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Everything You Need to Know About Prime Day 2022

Prime Day is no longer just about Amazon—it's a two-day event when tons of sites offer massive savings on home goods, tech, and more.
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While last weekend might have felt like the most American holiday of the year, Fourth of July pales in comparison to the day that most embodies the modern ethos of the star-spangled US of A: Amazon’s annual Prime Day, which commemorates our nation’s limitless love of deals, this year, takes place on Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13, this year. After all, what’s more American than online shopping while you avoid doing your probably unnecessary desk job? (Well, maybe a few things.) 

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For Prime Day 2022, expect even better deals than the blowout Independence Day sales. (Though there are still a few juicy July 4th sales that are still going on.) Come next week, we’re talking about monster savings—some of the biggest of the year—on everything from home goods and outdoor decor to electronics and kitchenware that you won’t see again until Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So, gird your shopping loins, get a shopping plan—the deals go live at 12 a.m. sharp on July 12—and get ready to rake in the discounts. If you do go all-in on Prime Day, expect to see deals on everything from appliances (air fryers, Instant Pots, and even countertop ice makers) to televisions, smart watches, Kindles (and other Amazon products), headphones, Bluetooth speakers, vacuums, and even denim, vibrators, and fancy skincare products. This is a seriously huge sale. 

How to Get Prime Day Deals Without Shopping on Amazon

Not a fan of Amazon? We get it! And the good news for the Amazon-averse is that you can still hop in on price-matching from other major retailers, plus huge sales from all kinds of other online stores and brands, big and small—last year, we saw sales from ASOS, Anthropologie, Bodega, Brooklinen, Huckberry, Levi’s, Macy’s, Nike, Sonos, SSENSE, Wayfair, and more. 

So, in summary—Prime Day is a huge sale from Amazon that has turned into an industry-wide, two-day event with deals from tons of other sites. But here’s the TL;DR, plus additional info about what’s in store:

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What is Prime Day?

Prime Day, for those not in the know, is Amazon’s annual off-season “shopping holiday,” during which Amazon Prime members—and only Amazon Prime members—can enjoy insane savings, steals, deals, and markdowns on the hottest products that the behemoth slings. If you’re not already aware, the e-commerce giant has stepped up its game in categories including bedroom furniture, mid-century modern decor, sex toys, and… other things

When is Prime Day? 

Prime Day 2022 is a two-day event happening on Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13. Yep, that means you’ll have a full 48 hours to stock up on anything and everything you were hoping to cop this summer but didn’t because of sticker shock. You still have time to make a list and prioritize your picks on all the best deals of the season, so get to it. 

What are the Prime Day deals this year?

Last year’s deals included savings on electronics, home goods, bedroom decor, pet items, clothing, mattresses, kitchen appliances, cookware, outdoor gear, furniture, and more. There are already some early Prime Day deals and items that we recommend plopping in your cart prior to the big day, but we’ll keep this page updated as soon as we hear any more information.

Is Prime Day only on Amazon?

Not anymore! As mentioned above, many competitors price-match Amazon when it comes to big-ticket items, and many brands and sites run their own sales on the same day as Prime Day—so you don’t have to shop at Amazon to enjoy big savings.

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