When is Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day 2022 takes place on July 12 and July 13.
Even though Prime Day 2022 doesn’t officially kick off until 3 a.m. Eastern Time (midnight Pacific Time) on July 12, Amazon is already heavily promoting it with teasers, and shoppers who can’t wait can score early Prime Day deals now.
Amazon Prime members will have fun doing the Stampcard activity – collect all 4 stamps and get a $10 credit! It’s so easy to do, I completed all 4 stamps in just one day! Simply make one Prime-eligible purchase, stream a show on Prime Video, listen to a song with Amazon Music, and borrow an eBook on Prime Reading.
What are the best Prime Day deals?
Historically, Amazon has used Prime Day to promote its own devices, such as its Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, Fire TV sticks, and Kindle e-readers – as well as wearables like its Halo Band fitness device and Echo Frames smart eyeglasses.
For Prime Day 2022, Amazon promises shoppers will also see lower prices on selected name brands like Beats, Casper, iRobot, Sony, Bose, GE, and more.
How much is Amazon Prime?
As usual, Prime Day deals are available only to Prime subscribers.
For most subscribers, Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month, or $139 annually.
Amazon Prime Student membership costs $7.49 per month or $69 for a year
Amazon also offers discounted Prime membership to people who receive certain forms of government assistance. (Click here to see if you qualify.)
While lots of people have done the math and found Amazon Prime to be worth the price of membership, Amazon offers a no-strings-attached trial if you’re still on the fence.
Amazon hopes that you’ll get used to the fast, free shipping (usually two days or less), streaming content, and other perks of membership.
Even if you used to be an Amazon Prime member in the past, you may be eligible for a free trial if your membership lapsed more than 12 months ago.
How do I get the best Prime Day deals?
Just because an item is advertised with a sale price, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best possible deal. Smart shoppers know the tips and tricks to ferreting out good values, whether the occasion is Prime Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. Here are a few tips:
- Don’t believe the list prices. Amazon’s list prices are notoriously unreliable. The same holds true for what are often promoted as “original” or “regular” prices. Using inflated prices as a point of comparison is an old retail sleight-of-hand to trick you into thinking you’re getting a deeper discount than you really are. But in the midst of widespread inflation, a 30-day low price – or even better, an all-time-low price – is a good signal to click the “buy” button now!
- Add items to your shopping cart. If you’re just keeping an eye on something (or wishing you could get it) but not planning to buy it right away, you can add it to your shopping cart and mark it as “Save for Later.” Prices on Amazon change constantly, and Amazon will let you know if the price of an item in your cart changes. It’s possible that the price may increase, but if you’re lucky the item will go on sale and maybe then you’ll decide to buy it for real!
- Shop around. Prime-like deals aren’t limited to Amazon. Target, for instance, is promoting “Target Deal Days” from July 11 to July 13, and you can expect other big retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and Lowe’s to offer discounts on a wide array of merchandise to compete with Amazon Prime Day. Check out their websites and do some comparison-shopping!