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Online shopping can be hard. Without the product right in front of you, it can be tricky to know if it’s the right size, if it looks good, or if it’s high quality. It can be even more stressful when you see that big sale button or find an seemingly great deal that makes you want to add to card immediately.
To help you sort through the infinite options out there, we scour all the most popular online shopping destinations for noteworthy sales and price drops. We also track the price histories of award-winning products and things we’ve tested that wowed us so we can give you a heads up when the best products go on sale. This Monday, April 15, there are lots of great sales going on at places like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Massdrop, and we took a closer look to determine the best deals and sales online right now so you can shop smarter and save more.
1. Save 50%: A Facebook Portal that makes calling mom easy
This Mother’s Day, give your mom the gift of face-to-face communication—well technically. From now until Mother’s Day, you can get the Facebook Portal for just $100, which is half off and makes it the perfect time to get Mom a new smart camera. When we tested the Portal, we loved that its “Smart Camera” keeps you in frame, meaning your mom can watch your kid’s new dance routine no problem. Plus, the “Story Time” feature will take classics like the Three Little Pigs to the next level while allowing <om to join in from miles away. With two Portals for the price of one, you might as well get one for mom and yourself.
2. Save up to 50%: Nordstrom’s Spring Sale is happening now
After what felt like an extra long winter, spring weather is finally starting to settle in and we’re shedding our extra layers to make room for lighter fabrics, brighter colors, and open-toe shoes. If you want to pick up a few new staples for the spring and summer season, we recommend starting your search at Nordstrom’s Spring Sale.
The retailer is discounting top brands like Madewell, J.Crew, BP., Nike, and adidas as much as 50% now through April 22. There are tons of things to choose from for women, men, and kids. I’m personally obsessed with this fun and flirty LBD from Chelsea28 ($74.49), the bright and light sweater from BP. ($24.49), and these fierce as heck Treasure & Bond booties ($49.96) that are all half off.
The one tip to shopping any Nordstrom sale? Don’t wait if you see something you love.
3. Save 20%: An incredible Dyson vacuum for spring cleaning
When it comes to spring cleaning, some of us may dream of a shiny, new Dyson vacuum to suck up whatever is thrown at it. The only issue is it can cost a hefty penny. The Dyson Small Ball Vacuum typically sells for $280, but right now you can get it for just $220. In our tests, we found that this vacuum to be the perfect size for small home and apartments, is light enough to lug up the stairs, and has decent suction power. Like all Dyson vacuums, it comes with a ton of attachments, making cleaning those hard-to-reach areas easier.
4. Save 10%: The best affordable soundbar we’ve ever tested
If you can only here sound from your old TV when it’s at max volume, it may be time for an upgrade. The Polk Audio Signa S2 is the best soundbar under $200 that we’ve ever tested. We love this soundbar because it packs improved sound and a sleek look into a reasonable price point. It also has Bluetooth (naturally), different modes for movies, music, or night audio, and three different “Clear Voice” settings to make TV show and movie watching more enjoyable.
Right now, you can get it for just $179 on Massdrop, which is $20 off its usual price. It’s also the lowest price we’ve ever seen outside of Black Friday and the holidays, making it a great time to seriously consider upgrading your TV’s sound.
5. Save 20%: Our favorite car charger at its lowest price
If you’re taking a long road trip to visit family for Easter or Passover this weekend, you do not want to be without a good USB car charger. Between using your phone for music, navigations, and scrolling from social media when you’re avoiding your relatives, our batteries tend to drain fast—and you do not want to be on the road with a dead phone. This car charger from RAVPower is the best USB car charger we’ve ever tested because it charged our phone in less than two hours and comes with two ports, so you can offer some juice to your road trip buddy, too. Right now, you can get it for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
6. Save up to 30%: Multiple sizes of the popular Instant Pot
Your mom owns one, your neighbor owns one, your coworker owns one—pretty much everyone owns an Instant Pot. If you’ve been wanting to get in on the craze but the price has been deterring you, today is your lucky day. Right now, the popular Instant Pot Duo is on sale in three different sizes. While most people prefer the 6-quart size, the 3-quart (down to its lowest price of the year) is great for single serving cooking and the 8-quart is good for big batches and meal prepping.
We absolutely love this magical cooking device because it has all the functions of a slow cooker, rice cooker, and pressure cooker, meaning you can make basically anything in it while freeing up precious storage space. With this sale, it’s a great time to add it to your kitchen.
7. Save up to 60%: Last day to shop Sur La Table’s cookware sale
Sur La Table is a great place to shop if you love top-shelf kitchen and cooking brands like All-Clad, Staub, Le Creuset, and ScanPan. It’s even better when those aspirational brands are discounted, and that’s what’s happening right now. This is the final day of the Cookware Sale, and you can find big savings on single items like frying pans as well as full sets of pots and pans.
8. Save an extra 30%: Madewell sale on sale
There’s nothing I love more than a sale on sale—the savings are insane. Right now, Madewell is offering an extra 30% off sale with the code “SPRINGFLING,” and you know I’ve already shopped it. I’m obsessed with the Medium Transport Tote ($101.50), their incredible jeans ($62.99), and cheap basic tees ($6.99). The extra sale makes it the perfect time to upgrade your spring wardrobe
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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