It appears that inflation may be putting a damper on one of the biggest sales of the year. In our recent survey, we found that shoppers plan to be more budget-conscious during Amazon Prime Day, spending an average of $388, compared to last year’s $594.
Even if you can’t go big this year on spendy tech, beauty and fashion purchases, know this: Amazon Prime Day offers a lot of really practical deals that help you side-step inflation. Don’t think of it as defeating inflation — think of it as dodging the full impact of its blows.
So, here’s what to keep an eye out for for a savings-savvy Prime Day. We’ll be keeping this list up to date as Amazon officially announces its deals for Prime Day.
Plus, check out our roundup of ALL the best Amazon Prime Day Deals across tech, fashion and more.
Get up to 46% off Household Essentials (Clorox, Tide, More)
Inflation makes every trip to the store more expensive. So shop Prime Day to lock in deals now, so you don’t have to overspend later. Amazon has a dedicated Prime Day page devoted to deals on everyday essentials: up to 39% off Pampers diapers; up to 43% off cleaning essentials from Clorox and Swiffer; up to 30% off Method personal care items; and up to 31% off paper towels and more from Amazon’s brands.
Get 20% off Groceries
Starting June 29, Prime members can get 20% off select everyday essentials at Amazon Fresh stores across the U.S. To get this benefit, just scan your Amazon app at the register and pay with the card registered to your Prime account.
Look for Amazon Basics Deals
Amazon Basics is Amazon’s line of, well, basics. All those things you don’t think of until they break or run out. All those things that are annoyingly expensive now, due to inflation. Think batteries, pet supplies, office supplies, towles, hangers and brooms.
Amazon has offered discounts on its Basics line during Prime Days past (starting as early as the week before Prime Day). So make your shopping list and check back.
This year’s deals: Amazon is offering 30% off Amazon Basics pet supplies for Prime Day this year. We are also seeing Amazon Basics Prime Day deals on kitchen trash bags (24% off), sandwich bags (18% off) and toilet paper (21% off). Stock up now to avoid sticker shock at the store later.
Stock Your Pantry With Deals on Amazon Food Brands
Amazon has a history of offering percent-off discounts during Prime Day on its food brands, which include Happy Belly, Vedaka, Wickedly Prime and the AmazonFresh line. It also offers plenty of deals on other brands, from Keurig to Quaker Oats.
This year’s deals: Amazon is offering plenty of deals up to 40% off everything you need for a well-stocked pantry. We’re seeing deals on protein shakes, Pop-Tarts, Tostitos, Happy Belly snacks and much more.
If you know you’ll need to frequently buy a certain product, make sure you sign up for Subscribe & Save to have that product automatically delivered to you at a discount. Subscribe & Save discounts usually cap out at 15%, but Amazon likes to surprise Prime shoppers with an extra-big discount on their first order. Those special offers look like this:
Restock Your Supply Closets
Trash bags, cleaning supplies, mouthwash, bandages and vitamins are things that have a long shelf life and are worth stocking up on. During Prime Days past, we’ve seen percent-off discounts on Amazon’s impressively wide-ranging Solimo brand, which carries all those items above and so much more.
This year’s deals: For Prime Day 2022, we are seeing up to 30% off laundry detergent and hand soap, as well as up to 40% off select vitamins.
Re-up on Baby Essentials
Amazon’s Mama Bear line has diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, vitamins, pacifiers and all the many things you are constantly running to the store to buy when you have a baby. The line is already affordable, and you can expect Prime Day deals to be offered as well. In addition, many items from the Mama Bear line are eligible for boosted Subscribe & Save discounts, so stack those savings while buying stacks of diapers and wipes.
This year’s deals: Amazon is offering up to 40% off select baby products from Mama Bear. We’re seeing 17% off diapers, 26% off diaper pail refills and 21% off baby wipes.
Pick up Some Pet Necessities
You knew owning a pet was expensive when you brought yours home. But inflation has really redefined “expensive.” Luckily, Amazon’s Solimo line has dog treats, puppy pads, flea and tick treatments, and more. Expect other brands of pet essentials to offer their own Prime Day deals, too.
This year’s deals: Prime Day shoppers can get up to 30% off pet essentials from Amazon’s brands, including Amazon Basics, Kitzy, Wag and Wonder Bound.
Load up on Discounted Gift Cards
Getting gift card discounts is a great way to dodge inflation — lock in a lower price now on gift cards that you can use to make purchases later. Think of it as pre-paying at a discount. For Prime Day this year, Amazon is up to 25% off gift cards from Amazon, Grubhub, Old Navy, UberEats and more. Plus, Prime members can get $12.50 in promotional credit with a $50 Amazon gift card purchase. So take advantage of those discounts now and get yourself a handy gift card you can use to order food or shop with, when money is tight later.
Knock out Back-to-School Shopping Early
According to our survey, 85% of those planning to shop Prime Day say they’ll be looking for back-to-school deals. While it may seem early to start thinking about back-to-school shopping, Prime Day is an excellent opportunity to pick up some items you know you’ll need at a discount (and get out in front of inflation).
This year’s deals: For Prime Day 2022, we are seeing up to 50% off lunch boxes and bento boxes for kids; up to 20% off notebooks; up to 20% off Crayola products; and up to 20% off backpacks. You can also score bulk discounts on pencils and art supplies (great for when you need to buy for multiple kids or want to save supplies for next year).
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