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Happy first day of August, which unfortunately means we’re nearing the end of the summer. While you’re stocking up on school supplies, you might as well get something for yourself too. Thankfully, each and every day Amazon has great deals and price drops, so you don’t have to break the bank while getting something you actually want. Bonus: many of this products make getting through the school year a little bit easier.
1. A travel mug that will actually keep your drink hot
I rarely leave the house without a travel mug filled with tea or coffee. Not only does it gives me a jolt of energy during my commute, but they’re also perfect to bring to work or to class—and this one from Contigo is one of our favorites. We love it because it kept our drinks hot up to eight hours thanks to the double-walled vacuum insulation and that it’s basically spill-proof with its patented Autoseal technology. Plus, it’s sleek, stylish, and comes in a variety of luxurious colors. Right now, it’s at the lowest price we’ve ever seen in Stainless Steel, but you can still get a few other colors for just $5 more.
2. A vacuum to keep your home clean this school year
It’s the first day of August, but unfortunately, the school year is rapidly approaching. That means there will be kids running through the house after sports or making a mess during playdates. To get a head start on deep cleaning all the dirt tracked on your floors and carpets, you may want to invest in a solid vacuum. Right now, you can get a certified refurbished model of the Dyson Animal Vacuum for just $199.99, which is a steal considering that these usually go for $275 and a new model costs $498.11.
This model is great because it can steer into difficult places thanks to its ball technology and has a self-adjusting cleaner head that makes moving from carpeting to hardwood seamless. Certified refurbished simply means they’re manufacturer refurbished with limited or no wear and includes all the original accessories as well as a 6 month Dyson limited warranty.
3. The best fast wireless charging pad we’ve ever tested
We all need to charge our phones (usually multiple times a day), so why not make it easier with a wireless charging pad, if your phone has Qi capabilities? This one from Samsung is our favorite fast wireless charging pad because it works for both Samsung Galaxy phones and the latest iPhone models and has a rubberized ring that keeps your smartphone from slipping off the pad. The only issue we had is that you need to make sure the wall adapter you use also supports fast charging. Right now, it’s at the lowest price of the year.
4. A larger version of our favorite stand mixer
The KitchenAid stand mixer is so iconic that when you refer to “my KitchenAid” people know exactly what you’re talking about. The 5-quart size is the best stand mixer we’ve ever tested, but if you’re a major baker who makes big batches of cookies at once, you’re going to want something a little bigger. Right now, you can get the 6-quart size for just $219, which is $30 less than its smaller counterpart, for today only. It has a more powerful motor and it’s the best a kneading dough, but we found that the paddle was a little more difficult to attach.
5. The best paper towels to stock up on
You’re always going to need more paper towels, so when they’re on sale, you might as well stock up on them. The Bounty Essentials Paper Towels are the best affordable ones we’ve ever tested and right now, they’re at their lowest price. We loved these towels because although it’s not the most strongest or absorbent paper towel out there, it gets the job done at an incredible price.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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