When is Amazon Prime Day 2022, and what early deals can you expect?
The annual shopping event is taking place on the 12th and 13th July. Here's what deals and offers we think you can expect next month.
Amazon Prime Day is one of the major online shopping events of the year – marked by deals and discounts on a massive variety of tech and gadgets. We may all be living more frugally in 2022, but if you're a Prime subscriber looking to save money on items like tablets, wireless earbuds and smart speakers, this is the time to do it.
Since it first started back in 2015, anyone with a Prime membership (or the 30-day free trial!) has been able to take full advantage of the two-day shopping event, which has typically landed around summer, between late June and mid-July.
While we still have no clarity on what specific products will be discounted this year, it’s likely to include a number of Amazon products, such as the Fire HD 10 tablet, Echo Show 8, Echo Dot speaker, Ring video doorbell and the Fire TV Stick 4K.
With 2021’s Prime Day being described as hugely successful for the company – a press release said that more than 250 million items had been bought by Prime members worldwide – it’s likely the focus on deals and promotions will continue this year. So here’s what you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2022.
When is Amazon Prime Day in 2022?
Amazon Prime Day 2022 is taking place on the 12th and 13th July.
The company has confirmed that some early deals and member-only offers start on the 21st June, with saving of up to 60% on "select Amazon devices, including Echo Dot (3rd and 4th Gen), Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Fire TV Cube, Blink Cameras, Ring Home Security, and Fire 7 Kids Pro Tablet." More on that below.
Prime members who haven’t yet signed up for Amazon Music Unlimited will be able to get four months free, while members will be able to download more than 30 free games from Prime Gaming. There will also be a three-month free trial of Audible, plus Prime members can get "three months of Kindle Unlimited for no extra charge."
The 2021 event took place between the 21st and 22nd June, while the 2019 event took place between 15th and 16th July. The 2020 Prime Day was an anomaly, having been disrupted by the pandemic, and it landed a bit later than normal: 13th-14th of October. Going further back, Prime Day in 2018 took place 16th and 17th of July.
Early Prime Day deals live now
There are a variety of early deals and offers that launched on 21st June. You need to be a full Prime member, or have the free trial, to get access to the promotions.
Amazon devices discounted by up to 60%: Prices have been cut on the smart speakers, cameras and tablets, including the Echo Dot (3rd and 4th Gen), Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Fire TV Cube, Ring and the Fire 7 Kids Pro slate.
Get four months Amazon Music Unlimited for no cost: Prime members who haven’t yet signed up can get four months of the streaming service free.
Get three months of Kindle Unlimited for no extra cost: Prime members can enjoy three months of the ebook subscription service without paying.
Get three months of Audible for no extra cost: You can enjoy three months of the service – with unlimited listening – for no extra cost until 14th July.
Up to 60% off Prime Video movies and TV: Included in the deal is Spider-Man: No Way Home, Last Night in Soho alongside Yellowstone: Season 2.
Save up to 20% off select Amazon brands: The promotion includes money off home, electronic and sports essentials from AmazonBasics, Umi and Eono.
Claim free 25+ Prime Gaming titles: Until 13th July, you can claim more than 25 indie games at no extra cost, such as Metal Slug 2 and Samurai Shodown II.
Get 20% off on select clothing and accessories from Amazon brands: This deal includes Amazon Essentials, The Drop, Amazon Aware, Iris & Lilly and more.
For more, here are the full Amazon Prime Day deals now live.
Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals and offers
It’s still too early to know what specific products will be on offer this Prime Day, but we can get a good idea by looking at discounts during previous years. That suggests that Amazon’s own devices are once again likely to see the top discounts, alongside staples such as coffee machines, alcohol and household products.
Here’s a breakdown of just some items we expect to see discounted:
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Amazon Echo Dot
- Amazon Echo Show 8
- Ring Video Doorbell
- Fitbit Versa 3
- Amazon Kindle e-reader
- Samsung AU8000 4K TV
- Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids
- Amazon Fire HD 10
For more on top devices and deals, check out our best budget smartwatch guide.
Most popular deals from last year’s Prime Day
Amazon released stunning statistics for last year’s Prime Day shopping days that showed the scale of the event, plus some of the most popular items it sold.
Focusing on its own devices, Amazon said the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote proved to be the most popular product overall. It noted that customers bought “hundreds of thousands of Amazon Fire tablets and Fire Kids tablets.”
In the broader scope, Amazon reported that the best selling items globally on 2021’s days included iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum, Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker and the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy Vitamins by Goli Nutrition.
It seems many customers used the event to buy back-to-school themed products, too, with Amazon noting it sold “more than 600,000 backpacks, one million laptops, one million headphones, 240,000 notebooks, 40,000 calculators and 220,000 Crayola products.” There's not long now to see how 2022's deals will compare.