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Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be on July 12 and 13: how to prepare

Shoppers, start your engines, and prepare your wallets, because Amazon Finally dropped the news we’ve all been waiting for. Earlier this morning, the retailer announced that the official Prime Day 2022 dates will be July 12 and 13. However, the major retailer also announced that early bird deals will kick off on June 21 with up to 55% off select Amazon devices and up to 50% off Fire TV and more exciting deals on brands like SodaStream and more.

To stay up to date on the best deals, check back here. But until the event officially kicks off, here’s how to get ready for Amazon Prime Day 2022 now.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Since 2015, Prime Day usually takes place in mid-July. However, Amazon was forced to move 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 will take place on July 12-13, with the first deals kicking off on 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 ran for a day of deals. In 2019, the event grew to two full days and offered deals on everything from tech to fashion. During the pandemic, shoppers turned primarily to e-commerce, driving a record number of sales for Prime Day 2020. Last year, Amazon increased its total sales to its highest level to date, over $11 billion, with over 250 million items sold. 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’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial, which will allow you to shop the sales and get free shipping. A monthly membership costs $14.99 per month, but you can also purchase an annual membership 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 future Amazon purchases through the brand new Amazon Prime Stampcard. To collect stamps, users must stream Prime Video, listen to Prime Music, borrow a book from Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited 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 Flash Deals, which last only a few hours and require shoppers to react quickly, there are also deals that last all day or for the entire event. As the event draws closer, we’ll be sure to update you with new tips to help you save big. For now, this is the best way to prepare:

  • Have an Amazon Prime account.
  • Download the Amazon Prime app and enable notifications.
  • If you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you can receive an additional 1 percent reward on top of 5 percent on Amazon and Whole Foods Market purchases.
  • Use your Alexa. During the previous sale, Amazon customers were able to ask Alexa, “What are my deals?” for exclusive early access to Prime Day deals. This year, you can set the virtual assistant to notify you of deals on anything in your cart, wish list, or saved for later section up to 24 hours before they’re available.

The best deals on Amazon before Prime Day

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Simplicity UPF 50+ Wide Brim Roll Up Straw Hat

Cuisinart CCG-190 Portable Charcoal Grill

LuxClub 6 Piece Sheet Set Bamboo Sheets

Ultrean Electric Air Fryer

eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac

PopYoung Summer Casual T-shirt Dress

YTL Satchel Purse Set

Vivosun portable greenhouse with large roll-up door

Kindle e-reader

Bestope Pro Beach Waver Curling Iron

Last year’s Amazon Prime Day best sellers

Last year, shoppers saw sales on fashion, technology and brands like Apple AirPods and popular home and beauty tools like Shark vacuums and Revlon hair dryers. Below, we’ve rounded up the best-selling items from Prime Day 2021.

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer & Styler

Apple AirPod 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 Grill Pan

Essence Cosmetics False Eyelash Effect Mascara

Crest 3D white strips

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