I Shop Amazon for a Living—Here’s What I’m Buying at the Prime Early Access Sale

The Amazon Prime Early Access sale is here! Our Shopping Editor hand-picked her favorite deals from bedding to furniture.

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Here’s an early holiday gift: Amazon unveiled a surprise Prime Early Access Sale! Major brands like Tineco, Keurig and Ninja have slashed prices by as much as 80% off retail. As a Shopping Editor, this feels like my Super Bowl, and I’ve done all the sales homework to bring you the best deals and discounts hidden among the thousands of product pages. (If I had to pick a sale, it would be 40% off this luxe mattress topper. Don’t miss out on the last chance to get this Ninja air fryer from the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale Day Two, either.)

The bulk of the steepest discounts are live during the two-day shopping extravaganza running October 11 and 12. If you’re looking to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, Amazon has you covered with amazing deals way before Black Friday. Beat the holiday rush—and kick-start an easier fall—by stocking up on all kinds of fun gifts, kitchen gadgets and style essentials.

Just remember, you have to be an Amazon Prime Member to take advantage of the deals. Here’s where to get a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial and all the Prime benefits you might not know about, including four free months of Amazon Music unlimited and a full year of free membership to GrubHub+ (no more delivery fees). Here’s what I’m adding to my cart.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals

Zinus Upholstered Platform Bed Frame

Rest easy knowing you saved a small fortune on one of our favorite bed frames This bestselling Zinus upholstered platform bed frame is one of the best Amazon Prime Day deals, becoming more affordable than ever at 40% off. No box spring is required, and it comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Our Zinus mattress review also proves that it’s one of the best budget-friendly brands on the market. Sweet dreams!

Stacy’s Flavored Pita Chips

I’m obsessed with this 24-pack of lunchbox-perfect Stacy’s Flavored Pita Chips. I happily buy them at full price, but will be adding multiples to my cart while they’re 57% off. That makes each bag about 27 cents—a deal that even the biggest supermarkets have a hard time matching.

Ninja Air Fryer

If you’re not already air frying, this is your big chance. The bestselling  Ninja AF101 air fryer is on sale for 39% off on both days of the sale, but you’ll want to hurry up and add it to your cart. It may sell out thanks to its compact countertop size, roomy interior and easy cleanup. With over 39,000 ratings and a 4.8-star average, shoppers call it “the easiest kitchen device to use ever,” and an, “absolute miracle product.” Our Health Editor also tested the air fryer and sings its praises for easy salmon dinners.

Mooka Air Purifier

The top-rated Mooka Air Purifier has over 1,60o ratings and an impressive 4.6-star average thanks to quiet operation. It can be used in rooms as large as 800 square feet, making it a favorite for teachers, offices and busy households. It’s easily one of the most useful deals thanks to a jaw-dropping 56% discount spanning October 11 and 12. That brings the price down below $50, making it a practical unique gift or office accessory.

LED Laser Star Projector

This Amazon Prime Day deal on the BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 shines brighter than a star thanks to a 64% discount that spans both days of the sale. With over 16,000 ratings and an under-$25 price during the sale, you can’t afford not to light your walls and ceilings up with constellations. Plus, it’s a fun gift for teens.

Keurig Coffeemakers

Pop in a pod and start your morning, because popular Keurig K-Elite Coffee Makers are discounted by an eye-popping 47%. These robust coffee devices are ideal for busy kitchens, offices and people who don’t have the time to brew the old-fashioned way.

Hum by Colgate Toothbrush

More than 3,600 ratings make this smart, modern Hum by Colgate Toothbrush a smile-worthy (get it?) buy. And Prime Day’s 40% off deal makes it affordable enough to scoop up for every member of the family.

Olee Sleep Memory Foam Mattress

Rest up, buttercup, because this Olee Sleep Memory Foam Mattress is on sale for 76% off and boasts more than 9,000 Amazon ratings. This beloved memory foam mattress boasts reviews calling it the best mattress ever and an affordable bed for back problems, snorers and guest bedrooms. Some sizes are offered as cheap as $126.95. Here’s all the best bedding on Amazon for a complete cozy bed upgrade.

PerriconeMD Moisturizer

Even high-end beauty buys like this PerriconeMD High Potency Finishing & Firming Moisturizer have prices slashed. Instead of the usual $108 price tag, scoop up a full-size jar that for $64.80. That’s 40% off the usual retail price, and this one almost never goes on sale. With over 1,500 ratings and a 4.5-star average, it’s a genius gift for her she’ll use for months to come.

Moen Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet

All sorts of Moen kitchen and bathroom products have prices slashed by up to 80% in honor of the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. This handsome Moen Essie pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet is a favorite though, especially at 34% off. Kitchen hardware seldom gets marked down. so you’ll want to take advantage of this deal if you’re sprucing up your living space. It’s both spot-resistant and offers a retractable design that looks and feels like far pricier models.

Washable Runner Area Rug

Even if you don’t need a new runner, the 80% off deal on this vintage-style washable runner makes it irresistible. Replace an old one or use it in an entry way or garage. It’s pet and kid-friendly and can be thrown right in the laundry machine for easy cleanup. The deal is available both days of the sale, but it’s so cheap that it may sell out—so hurry up!

Bose Bluetooth Frames 

These elegant, tech-forward Bose Bluetooth-enabled sunglasses blend both audio and visual components that feel like a trip to the future. With over 900 customer ratings and a 4.5-star average, they’re a game-changing accessory you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.  They’re also marked down to $149 right now, a 40% discount that almost feels too good to be true.

Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser

There’s a lot to smile about with this healthy Amazon Prime Day deal! The top-rated Waterpik Cordless Flosser is 4o% off. We reviewed the bestselling Waterpik and found that it’s really, really good.

Bug Bite Thing

Our Bug Bite Thing review showed just how easy it is to use and why over 55,000 Amazon customers call it a “necessary product for outdoorsy types.” It’s a chemical and power-free way to gently suction irritants out of bug bites. This reduces swelling and itching almost instantly. The Bug Bite Thing is marked down by 32% right now, making it one of the best Amazon Prime Day deals for anyone who loves spending time outside.

Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper

You won’t feel so much as a pea even if you are the most sensitive princess in all the land, because the Tuft & Needle mattress topper is made from the same cushy foam as their bestselling beds. It’s also marked down by 40% so you can count extra sheep and dollars.

Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum

Save a tidy sum on this Shark stick vacuums, one of the best cordless vacuums on sale for the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. It’s 34% off the already affordable price for both days of the sale.

Himalayan Large Dog Chews

Load up on these Himalayan dog chews while they’re $5.59 each, a jaw-dropping (but not breaking) 45% off. Fido is ready to roll over and beg for them, and over 5,000 Amazon customers call them their dog’s “favorite chew snacks,” and “safer than other chew toys.” They’re made with milk sourced from the real yaks and cows and are free of binding agents, preservatives and additives.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S

These HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headphones are simply the most popular on the market. They have over 117,000 ratings and a nearly-perfect 4.5-star rating to prove it. They come in eight colors and make one of the most brilliant tech gifts for gamers—especially while they’re 46% off.

Christopher Knight Dining Chairs

Tell expensive furniture to move over. These statement-making dining chairs from Christopher Knight Home are marked down by 48% right now and add trendy farmhouse flair to any room. The best part? They’re made of easy-to-clean fabric that stands up to high traffic and frequent use.

Coleman Enamelware Coffee Mugs

Gather ’round the campfire with these Coleman enamelware coffee mugs that were made with camping in mind. At  44% off, you’ll want to stock up on as many of them as possible. Stuff them with treats to give to friends as affordable holiday gifts, or buy a matching set to with your woodsy motif. They’re only $2.79 each during the sale, making them one of the best Amazon day deals of all.

Sunday Riley Body Scrub

This brand is undoubtedly one of the trendiest picks for 2022. The entire lineup makes makes for fun gifts and stocking stuffers for teens, but the Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub is an exceptional value thanks to a 50% discount. The price is slashed in half for the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, making a full-size scrub only $19.

When is the Prime Early Access Sale in 2022?

The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale 2022 takes place on October 11 and 12, which gives eager shoppers two full days of clearance-priced glory. Some of the best deals run for just a matter of hours though, so it’s important to move fast and add to cart. With slashed prices you need to be ready to check out and beat the rush (because the best deals will sell out).

What’s on sale during Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale in 2022?

This year’s event is ripe with big-name brands at major discounts, Amazon hidden gems at up to 80% off retail and all sorts of other cool things to buy online and have shipped directly to your door. Just about everything you want is going on sale ahead of Black Friday, with literally thousands of markdowns happening across every category Amazon has.

Top-selling rugs are more than 80% off, some of the best jeans are up to 75% off and even Keurig machines are marked down to the cheapest prices of the year. Almost everything is discounted, and categories like furniture, home decor, beauty and fashion see the most dramatic discounts. Some products are even selling below wholesale cost! Now is the time to get ahead of the holiday shopping rush. Your future self (and bank account) will thank you!

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Reader's Digest. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.