It’s almost that time of year again: shoppers looking for bargains, get ready to open your wallets for Amazon Prime Day 2023. Although Amazon hasn’t officially announced the dates for this year’s Prime Day, we expect it to fall in mid-July, like in previous years.
You don’t know what it is? Amazon Prime Day is an annual two-day shopping bonanza where Amazon offers some of its best deals of the year on everything from luggage and electronics to household items and shoes. Although it usually happens once a year, there have been two major sales in 2022: Amazon Prime Day in July and the Prime Early Access sale in October.
Whether you’ve got a wishlist ready or you’re new to the retail giant’s Black Friday-like deals, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know to get the most out of the Amazon sale. this year, including best selling items from last year’s Prime Day to consider adding to your travel gear.
This article has been updated with new information since its original publication date.
What is the first day?
In case you haven’t been aware of the shopping holiday chaos that is Amazon Prime Day, let’s get us up to speed: Amazon Prime Day is an annual 48-hour event that usually happens once a year, during which Amazon offers discounts on thousands of products. in each category. Tech and home sales tend to be the most popular at these events – and represent the biggest savings – but you can also grab bargains on clothes and shoes, luggage, beauty products, outdoor gear and family travel essentials.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Although dates have yet to be officially announced by Amazon, based on dates from previous years, we expect Prime Day to be in mid-July.
Do I need to be a member to participate?
Yes, you must be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of these offers. Membership costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year (students get a discounted rate), but you can sign up for a 30 day free trial here to try it out without committing to a full year. If you keep your Prime member account, you’ll have access to same-day, one-day and two-day shipping on millions of products, two-hour grocery delivery through Whole Foods, the Try Before You buy Prime and more.
What sales can I expect?
During Amazon Prime Day, you’ll find a variety of must-see sales: Lightning Deals, which only last a few hours; Deals of the day, which last for a specific day; and top deals, which extend beyond the two-day sale. There are probably offers on Amazon devicesas Amazon Echo and Alexa items, Fire TV sticks, KindlesAnd Audible Subscriptions. In-demand products from brands like Apple, Sony, and iRobot are likely to sell out, so if you see something you really want on sale, be sure to add it to your cart.
What is Traveler readers bought the most last Prime Day?
Below we have collected some of the the most purchased products by our readers during the July and October sales of last year thanks to our recommendations. As always, tech essentials, especially noise-canceling headphones and Apple AirPods, were popular, with both travel accessories and comfortable sneakers among other highlights.
Are there any can’t-miss Amazon sales I can buy right now?
While the Amazon Prime Day deals aren’t here yet, there are still plenty of unmissable sales you can shop now, with big savings across all categories including electronics, outdoor gear , sneakers, etc. Some of our favorite Amazon essentials are on sale now, including select Bose speakers, Adidas running shoes, the Intex inflatable kayak, and the Bluetooth transmitter that makes watching movies in flight easier than ever.