For shopping editors, days like the Prime Early Access Sale, an event created by Amazon, are a huge deal. We spend weeks sifting through thousands of sales, curating the best picks across categories from tech to beauty, to make finding what's really worth buying easier for you.
All this sale sleuthing and deal hunting leads to some pretty great finds, so we asked the Shop TODAY team what they're most excited to score during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale before it ends in a few hours. Here's what we're adding to our carts ASAP.
Prime Day deals the Shop TODAY editors are loving
Associate Commerce Editor Danielle Murphy is taking advantage of all the Prime Early Access Sale fashion deals. This comfy "shacket" — that's a cross between a shirt and a jacket, by the way — will be a style staple all fall long.
Want to make laundry day a little easier? Intern Bella Druckman is scoring some dorm room staples during the sale, like this compact rolling laundry hamper. It can easily be tucked away in her tight space and will surely save her back from carrying many loads to and from the laundry room.
Associate Editor Fran Sales was excited to spot this YETI mug for 30% off. According to the brand, it's got a double-walled, vacuum-insulated body to protect your hands from hot or cold contents, all while keeping your coffee, chili, oatmeal — you name it — well-insulated. The dishwasher-safe mug comes in 22 different colors and makes a great gift for any coffee lover in your life!
Senior SEO Editor Jess Bender found this adorable and low-maintenance plant that's 31% off today.
"I've tried (and failed) to become a plant parent several times during the pandemic," Bender confesses. "But I've done enough research and babysat enough of my friends' succulents to feel confident in my abilities to keep an aloe vera plant alive. Plus, such a cute ceramic planter it comes in!"
Druckman's accessories are about to get a whole lot more organized, thanks to this discounted jewelry stand. It's got three tiers to hang all of your necklaces and bracelets without any pesky tangling. Plus, it has a tray to store rings, studs and more, so you can easily see and access all of your favorite bits and baubles.
For less than $9, Murphy added this phone stand to her cart. According to the brand, it holds your phone at the perfect angle for FaceTime calls or watching videos, so you can have your hands free. We think it's a must-have for anyone who cooks from online recipes pulled up on their devices, too.
Bender is also scooping up a two-pack of this tahini with over 3,000 perfect, five-star ratings on Amazon.
"Out of everything in my pantry, tahini's probably the condiment I use most regularly in my cooking... which means it's the condiment I run out of most regularly," Bender explains. "When I can get the good stuff on sale, it's going in my cart ASAP!"
Commerce Editorial Assistant Kamari Stewart recently lost her go-to gold hoops and desperately needed a replacement. This easy pair is exactly what she was looking for. Commerce Associate Karli Tramontano scored a similar pair of classic hoops on sale.
Commerce Analytics Manager Amanda Smith purchased six(!) of these AirPods cleaning pens. She plans on using them as stocking stuffers this holiday season. At 48% off right now, they're a steal. Associate Editor Fran Sales is also picking one up to clean her earbuds.
Speaking of earbuds, Editorial Assistant Jillian Ortiz is grabbing this Bluetooth and waterproof pair to use at the gym. They're up to 57% off right now, which lowers the total price to right around $30.
All Sales wants is to achieve the optimal snacking, lounging and TV binging experience. If you share a common goal, consider this versatile, C-shaped side table and mission accomplished.
Stewart is also eyeing this wardrobe staple that's 58% off. This top comes in both long- and short-sleeved versions and has a trendy, flattering square neck cut. We love the long sleeve version and its bodysuit counterpart for fall.
To be honest, Editorial Director Adrianna Brach used to think that the Waterpik was weird and gross. But ever since the slew of influencers talking about water flossers sold her on it, she's considered it a tried-and-true favorite.
Editorial Assistant Jillian Ortiz is stocking up on MeUndies. These briefs are super soft and come in sizes XS to 4X, all of which are 40% off right now. She just bought three pairs, because she is that obsessed.
Now that baking season is here, Stewart expects to go through a lot of parchment paper. This household essential is 33% off right now, so it's a great time to grab a roll or two.
Another one of Stewart's favorite finds is this satin bonnet. She's been on the hunt for one that won't squish her curls when she sleeps and has her fingers crossed that this one with over 9,000 perfect, five-star ratings will do the trick.
According to VP of Commerce Jennifer Birkhofer, children have a superpower of leaving crumbs everywhere.
"Every hard to reach place is stuffed full of Cheerios and cracker pieces and Goldfish," she laments. "Our small Dyson died a few months ago, so I've been bringing out the big vacuum to get all of these messes — it does the job, but it's really burdensome to carry around. I'm excited about this handheld one because I can easily take it off the wall, suck up the crumbs and go back about my business. I can even take it out to the car!"
Branded Commerce Editor Francesca Cocchi just stocked up on an everyday essential: dry shampoo. This version from IGK is her favorite and, thanks to its compact size, it's purse- and travel-friendly.
Birkhofer says that she was sold on this mask as soon as she saw it had the word "collagen" in it. Since her recent move to Colorado, the arid climate has taken a toll on her skin. This product claims to be "plumping" and good for sensitive skin, so she can't wait to try it.
Editorial Assistant Shannon Garlin was sure she wouldn't make any purchases today, but the Prime Early Access Sale deal on Tide Pods was too good to pass up. With the current discount, the math works out to 111 loads of laundry at just $0.21 each.
Deputy Editorial Director Alexandra Deabler has been wanting a weighted blanket for a while — pretty much ever since her mom bought one. And she has her eye on this Casper weighted blanket, which is a whopping $70 off right now.
Editorial Assistant Shannon Garlin's dentist recently told her to get an electric toothbrush. After looking through all the oral hygiene deals, Garlin is going to bite the bullet and scoop up this one from Hum by Colgate, which is more than 53% off.
Stewart will also be snagging a majorly discounted 55-inch smart TV. This one is $90 off for the Prime Early Access Sale.
Editorial Director Adrianna Brach loves a cozy and comfy outfit for fall and is on the hunt for a staple quarter-zip sweater. She likes this one that she can wear from the office to the playground with her daughter.
Associate Commerce Editor Emma Stessman really wasn't planning on buying anything during the sale — until she ran out of conditioner. After spotting the 20% off deal on VIRTUE products, Stessman is taking the opportunity to stock up. As a fan of VIRTUE's hair mask and hair oil, she's excited to try out the brand's conditioner.
Garlin's experience with the Loop Quiet ear plugs has Social Editorial Assistant Dani Musacchio convinced to give a pair a try. Now that they're discounted for the Prime Early Access Sale, she can't wait to start getting better sleep in her loud NYC apartment.