Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale is live (10/11 and 10/12) and it’s the perfect time to stock up early on holiday gifts and everything else you’ve had your eye on.
Check out the biggest deals in tech and our favorite buys below.
Amazon Prime Day
Why join Amazon Prime?
If you ever online shop, Amazon Prime makes it easier to buy, return, and save than almost any other online retailer. Some of the major benefits of Amazon Prime:
- Fast, FREE delivery (2-day shipping in tons of areas)
- Exclusive deals
- Savings on Groceries
- Free access to Amazon prime content including movies, TV shows, books, magazines, audible narration, games, and a 4-month free trial to Amazon Music library of over two million songs. (non-prime members receive 3 months free)
- Free full-resolution photo and video storage (5GB free)
- Plus other great features you may not know about
Cost-saving options for getting an Amazon Prime Membership
You can still participate in Prime Day even if you’ve never been an Amazon Prime customer, which is now $14.99 a month/$139-a-year. Here are some cost-saving ways of getting a membership:
Get a 30-day Free Amazon Prime trial
Students: Get 6 months of Amazon Prime free
If you’re a student, you can click this link to get 6 months free of Amazon Prime for students. Students will need to provide verification by providing their .edu email address. Sign up here.
Medicaid or EBT: Cheaper Amazon Prime
If you’ve got a Medicaid or EBT card, you can sign up for an Amazon Prime membership for $6.99 – almost half the cost of a typical membership. Sign up here.
Sharing an Amazon Prime Membership
If you’re living in the same household, you can share your Amazon Prime membership with your partner. Your partner will get the same Amazon Prime benefits as you for no additional cost. In order to do this, once you’re logged in, add your partner to your Amazon Household.
Best early Prime Day deals for 2022
Please note, deals come and go, so depending on when you’re viewing this article, it is quite possible some of the discounts have changed and/or some of these sales have ended.
Save 20%, that’s $400, on a 2021 Macbook Pro. The 14-inch laptop comes with the Apple M1 Pro chip with 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU. If you’re wondering why an Apple product is so heavily discounted, Apple may be debuting a new Macbook this month, so it’s time to put those 2021 laptops on sale. Choose from silver or space grey and get a pretty new Macbook at an incredible price during this early savings time.
If you’re looking for a budget option for a new laptop, or you’re in the market for a non-Apple product, this computer has over 7,000 ratings and is now 30% off, bringing the price to under $200. It has a webcam included and it runs on Windows 10 in S Mode (which means it’s a Windows experience but meant for extra secure browsing – it will only run programs downloaded from the Microsoft Store). You’ll also get one year of Microsoft 365 Personal included with your purchase.
HP V28 4K Monitor has a 28-inch diagonal display and works with both Mac and PC computers. Add a second screen to your computer setup to maximize what you can see at one time. It’s an easy addition as it only weighs 2.2 lbs, and it has low blue light so the extra screen time will be easier on your eyes. It comes with a headphone jack and a HDMI plug, so you can double your screen size immediately.
This originally sells for over $500, but you can get this 50-inch smart TV now for only $399. This smart TV is the perfect way to connect your Amazon devices together. It’s 4K and ultra hi-definition, but the best feature is you can simply ask Alexa to play your favorite TV show without having to search. The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series comes with a 1-year limited warranty and a 30-day Amazon Device return policy so you can make sure this is the TV for you.
If you haven’t switched to AirPods yet, and you’re not quite ready for the new 2nd generation of the AirPods Pro, Prime Day is the time to purchase a new pair of earbuds. The Bluetooth-connected wireless earbuds are 25% off ahead of this upcoming Prime day.
These noise-cancelling headphones work with both Apple and Android devices. They charge super quickly – you can charge for only 10 minutes and get 3 hours of battery life. A full charge gives you 22 hours of listening time. They have a built-in microphone so you can take phone calls while plugged in with them. They’re 28% off now.
Upgrade your TV sound for 25% ahead of this 2nd Prime Day with this Sony compact soundbar. You can turn even a small space into a home theater by easily connecting it to your TV. Get amazing sound with the Bass Reflex speaker and S-Force Pro Front Surround.
The most interactive Alexa product, this Echo Show 5 is the 2nd generation, 2021 version. Use your Echo to get the most out of Amazon’s Alexa features by using your voice to set timers, find out news or the weather, and even video chat – all without lifting a finger. It’s currently 50% off, so this is the perfect time to add an Echo Show 5 to your nightstand, kitchen, or wherever you’ll find it most convenient.
Robotic vacuums have become way more common, so it’s not shocking to see robotic mops growing in popularity. the iRobot robot mop is the perfect gadget if you hate having to take out a mop and everything going along with it anytime there’s a big spill. Say goodbye to sticky floors and hello to a WiFi-connected, rechargeable machine. the iRobot Braava Jet M6 has “Smart Mapping” so you can tell it exactly where to mop a mess. You can also teach it certain areas you want it to avoid cleaning – like your pet bowls or children’s play area. Save $50 ahead of this Prime Day.
If you don’t use Amazon Music Unlimited, you can try it for 4 months for free. Amazon Music Unlimited is ad-free and has 90 million songs and podcasts. This deal is going now until October 12th, and if you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can still get 3 months free. If you’re looking for an Alexa product and want to try the Echo Dot, another early deal is to purchase a one-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, and you’ll be able to purchase a 3rd-generation Echo Dot for only 99 cents.
Stay tuned for top Amazon Prime day deals coming on October 11-12th.
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