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Amazon Prime Day: When is it and what to expect?

It's almost like Christmas in July.
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June 16, 2021
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Amazon Prime Day 2022 is fast approaching. That means it’s time to get ready for one of the biggest, if not the biggest, online shopping events of the year. Now is the time to become an Amazon Prime Day member, if you are not one already.

We are going to give you all the information we currently have about the event. This should get you up to speed, so you can be ready with your smartphone or PC to begin your Amazon spending spree.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

In 2015, Amazon decided to launch its own special sales event for members of its Amazon Prime subscription service to help celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary. It called the event, not surprisingly, Amazon Prime Day. During the event, the online retailer slashed prices on tons of items. It was a huge success, and every year since that time, the retailer has held the event on a yearly basis.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is officially being held July 12-13, 2022. This is the first time since 2019 that the event has been scheduled in its regular mid-July time frame. In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was delayed until October of that year. In 2021, Amazon Prime Day was scheduled for mid-June.

You don’t have to wait for Prime Day to get some good deals

There are plenty of retailers out there, and many are discounting products ahead of Prime Day in order to steal some of Amazon’s thunder. If you’re looking for a great deal, check out some of our best deal hubs to see if there’s anything that catches your fancy:

What countries can take part in Amazon Prime Day 2022?

The event will be held in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the UK, and the US. For the first time, shoppers in Poland and Sweden will also be able to participate in the event on July 12-13. In addition, Amazon Prime Day events will be held later in 2022 in India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and shoppers in  Egypt will be added for the first time ever.

What do I need to do to shop during the event?

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The biggest requirement for participating in Amazon Prime Day 2022 is a Prime membership. It costs $14.99 a month, or $139 for an annual membership. The good news for new Prime members is that you can sign up and get a 30-day free trial. If you sign up a couple of weeks before the Prime Day 2022 launch date, you can shop and take advantage of all of its discounts, and then cancel your membership afterward before the trial period ends.

Read more: How to get Amazon Prime for free

Of course, you may want to keep your Prime membership after the event. Membership includes access to lots of other services, including Amazon Prime Video streaming TV shows and movies, discounts on items even after Prime Day, and much more.

What kinds of deals can we expect from Amazon Prime Day 2022?

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The retailer has already announced that Amazon Prime Day 2022 will include special discounts on products from companies like Beats, iRobot, and SharkNinja. Select products from Sony, Bose, and GE will be sold at Amazon’s lowest prices ever during the event.

Amazon will also be selling a lot of its own products with big price cuts during the event. That will almost certainly include many popular electronic devices, including its Kindle e-readers,  its Echo smart speakers, its Fire tablets, and its Fire TV sticks and smart televisions. You can expect discounts of 50% or more during the time period.

In addition, other third-party sellers will likely have huge discounts on many of their products as well. That means you can likely save big on purchases like smart TVs, smartphones, clothes, cameras, laptops, desktop PCs, game consoles, and much more. Also, look for discounted digital prices on movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime Video, along with price cuts on Prime Video channel subscriptions.

In addition to the deals that will be available throughout the event, you can also expect to see special time-sensitive discounts as part of the Amazon Prime Day deals. That includes Gold Box deals that last 24 hours or Lightning Deals that usually last just a few hours.

Are there deals on Amazon already as part of the build-up to the event?

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You bet! Here are just a few deals that are live already,

Amazon Echo products

Streaming devices

TVs

Starting June 21, Amazon will cut prices by as much as 55% on various Amazon-branded hardware devices including the Echo Show 5, the Kindle Paperwhite, the Fire 7 Tablet (2019), the Echo Dot (4th Gen) with a Free Smart Bulb, Blink Video Doorbell, eero mesh WiFi routers, and more. Also, a number of Amazon Fire TV-based smart televisions will go on sale, with a starting price of just $89.99.

Will other online retailers try to compete during Amazon Prime Day 2022?

You bet they will. In the past, retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and others have either matched or beaten the discounts for many major products offered by Amazon during the event. We expect that to happen this year as well. In other words, even if you don’t have a Prime membership, there will still be ways to save big on many products during Amazon Prime Day 2022.

Prime members can get a $10 credit in four easy steps

For this year’s event, the retailer is launching Prime Stampcard. Amazon Prime members can get a $10 credit, if they complete four tasks: Stream a video from Amazon Prime Video, listen to a song from Prime Music, borrow a Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited book or add one to their library, and make a Prime-shipping eligible purchase. This promotion runs from now until the end of the Prime Day event. You can get the credits by going to the Prime Stampcard website.

FAQs

You can access Alexa-supported devices to add Amazon products to your Wish List, Cart, or Save for Later. You can then set up Alexa so you can be notified if they get a Prime Day discount.

Prime members can get a 20% discount on select everyday essentials at Amazon Fresh stores across the US starting June 29.

If you spend $1 on eligible small business products on Amazon from June 21 through July 11, you will be entered to win a prize. The prize pool ranges from thousands of Amazon gift cards to trips to a trip to Super Bowl LVII.

Yes. From June 28 through July 11, Prime members won’t have to pay interest on a product on three equal monthly payments when they spend $50 or more on eligible products

Yes. July 1 through July 29, Prime members who get approved for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card will get a $200 Amazon Gift Card instantly.


That’s all you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2022. Again, we will update this article when we have more information. When the event actually does launch, we will be spotlighting the best discounts and deals that will be available during Prime Day 2022.