There are almost too many amazing ways to save this weekend. (Photo: Nordstrom / Amazon / Dyson)
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Amazon Prime Day starts in less than two days, but you don’t have to wait until midnight (PST) on Sunday to find incredible discounts, nor do you need to shop just on Amazon. It turns out there are a lot of deals on Amazon and sales at other major retailers already available that are actually totally worth it.
We always keep a close eye on all things sale-related at all the top retailers, but we’re especially vigilant in the days leading up to Prime Day because Amazon starts a lot of great discounts early and other stores like Nordstrom have massive summer sales as well.
These are the 9 best ways to save this Saturday:
1. The most popular Instant Pot is at its lowest price yet
The Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 is already at its Prime Day sale price. (Photo: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar)
Stop everything. If you haven’t already heard the amazing news, the Instant Pot Duo is at its lowest price ever at Amazon. Right now, you can get it for just $50 thanks to an on-page coupon for $10 off, which is half off. That’s insane—and Prime Day hasn’t even started yet, but we’re pretty darn certain this is going to be the Prime Day price. People (including myself) love this magical cooking device because it can literally do it all. In addition to soups and stews, you can steam vegetables, sauté onions for a curry, and even bake cake in it—and fast.
2. Get early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Early access means you can get the things before they sell out. (Photo: Barefoot Dreams / Patagonia / Nordstrom at Home)
Stop whatever it is you’re doing. If you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, today is your lucky day, because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has finally arrived for all cardholders. As of yesterday, if you have the Nordstrom credit card, you get early access to this amazing sale.
More: The 50 best deals from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
The sale opens up to everyone on Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. EST. But things are already selling out fast, and if you want to apply for the card you can get instant approval and start shopping now. This is easily the best fashion sale of the summer (if not the whole year), so you’ll definitely want to check this out ASAP.
Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
3. Best price: A refurbished Dyson vacuum
The only thing better than a Dyson is saving money on it. (Photo: Dyson)
The best time to buy a Dyson is when it’s on sale. Better yet, when you can get a refurbished model at a discount, you’ll save even more and still get the same quality. This Saturday’s Deal of the Day from Woot is right up your alley if you’re in the market for a new vacuum.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a powerful machine, and the refurb is backed by Amazon’s 90-day guarantee so you have somewhat of a safety net if it isn’t perfect for you. We haven’t tested this model before, but Dyson is one of those brands where it’s really hard to go wrong. However, lots of reviewers mention it is heavier than the expected, so if you want something lightweight, I’d advise you to keep searching.
4. Half off: The most popular Echo speaker
The Dot was one of the most popular deals last Prime Day, and its sale price is just as impressive this year. (Photo: Reviewed / Amazon)
Smart speakers can be a lot of fun to have around the house, and right now you can get the most affordable smart speaker in the Alexa family for an even better deal. Most of the time when Amazon lowers the price for the Dot, they do it by under $20, but you can get it for 50% off right now and get this awesome speaker for $25, which is incredible.
This third-generation Dot speaker came out late last year and it makes it so easy to voice control your music, check the weather, set alarms, and ask Alexa all kinds of questions. These were back-ordered quickly last year when their price dropped this low during last year’s Prime Day, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it happens again on Monday, so you might not want to wait.
Get the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-gen.) for $24.99 (Save $25)
5. Under $35: Our favorite affordable grill thermometer
This probe-style meat thermometer is perfect for the grill and the oven! (Photo: Reviewed.com/Lindsay D. Mattison)
Summer is the time for grilling and having a blast, but if you want to make sure meat is cooked at the right temperature, you’re definitely going to need a meat thermometer. Thermoworks makes some of our favorite meat thermometers, and right now you can get the most affordable grill thermometer we’ve ever tested for 20% off. Since the ThermoWorks DOT usually goes for $43, this is a terrific discount and you’re saving about $10. This also makes a great gift for grill lovers, so pick one up while this deal lasts.
Get the Thermoworks DOT for $34.40 at Thermoworks (Save $8.60)
6. Under $150: The best affordable robot vacuum around
Have this ‘bot do the dirty work so you can spend more time saving on Prime Day. (Photo: Eufy)
Vacuuming floors in this weather? Ugh. Chores like that are lousy to do pretty much always, but it’s especially annoying having to take time out of your busy day to clean floors, especially when you’d rather be outside enjoying this fine summer weather. Allow me to introduce you to your next favorite purchase: the Eufy RoboVac 11S robot vacuum.
This little guy is the best affordable robot vacuum we’ve ever tested, and it can help take one more task off your chore list. It helps keep floors tidy between deeper clean sessions, and right now you can get it for the lowest price we’ve ever seen, courtesy of an on-page coupon for $25 off and the promo code “ROBOCVAC11S.” That means you’re actually getting $75 off, and since this only lasts through July 14, you definitely don’t want to put this purchase off for long.
Get the Eufy RoboVac 11S Robot Vacuum on Amazon for $149 (Save $74.99) with the code “ROBOVAC11S”
7. Get up to 70% off on select All-Clad cookware
The boxes may be damaged, but this All-Clad cookware is perfect and on sale. (Photo: All-Clad)
Want professional-grade cookware but don’t want to drop a small fortune to get it? We love All-Clad’s incredible selection of pots, pans, and kitchen tools, but we’re not usually so crazy about their price. Today, however, is a different thing, because right now you can grab some of All-Clad’s highly coveted cookware for up to 70% off during their Packaging Damage sale.
What does that mean, exactly? Well, these are items that were damaged slightly during shipping and/or packaging. They’re still absolutely fine to use and can be an exquisite addition to any kitchen, but technically speaking, All-Clad wouldn’t sell them for full price because they have some cosmetic damage (i.e. a small scratch or ding).
If you want amazing cookware and you’re shopping on a budget, these are worth grabbing. All-Clad doesn’t do sales often, so that’s another reason to take advantage of this sale while you can.
8. Under $1: Amazon Music Unlimited
It’s 2019. Stop listening to commercials instead of music. (Photo: jes2ufoto / Getty Images / Amazon)
It should come as no surprise that Amazon is using the shopping holiday they created to push their own devices and services. I mean, the whole thing is a big ploy to get new Prime members, since you have to be a member to shop Prime Day. But one of the best deals they ran last year was for Amazon Music Unlimited, and it’s back!
Amazon Music Unlimited is akin to Spotify Premium and Apple Music—you can listen to any songs you want for a monthly fee. It typically costs $9.99/month and you can get a free 30-day trial. But if you are a Prime member, you can get four months for just $0.99 as long as you’ve never signed up for this service before.
My suggestion? Pause whatever other streaming service you use, switch to this for a few months, and save even more. You can always cancel at the end of the four months and go back to your preferred service.
9. Under $20: Crest 3D Whitestrips
Get whiter teeth—in a subtle, natural-looking way—thanks to these strips. (Photo: Crest)
If you want to brighten your smile, Whitestrips might be a great way to give yourself a whiter smile without a ton of expensive dental work. Right now, you can get a box of Crest 3D White Vivid Plus Whitestrips for under $20, marking the lowest price we’ve ever seen. They claim you’ll see results in just 7-10 days, but we highly recommend at least consulting your dentist before you take the plunge. Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening so it’s good to make sure it won’t do more damage than good.
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