Amazon's invite-only deals for Prime Day are seriously impressive: Here's how to shop them

Score savings of up to 75% off.
By Haley Henschel and Bethany Allard  on 
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UPDATE: Jun. 30, 2023, 3:30 p.m. EDT This story has been updated with more details about the best invite-only Prime Day deals.

As Amazon rings in year eight of Prime Day, they've decided to up the ante. Instead of just offering Black Friday-worthy savings in July, they're offering extra exclusive Black Friday-worthy savings in the form of invite-only deals.

These deals are bringing the heat with some seriously impressive markdowns, so we created this guide so you can make sure you don't miss out on saving some cash. You'll find our favorite picks out of Amazon's invite-only options below, and don't forget to check out our running list of the best deals you can already shop ahead of Prime Day.

What are invite-only Prime Day deals?

Inevitably, Prime Day (and sales like it) have extra hot-ticket items that once they've dropped down to their sale price, sell out quickly. The idea behind invite-only deals is that you won't have to be glued to your computer screen on July 11 and 12 (the official sale days) to grab those deals.

Instead, you can request access to invite-only deals from now to any time before Prime Day. Not everyone who requests access will be selected to shop the deals, but the lucky group that is will get emails with unique shopping links during the Prime Day event.

So far, there are only ten invite-only deals available(opens in a new tab) (seven of which we think are worth signing up for), including price drops of return and new record-lows, like an Amazon Fire Omni Series TV(opens in a new tab) for 75% off and JBL headphones(opens in a new tab) for 55% off.

Who can access invite-only Prime Day deals?

Prime Day is a sale specifically for Prime members. Though we have found plenty of deals ahead of Prime Day that members and non-members alike can shop, invite-only deals are available exclusively to Prime members.

If you don't want to pay for a Prime membership just for a chance to score an invite, you can also sign up(opens in a new tab) for a 30-day free trial.

How to shop invite-only Prime Day deals

We've listed the best invite-only deals below, but if you want to navigate to them on your own, you'll find them in the "Invite Only Prime deals" sections of Amazon's Today's Deals page(opens in a new tab) and Prime Day event page(opens in a new tab).

Here's what you have to do to secure your invite:

  1. Request an invite. To get in on the savings, you'll have to let Amazon know you're interested by navigating to the right side of the page on any invite-only deal anytime before Prime Day. Click "request invite," and you'll get a pop-up with a confirmation that your request has been received.

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You'll get a confirmation on-screen once you've successfully requested an invite. Credit: Amazon / screenshot
  1. Sit back and wait. At this point, you've done everything there is to do. You can request as many of the invite-only deals available as you'd like, but you will only be able to request each item once, so no need to go back and do it daily. (RIP to the idea of scoring four Omni TVs for the price of one.)

  2. Check your email on Prime Day. On July 11 and 12, Amazon will send out invites with unique links for the chosen ones to buy the items at their special prices. If you're not selected, you'll also receive a notification from Amazon. Make sure your inbox doesn't mark Amazon emails as spam!

The best invite-only Prime Day deals

Why we like it

It's a 4K TV for $100 — in the words of Mashable Senior Shopping Reporter and resident TV deals expert Leah Stodart, that's "WILD." And she's right to say it, since a $100 4K TV from pretty much any brand is not a common sight to see. For this truly unbeatable price, you'll get a TV with a great picture, Alexa integration, and a built-in Fire TV interface.

Why we like it

According to our friends at PCMag(opens in a new tab) (which is owned by Mashable's publisher, Ziff Davis), the 14-inch Acer Swift X "delivers one of the best price/performance ratios you can find" even at its $1,099.99 MSRP. That's not a typo: The 512GB configuration with an AMD Ryzen 7 5825U processor has a deflated list price(opens in a new tab) on Amazon, so its $629.99 invite-only Prime Day offer is an even better deal than advertised.

Why we like it

Boasting a mind-boggling 50-hour battery life (with a 10-minute quick charge feature), the JBL Live 660NC are top-rated wireless over-ear headphones with Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Ambient Aware modes. When the black version drops to $89.95 on Prime Day (with an invite), it'll beat its previous all-time-low price(opens in a new tab) from the past two Black Fridays by $10.

Why we like it

The Foreo Luna 3 is a professional-quality, app-connected facial cleansing brush that massages as it removes makeup and dead skin. (It's completely different from the Foreo Bear, a microcurrent device that we didn't love.) All three versions will be 50% off as part of an invite-only Prime Day deal — there's Normal Skin (pink), Sensitive Skin (purple), and Combination Skin (blue) — which is a good buy if you don't want to splurge on the newer $279 Foreo Luna 4(opens in a new tab).

Why we like it

Released in March, the sleek SodaStream E-Terra has an all-new electric interface with one-touch controls and three preset carbonation levels. The white starter pack spotlighted in an invite-only Prime Day deal comes with one CO2 cylinder and one dishwasher-safe reusable bottle, though you can also use it with any 1-liter and 0.5-liter BPA-free reusable plastic bottles you have on hand. (It's never dipped below $109(opens in a new tab) on Amazon before, FYI.)

Why we like it

Out of all the smart home devices and accessories Amazon could have chosen for an invite-only Prime Day deal, these limited-edition smart speaker stands it initially dropped on Star Wars Day (May the 4th) are a left-field pick. At any rate, they work with the fourth- and fifth-generation Echo Dots and come in three variations: Darth Vader(opens in a new tab), Stormtrooper(opens in a new tab), and The Mandalorian(opens in a new tab). None of them have ever gone on sale before.

Why we like it

The Motorola Razr+ was just announced weeks ago, and with this invite-only deal, Amazon is already knocking $150 off the price. The flip phone with an interior and exterior touch screen isn't just a gimmick. In their review, Mashable sister site PCMag(opens in a new tab) said, "There's no doubt the Razr+ is the best Razr yet and one of the finest folding phones(opens in a new tab) you can buy right now." At such a discount, that statement only becomes more true.

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Haley Henschel

Haley is a Mashable shopping reporter based in Chicago. Before joining the team, she covered politics for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, wrote about exotic pet ownership for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and blogged for several Jersey Shore stars. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her parrot (Melon) and dog (Pierogi). You can follow her on Twitter at @haleyhenschel(opens in a new tab) or reach her via email at [email protected](opens in a new tab).

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Bethany Allard

Bethany Allard is a shopping reporter at Mashable covering beauty tech, dating, and sex and relationships. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and English Literature. You can follow her on Twitter @betallard and reach her by email at [email protected](opens in a new tab)

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