These are the best last-minute Prime Day vacuum deals – trust me, I've tested dozens

After vacuuming the same yard of carpet for years I know exactly which are worth your money

The best prime day vacuum deals: a dyson outsize vacuuming on a carpet
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Amazon's Prime Big Deals Days promotion has arrived, and I've seen some good discounts on the best vacuums on the market. However, Amazon is far from the only game in town.

When it comes to vacuums, I've got some quick advice. If you want a Shark vacuum head straight to Walmart for their Shark Days promotion, which has the cheapest Shark prices of anywhere on the internet. If you want a Dyson, Amazon Prime Big Deal Days has the best prices. Amazon is also the best place to shop around for the cheapest deals, though I can't vouch for the quality of a lot of the Dyson dupes on the site.

My first ever job as a product tester was reviewing vacuums, and I've hardly stopped since. After vacuuming the same yard of carpet hundreds of times with dozens of vacuums, I know exactly which products are worth your time and which you can leave in your shopping cart. 

What are Prime Big Deals Days?

Prime Big Deals Days have landed, bringing big discounts on a wide range of products. Our product testers have found some Amazon Prime Day deals that can save you hundreds of dollars. However, these offers are only for Amazon Prime members

The best vacuum deals

Hoover ONEPWR Pet Max | Was $309.99
Best vacuum deal

Hoover ONEPWR Pet Max | Was $309.99, now $183.99 at Amazon
This vacuum keeps on going on sale for key sales dates - it was my favorite deal last Prime Day. I actually use one of these in my place, and while very far from perfect, it does a pretty good job. If you hate picking hair out of a brush roll, I'd steer clear, but if you need a decent vacuum ASAP, I'd get this now. 

Eufy Clean X8 Pro | Was $499

Eufy Clean X8 Pro | Was $499, now $399 at Amazon
I just tested this robot vacuum and it's brilliant. With a mop function and detailed mapping capabilities. I think it's the best robot vacuum on the market, especially with $100 off the price.

LEVOIT IQ 40 Cordless Vacuum Pet | Was $239.99

LEVOIT IQ 40 Cordless Vacuum Pet | Was $239.99, now $179.99 at Amazon
Full disclosure: we weren't blown away by this vacuum when we put it to the test. However, it does the job, and it's best on carpets. A good choice for smaller homes, it has some handy extras like a flexible wand, telescopic crevice tool, dusting brush and motorised tool. However, if you've got mobility problems like arthritis, you should bear in mind that it's pretty top-heavy. 

Dyson V8 Vacuum Cleaner | Was $419.99
Cheapest Dyson

Dyson V8 Vacuum Cleaner | Was $419.99, now $249.99 at Walmart
The cheapest Dyson deal isn't at Amazon. There's a huge $170 off the Dyson V8. By comparison, it's $50 more expensive at Amazon. It's one of Dyson's oldest cordless models, but when I've tested it over the years I've found that it's still pretty great on all floor types. If you want a Dyson without breaking the bank, this is your chance.

Shark Navigator | Was $199
Cheapest Shark

Shark Navigator | Was $199, now $97 at Walmart
The forerunner of the Shark Vertex and Rotator, the Navigator is an old-school upright. It's nowhere near as powerful as the Vertex or Rotator models, but if you don't care too much about your vacuum, this is a smart way to save a little money.  However, as an upright, it's best suited to houses, and too big for apartments.

Shark Wandvac | Was $199
Best budget Shark

Shark Wandvac | Was $199, now $139 at Walmart
We weren't entirely convinced by this vacuum, and it scored 80%. However, if budget is tight and you want something light, cheap, and effective, this is a smart choice. It's especially great if you live in an apartment. 

Shark Vertex Cordless Vacuum | Was $399

Shark Vertex Cordless Vacuum | Was $399, now $199 at Walmart
I've tested vacuums for years, and this is still one of my favorites. After years of testing these I think it offers near-Dyson performance at a much more reasonable price, and now it's even less. My biggest bugbear is that the compact folding storage a bit of a gimmick (it actually takes up more room like this) but being able to bend at the neck makes it unbelievably easy to clean under furniture. 

Miele Triflex HX1 Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner | Was $649

Miele Triflex HX1 Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner | Was $649, now $459.72 at Amazon
I've had a soft spot for this vacuum for years, and this gray colorway is currently the cheapest I've seen it. This vacuum has a great feature - you can shift the dustbin from the handle to the floor head for improved performance on carpet, and to make it easier to reach overhead. It's perhaps a little gimmicky, but when I tested it years ago I found that it genuinely helped. I wouldn't buy it if I lived in a house, but it's good for an apartment. 

Dyson V15 | Was $749.99

Dyson V15 | Was $749.99, now $646.95 at Amazon
This is the best vacuum that we've tested. The green laser highlights dust that the naked eye can't see and it will give you numerical data on how well you've vacuumed. Amazon have taken almost $150 off, which is an unmissable offer. It's $80 cheaper than at Walmart, too.

Dyson Outsize + | Was $949.99

Dyson Outsize + | Was $949.99, now $606.88 at Amazon
This is the best vacuum for pet hair bar none. It's lightweight, agile, and incredible effective on dirt and dander. Our biggest complaint with Dyson is the price, so any discount is worth buying.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 (Refurbished) |  was $499.99

Dyson Ball Animal 2 (Refurbished) | was $499.99, now $299 at Amazon
One of my favorite insider tips with Dyson is to grab a Ball Animal 2 around sales periods. Sure, it's an older vacuum and it's pretty clumsy, but if all you need is a powerful vacuum to totally transform your floors, this will do the job for hundreds of dollars less than a top-line Dyson. However, this isn't the lowest price I've seen this vacuum, and this model is refurbished. 

Samsung Bespoke Jet | Was $699.99

Samsung Bespoke Jet | Was $699.99, now $474.99 at Amazon
This vacuum is my favorite recommendation if you suffer from allergies, because it sucks dirt into a sealed bag on the charging base. It's neat, easy to use, and the Midnight Blue colorway lowest price this vacuum has been all year. A word of warning: don't feel tempted to update to the AI model: when we put it to the test, we found little new and no signs of 'artificial intelligence'. 

Dyson Omni-Glide | Was $349

Dyson Omni-Glide | Was $349, now $299.99 at Walmart
If you have hard flooring throughout your home, it's worth considering the Dyson Omni-Glide. It's designed for hard floors only, and can move in any direction to suck up dust and crumbs. Walmart has the lowest price I've seen, $15 cheaper than anywhere else. However, on test we found that it shuts itself down if it detects carpet, so it's not for you if you have carpet or area rugs.  

Roomba Combo™ j7+ | Was $1099.99

Roomba Combo™ j7+ | Was $1099.99, now $799 on Amazon
The only thing we don't like about Roomba is the price, so it's great to see this model selling for $300 less. When the Roomba switches on, you can switch off: this little robot automatically empties its own bin for 60 days at a time. 

Shark Vacuum & Mop | Was $479.99

Shark Vacuum & Mop | Was $479.99, now $249.99 on Amazon
You can save more than $200 on this model, which is a vacuum and a mop in one. The Sonic Mopping function delivers 100 scrubs a minute for squeaky clean floors. To protect your rugs and carpets, you can set no-mop zones in the SharkClean app. 


What are Amazon Prime Big Deal Days?

Big Deal Days is the October version of Amazon Prime Day. It runs from October 10th-11th, and has hundreds of dollars off a range of products, but only Amazon Prime members can enjoy the deals. 

What are Walmart Shark Days?

Walmart is offering big discounts on a range of Shark vacuums, running throughout much of the rest of October. However, these deals can be turned off at any time, so you have to move fast, 

Vacuum deals are far from the only thing you get discounted over the next few days. Our product experts and shopping writers are covering all the latest Amazon Prime Day deals; everything from air fryers to bed sheets.

Alex David
Head of eCommerce

As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. After graduating from Cambridge University, Alex got his start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing a wide range of household products and appliances. He then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products. Helping people find true quality and genuine value is a real passion.