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It’s the Thursday right before Prime Day, so you know what that means. Amazon is getting ready to drop some major discounts on us come Monday, and I for one am ready. (Is my checking account braced for it? Eh, that’s another story.) But as someone who covers online deals all the time, here’s the thing that’s really got me in this countdown to Prime Day.
It isn’t that Prime Day is almost here and it’ll be awesome—that much I already knew. Nah, what’s got me shocked is how many other great sales are happening already, but people just aren’t talking them up as much.
More: 5 things you must do to get ready for Amazon’s big Prime Day
Whether you’re into fashion or you just want nicer photos for your family album, there’s a really good deal happening online today that could be just perfect for you. All week long I’ve been covering the latest price drops on everything from headphones to Instant Pots, but today might be the best yet. Eager to shop and save, even though it isn’t officially Prime Day yet? Here are the best sales happening this Thursday that are too good to pass up.
1. Save 20% on our favorite affordable grill thermometer
Summer might seem halfway over already (which is nuts, right?), but any grill lover will tell you: the time for hosting cookouts has only just begun. When it comes to grilling, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out whether something is actually cooked to the right temperature, especially large chunks of meat. A probe thermometer is important, and right now you can take 20% off our favorite affordable grill thermometer. The ThermoWorks DOT normally costs $43, but you can get it in any color for just $34.40, so you’re saving almost $10. If you’re planning to grill at all this summer (because of course you are), then jump on this deal while you can.
Get the Thermoworks DOT for $34.40 at Thermoworks (Save $8.60)
2. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back
It’s that time of year again. Fashion and beauty lovers, get ready, because the only sale that really matters is back, and this year, it promises to be bigger than ever. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has finally arrived—if you’ve got Nordy Club Icon and Ambassador status, that is. Starting today at 12:30 p.m. EST, Icons and Ambassadors can shop the best deals on the season’s hottest fashion, beauty, and accessory items. For general cardholders, early access to the sale officially kicks off on Friday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. EST. That means all cardholders have a full seven days to shop this sale before the general public does, since the event doesn’t open up to the masses until Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. EST. We’re flipping out over here at Reviewed over this, so definitely do yourself a favor and get a jump on this sale as early as you can.
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3. These Crest white strips that are under $20
Remember that episode of Friends where Ross gets his teeth professionally whitened and they come out looking really white? Like, glow-in-the-dark, blindingly, OMG levels of really white? It’s the running joke of the entire episode and it completely spooked me off of teeth whitening for years until I finally gave these Crest Whitestrips a try. And let me tell you: the difference is remarkable (but thankfully not in a Ross way). For starters, these strips won’t turn your teeth atomic white. Instead, they remove up to five years worth of tough coffee, wine, and smoking stains in a way that still looks natural. I’ve seen results within a week, but other reviewers say that it can take up to 10 days. Thanks to this deal, you can get a box for under $20, which is the cheapest we’ve ever seen them go for. Obviously consult with your dentist first before you use these, but trust me when I say, they will make a total difference.
Get the Crest 3D White Whitestrips Vivid Plus for $18.37 with on-page coupon (Save $11.63)
4. Our favorite affordable robot vacuum—for under $150
Robot vacuums are like a toy that actually does work for you. You could be the most serious person on the planet and probably still would crack a smile the first time you see one of these little guys go to work around the house. They’re not a replacement for an actual heavy-duty vacuum, but they can definitely keep your floors tidy in between those deeper cleaning sessions, which is awesome. And currently, you can still get the best affordable robot vacuum we’ve ever tested for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Thanks to an on-page coupon for $25 off and the promo code “ROBOCVAC11S,” this robot vac is actually $75 off. It’s only ever been this cheap a couple of times, so we’re pumped as heck about this sale. It only lasts through July 14, so pick one up ASAP.
Get the Eufy RoboVac 11S Robot Vacuum on Amazon for $149 (Save $74.99) with the code “ROBOVAC11S”
5. Get a smart charger for your car for less than $30
I can’t tell you how many road trips I’ve gone on where I’d have been completely screwed if it wasn’t for my car charger. It’s the MVP of any trip I’m on, especially because I’m the type of person who usually relies on their phone for navigation. Something I love about the Roav VIVA, which is part of Anker’s smart driving line, is that it takes everything I need from a car charger—namely, it works—and then makes it even more convenient for me to drive and go on trips. This charger is like having an Echo Dot, but for inside your car. It’s easy to set up and works with Alexa, so you can ask questions while you drive. For example, if you need gas, you can ask Alexa to route you to the nearest gas station, or you can ask Alexa to change course half-way through a trip, all without ever having to fumble on your phone while you drive.
It’s seriously cool, and you can get this must-have for its lowest price ever, at just under $27. All you have to do is use the code “ROAVF44C,” plus hit the $10 off on-page coupon. If you’re planning any kind of trips this summer by car, it’s an investment you really won’t regret.
Get the Anker Roav VIVA on Amazon for $26.99 with a $10 off on-page coupon and the code”ROAVF44C” (Save $23)
6. Under $15: This best-selling food scale
Looking for an easier way to manage your portions and monitor your nutrition? This popular food scale makes it super simple and delivers spot-on accurate results in pounds, grams, and more. It comes with a large back-lit LCD screen, so you won’t have to strain to see its readings. This digital scale is also slim, comes in stainless steel, and you can even weigh smaller ingredients and liquids inside a bowl without weighing the bowl itself, which is so convenient. This scale usually goes for $16.99, but right now you can save $3 on it, so definitely grab one while you can.
Get the Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale for $13.99 (Save $3)
7. Get up to 50% at Shutterfly
Back to school season is almost here, and whether you’re headed back to school or your kids are, chances are that you’ll want to celebrate this exciting time of year with plenty of snapshots for the family photo album. Right now, you can get up to 50% off at our favorite online photo printing service on back-to-school supplies, hardcover books, gifts, and decor. You can also get up to 50% off virtually everything else on the site with no promo codes needed until July 14. If you make a purchase of $39 or more, you can qualify for free shipping with the code “SHIP39.” We totally love this deal and it’s such an easy way to cross one more back-to-school to-do item off your list.
Shop at Shutterfly
8. Get up to 70% off select All-Clad cookware
If you love to cook, there’s a good chance you’ve fallen head over heels for All-Clad’s exquisite, professional-grade cookware already. Unfortunately, All-Clad cookware doesn’t come cheap, so for most of us, actually owning one of their highly coveted, ultra fancy pots and pans is still firmly out of reach. Except right now, you can actually pick up a whole new set of All-Clad cookware, and you can get select pieces for as much as 70% off. Pretty amazing, right?
Of course, there is a slight catch. These pieces were damaged slightly in packaging. That means that they’re still totally great to use, they just can’t be sold by All-Clad for full price because they have some cosmetic damage, which means they might have a small scratch or a ding. You can still nab a terrific new set for the kitchen of your dreams, and you can do it on a budget, so this sale is definitely worth checking out.
Shop the All-Clad Packaging Damage Sale
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