Amazon users, mark your calendars! Prime Day 2022 is around the corner, so be sure to save the dates of July 12 and 13 to get the biggest savings of the year.
Here are all the reasons to join Amazon Prime ahead of the sale of the year, plus the best early deals you need to check out.
Be sure to also check out the 11 tips for scoring the best deal in my Amazon Prime Day Battle Plan strategy here.
Why join Amazon Prime?
If you ever online shop, Amazon Prime makes it easier to buy, return, and save than almost any other online retailer. Some of the major benefits of Amazon Prime:
- Fast, FREE delivery (2-day shipping in tons of areas)
- Exclusive deals
- Savings on Groceries
- Free access to Amazon prime content including movies, TV shows, books, magazines, audible narration, games and a 4 month free trial to Amazon Music library of over two million songs. (non-prime members receive 3 months free)
- Free full-resolution photo and video storage (5GB free)
- Plus other great features you may not know about
Cost-saving options for getting an Amazon Prime Membership
You can still participate in Prime Day even if you’ve never been a now $14.99 a month/$139-a-year Amazon Prime customer. Here are some cost-saving ways of getting a membership:
Get a 30-day Free Amazon Prime trial
Students: Get 6 months of Amazon Prime free
If you’re a student, you can click this link to get 6 months free of Amazon Prime for students. Students will need to provide verification by providing their .edu email address. Sign up here.
Medicaid or EBT: Cheaper Amazon Prime
If you’ve got a Medicaid or EBT card, you can sign up for an Amazon Prime membership for $6.99 – almost half the cost of a typical membership. Sign up here.
Sharing an Amazon Prime Membership
If you’re living in the same household, you can share your Amazon Prime membership with your partner. Your partner will get the same Amazon Prime benefits as you for no additional cost. In order to do this, once you’re logged in, add your partner to your Amazon Household.
Best early Prime Day deals for 2022
Please note, deals come and go, so depending on when you’re viewing this article, it is quite possible some of the discounts have changed and/or some of these sales have ended.
This originally sells for almost $470, but you can get this 50-inch smart TV now for only $299. This is Amazon’s #1 best-selling TV in LED & LCD TVs and is the perfect way to connect your Amazon devices together. It’s 4K and ultra hi-definition, but the best feature is you can simply ask Alexa to play your favorite TV show without having to search. Buy it here.
Blink Outdoor has major savings right now, but you can get a 2-camera kit for 36% off right now. If you’ve been looking to invest in or upgrade your home security, you can save $65 on these wireless, weather-resistant HD security cameras that have motion detection. They’re easy to set up in minutes and they have a two-year battery life. Save on security cameras here.
Save 18% on this 1080p HD security camera that has motion-activated LED floodlights. Paired with an Echo Show 8 (currently 23% off) you can keep an eye on your home with voice activation. You can also set up notifications on your phone, tablet or PC anytime there’s motion activation. Or you can check in at home anytime with Live View all in the Ring app. Buy a Ring floodlight cam here.
This is one of our favorite Amazon devices and it’s currently 33% off so you can save $20. It’s a smart speaker with a sleek clock display and Alexa compatibility, so you can also use it as a speaker or to ask Alexa any question you may have. Use it to get news, weather info, or connect it to your smart home and use it as an intercom or control for devices like smart thermostats. Get this Amazon device on sale here.
Save almost $100 on this robot vacuum and save hours of your day. Stop thinking about vacuuming after your pet’s hair gets everywhere, this Roomba will take care of it. It works with Alexa and it will learn your routine and habits to keep your house the way you like it. It has a 3-step cleaning system so it takes care of dirt, dust and debris from both carpets and hard floors. It also sweeps those edges and corners you always miss. Get it for 34% off now.
Get your grandchild or child an early holiday or birthday gift – the Fire HD 8 Kids tablet is 50% off ahead of this prime day. With a 12-hour battery and kid-proof case already on, this is the gift that keeps on giving for the young loved ones in your life. Plus – the deal includes 1 year of Amazon Kids+ which gives your kids access to thousands of apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Save $70 today.
Air fryers are all the rage in the kitchen right now, and if you don’t already have one, now is the time to buy. The Ninja 4 quart fryer is 23% off and is selling for just under $100 right now. Reheat or crisp up those meals quickly, and the best part: most of the parts are dishwasher safe. Get frying in the kitchen for sale here.
Amazon’s e-reader, the Kindle, is on sale on its own (33% off here) but we just found this early Prime day deal that saves you on a Kindle bundle. A Kindle typically sells for $89, and this bundle gets you a Kindle, a cover for it, and a power adapter all for $85.97 – meaning you’ll get the case and adapter for less than the cost of the original Kindle on its own. If you’ve never used an e-reader, it has a front light so you can read indoors, outdoors, day or night. It feels like you’re reading a book but without the bulk of carrying one. Get the Kindle bundle for 36% off now.
We’ve covered this system before as my top pick for how to speed up your home wifi. A mesh network is the best way to upgrade your home internet. Wifi extenders only extend bad WiFi, while a mesh network will give you strong WiFi throughout your home. This Amazon eero 2-pack is 20% off – which is $80 off for the useful tool. The eero mesh network covers up to 3,500 square feet with wifi speeds up to a gigabit. You can also connect it to your Amazon Alexa. Get a mesh system here.
Not only can you get this smart toothbrush for over 33% off right now, but it comes with 8 extra heads and a travel case which will save you tons. It’s American Dental Association (ADA) approved and comes with 4 different modes, along with a smart timer so you know long to brush your pearly whites for. The battery also lasts up to 4 weeks, so it’s perfect for travel. Get the smart toothbrush for under $40 here.
We’ll continue to keep you updated with the latest Amazon Prime day deals in the coming weeks. And be sure to also check out the 11 tips for scoring the best deal in my Amazon Prime Day Battle Plan strategy here.