Amazon Prime Day 2022 – live: When is it and the best early deals, from TVs to vacuums

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The 48-hour sale will take place on 12 and 13 July, but the early bird deals have already kicked off  (iStock/The Independent)
The 48-hour sale will take place on 12 and 13 July, but the early bird deals have already kicked off (iStock/The Independent)

Calling all bargain-hunters: Amazon Prime Day 2022 is just one week away – taking place between 12 and 13 July.

The two-day shopping bonanza sees huge savings across tech, home and kitchen appliances, alcohol, TVs, kids’ toys, and more. As well as whopping discounts on big-name brands, including Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid, Shark, Philips, Bosch, and Rimmel.

And you don’t need to wait until the big day to shop because early deals kicked off on 21 June. The retailer has never dropped Prime Day deals this early, so it’s already shaping up to be one of Amazon’s biggest years yet. On top of this, Amazon is rumoured to host a second Prime Day event in October so even if you miss out this time around, you might get a second chance.

Prime Day can feel overwhelming, but we’re on hand to help. Aside from our dedicated deal guides, our live coverage provides you with the best discounts, unrivalled savings, and expert advice on navigating the sale. Saving you from endlessly scrolling, allow us to act as your personal shoppers.

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Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2022

  • The best early Prime Day deals to shop

  • We’ll guide you to the best TV deals this Prime Day

  • When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

  • Nintendo’s most affordable Switch just got even cheaper

  • Take your fitness regime up a gear with this Fitbit tracker deal

Zoom on with pre-Prime Day Lego discount

10:20 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Lego 42125 Technic Ferrari: Was £169.99, now £118.99, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

Zooming into our edit of the best Lego sets for adults as the “best challenging build”, this Technic Ferrari is now 30 per cent cheaper. Each part of the 1,677-piece build is designed to champion the seminal OG racer, from the back suspension and moving pistons in the engine to the moveable steering wheel, bonnet, and doors. Our tester noted that these details particularly appealed to their teen testers, who “enjoyed customising the car exactly as they wanted and then used it once it was built.”

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What is Prime Day?

10:05 , Eva Waite-Taylor

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(The Independent)

Amazon Prime Day is an annual, two-day sale event that sees the retailer reduce the price of thousands of products from big-name brands, including Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid, Shark, Philips, Bosch, Rimmel, Miele and so many more. This year’s event will see Amazon’s lowest prices ever on products from Sony and Bose.

The first of its kind took place in 2015 and lasted just 24 hours. But it wasn’t until 2019 that the event was extended to a full two days.

Just remember, in order to access the whopping discounts, you must have an Amazon Prime membership.

To find out more, visit our Prime Day main guide now:

Amazon Prime Day is nearly here – we’ve found the best early deals to shop

This Prime Day deal helps you supercharge your skincare routine

09:50 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Foreo Luna mini 2: Was £130.72, now £59.40, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

We’re huge fans of Foreo’s face tools here at IndyBest, but they can be expensive, so it pays to get your hands on one during a sale event.

Changing the game in the world of skincare, we think this cleansing brush-turned massager may just become your new self-care best friend. The device claims to give you a deeper cleansing experience through the gentle pulsations that work to unclog pores and remove dirt and make-up, while massaging and refining skin texture.

While we can’t testify for this exact model, in our review of the best electronic skincare tools, the luna 2 for men was a big hit, which is a very similar model. Our tester claimed it gave a “super-clean feeling with no irritation and a great base for products to sit”. Prepare to give your skincare routine an overhaul while this is a whopping 55 per cent off.

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It’s game on thanks to these early offers

09:35 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Calling all gamers, Amazon has not forgotten about you during its early-bird Prime Day sale. In fact, quite the opposite because it’s got some cracking deals out there for you. Whether you’re in the market for a new gaming mouse (was £59.99, now £39, Amazon.co.uk) or The Callisto Protocol for PS5 (was £54.99, now £45.95, Amazon.co.uk) we’ve got you covered for the shopping bonanza.

Should you be looking to save on your next big purchase, read our guide to the best early Prime Day gaming deals:

The best gaming deals to expect this Amazon Prime Day

‘Alexa, what’s the best pre-Prime Day deal on Echo dot?’

09:20 , Eva Waite-Taylor

OK in lieu of Alexa, we’ll do the hard work here. While we were expecting Amazon to start slashing the price of its Echo dot smart speakers from 8 July, it looks like the retailer has done you a favour already.

Amazon Echo dot, 4th generation: Was £49.99, now £29, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

Chances are you’ve seen one of these Alexa devices in action – and that’s because they’re just so good – so now’s the time to join the party. We can vouch for how well the fourth-generation device performs as it featured in our review of the best smart speakers. “If you’re an Alexa user, or dipping your toe into the world of smart speakers, the Echo dot is a great choice for a non-invasive speaker that produces great sound and slots nicely into the Amazon ecosystem,” noted our writer. And now, the device is a whopping 42 per cent off.

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Listen up, Apple AirPods pro are just £184 ahead of Prime Day

09:05 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple is notorious for not taking part in sales, but you’re likely to find competitive prices at Amazon on Prime Day. Case in point on the tech giant’s popular earbuds.

Apple AirPods pro: Was £239, now £184, Amazon.co.uk 

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

These earbuds are pretty pricey but, thanks to the early Prime Day deal, you can snap them up for a fraction of the cost. When we reviewed the Airpods pro, our tester said they “are a high-end pair of earphones that are difficult to find much fault in”. As for the noise quality, our tester added that “it’s a sound topped by few rivals,” with an impressive active noise-cancelling function that shuts out ambient noise. The Prime Day price is cheaper than the price they were reduced to on Black Friday.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

08:51 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Good morning and welcome back to your live coverage of the pre-Prime Day deals.

First up, we’re here to answer your burning question: when is Amazon Prime Day 2022? Well, the two-day shopping bonanza is kicking off in less than a week’s time on 12 July and will run until midnight on 13 July. During the event you can expect to save on big-ticket items across tech, home and kitchen appliances, alcohol, TVs, gaming and more.

And today we’ll be acting as your very own personal shoppers and providing you with minute-by-minute updates. Sit back and enjoy!

Goodbye

Tuesday 5 July 2022 17:30 , Dominique Boulan

That’s it from us for today, but we’ll be back soon to guide you all the way to Prime Day and keep you up to date on the latest news and best early deals. For the keen bee’s who just can’t get enough, there’s plenty of reading to do in the meantime to make sure you’re all prepped and ready for kick off next week.

Read more on Amazon Prime Day 2022:

Your ultimate guide to Amazon Prime Day 2022 – Expert insight on what to expect, how to get the best deals and confirmed dates

The best home and kitchen Prime Day deals to expect – We’re predicting huge savings across big-name brands such as Shark, Dyson, Nespresso and Philips

Your ultimate guide to tech Prime Day offers – Our experts share insight into the gadgets to watch, from tablets to headphones

The top gaming discounts to know this Amazon Prime Day – Any gaming heads will want to bookmark this guide, where we detail the best deals based on this year’s releases and last year’s top sellers

Best Amazon device deals to watch out for this Prime Day – The tech giant offers huge discounts on its own-brand devices, and we’ve got all the latest insight

Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch offers to expect – Following the release of the latest Switch OLED late last year, we share our predictions for this year’s sales event

The Prime Day Apple deals to know – Whether you’re in the market for a MacBook or a shiny new iPad, read our guide for all the details

The fitness deals to expect this Prime Day– From New Balance trainers to Sweaty Betty gym leggings and Nutribullets, here’s everything you need to kow

Best alcohol deals to shop this Amazon Prime Day – Whether you’re a vodka lover or whisky fanatic, we’re expecting some serious price cuts in the booze department

The top laptop discounts to know for Prime Day 2022 – We’re predicting some big savings on Dell, Lenovo, Surface and more

The best Amazon Prime Day TV deals to expect– The shopping bonanza is the perfect time to snap up a seriously discounted 4K or OLED telly

Snap up this Shark hair dryer deal for a fabulous blow-dry at home

Tuesday 5 July 2022 17:05 , Dominique Boulan

It’s no longer necessary to spend ages at the salon to get that perfect blow-dry, as you can now achieve similar results at home with innovative devices from Dyson, Shark, BaBybliss and more. This one came out on top in our best hair dryer round-up, and it’s currently £50 off on Amazon.

Shark style iQ iconic hair dryer: Was £249, now £199.99, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

Our tester was seriously impressed by the versatility of this hair dryer. “The diffuser is adjustable, meaning it suits both longer and shorter hair – all you need to do is extend the prongs. The concentrator nozzle can be narrowed too, depending on the section of hair you’re working on.” They also appreciated how the shape of the hair dryer made it easier to move around the head.

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Take your fitness regime up a gear with this Fitbit tracker deal

Tuesday 5 July 2022 16:05 , Dominique Boulan

Whether you want to take your workout to the next level or simply track your steps, smartwatches are a great way to keep track of your exercise. We’ve already seen discounts on top brands such as Garmin and Fitbit in Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, so we can’t wait to see what the event itself will bring.

Fitbit inspire 2 health and fitness tracker: Was £89.99, now £58, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon)

The sleek-looking smartwatch is currently reduced by a sizeable 36 per cent and available in rose, white and black. We particularly like this summery pink pastel shade. It comes with a free one-year Fitbit premium trial, so you can make the most of personalised stats, as well as keeping an eye on your heart rate, activity goals and sleep stages. A similar model was rated best overall in our round-up of the best fitness trackers with our tester praising the “lightweight, durable and sophisticated” piece of tech.

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Nintendo’s most affordable Switch just got even cheaper

Tuesday 5 July 2022 15:05 , Dominique Boulan

Speaking of the IndyBest team’s wish list, our gaming writer Jasper Pickering‘s prayers have already been answered with the Nintendo Switch lite he’s been looking out for being reduced by over £20. While this handheld model doesn’t have the usual TV docking, it’s great for back seat gaming while in the car to your summer holiday destination.

Nintendo Switch lite(coral): Was £209.99, now £189.42, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon)

Unlike the more expensive Switch and Switch OLED, the controllers of the Switch lite cannot be removed for on-the-go multiplayer gaming, and cannot be connected to a television or monitor. But this console is around £100 cheaper than its siblings, and is compatible with most of the same games – just make sure they mention support for handheld mode before you buy.

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Here’s what’s on the IndyBest team’s wish list for Prime Day

Tuesday 5 July 2022 14:35 , Dominique Boulan

We’re only human, so naturally the IndyBest team has their own Prime Day wish lists ready to go. From fake tan and suitcases to airfryers and laptop stands, we’ve all been influenced by a round-up or two and can’t wait to find out if those best buys we’ve been eyeing will be on offer next week.

The top deals we’re looking to snap up on Amazon Prime Day

We’re buzzing for this Philips sonicare electric toothbrush offer

Tuesday 5 July 2022 14:05 , Dominique Boulan

Philips sonicare dailyclean 3100 electric toothbrush: Was £69.99, now £29.99, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

With almost 60 per cent off this toothbrush, this is a great opportunity to invest in your dental hygene. We’ve made the swap from a regular toothbrush to an electric one this year ourselves and couldn’t be happier. Two different sonicare models from Philips featured in our best electric toothbrushes round-up, so we think it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed. This one should have a battery life of around two weeks, so there’s no need to cahrge on the regular.

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Back up for this Huawei matebook deal

Tuesday 5 July 2022 13:35 , Dominique Boulan

Huawei matebook D15 windows 11 intel core i5 11th gen laptop: Was £749.99, now £500.96, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon.co.uk)
  • Screen size: 15.6in

  • Operating system: Windows 11

  • Storage capacity: 512GB SSD memory

  • Processor: Core i5

  • Memory (RAM): 8GB

With an impressive third of the price to be saved, if you’re looking for a new laptop this may be of real interest. At just over £500, it’s still not cheap but is considerably less expensive than before with an impressive £250 saving. With an IPS anti-glare 15.6in screen and 1080p resolution, it’s sure to be great for clear and crisp viewing, while the 11th gen intel core processor speeds up loading times for quick time playing without buffering.

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Get your hands on this PS5 game ahead of its release date

Tuesday 5 July 2022 13:05 , Dominique Boulan

This is not a deal for instant gratificatioin as the game’s release date is still months away and you’ll receive it shortly after, but on the onther hand that’s what makes its price reduction all the more special.

The Callisto Protocol for PS5: Was £54.99, now £45.95, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon)

If you’re hoping to pick up The Callisto Protocol on PlayStation 5 at the best price, then Amazon currently has a generous 16 per cent saving on the nex-gen version of the game. It’s the best deal that we’ve seen so far for pre-orders, and eager fans of space-horror games like Dead Space should expect to receive the game close to its scheduled release date of 2 December 2022, with day-one bonus content, which includes the “retro prisoner skin” and “contraband pack”.

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We’ll guide you to the best TV deals this Prime Day

Tuesday 5 July 2022 12:50 , Dominique Boulan

If you want to upgrade your TV set this Prime Day, you’ll have to remain patient for now. We haven’t spotted any TVs on offer just yet, but if previous events have taught us anything, there will be at least a handful on offer on the day itself. Last year we’ve seen discounts on LG, Panasonic and Samsung OLED devices, but you do need to act quick as there’s a lot of people looking for a good saving in this area. We recommend doing your research ahead of Prime Day so you know what you’re looking for, and lucky for you, we’re here to help. We’re somewhat of an expert here at IndyBest when it comes to spotting the best TV deals, so rest assured knowing you’re in good hands.

The best TV deals to expect this Amazon Prime Day

Spoil your pet this Prime Day

Tuesday 5 July 2022 12:35 , Dominique Boulan

As there’s plenty of deals to go around, there’s no need to be selfish this Prime Day. And if someone deserves a treat, surely it’s your furry friend who’s there for you day and night and is always happy to see you. Alex Lee, usually our tech writer, is a proud dog parent and has broadened his horizon to find you the best dog toys, dog beds and pet gadgets Amazon has to offer.

I’m going to pamper my dog this Amazon Prime Day with these 7 products 

If you can’t get enough of F1 after Silverstone, this early Prime Day deal is for you

Tuesday 5 July 2022 12:20 , Dominique Boulan

For hardcore Lewis Hamilton fans, this Lego deal might be a little less exciting. But as you’ve seen over the past F1 season, Mercedes can’t aways take the top spot and this time they’ve been overtaken by Ferrari in the race for a spot on Amazon’s early Prime Day deal page...

Lego 42125 Technic Ferrari: Was £169.99, now £118.99, Amazon.co.uk

 (Aldi)
(Aldi)

Zooming into our edit of the best Lego sets for adults as the “best challenging build”, this Technic Ferrari is now 30 per cent cheaper. Each part of the 1,677-piece build is designed to champion the seminal OG racer, from the back suspension and moving pistons in the engine to the moveable steering wheel, bonnet and doors. Our tester noted that these details particularly appealed to their teen testers, who “enjoyed customising the car exactly as they wanted and then used it once it was built.”

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Save some buck on your favourite tipple with these early Prime Day deals

Tuesday 5 July 2022 12:05 , Dominique Boulan

It might come as quite the surprise for some of you, but besides hosting great offers on home appliances, tech and Amazon’s own devices, Prime Day is also the perfect time to stock up on alcohol. From wine and seltzers to whiskey and gin, pick your poison and you’re guaranteed to find a saving that suits you. But to save you a browse, we’ve already selected the best deals.

Looking for a (cheap) tipple? The Amazon Prime Day early alcohol deals have landed

Amazon has thrown a Ninja food blender into the mix

Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:50 , Dominique Boulan

Ninja BN495UK auto-IQ stand food blender: Was £99.99, now £66, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon.co.uk)

Named best overall in our food blender round-up, this Ninja blender is now an impressive 34 per cent off as part of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals. “This is a brilliant blender which won’t just churn out your favourite smoothies, but a wide range of other drinks, too (we were particularly impressed with its ability to produce delicious milkshakes),” raved our tester. They also added that “the powerful 1,000W motor and precision-engineered blades result in some seriously quick blending, and made light work of items such as nuts and grains.”

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How to start your Amazon Prime free trial?

Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:35 , Dominique Boulan

If you’re not a regular at Amazon (we’re seriously impressed), chances are you don’t have an Amazon Prime account and the one down side to Prime Day is that you need to be a Prime member to profit from all the great discounts. But thankfully, if you haven’t been a Prime member over the past 12 months, Amazon offers a 30-day trial period for you to discover all the benefits of Amazon Prime – not only giving you access to the sale event, but also to its streaming service, next-day delivery and more.

Upgrade your skincare routine with this early Prime Day deal

Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:20 , Dominique Boulan

We know a thing or two about skincare here at IndyBest, and we’re no stranger to Foreo. With almost 60 per cent slashed off this beauty buy, we couldn’t let this deal go by unnoticed...

Foreo UFO mini smart mask treatment device: Was £115, now £50, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon)

This beauty-tech brand featured in our best facial massage tools and we’ve raved about its cleansing brush too, with our tester dubbing it an “invaluable asset” to their skincare routine. So naturally we jumped at this 57 per cent saving. This smart device uses heat to open your pores and helps the serum in the face mask work even harder, while the RGB LED light is said to tackle signs of tiredness and aging..

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Will there be a second Amazon Prime Day event this year?

Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:05 , Dominique Boulan

Amazon is rumoured to have plans for a second major sale event in October, but for now, nothing has been confirmed just yet. There have been whispers of follow-up sales events previous years, but so far they never materialised. Prime Day keeps getting bigger and better every single year and this time deals were dropping weeks ahead of the kick off date, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this is the year Amazon actually follows through with a second event. We’re keeping our ears open for any more news and can promise; when we know more, so will you.

You can count on Amazon’s early Prime Day deal to give your wifi a boost

Tuesday 5 July 2022 10:50 , Dominique Boulan

Is there anything more annoying than a slow wifi connection? Especially if you’re working from home, or worse, trying to stream a live football match only to hear your neighbours cheer minutes before you see the goal. Luckily, Amazon Prime Day is known for its stunning discounts on tech so if you’re due an upgrade, now is the time.

Amazon eero 6 mesh wifi: Was £249, now £149.99, Amazon.co.uk

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(Amazon)

For speeding up your interenet connection, this mesh system is the way to go and luckily, the eero 6 is currently 40 per cent off. It featured in our review of the best wifi extenders where our technology critic, David Phelan, noted that it’s “capable of putting data through at very high speeds”. Set up is done via an app, which is easy to use, and “it has decent security features so you can be alerted if there’s a new gadget connected to your network”. And luckily, the “design is good enough to have on show”.

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Stay on trend with these TikTok famous products

Tuesday 5 July 2022 10:35 , Dominique Boulan

Whether you come to the video platform for cute puppies, viral dances, or – like us – for recommendations on beauty, books, kitchen gadgets and more, TikTok helps you keep up with the latest trends. There’s a reason why #TikTokMakdeMeBuyIt has become a thing, and our writer Lois Borny has been prepping her TikTok wish list for quite some time… These are the products we’re hoping to see on sale this Prime Day.

The TikTok famous products to add to your Amazon Prime Day wish list

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Tuesday 5 July 2022 10:20 , Dominique Boulan

If you’ve been counting down with us, chances are you already know exactly when the event kicks off. But we’ll go over it one more time for the people in the back…

With exactly one week left, Amazon Prime Day really is just around the corner. The 48 hour shopping bonanza will officially begin at midnight 12 July and continue until 23:59 13 July. We’re expecting whopping discounts on big-ticket brands on the day, but Amazon has already given us the goods with discounts on laptops, kitchen appliances, alcohol and more. Follow us today for the latest deals.

Hoover up this early Prime Day deal

Tuesday 5 July 2022 10:05 , Dominique Boulan

If you detest cleaning as much as we do, this early deal is for you. A robot vacuum can do all the hard work for you and this one currently has over £100 off – thank you Amazon.

Ecovacs deebot ozmo920 robot vacuum and mop: Was £349.98, now £239, Amazon.co.uk

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(Ecovacs)

You can now clean your home without lifting a finger, literally. This vacuum syncs up with Google Assistant and Alexa for voice-controlled cleaning – so you can tell it to get to work from the comfort of your sofa. This Ecovacs robot vacuum employs the award-winning ozmo mopping system, and uses laser mapping technology to learn the best and most efficient routes around your floor to keep things nice and tidy. It’s battery life offers 110 minutes of cleaning time and deep-groove brushes can get into cracks of up to 4mm. It also has carpet detection to avoid any fabric while mopping.

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The best early Prime Day deals to shop

Tuesday 5 July 2022 09:50 , Dominique Boulan

Good morning deal hunters! You might have missed us for a little while but fear not, we’re back and more ready than ever to bring you the latest news and the best bargains to shop ahead of Amazon Prime Day. And with only one more week to go, the countdown has officially begun.

To start you off, we’ve rounded up all the best early deals in our main guide and we can let you in on a little secret, they’re only getting better as we get closer to the event…

Amazon Prime Day early deals are here

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