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Amazon Prime Day 2 October 2022: Everything you need to know

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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 has officially announced a second huge Prime-only shopping event, which it calls the Prime Early Access Sale.

Early access to what? 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 right around the corner. Given the fact that Amazon has yet to announce specific deals, we don’t yet know exactly what to expect, but we are hoping to get incredible deals on all kinds of different products.

As in previous Prime sales, this event is exclusive to Prime members. It’s currently unclear if we’ll see similar deals on all kinds of products, including the hottest tech devices, or if the deals will be a little different. That said, we still expect deals on all kinds of Amazon devices.

We’ll keep you posted on everything you need to know about the second Prime event of the year. In the meantime here are some of the best deals you can take advantage of right now.

Amazon Prime gift card deals

Amazon was offering some excellent gift card deals for Prime Day 2022. Unfortunately, most of them are gone now — but we could see a return of many of them for the Prime Early Access sale. Still, new offers will continue to pop up from time to time, so you should check back periodically for new deals.

See all the best Prime Day Amazon gift card deals in our earlier coverage. And to learn about new offers as soon as they’re available, check out our Amazon Gift Card deals roundup, which we update live!

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 Pro

Apple's AirPods Pro on a table
Apple’s AirPods Pro on a table. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

The AirPods Pro offer that awesome AirPods experience, with features like Automatic Switching, Spatial Audio, and more. And, they add a few extra features, like noise cancellation, which makes them an excellent pair of headphones for all different situations. They’re probably the best pair of truly wireless earbuds for Apple users, and while they’re a little pricey, they’re currently available at a discount. That may be because there’s now a second-generation of AirPods Pro, but the first-generation model is still excellent.

Read: AirPods Pro are still on sale at Prime Day’s price, and it might be a mistake

Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds with MagSafe Charging Case. Active Noise Cancelling, Transpa… List Price:$249.00 Price:$179.98 You Save:$69.02 (28%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch Series 7 and SEImage source: Maren Estrada for BGR

The Apple Watch is the perfect iPhone companion for those who want to track their health and fitness and get quick information at a glance. The higher-end Apple Watch Series can be a little expensive, but the Apple Watch SE is Apple’s budget option — and right now, it’s available for even less. This particular model supports cellular too, so you can get calls and texts to your device even when you don’t have your iPhone with you. There are some great Prime Day deals for the Apple Watch. Note, there’s now a new Apple Watch SE — but if you don’t mind using the last-gen model, this is a deal well worth considering.

Apple Watch SE [GPS 40mm] Smart Watch w/ Space Grey Aluminium Case with Midnight Sport Band. Fi… List Price:$279.00 Price:$199.00 You Save:$80.00 (29%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

iPad Air

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iPad Air 5th-generation. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

If you do want a higher-end iPad, then the iPad Air is absolutely the way to go. The iPad Air offers a more modern design, that incredible M1 performance, and it comes in a range of fun colors. It’s probably the best tablet out there right now, when you consider how much cheaper it is than the only slightly better iPad Pro.

Read: iPad Air review

2022 Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Purple (5th Generation) List Price:$599.00 Price:$559.00 You Save:$40.00 (7%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Best Prime Day TV deals 2022

In the market for a new TV? Prime Early Access may well be the best time to buy a new TV. There are often a ton of TV deals for Prime Day, and we’ll have to wait and see if that ends up being true for this second Prime event. In the meantime here are some of the better TV deals we could find.

LG C1 OLED 65-Inch

LG’s OLED TVs have been paving the way for the future of TVs, thanks to their control over individual pixels to make for better contrast and deeper black levels. While you could argue that Samsung’s QLED TVs have closed the gap, there’s still a serious case to be made for a great OLED TV. The LG C1 OLED is one of the best of them, and right now, is available at a discount.

LG OLED C1 Series 65” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV, 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Visi… List Price:$2,499.99 Price:$2,196.99 You Save:$303.00 (12%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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 Lite

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite and voice remote

The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is one of the best cheap streaming devices. The price does not in any way affect the features this device comes loaded with. Its built-in Fire software gives easy access to your entertainment libraries from all the popular streaming platforms, including Netflix, Prime Video, and others. It works with Alexa and comes with a hands-free voice control remote. It also supports HDR and Dolby Atmos.

The Alexa Voice Remote Lite lets you search for content and control media playback hands-free. You can sync your TV with other Alexa-compatible devices such as your Echo smart speaker, smart display and use the voice remote to control them. The Fire TV Stick Lite plugs into your TV via HDMI. You can get this at almost half price right now.

Fire TV Stick Lite with latest Alexa Voice Remote Lite (no TV controls), HD streaming device List Price:$29.99 Price:$11.99 You Save:$18.00 (60%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Apple TV 4K (2021)

Apple TV 4K(2021) and remote

The new Apple TV supports high-frame-rate HDR streaming as well as support for multiple users. It comes loaded with a speedy A12 Bionic chip for snappy performance and a new remote design. It retains touch and gestures but adds actual buttons and an intuitive jog wheel similar to what you’d find on an iPod.

2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB) List Price:$179.00 Price:$168.79 You Save:$10.21 (6%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Best Prime Day headphone deals 2022

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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 Max

The AirPods Max offer all the Apple-focused features you would expect, including Automatic Switching and Spatial Audio. But they also go a step further. The headphones feature excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit, making them headphones that you could potentially wear all day.

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. Active Noise Cancelling, Transparency Mode, Spa… List Price:$549.00 Price:$479.00 You Save:$70.00 (13%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are an excellent pair of truly wireless earbuds for those who don’t want to spend lots of cash on a pair of AirPods or Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds. Not only that, but the earbuds are even cheaper than usual during Prime Day 2022.

SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds 2 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds w/ Noise Cancelling, Ambient Sound, Comfo… List Price:$149.99 Price:$127.69 You Save:$22.30 (15%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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, we’re still expecting some excellent deals on smartphones for the big event. Here are the best phone deals right now.

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… List Price:$899.00 Price:$649.99 You Save:$249.01 (28%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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… List Price:$1,299.99 Price:$909.99 You Save:$247.00 (19%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Best Prime Day laptop deals 2022

MacBook Air 2020 Amazon Prime day deal
The M1-powered MacBook Air that launched in November 2020. Image source: Apple Inc.

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.

MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro

The 2021 MacBook Pro is arguably one of Apple’s best laptops ever, offering excellent performance, a stunning display, and more.

2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM,… List Price:$2,499.00 Price:$2,099.00 You Save:$400.00 (16%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Amazon Echo deals

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Amazon Prime day dealImage source: Maren Estrada 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.

Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue List Price:$99.99 Price:$59.99 You Save:$40.00 (40%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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) | Smart display with Alexa and 2 MP camera | Charcoal List Price:$84.99 Price:$34.99 You Save:$50.00 (59%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Best Prime Day Kitchen Deals 2022

Kitchen gadgets like air fryers and instant pots are popular purchases during Amazon Prime Day. Here are the best deals on kitchen appliances.

Breville mini smart oven

Breville Mini smart oven Amazon Prime day deal

The Breville mini smart oven uses smart-heat technology to precisely heat and toast food evenly without burning it. This countertop oven features eight different cook functions: toast, bagel, bake, broil, pizza, roast, reheat and something called “cookies”.

It has three different rack positions and can take on four slices of toast at a time, or have room for a six-cup muffin tray — and even an 11-inch pizza.

Breville Mini Smart Toaster Oven, Brushed Stainless Steel, BOV450XL List Price:$179.95 Price:$159.95 ($159.95 / Count) You Save:$20.00 (11%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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 coming up quick!

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 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.