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The weekend isn't over yet, and if you've been feeling the need to do a little retail therapy, the time to indulge a little is now. If you want to splurge and but don't want to drop tons of bucks, Amazon is the best place to shop, since you can get tons of practical and clever things for lower prices than you'd usually pay a brick-and-mortar stores.
How can you tell if a deal is actually worthwhile? For me personally, I look for things that we've already tested here in our lab, which is based in Cambridge, Mass. Then I use price-tracking tools to see if they're really at their lowest price or not (because some retailers raise prices artificially before a big sale to make it look like you're saving more money than you really are). This Sunday, there are some great deals happening on everything from pizza cutter wheels to moldable glue and more. Here are five of the best discounts happening now.
1. Lowest price alert: These Anker earbuds that are great for the gym
You don't have to spend over $100 to get a high-quality set of earbuds. Right now, you can get one of our favorite true wireless earbuds—the Anker Soundcore Libertys—on sale for $40 off their usual price, thanks to an on-page coupon and the promo code "SDCHPLT8." These earbuds are so easy to connect to your phone over Bluetooth, they have up to 8 hours of life before you have to pop them in their charging case for at least 15 minutes to re-juice, and the case itself is small and secure. They also stay put, even on a treadmill, though they are a little bulkier (but not heavier) than other, typically much more expensive earbuds that will run you well over $100.
Get the Anker Soundcore Liberty True-Wireless Headphones for $59.99 (Save $40)
2. Under $12: The only pizza cutter wheel that matters
I love this thing. Like, a lot. I use it at least twice a month (I also like pizza a lot, don't hate), and this is easily the best pizza cutter wheel I've ever used. It makes slicing through even the crunchiest crust so much smoother, and it protects your hand while you do it. Because it's so easy to use, you can actually get real slices out of your homemade pizza, not just mangled globs of cheese. This also fits right in the palm of your hand and can be easy for even kids to use (with adult supervision, of course). You can save almost $3 on this right now if you grab it in green and trust me, you'll never go back to your old pizza cutter again.
Get the Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel in Green for $10.99 (Save $2.96)
3. Save 15%: The best affordable mattress in a box
There are plenty of inexpensive mattresses on Amazon, but when you want the best affordable mattress in a box, Tuft & Needle really is the best option out there. In our testing, we loved how comfortable their mattresses were, given its cheap price tag. Right now, you can save 15% on select T&N mattresses, including full and king-sized models. This is a fantastic lead-up to Labor Day, and we're sure this will still be one of the best mattress deals of the holiday—except you can get a jumpstart on it now rather than having to wait a full week to start sleeping more restfully.
Get a Tuft & Needle mattress for 15% off on Amazon
4. Under $20: This moldable glue that's one of the best (and weirdest) things ever
This putty is definitely one of the weirdest products we've ever seen with a cult-following on Amazon, but the thing is, it works. What can you use it for? Literally anything. Want to mount a colander to the wall (as pictured above)? This stuff can do it. Need to fix the sole of your shoe because it keeps falling off and don't want to go to a cobbler? This glue can come to the rescue. It starts out as a putty, and when it’s exposed to air, the material turns into silicone rubber, which can be used to bond and seal all sorts of materials. Sugru works on glass, ceramic, wood, metal and most plastics, and you can use it to do, well, anything, and can hold up to 4.4 pounds (per piece). Right now you can get an 8-pack for a little over $15, which is the lowest price we've ever seen for this set. The options are limitless with this stuff, so do yourself a favor and grab this while the price is still nice and low.
Get Sugru Moldable Glue 8-Pack for $15.99 (Save $4)
5. Save $40: The most popular DNA testing kit
I took this DNA testing kit and I didn't discover any long-lost siblings, but I did get confirmation that I'm Irish—over 70%, actually. Within a week, I'd also traced my family back to Counties Cork and Donegal, and learned that my great-grandmother—who was fully Irish but born in Glasgow, Scotland in the late 1800s—made the trip to America and passed through Ellis Island all by herself, which is wild.
Without DNA testing (and Ancestry's extended subscription service), I might never have known so much about my family's roots. If you've ever been curious about what your family's heritage really is, now's the time to try out a DNA testing kit, since you can get an AncestryDNA kit for $40 off, which is also the lowest price we've ever seen. The database is growing, with more than 10 million users, so far, and there's so much you could learn about yourself that you never thought of before. Plus, as it grows, Ancestry is always updating your results and pinpointing your heritage a little more. If you want to learn more about yourself, you can also get the Traits feature for just $20 more. (Also, the same sale is also running directly on the AncestryDNA site, if you'd rather shop it there.)
Get the Get the AncestryDNA Testing Kit for $59 (Save $40)
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