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- Amazon Prime Day 2022 is an annual deals event akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- Prime Day is a two-day event and will be held on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13.
- Amazon and other retailers will have some early deals ahead of the big sale.
Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be held on July 12 and 13, but we’re already seeing Amazon and competing retailers start the discounts and deals early. We’ve started tracking the deals that are actually worth shopping ahead of time because the prices are unlikely to change through
. Below, you’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions about the sale.
Prime Day deals often include sought-after items like Apple AirPods and Amazon Echo devices, but as we get closer, you’ll also find deals on household staples, clothing, and even skincare. Keep an eye out for early deals on Amazon-branded products, like Blink home security systems and Kindles e-readers.
The Insider Reviews team will routinely add new deals, including Amazon’s limited-time lightning deals, to this article. Revisit this article ahead of Prime Day 2022 for the best early deals, or shop Amazon’s Prime Day landing page here.
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Best early Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals
Apple’s AirPods Max carry over all the features fans love about the AirPods Pro into a wireless over-ear headphone design. It’s a bit too early for deals to surface for a pair and stock is still extremely limited.
This is close to the lowest price we’ve seen on the Ninja Foodi, an all-in-one appliance that can pressure cook, slow cook, air fry, and more. We only saw a better price during Black Friday, so take advantage of this discount if you’re looking to buy one this summer.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day
is a 48-hour sale. It starts July 12 at 3 a.m. EDT and runs through July 13.
This Amazon Prime subscriber-only sale is one of the perks of a Prime membership. Amazon recently announced members now get a year of Grubhub+ for free.
An Amazon Prime subscription grants you access to a vast host of exclusive perks, including free two-day shipping on eligible items, entertainment options like movie and music
, and, of course, the ability to shop during Amazon Prime Day 2022 in July.
Some deals, like the early Audible and Music Unlimited promotions, offer really solid savings that are unlikely to get any better on Prime Day itself. We vet each deal included in this round-up to make sure the price is notably low.
However, most sales during Amazon Prime Day itself are generally better than the early discounts. If you can’t wait or don’t think you’ll be able to camp out short-lived Lightning Deals during the sale, then it might be worth shopping early.
Amazon has already announced it will have early deals on its devices starting June 21. That includes discounts on the Echo Show 5, Kindle Paperwhite, Blink Video Doorbell, and several Fire TV smart TVs.
What deals do we expect during Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day deals usually match or come close to Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts. For Amazon brands like Echo, Ring, Eero, Kindle, and Fire, it’ll be the best time of year to shop, with many products hitting all-time lows.
We also expect to see brands like Apple, Instant Pot, Shark, JBL, Eufy, and iRobot offering solid deals during the event too, across multiple retailers. In fact, many of these aforementioned retailers already have sales in play.
Be prepared to act fast, though: The best deals will generally be short-lived and limited in stock.
What should I buy during Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day has historically been one of the best times outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to shop for tech and home goods. We expect to see deals on Alexa smart speakers, Kindle e-readers, video doorbells, Instant Pots, vacuums, Bluetooth speakers, and laptops.
What’s the Prime Stampcard?
Amazon is offering $10 in store credit to Prime Members who collect four “stamps” by buying a Prime-eligible item that costs $5 or more, streaming a Prime Video show, listening to a song with Prime Music, and borrowing an ebook on Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited. You can learn more here.
What stores are offering Amazon Prime Day discounts?
Though Prime Day is an Amazon deal event, other retailers often offer discounts and match prices, too. Target, Best Buy, and Kohl’s are a few of the stores that hold sales during Prime Day, and we expect other stores to have discounts, too.
While Walmart usually offers a competing sale, the retailer will not this year because an overabundance of stock has allowed it to offer discounts all month long. That said, we’re still tracking great discounts from Walmart over the week of Prime Day.
These alternative options may be better to shop if you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, though first-timers can get their first 30 days free. Make sure you wait until closer to Prime Day to sign up if you plan to cancel, though.
If you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, you should sign up for a free 30-day trial to participate in Prime Day deals.
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