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How to shop Prime Day deals without paying for Amazon Prime

Published Oct 12th, 2022 7:42AM EDT
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It might be hard to believe, but Amazon’s big Fall Prime Day 2022 sales event is already almost over. To be fair, however, it lasted a lot longer than Amazon initially announced.  As you can see in our roundup of the best early Prime Day 2 deals, the sale actually started almost a week before the official day 1 on October 11. Despite starting early, however, we fully expect it to end on time tonight at midnight.

That means Prime members only have one more day to take advantage of all these phenomenal deals. But can you get Prime Day deals without paying for Prime?

Believe it or not, the answer is yes!

Featured deals in this article:

Be sure to check out Amazon’s deals hub for all the latest Prime Early Access Sale deals.

Additionally, BGR’s team of shopping experts rounded up all the best bargains right here in this mega-list of Prime Early Access Sale deals.

Prime Early Access Sale 2022 is October 11-12

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Amazon’s Prime Day schedule has been a little shaky for the past couple of years. First, it was delayed until fall. Then, last year, Prime Day came early in June and this year it was on July 12-13.

Now, in addition to Prime Day, Amazon has introduced a new Prime-only sale to its calendar.

The Prime Early Access Sale is just like Prime Day. It’s 48 hours of non-stop deals for Prime members only. Actually, it’s more than 48 hours since there are so many Prime Day deals you can already shop right now!

Here are some examples:

Everyone knows that Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year each and every year. And believe it or not, the Prime Early Access Sale is going to be almost as big.

Amazon confirmed in its big Prime Early Access Sale announcement that the retailer plans to offer tons of different deals around the world over the course of the 48-hour period. Needless to say, this sale is going to be epic.

The sheer number of deals isn’t the only thing that sets Amazon’s Fall Prime Day event apart from other big sales events each year. After all, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are packed with even more deals since every retailer in the country participates in those big sales.

No, what sets Prime Day and the Prime Early Access Sale apart is that all the deep discounts that are part of this big sale are available only to Amazon Prime subscribers. That means anyone who isn’t a Prime member will have to pay full price.

Get Prime Day deals without paying for Amazon Prime

Amazon’s popular Prime service costs $14.99 per month or $139.99 per year. And any Prime member out there will tell you that it’s worth every penny.

Prime gives you access to fast and free express shipping, of course. But it’s so much more than that. You also get free Prime Video streaming, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Prime Gaming, exclusive deals on Amazon and at Whole Foods, and so much more. As great as it is, however, not everyone wants to cough up that much cash each year.

If you fall into that category and you’ve never tried Prime before, we’re going to let you in on a little secret.

You don’t need to pay a penny to get in on all the action during the Prime Early Access Sale 2022!

Here’s what you need to know

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Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. Sign up now and that will take you through the end of the Prime Early Access Sale and beyond.

As a result, you’ll be able to shop all of those amazing Fall Prime Day deals without paying a single penny for your Prime membership.

Then, at the end of your free trial, you can always cancel if you want to. Once you see all those spectacular deals as well as all the other benefits you get with Prime, we doubt you’ll want to end your membership.

Long story short, there are really four different links you need to know about in order to get the most out of the Prime Early Access Sale:

Definitely keep them all in mind over the coming days. But that last link in particular is the Amazon secret that will let you shop all of Amazon’s amazing deals without paying for Amazon Prime.

More Prime Early Access Sale 2022 coverage

Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale in 2022 takes place on October 11 and October 12. It’s packed full of deep discounts and great deals for Prime members only.

BGR is the best place to follow all of Amazon’s most popular deals from the Prime Early Access Sale 2022. Here are some of our best guides that show you all the hottest deals this year:

Go here to see this month’s best deals online!

Maren Estrada
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.