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Amazon Prime Day 2022 in Singapore: when is it and what deals to expect

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UPDATE: We now have an officially confirmed start date for Amazon Prime Day 2022, with the major sales event kicking off on July 12 and running for 48 hours until the end of July 13. Additional details below.

Amazon Prime Day 2022 is on the horizon, and we now know that the online retail giant's biggest sales event will be kicking off at 12AM (SGT) on July 12 and running until 11:59PM (SGT) on July 13 – that means you can look forward to 48 hours of epic sales from the world's largest online retailer.

Amazon Prime Day has become one of the biggest shopping events in the Singaporean retail calendar despite being around only for a few years. Prime Day is still growing in popularity and, like last time round, it could be an absolute whopper of a sale!

The last Prime Day saw prices tumbling down to record lows, especially on Amazon's Echo smart speakers, and those prices have not yet been beaten, not even during the last Black Friday event.

How to shop during Prime Day 2022

The only way to maximise your savings during the Prime Day sale is to become a Prime member. Click on the link below to sign up in the lead up to Prime Day 2022 and you'll get a 30-day free trial, plus access to a lot of other Amazon services, including Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming (previously called Twitch)
Sign up for Amazon Prime now (opens in new tab)

Prime Day sales are the perfect opportunity to save a packet on whatever you might need. It's a great source for picking up laptops, cameras, smart home devices and so much more on the cheap, even if it's an item that costs under SG$10 at full price. However, to shop during Prime Day, you'll need to be a Prime member.

Being a Prime member not only gets you access to the Amazon Prime Day shopping, it gets you free shipping on all Prime-eligible items, no matter how little or how much they cost.

With that in mind, we'll be keeping you updated with the best international Amazon Prime Day until the sales event officially comes to a close so that you don't miss out. 

So, if you're keen for an awesome bargain, keep your eyes peeled and on this page , because we'll be updating it frequently with the best discounts we can find, as soon as we find them!

All you'll need to take advantage of this year's sales event is an Amazon Prime membership, which you can try for free for 30 days (opens in new tab).

Best early Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals

Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse (opens in new tab) (with Charging Dock) | SG$167.87 SG$141.15 (save SG$26.72)

One of Razer's best wireless gaming mice is currently reduced on Amazon ahead of Prime Day. The Razer Basilisk Ultimate wireless gaming mouse offers a 20K DPI optical sensor, Chroma RGB, 11 programmable buttons, a 100-hour battery and even includes a charging dock. 

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT Gaming Headset | SG$317.44 SG$244.12 (opens in new tab) (save SG$73.32)

A versatile premium gaming headset that will work on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Mac, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT delivers excellent spatial audio, crisp chat quality and powerful sound thanks to its 50mm high-density neodymium speaker drivers. Includes a Bluetooth dongle for easy connectivity.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

It all began in the US back in 2015 as a celebration of Amazon’s 20th birthday. Prime Day then offered more deals than Black Friday and, since then, has become Amazon’s mid-year sale event when the company thanks its Prime members by offering exclusive discounts on a wide range of products.

Another reason why Amazon hosts Prime Day each year is so it can shift staggering amounts of stock while giving eager shoppers a reason to spend their money.

While it began as a one-day sale, by 2018 it was extended to 36 hours and, and eventually it extended to 48, even in Singapore.

Prime Day isn’t just about selling Amazon-branded products – several brands and third-party sellers also save their best deals for Prime Day as they know thousands of extra shoppers will be hitting the online marketplace, looking for anything from groceries to electronics and clothes.

To participate in the Prime Day shopping spree though you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member. If you haven’t already signed up, then you can do so now (opens in new tab) and you’ll be entitled to a 30-day free trial before you need to start paying the monthly fee.

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What does Amazon Prime offer Singapore shoppers?

Singapore has one of the cheapest Prime memberships in the world. After the 30-day free trial, you’ll be paying just SG$2.99 a month and this gets you a few perks, the biggest being free and fast delivery on products labelled ‘Prime eligible’.

When we say “fast”, we do mean “fast”. If you’ve spent SG$60 or more, you can have your Prime eligible shopping delivered to you in two hours! If, however, you haven’t spent that much, you’re still entitled to free delivery for any Prime eligible purchase (no minimum spend), but they will arrive in a day or two. 

If you happen to shop for items being imported from other markets, then you’re eligible for free expedited international shipping for purchases of SG$60 and more. 

Prime members also get exclusive early access to deals on Amazon and, more importantly, get to shop during Prime Day.

While you’re paying for the privilege of free, swift delivery (although that’s currently being slowed down to make space for the essential items people are ordering), signing up for Prime means you’ll also have free access to Amazon’s streaming services, namely Prime Video and Prime Gaming (formerly known as Twitch). Unfortunately, that’s all the privileges Singapore Prime members are eligible for – other regions, in comparison, get free access to more Amazon services with their Prime subscriptions but they also pay way more for the privilege.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022 in Singapore?

Typically Amazon Prime Day is held in the middle of July each year, but the last couple of years have been... well, different. The effects of the ongoing pandemic were felt quite strongly in 2020 and Amazon postponed Prime Day 2020 to October and kicked it off on a Tuesday – a first for Amazon either way. The tech giant was able to bring Prime Day 2021 forward to June last year – earlier than its usual mid-July timetable – and start it, as usual, on a Monday.

That said, we now know that Prime Day 2022 will be happening in July this year, which means things are starting to go back to normal. While an exact date is unknown at this point, it's possible that the next edition of Prime Day could start at 12am AEST on Monday, July 11. If so, that means Prime Day 2022 might officially end its Singaporean sale at 11:59pm SST on Tuesday, July 12.

Of course, it must be noted that these dates are as yet unconfirmed and is simply speculation based on what Amazon has historically done (with the exception of the last two years, of course). We'll be sure to update this page as soon as we have official word on when Prime Day 2022 will take place in Singapore.

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What to expect from Prime Day 2022

With Amazon constantly adding to its catalogue of products, it’s not easy to predict what kind of deals to expect. However, we can make educated guesses based on what happened last year. And we think gamers are going to be in for a treat.

Not only will we be able to find big discounts on the Nintendo Switch, we’re expecting Amazon to discount the smaller Switch Lite as well.

We don’t think Amazon will stop at just Switch consoles, either. Last year, PC components saw a whopping 40% off a wide selection, including cooling fans, motherboards and memory cards from the likes of Corsair and Asus.

Given the worldwide chip shortage, we wouldn't expect many graphics cards to get the discount treatment this year. That said, other PC and gaming accessories will likely be available for less – for example, a HyperX gaming mouse and headset saw a pretty steep 54% price drop during a previous Prime Day, while routers from DLink, Asus and Netgear saw discounts of up to 36%. 

If you’re looking for backup devices to save your files, then portable storage from Sandisk, Seagate and Western Digital will also likely be on offer, and hopefully with similar discounts of up to 43%.

Anyone looking for audio gear should also be excited as last year saw selected speakers and headphones from well-known brands like Jabra, JBL, Sennheiser, Klipsch, B&O, 1MORE and Plantronics available for less than half price, and we’re expecting the same again this year. Soundbars from Sonos, Bose and Sony were marked down by up to 55% last year, and we see no reason why Amazon can’t repeat that feat again.

Also keep an eye out for fitness wearables (the Fitbit Blaze got a massive 60% off last year) and vacuum cleaners, including robot vacuums from iRobot and Ecovacs Robotics.

What happened during Prime Day last year?

Last year's Prime Day sales event saw some incredible discounts on a wide range of in-demand items, from headphones and soundbars, to routers and PC gaming peripherals, and everything in between.

Below you'll find just some examples of the deals that were offered during the last Prime Day, and these should give you a good indication of what you can expect to see reduced during Prime Day 2022.

Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC Wireless Headphones | SG$394.84 SG$289 (save SG$105.84)

Although they've been superseded by the new WH-1000XM4 headphones, Sony's previous WH-1000XM3 cans are still absolutely magnificent and better than anything else in their category. Last year, they received a massive Prime Day discount of over SG$100, and we expect to see similar savings this year.

Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless | SG$299 SG$135.62 (save SG$163.38)

Sennheiser is one of the most respected audio brands in the world, and its CX 400BT earbuds are among the best mid-range true wireless options around. Amazon Prime members were able to pick these up right last year at the discounted price of SG$129, which was 33% off the original listing price.

All-new Echo (4th generation) International Version | SG$141.28 SG$85.31 (save SG$55.97)

Offering big sound and even bigger smarts, Amazon's All-new Echo (4th generation) is an excellent smart speaker for larger rooms in your household. Given Amazon's tendency to discount its own products on Prime Day, we fully expect this one to get discounted again in 2022.

Sonos Beam soundbar with Amazon Alexa Built-in | SG$699 SG$599 (save SG$100)

In our 4-and-a-half star review (opens in new tab), we praised the Sonos Beam's excellent compact design and impressive audio punch, calling it the "Sonos soundbar we've been waiting for." Last year, the Sonos Beam was significantly reduced on Amazon Prime Day, so there's a good chance that could happen again this time around.

Amazon Kindle Oasis (International Version) | SG$373.65 SG$278.17 (save SG$95.48)

Like with the All-new Echo we mentioned above, we totally expect Amazon to discount its Kindle Oasis on Prime Day once again. It's the best ereader money can buy, with a premium-looking metal chassis and page-turn buttons that are perfect for one-handed use. Last year, it was discounted by around SG$95, and we hope to see a comparable deal in 2022.

Razer Kiyo Pro streaming webcam | SG$268.25 SG$217.56 (save SG$50.69)

Webcams are still in huge demand as people continue to work from home, so any discount you see on one is worth considering. During last Prime Day, Razer's Kiyo Pro saw a very decent discount, we we have every reason to believe that there will be more webcam deals during this year's sales event..

Logitech G815 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | SG$299 SG$199 (save SG$100)

Logitech's excellent G815 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard had its price slashed in the lead-up to last year's Amazon Prime Day, which is a good reminder that you don't always have to wait until the actual day to nab a great bargain.

Netgear Orbi (RBK50) Tri-band Mesh WiFi System | SG$649 SG$359 (save SG$290)

If you're on the lookout for a new mesh router system, we suggest waiting until Prime Day, because Amazon traditionally offers massive savings on networking gear. Take this Netgear Orbi (RBK50) Tri-band Mesh WiFi System for instance, which was slashed by almost SG$300 last year.

Fitbit Charge 4 Activity Tracker (Rosewood) | SG$248 SG$135.43 (save SG$112.57)

Prime Day is also a good time to make that lifestyle change you've been thinking about, thanks to the many deals and discounts we tend to see on fitness trackers each year. Last year saw the Fitbit Charge 4 heavily reduced, and we expect to see it and other activity trackers discounted again in 2022.

How to shop during Prime Day 2021

1. Check out our deals predictions and, eventually our Prime Day deals list
There are also too many deals available on Prime Day. It's never a problem finding discounts, it's always an issue of figuring out what deals are worth your money. That's why we always set up a curated list during the sales marathon, and you’ll find it right here on this very page.
We spent some good time last Black Friday thinking about smart ways to shop on Amazon – they're still some great Prime Day tips and tricks.

2. Amazon Prime Day has historically required being a Prime member, so be sure to have a subscription on Prime Day
Amazon started Prime Day as a clever way to drive up its Prime subscription count, and this online shopping marathon – conveniently opposite Black Friday – accomplished just that. You'll need to sign up for Prime (opens in new tab) (you can get a free 30-day trial), which comes with free shipping and Prime Video access.

3. Create a wish list to curate what you want, as there will be loads of deals
You're also going to want to create a wish list ahead of time, which will let you sort out what you want and how much everything costs. This will give you a head start. You'll be able to see which deals dropped in price and which did not. 

4. Snap up the best Prime Day 2021 deals before they're gone
We often find the best deals to go in a matter of minutes, at which time Amazon rolls out a waitlist for those who were just behind the curve.

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.