Amazon Prime Day 2022 Is July 12 & 13 — Here’s Everything to Know, Plus Deals to Shop Right Now

published Jun 16, 2022
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Get ready to mark your calendars, because the summer’s biggest sale is happening soon! Amazon Prime Day 2022 is officially kicking off at 3am ET on July 12 and runs through July 13. Because Amazon is home to thousands of products, you can expect to find Black Friday-level deals on popular products from your favorite big brands. Here’s everything you need to know about the major shopping event.

Do I Need to Be an Amazon Prime Member to Participate?

Yes, you do need to be a member of Amazon Prime in order to shop those Prime Day Deals. Luckily, it’s easy (and free!) to sign up. Right now, Amazon is offering a 30-day free trial to new members. Not only do you get access to Prime Day discounts, you’ll get free two-day shipping, Prime-exclusive limited lightning deals, and access to Prime Video streaming, where you can watch Amazon original series and movies and the classics. You can cancel at any time, and if you choose to continue your Prime membership, it’ll cost $14.99 per month.

The Best Deals to Shop on Prime Day

Last year, we saw major bargains on everything from Instant Pots and Always Pan to mattresses, furniture, and even pet products. While early members-only deals begin on June 21 and will include hot-ticket Amazon devices like the Echo and Alexa, Kindles, Fire Tablets, and Fire TVs and Sticks, we’re already seeing lots of discounts on those items, plus home essentials, including bedding, bath, and vacuums. Below are 10 handpicked bestsellers that are already on sale, and keep an eye on Amazon’s Deals section for more early savings.

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This fluffy, 100 percent cotton pillow has been an AT fave for quite a while, and it even made our Best List. In addition to being some of the coziest pillows on Amazon, their no-shift construction makes them super durable. The gel memory foam fill also makes these pillows an excellent choice for hot sleepers and those in warmer climates.

2 / 10
was $229.99

This upright Shark vacuum has a detachable pod so you can reach areas above the floor, such as stairs and furniture. The Anti-Allergen seal and HEPA filter ensures pollen and dander end up contained, and a brushroll shutoff allows you to switch from carpet to hard flooring in an instant. It also comes with upholstery and crevice tools so you can get into all those nooks and crannies. With its swivel steering and weighing only 12.5 pounds, it’s lightweight enough for daily cleanups and has plenty of features for a deep cleaning session, too.

3 / 10
was $36.95

This set of 100 percent Turkish cotton towels is an Amazon favorite for its wide variety of colors and impeccable softness. Included in the set is a bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth that are absorbent and fluffy.

4 / 10
was $49.99

Powered via an electrical plug, this countertop device uses a UV light to attract bugs (it works best at night when the lights are out) before a fan pulls them down into a receptacle chamber where they stick to a replaceable glue pad. It's easy to operate, effective, and best of all, doesn't make a mess when it's time to change the glue pad.

5 / 10
was $27.44

Made from super heavyweight microfiber, these curtains have an upscale feel but a budget-friendly price tag. They're fade-resistant and will also help prevent your furniture, floors, and artwork from fading over time. The grommeted tops make them easy to install and adjust frequently, and they'll work with any curtain rod.

6 / 10
was $89.99

Oscillating at an impressive 90 degrees, this 42" bladeless fan is designed to rapidly circulate cool air, making it great for anyone looking for a fan that'll cool off a room quickly. With six speeds and three modes, you can also sleep easily knowing this fan features quiet technology for seamless overnight use.

7 / 10
was $29.98

A good mattress pad can be hard to find, and the 62,700+ five-star reviews for the Utopia Bedding quilted fitted mattress pad suggest that this is one of the great ones. Customers love that this topper adds plushness to their mattress without making it feel overly padded. "Our mattress is already topped with soft foam, so we didn't need a mattress pad like a giant pillow. This one is thick enough to smooth over the mattress, but not super-thick," wrote one customer.

8 / 10
was $36.99

This bestselling handheld garment steamer provides 15 minutes of continuous steaming to efficiently tackle those frustrating wrinkles. Lightweight and portable, it has a nine-foot power cord, allowing you to use it seamlessly from a distance.

9 / 10
was $34.99

This innovative bug-repelling device provides 15 feet of protection against mosquitos without spray or the odor that comes with it. The sleek repeller doesn't have a cord or batteries to worry about as its heat-activated technology gives it up to four hours of uninterrupted power.

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was $31.99

This crisp comforter is as snuggly as it looks. Made of Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, this is a perfect all-season option for sleepers who want quality bedding without having to dig deep into their pockets. Amazon buyers are pleased with how much bang for your buck this under-$30 comforter offers. "It is lightweight enough to not feel like you're being smothered, but it has a good 'poof' to make you feel like you are sleeping under a cloud," one satisfied customer wrote.