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The Best Last-Chance Deals from Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale

Snag last-minute Prime Early Access deals including Apple iPads, Vitamix blenders, and Casper pillows.
The 9 Best Last-Chance Deals from the Prime Early Access Sale
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Stay locked in: It's the second day of Prime’s Early Access Sale. If you’ve been following closely, we’ve been highlighting and spotlighting all the best deals on this Prime Day-like slate, spanning everything from Apple tech and Vitamix blenders to brand-name skincare and sex toys. Amazon’s in-house villain Jeff Bezos is good for something, and that's Prime Day 2.0. 

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Say what you will about Amazon (and trust us, there’s plenty of things to say), but it’s hard to top the sheer volume of deals that you can find on Amazon alone. Yesterday we came, saw, and consumed materialism at its best by saving big bucks on headphones, cookware, and more. Today, we’re back for round two because we can't get enough of the dopamine hit. (No, we’re not addicts, we're shopping ~*experts~*.) The clock is ticking, so here are the best last-chance deals for Prime’s Early Access Sale across tech, health, and home categories. Whatcha waiting for? Get to it. 

Apple iPad

Take it from our personal experience, you never think you need a tablet—until you absolutely do. It’s no secret that trucking a hefty laptop to grind out some work at a coffee shop (pun very much intended) is a pain in the ass. Or, sometimes you just want to keep things compact on a flight while you watch Netflix or read The Notebook via Kindle (no judgment). It may be the 2021 edition, but this model has a near-perfect rating, over 27,800 reviews on Amazon, and is 18% off. Features include up to 10 hours of battery life, Apple Pencil compatibility, retina display, and ultra wide camera lenses. 


$329$268.99 at Amazon

$329$268.99 at Amazon

iHealth COVID Test

It’s practically a no-brainer: As we slide into the fall and winter months, stock up on two-packs of these at-home COVID tests (it’s called “flu season” for a reason guys). Sometimes it’s impossible to differentiate the flu from COVID-19, so having a few of these on FDA-authorized tests on-hand when you start to feel under the weather is one of the best ways to know if it’s a seasonal bug or something that requires some time in quarantine.  Like the tests you might receive at a formal testing location or at the doctor’s office, all you need to do is swab your nose,  informing you of the results within 15 minutes. While our editors also swear by the accuracy of this test, you don’t have to take our word for it; this test boasts a4.5-star rating, 32% off discount, and over 185,000 customer reviews on Amazon.  


$17.98$12.19 at Amazon

$17.98$12.19 at Amazon
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Vitamix Professional Blender

Smoothies are not just for men whose definition of “peak physical fitness” is Chris Evans’ take on Captain America or (god forbid) Mike “The Situation” from The Jersey Shore. Blend up some insane smoothies with this workhorse for 37% off. It has five pre-programmed settings, stainless-steel blades (so you can enjoy the animalistic catharsis of watching all sorts of foods be torn to a pulp in front of your eyes), and manual speed control. Not a smoothie zaddy? You can also use it to whip up soups, purees, or some faux ice cream.  


$629.95$399.95 at Amazon

$629.95$399.95 at Amazon

AirPods Pro

While there’s plenty of solid options in the Bluetooth earbud market, it’s hard to deny that Apple’s AirPods Pro are the headphones that helped shift the market (as they say “often imitated, never duplicated”).. You can’t go wrong with a pair of AirPod Pros—known for their noise-canceling tech, customizable fit, Bluetooth connectivity, touch control, and water-resistance for when you wear them during a particularly gnarly workout or accidentally drop one in a glass of pinot grigio (don’t ask). You also get easy access to our homegirl Siri—all for 10% off.  


$249$223.24 at Amazon

$249$223.24 at Amazon

Garmin Vivoactive

Why wear a watch when you can wear a smartwatch—specifically this one for 43% off. Unlike the hand-me-down Timex you’re currently rocking, this Garmin timepiece keeps track of your energy levels, pulse, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, heart rate, hydration, all while being able to play music and track GPS. If you need some guidance on workouts, simple animated workouts are featured on Vivoactive’s screen—including strength, yoga, and Pilates exercises. 


$329.99$187 at Amazon

$329.99$187 at Amazon
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Olsky Massage Gun

This muscle tenderizer (aka: our post-workout pride and joy)  is still on sale for 20% off. Sure, a Theragun sounds good on paper, but this one ~*saves you money~* with all the same massaging oomph. This massager comes with 12 attachments to target different muscle groups, has adjustable speeds, and is nearly silent when in use, so you won’t disturb your disgruntled roommate (those uncontrollable groans resulting from Olsky-induced muscle relief however—those are on you). 


$49.99$39.99 at Amazon

$49.99$39.99 at Amazon

Casper Sleep Original Pillow

Listen, we love a solid mattress and a cool set of sheets as much as the next guy, but don’t sleep (get it) on the fact you’ll need an equally top-class pillow to round out your bedroom’s holy trinity.Our suggestion? This plush Casper pillow for 30% off. It’s clump-resistant, which means more lucious fluff, is breathable for a cool snooze, and has a 100% cotton cover. 


$65$45 at Amazon

$65$45 at Amazon

Bose SoundLink Headphones

We really don’t want to hear a peep from the outside world. Sure, you could broadcast that vibe with any pair of over-ear headphones, but why do that when you can pick up a pair that’s been designed by iconic audio brand Bose?  These cans make that “tune-out-the-world”-magic happen with its “deep, immersive sound” and 15 hours of playtime—beautiful. What’s even more gorgeous is that they’re 35% off


$229$149 at Amazon

$229$149 at Amazon
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Audio Technica Turntable 

Being a record hoarder is only fun and games when you have a good-quality gadget to play that first pressing of Static Age on. This automatic record player has high-fidelity audio, is wireless, and is anti-resonance for no vibration. Set the mood and do the stanky leg—all for 20% off.


$219$175 at Amazon

$219$175 at Amazon

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