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Amazon Black Friday 2022 is as close to normal as Amazon ever gets. I say that tongue-in-cheek because Amazon has been all over the place in recent years. Amazon started rolling out deals with Black Friday like pricing prior to Thanksgiving. Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday is here, the deals are officially labeled as “Black Friday Deal” and are the lowest price you’ll see.

You should also know that dynamic pricing is in full swing during Black Friday. This means top retailers like Amazon, Target, and Walmart constantly change prices to compete with each other. Amazon’s prices change to match other retailers about an hour after competitor deals go live. Don’t worry because we compare prices across all three stores to make sure you’re getting the best Amazon Black Friday deals. There’s already tons of early Amazon Black Friday deals happening that are continuing right into Black Friday.

Download the Krazy Coupon Lady app to make sure all the Amazon deals go straight to your phone and you’re ready when the sale starts. Text BLACKFRIDAY to 57299 and receive real-time text alerts when Black Friday deals go live.

 

1. Are Amazon Black Friday deals better than Prime Day?

woman online shopping on laptop surrounded by boxes

Amazon Black Friday deals are about the same as what you see on Prime Day, but some big brands like Apple use Black Friday to drop their prices to the absolute lowest of the year. The downside is that Black Friday deals tend to sell out quicker than Prime Day deals.

Our best tip? Set deal alerts or check for Walmart or Target price matches to get the best Black Friday deals while items are still in stock.

 

2. When will Amazon Black Friday start in 2022?

graphic showing Amazon's black friday 2022 schedule: Thanksgiving 11/24 to Black Friday 11/25

Amazon’s Black Friday 2022 deals went live at 12:01 PST on Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day) and last through Nov. 25.

 

3. The Amazon Black Friday ad dropped on mid-November.

An Amazon delivery van driver opening the side door of the van to grab a package.

To be clear, Amazon doesn’t put out an actual Black Friday ad — they do an announcement with deals! Amazon released its Black Friday deals in mid-November.

 

4. Amazon Black Friday Deals are already on!

Amazon Epic Daily Deals page open on a computer

Like most retailers, Amazon has a ton of deals already live. Here are the best early Amazon Black Friday deals happening now.

ONLINE Deal
$79.00 $159.00 (50% Off)
EXPIRED NOV 28, 2022
 

ONLINE Deal
$269.99 $329.00 (18% Off)
Expires Dec 31, 2022
 

ONLINE Deal
$29.99 $59.99 (50% Off)
Buy 1 Beckham Hotel Collection King Bed Pillows 2-Pack, $59.99
PRICE SUMMARY
$18 each
EXPIRED NOV 27, 2022
 

ONLINE Deal
$29.99 $64.99 (54% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$15 each
Expires Dec 12, 2022
 

ONLINE Deal
$34.99 $49.99 (30% Off)
Expires Dec 12, 2022
 

Expires Dec 12, 2022
 

Expires Dec 12, 2022
 

 

5. Don’t forget about Amazon Black Friday 2022 coupons.

Amazon Coupons Page screenshot

I mean, never forget about coupons, right? But these little guys are easy to overlook in the excitement of furious clicking. Amazon coupons will be available during Black Friday on loads of items from electronics to clothing. Just clip the coupon, and it automatically applies to your total at checkout.

 

7. Also, Amazon Cyber Monday deals is a 3-day event.

ring video doorbell next to prime packaging

Cyber Monday Amazon deals actually start on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, and bring us more Amazon device bargains and toy deals. You can expect up to 70% off on electronics, beauty, apparel, home, and toys.

Here are some hot deals happening now that rival Cyber Monday offerings.

ONLINE Deal
$14.99 $29.99 (50% Off)
Expires Dec 12, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$29.99 $64.99 (54% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$15 each
Expires Dec 12, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$14.99 $39.99 (63% Off)
Expires Dec 12, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$34.99 $84.99 (59% Off)
Expires Dec 12, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$39.99 $59.99 (33% Off)
EXPIRED NOV 28, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$249.99 $369.99 (32% Off)
Expires Dec 12, 2022
 

8. Only Prime members get early access to Amazon Lightning Deals — but you needed to sign up by Nov. 1.

Amazon Prime free trial page screenshot

Anyone can shop Amazon Black Friday 2022 deals, but only Prime members get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals. If you’re not a Prime member, you could have signed up Nov. 1 to be sure you’re a member during the sale. However, there’s always next year!

I think a Prime membership is worth it, but you can decide if you want to keep your membership or not after you’ve shopped Black Friday with free shipping for Prime members.

Activate your free 30-day Prime trial.

 

9. Amazon Lightning Deals go fast, so add products to your watchlist.

Amazon deals watchlist screenshot

Amazon Lightning Deals are named as such because they show up and then disappear as soon as they’re sold out or in 24 hours, whichever happens first. It’s a good idea to add things to your watchlist so you get the deals before they sell out.

Here’s how to get the jump on these: once the Amazon ad drops, add the items you’re interested in to your Amazon watchlist. This way, if they end up as Lightning Deals, you’re ready to pull the trigger when they’re live.

Learn more secrets to landing the best Amazon Lightning Deals.

TIP: Amazon doesn’t offer price matching or price adjustments. But there are plenty of other retailers who will give you an Amazon price match.

 

10. Search for the best deals from Amazon Black Friday 2022 third-party sellers.

A diaper bag screenshot on Amazon

Amazon third-party sellers are the boss of their own products, since they package and ship them to customers directly. They can set their own prices, they can charge for shipping, or they can drop their prices. Third-party sellers can’t be featured as the main seller or “win the Buy Box,” as it’s called, because they’re third party, but that doesn’t mean they’re more spendy.

(“Winning the Buy Box” is a term for being the featured seller of a specific item.)

During Black Friday, they can’t offer Lightning Deals or coupons, but they can adjust pricing to be competitive. Only direct sellers (big brands) and FBAs (smaller vendors who send their products to Amazon for shipping to the customer) can offer Lightning Deals and coupons.

This means third parties may have better deals during Amazon Black Friday 2022 than direct sellers or FBAs.

To check for a lower third-party price on something, tap the “Also available from” section of the product page to see the list of who’s selling it. It’s not unusual for a legitimate third-party seller with great reviews to sell an identical product for a lower price than Amazon.

TIP: Always read the seller reviews in those two seconds before you buy a Lightning Deal!

 

 

11. Sort by ‘deals’ to see the best prices for gifts from Amazon’s gift guides.

Each year, Amazon releases gift guides in categories like Home, Kids, Electronics, and more. That doesn’t always mean these gifts are a stellar deal. Look for a little checkbox to sort each guide by “Deal” to see discounted items.

TIP: Amazon’s “Toys We Love” list shows up early in the holiday shopping season. Check out Amazon’s holiday toy list for 2022.

 

12. Be on the lookout for Amazon newbie gift card deals during Amazon Black Friday 2022.

A woman holding an Amazon gift card in front of a computer screen with the Amazon gift card reload page up on it.

The Amazon credit card is one of the best store credit cards to have. Amazon has two credit card options: the Amazon Store Card and Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.

If you don’t currently have an Amazon Store Card, from November 22 – 30, 2022, both Prime and non-Prime members can get a $100 Amazon.com gift card instantly when you’re approved for the Amazon Store Card.

If you’re a Prime member and choose the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, you’ll get a $200 Amazon gift card instantly when you’re approved.

Plus, from November 24 – 28, 2022, Prime card members can earn 10% back (or more) on select products and categories.

 

13. Always join the Waitlist for out-of-stock items.

Sometimes deals are just sitting in shoppers’ carts, meaning they’ve claimed them but may not actually go through with purchasing them. Bummer, because something might look sold out or out of stock because someone is walking around the virtual store with it.

If you click “Join Waitlist” on an item that’s out of stock, you’ll be in line (fingers crossed next) to purchase whatever someone else leaves behind.

 

14. Focus on Amazon Black Friday 2022 TV deals, along with Amazon device deals on Alexa and Fire.

Amazon devices will be at their lowest prices of the year by the time Black Friday rolls around. You can save up to 47% off Fire TV 50″ 4-Series. Check out all these TV deals.

Amazon Alexa + Ring

ONLINE Deal
$14.99 $49.99 (70% Off)
EXPIRED NOV 28, 2022
See all Alexa deals and Ring doorbell deals.

Fire Tablet

ONLINE Deal
$39.99 $59.99 (33% Off)
EXPIRED NOV 28, 2022
See all tablet deals.

TIP: Ask “Alexa, what are my deals?” to hear the holiday deals for that day.

 

15. Side-eye Amazon deals on Apple, vacuums, or small appliances.

shark navigator vacuum in cart

You can usually find better deals on these elsewhere, but hey, you never know. I’m not saying skip these, but I am saying that you might want to price compare before you click to buy. Check it out:

Apple

Prices on Apple at Amazon are typically very close to Target’s price. But at Target, you can get 5% off using your RedCard. Only shop Apple on Amazon if it’s something Target doesn’t sell.
See all Apple deals.

Vacuums

Kohl’s will have similar prices as Amazon but will sweeten the deals with pockets full of Kohl’s Cash. There are tons of Black Friday vacuum deals available too.
See all vacuum deals.

Small kitchen appliances

Macy’s will have these for $7.99 after rebates, but sometimes they’re off-brand, like Bella.
See all kitchen appliance deals.

 

16. Amazon doesn’t deliver on Thanksgiving Day.

amazon delivery drive standing in front of amazon van handing a package

Even though Amazon isn’t closed on Thanksgiving, they won’t be making deliveries that day as they follow the USPS’s holiday schedule. Make sure to plan ahead.

 

 

 

17. Check Amazon price histories on CamelCamelCamel so you can buy with confidence.

Amazon price tracking with Camel Camel Camel on a computer screen

Instead of stressing about whether you’re actually getting a good deal or not while the Lightning Deal clock ticks down, check your item’s price history on CamelCamelCamel.com.

You’ll see what the lowest recent price has been (and when), and you can determine if the current price is actually a decent deal or just a lot of hype.

TIP: When checking price histories on CamelCamelCamel, know that Prime Day deals usually top Amazon Black Friday deals. So while you may see prices drop over Black Friday, they may not drop as low as they did on Prime Day.

 

19. Amazon doesn’t offer price matching, but Target will.

Amazon app held next to an air fryer in a target shopping cart.

Amazon has a pretty solid “no price matching” rule that’s in play 365 days a year. Target offers price matching to Amazon. So if you’re shopping at one of those stores, it’s a good idea to compare what they offer with Amazon’s price. If Amazon’s is lower, ask for a Target price match.

 

 

20. Amazon offers extended holiday returns through Jan. 31, 2023.

An Amazon employee scanning a return sticker on a product at an Amazon hub location

If you purchase an item between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, you have until Jan. 31, 2023, to make Amazon returns.

Best part? You can still do your Amazon returns at Kohl’s during the holidays too. Or drop your return off at UPS store locations or Whole Foods.

That’s all I’ve got for you for Amazon this Black Friday, but as things start moving, I’ll be sure to update this article. Oh, hey, if you see something, would you kindly drop a comment? I’ll add it in if it’s helpful. It takes a village to shop at Amazon.

How to Get the Best Amazon Black Friday 2022 Deals