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Amazon Prime Day 2022 — dates and best early deals

Prime Day deals

Prime Day deals will begin on Tuesday, July 12 and run through July 13. However, you don't have to wait that long to get your hands on some great savings, because Amazon is releasing early Prime Day deals each day. Most are TV sales, and some of them are excellent; you can currently save up to 50% off select 4K TVs, for instance.  

Although July 12 is still a few days out, it's never too early to prepare for Amazon's two-day sales-a-thon. After all, Prime Day deals are among the retailer's best sales of the year, undercut only by Black Friday. 

That said, we understand that inflation is causing households to tighten their budgets and rethink their spending right now. So we're going to be extra critical about the Prime Day deals we highlight. We're cross-checking prices, looking at competing retailers, and highlighting products we've reviewed, purchased ourselves, or highly recommend. Make sure to check out our list of essential Prime Day tips to help you get ahead of the game this year. 

In terms of what to expect from Prime Day 2022, the retail giant will offer massive discounts on all things Amazon-related. Fire TV Sticks, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, and Amazon's entire lineup of smart devices will see their lowest prices of the year. 

Beyond hardware, gamers should get excited about the shopping holiday. Amazon Prime Gaming is already included for Prime members and comes with tons of perks every month, but even more for Prime Day. This year Amazon will be giving away over 30 free games to Amazon Prime Gaming members, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Amazon is also giving away up to $260 in free credits for Prime Day. And we'll show you how to claim them. 

There's even a high chance we may see a PS5 restock during Prime Day 2022. Invite-only Amazon PS5 restocks are now a reality and the chances of a Prime Day restock are pretty high. Below is our guide to what you can expect from this year's Prime Day deals along with the confirmed deals that are now live. Also, check out the latest news that a Prime Day 2.0 could happen this fall

Early Prime Day TV deals

TV sale: deals from $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is slashing the price of its Fire TVs to as low as $89. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller 720p or 1080p models (which are more suitable for a children's room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger sets. These are among the cheapest TV deals we've seen from Amazon. 

Pioneer 43" 4K Fire TV: was $319 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Pioneer is back in the TV-making business with a new 4K Fire TV. The TV features Dolby Vision support, DTS Virtual X sound, Apple AirPlay support, and a voice remote with Alexa. It's on sale for just $199. 

Amazon Omni Series 55" 4K TV: was $559 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new Omni Series of TVs are a premium line of Fire TVs. The TVs include features like HDR10/HLG support, always-on mics for hands-free Alexa, and two-way video calling support (additional webcam purchase is required). Normally priced at $559, the 55-inch model is now on sale for just $299. (You'll need to log into your Prime account to see the sale price). 

Amazon 4-Series 55" Fire 4K TV: was $519 now $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs is now at its lowest price ever. All sizes are on sale, but the 55-inch model has dropped to an all-time low of $349. The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is less expensive than the new Omni Series. However, the 4-Series offers premium perks like HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and Alexa integration (via the remote control). 

Insignia 65" F30 Fire TV: was $569 now $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Insignia F30 is one of the cheapest 4K TV deals you can get right now, and the entire range has been reduced in Amazon's early Prime Day sales. Even with its budget price it still features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and it comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote, which lets you control your favorite streaming services with the sound of your voice.

Toshiba 75" M550 Fire TV: was $1,399 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is one of the biggest discounts we've seen for a 75-inch 4K Fire TV from Toshiba. This feature-packed 2021 display comes with Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, DTS Virtual: X, the Fire OS, and hands-free control with Amazon Alexa.

LG 48" C1 OLED 4K TV: was $1,499 now $896 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Finding OLED TVs under $999 is pretty rare, but Amazon now has the LG C1 48-inch OLED TV on sale for just $896 in this very early Prime Day deal. One of our favorite 4K TVs, the LG C1 packs a powerful 4th-gen AI processor, support for AI voice assistants, and all the Smart TV features you could need. 

Early Prime Day streaming deals

Roku Premiere 4K: was $39 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The cheapest way to stream in 4K with a Roku is currently the tiny Roku Premiere. In our Roku Premiere review (opens in new tab) we said it delivers a high-quality 4K HDR experience and is a solid streaming player all around, but it does have an awkward design and includes a mediocre remote. 

Roku Streambar: was $129 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 on the Roku Streambar, a soundbar and streaming box combo. The Streambar is a 4K media player with access to all your favorite streaming apps, and we noted in our Roku Streambar review (opens in new tab) that it has excellent audio for its size. Plus, there's Bluetooth built in for streaming from your phone.

Roku Streambar Pro: was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Roku Streambar Pro is an all-in-one soundbar with a 4K Roku streaming player built in. Unlike the Roku Streambar, the Pro model comes with a better remote and supports virtual surround sound out of the box. 

Apple TV 4K (2021): was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new Apple TV supports high-frame rate HDR streaming as well as support for multiple users. Apple has added a speedy A12 Bionic chip for snappy performance, but it's the new remote, which we like the most. It retains touch and gestures, but adds actual buttons as well as an intuitive jog wheel that recalls the old iPods of yore. 

Early Prime Day Apple deals

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200:
The MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 chip delivers performance that runs circles around Windows laptops, and you get a brighter display than the MacBook Air and beefier 8-core graphics. Even better, the system lasted over 16 hours in our battery test. 

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200: The 2021 MacBook Pro sports Apple's new M1 Pro CPU, which delivers 8 more GPU cores, a better Media Engine, and more memory bandwidth than the already incredible M1 chip. It's also Apple's first 14-inch MacBook Pro featuring a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3024 x 1984 resolution. Others specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512TB SSD. You also get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, and a MagSafe 3 port. 

New AirPods Pro w/ MagSafe: was $249 now $174 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the AirPods Pro w/ MagSafe case on sale for $174. That's $75 off and the lowest price right now. (Though keep in mind they've been even cheaper before). The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. 

10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): was $329 now $309 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Despite its age, the 2021 iPad is still a great tablet for just about anyone. It features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a 12MP front camera, and 64GB of storage (instead of 32GB like its predecessor). You also get support for Center Stage, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. The 256GB model is also on sale for $429 (opens in new tab) ($50 off). 

MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's been cheaper (it hit $749 last summer), but it's still a solid deal at $899. Just keep in mind the new 2022 Air is set to debut in July. 

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): was $399 now $329 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS/41mm) on sale for $329. This model features a larger display and blood oxygen sensors to help with health monitoring. It also comes comes with a brighter, always-on Retina display, Bluetooth connectivity and an ECG app. Note that this deal only applies to the Midnight color option. The 45mm model is also on sale for $359 (opens in new tab) ($69 off). 

AirPods: was $159 now $119 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the Apple AirPods with standard/wired charging case on sale for $119. These cheap AirPods feature Apple's H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. 

AirPods 3 (2021): was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new AirPods 3 offer Spatial Audio, which creates immersive listening experiences for music-listening, movie-watching, and more. They're also IPX4 sweat and water resistant, a feature that was previously exclusive to the AirPods Pro. They're currently $10 off, but have been as cheap as $139 in the past. If you can, we recommend waiting for a lower price on Prime Day. 

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $429 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large, over-ear cushions, active noise cancellation, Spatial Audio, and 20-hour battery life to enable you to listen all day. These AirPods are on sale for $479, with another $50 being taken off at checkout to bring the final price to $429.

Beats Studio3 Headphones: was $349 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, the Beats Studio3 are on sale at Amazon for $179, which is 49% off the original price. In our Beats Studio3 review (opens in new tab), we said they offer a comfy fit, up to 22 hours of battery life, and near-seamless pairing with iOS devices. Their active noise-canceling also does a decent job of blocking ambient sounds. 

Early Prime Day smart home deals

Echo Dot (4th Gen): was $49 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Echo Dot is the newest smart speaker from Amazon. It offers solid audio quality in a newly redesigned spherical shape. It's now $39 in this early Prime Day deal. There's never been a better time to buy this nifty little smart speaker.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen): was $84 now $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The ideal smart home center piece, the Amazon Echo Show 5 crams a lot of features into a small package. Perfect as an alarm clock or a kitchen companion, you can watch videos, get news/weather updates, and take video calls in seconds. It's on sale for $79, but we think it could drop further to at least $44. 

Blink Outdoor w/ Free Blink Mini: was $134 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Blink Outdoor is a fully wireless home security camera that records video in 1080p, lets you store video locally (or on the cloud), and has a two-year battery life. In our Blink Outdoor Camera review (opens in new tab) we named it the best weatherproof, wireless home security cam you can get for under $100. It now includes a free Blink Mini. 

Echo Show 15 w/ Free Echo Show 5: was $334 now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's largest Alexa-powered smart display packs a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 display, dual 1.6-inch speakers, and a 5MP camera. It can be mounted on a wall or displayed on a compatible stand (not included). It's normally priced at $249, but this early Prime Day deal gets you a free Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) with your purchase. 

Early Prime Day gaming deals

PS5 Disc w/ Horizon Forbidden West: for $549 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This bundle includes the PS5 Disc console and Horizon Forbidden West. In our Horizon Forbidden West review (opens in new tab), We called the Editor's Choice game an excellent sequel that delivers a thrilling open-world experience to fans of the original game. You can now register to buy this bundle. 

PS5 : register for invite-only drops @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is now letting shoppers register for invite-only PS5 restocks. Just click the link above, request an invite, and if accepted you'll get an email with a link that's valid for 72 hours. Amazon doesn't guarantee you'll get invited immediately, but this should increase your chances of getting a console going forward. 

Amazon Luna Controller: was $69 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Luna Controller is designed for Amazon's cloud gaming service of the same name. It connects to Amazon directly through its own Wi-Fi connection, which according to Amazon reduces lag by 17 to 30 milliseconds. It's now at its lowest price of the year. 

Fire HD 10 w/ Luna Controller: was $219 now $188 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This gaming bundle includes the Fire HD 10 tablet with the Luna controller. You can download the Luna App on the tablet to stream Luna games directly from the cloud to your Fire HD 10. You'll also receive a Luna 7-day free trial. (Luna subscriptions cost $9.99 a month after the trial). 

Far Cry 6: was $59 now $15 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The latest entry in Ubisoft's long running Far Cry series just dropped to its lowest ever price at Amazon. Far Cry 6 takes you to the fiction island of Yara where you must work with a group of modern-day guerrillas to overthrow Anton Castillo, a ruthless dictator. Far Cry 6 is one of the biggest games on PS5, and offers dozens of hours of chaotic fun either solo or with a friend via online co-op. 

Prime Day credits

Spend $75: get $20 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is offering a free $20 credit when you spend $75 or more on select P&G home and personal care items. The deal includes Bounty. Charmin, Tide Pods, Gain, Gillette razors, Pampers, and more. You must sign into your Prime account to see this offer. The $20 credit must be spent on Prime Day.

Elvis: get $5 Amazon credit (opens in new tab)
Prime members who purchase a movie ticket to see Elvis via Atom will receive a $5 Amazon credit for Prime Day. You must enter coupon code "ELVIS" during checkout to get this deal. Your $5 credit can then be applied during checkout on Prime Day. 

Prime Day credits: get a $10 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is offering a free $10 credit if you collect four "digital stamps." The first stamp requires you to make at least a $5 purchase on a Prime-eligible item, the second stamp requires that you stream a show on Prime Video, the third stamp requires that you stream a song on Prime Music, and the last stamp asks you to borrow an eBook on Prime Reading. The credit can be used on Prime Day or on any future Amazon purchase. 

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: free $200 gift card @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of Amazon's biggest rewards comes courtesy of its credit card. From July 1 through July 29, Prime members will get a $200 Amazon gift card upon approval for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. You'll earn 6% back at Amazon and Whole Foods during Prime Day and 5% back year-round. Plus, you'll get 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, drugstores, and 1% back everywhere else Visa is accepted. 

Shop all Amazon deals

Prime Day deals haven't arrived in full force yet, but there are still plenty of discounts and savings to be had across Amazon's many product categories. If you don't want to wait until Prime Day rolls around in a few weeks, then here's a selection of the best Amazon deals currently available. 

When is Prime Day 2022?

It's been confirmed that Prime Day will be held on July 12 and 13. The retailer had previously confirmed the annual sales event would take place in July, but after several weeks of waiting, we finally have specific dates. 

Last year Prime Day ran from June 21 through June 22, but the retailer is now moving the sales event back to July which is when it's traditionally been held (prior to the pandemic). 

Early Prime Day deals started to surface from last week (the first batch went up on Tuesday, June 21), with up to 50% off Fire TVs and plenty more besides. The best of those deals are listed above.

What is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Prime Day is a 48-hour retail holiday designed for Prime members. Amazon Prime Day originally started in July of 2015 as a way to celebrate Amazon's 20th anniversary. For 24 hours, Amazon slashed the price of hundreds of items on its site. The event was a hit and since then Amazon Prime Day has grown into a massive retail holiday. 

Today, Prime Day deals include discounts on everything from the Echo Dot to Nike sneakers. It's become a massive juggernaut for Amazon and we predict it'll be just as strong in 2022 as it has been in previous years.  

  • Prime Day is a 2-day retail holiday for Prime members only
  • Prime Day 2022 will be celebrated multiple countries 
  • Some of the best Prime Day deals will focus on Amazon hardware

How long do Prime Day deals last?

Prime Day 2022 will last 48 hours as it did last year. However, Prime Day deals tend to sell out fast. Lightning deals, for example, can sell out in minutes. Our advice is that if you spot a deal you like, buy it on the spot. (After price checking other retailers, of course). In the case that you miss a deal, you can always check Amazon competitors like Walmart and Best Buy who will likely be price matching Amazon and offering the same or similar deals. 

Tips for finding the best Prime Day deals

Price check everything: Our number one rule when shopping on Prime Day is to price check what you're about to buy. Price checking on Prime Day is quite easy. We're big fans of CamelCamelCamel, a website that price checks millions of items sold on Amazon. The website tracks price lows, so if the item you're looking at was cheaper in March, you'll be able to see the price difference. There's even a Chrome extension called Camelizer, which you can install and click on anytime you want to look at the price history of a product. Keep in mind that there might be some items CamelCamelCamel doesn't track.  

Don't limit yourself to Amazon: That leads us to our second point: Prime Day is a faux retail holiday designed to promote Amazon devices and services. However, just like you wouldn't buy your entire wardrobe from one designer, you shouldn't do all of your Prime Day shopping at Amazon. Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are just a handful of competitors planning "Prime Day" sales of their own. 

And based on what we saw from these retailers last year, we expect them to once again offer very competitive sales throughout the duration of Prime Day. Bottom line: Amazon doesn't always offer the best prices. 

Take advantage of free credits: Amazon really wants you to spend money on Prime Day. However, if there aren't any items you want to buy or if you're just really trying to stick to your budget, there are some pretty amazing Prime Day deals you can get right now. We like these deals because after spending $10, you'll get a $10 Amazon credit in exchange. 

An Amazon shipment with Prime Day tape

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Avoid buying junk: The pandemic completely changed how we shop. Clorox Wipes, for instance, were more popular than swimsuits last summer. Meanwhile, Lysol Spray is still high in demand and sells out fast. That means Amazon and a lot of its 3rd party sellers are sitting on a stockpile of unsold items. As a result, this Prime Day you can expect to see a fire sale on a range of off-season items and apparel. Sure, prices will be low, but if you survived the past few months without it, chances are you don't really need it. 

Watch out for shady reviews: In addition to fake deals, shoppers should always keep an eye out for fake reviews. Although Amazon has removed many bogus reviews from its website, there are so many that it's become near-impossible for Amazon to keep up. That's why we're fans of Fakespot. The site's engine can analyze the quality of reviews on any Amazon page and churn out a letter grade indicating whether the product has mostly fake or real reviews. ReviewMeta is a similar site that looks for suspicious terminology or repeated phrases in reviews before offering a failing or passing grade. 

Don't be afraid of refurbs: Prime Day deals typically don't highlight deals on refurbished items. However, if you're looking to save the most possible a refurbished item may be the best route to go. Amazon tends to offer solid refurbished Apple Watch deals and the retailer also has an Amazon Warehouse website (opens in new tab) where it lists deals on pre-owned, used, and open-box items. 

Where is Prime Day celebrated?

The first Amazon Prime Day was celebrated in 9 countries including the U.S., UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria. Amazon Prime Day has since expanded in popularity. Last year, Prime deals were held in 18 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, Austria, France, China, Canada, Belgium, and Australia. 

In 2022, Amazon Prime Day will be celebrated in Poland and Sweden for the first time. Later this summer, Prime Day deals will make their way to India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. It will be Egypt's first Prime Day celebration. 

Amazon Prime Day Whole Foods deals

A Prime Now bag shown in front of produce

(Image credit: Whole Foods)

Amazon-owned organic grocer Whole Foods plays a huge role on Prime Day. In fact, one of our favorite Amazon Prime Day deals comes from Whole Foods. For the past three years, Amazon has given Prime members who shop at Whole Foods a $10 Amazon credit that can be used on Amazon Prime Day. Unfortunately, that deal is not available this year. 

Other Prime Day deals with Whole Foods include discounts on seafood, meat, organic produce, and more. Even if you're not a fan of Whole Foods, it's worth shopping there in the lead up to Prime Day (and during Prime Day) for the savings. 

  • Single-serve mochi (BOGO)
  • Beef rib steaks for $11.99/lb. 
  • Chilean sea bass for 25% off
  • Reusable water bottles for 30% off

How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2022

  • If you you're not a Prime member, you can't participate in Prime Day. However, what you can do is sign up for a free Prime membership (opens in new tab). The free trial lasts 30 days, which is more than enough time to take advantage of Amazon's sales. That said, you'll want to plan your free trial so it falls during Prime Day 2021. 
  • Prime Day 2022 is bound to be a record-breaking day(s) for Amazon. That means some shipments may fall through the cracks. Here's what to do in case you wind up with an Amazon Prime late delivery.
  • Plan on cancelling your Prime membership? Check out our guide on how to cancel Amazon Prime.
  • Don't buy any Amazon devices just yet. Prime Day deals tend to focus on Amazon gear (e.g. Echo Dot, Kindle Paperwhite). Wait till Prime Day when these devices see their lowest price of the year. 

Alexa and Prime Day deal alerts

Alexa shopping has been around for quite some time. During Prime Day, Alexa can even tell you of the day's best deals. However, a new feature lets Amazon's digital assistant notify Prime members of upcoming deals on products they wish to track. You'll need to have a newer generation Echo smart speaker or smart display to use this perk. Nevertheless, it could be a cool perk for existing Prime members during Prime Day. Here's how to have Alexa notify you of upcoming deals

Where to find alternative Prime Day deals

Amazon won't be the only retailer offering deals on Prime Day. Competing retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target have held alternative Prime Day deals of their own in the past. Best Buy deals and Walmart deals tend to be especially aggressive oftentimes price matching many of the best Prime Day deals we find. Most recently, the Walmart Plus Weekend sales event offered four days of exclusive deals to Walmart Plus members. We'll bring you the best alternative Prime Day deals during Amazon Prime Day and post Prime Day. 

What is the Amazon Prime Day Show?

Amazon Prime Day Show

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The Amazon Prime Day Show is a three-part musical event to celebrate Prime Day. Last year's headliners were Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi. The Prime Day Show is usually available to stream for Prime and non-members for 30 days. 

Each celebrity stars in their own Prime Day Show, which lasts from 25 to 27 minutes. These aren't outright concerts, but instead Amazon describes them as "unique experiences that fuse performance and storytelling." 

This isn't the first Prime Day Show we've seen from Amazon. In 2018, Amazon chose Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerina, and Julia Michaels to headline their show. The following year the Amazon Prime Day concert featured Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Becky G, and SZA. (There was no concert in 2020). 

Last year's best Prime Day deals

Some of last year's best Prime Day deals were naturally on Amazon hardware. The Fire TV Stick 4K, for instance, crashed to $39. Numerous Fire TVs were also on sale from $109 (they normally sell from $119 during off-holidays). As far as non-Amazon hardware deals are concerned, we saw the MacBook Air M1 on sale for $899 ($100 off) and Chromebooks as low as $179. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.