Amazon Prime Early Access Sale
Amazon's newest deals event, the Prime Early Access Sale, will take place on October 11 and 12, 2022. It will include markdowns much like the ones seen for the annual Prime Day. For home and kitchen sales to shop ahead of time and on the actual days, check out our roundup of the best deals we're seeing.
Amazon Prime Day is over, but there are still deals to shop! The long-awaited two-day sale has come and gone, but some items are still steeply discounted. So if you procrastinated or still have items in your shopping cart, it might not be too late. You'll still find deals on all things kitchen, from discounted small appliances and cookware to dinnerware and kitchen gadgets.
Make sure you have a Prime membership (sign up for a free 30-day membership here) to see the deals and shop. And if you want to shop a bit more locally, Amazon now has Amazon Handmade, and you can shop by region to help support small businesses.
Don't want to spend another dime on a membership? Check out the competitor's deals: Walmart, Wayfair, Macy's, and Our Place all have sales in July, too.
Here are some great Amazon deals you can still shop.
There are a ton of deals to sift through, so we call out our top picks here:
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Bentgo Kids Lunch Box
Normally $40, Now $25
The Bentgo lunch box is perfect for kids because it's durable, cute, and practical. It's both microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
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Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer
Normally $100, Now $56
There's nothing quite like freshly squeezed orange juice or lemonade. Zulay's manual juicer is made of durable cast iron and stainless steel. The lever is designed to get the most juice out of fruits with the least amount of effort on your part. The 5-inch cup can accommodate anything from limes to grapefruit.
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Stasher Reusable Storage Bags
Normally $55, Now $40
These reusable, sealable storage bags are perfect for packing lunches, storing leftovers, and more. They're a great way to eliminate single-use plastic. Plus, they are microwave and dishwasher safe. This four-pack comes with three different sizes: a sandwich size, snack size, and pocket size.
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DII Swedish Dishcloth Set Cleaning Collection
Normally $18, Now $14 (Lemons only)
These super-absorbent towels will quickly replace paper towels for many of your household cleaning chores. Made from wood pulp and cotton, they can absorb up to 15 times their weight, can be used as a dish sponge, and when they're dirty, simply through them in the wash with your regular towels (just be careful of the dryer!).Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Y YHY Pasta Bowls
Normally $50, Now $35
These clean, white pasta bowls will hold 30 ounces of dreamy cacio e pepe, carbonara, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, or whatever your heart desires. They also come in blue, black, and gray.
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Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Normally $30, Now $20
Lodge is famous for its cast iron, and now is the perfect time to add to your cookware collection at an affordable price.
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Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer
Normally $100, Now $80
The Meater Plus is a truly wireless meat thermometer that will make grilling your steak, chicken, and more easy. In fact, with this handy gadget, our tester said grilling is "nearly foolproof."
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SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker
Normally $130, Now $92
The SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker delivers sparkling water at home with the touch of a button. You'll save money on all those cans and bottles and can also customize your carbonation level.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Normally $165, Now $90
Grow your greens indoors with the AeroGarden Harvest, powered by full spectrum LED lights. You don't even need to buy soil.
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Mecity Electric Gooseneck Kettle
Normally $100, Now $70
This BPA-free and stainless steel electric tea kettle allows you to heat water to your preferred temperature between 100 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The 1,200-watt base should bring 0.8 liters of water to a boil in just five minutes.
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Praki Airtight Food Storage Container Set, 25 Pieces
Normally $70, Now $46
Food storage containers can cut down on both clutter and food waste. Praki has a handy 25-piece set that features airtight lids, stackable designs, and labels to keep things neat. The storage containers come in four convenient sizes.
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iSiler 1800-Watt Sensor Touch Electric Induction Cooker Cooktop
Normally $100, Now $70
iSiler's portable induction cooktop is convenient, smart, and sleek. It features 18 different power levels and has temperature settings that can tackle practically anything from simmering to deep frying. There is also a child safety lock to keep things away from little hands. The induction cooktop is easy to use, simple to clean, and great for making meals while traveling.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Portable Gas Grill
Normally $150, Now $111
If you've been wanting to barbecues on the beach, at the campground, or simply on your balcony, this small but mighty portable gas grill is just the ticket. Our reviewer loved the 5500-BTU burner and how easily food slid off the grill.
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Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus
Normally $280, Now $224
This centrifugal juicer from Breville juices with efficiency and speed. It has a wide chute so you don't have to pre-cut fruits just to fit them inside. The juice nozzle can funnel straight into the glass to avoid any messy drips. Thanks to the rear-mounted pulp bin, the whole juicer saves on countertop space, too.
When is Prime Day 2022?
Per Amazon's press release, Prime Day is July 12 and 13 this year.
What is Prime Day?
Since its establishment, Prime Day has become a roaring success for Amazon, its retailers, and its customers. It's one of the biggest sale events of the year filled with huge discounts across all of Amazon's categories.
Most of the deals will be available during the entire two-day event, although there will be some Lightning Deals available for only a couple of hours. You must be a Prime member to take advantage of the deals, but if you’re not currently a member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial to get access.
“Amazon has a policy that brands must discount their Prime Day deals by at least 20 percent from their lowest price in the last 90 days,” says Ian Sells, CEO of Rebate Key, a program that offers coupons and cash back for online purchases. So, you really are getting a great deal. “Really any category can see huge discounts,” Sells says. “If you have time, look through all the deals that go live every hour and see if you can find some gems.”
What Other Brands Offer Prime Day Deals?
Prime Day started as an Amazon-only event, but other retailers have gotten in on the action as well. In 2020, Target ran “Target Day Deals” on October 13 to 14, the same dates as Prime Day that year. Walmart, Home Depot, Kohl’s, and Nordstrom also offered big deals to compete with Prime Day. This year, expect that most major online retailers will do the same, and plan to check all of your favorite sites for sales.
What Categories Are Best to Shop?
You’ll score the best deals on practically everything. From electronics and appliances to kitchen essentials, there are a ton of products to shop at a fraction of the cost. Last year, high-ticket items like Apple AirPods, the Amazon Echo, and the Instant Pot were Prime Day bestsellers, and it’s likely that the same will be true this year. Our readers particularly loved cookware sets, espresso machines, blenders, and vacuum sealers.
Vincent Sciano, a senior PR manager at Semrush, says that in 2020, Prime Day caused a 4.4 percent increase in Amazon’s monthly traffic. And according to Amazon, sales were up 60 percent on Prime Day in 2020, which actually lasted two days, compared to 2019.
What Item Sold Best in 2021?
During 2021's Prime Day sale, the Cuisinart Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set was the number one top seller. The Vitamix 5200 Blender and the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum came in second and third place respectively.