10 things you need to know before Prime Day 2022 – IGN

From top tips for avoiding fake deals to perfect money-saving opportunities, there are plenty of reasons to do some research before jumping headfirst into Amazon Prime Day on July 12 (and July 13).

It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype for Prime Day, but I’m looking to take a weighted approach here and throw in some easy-to-digest tips, tricks, and vital information before the big business event begins. . Here are 10 things you need to know before Amazon Prime Day 2022 launches.

1. Amazon Prime Day “starts” on July 12

Officially this year, we know that Amazon Prime Day will run for 48 hours on July 12-13. go on sale sooner than that.

You’ll need to be a Prime member to participate, but a 30-day free trial is available that will cover you for the entire purchase event, plus any other offers that pop up beforehand. So if you don’t want to pay for Prime, you don’t have to, remember to turn off auto-renewal as well.

30 day free trial

Amazon Prime

$14.99 per month thereafter.

2. Plan what you want to buy (add to your wishlist)

The main thing is therefore not to make impulse purchases. Amazon will absolutely try to catch you with some amazing deals, but if you’re looking to play this shopping event strategically, try to avoid using Prime’s main shopping page. Instead, plan out what you hope to sell or what you’re really looking to buy, and add it to your wishlist. Then when Prime Day kicks off, just go to your list and all the deals you were hoping for could appear on one easy-to-use page.

3. You can top up $50 and get extra $12.50 for free

If you’re planning on buying anything during Prime Day, this is the best advice to follow. Starting July 12 at 12:00 a.m. PDT, Prime members will be able to top up $50 to their Amazon account and then receive an additional $12.50 for free on top. Reminder: This offer starts July 12 and is not yet in effect.

To qualify for this offer, you must be a prime member, use code GCPRIME22 in the “Gift Cards & Promo Codes” box during checkout, and purchase at least $50 in qualifying gift cards in a single order. You must also be a “first-time gift card or balance top-up buyer” to enjoy. Good advice, if you are eligible, the offer will appear when you click on our links on Prime Day, and the code GCPRIME22 will be applicable to your order.

$50 Amazon credit

Get Extra $12.50 Free

$50 Credit

The offer goes live July 12 at 12:00 PM PDT.

Use promotional code “GCPRIME22”

discount of 20 $62.50

3. Always check the seller on Amazon

Despite its reliability, Amazon is still teeming with potential scammers, and anyone can partake in Prime Day sales. So my biggest recommendation is to stick with the brands you know and check that they are sold directly by them, by a known third party, or through Amazon itself.

It’s easy to spot, just scroll down and you’ll see just below the “Add to Cart” button “Ship From” and “Sold By” markers detailing where the item is from.

4. Get 3 months of Audible Premium for free

It’s probably my favorite Prime Day deal, and it’s already available. Prime members can currently enjoy 3 months of Audible Premium Plus absolutely free.

This is a great deal considering membership would typically cost you $14.95 per month, so in total you save almost $45 on the service. So if you’re looking to kick off the summer sale season and grab some Prime Day savings in style, this might be a big shout-out.

Audible Premium Plus

3 month subscription

Sound premium More

Prime members only.

5. Complete these steps and get extra $10 free on day one

Amazon is also running a “Prime stamp card” promotion that earns Prime members $10 in Amazon credit. It’s quite simple too. But, I only suggest going there if you’re already thinking of buying something from Amazon before Prime Day, don’t buy anything for fun.

All you have to do is stream a show on Prime Video, a song on Prime Music, borrow a book from Prime eReading, then buy something Prime-eligible from Amazon that costs more than $5. As long as you do it before midnight on July 13, you’ve earned $10 in Amazon dollars.

6. Check the price history of Prime Day deals

Best deal ever, maybe not best deal ever. At IGN, we do our best not to suggest fake deals during Prime Day (i.e. deals that have been cheaper for the past few months).

To help you out, search for us with “best price ever” or “best price in 2022” on our Prime Day articles or tweets. @IGNDeals Where @IGNUKDeals. If not, I also suggest using something like CamelCamelCamel to check recent price history on any deals you’re considering getting. Plus, research anything you might want to buy now and see what’s been the best price recently, so on Prime Day you’ll know if you’re getting a better deal or not.

7. Get $20 for Photo Backup with Amazon

This is another ridiculously easy way to get free Amazon credit. If you are a novice user, download the Amazon Photo app on your phone or desktop computer and upload at least one photo. That’s it. In 4 days or less, Amazon will send you an email with a $20 credit to spend during Prime Day.

8. Prime members get priority access to PS5 consoles

Amazon is offering the PS5 Console or Horizon Forbidden West PS5 Bundle by invitation only, and Prime members will get priority. We haven’t heard too many whispers of invitations being sent out yet, but Amazon might be waiting to send out loads during Prime Day sales, so sign up now and get ready to buy when you’re invited.

You must first be logged into your Amazon account and then click on the “Request an invitation” button. If you don’t see the button then you will first need to scroll down a bit and click on “New and used from $499.99 and free shippingto the right side of the product page and select the vendor “Amazon”.


Login to your Amazon account


Available by invitation only

Horizon Forbidden West PS5 Bundle

Login to your Amazon account

PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Pack

Available by invitation only

9. Get 6 months of Amazon Prime Student for free

If you’re a student, or have a generous student living with you who will graciously share their account, you can save even more on Amazon Prime, with Amazon Prime Student. (Requires an .edu email address).

Costing just $69 per year, Prime Student offers all the benefits of a Prime membership (free two-day shipping, Prime Video, etc.), and even offers a few extra incentives. New members can sign up for a 6-month free trial and will only have to pay $7.49/month, or $69/year after the trial expires.

Start your 6 month free trial

Start your 6 months free Test

New members get six months free. If you’ve used a free trial before, it’s $7.49 per month, half the price of a normal Prime subscription.

10. Lightning deals are one thing, but easy to miss

Amazon likes to host lots of limited-time flash deals during Prime Day, many of which can sell out in minutes. Yes, so these can come and go very quickly, especially if it’s a popular item or a hot deal. But, we’ll be covering the best of them via our IGN Deals Twitter accounts (@IGNDeals Where @IGNUKDeals), so be sure to catch them before Prime Day begins this year.

Robert Anderson is a Transactions Expert and Trade Editor for IGN. you can follow it @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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