Amazon’s Second Prime Day Starts October 11: Everything You Need to Know to Shop Early Black Friday Deals

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Amazon's first-ever Prime Early Access Sale starts in just one day. On Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12, this year's second Prime Day sale event will kick off the 2022 holiday shopping season with category-wide deals exclusively for Amazon Prime members. You can expect to see hundreds of thousands of Black Friday-level deals during the 48-hour sale. 

Outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day has become one of the best opportunities to get major price cuts on nearly everything imaginable. This October Prime Day event will undoubtedly help jumpstart holiday shopping with early deals on Amazon. The big kicker: in order to shop all of the Amazon Prime Day 2022 savings, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. Getting Amazon Prime Day discounts is one of the many benefits Prime members have access to, along with fast and free shipping options and Prime Video streaming. If you’ve yet to sign up for a Prime account, now’s the time to do so before Amazon's October Prime Day sales event.

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Read on for all the details about next month's event. plus shop the best early Amazon Prime Day deals that are already live.

When is the second Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon's October Prime Day, called the Prime Early Access Sale, will start at 3 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 11 and extend through 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 13. Similar to Amazon Prime Day held in July, shoppers will have 48 hours to take advantage of Amazon's biggest savings.  

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is an exclusive annual shopping event for Amazon Prime members that has evolved into a retail-industry phenomenon. The event began in July 2015 and provides the opportunity for shoppers to grab limited-time deals across some of Amazon's biggest categories and brands. In 2019, Prime Day grew into a full two days and offered sales on everything from tech to beauty and fashion.  

While some sales last throughout the entire duration of Amazon's major shopping event, others like the famous Amazon Lightning Deals are live only for a few hours and require shoppers to add their Prime Day finds to their shopping carts rather quickly. 

Do you need a Prime Membership to shop the Prime Early Access Sale 2022 deals?

Yes — Amazon's October Prime Day discounts are exclusive to Amazon Prime members. If you are not already a Prime member, you can get 1 week of Prime for just $1.99 right now. An Amazon Prime membership then costs $14.99 per month, or $139 per year. With a Prime membership, you can shop the sales, get free, two-day shipping, access to TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video, plus special deals at Whole Food Market and more.

If you are a college student, you can get a free 6-month trial right now. followed by a discounted rate of $7.49 per month for as long as you’re in school.

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In order to maximize on your Prime Day savings, you'll also want to make sure that you download the Amazon Prime app and turn on notifications. Plus, if you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you can also receive an additional 1% reward back on top of the already 5% back from Amazon purchases. We're talking savings upon savings here!

What Prime Day deals will be available during the Prime Early Access Sale 2022?

As part of Amazon's new Prime Day event, Amazon will introduce a Top 100 list of the season’s most popular products. The list will be released the day of the sale event on October 11. You can expect to see great deals on brands like Peloton, New Balance, Calvin Klein, Roomba vacuums so much more. 

What early Amazon Prime Day deals can you shop now? 

Exact deal details are still unknown for the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale 2022. That being said, while the October Prime Day-like event starts tomorrow, there are already deals available on Amazon’s site, including fashion, tech,
home, Amazon devices, and more. Ahead, shop Amazon's best early Prime Day deals currently available. 

Crafted from a brushed, buttery soft and stretchy fabric, these leggings provide unrestricted movement and have side pockets for storing your personal items when you’re on the go. 

$35$28

Get $20 off a pair of AirPods Pro, which feature Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound. They’re also sweat and water resistant and have a customizable fit for all-day comfort.

$239$229

Relieve some tension and relax after a long day at work (or a strenuous workout) with the help of this deep tissue massage gun. 

$250$66

Step up your kitchen cooking game with a cookware set from the cult-favorite All-Clad collection. On sale for 55% off, this set includes 8 and 10-inch fry pans, 2 and 3-quart sauce pans with lids, 3-quart saute pan with lid, and 8-quart stockpot with lid. 

$1,160$525

Ideal for home cooks on a budget, Calphalon's set of nonstick cookware brings every pot and pan you need to get started in the kitchen and effortlessly clean up after. 

$250$126

With 8.3 million specially designed self lit pixels inside the screen, this picture is intensely cinematic. Save $1,000 on this 4K smart TV with Dolby Atmos, object tracking sound, and a laser slim design.

$2,998$1,998

This lightweight carry on suitcase gives you space to pack all of your essentials while meeting the airline's guidelines. 

$200$117

NuFACE devices are some of the most popular on the skincare market right now — and for good reason. Celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Miranda Kerr all turn to these face-defining tools for their anti-aging benefits.

$209 $178

Loaded with ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and jojoba oil, this anti-aging serum protects your skin with clean ingredients that brighten your skin day and night. Shop now while supplies last and see what almost 100k people are raving about.

$30$20

Understated and durable, Chelsea boots go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe. Usually these Dr. Martens cost $170, but right now they're on sale for just under $90.

$170$125

Year after year, this mattress offers superior support and alignment due to its TEMPUR material that never loses its shape. 

$2,899$2,499

If you've always wanted a Keurig coffee maker, now is the perfect time to take advantage of Amazon's deals and purchase one for your home. The easy to use coffee maker will save you time in the morning and help you start your day off on the right foot. 

$150$90

The Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS and cellular is on sale. Change up your look by switching your band or by customizing your watch face in millions of ways.

$529$369

How should you prepare for Amazon Prime Day?

You’ll want to bookmark the Amazon Deals Page. Be sure to check early and often during the 48-hour sale event. The best deals are generally short-lived and limited in stock. Amazon's Lightning Deals will also appear on this page. Check back here during the Prime Early Access Sale as we’ll be highlighting all of the very best October Prime Day deals you won’t want to miss.

What competing stores are offering Amazon Prime Day discounts?

Prime Day is Amazon's giant sale event, but other retailers often offer competitive deals and the Prime Early Access Sale is no different. For example, you can shop Wayfair's 5 Days of Deals now and Walmart just kicked off its Rollbacks and More sale, which will run through October 13. During Amazon Prime Day 2022 in July, we saw sales and matched prices from Best Buy, Chewy, and Kohl's just to name a few. 

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