Travelers don’t have to wait for Amazon Prime Day 2023 to take advantage of mega-savings on luggage and other travel gear. In fact, you don’t even have to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Amazon has announced the Prime Early Access Sale, a new shopping holiday to take place on Oct. 11 and 12. Prime Day 2.0 will encourage consumers to get a head start on their holiday shopping with hundreds of thousands of discounts on tech, toys and more. Other retail giants are expected to host similar sales, with Target already announcing that its annual Deal Days event will take place Oct. 6 to 8.
Of course, some of the Prime Early Access Sale deals have already begun to roll out. Read on to browse the best early deals on travel gear and travel-related services. For more information, visit the FAQ section.
Amazon Music Unlimited subscription
To grandmother’s house we go – with free music from Amazon playing in the car. Enjoy a free three-month subscription to Amazon Prime Music when you sign up as a new member. After the promotional period, the cost is $8.99 for Amazon Prime members and $9.99 for everyone else.
Core 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent – 14′ x 9′
This product may be one of the best Amazon Prime Early Access discounts yet: The Core 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent is nearly 20% off, plus you can apply a $50 Amazon coupon to your purchase. This deal brings the cost of the tent from $300 down to about $196. As US News’ pick for the best family camping tent, this nine-person shelter features a room divider, comfortably fits two air mattresses plus sleeping bags and is water resistant. Recent buyers say this tent is also easy to set up and break down.
Price: $195.99 with $50 Amazon coupon. Shop now.
Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair
It’s never too early to prepare for your next beach vacation – especially when the Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair is nearly 25% off. A beloved beach chair, this one features an insulated cup holder, a pocket (with a buttoned closure) for your phone, an adjustable pillow and two generously sized zippered pockets in the back. It also reclines in five positions including flat. As its name implies, this beach chair is designed to be worn like a backpack (so your hands are free to schlep kids, beach tents, beach bags and other belongings). Previous buyers say this beach chair is worth the cost – even when not on sale.
BEAUTURAL Steamer for Clothes
If you’ve been considering a handheld steamer to keep clothing wrinkle-free on the road, you’ll be happy to know the BEAUTURAL Steamer for Clothes is nearly 35% off. With almost 45,000 reviews and 4.5 stars, this clothing steamer is a consumer favorite. Buyers will appreciate how fast it heats up (in just 30 seconds), how easy it is to use, and most importantly, how well it removes crinkles from clothing. This product comes with a lint brush, soft brush and creaser.
Sherpa Original Deluxe Travel Pet Carrier
As the US News pick for the best overall value pet carrier, the Sherpa Original Deluxe Travel Pet Carrier is listed for more than 50% off on Amazon (in the medium and large sizes). Approved by most airlines, this pet carrier features safety locking zippers and plenty of ventilation. It also has a removable, washable liner and can be folded down when not in use. Buyers say the carrier has worked well for recent air travels.
May Tree Clear Stadium Tote
If you’re in the market for a clear tote bag (a requirement at many stadiums and concert venues for anyone who’d like to carry a purse), check out the May Tree Clear Stadium Tote, which is currently 31% off. This US News pick for the best overall clear tote bag is a practical choice that offers two mesh side pockets and a front zippered pocket for organization. Several other top-rated clear tote bags are discounted right now, too.
ebags Classic 6 Piece Packing Cubes
Packing cubes make a good gift for anyone (including yourself), and you can never go wrong with the ebags Classic Packing Cubes. Currently listed for 25% off, this set includes six pieces to organize underwear, socks and more. Recent buyers call these packing cubes a game changer, saying they appreciate the breathable mesh lining (which also allows travelers to see what they packed in each compartment).
When is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale will begin at 12 am PDT on Oct. 11 and run through Oct. 12.
Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member to shop the deals?
How can I find the best Amazon Prime Early Access sales?
While the US News team will be updating this page with the best sales, you can also set up personalized deal notifications related to your recent searches or have Alexa notify you of specific product deals by adding the items to your Amazon Wish List, Cart or Save for Later list.