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The weekend is my favorite time to shop for myself. I’m really able to focus on the things I need (OK, things I want) and put more effort into researching my options. One thing I always look for? A way to save on my purchase. Whether the Honey Chrome extension found a coupon I didn’t know about or I find a deal on something I’m looking for, it makes me feel even more confident in buying.
It just so happens that I’ve made a bit of a career around finding those deals, and I’m not just shopping for me, I’m shopping for you too. I rely on the expertise of my coworkers, who test as many products as they can get their hands on, to help me find the best products. Then I use my expertise to research price histories, consumer reviews, and other details to let you know when there’s a fantastic opportunity to score a discount on something I think you’ll really love. Because what’s the point of saving money if you wind up with a product that doesn’t live up to your expectation? So, let’s get to the best deals on Amazon right now:
1. The best affordable smart robot vacuum
If you missed the sale on the eufy RoboVac 11+, don’t fret. We just found out about a coupon code to save $40 on the typically $200 Ecovacs Deebot N79S. This is one of our favorite smart robot vacuums because it offers Alexa connectivity and you can control it from your phone, all for a great low price. If you like the idea of cleaning your house by tapping a button on your phone, but you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, this is a great option.
2. A 2-for-1deal on one of the best travel mugs
If you and your partner are trying to cut back on your Starbucks spending, this is the deal for you. Contigo travel mugs are the best affordable option out there, and this two pack is $10 off right now. A regular 16-ounce mug typically costs $19.99, so you’re almost getting one for free with this deal. Granted, all the two-packs typically cost $32, so it’s really only $10 off, but that’s still a third of the price!
It’s only available in the colors shown above, but they’re fine colors and it’s a really solid deal. Even if you use them both yourself because you’re a little lazy about doing dishes, I feel you and I support you.
3. Get your taxes done early and save on software
The new year means it’s time to start thinking about doing your taxes. I know, I know. No one wants to deal with taxes, but it’s just part of life. This year, instead of letting it eat away at your subconscious while you procrastinate until April, start early and save. Right now, you can get TurboTax software for $20-$45 off, whether you need something simple or something more complex. We put TurboTax, H&R Block, and Tax Act to the test last year and found that TurboTax’s software was the easiest to use, making it our top choice.
- TurboTax Deluxe 2018—$29.99 (Save $20)
- TurboTax Deluxe + State 2018—$39.99 (Save $20)
- TurboTax Premier + State 2018—$54.99 (Save $35)
- TurboTax Home & Business + State 2018—$64.99 (Save $35)
- TurboTax Business 2018—$104.99 (Save $45)
But what if you prefer H&R Block? Don’t worry. That’s what I use too, and it happens to be on sale as well! Everything but the Basic software (which is only $20 anyway) is discounted for anywhere from $13 to $25 right now.
4. Our favorite TV is at its second best price ever
If your TV is starting to lose its luster,or you just want to upgrade to 4K before the Super Bowl, you’re in luck. There are all sorts of TVs on sale right now, as this is the time brands are clearing out their inventories to get ready for the new models.
It’s the best time to score a deal, and of all the options out there, we recommend the LG C8 above the others. It’s got an amazing picture quality thanks to the OLED screen and 4K picture, and it (like pretty much all new TVs these days) has a great smart platform built in so you don’t need a streaming device to start binging Netflix. The 55-inch C8 originally retailed for $2,500 and has been hovering around $1,900 for the past few months, but right now it’s only $1,700, marking the second lowest price (and the best price Amazon’s ever had).
5. The best-selling Bluetooth speaker
Anker’s Bluetooth speakers are always a hit among our readers when they go on sale, so we’re pumped about this $5 discount on the usually $28 Soundcore. Truthfully, the sound quality won’t compare to that of a Bose or Sonos speaker (obviously) but what Anker speakers are great at is striking a balance of quality and affordability.
You get a perfectly fine listening experience for less than you spent at Starbucks last week, and we’re into that. If you want fancy sound, move on. But if you just wish you could sing along to your favorite playlist in the shower or want background music on the back porch, this is the ticket. It has 24-hour playtime and a 66-foot Bluetooth range, and it’s small and light enough to toss in a bag or a pocket.
Other great sales on the internet
- Houzz—Save up to 75% off best-selling rugs and take advantage of their free shipping sale too.
- HydroFlask—Save up to 25% on expiring colors of the Hydroflask, the best water bottle we’ve ever tested. Colors include flamingo, mint, blueberry, lava, and storm.
- L.L.Bean—Get 25% of sitewide with the code “WINTER.”
- Sur La Table—Save big with their end of the year clearance sale.
- Ulta—Get up to 50% popular skin care brands like Perricone, Memebox, and more.
- Wayfair—Save up to 70% on living room markdowns.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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