Amazon Just Announced a Second Prime Day for 2022, and You Can Shop These Deals While You Wait
Amazon's two-day sales holiday is back for a second time this year! Here's everything we know about the surprise Prime Early Access Sale and the best deals you can shop while you wait.
Prime Day 2022 is here...again! Amazon just announced that its Black Friday-level, mega shopping event is happening a second time this year and features millions of deals globally for Prime members. These discounts go fast, including lightning deals that only last a few hours. If you're not a Prime member, you can still sign up for a free trial to shop the sale.
Prime Day is the perfect time to snag high-ticket items like appliances, home technology, vacuums, furniture and more. The editors at HGTV test and review items and monitor prices throughout the year, so we know a good deal from a mediocre one. Plus, Prime Day is a good time to knock out some gift shopping. Below, we’ve rounded up the best early deals, including furniture, kitchen must-haves, bedding, vacuums and more, you can shop while you wait for the sale. Bookmark this article as we update it with the latest deals ones the sale is live.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMAZON PRIME DAY
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual online shopping event, and it's Amazon's biggest sale of the year. Yep, even bigger than Cyber Monday. It features the lowest prices of the year on everything from decor, housewares, furniture, appliances, tech, electronics, vacuums, home improvement items, outdoor tools, mattresses and so much more.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day typically takes place in June or July, and this year, Prime Day happened on July 12 and 13. This year, Amazon is planning a second Prime Day sale they're calling the Prime Early Access Sale that's happening October 11 and 12.
What are the best Prime Day deals?
During Prime Day, it's markdown madness as deals are only available until the limited stock sells out. And some discounts are only available on a specific day or a few hours forlimited-time lighting deals. TVs, vacuums and other electronics are slashed by 50-60 percent or more. Mattresses are hundreds of dollars off. Brand-name kitchen appliances are typically 30-40 percent off. You can also snag bedding and linens on sale, too. Since the deals go fast and the sale itself can be overwhelming, it's a good idea to have a game plan before the sale starts. If you're in the market for big ticket items, research and read product reviews to narrow down your wish list so that when the sale comes, you can check out ASAP with peace of mind, knowing you're getting a good deal.
Do I have to be a Prime member to shop?
Yes, Prime Day deals are only for Amazon Prime members, but these deals alone are worth the cost of membership. However, if you're not a Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial just to shop the sale! After a trial, a regular Prime membership costs $14.99 per month, but Amazon does offer special discounted memberships for people who qualify for certain government assistance programs, like EBT and Medicaid, as well as discounts for students. People who qualify for these government assistance programs can enjoy all of Prime’s benefits for just $6.99 per month — half the regular cost of a Prime membership — as well as some exclusive deals and coupons. Designed specifically for higher education students, Prime Student offers all the benefits of Prime for a discounted rate of just $7.49 per month or $69 per year. Prime Student members also enjoy exclusive perks for college life, like a free monthly Grubhub+ Student membership with unlimited delivery, six months free of LinkedIn Premium, and up to 10 percent off flights and hotels through StudentUniverse. College students who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can sign up for a six-month trial.
BEST EARLY PRIME DAY VACUUM DEALS
Whether you're looking for a robot vacuum, a cordless stick vacuum or a handheld cleaner for the car, there are always tons of major deals on all the top vacuum brands, often including models we've tested and recommended in our reviews. For example, we recommend this Tineco Pure ONE S11 vacuum in our review of the best cordless vacuums as a great overall vacuum, especially if you want the features of a Dyson but not the price tag. This Tineco model is already over $50 off right now! It comes with two game-changing features we now can't live without when it comes to cordless vacuums: LED lights so you can see all the dust you'd otherwise probably miss and a trigger lock so you don't have to hold the trigger the whole time you're vacuuming.
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BEST EARLY PRIME DAY DEALS ON ELECTRONICS + TECH
There's usually a little bit of everything on sale in the tech category, from smart TVs to smart plugs during the live sale. If you've been on the fence about buying a new smart TV, we spotted the Amazon Fire 4K TV in the 55" size already on sale for $50 off!
BEST EARLY PRIME DAY DEALS ON KITCHEN APPLIANCES + ACCESSORIES
Whether you're in need of new cooking essentials or larger appliances, there are always some serious savings on kitchen gear, from blenders to coffee makers, included in Amazon's sales. If you've been holding out for an at-home espresso machine, these early deals on Breville machines might finally convince you to add one to your cart.
BEST EARLY PRIME DAY DEALS ON MATTRESSES + BEDDING
Did you know you can buy Casper mattresses on Amazon? Yes! And now is a great time to buy because Casper has slashed prices on every size and style, from twin to king. We even spotted designer bedding from Laura Ashley on sale!
BEST EARLY PRIME DAY DEALS ON FURNITURE + DECOR
You might not think of Amazon when shopping for furniture and decor, but there are usually so many rugs with deep, deep, deep discounts during Prime Day as well as office chairs, small-storage solutions and more. These early deals are on par with discounts we saw during July's Prime Day, including this stunning Loloi rug for more than 60 percent off!
BEST EARLY PRIME DAY DEALS ON HOME APPLIANCES
If you're in the market for a tower fan or an air purifier for improving your home's air quality or handling smoke during wildfire season, Amazon already has several top-rated home appliances marked down from reputable name brands like Coway, Lasko and more. If you don't see one you like, get your wish list ready because Prime Day usually features a wide variety or home appliances at even steeper discounts during the sale.
BEST EARLY PRIME DAY DEALS ON OUTDOOR FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES
While we expect even more outdoor furniture deals for the actual sale, we spotted several outdoor patio furniture pieces, from classic Adirondack chairs to benches with cushions, on sale now. It may be a summer stock closeout, but so many of these pieces are perfect for fall patio weather, too.