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Amazon Prime Day is just four days away, but that doesn't mean retailers are holding off on offering up sales and discounts. If anything, we're seeing better deals this week than we have in the last few. My guess? They're trying to pad their sales numbers before Prime Day, as many often hold off until the big sales event to look for the things they want.
Honestly, I would recommend the same for you. I don't know yet if anything that's on sale today will be a better price on Prime Day, but what you can do is add a product to your cart or your wish list. As long as you have notifications enabled on your smartphone, you'll get an alert if/when that item goes on sale during Prime Day. But, if you're on a tight timeline to buy a gift for someone or get something for an upcoming trip or what have you, today's top deals are still great.
Here are the five best sales I found on Amazon:
1. The ever-popular Instant Pot is finally back on sale
If you haven't heard of the Instant Pot yet, where have you been for the last few years? This is easily the hottest kitchen gadget of the year if not the last few years. It can take the place of multiple small appliances in your kitchen, letting you pressure cook, slow cook, make rice, hardboil eggs, make yogurt, and more. Not only does it cut cooking time way, way down for all sorts of dishes, but the pressure cooker seals tight, keeping heat inside, which is a real win in the summer months. Right now, it's $10 off, the first sale we've seen since April.
2. A Deal of the Day on wireless chargers (with an extra discount)
Our devices make our lives more convenient, but when they die it can make us uneasy or cause full-blown panic. Thankfully, there are lots of gadgets that make it easier to keep your phones, tablets, and other handheld tech juiced up whether we're at home/work or on the go.
Today, RAVPower, a popular tech accessory brand, is running a Deal of the Day on three of its wireless chargers. Not only are they offering discounts of 30-40% on these handy devices, but we got our hands on exclusive coupon codes for each one that give you an extra $5-$6 off the sale prices. The charger and the stand are great for a desk or bedside table, and the portable wireless charger is perfect for travel, working at a coffee shop, or spending some time outside in the sun.
- Get the RAVPower Qi-Certified 10W Fast Wireless Charger for $22.79 (save $15.20) with the code "REVIEWED066"
- Get the RAVPower 2 Coils 7.5W Wireless Charging Stand for $27.59 (save $18.40) with the code "REVIEWED069"
- Get the RAVPower 10400mAh Wireless Portable Charger for $39.99 (save $16) with the code "REVIEWED080"
3. The most popular teeth whitener on Amazon for under $10
This is the #1 best-seller among teeth whitening products on Amazon, and with over 17,000 reviews and 4.3 out of 5 stars it's clear that people are loving this powder. Whether or not charcoal powder really can remove stains from your teeth and brighten your smile, I honestly don't know. But for $8, the usually $20 product might be worth trying for yourself.
4. The Echo that goes best in the kitchen is its lowest price ever
Whether you already have an Echo and want to grow your collection, or you've been waiting for a good sale to try life with Alexa, this is the perfect time to get the biggest and most expensive Echo device for the lowest price we've ever seen. We're pretty confident that Amazon's going to feature all of its devices during Prime Day, and we suspect the Show's sale price will remain at this sale price until the sales event is through.
The Echo Show, which features a screen that can play movies and has a camera for video calls, is currently $100 off. The Show is especially awesome in the kitchen, as you can easily glance at your timers, get notifications, check in on your smart cameras, and stream movies and TV from Amazon Video while you cook.
5. One of our favorite Nintendo Switch games for kids
Looking for a new game for your Nintendo Switch? If you like fun, quirky adventures with a bit of a challenge and a fantastic soundtrack, we recommend Owlboy. This adventure features a clumsy but relatable protagonist, and requires solid hand-eye coordination, so it's best suited for older kids and adults. Right now, it's down to the lowest price we've ever seen, making it the perfect time to give this game a shot.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.