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Amazon Prime Day 2022: Sale Dates, Deals & What To Expect

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The biggest annual sale for Amazon, is Prime Day, and after two years of not happening in July, it is finally returning to July. In 2020, Amazon moved Prime Day to October, leading up to a pretty huge holiday season with Prime Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday back-to-back-to-back. Then last year, Amazon moved it to June to help boost its Q2 numbers. But it appears that June didn’t give Amazon the numbers it wanted so it is moving once again to July.

Amazon has just announced that Prime Day will be taking place on July 12 and July 13 this year. So once again, it is a two-day event.

With Amazon Prime Day happening very soon, here’s everything you need to know before the big day.

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When does Prime Day take place?

Amazon has now confirmed that Prime Day will take place on July 12 and July 13. It’ll kick off at 3AM ET on July 12, and last through until 2:59AM ET on July 14 (this is because Amazon is in Seattle, and does everything on Pacific time). So there’s going to be 48 hours of deals for Prime Day.

As we’ve seen with previous Prime Days, there will be a ton of deals available as soon as the doors open on July 13. But that won’t be all the deals. Deals will continue to trickle out throughout the 48 hours. With some potentially big deals happening on the second day of Prime Day.

What Prime Day deals are already available?

There aren’t actually any official early Prime Day deals available yet, but there are some great deals that you can take advantage of right now. Here are a few of them.

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These are just a few deals that are currently available. You can of course check out our deals here to stay up to date.

What deals can we expect to see?

Amazon hasn’t announced the slate of deals for Prime Day yet, but we can expect to see deals across all categories of products sold on Amazon’s website.

We will also see some steep discounts on Amazon’s own hardware. Including Fire TV, Fire tablets, Echo smart speakers, Ring, Blink and much more. We might even see some discounts on Amazon’s newest products that it announced last fall.

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Based on the deals we’ve seen in previous years for Prime Day, we may also see some steep discounts on Instant Pots, DNA kits, smartphones, smart TVs and many more products. Instant Pots are always the big seller for Amazon on these big shopping days, so if you’ve been looking to pick one up, that might be the best time to do so.

Robot vacuum makers like Roborock, iRobot, Neato and others will also discount their products.

Amazon will offer extended trials for its services like Music Unlimited and Audible. In previous years, we’ve seen Amazon offer four months of Music Unlimited for only $0.99.

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Most early deals start on June 21

Amazon will be kicking off its early Prime Day deals on June 21, which is next Tuesday. Then you’ll see a number of great deals already available for all kinds of Amazon products. That includes up to 55% off Amazon devices, including the new Kindle Paperwhite and the fourth-generation Echo Dot.

Here’s some of what will be going on sale starting on June 21.

  • Score Big on Amazon Devices: Get deals starting June 21 and save up to 55% on select Amazon devices, including Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) and Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids, Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Glow with Tangram Bits, Halo Band, Luna Controller, Fire 7 Tablet (2019 release), Echo Dot (4th Gen) with a Free Smart Bulb, Ring Alarm Security Kit 8-Piece (2nd Gen), Blink Video Doorbell, eero mesh WiFi routers, and more.
  • Save on Fire TV smart TVs: Starting at just $89.99, save early with Fire TV smart TVs from brands including Toshiba, Insignia, Pioneer, and Amazon.
    • Insignia 24-inch HD Smart Fire TV: $89.99 (47% off)
    • Insignia 32-inch HD Smart Fire TV: $99.99 (44% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, hands-free with Alexa: $299.99 (46% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 43-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $199.99 (46% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 50-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $259.99 (45% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $284.99 (45% off)
    • Toshiba 75-inch M550-Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: $699.99 (50% off)
    • Pioneer 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV: $199.99 (37% off)

Starting on June 21, customers will also be able to start shopping early Prime Day deals on Amazon Live. So they can shop alongside their favorite celebrities and influencers. This includes Porsha Williams, Joe and Frank Mele and Lala Kent. And on June 28 at 1PM EDT, Hilary Duff will shaw some of her favorite small business owners who showcase their products on Amazon.

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Where can I find good deals now?

You can follow AndroidHeadlines. We post the best deals all year round. Because you can’t always wait for Black Friday or Prime Day to pick up some new tech, Instant Pots, or other products.

Everyday, we post the best deals available from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers. To help you spend your money wisely, and not overspend. So make sure you keep this page bookmarked.

You can also check out Amazon’s deals page. This is updated every few hours with some new deals, and deals of the day.

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Should I just wait for Black Friday?

If it’s something you need right away, then the best bet is to buy on Prime Day. But if it’s just something you want, but don’t need immediately, then there’s no harm in waiting until Black Friday. Where it is still about five months away, it’s hard to gauge whether things will be cheaper on Black Friday versus Prime Day though. In all honesty, the prices will likely be almost the same.

Particularly since we don’t know the prices for Black Friday yet, and can’t even really do a good guess at those yet.

Black Friday will have more deals at other retailers though. So if you’re not dead set on buying from Amazon, then Black Friday might be the better time to make your purchases. Though many retailers do like to compete with Amazon on Prime Day.

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How can I prepare for Amazon Prime Day?

It’ll be a good idea to make sure that your payment methods and addresses are up to date on your Amazon account. Since these deals go really fast, you don’t want to waste time changing that stuff.

It’s also a good idea to pay off your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, so you can use it to its full potential on Prime Day. That’s because cardmembers with an eligible Prime membership will get 6% in cashback at Amazon and Whole Foods Market on Prime Day. Along with 5% cashback year-round and 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores. While you’ll get 1% back everywhere else.

Amazon has also partnered with Affirm, the popular buy now, pay later service. From June 28 through Huly 1, Prime Members can get 0% APR on three equal monthly payments when they spend $50 or more on eligible products on Amazon upon credit approval by Affirm. For example, a $300 purchase might cost $100/month over three months at 0% APR.

Do I need to be a Prime member to take advantage of these deals?

Prime Day was created as a way to drive more Prime memberships. So yes, you will need to be a Prime member to take advantage of these deals. And there is a free 30-day trial you can sign up for – or six months if you’re a student – and take advantage of Prime Day.

Sellers will also be discounting products that are not officially part of Prime Day too. So the answer is yes and no. To take advantage of all Prime Day deals, you will need to be a Prime member. But not all deals during Prime Day are limited to Prime members.