The accent could be on Amazon Prime Day this week, but other stores have started promoting their own deal events in an effort to compete. The Target Sale Days Sale runs June 20-22, and those are our favorite discounts here at WIRED.
Walmart also has its own sale that starts at 7 p.m. ET, and if you’re planning on checking out Prime Day deals, the sale officially begins at 3 a.m. ET on Monday, June 21. We’ve got some early bird deals and some tips on how to get it through most of the day.
We hit the items that sell or price increase from the time of publication. The discounts sometimes come back quickly, so be sure to check it out for yourself. Our choices come from our team’s experiences in reviewing products, researching and tracking offer prices.
Offers for home and kitchen
For more of our favorite home and kitchen products, check out our guides to the best robot vacuums, the best Dyson vacuums, as well as latte and cappuccino makers and many more coffee reviews.
A KitchenAid stand mixer is a great buy if you really enjoy cooking and baking. They are made to last and look stylish in a kitchen, especially in red or blue colors which give it a vintage vibe.
Once you start having your floors cleaned by a robot, you will experience true luxury. We have a bunch of recommendations, but they usually cost a lot more than this one. We haven’t looked at this model, but looked at similar models. The last few Ecovacs we tried had some navigation issues, but if you don’t have some weird ledges in your house you should be fine. It’s also rare to find a reliable robot vacuum for less than $ 200.
The popular Instant Pot is a Prime Day staple. It takes a bunch of devices and puts them in one. There are a few different sizes and versions, but this 6 quart is suitable for about six people. If you have a large family, the 8 quart jar is also on sale for $ 90 ($ 50 off).
Dyson makes great vacuums and the V8 is its “budget” model. It converts into a handheld vacuum and has a runtime of around 40 minutes, so be sure to charge it between cleaning sessions.
If you really love coffee and drink several cups a day, you should invest in a nicer machine – even a cheap Mr. Coffee is good. But Keurigs have their place because they are fast and convenient. This one is small, so you can install it in apartment kitchens or even at your office. Designer Jonathan Adler came up with the look, which is pretty cool.
If you have more room to store it and occasionally like iced coffee, this K-Elite model is also at a discount.
Air fryers are another fan favorite and a few are on sale at Target this year. We haven’t tried this particular model, but Oster has a pretty good reputation for kitchen gadgets. The company’s 9-function countertop air fryer is also discounted to $ 100 ($ 60 off). As an alternative, the PowerXL air fryer costing $ 60 ($ 40 off) also seems like a good deal. We haven’t tested it.
You might be heading back to an office or planning some camping or road trips. Anyway, have a thermos to keep meals hot (or cold!) This one is also dishwasher safe.
Check out our guide to streaming devices, our guide to fitness watches, and our guide to wireless headphones for more of our favorites.
We are big fans of AirPods Pro. They sound great and fit more comfortably in your ears than the first Airpods. We see these discounts a lot, but they’ve been around $ 197 over the last few months, so that’s a small drop from their normal discounted price.
Roku is our favorite streaming platform, and the Streaming Stick Plus is our choice for most people. This offer pops up frequently, and we’re only including it because we love the device.
It’s our favorite fitness watch right now and it’s the lowest price we’ve seen recently. The Fitbit app is easy to use and its products remain affordable, yet perform well. You can get the same price on Amazon.
Hair and health offers
We all need a little personal grooming, the past year and a half has proven that. For more of our favorite beauty and grooming gadgets, check out our favorite straighteners and hairdryers. We also have guides to the best Theragun and massage guns and the best electric toothbrushes.
We recently tested this blow-dry brush and found it to be quite effective, especially for the price. The brush head detaches for easy storage and moving, and can also be replaced with others.
This massage gun is as expensive as the Theraguns it competes with, but it still works well enough to relieve tense muscle pain. It comes with five different attachments to target different areas and it connects to an app via Bluetooth to guide you through the recovery options. There are more affordable options out there, but it’s the best price we’ve tracked for the Hypervolt.
The Quip is a powerful and affordable electric toothbrush. The app gives you brushing information like duration, intensity and coverage. It doesn’t show real-time tracking, if that’s something you really want. The plastic version is fine, but the sleeker metal brush is also $ 10 cheaper right now.
Our pets are part of the family and they deserve toys too. Luckily, Target has some really cute products just for them on sale this weekend. Be sure to read our guides on cat and dog accessories, and our tips for newly adopted pets.
WIRED has tested a handful of dog DNA tests and found Embark to offer a ton of useful information – it has even found puppy parents on the staff! But it’s expensive, even at a reduced price.
Target’s cat scratching houses are almost too cute to handle. This one is perfect for surfing cats who just love to chill out, but there’s something for every vacation, including Pride and Halloween. You can’t go wrong here.
Of all the pet supplies at Target, I’m the most drawn to those made by Boots & Barkley. They look good and the products I tried lasted a while. This plush bed will suit cats and small dogs.
We love Catit products, and this fountain can be used for cats or dogs who might like it. There are three water flow settings, including one without the flower, which may be more appealing to dogs. This offer also includes a placemat to catch spilled water and a stainless steel food dish.
We haven’t tried this particular brand, but it’s recommended and we think this design might appeal to more dogs than the Catit Flower Fountain above. In addition, it has a location for backup batteries to start in the event of a power failure.
Board games offers
I prefer a good old school board game or a trivia session when I’m bored, but they can get really expensive if you want to buy a few. Fortunately, some of them are currently on sale. Check out our guide to family board games. Target also offers discounts on video games.
Catan is popular among strategy game fans, but it can fetch almost $ 60. We’ve seen it around $ 44 recently, so this further drop is appreciated.
I can’t say I’m a fan of this seemingly endless game, but it’s a classic for a reason. There have been minor improvements over the years, but it has stuck to the original pretty much.
This game might be for kids, but you can’t deny that it is fun to play with a group of adults every now and then, especially if you are willing to ask more alternative questions. Or, as one Redditor suggested, replace cartoons with photos of your friends and, respectfully of course, roast each other. This only ships if your cart is $ 35 or more.
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