Amazon Prime day is back! Last month, the e-commerce giant announced a surprise second Amazon Prime Day in 2022 would take place on October 11-12. Well, the highly-anticipated day has arrived, and sale does not disappoint. Until midnight tonight, October 12, you can shop Amazon's Black Friday deals six weeks before Thanksgiving. It's a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping!
As expected, there are major savings across all product categories, including electronics, fashion and accessories, home, kitchen, pets, top toys, Christmas decorations and Amazon devices, as well as the lowest prices of the year on select products from national brands like the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer (which is currently $110 off!). Just like previous Amazon Prime Days, this October Prime Day is a two-day event, which means you only have a 48-hour window (with less than 24 hours left) to score the biggest deals.
To find the best savings, we dug through hundreds of deals from the last Amazon Prime Day (July 12-13, 2022) and whittled it down to best-selling products that are on sale for a comparable or better discount right now, including huge savings on Apple products and kitchen appliances, amazing luggage sales, deals on mattresses and bedding and more. Below, we answer the internet's burning questions about October Prime Day, including: dates and logistical details, the best deals to look out for and how to get a free Amazon Prime membership. Happy shopping!
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Apple Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day AirPods Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Air Fryer Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Dyson Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Le Creuset Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Luggage Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Vacuum Deals
- The Best Amazon Prime Day Bedding Deals
- Take 70% off Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers.
- Take 53% off the Dunhill Fir Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree from National Tree Company, which is one of our top-rated fake Christmas trees of 2022.
- Take up to 60% off select Halloween decor, like 52% off this Set of 3 Flameless Halloween Candles.
- Take 49% off the iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum.
- Take 48% off the Rockland Journey Softside Upright Luggage, 4-piece set. This is an amazing deal, because you get a large 28-inch checked bag, a medium 24-inch checked bag, a 19-inch carry-on bag, and a 14-inch carry-on tote, all for around $100!
- Take 43% off Apple AirPods (2nd Generation).
- Take 35% off the viral Orolay Mid-Length Coat, a.k.a. the "Amazon Coat".
- Take 27% off the Shark Apex Lift-Away Upright Vacuum, which was named the best overall vacuum cleaner of 2022 by experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab.
- Take 18% off the 2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad. 18% off might not seem like a big discount, but it's actually the lowest price ever recorded for this iPad since Apple sales are few and far between.
Thanks to a new slate of Apple Watches being introduced earlier this month, the Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS + Cellular is lowest price it's ever been right now. It's discounted 30% (or $150) off, and comes complete with navigation, health-tracking features, and cellular internet connection. If you're looking for an entry-level Apple Watch without all the bells and whistles, the Apple Watch SE is also on sale for 29% (or $80) off.
The second generation AirPods are your standard AirPods. They are the most popular AirPods on Amazon by a long shot, with more than 500,000 reviews and counting. They are also the most affordable AirPods, and right now, made even more affordable by a major 43% off discount bringing the total to $89.
AirPods Max is Apple's take on over-ear headphones. They provide the most premium audio experience and most comfortable fit of the AirPods product lineup, perfect for those who spend multiple hours per day wearing headphones. In addition to spatial audio and active noise cancellation, AirPods Max also features a custom-built driver that delivers virtually undistorted sound directly into your ears.
The 2021 MacBook Pro offers a 17-hour battery life and a stunning 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, so no matter what you're using your laptop for, the visuals are top notch. It also has a 1080p HD FaceTime camera so your video calls are crystal clear. A discount this steep on a latest model MacBook Pro is unheard of.
While it isn't the newest MacBook Air model, the Prime Day deal on this pick brings it to $800, which is the lowest price we've ever seen for a MacBook Air on Amazon. The notebook offers up to 18 hours of battery life, weighs just 2.8 pounds, and has the Apple M1 chip for ultra-fast processing.
While a 18% off discount may not seem like a big deal, Apple enthusiasts will know that sales on iPads, Mac laptops and Mac desktops are few and far between. While this iPad doesn't have the processing power of the iPad Pro with the Apple M1 chip, it is great for everyday use like gaming, travel and video calls.
Mini but mighty, this sweet deal brings the iPad Mini to just below $700. The 8.3-inch screen has a Liquid Retina display that features Apple's True Tone, and wide color for stunning and detailed visuals. The front camera also has Center Stage, making you the focus of your video call. The model on sale is Wi-Fi- and cellular-accessible, so this light and thin iPad can go with you on all your adventures.
If you need a replacement AirPods case, Amazon sells those too! This wireless charging AirPods case works with Apple MagSafe, qi wireless charging mats (the standard wireless charging technology in most consumer-grade wireless chargers), or a lightning cable for wired charging.
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Ninja makes great air fryers that are easy to use and that reliably make food the crispy in a short amount of time, according to testing notes from the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances & Innovation Lab. And Amazon reviewers seem to agree — this one is a best-seller with almost 40,00 reviews and a near-perfect 4.8-star rating!
The same great air frying capabilities as Ninja's basic air fryer above, but with a larger 5.5-quart capacity. You can cook up to 3 pounds of food (think french fries or chicken wings) in the Ninja Max XL Air Fryer and when you're finished, pop the non-stick ceramic basket into the dishwasher. This air fryer was named the best air fryer of 2022 by the Good Housekeeping Institute's Kitchen Appliances & Innovation Lab.
If you're looking for maximum savings, this is one of the best Amazon air fryer deals right now. It has an extra-large 7-quart capacity making it a great air fryer for families. It offers eight cooking functions that will air fry, roast, broil, bake, grill, dehydrate, reheat and keep warm all with a touch of a button. It will even roast a whole chicken or grill up to five burgers.
This modern touchscreen air fryer will take the guesswork out of cook times thanks to eight different cooking preset options and temperatures ranging from 180 to 400º. The new start and stop button is perfect if you need to change cooking cycles and offers a built-in timer to remind you to flip or shake your food for even cooking.
This mini air fryer by Instant Pot is perfect for those who live alone, who tend to cook meals with only 1-2 servings, or who have limited counter space or limited kitchen storage. You can customize different cooking programs using the one-touch smart program which has temperature ranges between 120 and 400º.
You can grill, roast and bake your favorite foods with less fat and grease with the Ultrean Air Fryer Oilless Cooker. Adjust your temperature between 180 to 400º by setting your cooking preferences with easy-to-use buttons and an auto-timer. Clean-up is a breeze with the non-stick pan and dishwasher-safe basket.
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Right now, the Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Origin is currently 35% off for a whopping $155 discount. This deal is not to be missed because we rarely see Dyson vacuums discounted more than $100 off the original price, even during Black Friday or other major sale holidays. This vacuum cleaner effortlessly steers thanks to Dyson's signature ball axel and glides across different floor types with ease. It works best on carpet and laminate flooring, but it's great for wood floors, too.
The Roomba 671 is the most discounted of iRobot's robot vacuums this Prime Day — it's a whopping 49% off! Less than $200 for any robot vacuum is a steal. You can schedule it to clean up daily dirt and dust to effortlessly keep floors clean. This model has new smart navigation features like cliff detect, which keep it from falling down the stairs, and an auto-adjust cleaning head that senses the floor type optimizes cleaning settings for carpet, hard wood, tile and more. Plus, it works with Alexa voice commands.
The Good Housekeeping Institute named the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum Cleaner the best overall vacuum cleaner of 2022. In our most recent Cleaning Lab tests, it earned top scores for its powerful suction and debris pick up on both bare floor and carpet. Our testers also love that it easily converts from an upright vacuum to a canister vacuum with the press of a button and has a brush roll that’s designed to minimize pet hair tangles. Both the pre-motor filters and HEPA filter are washable and emptying and reattaching the dust cup is easy breezy.
The Shark AI Ultra Robot Vacuum was named the best robot vacuum for kitchens and other tight spaces in the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab's evaluation of the best robot vacuums of 2022. It smoothly navigated our test spaces and did not bump into chairs legs and other objects we put in its path. It had no problem cleaning under kitchen cabinet toe kicks or figuring out how to clean tight spaces without getting stuck. Our testers also love the compact footprint and streamlined design, because self-emptying robot vacuums can often be an eyesore.
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More vacuum deals we love
- Take 36% off the Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 35% off the Dyson Ball Origin Multi-Floor Vacuum.
- Take 27% off the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum, the Good Housekeeping Institute's best overall vacuum cleaner.
- Take 20% off the Shark S2 Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum.
Cordless Stick Vacuums
- Take 40% off the SAMSUNG Jet 75 Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 13% off the Dyson v10 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum, which was previously our top-rated cordless vacuum for pet hair.
- Take 13% off the BLACK+DECKER Powerseries Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 27% off the best-selling iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum.
- Take 18% off the Shark AV2501S AI Robot Vacuum with HEPA Self-Empty Base.
- Take 8% off the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum.
- Take 30% off the Dreametech H11 Max Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 29% off the Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro Wet Dry Vacuum.
- Take 26% off the Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Cleaner.
- Take 34% off the Dirt Devil Handheld Cleaner.
- Take 24% off the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum.
- Take 12% off the Black+Decker 20V Max Handheld Vacuum.
Perhaps the best luggage deal on Amazon right now, this four-piece set includes a large 28-inch checked bag, medium 24-inch checked bag, 19-inch carry-on bag, and 14-inch carry-on tote — all for just over $100!
If you're a frequent traveler in need of new luggage, Samsonite's Winfield hardside luggage is one of the most durable carry-on bags money can buy. It is scratch-resistant and will protect your belongings from rough-and-tumble treatment at the airport.
Delsey Paris quickly became one of the most popular luggage brands for fashionable travelers post-lockdown. Its ultra-luxe luggage features a scratch-resistant hard shell and leather accents on the outside, a removable hanger, laundry bag, shoe bags and two large lined compartments on the inside, plus a one-button locking handle.
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More luggage deals we love
- Take 56% off American Tourister Moonlight Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels medium 24-inch checked bag.
- Take 46% off Delsey Paris Aero Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, large 29-inch checked bag.
- Take 45% off Samsonite Freeform Hardside 24-Inch Checked Bag.
- Take 43% off Rockland Melbourne Hardside Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage, 20-inch carry-on bag.
- Take 20% off Travelpro 25-Inch Maxlite Air Hardside Expandable Luggage checked bag.
- Take 41% off COOLIFE 4-Piece Hardshell Spinner Luggage Set.
- Take 39% off Samsonite Centric Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, 3-Piece Set.
- Take 39% off Rockland Softside Upright Luggage, 2-Piece Set.
- Take 37% off COOLIFE Hardshell Spinner Luggage, 3-Piece Set.
Le Creuset makes highly coveted kitchenware and it rarely, if ever, goes on sale. Famous for strength, durability and signature colors, Le Creuset cast iron Dutch ovens can be used for slow-cooking, braising and roasting, thanks to the ability to maintain even and consistent heat. Plus it's suitable for both stovetop and oven use.
Right now, the family-sized 8-quart Dutch oven is on sale for $299, which is an incredible deal. It's only 15% off on Amazon, but that's because it's cheaper on Amazon than elsewhere to begin with — the standard retail price of the 8-quart Dutch oven is $475!
This smaller cast iron oven from Le Creuset, named the Sauteuse, is perfect for anyone who lives alone (or couples!) who don't need to feed a big family every time they cook. Psst: anything Le Creuset would make a great gift for the foodie or cook in your life!
If you're already a fan of Le Creuset and looking to expand your collection, this covered casserole dish is a great next step beyond the Dutch oven. The stoneware maintains even temperatures and prevents scorching, and the interior is glazed, so it easily releases burnt-on food for quick cleanup. Speaking of convenience, this dish is safe to use literally anywhere in your kitchen: freezer, microwave, oven, broiler and dishwasher.
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The Element is Casper's most affordable mattress, made even moreso by a 15% off Prime Day discount. It is a 10-inch mattress which features Casper's signature durable base layer that prevents sinking over time, topped with a cooling layer of AirScape perforated foam that increases airflow and circulation through the night. If you're familiar with Casper's offering and looking for something a bit more supportive, its original mattress (10% off) and hybrid mattresses (15% off) are also on sale for Prime Day.
Zinus makes some of the most popular mattresses on Amazon thanks to its extremely competitive pricing (most Zinus mattresses are under $500). If the price seems to good to be true, check out some of the nearly 100,000 (!) 5-star reviews that claim the mattress alleviates back pain and holds up over years of use.
Good tear-resistance? Check. Good pill-resistance? Check. Soft, inexpensive, well-fitted and washes well? All checks here. Over 230,000 (!) 5-star reviewers agree that these Amazon bestsellers are worth it for so many different reasons. Read our full review of Mellanni sheets here.
Perfect for side and back sleepers, this memory foam pillow is gel-infused and features a contoured design for pressure-relieving support. It also has cooling technology for breathability. Better yet, it's a whopping 53% off right now.
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Best Amazon Prime Day Appliance Deals
Consider this a run, don't walk situation: the never-on-sale KitchenAid Stand Mixer is $110 off right now. It may not seem like much compared to the full price, but this is the biggest discount we've seen so far in 2022 (it rarely goes on sale — it was discounted 17% off during Black Friday 2021). Whether you've been eyeing one for yourself or are planning ahead for holiday gifting, this is a Prime Day deal that's too good to pass up.
The dog days of winter are just around the corner, so if you run cold indoors, it might be a good idea to invest in a space heater. It's a good way to save energy during the coldest months too, because you can heat only the room you're using, instead of relying on central heating to heat the whole house. This heater is the top space heater on Amazon and it is on sale for only $24 right now, a fraction of the price of many others on the market (but over 8,000 reviewers claim it's just as good as the competition).
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Artificial Christmas trees from National Tree Company are very full and easy to put together. You might have to spend some time fluffing and spreading out all the branches, but once set up, it will look nice and lush. One reviewer noted, "If you remember the old school trees where you had a hundred little color-coded branches that had to be sorted and put in the right slots, you'll appreciate the hinged design and the fact that it comes in just two parts."
It's not Christmas without buffalo plaid! Deck your couch or favorite chair with this reversible Sherpa blanket for ultimate coziness all December long. It's even better when paired with hot cocoa and a Christmas movie.
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Best Amazon Prime Day Amazon Devices Deals
Not only is this the lowest price ever for the third generation Echo Dot — it also comes with a FREE two-pack of Alexa-enabled GE CYNC color-changing smart light bulbs.
Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, the company announced a new line of Fire TVs. Much like Apple's new AirPods announcement, this caused pre-existing models to go on sale for a great price. The Omni Series Fire TV has a 4K Ultra HD display that delivers a clearer and more vibrant picture with brighter colors compared to 1080p TVs. Of course, it comes with Fire TV streaming built-in so you won't need to buy an extra streaming device. It also has Alexa built-in for a hands-free experience. As long as your TV is turned on, you can use voice commands to change the channel, turn up the volume and more.
This is the lowest price ever for Amazon's popular Blink Mini security cameras. These are indoor, plug-in cameras that are great to for security purposes, as well as to keep an eye on pets or as a baby monitor. When you're not home you can stream the live feed from the camera and even speak through the camera using the Blink app. If you're looking for an outdoor security camera, the Blink Outdoor is also on sale for almost 50% off.
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What is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is a new Amazon Prime member-exclusive sale that is modeled after the company's flagship sale event, Amazon Prime Day. The sale promises to offer deep discounts on items and brands that are best-sellers during the holiday shopping season.
When is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is happening right now. The sale started yesterday, October 11, and runs through today, October 12, 2022, so this is your last chance to shop the deals. We are currently six weeks ahead of Black Friday, which is when Amazon and other retailers typically start to offer discounts for the holiday season. This is a great chance to get a head start on holiday gift shopping. (The last Amazon Prime Day happened this summer on July 12 and July 13.)
What are the best Prime Day October 2022 deals?
We are seeing Black Friday-worthy savings across all product categories, including electronics, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, toys and Amazon devices, as well as the lowest prices of the year on some products from national brands, like the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer. Jessica Teich, deputy editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute says that she's looking for discounts on Apple products, including 40% off AirPods and $100 off Apple Watches; kitchen appliances, including Instant Pots and over 30% off air fryers; and cleaning appliances, including 20% off select Bissell products and 40% off select robot vacuums.
How often is Amazon Prime Day?
Typically, Amazon Prime Day is an annual event. Prime Day started in 2015 to commemorate the company's 20th anniversary, and since then, it has happened once per year, offering steep discounts across all product categories for two days with one major caveat — only Amazon Prime members can shop the sale. The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is the company's first expansion of a member-exclusive sale outside of Prime Day. For the first time ever, there will be two Amazon Prime Days in 2022.
How long does Amazon Prime Early Access Sale last?
Just like Amazon Prime Day, the Black Friday Early Access Sale is a two-day event. That means you only have 48 hours to score the biggest savings. However, much like regular Prime Day, there were noteworthy early sales leading up to this week's event and we expect to see even more deals following the event.
What does Amazon Prime cost in 2022?
Only Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to shop the Amazon Prime Day 2022 October sale. An Amazon Prime membership costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year (there are some discounts for students, seniors and other qualifying individuals). If you have never had an Amazon Prime membership, the company offers a 30-day free trial for first-time subscribers. If you sign up now for a free trial, that would make you eligible for Prime Day on October 11.
- Sign up for Amazon Prime
- Claim your 30-day free trial for new users
- See discounted Amazon Prime membership details