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The 37 best early October Prime Day deals to shop right now

The Prime Big Deal Days sale officially starts tomorrow, but Prime members can start taking advantage of exclusive promotions today.
Prime members can start shopping exclusive deals now before Prime Big Deal Days officially begin.
Prime members can start shopping exclusive deals now before Prime Big Deal Days officially begin.Vivian Le / NBC News

Prime Big Deal Days — Amazon’s second mega sale of the year on Oct. 10 and 11 — starts tomorrow, but the retailer is already rolling out discounts across product categories like tech, home and kitchen, fitness and more. Amazon is also offering a handful of Prime member-exclusive promotions, like a discount on Grubhub orders and additional cashback with eligible credit cards. You can sign up for invite-only Prime deals right now, too.

To help you make the most of Amazon’s fall Prime Day event and identify what's worth buying, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about early deals and promotions. We’ll continue updating you about new savings opportunities leading up to the official kickoff of Prime Big Deal Days at 3 a.m. EDT on Oct. 10.

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Best early Prime Day deals live now

Before Prime Big Deal Days start, members can shop early deals across categories. Most of these discounts are available on Amazon's website, but some are sold through Amazon’s Buy with Prime program. This means instead of buying discounted products through Amazon’s website, you’ll be directed to the brand’s website to make a purchase.

Below, we’re sharing the best early fall Prime Day deals based on our previous coverage and reporting. To ensure the quality of each deal, we’re running deals through price trackers like CamelCamelCamel — each product is at its lowest price in at least three months. 

Amazon Smart Plug

4.7-star average rating from 550,275 reviews on Amazon

Smart plugs, like this one from Amazon, are consistent bestsellers among our readers during Prime Day. To use the device, plug it into a standard outlet and pair with the Alexa app. Then plug in electronics of your choosing to control them via the app or by using voice commands. The compact size of Amazon’s smart plug also keeps your second outlet free.

Amazon Echo Pop

4.7-star average rating from 13,648 reviews on Amazon

The Echo Pop was another Select reader favorite product during July’s Prime Day. You can use it to stream your favorite music, podcasts or audiobooks via Bluetooth, as well as ask Alexa to set timers, check the weather, listen to news updates and more. After you pair the Echo Pop with the Alexa app, you’re able to manage compatible smart home devices. The Echo Pop also has Eero built in, meaning it functions as a Wi-Fi extender with compatible networks.

Blink Video Doorbell

4.3-star average rating from 113,810 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

Blink’s Video Doorbell lets you keep an eye on your home and monitor who is at the door. Once you install the device and pair it with its companion app, you can watch live video footage, as well as hear and speak to visitors. You can connect it to existing doorbell wiring or choose wire-free installation. Plus, it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa.

Dash Safe Slice Mandoline

4.5-star average rating from 20,301 reviews on Amazon

Easily and quickly prepare vegetables with this mandoline, which allows you to choose from over 30 cut type and thickness settings. After placing ingredients in their designated compartment, you help move them through the tool with an ingredient pusher, ensuring that your fingers stay away from the blade at all times. The mandoline comes apart to store flat in drawers and cabinets, and it’s dishwasher-safe. 

Amazon Echo Buds (2023)

4.0-star average rating from 4,135 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

The newest edition of Amazon’s wireless earbuds offer up to five hours of listening time per charge, according to the brand. They’re equipped with Alexa so you can use voice commands to play specific songs, answer calls and more. The earbuds come in a charging chase and two pairs of silicone covers are included to customize their fit.

Oral-B 7500 Electric Toothbrush

4.7-star average rating from 6,972 reviews on Amazon

Oral-B’s electric toothbrush is designed with many expert-recommended features, like a pressure sensor and timer. The toothbrush offers five cleaning modes and one charge gives you up to two weeks of battery life, according to the brand. A travel case and replacement brush heads are included.

Crest 3D White Toothpaste

4.8-star average rating from 73,998 reviews on Amazon

Crest makes some of our favorite whitening toothpaste, like this one which helps remove surface stains from teeth, according to the brand. It also contains fluoride, an ingredient experts told us helps fight cavities. The toothpaste comes in a pack of four and has a minty flavor.

Braun Body Groomer Series 5

4.3-star average rating from 142 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

We’ve previously recommended Braun epilators, and this body groomer is another type of hair removal device from the brand. It comes with a groomer head and three combs that you can swap out depending on what area you’re shaving and how long the hair is. The device is water-resistant so you can use it in the shower and it offers 100 minutes of battery life from a single charge.

iHealth Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test

4.5-star average rating from 205,295 reviews on Amazon

Buy with Prime deal

iHealth’s rapid Covid test is one of the best FDA-authorized options available and it delivers results in 15 minutes. Each individual kit comes with all the materials needed to do two tests — iHealth recommends testing twice over three days with 24 to 48 hours between them. You perform the test using a nasal swab, a test card and processing fluid.

Wyze Cam v3

4.5-star average rating from 2,964 reviews on Amazon

Buy with Prime deal

This is one of our favorite home security cameras because it’s designed to be used inside or outside your home. The device offers two-way voice control so you can listen and speak to anyone nearby while watching livestream footage via Wyze’s companion app. The camera is compatible with smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Hey Google — you can control the device with voice commands and connect it to other smart home devices. Color night vision helps you clearly see what’s outside your home once the sun goes down, and the camera is IP65 weather resistant against water and dust.

Know Beauty Glacial Bay Clay Mask

4.5-star average rating from 201 reviews on Amazon

Buy with Prime deal

Adding this clay mask to your weekly skin care routine can help tighten pores, prevent breakouts and even out your skin tone, according to the brand. It’s made with clay that pulls excess oil and impurities out of skin, as well as sea kelp, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that reduces redness, according to Know Beauty. The face mask also contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid and chemical exfoliant, and mint extracts, which create a tingling effect on skin. After applying the mask, you leave it on for four to 10 minutes before washing off with warm water.

PeachSkinSheets Brushed Silver Sheet Set

4.4-star average rating from 5,567 reviews on Amazon

Buy with Prime deal

This brand makes some of our favorite bed sheets, and its Brushed Silver set comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases. The soft fabric has a 1500 thread count and wicks away moisture while you’re sleeping to help regulate your body temperature, according to the brand. The fitted sheet has elastic around its perimeter to cling onto your mattress. It fits mattresses up to 18 inches thick.

Original Snuggle Puppy

4.5-star average rating from 60,090 reviews on Amazon

Buy with Prime deal

This toy is essential for new puppies who may experience anxiety when they’re left alone or in their crate. It comes with a battery-operated heartbeat device that you can turn on and off, as well as disposable heat packs that last for up to 24 hours. You slip the heartbeat device and heating pad inside a built-in compartment on the toy’s belly, and when the compartment is empty, the toy is machine-washable.

Best early Prime Day sales live now

Here are the best early Prime Day sales that we think you should know about. Keep in mind, not every item from a brand is discounted as described below.

What are Prime invite-only deals?

Amazon debuted Prime invite-only deals during July’s Prime Day sale and you can participate again during Prime Big Deal Days this October. Through the program, Prime members can request an invitation to select deals that are expected to sell out, like specific beauty products, headphones, TVs and more. 

You can start browsing and signing up for invite-only deals right now on Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days homepage. Amazon will notify members via email if they get an invitation to shop the deals they request access to during Prime Day, which will include instructions on how to purchase items at the exclusive discounted price. Purchases must be completed before the end of the event on Oct. 11. You’ll also receive an email if you did not get selected to shop the invite-only deal you signed up for.

Here are some of the invite-only deals you can currently sign up for:

Prime Big Deal Days promotions available now 

Beyond early deals and invite-only deals, Amazon is also offering the following promotions leading up to Prime Big Deal Days.

  • Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members who have not tried the service yet can get four months free, or can purchase one month of Amazon Music Unlimited and get an Echo Pop for $4.99. Prime members who already subscribe can upgrade to a Family Plan for free for four months.
  • Grubhub: Prime members can get $5 their order when they spend $25 or more with code PRIME5.
  • Amazon Go: Prime members can get a $3 credit toward their next trip to an Amazon Go store when they spend $10 during a visit. The $3 credit is valid for use through Nov. 25.
  • Earn 10% back on select Amazon devices: From Oct. 2 to Oct. 12, eligible Prime members with a Prime Visa, Prime Store Card or Amazon Prime Secured Card can earn an additional 5% back on select Amazon devices. In addition to the 5% cashback Prime cardholders get on all Amazon purchases, this totals at 10% back overall. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer but are not a Prime cardholder yet, learn more about the best credit cards for shopping on Amazon

Why trust Select?

Zoe Malin is an associate updates editor at Select who has reported about Amazon since 2020. She wrote Select’s history of Amazon Prime Day, as well as a variety of Amazon Prime Day sales articles. For this piece, Malin researched Amazon Prime Day and referenced Select’s other Amazon coverage.

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