Amazon Prime Day 2022 + Tips for Shopping the Amazon Prime Day Sale! Deals LIVE!

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Prime Day Is July 12-13, 2022 This Year – Deals Start on June 21!

Tips for Shopping the Amazon Prime Day Sale!

Amazon’s big Prime Day Sale will start this year on 7/12 and run through 7/13 (some deals roll out earlier, starting as early as June 21) and they always tout this as the Black Friday sale in July! There will be tons of deals. Amazon will feature more than 100,000 deals in electronics, toys, video games, lawn & garden, outdoor items, kitchen & more. New lightning deals will happen every 5 minutes!

The deals will only be available for Amazon Prime Members, so if you’ve been debating about signing up  for Amazon Prime, this is the opportunity to test it out – so you can take advantage of these sales.

There is a $1.99 Amazon Prime Trial that you can sign up to try it out & this means you would have Amazon Prime during Amazon Prime Day too. You could also sign up for a 3 month Amazon Prime Day service for $33, too. More ways to save on an Amazon Prime membership to make you eligible for these sales prices include:

  • Get a Student Prime Membership for FREE for 6 months, and then just $7.49 per month after that.
  • Discounted Prime for government assistance: Recipients of qualifying government assistance programs, including EBT and Medicaid, can enjoy all of Prime’s benefits for just $6.99 per month—half the regular cost of a Prime membership. Amazon’s discounted Prime membership also provides additional savings options, such as exclusive deals, coupons, and the ability to subscribe and save on everyday essentials like diapers.

We wanted to share some tips with you on what to expect with Amazon Prime Day deals!

Plus, we have the scoop on what you can expect from Prime Day early deals too.

Amazon Layaway Payment Options-

Amazon has a Layaway program available that you can use to pay for your Amazon Prime Day purchases in 4 payments over 8 weeks, with no interest or credit check required. We share the details on how this program works here.

Amazon Prime Day Deals That Are Live Now!

Amazon has started rolling out the pre Amazon Prime Day Deals EXTRA early this year (like now). Here are some you will find already available:

Amazon has a number of streaming channels (epix, Showtime, Discovery+ etc) on sale for $0.99 cents a month for 2 months!

There are currently LOTS of Amazon devices on big price drops here. Here are some of our favorites –

Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen – $19.99 (Reg. $49.99)

(or Get an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for just $0.99 right now, when you pay for one month of Amazon Music Unlimited. That means that it will come to $10.98 ($9.98 for Prime members) total for the Echo Dot plus one month of streaming music through Amazon Music. This is a great deal if you want an Echo Dot, and available to new Echo device customers for a limited time)!

Amazon Fire Tablets & Kids Fire Tablets on sale: 

Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) | Smart display with Alexa and 2 MP camera for $34.99 (reg. $84.99)!

And the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Designed for Kids with parental controls is $39.99 (reg. $94.99)

Cricut products and supplies are on sale for up to 45% off. We found vinyl rolls for just $2.99 as an example of the savings you can get!

Shark Robot Vacuums up to 45% off here! iRobot Vacuums on sale here too!

Amazon Smart Plug for $12.99 (50% off) here.

Earn up to $60 in Amazon Credits to shop with, when you do these offers here.

Smart TVs are on sale here, starting at just $89. You will also find a 32″ Insignia HD for $99!

Get THREE months of Audible Premium Membership for free (you can listen to free books all summer)!

Get a FOUR month trial for Amazon Music for FREE!

Amazon Prime Day 2022 – What To Expect:

Find the Amazon Prime Day Deals Page here, to see what is currently available too.

  • Get a FREE $10 Credit to use on Amazon when you when you activate your Stampcard account, and do the 4 activities (through July 13). Details here.
  • Subscribe to Wondery+: Prime members who haven’t yet tried Wondery+ can get three months free of the ultimate immersive podcast listening experience with ad-free listening, early access to new shows, and exclusive content from all their favorite Wondery originals, including Dr. Death, SmartLess, and How I Built This. Offer available from June 20 to July 13.
  • Save on IMDbPro: As part of the 20th anniversary of IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, Prime members receive a 30-day free trial and save 60% on an IMDbPro annual membership, making it just $95—the lowest price of the year—for a full year of access. This deal will be available from June 20 to July 13.
  • Score big on Amazon Devices: Get deals starting June 21 and save up to 55% on select Amazon devices, including:
    • Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) and Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)
    • Kids, Kindle Paperwhite,
    • Amazon Glow with Tangram Bits,
    • Halo Band, Luna Controller,
    • Fire 7 Tablet (2019 release),
    • Echo Dot (4th Gen) with a Free Smart Bulb,
    • Ring Alarm Security Kit 8-Piece (2nd Gen),
    • Blink Video Doorbell,
    • eero mesh WiFi routers, and more.
  • Save on Fire TV smart TVs: Starting at just $89.99, save early with Fire TV smart TVs from brands including Toshiba, Insignia, Pioneer, and Amazon.
    • Insignia 24-inch HD Smart Fire TV: $89.99 (47% off)
    • Insignia 32-inch HD Smart Fire TV: $99.99 (44% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, hands-free with Alexa: $299.99 (46% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 43-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $199.99 (46% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 50-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $259.99 (45% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $284.99 (45% off)
    • Toshiba 75-inch M550-Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: $699.99 (50% off)
    • Pioneer 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV: $199.99 (37% off)
  • Shop on Amazon Live: Starting June 21, customers will have an opportunity to shop early Prime Day deals alongside their favorite celebrities and influencers including Porsha Williams, Joe and Frank Mele, and Lala Kent. On June 28 at 1 p.m. EDT, Hilary Duff will join some of her favorite small business owners who will showcase their products and share inspiring stories behind their brands. Watch on Amazon Live or download the Amazon Live Shopping app on Fire TV.
  • Try Amazon Music Unlimited FREE for 4 Months: For a limited time, Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months free, unlimited access to more than 90 million songs ad-free, in high quality streaming audio and millions of podcast episodes. In addition, with the purchase of select Amazon Echo devices, Prime members new to Amazon Music Unlimited can get six months of the premium subscription service free.
  • Get free Prime games: Starting June 21 through July 13, claim more than 25 indie games instantly, including PC games from Curve Games, HandyGames, SNK, and more. Visit the Prime Gaming blog for more details and a full list of available games.
  • Get three months of Audible Premium Plus free: Starting June 21 through July 31, Prime members can get the first three months free of an Audible Premium Plus membership. Membership includes an unbeatable selection of new releases and bestsellers, plus unlimited listening to thousands of included Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts.
  • Buy now, pay over time with Affirm: From June 28 through July 11, Prime members can get 0% APR on three equal monthly payments when they spend $50 or more on eligible products on Amazon upon credit approval by Affirm. For example, a $300 purchase might cost $100/month over three months at 0% APR. Visit Affirm on Amazon to learn more.
  • Save with new Amazon Fresh Stores Prime benefit: Starting June 29, Prime members will save 20% on select everyday essentials at Amazon Fresh stores across the U.S. Members can enjoy this new benefit year-round by scanning their Amazon app at the register or paying with a credit card registered to their Prime account.
  • Earn rewards with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card: From July 1 through July 29, Prime members get a $200 Amazon Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Cardmembers with an eligible Prime membership can earn 6% back at Amazon and Whole Foods Market purchases on Prime Day and 5% back year-round, plus 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back everywhere Visa is accepted.

More Deals to Come 

Prime members will be able to shop more new deals once the early deals start (June 21) and the actual Prime Days (July 12-13). However, we did find some deals already live on the Amazon Deals Page here, including:


·         Save up to71% on select summer fashions

·         Save up to 35% on shoes

·         Tops and Outer wear for over 60% off

Amazon Devices deals running!

·         Save up to 41% on Echo Show devices, starting at just $49.99!

·         Echo Dot (3rd Gen), just $24.99, and 4th gen for $27.99 here

·         Fire TV Edition Smart TVs on sale, 50″ for just $299.99 here.

·        Kids Edition tablets for 50% off – starting at just $49.99

·       Fire Tablets start at $39.99 here too

·         Save on Ring Video Doorbell devices 

·         Fire Sticks start at $24.99

·         Get your smart home started with Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show on sale

How to Shop the Amazon Prime Day Sale::

1 – Sign up for Amazon Prime – sale is only open to Amazon Prime members!

The most important thing to remember that this is a very special sale on Amazon in that it is limited to only Amazon Prime Members this time. So these deals will only be available if you’re a Prime member. It’s not too late to sign up, though – if you want to try a free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial  

  • Discounted Prime for government assistance: Recipients of qualifying government assistance programs, including EBT and Medicaid, can enjoy all of Prime’s benefits for just $6.99 per month—half the regular cost of a Prime membership. Amazon’s discounted Prime membership also provides additional savings options, such as exclusive deals, coupons, and the ability to subscribe and save on everyday essentials like diapers.
  • Prime Student: Designed specifically for higher education students, Prime Student offers all the benefits of Prime for a discounted rate of just $7.49 per month or $69 per year. Prime Student members also enjoy exclusive perks for college life, like a free monthly Grubhub+ Student membership with unlimited delivery, six months free of LinkedIn Premium, and up to 10% off flights and hotels through StudentUniverse. College students who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can

2 – Make sure to follow the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Page and Facebook Group

We will be posting deals in both our Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page as well as the TNWM Facebook group.  Definitely make sure to follow the TNWM Facebook group in addition to the page as Facebook lowers the number of folks who see our posts if we post too often on the Facebook Business page, so we only post every hour or two in there, but we can post the deals as frequently as they come in the Facebook group, so these will be the most real-time updates and I will also share lightning deals in here as well direct from Amazon as they go too fast to be able to write up on the blog!

We also try to ask folks what they are looking for in the Facebook group & will be trying to search for specific deals that people are requesting in the group as well (time-permitting) so that’s a great way to let us know if you’re looking for something specific.

3- Make sure notifications are set to “on” in Thrifty NW Mom Deals Facebook group AND the Thrifty Northwest Mom Facebook page.

Notifications for Thrifty NW Mom FB Deals group


Make sure that you have selected to receive notifications for “all posts”  in the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Deals Group and on the  Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page  This will help ensure that you will see the updates faster as we post them during the Amazon Prime Sale tonight & tomorrow!

4 – If you miss a Lightning deal, get on the wait list right away!

Unfortunately Amazon’s lightning deals have gotten so popular that they often get 100% claimed within moments of going live. This is something that many people don’t know to do – if a Lightning deal sells out & goes to 100% claimed, it’s still not too late (unless it says that the wait list is full). If it just says that it’s 100% Claimed, you can still get on the Wait List!  You may click on it & a box may pop up right away, saying they put the deal in your cart or you may have to wait till one becomes available – which could be 2 minutes or 10 minutes.

Once you put a Lightning Deal in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide if you want to buy it (use this time to research the item & decide if you really want / need it!). If you decide not to buy it & take it out of your cart or it expires in your cart, then it will go to someone who is next in line on the Wait List.So, always, always get on the Wait list if there is still room on a Lightning Deal! You still  have a very good chance of buying that item! Just make sure to not leave your computer as an alert will pop up letting you know that you are off the wait list & can buy the item but you only have 15 minutes from when you move off the wait list.

5 – Types of Deals to Expect from Amazon Prime Day

There will be several types of deals available on Amazon Prime Day, but the important thing to remember is that prices can change at any time. We are already seeing that today before the official Prime Day sales start that prices are changing very quickly.  So, you do need to make decisions quickly but have a plan in place before you start shopping for what will work for your budget. But then do your research quickly if a deal becomes available as it may not last long, especially the really hot deals such as TV deals. Lightning deals make sure to sign up for them quickly & then you have 15 minutes to research & decide.

The type of deals we’ll be seeing are:

Spotlight / Deal of the Day Deals – these are the big promotions which *should* be available for most of the day (but we have seen that the really popular deals can definitely sell out early, so buy them early if you really want it. Just because it is their Deal of the Day does not mean it will be available all day.

Lightning Deals – These are the deals that will go very quickly – some of them will be announced ahead of time with start times (or hints of the deal) while others will just pop up. You’ll want to scroll thru the different categories to see what they have available. Once you put it in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide.

Follow the Amazon Prime Day Deals page here, to stay on top of what has been released so far, and what is coming!


  1. Lightning Deal wait lists finally explained! I was missing the “stay on the site” part. Now maybe I’ll finally get a wait list item. Thank you!

    1. Oh good, I’m glad that was helpful! It is hard to know what to do about those Lightning deals, and they do make a little sound when the box pops up but it’s hard to hear that, so that’s why I definitely recommend waiting on their site so you don’t miss it.

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