Best Home and Garden Deals: Amazon Prime Big Deal Days + $500 Gift Card Giveaway

If you’ve been saving up all year for this massive sale event, I’ve got you covered with my favorite home and garden deals during Amazon Prime Big Deal Days. Check out my Prime Day picks for gardening tools, home improvement tools, kitchen items, and electronics, plus an exclusive opportunity to win a $500 gift card.

Linda Ly
Best home and garden deals during Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

Disclosure: If you shop from my article or make a purchase through one of my links, I may receive commissions on some of the products I recommend.

If you haven’t heard, Amazon Prime Big Deal Days are happening this year on October 10 and 11, 2023. It’s a massive sale on Amazon (bigger than Black Friday) with hundreds of thousands of items offered at discounted prices.

I’m a Prime member (you have to be to get these deals) and I’ve been shopping Amazon Prime Days for years, scooping up all sorts of sales for things I’ve been saving up for. Nearly half my tool shed probably came from various Prime Days!

(And if you know tools, you know all those “toys” add up quickly! Wait, did I just refer to home improvement tools as toys? I’m blaming new homeownership pride for that. 😉)

Amazon teases some of these extreme savings and rare deals in advance, so I’ve been checking their site the last couple weeks and adding things to my shopping cart that are too good to pass up. I’m sharing these finds with you as I think you might like to know about them too.

How to shop the sale

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days starts on Tuesday, October 10 at 12:01 am and ends on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:59 pm.

To take advantage of Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, you must be a Prime Member. You can sign up here for a free 30-day trial.

It’s a fantastic service—I use my Prime membership for free two-day shipping, Try Before You Buy (a lifesaver for busy families with growing kids), Prime VideoAmazon MusicAmazon Photos (unlimited photo storage), and GrubHub+ (a free year of membership is included for all Prime members).

Because I’m a longtime Amazon partner (meaning I earn commissions from qualifying purchases through the links in this post), I also have the honor of giving away two $500 gift cards to two lucky Garden Betty followers! Keep reading to the end to find out how to enter for your chance to win.

My favorite Amazon Prime Big Deal Days picks for your yard and garden

Wells Lamont HydraHyde Leather Gardening Gloves – I bought these gloves last year and they are now my favorite work gloves! They’re weather-resistant, durable, and comfortable, and keep my hands super warm during early spring and late fall gardening chores.

Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Kneeling Pad – Every gardener needs a good kneeling pad or two for weeding, planting, and general home projects, and this is the best one I’ve found (I’ve been through a lot).

EGO Power+ Cordless Leaf Blower – Our family loves the full range of EGO Power+ cordless tools (especially since they all use the same high-capacity batteries) and this leaf blower is a must for fall clean-up in the yard. (Don’t laugh, but my husband sometimes even uses this to blow snow off our front porch!)

EGO Power+ Cordless Snow Blower – Yep, we also own this snow blower! It works like a dream on our 300-foot driveway.

Sun Joe Electric High Pressure Washer – Every household needs a good pressure washer! We use ours for lots of tasks, from washing the car to spraying down our deck.

Gorilla Cart Steel Utility Cart – I’m obsessed with these garden carts! On big harvest days I just load them up with veggies to wheel back into the house. (Bonus: You can spread out your root veggies in this cart and spray them with a hose to clean them up.)

Neptune’s Harvest Fish Fertilizer – One of my favorite fertilizers to use on tomatoes and other heavy feeders. I also like to dilute it for seedlings and new transplants. They end up growing like gangbusters!

Jobe’s Organics Bulb Food – Did you get your fall-planted bulbs in the ground yet? Then you’ll want to grab a bag of this granular fertilizer to feed your flowers in spring.

Down to Earth Acid Mix Fertilizer – Here’s another great deal on fertilizer, this time for blueberries, raspberries, hydrangeas, and other acid-loving plants. Down to Earth is one of my favorite fertilizer brands.

Burpee Fine Grade Horticultural Vermiculite – If you plan to make your own seed-starting mix, this is an essential ingredient. (I always keep a bag around for homemade seed-starting mixes and potting mixes.) Learn more about how to use vermiculite.

Nisaku Hori Hori Weeding and Digging Knife – I keep a few pairs of hori hori knives around my yard, shed, and garage because they’re so useful!

Jobe’s Deer Barrier Fencing – We use this lightweight fencing to keep deer out of our orchard. It rolls out easily and also works great as a barrier around raised beds to deter rabbits and other animals.

Liquid Fence Deer and Rabbit Repellent – If you’re battling wildlife pests in your garden, this concentrated formula is a safe and easy way to keep them out.

ThermoPro Digital Hygrometer – I’ve been using this hygrometer for years and have one in the chicken coop (to ensure our flock doesn’t get frostbite), inside our house (to maintain proper humidity for tropical houseplants), and out in the garage (to monitor temps for plants we’re overwintering or produce we’re storing).

K&H Products Thermo Chicken Brooder – We want to get chicks in the spring, and I’m considering this heater as a safer alternative to traditional red heat lamps (which can be a fire hazard).

Quick tip: If you’re like me, you probably have tons of items in your “Save for Later” cart or Amazon wish list. Scan through those and see if any of them are Prime Big Deals today!

More home and electronics deals I’m liking for 2023

Eufy by Anker Slim RoboVac – We’ve owned this robot vac for a few years (after also owning a couple of Roombas) and have to say that this one is our favorite by far! We run it at least twice a week and it really helps keep dust down.

Bissell Little Green Multipurpose Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner – We have a white couch (purchased before we ever had kids) and this upholstery cleaner works like magic on spills and stains. Now that we put white carpet in our new house, I’m sure we’ll be using it a lot more. Read the reviews on the Little Green; they’re impressive!

Ninja Air Fryer XL – I had this until I upgraded to the Ninja Foodi 14-In-1 Smart Pressure Cooker, which is even better (if you have the counter space and want more cooking functions).

Kamado Joe 18-Inch Charcoal Grill – This is the first time I’ve ever seen a Kamado Joe on sale here, and I can tell you it’s a screaming deal! We own one of these ceramic smokers and it’s amazing at holding in heat for smoking, roasting, and grilling.

Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo Instant Read Thermometer – This is a super reliable digital thermometer that I use when grilling meat, making sure my fish isn’t overcooked, or heating up oil for deep frying.

Ooni Fyra Outdoor Pizza Oven – I’m a fan of outdoor cooking (if you couldn’t tell from my cookbooks) and this pizza oven was a splurge last Christmas that I still love! I have this same version that uses hardwood pellets, and it turns out fantastic pizza in mere minutes—even in 35°F weather! (Yes, seriously. One of our first times using this oven was on New Year’s Eve.)

Etekcity Infrared Thermometer – If you decide to get a pizza oven, you’ll need a thermometer like this one to make sure your oven is up to temp. This is the exact model I have and it works flawlessly.

Laramaid Glass Pantry Jars – Have I finally found the perfect glass canisters for all my flour, sugar, and grains? I hope so! I love the look of this whole line (and how the jars are stackable) and plan to redo my pantry with these.

FEBU Swedish Dishcloths – I use Swedish dishcloths instead of paper towels or sponges for a lot of kitchen tasks, but I especially like these ones because they come in black (and won’t show stains so easily). I’ve already ordered a new set for my home!

Crock Pot Portable Slow Cooker – My favorite feature of this classic slow cooker is the locking lid. It’s perfect if you’re making a dish to bring to a potluck or holiday party.

KitchenAid Pasta Cutter Attachment – I’ve had a stand mixer for a while and always wanted a pasta cutter to speed up the process of making fresh pasta. This attachment set is finally on sale!

Zojirushi Rice Cooker and Warmer – Do you like rice as much as I do? Take it from me—as someone who grew up on rice in a long line of Asian rice enthusiasts—you cannot go wrong with Zojirushi if you want the best and fluffiest white rice.

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer Machine – For years I’ve wanted a vacuum sealer to help my food (especially vegetables from the garden) stay fresher in the fridge and freezer. This deal might be the nudge I needed to finally get one!

Tundras Hot Hand Warmers – I stock up on these hand warmers every year. They’re a must for first-aid kits, and I keep a few in the car and RV for hiking, snowboarding, sledding, and other cold-weather outings (not to mention emergencies).

Sony Bluetooth Portable Travel Speaker – I purchased the coral color during last year’s Amazon Prime Day, and I’ve been loving this speaker for backyard BBQs, camping, and road trips! It’s truly waterproof and has great sound in a small package.

Quick tip: Click “Watch Deal” for anything that interests you, then monitor your deals on this page.

Remember that only Prime members can take advantage of these deals. Sign up here for a free 30-day trial.

And if you have a valid .edu email address, you can sign up for a free 6-month trial with Amazon Prime Student here.

How to win a $500 gift card during Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

As an Amazon partner, I’m excited to share that I’m giving away TWO $500 gift cards to my valued followers! This giveaway is sponsored by @amazoninfluencerprogram.

To enter this giveaway for your chance to win a $500 gift card, you must:

  1. Comment on this blog post with what you’d love to buy if you won the gift card.
  2. Follow @amazoninfluencerprogram and @amazonhome on Instagram.
  3. Spread the love and share my post with a friend. ❤️

Only comments made on October 10 and October 11, 2023 (until 11:59 pm PT), will be entered in the drawing. I’ll pick two winners at random on October 12, 2023, and notify the winners by email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond and accept their gift cards. If a winner does not respond in 48 hours, the next random winner will be chosen. Best of luck to everyone!


  1. OMG! What wouldn’t I buy if I won the gift card! Fertilizer, hori hori knife, Swedish dishcloths, or the portable Bluetooth speaker! I’ve followed your blog since nice your SoCal days and have learned so much.

  2. If I win the gift card, I’d buy the pizza oven or the kamado Joe! They both look so fun!

  3. If I won, I would love to have the gorilla cart for harvest time and to move my potted tomato plants undercover when rain is in the forecast.

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