Amazon’s stellar deals are holding strong for the second day of its Prime Early Access Sale

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UPDATE: Oct. 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m. EDT This post has been updated with the latest and greatest Prime Early Access Sale deals.

This week's inaugural Prime Early Access Sale isn't just another Prime Day-style savings event. It's a chance for Amazon to prove itself in what's panning out to be a highly competitive holiday shopping season. Can the retail giant come up with deals that are so good, they convince consumers not to defer until Black Friday (or check things off their wishlist elsewhere)?

If the first day of the Prime Early Access Sale was any indication, the answer is a surprisingly enthusiastic "yes": We've been seeing tons of record-low prices across almost every department so far, from Alexa-enabled smart home devices to TVs, video games, robot vacuums, kitchen appliances, pet essentials, outdoor gear, and even new Apple gadgets. We'll be monitoring and keeping track of the most "worth it" buys in a running list (below) as the sale progresses through the end of the day on Oct. 12, so bookmark this page and check back often to see if the momentum holds.

Note: All newly added deals are marked with a ✨, while deals with a strikeout were either sold out or no longer available at their sale price when we last looked. Anything marked with a πŸ”₯ has dropped to an all-time low price.

Apple deals

Why we like it

Finally, the AirPods Pro got an update, and it was worth the wait. With improved active noise cancellation (on what was already impressive ANC on the first gen), and improved battery life, these are some of the best, if not the best, headphones Apple has to offer. And they just hit an all-time low price. β€”Bethany Allard, Shopping Reporter


Apple TV

Apple Watch




Pet deals

Why we like it

The Petkit Pura X was our pick for the most well-designed litter box in our roundup for best automatic litter boxes, and for good reason. It looks more like a cat hideout than a litter box, and is jam-packed with smart features. Take advantage of app control and odor removal, as well as a thermal sensor, infrared sensor, weight sensor, and anti-pinch infrared sensors, so you'll always be in the know when it comes to your cat's habits. β€”Jae Thomas, Deputy Shopping Editor

Vacuum deals

Why we like it

Even without the mopping functionality just announced for the Combo version of the j7+, the OG j7+ is still a super solid investment β€” especially when it drops back to all-time low pricing. It was the first Roomba to introduce Genius Technology and PrecisionVision Navigation to avoid small obstacles that were previously problem-causers, like phone chargers and pet waste. The j7+ also self-empties. β€”Leah Stodart, Shopping Reporter

Amazon device deals

Why we like it

A Fitbit-style fitness tracker, the Amazon Halo View offers a touch-enabled display for convenient access to stats like heart rate, step count, and sleep quality. Plus, it even keeps you connected with access to your texts and other smartphone notifications. Usually $80, you can save 44% during the Prime Early Access Sale. β€”Christina Buff, Shopping Contributor




  • eero 6 β€”Β $75 $89 (save 16%)

  • eero 6+ β€” $90 $139 (save 35%) πŸ”₯

  • eero Pro 6 β€” $148 $229 (save 35%) πŸ”₯

  • eero Pro 6E β€”Β $179 $299 (save 40%) πŸ”₯

Fire tablets

Fire TV


  • Halo Band β€” $39.99 $69.99 (save 43%) πŸ”₯

  • Halo View β€”Β $44.99 $79.99 (save 44%) πŸ”₯



TV deals

Why we like it

Kick-off football season by saving over $1,000 on a massive Samsung QLED. The Q70A Series isn't Samsung's cheapest or most expensive QLED, but it hits in all the right places for sports watching and gaming: direct backlighting with local dimming, crisp HDR, and bright quantum dot color even in sunlit rooms. β€”Leah Stodart, Shopping Reporter

Gaming deals

Why we like it

Elden Ring is considered to be the game of the year by many β€” a sentiment that started as early as February 2022 when it was released. So yeah, it's not a title you're going to want to miss, especially when it's on a sweet little discount. β€”Dylan Haas, Lead Shopping Reporter

Headphone and earbud deals

Why we like it

Bose is known for making top-of-the-line noise-canceling headphones, and the QC 45s are no exception β€” in fact, they have some of the best ANC Bose has to offer. They also come with 24 hours of battery life, and fold up easy for taking on the go, making them a favorite among travelers. Best of all, they're at their absolute lowest price ever. β€”Haley Henschel, Shopping Reporter

Note: For AirPods and Beats, scroll up to the "Apple deals" section.

Fitness deals

Why we like it

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells are like having an entire rack of weights in your home without taking up any of the space that they normally would. Usually, these adjustable dumbbells are very hard to find, but they're back in stock and they're $120 off during the Prime Early Access Sale. β€”Dylan Haas, Lead Shopping Reporter

Laptop deals

Why we like it

Check out our full review of the M2 MacBook Air.

The latest MacBook Air is a redesign done right, with a larger screen, impressive power thanks to the M2 chip, and solid battery life. If you've been waiting to upgrade, the Air is definitely worth a second look, and it's at a record-low price. If you don't need the latest processor, the M1 Air is also at a killer all-time low price. β€”Bethany Allard, Shopping Reporter

Note: For MacBooks, scroll up to the "Apple deals" section.

Kitchen deals

Home deals

Outdoor deals

Beauty tech deals

Toy deals

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