Best Amazon Prime Day Travel Deals 2023 – Luggage, Headphones, Electronics, Vacations, & Other Essentials for Travelers and Vacation Home Owners
Why You Should Trust Us: Before starting The Vacationer, Phil Dengler and Eric Jones founded and ran BestBlackFriday.com, which was among the largest holiday deal websites. They covered the first Prime Day in 2015 extensively and were a trusted source of information among major media outlets. Now in 2022, they bring their deal and travel knowledge to inform you of the best bargains as well as how the prices compare to Black Friday and other major sale events. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Update – Amazon Prime Day 2023 is right around the corner!
Amazon Prime Day 2023 is just around the corner! The pandemic altered the dates in 2020 (October) and 2021 (June), but Prime Day returned to July after two years in 2022. We fully expect Amazon’s biggest shopping promotion of the year to be in July once again in 2023.
How Many People Intend to Shop for Prime Day 2023?
We asked a survey question to see how many American adults had intentions of shopping for Amazon’s Prime Day this year. Here are the results.
Let’s take a look at the survey results:
- Yes, only for travel deals. — 17.83%
- Yes, for all types of deals. — 61.41%
- No. — 20.76%
Interesting Demographic Comparison — The oldest American adults over age 60 are the least likely to intend to shop for Prime Day this year. Only 69.36% of people in this age group expressed intentions of shopping. On the other hand, Americans aged 30-44 are most likely to have intentions to shop for Prime Day in 2023. 85.16% of Americans in this age group said they intend to do so.
Key Takeaway — More than 79% of American adults stated they have intentions to shop for Amazon Prime Day 2023. The 79.24% that stated these intentions represents more than 204 million people according to the latest census. It includes the 17.83% or 46 million people that intend to shop for only travel deals. It also includes the 61.41% or 158 million people that intend to shop for all types of deals. This is a significant amount of people who have intentions to shop, but we will have to wait until the event concludes to see how many actually follow through!
Check back soon as we will update all of our coverage for 2023 as we receive more information.
Prime Day 2022 Vs. Black Friday 2021 Live Deal Comparisons
Since it varies by item, we will be comparing Prime Day 2022 prices to prices for the same or comparable items on Black Friday 2021. This will be done below live updates as the deals are released. Historically (based on our sampling of hundreds of the most popular items since 2015), more than 70% of deals have beat comparable Black Friday deals from previous years, so it will be interesting to see what that percentage is when Prime Day 2022 is complete!
1. Amazon Fire TV 43″ 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV for $199.99 – (save $170.00) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $90 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
2. Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker for $44.99 – (save $35.00) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $5 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
3. Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 45mm] for $309.00 – (save $120) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $100 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop This Deal Now
4. Blink Outdoor 3 Camera kit for $124.99 – (save $125) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $15 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
5. Blink Outdoor 3 Cam Kit bundle with Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) for $134.99 – (save $199.99) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $15 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
6. Blink Video Doorbell + Sync Module 2 for $50.98 – (save $34.00) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $9.01 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
7. Echo Buds (2nd Gen) for $69.99 – (save $50) – Prime Day 2022 deal is equal to Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
8. Echo Dot (4th Gen) for $19.99 (save $30.00) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $10 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop This Deal Now
9. Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) for $74.99 – (save $55) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $15 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
10. Fire HD 10 Tablet for $74.99 – (save $75) – Prime Day 2022 deal is equal to Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
11. Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet for $69.99 – (save $70) – Prime Day 2022 deal is equal to Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
12. Fire TV Stick 4K Max for $34.99 – (save $20.00) – Prime Day 2022 deal is equal to Black Friday 2021 – Shop Deal Now
13. Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) – 6.8″ display for $94.99 – (save $45.00) – Prime Day 2022 deal is $10 better than Black Friday 2021 – Shop This Deal Now
This list will be continually updated as more deals are released throughout July 12-13.
Early Live Amazon Prime Day 2022 Travel Deals – Shop NOW!
While Prime Day does not official begin until tomorrow, here are some of our favorite early deals for travelers. Click Here to See The Full Selection of Early Prime Day Travel Deals.
E-Readers and Books
Kindles – Up to 54% Off – Shop This Deal Now
Kindle Kids for $49.99 (save $60.00) – Shop This Deal Now
Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) – 6.8″ display for $94.99 – (save $45.00) – Shop This Deal Now
Luggage Sets and Wallets
25 Inch Large Leather Duffel Travel Duffle Gym Sports Overnight Weekender Bag for $52.79 (save $13.20) – Shop This Deal Now
COTRUNKAGE Vintage Designer Luggage Set, Women’s Cute Blue Carry On Luggage 22x13x7.5 Airline Approved for $191.20 (save $47.80) – Shop This Deal Now
BEBE Women’s Adriana 21″ Hardside Carry-on Spinner Luggage, Leopard for $118.99 (save $141.01) – Shop This Deal Now
JanSport Bags and Packs for up to 23% Off – Shop This Deal Now
Kenneth Cole Reaction Luggage Sets – Save Up to $150 on Various Sets for Men, Women, Pets, and Business Travel – Shop This Deal Now
Kenneth Cole Reaction Collapsible Travel Pet Carrier for $73.02 (save $24.87) – Shop This Deal Now
Samsonite and American Tourister Luggage for up to $242 Off – Shop This Deal Now
Samsonite Winfield 3 DLX Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinners, Silver, 3-Piece Set for $309.99 (60% off) – Shop This Deal Now
Travelon RFID Blocking Undergarment Waist Pouch for $13.00 (save $4.00) – Shop This Deal Now
Headphones and Speakers
Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds with MagSafe Charging Case for $169.99 (save $79.01) – Shop This Deal Now
Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones for $449.99 (save $100) – Shop This Deal Now
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones for $199.95 (save $150.00) – Shop This Deal Now
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones & Earbuds for up to $110 off – Shop This Deal Now
Echo Buds and Other Echo On-The-Go Devices for Up to 60% Off – Shop This Deal Now
JBL Live 460 and 660 Headphones for Up to 50% Off – Shop This Deal Now
JBL Portable Bluetooth Speakers for Up to 40% Off – Shop This Deal Now
JBL Tune 710 Headphones for 19% Off – Shop This Deal Now
Philips PH805 Active Noise Canceling (ANC) Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Performance Headphones for $79.98 (53% off) – Shop This Deal Now
Sony WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM4 Headphones for up to $121 Off – Shop This Deal Now
What is Prime Day?
Prime Day is Amazon’s annual two-day sale featuring discounts on thousands of items across just about every category. Travelers are in luck because Prime Day features a variety of essentials, including luggage, headphones, Kindles, clothing, and more. Additionally, numerous other stores have their own Prime Day sales, which include the same items as well as discounts on vacation packages, flights, hotels, cruises, and rental cars.
Only Prime members can participate, but it is easy to get a free 30-day trial membership or a discounted one if you are a student or educator. Amazon recently increased its monthly Prime membership cost from $12.99 to $14.99 and its annual cost from $119 to $139, so it is important to see if you are eligible for a free trial or discounted membership.
Since its inception in 2015, Prime Day has gotten longer. Initially, it was a quick 24-hour sales event. In 2017, Amazon increased it by six hours to 30 hours. It then became a 36-hour event before finally settling in at 48 hours the past three years. For 2022, the two-day sale will again be a full 48 hours. Prime Day is Amazon’s summer version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it often has comparable deals.
When is Prime Day 2022?
As previously mentioned, Prime Day will take place on July 12 and July 13. It will likely be similar to the past few years when Amazon increased the sale duration to 48 hours. The sale officially begins at 3 a.m. EST (midnight PST) on July 12. For comparison purposes, here are previous Prime Day dates.
- Prime Day 2015: July 15 (first Prime Day ever; 24 hours long)
- Prime Day 2016: July 12 (still 24 hours long)
- Prime Day 2017: July 11 to 12 (30 hours long)
- Prime Day 2018: July 16 to 17 (36 hours long)
- Prime Day 2019: July 15 to 16 (48 hours long)
- Prime Day 2020: October 13 to 14 (pushed back due to Covid-19; 48 hours long)
- Prime Day 2021: June 21 to 22 (48 hours long)
- Prime Day 2022: July 12 to 13 (48 hours long)
Amazon made the official date announcement in a press release.
How Does Prime Day Work?
Prime Day is essentially a reward for being a Prime member. Members logged into their active Amazon Prime accounts will see thousands of items discounted at special rates for the duration of the sale. Non-members can still buy the same items, but they will have to pay more. For that reason, it is essential you have an active Prime membership if you plan on making any purchases on Prime Day.
How Do I Get a Discounted Prime Membership or a Free 30-Day Trial?
New members can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. The trial gives you all the benefits of a Prime membership, including the ability to shop for special Prime Day discounts. I recommend waiting until Amazon announces the 2022 day before signing up for your trial. That will ensure your trial membership does not run out before Prime Day concludes.
What Kind of Travel Deals Can I Expect?
Prime Day features an assortment of travel deals, with some being obvious and others being not so obvious. Expect to see a variety of deals on luggage, weekend bags, travel pillows, backpacks, toiletries, packing cubes, and more. Non-obvious items include headphones, headlamps, travel apparel and accessories, travel adapters, cameras, Kindles, and much more. Prime Day will have everything you need to plan your next trip, whether it is a week at the beach or a few days in the mountains.
What Other Kind of Deals Can I Expect?
Non-travel deals include televisions, video games, appliances, furniture, and much more. Prime Day is essentially the summer version of Black Friday, and it is a great time to stock up on essentials that you may need before the holiday season.
Amazon features a lot of its own products on Prime Day. Examples include Kindles, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, the Amazon Astro, the Amazon Glow, and more. If you are in the market for an Amazon device, Prime Day is the time to get it.
How Many Countries Participate in Prime Day?
Amazon says Prime Day will be available to customers in more than 20 countries. For reference, Prime Day was held in the following countries last year.
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
We will update the full 2023 list when it is made available.
What Other Stores Have Travel Deals on Prime Day?
Numerous major retailers, including Walmart, Target, eBay, Kohl’s, and Best Buy have competing Prime Day sales every single year. Most are similar to their Black Friday sales and feature popular items such as televisions, video games, headphones, appliances, travel gear, and more. In most cases, you do not need a special membership to shop competing Prime Day sales. That is great news if you do not want to pay for a Prime membership or are not eligible for a free trial.
Is Prime Day Better Than Black Friday?
It depends. Prime Day offers better deals than Black Friday on a variety of items. Expect most Amazon devices to be cheaper on Prime Day than they were on Black Friday last year. We have seen many televisions set record-low prices on Prime Day, and we expect that trend to continue in 2023.
Since it varies by item, we will be comparing Prime Day 2023 prices to prices for the same or comparable items on Black Friday 2022. This will be done via live updates in this blog post as the deals are released. Historically, more than 70% of deals have beat comparable Black Friday prices from previous years.
The Vacationer’s Final Thoughts
As expected, Amazon confirmed Prime Day will once again be a two-day sale event taking place July 12 through July 13. Only Prime members can participate, so ensure your membership is active or get a 30-day trial.
We expect a variety of sales on travel items and will update this post as they are released. If an item is cheaper now than it was on Black Friday, we will highlight the deal.
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