Amazon Prime Day 2022 starts July 12 — how to shop before everyone else

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 starts July 12 at at 3 a.m. ET and will run through July 13 as Amazon announced today. The online retail mammoth's eighth annual shopping event, Prime Day 2022 (opens in new tab) will offer 48 hours of epic deals to the tune of millions worldwide. 

Outside of Black Friday, Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to score deep discounts. Budget-conscious and back-to-school shoppers especially benefit from Prime Day savings on electronics, Amazon devices, Amazon services, and more. 

Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial (opens in new tab)

Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial (opens in new tab)
Amazon Prime members get early access to select Prime day deals. If you're not a Prime member, join Amazon Prime to shop exclusive Prime Day 2022 deals. Prime Student (opens in new tab) offers a 6-month free trial.

You don't have to be an Amazon Prime member to shop Prime Day 2022, however, Prime membership get special Prime Day perks. This includes early access to deals and exclusive Prime member-only discounts. 

This year, Amazon Prime members get extra early access to select Prime Day 2022 deals. Starting June 21, new and existing Prime members can save up to 55% on select Amazon devices. Among them are the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Kindle Paperwhite, Luna Controller, Fire 7 Tablet (2019 release), and eero mesh WiFi. Prime members will also get early access to savings of up to 50% on Fire TVs from Amazon, Toshiba, Insignia, and Pioneer. Prices start at just $89.99 . 

If you want an all-access backstage pass to Prime Day 2022, you can join Amazon Prime here (opens in new tab). Amazon Prime costs $139 for a one-year membership and $14.99 for monthly subscribers. Students can join Amazon Prime Student for $7.49 per month or $69 a year. That's half the cost of the standard Prime membership. 

As a courtesy, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial so you can test the waters before you decide to fully commit. 

Prime Day 2022 is available in the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and for the first time ever in Poland and Sweden. And what's more, Prime Day deals will roll out later this summer in India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Egypt for the first time.

Be sure to bookmark our Amazon Prime Day 2022 hub for the best discounts on mobile tech and home theater. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.