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Prime Day is back, and it doesn’t totally suck. Below you’ll find all the best deals from the event, linked as they go live. You need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of the sales, so sign up for a free trial now if you haven’t already.

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On any given day, it’s not uncommon to see deals on a few of Amazon’s first party gadgets, but the discounts are usually modest, and relegated to less popular products. Today’s not any given day though: It’s Prime Day, and the deals are bigger and broader than we’ve ever seen.

The star of the show here is the shockingly great—and rarely discounted—Amazon Echo for $50 off, one of the best deals we’ve seen. This thing was awesome when it first came out last year, and it gets better every week. I got one a few months ago, and don’t know how I’d live without it now. The less-beloved Amazon Tap is also $30 off.

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The undisputed king of Black Friday 2015, the Amazon Fire tablet, is also down to an all-time low $33. Is it a great tablet? No. Is it still an amazing piece of technology for cost of a few lunches out? Absolutely. The 10" (and much faster) Fire HD 10 is also on sale for $150, an all-time low by $30.

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You can also save $30 on the newly refurbished Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite, or $50 on the Kindle Voyage. We see $20 discounts on the lower end Kindles pretty often, but $30 is less common. The Voyage, while only marginally better than the Paperwhite, basically never gets discounts.

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The entire Fire TV line is also on sale with abnormally large discounts today: $15 on the Fire TV Stick, and $30 on the 4K Fire TV, along with all of its associated bundles.

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Refurb SONOS PLAYBAR, $524 | Refurb SONOS PLAY:3
Refurb SONOS PLAYBAR, $524 | Refurb SONOS PLAY:3
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If you can stomach buying refurbs, Amazon’s offering some of the best SONOS deals we’ve ever seen today as part of their Prime Day Lightning deals.

On offer are the SONOS PLAY:3 for $224 (down from $299 new), and the PLAYBAR for $524 (down from $699 new). SONOS is of course the grandaddy of wireless home audio systems, and the PLAYBAR specifically won our Kinja Co-Op for best Sound Bar, so if either of these have been on your wishlist, I recommend hitting that buy button post haste.

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If you’ve been meaning to try Audible, here’s the only excuse you need. For a limited time, Prime members can get a three month free trial (up from the usual one month), plus a $10 Amazon credit just for signing up. Note: This is only available for first-time Audible members.

During the trial, you’ll get one book credit per month to use on any of Audible’s 180,000 titles. Even if you cancel your trial later on, those books are yours to keep. And if you do stay a member, you’ll be charged $15 per month for a single book credit. But hey, even if you have zero intention of becoming a paying member, or even using your three book credits, this is basically $10 for free.

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Here’s a straightforward deal for you: Give Amazon $48, and they’ll store all your crap in the cloud for a year. That’s 20% less than usual, and while this was as cheap as $5 on Black Friday, it’s still a bargain compared to Dropbox or Google Drive.


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Update 2: Back in stock, with backorders.

Update: Sold out

Here’s something to light up your day. A 16-pack of lightbulbs (who needs 16 lightbulbs at once? You do, that’s who) is only $20 today. That’s basically a little over $1 per lightbulb. Just thought I’d shine some light on the subject. I’ll see myself out.

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Sphero’s remote-controlled BB-8 droid was one of the coolest toys ever made when it first came out, and it’s still improving to this day! Today on Amazon, Prime members can buy one for for 97 portions dollars, or $53 less than usual, and an all-time low.

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You don’t buy this Marvel Phase Two box set for the six films, even if they do come on Blu-ray, digital, and even Blu-ray 3D. No, you buy it for the extras:

This set overflows with stunning Marvel Studios memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of the Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark tattoo from Iron Man 3 and much more!

Packed with over 2 1⁄2 hours of content on an exclusive bonus disc, including never-before-seen Deleted & Extended Scenes, the complete set of Marvel One-Shot films and Commentary, From Here to Infinity: Phases 2 and 3 of the M.C.U., Tag Scenes: A Making-Of, Screen Test with Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista and more, this ultimate collection is a Marvel fan’s dream!

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If you’re a Prime member, this Lightning deal is an all-time low by over $30.


Extra 30% off gadget cases, discount shown at checkout for Prime members
Extra 30% off gadget cases, discount shown at checkout for Prime members
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Phone case a little beat up? Amazon’s taking an extra 30% off hundreds of different cases, today only for Prime members. Tons of phones, tablets, and even laptops are covered by this sale, and you should see the extra 30% discount at checkout no matter what you choose, assuming it’s shipped and sold by Amazon.com.



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One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this 4.7 star-rated chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder it’s one of the newest members of our bestsellers club. Today’s $12 deal also happens to be within $1 of an all-time low.

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Numerous gaming and computing peripherals and bundles, including some of your favorites, are deeply discounted for Prime Day.

The Xbox 360 controller is arguably still the best PC gamepad.

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The Razer DeathAdder has been one of your favorite gaming mice for three years running.

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The Corsair Scimitar is the best-looking MMO gaming mouse, and might just be the best MMO gaming mouse in general.

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The bundles from SteelSeries feature your favorite gaming mouse pad.

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Corsair’s K-series mechanical keyboards are some of your favorites for gaming, and for general use as well, and the popular K70 is down to an all-time low $90 for Prime members today, with both red and brown switches.

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Need an arcade stick? We don’t see deals on these often.

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Logitech M570 Trackball Mouse, $20 for Prime members.
Logitech M570 Trackball Mouse, $20 for Prime members.
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I don’t personally understand the appeal of trackball mice, but many people swear by them, and this model in particular. There simply aren’t that many products on Amazon with a 4.5 star average on over 8,000 reviews. It’s also never been cheaper.

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Belkin SurgePlus, $14 for Prime members
Belkin SurgePlus, $14 for Prime members
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Belkin’s mini 3-outlet surge protector is a perfect for bedsides and backpacks, and if you somehow don’t already own one, it’s a no-brainer at $14.

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One of Amazon’s biggest Prime Day promotions is a slew of deals on popular SanDisk flash storage products.

Of course, you’ll find great prices on your standard SSDs, flash drives, and SD cards, but there are also deals on more interesting items like a 200GB microSD card, Lightning-compatible flash drives, and a sleek portable SSD. A word of warning though: This is a Prime Day deal, which means the best stuff will probably sell out rather quickly.

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Ready to experience meat in a whole new way? Amazon’s currently offering the Bluetooth model of Anova’s excellent Sous Vide immersion circulator for $143 for Prime Day. While that’s not an all-time low, it is a solid $36 discount from its usual price.

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Lifehacker has a great explainer on Sous-Vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird, but trust me when I say that it works like magic.

Every time we post this, we get some snark about the Bluetooth, so just know that it’s optional. If you connect your phone, you can find a recipe via Anova’s app, and automatically program the cooker with one tap, but you certainly don’t need to use it.

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Hisense 43" 4K Smart TV, $300 for Prime members
Hisense 43" 4K Smart TV, $300 for Prime members
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Hisense isn’t the most well known TV company out there, but they’re generally well respected, and it’s tough to find much fault with a 43" 4K smart TV with HDR processing for $300. This is the entry level model of the company’s 2016 lineup, and its black levels are apparently a step or two behind its more expensive brethren, but it’s still a fantastic price if you’re in the market.

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Update: Amazon finally posted this deal late in the evening, and it promptly sold out within about a minute. If you missed out, Best Buy still has it for $600, which is still about $250 less than elsewhere.

Your next TV really should have HDR support, and this insane Prime Day deal will check that box, and then some.

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Samsung’s 2016 55" 4K TV will be on sale for just $550 on Prime Day, while supplies last. To give you some context, the smaller 50" model was selling for $100 more on Amazon today, which was the best price they’d ever listed. Considering you get a great upscaling engine, local dimming, smart apps, Samsung Smart View, and, HDR, I’d say this is one of the best TV deals we’ve ever seen. Just don’t expect it to last.

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There’s something to be said about instant cameras coming back around again. Something, but I’m not sure what. If you don’t feel like reliving your childhood with a brick-like instant camera, try one of these Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printers and make your smartphone actually give you real, printed photos. It even comes in four colors.


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For some reason, the Furby is a thing again. The Furby Connect takes this talking acid flashback from off the shelf and gets onto your smartphone. If someone in your life wants to relive the nightmares of this Lisa Frank gremlin, but also end up with a free $30 Amazon gift card, here’s your chance.

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GlowBowl, $15 for Prime members
GlowBowl, $15 for Prime members

You probably looked at that image up there and laughed. But let me tell you, there’s nothing funny about using the bathroom in the middle of the night and having to turn on an overhead light to see where you’re going. Because as soon as you hit that switch, you know you’re not getting back to sleep for another hour.

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GlowBowl fits on just about any toilet, is motion activated, and can even output seven different colors of light. Most importantly though, it won’t wreak havoc on your circadian rhythms.

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Pairs well with this discounted Squatty Potty.

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Squatty Potty 7", $18. Discount shown at checkout.
Squatty Potty 7", $18. Discount shown at checkout.
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Did you know you’ve been pooping all wrong? It’s true! Luckily, the obscenely popular Squatty Potty is designed to lift your legs into an ideal bowel movement position, and you can get the 7" model for just $18 on Amazon today as part of a Prime Day promotion. These things almost never go on sale, so if you’ve had your eye on one, it’s officially time to poop or get off the pot.

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$40 cash back on any $75 Amazon Home Service. Available on all services 7/12.
$40 cash back on any $75 Amazon Home Service. Available on all services 7/12.
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If you have any long-neglected home maintenance and upkeep tasks to check off your to-do list, Amazon’s offering a flat $40 cash back on any service priced $75 or more through Amazon Home Services as part of the Prime Day festivities.

Available services will vary depending on your location, but they can include lawn maintenance, cleaning, home improvement, computer help, and more. In fact, Shane recently used Amazon to install a TV wall mount.

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Amazon promised Kindle Unlimited savings for Prime day, and here they are. Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s taking 25-40% off the list price, depending on the length of your subscription. Note: You won’t see the discounted price until checkout.

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Even if this isn’t your thing, it’s a great gift idea for the reader in your life. Just mark it as a gift subscription at checkout, you can choose the date that it will be delivered, allowing you to automate some upcoming birthdays.


TP-Link Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring, $30. Discount shown at checkout for Prime members
TP-Link Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring, $30. Discount shown at checkout for Prime members
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Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend up to $60 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo Insight switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, track their energy usage, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.

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Other than a very short-lived (and probably erroneous) $24 deal a few weeks ago, this is the best price we’ve seen on the energy monitoring version of this smart plug.

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Sunglasses for summer; groundbreaking, I know. But, with select Ray-Bans (including the ever-popular Wayfarer) dropped down to as low as $65 because of a sweet extra 30% off, it is pretty groundbreaking. You can stop buying cheap-o sunnies from Duane Reade now.


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If you haven’t checked out the Luxury Beauty section on Amazon, you are missing out. If you spend $50 on any Luxury Beauty purchase and use the code PRIMEDAY25, you’ll get $25 back towards your next luxe beauty purchase. Some of it is an extra 35-50% off too.


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If there’s ever a time to convince yourself that you will work out, it’s when there’s a discount on athletic shoes. Celebrate Prime Day with huge discounts on shoes from Adidas, New Balance, Mizuno, and ASICS. Maybe if you invest in a good pair of sneakers, you’ll go out for those Poké Walks you’ve been saying you’ll go on.


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If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $70 for Prime Day, the best price Amazon’s ever listed, and about $50 less than usual.

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If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, you can also use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and more.

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Fitbit’s Alta is one of the first fitness trackers that actually looks nice on your wrist, owing largely to its fashionable interchangeable bands, and you can take full advantage with this Prime Day deal.

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All you have to do is pick your favorite Alta color and size, bundle it with an extra band of a different color, and you’ll automatically save $30 at checkout. Alta deals have been basically nonexistent since it launched several months ago, so if it’s been sitting on your wish list, I’d run over to Amazon to take advantage.


iOttie Smartphone Mounts, 25% off at checkout
iOttie Smartphone Mounts, 25% off at checkout
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iOttie makes your favorite suction cup-based smartphone dash mounts, and while they may have been supplanted by sub-$5 magnetic vent solutions, I’ve found iOttie’s snap-to-close phone cradles to be incredibly secure and convenient. Take off 25% at checkout on CD Slot, vent, and suction options in honor of Prime Day.

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Accutire Digital Tire Gauge, $9 for Prime members. Discount shown at checkout.
Accutire Digital Tire Gauge, $9 for Prime members. Discount shown at checkout.
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Instant, easy to read, accurate, and affordable: This is the only tire gauge you’ll ever need.

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Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear Hair Trimmer, $10. Discount shown at checkout.
Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear Hair Trimmer, $10. Discount shown at checkout.
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Nose hair is a problem a lot of people have but, for some reason, few people take care of. Save $3 at checkout on this Panasonic nose hair trimmer, which drops it down to only $10, and you can be one of those people doing something about it. Harambe didn’t die so you could look like The Missing Link.

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30% Off at Checkout on Clothing, Shoes, Luggage, and More
30% Off at Checkout on Clothing, Shoes, Luggage, and More
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If there’s ever been a time to stock up on new clothing, a new bag or some new luggage, it’s Prime Day. At checkout, Amazon is taking 30% off on a select (but huge) number of clothes, accessories, shoes, luggage, and more. Meet your new wardrobe.


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A pair (or two) of well-reviewed Bose headphones won’t break the bank today, whether you a new set for running, a new set for working, or both.

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Crest Sample Box, $5 + $5 credit for your next Crest purchase
Crest Sample Box, $5 + $5 credit for your next Crest purchase
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While supplies last, if you buy a $5 Crest sample box from Amazon, you’ll get a $5 credit to spend on your next Crest purchase from the site. Even if Crest isn’t your usual brand, those sample sizes are perfect for traveling, so you should definitely get some use out of them.

https://www.amazon.com/Crest-White-Sample-credit-purchase/dp/B01BZV5LYW/ref=sr_tnr_p_1_beauty_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1468321623&sr=8-1&keywords=Crest+3D+White+Sample+Kit

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Who doesn’t want to roll their grill up to a BBQ like a great piece of luggage? This portable grill by Coleman is literally called the Road Trip and it’s only $100. Even with its cast iron cooktop, it collapses into a super portable, rolling party machine.

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Time to stock up on some tools of the trade. Prime Day brings huge discounts on 210-piece toolsets from Stanley, Dewalt drills, Black+Decker mowers, and more. Go crazy with some power tools. You deserve it.


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If you’re in the market for a new PC, Amazon’s offering up several Lenovo Thinkpad and ThinkCentre deals for Prime Day.

For some reason, the deal prices aren’t showing up on the hub page, so you’ll need to click through to the individual products to see the discounts. The star of the show is the 12.5" Thinkpad Yoga with 256GB SSD for $800, but there are several less expensive computers available as part of the deal as well, all of which should be perfect for anyone in need of a portable, workmanlike PC.

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Huawei’s excellent Nexus 6P, Honor 5X, and Android Wear smart watches are all on sale as part of a Prime Day promotion.

The Nexus 6P probably needs no introduction, but needless to say, $404 unlocked for the 64GB version is a fantastic deal on an unlocked Android handset. The Honor 5X appears to be a slightly lower-specced version of the Nexus 5X, and seems to be a great buy at $120.

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Huawei’s Watch is, for my money at least, by far the best looking Android Wear watch you can buy, and this is the first time we’ve ever seen it dip below $200 new (though most models are be slightly over $200).

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The Fossil Q is the wearable-haters smartwatch. If you want to stay connected to everything but don’t want to go down the Apple Watch path, try a Prime Day-discounted Fossil Q instead, with styles starting as low as $130. Plus, there are some sleek, marked-down fitness trackers too, if that’s something you’re into.

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You don’t see a ton of products on Amazon with over 4,000 reviews, but this Waste King garbage disposal manages a 4.6 star average from over 4,700 customers, and it’s marked down to an all-time low price, today only as part of a Prime Day deal. If you happen to be in the market for a disposal, this should be a no-brainer.

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Comcast Triple Play, $400 gift card | Internet + TV, $200 gift card | Internet only, $100 gift card
Comcast Triple Play, $400 gift card | Internet + TV, $200 gift card | Internet only, $100 gift card
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Well this is definitely the weirdest Prime Day deal we’ve seen, but also potentially the most lucrative. Today only, if you sign up for new select Comcast internet, phone and/or cable accounts, you’ll automatically receive $100-$400 in Amazon credit, depending on the service.

Obviously, this deal is only available wherever Comcast operates, and it’s only available to new customers, so the reach is fairly limited, but the bonuses are huge.

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Note: The price shown in the green bubbles below corresponds to the size of the included Amazon gift cards.

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Time is Pokemon. Say goodbye to sore legs with this never-before-discounted Segway.

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If you still haven’t outfitted your kitchen with a KitchenAid, you can get a brand new Professional 6 quart model for just $249, today only as part of Amazon’s Prime Day festivities. We occasionally see KitchenAids cheaper, but those are usually refurbished and/or smaller and less powerful models.

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It’s okay if you’re reading this and looking longingly into your bathroom, I won’t judge. Grab an extra 35% off at checkout with Prime Day deals on select beauty and men’s grooming products. Finally replace all those items you told yourself you would.


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The smartest toothbrush around, ever-popular white strips, a better way to floss, and a great affordable shaver are just a few of the grooming items on sale today.

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There are certain things you should hold onto for nostalgia sake when it comes to beauty. But hair tools are not one of them. Toss your old straightener and hairdryer and upgrade to something a little more professional. You’ll thank me after you realize what you were smelling all those years was burnt hair.


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Anker, purveyor of your favorite battery packs, charging cables, Bluetooth speakers, earbuds, and more, just released a deluge of promo codes and discounts on dozens of products in preparation for Prime Day.

There are too many deals to list on this page, but head over to our dedicated post for all of the links and promo codes.

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Amazon Dash Buttons, $1 for Prime Members. Plus $5 credit on first use.
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If you’re curious about Amazon Dash buttons, there’s never been a better time to stick them around your house. As part of a Prime Day countdown promotion, Prime members can purchase all the buttons they want for just $1 each, down from the usual $5. Plus, you’ll still get a $5 credit the first time you use it, meaning Amazon’s literally paying you to buy household essentials.


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