The Best Deals We Can Find
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 @sweethomedeals 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.
- Exercise & Fitness
Street Price: $25 MSRP: $36 Deal Price: $20
This matches the best price we’ve seen on this heater since 2015. While this is only a $5 drop from the street price, it’s a good discount on an already affordable model.
The Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater is our pick for the best space heater. Seamus Bellamy writes,”If you need to quickly warm up small spaces of a hundred square feet or less, nothing can beat the Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat for its low price, compact size, light 3-pound weight, rapid performance, ease of use, and great warranty—though this heater is a bit noisy because of its fan. It’s roughly the same size as a loaf of bread, so it’ll easily travel between rooms and fit almost anywhere. The Lasko 754200 was the third-fastest heater we tested this year, but that race was close, and the Lasko costs a lot less than the two models that beat it. With its proven reliability, affordability, and excellent heating ability, the Lasko was our pick for small rooms for more than four years and multiple updates to this guide. Several staff members have owned this machine for multiple winters with no complaints.”
Street Price: $37 MSRP: $50 Deal Price: $30 with code BIKEMORE
This is a decent drop in price on our top bike lock, coming in just above the lowest price we’ve seen. We’ve seen the Kryptonite 2 Series stick pretty steadily to the $37 to $40 and up price range, so it’s a good price to pick up this bike lock. In order to get the deal price of $30, use the code: BIKEMORE during checkout.
The Kryptonite Series 2 is our top pick in our guide for the best bike locks. Eric Hansen wrote, “The Kryptonite Series 2 is light, easy to mount, and strong enough to protect from any thieves who can be deterred by locks. 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.”
On the optional bike insurance, “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.”
Street Price: $110 MSRP: $110 Deal Price: $76
Update 2 : The Krinner has dropped to $76, the lowest we’ve ever seen it.
This is a great deal on Krinner’s Christmas tree stand and the lowest price we’ve seen in years. While it may feel a bit early to start prepping for Christmas, the closer it gets to Thanksgiving and the main event itself, the higher the price tends to rise. Plus, it’s the biggest drop in price we’ve seen on the Krinner since 2014, so it’s worth taking advantage of if you planning on having a live Christmas tree in your home for the holidays.
The Krinner Christmas Tree Genie XXL is our top pick in our guide to the best Christmas tree stands. Ed Grabianowski and Erica Ogg wrote, “The Krinner Christmas Tree Genie XXL is our pick for the third year in a row—its secure, easy-to-use cinching system is superior to all others we’ve seen. The Krinner was the only stand out of four that we tested that could be set up without the aid of an assistant. Unlike the competition, it can handle a wide variety of tree sizes, plus it’s sturdy—attempting to tip it over almost broke the equipment we were using to test with the tree. That means you’re less likely to come home to a disaster created by kids or pets, or end up with a fire risk. The price is high, but it comes with a reassuring five-year warranty—and it seems durable enough to last many Christmas seasons beyond that.”
Street Price: $40 MSRP: $40 Deal Price: $30
Update : The 10% off code expired, but we still feel it’s a great deal at $30.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy, priced just over $26 at Target after 10% off with use of code FALLFAVORITES. Shipping is free for REDcard members.
The simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy is our runner-up for best shower caddy. Our team of Eric Hansen, Erica Ogg, and Michael Zhao write, “After testing the simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy and the simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy Plus against our top pick over the course of a month, we’ve determined that the former is a good alternative to our top pick if you want adjustable shelves.” They continue,”Not only do the shelves adjust vertically and horizontally, but this caddy also has a sturdier screw-on attachment mechanism and a more attractive finish than the OXO.”
Street Price: $150 MSRP: $150 Deal Price: $130
We haven’t seen as many sales on this model as we expected. After the introduction of the new model, we expected to see it drop below $130, but that hasn’t really happened. This matches two previous sales we’ve seen this year, and is still the best price we’ve seen on this model.
The Anova Precision Cooker is our runner-up in our sous vide gear guide. Tim Barribeau writes, “It’s one of the cheapest ways to get into sous vide cooking, and thanks to an innovative adjustable attachment system, the new Anova works with a much smaller volume of water than the previous iteration did—so there’s now no need to heat up a gallon of water just to cook a couple of chicken breasts.”
Street Price: $200 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $130
This is a new low for the TomTom Spark Music, a Bluetooth headphone enabled GPS running watch. The Spark Music tends to stay trend near the $200 retail price, and while we have seen it on sale for $150 a few times before, this deal is $20 below that previous lowest sale and a huge drop from the average street price.
The TomTom Spark Music is our music playback pick in our guide for the best GPS running watch. Jim McDannald wrote, “If you love listening to music on the run and want to leave your smartphone or mp3 player at home, the TomTom Spark Music could be worth the trade-off in accuracy, fit, and features. Along with gathering GPS data about your run, the Spark Music transmits your music wirelessly to Bluetooth headphones for playback. TomTom’s Bluetooth earbuds are included for another $50 at the time of writing, though you can use your own.”
On music playback and storage, “Along with 3 GB of storage for music, the Spark Music has the basic features you’d find in other GPS running watches, included daily activity tracking. We found uploading music to the device, pairing with Bluetooth headphones, and playing music straightforward with the provided directions.”
Street Price: $280 MSRP: $290 Deal Price: $260
Update : These went up $10 since we posted them.
The best price we’ve seen on these dumbbells, and the first good drop this year. While these are sometimes available in a bundle with Bowflex’s dumbbell stand, normally a $100 purchase, that tends to happen once a year at best. If you’re certain you want that stand, that may be worth waiting for, but we don’t think it’s necessary.
The Bowflex SelectTech 552 are our pick for the best adjustable dumbbells. Mark Bixby wrote, “These adjust quickly across a wide variety of weights with a twist of a dial. Testers loved how user-friendly they were and agreed that they offered the best value among all the dumbbells we looked at.”
Street Price: $100 MSRP: $100 Deal Price: $90
This discount matches the best price we’ve seen, and it’s a deal we’ve only posted once before. While there was one other brief drop to this range, it expired quickly enough that we didn’t even manage to post it. The last sale was about two weeks ago, so it’s possible we’ll see this price more regularly, but that’s hard to predict.
The Breville BSB510XL is our pick for the best immersion blender. Christine Cyr Clisset and Michael Sullivan wrote, “In addition to making the smoothest textures and being the overall easiest to use, the Breville excelled at tougher tasks that the other immersion blenders just couldn’t handle. Its 42-ounce blending jar was also the only one big enough to fit the ingredients for two smoothies. It’s one of the pricier hand blenders out there, but we think the Breville Control Grip is far less likely to languish in a junk drawer or at the back of a cupboard than other, inconvenient offerings.”
Street Price: $400 MSRP: $400 Deal Price: $280
Update 3 : We posted this at $350, since then, it’s dropped to $330, then $300, now $280.
The first time we’ve seen a great deal on this watch, which almost never gets discounted. Both this model, and the model with the heartrate monitor are available for $50 off of MSRP, and this one is available in both colors.
The Garmin Forerunner 630 is our auto-syncing upgrade in our best GPS running watch guide. Jim McDannald said, “You get a touchscreen (useful in warmer climates or while wearing our favorite touchscreen gloves), more advanced running metrics, and one big convenience: automatic Wi-Fi uploading of your run data to Garmin Connect”
How automatic is it? Consider Jeff Dengate of Runner’s World’s example: “I went out for a run this morning, took a quick shower and it was already uploaded to Garmin Connect.” If you run every day or often forget to upload, that’s no small thing.
Street Price: $50 MSRP: $60 Deal Price: $36
Update : This is down $4 to $36.
We recently featured an almost identical deal, though that expired. It’s back, and we still think it’s a great value. This tends to stay in the $50 range, with drops to $40 every three months or so.
This deal comes within a couple of dollars of the lowest price we’ve seen it before, and is the first decent deal we’ve seen in a few months. Outside of a lightning deal, this is pretty close to the best price you’ll see on this slow cooker. And now that it’s finally back in stock, you can take advantage of this deal. This deal is only for the silver model of the Crock-Pot.
The Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Oval 6-Quart is our runner-up pick in our guide for the best slow cooker. Christine Cyr Clisset wrote, “If you find you need a timer that goes longer than 14 hours (which is the upper limit on the Set & Forget), we recommend the highly reviewed and easy-to-use Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker. It does cook for 20 hours, compared with the Set & Forget’s 14, and looks more up-to-date (because it is); we like its handles and locking mechanism a little better, too.”
Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $60
Update 2 : We initially posted this at $60, it dropped to $50 for a week, and it’s back up to $60.
This deal matches the previous low we featured before, but it comes with a major caveat: this ladder is only available for in-store pickup. While we previously recommended the in-store pickup option since it saved you $10, we also understand that not everyone has the means or time to go pickup a 10-ft ladder from where ever the nearest Home Depot is. So if you’ve got the transportation and straps necessary to pick up the ladder, it’s a great price if you’re in the market for a ladder. But if you don’t have the means or time to pick it up, we’d suggest waiting until a shipping option is available.
The Werner FS106 6-ft Type-1 Fiberglass Single-Sided Stepladder is our runner-up pick in the best ladders guide. Doug Mahoney wrote, “If the Gorilla is unavailable, we also like the Werner FS106 6 ft Type I Fiberglass Single Sided Stepladder. This traditional stepladder doesn’t have wide top steps but does offer a number of add-on accessories (available separately) that we found to be useful, including a utility bucket, a tool hook, and a paint cup. The FS106 has excellent build quality, and in our tests it hardly wobbled at all, even while we stood on it and aggressively shifted our weight around.”