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Prime Day 2022 just wrapped up, and while lots of us are still recovering from our shopping sprees during this “Black Friday in July,” Amazon is secretly preparing for a second Prime Day in 2022 — it’s taking place this fall and is officially called the Prime Early Access Sale.

Rumors have been circulating since right before July Prime Day, but recently leaked documents have confirmed the second Prime Day sale of the year. It’s happening, people; hope you’ve got the energy to get a jump start on the holiday shopping season.

We share great Amazon deals every day of the year, but this’ll be something special. If only all holidays could come twice a year. You’ve got questions about the Prime Early Access Sale, and we’ve got answers.

 

What is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

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Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale is the fall sequel to Prime Day. Prime members will get a second chance to tap into some of Amazon’s biggest savings of the year.

We learned the official name is the “Prime Early Access Sale,” and it’s a “high velocity” event and “one of the best deal events of the year, and Prime members would be crazy to miss it” … according to the leaked Amazon documents.

Just like Prime Day, you can expect this sale to span two days (hence the “high velocity” description). Sales will span all categories like apparel, electronics, furniture, kitchen appliances, cookware, toys, sports equipment, and more. Just like Prime Day, only Prime members can participate, so you’ll want to sign up to get deals of up to 85% off.

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When will the Early Access Sale take place?

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We think it’ll start on Tuesday, Oct. 11 or 18. Amazon hasn’t officially announced dates for the sale — or even publicly acknowledged its existence — but thanks to the leaked documents, we know it’s going down sometime in October.

Based on previous Amazon sales, here’s why we think the Prime Early Access sale will happen on Oct. 11 or 18, 2022:

  • In the June 28 message to third-party merchants, Amazon said they had until July 22, 2022, to get their lightning deals in if they wanted to be included in the Prime Fall event.
  • Before Prime Day in July, Amazon gave third-party sellers from March 22 to April 19 to submit their lightning deals for that sale.
  • There were 84 days between the April 29 cutoff and the July 12 Prime Day start date. If Amazon follows a similar timetable, that would be Friday, Oct. 14.
  • But Prime Day has typically been on a Tuesday, so we’re predicting a start date of Tuesday, Oct. 11, or Tuesday, Oct. 18. And like all Prime Day sales, it’ll probably last two days.

 

What kind of deals will there be during the Fall Prime Sale?

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We aren’t sure how deals will look yet, but judging by Amazon Prime Day 2022, they will be legendary. To get an idea of what to expect, take a look at some hot deals from Prime Day 2022:

 

Will the Early Access Sale be an annual Prime event?

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There’s a high chance that Amazon will make this sale a regular thing. Remember, Prime Day started in 2015, and Prime Day 2016 was 60% more successful.

Prime Day 2020 was actually held on Oct. 13 and 14 and was Amazon’s biggest Prime Day to date. So it makes sense they’d want another big sale during that month.

This year’s Prime Access Early Sale event is probably a test run, but given the success of Prime Day, Amazon will most likely keep this as an annual event.

 

 

Will Amazon’s Epic Daily Deals Sale still happen?

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Starting in October 2021, Amazon ran the Epic Daily Deals event as a pre-sale to their Black Friday Deals for the entire month — featuring daily rotating discounts on electronics, appliances, and more.

There hasn’t been any word if the Epic Daily Deals event will return, so it’s possible that this extra Prime Day could be a replacement — or that the event could be absorbed into the Early Access Sale.

Amazon’s Black Friday deals are predicted to touch down Nov. 18 – 25, 2022. So it’s most likely that this new Prime Day will act as a pre-Black Friday sale — like it did in 2020.

 

How do I shop the Prime Early Access Sale?

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As October gets closer, add the things you want to buy to your Amazon cart. Once the Prime Early Access Sale begins, check your cart — you’ll see if the items in your cart received a discount. Then you can buy the items right away before they sell out.

During the first week of October, you’ll want to check Amazon for any pre-sales — Amazon loves early Prime Day deals — and bookmark this page. Download the KCL app, and follow us on our social media pages to learn more about this sale and stay on top of deals.

 

Will other stores compete with the fall Prime Sale?

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July isn’t just a big sale month for Amazon. Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and many other stores have piggybacked on Amazon Prime Day by holding their own Black Friday in July sales.

Expect these same retailers to join Amazon again in October for early Black Friday sales of their own — just like we saw when Amazon had moved Prime Day to October in 2020.

Amazon Prime Early Access Sale Is the Fall Prime Day Sequel