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In addition to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day has become yet another Super Bowl for online deal hunters. The e-commerce giant has announced that the two-day event will take place July 12 and 13, marking a return to its traditional date after delays in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.
Although last year featured the Prime Day Show (an exclusive Amazon Music event that featured performances by Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi), it doesn’t look like this year’s online deal extravaganza will include a Grammy artist-powered show.
Related: The Best Early Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals of 2022
Keep reading for everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2022, including how to shop the event, the best deals and more.
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day 2022 starts Tuesday, July 12, at midnight PT/3 a.m. ET and ends Wednesday, July 13.
How to Shop Amazon Prime Day 2022
If you want to access Prime Day 2022 deals, you’ll need to make sure that you have a Prime membership. Although the e-commerce giant recently increased fees from $119 to $139 annually (or from $13 up to $15 per month), member benefits include free two-day shipping, same-day delivery, access to content on Amazon Prime Video, exclusive savings and free two-hour delivery on Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market groceries, access to Prime Try Before You Buy and personal shopping services, special deals on subscriptions and other perks. Amazon Prime store cardholders also receive 5 percent cash back on purchases.
Prime members can sign up for alerts for personalized deals on online doorbusters ahead of the event. Those who don’t yet have an Amazon Prime membership can sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Amazon Prime Video Membership
$15 monthly or $139 annually
What Are the Best Amazon Prime Day 2022 Deals?
The best Prime Day 2022 deals will feature epic savings on Amazon devices, tech, fashion, beauty, smart kitchen and cleaning appliances, toys and more, and can preview some of the sale items right now at the e-commerce brand’s Deals, limited-time Lightning Deals, Buzzworthy Deals and Top Brands pages, where you’ll be able to find currently discounted products as well as everything on sale, including for back-to-school season.
Those pages feature some of the products that are expected to be marked down, including from skincare brands such as Sunday Riley, Grande Cosmetics, R+Co, Bioderma, St. Tropez, Laneige, Drybar and more; clothing and shoes from Amazon Essentials, Columbia, Crocs and Levi’s; electronics from Apple, Beats, Logitech, SteelSeries, Sony, Bose, GE, HyperX and Asus; robot vacuums and smart home appliances from iRobot and SharkNinja; and sporting goods from Huffy, Schwinn, Segway and others.
In the meantime, consider bookmarking all of the Amazon pages above to keep tabs on everything that is expected to be on sale Pro tip: Filter the deal types by selecting from the left side of the page; you can choose from Top Deals, Lighting and more options.
Cord cutters can score early Prime Day deals on movies and TV shows when they sign up for Prime Video channels. Paramount+, Starz, Discovery+, Showtime, AMC+, Noggin and other channels are regularly $5 and up monthly, but new subscribers can get them for 99 cents per month for the first two months. Movies including Belfast, Sing 2, Ambulance, Dog, Death on the Nile and The Lost City are only $3 to rent, while TV series and films such as The Batman, Yellowstone, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Dune and others are available to buy for $8 to $10. You can also buy all eight Harry Potter films for $50.
Amazon Prime Day 2022: Top Shopping Tips, How to Earn Credits and More
Amazon Prime members can unlock up to $40 in shopping credits to use towards Prime Day. You can earn a total of $10 when you buy a Lightyear movie ticket and merch, $5 when you buy a movie ticket to see Elvis, $2 when you visit the Affirm’s Amazon hub and scroll down the page and more.
Amazon is also introducing a new Prime Stampcard program that allows shoppers to earn a $10 credit toward a purchase on Prime Day or another future Amazon order. Now through Prime Day, Prime members can earn a “stamp” when they stream content on Prime Video, listen to Prime Music, borrow or add a book to their library from Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited and make a purchase using Prime shipping.
During Prime Day, shoppers can earn $25 in Amazon credit when they check out with Affirm on orders of $100 or more. Amazon Prime cardholders can also earn up to 20 percent back on select products, including on Sennhauser Pro and Neumann headphones and microphones, golf accessories and gear, Manduka yoga blocks and accessories and more.
You can also earn $10 when you use Amazon Reload to add $100 or more in funds to your account for the first time.
Prime members can simplify their shopping by subscribing to deal alerts through the Prime Day event page on the Amazon app now through the sale and setting reminders via the Alexa voice assistant. Shoppers can receive push notifications on recently viewed items and more, and ask Alexa to add products to their Cart, Wish List or Save for Later list and then request deal notifications on those items.
Amazon is also encouraging shoppers to support small businesses during Prime Day. From June 21 to July 11, customers can earn chances to win prizes for every $1 spent on eligible products. Some of the prizes include a pregame experience and tickets to the Super Bowl LVII, VIP passes to concerts in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, tickets to the New York City screening and meet-and-greet of the forthcoming Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a VIP trip to the first Amazon Style store in L.A., gift cards and more.
What Are the Best Alternatives to Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon isn’t the only online store that will be hosting summer deals. Many major retailers often compete with their own multiday sales, and stores including Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Overstock and Target have announced their own rival blowouts. In addition, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale also happens takes place during the same period as Amazon Prime Day.
Amazon Prime Day 2022: The Best Early Deals in Every Category
In addition to our dedicated roundups on the best tech, beauty and home goods deals, we’ve listed the overall best deals across every category to shop now through Amazon Prime Day below. We recommend bookmarking this page as we’ll be regularly updating this and all other Prime Day sale coverage.
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY TECH DEALS
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS ON TVs
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS ON SPEAKERS & HOME AUDIO
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY BACK-TO-SCHOOL DEALS
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS ON VACUUMS
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS ON KITCHEN APPLIANCES
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY FASHION DEALS
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY BEAUTY DEALS
THE BEST EARLY AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS ON HOME, BEDDING AND MORE
The Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals to Shop Right Now
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker ($75, reg. $100)
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker (reg. $100)
Blink Outdoor 2 Camera Kit with Blink Mini ($180, reg. $215)
Blink Outdoor 2 Camera Kit with Free Blink Mini (reg. $215)
Echo Show 5 with Blink Mini Bundle ($45, reg. $120)
Echo Show 5 with Blink Mini Bundle (reg. $120)
Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Sengled Bluetooth Color Bulb ($20, reg. $65)
Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Sengled Bluetooth Color Bulb (reg. $65)
Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 65-inch 4K UHD Smart TV ($500, reg. $830)
Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV, 65-inch (reg. $830)
Sony 55-inch A80J Bravia XR OLED 4K UHD Smart TV ($998, reg. $1,298)
Sony 55-inch A80J Bravia XR OLED 4K UHD Smart TV (reg. $1,298)
iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum ($180, reg. $300)
iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum (Reg. $300)
Levoit Air Purifier for Large Rooms ($187, reg. $220)
Levoit Air Purifier for Large Rooms (reg. $220)
Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Cleaner ($90, reg. $120)
Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Cleaner (reg. $120)
Casper Sleep Foam Pillow ($53, reg. $89)
Casper Sleep Foam Pillow (reg. $89)
Braun Electric Shaver for Men ($140, reg. $200)
Braun Electric Shaver for Men (reg. $200)
Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer ($90, reg. $130)
Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer (reg. $130)
Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker ($99, reg. $149)
Anova Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker (reg. $149)
Amazon Basics Cooling Gel-Infused, Medium-Firm Memory Foam Twin Mattress ($179 and up, reg. $210 and up)
Amazon Basics Medium-Firm Memory Foam Twin Mattress (reg. $210 and up)
Shark IQ Robot Vacuum ($300, reg. $550)
Shark IQ Robot Vacuum (reg. $550)