It’s that time of year again, folks: Prime Day is here. Now, if you’re the type who likes to read loads o' news stories about Amazon, you may not be elated by the prospect of shotgunning more dollars into Bezos's gaping maw. That’s why we trawled the web searching for price-matched Prime Day deals to help you spend your hard-earned cash on the same mega deals, but with alternative places for gettin' 'em.
A lot of sites play The Price Is Right with Amazon's crazy Prime Day deals, luring in bargain-hunters with similarly subterranean-low prices on all kinds of stuff. We’ve got price-matched deals on everything from cookware to AirPods. You’re welcome!
Happy hunting, and don’t forget to periodically check back throughout the day, since we’ll be updating this page with all of the best deals as soon as they roll in.
You’ve been waiting to buy cast iron
A Dutch oven is one of the best routes to go when it comes to cookware. It’s hefty, versatile, and one of the best urban lumberjack brands, Lodge, has its version on sale. You can use it for your stews, soups, braised meats, and for making the perfect gratin potatoes to serve this summer with an ice cold glass of Sancerre. Can’t wait to see who fights over this one in your will.
In a similar vein, Prime Day is prime time for copping all the Le Creuset you can carry in your virtual shopping basket. This Signature Cast Iron 3.5-quart round Sateuse pan gets the job done every time. (It also gives you +11 kitchen clout points.)
Curious about Instant Pots?
There’s a lot of air frying going on these days, and we love it, but “nothing, however, manifests our obsession with fast cooking more than the Instant Pot,” says Ruby Lott-Lavigna in a VICE article about our obsession with time in the kitchen. An Instant Pot isn’t just a tool, it’s a time-saver. A multi-tasker. A steamy sanctuary that coddles and juggles our veggies and grains better than anything with arms.
Travel is back, dude
We’ve been workshopping our vaccinated, ethical summertime slut personalities for some time. Now, we’re ready to finally bust out and soup up the bubbles in the Champagne glass bathtub of that one kitsch hotel, or hop a plane to Nashville for a long weekend (and a short bill). Outfit changes will be necessary, props are a must, and a solid luggage set is overdue.
Did the dog wear out that leash in quar?
Good boy. Or cat! Or rabbit! We don’t know your life. But we do know that it sucks to walk around with a wonky, last-string-of-its-life leash. This isn’t a game, dude. It’s your pet’s life. Not to pressure you, but think of this leash as an umbilical cord. Do you really want one that flirts with death?
You lost them again, didn’t you?
No worries. We (us and your mom) were expecting it.
How to grill without a patio set-up
Outdoors? Pffft. This reversible grill pan by Lodge brings the barbecue inside, works on gas and induction stovetops, and will evenly sear all your veggies, thick bacon strips, and dinner party experiments. Flip it over to get those picture-perfect grill marks on your burgers, steaks, and dawgs.
The take-me-anywhere speaker
You could give this cordless Bluetooth speaker to anyone, and they’d be like, “Tight.” Its design falls somewhere between contemporary minimalism, and burrito-chic. It has 12 hours of playtime on a single charge, or just enough time for you and your crew to polish off all the cases of hard seltzers you brought to the park.
Or, bring the party to you (and never have to give the aux up again) with this model from Bose. It’s both portable and water-resistant, and it has a 13-hour play time and Bluetooth connectivity.
A deal that will (literally) make you ‘gasm
All that shopping is tiring, but this (and other sexy deals) will, ahem, “wake you up” in the best way. The Satisfyer Pro 2 Air Pulse Stimulator has 11 ~pleasure~ modes and impeccable suction technology to shoot you straight into orgasm-land.
Tenderize your exhausted limbs
If you’re in search of a high-quality massage gun, Prime Day is the time to take the plunge. We love the Theragun Prime for its simplified technology, and because it’s very ~on brand~ for today’s event. With four different attachment heads and customizable speed settings, we have zero complaints—and extremely loose noodles.
Therapy for your eyeballs
Allow your eyes to rest between vibrating heat pads for a truly calming experience. The Renpho Eye Massager is designed to target five “acupoints” in the eye region with both pressure and heat, which helps alleviate tension headaches, eye strain, eye puffiness, and dry eyes. We already own it (and love it), but we’re throwing another one in our carts for our luggage.
Happy price matching, you fiend. Invite us over when you master the Dutch oven?
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