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We’ve finally made it to Friday. The weekend starts in a few hours and the stresses of the work week are (hopefully) already starting to melt away. I bet you’re here because you want a little distraction from finishing up that report or because you really don’t need to be in this meeting right now, but here you are.
In my opinion, you’re using your time wisely by coming here. Instead of aimlessly scrolling through the litany of off-brand products in Amazon’s Gold Box, never knowing if those sales prices are any good, let us help you get right to the good stuff. We cherry picked the five best deals on Amazon this Friday so you can quickly see if something you’ve wanted is among them. And we also have some details on other awesome sales at the end of the list, so check that out as well.
1. The best Instant Pot of 2019 for 20% off
Everyone loves the Instant Pot, but if you really want to upgrade your pressure cooking game, you’re going to want to get the Instant Pot Smart WiFi. It’s the best electric-multicooker we’ve ever tested because it was the most efficient, precise, and intuitive model. It comes with a wonderful app that lets you control your cooking from anywhere in your home and choose from pre-programmed recipes, but you can still use the buttons if you’re so inclined.
Right now, it’s at its second lowest price and the 6-quart Duo model is also $10 off, if you want something a little less fancy.
2. Wireless earbuds you can swim with
You read that right. These wireless earbuds work underwater for up to 30 minutes. How do we know? We tested them to find out if the IPX7 rating actually holds up, and it does. These would be great if you run outside rain or shine, if you swim as a workout, or if you’re training for a triathlon.
The best part is they’re super affordable at $19.99, and right now you can save an extra $4 with this discount and on-page 5% coupon. Even if you are just clumsy and want extra assurance dropping your headphones in a puddle won’t ruin them, these would be great for you.
3. An impressive and affordable 4K TV
TCL makes really great budget TVs that don’t compromise on quality. I actually own the 2017 version of this 4K TV and have been so happy with it, especially knowing I didn’t overspend on it. And right now, you can get the 2018 model for just $320. It originally cost $400 and typically sells for around $350, making this discounted price even more appealing.
The built-in Roku platform lets you sign in to all your streaming services without adding on additional devices, making this especially great for secondary rooms like kids’ bedrooms, guest rooms, and dens. It comes with the Roku remote that allows you to use voice commands to turn the TV on and off, open apps, search for shows, and more.
4. Tax software that’s 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.
5. Two smart plugs for the 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.
Other online deals and sales we love
- 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.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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