In 2022 Amazon will hold two Prime Day sales events in the same year for the first time. The Prime Early Access Sale, a new two-day event, will be your next chance to save money on items including electronics, apparel, footwear, home essentials, and even early holiday gifts.
Here are a few things to know about this year’s Prime Early Access Sale.
What is Amazon Early Access?
The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, revealed plans for “a new two-day global shopping event .”The event, known as Prime Early Access Deal, is comparable to Prime Day.
An Amazon Prime membership is required to shop for Prime Early Access deals. If you’re not a member of Prime, you can only take advantage of these fantastic discounts by becoming a member of Prime right away. Prime membership is $139 annually.
Fortunately, Amazon still provides new members with a 30-day free trial so that you may begin your free trial and be ready when the event occurs.
When is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
On October 11th and 12th, Amazon will launch its second round of Prime Days. The first round was on July 12th and 13th. The October event has been dubbed “Amazon Prime Early Access.”
What deals can we expect?
Expect Amazon to start things off early by lowering the pricing of some of its own devices, similar to what it did with Prime Day earlier this year. Keep a watch out over the coming weeks for price drops on Echo speakers, Fire TV devices, Kindle Fires, and Eero routers since previous Prime Day sales frequently feature discounts on these items.
For Prime Day, the online retailer offers discounts on various devices and items, including furniture, apparel, shoes, books, appliances, beauty products, and more. During this second Prime Day, multiple products will be on sale in addition to Amazon devices.
There’s a high chance you’ll be able to get headphones, laptops, TVs, gaming gear, SSDs, robot vacuums, and more for astronomically low prices since we anticipate that many of the original Prime Day discounts will return for this October event.
How to find deals on Amazon Early Access Days?
Even though some early discounts are already available, you should bookmark the Amazon Deals Page because it should have a list of every item that will be part of the sale. On the big day, come back frequently since deals from the Prime Early Access Sale will probably sell out quickly, and more offers will likely be added as the sale event progresses.
Additional savings year-round
Another way to save on Amazon Early Access Days, or any day, is to know how to find Amazon deals. The retailer offers many discounts and codes if you know where to look for them.
For example, did you know that Amazon has a coupon page?
Amazon’s Lightning Deals is another place to find deals any day. You can filter your view so that you only see Lightning Deals using the panel on the left side of the page.
How to plan for Prime Early Access
Go into this fall sale knowing exactly what you want to buy. Remove the urge to impulse buy things you don’t need by making a list beforehand.
On October 11 and 12, Amazon’s site will be a major source of diversion. It will be easy to become distracted by offers that are most likely not worth your time or money. If you’re doing some early holiday shopping, prepare a list of the items you hope to purchase at a bargain for yourself and others to avoid falling into that trap.
You have two options for gathering your wants online: either use Amazon’s wish list tool or list everything manually on a sticky note.
The wish list function on Amazon is one of our favorites because it alerts you if an item’s price falls after you put it on your list. The wish list effectively becomes your one-stop shop for Prime Day since it contains all the things you want to buy and displays the discounts you can receive on them throughout the two-day sale.
Amazon is not alone
Target and Walmart recently announced their promotions before the holiday spending season.
This year, Target is running its Deal Days promotion from October 6–8, as opposed to October 10–12 last year. The Minneapolis-based store has revealed intentions to hire 100,000 seasonal workers to prepare for the holiday shopping season.
Overstock announced Overstock Day will take place Oct. 2–3.
Walmart has yet to announce if it will have a deals day event similar to Target and Amazon. Instead, they recently revealed intentions to extend its window for returning holiday sales items, scheduled from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31.
With retailers creating sales events before Black Friday, now may be the time to buy your holiday gifts and anything else you have been putting off buying. If the deals aren’t as good as you hope, you can pass on them and buy during Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Greg is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with 22+ years experience in Financial Services. He has held numerous FINRA Securities licenses (series 7, 63, 65, and 66), and is an expert on Investment Products and Financial Planning. Greg has 22+ years experience as a real estate investor and degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.
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