Amazon Prime Day starts July 12 at 3 a.m. ET this year and runs through July 13. Amazon’s annual 48-hour shopping holiday offers a smorgasbord of deals which is like heaven for bargain shoppers. Prime Day 2022 falls during back-to-school season so expect deep discounts on laptops, tablets, monitors and PC accessories.
Currently, Amazon Prime members have early access to select Prime Day 2022 deals. For example, Prime members don’t have to wait to save up to 50% on select Alexa-enabled Fire TVs. For instance, the Toshiba M550 75 inch Fire TV (opens in new tab) is now on sale for $699 — its lowest price yet. It normally fetches $1,399.99, so that’s $700 in savings. This is one of the best Prime Day TV deals you can get today.
Amazon Prime Day started out as a 24-hour event in 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s 20-year anniversary. Over the course of the years, Amazon’s annual sale has turned into a 48-hour smorgasbord of deals.
Outside of the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend, Prime Day is one of the most anticipated savings events for frugal shoppers. Each year, we’ve seen fantastic deals on today’s best mobile tech and we expect more of the same this year.
As a reminder, Prime Day 2022 runs from July 12-13 so block your calendars.
Until then, here are today’s best Prime Day worthy deals, Prime Day history, and what to expect this year.
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What is Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day was created on July 15, 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s then 20th anniversary. For 24 hours, Amazon rolled out exclusive Prime member-only deals on a range of products from every category.
The first Prime Day proved to be so successful for Amazon, that it made Prime Day an annual tradition. Throughout the years, Amazon expanded the holiday to numerous countries.
Prime Day is available in the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and for the first time ever in Poland and Sweden. And what’s more, Prime Day deals will roll out later this summer in India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Egypt for the first time.
Over time, the length of Prime Day has expanded as well. Back in 2017, Amazon Prime Day lasted for 30 hours, 36 hours in 2018 Prime Day and 48-hours from 2019-2021.
Prime Day deals to expect
Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day is one of the most anticipated savings events for bargain hunters. In the spirit of competition, expect big box retailers like Best Buy, Target and Walmart to roll out generous Prime Day alternative deals to take some of the shine off of Amazon.
Given that Prime Day is all about the best Amazon deals, many of the top Prime Day deals tend to be on Amazon hardware. Prime Day 2022 is one of the best time of the year to score fantastic discounts on Amazon Alexa-devices.
This year, Prime Day shoppers can save up to 55% on select Amazon devices like the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Kindle Paperwhite, Luna Controller, Fire 7 Tablet (2019 release), and eero mesh WiFi routers. Amazon is also slashing up to 50% Fire TVs from Toshiba, Insignia, Pioneer, and of course, Amazon. Prices start at just $89.99.
Beyond Amazon hardware, expect to see the best laptop and tablet deals of the season during Prime Day 2022. We’re talking steep discounts on traditional laptops, gaming laptops, Chromebooks and convertible laptops. And if you’re looking for the best prices on Apple gear, look out for the best Prime Day deals on MacBook, iPad, AirPods and Apple Watch.
During Prime Day, bargain shoppers can expect to see tons of deals on today’s best mobile gadgets, home theater and more at Amazon and its competitors. Outside of the holiday, it’s one of the best times of the year to score steep discounts on laptops, tablets, peripherals and more.
Retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, just to name a few — offer their own savings events alongside Amazon Prime Day. We also expect to see similar sitewide manufacturer sales from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft.
Frugal shoppers will want to take advantage of this year’s summertime sales to save big on back-to-school gear, video games, home theater and more. Don’t want to wait for Prime Day? Here are the best Prime Day-worthy deals you can get right now.
Prime Day perks for Prime members
While anyone can shop Amazon’s Prime Day deals, Prime members get the best Prime Day discounts and special offers. Some of the benefits of being a Prime member include early access to Prime Day deals and exclusive Prime member-only deals.
Prime members can shop select Prime Day 2022 member-only deals as early as June 21. New and and existing Prime members can save up to 55% on select Amazon devices. Among them are the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Kindle Paperwhite, Luna Controller, Fire 7 Tablet (2019 release), and eero mesh WiFi routers, just to name a few.
Fire TVs will also be up for grabs among early access Prime Day 2022 deals. Prime members can save up to 50% on a range of these Alexa-enabled smart TVs from brands like Toshiba, Insignia, Pioneer, and Amazon. Prices start at just $89.99.