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After weeks of anticipation, Prime Day 2022 is finally here. Through July 13, the mega sale will offer notable discounts in categories ranging from tech and skin care to home goods and fitness equipment. And the deals aren't just limited to Amazon: Though the retailer created the shopping holiday in 2015, it has since expanded to include counter sales from retailers like Target, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Many deals on Prime Day are fleeting: Some of the best ones will sell out quickly, and others are only offered as Lightning Deals, which means they're only available for a limited time. To help you comb through all the noise and focus on the best deals, here are some of our favorite deals across retailers. And make sure to keep up with all of our Prime Day content — we will be rounding up all the best sales and deals, plus highlighting ways you can save even more. For all of our day two Prime Day coverage, you can also check out our July 13 live blog.
Lightning Deal: This portable speaker is 39% off right now
Bose makes some of our favorite over-ear headphones and smart speakers — its portable speaker offering, the Bose SoundLink Color II, is currently 39% off its usual price with Amazon's Lightning Deal. The SoundLink Color II has a wireless range of approximately 30 feet, according to the brand, and up to eight hours of playtime. It’s also rated IPX4 for water resistance, according to Bose.
- Bose SoundLink Color II, $78.99 (was $129.00)
Our favorite reusable eco-friendly Stasher bags are on sale
If you’re familiar with Select, you know intern Zoe Malin is obsessed with her reusable silicone Stasher bags — she uses them to cook, store leftovers, organize her toiletries, and the list goes on. Right now, a four-pack of Stasher bags — including a clear half-gallon bag, sandwich bag, snack bag and stand-up bag — is on sale for 34% off on Amazon (if you don’t want to invest heavily, you can also buy each bag separately for 30% off, but the four-pack gives you more variety).
When asked how many Stasher bags she owns, Malin said, “I will not take questions at this time.” Start your collection now to out-stash her.
- Stasher Silicone Reusable Four-Pack Bundle, $36.56 (was $54.99)
Back-to-school sales for less than $30
We know — it’s summertime and no one wants to think about heading back to school. But Prime Day delas might make it at least reasonable to start noodling about what you might need. We highlighted some great back-to-school gear — some of the the best are below $30:
- Rotring Retractable Mechanical Pencil, $24.99 (was $42.07)
- Rocketbook Fusion, $17.60 (was $37.00)
- Five Star Spiral College Ruled Notebook, 6 Pack, $17.59 (was $52.09)
- Five Star Four Pocket Folders, 6 Pack, $8.83 (was $18.49)
- Papermate InkJoy Pens, 20 Pack, $24.62 (was $25.23)
- Texas Instruments TI30-XIIS Scientific Calculator, $9.99 (was $21.95)
- Adidas Santiago Insulated Lunch Bag, $15.00 (was $25.00)
The Apple Watch Series 7 is at its lowest price ever
The Apple Watch Series 7 — Apple's latest version of the popular smartwatch — can measure health metrics like your blood oxygen levels, heart rhythm and more, Apple says. It has an IPX6 dust-resistance rating and WR50 water-resistance rating, and its screen is designed to be bigger and more durable than its predecessor's. The price of the 45-millimeter version — the larger of the two — is currently down 28%, while the price of the 41-millimeter version is down 30%.
- Apple Watch Series 7, $309 (was $429) — lowest price ever
Major Prime Day discounts on travel gear are going on now
If you're planning a trip this summer, it's likely the last thing you want is to be stressing over is your travel gear. Fortunately, there are several deals on luggage, backpacks and travel-friendly devices. We highlighted some travel gear deals, all of them currently at their lowest price in months.
- Stasher Silicone Reusable Pocket Bags, $9.79 (was $13.99)
- Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, $134.99 (was $189.99)
- Case Logic Slim Laptop Case, $18.85 (was $34.99)
- Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage, $196 (was $489.99)
- TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router, $31.99 (was 39.99)
- BCOZZY Neck Pillow, $29.18 (was $59.57)
You can now get 50% off the 23andMe DNA testing kit
The popular at-home DNA test kit can review your genetic data to provide more than 150 personalized health reports, including inherited health conditions, ancestry, genetic weight, muscle composition and more, the brand says. The test requires sending a saliva sample to the 23andMe lab — you’ll get results back in five to six weeks. The kit is at its lowest price ever.
- 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service, $98.99 (was $199) — lowest price ever
5 vacuums on sale now for under $100
During Prime Day, vacuums can be a popular category across retailers — and some you can even score for under $100 throughout the savings event. If you're in need of an affordable vacuum, popular brands like Shark, Black+Decker and Eureka are all offering deep discounts on upright, stick and handheld vacuums. Below are some of our favorite deals.
Lightning Deal: This TikTok-famous toaster is on sale now
This smart toaster — which features different settings based on what type of food you're toasting and how toasted you want it to be — is 20% off right now while supplies last.
Skin care and self care discounts going for less than $20
If some of the items highlighted in the best Prime Day wellness and beauty deals still seem expensive, we've got your back — we combed through our reporting to highlight deals that cost less than $20.
- Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $16.80 (was $24.00)
- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $11.90 (was $17.00)
- Carol’s Daughter Wash Day Delight Set for Curly Hair, $12.95 (was $18.50)
- OPI ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil, $8.76 (was $10.35)
- Babyganics SPF 50 Baby Sunscreen Lotion, $12.13 (was $22.98)
- Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36, $10.50 (was $15.00)
- Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm, $15.00 (was $22.00)
Lightning Deal: The Embark Dog DNA Test Kit is $72 off
If you adopted your dog from the shelter, Embark's Dog DNA Test Kit can help you determine what breed (or breeds) he or she is. The test can help you find out more about your dog's health and family history, too: According to the brand, the test screens for more than 210 health conditions and more than 230,000 genetic markers. Embark says results are usually available within 2-4 weeks.
- Embark Dog DNA Test Kit, $127 (was $199)
Our favorite acne-fighting products are on sale now
We’ve previously covered a variety of skin care products for acne-prone skin, many of which contain key anti-inflammatory ingredients like salicylic acid and adapalene. If you struggle with acne, Prime Day can be a great time to invest in skin care products that’ll help tame and heal those pesky bumps. Here are some of our favorite products that are currently on sale:
- Differin Gel, $10.55 (was $14.97)
- Mario Badescu Drying Mask, $13.50 (was $18)
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $25.60 (was $32)
- Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch, $10.39 (was $13)
Lightning Deal: Get a $50 Golden Corral gift card for 21% off
When a gift card is on sale, you're basically just getting free money. And if you're a fan of Golden Corral, Amazon is currently offering a $50 gift card for $39.50, which means you'll get $11.50 worth of free food when you use it.
- Golden Corral $50 Gift Card, $39.50 (was $50) — gift card deals tend to go quickly
Lightning Deal: This Xbox Series S Prime Day bundle is 20% off
The Xbox Series S is a more affordable alternative to the Series X: Though it can play all the same games, it doesn't have a disc drive — tech expert Whitson Gordon and Select contributor said the graphics are slightly downgraded. In addition to the gaming console, this bundle comes with the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Wired Gaming Headset and a wireless controller.
- Xbox Series S + SteelSeries Arctis 3 Wired Gaming Headset, $294.98 (was $369.98) — sale ends tonight
Crest's 3D Whitestrips are 35% off right now
Crest’s 3D Whitestrips are currently on sale for 35% off on Amazon — we found that they contain a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide, gently whitening teeth over time and keep them white for 12 months, according to Crest.
All you have to do is use the strips — there are 20 — once a day for 30 minutes. The box also comes with two 1-Hour Express treatments that Crest says will whiten teeth in, yes, one hour (for any particularly last-minute occasions).
- Crest 3D Whitestrips Teeth Whitening Strip Kit, $29.99 (was $45.99)
This Garmin watch is at its lowest price ever for one more day
If you're looking for a new smartwatch that can help track your fitness goals, Garmin Instinct Solar Smartwatch will help monitor your heart rate, sleep and daily activities like running and biking, the brand says. It's also shock-resistant and water-resistant, and its solar charge can last up to 50 days, according to Garmin. This rugged GPS watch is currently at its lowest price in a variety of colors, including red, purple and blue.
- Garmin Instinct Solar Smartwatch, $199.99 (was $349.99)
Highly-recommended tech products at their lowest prices ever
We’ve been covering the best tech deals this Prime Day all morning, from wireless headphones to smart thermostats. What you may not have noticed, though, is some of the products we highlighted are not just discounted — they’re at their lowest prices ever:
Board games are having a moment on Prime Day
Board games are some of our favorite products to cover: We’ve highlighted everything from adult board games to combat the quarantine blues to expert-recommended games for kids. Below, we highlighted a few board games we’ve previously covered that are at their lowest prices in months.
Prime Day bestsellers (so far): Most purchased deals
We’re about halfway through the first day of the Prime Day mega sale. As you continue shopping your list, consider checking out some of the most purchased discounted products we’ve covered, from air purifiers to dental care. Here are some of the most popular deals:
5 TikTok-trending products discounted during Prime Day
You’ve likely seen TikTok videos highlighting products ranging from skincare to vacuums and may have been tempted to add them to your cart. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy, some of these TikTok-famous items are on sale during Prime Day. Here are some of our favorites:
- Laneige Lip Mask, $16.80 (was $24.00)
- Bissell Little Green Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, $86.99 (was $123.59)
- Foreo Luna 3, $131.40 (was $219.00)
- Tineco Pure One S11 Cordless Vacuum, $244.94 (was $399.99)
- Grade Cosmetics Lash Enhancing Serum, $47.60 (was $68.00)
These home essentials from Swiffer, Glad and more are under $20
Experts told us Prime Day and related sales are a great time to shop home essentials like cleaning supplies, pantry items, groceries and more, especially due to current price hikes around these types of items. Here are some of our favorite home essentials on sale right now, all for under $20.
The Zinus Metal Smart Box Spring is nearly half off
Available in sizes ranging from twin to California King, this box spring from Zinus is designed with a solid steel inner frame composed of slots instead of springs — the brand says this makes it easier to put together. The 9-inch box spring lifts mattresses off the ground and comes with a knitted polyester cover that encases the frame.
- Zinus 9-inch Metal Smart Box Spring, Original, $79.98 (was $149.00)
This mini KitchenAid is at its lowest price in over a year
If you’re looking for a stand mixer but are limited when it comes to counter space, KitchenAid — which makes some of our favorite stand mixers — offers mini options that come with a 3.5-quart bowl, like the Artisan Mini Plus. The mixer can make up to five dozen cookies in a single batch, according to the brand, and it has a tilt-head design.
- KitchenAid Artisan Mini Plus, $259.99 (was $379.99)
Top sales and deals during Prime Day outside Amazon
In addition to Amazon’s Prime Day, other retailers are offering deep discounts. Here are a few of our favorite options — and can find all of these sales and much more in our guide to all of Prime Day’s best deals:
- Best Buy is offering up to 40% off Roku devices, up to $300 off laptops and more during its Black Friday in July sale
- Bed Bath and Beyond is offering up to 50% off sitewide for its Beyond Big Savings Event
- Target is offering up to 40% off furniture, up to 35% off TVs and accessories, up to 20% off kitchen and dining products and more during Target Deal Days
Deal alert: 31% off the Roku Streambar, lowest price this year
The Roku Streambar is a streaming device and speaker combo that provides 4K picture resolution.
Good morning, and welcome to Prime Day
If you’re just joining the fun, here are some helpful guides to simplify your shopping: Start off with our picks of the best overall Prime Day deals and follow that up with our favorite deals across tech, fitness, and home and kitchen — including deals on air fryers, mattresses and from brands like Dyson.
We’re also finding the best Prime Day deals under $100 and checking out sales at other retailers like Target — we even looked into which TikTok-famous products are seeing substantial discounts.
We’ll keep updating you here with the latest notable deals and sales — and you can always scroll below to see our latest highlights, too. Good luck.
Amazon's Echo Show 15 is at its lowest price ever
The Echo Show 15 uses a 15.6-inch HD display and is designed for simple digital organization, useful for anyone trying to maintain a family calendar or a shopping list — you can create those and more with Alexa widgets. The Show can also connect to other compatible smart home devices, so you can manage them from the device. It also doubles as a digital photo frame and streaming device. Right now, the Echo Show 15 is available for its lowest price ever on Amazon.
- Echo Show 15, $179.99 (was $249.99)
This Keurig coffee maker is 45% off at Bed Bath and Beyond
The 1470-Watt Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker weighs 4.77 pounds and checks in at under 5 inches wide — the brand says that since it’s on the compact side, it’s a coffee maker you can use in small spaces. It can also make a cup of joe in two minutes, hold nine pods in its storage container and 12 ounces of water in its removable reservoir. It’s currently available at Bed Bath and Beyond for its lowest price in three months as part of the Beyond Big Savings Event, which runs through July 14.
- Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, $60.00 (was 109.99)
This ADA-approved water flosser is 20% off until tomorrow
Experts we previously spoke to said any water flosser you buy should have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, which the Waterpik Revive does. The cordless, battery-operated device has a water reservoir built into its handle. The brand says it’s also water-resistant, so you can use it in the shower. The water flosser comes with three different tips and is available in colors like Blush Pink, Midnight Blue and Fresh Green.
- Waterpik Revive, $39.99 (was $49.99)
This Samsung Frame TV is 25% off while supplies last
The Samsung Frame TV is especially unique: Not only is it a smart TV with a 4K QLED display, but it can also serve as a smart frame when it's not in use. The 55-inch model with a Beige Bezel frame is currently 25% off during a Prime Day Lightning Deal.
- Samsung Frame 55-Inch QLED 4K Smart TV, $1,197.99 (was $1,597.98)
The AirPods Pro are at their lowest price in months right now
The popular AirPods Pro typically see their deepest discounts during major shopping holidays like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Prime Day — during Cyber Week 2021, for instance, they were on sale for $159. Right now, the noise-cancelling headphones are $170 while supplies last and come with three sizes of silicone tips to customize their fit.
- Apple AirPods Pro, $169.98 (was $249)
This Eufy stick vacuum is $140 off right now at Walmart
Cordless vacuums are a convenient option when you’re trying to navigate around a lot of corners and big pieces of furniture. This stick model from Eufy — which can convert into a handheld — offers up to 40 minutes of run time, according to the brand, and can clean carpet, hardwood and more. The vacuum is $140 off right now at Walmart with free 90-day returns.
- eufy HomeVac S11 Reach Cordless Vacuum, $94 (was $249.99)
Our favorite noise-cancelling headphones are on sale
According to Bose, the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — our favorite noise-cancelling headphones — offer up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and allow you to adjust the level of noise cancellation using the Bose app. They also work with voice controls like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to place calls, set reminders and more. These headphones are currently at their lowest price ever until July 13.
- Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, $269 (was $379)
This air fryer and pressure cooker combo is 30% off at Target
We previously highlighted the Instant Pot Duo Crisp in our guide to the versatile Instant Pot, which is also one of our favorite pressure cookers. The brand says the Duo Crisp has 11 programmable cook settings that allow it to serve as an air fryer, steamer, rice cooker, sauté pan, pressure cooker and more. The Duo Crisp comes with an air fryer lid and a multi-cooker lid, both of which Instant Pot says are dishwasher-safe. It’s currently $60 off — its lowest price in three months — through July 13.
- Instant Pot 8-Quart Duo Crisp, $139.99 (was $199.99)
This Select-recommended smart oven is 20% off on Amazon
The COSORI Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo — one of our favorite smart ovens — can fit six pieces of bread, a full rotisserie chicken or a 13-inch pizza within its 32-quart interior, according to the brand. You can use the Air Fry, Bake, Bagel, Broil, Cookies, Dehydrate, Ferment, Pizza, Roast, Rotisserie, Toast and Warm cooking modes to prepare a variety of dishes — the oven even comes with 100 recipes for meals you can make. It’s currently available at its lowest price since January until July 13.
- COSORI Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo, $159.98 (was $199.99)
One of our favorite space heaters is at its lowest price in 2022
The Dreo Space Heater, an expert pick in our guide to space heaters, can be set to heat from 41 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The ceramic heater comes with safety features like tip-over detection and an automatic shut-off after 24 hours of use, the brand says. The remote control can set the heater from up to 26 feet away, the brand says, and it also has a timer that can be programmed for anywhere from one hour to 12 hours. It’s currently available at its lowest price since November until July 13.
- Dreo Space Heater, $63.74 (was $74.99)
Keep up with all of our Prime Day coverage
With thousands of deals spanning brands and retailers, Prime Day can be overwhelming. Check out all of our Prime Day coverage throughout the mega sale to discover the best deals and learn how to make the most of the shopping event.