About the Author

Alison Barretta


Alison is an Editor at 9to5Toys. Her hobbies include figuring out that perfect 10-step Korean skincare routine, traveling to new locales (and eating all of their food),  resisting the urge to hug every cat she sees, and learning the way of two martial arts (Tang Soo Do and Hapkido). She brings 10 years of online retail experience and a lifetime of lukewarm puns to the 9to5Toys team. Alison is based out of Philadelphia, home of the Super Bowl LII Champion Eagles. Send her tips / wholesome memes at alison@9to5mac.com.

August 10, 2019

expiredThe Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Research Lab Playset is now just $15

Amazon offers the Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Research Lab for $15 Prime shipped. Also this price at Walmart with free pickup where available. It goes for $20 at Target (when in stock) while Barnes & Noble charges over $30. This is the best price we’ve tracked at Amazon in 2019. Kids can bring scenes from Jurassic World to life with this playset. It includes a dinosaur, doctor figure, and accessories. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

expiredEnjoy tea or instant noodles easily with this $20 electric kettle at Amazon

Amazon offers the Cosori 1.8-quart Double Wall Electric Kettle in Black for $19.99 Prime shipped. It had been fetching as much as $41 over the last month before dropping down to the Amazon all-time low. Electric kettles aren’t as much of a kitchen staple here in the States as they are in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but they should be. This is a convenient way to heat up your water for tea, instant coffee, or cup noodles. This model is made with food-grade 304 stainless steel and has an automatic shut-off function. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

expiredLearn all about you with AncestryDNA kits from $59 (Reg. up to $119)

Amazon offers the AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity + Traits Test for $69 shipped. Regularly as much as $119, this is among the best prices we’ve ever seen for this kit. (The lowest it’s been was $59 during Black Friday 2018.) Not only learn where you came from, but also understand some of the traits that define you, from why you have a cleft chin to whether or not you’re predisposed to hate cilantro. Rated 4/5 stars. More below.

August 9, 2019

expiredThis magical Harry Potter Light Painting Wand is now on sale for $13

Amazon offers the WOW! Stuff Collection Harry Potter Light Painting Wand for $12.83 Prime shipped. Also this price at Walmart with free in-store pickup where available. It currently goes for $30 at GameStop. Amazon had been charging closer to $17 before this drop to the all-time low there. Pair this wand with an iOS or Android device and you’ll be on your way to making “stunning art.” Aside from that, it would also look cool on your desk or shelf as a collector’s piece. Rated 4+ stars from over 70% of Amazon reviews.

expiredEnjoy breakfast any time with Black + Decker’s Morning Meal Station at $20

Walmart offers the Black + Decker 3-in-1 Morning Meal Station for $19.99. To avoid delivery fees, opt for in-store pickup or spend at least $35 for free shipping. Wayfair charges closer to $30 while Black + Decker direct has it at $40. This is the best deal we could find for this small appliance. It combines a grill, sandwich maker, and waffle maker into one compact package thanks to its removable non-stick plates. It’s an easy way to turn your dorm room into a diner. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

expiredHave Japanese snacks delivered to your doorstep with Bokksu from $15

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon has the Bokksu Authentic Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription: Classic Box for $21.84 shipped. Regularly $39, like it fetches at Bokksu direct, that’s the best deal we could find for one of these. Every box comes straight from Japan and is loaded with snacks, sweets, and teas. Each month features a different theme. If you can’t make it to Japan, this is a cool way to bring some of the country’s finest treats to your doorstep. Note: your subscription will renew next month at the regular rate if you don’t cancel ahead of time. Rated 4.7/5 stars from over 2,000 Bokksu subscribers. More below.

August 8, 2019

expiredThis Chemical Guys 8-piece Car Wash Kit has never been less at Amazon: $42

Amazon offers the Chemical Guys 8-piece Best Wash and Dry Kit for $41.99 shipped. It goes for $70 at Chemicals Guys direct. Amazon had been charging as much as $75 before this drop to the all-time low there. This kit includes everything you need to keep your car looking as good as the day you drove it home from the showroom. You’ll get a bucket with lid and insert, three bottles of cleaning solution, a microfiber wash mitt, and microfiber towel. It has 4.8/5 stars from the small number of Amazon reviews recorded so far, and Chemical Guys is highly-rated overall.

expiredUpdate your makeup bag as Nordstrom Rack takes up to 50% off MAC Cosmetics

Nordstrom Rack is taking up to 50% off a selection of MAC Cosmetics. Enjoy free shipping on orders over $100. One standout is the MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer for $10.97. It goes for $23 at Macy’s right now. This is the lowest price we could find. This concealer is available in a multitude of shades and features buildable coverage for your most flawless look yet. Rated 4.2/5 stars from 150 Macy’s customers. Head below for more of our top picks from Nordstrom Rack’s MAC Cosmetics sale.

expiredSave $100 on the Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine at $400

Crate & Barrel offers the Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine for $399.95 shipped. Also this price at Williams-Sonoma while Bed Bath & Beyond charges pennies more. It’s on sale for $404.50 at Amazon. Beyond that, you’d be paying $500 at retailers like Best Buy and Overstock. Features include auto microfoam milk texturing for your latte art creations, digital temperature control, and a fast 3-second heat-up time. Your local coffee shop barista will be jealous. Rated 4/5 stars at Amazon.

August 7, 2019

expiredKeep your feline friends off the furniture with this $46 cat tree condo

Amazon offers the Go Pet Club 47.5-inch Cat Tree Condo in Brown for $45.77 shipped. It goes for $70 at Overstock. Amazon has other colors in stock from $51; today’s deal is the best price we’ve tracked there. Keep the cats off your furniture by bringing home one of these multi-level kitty condos. It’s made of faux fur and sisal rope. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

expiredThe feature-packed BioBidet Bliss Bidet Toilet Seat is now $380 (Reg. $579+)

Today only, Woot offers the BioBidet Bliss Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat in White for $379.99. Prime members receive free shipping; otherwise, a $6 delivery fee applies. Amazon currently has it for $579 after an on-page coupon, while Bio Bidet direct charges the original $699 list price. Today’s deal is the best we could find for this model. This toilet seat is loaded with features, including a night light, heated seat, deodorizer, self-cleaning mode, wireless remote, and much more. It’s been rated 4.5/5 stars from over 300 Amazon shoppers.

expiredChar-Broil’s Kamander Charcoal Grill features dual cooking surfaces at $274

Amazon offers the Char-Broil Kamander Charcoal Grill for $274 shipped. Note: shipping is delayed until August 16th. It goes for just over $325 at Walmart while Bed Bath & Beyond sells it for $400. Today’s deal is the lowest we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. It features dual cooking surfaces (327-sq. in. primary cooking area plus a 142-sq. in. swing-out cooking rack), a foldable side shelf, and a temperature gauge on the lid. A pair of 6-inch wheels means you can move this grill easily, making it ideal for your next backyard shindig or tailgate. Rated 4.6/5 stars at Walmart.

August 6, 2019

expiredKids can do their homework on this $50 Melissa and Doug Desk Set (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the Melissa & Doug Kids’ Lift-Top Desk & Chair Set in Espresso for $49.99 shipped. Same price at Walmart, although opting for pickup knocks another $1.50 off. It goes for $100 at Melissa & Doug direct. Amazon had been charging as much as $100 before dropping to the all-time low there. This table and chair set would be perfect for kids to do their homework, draw, read, or watch a movie on their tablet. It’s designed for ages 3 to 8. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

expiredEnjoy a nice cold beer in the GrowlerWerks uPint from $12 (Reg. $20+)

Update @ 8 AM on 8/7: Both options have slightly dropped in price, as updated below.

Amazon offers the GrowlerWerks uPint Vacuum Insulated Pint For Craft Beer in Stainless Steel for $11.98 Prime shipped. It goes for $20 (before shipping) at GrowlerWerks direct. Amazon had been charging as much as $20 before today’s drop to the all-time low. Its double-wall vacuum insulated build will keep your favorite beer (or other beverages) nice and cold. Why use a regular pint glass when you can chug from one of these? GrowlerWerks is well-rated overall. More below.

expiredShow your cat how much you care with a KitNip box from $10 (Save 50%)

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon has the KitNip Happy Cat Monthly Subscription Box for $9.99 shipped. That’s a $10 savings and the best we’ve tracked. Within the box you’ll find five carefully curated cat toys, treats, or other goodies for your feline friend to enjoy. Each box features a different theme. Note: unless you cancel ahead of time, you’ll be billed the full rate for the following month. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Head below for more KitNip subscription boxes on sale.

August 5, 2019

expiredLoad your Kindle with these Chuck Palahniuk books at $5 each

Amazon has a number of Chuck Palahniuk eBooks for Kindle on sale at $4.99. We’re finding all-time lows on titles such as Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey, which regularly goes for $12. For further comparison, the paperback edition is $16 at Amazon right now. Set in a “mind-bending” future, Rant tells the tale of a serial killer who lived fast and died young. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 300 customers. Head below for more $5 Chuck Palahniuk Kindle eBooks.

expiredGet cooking with the Lodge 7-piece Essential Pan Set for $52 (Reg. $70+)

Amazon offers the Lodge 7-piece Essential Pan Set for $52.32 shipped. It goes for $100 at Overstock. Amazon had been charging around $70 before this drop to the all-time low there. This set is perfect for those who are settling into their own space for the very first time. It includes a griddle, skillet, grill pan, handle mitt, pot holder, and two scrapers. Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner in these cast-iron pans — no need to worry about delivery. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 1,400 Amazon shoppers.

expiredThis $75 Radio Flyer 3-in-1 Wagon is perfect for upcoming fall tailgates

Amazon offers the Radio Flyer 3-In-1 Tailgater Wagon for $74.91 shipped. Regularly as much as $110, it had been going for between $90 and $100 before this drop to the best we’ve tracked at Amazon. Before you know it, fall sports will be underway. Having one of these with you on the sidelines will be a big help, as it can haul a total of 200 pounds. Features include a stow-away cooler caddy plus a stationary bench mode in case young kids want to sit and watch the game. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

August 3, 2019

expiredThese stainless steel Zwilling J.A. Henckels steak knives are on sale for $40

Amazon offers the Zwilling J.A. Henckels 8-piece Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set for $39.96 shipped. Note: it’ll ship in 1 to 3 weeks. Regularly up to $80, this is the best price we’ve tracked at Amazon. Want to feel like you’re eating steak at a fine restaurant? Pick up this set so you and your guests never have to fiddle with below-average cutlery at dinner ever again. The 4-inch blades on these knives promise “razor-sharp precision.” Reviews are slim but positive at 4.6/5 stars; Zwilling J.A. Henckels is a well-rated brand overall.

expiredCuisinart Cast Iron Grill and Fry Pan Bundle now $28 (Reg. $40) + more from $5

Today only, Woot discounts a selection of Cuisinart kitchenware and dinnerware from $5. Prime members receive free shipping; otherwise, a $6 delivery fee applies. Certainly give this sale a look if your kitchen is in need of a refresh. One standout is the Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 9.25-inch Square Grill and 10-inch Round Fry Pan Bundle for $27.99. It goes for $40 at Amazon, where it has never dipped in price. This set is perfect if you want to prepare an entree plus a side dish. For peace of mind, a lifetime warranty applies. Rated 4.3/5 stars from nearly 1,500 Amazon shoppers. More top picks after the jump.

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