For bargain shoppers, there are a few days in the year when they’re guaranteed to find the best deals: Memorial Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day in recent years.
In 2015, Amazon hosted its first Prime Day, a 24-hour mega sale of items across all categories on the website. Now, the annual summer event spans 48 hours with thousands of goods up for grabs at steep discounts.
This year, Amazon Prime Day will take place July 12-13, with some sales going live even earlier than the official start of the “holiday.” To take advantage of the best deals, shoppers must have an Amazon Prime membership, but the online retailer has a few offers for non-members.
Beyond access to Prime Day sales, year-round membership benefits include free one- and two-day shipping; two-hour grocery delivery service; access to streaming services such as Prime Video and Amazon Music; unlimited photo storage and map to 5GB of video storage with Amazon Photos; and much more.
They set 2022 to be a big year for Amazon Prime Day. For travelers looking to stock up on new gear, from electronics and neck pillows to luggage and more, here are some of the best deals:
Prime Day is your prime opportunity to stock up if you’re overdue for buying a new luggage set. For a carry-on suitcase that travels with ease, check out the Samsonite Omni PC expandable luggage. The 20-inch Hardwire bag features a scratch-resistant exterior, an expandable interior with compression straps, and a TSA-approved lock. The easy-to-maneuver bag is now on sale for up to 32% off, depending on the color you choose.
Another popular carry-on option from Samsonite is the Winfield 2, currently being offered at 22% off in the charcoal color. The airplane-ready suitcase fits the carry-on standards for most major airlines, but for travelers needing a complete set of matching bags, the entire Samsonite Winfield collection is on sale for nearly 50% off.
For quality luggage set at a fraction of the price, check out the Coolife set of three soft-shell or hard-shell suitcases.
BCOZZY Double Support Neck Pillow
With over 21,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon, the BCOZZY Double Support Neck Pillow is one of the best-selling travel pillows on the market. It comes in 13 different colors and allows users to adjust the positioning of the pillow to support the head, neck, and chin. The pillow usually sells for about $60 but is now going for $43, with the price expected to drop even further.
Nothing makes a flight go by faster than blocking out the noise around you and focusing on your entertainment, whether music, audiobooks, or favorite TV series. On Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer will be offering deals on Apple AirPods Pro (originally $250, selling for $200) and Sony Noise-canceling Bluetooth Headphones (originally $150, selling for $98). Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro and Bose Sound link Headphones are also on sale.
Amazon Prime Day has deals for you if the great outdoors is calling your name this summer. Save big bucks on quality sleeping bags, camping hammocks, hiking shoes, as well as a hiking backpack. For those who love to get out on the water, there’s even an inflatable SUP paddle board on sale, while beachgoers will appreciate this discounted beach tent.
It wouldn’t be Amazon Prime Day without a sale on some of Amazon’s bestsellers. For travelers who love to read but want to travel light, the Kindle with a Built-in Front Light is on sale and three months free of Kindle Unlimited, all for $59.99. Young travelers can get in on the fun with the Kindle Kids e-reader also up for grabs at a discounted price of $64.99.
Amazon Prime is full of random knick-knacks and accessories designed for a better travel experience. Here are just a few favorites that will go on sale for Prime Day:
- Everlasting Comfort Airplane Footrest (especially perfect for long-haul flights)
- dream Passport and Vaccine Card Holder Combo (making it easier to fly through immigration and customs)
- Veken 6-Piece Packing Cube Set or ABIGAIL Compression Travel Cubes (great for keeping your suitcase organized)
These are just a few travel-related deals that shoppers will find on Amazon Prime Day. If there’s a specific product that you’re interested in, be sure to sign up for deal alerts to be notified when it goes on sale.
Jessica is a freelance journalist on a quest to see and experience everything our gorgeous planet offers and share her experiences with her fellow travelers. Jessica has written for several world-class Travel Magazines.