The Best Deals We Can Find

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Because we think we can make a small difference by being picky, here are some great deals on solid pieces of gear.

We’ll always put the newest deals at the top of the page. Follow us on Twitter at @wirecutterdeals to see any updates we make throughout the day.

If you’re looking for deals on gadgets and technology, see our list over at The Wirecutter.

Refurbished Samsung Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker

Street Price: $150 MSRP: $180 Deal Price: $85

Refurbished
Refurbished Samsung Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker
A good price on a refurbished model of our Android-specific fitness tracker pick

This is the 3rd deal we’ve posted on the Samsung Gear Fit2 and the first refurb deal. While we’ve seen the Gear Fit2 as low as $130 new, at $85 refurbished for the large size, this is a nice discount if you’re in the market for an Android-friendly fitness tracker. Only the black color in large is available for this price (if you’re seeking the small size in black it is also available refurb for $95, but that’s less of a bargain relative to the previous deal pricing we’ve seen). This model, as a Geek Squad refurb, carries a 90 day warranty.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 is our best for Android users pick in our best fitness trackers guide.  Amy Roberts writes, “If you’re an Android user, the full-color Gear Fit2 might be the better pick, especially if you value sleekness. It’s noticeably thinner than the Vívosmart HR+ even though it also has GPS, a heart-rate sensor, and automatic activity detection. It’s much cheaper too. However, it is Android-only and is held back by an extremely short battery life of just 2 days, so you have to charge it almost daily. The activity auto-detection is particularly impressive: Once it recognizes a walk, run, or bike ride lasting 10 minutes or longer, the screen changes to a timer recording your effort, and once it detects you’re done, congratulates you on a job well-done. Finally, it’s the only tracker that lets you interact with notifications instead of just receiving them. You can actually reply to texts and email with canned responses. However, we should note that we ran into some issues with the GPS. More than once during testing, the tracker began the workout before locking onto GPS (which means you could end up halfway through a workout without distance and route recording). Overall, it’s a slick device for Android users willing to put up with a few quirks…”

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Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey (Molten Chocolate) Protein Powder

Street Price: $28 MSRP: $30 Deal Price: $24

A good deal on this whey protein powder. Typically, the price of this powder hovers around $30, and drops are comparatively rare. While this isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen, it’s a very good price and worth taking note of.

Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey (Molten Chocolate flavor) is a whey protein powder we like in our Best Whey Protein Powder guide. Shannon Palus writes, “If our top pick and runner-up aren’t available, or you want to try another brand, many of our panelists also liked Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey, in Molten Chocolate and Whipped Vanilla. It’s sweeter than our top pick yet not as cloying as the competition. We found the texture frothier than that of the top pick and runner-up, and when we made it to the specifications on the tub, it was much thicker. (The mixing instructions call for a higher powder-to-liquid ratio than our top pick requires; even when we used more liquid to thin out the Cellucor mix, it still tasted stronger.) Our panelists likened the tastes of the chocolate and vanilla flavors to brownie batter and frosting, respectively, preferring the chocolate to the vanilla.”

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Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker

Street Price: $20 MSRP: $40 Deal Price: $10

Top pick
Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker
A nice store pickup deal on our top label maker pick

If you’re willing to pick it up at a Staples near you, this is a great price on our top label maker. This matches the low price we’ve seen for this product. You’ll need to check the inventory of your local Staples stores to see if they have any in stock before heading over, but for those in need of a label maker the drive will likely be worth it.

The Brother P-Touch PT-D210 is the top pick in our guide on the best label maker. Marisa McClellan writes, “After 25 hours of research (including talking to small business owners, kitchen managers, professional organizers, and home users) and spending 15 hours testing eight popular models, we’ve determined that Brother PT-D210 is the best label maker for the most people. It was the easiest to use and printed consistently high-quality labels, despite being one of the cheapest models we tested.”

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Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 U-Lock

Street Price: $36 MSRP: $50 Deal Price: $26

Top pick
Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 U-Lock
A great deal on our bike lock pick

This is an excellent price on this Kryptonite bike lock, the lowest we’ve seen. This is an item that is nearly always $30 or more, so at $26, this deal represents a significant opportunity to save as bike season gets rolling again. Standard shipping is free.

The Kryptonite Series 2 is our top pick in our guide for the best bike locks. Eric Hansen writes, “This isn’t an exciting, novel pick for the best U-lock but it is savvy. Experts, users, and the bike thieves that we interviewed agree that the Series 2 U-lock is strong enough to foil all foilable thieves. It’s also light and comes with a stable, easy-to-mount carrying bracket that fits on virtually all bikes. Kryptonite’s accompanying “insurance”—costing $20 for three years—is the easiest to purchase, thanks to their rare online form. And it pays okay, too. In the event that some jerk destroys the U-lock and makes off with a bike, then Kryptonite pays the homeowners’ or renter’s insurance deductible or the replacement cost of the bike. The cable is just one more layer of security discouraging opportunists from nabbing a wheel or seat.”

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Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Street Price: $70 MSRP: $70 Deal Price: $50

Top pick
Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier
This matches the lowest price we've seen on our top pick humidifier.

This deal matches the previous lowest price we’ve seen on the Honeywell HCM-350, and is the best price we’ve seen in quite some time. Coming in at $20 under the street price, it’s a great price to pick up this humidifier. This deal is only available in black.

The Honeywell HCM-350 is our top pick in our guide to the best humidifier. Tim Heffernan wrote, “The Honeywell’s evaporative technology (as opposed to ultrasonic or warm mist), avoids problems common to the other methods, like overhumidification, pools of condensed water around the base, and white mineral dust building up on nearby surfaces. The HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier is easier to keep clean than nearly every other humidifier we’ve tested, because every part that touches water is free of electronic components and lacks the sharp angles that harbor buildup. And the HCM-350 is the only humidifier we’ve found that has a seamless, molded reservoir, which eliminates a problem common in inferior models: leaks. Evaporative humidifiers like this are not the most powerful type, but in less than two hours, the Honeywell reaches and maintains a comfortable level of humidity in a room up to about 400 square feet.”

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Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter

Street Price: $300 MSRP: $300 Deal Price: $270

Top pick
Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter
A small but significant discount on our top comforter pick

While this isn’t a huge savings, we rarely see this Brooklinen comforter on sale, so it’s a decent $30 drop in price. This price matches our previous posted low.

The Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter is our top pick in our guide for the best down comforter. Amy Westervelt wrote, “After researching and testing comforters for a combined 120 hours and many nights spent gauging our sleep quality, we’d go for the Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter. It’s the best all-around for the (reasonable) cost. Lots of down comforters will keep you comfortably warm at night. Many are stitched properly. Most have good return policies and warranties. Maybe half are generously sized. The real trick is finding a comforter that’s all those things plus airy, durable, and well-priced. The Brooklinen is it. Although this comforter is the lightest of all our picks, it’s still as fluffy and warm as you’d ever want a down comforter to be.”

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Kinsa Ear Thermometer

Street Price: $46 MSRP: $50 Deal Price: $37

Kinsa Ear Thermometer
Best price we've seen on our app-connected pick for best thermometer.

This is the best price we’ve seen on the Kinsa Ear and a new low, beating the previous low by a few extra dollars. Most of the sales we’ve seen on this thermometer have been very brief, so it’s unlikely that this deal will last for long.

The Kinsa Digital Smart Ear Thermometer is our iOS and Android syncing pick in our best thermometer guide. Caroline Weinberg said, “It’s a smart thermometer that can record your temperature by syncing via Bluetooth with any iOS or Android device (though you don’t need an app in order to see the temperature readings). Unlike the iProven, though, it doesn’t work for forehead readings, and it lacks the easy to read, color-coded display.”

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Black & Decker BV6600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher

Street Price: $86 MSRP: $160 Deal Price: $74

Black & Decker BV6600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
An excellent off-season price on our runner-up leaf blower

At $74, this is a $12 discount from the street price and the best price we’ve seen on this item in some time. It also puts the price of this versatile performer at just $11 more than our top pick, closing the margin a bit. While the street price of this blower has slowly dropped over the past few years, this is a nice off-season deal for it.

The Black & Decker BV6600 is our runner-up pick for the best leaf blower. Doug Mahoney writes, comparing it to our top pick, “…if you can’t find it—or you need a more delicate touch—we recommend the Black+Decker BV6600 High Performance Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher. It usually costs about $20 to $30 more and it’s not as powerful, but it has a nozzle reducer for pinpoint accuracy, which the Worx lacks. The Black+Decker is also a little better balanced, and it’s very easy to precisely maneuver the blowing tube. And though the Worx is strictly a blower, the Black+Decker can be converted into a shredder/vac that collects and chops up leaves, which helps condense waste. This has a few advantages over a very similar (and popular) Toro leaf blower we named as our pick in a previous version of this guide.”

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Breville BTA720XL 2-Slice Toaster

Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $70

Breville BTA720XL 2-Slice Toaster
Best price we've seen on our upgrade pick for toaster in over a year.

This is the lowest price we’ve seen in over a year, and one of the lowest prices we’ve seen overall. This is a nice $10 drop in price on a toaster that very rarely ever goes on sale. This sale probably won’t last, so it’s a good time to pick up a decent discount on our upgrade pick for best toaster.

The Breville BTA720XL is our upgrade pick in our guide to the best toaster. Brendan Nystedt wrote, “The two-slot Breville BTA720XL costs about $50 more than the Oster, but its strong performance and well-thought-out features are worth the extra cost. The Breville toasted bread and bagels better than any two-slot toaster we tried. Plus, it has a couple of features that make it an absolute cinch to get your toast perfect: one lets you monitor the toast’s progress, while the other can add a little more time to an underdone slice. Also, the Breville’s stainless steel exterior has a classic look that will fit the aesthetic of almost any kitchen.”

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3028 Moroccan Trellis Area Rug 8′ X 11′

Street Price: $160 MSRP: $170 Deal Price: $128

3028 Moroccan Trellis Area Rug 8′ X 11′
A very good discount this recommended large area rug

Update : This has gone up $7 since we posted it, to $128.

An excellent deal and the lowest price we’ve seen on this Persian-Rugs brand 3028 Moroccan Trellis area rug (in gray). This 8′ X 11′ rug is generally priced around $160 with occasional sales dropping it under $130, but $121 is a really nice price for those seeking a large area rug. The 5′ X 7′ version of this rug is also nicely discounted at $55.

The 3028 Moroccan Trellis area rug is a recommended rug in our Best Area Rugs Under $300 guide. Calling it, “A super soft, cheap rug for living and bedrooms,” Shannon Palus goes on to write, “Out of all the rugs we tested, this Moroccan Trellis Rug was our favorite of the lower budget options. At just a few cents more per square foot than the Lowe’s tiles, it’s the second-cheapest rug that we like—and it’s softer than other rugs at a similar price. It will make a living room or bedroom instantly look more homey and cozy without costing you a lot. It’s slightly cushy, but not pillow-comfy (unlike the small shag rug I tested in my bedroom). We’ve found that cat barf is easy to clean off the light-gray version. Amazon reviewers agree that it’s a good buy: “What an incredible rug for the price,” wrote one. “It’s nice and fluffy and the color is exactly as advertised.””

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SodaStream Source

Street Price: $95 MSRP: $130 Deal Price: $76

Top pick
SodaStream Source
Best price we've seen on this soda maker, available in both black and white.

Update 2 : We initially posted this at $80, it bounced up to $84, and now it’s down to $76.

This is the best price we’ve seen on this SodaStream Source, and $15 below the recent street price. We haven’t seen a drop on this soda maker since the holiday season, and it hasn’t been near this low since early last year. This deal is available in both black and white.

The SodaStream Source is our top pick in our guide to the best soda maker. Anna Perling wrote, “The SodaStream Source makes the best range of bubbly water, and it produces the fizziest water out of the soda makers we tested. Taste testers ranked the Source’s water as overall fizziest and best-tasting, too, and its bottle is one of the easiest to attach to the machine. For the price, the Source delivers the most bubble for your buck compared to the other models we looked at. And thanks to its simple design, the Source is also one of the easiest soda makers to clean and refill so you can keep carbonating with ease.”

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Deneve Portable Garment Steamer

Street Price: $20 MSRP: $30 Deal Price: $10

Deneve Portable Garment Steamer
Our traveler's garment steamer pick available in pink

Update 2 : This dropped an additional $4 since we posted it, down to $10.

This deal matches the lowest price we’ve seen the Deneve portable steamer. While we saw it hit this price in November, it’s probably the lowest we’ll see this steamer go. This deal is available for the pink model only.

The Deneve Portable Garment Steamer is our traveler’s pick in our guide on the best clothing steamers. Camille Perri wrote, “Most business travelers will probably find it easier to just use the in-room iron and ironing board, but if you’re looking for a steamer specifically for globetrotting, the Deneve Portable Garment Steamer is our pick in this crowded, junk-filled category. Although imperfect (it has small, narrow-set steam holes, for example), its good aspects—fast steam production, generous water capacity, leakproof design, and an on-off switch—still outweighed the bad.”

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Sunbeam TrashRac- 5 Gallon Trash Rack System

Street Price: $21 MSRP: $25 Deal Price: $17

Sunbeam TrashRac- 5 Gallon Trash Rack System
A solid deal on our runner-up in-cabinet trash system pick

Update : This is down $1 since we posted it, to $17.

A nice drop on this in-cabinet trash system.  At $18, it’s the lowest we’ve seen the 5 gallon size.  Shipping is free with Prime.

The Sunbeam TrashRac is our runner-up kitchen cabinet pick in our best small trash cans guide.  Kevin Purdy writes, “The next best thing to a simplehuman in-cabinet can is Sunbeam’s door-mounted Trashrac, in 3- and 5-gallon sizes. It is the most widely available and fully featured in-cabinet trash can (especially in the 5-gallon size) aside from our pick. It has a lid, a bottom drip tray, versatile hooks that can hold handle-style bags in most any size, and an affordable price. It’s not nearly as stylish as the simplehuman, and it requires you to do more work to secure and remove bags. But for the money, it’s a solid cabinet can that can hold more trash than our main pick.”

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Christmas Designers Outdoor Christmas Lights

Street Price: $32 MSRP: $32 Deal Price: $24

Top pick
Christmas Designers Outdoor Christmas Lights
A good post-holiday deal on our outdoor Christmas lights pick

A nice post-Christmas opportunity to stock up for next year on these outdoor string lights in white.  They typically sell for $20 for a strand of 70 and are discounted to $12 on sale. Shipping charges apply for orders up to $125 – orders greater than $125 can use code 125freeship for free ground shipping. Orders greater than $175 get free ground shipping without requiring the use of the code. Shipping cost does vary by location and the number of lights purchased, but the minimum shipping cost looks to be around $12, so a single strand of lights shipped would end up being around $24. As we imagine most will be looking for more than 1 strand, the deal savings of $8 applies to each strand purchased, though shipping costs do increase a bit with additional strands up to the $125 threshold with code mentioned above.

Christmas Designers 5mm Wide Angle Conical LED lights are our pick for the best outdoor Christmas lights in our best Christmas lights guide.  Doug Mahoney writes, “For outdoor use, we recommend the 5mm Wide Angle Conical LED Lights from Christmas Designers, available in warm white, multicolor, or single color in a variety of lengths and bulb spacings. These lights offer all of the benefits of LEDs as well as a design that makes each bulb impervious to moisture for weeks in the snowy, sleety, rainy outdoors—we confirmed that by leaving a lit set submerged in a water-filled bucket all day. We liked the warmth of the color, the bright light output, and the manageable wires. Due to the unusual design of the wide-angle bulb, the brightness of each changes dramatically depending on where you’re standing, giving the lights texture and depth when they’re draped over a tree or twisting around a porch post. Because they’re likely to be exposed to harsh exterior conditions, these lights will have a shorter lifespan than indoor LEDs, but you can still expect six or seven seasons out of them.”

He continues, “These lights are ideal for larger displays: Because of their low electricity usage, you can connect a stunning 43 strands together and run them on a single outlet (with incandescents, you can connect only five or six, depending on the manufacturer). The only major drawback with these lights is that they’re a bit too bright for indoor use. Pro lighting designers and other experts consistently named this particular type of bulb as the ideal choice for outdoor holiday-lighting displays.”

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