Who is ready for Amazon Prime Day 2022? Here is what we know and what you need to know about shopping this Amazon member’s only event.
Once a year, the massive marketing sales event known as Amazon Prime Day occurs. In 2022, Amazon Prime Day will celebrate it’s 8th year of capturing everyone’s attention (and money!) Here is everything you need to know about this exclusive Prime member sale.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is the annual sale exclusively for Amazon Prime members. The deals are deep and some say better than Black Friday deals.
This isn’t always the case, but as we will share in just a bit – there are several items that go on sale that are worth the deep discount.
While originally Prime Day was a 1 day sales event, with the amount of traffic and let’s be honest MONEY, in 2017 Amazon moved to a 2-day 28 hour event. Sales on items vary – there are certain items that are on sale for a limited time, while others remain the same price for the entire event.
When Does Amazon Prime Day 2022 Start?
Amazon has not released the official Prime Day 2022 dates yet. The last few years, we have seen the sale start anywhere from June to October (in 2022.)
We are thinking this year will mimic many others and predict Amazon Prime Day 2022 to be in June or July. Let’s look at the historical data to come to give a better guesstimate on 2022 Prime Day dates.
Previous Prime Day Sales
Here are the dates of the previous Amazon Prime Day Sales.
|Year 1||Wednesday July 15, 2015|
|Year 2||Tuesday July 12, 2016|
|Year 3||Tuesday – Wednesday July 11-12, 2017|
|Year 4||Monday – Tuesday July 16-17, 2018|
|Year 5||Monday – Tuesday July 15-16, 2019|
|Year 6||Tuesday – Wednesday Oct 13-14, 2020|
|Year 7||Monday – Tuesday June 21-22, 2021|
|Year 8||Mid-June – July 2022|
Looking at the Prime Day history, the sale falls either on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Last year and 2020, Amazon threw us for a loop by hosting the sale in October 2020 and June 2021. Look at what Amazon teasing the 2022 sales event. No official 2022 Prime event dates but we are guessing one of the following days for Amazon Prime Day 2022:
- June 20 – June 21, 2022
- June 27 – June 28, 2022
- July 11 – July 12, 2022
- July 18 – July 19, 2022
As soon as the official date is released, you can find it here. Until then, prep those bank accounts. I kid, well kind of.
If you are new to the Amazon Prime Day game, let’s chat. Here are the things you need to know including what our favorite Prime day sales items are!
Free Amazon Prime Trial
That’s right, you have to be a member to shop the sale. No worries – we got you! If you use our Amazon Prime trial link – you can get a 30 day FREE Amazon Prime trial to test out the waters to see if Amazon’s membership is for you. Once you are a member, you are eligible to shop Prime Day!
Here are some more things you need to know before you click “add to cart.”
The Deals Go QUICK!
Watch out, these deals go quick. You will be waitlisted if the deal is full. If additional items become available (if someone doesn’t check out in time, this enables those on the wait list to get the deal) – you will be notified on your mobile device.
Amazon Prime Day Deals
We all want to know about those deals! Let’s talk about what we know if going to be on sale and also how to shop on Prime Day. That’s right, this isn’t your typical Amazon shopping experience. It’s like Black Friday style, minus the fights, tents and news crews.
Don’t miss all of our Amazon memes!
While the Amazon Prime Day sneak peek deals haven’t been released yet, here are some things that we have learned about savings on Prime Day from shopping the Amazon sales event for the past 7 years.
- While yes, you can save money on Amazon Prime Day – do know that you won’t save across the board. Some Amazon resellers will start hiking their prices up before Prime Day and then discounting – so minimal (if any) actual money will be saved.
- Remember, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to save on Prime Day. You can use our affiliate Amazon Prime trial link and get 30 days to try out membership.
What to Buy on Prime Day
While I know everyone has their eyes on certain items they want to go on sale during the Amazon Prime Day event, here is our family’s list of what to buy on Prime Day.
- Amazon Devices – if you are in need of a Fire TV stick or Echo Dot – Prime Day is the time to buy these Amazon devices!
- Instant Pot – the last several years, one of the big Prime Day sale items has been the Instant Pot at a deep discount. As an owner of 3 Instant Pots purchased during Prime Day sales, we are not complaining about this sale item. Don’t miss our Instant Pot recipes!
- Mattresses – here is the Amazon mattress that we purchased for my daughter, then proceeded to purchase 3 more for other family members because we loved it so much (and it was super cheap and arrived at our front door!)
- Gaming Headphones – I don’t know about your house, but we have 3 boys. 2 of our boys require computer headsets for school and beg us for gaming headphones. The problem is, they CONSTANTLY break their gaming headsets! We stock up and hide gaming headphones in my closet during Prime Day. Here is a set we have purchased a few times for school.
- Robot Vacuum – The last 3 years we have bought a new robot vacuum. I know, how great it would be if we had a robot vac that lasted for more than a year but when you are paying less then $200 and have 6 people and 2 dogs in a house, it’s what we get. This is the last robot vacuum we bought on Amazon – and good news! At this point – we may have an actual robot vac that has lasted more than a year! The Wyze robot vac is holding strong.
Echo Voice Shopping with Alexa
There will be spotlight deals and thousands of lightning deals through the day. Amazon again will be encouraging shoppers to save by using Alexa commands to shop thru your Echo or Echo Dot.
Prime members with an Alexa-enabled device such as an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot will have access to exclusive Alexa Prime Day voice shopping deals.
How do you Voice Shop with Alexa?
It’s simple. Ask Alexa “Alexa, what are your deals?” You can view all of the Alexa voice shopping deals.Make sure to check on Amazon Prime Day as they will be exclusive for that day!
Amazon Assistant Setup
Have you seen the Amazon Assistant? Here is what it is and how to set it up!
Amazon Assistant is a desktop browser add on that will notify you when deals that you’ve watched go live! This is a great way to score on those deals that I mentioned that go quick. Other features on the Amazon Assistant:
- Order Updates
- Product Comparisons
- Universal Registry and Lists
- Watched Deal Notifications (this is what I mentioned)
Amazon Assistant works with the following desktop browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
- Sogou Explorer
- 360 Safe Browser
- 360 Quick Browser
We will keep you in the know on Amazon Prime Day 2022. Stay tuned, more details will be coming as the big Amazon sale approaches.
Happy Prime Day 2022 Shopping!