Amazon has officially confirmed the dates for Prime Day – the retailer’s annual two-day summer sales event.
Amazon Prime Day 2022 will take place in Tuesday, july 12 and Wednesday, July 13. The first deals will start from June 21, the retailer said in a Press release this morning with 55% off select Amazon devices, up to 50% off Fire TV and more deals from top brands including Shark, Samsung and Bosch. You’ll also be able to try many of Amazon’s additional subscription services for free for up to four months, including Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible.
We anticipated that the business bonanza would take place on July 11th and 12th, so we were just a day off. The retailer surprised us by postponing the sales event by one day from the usual Monday and Tuesday hours. It’s also a little earlier in the month than we’ve seen in previous years, although the online retailer’s last sale event began in June rather than July.
Either way, it’s almost time we started digging through thousands of Prime Day deals on everything from laptops, TVs and game consoles to home, fashion and fitness products. We’ll gather the best discounts across all of these categories and more at our dedicated sales centers so you don’t miss out on the action when they launch for Prime members starting at midnight on July 12th your local time.
Prime Day is designed for customers who have subscribed to the Amazon Prime subscription service. A handful of deals can escape the paywall network – meaning you’ll still be able to get a discount on certain products without a Prime membership – although most are exclusive to Prime members.
Fortunately, the retailer offers a handy 30 days free trial (opens in new tab) to your Prime service now for new subscribers. If redeemed today, it will cover you through this year’s Prime Day sales and beyond. You’ll also get access to all sorts of Amazon Prime benefits, including fast same-day or next-day delivery, Amazon’s best Prime Video programs, Prime Gaming, and many more extras. If you sign up for the free trial and don’t want the service to continue after Amazon Prime Day, it can be canceled during or after to avoid paying unwanted fees.
Amazon Prime Day 2022: What to Expect
As for the deals we expect to see on Prime Day – which has grown to resemble something close to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in recent years – the best discounts are typically on Amazon’s own products.
This means it’s the best time of year to buy technology like Echo smart home gadgets, Kindle readers, Fire tablets, Ring security devices and so on as they will be up to 55% off. Amazon also confirmed that its Fire TV lineup of smart TVs will be offered starting at $89.99.
Offers from big brands like Samsung, Sony, Bose, SharkNinja will also be featured. Amazon promises up to 50% off and that some of these manufacturers’ products will have the lowest prices ever.
That said, we occasionally see deals on higher-value items from big brands like Apple, Samsung, LG, Nintendo and Sony on everything from laptops, TVs, gaming consoles and smartwatches. Although, of course, these tend to run out quickly.
All Prime Day deals usually take place on both days – July 12th and 13th of this year – but Amazon sometimes drops limited-time discounts and limited stocks. We’ll have all the details on all the best deals when they launch next month, so stay tuned to for details.