Best Walmart Prime Day deals:
Oddly enough, Walmart is one of the best places to find good Prime Day deals. Walmart’s big sale taking place on the same day as the Prime Day kickoff isn’t officially affiliated with Amazon, of course — it’s called “The Big Save” but it’s not the first year that the monster Black Friday retailer is taking advantage of another spending holiday (even if that holiday technically belongs to its competitor).
The Big Save is actually a great chance for Prime Day shoppers to compare prices and ensure that they’re getting the most out of their money. found that Walmart had a bigger average discount (34.3% off) across sale items on the site than Amazon (25.4% off) during Black Friday 2019. We aren’t saying that Walmart has completely beaten Amazon at its own game — Prime Day almost certainly includes more items on sale, including Amazon’s artillery of Echo and Fire TV devices — but we are saying that if you’re searching for a cheap Chromebook for your kid, don’t settle for the $219 model that you found at Amazon.
This trend could easily be applied to Prime Day as well. Now that the coronavirus has squeezed both of the year’s major spending events into a time frame of less than two months, the competition between prices on popular items like TVs and cooking appliances could be more feisty than in years when Prime Day is in July.
The mass migration from the classroom to a last-minute desk set up in the living room has made one of the hottest items of the year. Online stock has finally replenished, and parents still looking for a reliable, cheap laptop for their kid can find one for just $199 at Walmart. Lenovo Chromebooks are some of the most and the S330 can last an entire eight-hour school day on a single charge.
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The Nintendo Switch has been an since March — constantly selling out since everyone decided that it was the device to have during quarantine. Now that most of us have our mitts on the console, it’s time to focus on the arsenal of games. Super Mario Party is $20 off and the ultimate entertainment for bored roommates, or you can join the Animal Crossing fun for less than the usual $59.99 when you add the physical game to your cart.
Other deals on Switch games at Walmart:
This is your chance to buy an Instant Pot for less than $50. The six appliance functions (pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, and sautéing) of the Instant Pot Lux make it the most basic cooker that the brand offers, but its collab with The Pioneer Woman (Food Network royalty) take it from basic to too-cute-to-pass up with retro floral patterns and colorful lids. The Pioneer Woman Lux was originally a Walmart exclusive, and the consistently great sale prices prove it. Even when Amazon does get its mitts on the cooker, it’s usually at least $20 more than Walmart’s price.
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Bottom line: If you see a Dyson vacuum for less than $200, cop it. Dyson’s notoriously expensive cordless stick vacuums are so sought-after because they’re easy to whip around and easy to store. The V8 Animal+ was specifically engineered for homes with pets, with multiple high-suction cleaning motes, a rubber brush roll (instead of bristles) that doesn’t tangle hair, and a HEPA filter. The V8 has stronger suction and longer battery life compared to the most affordable Dyson, the V7.
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During savings events like Prime Day and Black Friday, Walmart is the place to go to get a small, cheap TV. Its biggest deal last year was a 50-inch 4K TV for less than $150. We haven’t seen that exact deal make a return, but we have seen some similar low prices. This 55-inch JVC TV has Roku built-in and is less than $250, and this is on sale for $199.
Other TV deals and streaming deals at Walmart:
Let’s be real: The Apple Watch has been the best smartwatch on the market since the Series 3 came out in 2017. Since then, it’s gotten upgrades like an always-on Retina display and an electrical heart sensor. But the Series 3 still holds its own as a watch for runners and as a fitness tracker in general against newer models from other brands — and that’s why Apple hasn’t phased it out of the Apple Watch lineup yet.
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Best smart home deal: Google Nest Hub — $89.98 (save $59.02)
The ability to Google something aloud is one of the most convenient (albeit extra) additions to any home. With the Google Nest Hub on your desk or kitchen counter, you can inquire with Google Assistant about the weather, traffic, or live news updates, or ask for a specific song or TV show on Hulu while elbows deep in a bowl of pizza dough.
Other smart home deals at Walmart:
If the recent Instagram stories of the toddler parents you know are any indication, light-up spinning bumper cars will be 2020’s hottest holiday toy. If you’ve been eyeing one for your kid, the Kidzone bumper car comes in just about every color and are all on sale for $149.96. There’s a seatbelt, of course, and kids can be in charge with control of the 360-degree joysticks.
Other toy deals at Walmart: