Last week Amazon announced a second sales extravaganza for 2022 – no it’s not technically another Amazon Prime Day – which they call the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. The two-day event will take place October 11-12 and will offer customers the opportunity to get a head start on the holiday shopping season. After all, why wait for Black Friday to stock up on gifts?
When is Amazon Prime Day?
As retailers tend to record their biggest sales for the period now known as Cyber Week – the blurring of discounts that run from Black Friday to Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving – Amazon plans to start things more than a month early. Although it’s a little early to tell, we expect Amazon’s competitors to start announcing major sales events around the same time. In July, we saw businesses of all shapes and sizes offering discounts during Prime Day, from other big retailers like Target, Nordstrom and Walmart to smaller businesses like Clare and Our Place. We’ll keep you posted on everything you need to know about the new Prime Day sale and any competing discounts we come across.
How will the Prime Early Access sale work?
Similar to the Prime Day event, Amazon will be running a two-day sale period where they’re noting lots and lots of stuff. If you’re wondering how you’re supposed to track these markdowns, don’t worry. We’ll highlight some of the best home and tech deals throughout the period so you can rest easy. We’ll feature a few bestsellers alongside some hidden gems so you can feel super sure you’re not missing out on any of the hundreds of thousands of products on the site.
In July, we saw discounts on home tech, robot vacuums, mattresses, kitchenware, and more. There will be items you want, items you need, and probably even a few items you throw in your cart for a sale.
Do I need to be a Prime member?
First of all, if you’ve avoided becoming an Amazon Prime member for so long, good for you, your efforts aren’t going unnoticed (especially through targeted ads, which you’re probably already well aware of). That said, you need to have a Prime subscription to get the greatest benefits. On the plus side, that means you’ll likely get two-day shipping to go along with your amount of discounts. On the other hand, you could start ordering everything from movies to toilet paper to groceries to account for the $14.99 per month fee.
Upping the ante for the early access sale, Prime membership will also include a Grubhub+ subscription for one year. And the last thing to note, new Prime members get a 30-day free trial, so you can test out the service to see if it’s right for you without making an annual commitment.
How long does the Prime Early Access Sale last?
While the sale will last two days, there are some early bird offers for good measure (including some that have already started) which you can check out at https://www.amazon.com/earlyaccess. Much like iconic sales offered by Walmart and Target in the past, Amazon will mark certain things for the duration of the event when it kicks off on October 11, while other items will only appear for a few hours as deals or flash deals. of the day, which only last a limited time.
Are things cheaper during the Prime Early Access sale?
Oh yeah! There are Prime deals on everything from tech to apparel. It’s a particularly good time to invest in household products like robot vacuums, air purifiers, Instant Pots, and anything else you’ve had in your sights for a while. Don’t worry, just like Black Friday, there will also be markdowns on gadgets from big brands like Apple, as well as major products like laptops and TVs. You can also bet that all Amazon devices will be mostly discounted. In the past, this has included Kindle, Alexa, Echo Dot, Fire tablets and Fire TV Sticks, as well as deals on Amazon services like Prime Video and Amazon Music.
How can I buy the Prime Early Access sale?
While you’re more than welcome to spend two full days brushing up Amazon’s homepage for the best buys, you’re also invited to follow along as we document the best sellers and hidden gems that touch hearts and minds. wallets. Don’t worry, we’ll be updating them throughout the two days so you have everything you need. In the meantime, you might want to add some of the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals on furniture and home goods to your wishlists.
In anticipation of all the shopping excitement, Amazon already has tons of items marked up right now, including many of their Prime Day bestsellers from last year. We’ve included a few of our favorites below, in case you want to get a head start on shopping and savings. If you’re looking to hold on for the lowest price, we also highly recommend subscribing to our newsletter so you don’t miss out on the fun day.