Shop Amazon Prime's new Early Access Sale like a pro with Ideal Home's tips for finding the best deals

Based on previous discounts, the Ideal Home team will be watching these deals carefully

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The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is just around the corner, taking place on October 11th and 12th. It's easy to get whipped into a frenzy, with lightning deals and all too much choice, but the Ideal Home team is here with a few key items to have on your radar.

Based on some of the deals we spotted on Amazon Prime Day back in July, there are a few products we suspect will see further discounts. From Shark vacuum cleaners (naturally) to some of the best air fryers on the market – plus some cleaning essentials to stock up on – here are the deals we're most excited about.

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Vacuum cleaners

When we hear the words 'Amazon' and 'deals', we instantly think of Shark vacuum cleaners and whether we might be able to finally snag one at a bargain price. This could be our year, because on July's Amazon Prime Day, the Shark WandVac 2.0 Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, at Amazon, was reduced – and guess what? 

Right now it's £129.99 down from £179.99, meaning it's one to watch for further discounts. It's lightweight, it's compact and it screams 'I've got my life together'. We really want one for cleaning up crumbs and generally keeping our dining table sparkling clean.

Alternatively, the Shark WandVac System 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, at Amazon is currently £199, down from £229.99.

Air fryers

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This most wished-for list at Amazon includes products that will help you save energy at home through the winter, such as air fryers, heated drying racks and electric blankets.

The Tower T17021 Family Size Air Fryer, at Amazon, is current 20% off, at £55.78. Because the cost of running an air fryer is so much lower than turning the oven on, it could be a great purchase to help keep bills down.

Cleaning products

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Rather than splashing out on big-ticket items like a new TV, this Amazon Prime Early Access Sale you'll most likely find us stocking up on the best cleaning products to save us money in the long term. We'll be bulk buying cleaning sprays, disinfectant wipes at a fraction of the normal price. 

For example, these Dettol Antibacterial surface cleaning wipes, at Amazon, was £18.00, now £9.00. Also, this pack of 6 Dettol All Purpose Spray, at Amazon, is now £8.00, down from £16.00.

It's easy to get overwhelmed and end up buying things you didn't really need, but if you miss out this time, Black Friday deals will be back on November 25th. 

Millie Hurst
Senior Content Editor

Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.