Amazon Big Deal Days — What you need to know about Prime Day 2

It feels like we only just finished wrapping up Amazon Prime Day in July, finding the hottest deals on Windows laptops and a whole host of accessories for PC and Xbox. However, in true Amazon fashion, there'll soon be another opportunity for massive savings, presented as a spectacular online shopping event in October with a vibe similar to last year's Prime Early Access Sale. Some brands often get excited and drop prices early, too.

An official announcement for Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event confirmed a Tuesday, October 10 kickoff, running until the end of Wednesday, October 11. Nevertheless, it confirms a list of countries and membership requirements to access the October sales extravaganza.

Naturally, the team at Windows Central will be digging out the specifics and searching for genuine savings, excluding artificially reduced fakes, and backing up our picks with reviews and opinions from each member with authoritative expertise.

Big Deal Days: The best deals

Big Deal Days: Frequently asked questions

The specifics for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days are now publicly available, with minor hints as to which brands and categories will enjoy significant discounts. Rest assured, we'll update this page with the latest dates and details whenever the company releases more information.

When is Prime Big Deal Days happening?

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days starts at 3 AM ET on Tuesday, October 10, and will run through October 11. If you have any Alexa-compatible hardware, you can say, "Alexa, set a reminder for Prime Big Deal Days" to have Amazon create a reminder for the event.

Which countries are taking part in Big Deal Days?

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the US, and the UK will all take part in Prime Big Deal Days via their respective storefronts. If your country doesn't have its own localized version of Amazon, you may still be able to make purchases from a neighboring variant, but usual restrictions likely apply, so check your local Amazon international shipping terms and conditions.

Do I need an Amazon Prime membership?

Yes. Prime Big Deal Days is a member-exclusive sales event just like Prime Day before it and Prime Early Access Sale before that. If you're not already a member, you'll need to sign up for Amazon Prime for $14.99 per month or $139 annually (plus tax) to qualify for discounts. For new users, a 30-day trial of Prime is the perfect way to take advantage since you're free to cancel your subscription after the event.

Amazon Prime: Free 30-day trial

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Enjoy all the benefits of exclusive discounts during Amazon events, and cancel anytime. If you decide to stay, it's $14.99/month (plus tax) after the trial. Includes extra benefits like free games via Prime Gaming and more bonus content for subscribers.

Ben Wilson
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon @trzomb@mastodon.online to ask questions or share opinions.