Shoppers, start your engines — and prepare your wallets — because Amazon ultimately dropped the news we’ve all been waiting for. Early this morning, the retailer announced that the official dates for Prime Day 2022 would be July 12 and 13. However, the major retailer also announced that the first deals will start on June 21 with up to 55% off select Amazon devices and up to 50% off Fire TV and bigger deals on brands like SodaStream and more. .
To keep up to date with all the best deals, check back here. But while we wait for the official start of the event, here’s how to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2022 right now.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Since 2015, Prime Day has usually taken place in mid-July. However, Amazon was forced to change the event date to October 2020 and late June 2021 due to the pandemic and shipping delays. A recent press release shared with Shop TODAY officially confirmed that the 48-hour event is set to take place on July 12-13, with the first offerings starting June 21.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day is an annual business event created by Amazon and has been compared to Black Friday in July. The event started in July 2015 to coincide with Amazon’s birthday celebration and ran for a day of deals. In 2019, the event grew to two full days and featured sales on everything from tech to fashion. During the pandemic, shoppers have turned primarily to e-commerce, attracting a record number of sales for Prime Day 2020. Last year, Amazon increased its total sales to their highest level yet – more than 11 billion dollars – with more than 250 million items sold worldwide, according to Digital Commerce 360.
Do I need to be a Prime member?
Yes. Discounts are exclusive to Amazon Prime members – if you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial, which will let you shop the sales and get free shipping. A monthly subscription costs $14.99 per month, but you can also purchase an annual subscription for $139. Students can get a Prime membership for just $7.49 per month.
And starting today through Prime Day, members can earn a $10 credit to use on Prime Day or on future Amazon purchases through the brand’s new Amazon Prime Stampcard. To collect stamps, users must stream Prime Video, listen to Prime Music, borrow a Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited book or add one to their library, and make a purchase eligible for Prime-shipping, according to the press release.
How to find the best Prime Day deals
In addition to Amazon’s Lightning Deals, which only last a few hours and require shoppers to react quickly, there are also sales that last all day or the entire event. As the event approaches, we’ll be sure to share some new tips to help you save big. For now, here’s the best way to prepare:
- Have an Amazon Prime account.
- Download the Amazon Prime app and allow notifications.
- If you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you can receive an additional 1% reward on top of its already 5% back on Amazon and Whole Foods Market purchases.
- Use your Alexa. In the previous sale, Amazon customers could ask Alexa, “What are my deals?” for exclusive early access to Prime Day deals. This year, you can set up the virtual assistant to notify you of deals on anything in your cart, wishlist, or saved for a later section up to 24 hours before they’re even available.
Best deals on Amazon ahead of Prime Day
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Simplicity UPF 50+ Wide Brim Roll-Up Straw Sun Hat
Cuisinart CCG-190 Portable Charcoal Grill
LuxClub 6 Piece Sheet Set Bamboo Leaves
Ultrean Electric Air Fryer
eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac
PopYoung Casual Summer T-Shirt Dress
YTL handbag set
Vivosun portable green house with large roll-up door
Bestope Pro Beach Waver Curling Iron Wand
Amazon Prime Day Best Sellers of the Last Year
Last year, shoppers saw markdowns on fashion, tech and brands like Apple AirPods and popular home and beauty tools like Shark vacuum cleaners and Revlon hair dryers. Below, we’ve rounded up the best-selling items from Prime Day 2021.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler
Apple AirPods Pro
Levi’s 711 Skinny Jeans
iRobot Roomba robot vacuum
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mousse
myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet
Essence Cosmetics False Lash Effect Mascara
Crest 3D White Stripes
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