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Amazon Prime Day is on the horizon, and it’s time to start making a note of the kind of deals you want to snap up. Last year saw Amazon offer impressive prices on both essentials and splurge pieces, meaning that regardless of what you’re looking for, there’s bound to be a deal for you. From mattresses to small appliances, there’s a saving to be made across brands such as Shark, Simba, Nespresso and more.
Amazon Prime Day will take place on the 12th and the 13th of July this year, so it’s worth holding off on any purchases that are likely to be discounted. You can get a sneak peek by heading to look at that are already live. That’s especially true if it’s an item that might cost you a fair amount, so you can prioritise that cash for something else. As far as tactics for the day itself are concerned, it’s worthwhile to bookmark anything you really want, and check back on the day itself to make sure you’re getting a good price. Scroll through to find worthwhile deals that are already live before the big day, if you just can’t wait to start shopping.
Amazon deals – quick links
Head straight to the deals live on Amazon now by using the links below.
Amazon Prime Day last year – what happened?
Amazon Prime Day last year fell on the 21st and 22nd of June last year, and we saw everything from cheap smart speakers (the Echo Dot was only £24.99) to bargain robot vacuums, some pretty incredible discounts on luxury mattresses such as Emma and Simba, and coffee machines deals aplenty. Among the most popular of deals was definitely household bulk buys, to name a few, we saw a 110-pack of Finish All-in-One Max Dishwasher Tablets selling fast, as well as a 54-pack of Andrex Toilet Rolls. We think it’s safe to say that Amazon Prime Day 2021 was a success in all departments.
When is Prime Day this year?
Prime Day 2022 shouldn’t be too far away now, and while we aren’t exactly sure of when it will be, we can assume it’s likely to be in mid-July. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with the exact dates as soon as we know, so you can feel prepared.
What to buy during Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime day mattress deals were impressive in 2021’s sale event – the Emma was on sale, as was the Simba, and both for cheap prices, too. Deals also went way beyond just cheap mattresses – it was the prime (see what we did there?) time to buy pillows, mattress toppers.. you get the idea. See what’s still on sale…
Related: the best mattresses to buy in 2022
Slumberdown Anti Allergy White Pillows 2 Pack |
£18.99 £9.00 (save £9.99) at Amazon
A very cheap price to pay for two pillows – especially two that are anti-allergy – this deal is a Prime Day must-have. Whether for your bedroom or a guest bedroom, these machine-washable pillows are designed for front sleepers, and they can help reduce the build up of dust mites and bacteria in your room.
Sweetnight Pillows Pack of 2 |
£35.99 £32.88 (save £3.11) at Amazon
Need new pillows? These ones are raved about by reviewers as they can nip that neck pain in the bud, and also help you stop snoring. Filled with hollow fibre with a 100% cotton cover, this pillow can be adjusted to a height that suits you – and the way you sleep. They are also hypoallergenic and can be washed in the washing machine.
Head to our Amazon Prime Day mattress deals page for more offers next year
It would be a smart idea to spend some money on your kitchen during the Amazon Prime Day sales. During Prime Day last year, we spotted everything from cookware to bestselling appliances and more, all on sale for cheap prices. This includes Nespresso coffee machines, a Ninja blender, the Instant Pot and lots of air fryers. Here’s what’s still discounted…
Russell Hobbs 24361 Inspire Electric Fast Boil Kettle |
£51.59 £32.99 (save £18.60) at Amazon
Yes, this Russell Hobbs kettle is on sale right now which makes it easy to realise why it’s an Amazon bestseller at the moment. That and the fact it’s a fast boil kettle, it comes in a range of colours and it has a removable and washable anti-scale filter, certainly helps.
See our best kettles guide for more recommendations
Buy at Amazon
Nespresso XN903840 Vertuo Plus Special Edition |
£150.00 £119.95 (save £31) at Amazon
This beautiful pod coffee machine won five stars from our reviewer, so it’s Ideal Home Approved. Now reduced by £100, that is a very affordable luxury you can treat yourself to. There is also the bonus that you can claim 50 coffee capsules and two months of free coffee subscription when you buy.
Tower T17021 Manual Air Fryer |
£69.99 £59.99 (save £10) at Amazon
Been meaning to buy an air fryer for a while now? This tower one is crazy cheap and it has a 4.3-litre basket to fry enough food for the family. It even boasts a 60-minute timer and an adjustable temperature dial to make cooking easy.
Be sure to read our best air fryers list
Buy at Amazon
Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer |
£315 £247 (save £68) at Amazon
We’re big fans of the Precision for baking bread and large batches. It’s got a generous 5.20-litre bowl and a 500-watt motor, which is above average even for the likes of KitchenAid. A top pick if you want to grab a large mixer on sale.
Swan Stealth Smart Grill |
£129.99 £113.99 (save £16) at Amazon
For healthy, fuss-free cooking, this Swan grill is ideal. It has a range of cooking programmes so that you can cook anything from fish to burgers at the touch of a button, and you need little to no oil when cooking thanks to its non-stick grill plates. With a sleek black matte finish, it will look the part on your worktop, too.
Dualit Classic 2 Slice Vario Toaster |
£169.99 £130.99 (save £39) at Amazon
If this one’s on your wishlist, you’re not alone. Not only are the Dualit toasters a classic staple in any kitchen, they come with genuinely useful features like a lift-to-look lever and frozen setting.
Check out our Amazon Prime Day kitchen deals for all of those specific discounts
Prime Day also makes a pretty great time to buy a new vacuum cleaner, and the last event brought lots of impressive deals to light. The popular Numatic Henry vacuum was on sale, and there were plenty of Shark vacuums discounted, too. Not to mention robot vacuums were being sold for super cheap prices, and handheld models had their prices slashed, such as the Shark Cordless Vacuum. See Amazon vacuum deals below…
Related: the best vacuum cleaners to buy in 2021
Vax ONEPWR Blade 3 |
£279.99 £240 (save £39.99) at Amazon
The Vax ONEPWR range sits at the top spot in our best cordless vacuum cleaner guide, and the Blade 3 is the pet equivalent. It offers up to 8- minutes runtime and comes with two replaceable batteries. The motorised pet tool is designed to pick up pet hair and the brush bars are also designed to offer microbial protection.
Oudekay Handheld Vacuum Cleaner |
£25.99 £22.09 (save £3.90) at Amazon
This handheld vacuum cleaner makes cleaning your car, sucking up crumbs from your kitchen counter, or getting into those hard-to-reach places, a breeze. This one is cordless and it has a 25-30 minute battery life. It also comes with a range of attachments included.
See our page for Amazon Prime Day vacuum deals this year– as they come in
What is Amazon Prime Day?
For two days only, once a year, Amazon slash its prices during an event called Amazon Prime Day. This event is for Prime members only, hence the name, while it’s a great opportunity to buy anything from a mattress to a vacuum cleaner or an appliance, on sale. In other words, it’s an ideal time to save some money. And who can resist a bargain? Not us, that’s for sure.
Is Amazon Prime Day better than Black Friday?
Yes and no. It definitely depends on what you want to buy. Black Friday can’t really be compared to Amazon Prime Day as Black Friday is celebrated by almost every retailer out there, so if what you are looking to buy is sold at Amazon then we would say go for it during Amazon Prime Day. Why? This event should fall before Black Friday as it has done in the past, so it makes complete sense if you can score a deal earlier, then why not? Also, Amazon Prime Day shouldn’t be as hectic as Black Friday is, and during Amazon Prime Day you need only check the price of what you want to buy on one website, as oppose to checking across several sites. All in all, Amazon Prime Day is easier to find a great deal and it’s before Black Friday, so we would say try and score a deal then. If not, then wait for Black Friday…
How do I access Amazon Prime Day deals?
To get your mitts on the deals come Prime Day, you’ll need to sign up for an Amazon Prime account. Already have one? Brilliant. Never had one? It’s still good news, as you’ll be eligible for a free trial. We don’t suggest starting this free trial until the date of Amazon Prime Day 2021 is announced, as it’s only free for 30 days. With this membership, you will get access to all of the Amazon Prime Day deals as they arrive on-site, and you’ll also get free next-day delivery so you can enjoy your bargains straightaway. Because who wants to wait around for their goodies to arrive?
Even better? Prime memberships come with access to Prime Video, Prime Reading, Amazon Music and so much more. If you are a student, a Prime membership is a reduced price. Also, if someone in your household already has Amazon Prime, you can now be added to their account and enjoy the same benefits. Kids can be added, too.
What is a Lightning deal?
Lightning Deals are what Amazon Prime Day is all about. An item will go on sale at a discount for a limited time (usually for a few hours, max) or until a certain number have been sold.
On any Lightning deal, you’ll see a timer counting down how long you have to claim the deal and a percentage bar that shows how many of that particular item has already been purchased or are in a customer’s basket. When stocks are really low, you might be added to a Waitlist. This means that if a shopper has the item in their basket but doesn’t go through to checkout, you might still have a chance to grab it. You’ll need to be quick, though!
Amazon Prime Day tips – 3 things you need to know
1. Write a list
Before you start shopping during Amazon Prime Day, write a list of what you actually want, and stick to it! It’s all too easy to be distracted by – and waste money on – reduced-price items that, in reality, you’ll barely ever use. Make a note of what you are after a few weeks or a month or so before the event and check out their prices ahead of Prime Day. Write these prices down and compare them on the day to check you are actually getting a good deal.
2. Do your research
‘Wow – a 4K, 46inch TV reduced to £80! I’ve not heard of the brand but surely I’d be MAD not to buy it?!’
OK, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but you should always ask yourself why the item is so cheap. If the picture or sound quality of that £80 TV is so poor it’s unwatchable, you’ll only have to replace it with something more expensive down the line, and all the while you could have missed out on a really good deal on a really good set. Check the reviews of whatever you are buying too if you need more in-depth information.
3. Use the Amazon app’s Watch-a-Deal feature
Download the Amazon app and you can also take advantage of the ‘Watch-A-Deal’ feature. This sends an alert whenever an item you want goes on offer. To get alerted when your deals start, open the app, go to the menu and select Settings, then tap Notifications. Turn on Watched and Waitlisted deals.
Next, go into Today’s Deals and add any Upcoming Deals that you’re interested in to your Waitlist. Now as soon as a deal starts, a notification will pop up on your phone screen, so you don’t miss it.
Good luck, and remember – it’s only a bargain if you really need it!