Amazon Prime Day 2022 has been scheduled for July 12-13, with the mega-retailer promising their “lowest prices ever on select products.”
“Early deals” have started already, such as on select Amazon devices, Fire TVs, and “top brands like De’Longhi, Dove, and SodaStream.”
As has been the case in the past, the deals are only available to Amazon Prime subscribers.
There are some ways to rack up some coupons and credits.
Collect 4 stamps and earn a $10 store credit. This involves making a Prime-eligible purchase of $5 or more, streaming a show on Prime Video, listening to a song with Prime Music, and borrowing an eBook on Prime reading.
Earn a $20 Amazon credit when you download and try auto-save with Amazon Photos. The $20 credit is valid on $40+ orders of products sold by Amazon.com. This offer expires July 8th, 2022.
There were some decent deals last year.
Amazon Prime Day 2021 Tool Deals Roundup
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Some of you will comment about how there are never any good deals anymore, aside from Amazon products and devices, and scores of no-name import brands’ generic lower-tier tools.
But, there are usually some decent deals and discounts, they just take a lot of searching and filtering.
I’m sure many of you have already heard about Prime Day 2022, as mass media has taken to treating it like Black Friday, but I figured it’s still worth sharing in case you were interested in the store credit opportunities.
Personally, I started “collecting Prime stamps” to get the $10 credit, but I’m not sure I’m interested in trying another photo backup service, free or not.
If you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up for a trial or I believe one-month access, if you think it will be worth it.
There are other store credit offers, as well as details on the early Prime Day deals, via the link below.
For the 4 stamps, do anyone know how to determine what ones i have already done and which one i have left? I have 3 out of 4 done and can’t figure out which one it isn’t recognizing. I think i have done each one of these.
On the stamp page, it shows a colored outline for the stamps you haven’t collected yet. The stamps that you have collected will be filled in with a graphic/icon of sorts.
You also have to “activate” the stamps first with a button click.
I streamed a show and listed to a song before, but they haven’t registered yet. The page says it can take up to 48 hours for the Prime Video stamp to appear.
my prime video stamp took the longest to log, it was very close to the full 48 hours.
I’ll keep my eyes peeled of course but I don’t expect any stellar deals this year for categories I’m interested in. They had an across the board fee increase I think back in April that hit most sellers pretty hard, and price increases followed quickly (in addition to general inflation in most areas). Maybe the “sold by Amazon” listings will be the big discounts rather than just FBA or seller-sold-and-shipped things.
The information they can gather from that photo app will benefit their big picture far more than a $20 discount will ever benefit you. Don’t do it. Or put it on a burner phone with no personal contacts and random benign photos, or on your enemy’s phone. I’m not paranoid, it’s just clear what their goals are with that app…as bad or worse than Google in recent years.
Being paranoid doesn’t mean that they’re NOT actually out to get you! (or your info, in this case)
Double negative, so that translates to “they’re actually out to get you.”
I think that was his point.
The details say: Eligible Amazon Prime customers who upload a photo for the first time to the Amazon Photos app. It might be worth downloading the app and inspecting the settings to see what one’s comfortable with.
You can choose which photos the app has access to. I took one especially for Amazon and gave them access to it 🙂
They’re promoting “Shop Small Businesses,” but I don’t see any tool-related brands of note there yet.
Yeah, sorry Amazon Photos. If you want your AI going through my pics to make recommendations on what to market to me, you’ll have to buy that info from Google Photos.
That got a good belly chuckle from me!
Have Amazon’s recent tool deals been compelling or unmatched by other suppliers?
Not to be a negative Nancy, but I dropped Prime at my renewal which would have been at the new higher rate. $79 was fair, $99 was barely acceptable, and now $119 is a poor value proposition for me, since I only want the shipping feature (their Prime customer retention e-mail proudly proclaimed how I saved with 174 orders, 0 videos, and 0 songs… it didn’t mention how many of those orders were late, lost or returned, or how most video content now requires additional subscriptions to other services). Since the bar for free shipping has gone down to $25, my less-frequent orders are still delivered without extra charge.
If there are any great deals that I can’t live without, I’ll activate the free trial that they’re pushing on me, or I have a 1-year membership banked.
But for tools I’m still mostly buying from tool-centric dealers, local tool dealers, and the home stores. For sundries I switched to Walmart Plus which is zero cost for me and has consistently lower and more stable pricing instead of “subscribe & pay more next time”.
Don’t forget Prime is a larger system than just shipping of products, it’s TV shows, movies, music which as a bundle is what most pay for Netflix or other streaming services with less overall content.
My point was in their retention notice, they pointed out that I had watched zero videos and listened to zero songs. They used to have video I would watch occasionally, but when they started including advertisements in their “included” content I turned elsewhere. Then last I checked, nearly all the content which I held interest for me was now under additional subscription services.
I understand for many people it might be a value proposition, but for me I just wanted shipping. I had a business account which was lower priced and only included shipping, but the price and limitations on that was also jacked up.
But if it works for you, I’m pleased! I’m just saying that I have stopped my sub and have not suffered, and I can budget an additional tool every year.
One thing I’ve noticed more and more over the last couple years are special Prime discounts on a fairly large variety of items. This is where Amazon is pushing the discount themselves, not necessarily from whoever else the seller may be, and usually any seller-provided coupon codes also work with the discount. I don’t really buy a lot of tools on Amazon but did score a number of great deals. Sometimes there are oopsie prices or clearance deals that are fantastic (and very random), and those don’t always show up for non-Prime shoppers and/or there will be shipping added. I went ahead and paid a full year earlier this year before the price increase and I think I’m getting my money’s worth from it…not sure about next year or thereafter…see where things go. I’ve had Prime consistently for the last five years…off and on before that…maybe not as beneficial anymore but I’m not losing money as a frequent purchaser, either. Like you, I don’t do any of their media or apps, etc.
Those discounts are good reasons to stay on the lookout. But since Amazon really wants to sell me Prime (and I presume others who are not subscribers), they still point out all the “discount provided by Amazon” and other Prime special deals, with the disclaimer that I have to sign up for the free 30-day trial to get the pricing. But I usually see a lot of Amazon’s pricing on things that interest me is reactionary to discounts that other online sites already provide.
Overall I agree it is convenient! And the cost of Prime really isn’t that much, but for me it got to the point I actually evaluated it and decided I no longer receive the value I was now paying.
I’ve only kept it because I found someone to split it with. Two completely separate accounts can make up a household, and share a Prime membership.
I still try to get things locally when possible, but sometimes Amazon is just more convenient.