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Amazon Prime Day Kindle deals 2022: sales are over, here's what you missed

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Amazon Prime Day is now over, and that means all the great Kindle deals we saw have wrapped up - Amazon's ereaders are now back up to their standard prices, and we're left with the memory of those lower costs.

Over several days, we saw some Kindles available for more than 50% off, especially in the UK where deals seemed even better than elsewhere. There were a few good ones in the US, like a huge 55% discount on the Kindle Kids, a fantastic offer for parents looking for ways to keep the kids busy this summer. 

These are over now though, however for posterity, we've listed them below so you can see what you missed. Maybe we'll see similar or better price cuts over Black Friday.

Prime Day Kindle deals in the US

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Amazon Kindle (without Lockscreen Ads): $109.99 $59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 - The e-reader that started it all is almost 50% off this Prime Day. It boasts a 167ppi display that delivers that reading-on-paper experience, adjustable brightness, and a battery life that lasts for weeks. You'll save even more money as this deal comes with three free months of Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition: $189.99 $134.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $55 - This ad-free signature edition of the Kindle Paperwhite comes with IPX8 waterproofing, adjustable warm light, and three free months' access to Kindle Unlimited. Best of all, it boasts sensors that auto-adjust the front light as well as wireless charging capabilities – two things the original Paperwhite version doesn't have.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis:$349.99 $259.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)Save $90 - Originally $349.99, this is a very good bundle deal for both Amazon's premium E Ink reader (opens in new tab) and the all-you-can-eat Kindle Unlimited service. You get to keep the reader and the free cellular service to add new books from wherever you are, but the free book service bundle runs out after three months (then it auto-renews for $9.99 a month). Even so, this is a top-tier reader with lots of storage (32GB), no ads, and a waterproof case, which means it's perfect for the beach or pool.

Amazon Kindle Oasis (32 GB, free 3 months Unlimited no cell service): $299.99$209.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Amazon Kindle Oasis (8 GB, free 3 months Unlimited no cell service):$269.99 $189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8GB):$159.99 $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) 

Save $50 - Originally $159.99, this is a good deal for what we consider probably the best reading experience for most people (opens in new tab).  It has a bright, high-contrast 6.8-inch screen and is ready for the beach or pool thanks to waterproof construction. It's also nice that Amazon finally made the switch to USB-C charging.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB, free 3 months Unlimited Lockscreen ad-supported): $139.99 $94.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Kindle Kids: $109.99$49.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 - You're saving more than you're spending on this kid-friendly tablet. Unlike other game- and entertainment-focused educational tablets, Amazon's Kindle Kids, now 55% off for Prime Day, is primarily focused on introducing the kids to the joys of reading. It offers weeks of battery life, and comes with one-year free Amazon Kids+ membership that gives the young ones access to a ton of titles

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Audible Premium Plus Membership: three months free (opens in new tab)
An Audible membership is the perfect complement to your Kindle device. For Prime Day, the service is offering a three-month free trial that gives you access to Audible Premium Plus benefits. That includes one credit a month for any audiobook title and unlimited access to their growing audio catalog.

Prime Day Kindle deals in the UK

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Kindle: £69.99 £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £35 - Take advantage of this exclusive 50% discount on the original Kindle if you're a Prime Member. Amazon's most affordable e-reader (with Ads version) is cheaper this Prime Day. This under-£40 device comes with a 167ppi display that reads like actual paper, adjustable front lighting, and a battery life that'll last for weeks on a single charge. It's a great option for budget-minded readers.

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Kindle Paperwhite: £129.99 £84.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £45 - Another Prime Member exclusive, the Paperwhite model is 35% off in this early bird special. Getting a lofty 4.5 out of 5 in our review (opens in new tab), this model comes with a beautiful 6.8-inch 300ppi display, 10 weeks of battery life on a single charge, and an IPX8 waterproof rating. Its USB-C charging port is also a plus to fans of the connector.

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Kindle Oasis: £229.99 £159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 - UK Prime members get an exclusive 30% discount on Amazon's waterproof Kindle. The popular Kindle Oasis, which got 4 out of 5 stars in our review (opens in new tab), is the most luxurious Kindle yet, so it's a bit more expensive. With this deal, you're getting that coveted IPX8 waterproof rating, 300ppi Paperwhite display, and adjustable warm lighting for much less.

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Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition: £179.99 £134.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £45 - Score a 25% discount if you're a Prime Member on this Signature edition that received a 4 out of 5 in our review (opens in new tab).  Kindle fans will appreciate the wireless charging capability, auto-adjusting front lighting, and 32GB of e-book storage. That's on top of everything you already love about the Kindle Paperwhite.

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Kindle Kids: £99.99 £49.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50 - Unlike other game- and entertainment-focused educational tablets, Amazon's Kindle Kids, now 50% off for Prime Day, is primarily focused on introducing the kids to the joys of reading. It offers weeks of battery life, and comes with one-year free Amazon Kids+ membership that gives the young ones access to a ton of titles

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Kindle Unlimited (UK): three months free (opens in new tab)
If you're in the UK you can get a headstart this Prime Day by getting an extended three-month free trial for Kindle Unlimited. This one's open to Prime members and new customers only but offers millions of novels, magazines, and audiobooks right at your fingertips. Our fingers are crossed we'll see a similar promotion for US readers over Prime Day...

Amazon Prime Day Kindle Deals: FAQs

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Do you need Amazon Prime for Prime Day Kindle deals?

Yes, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member if you want the best Kindle prices this Prime Day. While there are usually tons of general sales open to all customers over Prime Day, Amazon always keeps its deals on own-brand products for Prime members exclusively. Thankfully, the retailer offers a free trial throughout the year, which you can use to gain access to every Prime Day deal free of charge.

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Get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime (opens in new tab)
Amazon is currently offering a 30 day free trial of Prime. While you're a little early for Prime Day itself, you'll get the same benefits as paid members: free delivery, early access to lightning deals, plus video streaming, music, Prime Reading and more. You can cancel at any time during the trial. After 30 days, Prime will cost $12.99/£7.99 per month.

Is Amazon Prime Day the best time for Kindle deals?

Yes, Amazon Prime Day is highly likely to be the best time all year round for Kindle deals, with Black Friday (opens in new tab) coming in as a close second. We say this because Kindle devices are part of Amazon's own line-up of devices and it's tradition that the company saves the best discounts on those for its own big event.

There is, of course, always an outside chance that Prime Day Kindle deals will be beaten by those offered over another sales event, but we think it's pretty unlikely. Last year's discounts saw record low prices (with you can view below) and it seems a safe bet that those will be matched or exceeded in 2022. If you see a sale this year that's beating our rounded up prices from last year just below then it's probably a really great time to score a Kindle for cheap.

Will there be Amazon Prime Day Kindle Unlimited deals?

Amazon tends to offer things like Prime Day Kindle Unlimited deals in the run-up to the event itself - mostly to drive up subscription numbers. 2020's event actually included an extended free trial period of three months - an awesome little freebie on the side. In 2021, Amazon switched the offer up to exclusively offer these three months to those who bought a Kindle device only. It's highly likely we'll see something similar this year offered as a Prime Day extra. 

Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?

Amazon Kindle Unlimited, along with Audible, is a fantastic service that perfectly compliments any Amazon Kindle device. You get unlimited access to a library of over one million books and magazines, plus some free audiobook narration on select titles courtesy of Audible. It's good value, at just $7.95 / £7.99 a month, and you'll never run out of fantastic content. 

That said, Prime members get access to the Prime reading service. It's like a stripped-down version of Kindle Unlimited, and has a few thousand free titles. So if you have Prime, even if you don't want to sign up to Kindle Unlimited, you'll still have plenty of books to read with your Kindle device.

Of course, if you've never signed up for the free Kindle Unlimited trial before, then you can get a whole three months for free right now if you're a Prime member. That's more than enough time to decide whether you're going to get your money's worth from Kindle Unlimited - just remember to cancel your subscription before your three months is up if you're not planning to fully subscribe.

Amazon Prime Day Kindle deals: what to expect

So, what can you expect from this year's event? Well, in short, we'll be looking at the best discounts all year on every model in the range. 2021's event not only covered the standard 2019 Amazon Kindle, but also the more premium Paperwhite and Oasis models. 

We've already had some record-low prices already this year in the UK thanks to the Amazon Spring Sale in early April. This particular event included a £39 price tag on the standard Kindle and a £99 price on the Paperwhite, both the lowest yet. Kindle deals have been a bit quieter in the US so far, but amazing prices - potentially record lows - are all but a shoo-in for next week's Prime Day sale.

Another common feature was 'Essentials' bundles, which are decent options if you're looking to bundle up with a premium case and power adaptor. At the time, all these models were at their lowest prices ever - records that we definitely expect to be exceeded this year given there haven't been any new releases.

Another key component of the wider Kindle deals over Prime Day are promotions on the Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Curiously, last year's event didn't offer up any subscription discounts but did include a free three months of service with every Kindle device purchase. While not great for those who already had a Kindle, this promotion did offer plenty of free material to check out for new users. 

Last year's Amazon Prime Kindle deals

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Kindle:$89.99$54.99 at Amazon
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We always see Amazon's range of e-readers take a nice discount for Prime Day, and you'll be pleased to learn that this deal beats the previous best by a few dollars. It comes in with a built-in front light, which should solve any visibility issues you might have. 

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Kindle Kids Edition:$109.99$64.99 at Amazon
Save $45 - Get a steep discount on this child-friendly version of the Kindle, which comes with a Rainbow Birds-themed cover. You also get a year of Amazon Kids+ bundled in with this one, which offers an existing library of books to enjoy. Not a bad gift purchase this Prime Day.

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Kindle Paperwhite (8GB): $129.99 $79.99 at Amazon
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For Prime Day 2021, you can score a massive $50 price cut on the Kindle Paperwhite. That's the best price we've found for the waterproof e-reader, which features a glare-free display and provides a single battery charge that lasts for weeks.

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Kindle Paperwhite (32GB): $159.99 $104.99 at Amazon
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Get the higher capacity version of Amazon's waterproof e-reader at a steep discount for Prime Day 2021. This beats the previous best price by $5, and the weeks-long battery life should ensure you get all the reading time you need from this one.

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Kindle Oasis (8GB): $249.99$184.99 at Amazon
Save $65 - If you want the Kindle with the best display around, consider this Prime Day 2021 deal, which takes the Oasis within $10 of its previous lowest price. 8GB capacity should be enough for any books and audiobooks you throw at it, but if you want the 32GB version instead, that's also discounted. 

Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow, and money-saving Kindle deals should roll out soon both in the US and the UK. 

Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow, and money-saving Kindle deals should roll out soon both in the US and the UK. 

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8GB):$159.99 $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) Save $50 - Originally $159.99, this is a good deal for what we consider probably the best reading experience for most people (opens in new tab).  It has a bright, high-contrast 6.8-inch screen and is ready for the beach or pool thanks to waterproof construction. It's also nice that Amazon finally made the switch to USB-C charging.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB, free 3 months Unlimited Lockscreen ad-supported): $139.99 $94.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Alex Whitelock

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.

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