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Prime Day is just days away! 30 epic deals to shop before Amazon's big savings event

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Days of deals are coming. If you're like us, you've been saving your money, waiting for the big sales to kick off. Now, the clock is ticking and our wallets are ready — Amazon Prime Day is less than a week away, starting on July 12.

To keep up-to-date on all of the best deals, check back here. But until the event officially starts, here's how to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2022 and take advantage of some early sales.

How to shop early Prime Day deals

Weeks before the event, Amazon surprised shoppers by releasing a special lineup of early Prime Day deals across every category for its members — and more markdowns are dropping each day. Right now, select items are discounted up to 60% off, including Amazon devices (Halo View, Echo Show 8, Echo Dot, Blink Security Cameras and more), a wide range of Smart Fire TVs and other products from the retailer's top brands. Members can also stay up to date on a wide range of sales directly on the Amazon Deals page by clicking on the "Prime Early Access deals" checkbox.

If you take advantage of these early deals, future you might thank you — you can work your way up to a $10 credit that you can redeem during the 2-day shopping event, Amazon shared. Through Prime Day, when you listen to Prime Music, stream Prime Video, borrow a Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading book (or add one to your library) and make a Prime-shipping eligible purchase, you'll collect stamps to help you earn toward the credit.

How to find the best Prime Day deals

In addition to Amazon’s Lightning Deals, which last only a few hours and require buyers to react quickly, there are also sales that last all day or the entire event. As the event nears, we'll be sure to update you on new tips to help you save big. For now, here's the best way to prep:

  • Have an Amazon Prime account.
  • Download the Amazon Prime app and allow notifications.
  • If you have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, you can receive up to 6 percent back at Amazon and Whole Foods on Prime Day as well as 5 percent back year-round — on top of the 1 percent back wherever Visa is accepted. Through July 29, Prime members who are approved for a Rewards Card will also receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Use your Alexa. This year, you can set up the virtual assistant to notify you of deals on anything in your cart, wish list or saved for later section up to 24 hours before they're even available. You can ask, "Alexa, what are my notifications" to learn more about the sales you're interested in and even have Alexa buy something for you once the deal goes live.

Early Prime Day deals to shop now

You don't have to wait until Day 1 of Prime Day to save — a few great deals are already rolling out. Below are just a few of the standouts that we found. And make sure to look out for special coupons to score even more savings on select items.

Amazon Echo Dot

KKB Tummy Control Active Wear Shorts

Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers (Pack of 6)

Echo Show 5

FrSara Rechargeable Adjustable Neck Fan

Ray-Ban Classic Polarized Aviator Sunglasses

YEFU Adirondack Weather Resistant Patio Chair

Simplicity UPF 50+ Wide Brim Roll-up Straw Sun Hat

Deweisn Tri-Fold Lighted Vanity Mirror

BS-Mall Makeup Brushes

Anrabess Casual Loose Short Sleeve Maxi Dress

Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power Cordless Stick Vacuum

Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker

Yobola Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Shrate Ionic Hair Dryer

RAGU Cordless Drill Kit

MegaWise Vacuum Sealer Machine

Lavinso Foot Peel Mask

ROUUO Hair Dryer Brush

PUR Botanicals Ice Roller

Budding Joy Large Storage Bags (Pack of 6)

Kesnos Dehumidifier

Merokeety Midi Summer Dress

Whitmor Rattique Java Storage Baskets (Set of 3)

GE Handheld Immersion Blender

J Jimoo Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Bestsellers from last year's Amazon Prime Day

Last year, shoppers saw markdowns on fashion, tech and brands like Apple AirPods and popular home and beauty tool like Shark vacuums and Revlon hair dryers. Below, we rounded up the bestselling items of Prime Day 2021.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler

Apple AirPods Pro

Levi's 711 Skinny Jeans

iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam

myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control

Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill Pan

Essence Cosmetics False Lash Effect Mascara

Crest 3D Whitestrips

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