In case you missed it, Amazon Prime Day is back! Dubbed the "Prime Early Access Sale," the event is essentially a second Amazon Prime Day that started yesterday, October 11 and ends at midnight tonight on October 12, 2022. Like other Prime Day sales, it's a two-day event that features major discounts across all product categories like electronics, kitchen appliances, home decor, luggage and, of course, vacuum cleaners.
What's special about this Prime member-exclusive sale is that it's coming up just ahead of the holiday shopping season. Instead of waiting until Black Friday, this is your chance to both save big and check off your gift list months ahead of schedule, giving a whole new meaning to early holiday shopping. If anyone in your life would appreciate a new vacuum, now's the time to shop.
According to Jessica Teich, deputy editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute, the best savings are on upright vacuums, stick vacuums, robot vacuums and vacuums for pet hair from brands like Bissel, Shark, Dyson and iRobot. As a matter of fact, the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab's favorite vacuum from the best vacuum cleaners of 2022 product review — the Shark Apex Upright Vacuum Cleaner — is available on Amazon and on sale right now for 27% (or $120!) off, which is an even bigger discount than during Prime Day 2022 back in July.
Ahead, shop our favorite vacuums that are on sale on Amazon right now. Below, we answer the internet's burning questions about the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, including: dates and logistical details, the best deals to look out for and how to get a free Amazon Prime membership.
Shop the best Prime Early Access Sale vacuum deals
Right now, the Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Origin is currently 35% off for a whopping $155 discount. This deal is not to be missed because we rarely see Dyson vacuums discounted more than $100 off the original price, even during Black Friday or other major sale holidays. This vacuum cleaner effortlessly steers thanks to Dyson's signature ball axel and glides across different floor types with ease. It works best on carpet and laminate flooring, but it's great for wood floors, too.
The Roomba 671 is the most discounted of iRobot's robot vacuums this Prime Day — it's a whopping 49% off! Less than $200 for any robot vacuum is a steal. You can schedule it to clean up daily dirt and dust to effortlessly keep floors clean. This model has new smart navigation features like cliff detect, which keep it from falling down the stairs, and an auto-adjust cleaning head that senses the floor type optimizes cleaning settings for carpet, hard wood, tile and more. Plus, it works with Alexa voice commands.
The Good Housekeeping Institute named the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum Cleaner the best overall vacuum cleaner of 2022. In our most recent Cleaning Lab tests, it earned top scores for its powerful suction and debris pick up on both bare floor and carpet. Our testers also love that it easily converts from an upright vacuum to a canister vacuum with the press of a button and has a brush roll that’s designed to minimize pet hair tangles. Both the pre-motor filters and HEPA filter are washable and emptying and reattaching the dust cup is easy breezy.
The Shark AI Ultra Robot Vacuum was named the best robot vacuum for kitchens and other tight spaces in the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab's evaluation of the best robot vacuums of 2022. It smoothly navigated our test spaces and did not bump into chairs legs and other objects we put in its path. It had no problem cleaning under kitchen cabinet toe kicks or figuring out how to clean tight spaces without getting stuck. Our testers also love the compact footprint and streamlined design, because self-emptying robot vacuums can often be an eyesore.
More Amazon Prime Day Vacuum Deals
- Take 36% off the Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 35% off the Dyson Ball Origin Multi-Floor Vacuum.
- Take 27% off the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum, the Good Housekeeping Institute's best overall vacuum cleaner.
- Take 20% off the Shark S2 Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum.
Cordless Stick Vacuums
- Take 40% off the SAMSUNG Jet 75 Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 13% off the Dyson v10 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum, which was previously our top-rated cordless vacuum for pet hair.
- Take 13% off the BLACK+DECKER Powerseries Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 27% off the best-selling iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum.
- Take 18% off the Shark AV2501S AI Robot Vacuum with HEPA Self-Empty Base.
- Take 8% off the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum.
- Take 30% off the Dreametech H11 Max Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner.
- Take 29% off the Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro Wet Dry Vacuum.
- Take 26% off the Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Cleaner.
- Take 34% off the Dirt Devil Handheld Cleaner.
- Take 24% off the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum.
- Take 12% off the Black+Decker 20V Max Handheld Vacuum.
Is Prime Day a good time to buy a vacuum?
“Yes, Prime Day is a great time to buy a vacuum!," says Jessica Teich, deputy editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute. "Historically we’ve seen giant savings on upright and stick vacuums from Bissell, Shark and even Dyson, plus great deals on robot vacuums from Eufy, Roborock and iRobot Roombas during Prime Day with savings over 40% off in 2021 and over 50% in 2020 and 2022.” One look at the deals above and you'll see that this year's Prime Day savings hold up against those historic discounts.
What is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is a new Amazon Prime member-exclusive sale that is modeled after the company's flagship sale event, Amazon Prime Day. The sale promises to offer deep discounts on items and brands that are best-sellers during the holiday shopping season.
When is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is happening right now. The sale started yesterday, October 11, and runs through today, October 12, 2022, so this is your last chance to shop the deals. We are currently six weeks ahead of Black Friday, which is when Amazon and other retailers typically start to offer discounts for the holiday season. This is a great chance to get a head start on holiday gift shopping. (The last Amazon Prime Day happened this summer on July 12 and July 13.)
What are the best Prime Early Access Sale deals?
We are seeing Black Friday-worthy savings across all product categories, including electronics, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, toys and Amazon devices, as well as the lowest prices of the year on some products from national brands, like the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer. Jessica Teich, deputy editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute says that she's looking for discounts on Apple products, including 40% off AirPods and $100 off Apple Watches; kitchen appliances, including Instant Pots and over 30% off air fryers; and cleaning appliances, including 20% off select Bissell products and 40% off select robot vacuums.
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What does Amazon Prime cost in 2022?
Only Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to shop the Prime Early Access Sale. An Amazon Prime membership costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year (there are some discounts for students, seniors and other qualifying individuals). If you have never had an Amazon Prime membership, the company offers a 30-day free trial for first-time subscribers. If you sign up now for a free trial, that would make you eligible to shop the Prime Early Access Sale come October 11.
- Sign up for Amazon Prime
- Claim your 30-day free trial for new users
- See discounted Amazon Prime membership details
Heath Owens is a commerce writer and editor at Hearst Magazines, where he covers fashion, home, tech, gifts and more.