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.

Last Updated: October 1, 2015
Removed a couple deals.

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.

Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum

Street Price: $130 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $100

Hoover Linx Platinum Cordless Stick Vacuum
This deal matches the best we've seen on this Hoover stick vacuum.

This is a great deal on one of our favorite cordless stick vacuums from Hoover. This price from Amazon is matches the best we’ve seen, which is $30 below its going price. Shipping is free from Hoover on eBay.

The Hoover Linx Cordless is our runner-up choice in our guide on the best cordless stick vacuum. Liam McCabe writes, “Unlike the 2-in-1, it doesn’t convert into a hand vac and doesn’t have a hose or any attachable tools—this is for floors only. But it cleans wood, tile, and short rugs just as well as the newer Hoover, the battery runs a couple minutes longer (about 16 minutes total), and it can be as much as $50 cheaper.”

CNET gave the vacuum four out of five stars in its review. They said, “The Hoover Linx isn’t fancy, but it will clean your floors better than most of the other stick models we tested. Combine that with its reasonable price and you have one of our favorite vacuums to date.”

On Amazon, the vacuum has 4.3 stars based on 5,729 customer reviews. permalink

Delta In2ition Shower Head

Street Price: $156 MSRP: $251 Deal Price: $137

Delta In2ition Shower Head
This matches a previous price we saw a few months back in April.

Not the best price we’ve ever seen on this shower head, but that was almost a year ago at this point and only about $10 less than this deal. This tends to stick around the $156 street price, with this being the first good drop since around April.

The Delta In2ition Shower Head is our pick for the best shower head. Daria Argenta said, “The In2ition is a shower head that gives great pressure, has a wide variety of settings, and promotes water conservation. But what puts it head and shoulders above the rest is the feeling of a torrential downpour while using only 2.5gpm. If you want to improve your shower experience while giving yourself the most options for pressure, spray, and where you want the water to go, buying the Delta In2ition is the way to do it.”

On Amazon, it has 4.1 stars based on 119 user reviews. permalink

SodaStream Jet Soda Maker

Street Price: $60 MSRP: $100 Deal Price: $45

SodaStream Jet Soda Maker
This deal beats a previous low and includes extra bottles and a CO2 canister.

We’ve had a similar deal up on this a number of times recently and while this isn’t a huge drop from the previous $47 low, it’s the new best price. Much like the previous deal, it’s available in black or red and comes with a special kit of 4 bottles and a reusable CO2 carbonator.

The SodaStream Jet is our pick for the best soda maker. Jamie Wiebe writes, “It’s simple to use, makes decent-tasting seltzer water, has a CO2 tank that lasts for about 40-60 liters, and is one of the most eco-friendly options.”

She added, “In our blind taste test, the Jet scored third, behind the Purefizz and the store-bought control. It’s neutral-tasting, and not as fizzy as the store-bought version, but it still tastes effervescent and bubbly.”

On Amazon, it has 4 stars based on 2,436 customer reviews. permalink

Anova Precision Cooker WiFi Pre-Order

Street Price: $180 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $150 with code WIFI 

Anova Precision Cooker WiFi Pre-Order
This sous vide cooker is identical to our recommendation, just with the added support of WiFi. Don't forget the code WIFI at checkout.

This is a pre-order so you won’t get the device until it ships in October, and you might consider waiting to see if they do any bigger discounts over the holidays.

Anova loves their coupon codes, but we haven’t seen one since the beginning of summer. They had a nice discount for Mother’s Day and an even bigger one for Father’s Day. This code is for their new version that includes support for both WiFi and Bluetooth (instead of just Bluetooth). While the discount is not nearly as big as the one on Father’s Day (down to $130), it’s still $30 cheaper than the current price of the Bluetooth version.

The Precision Cooker is our favorite piece of sous vide gear. Tim Barribeau said he likes it because “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.” He added that it “improves on the old design with a simpler, scroll wheel-based interface, which is preferable to the slow-to-adjust touchscreen on the original Anova.”

CNET gave it 4 stars. They said “it offers legitimate sous vide cooking chops that are both affordable and easy-to-use. It’s also got a refined build and a lower price point than the last generation.” permalink

Benriner Wide-Body Large Slicer

Street Price: $40 MSRP: $88 Deal Price: $32

Benriner Wide-Body Large Slicer Mandoline
This isn't our main pick for best mandoline, but at this price it's $14 cheaper.

This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this item, and no sales have even come close for months.   This deal is available on the wide model only.

The Benriner Wide-Body Large Slicer is our pick for pros in our guide on the best mandoline. Lesley Stockton writes, “This mandoline aced all of our tests. It’s versatile, too; instead of preset thicknesses, you can adjust the platform with screws to fine tune your cut to the exact thickness desired.”

She added, “The reason we think this is more suited for experienced cooks is that it’s incredibly sharp, and the hand guard is a complete joke… It’s a rectangular piece of plastic with a couple of miniscule spikes and no ergonomics.”

On Amazon, the slicer has 4.3 stars based on 1,121 customer reviews. permalink

Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights

Street Price: $46 MSRP: $46 Deal Price: $27

Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights
The best price we've seen on some great tights, but in limited colors and sizes.

A substantial discount on the best tights – although the $27 price is only on select sizes and colors, and unfortunately doesn’t include black. Another couple are available at the $40 price. Ground shipping is free.

The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 are our pick for best tights. Jamie Wiebe said, “The best tights are Wolford’s Velvet De Luxe 66. They’re certainly pricey at $45, but the quality justifies the expense, as these are the closest pair we could find to what a tight should be: super durable and long-lasting; well-fitting, even for our diverse group of testers; smooth and flattering; and available in a variety of sizes and basic colors to fit all shapes and skin shades (if you do happen to be on the hunt for a nude tight).”

On Zappos, they have 4.5 stars based on 10 reviews. permalink

Zeroll Original Set of 2 Ice Cream Scoops

Street Price: $40 MSRP: $40 Deal Price: $23

Zeroll Original Set of 2 Ice Cream Scoops
This sale essentially makes this a buy one get one free sale compared to the usual prices on this scoop.

This deal comes in at $19.75 + $3 shipping, for a total of $22.75 for 2 Zeroll ice cream scoops. Compared to the usual prices we see on this scoop, that essentially makes this a buy one, get one free deal.

The Zeroll 1020 Original Ice Cream Scoop is our pick for best ice cream scoop. Tim Barribeau and Lesley Stockton said, “There’s no better tool for digging into frozen treats than the Zeroll ice cream scoop. Its large, smooth handle was one of the easiest to hold in our testing, even compared to those with silicone grips. And thanks to a heat-conducting fluid inside the scoop that slightly warms the metal, it cuts into ice cream more efficiently than any of the competition. The Zeroll also makes more beautifully-formed and well-proportioned spheres of ice cream than any other scoop out there.”

They also said, “The Zeroll is the prefered scoop of many ice cream shops. All the experts we spoke to and the multiple servers at multiple ice cream parlors unanimously recommended the Zeroll. Its simple design has been virtually unchanged since it was introduced 75 years ago. Buy this scoop, and you probably won’t ever need to get another (or, at least, not for a long time!).”

On Amazon, it has 4.6 stars based on 383 user reviews. permalink

More about our deal process: When I’m looking for deals, I start with deal-gathering sites like and, curating all the dozens of deals that come in each week to filter out the gems, and eliminate the deals that really aren’t doing anyone any good. It’s more than just putting time into sorting through lists; it’s also about finding the items that were probably worth buying before they were ever on sale because a deal isn’t really a deal if the product still isn’t very good. I run the deals by the senior writers at The Sweethome and check user and editorial reviews before checking with and other price tracking tools to see if the price will likely drop or if it has been lower in the past. In the end, I’m left with just a few really good deals. Fewer than many other sites would have youbelieve.
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Originally published: September 8, 2015

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  • Alexei S

    it seems the Delta deal is over… it shows at $159 on Amazon.

    • Matt Groener

      Look closely. I just bought it last night and the price is taken at checkout only.

  • mce

    The ‘less expensive but still great recommendation’ Snapware Total Solution glass food storage containers is on sale at Costco as of 9/5 for $23.99. This is $6 off the regular price and $21 off the Amazon price.

    • J.D. Levite

      So… I don’t see that. At least, not online. Did you see this in-store? If it was online could you provide a link?

      • mce

        It’s an in-store only deal. You can see the ad here: It’s buried in about the 18th row on the far left.

        • J.D. Levite

          Thanks! Always appreciate the deal-finding help!

        • idlewild

          Do I need a Costco membership to buy these in store?

          • J.D. Levite

            Yah, that’s generally how Costco works. In fact, some don’t let you in unless you have your membership card (although this isn’t really enforced from what I’ve seen.)

          • Actionable_Mango

            A loophole to the membership requirement is to buy Costco Gift Cards. You can make purchases with those without a membership.

          • J.D. Levite

            Nice tip!

  • sygyzy

    Out of stock at Best Buy. The nearest 10 stores to me all have “unavailable” stock.

  • mce

    The Cuisinart Food Processor has dropped to $162 (from $179):

    • J.D. Levite

      Someone’s making a bid for my job I see… Just kidding. You can’t have it. We’re writing this one up, too, but like I’m putting in the write-up, it’s not the lowest price it’s ever been. I just think because it’s been around so long, you can make a case that it’s a decent deal because it’s one of the best prices it has been recently. But if you’re patient, you’re probably better off waiting a couple months for the holidays because that’s when products like this drop more (down to $150 last Black Friday).

      • mce

        Nah, I have a job I like just fine! I use Ookong for to monitor stuff I want to get eventually, so it notifies me of price drops. I just like to be helpful so it only takes a minute to give you a heads up. Before I knew how to find stuff on my own, I benefited from people sharing these kind of deals, so I’m just paying it forward. Now you have to think of that terrible Helen Hunt/Haley Joel Osment movie.

        • J.D. Levite

          That poor kid. Could’ve been a star but someone told him Helen Hunt was a good actress.

          And no worries, I like the heads-up. I like that the readers get involved in the discussion and post about the deals they want to see. So keep it going, I say.

          How accurate is Ookong? You like it? I use a couple of different ones myself, but I particularly like Camelcamelcamel. Accurate, fast, separates third party vendors… very good. was good cause it tracked multiple retailers at once but they sold to eBay and are shutting down.

          • mce

            I like Ookong pretty well, but I have to adjust the notifications or else I get pinged like crazy every time something changes by an insignificant amount. I also use the InvisibleHand extension to let me know if it’s cheaper somewhere else. I’ll have to check out that Humpday one you recommended.

  • mce

    The best shower caddy is $22.49 ($7.50 savings) at Macy’s until 10/6:

    • J.D. Levite

      Unfortunately at Macy’s you can only get free shipping with orders $99 or more. Costs me $10 shipping. Amazon’s $30 caddy plus free shipping is cheaper.

      • mce

        Oh, well I was just planning to go to the Macy’s a few blocks from my house!

        • J.D. Levite

          Ah, yah, if you can get it in-store it’s a good deal.

  • idlewild

    Ryobi make crap drills. Check out Makita, Bosch, Festool and even Milwaukee FUEL. The only thing comparable to a Ryobi would be a DeWalt. Ugh.

    • McGillis

      I used to work for Ryobi/Ridgid/Milwaukee…The drill isn’t bad, but the batteries are awful. If you get longer than two years use out of them you’re lucky.

      In my opinion, a homeowner would be much better served with a 12v Milwaukee/DeWalt/Makita/Bosch product. Lighter weight, better batteries, can do 90% of the things your 18v drill does. M12 system from Milwaukee would be my reco.

  • idlewild

    The Ryobi drill is a POS.

  • Bill Stigler

    The Fiesta 10.5″ Dinner Plate is available at Amazon for $9.99 and eligible for free shipping at $35 total or Amazon Prime if you have it. But first you have to know the trick to getting this price. If you search for “Fiesta 10.5″ Dinner Plate”, you’ll land on the page offering the item from – an Amazon subsidiary – or some other 3rd party supplier for 11.99 + 5.99 shipping. But look down to the lower right under “More Buying Choices” and you’ll likely see Amazon itself at the top of the list. (I say “likely” because I don’t think this deal will last forever.) Click on the Amazon option to get the single item plate 9.99 plus free shipping or Prime. Go to your cart to up the count to, say, four and you’ll get free shipping for 39.96 total.

    I’m not sure this will work for all colors but it did for my choice of tangerine. Also, when I followed the link to Macy’s, it was also down to 9.99. (So I’m guessing here that Amazon and Macy’s are in a price war on this item till at least Dec 2nd.) However, I didn’t stick around long enough to see the shipping charges. And in my state, there would be a hefty sales tax as well if you attempt in-store pick-up so Amazon is the better deal by far.

  • Bill Stigler

    Yesterday at my local Costco, I noticed the Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor is on sale at 109.99 + tax, which should bring it up to about $123. (In my state, sales tax is applied on the original retail price – $139, in this case.) This deal is good till Dec 1st. So for a few bucks more than Amazon, you might be able to get it locally with the great return policy that Costco is famous for, if that’s what you prefer.

  • sygyzy

    Can you guys give us a sneak peek of the new picks for the razor article? Don’t tell us to buy this razor now because it’s on sale, only for us to find out next week that you picked Model XYZ that performs better and is available for $30 less.

    • tony kaye

      Do you subscribe to our newsletter? We often do a variation of a ‘sneak peek’ at some guides in the coming week. Can’t guarantee that the razor will be included, but it’s definitely one way to have the edge just in case (excuse the pun, I couldn’t help myself!).

      Newsletter signup page:

    • J.D. Levite

      For the record, I always check with our writers and editors about our deals. I wouldn’t call it a “deal” at all if our new pick was cheaper because our new pick would be better than our old pick…

  • danar

    The review for the best sheets should be redone because I don’t think you can really review the best sheets without also looking into the Italian sheets.

    Instead, those Italian sheets and other bedding were excluded and not even evaulated because they were above an arbirtrary price and thus deemed too expensive.

    But, some of those Italian sheets cost just as much as the Miele Twist or the Vitamix, winners in other Sweethome categories.

    If we’re going to exclude the Italian sheets because they’re too expensive, then shouldn’t the Vitamix and the Twist have never been tested because they’re also too expensive?

    • Jacqui Cheng

      Hi there. The idea is to find the best product for the money spent. High-end or expensive items aren’t always ruled out entirely based on price, but they are often ruled out because what you get FOR that price isn’t enough. We usually find (as we did in the sheet review) that you can get something really great for an OK price without having to go crazy on the high end unless you really want to. That’s what tends to appeal to most people, which is why we angle our guides that way.

  • signup

    Re: the Oxo scale. Bed Bath and Beyond always has 20% off coupons for most of the product they carry, often resulting in prices better than available elsewhere. In this case the scale would only be $40. I use the coupons all the time, great easy way to save on a lot of stuff.

  • Marcel726

    Cree LED light bulbs have dropped in price along with the release of the 100w replacement. Not sure if it is a permanent drop or not. Might be worth a mention…

    • tony kaye

      In store? Or online?

  • Lee Stabler

    Checked today and that kettle is already back to $86.

    • tony kaye

      Thanks for the heads up!

  • Alexei S

    Just tried the SmartWool – the site tells me “Coupon code “LUV4MOM” is not valid.”

    • tony kaye

      Thanks for the note!

  • Marius Piedallu van Wyk

    Keep in mind it does not come with a tamper. (some say it is not needed) But if you have a larger container, you won’t be able to use that tamper with this smaller container.

  • Ibai

    The L.L. Bean coupon is not working for me.

    • tony kaye

      I believe it is expired. Sorry!

  • Kenneth Rodriguez

    I believe the sale for ThermoWorks Splash-Proof Super-Fast Brown Thermapen is over.

    • tony kaye

      I see it as $85 right now. So even cheaper than the $88 we have listed.

      • Kenneth Rodriguez

        When I try to add to cart I get a page that says “document.write(‘This item is no longer available.n’);”

        • tony kaye

          Got the same error. They may have ended it or sold out. Thanks for the note!

          • eaadams

            My thermapen broke. Fyi thwy have a servuce plan not on website: Return postage and $25 service fee FYI if out of warranty.

  • amy324

    I had trouble with using the GOLDEN code on the JC Penney web site. I had to place the order over the phone. That was no problem. Got the 50% off.

    • tony kaye

      Just tested and it worked on the website. Glad it worked over the phone for you too.

  • bearicks

    I was actually waiting for good price on a decent blender for a while now and when I saw the deal on the oster versa I was uber excited. Unfortunately, it seems to be 200 on amazon now and the official oster website says it sold out. doh.

  • eaadams

    That office depot tape measure deal is stupid. Can’t buy online for local pickup and is OOS online.

  • Joseph Kacvinsky

    The Braun Series 7 – 790cc is on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart for $149.97.

    • tony kaye

      Thanks for the note!

    • tony kaye

      Do you mean 760cc?

      • Joseph Kacvinsky

        Upon further research, apparently Braun themselves are offering a $*0 off deal through most participating sellers. Spanning across their shaver lineup (Series 7 = $40, Series 5 = $30, Series 3 390cc = $15, Series 3 = $10)
        The Series 7 models:
        797cc = $189.99 (Target)
        790cc = $149.97 (Amazon)
        760cc = $145.99 (Walmart)

        They seem to be split up in terms of seller availability so you won’t find all 3 in any one location. But they are all receiving the $40 off treatment.
        For less than $4 though, I’d go for the 790cc model.

  • Ronda

    Looking for deals on bakeware that ship to Canada. Found Ovenart muffin pan for $10 down from $17 on Amazon but doesn’t ship to Canada =(

  • Ellen Schmidt has the KitchenAid Artisan Empire Stand Mixer for $280 and free shipping.

  • Brian Kramp

    LL Bean comforters in stock again, for last day of the sale. Note that the King is in stock for the Permabaffle variety, which appears to be a (perhaps trivial) step up for $30 more. Been waiting all week for a King, so I don’t mind paying the extra.

  • Guest

    I found the GE Colorites at Menards on sale through 12/14 for $15

  • Drew

    I found the GE Colorite lights on sale at Menards for $15

    • tony kaye

      Not sure if Menards is a nationwide store? But thanks for the note.

  • ShawshankReception

    This 9″ Victorinox Bread Knife with an offset handle seems like a much better deal to me. No scraping your knuckles!

  • Stefano

    kitchenaid artisan mixer is available for $235 on (daily deal, will be gone tomorrow)

    • tony kaye


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  • Matt

    That Anova code doesn’t seem to be working.

    • Matt

      Spoke to Anova, ended on 3/31…. disappointing we got less than a day’s heads up.

  • Nick Welch

    That Ryobi combo is pretty good, but it doesn’t include a hammer drill or impact driver. You can find several combos that are $159 with a hammer drill, impact driver, two batteries, charger, and some sort of saw (circular, recip, or jigsaw). I think those are a little better deal. It’s nice to be able to drill through concrete, and an impact driver is so much better for driving screws.

    • Harry Sawyers

      Nick, totally right about the hammer drill and impact driver. Very useful tools.

      The difference here comes down to a few bucks–this is $129, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on it, and the $30 difference between this and the kits you’re referring to could make a big difference for a very price-sensitive shopper. Plus, by buying into the kit for so little and getting two batteries (which are the most expensive components) you then have some extra cash to shop around for any other battery-free tool bodies that better suit your needs.

      Now, in the spirit of shop talk, I would argue that the versatility of having a circular saw and a reciprocating saw actually opens the DIY toolkit up to more types of full projects than having a hammer drill or impact driver—there are a lot of unusual drilling and driving tasks the 18-volt drill can handle capably enough, but there’s no substitute for those two saws when it comes time to either make a clean cut in lumber or a rough hack through an old pipe.

  • Ed

    The pot’s price went up a couple bucks.

    Oh and you guys should respond to emails. Very unprofessional and I’m feeling inclined to not support you guys by clearing my cookies. Not cool.

    • tony kaye

      Thanks it’s removed.

    • tony kaye

      Hey Ed – can you email me directly? We get hundreds of emails a day and it’s hard to keep track sometimes. tonykaye [at] thewirecutter [dot] com. Thanks!

      • Ed

        Gotcha. I look forward to keeping updated and following this website extremely often.

  • dberz

    The Anova code doesn’t seem to work. Thoughts?

    • tony kaye

      It must have expired I’ll let our deals editor know. Sorry if it caused you any grief!

    • tony kaye

      New Anova deal!

  • InklingBooks

    It always feels good to look at a L. L. Bean catalog. It shows me how the 1%—or perhaps I should say 5%—live. $62 for moccasins is way beyond my thrift-store budget.

    • haydesigner

      I hear ya. I’d rather buy two $10 slippers instead.

    • tony kaye

      How much is a pair of insulated slippers that also double as spring/fall slip on shoes (that look great!) worth though? That’s the way I see it.

  • Trrogdor

    The Anova precision sous vide cooker is $50 off on their website with LUVDAD as a discount code.

    • tony kaye

      Thank you!

  • BWilliams

    Oster – Versa Performance 8-Cup Blender – Black/Red is on sale on Best Buy for $69.99. Might be for today only.

  • agunrunner

    shovels can be picked up everywhere for $10 on sale try big lots or ross sometimes sears normal price is under $20

    • garth


  • Graham L. Bliley

    7-21-15. UE MiniBoom. Amazon secondary deal of the day. $54.

    • tony kaye

      Yep it’s on our Wirecutter deals page!

  • gergatron
  • Francisco Noriega

    The deal is gone for the silver blender :(

    • tony kaye

      Thanks for the tip!

  • Wilbur

    The Kryptonite bike lock is Not Available at Buydig.

    • tony kaye

      Darn that was fast. Thank you!

  • Kerry

    Frigidaire is now $239, not $200.

  • gmwebster

    Salad is over.

  • MontyW

    The Best Sunscreen
    NO-AD Sport SPF 50 sunscreen is $10 at Giant and something like $9.47 at Walmart.

    • tony kaye

      Yep I’ve seen it fluctuate like that too and it’s different at other retailers. Good deal if you’re in the store and happen to pick it up!

  • lucrichard

    Too bad the shipping to Canada on Buydig is so ridiculous

    • tony kaye

      How much is it?

      • lucrichard

        Showed 51$ for my postal code

  • Madge B

    KRYPTO16 discount code is expired, checked this morning 9/13. even though this email was sent today.

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  • Erin

    There’s a deal on the Anova Precision Cooker–the newest model with Wi-Fi is currently on pre-order for $50 off a $199 base price, which puts it at $159. It looks like the same device except for the Wi-Fi capability to me.