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Happy Friday! We’ve survived the workweek and if you live in the Northeast, this weekend is shaping up to finally being a nice one. To distract myself as I count down the minutes to the weekend I like to do some online shopping. But to make sure I don’t spend my entire paycheck, I also choose to shop the sale sections. I also want to make sure I’m buying something worthwhile—and not just because its at a low price.
More: 17 incredible deals from Home Depot’s Memorial Day weekend sale
Here at Reviewed, we’re products and shopping experts. Not only do we expertly test products throughout the year, but we also use price tracking tools to make sure you’re actually getting your money’s worth. Today, we found incredible deals on meat thermometers, portable projectors, and smart sprinklers that will seriously upgrade your summer.
1. Lowest price ever: The best smart sprinkler for green grass
Summer is coming. If you really want to have a green lawn that will wow your neighbors but you have issues remembering to water it, then you might want to invest in a smart sprinkler. Rachio makes the best smart sprinkler controller we’ve ever tested and right now, you can get the Rachio 2 for the lowest price we’ve ever seen by $25. It’s easy to install, and if you’re not sure how much water to give your plants, you can input what you’re growing, your region, and your sun exposure and let Rachio do the rest. That makes it easier than ever to water your flower garden—especially when you’re away for vacation.
Get the Rachio 2 Smart Sprinkler Controller, 8 Zone at Amazon for $103.65 (Save $43.45)
2. The best meat thermometers are 15% off
Summer is not complete without a few barbecues. To get your meat just right this time around your going to want a great meat thermometer. ThermoWorks is known for making the best of the best, and right now, you can save 15% on everything on the site until Thursday, May 23. Thermoworks makes the best digital meat thermometer we’ve ever tested, the ThermoPop ($28.90), but we also love the Thermapen Mk4 ($84.15). You can also save big on incredible probe thermometers like the ChefAlarm ($54.40) and the more affordable DOT ($36.55).
The savings are applied automatically in your cart, and if you spend more than $59, you can also get a free mini spatula set, so it’s an awesome time to shop for new grill items now.
Save 15% on everything at ThermoWorks
3. Save 50% on select haircare during Ulta’s huge sale
Ulta’s massive Gorgeous Hair Event is still going strong. From May 12 to June 1, you can save 50% on select haircare products, and today’s selection has some serious standouts. You can choose from 75 different AG hair products, the Croc LED Black Titanium 1” Flat Iron ($49.50), and The One by Frederic Fekkai Introductory Kits ($14.50). This event lasts for 21 days, so even if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for today, you can definitely check back and find something that suits your hair type and style.
Shop the Ulta Gorgeous Hair Event
4. Lowest price: A knife for perfect bread slices
We all love bread, right? And if you’ve bought home a fresh loaf or crostini, you’ve probably dealt with the frustration of trying to cut it with a chef’s knife or a flimsy steak knife. Right now, our favorite serrated bread knife is on sale for $120, down from its usual $150. I know spending more than $100 might seem like a lot for a bread knife, but it will seriously change your kitchen and your sandwich game. This knife stood out in our tests because it could tear through crusty bread like butter while it also kept slices of soft bread intact.
Get the Shun Classic 9-Inch Bread Knife at Amazon for $119.95 (Save $30)
5. Save big during The Home Depot’s huge Memorial Day sale
Looking to upgrade your patio or home appliances? Then you have to shop the Home Depot’s Memorial Day sales event. Right now, you can get up to 40% off appliance special buys, plus 20% off outdoor power equipment and 15% off grills, and more, which makes it the perfect time to give your home a major upgrade before summer starts.
Save up to 40% at Home Depot’s Memorial Day sale
6. Lowest price ever: The best portable projector to upgrade movie night
Summer movie nights get that much better with a projector and a sheet strung up in your backyard. With today’s Deal of the Day, you can get the best portable projector we’ve ever tested for its lowest price. We loved this projector because it has a good picture quality and a practical design for easy transportation. It has four hours of playtime, incredible speakers, and can display Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming services on any surface.
The smaller Nebula Capsule is on sale today, too. It’s a little bit bigger than a soda can, has 4-hour playtime, and while it’s not 4K, or even 1080p, it also doesn’t cost nearly as much as a regular TV, so you can finally watch your favorite shows in your bedroom.
- Get the Anker Nebula Mars II Portable Projector at Amazon for $329.99 (Save $170)
- Get the Anker Nebula Capsule Portable Projector for $224.99 (Save $75)
7. Save up to 75% on bar stools at Houzz
Everyone loves bar stools. They look great next to a kitchen island, a tall patio table, and not to mention an actual bar. Plus, there’s something fancy about sitting higher than everyone else. Right now, you can give these spaces an upgrade and get the chairs of your dream with Houzz’s bar stool sale. Right now, you can get up to 75% percent off best-selling bar stools, rustic bar stools, contemporary bar stools—basically every style. Seriously, your kitchen will thank you.
Shop the Houzz Bar Stool Sale
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