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Early Prime Day deal: The Echo Show 5 has never been cheaper

It's just $45, and there's a way you can save an extra 10%. Or get it with a Blink Mini camera for just $5 more.

Get the Echo Show 5 for the lowest price ever -- and you don't even have to wait for Prime Day.
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Like all Amazon devices, the Echo Show 5 smart display goes on sale a lot. Normally $90, it often gets marked down to $70 or $60. Twice, it sold for $50. That makes this an historic occasion: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Prime subscribers can get the Amazon Echo Show 5 for just $45. But, wait, there's more.

If you have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card or Amazon Prime Store Card (and use it for this purchase), you'll save an extra 10% in the form of cash back. That brings your net total down to an even lower all-time-low of $40.50.

Don't have one of those cards? Now's the time to apply: Prime subscribers will get an instant $100 Amazon gift card when signing up for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa.

Just to keep things interesting, Prime subscribers also have the option to buy the Echo Show 5 and Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera for $50. (That'll be your price at checkout; the on-page bundle price shows $124.98, which is what you'd normally pay.) However, I don't see the 10% cash-back option here.

With it's 5.5-inch screen, the Show 5 might be better suited to your nightstand than to, say, a kitchen counter, though take note that some may find the display a little bright, even at its lowest setting. Read CNET's Echo Show 5 review to learn more.

By the way, the Echo Show 8 is also on sale right now, though at $105 it's far from its lowest price -- and there's no 10% bonus for using your Prime Visa. Stay tuned on that and other Echo Show models, as I'm quite certain Prime Day will bring better deals.

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