the optimal serving temperature. You can even stick them in the freezer for more refreshing sips.
Related: The Best Stemless Wine Glasses
HOST Freeze Stemless Margarita Glasses, Set of 2
Normally $27, Now $20
Keep your Margaritas nice and frosty with these stemless glasses. Just pop them in the freezer to keep cocktails cold for longer. The insulated glasses are also durable enough for outdoor use.
Related: The Best Margarita Machines
NewAir 96-Can Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler
Normally $750, Now $528
It’s marketed as a beer fridge, but this plug-and-play mini-fridge is super versatile. Featuring removable shelving and seven custom “set it and forget it” temperature settings (from 37 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit), it’s equally suited for holding leftover food or up to 96 cans of your favorite beverage. Featuring double-paned glass doors for maximum insulation and visibility and a sleek stainless steel vibe.
Related: The Best Beer Fridges
DHP Fusion Metal Bar Stool
Normally $214, Now $111
Upgrade your home bar with these industrial-style bar stools. This set comes with two lightweight, sturdy and stackable stools.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
This year, Prime Day runs from 12 AM PDT on Tuesday, July 12, through 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Last year, the event landed in late June.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
First of all, it’s actually two days. The event offers members of Amazon’s Prime subscription service additional savings across the site on numerous items from toys and televisions to, yes, home bar equipment. Throughout the 48-hour sale, you’ll find great deals on thousands of items from beer glasses to whiskey decanters, along with short-term lightning deals across the site.
Prime Day is the perfect day to pick up something both bartending pros and newbies can enjoy. “When building your home bar, take some time to think about necessity versus excess,” says Pamela Wiznitzer, a corporate beverage consultant and bartending veteran at some of New York City’s top spots. “Take time to read professional reviews, not just the reviews from consumers. That bar cart might look cool in the picture but may not function the way you need it to. Too often people won’t take the extra step to do a little more in-depth research. But if you do that, you’ll tend to get a better outcome.”
Do I Have to Be an Amazon Prime Member?
Prime Day is only available to Amazon Prime members, who currently pay $14.99 per month or $139 per year. There is a workaround: You can score a free 30-day Prime membership (if you haven’t canceled a membership in the past 12 months).
Just be sure and cancel your trial before the 30 days run out (unless, of course, you decide to stay on). You can also sign up for a one-month membership at $12.99 (again, remember to cancel before the next month begins).
What Categories Are Best to Shop?
Electronics, toys, appliances, and furniture all commonly experience steep discounts. When it comes to your home bar, big-ticket items like wine refrigerators, ice makers, and dehydrators often feature great deals.
If it’s cocktail-making tools you’re after, Wiznitzer says to “pick up a citrus squeezer (view at Amazon). The smaller kind with the two handles. Honestly, you can shake with anything: you can shake your cocktail in a water bottle. But you can’t squeeze juice that easily. In all my cocktail classes, it’s the one thing I stress the most."
How Do I Find the Best Deals?
Amazon consists of lots and lots of merchants from around the world, big and small. Not all of them offer great deals or high-quality products. As Wiznitzer says, hunt out educated reviews from professional critics, and do a little searching before you add something to the cart if you’re uncertain.
You can also check several sites to see if the “bargain” is an actual sale price or a cleverly disguised everyday price. CamelCamelCamel, Honey and WikiBuy all offer price tracking alerts to let you know if an item’s price has actually dropped. Fakespot can also suss out whether a glowing review on a given product is legitimate.
What About Shopping Locally?
Though Amazon is a massive company, it also offers a platform for small, independent, and local merchants, Wiznitzer points out. “There are ways to be very intentional in what you buy. Do some research: Is it a small company? How are they operated? What are their reviews? Are you getting something a little more unique, or a little more generic?” You may find that your favorite indie designer around the corner has a shop on Amazo and is offering Prime Day discounts.
What Other Brands Offer Prime Day Deals?
One lucky (for us) side effect of Prime Day is that other major retailers have taken to offering one- or two-day sales at the same time to try and draw some business. Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Brooklinen and others tend to offer competing sales or price-matching events. We'll add those here as we confirm them.
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