8 clever ways to find hidden deals at Amazon in time for Prime Day
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Is Amazon your go-to retailer for the best prices on absolutely everything? Well, we have some news for ya — you're probably not saving nearly enough money as you could be. There are so many secret ways to save on Amazon beyond the site's already low prices. Amazon has lots of hidden deals, and we've uncovered eight easy ways to find them.
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And not a moment too soon, as Prime Day 2022 is next week: July 12th and 13th in more than 20 countries, returning to its customary month after two years of pandemic-related shifts. As always, the stellar sales event will include markdowns on thousands of products: tech, kitchen essentials, vacuums, apparel, beauty must-haves and so much more.
Learn these secret-shopper strategies for scoring incredible deals on Amazon — because in some cases, you can stack these discounts onto Prime Day deals! Ready? Here goes:
Sign up for a Prime membership
First things first: If you’re not yet a Prime member, sign up now. It’s the only way to take advantage of Prime Day deals. Prime plans are $14.99 per month (or $139 per year), and you get a free 30-day trial at signup. Prime member benefits include free two-day shipping and delivery, and same-day or even two-hour shipping for eligible items and locations. It also comes with access to Prime Video, Amazon Music (2 million songs, ad-free!), free two-day delivery on prescriptions from Amazon Pharmacy, free video games via Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch Prime), unlimited full-resolution storage with Amazon Photos and so much more. You’ll also get exclusive access to deals. Check out all the Amazon Prime 2022 perks here.
Shop the secret Amazon Outlet
Amazon has a secret overstock outlet that’s home to massive deals on furniture, appliances, electronics and more goodies for the home, and you can even filter by bestsellers. We’ve routinely seen prices slashed by more than 80%.
Scour those overstock discounts because who knows? Amazon Outlet might even have sales that rival Prime Day’s. And sometimes Outlet picks and customer favorites overlap. We've spotted everything from air fryers to leggings in this section.
Look for on-page coupons
On-page coupons (look for them in green!) are the seller’s way of giving you an instant discount, and you might see them pop up on the pages of your favorite products or Prime Day deals, but you can also go directly to the Amazon Coupons landing page.
Here you can search for coupons by category and even clip and save coupons. The selection is amazing, too! It's not uncommon to find unreal deals on top-rated sheets and bed pillows.
Use Brickseek.com to identify the biggest discounts fast
The price-checking app Brickseek is a secret (savings) weapon for in-the-know bargain shoppers, who use it to hunt down the best deals across top retailers like Amazon. First, create an account (it takes less than a minute). Then click on "Sort & Filter." Choose Amazon.com in the “Retailer” field. Then filter by “Trending” or “Newest” for most up-to-date deals. You can even filter by category and brand.
Keep a close eye on Brickseek this July so you can make a beeline to the hottest Prime Day deals.
Check the Amazon Warehouse for Open Box Deals
Who doesn’t love a bargain bin? Amazon Warehouse is packed to the gills with items that were used, pre-owned or open-box items. Most of the products are electronics like smartphones, laptops and tablets, but you’ll also find home goods like kitchen appliances. Amazon Warehouse products go through rigorous testing for physical appearance and functionality. Each item is then rated on its condition: “Like New”, “Very Good”, “Good” or “Acceptable”.
On a regular day, you can find discounts of up to 25% on Amazon Warehouse, but on Prime Day you can add additional savings, sometimes up to 20% more. A perfect example of that is the Echo Show 5 (2nd generation), an Amazon No. 1 bestseller. Echo Show tops the list of Prime Day deals each year, so keep an eye out. Another Prime Day favorite that often makes a Warehouse appearance? Keurig coffee makers.
Sign up for Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program for up to 15% off
There are certain items you constantly replenish, whether it’s your favorite detergent or a set of supplements you take regularly. If you score a great Prime Day deal on something you use all the time, don’t just buy it once — select Subscribe & Save to set up repeat shipments. The program saves you up to 15% on your most-loved products. You decide the delivery schedule and Amazon will ship the products automatically. You can cancel at any time.
You can also go straight to the Amazon Subscribe & Save page to see subscriptions for $10 and under, such as immune-boosting supplements and paper towels.
Score Lightning Deals before everyone else by navigating to Prime Early Access Deals
Lightning deals are fleeting Prime Day sales that are gone in a flash — some in as few as four hours and while supplies last, so you’ve got to act fast. It’s best to get ahead of the game by navigating to Today’s Deals, then scrolling down to Prime Early Access Deals, where Prime members can see and shop lightning deals up to 30 minutes before they’re released.
Of course, Prime Day made Lightning Deals famous, but they’re actually available year-round. Here’s the Lightning Deals landing page.
The Lightning Deals on electronics are always fun: we routinely see up to 50% off bestselling projectors, smart watches, earbuds and walking shoes.
Use CamelCamelCamel to detect the steepest price drops
Another great tool for tracking Amazon sales is CamelCamelCamel, a site (you can even install it as a browser extension) that keeps track of Amazon price drops — you can even set up real-time alerts for your favorite products. It also provides a price history, so you’ll know if that Prime Day deal is the product’s all-time lowest price.
Import your Amazon Wishlist to CamelCamelCamel, or search by category, popular products, top price drops, most recent price drops and more.
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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
Toshiba 32-inch Class V35 Series LED HD Smart Fire TV, $130 (was $200), amazon.com
Headphone, earbud, smartwatch and tablet deals:
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
YoLink Mini Plug, $22 (was $30), amazon.com
SimplySmart Home PhotoShare Friends and Family Smart Digital Photo Frame, $133 (was $180), 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
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
eufy by Anker, RoboVac G30, $180 (was $319), amazon.com
eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, $170 (was $280), amazon.com
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
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
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
GE Food Processor, $99 (was $159), amazon.com
Instant Pot Duo Plus 6, $99 (was $130), amazon.com
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
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:
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
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
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
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