Your cheat sheet to accessing exclusive Prime Day deals. (Photo: Getty)
There's so much buzz around
Amazon Prime Day — happening on July 12 and 13 — and for good reason. It offers some of the biggest shopping deals you'll see all year! We're talking massive discounts on vacuums, 4K TVs, headphones, video games, laptops, clothing, kitchen appliances and smart-home devices such as the Echo Show 5, the Blink Mini HD security cam, the Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV and more.
Guess what: We are here to tell you how to get
Prime Day Deals even cheaper — and sooner. Prime Day is only available to Amazon Prime members, so if you’re not part of the program, you won’t be eligible for all the big savings and deals. But there’s a way to get access to the exclusive annual shopping event without shelling out $139 per year for a membership. Note: Membership has been lowered to just $7.49 a month for college students and $7 a month for EBT or Medicaid cardholders — that's more than 50 percent off! How to get free access Simply sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial . The retail giant offers a lengthy 30-day free trial to entice potential members to take advantage of its exclusive benefits, including free two-day shipping, discounts at Amazon and Whole Foods and access to Prime Video and Amazon Music. And yes, a free pass to Prime Day. Amazon Prime service for all the Prime Day 2022 deals, including Lightning Deals (which last for a few hours) and Deals of the Day (which last for a full 24 hours). While Prime Day is a whopping 48 hours, flash deals frequently start and end sporadically throughout the event.
Just remember to cancel your membership before the 30 days are up unless you want to pay for an annual subscription.
However, if you enjoy getting access to daily deals, free two-day shipping (sometimes one-day or two-hour delivery), discounts at Whole Foods, Amazon Music, Amazon Pharmacy, free Kindle e-books and exclusive Prime Video movies and TV shows, then just treat yourself to a membership for the entire year.
This is truly the best and smartest way to save even more money during
Prime Day! Early Prime Day deals happening right now
Check out a few of our favorite
pre-Prime Day deals on items that can improve your life in ways big and small: Shark AV752 ION Robot Vacuum
Amazon Echo Show 5 $35 $85 Save $50 AKASO Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard
Ninja NJ601AMZ Professional Blender
Hoperay Bed Neck Pillows $31 $63 Save $32 AQwzh Waterproof Phone Pouch $13 $46 Save $33 Amazon Fire TV 50" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV $260 $470 Save $210 Amazon Luna Controller $40 $70 Save $30 INSIGNIA 24-inch Class F20 Series Smart TV $90 $170 Save $80 Laura Ashley Home Bedford Collection 3 Piece Bedding Set $91 $200 Save $109 Amazon Echo Frames $100 $250 Save $150 Amazon Fire 7 tablet, 7" display $45 $65 Save $20 Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out: Home theater deals: Insignia 32-inch HD Smart Fire TV, $100 (was $180), amazon.com TCL 32-inch 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV, $150 (was $230), amazon.com Amazon Fire TV 65-inch Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, $500 (was $830), amazon.com Hisense 50-inch Class R6 Series Dolby Vision 4K Roku Smart TV, $280 (was $450), amazon.com Amazon Fire TV 75-inch Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, $750 (was $1,100), amazon.com Amazon Fire TV 55-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV, $350 (was $520), amazon.com Pioneer 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV, $200 (was $320), amazon.com Bigasuo Upgrade HD Bluetooth Projector with Built in DVD Player, $140 with on-page coupon (was $250), amazon.com Hisense HS205 2.0ch Sound Bar, $60 (was $100), amazon.com Toshiba 32-inch Class V35 Series LED HD Smart Fire TV, $130 (was $200), amazon.com Headphone, earbud, smartwatch and tablet deals: Tagry Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds, $30 (was $50), amazon.com Apple AirPods Pro, $199 (was $249), amazon.com Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, $227 (was $350), amazon.com JBL LIVE 300 Premium True Wireless Headphones, $89 (was $150), amazon.com TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds, $24 with on-page coupon (was $50), amazon.com Jabra Elite 4 Active in-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds, $100 (was $120), amazon.com Tablet and tech deals: HP 2020 Flagship 14 Chromebook Laptop Computer, $162 (was $217), amazon.com Motorola One 5G Ace, $310 (was $400), amazon.com Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, $136 (was $160), amazon.com JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $114 (was $150), amazon.com Halo View Fitness Tracker, $45 (was $80), amazon.com Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm Smartwatch, $300 (was $350), amazon.com Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell, $119 (was $199), amazon.com Video game deals: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for PlayStation 4, $35 (was $50), amazon.com Dying Light 2 Stay Human for PlayStation 5, $40 (was $60), amazon.com Sceptre Curved 24-inch 75Hz Professional LED Monitor, $130 (was $200), amazon.com Elden Ring for PlayStation 5, $50 (was $60), amazon.com Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection for Nintendo Switch, $27 (was $40), amazon.com Smart-home deals: YoLink Mini Plug, $22 (was $30), amazon.com SimplySmart Home PhotoShare Friends and Family Smart Digital Photo Frame, $133 (was $180), amazon.com Hathaspace Smart Air Purifier, $230 (was $300), amazon.com Google Nest Thermostat, $100 (was $130), amazon.com eero 6+ dual-band mesh, $194 (was $299), amazon.com Benvo Weighted Ropeless Jump Rope, $12 (was $14), amazon.com Vacuum deals: OKP K3 Robot Vacuum and Mop, $120 with on-page coupon (was $420), amazon.com Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit Vacuum Hose Attachment, $11 (was $20), amazon.com Whall Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $112 with on-page coupon (was $400), amazon.com Bissell 2999 MultiClean Allergen Pet Vacuum, $140 (was $196), amazon.com iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum, $180 (was $300), amazon.com eufy by Anker, RoboVac G30, $180 (was $319), amazon.com eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, $170 (was $280), amazon.com Fashion deals: Auselily Women Summer Casual Beach Cover Up, $26 (was $31), amazon.com Bishuige Women Summer T Shirt Dress, $29 (was $41), amazon.com Merokeety Women's Summer Striped Short Sleeve T Shirt Dress, $37 (was $46), amazon.com Clarks Women's Breeze Sea Sandals, $35 (was $55), amazon.com Hi Clasmix High Waisted Leggings, $12 (was $19), amazon.com BB DAKOTA by Steve Madden Women's Fields of Gold Dress, $41 (was $69), amazon.com BELONGSCI Women's Dress, $30 with on-page coupon (was $50), amazon.com Kitchen deals: Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet, $20 (was $30), amazon.com Ninja BL770 Mega Kitchen System, $160 (was $200), amazon.com Mialoe Portable Blender, $22 (was $26), amazon.com Ninja SP301 Dual Heat Air Fry Countertop 13-in-1 Oven, $95 (was $130), amazon.com Black+Decker Crush Master 10-Speed Blender, $33 (was $50), amazon.com Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker, $200 (was $320), amazon.com Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, $300 (was $350), amazon.com GE Food Processor, $99 (was $159), amazon.com Instant Pot Duo Plus 6, $99 (was $130), amazon.com Beauty deals: Andalou Naturals Hyaluronic Dmae Lift Firm Skin Cream, $17 (was $27), amazon.com Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm, $6 (was $9), amazon.com AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush, $40 (was $60), amazon.com Bellisso Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $25 (was $40), amazon.com First Botany Hair Growth Shampoo Conditioner Set, $25 (was $35), amazon.com Baimei Jade Roller & Gua Sha Set, $10 (was $16), amazon.com Bedding deals: Meritlife Queen Size All Season Quilted Down Alternative Comforter, $30 with on-page coupon (was $70), amazon.com LuxClub 6pc King Bamboo Sheet Set, $38 (was $62), amazon.com Command Picture Hanging Strips, $3 (was $6), amazon.com Fern and Willow Pillows, $27.50 (was $50), amazon.com Madison Park Full/Queen Quilt Set Cottage Coastal Design, $83 (was $120), amazon.com Health and Wellness: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Moisturizing Face SPF 60 Sunscreen Lotion, $9 (was $11), amazon.com Veva Air Purifier, $100 with on-page coupon (was $200), amazon.com Pure Gem Single Use Disposable Blue Face Masks (pack of 100), $10 (was $20), amazon.com Pure Enrichment PureZone Medium-Large Room Air Purifier, $80 with on-page coupon (was $130), amazon.com Dr Teal's Sleep Spray with Melatonin & Essential Oils, $8 (was $13), amazon.com Lawn and Garden: Cooljob Gardening Gloves, 6 pair, $14 (was $20), amazon.com Katchy Automatic Indoor Insect and Flying Bugs Trap, $36 with on-page coupon (was $48), amazon.com Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Water Resistant Comfortable Kneeling Pad, $19 (was $33), amazon.com Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 14.5-Amp Electric High Pressure Washer, $169 (was $200), amazon.com Dewdroo Expandable Garden Hose 100ft, $35 with on-page coupon (was $60), amazon.com Luggage: Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, $30 (was $42), amazon.com Samsonite Freeform Hardside Expandable with Double Spinner Wheels, $150 (was $190), amazon.com American Tourister Fieldbrook XLT Softside Upright Luggage, $91 (was $190), amazon.com SwissGear 1900 Scansmart TSA 17-Inch Laptop Backpack, $67 (was $90), amazon.com Rockland Melbourne Hardside Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage, $68 (was $120), amazon.com Outdoor Sebor Deluxe XL Pop-up Beach Tent, $49 (was $100), amazon.com Keter Westwood 150 Gallon Resin Large Deck Box, $234 (was $430), amazon.com Oileus Foding Portable Beach Chair 2-pack, $110 (was $140), amazon.com Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers 2-pack, $160 (was $190), amazon.com Click N' Play Beach Toys for Kids, $18 (was $25), amazon.com Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. 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