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Happy Veteran's Day! While today is an important time to honor those who have served this nation, it's also an opportunity to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping, since Amazon in particular has a ton of sales going on. Right now, you can get huge discounts on a variety of top products, including reusable straws, DNA testing kits, laptops, and so much more. Ready to start saving? Here are the five best Amazon deals to shop for today.
1. Under $60: The most popular DNA test kit
DNA test kits are helping families discover more about their roots, including ancestors who may or may not have served in the past. It's also an extremely popular gift this holiday season, and right now you can get an Ancestry DNA kit for $59, which is $40 less than its usual price. Several staffers here at Reviewed have tried and loved the service, and speaking personally, it helped me uncover some really interesting things about my family lineage—mainly, that I'm over 70% Irish and that my great-grandmother came through Ellis Island alone. If you've been meaning to try this, or you have a loved one who wants to, this is a great time to buy. While you may see it drop to $49 on Black Friday, since that's what happened last year, you can get your DNA analyzed before the holiday rush (which will create delays), if you grab it now.
2. Save $3: Reusable straws that make great stocking stuffers
Reusable straws are becoming a must-have for around the house and office, and especially when it comes to sipping cold drinks, metal straws can be delightful. Usually the drawback to metal straws though is that they don't bend—fortunately, these Klean Kanteen straws come with a bendable silicone tip, so they actually do. This set is on sale for about $3 off its usual price and comes with a pipe cleaner for cleaning, which rules. If you're looking for a fun stocking stuffer option, these are definitely it.
3. Save up to 28% on Apple 2018 MacBook Airs (Renewed)
Need a new laptop? On Amazon right now, you can get a 13.3-inch renewed Apple 2018 MacBook Air for under $900, which is incredible. These laptops come with everything: an LED-backlit display, 8GB 8GB of onboard memory, built-in stereo speakers and a FaceTime HD camera for video chatting, plus you can get one with 128GB or 256GB of PCI-E based flash memory storage. You can also choose from gold or space gray, depending on your style. Without this sale, these laptops—which come inspected by Amazon and covered with a 90-day guarantee and one-year warranty—cost $999-$1,199, but thanks to this deal, you can save up to $330. You can't even get a deal like this on 2018 Macbook Airs on Apple's own refurbished site, so buying on Amazon while this deal is good really is the way to go.
4. Lowest price alert: This device that makes it easy to cook eggs any way you want them
Black Friday is almost here, but you don't have to wait to save on this cult-favorite cooking product, which is at its lowest price since Prime Day. This egg cooker helps make egg prep simple, since it cooks style of egg perfectly and will help you whip up deviled eggs as an appetizer or a quick breakfast. When we tested this egg cooker, we found that it actually works well, and right now you can grab it in all its colors—black, white, aqua, yellow, or red—for this low price, which makes it a fun grab for the holidays.
5. Save over $55: Our favorite affordable carry-on under-seat luggage
Traveling for the upcoming holiday season? You can get our favorite value carry-on under-seat luggage, the Timbuk2 Unisex Never Check Overnight Briefcase, for one of its best prices ever. This bag comes with two zippered pockets sewn into its front panel and our testers thought it was the perfect size for storing snacks or a tablet. It also comes with a padded laptop compartment and an exterior pocket, and its 22-liter interior main compartment can hold tons of clothing and toiletries. This is a great value for the price as is, but you can save over $55 and get this for $132, which is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen for this bag.
Other awesome Amazon deals right now
- 23andMe DNA and Health Kit—$99 (Save $100)
- Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds—$39.99 (Save $10) with on-page coupon
- Apple Airpods w/ Charging Case—$144 (Save $15)
- Apple Airpods w/ Wireless Charging Case—$159.99 (Save $39.01)
- Bose Home Speaker 500—$299 (Save $100)
- Breville Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine—$139.99 (Save $20)
- Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener—$29.98 (Save $20)
- Hamilton Beach 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle—$22.49 (Save $6.51)
- InnoGear Aromatherapy Diffuser—$10.99 (Save $5 with on-page coupon)
- Instant Pot Smart Wifi Pressure Cooker—$99.95 (Save $49.50)
- Kindle Unlimited: 6-month plan—$29.97 (Save $29.97)
- Ninja Fit Personal Blender—$49.99 (Save $10)
- Nordic Ware Aluminum Baker's Quarter Sheet, 2-Pack—$15.91 (Save $7.08)
- Tide HE Laundry Detergent—$8.97 (Save $3 with on-page coupon)
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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