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Last Chance - Amazon Prime Day Deals END TODAY!

Last Chance - Amazon Prime Day Deals END TODAY!

*I edited this post to include new items that I found. Amazon's website was down for a majority of the day yesterday, so hopefully this makes your shopping a bit easier!! 

As always, each year Amazon does a day of sales and specials, which, I guess you could say is akin to Black Friday.  In the past, the sales have ranged from awesome to weird things (anyone remember that first year!), but retailers usually pull all the stops out when it comes to listing something on Prime Day. 

Here are my Day 2 picks below: 

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iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity (Works with Alexa) $229 - I got a Roomba for Paul (and by default, me) for Christmas last year and that thing has been life changing. Not only does it work from Wifi (ie: I can turn it on when we're out to dinner), but I can also set up a schedule for it to run when I'm not home. The robots truly are "smart," and the Roomba will map out your house to make sure that it is cleaning thoroughly. We've had a couple issues where the Roomba gets stuck somewhere (usually because a rug pushes it into a cabinet), but it is smart enough to detect drop-offs such as stairs, and won't pick up anything that is too big or wet. This is a nicer version of the one that we have, considering that it has Alexa capabilities, but pretty sure this is a better deal than the Black Friday special I got - so get on it! Seriously, this thing is worth it's weight in gold for the amount of time it saves me. 

23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service $99- I'm sure that you've likely seen these genealogy kits online before, but 23andMe allows you to submit saliva for testing for not just your ancestry but some really cool genetic markers, such as hereditary disease carriers, wellness markers, and genetic traits (like hair loss!). One reason I've commonly stayed away from such things like this is their price tag. A 23andMe test is usually almost $300, but today are only $99 on the Prime Day! Pretty awesome if you've been thinking about trying it. 

Samsonite Prism Two-Piece Hardside Spinner Set (20"/24") $119- Getting new luggage is like getting socks on Christmas. It's not that exciting, but you know it's something that you are going to use and use frequently. So, Prime Day is the perfect day to stock up on some luggage. I really like the hard cases of luggage, especially if you're checking a bag. No worries about getting things knocked around and ruined that way! And let's face it, Samsonite makes some of the best, most durable luggage around, so this is an excellent way to stock up. Not to mention, this is a set of two, so you can match your checked bag to your carry-on in style. 

Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender $49- I know that not everyone has the budget to afford a Vitamix. Yes, they're awesome, but something about spending $300+ on a blender for my smoothies just seems too incredulous to me. (Yes, I do realize all the things that they do but I don't actually do those things so they're wasted on me) This Ninja blender is a great alternative to the Vitamix if you're not looking to spend serious money. It's nothing overly fancy, but it does the job well and the construction is solid. And honestly, for $40 it's a great blender to put through the daily use. 

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Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch $199 - This is one heck of a discount too for Garmin to do. You never see Garmin discounted online unless the watch is refurbished. Garmin will always be my favorite running watch and this is a great addition. It has wireless connectivity, multiple workout functions, and easily connects to all your fitness apps. If you've been looking to get a Garmin watch, you really can't beat this price point for a solid entry into the Garmin world. You'll soon be suckered in, I promise. 

Fitbit Alta HR $89 - While we're on the subject of fitness trackers, why not talk about FitBit? They've come a long way since they started as a fitness step tracker, and now provide so much more data than ever before. Information on sleep and heart rate can now be found in a slim, attractive package. And it's 40%! I would always recommend a true Garmin watch if you're looking for data for running and activities, but for daily calories burned and activity tracking, this is a great bet. 

Coleman Roadtrip LXX Grill $112 - Okay, so I shared a countertop/picnic top version of this grill yesterday sine it was an "Amazon launch" but somehow I missed this awesome grill, which has many of the same features as the the tabletop version, but it has it's OWN table. With wheels. Obviously, if you're out in a park, there might be grill stands already accessible, but this is a great option for tailgating or quick road trips when you're not planning on having big meals. Super easy to use and a cheaper version of the same grill! 

 

And don't forget to keep scrolling and check out my picks from yesterday! 

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1. Sous Vide Precision Cooker | WI-FI + Bluetooth - These were a huge hit for Christmas gifts this last year and it's easy to see why. It's Bluetooth controlled and it's a simple set & forget (think Instapot!), but of course, your food comes out perfect. Each and every time. 

2. Amazon Echo Dot - AKA "That Hey Alexa!" thing. These are probably going to be one of the first things to "sell out" on the Prime Day sale only because it's getting to the point where everyone has one. What's so great about Alexa, I mean the Echo Dot, is that you can ask it to play your favorite music, call your parents, or a variety of other tasks. Just like Apple's Siri, it's a great way to be hands-free and the technology is always learning new commands. And today, for Prime Day, they are almost 50% off!

3. Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - These were listed on Amazon's Sneak Peek Prime Day sale and I'm curious to see how much of a sale that we're talking here. I work a lot in loud places and I love being able to completely shut off the noise from the outside world. And besides, Bose makes some quality headphones, so you know they're going to be good. 

4. Echo Smart Speaker - These bluetooth speakers pair with the Echo Dot and allow you to wirelessly play high-quality music throughout your house, as well as pairing with Alexa to do a wide number of commands. One of the best parts of the speakers is its multi-room music function, allowing you to play music on different devices. Consider it Alexa's bigger, more powerful brother. 

5. Coleman RoadTrip 225 Portable Tabletop Propane Grill - This bad boy is a Prime Day exclusive launch. Paul and I use a Coleman grill for our camping, but this allows for so much flexibility! It allows you to swap out grill plates, for skillets, or you can use the burners separately. It's a bit more on the expensive end, but I think that if you are someone who camps frequently, the different features of this grill will quickly pay for itself. 

6. Kindle E-Reader - There's a few variations of Kindle's on Amazon's site and they are all on sale today. I love the Kindle for two reasons. The first is that it's insanely lightweight and you can store all your favorite books on it for traveling. I love packing light so this guy saves a TON of space. The Kindle also has an anti-glare coating on the screen, so regardless of what kind of light you are in, it's easy to read. So, if I'm laying by the pool, I never have to worry about not being able to see the screen. And it never gets too hot and shuts off (thanks iPhone!). And did I mention the battery lasts forever? I've taken it on 10 day long trips and used it daily and still never had to charge it. That's lasting power.

What items are you looking for on the Prime Day sale? Leave them below! 

 

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