Amazon has unveiled the dates for its upcoming major sales event. Named Prime Big Deal Days, the two-day sale is scheduled to take place on October 10-11. This exclusive 48-hour sale will be available only to Prime members, although there will likely be enticing deals for non-members as well.
Prime Big Deal Days: A Sequel to Prime Day
Big Deal Days is essentially a follow-up to Prime Day
If you’re sensing some Prime Day vibes, you’re not mistaken. Last year, Amazon held a sale in October called Prime Early Access, which turned out to be quite similar to Prime Day itself. Although the name has changed to Big Deal Days, this sale bears all the hallmarks of a Prime Day 2023 sequel.
Prime Big Deal Days will kickstart the holiday shopping season, as deals seem to arrive earlier each year. This new sales event by Amazon will serve as an early opportunity to snag Black Friday 2023 deals.
It’s highly likely that Amazon won’t be the only retailer offering a wide range of deals on October 10-11. Competing retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target always hold their own sales during Amazon’s major events. Expect the same to happen during Big Deal Days, even though no rival sale has been announced yet.
Big Deal Days: Exclusively for Prime Members
Prime Big Deal Days will take place on October 10-11
Yes, just like Prime Day, Big Deal Days is reserved for Amazon Prime members. A Prime membership costs $15 per month or $139 per year. However, new subscribers can take advantage of a complimentary 30-day trial. Since the sale is within 30 days, you’ll be able to access all the official Big Deal Days offers without paying for a membership.
However, anyone who has ever shopped during Prime Day knows that there are always plenty of deals available on Amazon that don’t require a membership. This is because of the competing sales. Amazon often matches deals from rival sales without restricting them to Prime members. As a result, Amazon’s sales end up being even more extensive than advertised.
Furthermore, Amazon’s official deals will extend beyond the Amazon website this time. Prime members will have the opportunity to access the same deals directly from select manufacturers, including Targus and Wyze.
Early Deals for Big Deal Days
Expect Amazon Fire devices to take center stage during Big Deal Days
Most of the best Big Deal Days promotions won’t go live until October 10 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET. However, it wouldn’t be an Amazon sales event without a selection of early offers. Amazon has already created a sales hub where early deals will be featured.
At the moment, there aren’t many deals available, but you can save on select Amazon Fire TVs and tablets, Bluetooth speakers, and smartwatches. Similar to Prime Day earlier this year, members can also request invitations to purchase specific products.
During the event, you can expect a diverse range of deals on gaming, tech, and entertainment products. These Amazon sales are always a treat for those looking to expand their game libraries for Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X. It will also be an excellent opportunity to purchase gaming accessories such as controllers and headsets, as well as PC gaming hardware and gear.
How to Score a Free $15 Amazon Credit before Big Deal Days
Amazon is once again offering Prime members the chance to receive free credit to spend during Big Deal Days. All you need to do is download the Amazon Photos app and upload a picture by October 7. If you took advantage of this offer leading up to Prime Day, you won’t be eligible, but those who missed out have another opportunity.
Amazon is also running several other promotions in the weeks leading up to Big Deal Days. If you own an Amazon-branded credit card, you can receive 10% back on Amazon devices purchased between October 2-12.
If you’ve never subscribed to Amazon Music Unlimited, you can enjoy four months for free. Meanwhile, current subscribers can switch to a family plan for four months while paying the individual membership price.
Be sure to keep an eye on GameSpot’s deals hub, as we will be covering all things Prime Big Deal Days leading up to and during the sale.