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Amazon Prime Day 2 October 2022: Our favorite Prime Early Access Sale deals

Updated 2 months ago
Published Oct 12th, 2022 3:00AM EDT
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Amazon Prime Day 2022 arrived in a huge way. In fact, Amazon announced after the event that Prime members purchased more than 300 million items. But Amazon isn’t done just yet — in fact, the company is currently holding a second huge Prime-only shopping event, which it calls the Prime Early Access Sale. The sale is happening right now — so if you’re in the market for something, now is the time to buy.



UPDATE: Amazon’s big sale is now over… or is it?! Check out our roundup of all the best Prime Early Access Sale deals that Amazon forgot to end!



What does the sale offer early access to? According to Amazon, the deals you’ll see during this shopping event will rival the best deals you would otherwise get during the holiday season. So, you could take care of your holiday shopping early — or simply pick yourself up something nice. The event will be held on October 11 and 12 — so it’s happening right now, and will be over soon. In other words, if you’re in the market for something new, now is absolutely the time to buy.

We’ll keep you posted on everything you need to know about the second Prime event of the year. Here are the best Amazon Prime Early Access deals so far.

Amazon Prime gift card deals

Like Prime Day, Amazon is offering some pretty sweet gift card deals for the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. Notably the company is giving a $10 gift card to customers who spend $50 during the Prime Early Access Sale. You can learn more about the deal here.

Best Prime Day Apple deals 2022

MacBook next to AirPods Pro.
MacBook next to AirPods Pro. Image source: nhannan/Adobe

Apple deals are some of the hottest deals out there. The company doesn’t routinely take advantage of Prime events to offer huge deals, but we could still see some hidden gems on Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, and more, if and when Prime Day 2 rolls around. In the meantime, here are some of the best Apple deals to take advantage of.

AirPods (2nd Generation)

AirPods have been a massive hit since they launched, and for good reason. The 2nd-generation AirPods allow you to get that awesome Apple product integration, plus you can charge them by placing them right on a Qi charging pad. Easy.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24… Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24… $159.00 $89.99 Save up to 43% Available on Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

The new AirPods Pro are better than the previous-generation in plenty of different ways. This deal may not bring them down that much lower than the normal price, but it is still the lowest price we’ve seen them at since they launched.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds, Up to 2X More Active Noise Cancelling, Ada… Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds, Up to 2X More Active Noise Cancelling, Ada… $249.00 $234.99 Save up to 8% Available on Amazon

Apple iPad Air

iPad Air (2022) MainImage source: Christian de Looper for BGR

The 2020 iPad Air is the iPad to beat. Sure, the iPad Pro offers a few extra bits and pieces, but it’s also a whole lot more expensive. The iPad Air still offers a modern design, beautiful display, and more. It comes in a range of colors, plus it can offer cellular connectivity.

2022 Apple iPad Air 2022 Apple iPad Air $519 Available on Amazon

Apple M1 MacBook Air

Looking for a great laptop that offers an incredible battery life and a super portable design. The M1 MacBook Air is the way to go. The laptop may not be the latest-generation model, but it still has plenty to offer — and is absolutely more than good enough for the majority of customers.

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD… 2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD… $799 Available on Amazon

Best Prime Day TV deals 2022

Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series TV showing ambient art.
Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series TV showing ambient art. Image source: Amazon

In the market for a new TV? Prime Early Access is a great time to buy, especially if you’re in the market for a device with Amazon’s own Fire TV operating system. Here are some of the best Amazon Prime Early Access TV deals available.

Amazon Fire TV Omni 43-inch

The 43-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni offers Amazon’s Fire TV operating system and a decent image quality at a pretty low price. For the Prime Early Access Sale, the TV is available for $330, down from $410.

Introducing Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, hands-free with Alexa Introducing Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, hands-free with Alexa $330 Available on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Omni 75-inch

Want something a lot bigger than the 43-inch TV above? The Omni series comes in a range of sizes, and the 75-inch model is the biggest. It’s available at a pretty massive discount too. For this event, you can get the TV for $720, which is a huge discount from the original price of $1,050.

Amazon Fire TV 75 Amazon Fire TV 75" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV with Dolby Vision, hands-free with Alexa $1,049.99 $720 Save up to 18% Available on Amazon

Best Prime Day smart home deals

Want to make your home a little smarter? Amazon has announced deals on all kinds of smart home devices that can integrate with Alexa. Here are the best Prime Early Access smart home deals.

Amazon Smart Plug

Want to make your older devices a little smarter? The Amazon Smart Plug is the way to go, offering integration with Alexa, and coming at a pretty low price.

Amazon Smart Plug Amazon Smart Plug $12.99 Available on Amazon

Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor

Monitoring air quality is always a good idea, and those who want to keep better tabs on the air quality should consider the Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor.

Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor $48.99 Available on Amazon

Best Prime Day deals on streaming devices

Streaming media devices connect your TV or home theater to the internet and allow you to stream content through streaming apps or TV service providers. While we have yet to see if we’ll get any streaming device deals during Amazon’s second event, here are some of the best streaming device deals so far.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is an excellent streaming device for most, offering a crisp 4K resolution, support for all your favorite streaming devices, and more.

Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device $39.98 Available on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max

The Fire TV Stick 4K enhances your cinematic experience by boosting the already great Fire TV Stick 4K by 40%. It supports next-gen Wi-Fi 6. Your viewing will never be the same.

Introducing Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV con… Introducing Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV con… $34.99 Available on Amazon

Best Prime Day headphone deals 2022

AirPods Max Side

Looking for a great new pair of headphones? Good headphones can completely change how you listen to music and other audio. Here are the best headphone deals we could find.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)

AirPods are a great way to get a pair of easy to use headphones that work perfectly in Apple’s ecosystem. These headphones may be the last-generation model, but they still look good and sound decent, plus they support things like automatic switching, which is always helpful.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24… Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24… $159.00 $89.99 Save up to 43% Available on Amazon

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700

If you’re looking for some of the best wireless headphones out there, then the Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones are absolutely worth considering. These headphones offer some of the best noise cancelation tech out there, along with a great sound quality and stylish design.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 $269 Available on Amazon

Best Prime Day phone deals 2022

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

Looking for a new phone? While the likes of headphones and TVs often get all the attention for Prime Day and the Prime Early Access Sale, we’re still seeing some excellent deals on smartphones for the big event. Here are the best phone deals available for the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale.

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel phone series has been getting much better recently, with the launch of the new Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 6 Pro offers a Google-designed processor called Tensor, a better camera system and an all-new design. It’s a great phone, and while it was a little buggy at launch, it seems to have gotten past those issues.

Google Pixel 6 Pro - 5G Android Phone - Unlocked Smartphone with Advanced Pixel Camera and Tele… Google Pixel 6 Pro - 5G Android Phone - Unlocked Smartphone with Advanced Pixel Camera and Tele… $899.00 $649 Save up to 29% Available on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Perhaps you do want fully flagship specs in every way you can get, and in that case, it’s worth going for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has similar performance as the entry-level Galaxy S22, but steps up the display quality, camera, and adds a stylus, for a Galaxy Note-like experience.

SAMSUNG Galaxy S22 Ultra Cell Phone, Factory Unlocked Android smartphone, 256GB, 8K Camera & Vi… SAMSUNG Galaxy S22 Ultra Cell Phone, Factory Unlocked Android smartphone, 256GB, 8K Camera & Vi… $1,299.99 $1,050 Save up to 25% Available on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Want the cutting edge in smartphone technology? That’s where the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes in, with two large displays, a high-end camera, and more. Normally, the Z Fold 4 is incredibly expensive, but right now it’s available at a solid discount.

SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold 4 Cell Phone, Factory Unlocked Android Smartphone, 256GB, Flex Mode, Hand… SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold 4 Cell Phone, Factory Unlocked Android Smartphone, 256GB, Flex Mode, Hand… $1,650 Available on Amazon

Best Prime Day laptop deals 2022

Looking for a new laptop? While we have yet to see if we’ll get any laptop deals for Prime Early Access, but there are still some great deals to consider, which you can see below.

Apple M1 MacBook Air

MacBook Air
Apple’s M1-powered MacBook Air, as shown during the “One More Thing” press conference. Image source: Apple Inc.

There may be an M2 MacBook Air now, but the M1 model still has a lot to offer. For starters, it’s still easily powerful enough for most, plus it boasts an excellent battery life, and a lower price.

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD… 2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD… $799 Available on Amazon

HP Envy x360

The HP Envy x360 is easily one of the better laptops out there. The device comes with a convertible design and solid performance under the hood, making it excellent for productivity. This particular model also comes with 512GB of storage, so there should be enough room for all of your files.

HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-inch Laptop HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-inch Laptop $699.99 Available on Amazon

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434

Looking for a Chromebook with a solid level of performance? In that case the Chromebook Flip C424 is worth considering. This Chromebook takes things to the next level with a 2-in-1 design, an Intel Core M3 processor, and a solid port selection along the edges.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 2-in-1 Laptop- 14 ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 2-in-1 Laptop- 14" Full HD 4-Way NanoEdge Touchscreen, Intel Core M3-… $349.99 Available on Amazon

Amazon Echo deals

Amazon Echo Show 5 on a table with smart home controls
Amazon Echo Show 5 on a table with smart home controls. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

The Amazon Echo is Amazon’s best smart speaker to date, boasting a solid audio quality and a ton of great features.

All-new Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa All-new Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa $59.99 Available on Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 5

The Amazon Echo Show 5 is sure to be a hot seller for Prime Day, and Amazon is already setting the device on sale at only $34.99. That’s a big deal since it was listed at $84.

Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) $34.99 Available on Amazon

How to shop on Prime Day or Prime Early Access

If you’re looking for Prime Day or Prime Early Access deals, you will need to sign up for an Amazon Prime account. Amazon Prime membership is currently $14.99 per month or $139 per year. You can also start a free 30-day trial on Prime.

You’re only eligible for the free trial if you have not been a member in the past. If you do not wish to retain your membership after the sale, make sure you cancel before the one-month trial ends.

Here’s a list of other key Prime Early Access coverage:

How to find the best Prime Day deals

Price check everything

When shopping for Prime Day or Prime Early Access, the most important rule is to price check whatever you’re buying. CamelCamelCamel is a website that can help out with this. It tracks price lows, so you’ll be able to see if the item you’re looking at was cheaper at some point than it is right now.

There’s also a Chrome extension called Camelizer, which you can install and click on anytime you want to look at the price history of a product. If you’re an Amazon Prime member and are shopping on Amazon.com, any big brand should be displaying the correct pricing.

Watch out for shady reviews.

You should always be on the lookout for fake reviews. Although Amazon has removed many bogus reviews from its website, there are so many that it’s become near-impossible for Amazon to keep up.

Fakespot can analyze the quality of reviews on any Amazon page and assign a letter grade indicating whether the product has mostly fake or real reviews. ReviewMeta is a similar site that looks for suspicious terminology or repeated phrases in reviews and offers a failing or passing grade. 

Try to scan for in-depth reviews on any item you’re about to purchase. If most of the reviews on an item consist of the same generic phrases, there’s a high chance that the reviews are fake.

Avoid buying junk

Amazon and many of its 3rd party sellers are sitting on a stockpile of unsold items. As a result, you can find a fire sale on a range of off-season items and apparel during Amazon Prime Day 2022. It’s advisable to buy only things you actually need to avoid the trap of not-so-useful purchases.

Don’t be afraid of refurbished items.

If you’re looking to make huge savings, a refurbished item may be worth considering. Amazon tends to offer solid refurbished Apple Watch deals. There’s also an Amazon warehouse website listing deals on pre-owned, used, and open-box items. Keep in mind that most actual Prime deals will be on new items — so if you come across a refurbished item, it’s worth taking a quick look at how much it costs new.

FAQ

What is Amazon Prime Early Access?

Straight from the source, here’s what Amazon says about its second shopping event for the year.

Prime Early Access Sale gives members a chance to kick off the holiday shopping season early with hundreds of thousands of deals. As part of the new deals event, Amazon is introducing a Top 100 list of some of the season’s most popular and giftable items. New deals from the list will drop throughout the event, offering deep savings across all top categories, including electronics, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, toys, and Amazon devices. Holiday gift guides and Amazon’s Toys We Love list will also make it easier for Prime members to discover, shop, and save on deals this holiday season.

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When is Amazon Prime Early Access 2022?

The new Amazon Prime Early Access sale will take place on October 11 and October 12. Yeah, it’s happening right now!

Is Prime Day once or twice a year?

Amazon Prime Day itself is still only once per year — but Amazon has announced a second Prime-exclusive sale, which it calls the Prime Early Access Sale. So, there are two Prime-themed events during 2022, but they have different names.

Are things actually cheaper on the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

Yes! Not only does Amazon discount its products on these days, but plenty of other companies also get in on the fun too. Lots of things are cheaper on Amazon Prime Day, so it’s well worth taking advantage of the event.

Do other retailers have Prime Day deals?

Technically speaking, no. Prime Day is exclusively an Amazon event. However, many other large retailers may launch promotions of their own to take advantage of the huge online audiences around Prime Day and Prime Early Access.

Is Prime Day worth it?

Yes. If you’re in the market for a new device or product, then Prime Day is absolutely worth taking advantage of. You have to be an Amazon Prime member for these deals.

Do I need Prime for Prime Day?

Yes. You will need Amazon Prime to take full advantage of the Prime Day and Prime Early Access deals. Amazon Prime offers things like free two-day shipping, access to Prime Video, and more. It’s worth it for those who regularly shop on Amazon for the shipping alone. Amazon has discounts for some people too — like students.


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Christian de Looper Senior Reviews Editor

Christian de Looper was born in Canberra, Australia, where he lived until the age of 14. After his father got a job in Paris, France, Christian lived there for five years, after which he moved to Minnesota for college. During college, Christian developed a passion for consumer technology by writing for tech blogs. Christian now lives in sunny Santa Cruz, California.