Sure, beach trips, cookouts, and s’mores are great—but no summer is complete without a scoring a few Prime Day deals. So when is Amazon Prime Day 2022? And exactly how much stuff is going on sale this year? To help you make the most of your time and money, we tracked down everything we know about the shopping event so far—including the deals you’ll want to shop and the rival sales expected to bring the heat. Let’s get into it.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
While the exact date is still a mystery, Amazon recently announced that Prime Day will take place sometime in July. It’s a welcome return to form for the sales event, which typically falls in July. (During the first year of the pandemic, it was bumped to October, and it fell in June last year.) Expect more details on timing soon.
Amazon isn’t the only retailer getting in on the Prime Day action: Each year around the same time, a slew of other mega-retailers (often including Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Nordstrom) hold their own rival sales. It’s basically Black Friday in July, and the competition is getting stiffer with earlier deals and better discounts each summer. Thankfully for you, that means low prices just about everywhere you love to shop.
Who can shop Amazon Prime Day?
Fittingly, the best deals are reserved for Amazon Prime members, who get access to lightning deals, free two-day shipping, and extra benefits like Prime Video and Amazon Music. If you don’t have a membership, you might get lucky with a few unofficial Prime Day deals from select sellers, but you’ll be missing out on all the member perks. Need more convincing? You can score a free 30-day trial below.
What are the best Amazon Prime Day deals?
We thought you’d never ask! Like the date of the sale, specific sales are still under wraps. But history gives us a pretty good indication of what to expect: Previous years have included deep discounts on premium beauty, trending fashion, high-tech gadgets, and all things home, plus a ton of Amazon devices like Echo Dot smart speakers and Kindles. (Oh, and don’t forget the sex toys.) Prepare for thousands of deals on pretty much everything you could ever want, from Apple Macbooks to Instant Pots, robot vacuums to air fryers.
While you could go through it all alone, there’s no need to. We’re experts on all things Prime Day at Glamour—and we’re here to sift through the deals for you. We recommend looking through our Prime Day coverage and signing up for our shopping newsletter to get all the best Amazon deals delivered directly to your inbox. (Think of us as your personal online shoppers.)
If you’re as hyped as we are, you can get a head start with these best sellers from last year’s shopping extravaganza. There’s no telling what might go on sale in 2022, but hey, it never hurts to be prepared. And make sure to check back here soon—we’ll update you as soon as Amazon announces more Prime Day details. Alexa, count down the days until July.