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    40 Practical Things Worth Buying On Amazon Prime Day

    All the best deals on things you’ll *actually* use all the time. No regrets.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Amazon Prime Day, the day when Amazon has more deals than you could ever conceivably look through in an ENTIRE LIFETIME, is here — and this year it’s just in time for you to get ahead of holiday shopping, so you don’t have to worry about shipping delays.

    We waded through the mountains of bargains for you and found some of the best deals in every category.

    FYI — deals move quickly on Prime Day. We’ll do our best to keep this post and imagery as up-to-date as possible, but we can’t catch everything immediately. Check back throughout Prime Day to see our latest updates as the deals change!

    Note: To get these deals you have to be a Prime member, so if you aren’t already, sign up for a free 30 day trial here.

    1. A Squatty Potty for 3% off specifically designed to adjust your position so you can go number two easier and live a life without bloating or constipation backing you up.

    The Squatty Potty sitting on the floor in front of a toilet, like a stool

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I first heard about the Squatty Potty. After all, I have been pooping just fine for decades. But when a co-worker gave a glowing review of them, I decided to try one. From the first moment that I sat down, I knew it was going to be a good experience. It's just a more natural way to poop. Not only did my business take about half the time to complete, it was a more thorough job. I recommend this product 100%." —LL

    Price: $17.49 (originally $26.98).

    2. A pair of Sony noise-canceling headphones for 50% off with 30 hours of playback time on a single charge, ~extra bass~, and easy touch sensor controls so you can enjoy your tunes (or just block out your noisy roommate) as much as you'd like.

    the headphones

    Promising review: "The Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise canceling headphones are the most incredible headphones I have ever used! Not only are they supremely comfortable to wear, but the sound quality and active noise canceling are far superior to any other premium headsets that I have used. Super lightweight and excellent sound from these Sony over the ear headphones. All day battery life and comfort. Ears stayed cool during full day use while connected to my windows 10 desktop. The headphones ship with a great carrying case, a USB-C fast charging cable, an audio cable for wired connection and instructions/paperwork. The headphones fold up perfectly to fit in the case which is a good size for traveling. The came fully charged and ready to go, so all you need to do is (optional really, as they headphones will connect to your bluetooth device anyway) download the Sony Connect app and set up the earphones. So far, after using it for 10 days, i had no problem either with connecting them to my laptop or cell phone or sound quality. I like the adaptive mode, it adjusts the noise cancelling while you are walking or running." —J. Edward Baker

    Price: $123 (originally $248; also available in black)

    3. A pair of Powerbeats headphones for 30% off if you prefer something small while you work out, listen to music, or just work while listening to your fave playlists. Plus, they won't fall out of your ears!

    BuzzFeed / Emma McAnaw

    My colleague Emma McAnaw is a fan. Here's what she has to say:

    "I am not a tech-savvy person by any means. I needed help the other day just to make sense of a new electric can opener. Needless to say, I had still been using cheap drugstore headphones up until recently (I lost my included Apple headphones many moons ago). I decided I needed wireless headphones for multiple reasons: a) regular headphones are annoying to use at the gym, especially while running, and b) I was starting to waste a lot of money by replacing cheap headphones over and over again, which inevitably break within four months. Not to mention, untangling wires were starting to take years off my life.

    These Beats headphones have been a real game-changer for me. The sound quality is SO MUCH better than my cheap headphones, which has actually really improved my experience at the gym. I find it easier to stay motivated now that my music is *crystal clear* (and I can't hear myself wheezing on the treadmill). I was worried it would be hard to connect their Bluetooth settings to my phone and computer (again...I can't handle can openers), but the whole process is super self-explanatory. And they stay connected for pretty long distances — I can walk away from my phone to the other side of the room without interrupting my music.

    They can hold a charge for a pretty long time, as long as you always store them in their charging case. I usually use them for a full workday without needing to re-charge them. Plus, they're really comfy in my ears and never fall out, thanks to their clever hook design (if you have comfort issues with Apple headphones, these will probably feel better)! My ears never feel sore or need a break from them — their lining is super soft and almost moldable. If you're a headphones connoisseur and value sound quality, I've been really impressed (I'm no expert, but a lot of people agree!). They're definitely a splurge, but IMO, they're worth it!"

    Price: $174.95 (originally $249.95; available in eight colors).

    4. Or some Apple AirPods with a charging case for 28% off since you've been meaning to buy some forever.

    Apple AirPods

    Price: $114.99 (originally $159)

    5. Crest 3D Whitestrips for 44% off to help you erase the evidence of all that coffee you drink., Amazon

    Promising review: "Crazy! The difference they've done so far, in just four treatments!" —mzinchrist

    Price: $27.96 (originally $49.99)

    6. A wildly popular rice cooker for 28% off here to transform weeknight dinners. And lunches. Perhaps breakfasts?!

    the rice cooker

    Promising review: "I'm a newly graduated student, so I was debating whether to buy a cheap rice cooker or this one. I already owned one of those cheap $20 rice cookers that cook one cup at a time, but I hated it since the quality of rice wasn't good and the rice would spoil in less than a day at room temperature. I'm glad I bought this expensive rice cooker; quality is excellent and will lasts. I only cook white rice, and the cooker has a default timer of 60 minutes for white rice. There is a 'quick cook' mode which is 45 minutes, but the rice won't taste as good. There is a detachable lid that you need to wash after every use. The purchase also comes with a steaming tray used for vegetables. Plug is retractable which is also neat. My favorite part is the metal pot that holds the rice; the pot inside part of the pot is non-stick so it is super easy to clean and rice won't stick to the sides of the pot. When your rice is done cooking, you can customize the sound; default sound is like a twinkle twinkle song; other choice is a single beep; or you can have no sound. Instruction manual is fairly easy to read for all of the other functions." —PansyHunter

    Price: $170.16 (originally $235)

    7. A two-pack of Tile bluetooth trackers for 30% off for all those times when you were home alone and couldn't find your phone...and then realized that you couldn't call your phone to find it. This'll save the day when that inevitably happens again.

    The white square tracker attached to a keychain

    Price: $33.59 (originally $47.99)

    8. A knee memory foam pillow for 44% off to help you get your sleep position ~aligned~.

    The pillow being used six different ways on model's legs

    Price: $19.51 (originally $34.95)

    9. A cute Vera Bradley lunch box for 40% off as some motivation to pack meals instead of shelling out for a $14 salad that was just alright.

    the lunch box

    Price: $21.05 (originally $35)

    Check out deals on Vera Bradley items for up to 46% off.

    10. A slim bidet attachment for 49% off you'll barely notice on your porcelain throne 'til you use it for a *quite* pleasant experience that'll cut down on your household's TP usage.

    the bidet  attachment on a toilet

    Promising review: "This was a very easy install, considering I am 77 years old and not too limber. It included all needed fittings, Teflon tape with well written, clear instructions. It took me a half-hour to install it. Be careful when turning it on, as you might get a face full of water. I wish it had a separate water pressure regulator as we have quite high pressure on our lines. The water came on, no leaks, and when I turned the two-way valve, it shot across the bathroom, luckily into the shower. Overall, the product seems to be well manufactured and thought out. I have had time to use this device. I LOVE IT!!! Works well and no leaks." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $29.74 (originally $59)

    11. A pair of super comfy American Apparel leggings for 46% off if you could throw another pair into your outfit rotation or have somehow not crossed over to the dark (superior) side of high-waisted leggings.

    reviewer wearing the leggings

    Promising review: ""These leggings are exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m picky when it comes to leggings. It’s difficult to find leggings that are mostly cotton, but also with some stretch. I also like that it doesn’t have a super awkward, thin, tight, elastic band that cuts into my middle. I just bought two more pairs and will probably buy more." —JS

    Price: $14.99 (originally $28; available in women's sizes XS–XL)

    12. A Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook laptop for 14% off in case your go-to machine is running on fumes.

    the laptop

    Promising review: "I purchased the Google Pixelbook Go after doing a lot of research on all brands and models of Chromebooks. I am a web developer and internet marketer who goes to a lot of clients offices and wanted something small, extremely lightweight and very portable. I own a few laptops, MacBooks, and desktop PCs as well as an iPad Pro 11 which I love. Sadly, iPadOS isn’t sufficient enough for me to use all day while out of the office and lugging a 15.6” laptop around was a bit much never mind the giant battery cable. This machine solved all! Highly recommended!" —Jae

    Price: $1,199 (originally $1,399)

    13. A set of sheet suspenders for 39% off to keep that fitted sheet right where it belongs, on your mattress and not popping you in the face in the middle of the night.

    the set

    Price: $7.97 (originally $12.99)

    14. An Instant Pot 11-in-1 with an air fryer for 33% off to help your fam eat even better for minimal effort on your part. Plus up to 58% off for some other Instant Pot models.


    Promising review: "After listening to dozens of clients and friends talk about their air fryers, I decided it was time to bite the bullet so to speak. Consumer Reports rave reviews led me to the Instant Vortex Plus. I LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️ IT! Everything seems to taste better cooked in an air fryer. Even salmon is more moist and flavorful. Plus food cooks more quickly than traditional oven or fryer methods. The Vortex is large capacity so it’s easy to cook two or more types of food at the same time. Do it... you won’t regret it! Salmon and fries for two all cooked together." —Rosanne Heideman

    Price: $119.99 (originally $179.95; available in four sizes)

    15. A Stasher reusable silicone bag for 30% off that is leakproof, dishwasher-safe, and a much more eco-friendly alternative to your usual food storage solutions.

    the bag

    "I recently ran out of plastic sandwich bags which lead to a discussion between my husband and me if we even really needed them in the house at all. We decided we did NOT and chose to try out reusable Stasher silicone snack bags instead. They've been great! They're super easy to clean, come in fun colors, and feature a really tight pinch-lock seal, so snacks stay fresh. We're definitely going to buy the sandwich bags as well. Welcoooooome to a plastic-free 2020!" —Heather Braga, BuzzFeed Editor

    Price: $8.39 (originally $11.99)

    16. A Dash air fryer for 35% off so you can dip your toes (er, fingers) into the perfectly fried food options with far less oil and fat than traditional methods., crispy chicken

    Promising review: "So far I am loving my Compact Dash Digital Air Fryer. I needed something lightweight that wouldn't take up a lot of room, and this product met both requirements. It looks attractive on the counter, it's easy to use, and easy to clean. I have cooked frozen french fries, frozen beer-battered cod, and fresh pork chops. So far everything has turned out excellent and crispy but not dried out. I am eager to try chicken and a few other foods soon. I am single so this is the perfect size for me." —Mary Merry

    Price: $58.49 (originally $89.99)

    17. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses for up to 15% off (plus an additional 30% off at checkout!) that'll help reduce eye strain after hours of staring at your computer, phone, and TV screens. These are for all those people with 20/20 vision who've always wanted a reason to wear glasses (and they're fine to wear with contacts, too)!,

    Don't forget to clip the coupon before checking out!

    Promising review: "Love these!! My roommate had some blue light glasses that I had tried and as much as they worked, they got smudged very easily and almost had a sort of film over them. These ones do not easily smudge and when they do I find it comes off pretty easily. I also have a very small head/face and these fit perfectly and don’t look too big on me! I’ve noticed my headaches have lessened a lot since I started wearing them during screen time, so happy with the purchase!" —Jenn Wagstaffe

    Price: $11.89+ (originally $19.99; available in seven colors and as a multi-pack)

    18. A Braun epilator set that comes with a facial cleansing brush and attachments for 43% off to help you finally give razors the heave-ho.

    the set

    Promising review: "I've never tried any sort of hair removal aside from the trusty ol razor, so this was my first try at pulling any hairs out rapidly. I've also got very light, fine hair (if that makes a difference to anyone). Anyway, after reading the reviews I was fully expecting to be crying and bleeding after the first three seconds. Much to my surprise it was NOT as bad as childbirth, as I had read from other first time users. It hurt, don't get me wrong, but it was totally manageable. It actually felt sort of like I was getting a tattoo on my legs. I know that doesn't sound very appealing, but it was not that bad. I must admit, the thought of taking this thing to my arm pits is making me break out in a sweat but that's a problem for a different day I think. So far, I did below both knees and my legs are smooth as butter! QUITE red, but that'll probably be gone by morning. Long story short, if you are sick of shaving your legs and can grit your teeth for 45 minutes you probably would be right for this device! I'm looking forward to when it hurts less and I have to do it hardly ever." —Hannah

    Price: $79.94 (originally $139.99)

    19. Or a sensitive skin-friendly Venus razor and four refills for 30% off so you won't have to worry about running to the store to re-up.

    model shaving their armpits

    Price: $16.06 (originally $22.99)

    20. A set of Rubbermaid vented lid storage containers for 20% off with lids that snap onto the *bottom* of containers, meaning you'll never have to go on a 15-minute hunt for the right pair while your leftovers are sitting out.

    the containers

    Promising review: "These food containers are awesome! The price was so affordable, the fridge is now better organized, and the quality is very good. I love the vented tops you can use to microwave food, and my favorite soups, quickly and easily. I find that there is less use for the mini containers, so I would've liked another couple larger ones instead. But overall, the material is very durable and they're totally leakproof! They keep food, especially fruit and veggies, fresher for longer. My mom has trouble opening things with her hands but doesn't struggle with these. So these should be appropriate for most seniors with weaker grips. This is a great set with excellent value, and I would highly recommend it!" —P@¡n ₩@rr¡0r

    Price: $15.99 (originally $19.99; for a 42-piece set, also available in a 60-piece set)

    21. A pack of Affresh dishwasher tablets for 27% off that we write about all the time, because reviewers swear by them to finally get rid of that mildew-y smell that might be lurking in the washing machine. You don't need a new machine, just buy these!

    A tablet being dropped in a washing machine drum

    It works in both top-loading and front-loading machines.

    Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain - the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycle #2 and #3. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle #1. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —aberson

    Price: $10.19 (originally $13.98)

    22. An Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black electronic rechargeable toothbrush for 46% off so you won't have to endure that "talk" and guilt trip during your next trip to the dentist. Plus it's got Bluetooth!

    Black and blue packaging with black brush with white head and base

    Promising review: "Can a product have too much stuff with it? I never thought so, until I got this toothbrush. The 7000 comes with so much stuff you never knew you needed. In the end though, it's not about the smart guide clock, the bluetooth connection and fully customizable brushing regime, and real time results. It's about the brush. Standout features include a robust motor, and surprisingly, a replaceable rechargeable battery, which makes the price point for this worth it as the batteries in electronic toothbrushes do have a shelf life for recharging cycles. I'd change a few things, but they're all subjective and overall, this is a terrific value compared to buying things separately or buying a cheaper brand. I came from the Dazzlepro which I loved, but I think the Braun Oral B is going to change that. It turns brushing into an activity, not just a chore." —Sardonick

    Price: $79.93 (originally $147.22).

    23. A third-generation Echo Dot for 62% off that can do everything from play music and make calls to read the news and set alarms — all at the sound of your voice! Having the ability to send hands-free texts and shuffle playlists whilst doing that at-home kickboxing video? It's about to change your life.

    the dot

    Promising review: "This is first smart speaker/assistant and I love it! It’s fun to use and talk to, especially during my workouts because I don’t have to stop to change the song! I’m pleased with the sound and quality of the speaker, too." —Kassandra M.

    Price: $18.99 (originally $49.99)

    24. A Diaper Genie for 25% off that, tbh, every parent with a kid in a diaper needs.,

    Promising review: "Honestly can’t smell the dirty diapers in the room. Super convenient if you can’t access the trash can outside easily. Just make sure you pull down the bag a little first to help the diapers go down smoothly other than that it’s perfect and I’m happy to purchased it." —Maria

    Price: $37.49 (originally $49.99)

    25. A Fitbit Versa 2 for 30% off so you can keep track of your stats within a finger's reach.


    Promising review: "I absolutely Love this Watch! I had a Samsung Smart Watch, I sent it back. There's nothing Like a Fitbit Versa 2. Love that I can use Alexa!" —Michelle Morrison

    Price: $127.95 (originally $179.95; available in six band colors)

    26. An iRobot Roomba vacuum that works with Alexa for 38% off can be your in-between for picking up lil' messes. Something that'll tidy up a bit behind your kids? Basically magic.

    the Roomba vacuum on a hardwood floor

    Promising review: "Love it!!! We have two dogs and a toddler so any extra help I can get it welcomed! I was surprised by how much hair it can suck up and how long it’ll run for. It’s a little louder than I thought it would be but the dogs seem to be fine with it. This one has a Bluetooth feature that connects to your phone where you can control it and it’ll give you a maintenance report. I highly recommend!" —Todd W.

    Price: $199.99 (originally $319.99)

    Plus check out more Roomba models on sale for up to 38% off.

    27. A grooming glove for 17% off because you can satisfy your fur baby's endless desire for some rubbies as well as your desire to not live in a house that's covered in dog fur. It's great if your dog or cat goes running at the sight of a brush.

    the glove with fur on it
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    "My dog is perfect in every way but he has recently started to shed and I am finding that all my clothes are covered in his fur. (According to his vet, it’s common for Frenchies to go through more shedding in the fall and spring to make way for a new ~seasonally-appropriate~ coat.) I had seen this pet grooming glove all over the internet, so I figured I’d give it a try. And boy oh good boy, it genuinely works. The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much!?!? After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean." —AnaMaria Glavan, BuzzFeed Editor

    Price: $5.77 (originally $11.99)

    28. A smart LED lightbulb set for 45% off that'll work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bluetooth.

    the lightbulb set

    Promising review: "I was hoping that when I bought this smart bulb that the colors would be bright and they are and I love it. It works seamlessly with my Google Home Mini and I can also tell it what color I'd like it. I am a big fan of Smart bulbs since getting my first C by GE as a Christmas gift. I currently now have ten C by GE bulbs in my home and this is the first color one." —Kis'

    Price: $24.32 (originally $44.73)

    29. A motion-detected, LED toilet light for 29% off, so no matter the age, everyone in your home can see exactly where they're going when they have to go in the middle of the night.

    kid holding the light

    Price: $12.70 (originally $17.95)

    30. A *waterproof* Kindle paperwhite with 32GB of storage(!!!) for 22% off you can load up with e-books instead of having to find more storage for all your physical books. It'll also make pressuring your mom into reading that book you just finished much easier.

    person holding the kindle

    Promising review: "I think Amazon listed this purchase as my 15th Kindle, so I guess I know a little about Kindles. This is the best yet. Of course, I'd like a little more battery power because I read a lot. But it still lasts longer than any Kindle I have had. The touch screen is a little sensitive but is so much easier to manage than my voyage was. I have yet to buy an audiobook, so I can't comment on that, but of course, this is the first reader capable of audio. I am very happy I got this version, as I prefer the cellular connectivity version to the simple wi-fi version." —Warren A. Lewis

    Price: $194.99 (originally $249.99)

    31. And a three-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited for 100% off (that's right, it's FREE) so you never run out of stuff to read.

    the kindle

    We're talking unlimited access to over 1 million books, current magazines, and thousands of audiobooks on ANY device — you can even read them on your smartphone if you download the Kindle app!

    Price: $0 (originally $29.97)

    32. A Nod by Tuft & Needle mattress for 20% off in case you're into very comfy things like adaptive foam that won't overheat ya' like foam of yore.

    person on a bed

    Promising review: "We’re so in love with our new king size Nod mattress!! My husband has back problems from being a carpenter for 20+ years and always complained about how our old mattress hurt his back so much. Since getting this mattress, he hasn’t complained and is actually sleeping better then before! The set up was so easy! Unwrapping and rolling out our mattress became a family event after the kids saw how much fun it was." —Kirstin

    Price: $220+ (originally $275+; available in six sizes)

    Check out the 10-inch version and another version on sale too.

    33. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water for 25% off as an oh-so-gentle way to erase makeup from your face. No more ruined washcloths!

    three steps of using the water

    Promising review: "This is awesome stuff, seriously I hate washing my face in the winter because my faucet takes 10 minutes for the water to turn warm (we have old pipes in our building) so washing it with cold water sucks in winter. Yeah, this stuff saves me from doing that plus it really does take your makeup off. I don't wear tons of makeup maybe that's why it works well. Also washing my face with hard water of Los Angles is not good for the skin either." —Andromeda

    Price: $6.78 (originally $8.99)

    34. A 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV for 33% off so you can cut to the chase rewatching Mrs. Maisel.

    the tv

    Has voice remote with Alexa: Use your voice to watch live TV, launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more.

    Promising review: "Really happy with this tv. The “fire remote” is great and the picture and sound is amazing. LOVE having a button to go right to Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc....WELL, WELL, WELL worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $119.99 (originally $179.99)

    Check out a 55-inch 4K TV on sale.

    35. Calvin Klein underwear for up to 50% off to keep you well-covered where ya' could use it.


    Price: bra for $16.66+; trunks for $22.97+

    36. A digital/Kindle The Washington Post subscription for $0.99 for three months so you can stop fighting the paywalls while catching your news online (of course for when you're taking a break from BuzzFeed News).

    the Washington Post logo

    Price: $0.99 for three months (originally $5.99).

    37. Or a Family Handyman five-month subscription for $0.99 to help you navigate what you should and shouldn't try to DIY at home.

    the magazine cover

    Price: $0.99

    38. A portable, waterproof JBL boombox Bluetooth speaker to bring the beats for all your 24-hour party people (plays music for an entire day on a 6.5-hour charge).

    Black speaker with large handle and red JBL logo

    Promising review: "I Usually never write reviews and I believe this is my first time writing a review for a product but this speaker was just too amazing for me not to tell everyone about it. The sound is crystal clear and very wonderful and for all you bass lovers, this is the product for you!!! I’m literally in love with the Bass because it’s just amazing!! Well done JBL!" —Carmen Viniegra

    Price: $279.95 (originally $400.35).

    39. A zip polar fleece for 32% off as a reliable layer that'll go with more or less everything.

    person in black long sleeve fleece zip up jacket

    Price: $14.40+ (originally $20.50+; available in 21 colors and men's sizes XS-XXL)

    Check out more fashion from Amazon brands on sale.

    40. A rugged, dust- and water-resistant SanDisk 1TB "Extreme" portable external drive for 45% off so you'll always have a back-up of your most prized and important digital possessions.


    Promising review: "Small, lightweight, extremely portable. 2TB drive that fits in the palm of your hand. I moved 1.5 tb of data to my new SSD without issue. The drive got warm but not too hot or warm enough to be concerned. Works great with my 2019 iPad Pro. As a person that travels a lot for work, this will help lighten up my carry on bag while also taking up less space in it. I can’t comment on the speed it reads/writes as I have an older laptop." —Ted

    Price: $154.99 (originally $279.99).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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