Prime your wishlists. Amazon brings its members another major savings event ahead of the holiday shopping with its first Amazon Prime Early Access Sale event, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 11th, and Wednesday, Oct. 12th.
While Prime Day historically runs in July, save for 2020 when the event was also held in October, Amazon Early Access (opens in new tab)promises to be another shopping extravaganza, with top deals for your home, on everything from the best air fryers to the best vacuums. Quite literally every category across Amazon will be on sale, especially Amazon’s own brands.
Amazon is one of a number of retailers, including Target and Walmart who are hosting their own major shopping events to entice shoppers to get their holiday shopping done early. Target runs its Deal Days (opens in new tab) this week on October 6th and 7th, while Walmart’s Deals for Days (opens in new tab) event will run concurrently during October Prime Day.
We’ll be taking this time to stock up on home essentials and the latest gadgets on promo. Plus, with lots of hosting on the horizon, it’s an ideal time to consider any upgrade and must-haves for entertaining guests. And for those who like to plan ahead, you’ll find plenty of gift ideas and deals to get your holiday shopping done well ahead of time.
Ahead of the event, Amazon is giving us a taste of what is to come with even more limited edition Early Access Deals (opens in new tab). and invite you to bookmark the deals that pique your interest the most, and will notify you when they’re live.
In the meanwhile, we’ve highlighted some of the most interesting deals for your home that are available to shop now and will be updated throughout the event.
Amazon Prime Home and Kitchen Deals Live NOW
What is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
The inaugural event takes place for 48 hours only on Oct. 11th and 12th and is being positioned as a second Prime member savings event with exclusive early access to holiday deals and special prices on top brands.
New, we will see Amazon’s first-ever Top 100 list that will feature curated deals from top brands like iRobot, KitchenAid, and Samsung, and of course, major savings on select Fire TV smart TVs, plus score additional savings on Alexa-enabled devices .
Do I need to be a Prime member to shop Prime Early Access?
While you can shop Amazon without being a Prime member, the only way to get Early Access discounts is to be a Prime member. New members can sign up for a free 30-day membership to test out all the perks of being a member.
What is a Lightning Deal?
There are two main types of deals that apply on Prime Day.
Deal of The Day discounts typically run for the duration of the event, or for at least a day. These often apply to Amazon’s own-brand products, such as its Echo Dot speakers and Kindle e-readers.
Then there are Lightning Deals. These are special offers that pop up over the course of Prime Day on specific items. They may be for a limited amount of time up to around four hours or on a limited amount of stock. The very best Lightning Deals are known to sell out in minutes.