Forget what your calendar says, according to Amazon, Black Friday starts this week. The retailer is releasing its first official wave of Black Friday deals this Friday, November 17. I've been covering Black Friday for over a decade and at a full week before the official date, this is the earliest I've ever seen Amazon release it's holiday sales.
But it doesn't stop there. Ahead of Friday's event, Amazon has also unveiled its invite-only deals. To get these limited edition deals, you need to sign into your Prime account and request an invite to buy it. If accepted, Amazon sends you a link when the deal goes live on November 17. It may sound tedious, but this is Amazon's way of ensuring something doesn't sell out seconds after going live. It's worth noting that requesting an invite doesn't ensure you'll get that deal.
I've been covering Amazon Black Friday sales for 10+ years now. Below I'm rounding up the best confirmed invite-only deals. If you're looking for deals on Amazon hardware, check out our guide to the best early Black Friday Amazon device sales. Plus, make sure to check out our Amazon promo codes and Black Friday coupons page for more ways to save this holiday season.
Amazon Black Friday invite-only — Quick links
- Kids Bluetooth Headset: was $43 now $10 @ Amazon
- Star Wars Stands for Echo Dot: was $39 now $29 @ Amazon
- Blink Outdoor 2-Cam Bundle: was $79 now $62 @ Amazon
- Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set: 50% off @ Amazon
- SodaStream E-Terra Bundle: was $199 now $125 @ Amazon
- Citizen Eco-Drive Sport Luxury Endeavor Watch: was $395 now $169 @ Amazon
- Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro: was $269 now $199 @ Amazon
- Bulova Marine Star Gold Chronograph Watch: was $450 now $199 @ Amazon
Best invite-only Amazon deals — Nov. 17 sales
Kids Bluetooth Headset: was $43 now $10 @ Amazon
You may not be familiar with the Onanoff brand, but these headphones for kids have received a 4.5 rating from over 10K users. They have a KidsMode setting, where built-in volume controls protects kids' hearing at the WHO-recommended level of 85dB. They're also engineered with certified safe materials that are hypoallergenic, durable, and comfortable to wear.
Star Wars Stands for Echo Dot: was $39 now $29 @ Amazon
Give your Echo Dot a little more flair with one of these Star War stands. It's compatible with the Echo Dot 4th and 5th generations. Other options include Darth Vader or a Storm Trooper.
Blink Outdoor 2-Cam Bundle: was $79 now $62 @ Amazon
The Blink Outdoor is a fully wireless home security camera that records video in 1080p, lets you store video locally (or in the cloud), and has a two-year battery life. The Editor's Choice camera holds a spot in our list of the best home security cameras. It'll be 65% off for Black Friday.
Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set: 50% off @ Amazon
This Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set contains all seven of J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter books in their original American hardcover editions featuring jacket artwork and chapter opening illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
SodaStream E-Terra Bundle: was $199 now $125 @ Amazon
The SodaStream E-Terra lets you make sparkling water and soda from the comforts of your home. This bundle includes a sparkling water maker, two 60L CO2 cylinders, three dishwasher safe carbonating bottles, and cherry and lime bubbly drops flavors. Note that Amazon sold a similar bundle for $109 during its October Prime Day. However, that bundle only had two carbonating bottles (this bundle includes three).
Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Sport Luxury Endeavor Watch: was $395 now $169 @ Amazon
The Citizen's Endeavor Watch features a 3-hand black dial with magnified date and luminous hands and markers. It also has a bidirectional rotating bezel and silver tone stainless steel case. It can withstand 200m water resistance and includes a 5-year limited warranty. It'll be more than half-off on November 17.
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro: was $269 now $199 @ Amazon
The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro packs a lot of advanced security features into a small package. It offers 1080p resolution, 3D motion detection, two-way talk, a 110-decibel siren, two 2,000-lumen floodlights, and connects to both 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Unlike the less expensive "Plus" model, the "Pro" supports HDR video and has a louder siren. It was on sale during Prime Day as part of a bundle, but this is the cheapest standalone deal ever.
Bulova Men's Marine Star Gold Chronograph Watch: was $450 now $199 @ Amazon
This six-hand men's chronograph watch features a sporty nautical appeal that celebrates Bulova's Marine Star line. The stainless steel timepiece features a black unidirectional timing bezel with gold-tone accents and a domed mineral crystal for extra durability, including 100m of water resistance. It features chronograph, 24-hour, and calendar displays on the dial.
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Echo Pop w/ Sengled Smart Bulb: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
The Echo Pop is the cheapest Alexa speaker made by Amazon, and right now you can get a Sengled Smart Bulb with it for free. In our Echo Pop review, we said the Echo Pop sounds great for a speaker of its size. It lacks the temperature and motion sensors of the Echo Dot, but the Echo Pop still allows you to set timers, control your other smart home devices, and more.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023): was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) sports an upgraded 2GHz processor and faster Wi-Fi 6E tri-band support. You also get Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10+/HLG support on the video front and Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Atmos support on the audio side. In our Fire TV Stick 4K Max review, we said it's a good streaming stick at a decent price if you use Alexa a lot, but it becomes a better bargain when it's on sale. This was on sale for $44 just a few days ago and it's now dropped further in price.
PS5 Spider-Man 2 Bundle: was $559 now $499 @ Amazon
The PS5 Spider-Man 2 bundle packages together a PS5 Disc console with a digital copy of Marvel's Spider-Man 2. It's the perfect bundle if you're looking to upgrade to Sony's flagship gaming console and get one of the console's best games at the same time. Note that Amazon also has the PS5 Slim Call of Duty Modern Warfare III Bundle for $499 as well.
Price check: $499 @ Walmart | $499 @ Best Buy
How to request an invite-only Amazon deal
Invite-only deals give you access to items that have been aggressively discounted for Black Friday. These items are usually in limited quantities. Remember, requesting an invite doesn't guarantee you'll get the chance to buy that item. Here's how to request an invite:
- Sign into your Amazon Prime account (or start a free trial)
- Browse the invite only deals on this Amazon page
- On the product page of the item you're interested in, click the "request invite" button
- Keep an eye on your e-mail. If you're granted access, Amazon will e-mail you a unique link to the deal.
Amazon Black Friday deals — dates and times
The first round of holiday sales at Amazon will begin on November 17. Ahead of its big reveal, Amazon has unveiled its invite-only deals for Prime members. Amazon's general Black Friday sale will begin on Friday, November 17. Its Cyber Monday deals will release on Saturday, November 25.
|Amazon Deal Dates||Start Time|
|Amazon Black Friday deals||Friday, November 17|
|Cyber Monday deals||Saturday, November 25|