If you’re a Prime member, you can request an invite to big deals ahead of Prime Day in October

The best time to get a jump on your holiday shopping is right around the corner — Amazon Prime Big Deal Days is coming in October. You can get deep discounts on some of the hottest products on Amazon beginning Oct. 10 at 3 a.m. ET, through Oct. 11. But there are some changes to how Big Deal Days will work this year;  you can start preparing now to get the best deals on Blink Home Security, air fryers, headphones and more popular products.

Request invite to big deals ahead of Prime Day in October

During Prime Big Deal Days, doorbuster deals are invite-only

If you want to get access to the best deals this year, you’ll have to get an invitation — even if you’re an Amazon Prime member. That means you need to sign up now. Here’s what you need to do.

Head to Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days homepage to start checking out the products that will be invite-only. If you see any products you’re going to want to buy during Big Deals Day, click on them to go to their product details page. If you’re a Prime member, you’ll see a button that says “Request Invite.” Once you click it, you’ll receive an email confirmation to the email address that’s on your Amazon account.

 Invite-only doorbuster deals

There’s a bit of a catch, though. You can only request an invite if you’re a Prime member. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you’ll need to sign up before Big Deals Day if you want to participate.

During Big Deals Day, if you’re invited to purchase the product at the sale price, you’ll get an email or app notification. Keep checking because notifications will arrive periodically throughout the event. But there’s a limited number, so not everyone will get an invitation who requests one.

4 of the best invite-only deals during Amazon’s Prime Big Deals Day

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Amazon’s Blink Home Security system is beloved for a reason, and this outdoor camera system includes everything you need to secure your home. With three wireless, weather-resistant, motion-activated HD security cameras with two years of battery life, you can rest easy knowing your home is more secure than ever.

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