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It’s been an incredible week for deals and discounts — Amazon Prime Day, Target Circle Week, even Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale — but if you’ve restrained from taking out your wallet until now, you haven’t totally missed out. I found deals that are still at Prime Day–level prices — like the beloved-by-many snail-mucin essence — as well as a sitewide sale at Madewell, swimwear for 40 percent off at Lisa Says Gah, and hiking gear from REI. And as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra subscriber-only deals I found this week.
If you’re in the market for a moisturizer, CosRX’s soothing and hydrating all-in-one cream is over half off.
Crest teeth-whitening strips were also very popular with our readers on Prime Day. This bundle includes 20 treatments and an LED light that apparently works to weaken stains so the strips can work more effectively.
Ghetto Gastro co-founder Jon Gray prefers the fit the Beats Studio Buds, which are now 40 percent off, to AirPods. “I can go on runs with them or take calls with them,” Gray told us. “They stay in, and it’s not like I’m wearing a bulky set of headphones.”
Here are some teeny-tiny, water-resistant Keens made for splashing. (Note that you’ll have to add these to your Amazon cart to see the new price, and that discounts vary by size and color.)
“If you’re looking for maximum fizz with minimal effort, this is the machine to buy,” says Strategist editor Maxine Builder. This fully equipped bundle comes with the SodaStream, two replacement carbon-dioxide canisters, and two Bubly water drops.
I also spotted some painfully cute footie pajamas on sale. Just look at that strawberry print!
REI has some great gear in its clearance section, like this water-repellant (and surprisingly stylish) button-up that’s made for hiking.
Go all out by pairing it with these Fjällräven pants, which come in seven colors (and are still in stock in all sizes).
This 28-ounce Hydro Flask is on sale in black-and-white, and it’s perfect for taking coffee to work or on a morning stroll.
I’ve logged many hours walking in these Altra trail runners, which are great for beginners. They’re 25 percent off in blue (which is the color I own!).
If you’re someone who hates alarms, I can’t recommend the Loftie enough — it gently wakes you over a period of about ten minutes and has a variety of soothing sound baths and background noises that are nice to wind down to in the evening. It’s 25 percent off with the code DEEPSLEEP.
Everything at Madewell, including already-on-sale pieces, are 25 percent off with the code SUNDAZE — making this summer-appropriate sweater just $30.
This perfectly sized crossbody is on sale in Barbie pink at Madewell, or a goes-with-everything beige at Amazon.
Ban.do is offering 30 percent off a selection of best sellers with the code SOGOOD. I like using Vacation’s nice-smelling sunscreen to mist over my makeup through the day.
For an extra layer of (stylish) sun protection.
This retro-inspired storage jar is available in three equally charming floral patterns.
All swim (even already-on-sale suits) is 40 percent off at Lisa Says Gah this weekend. This string bikini is from the brand’s in-house line is just $62 when you purchase it in this lovely floral print.
Our best Wi-Fi-equipped baby monitor is 30 percent off this weekend with the code WOW30. Strategist writer Lauren Ro appreciated being able to monitor the baby via the app even when she wasn’t home and the sleep insights the camera provides.
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