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Amazon Prime Early Access sale 2022: What to expect

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Amazon has confirmed its Prime Early Access Sale for October 11 and 12 this year, meaning you won't have to wait until Black Friday to hunt down your next deal. If this event is anything like Amazon Prime Day, we expect to see a number of worthwhile offers from the online retailer and we're here to help you snap up the best ones.

Hopefully we'll be able to tell you about excellent prices on a range of products, from laptops to TVs, games consoles and more. This is where we will save all of the standout deals, so be sure to bookmark this page to come back to when the sale kicks off. Read on to find out more about the Prime Early Access sale, and keep scrolling to check out some of the brilliant deals we saw on Prime Day (to give you a taste of what could be coming up).

If you're specifically looking for Apple deals, see our Amazon Prime Early Access sale Apple deals page. You'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take part, and there's a 30-day free trial on Prime. This means then why not sign up to become an Amazon Prime member? You can sign up for a free Amazon Prime Day trial here (opens in new tab)

All you need to know about Prime Early Access Sale 2022

When is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale 2022?

Amazon has confirmed that the Prime Early Access Sale will begin on Tuesday October 11 at midnight Pacific Time in the US, which is 8am in the UK, and run for 48 hours. This means it will end at 11.59pm (PT) or 7:59am (BST) on Thursday October 13. 

What will be on sale for the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

If it's anything like Prime Day, as Amazon sells such a broad range of products, you're almost guaranteed an equally wide range of deals over the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. We assume there will be everything from iPads to phones to mattresses to colouring pencils. You'll find all the best deals right here.

Of course, historically, the biggest savings from Amazon are always on the Amazon devices. Makes sense really, as they can set the discounts on their own products, as no other retailer can. 

Is Prime free during the Prime Early Access Sale?

Amazon Prime isn't exactly free on the Prime Early Access Sale. In order to take advantage of Prime Early Access Sale offers, you'll need to be a Prime member. But the good news is you can sign up to Amazon's no strings attached 30-day free Amazon Prime trial (opens in new tab) to see if the service is right for you. Alternatively, you can hold off signing up until nearer the event, that way you can get all the best deals and then cancel before your trial period is up without charge (should you not want to stay around and enjoy all the benefits of a Prime membership).  

The best Amazon deals live right now

Prime Day is over, and Prime Early Access Sale isn't quite here... but there are still some decent deals to be had over at Amazon (for non-Prime members). Here are our top picks. 

iPad deals

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Apple iPad Pro 2021: £1,899 £1671 at Amazon
Save 12%:
A nice saving on the latest iPad. With the M1 chip and 2TB of storage capacity, this is a genuinely good deal you'll want to snap up.

Laptop deals

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Dell XPS 13 Laptop (2021): $849 $759 at Amazon
Save $200:
The XPS 13 is one of the best 13-inch laptops out there. This latest iteration boasts an 11th-generation Intel CPU and an even smaller footprint than before. Here, you'll be saving on the Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD model.

Monitor deals

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BenQ EW2780U 27-inch 4K: $549.99 $449.99 at Amazon
Save $100:
This is a stellar offer for this top-notch 4K monitor, and matches last year's price over Prime Day. This BenQ monitor has a customisable colour performance, excellent image quality, and 2W stereo speakers.

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Samsung 49-inch Curved Ultra Wide: £849.99 £649 at Amazon
Save £201: This huge Samsung monitor is stunning, and this is the lowest price we've ever seen for it. It was designed for gaming, boasting a 144Hz refresh rate, arena lighting, and Samsung’s proprietary Metal QD technology for longer lasting, natural colours.
DEAL EXPIRES 22 June 00:00 (BST)

TV deals

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LG 65-inch 4K OLED TV: $2,299.99 $1,796.99 at Walmart
Save $503:
 If you want a future-proof TV that offers the best tech, opting for an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV is the way to go. They provide the best picture quality, and this LG 65-inch TV is now at its lowest price ever. Currently only 2 left. 

Nintendo Switch deals

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Nintendo Switch with 128GB Micro SD: $334.98 $319.49 at Amazon
Save $15.49:
This is the biggest saving we've seen so far this Prime Day, and it's open to non-Prime members too. This bundle includes the Switch and a 128GB SD Card. All for just $319.49.

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Get Nintendo Switch games for just $39.99 at Walmart
Save up to $20: Discounts on Nintendo Switch games and accessories don't crop up that often in the States, so it's worth taking a look at Walmart's offerings. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakenings, Super Mario Odyssey, Lugi's Mansion 3 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses now cost just $39.99.

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Nintendo Switch: £259.99 £195 at Amazon
Save £64.99:
This is a really decent discount on the Nintendo Switch and the New Pokémon Snap game (inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 game, Pokémon Snap). Pokémon fans will definitely want to add to basket.
DEAL ENDS 22 June 00:00 (BST)

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Just Dance 2021: £49.99 £21.95 at Amazon
Save £28.04: Just Dance is one of the most popular games for the Switch, and with 56% off, this game is around the same price we saw over the Black Friday period. We can't imagine it getting much cheaper (or much more entertaining to play!).

Headphone deals

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Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ - Matte Black: $349.99 $179.99 on Best Buy
Save $170: You can now save 48% off these Beats headphones by Dr. Dre. These brilliant headphones are not only wireless, but they're also noise-cancelling, so you can enjoy high-quality audio in total peace. 

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £349.99 £229.99 at Amazon
Save £118: There are some decent headphone deals over at Amazon this Prime Day, including these Bose over-ear headphones, which have Alexa voice control and come in various colours.

Drawing tablet deals

Drawing tablet deals: US

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Huion KAMVAS 20: $369 $295.20 at Amazon
Save $73.80:
A wide viewing angle and the brilliant PW507 means you'll be getting the perfect pen display for your digital artwork with the Huion Kamvas 20. There are amazing deals across Huion's range so be sure to explore.

Drawing tablet deals: UK

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Huion Inspiroy H640P £39.98 £27.99 at Amazon
Save £11.99:
You can currently save 29% off this Windows, Mac and Android-compatible graphics tablet. It's one of the more basic models on the market (there's no built-in display) but it does feature 6 shortcut keys and a battery-free stylus. And for under £30, it's a steal.

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XP-PEN Artist24 Pro £999 £798 at Amazon
Save £210:
For the pros, this 2K QHD drawing monitor features a 23.8-inch display, 2 dials and 20 customisable shortcut keys. In fact, it's the very first 2K 23.8-inch drawing tablet. They don't come sharper than this.

Hard drive deals

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SanDisk Extreme 1TB $252.99 $129.99 at Adorama
Save $123.99:
No need for Prime membership for this one. Adorama has a huge 49% on this compact SSD. With a durable, shock-resistant solid-state core, 1TB capacity and transfers as fast as 550MB/s, It's a sound SSD for a brilliant price.

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WD 1TB My Passport SSD £221.99 £167.99 at Amazon
Save £54:
This light and compact SSD from Western Digital is going at half price right now. Boasting solid read and write speeds, a 1TB capacity and 256-bit hardware encryption, it's a great, reliable drive for both business travel and everyday media use.

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut. 

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