Amazon announced this morning that it will hold a Prime Early Access Sale on October 11 and 12. The 48-hour shopping event will allow Prime members in 15 countries to get early access to “hundreds of thousand of deals”.
Throughout the event, Amazon will introduce a Top 100 list featuring discounted products from brands such as Hasbro, iRobot, KitchenAid, Samsung, Lego, and Adidas. Fire TV smart TVs and other Alexa-enabled devices will also be discounted during the two-day sale.
The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale will be available in Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, and the U.S. You can already check out the landing page on Amazon’s website.
Amazon still offers a free 30-day trial for Amazon Prime, though the subscription service has become more expensive in several markets this year. In the US, the annual US Prime membership fee went from $119 to $139 in February, and European countries also saw price increases going from 20% in the UK to 43% in France.
Amazon cited “increased inflation and operating costs” as reasons for the price hikes, though the combination of free shipping, Prime Video, and exclusive sales still remains a great value. In the US, Prime members can also enjoy a free, one-year subscription to Grubhub+, a food delivery subscription offering that usually costs $10 a month.