Amazon Is Holding a Second Prime Day Event Starting on October 11 — Here’s What You Need to Know, Plus Deals to Shop Right Now

published Sep 26, 2022
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Mark your calendars, because Amazon has announced a brand new sale event that’s sure to be packed with some of the biggest discounts you’ll see this fall! To ease the stress of holiday shopping, the mega-etailer is getting the ball rolling extra early with the two-day Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. The event officially kicks off at 3 a.m. ET on Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 12, and you can expect to find Prime Day-level deals on popular products from your favorite big brands. Trust us, you do not want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming major shopping event.

Do I Need to Be an Amazon Prime Member to Participate?

Yes, you do need to be a member of Amazon Prime in order to shop those Prime Early Access Deals. Luckily, it’s easy (and free!) to sign up. Right now, Amazon is offering a 30-day free trial to new members. Not only do you get access to exclusive discounts, you’ll also get free two-day shipping, Prime-exclusive limited-time-only lightning deals, and access to Prime Video streaming, where you can watch Amazon original series and movies as well as the classics. You can cancel your Prime membership at any time, or it’ll cost $14.99 per month if you choose to continue.

The Best Deals to Shop During the Prime Early Access Sale

Since this is an entirely new event, no one can be sure exactly what to expect. Over the summer, Amazon offered major Prime Day deals on top brands like Instant Pot and Our Place, as well as home products like countertop appliances, cleaning tools, and even tech products. You’ll likely find similar bargains during the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, along with the introduction of Amazon’s Top 100 list of popular brands like Samsung, iRobot, and KitchenAid and deals across hot-ticket categories like kitchen, electronics, and furniture. While the member-exclusive deals begin on October 11, we’re already seeing lots of discounts on home essentials. Below, find five hand-picked bestsellers that are already on sale, and keep an eye on Amazon’s Deals section for more early savings.