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I’m obsessed with always finding the best deals and buying the things I want and need when they’re on sale. But I’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, that not ever deal is worth your time. Sometimes retailers inflate the original price to make a small discount seem larger. Other times they may inflate a product’s rating with fake or paid reviews, making it seem more appealing than it really is.
To help you navigate these shark-infested waters, I put my bargain hunting skills to work along with the expertise of Reviewed’s product testers (including myself) to seek out the best deals and sales that are actually worth your time and attention. Relying on our test results, as well as investigating consumer reviews and price histories, I can confidently say these are the best deals and sales you’ll find online this Monday, April 22.
Celebrity Fashion: 1. Shop the final day of Nordstrom’s massive Spring Sale
Nordstrom’s Spring Sale is the sale to shop, but today is the final day to get big discounts on popular brands like BP., Madewell, and Topshop—and yes, even those infamous Capri candles are discounted right now. My fashion-forward coworker put together a list of her 16 favorite sale items if you want to see the top pieces on sale, but note that many might already be out of stock. That’s the nature of sales at Nordstrom, so have your card ready if you see something you have to have.
Celebrity Fashion: 2. Get the most popular DNA kit for 30% off
If you always click on stories about people discovering long-lost family thanks to a DNA test kit, maybe it’s time to see if your own genetic code holds any mysteries of your own. Right now and through April 25 (DNA Day!), Ancestry is discounting their popular DNA testing kits to just $70 on their own site as well as on Amazon. This is the second best sale price we’ve seen so far this year. Considering that Ancestry is constantly updating and refining your results, this is a great time to try it out.
Celebrity Fashion: 3. Our favorite meat thermometer is 26% off (if you buy two)
Love to cook? You should have a good meat thermometer in your arsenal, and right now you can get the best digital meat thermometer we’ve ever tested at a great discount. The ThermoWorks ThermoPop is a favorite among celebrity chefs and YouTube cooking stars, and right now they’re running a big discount when you buy at least two. These typically $34 digital thermometers are only $25 each if you get more than one, so you can get one for yourself and give another to a loved one. Heck, you could even squirrel the second one away for a birthday or the holidays (but I wouldn’t hold onto the spare for too long. it is grilling season after all).
Celebrity Fashion: 4. The best essential oil diffuser is at nearly its best price ever
Are you intrigued by the idea of using an essential oil diffuser? There are tons of options out there, which can make it hard to choose, but we recommend this one from InnoGear. Not only is it the best aromatherapy diffuser we’ve ever tested, but right now it’s only $0.50 more than the lowest price we’ve ever seen thanks to a discount and an on-page coupon that takes another $1 off the price.
We loved the larger-than-average water reservoir that lets you run it longer than other models. Coupled with the fun multicolor lights and the low price, this adorable diffuser is a steal. And, through luck or fate or smart planning, the essential oil set our readers prefer to pair with this diffuser is also on sale for its lowest price ever, just $10.29, nearly $6 off the regular price.
Celebrity Fashion: 5. Save up to 70% at Wayfair’s ‘Big Rug Sale’
Who doesn’t love a good rug sale? Honestly, I wish I could cover my whole house in trendy rugs, but they’re usually way more expensive than I care to think about. Right now, however, Wayfair’s holding a big old sale with prices you won’t balk at.
They’re discounting rugs of all sizes, shapes, and designs as much as 70%, and the closeout sale promises even bigger price drops. You can find 8’x10′ rugs for $100 and 5’x8′ area rugs for as little as $40.
If you’re sick of your family stomping around on your hardwood floors, or you want to spruce up your living spaces, this sale is definitely worth poking around.
Celebrity Fashion: 6. The best paring knife is back to its best price
Unless you’e a trained chef (or have big dreams of winning a kitchen gameshow), you really don’t need a lot of fancy knives. A good chef’s knife can handle most any task, but when you need to do something more precise—like deveining shrimp and peeling apples—you should have a solid paring knife at the ready. This one from Wusthof blew the competition out of the water when we tested all the best paring knives with its impeccably balanced build that made it the easiest and most comfortable blade we tested. Right now, this $50 knife is back down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen, making it a great time to level up your home cooking game.
Celebrity Fashion: 7. An amazing soundbar is 27% off
Let’s face it. You’ve been using the built-in speakers on your TV for too long and the madness needs to stop. TV makers don’t really put much effort into including nice sound because most people have external setups. Surround sound might be the golden standard for a home theater, but it’s expensive and complicated to set up if you’re not supe tech-savvy. Soundbars have been growing in popularity because they give you basically the same sound enhancement (you’ll actually be able to hear the dialogue for once) and this one from Samsung is a great option, especially if you already have a Samsung TV.
The HW-N650 is the next step up from the model we tested in our roundup of the best soundbars under $500, meaning it delivers better sound quality thanks to a few extra speakers. We were quite fond of the N550 we got to try, especially loving how intuitive it was to sync to a Samsung TV. Right now the N650 is under $300 at Massdrop, marking the best price we’ve seen by over $100. The price you pay for such a huge discount is that it won’t ship until May 7, but we think it’s more than worth the wait.
Celebrity Fashion: 8. One of the best affordable 4K TVs is at its lowest price
TCL Roku TVs are amazing for their blend of affordability and quality—and in fact that’s what we love most about them. Plus, they have a streaming platform built right in so there is no additional device to set up to start enjoying your TV. I’ve had one of these 4K TVs since Black Friday and I love it. While we haven’t reviewed this 55-inch 2018 model, we’ve seen consistent quality in every TCL we’ve tested so we’re confident you’ll love it, especially at its lowest price ever. The colors aren’t quite as bright and the blacks not as black as some higher-end TVs, but considering the price is more than half that of a fancier model, we’re not complaining.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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