Amazon Prime Day 2022 officially kicks off on Tuesday, July 12 and ends on Wednesday, July 13. big two day eventwhich debuted in 2015 to mark the retailer’s 20th anniversary, is a chance for bargain hunters to save on thousands of products for a limited time, ranging from electronics to kitchen gadgets to clothing , etc.
The sale, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime members, is so all-encompassing that some shoppers might find themselves slightly overwhelmed. Don’t worry: Although some early deals have already gone live, the shopping tips below can help narrow down any searches and maximize your Prime Day experience, so you save more money while by getting everything you want on your list. (And if you’re not a member, you can enjoy a 30-day free trial Prime and still enjoy all the discounts.)
Amazon Lightning Deals are sales that are only available for a short time. If you miss, that’s it. But there is a reprieve: use the “Join the waiting list” button on the Amazon website or app. If someone fails to complete a purchase or removes an item from their cart, it will return to stock. If you are next in line for the product, you will receive a notification.
The retailer’s new Stampcard program rewards Prime users for shopping, watching Prime streaming content, listening to Amazon Music Prime and borrowing an e-book from Prime Reading. Four of these actions will net you a $10 credit that you can use for Prime Day 2022 (and if you miss the day, you have a full year to use it). Prime members can also use other means earn extra credit on the Site, such as purchasing certain Disney and Pixar products, purchasing movie tickets for specific movies (such as Light year and Elvis), or go shopping via the Assert hub on the site.
Prime Day listings can be a tsunami of items organized by what Amazon wants to feature, not necessarily what you’re looking for. When browsing, only click on departments you want to focus on, like Electronics or Books, so you don’t waste time browsing through things you don’t want.
Prime Day deals move quickly, so you’ll need to streamline your order fulfillment process. Make sure you have enabled 1-click ordering, which eliminates multiple steps in completing the transaction. (An asterisk: 1-click ordering isn’t always available on Lightning Deals, so keep that in mind when shopping.)
Prime Day is often all about scanning Amazon for bargains, but you can also do the reverse: add the items you want to your cart beforehand and watch them for price drops.
It might sound slightly dystopian, but Amazon’s Alexa will have exclusive information about deals available only to users of that device. Asking “Alexa, what are your Prime Day deals?” will display unique offers or early access to sales that you might not have easily found on the site otherwise.
While Amazon drives traffic to most major brands, many of the best Prime Day deals are actually for their own first-party products: Kindles, Echo devices, and their line of Amazon Basics. If you need a tech gadget or backpack, check out Amazon’s range first.
Even if you like shopping in your browser, consider downloading Amazon’s shopping app. It will allow you to create transaction alerts and push notifications for favorite items.