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Amazon October Prime Day: The best affordable deals under $25

We rounded up notable deals under $25 across home, kitchen, wellness and more.
Amazon is hosting a variety of deals under $25 on skin care, tech accessories, small kitchen appliances and more.
Amazon is hosting a variety of deals under $25 on skin care, tech accessories, small kitchen appliances and more.Kara Birnbaum / NBC

For the first time in Prime Day’s history, Amazon is hosting two Prime Day-like events in the same year. The second sale — dubbed the Prime Early Access Sale — runs through tonight (Oct. 12) and offers sitewide savings for Prime members on popular categories ranging from skin care and home goods to tech and fitness equipment. Since it’s so close to the holiday season, Amazon is also introducing a Top 100 list featuring deals on some of the most popular (and gift-worthy) products, the retailer says.

SKIP AHEAD Prime Day sales under $25 on Amazon | Prime Day sales at other retailers

Whether you’re upgrading your skin care routine or looking for new tech accessories, Amazon is offering notable discounts on thousands of items during the Prime Early Access Sale, many of which are affordably priced at under $25. To help you make the most of the fleeting shopping holiday before it ends in just a few hours and to help you find deals that won’t break the bank, we compiled some of the best Prime Day deals and sales under $25 that are live on Amazon, plus highlighted other notable deals from counter sales at other retailers.

Prime Early Access Sale: The best deals under $25

Below, we’re sharing the best deals under $25 from the Prime Early Access Sale based on our previous coverage and reporting. To ensure the quality of each deal, we’re running deals through price trackers like CamelCamelCamel and Honey — each product is at its lowest price in at least three months.

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.4-star average rating from 82,089 reviews on Amazon

This Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled garage control hub from Chamberlain comes with a sensor that allows you to control and monitor your garage door through a companion app. You can use the app to create schedules to automatically open and close your garage. You can also get real-time notifications when there’s any garage door activity.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

  • 4.7-star average rating from 14,986 reviews on Amazon

An expert-recommended and Select staff-favorite lip mask, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask contains antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and soothe dry lips, according to our experts. It comes in various scents — including Vanilla and Sweet Candy — and includes a small applicator so your hands don’t touch the product or your lips, Laneige says.

Kasa Smart Plug Ultra Mini

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.6-star average rating from 3,679 reviews on Amazon

We’ve previously recommended several smart plugs from Kasa, which let you control household devices using voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. These mini smart plugs — the smallest option from the brand — are compact enough to allow a second plug on the same outlet, according to the brand. The smart plugs let you create a schedule for your appliances — they can turn these devices on and off depending on your daily routine, while the timer function automatically turns off your plugged-in appliances after a certain amount of time, Kasa says. And when you use the plug’s Away Mode, it can turn on lamps and other in-house lights to make it look like you’re home, the brand says.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.7-star average rating from 5,002 reviews on Amazon

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber set comes with 10 cleaning pads, all of which are made from a durable foam that can tackle soap scum, grime and other tough stains in your bathroom and shower, according to the brand. To activate the sponge’s built-in cleaner, the brand recommends adding water to the colored dots and squeezing 3-4 times.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

  • 4.7-star average rating from 300,686 reviews on Amazon

The Fire Stick TV plugs into a TV’s HDMI port to enable streaming across platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Peacock and more. With the stick, you can access live TV from subscriptions, access over 200,000 free episodes of shows, or listen to music on music streaming services like Pandora or Spotify.

JBL GO2 Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  • 4.7-star average rating from 27,209 reviews on Amazon

If you’re looking for a portable speaker, this option from JBL has an IPX7 water-resistance rating and offers up to five hours of playtime, according to the brand. It offers wireless Bluetooth streaming that lets you play music using any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet.

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Electric Hand Mixer

  • 4.6-star average rating from 8,316 reviews on Amazon

One of our favorite hand mixers, this affordable option from Hamilton Beach offers six speeds for various mixing tasks, along with the brand’s QuickBurst function that adds extra power when you need it. It comes with three attachments — two beaters and a whisk — as well as a snap-on case to keep them all in one place.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

  • 4.8-star average rating from 102,542 reviews on Amazon

This water filter removes bacteria, parasites and micro plastics from water, and it can be used to clean up to 1,000 gallons of drinking water, according to the brand. It's designed to be taken with you while hiking or camping or put in emergency kits.

Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener

  • 4.3-star average rating from 72,861 reviews on Amazon

This battery-powered can opener cuts cans 360 degrees along the lid with just two taps of the button, according to the brand. The batteries are not included with the can opener. Select production coordinator Gabriella DePinho has one at home and finds it helpful when her regular can opener isn't enough.

Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel Facial Toner

  • 4.7-star average rating from 111,603 reviews on Amazon

Thayers’ Witch Hazel Facial Toner is alcohol-free, unscented and meant to reduce the look of pores, even out your skin tone and draw moisture into the skin, according to the brand. The brand recommends applying the product using a cotton ball after cleansing. If you prefer a scented formula, this facial toner is also available in Coconut Water, Rose Petal and Lavender scents.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder

  • 4.6-star average rating from 193,167 reviews on Amazon

This protein powder was a global bestseller during Prime Day this past July and is now available at its lowest price ever. The unflavored collagen powder supports hair, nail, bone and joint health, according to the brand, and can be mixed into hot or cold liquids. It comes with a scooper to help you measure servings and is available in a 9.33-ounce or 1.2-pound container.

REVLON Infrared Hair Dryer

  • 4.6-star average rating from 38,902 ratings on Amazon

This hair dryer from Select favorite brand Revlon is coated in ceramic to reduce heat damage on your hair and help you create a sleek, smooth blowout. It has two heat settings and two speed settings plus a button for a shot of cool air to lock in your style. It comes with an attachable concentrator and diffuser and a set of three hair clips.

Smartish iPhone 13 Wallet Case

  • 4.7-star average rating from 5,910 reviews on Amazon

The Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 from Smartish can hold cash and up to three cards, and its built-in spring ensures they’re kept secure, according to the brand. Former select editor Justin Krajeski said he traded in his normal wallet for this 2-in-1 wallet phone case to cut down on what he grabs when he’s running out the door.

DevaCurl Low-Poo Delight Cleanser

  • 4.4-star average rating from 207 reviews

This shampoo from cult-favorite curly hair brand DevaCurl is a low-lathering cleanser made without sulfates, parabens or gluten to minimize damage to curls, according to the brand. DevaCurl says it is best for people with dry, fine curls and should be worked into the scalp for the best results.

OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker

  • 4.5-star average rating from over 185,455 reviews on Amazon

OontZ’s portable Bluetooth speaker gives you up to 14 hours of play time on a single charge, according to the brand, and you can use it in the shower or by the beach or pool it thanks to its IPX5 water-resistant rating. It’s available in nine designs and colors, such as blue, pink and a golf design.

CTFT Cheese Board and Knife Set

  • 4.8-star average rating from 1,859 reviews on Amazon

This bamboo cheese and charcuterie board set has a hidden tray to store the included utensils and other accessories. It comes with four small cheese knives, two pieces of chalk and two slate labels so you can write out the names of your cheeses and other charcuterie offerings for your guests.

Hum by Colgate Smart Manual Kids Toothbrush Set

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.5-star average rating from 3,047 reviews on Amazon

This app-enabled kids’ toothbrush from Colgate, one of our favorite electric toothbrush brands, lets you set a timer, check their progress and use augmented reality features to help your child get comfortable with brushing, according to the brand. Recommended for kids 5 and older, the brush has a small brush head and bristles, a tongue cleaner on the back of the head and a thumb grip on the handle to help your child maintain a comfortable grip on the brush, Colgate says.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

  • 4.8-star average rating from 2,312 reviews on Amazon

One of our favorite SPF lip balms, the Jack Black Intense Therapy lip balm comes in a pack of three and offers SPF 25 sun protection, according to the brand. The hydrating formula contains avobenzone, an expert-recommended chemical ingredient that protects from UV rays, and emollients like shea butter and petrolatum to protect and soften your lips, Jack Black says.

Dash Deluxe Sous Vide Style Egg Bite Maker

  • 4.3-star average rating from 12,239 reviews on Amazon

This egg bite maker from Dash comes with four silicone molds that you can pour your egg mixture into to make sous vide-style egg bites at home, according to the brand. Dash says its non-stick cooking surface is compact and heats up in under 10 minutes, while the legs are cool to the touch and non-slip to prevent the device from moving around on your counter.

Echo Dot 3rd Gen

  • 4.7-star average 965,802 reviews on Amazon

The Echo Dot 3rd Gen can play music, set a timer, check the weather and control compatible smart devices around your home, according to Amazon. Using Alexa, you can interact with the device by speaking to the Echo Dot.

Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Combo

  • 4.6-star average rating from 74,382 reviews on Amazon

Logitech, which makes some of our favorite gaming mice and webcams, offers this wireless keyboard and mouse combo, which you can plug in and use with any Windows computer, according to the brand. The keyboard is designed with a 36-month battery life, while the mouse lasts for up to 12 months, Logitech says. The keyboard also has sturdy tilt legs that are height-adjustable, a spill-resistant design with a low profile and durable keys, the brand says.

Sportneer Adjustable Ankle Weights

  • 4.5-star average rating from 11,041 ratings on Amazon

Each of these ankle weights is designed with five removable sand inserts that allow you to adjust the total weight from 1 to 5 pounds per leg. The weights have velcro straps so you can easily adjust it to fit your ankles.

AeroGarden Salsa Garden Seed Pod Kit

  • 4.4-star average rating from 3,867 reviews on Amazon

This seed pod kit from AeroGarden comes with five pre-seeded red heirloom cherry tomato pods, four pre-seeded jalapeño pepper grow pods and a 3-ounce bottle of liquid nutrients. AeroGarden says that if a seed does not sprout, they will replace it for free.

Hot Tools 1-inch Hot Air Styling Brush

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.2-star average rating from 4,176 reviews on Amazon

This hot air styling brush has two heat and speed settings to meet your styling needs. The tool, which can work as a hot brush as well as a curling device, has a switch that unlocks to release your hair easily so that your hair does not get tangled. Hot Tools says to use the tool on damp hair that has been treated with heat protectant.

Exploding Kittens: Party Pack

  • 4.7-star average rating from 82,838 reviews on Amazon

This party edition of a Select-favorite board game allows for up to 10 players instead of just 5 to take part in the game. The elimination-style game has players draw cards until they pick up an exploding kitten card, which boots them from the game. Other cards in the deck can give players tools to avoid the dreaded exploding kittens. The last player standing wins the game.

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch, The Original

  • 4.8-star average rating from 17,529 ratings on Amazon

The cult-favorite Mighty Patch uses medical-grade hydrocolloid to absorb pimple pus in just a few hours. Apply it over a blemish, go to sleep or carry about your day and remove it after eight hours. While the patches are strong enough to stay put while you toss and turn, it's easily removed once you peel it back. Each box has 72 patches.

ULTRAIDEAS Women’s Fuzzy House Shoes

  • 4.6-star average rating from 60,633 ratings on Amazon

These slip-ons are lined with manmade fleece and their rubber soles provide enough traction for indoor and outdoor use, according to the brand. The insides also contain memory foam to retain the shape of your feet for comfort. The machine-washable house shoes may fit a bit close at first, but after continuous use, they should stretch a little, says Ultraideas.

Pacrate 7.1 USB Stereo Gaming Headset

  • 4.4-star average rating from 28,657 reviews on Amazon

This gaming headset has a built-in noise-canceling microphone and provides surround sound when connected to a PC or laptop, according to the brand. For a more comfortable fit, it sports soft memory foam earmuffs and a flexible headband that automatically adjusts to fit various head sizes, Pacrate says.

Hilife Handheld Steamer

  • 4.3-star average rating from 86,021 reviews on Amazon

This handheld garment steamer has a water-holding capacity of 240ml, which the brand says can provide up to 15 minutes of continuous steaming to eliminate wrinkles. The steamer can be used on a wide range of fabrics, according to the brand, and it has a 9-foot power cord so you can move about freely as you steam.

PicassoTiles 60-Piece Set

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.9-star average rating from 25,626 reviews on Amazon

These magnetic geometrical shapes are meant to be both educational and entertaining for children 3 and up, the brand says. PicassoTiles says that by playing with this toy set, children can continue to learn their shapes and colors, as well as the basics of design and magnetic polarities.

Prime Early Access Sale: The best sales under $25 on Amazon

Here are the best October Prime Day sales under $25 on Amazon right now that we think you’ll want to know about.

  1. Up to 61% off hair tools from Revlon, Hot Tools and more
  2. Up to 53% off select board games
  3. Up to 50% off cases and phone accessories from Case-Mate, Smartish and more
  4. Up to 41% off KasaSmart smart home products
  5. Up to 47% off household essentials from Method, Mrs. Meyers and more
  6. Up to 40% off beauty products from Laneige, Drybar and more
  7. Up to 40% off fitness equipment from Amazon Basics
  8. Up to 30% beauty products from Olaplex, Amika, Drybar and more

Prime Early Access Sale: The best sales at other retailers

In addition to Amazon, the following retailers are offering Prime Day sales we recommend.

  1. Macy's: Up to 60% off sitewide during the Holiday Early Access sale through Oct. 12
  2. Flybird Fitness: Up to 47% off select products, with an additional 10% off with code FLYBIRD
  3. Dick’s Sporting Goods: Up to 30% off select outdoor gear and apparel
  4. Bed Bath & Beyond: Up to 25% off the total price during its Beyond Big Sale through Oct. 12
  5. SkinStore: Up to 25% off sitewide using code FRIENDS through Oct. 12
  6. Kohl’s: Up to 20% off sitewide using code SAVENOW through Oct. 16 and up to $10 off orders worth over $50 using code YOUGET10 through Oct. 12
  7. Alleyoop: 20% off a beauty routine after taking their quiz
  8. Bala: 20% off fitness favorites through Oct. 12
  9. Brooklinen: Up to 15% off during its Surprise Sale Event through Oct. 17
  10. Casper: Up to $600 off mattresses using code OCT22 through Oct. 16

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