A Non-Judgmental Guide to Shopping Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale

For those who feel they must get the best deals, deals, deals, there are plenty to be had at Amazon's fall sale, from tech to denim to cookware.

Stupid-hot deals on all of our favorite stuff.

Salutations, reader! Prime Day has practically become a federal holiday in America for its absolute blowout of deals, deals, and more deals. You probably know how Prime Day works by now, but in case you need a refresher, it’s a two-day, industry-wide event when Amazon—and now, many, many retailers that aren’t Amazon—offer prices lower than the rise of Christina Aguilera’s jeans in 2001. What’s marked down? Everything from Apple products and mattresses to furniture, vibrators, cookware, and fancy skincare are part of the Prime Day deals. The whole tamale!

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Prime Day is known as the other Black Friday, but this year we’re getting another early Prime Day-esque event just in time for spooky season, formally known as Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, and it will be unfurling this week, from October 11 to 12, with markdowns on electronics, appliances, personal care products, beauty stuff, and home goods.

So let’s say you want to visit the mothership, Amazon itself, and partake of this extravaganza. First off, we know: Amazon is a very complicated, goliath retailer, indeed, and our very newsroom is often at the forefront of those stories. But whatever your stance on Bezos’s superstore, the money-saving opportunities of Prime Day can make it very tempting—and honestly, quite a few of us partake in the bargain-hunting. Many of us have been there; you see a super-hot deal, or need something to come (for sure) within a couple of days, or your local mom-and-pop shop doesn't have what you’re looking for. And, despite the fist-clenching incurred from Jeff Bezos's mega fortune while the rest of us drown in student loan debt and prepare for a maybe-recession, sometimes, Amazon feels like the move.

There are tons of folks who are gonna hit this bonus 48-hour Prime Day, and hit it HARD (the number of items purchased as part of Prime Day in 2022 was a whopping 300 million), no matter how much they think Bezos is a money-hungry cartoon-villain dork. Of course, some people abstain from shopping at Amazon entirely (cheers), but the reality is that most people we know partake in a Prime'd set of headphones here, an impulse-purchased Sunset Strip groupie memoir or grip of nondescript socks there. (If you never do anything even slightly morally dubious in the name of personal convenience or pleasure, well, salutations to you.) 

All that said, we’re here with a list of all the best Prime Early Access Sale deals on Amazon, including massive savings on legit-good products that make it all worth it. This one's for those among our readers who feel they absolutely must get those deals, deals, deals. And we know you're out there with your arms and [redacted] wide-open for the best luxury vibrators and sex toys that are also hiding on the site.

Here you go: the best Prime Early Access Sale deals that are actually worth buying during the sale. (Don’t forget to periodically check back throughout the day, since we’ll be updating this page with all of the best deals as soon as they roll in.)


The Best Cooking & Kitchen Gear Prime Day Deals

We've had a bunch of these kitchen appliances on our wishlists for a while, because there are few things in life that provide us with as much genuine satisfaction as a sexy, idiot-proof Breville espresso machine or chef-worthy bread knife. We’ll also be filling our carts with a 41% off Lodge cast iron bundle, which is worth the existential crisis, bakeware sets, KitchenAid mixers, the TikTok-famous bagel guillotine, and up to 40% off Vitamix blenders.

Vitamix
Blender

$249.95$149 at Amazon
Vitamix
Professional Series 750 Blender

$629.95$399.95 at Amazon
Lodge
Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 5 Piece Set

$134.85$79 at Amazon
imarku
10-Inch Carbon Stainless Steel Bread Knife

$29.99$23.09 at Amazon
Hydro Flask
Wide Mouth Cantine

$54.95$38.46 at Amazon
Breville
Barista Touch Espresso Machine

$1099.95$899.95 at Amazon
Hoan
The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer

$25.99$19.99 at Amazon
Ninja
Ninja Foodi Deluxe Pressure Cooker

$249.99$199.99 at Amazon
Calphalon
Nonstick Bakeware Set (10-Piece)

$131.99$89.99 at Amazon
Instant Pot
Instant Pot Duo Crisp

$199.99$179.95 at Amazon
Lord Eagle
Electric Hand Mixer

$49.99$31.02 at Amazon
KitchenAid
Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

$379.99$259.99 at Amazon
Zulay
5 Pack Glass Storage Containers

$49.99$31.99 at Amazon

The Best Tech & Gadgets Prime Day Deals

In the words of Rihanna in that one Calvin Harris song, this is what you came for: affordable electronics. I mean, people have literally been trampled to death in the name of holiday mega deals on flat-screens or whatever, which makes occasionally shopping on Amazon really seem not that bad as far as savings-driven crimes go. Anyway, we waded through deals, deals, deals and just pulled out the truly, truly BIG savings and best markdowns that are rolling out for the Prime Early Access Sale. If you've been needing to upgrade your TV, tablet, laptop, headphones, or home stereo equipment, today's probably the day. After all, you don't want to have to fight for your life at Best Buy come November 26. This is way easier!

Peloton
Original Peloton Bike

$1445.00$1225 at Amazon
Apple
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop

$999.00$799 at Amazon
Apple
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds

$249.00$223.24 at Amazon
Amazon
Fire TV Gaming Bundle with Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Luna Controller

$124.98$74.98 at Amazon
TUMABER
3 Pack Apple-Certified iPhone Charger Cables

$19.99$12.59 at Amazon
Amazon
Fire TV Stick

$39.99$19.99 at Amazon
Zerolia
Massage Gun

$59.99$38.99 at Amazon
TCL
Roku Smart TV

$229.99$148 at Amazon
Garmin
Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch

$349.99$209.99 at Amazon
Fitbit
Fitbit Inspire 2

$99.95$56 at Amazon
JBL
Go 3: Portable Waterproof Speaker with Bluetooth

$49.95$29.95 at Amazon
Amazon
All-New Echo Dot 4th Gen Smart Speaker with Alexa

$99.99$59.99 at Amazon
Acer
Chromebook Spin 311 Convertible Laptop

$289.99$199 at Amazon
Amazon
Kindle Paperwhite

$139.99$99.99 at Amazon
Samsung
Galaxy Chromebook

$249.99$169.99 at Amazon
Amazon
Fire HD 10 tablet

$189.99$94.99 at Amazon
Samsung
32-Inch Class Frame Series

$597.99$547.99 at Amazon
Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

$149.99$129.99 at Amazon
Beats
Beats Studio Buds

$149.95$99.95 at Amazon
HyperX
Cloud II Gaming Headset

$99.99$75.91 at Amazon
Beats
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

$199.95$99 at Amazon
Bose
Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II

$229.00$149 at Amazon
RENPHO
Eye Massager with Heat and Vibration

$129.99$75.99 at Amazon

The Best Home and Decor Prime Day Deals

It’s time [torches saggy couch]. We appreciate how well our street furniture has served us over the years, but we can’t handle another season of crummy, small couches and crappy clothing storage. Luckily for you and your Tinder date, Amazon is filled with great mid-century modern furniture for making out on and plenty of affordable sofas that look expensive.

Zinus
Lorelai 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame

$160.00$98.49 at Amazon
Rivet
Mid-Century Modern Reversible Sectional Sofa

$1169.00$1104.96 at Amazon
Lotus Atelier
Orange Mushroom Lamp

$119.95$99.95 at Amazon
beisuosi
Cordless Sunset Lamp

$29.99$17.99 at Amazon
YITAHOME
L-Shaped Patio Sofa and Table Set

$499.99$385.99 at Amazon
Tempera
Outdoor Patio and Table Umbrella

$109.99$69.99 at Amazon

The Best Mattress and Bedding Prime Day Deals

We’re grown now, jabroni. It’s time to get that mattress off the floor, get it a waterproof protector, and start paying our taxes in something other than gold bullion. Luckily, Amazon is flush with plush deals on mattresses, silky pillowcases, and bedding during the Prime Early Access Sale, so you can curl up in linen bedding that looks expensive, wicks away moisture (a must for hot sleepers), and will give you sweet Minion soda (it’s real, we swear) dreams.

Casper
Queen-Sized Sleep Element Mattress

$695.00$556 at Amazon
Tuft & Needle
Full Mattress With Extra Cooling Adaptive Foam

$995.00$845.75 at Amazon
URBANHUT
700 Thread Count Queen Sheets

$99.99$51.99 at Amazon
Serta
Soft & Waterproof Mattress Cover

$29.99$20.02 at Amazon
BEIJOEY
Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

$9.99$8.99 at Amazon
Casper
Weighted Blanket

$179.00$99 at Amazon
Luna
Cotton Weighted Blanket

$89.99$63.99 at Luna

The Best Skincare and Beauty Prime Day Deals

Many of us are intent on having our annual glow-up, whether that's with a hot net of new shrimp-core items or by slathering our face in expensive oils. Anyway, to each their own—but here are a few picks that stand the test of time and are a steal, from dermatologist-recommended sunscreens to the complete DHC skincare routine our editor Mary Frances “Francky” Knapp calls, “the easy, complete ride-or-die skincare routine for lazy people who don’t like stuffy scents.”

DHC
Olive Essentials Set

$67.62$64.31 at Amazon
Laneige
Lip Sleeping Mask

$24.00$16.80 at Amazon
NYX
Waterproof Ink Eyeliner

$10.00$7.92 at Amazon
WeChip
Wizard Wand Brushes

$15.99$9.59 at Amazon
ROSELYN BOUTIQUE
Ice Roller

$19.95$9.99 at Amazon
LAMONKE
High Frequency Facial Machine,

$109.99$39.99 at Amazon
Mario Badescu
Drying Lotion

$17.00$10.12 at Amazon
Native
Native Deodorant (3-Pack)

$32.99$26.39 at Amazon

The Best Fashion Prime Day Deals

New pants, new life. Our wardrobe needs a little pumping up this summer, and the best Prime Early Access deals on fashion include ‘fits by coveted brands such as Rag & Bone, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Carhartt, Reebok, and Ray-Ban, including high-tech sunnies that are enabled with video recording, camera, voice control, and phone call capabilities.

CQR
Men's All Cotton Flannel Shirt

$55.98$30.78 at Amazon
Rag & Bone
Women's Nina High Rise Ankle Cigarette Jeans

$225.00$90 at Amazon
Levi's
Bootcut Jean

$79.50$16.07 at Amazon
Levi's
Men's 512 Slim Taper Fit Jeans

$75.50$40.42 at Amazon
Levi's
Men's 501 Original Fit Jeans

$79.50$37.78 at Amazon
Levi's
Men's Classic Western Shirt

$69.50$39.61 at Amazon
Champion
Men's Shorts

$21.99$18.99 at Amazon
Champion
Men's Powerblend Relaxed Elastic Bottom Pants

$45.00$21.56 at Amazon
Champion
Reverse Weave Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt

$65.00$45.50 at Amazon
Ray-Ban
Rb2140 Original Wayfarer Polarized Square Sunglasses

$213.00$134.61 at Amazon
Ray-Ban
Rb3689 Aviator Metal Ii Sunglasses

$213.00$125.55 at Amazon
Calvin Klein
Men's Micro Stretch 3-Pack

$45.00$39.42 at Amazon
Juicy Couture
Cropped Zip Front Jacket

$99.00$50.15 at Amazon
Reebok
Men's Club MEMT Casual Sneakers

$50.00$44.97 at Amazon
Crocs
Baya Lined Fuzz Strap Clog

$64.99$38.99 at Amazon
Simon Miller
Women's F163 Bubble Clogs

$475.00$356.25 at Amazon

The Best Sexual Wellness Prime Day Deals

There’s nothing wrong with using “ol’ Righty” to spank the bank, but Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale offers a tantalizing window in which we can scoop some of the most coveted sex toys and vibrators out there. And while Prime-adjacent events inspire quite a few epic sales from other sexual wellness brands, many of the most iconic sex toys will be on big promo during this autumnal Prime Time. The Satisfyer Pro 2 is one such icon, and a clitoral vibrator that has been described by Mary Frances “Francky” Knapp as “[having] cracked the design code on how to be a toy for both people with sensitive clitorises and those who want to get their pussy tenderized into schnitzel,” in her VICE review of the vibrator.

Satisfyer
Pro 2 Air-Pulse Clitoris Stimulator

$49.95$34.95 at Amazon
plusOne
Dual Vibrating Massager

$39.99$26.75 at Amazon
Vibratex
Rechargeable Magic Wand

$149.95$129.95 at Amazon
Tenga
Spinner Cup Male Masturbator

$27.00$23.99 at Amazon
NJOY
Pure G Spot Metal Wand

$90.00$72 at Amazon
SKYN
Elite Ultra-Thin Lubricated Latex-Free Condoms (35 Pack)

$18.99$15.29 at Amazon

Lookin’ for some non-Amazon deals? Check out our seriously ginormous roundup of amazing deals this week that are a comfortable distance away from the realm of Jeff Bezos, including furniture, streetwear, electronics, and way, way more.


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