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.

May 17

Anime shows & movies on Blu-ray: Parasyte Complete $45, Princess Mononoke $35, more

Amazon offers Parasyte – The Maxim Complete Collection on Blu-ray for $44.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Regularly $60, which is what it goes for at Target, this is the best price we’ve tracked at Amazon. This 2014 sci-fi anime series is based on the late-1980s manga of the same name. It includes all 24 episodes. Rated 4+ stars. Head below for even more anime Blu-ray shows and movies on sale at Amazon.

Cool off on hot summer days in this Intex Inflatable Pool at $18 (Reg. up to $40)

Amazon offers the Intex Swim Center Family Inflatable Pool for $17.99 Prime shipped. Also at Walmart for this price. Target charges $30 while Bed Bath & Beyond sells it for $40. It had been around $30 at Amazon until today’s drop, which is within a buck of the all-time low there. It has a 269-gallon capacity and is suitable for swimmers ages 6 and up. Around 60% of all 1,500 reviewers have given it 4+ stars.

expiredAmazon’s Gold Box prepares you for summer entertaining w/ dinnerware & flatware from $8

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon discounts a selection of dinnerware and flatware from Pfaltzgraff, Mikasa, and more. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Notable here is the Pfaltzgraff Garland Frost 53-piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set for $27.99. It goes for $60 at Pfaltzgraff direct. Amazon had been charging around that price until today’s drop to the lowest we’ve tracked in more than a year. This service for eight includes dinner forks, salad forks, dinner knives, dinner spoons, teaspoons, and steak knives along with a 5-piece hostess set. Rated 4.1/5 stars from hundreds. Head below for more top picks.

May 16

expiredKeurig’s K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker is now $97.50 at Amazon (All-time low, Reg. $170)

Amazon offers the Keurig K-Elite Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker in Brushed Silver for $97.63 shipped. Also at Walmart for this price. Originally listed at $170, which is what you’d still pay at stores like Target, this is the best price we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. It features five cup sizes (4-ounce to 12-ounce), a 75-ounce reservoir, and a strong brew button for those mornings when you really need a boost. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 11,000 shoppers.

expiredThe Ogio Alpha Convoy Carry-on can hold a 15-inch MacBook & more at $250 (Reg. $300)

Amazon offers the Ogio Alpha Convoy 4-Wheel Spinner Carry-on Travel Bag in Black, Charcoal, or Woodland Camo for $249.99 shipped. It goes for around $280 at Overstock. Amazon had been charging $300 before the drop to an all-time low there. This bag features four 360-degree Hinomoto spinner wheels, a 15-inch MacBook compartment, and a customizable interior so you can organize items as you’d like. Choose from either US or international carry-on compliant styles. Reviews are light, but Ogio’s other bags have solid ratings.

expiredStay safe on outdoor adventures, Woot has Swiss Safe emergency supplies from $6.50 today only

Today only, Woot takes up to 65% off a selection of Swiss Safe emergency supplies. Prime members receive free shipping; otherwise, a $6 delivery fee applies. Notable is the Camouflage Emergency Mylar Blanket 4-pack at $6.39. Regularly as much as $14 at Amazon, this is the best price we could find. These NASA-designed blankets can capture up to 90% of body heat. They’re also wind-, water-, and moisture-proof, which means you’ll be kept warm and dry should a squall suddenly pass through as you’re hiking. Choose from one of four colors. Rated 4.5/5 stars at Amazon. More below.

May 15

expiredThe Zinus Ultima King 8-inch Memory Foam Mattress is on sale for $150.50 (Reg. $240)

Amazon offers the Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8-inch King Mattress for $150.57 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Regularly around $240, this is the best price we’ve tracked at Amazon. It’s comprised of two inches of memory foam, two inches of comfort foam, and four inches of high-density base support foam. A 10-year warranty applies. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 12,000 Amazon shoppers.

expiredThis Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven is now only $95 shipped (Reg. $130+)

Amazon offers the Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven for $94.99 shipped. Also at Target. It goes for $135 at Abt. Amazon had been charging around $130 before dropping to the lowest price we’ve tracked there since late 2015. Features here include six cooking modes and double infrared heating, which means it can cook up to 40 percent faster than a conventional toaster oven. Rated 4.3/5 stars from thousands.

expiredWoot has LectroFan Sleep Machines on sale from $15 Prime shipped (Refurb)

Today only, Woot has a selection of refurbished LectroFan Sleep Machines on sale. Prime members receive free shipping, while non-members pay an extra $6 for delivery. All items come with a 90-day Woot limited warranty. One standout here is the LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine + Bluetooth Speaker for $14.99. Originally $40, Amazon sells it new for $28. Meanwhile, it goes for $35 at Bed Bath & Beyond. Portable enough to bring on your travels, this mini sleep machine features five fan sounds, four white noise variations, and ocean noises. Rated 3.8/5 stars. Head below for more.

May 14

expiredThis corner L-shaped desk would look good in your home office at $65 (25% off)

EPFamilyDirect (100% positive lifetime) via Amazon offers the SHW Vista Corner L Desk in Nickel Silver for $64.91 shipped. Regularly close to $86, that’s around 25% off and the best price we’ve tracked on Amazon. It’s made of a steel frame with a powder coated finish and features a tempered safety glass top. This desk would fit nicely in most home offices or dorms. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Bring this Coleman 50-quart Wheeled Cooler with you to tailgates this summer: $30 (Over 25% off)

Amazon offers the Coleman Xtreme 50-quart Wheeled Cooler in Black for $29.99 shipped. Also at Walmart with free shipping on $35. Regularly around $42, this is an over 25% discount and the best we’ve tracked at Amazon. Don’t let the heat do a number on your drinks at outdoor events this summer. This cooler has an insulated lid and walls for up to five full days of ice retention. It fits as many as 84 cans of your favorite beverage. A telescoping handle makes this cooler easy to roll along anywhere. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

expiredFeel like you’re floating on air with the Bliss Deluxe XL Gravity-Free Chair for $66 (Reg. $85+)

Today only, Woot offers the Bliss Deluxe XL Gravity-Free Recliner in several colors for $65.99. Prime members receive free shipping; otherwise, a $6 delivery fee applies. It goes for at least $85 at Amazon, where it has never been as low as today’s price from Woot. Designed to make you “feel like you’re floating in space,” this chair features a canopy plus a side deluxe-style lunch tray. It supports up to 360 pounds. Rated 4.3/5 stars at Amazon.

May 13

expiredThis sleek Zippo Matte Black Pocket Lighter is now only $9 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the Zippo Pocket Lighter in Matte Black for $9.04 Prime shipped. Originally $20, which is what you’d pay direct from Zippo, it had been hovering around the $12 mark lately at Amazon. This is the best price we’ve tracked there in about a year. It has an all-metal construction and is windproof, which means it’ll work just about anywhere. This lighter was made in the USA and includes a lifetime guarantee. Rated 4.1/5 stars from thousands.

expiredKids will enjoy the Backyard Discovery Weston Playset at $349 (Amazon low, Reg. $450)

Amazon offers the Backyard Discovery Weston All Cedar Wood Playset for $349 shipped. Also at Walmart, although you’ll have to pick it up if you want to dodge a $100 delivery fee. Regularly around $450 at Amazon, this is the lowest price we’ve ever tracked there. This playset has two belt swings, a trapeze swing, sliding board, and a lower play area that features a wooden bench, snack bar, and wooden sandbox. Over 50% of reviews have given it 4+ stars, and Backyard Discovery is well-rated overall.

expiredThe new Dyson V11 Torque Drive Vacuum gets first Amazon price drop to $600 (Save $100)

Amazon offers the Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cord-Free Vacuum for $599.99 shipped. Regularly $700, which is what it fetches at Dyson direct, this is the first price drop we’ve tracked on this latest model. It claims to have twice the suction of any cord-free vacuum thanks to its V11 motor. Other standout features include an LCD screen that displays real-time stats, three cleaning modes, a Dynamic Load Sensor that seamlessly changes motor speed between hard floors and carpet, and up to an hour of fade-free floor cleaning on a single charge. Reviews are still coming in but they’re positive at 4.2/5 stars. Read more in our announcement coverage.

May 11

expiredThe best-selling sixthreezero Around the Block 7-speed Cruiser Bike is now $192.50 (Reg. $298)

Amazon offers the sixthreezero Around the Block 26-inch 7-speed Women’s Cruiser Bike in Mint Green for $192.48 shipped. Regularly $298, that’s the best price we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. Now that the weather is nicer, it’s a great time to grab your wheels and go for a ride. This model has a 7-speed Shimano hub, front and rear handbrakes, and 26-inch aluminum wheels with waffle tread tires. Note: this item is expected to ship in 2 to 5 weeks. Rated 4.5/5 stars and an Amazon #1 best-seller in cruiser bikes.

Read all about it: 2 months of Kindle Unlimited is only $1 ($20 value)

For new subscribers only, Amazon is offering two months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99. That’s a $20 value and the best deal we’ve seen for this service since earlier this year, when a 3-month subscription was on sale for a dollar. You’ll receive unlimited access to over 1 million books, as well as thousands of titles with Audible narration. All you need to start reading is a Kindle device or the free Kindle app on your smartphone. Head below for terms and conditions.

expiredWoot has the refurb Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum for $70 (Orig. $230) + more from $47

Today only, Woot offers a selection of SharkNinja small appliances in refurbished condition from $47 Prime shipped. Customers without Prime pay an extra $6 for delivery. For peace of mind, Woot includes a 90-day warranty with all of these refurbs. Notable is the Shark NV352 Navigator Lift-Away Upright Vacuum for $69.99. Originally $230, you can find it in new condition for $140 at Amazon and Home Depot. This is the lowest price we could find. This vac only weighs 12.5 pounds and features swivel steering, a HEPA filter, and brushroll shutoff so it can easily transition between cleaning floors and carpets. Rated 4.3/5 stars from thousands at Amazon. Shop the rest of the sale here for more deals on vacuums, as well as blenders.

May 10

expiredSecure the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift thanks to free Prime 1-day shipping

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th. If it’s slipped your mind and you’ve not yet bought dear mom a gift, you’re in luck… if you’re an Amazon Prime member. A wide range of items qualify for free Prime 1-day shipping in Amazon’s Mother’s Day Shop. That means you can order something now, have it by tomorrow, and make your mom’s day special come Sunday. Head below for some last-minute Mother’s Day gifts you can find at Amazon that will be delivered to your door next-day.

expiredAll eyes will be on you while wearing this Jurassic World T-Rex Costume, now $46 (Reg. $80)

Amazon offers the Rubie’s Adult Official Jurassic World Inflatable Standard T-Rex Costume with Sound for $45.93 shipped. Also at Target and Walmart. It goes for $80 from Party City and Spencers. The price had been fluctuating on Amazon over the last several weeks before hitting the all-time low there. Halloween is still about half a year away, but this T-Rex costume can be used for more than that. For instance, wear it to an upcoming graduation ceremony, or while competing on American Ninja Warrior. In any case, you’ll turn plenty of heads (and fulfill many photo-ops) when wearing this. Rated 4.2/5 stars from thousands, and an Amazon #1 best-selling costume.

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