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We’re all looking for ways to save money, right? For some, that means casually browsing the sales sections of your favorite retailers and hunting around for coupons that could help you spend less. But savvy bargain shoppers know that Amazon’s the best place to hit for daily deals on everything, from electronics to things for around the house.
Here’s the catch though: Unfortunately, sometimes something that looks like a good deal, isn’t actually a good deal. That’s where we step in. Here at Reviewed, we use price tracking tools to actually analyze price history, to determine whether or not something’s really a solid discount or not. We also test hundreds of products and draw from that research to recommend the best of the best. Without further ado, here are the best deals to pick up this Friday.
1. Save 15%: These popular wool dryer balls
Fed up with dryer sheets and having to always pick them out of your laundry loads after every tumble? It’s time to finally make the switch over to wool dryer balls and see what all the fuss has been about. True, they might not be the miraculous time-saver they suggest on Amazon—our testers have said these balls don’t really cut drying time down a significant amount—but they are way more eco-friendly. You can use them to soften laundry without any added chemicals, and they’re supposed to last more than a thousand loads, so you’ll save you money in the long run.
2. Gold Box deal alert: Save 46% on Cuisinart cast iron
During the colder months, cast iron cookware can be especially useful. The reason? Cast iron retains heat and distributes it evenly so you can cook warm, yummy meals on the stovetop or in the oven and broiler without stressing about overcooking. Cuisinart makes some of the most venerated kitchen gadgets and cookware out there, and as part of Amazon’s Gold Box deal, you could save up to $60 on some lovely cast iron. Right now, their casserole pots and chicken fryers are on sale in muted matte grey and cream colors, and as this deal ends tonight at midnight, it’s definitely worth acting on ASAP if you want new cast iron.
3. Save $50: This tablet that kids will love
If you’ve ever gone on a long trip with kids—spoiler: it sucks—you know that keeping them nice and distracted is one of the only ways to make the whole experience bearable. But instead of just giving them your iPad and calling it a day, you can get them a tablet that’s meant just for them. Right now, you can get the Fire HD 8 for $50 off, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it. It’s the best tablet for kids that we’ve ever used, as it comes with a large screen, 12-hour battery life, and delivers access to over 15,000 fun and educational apps, videos, games, books from the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS Kids, and more. And if anything happens to the tablet, you’re covered by a two-year worry-free guarantee, so it’s a must-have.
4. Huge savings: The best packing cubes we’ve ever tested
Your suitcase can become a real disaster area if you’re not careful, especially if you’re spending several days traveling. The best packing cubes can help bring order to an otherwise extremely messy situation, and right now you can get our pick for the best ones out there on sale. You can save up to $11 depending on which set you get—the 3-piece or the 6-piece set—although we suggest going with the 6-piece since you’re getting more value and you’ll have enough cubes for everything.
5. Save $70: A pair of timeless Ray-Bans
Some things never stop being cool: leather jackets, air conditioners on a stuffy summer night, and of course, Ray-Bans. When it comes to upping one’s cool factor, a pair of Ray-Bans just instantly does the trick. Not for nothing, but they’re fairly practical too (especially if you’re like me and you struggle to drive with the sun in your eyes). Well right now is your chance to save on a pair of timeless Aviator Polarized Sunglasses. The gold/green color combo usually sells for $203, but you can pick them up on Amazon for $132.12, which is awesome and well worth it if you’ve been after a pair of these sunglasses but haven’t wanted to pay full price.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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