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Bargain hunters, take heed: Black Friday week is officially here, and your chance to score some of the biggest discounts of the year on hundreds of top-rated items has arrived at long last. While the big day isn't until November 27, Amazon is offering some of its most awesome savings ahead of time.
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From digital meat thermometers to self-cleaning litter boxes and more, the best Amazon Black Friday deals happening this Monday can help you tackle everyday tasks with greater ease—and save a few extra bucks in the process. Here are five items you don't want to miss.
1. 15% off: This cult-favorite nugget ice maker
Craving Sonic's legendary ice? Right now, you can snag the 4.6-star rated GE Profile Opal countertop nugget ice maker on sale for a tremendous discount. Initially priced at $549, it drops to $465.99 for about $83 in savings. We tested the original unit—which was crowdfunded on Indiegogo and raised approximately $2.7 million—and found that it made delectable, chewy nugget ice, just like the batches that Sonic lovers can't get enough of. With more than 3,100 positive reviews on Amazon, shoppers declare this appliance as a must-have, with one noting: "The ice it produces is a bit softer than the ice at restaurants ... and honestly, I like it even better. Friends and family all like to take a cup home."
2. Save up to $70: Two of the best Amazon tablets we've ever tested
When it comes to tablets, Amazon makes two of the best we've ever tested: the Amazon Fire HD 8 kids' edition and the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet. And right now, you can get both on sale for a cool discount.
When it comes to shopping for the best tablets for kids, the 4.7-star rated Amazon Fire HD 8 kids' edition is our favorite and it's chock-full of exciting features, including access to more than 13,000 games, apps and more. Easy to set up, this device can also be useful for gaming, with more than 23,000 eager Amazon shoppers giving it a big thumbs up. Typically it retails for $139.99, but you can get it for $79.99 right now, so you'll save $60.
Shopping for an adult? Originally priced from $149.99, the 4.6-star Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet can currently be yours for $79.99, so you'll save $70. We consider this the best affordable tablet money can buy because of its bright, 10.1-inch display, impressive 2 mega-pixel (MP) rear camera, fast USB-C charging and more. More than 92,000 Amazon customers swear by it, with one enthusiastically declaring: "The tablet is awesome! it is really fast and it is really smooth."
3: 13% off: This 4.7-star rated digital meat thermometer
If you don't already have a digital thermometer on hand for the impending holiday, now's the time to invest: As luck would have it, you can get the 4.7-star rated ThermoPro TP19 waterproof digital meat thermometer on sale for a great low price. Initially $29.99, it's on sale for $25.19, so you'll save 13%. While we haven't officially tested this digital meat thermometer, more than 4,000 Amazon shoppers think it's an asset to have in the kitchen. The company claims it can give accurate temperature readings in two to three seconds, and several reviewers say it does just that. "This particular instant-read thermometer gives a faster reading, approximately two to three seconds, than any other instant-read thermometer I own," described one customer. Another noted, "I love how fast it is and accurate. It's waterproof and magnetic, so I like that i can just stick it to the smoker or grill while outside and always have it handy."
4. Save $40: This self-cleaning litter box with more than 7,000 reviews
With more than 7,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, the 4.2 star rated PetSafe Ultra self-cleaning litter box is a great value at this reduced price. Originally $169.95, it falls to $129.95 for $40 in savings. Designed to automatically remove waste, this handy box handles all the scooping and cleaning for pet parents, which Amazon customers say is a big part of its appeal. While we haven't tested this unit yet, the company claims that the crystal litter (which comes in a disposable tray) is 99% dust-free and won't stick to feline paws. Even better, the hooded cover that is also included in this order can offer kitties some much-needed privacy while they're doing their business. One Amazon shopper raved: "The best thing I ever did for my cats was buy this litter box!"
5. Less than $30: Amazon's super popular audiobook service
For busy book lovers, Audible is a win-win. This popular audiobook service gives subscribers access to more than 470,000 titles (and counting), and right now you can get six months of Audible Plus—the company's basic plan—for a steal. Normally $47.70, it's on sale for just under $30 right now, so you'll save $18.
We've tested the service before and absolutely love how convenient and easy it made listening to books on-the-go. Not only do you get access to thousands of audiobooks, Audible Originals programs and podcasts as part of your membership, you can do it all from the Audible app, which is compatible with iOS, Android, Sonos, Kindle or any other Alexa-enabled device. Seriously, this is one Black Friday deal you'll definitely want to take advantage of while you still can.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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