2023 Amazon Big Deal Days kicks off today and runs through tomorrow, Oct. 11. Amazon Big Deal Days is a sale event exclusively for Prime members — think Amazon Prime Day 2.0.
Drone enthusiasts, in particular, have a reason to celebrate as the first annual Amazon Big Deal Days showcases deals on drones and related accessories. So with that, here’s your comprehensive handbook to the top drone-related deals during the 2023 Amazon Big Deal Days (plus one bonus deal not on Amazon at the end):
Pro tips for finding the best 2023 Amazon Big Deal Days deals
Shop fast (and often): New deals drop as often as every five minutes, so check back on Amazon’s site intermittently. And if you come across a great deal that I haven’t mentioned and believe fellow drone enthusiasts would appreciate, feel free to share it in the comments below. Let’s get those great deals together!
You need Amazon Prime access (which you can get for free): You’ll need an Amazon Prime membership to access most of these deals, which involves a membership fee. But here’s a hack: you can easily obtain Prime membership for a 30-day free trial by registering for Amazon Prime here (just be sure to cancel it after the items have been shipped if you don’t plan on maintaining the subscription — otherwise your card on file will be charged).
Below I have updated some of the best deals, however, deals go quickly, and new deals are added even quicker. I recommend bookmarking, Amazon Deals Page, where all the items included in the sale should appear.
Prime Big Deal Days deals will likely sell out quickly, and new deals will likely be added throughout the sale event.
These non-DJI drones are on sale for up to 27% off
DJI just ran a Back to School sale on Sept. 11-22 and just released the DJI Mini 4 Pro (read our full review here), so it’s not surprising that the DJI deals are few and far between as of late. However, if you are looking for a non-DJI drone or drone accessories you’ll be able to find some deals.
27% off the Bwine F7GB2 Drones (normally $620, now $450)
The Bwine F7GB2 drone is a 4K drone equipped with a 3-axis mechanical gimbal and 5x digital zoom providing stability to switch between shots of varying distance, direction, and composition.
The Bwine F7 comes with 2 intelligent batteries with roughly 25 minutes of flight time each and a level 6 wind resistance. While I wouldn’t normally recommend this drone — especially at its full price, it’s not a bad option if you are specifically looking for an alternative drone to DJI that also costs less than $500.
The Bwine F7 usually costs $619.99 but is currently on sale through Amazon Big Deals Day for $449.99 (saving you $170). Purchase or read more about the Bwine F7 drone here.
25% off the Ruko F11 Pro Drone (normally $398, now $300)
Another DJI alternative drone with an even more affordable price point is the Ruko F11 Pro drone. The drone shoots in 4K and comes with 2 intelligent batteries with around 30 minutes of flight time each.
With a low price point of $299, which is 25% off the usual $398 price, this drone is an option for beginners who want to get into flying drones and who, once again, want a non-DJI option. The Ruko F11 drone has intelligent flight features like follow me mode, tap fly, point of interest, and hand gesture shots.
If you purchase during Amazon Big Deals Day, you’ll save $98. Purchase the Ruko F11 Pro on Amazon.
Huge savings on the best microSD cards
There are many solid options for the right microSD card for you and your drone, which you can find in our guide to the best microSD cards for drones here. Below are two memory card options on sale for Amazon Big Deal Day 2023.
41% off the SanDisk 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC ($20.99)
The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Cards are intended for extreme durability and designed to function well under challenging environmental conditions. This memory card is ideal for shooting 4k UHD video and sequential burst mode photography.
On Amazon Big Deal Day, you’ll save $12.50 when you purchase this 128GB memory card for $20.99.
17% off of Lexar Professional 1667x 256GB (2 pack) ($145.99)
You’ll get high-speed performance with UHS-II technology for a read transfer speed of up to 250MB/s. This memory card captures high-quality images and extended lengths of stunning 1080P Full-HD, and 4k video with a DSLR camera, HD camcorder, or 3D camera.
And with 256GB of memory available, you can shoot longer without changing cards. Plus this deal (where you save $29) comes in a two-pack. Purchase the Lexar Professional memory card for $145.99.
Other memory card deals (save up to 47% off)
While we generally wouldn’t recommend any of these SD cards for your drone (these memory cards are better for gaming devices) these deals are too good not to share — particularly given the Venn Diagram of gamers and drone pilots is practically a circle:
- 13% off the SanDisk 1TB: The official licensed microSD card for Nintendo Switch systems. Save $20 when you purchase one card for $129.99
- 47% off the Lexar Play 1TB: Expanded storage for Nintendo Switch and other gaming devices. Save $60.79 when you purchase one card for $69.02
Deals on drones for kids
If purchasing drones for grade school-aged kids, you likely won’t want to fork up a ton of money for their first-ever drone. Below you’ll find some deals on some kid-friendly drones (and one not from Amazon Big Deals Day).
26% off of the Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners ($36.99)
This drone can perform some pretty basic skills: launch, circle fly, 3D flips, and auto rotation. It comes with a kid-friendly controller and the speed can be changed to fit pilots’ flight proficiency.
You’ll save $13 when you purchase the Holy Stone Mini Drone during the Amazon Big Deal Day. Purchase the kid-friendly drone now for $36.99.
9% off the HoverAir X1 Self-Flying camera ($399)
This deal is not associated with Amazon Big Deals Day, but one we think drone lovers will enjoy. We recently reviewed the HoverAir X1 (read the full HoverAir X1 review here), and we noted that it is a great beginner drone or perfect for someone looking for more of a flying selfie camera rather than a standard drone. The HoverAir X1 has some stand-out features like its ability to record sound and fly indoors.
Purchase the HoverAir X1 on sale now for $399, and you’ll save $40.
Other 2023 Amazon Big Deal Day tech deals
The below items may not be exactly for your drone, but if you love the latest technology, then the below items should spark your interest.
These deals nicely fit into any drone enthusiast’s lifestyle:
15% off Anker 67W USB C Charger, 3 Port ($28.98)
This 3-in-1 charger comes equipped with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port to power three devices simultaneously. The port also comes with a 5ft USB-C and USB-C cable that can deliver up to 5a current and 100w power. It comes with a foldable plug that makes it easy to carry and is a good travel companion for anyone on the go with a lot of technology to charge.
46% off SUPCASE for iPhone 14 Pro Max/iPhone 13 Pro Max Case ($21.59)
If you are a drone adventurer and a photographer, then chances are you might find yourself sailing in the ocean, biking up a mountain, or something in between. This iPhone case passes the 20-foot drop test and comes with a rotatable belt clip for convenient, hands-free, pocket-free carrying.
19% off Insta360 ONE X2 360 Degree Waterproof Action Camera ($349.99)
On Amazon Big Deal Days you can save $80 on Insta360 Action Camera. This action camera is waterproof up to 33 ft, so you can take it out in a rainstorm or surfing without a case. The camera shots in 5.7k 360 and stabilization to keep your shots steady. It has a CMOS photo sensor and 1x optical zoom.
Purchase the Insta360 Action Camera for $349.99 for the next two days on Amazon.
Deals are constantly changing and updating! If you find a great 2023 Amazon Big Deal, post it in the comments.
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