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Weekends are the perfect time to relax with a fresh cup of coffee and mindlessly browse your phone, and if you’re here it’s because you love finding a good deal on something you’ve been eyeing or even discovering something new that you can try without spending too much. Amazon is rife with deals and discounts to peruse, but not all of these are actually worth your time.
To help you avoid buying a deal that’s not as good as it appears, we sort through them to find the best ones that are worth your time. Today’s deals feature products we’ve tested ourselves, so we can confidently say you will love what you get. We also look at price histories so you know exactly what kind of savings you’re really getting. So, check out the five best deals on Amazon to see if there’s something you’ve wanted on sale this weekend.
1. Two of the best Instant Pots are on sale
Instant Pot is a household name after quickly gaining a cult-following over the last few years. These electric pressure cookers are amazing for cooking meals at home because they cut down the amount of time it takes to cook and the amount of work you need to do. Right now, not one but two models are on sale, and you don’t want to miss it.
The DUO60 7-in-1 is the most popular model and a great budget buy at just $70 (down from $100). I’ve got one, loads of my friends have one. It has changed my life. I hardly ever order takeout or resort to frozen pizza for dinner thanks to my IP. This sale price is the second best we’ve ever seen.
If you want something a little fancier or newer, we recommend the Instant Pot Smart WiFi. This model came out in November, and it blew the competition (including the DUO60) our of the water in our tests. We named it the Best Electric Pressure Cooker of 2019 because it cooked more consistently than the other models, and it was extremely easy to use. Plus, it has an app that lets you program your cook right from your phone. And if you don’t want to use the app, you don’t need to.
2. Two of the best affordable smart plugs for the (nearly) price of one
Eufy makes the best affordable smart plug we’ve ever tested, and right now you can get a two-pack for a few dollars more than the cost of a single plug. The two-pack usually costs $40, and this discount matches the best we’ve seen.
We love the small size that doesn’t block other outlets, which is thankfully becoming more common among these devices. It’s also got impressive WiFi range, making it easy to use in any room of the house, and it works with Alexa and Google Assistant too.
3. One of the top tax software options is half off
Tax software has been discounted consistently since late December, but right now H&R Block is even further reduced with most software being half-off. If that’s not a sign to start filing your taxes, then I don’t know what is. H&R Block was one of the best tax software options we’ve ever tested. It’s pretty easy to use and would have earned higher marks on our rankings if it wasn’t for the overly long questionnaire. But if you like answering questions about yourself, these prices are more than worth it.
4. The best drain stopper ever is a Lightning Deal for a few hours
OK, so we haven’t officially tested this, but I’ve been using one in my shower for over two years and am still amazed by it. It catches all the hair that would otherwise clog your drain over time, and all you have to do is clean it out every so often. No more backed-up shower water around your feet, no more snaking drains and trying not to gag. Every friend and coworker I’ve convinced to buy one has sung its praises too. It’s on sale for 15% off until 4 pm.m EST (1 p.m. PST), so don’t miss your chance.
5. One of the best smart sprinklers is nearly half off
If you’re passionate about having a well-manicured lawn or a garden that grows to state fair blue ribbon proportions, a smart sprinkler can take a lot of the guesswork out of caring for your plants and grass. Rachio makes the best smart sprinkler controller we’ve ever tested, and right now the previous generation Rachio 2 is on sale for a few dollars more the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
This popular 8-zone sprinkler system originally cost $200, but the price is falling because there’s a newer model now too, making it a great time to upgrade your lawn and garden care for less. This sprinkler system lets you input the types of plants you’re growing and the soil type, and then it looks at your regional weather to determine how much and how often to water your plants. It’s basically a live-in gardener!
Other online deals and sales we love
- American Eagle—Use the code “SALEUP” to save up to $30 on your purchase (savings depends on what you spend).
- Anthropologie—Take an extra 25% off sale items.
- Brooklyn Bedding—Get 25% off sitewide with the code “PRESIDENTS25”
- DreamCloud Sleep—Save $200 on all mattresses.
- Houzz—Get up to 75% off rugs to decorate your whole home with.
- Madewell—Get an extra 30% off sale styles with the code “BRAVO”
- Nectar Sleep—Save $125 on all mattresses and get two free memory foam pillows.
- Nordstrom—Save up to 40% on your favorite brands with the Winter Sale.
- Purple—Get a free gift worth $70-$130 with any mattress purchase. You can choose from the Purple pillow, sheets, mattress protector, cushion, or blanket.
- Serta—Get a free box spring or save up to $500 on Serta iComfort mattress.
- Target—Get up to 25% off home items.
- Temper-Pedic—Save up to $500 on select mattresses.
- ThermoWorks—Get the cult-favorite ThermoPop probe thermometer for $23.50, a 30% savings, in this Open Box sale.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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