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Whenever I save money, I get some sort of rush. I mean, I was probably already going to buy the product anyway, so I might as well save a bit while doing so, and having that extra cash makes me so happy. The only issue is actually determining if something was at a great price, or if I should have held off to save even more.
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Here at Reviewed, we try to take out that guesswork for you. Not only do we test a ton of products throughout the year, but we also use price tracking tools to make sure you’re getting them at the best possible price. This Friday, we found incredible prices on AncestryDNA, meat thermometers, beauty products, and more. Even better, these things would all make great gifts for Mother’s Day (hint, hint).
1. The most popular DNA test kit at its lowest price of the year
We’re all a little curious about what we’re made of, right? I’m talking about our heritage people, and even though your mom says her entire family hails from Italy, you must be a little curious if she’s actually correct. Right now, you can get AncestryDNA for $40 off and its lowest price of the year—just in time for Mother’s Day.
We love this DNA test kit because it has more than 10 million users, so AncestryDNA can pinpoint your heritage to more than 350 regions and you have a higher chance of being connected to a long-lost relative, which Mom would honestly love. You can also get the DNA kit with its new Traits feature for just $20 more at any time. The DNA test kit is also on sale at Amazon for $10 more.
Get the AncestryDNA testing kit at Ancestry.com for $59 (Save $40)
2. Save 25% on one of the best meat thermometers
Grilling season is coming up, and if you want the cook the perfect steaks and burgers this year, you’re going to want an incredible meat thermometer. The Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4 is one of the best meat thermometers out there but is typically a little too expensive at $100. Right now, you can get it for $25 off (in grey only), and today is the last day of the sale.
This incredible meat thermometer can read temperatures in just 2 seconds and has useful features like an automatic backlight for grilling at night and a 360-degree rotating display. Any mom who enjoys grilling or cooking would love this as a gift, and with this incredible deal, the Mk4 is finally a reasonable purchase.
Get the Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4 in Grey at Thermoworks for $74.25 (Save $24.75)
3. A great pour over coffee maker at its lowest price of the year
If you’re trying to up your morning coffee game, may we suggest a pour over coffee maker? They’re honestly so easy to use, take minimal effort, and produces the perfect cup of coffee for one. After testing the best pour over coffee makers on the market, we really liked this one from OXO. It took the guesswork out of monitoring the brewing speed thanks to a water tank does the work for you. It twice as long to brew as other brewers we tested (still, it was only four minutes), but produced a great cup of coffee that even beginners won’t mess up. Right now, you can get it for its lowest price of the year.
Get the OXO Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank at Amazon for $12.79 (Save $3.20)
4. The best affordable facial cleansing brush we’ve ever tested
Those of us who are concerned with pores and blackheads know that washing with a facial cleansing brush will offer a serious deep clean. Right now, you can get our favorite affordable facial cleansing brush for one of its lowest prices. Despite being under $25, the Etereauty Facial Brush really wowed us with its ergonomic design, five different cleansing brushes, and bonus stand to keep it off dirty bathroom counters. It only has one speed and no timer, but we found that insignificant compared to the low price. It will also make a great gift for the mom who’s always complaining about her wrinkles (sorry, Mom!).
Get the Etereauty Facial Brush at Amazon for $17.99 (Save $7)
5. Get up to 20% off during Sephora’s spring beauty sale
Need to upgrade your spring beauty routine? Now is the perfect time thanks to Sephora’s annual Spring Bonus Sale where members of their Insider program can save 10-20% on everything in store. VIB Rogue members (a.k.a makeup fiends who spend at least $1,000 each year at Sephora) can get 20% on everything using the code “HEYROGUE.” VIB members can save 15% with the code “HEYVIB” and Insiders can save 10% with the code “HEYINSIDER.” This sale runs until Monday, May 6, and it’s the perfect time to stock up on all your favorite products.
Shop the Sephora Insider Spring Bonus Sale
6. Get 40% off the latest Echo Dot
The Echo Dot is a great way to add some smart home technology into your life without spending too much. Right now, you can get the newest Echo Dot for $20 off, making it even more affordable. I have a Dot in my small apartment kitchen and I use it all the time to set timers, listen to music while cooking, or to get a daily news rundown when drinking my morning coffee. Moms will love it too for Mother’s Day and can use it to ask those mundane questions she’s always calling you about—though she will probably still call you.
Get the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) at Amazon for $29.99 (Save $20)
7. A basic yoga mat at its lowest price
Spring is a great time to pick up a new form of exercise like, say, yoga. If you’re truly a beginner, we recommending starting with this mat from AmazonBasics. It’s the best starter yoga mat we’ve ever tested. We found that it has great cushioning for beginner’s knees, had a non-slip surface, and was affordable enough that you won’t feel bad about buying it if you quit yoga after a month. Right now, you can get it in black for its lowest price ever, so there’s no excuse to start practicing downward dog.
Get the AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat at Amazon for $14.94 (Save $3.74)
8. Get 20% off Brooklinen sheets
In celebration of its 5 year birthday, Brooklinen is offering 20% sitewide with the code “BDAY20.” This includes their Luxe Core Sheet Set, which are the best bed sheets we’ve ever tested. We’re obsessed with these sheets because made of 100 percent cotton, they’re oh-so-soft and came out of the dryer wrinkle-free. They’re so great in fact that our tester said she was actually sad when she had to take these off her bed. This discount is good for today only, so if you really want to upgrade the way you sleep, now is the time to do so.
Get the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set at Brooklinen for $120 (Save $30) with the code “BDAY20”
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