October Prime Day 2022: Best Amazon Early Access Sale Deals

Illustration: by María Jesús Contreras

We’ve closing out the second day of Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, the flash sale with discounts on thousands of items from Amazon’s vast inventory. If you’re sitting there thinking this sounds a lot like Prime Day, you’re not totally wrong. We’ve been calling it Prime Day 2, and we’ve seen other folks refer to it as the Prime Day sequel. And just like Prime Day, the best deals are reserved for Prime members only (so if you haven’t already joined, now’s a good time to sign up).

The main difference is that this flash sale is offering early access to Amazon’s holiday deals. That means it’s a great time to get some very early shopping done ahead of the chaos of Black Friday sales (and to make sure you avoid any shipping delays). But the sheer number of items on offer can be overwhelming — and just because something is on sale doesn’t mean it’s actually worth buying. So, as we’ve done for the last five years, if you don’t have a specific big-ticket item in mind or you just need a little bit of guidance on finding the best October Prime Day deals, we are here to help.

We’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of the best Amazon Prime Early Access deals including lots of things that would make excellent holiday gifts (but we won’t tell anyone if you just buy a thing or two for yourself). If you want even more deals in a specific category — including beauty, fashion, toys and games, and home décor — we’ve linked to our in-depth roundups, where you’ll find every deal we’ve deemed worth it.

This is our last update of the day, which means we don’t be checking this post anymore for stock. But you can continue shopping the deals below until 3 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 14, when they expire. Prices and availability are subject to change though, so if you see something you like, don’t dillydally. And if you’re sad to see the sales end, don’t worry: We publish new sales posts daily. Just sign up for our email newsletter to stay in the loop.

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There are a lot of Strategist favorites to be found in the beauty section, including Olaplex’s fan-favorite No. 3 conditioner, a moisturizer beloved by drag queen Farrah Moan, and the lip mask Strategist writer Erin Schwartz applies nightly. We also dug up deals on dry shampoo, face mists, several flat irons, and more — all of which you can find in our roundup of the best October Prime Day beauty deals.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm: $12 (was $17, now 30 percent off)

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, Pack of 3: $15 (was $22, now 32 percent off)

Color Wow Root Coverup

➽ Devacurl Microfiber Towel: $18 (was $25, now 24 percent off)

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads: $39 (was $60, now 34 percent off)

PMD Personal Microderm Pro: $119 (was $199, now 40 percent off)

CeraVe Acne Skin Care Set

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray: $18 (was $26, now 30 percent off)

Malin + Goetz Clarifying Shampoo in Peppermint: $25 (was $36, now 31 percent off)

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: $21 (was $26, now 20 percent off)

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk

Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum: $20 (was $29, now 30 percent off)

Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb: $27 (was $38, now 30 percent off)

Eau Thermale Avène Spring Water Mist: $13 (was $19, now 30 percent off)

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil: $41 (was $59, now 30 percent off)

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment

Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser: $29 (was $37, now 22 percent off)

Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam: $27 (was $38, now 30 percent off)

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Face Cleansing Foam: $8 (was $12, now 30 percent off)

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon All in One Style Hot Air Kit: $16 (was $30, now 48 percent off)

T3 Micro Cura Hair Dryer: $172 (was $245, now 30 percent off)

Drybar The Tress Press Straightening Iron: $118 (was $169, now 30 percent off)

L'Occitane's Most Loved 5-Piece Collection

Aveeno Tone + Texture Daily Renewing Lotion: $10 (was $12, now 15 percent off)

Glycone Acne Back & Chest Treatment Spray: $29 (was $42, now 30 percent off)

Foreo Luna Mini 2

Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-880 Facial Hair Remover: $90 (was $150, now 40 percent off)

Panasonic Multi-Groomer: $62 (was $85, now 27 percent off)

Philips Norelco Shaver 7700 Electric Shaver: $130 (was $160, now 19 percent off)

British M Annatto Hair Oil

R+Co Two Way Mirror Smoothing Oil: $26 (was $37, now 30 percent off)

R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub: $27 (was $38, now 29 percent off)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Even though this sale is supposed to be about holiday gifting, we found a lot of deals on things that are meant to help you feel better (and maybe even look good while doing it) — like some status-y Bala weights, Molly Sims-approved collagen powder, even a Peloton.

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser 660
Best Seller

DenTek Professional-Fit Dental Guard: $16 (was $25, now 35 percent off)

Marvis Toothpaste Flavor Collection Gift Set: $29 (was $36, now 20 percent off)

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Dental Teeth Whitening Strips Kit

Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush: $60 (was $100, now 40 percent off)

Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips (21 Treatments): $30 (was $50, now 40 percent off)

InvoSpa Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat

Theragun Prime: $187 (was $299, now 37 percent off)

Renpho Active Massage Gun: $70 (was $250, now 72 percent off)

Renpho Eye Massager with Heat: $45 (was $110, now 59 percent off)

Bala Bangles - Set of 2, 1-Pound

iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test: $31 (was $45, now 30 percent off)

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: $10 (was $15, now 33 percent off)

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder: $28 (was $47, now 40 percent off)

We found bralettes and leggings for women, running shoes and jeans for men, cardigans for kids, and, of course, the now-infamous Amazon coat all on sale — and you can find more of the best October Prime Day fashion deals here.

Women’s Orolay Thickened Jacket

Levi’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans: From $45 (was $80, now 44 percent off)

Levi’s 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans: $36 (was $70, now 49 percent off)

HUE Opaque Tights With Control Top, 2-Pack: $17 (was $26, now 36 percent off)

Champion Men's Middleweight Hoodie

Amazon Essentials Men’s Performance Tech Shorts, Pack of 2: $12 (was $20, now 41 percent off)

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses + Vision Group Accessories Bundle: $113 (was $161, now 30 percent off)

LAST Women’s Oversize Baby Pink Hat Beanie: $71 (was $95, now 25 percent off)

True & Co. Body Lift Scoop Neck Bra

Daily Ritual Teddy Bear Fleece Oversized-Fit Lapel Jacket: From $42 (was $66, now 30 percent off)

AYR Deep End Buttondown Shirt: $94 (was $125, now 25 percent off)

C9 Champion High-Waist Cropped Legging: $18 (was $25, now 30 percent off)

Simple Joys by Carter's Babies' Knit Cardigan Sweaters, Pack of Two

➽ Moon and Back by Hanna Andersson Baby Wearable Blanket: $25 (was $35, now 30 percent off)

Simple Joys by Carter’s Baby Fleece Pants, Pack of 4: $13 (was $17, now 22 percent off)

Adidas Women's Grand Sneaker

Reebok Women’s Princess Sneaker: $30 (was $55, now 46 percent off)

Under Armour Charged Pursuit 3 Running Shoe: From $44 (was $70, now 37 percent off)

Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Lightly Lined Triangle Wireless Bralette

True to the theme, there are lots of toys and games on sale for kids of every age. We found things we’ve already written about, including a play cash register and a slime kit. The board-game category is also particularly exciting with discounts on everything from Mouse Trap to Candyland. You can find even more of our picks in our roundup of the best October Prime Day toy deals.

Hape Pound & Tap Bench With Slide Out Xylophone
Best Seller

GUND Toothpick Monkey Plush Stuffed Animal: $23 (was $27, now 15 percent off)

Squishmallows Purple Octopus with Multi-Colored Tentacles: $14 (was $20, now 30 percent off)

Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family: $11 (was $25, now 58 percent off)

Green Toys Car Carrier, Blue: $12 (was $25, now 52 percent off)

Makedo Discover 126 Piece Cardboard Construction Toolbox: $40 (was $50, now 20 percent off)

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Magnet Building Tiles Set: $34 (was $48, now 30 percent off)

Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates

Melissa & Doug Wooden Multi-Craft Weaving Loom: $18 (was $43, now 57 percent off)

Crazy Forts! 69 Piece Buildable Play Fort: $34 (was $70, now 51 percent off)

Osmo Pizza Co. Game

Azul Board Game: $35 (was $40, now 13 percent off)

Mouse Trap Board Game: $17 (was $25, now 32 percent off)

CoComelon Musical Bedtime JJ Doll: $13 (was $20, now 36 percent off)

5 Surprise Mini Brands Series 3 Collectibles

Learning Resources Cash Register: $28 (was $40, now 29 percent off)

PlasmaCar The Original: $88 (was $100, now 12 percent off)

National Geographic Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab

The home section has some surprisingly nice décor to spruce up your space, like potted plants and closet organizers. We also found lots of little gadgets that’ll make your home more inviting, like air purifiers and bidets. Check out our full roundup of the best October Prime Day home deals here.

nuLOOM Rigo Hand Woven Jute Area Rug

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day’s Hand Soap, Pack of 3 – Honeysuckle: $8 (was $14, now 42 percent off)

Mooka Air Purifier: $72 (was $110, now 35 percent off)

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover, 3 Count: $6 (was $8, now 20 percent off)

Best Friends by Sheri Calming Shag Vegan Fur Donut Cuddler
Best Seller

National Tree Company Artificial Full Christmas Tree, Dunhill Fir, 7.5 Feet: $171 (was $330, now 48 percent off)

National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Wreath, 24 Inch: $38 (was $60, now 36 percent off)

BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 Laser Star Projector: $20 (was $35, now 44 percent off)

Costa Farms White Bird of Paradise, 2 to 3 Feet Tall

HaokHome Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper – Forest: $15 (was $19, now 20 percent off)

Convenience Concepts Oslo 1-Drawer Desk: $118 (was $212, now 44 percent off)

Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000 Elongated White Smart Toilet Seat: $503 (was $699, now 28 percent off)

SONGMICS Bamboo Shoe Bench and Storage Rack

Songmics Bamboo Laptop Desk Serving Bed Tray Breakfast Table: $29 (was $34, now 14 percent off)

Fiskars 394801-1003 PowerGear2 Bypass Lopper: $36 (was $71, now 49 percent off)

Keter Urban Bloomer Plastic Raised Garden: $120 (was $150, now 20 percent off)

Coop Home Goods Original Loft Pillow: $58 (was $72, now 20 percent off)

Casper Original Sleep Pillow

Casper Sleek Silk Pillowcase & Sleep Mask Set: $60 (was $119, now 50 percent off)

Nod by Tuft & Needle 8-Inch Queen Mattress: $399 (was $499, now 20 percent off)

Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Machine: $32 (was $48, now 33 percent off)

Molekule Air Mini+ Air Purifier: $325 (was $500, now 35 percent off)

Coway Airmega AP-1512HH HEPA Air Purifier: $147 (was $230, now 36 percent off)

Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier for Home

Solo Stove Yukon Portable Fire Pit: $315 (was $450, now 30 percent off)

CleverMade Tamarack Folding Outdoor Chair: $125 (was $180, now 31 percent off)

Crown Shades 10’x10’ Pop Up Outside Canopy: $108 (was $144, now 25 percent off)

Kitchen appliances are always one of our favorite items to buy on clearance. In addition to staples like blenders, kettles, and saucepans, we included some on-sale items for your pantry, like allergen-free cookies and Momofuku’s new chili crisp. Even more deals can be found in our roundup of the best October Prime Day home and kitchen deals.

Vitamix One

Dash Deluxe 6-Quart Air Fryer: $70 (was $100, now 30 percent off)

BELLA Rotating Non-Stick Belgian Waffle Maker: $23 (was $40, now 42 percent off)

Swedish Wholesale Dishcloths – 10 Pack: $18 (was $25, now 30 percent off)

Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus: $226 (was $300, now 25 percent off)

Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus 3.5-Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Flex Edge Beater

Stasher Silicone Reusable Bag, 4-Pack Storage Starter: $45 (was $64, now 30 percent off)

Stasher Pocket-Sized Silicone Reusable Storage Bags, Set of 2: $10 (was $14, now 30 percent off)

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid, 40 oz: $38 (was $55, now 30 percent off)

Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, Copper: $144 (was $180, now 20 percent off)

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker: $50 (was $100, now 50 percent off)

KitchenAid Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine and Milk Frother: $280 (was $400, now 30 percent off)

Calphalon Coffee Maker, 14 Cups: $75 (was $110, now 32 percent off)

Momofuku Chili Crunch Variety Pack

Partake Gluten-Free, Vegan Choc Chip Cookie Snack Packs, 20: $16 (was $20, now 20 percent off)

Bentgo 5-Compartment Bento-Style Kids Lunch Box: $18 (was $40, now 54 percent off)

Crockpot Electric Lunch Box: $30 (was $45, now 33 percent off)

Instant Vortex Pro Air Fryer 9-in-1 Rotisserie and Convection Oven

While it’s not as fun as the other categories, we like to keep an eye on big-ticket items like vacuums and steam cleaners. Below, we’re highlighting a number of wireless, robot, and stand-up options to consider.

Bissell 24899 Cleanview Rewind Pet Deluxe Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Shark ION Robot Vacuum AV753: $150 (was $230, now 34 percent off)

Shark IZ362H Anti-Allergen Cordless Lightweight Stick Vacuum: $230 (was $350, now 34 percent off)

Eufy Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Samsung Jet 60 Cordless Stick Vacuum: $179 (was $300, now 40 percent off

McCulloch MC1275 Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner: $125 (was $200, now 38 percent off)

Miele Boost CX1 Vacuum Cleaner

Whether you need a baby-shower gift or are looking to fill out your registry wish list, there’s a lot of Strategist-approved baby gear to be found. To make your search a bit easier, here are some of our favorite items, from humidifiers to crib mattresses.

Mustela Newborn Arrival Gift Set

Dream On Me Foam Pack and Play Mattress: $38 (was $48, now 21 percent off)

BABYMUST Hip Seat Baby Carrier: $45 (was $90, now 50 percent off)

Safety 1st onBoard Infant Car Seat: $100 (was $160, now 38 percent off)

Maxi-Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat

FridaBaby Grow-with-Me Training Toothbrush Set: $9 (was $13, now 30 percent off)

FridaBaby 2-in-1 Portable Sound Machine + Nightlight: $19 (was $30, now 36 percent off)

FridaBaby Electric NoseFriday Nasal Aspirator: $31 (was $45, now 30 percent off)

Skip Hop Portable Baby Changing Pad

➽ Fridababy 3-in-1 Humidifer: $33 (was $50, now 34 percent off)

Safety 1st Stay Clean Humidifier: $45 (was $80, now 44 percent off)

Momcozy Pregnancy Full Body Pillow: $38 (was $70, now 45 percent off)

Comotomo Baby Bottle Bundle (7 Piece Set)

Tommee Tippee Advanced Baby Bottle & Pouch Warmer: $35 (was $59, now 40 percent off)

VMaisi 20 Pack Magnetic Cabinet Locks for Baby Proofing: $31 (was $70, now 55 percent off)

➽ Regalo Easy Step 38.5-Inch Baby Gate: $31 (was $45, now 32 percent off)

Amazon’s line of tech products, including its Kindle, are usually at their best prices of the year during Prime Day sales. We also found a bunch of other items, including noise-canceling headphones, a digital picture frame, and lots of

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle Including Cover and Power Adapter (Without Ads)

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Cover and Power Adapter (Ad-Supported): $118 (was $190, now 38 percent off)

Tile Mate 2 Pack: $34 (was $48, now 30 percent off)

Google Pixel 6 (128 GB): $379 (was $599, now 37 percent off)

Beats Studio Buds True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds

Sony WF-C500 Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Earbud Headphones: $58 (was $100, now 42 percent off)

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation): $223 (was $249, now 10 percent off)

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)

Apple MacBook Air , 13” (2020): $998 (was $1,198, now 17 percent off)

Apple 10.2-Inch iPad (2021): $269 (was $329, now 18 percent off)

2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB): $110 (was $179, now 39 percent off)

Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker: $45 (was $80, now 44 percent off)

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5-Inch Touchscreen: $899 (was $1,200, now 25 percent off)

Razer Viper Ultimate Lightweight Wireless Gaming Mouse: $60 (was $130, now 54 percent off)

Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Wireless Mouse: $33 (was $40, now 18 percent off

Luna Controller: $40 (was $70, now 43 percent off)

Anker 523 Power Bank Portable USB-C Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 Portable Charger: $20 (was $26, now 23 percent off)

Anker USB C Hub, 5-in-1 USB C Adapter: $28 (was $35, now 20 percent off)

Anker 313 Wireless Charger, 2 Pack: $29 (was $40, now 28 percent off)

Anker 735 USB C Charger: $38 (was $60, now 36 percent off)

iWALK Ultra-Compact Power Bank: $21 (was $35, now 40 percent off)

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose Noise-Canceling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700, with Alexa Voice Control: $269 (was $379, now 29 percent off)

Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Speaker: $89 (was $119, now 25 percent off)

JBL Boombox 2: $300 (was $500, now 40 percent off)

Nixplay Touch Screen Smart Digital Picture Frame: $112 (was $160, now 30 percent off)

If you’ve wanted to create a connected home, we found a lot of on-sale smart home products from Amazon’s in-house brands, from wall plugs to WiFi systems. There’s also several video doorbells — like the Strategist-approved Ring — and smart bulbs.

Amazon Smart Thermostat

Ecobee Smart Thermostat: $157 (was $190, now 17 percent off)

Amazon Smart Plug: $13 (was $25, now 48 percent off)

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300: $45 (was $80, now 44 percent off)

Amazon Basics Smart In-Wall Plug: $18 (was $22, now 20 percent off)

Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor: $49 (was $70, now 30 percent off)

Ring Video Doorbell

Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell: $80 (was $150, now 47 percent off)

Ecobee SmartSensor for Doors and Windows, 2 Pack: $60 (was $80, now 25 percent off)

Beams MB360XT 200 Lumen Wireless Motion Sensing Spotlight: $17 (was $28, now 40 percent off)

myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control: $17 (was $30, now 43 percent off)

Kasa Smart LED Light Strip, 50 Color Zones

Amazon Echo Glow Smart Lamp: $17 (was $30, now 43 percent off)

Wyze WiFi Color Bulb: $11 (was $16, now 31 percent off)

Amazon Eero Pro 6 WiFi System (3-Pack): $389 (was $599, now 35 percent off)

Furbo Dog Camera

It’s a great time to buy smart TVs, sound bars, and streaming-enabled remotes at a huge discount. There’s a wide array of sizes available, including a 32-inch version of Samsung’s Frame TV.

Samsung 32” Frame QLED 4K Smart TV

Samsung 50-Inch Class Frame Series Smart TV: $922 (was $1,198, now 23 percent off)

Sony 77-Inch Bravia XR OLED TV: $3,298 (was $3,500, now 6 percent off)

Samsung 65-Inch Class Neo QLED 4K QN90B Series Smart TV

Polk Audio Signa S2 TV Sound Bar: $142 (was $249, now 43 percent off)

Amazon Fire TV 43-Inch Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV: $330 (was $410, now 20 percent off)

Whether you’re looking for a carry-on suitcase, package storage cubes, a passport cover, or a weekend tote, there are a ton of great on-sale luggage options in the travel gear section.

Samsonite Freeform Hardside Expandable with Double Spinner Wheels

Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels: $125 (was $200, now 37 percent off)

Samsonite Carry-On Spinner and Beauty Crate Duo: $120 (was $230, now 48 percent off)

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