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Amazon confirmed in a press release previously that Prime Day 2022 will happen sometime in July. Though they did not confirm an official date beyond that.
While it might still be a few months away, it's never too early to prepare for the biggest shopping event of the season. And if last year's epic deals are any indication of what's in store for shoppers this summer, we should be in for even bigger savings in the coming months.
Here's everything we know so far.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Since 2015, Prime Day has typically taken place in mid-July. However, Amazon was forced to alter the event date to October in 2020 and late June in 2021 due to the pandemic and shipping delays. A recent press release confirmed that the 48-hour event is set to return to July, but Amazon has yet to announce an official date.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day is an annual shopping event created by Amazon, and has been compared to Black Friday in July. The event began in July 2015 to coincide with Amazon's birthday celebration and ran for one day of deals. In 2019, the event increased to a full two days and offered sales on everything from tech to fashion. During the pandemic, shoppers shifted to mostly e-commerce, drawing in a record-breaking number of sales for Prime Day 2020. Last year, Amazon increased its total sales to its highest yet — over $11 billion — with more than 250 million items sold worldwide, according to Digital Commerce 360.
Do I need to be a Prime member?
Yes. The discounts are exclusive to Amazon Prime members — if you are not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial, which will allow you to shop the sales and get free shipping. A monthly membership costs $14.99 a month, but you can also purchase an annual membership for $139. Students can get a Prime membership for only $7.49 per month.
How do I save on Amazon Prime Day?
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 get prepped:
- Have an Amazon Prime account.
- Download the Amazon Prime app and allow notifications.
- If you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you can receive an additional 1 percent reward back on top of its already 5 percent back from Amazon purchases.
Bestsellers from last year's Amazon Prime Day
Last year, shoppers saw major 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 — here's to hoping they see even bigger discounts this year!
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