Amazon Prime Day isn't just a great time to grab a great deal on a Garmin watch or a new two-man tent, it's also an opportunity to bulk-buy essentials at a big discount. They might not be glamorous or exciting, but allergy tablets, tissues, and energy gels are the type of products that get a big price cut during Amazon's annual sales event, and the savings really add up when you think about how much you'd pay if you bought them elsewhere only when you need them.
These are the cheap deals I'm stocking up on for Amazon Prime Day. They might not be as exciting as a new GPS watch or pair of hiking boots, but provided I can find enough storage space at home, I'll be glad I did.
UK bulk-buy deals
Six-month supply hayfever tablets: £3.18 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
OK, so these aren't actually a special Prime Day deal, but six months of antihistamines for just over £3 is wild. These cost £1.99 per box at Boots, so if cetirizine works for you, they're an absolute steal at Amazon.
HIGH5 Zero Caffeine Hit:
£27.95 £19.55 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £8.40 There are plenty of electrolyte tablets on sale at Amazon for Prime Day, but these are my personal favourites. This is a really good Prime Day deal; this pack of eight tubes (20 tablets each) costs over £30 at Wiggle.
HIGH5 Energy Gel Aqua:
£27.99 £8.75 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £19.24 These are the energy gels my husband prefers for cycling (I prefer chews personally), and I'll be grabbing this box of 20 sachets on Prime Day. They're currently £13 at Wiggle, for comparison.
Cheeky Panda bamboo tissues (96 packs):
£24.99 £17.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £7.50 You know how it is when you're hiking and hayfever strikes, or it's a cold day and your nose decides to start running. Right now, you can get almost 100 packs of hypoallergenic bamboo tissues for under £20, which is cheaper than they've ever been before. You'll never be caught short and snotty again.
Compeed blister plasters:
£10.80 £6.02 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £4.78 No hiking first aid kit would be complete without a pack of these, and you'll pay £4.35 for five if you buy them at Boots, so it's well worth grabbing a few of these 12-packs while they're going cheap for Prime Day.
US bulk-buy deals
I'm in the UK, but if you're in the US there are some nearly identical deals so you can stock up on the essentials as well.
One year supply of allergy tablets: $7.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These use a different active ingredient to those listed above (diphenhydramine rather than cetirizine), but if you know that this works for you, this is an incredible deal to keep your allergies under control.
Nuun Sport Electrolyte Tablets:
$44.94 $23.77 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $21.17 I'm a big fan of Nuun electrolyte tabs (they taste a lot better than most), and if you live in the US you can stock up for 47% less than the usual asking price. This deal gives you six flavors, with 10 tablets in each tube (the tropical one is particularly good).
PowerBar PowerGel Original:
$42.99 $34.39 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $8.60 This offer gives you 24 gels for $1.43 each, which is a good cheap way to keep yourself fuelled up during long runs and rides. Wiggle also has them in its summer sale, but Amazon's Prime Day price is better.
Facial tissues (16 packs):
$29.99 $23.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $6 I couldn't find an equivalent of Amazon's UK Prime Day deal on bamboo tissues, but this offer is still very respectable, giving you a total of 960 three-ply tissues to tackle snotty noses when you're exploring the great outdoors.
Compeed blister plasters:
$20.61 $18.81 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $1.77 There are larger packs of unbranded blister plasters available more cheaply, but reviews are mixed and some people question the quality of the glue. I can vouch for Compeed, and this deal works out similar to the UK one in terms of price per plaster. You're getting 18 of them here.
Can't see what you want here, or don't live in the UK? Here at Advnture we're also rounding up all of this year's best Amazon Prime Day camping deals and hiking deals in the US and UK, so head over and take a look at all our top picks.
Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).
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