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Some things in life are just worth waiting for. The perfect batch of toasted coconut cold brew at my local coffee shop? God yes. My soulmate? Sure, I guess. Here’s another: Amazon Prime Day. Outside of Black Friday (which every retailer gets in on, so it’s less exciting), this is the single biggest sales event of the year and it’s really amazing. However, it can also be sensory overload for the new and uninitiated.
More: 5 things you must do to get ready for Amazon’s big Prime Day
This year, Prime Day kicks off on July 15 and will feature deals on hundreds of best-selling products, including things for around the house, the office, and more. This 48-hour event will also last 12 hours longer than it usually does, so you’ll have even more chances to scoop up unbelievable deals.
But—and here’s a little trade secret you might not have known before—the savings don’t just start on the 15th. In fact, Amazon has been quietly rolling out impressive discounts on a wide variety of products in the lead-up to Prime Day. Below are five of the very best that we found for today.
1. Under $30: This smart plug that’s perfect for summertime
If you haven’t jumped on the smart home tech wave yet, the Kasa Smart line from TP-Link can give you the kickstart you need. We loved several models from this line when we tested out the best smart plugs, and right now you can score a sweet deal on one that’s specifically perfect for outdoor devices like swimming pool pumps, landscape lighting, and more. Designed to work with Alexa and Google, this outdoor plug is $10 cheaper than it usually goes for thanks to an on-page coupon, and at its lowest price ever. Whether you’re just looking to try smart tech out for yourself or you want to make your next backyard bash even better, this plug is a must-try.
Get the TP-Link Kasa Smart WiFi 2 Outlet Outdoor Plug for $29.99 with on-page coupon (Save $10)
2. Everybody’s favorite kitchen gadget—now at its lowest price
Oh, Instant Pot, how we love thee. Here at Reviewed, we cover this popular kitchen appliance constantly, but it’s because it’s our favorite pressure cooker and we adore them oh so very much. You should never pay full price for an Instant Pot (because ew), but some sales are better than others. Case in point, this discount that Amazon is running in advance of Prime Day. You can get this model, the Duo Plus, on sale for nearly $40 off. This model is somewhat better than the popular Duo model and comes with extra features, including built-in cake making and egg cooking functionality. Plus, it’s fitted with a large blue LCD screen for easier use. Get on it, ASAP.
Get the Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Qt Pressure Cooker $89.99 (Save $39.96)
3. The ultimate cult beauty product for a great value
If you’re trying to create the ultimate at-home spa experience, this clay healing mask is an awesome place to start. With more than 16,000 rave reviews on Amazon, this is definitely one of the most beloved cult beauty products on Amazon for a good reason. Compatible with virtually all skin types, this clay mask is especially legendary for helping combat acne and reducing the look of scars, especially when you mix it using apple cider vinegar. Right now, you can pick up a 1-pound jar for under $10, which means you’re actually saving a little over $2.
Get the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay 1-Pound Jar for $8.76 (Save $2.14)
4. This super affordable French Press that’ll turn you into a coffee expert
My life is broken up into roughly epochs—pre- and post-French Press. I never really thought of myself as a coffee know-it-all before then, but it’s true what they say: once you go French Press, you can’t ever really go back.
If you want a really flavorful cup that offers an explosion of complex and rich taste sensations (see, this is how I sincerely talk about coffee now, thanks French Press), this French press by Bodum is a great starting point. It comes with a stainless steel mesh filter, which draws out all those robust flavors. Plus, it only takes about 4 minutes or so to brew, and it’s one of those most popular models you’ll find on Amazon. At just about $24, which is the most affordable price we’ve ever seen for it, so don’t pass this up if you’re a coffee lover.
Get the Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon for $24.13 (Save $3.45)
5. Save $80 on a brand new Apple iPad
From reading on the beach to playing Candy Crush out on your back deck when you’re bored, a new tablet can go a long way, especially during the summer months. Right now, you can actually get a brand now 32GB WiFi-only iPad for just $250 and a brand new 128GB for only $349. That’s $80 in savings both ways compared to the usual market price on both of these models. It’s also the lowest price we’ve ever seen all year on Amazon for either of them.
Get the Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB, Latest Model) for $249 (Save $80)
Get the Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB, Latest Model) for $349 (Save $80)
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