Prime Big Deal Days vs Prime Day: everything you need to know

There's little difference Prime Big Deal Days vs Prime Day. Big Deal Days are another Prime Day, but this time with mysterious invite-only deals

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If you missed summer savings on Amazon Prime Day, don't worry. Amazon's Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days (October 10th and 11th) are just around the corner.  So what's different from the summer sale?

I'll be honest, they're pretty much the same. Prime Day was in July, and Prime Big Deal Days are in October. There will be the same incredible savings this time as there was last time and we are already finding some pretty good deals. 

We've spotted some excellent, early Prime Big deal Day deals on brands like KitchenAid, Dyson, and Vitamix and now we've seen even bigger deals dropping by the hour.

Our team of shopping experts will keep you up to date with all the best deals, but here's everything you should know and expect from Prime Big Deal Days. If you keep an eye on our deals pages, you won't miss the best deals on Amazon. It's the perfect warm-up for Black Friday deals.

What is it?

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There will be huge discounts on Amazon across October 10th and 11th, exclusively for Prime members. Some products will be on sale for both days, some just for one, and we will have a team of experts helping you to navigate the two day sale.

Some of the Amazon Prime Big Deal Day sales started early, and we've already seen some excellent deals which are live. We're expecting some more huge discounts, especially since last time we saw a huge $1,000 off a a rug from Martha Stewart's homewares collection. 

If you're looking for some new home appliances, there will be sales on vacuums, air fryers, and coffee makers. If you can't wait for the Black Friday deals, this is a great time to invest in quality products.

What's the difference?

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It's almost easier to answer the question 'what's the same', because, aside from the name and time of year, these sales are close to identical. They're Amazon's biggest sales of the year, full of discounts across all the shopping categories. If you missed out on Prime Day 1.0, this is your second chance to grab a great deal before Black Friday.

However, there's a new feature: invite-only deals. These are offered on popular items where stock is low. You can sign up for notifications and then put an order in when the deal is live, bringing a new urgency to the day. For example, this Phillips Essentials Compact deal is invite only. 

Invite-only deal

Phillips Essentials XL| Was $199.95, now $94.96 with Amazon Prime
Super simple and easy to use, this large air fryer is an excellent buy. We tested (and loved) the XL, so if you're a large household, this could be good choice. The Amazon Prime Big Deal Days.

Our Philips Essential Air Fryer XL review has more information.

The last Prime Day ran from July 11th to 12th, and we saw some incredible deals. The main difference is the time of year and what will be on sale. Amazon don't announce the deals, but we know they won't be identical. Lots of the same products will be reduced, but they might not be reduced by the same amount or on the same day of the sale. There are already some discounts, so it's time to get making a list.

We expect all the same things to be on sale, from electronics, to vacuums, to clothing. As small appliance  and home experts, we're expecting some Shark, KitchenAid, and Vitamix discounts. We'll keep you up to date, like we did with Prime Day back in July.

Prime day deals

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One of our experts, Alex, has found some incredible deals before Prime Day even started. He's put them together on a page dedicated to Amazon's early Prime Day deals and now that more deals are dropping, I'll update you with the best deals here.

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender | Was $389.95, now $189.95 at Amazon
Best blender deal

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender | Was $389.95, now $189.95 at Amazon
This incredible, ice crushing blender is perfect for snow cones and iced cocktails. It's the cheapest Vitamix on the market at full price, so when it's reduced in the Big Deals Days sales, it's an unmissable deal.

There's more information in our full Vitamix E310 Explorian blender review

Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer | Was $439, now $399 at Amazon

Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer | Was $439, now $399 at Amazon
If you like juicing - me too - you'll understand the pain of wanting a nice juicer, but not wanting to pay for it. This isn't a huge discount, but it's not to be ignored. When we tested this slow juicer, we loved it. It can made ice cream and tofu too.

Our full Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer review has more details.

Dyson Outsize + | Was $949.99, now $606 at Amazon

Dyson Outsize + | Was $949.99, now $606 at Amazon
If there's a sale, Dyson's name is at the front of my mind. Saving nearly $300 is a saving anyone would be proud of, so don't let this one pass you by. I haven't seen the Outsize + much cheaper than this before, so if you need a vacuum for pet hair, this is the one to buy and now is the time to buy it.


When are Prime Big Deal Days?

The sales are October 10th and 11th and we're already excited. We've seen some excellent early deals and can't wait for what else Amazon will have on offer. The sales will begin at 3 a.m ET and continue until the end of October 11th.

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday falls on November 24th, but the Black Friday deals will start at the beginning of November. They won't stop too quickly after, because it's Cyber Monday on 27th and then, not long after, we will see some huge discounts after Christmas.

Final thoughts

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I had a countdown started for Amazons Big Deal Days, but deals are already starting to drop. I'll be scouring the site everyday until October 10th and 11th looking for good deals. If we find anything unmissable, we'll let you know on our Early Prime Day Deals page.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.