It's Prime Day 2022, and the shopping editors at Yahoo, Engadget, In the Know and Autoblog are working hard to report on the best deals as they launch. And that's a good thing: This year, the sales are even better than usual, because Amazon, and other top retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy are motivated to move overstock merchandise and make space for fresh products. “Even retailers that have been notorious for never doing big sales are offering discounts because they have so much inventory that they need to clear out,” Rakuten’s Retail & Shopping Expert, Kristen Gall, tells Yahoo Life. “So it’s a consumer’s market this year.”
Amazon's own line of tech devices are always among Prime Day's brightest stars. “Generally the best deals will be on Amazon-owned devices, with Echo Dots and Fire tablets being hugely discounted on Prime Day.” says Kristin McGrath, savings expert for RetailMeNot.
Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker, $45 (was $80, you save $35)
Amazon Echo 4th Gen, $60 (was $100, you save $40)
Amazon Echo Show 5, $35 (was $85, you save $50)
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, $130 (was $190, you save $60)
Eero Eero 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router, $71 (was $89, you save $18)
Prime Day and related sales are historically big for tech gear. “Prime Day offers some of the best sales in tech and electronics, with discounts on Apple AirPods Pro, Fitbit smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and home theater systems,” says McGrath.
Amazon: Enjoy savings on smart TVs, wireless headphones and earbuds, tablets and more.
Best Buy: The tech haven has markdowns on popular items, including AirPods, X-Box gaming consoles and MacBooks as part of its "Black Friday in July" sale.
Target: Shop three days of sales with Target's "Deal Days" (through July 13), across a range of tech items.
Walmart: Save up to 40% on tech items, with select rollbacks offering up even deeper discounts.
From mega-popular small appliances to bestselling linens, you'll find plenty of home sales worth taking advantage of right now. Make a beeline for Amazon on Prime Day if you’re in the market for small kitchen appliances, like pressure cookers, coffeemakers and blenders.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Save up to 50% off bedding, small appliances and decor in the "Big Beyond Savings Event."
Macy's: The retail behemoth is hosting a Black Friday in July sale, with up to 60% off specials and an extra 25% off a selection of sale items.
The Home Depot: Save up to 35% off small kitchen appliances, along with select cookware and flatware.
Wayfair: A 20th anniversary sale features massive price cuts on seating, kitchen gear, patio furniture and all the Wayfair home goods you love.
Looking to beef up your wardrobe? Amazon Prime Day will have a lot to offer. “Shoppers can find steep savings from Amazon’s in-house clothing brands, Amazon Essentials and Goodthreads, for big deals of up to 40% to 50% off back-to-school attire, athleisure and more,” says McGrath.
Athleta: Save up to 60% off select merchandise as part of the brand's semi-annual sale.
Coach: Grab 50% off a selection of styles.
Kate Spade: Take 40% off sale styles with code SAVE40.
Kohl's: Enjoy BOGO deals on select items.
Macy's: The retail behemoth is hosting a Black Friday in July sale, with up to 60% off specials and an extra 25% off a selection of sale items.Nordstrom: As part of the brand's "Anniversary Sale," you'll enjoy deep discounts on designer clothes, shoes, bags and more.
Old Navy: Save up to 75% off clearance items.
Target: Shop three days of sales with Target's "Deal Days" (July 11-13), across a range of fashion items.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Prime Day is one July 12th and 13th in more than 20 countries. Historically, Prime Day has taken place mid-month, after the July 4th holiday, and in time for back-to-school shopping for states that return to classrooms in late July and early August.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day, which began eight years ago, is Amazon’s biggest shopping event for Prime members. The stellar sale includes markdowns on thousands upon thousands of products: tech, kitchen essentials, vacuums, apparel, beauty must-haves and so much more. And the deals are not only on Amazon — in 2022, just about every other retailer will launch competing sales, making it a strategic day to shop for the best deals outside of Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
Some of the biggest deals will be on Amazon Devices, like the Fire TV Stick 4K, and the Echo Dot. Also, Yahoo readers' most purchased products last Prime Day included Apple AirPods Pro, Crest Whitestrips and Sony WH-CH710N Noise Cancelling Headphones. This year, it's highly likely you'll be able to score mega-deals on these items as well — and so much more.
Does Prime Day have sales on everything?
Not everything is on sale for Prime Day, but a lot is. This is usually the day when you'll find huge discounts on top-rated brands and products you know and love.
Is Prime Day for Prime members only?
Prime member benefits include free two-day shipping and delivery, and same-day or even two-hour shipping for eligible items and locations. It also comes with access to Prime Video, Amazon Music (2 million songs, ad-free!), free two-day delivery on prescriptions from Amazon Pharmacy, free video games via Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch Prime), unlimited full-resolution storage with Amazon Photos and so much more.
Can I get the deals with a free trial membership? If so, How long is the Amazon Prime free trial?
Yes, you can enjoy the perks of Prime Day — and all of the other benefits of being an Amazon Prime member — with the free trial membership. The trial membership is for 30 days.
How do I find the best deals?
There are a few things you can do to score big on your favorite items. The first is to get familiar with the popular pages across the site that typically host the best sales:
Deals of the Day: These sales last for a full 24 hours.
Lightning Deals: These deals last for only a few hours, while supplies last. Prime members get access to these sales 30 minutes before they go live to the public.
Savings and Sales: Ongoing deals throughout the event on select brands and products.
Amazon Coupons: You’ll find instant savings in this section.
We also recommend setting up a ‘Wish List’ at Amazon. That way, you’ve identified your must-have items before Prime Day, and once the sales go live, you can add them to your cart stress-free.
If you haven’t already done so, downloading the Amazon app is a must, as it allows you to watch the deals you’re interested in and get notified when they start.