Amazon Prime Day 2022 date and best early deals

Here's everything you need to know about the annual sale, our shopping tips and predictions for the best Prime Day deals

Amazon Prime Day 2022
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The Amazon Prime Day 2022 date has now been officially confirmed to be taking place on 12th - 13th July (opens in new tab). As we predicted, this 2-day event is happening in mid July, exclusively for Prime members.

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Now that we know the date, we're not far off Prime Day 2022 and as T3 has been covering Amazon sales for over six years now – and I've personally covered the last four Prime Days – we can already make some reasonably confident predictions about Prime Day 2022.

This post will be covering all things Prime Day 2022, from the best early deals (which start on the 21st June) to advice on how to shop the sale. For everything you need to know about Prime Day, keep reading for all the details.

Best Early Prime Day Deals

Early Prime Day deals start on Tuesday 21st June so shoppers have a full 3 weeks to shop the sale before the main event. The early deals are reported to have up to 50% off top brands so it's a great time to treat yourself to some early bargains.

Below, we've highlighted the best departments and spotlight offers to shop early this year.

Early Prime Day Tech Deals

Acer Chromebook 311: was £229.99, now £169 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the best early Prime Day deals is 26% off the Acer Chromebook 311. This powerful Chromebook runs on ChromeOS and comes with an 11.6-inch HD screen with wide viewing angles. It's an affordable laptop that gets the job done and has been given a £60 price cut in the lead-up to Prime Day.

ASUS Chromebook CX1100: was £229.99, now £129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Asus Chromebook CX1100 is powered by Chrome OS and gives users access to a wide range of Google apps and capabilities. This 11.6-inch laptop is quick, has a long lasting battery life and a sleek and simple design.

ASUS Chromebook C523NA: was £449.99, now £279.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Asus Chromebook C523NA is powered by an Intel Pentium Processor and has a wide 15.6-inch HD touchscreen display. It’s versatile, looks stylish and has a good amount of storage and ports.

Dell Inspiron 3511: was £469, now £379 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Dell Inspiron 3511 is a 15.6-inch laptop that's powered by the latest Intel processors. It comes with Windows 11, a built-in HD webcam and an enlarged keyboard for seamless typing and connecting to others.

Microsoft Surface Go 2: was £529, now £414 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a 2-in-1 tablet PC hybrid for those who like to use the same device for both work and play. Comes with a free upgrade to Windows 11, a 2-in-1 keyboard and stand.

Fire 7 Tablet: was £59.99, now £31.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2019 release of the Fire 7 Tablet has a 7-inch IPS display, 32GB of internal storage and access to all your favourite apps. When bought in the run-up to or on the day of the Prime Day sale, customers will also get Kindle Unlimited for free for 3 months (opens in new tab). Available in black, plum, sage and twilight blue.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: was £219, now £156.20 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a powerful Android tablet that comes with tons of apps and long-lasting battery life. It’s a great device for work and play and has a split screen capability that makes multitasking smoother and more seamless.

Samsung AU8000 43-inch Smart TV: was £549, now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £260 (47%) on the Samsung AU8000 43” TV. The Samsung AU8000 runs on a crystal 4K processor which delivers stunning visuals even on the smallest screens. This TV also comes with smart capabilities, including built-in Alexa.

LG 43UP75006LF 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV: was £499.99, now £278 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG 43UP75006LF TV delivers 4K ultra HD resolution, vibrant picture quality and comes with AI sound. The webOS smart platform comes with Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and Freeview Play, and is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Hisense 43A6GTUK 4K UHD Smart TV: was £429, now £229 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 47% off the Hisense A6G 43-inch 4K Smart TV in this early Prime Day deal. With 4K resolution and Dolby Vision HDR technology, this Hisense TV delivers powerful brightness and contrast that lets you experience every film and TV show in precise detail.

Toshiba 50UK3163DB 4K Ultra HD Smart TV: was £449, now £271.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Toshiba 50UK3163DB TV uses TRU Picture Engine technology, 4K and Dolby Vision which delivers detailed picture, resolution and contrast. With built-in Alexa, you can use voice commands to flick through the channels, access your favourite streaming apps and much more.

TCL 32S5209K Smart HD Android TV: was £199, now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The TCL 32S5209K TV is a smart Android TV that's compatible with Google Assistant, Google Home and Chromecast. It's already an affordable petite-sized TV that's been made even more affordable with this £40 (20%) price cut.

Early Prime Day Smart Tech Deals

Echo Dot (4th generation): was £49.99, now £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 20% off the Echo Dot (4th generation) in this early Prime Day deal. This popular speaker comes with Alexa voice commands so you can ask it to play music, read news alerts or recipes, call friends, set timers and reminders and much more.

TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug: was £49.99, now £27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Control your devices while you're away with the TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug. With no hub required, this smart plug works with any WiFi router and is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control.

Echo Flex: was £24.99, now £9.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 60% off the Echo Flex and voice control your smart home devices with Alexa. This smart plug can turn off your lights, set timers and schedules, lock doors, adjust thermostats and more.

Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen: was £219.99, now £178.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 3rd generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat  has a high resolution display that shows you the time, temperature and weather. It's compatible with combi, system and heat only boilers, underfloor systems, heat pumps, hot water tanks and more, plus it monitors and adapts to your habits.

tado° Wired Smart Thermostat: was £129.99, now £84.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The tado° Wired Smart Thermostat adds on to your existing tado° starter kit for more room control. Compatible with V2, V3 and V3+ starter kits and 95% of all heating systems.

Fitbit Inspire 2: was £89.99, now £58 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Fitbit Inspire 2 is a premium health and fitness tracker that offers personalised insights, tracks your workouts and lets you know how you can improve your day-to-day movement. Comes with a free 1-year subscription to Fitbit Premium.

Garmin Approach S10 Golf Watch: was £139.99, now £104.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This GPS golf watch from Garmin has a high resolution anti-glare display which is designed for measuring and recording your golf scores and statistics. The Garmin Approach S10 has preloaded courses with more than 41,000 gold courses and provides yardage and measures total distances and times. Available in black, blue and grey.

Early Prime Day Beauty Deals

ghd Glide Hot Brush: was £159, now £119 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The ghd summer sale is live at Amazon with up to 25% off hair tools and products. The Glide Hot Brush tames and smooths the hair, making it the ideal accompaniment to busy mornings. It acts as a dryer, brush and styler in one for ultimate flexibility and versatility.

Shark Style iQ Ionic Hair Dryer & Styler: was £249.99, now £199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Shark Style iQ Dryer & Styler uses iQ technology that generates high heat velocity for fast drying with little to no heat damage. This styler set comes with 3 attachments, including the style brush, diffuser and concentrator.

BaByliss Straight & Curl Brilliance Hair Straightener & Curler: was £125, now £55.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 55% off the BaByliss Straight & Curl Brilliance Hair Straightener & Curler. This 2-in-1 hair tool uses true-titanium extra-long styling plates for sleek straight styling or bouncy curls. A great versatile hair device for when you're in a rush.

BaByliss Curl Secret Simplicity Gift Set: was £120, now £56.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This rose gold Curl Secret Simplicity gift set from BaByliss features the curler, storage bag and compact mirror. The curler uses revolutionary auto curl technology that alternates direction for natural looking curls. It suits all hair types and has 2 heat settings for versatile styling.

Oral-B Smart 7 Electric Toothbrush: was £219.99, now £69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £150 on the Oral-B Smart 7 Electric Toothbrush in this early Prime Day deal. This electric toothbrush comes with five brushing modes and pressure sensors. Comes with the toothbrush, 3 replacement brush heads, charger and travel case.

Early Prime Day Home & Kitchen Deals

Tower T17025 Vortx Compact Air Fryer: was £44.99, now £32.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 27% off the Tower Vortx Compact Air Fryer with Rapid Air Circulation in this early Prime Day deal. It fries, roasts, grills and bakes a variety of foods with little to no oil required, and it cooks faster than traditional methods.

Breville Blender & Smoothie Maker: was £29.99, now £18 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A petite and portable device, the Breville Blender & Smoothie Maker makes delicious smoothies, juices and protein shakes. It has a powerful 300 watt motor and an easy one-touch button mode. Comes with two bottles and lids.

Tower Cavaletto Jug Kettle: was £39.99, now £27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Tower Cavaletto Jug Kettle has a 1.7L capacity that makes up to 8 drinks with a single boil. It has a 360-degree swivel base and is a stylish addition to any kitchen with its blue and rose gold colour and accents.

Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner IZ201UK: was £349.99, now £223.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 37% off the Shark IZ201UK Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner at Amazon. This cordless vacuum uses DuoClean floorheads and Anti Hair Wrap technology to deliver a deep clean across multiple floor types.

Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner NZ850UK: was £349.99, now £224 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner NZ850UK is the best Shark vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab) for a professional clean that works over multiple floor types. While it isn’t cordless, it’s still easy to manoeuvre and get into hard-to-reach areas.

Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV602UK: was £249.99, now £164 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Shark vacuums were big sellers in the 2021 Prime Day sale and with this 32% off discount on the Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner, we expect to see the same this year. It's easy to use and can be made portable with Lift-Away to better clean the stairs and soft furnishings. Comes with crevice and multi-surface tools.

Henry HVR 160-11 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum: was £139.99, now £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 29% off the Henry HVR Bagged Cylinder Vacuum in this early Prime Day deal. This bagged vacuum has a huge capacity and effectively cleans carpets, hard floor, stairs, cars and more. It’s reliable, built to last and has the iconic face that Henry’s known for.

Amazon subscription deals

In the lead-up to Prime Day, Amazon is offering free months on its Amazon Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited & Audible subscriptions.

For a limited time only, Prime members can get Kindle Unlimited and Audible for free for 3 months and Amazon Music Unlimited for free for 4 months when they sign up now until Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Amazon Music Unlimited: Free for 4 months (opens in new tab)
For access to millions of songs, playlists and podcast episodes, Prime members who are new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can sign up to the Individual Plan and get it for free for 4 months. You can listen to music ad free, on demand and offline with unlimited skips in HD.

Kindle Unlimited: Free for 3 months (opens in new tab)
If you’re a Prime member and new Kindle Unlimited user, you can get it for free for 3 months. Perfect for book lovers, Kindle Unlimited gives you access to millions of titles, including new releases, classics and series.

Audible: Free for 3 months (opens in new tab)
Right now, you can sign up to audiobook subscription service, Audible, and get the first 3 months for free. Each month, you receive one credit which you can use to download and keep a new book and you can also find Audible Originals and exclusive member-only deals.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is Amazon's annual sale which, as the name suggests, is exclusively held for Amazon Prime members. Over what is now a two-day event, Prime members can find huge deals sitewide on Amazon, from laptops and headphones to toys, clothes, fitness equipment and more.

Normally held in the summer months (more on the official 2022 date below), the Amazon Prime Day sale is a great time to get product discounts before the other big sale event of the year: Black Friday. If you're in need of a new computer or some garden equipment, instead of waiting until November for the Black Friday sales, Amazon Prime Day is a great opportunity to snag some huge savings.

It goes without saying but we'll say it anyway: You need to have an Amazon Prime account to shop the Prime Day sales. Non-Prime members can find good deals running on Amazon during Prime Day 2022 but they won't be the 'official' Prime Day offers that promise bigger savings and price cuts. You'll need to sign up to Amazon Prime (opens in new tab) to shop the sale, and you'll also get access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Reading, free delivery and more great benefits for just £7.99 a month or £79.99 a year.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

On the 16th June, Amazon officially confirmed that Amazon Prime Day will be on Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th July 2022 (opens in new tab). An Amazon spokesperson stated:

"This year, Prime Day will take place in July in more than 20 countries. During Amazon’s annual shopping event, Prime members will be able to save on products from national brands and small businesses across every category."

As annual Prime reporters, we weren't too far off with our predictions. Our guess was for Prime Day 2022 to take place on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July, 2022. But now that we have the official Prime Day date, we're just a few weeks away from Prime Day 2022!

It's also been recently announced that early Prime Day deals will start on Tuesday 21st June – a full 3 weeks in advance of the official Prime Day sale. This means you'll get to treat yourself to some early Prime Day sales and we'll be keeping track of what you can get in this hub.

What will be the best Prime Day deals of 2022?

Aah, the big question! It's much too early to be able to point at specific products that will be getting a Prime Day price cut but one thing is for certain: Amazon's own devices will get some heavy price cuts during the Prime Day 2022 sale, as they do every year. So if you're after an Echo speaker or smart display, a Fire TV stick or tablet or a Kindle e-reader, then Prime Day is likely to be the time you'll see these devices at their cheapest. Expect deals on other brands that Amazon owns, too – Ring and Blink security cameras and doorbells, and eero Wi-Fi mesh systems, for example.

There are also likely to be deals on Amazon services such as Amazon Music, Prime Video, Kindle Unlimited and Audible. If these deals follow the patterns of previous years, they will take the form of reduced monthly subscriptions for periods such as three months, and for new users only.

Other product categories that are likely to see decent discounts for Prime Day 2022 are TVs, headphones, small appliances, sports and fitness equipment, electric toothbrushes and shavers. We expect to see discounts in every department at Amazon and so the biggest challenge will be sorting through them to find the best ones. That's where T3 can help. Keep this page bookmarked because we'll be adding the best Prime Day deals to this article.

Will there be any Prime Day PS5 deals (opens in new tab)? My prediction is "yes, but don't expect cheap PS5 consoles". I think it's very likely that there will be deals on official accessories, games and peripherals as well as console+game bundles. As for discounts on the PS5 console itself? Probably not. I'd hope that by Prime Day 2022 the PS5 restock debacle will be drawing to a close but the market won't be so awash in consoles that Amazon can suddenly start discounting them. My guess is that the first notable PS5 console discounts will arrive for Black Friday 2022 (opens in new tab).

If you're planning to snap up a Google device on the cheap over Prime Day – perhaps a Nest Audio, Hub, Cam or Doorbell, then you'll want to look somewhere other than Amazon as Amazon doesn't sell Google devices. In the past, we've seen Currys offer good discounts on Google devices during the Amazon Prime Day sale so we'll be hoping for the same in 2022. I'd also look to AO.com for Google device deals over the Prime Day period.

Below is a selection of products that – due to their popularity being high and their release date not being too recent – could be very good candidates for Prime Day discounts. All prices shown are live Amazon prices, so if they get discounted early, you can be one of the first to know.

For more predictions, take a look at our top 5 predictions for Amazon Prime Day 2022 (opens in new tab).

Other items we expect to see getting decent price cuts for Prime Day 2022 include the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Fitbit Sense, Garmin Forerunner 245, Garmin Forerunner 745 and Garmin Forerunner 945, the Ninja Foodi Smartlid, Instant Vortex, Tower Air Fryer Express, Beats Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds, JBL Flip 5, JBL Charge 5 and the Ring Video Doorbell 2nd Gen.

Can you get a free Prime account for Prime Day?

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Yes, if you've not had a Prime account before, as Amazon offers all new customers a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. After that you'll be charged £7.99 a month or £79 a year, but you can cancel your Prime account at any time during the trial and you won't be charged.

Get your free Amazon Prime UK trial (opens in new tab)

Another way to get those Prime Day deals without paying for a Prime Account is if someone in your household has a Prime account (either a paid account or a free trial) then they can share certain Amazon Prime benefits with one other adult by forming an Amazon Household. Prime benefits that can be shared with the other adult in the Amazon Household include: Prime Delivery, Prime Early Access and Prime-Exclusive items. For someone in your household to share their Prime benefits, they'll need to visit their Amazon Prime account (opens in new tab) page. On this page, under Share your Prime Benefits, they can invite you by clicking the Invite someone now button.

If you're a student, Amazon will give you a free six-month Amazon Prime trial. After that, Prime Student will cost you just £3.99 a month. Prime Student has additional benefits including money off text books, fashion, stationary, nutrition and other uni essentials.

Get your free Amazon Prime UK student trial account (opens in new tab)

It's also worth mentioning that if you only have a Prime Video subscription, you'll have to upgrade to a full Prime account to shop the sale.

Will there be deals on Amazon products for Prime Day?

Chances are, yes! But let's quickly cover what we mean by Amazon products to give you a better idea of what you can expect on the day.

Amazon have tons of products in their repertoire, including Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show speakers and displays, Kindles and Fire tablets, Fire TV Sticks and other branded products they own like Blink security cameras. You can always find regular deals on Amazon devices in the Today's Deals section – simply go to Today's Deals and select Amazon Devices (opens in new tab) on the right hand side.

In the lead-up to Prime Day 2022, we're already seeing big price cuts on Amazon devices (right now, you can get 44% off Echo Dot speakers) so we anticipate there to be even bigger discounts on the day – perhaps up to 70% off?

The next Amazon product that could be discounted is its subscription services. As it's Prime Day and you'll need a Prime account to shop the sales, it's unlikely that you'll get a discount on this, plus you get access to Prime Video, Amazon Music and Prime Reading within this membership. However, I anticipate that there might be some good Audible discounts.

Audible (opens in new tab) is an audiobook service run by Amazon which delivers unlimited listening of podcasts, audiobooks and Audible Originals for just £7.99 a month. During Black Friday 2021, you could get 3 months of Audible for just 99p for both new and trial eligible customers. This is a huge bargain and one which I wouldn't be surprised to see again during Prime Day 2022.

Following the release of early deals on Tuesday 21st June, Kindle Unlimited is being offered for free for 3 months (opens in new tab) when you sign up today. This offer is valid until the 13th July and you won't have to pay anything for 3 whole months, meaning you get unlimited access to over 1 million titles, magazine subscriptions and audiobooks.

For extra Amazon product discounts for this month, check out our guides to the best Amazon Fire TV Stick deals (opens in new tab), Kindle deals (opens in new tab), Fire tablet deals (opens in new tab), Echo deals (opens in new tab), Echo Show deals (opens in new tab), best Echo Buds deals (opens in new tab) and Blink camera deals (opens in new tab).

Is the Amazon Prime price going up this year?

In the US, Amazon announced on Thursday 3 February that it would be increasing the annual Prime subscription cost to $139 a year, an increase of 17% over its previous price of $119. Previous Prime membership price hikes came March 2014 and May 2018, the latter increase taking Prime from $99 to $119 a year. A monthly Prime account in the US goes from $12.99 to $14.99. The change kicks in for new members 18 February, while current members will be charged the higher rate after 25 March.

In the UK there has been no such announcement, so the UK Prime prices remain the same as they are now. As reported by MarketWatch (opens in new tab), analysts at Jefferies who predicted the US price rise also said at the time that they thought the price range would be restricted to the US to in order to continue growing membership in other countries and so for now, at least, the analysts are correct.

Home delivery company ParcelHero remains convinced that the UK Amazon Prime price is going to increase, however. Writing on IT Supply Chain (opens in new tab), ParcelHero's Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks said "Although not imminent, we’d be surprised if Amazon didn’t follow suit here in the UK, given the current increase in fuel and energy costs. A similar 17% rise in its UK membership fee would take it from £79 to £92. That’s quite a jump, but probably not enough to result in mass cancellations." I contacted Amazon UK to get their response and they said: "This price change only applies to the US. We keep this under constant review, but have nothing to announce at this time."

Are Amazon Prime Day deals real?

This is a question that gets asked a lot and not just on Amazon Prime Day, but Black Friday, too. And there are two answers – but both centre on what you consider a 'deal' to be.

The first is that, yes, you do get products discounted on Amazon Prime Day, and sometimes they are discounted down to prices that they have never been at before. That in many people's eyes is a deal. The thing is, though, as proved by numerous studies such as this 2022 report by Semrush (opens in new tab), a lot of deals offered up during sales events such as Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday don't actually offer that good a discount.

The practice of artificially spiking prices on items in the weeks or months running up to a sales event, only so that they can then offer what looks like a large discount percentage, is rife within the industry, and what goes from being a jaw-dropping deal  ends up in reality being just a small to modest price cut.

Of course, if you've wanted that product then you've still got it, and got it for marginally cheaper than it has been available for before, so in that sense you could say you've still got a deal.

Another thing to factor into if a product is a 'deal' or not is where the product is in its lifecycle. If a 4K OLED TV is £400 off and it's being on the market for a year, then that's more just end-of-life price degradation in advance of its replacement coming out. Of course, the counter argument to that is that just because a product has been on the market for a while doesn't make it bad, or buying it at that point a bad deal.

Lastly, it is important to note the other elephant in the room – Black Friday. According to that Semrush report linked to above the biggest discounts of the year come during the Black Friday sales period, which coincides with the months of November and December.

As such, while Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be a great opportunity to buy discounted products, there's no guaranteeing those products won't be cheaper still during the Black Friday sales this year.

Is there more than one Amazon Prime Day event in 2022?

That's a really good question and, right now, in the run-up to the officially announced Amazon Prime Day in July, there are reports saying there is going to be a second Prime Day sale later in 2022.

As reported by the Business Insider (opens in new tab), Amazon has apparently been inviting some sellers to a new shopping event called the 'Prime Fall Deal Event', with a message from Amazon to sellers seen by the publication.

So far no official comment has been made by Amazon about this Prime Fall Deal Event, though, and it is not known if it will be on the same scale as Prime Day.

What we do know, though, is that Amazon has asked sellers to submit deals by July 22 and that there is a deadline of September 2 mentioned as well. This leads us to think that we'll see Amazon hold its Prime Fall Deal Event in October 2022.

This dating is based on our thinking that Amazon will want to get a steal on the Black Friday sales event, which has been creeping earlier and earlier in terms of start date over the past few years.

The reason for this Prime Day 2 event, it is theorised, is because Amazon needs a sales boost after 2022 has shown lacklustre consumer demand after a couple of bumper years.

How not to get ripped off on Prime Day

T3 has been covering Amazon Prime Day for years now and during that time, we've accrued plenty of expertise in how to make sure you get a good deal.

As we've mentioned above, exactly what a 'good deal' is will vary from person to person and is definitely subjective. However, we feel that by following these tips anyone can help reduce the change of being left with buyer's remorse. In addition to the below tips, we've also put together a handy guide on the 5 mistakes everyone makes on Amazon Prime Day (opens in new tab) so you can avoid doing the same.

1. Have a list of products you want to shop for before the day

Don't be afraid to browse opportunistically, but in general go into Prime Day with a clear hit list of the products (or product categories) you're looking to shop for. Many of the worst buying mistakes made during big shopping events are when people buy off the cuff, so try to stick to a considered plan.

2. Do your research

Before the event, I really encourage you to do your research. This covers Amazon in general, for example, what kind of deals were up for grabs in the past and what deals have been around in the lead-up to Prime Day. But, this also covers the product you want to buy. Let's say you're on the lookout for a 4K HDR TV. Make sure you look into the different screen types, sizes, features and makers before Prime Day happens as this will help you make decisions quicker when deals pop-up.

3. Set a budget

It's very easy to get carried away with big sales so I suggest you set a budget for your Prime Day shopping spree and stick to it. Don't be afraid to modify it if a fantastic opportunity appears, but in general, set a spending limit and stick to it.

4. Look at a product's Prime Day price, not the discount attached to it.

Don't lose track of how much a product actually should cost. Product makers advertise their products with huge discount percentage figures during the shopping event, but more often than not, those are artificial and are based on RRP or a recently inflated price point. Quickly check how much a product is selling for at other retailers, and use price tracking tools like camelcamelcamel.com (opens in new tab) to see how much that product has retailed for in the past.

5. Shop last year's products

Finally, don't be afraid to shop last year's products. Big sales events like Prime Day see a lot of makers push last year's products, as they want to clear them before new models arrive. Don't be put off by this, though. Remember, getting a great, cheap deal on a top-rated product from last year is much better than getting a tiny discount on an average product that released this year. Many products only have small evolutionary improvements each year, and often core functionality remains almost identical, so shopping a little behind the product release curve can pay massive dividends.

How can I shop the Amazon Prime Day sale?

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You might be wondering why we've included this question in our Amazon Prime Day hub because the answer seems extremely obvious! However, one of the biggest mistakes people make on Prime Day is just shopping on their computer or laptop and ignoring the Amazon app (opens in new tab).

All Prime Day 2022 deals and offers are available on both the Amazon website and the Amazon app but you're missing out if you're not using the app for Prime Day. In previous years, Amazon has offered £10 / $10 credit for shoppers to use on Prime Day if they download and shop on the Amazon app. The app is free to download and by using it on Prime Day, you're essentially being given free money! It's worth noting that this was on offer last year and while it's not confirmed to be available this year, there is a strong possibility.

The Amazon app is a handy app to have on your phone or tablet, especially for regular Amazon shoppers and Prime users. It's easy to use and if you tap the heart icon to save items to 'Your Lists', Amazon will alert you of price drops on each item when they become available. Making a wishlist for Amazon Prime Day is a great way to stick to your budget and to get all the products you want on the day, so we definitely recommend downloading the app before shopping the Prime Day 2022 sale.

Can I save money by shopping the Prime Day sale?

There are a few handy ways to save money when shopping the Prime Day sale. Although buying discounted prices is seen as spending money to save money, it’s still a good way to get products you need for cheaper prices.

Below, we've highlighted our top 4 ways to save money while shopping the Prime Day sales. For more detailed information, we've put together a detailed guide which explains the 7 ways you can save money on Prime Day so head to 'Can Amazon Prime Day help me save money? (opens in new tab)' to read them all.

1. Use a free trial to shop the Prime Day sale

If you think about it, Prime members are spending £7.99 a month to shop the Prime Day sale. The idea of paying to shop a sale is a bit odd but considering the amazing prices on offer every year, it's a small price to pay. However, if you're a new Prime user, sign up to Prime before Prime Day and you can shop the sale for free with the free 1 month trial.

2. Shop with an Amazon Gift Card

If you have an Amazon Gift Card (opens in new tab) that you haven't used yet, why not use it in the Prime Day sales? You can also top-up or ‘reload’ your gift card balance which can save you extra money as part of the Amazon Reload programme. While we don't know yet if this is available in the 2022 sale, the 2021 Prime Day sale allowed you to save £10 / $10 on your Amazon purchases by downloading or reloading a £100 / $100 or more gift card.

3. Treat yourself to some early deals

Amazon has deals running every single day so if you're in desperate need of a new laptop, TV or headset immediately, you can find some cheap prices on the Amazon Daily Deals (opens in new tab) page. The Prime Day sale will have the lowest prices but it can’t hurt to treat yourself to a lightning deal or two before the big event.

4. Shop small businesses to win up to £5,000

For Prime Day, Amazon regularly promotes small and start-up businesses by offering rewards when people shop them in the sales. This year, Amazon is offering shoppers up to £5,000 when they shop with eligible small businesses (opens in new tab). For every £1 you spend, you earn one additional entry to the Sweepstakes (that you'll need to register for) and you'll be in with the chance to win £5,000 worth of Amazon Gift Cards.

Amazon Prime Day 2022: will it be better than last year?

Amazon Prime Day sale

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Here, Deputy Editor of T3.com and long-term Prime Day sale shopper and worker Robert Jones provides his expert opinion on whether this year's event is going to be better for deals and big in scope than last year.

"From what I've heard from retailers, Prime Day this year is shaping up to be better for deal hunters. We're now clear of the pandemic - in terms of disruption to supply chain and distribution terms - and this will mean there will be more discounted products available during Prime Day 2022.

"The pandemic isn't over though in one very important way – semi-conductor manufacture and supply. And this does have the potential to impact Prime Day offerings in a few notable tech areas. Indeed, Intel's CEO Pat Gelsinger has recently confirmed that the semiconductor shortage will actually drift all the way into 2024.

"I think, right now, what we're looking at with Prime Day 2022 is more discounted products than last year due to increased stock, but prolonged reduced choice in areas like consoles, TVs and computers. There absolutely will be deals to be bagged in tech areas, but my feeling is that the biggest deals this year will be in non-tech categories. I'm thinking small appliances, garments, outdoor and garden products as well as consumables, toys and beauty."

Best Amazon Prime Day Product Sales

Amazon Prime Day TV deals (opens in new tab)
Amazon is one of the best retailers to shop for cheap TV deals and this Prime Day, we expect to see big discounts on top brands, sizes and technology. Amazon stocks big name brands like LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Hisense and more, plus you can find 43"-75" screens and 4K, OLED, QLED and 8K displays.
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Amazon Prime Day Laptop deals (opens in new tab)
Amazon has an extensive selection of laptops on offer, including 2-in-1 devices, Chromebooks, gaming desktops and MacOS and Windows 11 systems. Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to upgrade to a new laptop and you can find top brands like Apple, HP, Dell, ASUS, Acer and more.
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Amazon Prime Day Headphones deals (opens in new tab)
At Amazon, you can find the latest and greatest headphones and earbuds, including wired and wireless options, active noise cancellation and other top features. Earbuds were the big sellers last year so we anticipate even bigger deals this year.
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Amazon Prime Day Amazon Devices deals (opens in new tab)
As it's Amazon Prime Day, you can expect to find huge price drops and savings on Amazon devices. Keep an eye out for deals on Echo, Kindle and Fire products, and Amazon-owned brands like Blink.
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Amazon Prime Day Appliances deals (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to update your home and kitchen, the Amazon Prime Day sale is the perfect place to look. We anticipate huge deals on coffee machines, kettles, toasters, air fryers, slow cookers and more.
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Amazon Prime Day Smart Home deals (opens in new tab)
Almost everyone has a smart home device in their house, so if you're looking for some cheap smart tech, Amazon Prime Day is the perfect sale to look through. Keep an eye on smart displays, smart speakers, smart cameras and video doorbells.
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Amazon Prime Day Gardening deals (opens in new tab)
As Amazon Prime Day falls in the summer, the sale is sure to be stocked full of top gardening and outdoors deals. We anticipate big discounts on lawn mowers, power tools, barbeques, outdoor lighting and more.
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Amazon Prime Day Beauty deals (opens in new tab)
Whether you fancy a pamper or you need to replace your old hair dryer, Amazon has tons of health & beauty deals all year round, so we expect to see more on Prime Day. Our top predictions for this year is discounted electric toothbrushes, straighteners and bath gift sets.
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Amazon Prime Day Toys deals (opens in new tab)
The Toys & Game store at Amazon has great deals on popular toys for all ages. Lego will definitely be discounted this Prime Day, in addition to card games like Uno and Monopoly.
View all Amazon Prime Day Toys deals (opens in new tab)

Amazon Prime Day Health & Beauty deals (opens in new tab)
Whether you fancy a pamper or you need to replace your old hair dryer, Amazon has tons of health & beauty deals all year round, so we expect to see more on Prime Day. Our top predictions for this year is discounted electric toothbrushes, straighteners and bath gift sets.
View all Amazon Prime Day Health & Beauty deals (opens in new tab)

Fun Facts about Amazon Prime Day

1. Prime Day was launched to celebrate Amazon's 20th 'birthday'

Prime Day was originally launched in 2015 to celebrate Amazon turning 20 years old. Before this year, the biggest sales event from Amazon was Black Friday but since its inception in 2015, Prime Day has been the most successful event for Amazon. We imagine that Prime Day 2025 will be bigger than most Prime Day sales to celebrate their 30th year!

2. Small businesses see some of the biggest sales

In 2016, small businesses saw some of the biggest sales during Prime Day and has continued to see success year on year. According to FeedbackWhiz (opens in new tab), small business and third-party sellers saw their orders nearly triple year-on-year since 2015. Amazon also promoted small businesses in the two weeks leading up to Prime Day 2020 which saw them receiving huge sales. While we encourage you to stick to your list on Prime Day, we also recommend you having a look at the Amazon Storefront (opens in new tab) to support small and start-up businesses.

3. Amazon Echo is the most popular product year-on-year

In the Prime Day sales, Amazon products are not only popular but the most discounted. Every year, we see different Amazon products selling out but the Echo is always the most popular, specifically Echo Dot speakers.

Paul started his career in publishing 25 years ago, working on a print magazine that consisted mainly of website listings because Google had not yet been invented. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to TechRadar.com in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and is now Content Director at T3 and still finds time to write for the site from time to time. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of FitandWell.com and PetsRadar.

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