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Whether you’re gearing up for yet another weekend of barbecues, hanging by the pool, or just staying inside and trying to avoid the blistering heat, a little online window shopping is a great way to take a nice mental break. And this weekend, there are loads of great deals going on. Many are spill-over from the Fourth of July but many others are the early discounts starting to trickle in for Prime Day, which is just two short weeks away.
More: 5 things you must do to get ready for Amazon’s Prime Day
These deals are the cream of the crop, the best discounts on the best products, and the best sales to shop. There’s no such thing as a good dal on a bad product, so we make sure each sales and deal we share with you is actually worth your time.
More: The best Fourth of July deals you can still get
1. Save 50%: The most popular Echo speaker
The Echo Dot is already the most affordable smart speaker in the Alexa family, but I always get so pumped to see it go on sale. Typically, Amazon discounts the Dot by $10-$20, but right now they’ve put it back at its Black Friday price. The third-generation Dot speaker came out late last year, and when it went on sale for 50% off, you better believe people bought tons of them. So much, in fact, that it went from readily available to back-ordered super fast. Right now, if you get one, it’ll ship right away. But with Prime Day coming up, I’m willing to bet that won’t last.
Get the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-gen.) for $24.99 (Save $25)
2. Save $15: One of the best Bluetooth speakers
If you like listening to music and also like spending time outside, you need a good Bluetooth speaker, and the Anker SoundCore is one of the best options. Not only does it sound really great, but it comes at a price that makes the sound quality even more impressive. At its usual $29.99 price tag, the SoundCore was not the most impressive of all the Bluetooth speakers we tested.
So why am I suggesting you buy it? Well, aside from being just $3 more than the best price we’ve ever seen (in blue and red), this little speaker is the perfect solution if you want something you can toss into your bag and not worry about a few scratches here and there. Our tester, Lee Neikirk, gave it an Editors’ Choice award because it’s a straightforward device that gets the job done at a fantastic price. Plus, it’s one of the best-selling Bluetooth speakers on Amazon, and right now it’s down from its usual $30-$32.
Get the Anker SoundCore Wireless Bluetooth Speaker on Amazon for $24.99 (Save $5)
3. Save hundreds on a new mattress
There are loads of amazing mattress deals still happening for the Fourth of July, including this sitewide discount from the ever popular Casper. From Sunday, June 30 until July 8, you can save 10% on your purchase at Casper with the code “STRIPES.”
Casper’s line of foam beds provide great pressure relief and support to a range of sleepers. Their new hybrid mattresses continue the comfort the company is known for, with a bit of added bounce. Reviewed’s Editor-in-Chief has had his Casper for over three years and still swears by it.
See all the best mattress deals still happening for the Fourth of July
4. Save $50: A brand new iPad Pro
Hold the phone. The iPad Pro is $50 off on Amazon right now. If you fancy yourself a budding digital artist or amateur photographer (or just like entertaining the idea that you could do those things), this beast of a tablet should be the perfect tool. Its 11-inch screen, massive 512GB memory, and nearly 10 hours of battery life also make it just as good as a computer if you only use yours for the basics anyway. This is especially true if you consider the portability and convenience of a tablet vs. a clunky laptop or a stationary desktop. The iPad pro originally cost over $1,100 and typically sells for around $1,000, so this rare discount has us excited.
Get the Apple iPad Pro 11-inch 512GB Tablet on Amazon for $949 (Save $50)
5. Save 50%: Anthropologie’s clearance is half off
Whenever I shop for clothes, I always start with the clearance section, always have. Why not try to get as much for my money as possible, right? I’m not a trend setter, and I don’t need to have the latest fashions, so shopping sale racks is a great way to find pieces that I really like at bargain prices.
Right now, Anthropologie (a place my penny-pinching butt would not shop without a sale) is running the sale a girl like me dreams of. They’re discounting their entire clearance section by 50%. Yes, half off everything that’s already discounted. This includes clothing as well as accessories and decor, so what are you waiting for?
Shop the Anthropologie Summer Tag Sale and save an extra 50% on clearance
6. Save $30: One of the first Instant Pot sales of Prime Day
The Instant Pot has turned pressure cooking into the trendiest way to prepare home-cooked meals of the last five years, and right now you can get the Instant Pot DUO Plus 9-in-1 for $10 more than the perennial favorite 7-in-1 Instant Pot, which is also on sale for $20 off (but if you want that model, we recommend waiting until Prime Day when it’ll surely be cheaper).
The 9-in-1 was once our favorite pressure cooker, and while we have found that the Ultra is the best of the best, this model is fantastic thanks to its preset options to make cake, eggs, and yogurt—yes, this thing really can do it all.
Get the Instant Pot DUO Plus60 6-qt. 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $89.99 (Save $30)
7. Under $30: Rechargeable flashlights
Flashlights sound like a boring purchase until I tell you that these don’t require batteries. They’re USB rechargeable! Unreal. The LC40 (typically $20) wound up being our favorite affordable flashlight, and the LC90 (typically $36) is the more powerful version, offering brighter light and a longer range. They’re both amazing and super handy to have in case of a power outage or just to find your keys under the bed. Right now through July 10, you can get them both for fantastic discounts.
- Get the Anker Bolder LC90 for $26.99 (Save $9) with the code “ANKERLITE”
- Get the Anker Bolder LC40 for $15.99 (Save $4) with the code “ANKERLC40”
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