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There’s something deeply depressing about having a long list of errands and chores to do on a Saturday. But thankfully, a lot of those annoying errands can be done from your couch these days. Need TP and groceries? Peapod or Amazon Fresh have your back. Need a new vacuum or bedsheets for your guest room? Order them online and have them appear at your door. Suddenly, you’ve got a lot more time to do what weekends were made for: nothing at all (or, you know. fun stuff in general).
Want some inspiration for your online shopping trip? I woke up early—you’re welcome—to scan through all of Amazon’s Gold Box, Lightning Deals, and Deals of the Day to cherry-pick the five best deals. Not only are these sale prices fantastic, but these products are all either things Reviewed has tested ourselves or that have high ratings and trustworthy reviews, so you know you’re not just saving but you’re making a good investment.
1. The most popular DNA kit
Even if you’re able to fill out your family tree all the way back to your great great great grandparents and your fourth cousins, don’t you wonder if there are undiscovered secrets lurking in your past? Right now, you can find out if your family really did have origins in the Roman Empire or if you’ve got a long-lost relative. Ancestry’s DNA kits are on sale on Amazon for 30% off right now, just a little bit less than the low price we saw recently during the DNA Day sale.
2. The best electric kettle ever
If you drink a lot of tea, you should own a kettle. And if your kettle sucks, you should seriously upgrade. This Cuisinart kettle is the best we’ve tested and it’s also my personal favorite. I had one for a while, but I dropped it (dumb) and had to replace it. Idiot that I was, I opted for a cheaper brand and I regret it every day I make tea—so, always.
This one beeps when the water’s ready, has a lighted window to check the water level, has a super easy lid-open button, and most importantly heats water fast. It rarely goes on sale but right now it’s back down to its lowest sale price.
3. The best smart bulbs
If you’ve already got Philips Hue bulbs in your home, you’ll want to check out this discounted color bulb to add to your collection. Of all the smart bulbs out there, the Hue lineup is far and away the best option. This bulb offers more than 16 million white and color options to set the mood for any occasion.
Not only can you control them from your phone or via any smart speaker, but they’re LED bulbs that use less energy (especially when you set them to schedules so they’re not just on all the time). We’ve had Hue bulbs in our home for over four years and haven’t had to replace a single one, so it’s a great investment, especially when this bulb is $10 off.
Don’t have the Hue Bridge? If you happen to have an Echo Plus or a Samsung SmartThings hub, you don’t need it to use Hue bulbs.
4. The best device for aromatherapy
If you’re in the market for an aromatherapy diffuser, you probably already know that there are thousands of options. That can be pretty overwhelming, which is the opposite feeling one should have when buying a device intended to boost moods. We tested all the most popular models and found the InnoGear to be the best. It can hold enough oil to run for up to nine hours, and it’s super easy to choose a light option (it lights up in seven different colors) with the built-in controls. Right now it’s $1 less than normal, giving you the perfect reason to treat yourself.
5. My favorite couch co-op video game
If you’re looking for a fun game the whole family can play on your Nintendo Switch, this is it. Overcooked! is one of the most giggle-inducing games I’ve ever played, and it’s great for 2-4 players. You have to work together to prepare means and get them out on time, but there are lots of obstacles on the way. One obstacle you don’t have to face is paying full price for this hilarious game, as it’s $10 less than usual right now.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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