Shoppers, start your engines – and get your wallet ready – because Amazon finally dropped the news we’re all been waiting for. Early this morning, the retailer announced that the official dates for Prime Day 2022 will be July 12 and 13. However, the big retailer also announced that early deals start on June 21 with up to 55% off select Amazon devices and up to 50% off Fire TV and several exciting deals on brands like SodaStream and more.
To stay up to date on all the best deals, check back here. But until the event officially starts, here’s how to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2022 now.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Since 201[ads1]5, Prime Day has usually taken place in mid-July. However, Amazon was forced to change the event date to October 2020 and the end of 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 and 13, with early appointments starting June 21.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day is an annual shopping event created by Amazon, and has been compared to Black Friday in July. The event began in July 2015 to coincide with Amazon’s birthday celebration and went over a day of specials. In 2019, the event increased to a full two days and offered sales on everything from technology to fashion. During the pandemic, shoppers switched to mostly e-commerce, pulling in a record number of sales for Prime Day 2020. Last year, Amazon increased its total sales to the highest to date – over $ 11 billion – with more than 250 million items sold over worldwide, according to Digital Commerce 360.
Do I need to be a Prime member?
Yes. The discounts are exclusive to Amazon Prime members – if you are not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial, which allows you to shop the sale and get free shipping. A monthly membership costs $ 14.99 a month, but you can also purchase an annual membership for $ 139. Students can get a Prime membership for only $ 7.49 per month.
And from today through Prime Day, members can earn a $ 10 credit that can be used 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 qualified Prime shipping purchase, according to the press release.
How to Find the Best Prime Day Deals
In addition to Amazon’s Lightning Deals, which last only a few hours and require buyers to respond quickly, there are also sales that last all day or the entire event. As the event approaches, we’ll be sure to update you on new tips to help you save a lot. So far, here’s the best way to prepare:
- Have an Amazon Prime account.
- Download the Amazon Prime app and allow alerts.
- If you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you can receive an additional 1 percent reward back on top of the already 5 percent return from Amazon and Whole Foods Market purchases.
- Use your Alexa. During the previous sale, Amazon customers were able to ask Alexa, “What are my offers?” for exclusive early access to Prime Day deals. This year, you can set up the virtual assistant to notify you of offers on anything in your shopping cart, wish list or stored for later section up to 24 hours before they are even available.
Best deals on Amazon ahead of Prime Day
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Simplicity UPF 50+ Wide Rim Roll-Up straw sun hat
Cuisinart CCG-190 portable charcoal grill
LuxClub 6 PC sheet set Bamboo sheet
Ultrean Electric Air Fryer
eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac
PopYoung Summer Casual T-shirt Dress
YTL bag set
Vivosun Portable Green House with Roll-up Large Door
Bestope Pro Beach Waver Curling Iron Wand
Bestsellers from last year’s Amazon Prime Day
Last year, shoppers saw hits on fashion, technology and brands like Apple AirPods and popular home and beauty tools like Shark vacuum cleaners and Revlon hair dryers. Below we have collected 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 vacuum robot
Bondi Sands self-tanning foam
myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control
Le Creuset enamelled cast iron pot grill
Essence Cosmetics False Lash Effect Mascara
Crest 3D Whitestrips
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