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Stop everything: The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale has arrived! The mega-site's shopping extravaganza is today, Tuesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 12. As it happens, most other major retailers and brands — we're talking Walmart, Best Buy, Nintendo, Target and more — have launched sales that are on par with the savings you'd see on Black Friday. To help you figure out what to shop for, we spoke with a slew of retail experts for their advice, peppered through this story, along with the best deals in the smartest categories the buy. Deals are especially good this year as retailers offload overstock ordered earlier in the pandemic when consumer spending was high. Now is the time to get a jump on your holiday shopping — and perhaps score a few things for yourself in the process.

Our favorite Prime Early Access Sale deals:

Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker

$45$80Save $35

Crest 3D Whitestrips

$30$46Save $16

Farberware 1.9QT Air Fryer

$19$36Save $17

iFLY Fibertech 3 Piece Hardside Expandable Luggage Set

$169$189Save $20

SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water Maker Bundle

$100$160Save $60

You can expect "enticing discounts" on a range of products from big-name brands like Shark, Samsung, KitchenAid, LEGO, iRobot and Philips Sonicare, BlackFriday.com's shopping expert, Lisa Davis told Yahoo Life.

Stores are offering up wild deals on a wide range of merchandise, making it a great time to do a little (or a lot of) online shopping. Of course, the internet is a big place and it's pretty overwhelming to try to figure out where to start. With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best deals out there right now across tech, home, fashion and beauty, so you can secure some intense savings. Scroll down to see what our shopping editors think is worth snagging right now. We will keep this article updated over Prime Day to make sure you see all the best deals.

Amazon device deals: The best prices all year

As savvy shoppers know, Amazon's own line of tech devices are always among Prime Day's brightest stars. "Think toys, personal tech and Amazon-owned devices, plus subscription additions like Amazon Music, a free Grubhub+ membership and Prime Video," Kristin McGrath, shopping expert with RetailMeNot, told Yahoo Life. "The retailer will have discounts [on] clothing, home, electronics, kitchen and more, but we expect to see even more deals around hot holiday toys and trending tech gift items from top brands."

Insignia 24-inch Class F20 Fire TV

$90$170Save $80

$90 at Amazon

This model is a Fire TV Edition, giving you access to 4K movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, SlingTV, Paramount+, Peacock and more without a separate streaming box or stick. It's also Alexa-enabled.

Amazon Echo Show 5

$35$85Save $50

$35 at Amazon

Ease into the morning with the Echo Show 5, which gradually turns on your synced smart lights. Then unwind after a long day by asking Alexa to play that Netflix show you've been bingeing. Whatever your mood, Echo's got you covered.


Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

$135$190Save $55

$135 at Amazon

Meet the thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet — with a flush-front design and glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. This updated version is waterproof so you’re free to indulge at the pool.

The Best Prime Day Early Access 2022 tech sales

Prime Day and related sales are historically big for tech gear. TVs, laptops, headphones, tablets — they're all massively marked down across a wide range of retailers. Whether you're looking for Apple products, smart TVs or smart-home devices, you can score them for a steal. Amazon is the spot for gadgets and gizmos galore.


Halo Band

$40$100Save $60

$40 at Amazon

This incredibly popular fitness tracker displays your heart rate, tracks your sleep, monitors your activities and measures your BMI.

Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker

$45$80Save $35

$45 at Amazon

Need motivation to move? The Amazon Halo Fitness Tracker is the smart way to get in all those steps — and look good doing it. The tracker also shows health metrics like heart rate, activity points, sleep score and more.

HP 11.6" Chromebook

$98$225Save $127

$98 at Walmart

Yup, you can get a high-quality laptop for less than $100. This HP Chromebook is sturdy enough to survive falling off a desk. Fast processing times make it ideal for students or anyone looking for a solid work-from-home computer.

While you're at it, don't miss these impressive sales:

Amazon: Enjoy savings on smart TVs, wireless headphones and earbuds, tablets and more.

Target: Shop three days of sales with Target's early Black Friday deals, across a range of tech items.

Walmart: Save up to 40% on tech items, with select rollbacks offering up even deeper discounts.

Prime Day Early Access 2022 home sales

Want to freshen up your place? From mega-popular small appliances to bestselling linens, you'll find plenty of home sales worth taking advantage of right now.

While you're at it, don't miss these impressive sales:

Best Buy: Enjoy sale prices on small kitchen appliances, including $40 off a Ninja blender kitchen system.

Bed Bath & Beyond: Save up to 50% off bedding, small appliances and decor in the "Fall Savings Event."

Birch: Take $400 off any Birch Mattress + 2 Free Eco-Rest Pillows with code "FALLSALE400."

Casper: Save up to $600 off mattresses and up to 50% off bedding and duvets.

Helix Sleep: Enjoy up to $350 off mattresses and score two free pillows.

The Home Depot: Save up to 30% off small kitchen appliances, along with select cookware and flatware.

Target: Shop big sales up to 50% off, across a range of home items.

Wayfair: Save up to 80% off on seating, kitchen gear, patio furniture and all the Wayfair home goods you love.

Prime Day Early Access 2022 style sales

Looking to beef up your wardrobe? Prime Day Early Access 2022 has a lot to offer. Check out these options.

While you're at it, don't miss these impressive sales:

Adidas: Get up to 50% off.

Coach: Grab 50% off a selection of styles.

Dick's Sporting Goods: Outdoor gear, running apparel and more are marked up to 50% off.

Gap: Score up to 50% off sweaters, athleisure and more.

HSN: Save more than 30% off a range of styles, including leggings, sandals and pajamas.

Kate Spade: Take 30% off sale styles with code COZY30.

Kohl's: Enjoy 20% savings on items.

Old Navy: Flannels and jeans are $25 and under.

Target: Shop early Black Friday sales across a range of fashion items.

Prime Day Early Access 2022 beauty sales

Beauty isn't historically a huge area for savings on Prime Day sales outside of Amazon, but you can still find some great deals happening right now. Stock up on popular shampoos, conditioners, makeup lines, styling tools and more.

While you're at it, don't miss these impressive sales:

Ulta.com: Save up to 50% off must-haves and new daily deals as part of the Gorgeous Hair Event.

Sephora.com: Save up to 50% off hair care favorites.

Target: Shop early Black Friday sales in beauty.

See all of our Prime Early Access Sale coverage, here. Shop the top Prime Day deals on Yahoo Life, get the best Prime Day tech advice on Engadget, learn about Prime Day trends on In the Know, and check out Prime Day car deals on Autoblog.

Originally published October 11, 2022, 3:00 PM

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