Calling all deal hunters – we’ve got some good news for you:2022 is just around the corner with the sale confirmed to return on Tuesday 12 July through to Wednesday 13 July. And the retailer has already kicked off its early sale, which includes up to 50 per cent off big-ticket brands.
The event started in 2015 to mark Amazon’s 20th anniversary, and has since become one of the biggest, and best,events of the year. The shopping extravaganza lasts a full 48 hours and offers you the chance to save money on everything from , , and to , , and .
has traditionally been held in July, but for the past two years, the retailer’s veered off track. In 2020, it was in October, owing to the pandemic, while in 2021 it was held in June as a result of transportation concerns and the impact of the Olympics.
As for this year?that the sale will take place in its usual slot of July with the 48-hour event kicking off at midnight on 12 July and running through to 23.59pm on 13th July, while early deals started on 21 June.
Last year’s event was its biggest yet, so it’s all to play for in 2022. To help you prepare well ahead of time, we’ve answered all your burning questions, from whatis and how it compares to Black Friday, to the best tips for securing an outright bargain and the top deals from last year.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022 in the UK?
The online giant has confirmed its huge two-day sale will return to its normal mid-summer July slot this year. While typically, the sale falls on a Monday and Tuesday, this year, it looks a little different and will take place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July.
Early deals on big-ticket brands kicked off on 21 June which is notably earlier than last year, where deals started trickling in around 10 days before.
Discounts on Amazon’s own devices will start on 8 July, when you’ll be able to save up to 60 per on select devices including the Echo dot (3rd and 4th gen), the Echo show 5 (2nd gen), Fire TV cube, Blink cameras, Ring home security and Fire 7 kids pro tablet.
The best early Prime Day deals 2022
When it comes to savings on, Prime Day is the perfect time to upgrade your tech. If it’s earbuds you’re after, you can currently save £45 on the Apple AirPods pro. In our , it was noted that they are a “high-end pair of earphones that are difficult to find much fault in”, with our tester adding that if you’re a “member of the iOS family, the AirPods pro are the best in-ear earphones you can get on the market”. Last year, the earbuds were reduced by 25 per cent, so, we expect to see an even bigger discount during the main event itself.
Amazon fire 7 tablet: Was £59.99, now £31.99,
If you’re looking to jump on the tablet hype then Amazon fire models are certainly worth considering. One of the retailer’s best sellers, the Amazon fire 7 landed a spot in our review of thewhere our tester described it as “lightweight and effortlessly portable”. Boasting great speeds thanks to its quad-core processor, there’s a choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage packed under the hood. You can also expect up to seven hours on use on one charge, whether you’re listening to music, browsing or enquiring with Alexa about what to have for lunch.
Eufy by Anker roboVac: Was £349.99, now £259.99,
Banish boring chores with Eufy’s robot vacuum cleaner. The handy gizmo can both hoover and mop your living space, leaving you hands-free. Whether scheduling cleaning, switching modes or reviewing cleaning history, you can do it all on the RoboVac app on your phone. And it’s safe to say that we’re big fans of the brand, with two similar Eufy models earning spots in our round-up of the. Right now, you can save nearly 30 per cent on the do-it-all machine.
BaByliss straight and curl brilliance hair straightener and curler, black rose gold: Was £125, now £55.99,
While we’ve not reviewed these exact straighteners, we have tested a similar pair before, the(though granted the ones on sale aren’t cordless) and our tester was impressed by how easy they were to use and that their locks stayed straight all day. The discounted tool, which is now less than half price courtesy of Amazon’s early Prime Day sale, claims to be lightning quick to heat up as it’s ready to use in just 15 seconds. Its ionic technology should lend a helping hand when tackling frizz too.
Fitbit inspire 2 health and fitness tracker: Was £89.99, now £58,
Take your fitness regime up a gear with this Fitbit tracker, which is currently reduced by a sizeable 36 per cent. The sleek-looking smartwatch is available in rose, white and black, and we particularly like this summery pink pastel shade. It comes with a free one-year Fitbit premium trial, so you can make the most of personalised stats, as well as keeping an eye on your heart rate, activity goals and sleep stages.
A similar model was rated best overall in our round-up of thewith our tester praising the “lightweight, durable and sophisticated” piece of tech.
Got an Android phone and a hankering for the equivalent of an Apple Watch? You’ve got a few to choose from, including the Huawei watch 3, which featured in our round-up of theand now has 39 per cent off in Amazon’s Prime Day sale. Huawei’s range of wearables is enormous, and this fashion-first, mid-range device sits slap bang in between the fitness tracking Huawei watch fit 2 (£129.99, ) and luxury Huawei watch GT 3 pro (£299.99, ). It’s a great everyday Android watch, with two-weeks battery life, mobile data, hands-free calling, and continuous health-tracking built-in.
Apple Airtag, four-pack: Was £99, now £80.08,
Save almost 20 per cent on a four-pack of Apple’s clever AirTag possession trackers. Using a Bluetooth connection to your iPhone, these will help you locate lost items they are attached to and can even use the location of millions of other iPhones to help you track down dropped keys or a misplaced bag.: “The AirTag is incredibly cheap for what it is, and it works like an absolute charm. For any iPhone owner prone to losing things, investing in a pack of four might be one of the best decisions you ever make.”
Le Creuset signature enamelled cast iron casserole dish: Was £355, now £255.10,
The oval version of Le Creuset’s famed cast iron wonder took the top spot in our review of the, with our tester saying the 27cm dish is the perfect size for a family.
Slightly more spacious, you can save nearly 30 per cent on its rounded 30cm sibling in the lead-up to Amazon Prime Day. “It has a heat-resistant knob, large handles to move from oven to table without struggling and a tight-fitting lid to lock in moisture,” our tester said. “The enamel interior is a real wonder too – most food is simply wiped straight off afterwards.”
While an obvious choice for casseroles and soups, the dish also became a go-to for roasting meat for Sunday lunch. “We were most impressed by its weight though, which was noticeably lighter than all the other cast-iron dishes we tested and easily made it our best buy, despite the hefty cost,” our tester added.
Oral-B iO9 electric toothbrush: Was £499.99, now £241.58,
If you’re searching for a new, chances are you’ve realised that they don’t come cheap. But thanks to Amazon, this Oral-B option is currently 50 per cent off. It featured in our review of the with our writer noting that the “oscillating action feels like it’s cleaning the teeth very thoroughly” and it performed particularly well when “clearing and cleaning braces”. You can even connect the toothbrush to an app via Bluetooth so that you can assess how well you’re brushing your gnashers.
Asus vivobook OLED 15 M513UA: Was £699.99, now £479.99,
There’s £220 off the 15in Asus vivobook OLED on Amazon Prime Day. OLED screens are a class above typical LCD displays and are unmatched when it comes to colour vibrancy and contrast, making them ideal for watching entertainment on the go. At £479.99 this is one of the cheapest OLED laptops we’ve ever come across. The vivobook is no slouch in other departments either: with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, this Windows 11 laptop comes highly recommended.
The best early Prime Day deals on Amazon services
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon’s streaming serviceis included within a Prime membership, and thanks to its early Prime Day deals you can currently get up to 60 per cent off a selection of films and TV shows, either to rent or buy. With some films available to rent for as little as £1.99. Perhaps you’re yet to see Spider-Man: No Way Home or Yellowstone: Season 2, whatever your preference, stream to your heart’s content.
Amazon Music Unlimited
If you’re yet to try– the online giant’s music streaming platform – it’s currently offering Prime customers four months of access for free. You can stream more than 70 million songs ad-free, listen to millions of podcasts and, even if your connection drops, you can still play your favourites offline. Should you wish to have it for free for longer (we don’t blame you), if you buy an Amazon Echo device today (was £49.99, now £39.99, ), you’ll get Amazon Music Unlimited for six months without paying a penny.
Amazon Prime Gaming
Calling all gamers, Amazon hasn’t forgotten about you in its early sale, there are a whole host of. What’s more, you can currently download more than 30 games for free from Prime Gaming, be that Mass Effect Legendary Edition or Star Wars Jedi Academy. Depending on the game you choose, it’ll be available to play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and your PC.
If you’re a bookworm, you need to know about this. Amazon is giving Prime members access tofor three months at no cost. The service, which allows you to download more than two million books, magazines and audiobooks on any device with the Kindle app, usually costs £7.99 per month, so you should definitely give it a whirl while it’s completely free.
If you prefer to listen to your books, meet Audible, the online library that allows you to enjoy a vast collection of recorded tomes. Prime members can currently enjoy a three-month trial for free thanks to Amazon.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual, two-day sale event that sees the retailer reduce the price of thousands of products from big-name brands, including, , , , Philips, Bosch, Rimmel, Miele and so many more. This year’s event will see Amazon’s lowest prices ever on products from Sony and Bose.
The first of its kind took place in 2015 and lasted just 24 hours. But it wasn’t until 2019 that the event was extended to a full two days.
Just remember, in order to access the whopping discounts, you must have an.
Best Amazon Prime Day tips
Most importantly, we’ll be your savvy shopping experts leading up to, and during the event, highlighting the very best deals on everything from, and to , and . From everything our to and the to have on your radar, we’ve got all areas covered ahead of the big day.
We’ve already kickstarted our liveblog, which provides you with a minute-by-minute update on all the latest news and intel.
Aside from our expert help, though, we’d recommend being as prepared as possible by adding the items you know you’re desperate for to your wishlist ahead of time, so you can check out with ease.
Similarly, it’s also worth downloading the. During Prime Day, you’ll find what the retailer calls “lightning deals”, which are whopping discounts that are active for a few hours at a time. You can also set up alerts so that you’re pinged when a discount goes live.
Best deals from last year
During last year’s Amazon Prime Day, there were a number of truly unmissable deals.
Apple products saw a huge reduction – for example, Apple’s AirPods pro (£184,) were , while the Apple Watch SE (£249, ) was slashed to just £286.99 – a very impressive deal at the time.
Similarly in the realm of tech were some whopping markdowns on Amazon’s own-brand products – the Fire HD 10 tablet (£149.99,) was reduced by 47 per cent to just £79.99. The Kindle paperwhite (£114.65, ) meanwhile, saw a similarly impressive discount, making it just £89.99, compared to the usual £129.
Ifare what you’re after, you may be interested to know that there were massive savings to be had in that department too. proved hugely popular, with the price going from £379.99 to as little as £183.99.
Another sale purchase that was of serious interest to many was(£199, ) which had an impressive 40 per cent off, meaning there was a saving of £100.
There were also plenty of top offers in the way of gaming too. PlayStation fans were treated to a three-monthfor just £29.99 instead of £42.98.
There was even £15 off on an Xbox series S bundle (£249,), which at the time was quite something owing to the stock issues the console has been plagued with.
If you missed out last year or are just wondering how this year’s event will fare, we’re expecting similar price drops for 2022, so you’re in for a treat.
Amazon Prime Day vs Black Friday: Should you wait?
When it comes to sales events, Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day are the biggest and the best. But of course, there are differences between the two that might influence when you choose to shop.
One of the main differences is that during Black Friday you’ll see thousands of retailers partaking and offering big discounts across the board, so in theory, you have more choice.
This is in stark contrast to Prime Day, where the sale is limited (albeit not so much considering the sheer number of products the retailer stocks) to just the items on Amazon’s website. That being said, the perk of Prime Day is that the deals are all in one place, making it far easier to navigate than the beast that is Black Friday. And the discounts are exclusively for those with a Prime membership, so you may have more of a chance of snapping up an absolute bargain because there’s less competition.
On Prime Day, the main deals you’ll see are across Amazon’s tech and own-brand devices, with discounts up to 50 per cent off in previous years, so it’s the perfect time to benefit from huge savings.
To answer the question of whether you should wait, with Amazon’s previous track record in mind, you’ll get very similar, if not the same, deals, so we’d suggest shopping to your heart’s content on Prime Day.
How to sign up for Amazon Prime
As we’ve noted, the deals on Prime Day are exclusively for those with an Amazon Prime membership. It costs £7.99 a month or £79 for a year. Signing up couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is go to theand enter your details.
If you don’t want to pay the monthly fee, you can get a, which will also gain you access to the sale, but we’d recommend doing this closer to the time. While you won’t be charged, you will need to input your card details when signing up, as Amazon automatically converts you to a paid membership after 30 days.
Is Amazon Prime worth it?
Whether a subscription service is worth it is, of course, down to personal preference. But, you do get a whole host of perks from being an Amazon Prime member.
You’ll not only benefit from the Prime Day deals, but you will also have free next-day or same-day delivery on items, as well as access to thousands of free e-books and access toand services.
All this for just £7.99 a month is pretty good going, so we’d recommend.
Previous Prime Day dates
- 2015 – 15 July
- 2016 – 12 July
- 2017 – 11 July
- 2018 – 16 July
- 2019 – 15 July
- 2020 – 13 October
- 2021 – 21 June
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