Remember when we had just one massive celebration of consumerism each year, and we had to wait a full 12 months for it? That seems quaint now thanks to Amazon Prime Day, an ingenious invention that’s eliminated the middleman in gifting so that you can just endow yourself whatever it is you want rather than field undesired presents from well-intentioned loved ones with questionable taste. This modern holiday kicks off on Monday and rolls through Tuesday, with deals pre-empting the big event as well as continuing to percolate in the days after, like little retail aftershocks.
As with Christmas, part of the fun of Amazon Prime Day is not knowing exactly what’s going to be on offer; you’ll go to bed on Sunday night all abuzz with wonder as to what will be “under the tree” when you awake the next morning (and the morning after that). The megacorp has, however, offered a few sneak peeks, the best of which (for your health) can be found below. Keep in mind that if you can’t find what you want on the site next week, other retailers (e.g., Target, Nordstrom, Walmart, and eBay) are likewise offering sales in order to compete (bahaha) with the budget bonanza. Oh, and between now and July 16, you’ll get $10 to spend on Prime Day sales when you spend $10 at Whole Foods either in-store or via the Prime Now app.
And now, without further ado, a few things Amazon’s elves are throwing into the sled for Prime Day
Did you know that the air inside your home can be five times more polluted than the air outside it? For this reason (also: a litter box + two cats), I swear by my Dyson air purifier. According to Amazon’s sneak peek feature, these healthful devices will be on sale next week, though details are pending. Dyson vacuums will be discounted as well.
2. Instant Pot
This 7-in-1 kitchen device was the top-selling Prime Day product in America last year. Who knows if it’ll be further discounted next week, but eagle-eyed deal spotters have noted it’s already been significantly marked down. Right now, you can get the 6-quart version, normally $100, for just $60. If you’re among the droves who will likely snag this item, here are about a million recipes to get something cookin’.
The brand Beekeeper’s Naturals will have multiple offerings on sale, including this product, which is ranked #2 in cold and flu “medicines” on Amazon. If you aren’t familiar with propolis, aka bee glue, it’s a natural immunity booster which has been shown to speed up recovery from illness. The brand’s Superfood Cacao Honey will also be on sale, among other products.
Lemon water devotees, rejoice—next week, this premium juicer will drop in price from $24.95 to $6.39.
For anyone who’s ever wanted to take a deep (like, DNA deep) dive into who they are, now is your moment. Ancestry announced that they will slash $100 off their $199 mail order test. So you can learn a whole lot about you and keep a Benjamin in your wallet at the same time. ICYMI, this kind of data can be used to learn more about your pre-programmed fitness abilities—and even what the best diet for you.
Before you get too excited, this item isn’t on sale; however, it’s been launched for Prime Day exclusively to Prime customers, and for a limited time only. (You can actually grab it now.) If you’re not in on the collagen trend, here’s everything you need to know before you add to cart. Also launching (or, launched)? Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories makeup line, Pure Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, No B.S. Acne Patches, this Ballarini blender, TruWoman snacks, and more.