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For many of us, the work week looks a little different than it used to, but Friday afternoons are still the same old slog they always were. If you’re looking for a distraction (who isn’t these days?), here’s a fun fact: Shopping for the best Amazon deals can be a great way to kill time, save money and get useful stuff for around the house.
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From fabric steamers to portable lanterns that can run for 30 days continuously (shocking but true), these products on sale don’t cost much, but they can change your life in a big way. Here are five discounts you don’t want to miss this Friday.
1. 25% off: One of the best fabric steamers
Here’s the thing: You don’t really think about fabric steamers until you really need one. Whether it’s a crumpled silk dress on date night (even over Zoom!) or a blazer that just won’t sit right because it’s so wrinkled, the telltale signs of a garment desperately in need of a good steaming are easy to spot. Bully for you, the Conair Complete Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer is one of the best fabric steamers we’ve ever tried, and right now it’s down to $15 from $20, so you’re saving $5. Lightweight and portable, we liked how easy this was to fill. Plus, the handy on/off button ensures that you’ll know whether or not it’s operational, which we learned in testing that not all of them provide.
2. Less than $15: This 50-pack of disposable face masks
Writes one reviewer of the Wecolor Disposable 3-Ply Ear-loop Face Masks: “I bought a set of these masks after I’ve been lazy to wash my cloth mask. I keep this 50-pack of masks in my car whenever I go to the store or wherever.” And now you can get it on sale right now for a little over $13, so you’re saving about $3. With a 4.4-star rating, these masks have more than 1,600 reviews and while not medical-grade, they feature three-ply construction, to help block out (and hold in) small particles in the air. Shoppers say that these masks are easy to breath in and feature an embedded nose clip, making them easier to adjust.
3. 50% off: This Echo smart speaker we love
With the Echo Plus (2nd Gen), you’re getting more than a smart speaker, you’re getting a device that also works as a smart home hub. The voice-command-enabled Echo Plus has the fantastic ability to connect to gadgets that otherwise would need a different hub, like Philips Hue lights. It also comes with built-in Alexa and Zigbee smart home hub functionality, which offers added convenience for any smart-home zealot. You can get it for a massive discount right now—50% off it’s usual price of $149.99, so you’re saving $75, which almost never happens.
4. Deal alert: This popular foot peel that’ll make your skin shed
Last summer, I tried out Baby Foot, that cult-favorite foot peel that everyone likes to simultaneously cringe at and then fawn over. Among beauty experts and connoisseurs of weird stuff you can buy online (of which, I fall firmly in the latter category), this foot peel is legendary because it makes the skin on your feel shrivel up then shed, so you’re kind of a lizard for a week. Once that dead skin is sloughed away, it reveals smooth, “baby-soft” flesh underneath, hence the name. Right now on Amazon, you can get a foot peel that does exactly the same thing (and has the same active ingredients) for cheaper than Baby Foot. On sale for a little over $20, the Soft Touch Foot Peel Mask (2 Pack) has more than 5,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating, and it’s technically less than half the cost of Baby Foot because you can get two in the package, instead of one. One shopper raves: “Never has a foot care product taken me on such an emotional journey … Get ready for the softest happiest feet you’ll ever feel!”
5. Less than $30: This top-ranked emergency lantern that can run for 30 days
If you’re planning any last-minute camping trips or outdoor adventures before the end of the summer, the UST 30-Day Duro LED Portable 700-Lumen Lantern could be a great investment, especially at this reduced price. Ordinarily priced at $36.99, this portable light drops to $25.37, so you’re saving $11.62 and getting it for its lowest price ever. With more than 900 glowing reviews plus a 4.6-star rating, the UST Duro is designed to run continuously for up to 30 days on ‘low’ and features a flashing S.O.S. mode in case of emergencies (on ‘high,’ it can run for 22 hours continuously). In addition, it’s built with IPX4 water-resistance, which just means it’s safe in the water. reviewers say it’s sturdy, the batteries are easy to replace and it’s a great addition to any wilderness survival pack you might have.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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