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We’re finding only the best deals worth your time and money on Prime Day, and we’ll keep this article updated with the latest and greatest.
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It goes without saying that the pandemic has disrupted a lot over the course of the past seven months, changing how people view the world—including how they think about everyday essentials. Would you have considered an arsenal of board games to be an absolute must-have back in February? The Wirecutter Deals team knows that you never planned to need all this new stuff, which is why we’ve combed through every Prime Day deal out there to find you the best prices on 2020’s everyday essentials—if you’ve got to stock up to make it through the impending winter, you might as well do it for less. Here are the best deals we’ve found so far.
Whether you hate Zoom or love it, virtual meetings are here to stay. And although showing up for your 9 a.m. meeting in your pajama bottoms is one huge perk of video calls, the focus on your head and shoulders is not. Distract your co-workers from your tousled ’do with a dazzling set of pearly whites. Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips are a low-tech and affordable way to brighten your smile at home. They may take a little longer to work than other teeth-whitening methods, but if you have the time (and would prefer to avoid the dentist), this deal brings the Crest strips down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this kit.
There may be a lot of things out of your control right now, but your appearance doesn’t have to be one of them. And although clean-shaven isn’t every person’s idea of sexy (and that’s perfectly fine), some folks feel better after they’ve gotten rid of any excess body hair. If that sounds like you, a reliable body-hair trimmer can get the job done. The Panasonic Electric Body Hair Trimmer and Groomer for Men, our runner-up pick, is an easy-to-use, water-resistant trimmer that effortlessly and quietly cuts through pubic hair in a single pass. Because it has multiple trimmer attachments, the Panasonic is versatile enough to toggle between light landscaping and clearing the entire field. And although this trimmer is marketed toward men, our female testers actually found it easier to maneuver and more powerful than our top pick. This Prime Day deal matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this trimmer, making now a good opportunity to pick up an easily maneuverable trimmer for less.
There are two kinds of people in this world: folks who grind their coffee beans each morning and folks who have never experienced the magic of a truly fresh cup of joe. If you’re part of the bean-grinding club (or you’d like a membership), an electric burr grinder will make your morning routine that much easier. The OXO Brew Conical Burr Grinder is a compact, capable grinder that you can rely on for consistent, speedy performance. Although it doesn’t grind as evenly as our other picks, the OXO offers a wider range of functions than other budget grinders do. Our budget pick also comes equipped with a timer, a removable hopper, and a mechanism to help reduce static build-up as it grinds your coffee. If you’re looking for a speedier way to grind coffee in the morning, the OXO is now on sale for $75 when you use the code THANKYOU at checkout—but this deal will be around only until the end of the day, so act fast if you’re thinking of picking one up.
The best deals are usually the ones that involve free stuff—and there’s nothing better than when that freebie is money. As part of a Prime Day promotion, Amazon is offering $10 when you spend $40 on Amazon gift cards. If you already plan to shop the retail behemoth’s Prime Day sale, there’s little argument against this deal: You’re likely already planning to spend at least $40 on Wirecutter picks (😉), so you may as well get an extra $10. Click on the blue banner that says “Get a $10 promotional credit.” Next, click on the yellow “Apply code to your account” button or use the code GC20PRIME at checkout. Finally, purchase $40 or more in gift cards (you can make yourself the recipient), and your $10 credit will post on your account within two days. The deal ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific today, so if you want it, buy it now, before it goes away.
If you’ve been trying to use less single-use plastic, swapping disposable zip-top sandwich bags for a pack of reusable silicone ones can help you accomplish your mission. The versatile Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags are durable, dishwasher-safer bags that seal securely. Just like disposable zip-top bags, they can work in the fridge and freezer, but unlike the single-use stuff, these bags are both heatproof up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and microwave- and oven-safe, so you can use them to reheat food or to steam vegetables in the microwave. This five-pack, which comes with a nice range of sizes, is now discounted to $38 in a rare price drop, making now a good time to pick up a pack or two.
“Uneven filing is a tell-tale sign of a DIY manicure,” said Gina Edwards when we talked to her about maintaining a manicure during quarantine. This glass file can help keep your fingertips looking fresh while being easier on your nails than traditional emory or metal files, and today it’s easier on your wallet, too.
Here’s a great opportunity to stock up on refills of our face razor pick for four years running. Much of the performance advantage of the Mach3 cartridges comes from having less in a world of more. The three blades make for a smaller cartridge head with a little more room between the blades than what five- and six-blade models have, and the smaller head means easier maneuverability along the chin and moustache area.
The Roku Streaming Stick+, which allows to you to stream services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube straight to your (not-so-smart) TV, offers an impressive feature set for its low everyday price, and this drop makes it even more appealing. It supports the latest 4K, HDR10, and WCG video formats and Dolby Atmos for audio. Its redesigned Wi-Fi antenna supports faster 802.11ac and also improves reception compared with previous models, all while hiding behind your TV, plugged into the HDMI port.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be held on October 13 and 14 this year. Here’s what you need to know about the annual deals bonanza.
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Elissa Sanci is an associate staff writer for Wirecutter, where she covers deals, consumer shopping, and personal finance. Based in Denver, she previously worked as an editorial assistant at Woman’s Day, where she wrote about everything from worthy charities to girls’ empowerment. Her byline has also appeared in Good Housekeeping and Marie Claire.
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