Amazon AU's Big Smile Sale is over, but there are still a few deals left

Amazon Big Smile Sale
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Amazon Australia's latest Big Smile Sale for 2022 is now over. We saw some incredible discounts on offer over the week-long sales event, and we expect to see even better deals when Black Friday 2022 arrives next month.

For those who are unfamiliar it, the Amazon Big Smile Sale (opens in new tab) was a week-long shopping event in Australia that offered big savings on a huge number of items between 12pm AEDT on Monday, October 10 and 6pm AEDT on Sunday, October 16. 

Additionally, you didn't have to be a Prime member (opens in new tab) to bag a bargain the event — the Big Smile Sale's discounts were available to everyone. Of course, Prime member exclusives were still on offer, comprised mainly of US and UK deals from the Prime Early Access Sale, which were available from here (opens in new tab).

Big Smile Sale: the best deals still available

As we mentioned earlier, Amazon's Big Smile Sale officially ended on Sunday, October 16. That said, there are still a number of deals available post-sale. Here are the best discounts still on offer.

Phones

Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB, Midnight Black) | (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB, Midnight Black) | AU$1,719 AU$1,499 (opens in new tab) (save AU$220)

If you're the type who prefers a smaller handset, you'll be pleased to know that Apple's iPhone 13 mini in the 512GB size option is now AU$220 off for Amazon's Big Smile Sale. We'd suggest pouncing on this deal now if you're in the market for one. Available in Midnight (opens in new tab), Red (opens in new tab), Blue (opens in new tab), Green (opens in new tab), Pink (opens in new tab) and Starlight (opens in new tab).

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) | AU$1,749 AU$1,626 (opens in new tab) (save AU$123)

Sure, the iPhone 14 is out now, but if you want to save some money you could opt for the still-great iPhone 13, which is now discounted by AU$123 in the 512GB model. Discount applies to the Midnight (opens in new tab), Red (opens in new tab), Blue (opens in new tab), Green (opens in new tab), Pink (opens in new tab) and Starlight (opens in new tab) colour options.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,548 (opens in new tab) (save AU$301)

If you're not into foldable devices, the S22 Ultra is still the most premium traditional Android phone out there. It boasts a 6.8-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz display, its got a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and its built-in S Pen stylus makes it a true successor to the now defunct Note line. Right now, you can save AU$301 off the RRP thanks to Amazon's Big Smile Sale.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (256GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (256GB) | AU$1,649 AU$1,445 (opens in new tab) (save AU$204)

Score a whopping AU$204 off the RRP for the 256GB version of Samsung's Galaxy S22 Plus right now thanks to Amazon's Big Smile Sale. Offer available for Green (opens in new tab), Phantom Black (opens in new tab), Phantom White (opens in new tab) and Pink Gold (opens in new tab) colour options.

Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) | AU$1,249 AU$1,045 (opens in new tab) (save AU$204)

If you want to save even more money on a Samsung flagship phone, you could opt for the entry-level Galaxy S22, which is slightly smaller. Now reduced to just A$1,045 as part of Amazon's Big Smile Sale, which is a saving of AU$204 from the usual RRP. Available in Phantom Black (opens in new tab), Phantom White (opens in new tab), Bora Purple (opens in new tab), Green (opens in new tab) and Pink Gold (opens in new tab).

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Wi-Fi / 128GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Wi-Fi / 128GB) | AU$1,499 AU$1,288 (opens in new tab) (save AU$211)

Samsung's excellent Tab S8 Plus offers a true upgrade over last year's tablets, thanks to a stunning 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and multi-window navigation. You can also easily switch to DeX mode for a real desktop-style experience. Offer available for Dark Grey (opens in new tab), Pink Gold (opens in new tab) and Silver (opens in new tab) colour options.

Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022) (opens in new tab)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,999 AU$1,797 (opens in new tab) (save AU$202)

Get the newest 2022 model MacBook Pro with a significant discount thanks to Amazon's Big Smile Sale. Sporting the new M2 chip, which brings amazing performance and battery life, the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022) is now only AU$1.797, which is a saving of AU$202 from the RRP. Please note, this is the Retina model with Touch Bar.

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) (opens in new tab)

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) | M1 Pro / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,749 AU$3,247 (opens in new tab) (save AU$502)

If the previous deal's 13-inch display isn't enough for your workload, you may want to consider last year's 16-inch MacBook Pro, which sports an M1 Pro chip along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Was AU$3,749, now only AU$3,247. That's a saving of AU$502, which is not to be sneezed at.

Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 45 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort 45 | AU$499 AU$414 (opens in new tab) (save AU$85)

Bose's incredibly popular QuietComfort 35 headphones basically put noise cancellation on the map, and the Bose QuietComfort 45 are the latest generation of that line. As you'd expect, they offer great noise cancellation and comfort, though admittedly their sound quality has since been outclassed by the flagship Bose 700 headphones. Still, they're a great set of cans. The white (opens in new tab) colour option is now on sale for AU$414, which is AU$85 cheaper than the RRP.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds | AU$399 AU$324 (opens in new tab) (save AU$75)

Alternatively, if you're more of an earbuds person, you could opt for Bose's QuietComfort Earbuds, which surprisingly offer a similar noise cancellation experience, despite their compact size. Right now, the black (opens in new tab) model is discounted by AU$75 as part of Amazon's Big Smile Sale.

Apple AirPods Pro | (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro | AU$399 AU$299 (opens in new tab) (save AU$100)

Admittedly, Apple's first generation AirPods Pro were a little cheaper during Prime Day back in June, but this Big Smile Sale price is the next best price we've seen on them. If you can live without having the latest second-gen model, you can save AU$100 on its predecessor, which is currently reduced to AU$299.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (opens in new tab)

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$599 AU$399 (opens in new tab) (save AU$200)

Bose’s flagship headphones are massively discounted for Amazon's Big Smile Sale, with their brilliant noise cancellation and excellent sound quality now available for around AU$200 less than their usual RRP. If you've had your eye on these cans, now would be the time to pick them up. Sale price apples to the black (opens in new tab) and silver (opens in new tab) colour options.

Smartwatches

Garmin Venu 2S (opens in new tab)

Garmin Venu 2S | AU$629 AU$448 (opens in new tab) (save AU$181)

Essentially a smaller version of the standard Garmin Venu 2, the Venu 2S sports a more compact 40mm case and 27.9mm hi-res AMOLED screen. It also offers excellent fitness tools and GPS functionality. Discounted to just AU$448 in black (opens in new tab), grey (opens in new tab), white (opens in new tab) and beige (opens in new tab), which is a AU$181 saving.

Apple Watch SE (GPS + cellular, 44mm) (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch SE (GPS + cellular, 44mm) | AU$549 AU$489 (opens in new tab) (save AU$60)

Instead of paying top dollar for Apple's new Watch SE 2, why not save some cash and grab the incredibly similar 2020 model at a AU$60 discount? You still get a heart rate monitor, robust fitness tracking and water resistance, and this discounted blue 44mm model (opens in new tab) even boasts GPS and LTE connectivity.

Gaming

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo Switch) (opens in new tab)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo Switch) | AU$79.95 AU$45 (opens in new tab) (save AU$34.95)

Revisit a Wii classic with the new and improved Switch edition of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, now in HD. Take the adventure to the sky on yet another epic quest. The new HD version looks great, and is still very fun (once you get past it's truly strange controls). Now only AU$45, which is a saving of AU$34.95 off the RRP.

Deathloop (PS5) (opens in new tab)

Deathloop (PS5) | AU$79 AU$34 (opens in new tab) (save AU$45)

From Arkane Studios, developers of Dishonored and Prey, comes Deathloop, a thrilling shooter that sees you play as an assassin stuck in a time loop — think Dishonored meets Groundhog Day. Right now, the PS5 version of this instant classic is only AU$34, which is a massive AU$45 off the RRP.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons | AU$119.95 AU$95 (opens in new tab) (save AU$20.95)

Freshen up your Nintendo Switch with some colourful new Joy-Cons, which are now discounted by 21% on Amazon. Now only AU$95, this offer applies to the green/pink (opens in new tab), purple/orange (opens in new tab) or red/blue (opens in new tab) Joy-Cons, which are compatible on both classic and OLED Switch consoles.

Razer Kiyo X (opens in new tab)

Razer Kiyo X | AU$139 AU$59 (opens in new tab) (save AU$80)

Many of us are still working from home on occasion, and a good webcam is imperative in that situation. Razer's Kiyo Pro is a great affordable option that still offers auto focus functionality, with 1080p video at 30fps, or 720p at 60fps. If you're a serious game streamer, you might want something more advanced, but for everyone else, this'll do the trick.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | (opens in new tab)

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | AU$109.95 AU$49 (opens in new tab) (save AU$60.95)

While it lacks some of the more advanced features that serious gamers crave, Razer's still very good Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless gaming mouse is an absolute steal thanks to Big Smile Sale deal which slashes its price by a stunning 55%, bringing the price down to just AU$49.95. Please note, this mouse is powered by AA batteries.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro gaming headset | (opens in new tab)

SteelSeries Arctis Pro gaming headset | AU$375 AU$223 (opens in new tab) (save AU$152)

The Arctis Pro gaming headset from SteelSeries is a very capable pair of wired cans which sports an ergonomic design and sturdy build quality. Supports DTS Headphone:X v2.0 for convincing surround sound and now reduced by a massive AU$152 for the Big Smile Sale.

Nintendo Switch OLED (White) (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch OLED (White) | AU$539.95 AU$489 (opens in new tab) (save AU$50.95)

While this isn't the cheapest Nintendo Switch OLED price we've seen on Amazon (that would be September's AU$444 price point), it's still a great deal for those who are currently after the console/handheld hybrid and don't want to pay full RRP. Was AU$539.95, now only AU$489. That's a saving AU$50.95.

TV & entertainment

Google Chromecast (3rd gen) | (opens in new tab)

Google Chromecast (3rd gen) | AU$59 AU$35 (opens in new tab) (save AU$24)

You'll find a great deal on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max below, however, that particular offer is Prime exclusive. That said, this deal on Google's Chromecast (3rd gen) is available to everyone. Admittedly, won't stream at 4K, but it's hard to argue with a 41% discount. Get access to the Google Play Store on your TV and cast to your TV from your smart devices.

Monitors

Alienware 38-inch curved monitor (AW3821DW) (opens in new tab)

Alienware 38-inch curved monitor (AW3821DW) | AU$2,499 AU$1,749.30 (opens in new tab) (save AU$749.70)

Those after a monster curved monitor have come to the right place, because Amazon has slashed 30% off the RRP of this 38-inch Alienware screen! It offers a 21:9 aspect ratio and 144Hz refresh rate, making it ideal for gaming enthusiasts. Was AU$2,499, now just AU$1,749!

Appliances

De’Longhi Nespresso Vertuo Next (opens in new tab)

De’Longhi Nespresso Vertuo Next | AU$249 AU$170 (opens in new tab) (save AU$79)

If you're looking for an easy-to-use coffee machine that provides thick crema every time, look no further than the De’Longhi Nespresso Vertuo Next. Now discounted by AU$79 off the RRP, the Vertuo Next will delight espresso drinkers, though its lack of milk frother may disappoint cappuccino fans.

iRobot Roomba S9 Plus (opens in new tab)

iRobot Roomba S9 Plus | AU$2,899 AU$2,699 (opens in new tab) (save AU$200)

Considered by many as the best robot vacuum that's currently available, thanks to its ability to actually get into those hard to reach corners. Like all iRobot models these days, the Roomba S9 Plus is app-controlled and can even map out your rooms for more efficient cleaning over time. Discounted by AU$200.

Miele Triflex HX1 3-in-1 (opens in new tab)

Miele Triflex HX1 3-in-1 | AU$799 AU$510 (opens in new tab) (save AU$289)

Miele’s gone all out for its first cordless vacuum, offering three different configurations which should have you covered anydry vaccuming scenario — one for everyday cleaning, another that let's you extend for maximum reach, and another which keeps the HX1 short and compact. Was AU$799, now AU$510.

Networking

Asus RT-AX55 Wi-Fi 6 router | (opens in new tab)

Asus RT-AX55 Wi-Fi 6 router | AU$229 AU$153 (opens in new tab) (save AU$76)

While not the fastest Asus router, it can still reach incredible fast speeds of up to 1,800Mbps. If you're a power user, you may want to opt for the faster model, but this will be more than enough for most other people. 

What is the Amazon Big Smile Sale?

Amazon's Big Smile Sale is fairly new to the scene, having only launched earlier this year in April. That first event only lasted four days though — that means Amazon is kicking things up a notch for this month's iteration, extending the sale to seven days.

The event will coincide with Amazon's two-day Prime Early Access Sale in the US and UK, which early reports referred to as a 'second' Prime Day. While that event isn't officially happening in Australia, some Prime-exclusive deals will be available to Aussies via Amazon's global store (opens in new tab).

While we predict that both events will be slightly smaller in scale than Amazon's actual Prime Day celebrations, we're still expecting some excellent deals during its Big Smile Sale. If anything, it will surely whet our appetites for November's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

When is the Amazon Big Smile Sale?

Amazon’s Big Smile Sale will begin in Australia at 12pm AEDT on Monday, October 10 and will close out at 6pm AEDT on Sunday, October 16 — that's a whole week of discounts to scope out.

You don't have to be an Amazon Prime member (opens in new tab) to score a great deal, either. That said, Prime subscribers will still have access to some deals from the US and UK's Prime Early Access Sale via Amazon’s global store (opens in new tab)

Please note, the US and the UK’s Prime Early Access sale will only last for two days, starting from October 11 at 10am AEDT, and ending on October 13 at 6pm AEDT.

Stephen Lambrechts is the Managing Editor of Tom's Guide AU and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for over a dozen years. Before Tom's Guide, he spent several years as a Senior Journalist at TechRadar, had a brief stint as Editor in Chief at Official Xbox Magazine Australia, and has written for such mags and sites as APC, TechLife Australia, T3, FilmInk, AskMen and IGN. He's an expert when it comes to smartphones, TVs, gaming and streaming. In his spare time, he enjoys watching obscure horror movies on physical media, keeping an eye on the latest retro sneaker releases, listening to vinyl and other non-hipster stuff.