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Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale has begun—here are some of the best deals (so far)

Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale has begun—here are some of the best deals (so far)
Posted at 9:16 AM, Sep 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-12 09:33:15-04

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If you missed out on grabbing something you really wanted on Prime Day this year, you’re in luck: Amazon is having another sale that may just rival some of Prime Day’s deals.

Amazon’s new 48-hour Prime Early Access sale is taking place Oct. 11-12 in 15 countries (including the U.S. and Canada), giving Prime members early access to holiday deals and some of Amazon’s lowest prices of the year. Some of the deals include up to 80% off select Fire TV smart TVs and Echo devices, up to 50% off select headphones from Beats, up to 40% off select power tools and up to 45% off select vacuums from Shark and iRobot.

If you have kids to buy for this holiday season, this is the perfect time: Amazon will have select Hasbro toys up to 50% off, select laptops up to 35% off, plus 30% off select Lego sets and up to 40% off Barbie dolls.

Amazon has also created a first-ever Top 100 list for the event that features a selection of some of the best deals across all top categories, including electronics, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, toys and more. You’ll also find holiday gift guides and Amazon’s Toys We Love list to make holiday shopping easier.

While you do need a Prime Membership to get the deals, you can become a Prime member and shop the deals the same day. A membership costs $14.99 a month (or $139 a year), but you can also start a 30-day free trial if you’re not sure you will want to continue with the membership after the Prime Early Access sale.

While you’ll find hundreds of thousands of deals, take a look at just a few of the best ones that have launched so far. New deals will drop throughout the event, so you’ll want to keep checking Amazon’s Early Access deal page during the two-day sale.

iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum ($180, save $170)

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Clean smarter with the help of a robot. The iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi connectivity can be scheduled to clean up daily dirt, dust and pet hair through the iRobot Home app or a voice assistant like Alexa. Using a 3-stage cleaning system, the brushes lift dirt from carpets and hard floors. Thanks to its advanced sensors, it learns to navigate under and around furniture and along edges. When it’s finished cleaning, it automatically docks and recharges.

With more than 2,400 reviews, it has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Users found it to work best with regular light cleans when used a few times per week rather than once a week. Many mentioned enjoying getting notified their home was being vacuumed (via the app), and another reviewer said they “still get excited to come home to see carpet track marks.”

Ninja BL770AMZ Mega Kitchen System ($120, save $80)

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Currently rated the No. 1 Best Seller in Food Processors, this Ninja Mega Kitchen System comes with a 72-ounce pitcher, 8-cup food processor and a 16-ounce single-serve cup with a to-go lid. It’s on sale today for 40% off at $120. That’s a savings of $80!

Featuring dishwasher-safe parts with programmable options, the 1500-watt motor base powers through blending and processing ingredients in a snap. The pitcher holds up to 64 liquid ounces, allowing you to whip up frozen beverages quickly and with ease. Crush ice, knead dough, chop vegetables and more with this all-in-one system.

Amazon Basics Neoprene Workout Dumbbell ($28.20, save $17.11)

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Originally priced at $45.31, you can save 38% on this Amazon Basics dumbbell set totaling 20 pounds. It includes three pairs of dumbbells weighing 2, 3 and 5 pounds. Ideal for a home gym or workout class, you can build up your fitness with resistance training. Created with cast-iron construction with a neoprene coating to provide a non-slip grip, these hexagonal-shaped dumbbells won’t roll away when you set them down.

With more than 71,700 global ratings, this set has a whopping 4.8 out of 5 star average rating. Several users found this set was perfect for physical therapy while others felt they are easy to hold.

Reviewer Laura found them to be a great value for the price and said, “I use these at least 5 times a week and they’re great! Easy to hold, don’t slip out of my hands and easy to store out of the way in my bedroom.”

Unite Hair 7Seconds Detangler Leave-In Conditioner ($23, save $10)

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Smooth hair in seconds — seven to be exact — with this Unite Hair Detangler Leave-In Conditioner. Normally listed for $32.50, it’s 30% off today, on sale for $23. This vegan formula works to repair and strengthen hair. It’s also safe for extensions and can help lock in color. It’s simple to use: just spritz on damp hair and gently comb to distribute. No need to rinse. Then style as usual.

This product has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars with more than 7,600 global ratings. Several reviewers raved about how well it worked and that they loved the smell.

User Andrea has very thick, textured, fizzy, wavy hair that hangs to the top of her thighs. She said, “I’ve tried lots of leave in conditioners and detanglers over the years. This is hands down my personal favorite. It makes my hair easy to brush and soft until my next hair wash. It works quickly and makes a significant difference when heat styling as well.”

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop ($800, save $200)

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Save big when purchasing a 2020 MacBook Air. Featuring 18 hours of battery life, 8GB of unified memory a 13.3-inch Retina display, this thin, light notebook operated on macOS Big Sur while the Apple M1 chip with an 8-core CPU.

This rose gold MacBook Air comes highly recommended with 11,660-plus 5-star ratings. It has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars out of more than 12, 900 reviews. Users found it to be ultra portable, easy to use and well worth the price.

Several people left lengthy reviews noting several different qualities they’ve enjoyed. Most liked attributes appeared to be the quality, speed and battery life. Reviewer Jessica called it “the perfect computer.”

Insignia 32-inch Smart HD 720p Fire TV – ($100, Save $80)

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You’ll save 44% on this Insignia 32-inch Smart HD 720p Fire TV, now priced at $100.

The TV comes with an Alexa voice remote that lets you control your TV using just your voice. You can also connect home theater components like a Blu-ray player, game console, speakers, cable/antenna and more.

With more than 3,500 reviews, the TV has a total rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Customers say it’s easy to set up, has great picture and sound, and is the perfect size.

One customer who gave it a 5-star rating called it a “great little TV.”

“I got this set because I wanted something for out on the patio so I could watch TV while sitting out there relaxing. It has been a great little TV. I can stream whatever programs I want,” Amazon customer Deni wrote. “Will be bringing it inside soon, and probably watch two games at once. This is probably the third one I bought by this brand, and haven’t had any trouble with any of them. It’s been a great little TV.”

Original Peloton Indoor Stationary Exercise Bike ($1,225, Save $220)

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Looking to start an exercise routine? This Peloton Indoor Stationary Exercise Bike is on sale for $1,225, a savings of $220.

The bike has an immersive 22-inch HD touchscreen, a headphone jack, Bluetooth connectivity, a camera and a microphone. With a height range of 4 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet, 5 inches and a weight maximum of 297 pounds, the Peloton also has an adjustable seat and handlebar. Measuring just 4 feet by 2 feet, it fits in small spaces and weighs 135 pounds, so it can be moved if needed.

The bike has a total rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, with customers saying it’s well made, top notch and a “game changer.”

Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer And Electric Pressure Cooker Combo ($169.99, Save $100)

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Regularly priced at about $270, the Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer and Electric Pressure Cooker Combo is on sale for $170, a savings of $100.

The Instant Pot has 11-in-1 functionality and can act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, air fryer, roaster, mini oven, broiler and dehydrator. The inner pot has stay-cool silicone handles so you can take it directly to your stovetop or table.

With more than 32,600 reviews, the Instant Pot has 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 84% of customers giving it a full 5-stars. They say it’s easy to use, easy to clean and highly recommended.

Amazon Basics Down-Alternative Pillows ($28.04, Save $3.12)

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Regularly priced at $31.16 for a two-pack, these Amazon Basics Down-Alternative Pillows are $28 during the Prime Early Access sale. You can also get the king-sized version for $29.99, or $10 off the regular price.

The standard-size bed pillows have a down alternative fill for a plush feel and a 100% polyester microfiber shell for smoothness and softness. They are machine-washable and measure 20 by 26 inches each.

With more than 27,600 reviews, they have a total rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Customers say they’re super soft, great for neck pain and work well for stomach sleepers.

“This level of comfort for this price? What a win win situation!!” said reviewer SallyH. “I have had sleep issues for years due to lifestyle and stress. Not anymore!! Less tossing and turning. Less waking up, just snooze through! … I am a tummy/side sleeper, but surprisingly I have been sleeping on my back too! This has been life-changing! Highly recommend!!”

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Polarized Square Sunglasses – ($159.75, Save $53.25)

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Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you won’t need sunglasses! These Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Polarized Square Sunglasses are included in the sale. They’re now priced at almost $160, a savings of about $53.

The sunglasses have G-15 lenses, which block 85% of visible light, in both polarized and non-polarized options. They also offer 100% UV protection. There are multiple colors of frames and lenses and a variety of sizes.

With more than 2,100 reviews, the sunglasses have a total rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, and 78% of customers give them a full five stars. One customer who gave the glasses a top rating says they are “super cool” and calls them “classic Americana.”

“Frames are thick and durable as you would expect. The many options in sizes can allow you to get the perfect fit that doesn’t slide down your nose or fall off during fast movements,” Amazon customer Brian Dan said. “Seems like Ray-Ban mastered a frame design. If you get the right size for your face, and you like this style, you’ll love them.”

Amazon Basics Padded Mid-Back Desk Chair ($72.03, Save $14.65)

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If you’re in need of a new desk chair, this Amazon Basics Padded Mid-Back Desk Chair is included in the Prime sale.

Regularly priced at almost $87, the chair is now $72. The chair is upholstered in durable Puresoft faux leather and has an adjustable padded seat with adjustable seat angle, tilt control and padded armrests. It holds up to 275 pounds.

With more than 15,700 5-star reviews (and a 4.2 rating from almost 25,000 reviewers total), customers say the chair is worth the money, easy to put together and offers great back support.

Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial Cooling Gel Sleep Mask ($54.40, Save $13.60)

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Regularly priced at $68, this Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial Cooling Gel Sleep Mask is on sale for $54.40, which is a savings of 20%.

The cooling gel sleep mask fights signs of tired, dull skin by helping to seal in hydration while you sleep. It contains Peptide4, star arvensis and speedwell extract, and all you need is a pea-sized amount before bed. It is not a lotion, however, so you’ll need to rinse it off in the morning and then continue with your morning skincare routine.

The mask has close to 1,000 reviews and a total rating of 4.6 out of five stars. Customers say it leaves their skin feeling soft and refreshed, and while it is a bit expensive, a little goes a long way.

Shark Robot Self-Empty XL Robot Vacuum with IQ Navigation ($400, Save $200)

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You’ll save 33% on this Shark Robot Self-Empty XL Robot Vacuum, priced at $400.

The bagless, self-emptying base holds up to 45 days of dirt and debris, while the vacuum’s deep-cleaning power takes on large and small debris and pet hair on carpets and floors.

The vacuum maps your home so you can choose which rooms to clean and you can schedule cleanings with the SharkClean app or voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

The Shark robot vacuum has nearly 25,000 reviews and a total of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Customers say it’s great for everyday use, has great suction power and is worth the money.

Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus 2.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush – $48 (Save $22)

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You’ll save $22 on this Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus 2.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush, now priced at $48.

The one-step volumizer has a 2.4-inch brush head, so you can style closely to the root and has multiple styling options like flips, soft waves and more. With low, medium, high and cool settings, the brush styles hair with 50% less heat damage than a traditional dryer, curling iron and or straightener.

The volumizer has more than 7,000 ratings, with 73% of customers giving it a full 5-stars. Reviewers say it’s easy to use, great for shoulder length hair and works well for curly hair, too.

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New deals will drop throughout the event, so you’ll want to keep checking Amazon’s deal page during the two-day sale.

Emily O’Brien contributed to this report.

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