Amazon is having a massive sale this weekend — here are the highlights, starting at $5

Izabella Zaydenberg and Rudie Obias
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Amazon's working for the weekend — your weekend bargains, that is. (Photo: Getty Images)
Amazon's working for the weekend — your weekend bargains, that is. (Photo: Getty Images)

Made it through another bear of a week? Well, it's time for a soft, fluffy kitten of a weekend, and we've got the perfect excuse — nay, reason — to treat yourself: Amazon's massive category-spanning sale starting today. 

Whether you're on the hunt for new tech, some fresh fair-weather fashion or even a treat for the pets, you can score it at a wonderfully steep markdown this weekend. No need to spend hours browsing, either — we've pulled together all the biggest sales right here. You're welcome.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Now, don't you fret; you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Ready? Set? Let's shop!

TVs

Greet your guests Tony Montana style:
Greet your guests Tony Montana style: "Say hello to my not-so-little friend!" (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $698 from its original price of $800, this Sony 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV is the venerable electronics company's mid-range 2020 model. Its massive 55-inch 4K display is clear and detailed, with vivid color. Sony’s world-class Processor X1 powers true-to-life visuals, while HDR (High Dynamic Range) settings make sure colors stay bright. 

These customers sought To Catch a Thief and wound up spellbound in the process: "Upgrading from a nine-year-old Samsung TV, this TV was quite a wow moment," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "Pure amazement! Watching a Hitchcock movie from 1955, we were just blown away at how crisp and colorful the picture is. Sound is great if you don't need full-blown theater setup, and Bluetooth headphones are always an option. The menu is easy to navigate and I had everything dialed in in about ten minutes...One feature I do love and which works extremely well is the volume balancing . Watching a lot of older movies the music is often times extremely loud compared to dialogue, but this evens it our perfectly!"

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Headphones and earbuds

You can count on Sony not to
You can count on Sony not to "phone" it in with inferior audio. (Photo: Amazon)

We've heard of finding a great pair of headphones at a great price, but this is ridiculous! At half-off, these $10 Sony ZX Series Stereo Headphones cost less than lunch. They’re wired (which keeps your tunes free of dropouts and static), with an expansive 12 Hz—22 kHz range, and offer primo stereo sound.

"These are great headphones for music and movies," wrote a satisfied Amazon shopper. "...I've never been bothered by outside noise — they’re comfortable, and the sound is of good quality." Don't believe them...or us? Well, over 34,999 other reviewers have bestowed a five-star rating on these. So there!

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Smartphones and tablets

How do you like them Apples? Not so much? Then jump on this Moto G7 Plus! (Photo: Amazon)
How do you like them Apples? Not so much? Then jump on this Moto G7 Plus! (Photo: Amazon)

Holding out for a less-than-half-price markdown? Here ya go: The Motorola Moto G7 Plus — on sale for only $120 (down from $250) — is equipped with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage (expandable via microSD card). This smartphone, instantly upgradable to Android 10, also comes with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ Max Vision display that’s super sharp and bright. Meanwhile, the Moto G7 Plus features a 16-megapixel rear shooter with a five-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and selfies. Need extra security? Or maybe you're just paranoid? You're in luck: It has a fingerprint sensor on its back.

"This phone is better than you can imagine...," raved a savvy shopper. "Excellent build quality and body materials. The screen is responsive and has a good headroom. The operating system is the same as in Google Pixel, which is much more expensive. This is faster than any (budget) phone. I recommend it — a good buy for your family members who do not need a lot of unnecessary features, and at the same time want a very high-quality device."

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Gaming

We're Bioshocked -- Bioshocked! -- at how low they're letting this go for. (Photo: Amazon)
We're Bioshocked -- Bioshocked! -- at how low they're letting this go for. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $20 (down from $50), BioShock: The Collection features all three games in the popular franchise: Bioshock Remastered, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite. These fun-tastic games explore futuristic science fiction worlds underwater and above the clouds. All we know is, the price is out of this world!

"One of the best trilogies of modern gaming," raved a delighted gamer. "All three games play and look fantastic, and 2k has done a great job with the attention to detail with all of them. I’ve had zero performance issues." (That's what he said— heh.)

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Smart home

Use this baby and Alexa to tell your appliances who's boss. (Photo: Amazon)
Use this baby and Alexa to tell your appliances who's boss. (Photo: Amazon)

Why turn one outlet into a smart outlet when you can turn one into nine smart outlets? It's simple arithmetic! On sale for $54 (down from $80), the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300 is a surge protector that shields up to nine devices from over-charging, short circuiting, over-voltage and over-discharge, while also making those devices instantly Wi-Fi-enabled and smart via the Kasa Smart app for iPhone and Android phones with support for the Alexa and Google Home voice assistants. It's designed with six outlets and three USB-A ports, compatible with just about any device or appliance. And Amazon shoppers love its idiot-proof operation too.

"The ease of use of this device is it's best feature," shared a savvy Amazon shopper. "I ordered two more, one for my house and one as a gift to my technologically challenged mother....The app makes it easy to name items and put them on schedules if desired. Unlike many smart home products, I don't need a hub or separate app (other than the TP Link Kasa app) to make it work it efficiently with Alexa. I haven't had to do any resets, and after playing with it quite a bit, have not needed to repeat myself once for things to turn off and on..."

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Vacuums

It'll clean your house while you're out...and you won't have to leave it a tip. (Photo: Amazon)
It'll clean your house while you're out...and you won't have to leave it a tip. (Photo: Amazon)

Springtime means you want to be outdoors, not padding around your house pushing a vacuum. Here's your ticket to playtime. This weekend, the Aposen Robot Vacuum Cleaner A200 is on sale for $92, or $108 off with on-page coupon, at Amazon. That’s a 40 percent markdown! This robovac is a fast mover with advanced navigation that helps it route your home to clean all sorts of home surfaces and floors — including hardwood, carpet and tile — quickly and efficiently. Its powerful suction makes quick work of dust, pet hair, crumbs and more, and with a 100-minute running time per charge, that's a whole apartment cleaned.

"This machine packs a punch," said a delighted five-star reviewer. "Outstanding suction power and the ability to get under counters coupled with the ease of cleaning it make this wonderful robot a must-have for every home. Very reasonably priced....It has helped my wife with her allergies by drastically reducing the dust!"

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Work from home

Trust us, nothing feels better than this massage gun. (Photo: Amazon)
Trust us, nothing feels better than this massage gun. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $87 with-on page coupon (was $120), the Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun is one of the best ways to decompress after a long day of slaving over a hot computer. This handy little miracle worker lets you knead out tight spots and tough knots in your neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet and any place else that hurts.

The versatility doesn't stop there: It's designed with five levels of intensity and comes with eight attachments to help you tackle all sorts of problem areas with varying levels of penetration. The Sonic even comes with a handy carrying case to keep everything together, while making it easy to take from room-to-room, or on a trip. 

For some it's better than a visit to the chiropractor. "I received my sonic gun, and I'm loving it," raved a delighted Amazon shopper. "I have a very tight upper back, shoulders, and neck from working long hours while holding a phone with my shoulder and constantly trying to type information I'm receiving from customers...This gun is even better than the one my chiropractor uses!! It barely makes a sound, penetrates deep into the muscle tissue, and causes a warming sensation in the muscles due to stimulating increased blood flow."

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Kitchen

Much like the ice in a delicious smoothie, you'll be crushed if you don't take advantage of this deal. (Photo: Amazon)
Much like the ice in a delicious smoothie, you'll be crushed if you don't take advantage of this deal. (Photo: Amazon)

Know what else starts in springtime? Smoothie season! Know who's long been the leader in quality blenders? Oster! And this one will make short work of those fruits and veggies in your favorite beverage. It has over seven speeds and can fit up to eight cups of goodies. And with over 1,200 watts of crushing power, you won't have to deal with bits of oversize bits of ice floating in your green goddess elixir. In the mood for something a little more indulgent? It comes with a food-processor attachment for salsas and dips.

"Much better at smoothies than my old Oster blender, which was narrower at the bottom," one shopper said. "This crushed ice and frozen fruit easily. I feel like I’m my own Smoothie King!"

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Beauty

More than 151,700 shoppers give this a perfect five star rating. (Photo: Amazon)
More than 151,700 shoppers give this a perfect five star rating. (Photo: Amazon)

Get ready, We're about to save you a lot of money and time: No need to make an appointment at your local salon for the bouncy blowout of your dreams — you can do it yourself at home! The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer volumizes and smooths your hair with each pass, leaving you with a salon-quality blowout each time. Plus, over 151,700 shoppers gave it a perfect five stars.

"Love this product!" one shopper shared. "It arrived yesterday and I used it today! It gives you a salon-quality blowout feeling! I have so much hair and it’s naturally curly and thick but this worked for my hair...I was so amazed with the results!!!"

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Style

We heart this all-purpose dress almost as much as its digital backdrop does. (Photo: Amazon)
We heart this all-purpose dress almost as much as its digital backdrop does. (Photo: Amazon)

This flouncy frock has a flattering V-neck and stylish bell sleeves, plus it's made with gorgeous high-density chiffon. It's even kissed with spandex, so it's stretchy and comfortable (hello, dinner dates). It's available in 35 (!!) colors and prints, though we're partial to the classic little black number. No need to worry about a slip, either: It's fully lined, and has a zip in the back.

"I love this dress," one shopper reported. "I got it in three different colors and I absolutely love all of them. The fit is loose but somehow slimming at the same time. It’s great for any occasion, really. I’ve worn it uptown, to work, to parties, and to run errands. The dress length is just right and looks great with knee-high boots or even over-the-knee boots. It doesn’t wrinkle easily, which is great, especially for travel"

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Health and wellness

Aloe? Is it Purell you're looking for? (Photo: Amazon)
Aloe? Is it Purell you're looking for? (Photo: Amazon)

Purell is the gold standard of hand sanitizers...though, this being the Refreshing Aloe variety, make that the green standard. Anyway, it isn't just great at busting germs and bacteria, it also hydrates your hands with refreshing aloe leaf. The result? Zero dryness, and zero nasty residue on your fingers.

"Received four bottles of my favorite and most trusted hand sanitizer," one shopper shared. "Purell aloe. Bottles came packaged nicely and with quick shipping. Couldn't be more pleased with my purchase in the face of the COVID pandemic."

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Bedding

Sweet dreams, sweeter price. (Photo: Amazon)
Sweet dreams, sweeter price. (Photo: Amazon)

When's the last time you replaced your pillows? If you can't remember, it's probably time. This set is filled with shredded memory foam. The pillowcases are made of hypoallergenic bamboo (trust us, it's comfy!), and are machine-washable. Want to make your pillow fluffier? Just throw it in the dryer for five minutes. 

"I have used run-of-the-mill memory foam pillows for a majority of my life but always wake up with a hot head, overheated because of the material," one shopper shared. "These bamboo pillows offer great neck support without having to sacrifice a cool, peaceful sleep. And for such a great price! I'm going to be buying these for my whole family!"

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Pets

For your giddily addled kitty, this will be the catch of the day, every day. (Photo: Amazon)
For your giddily addled kitty, this will be the catch of the day, every day. (Photo: Amazon)

This floppy fish is sure to delight Clawdia's inner hunter. A catnip pouch entices her to play, plus the battery-operated flailing tail will make her pounce, bite, and attack — the fish, that is, and not your feet. Plus, the fish looks super lifelike — make sure to warn others in your household before they think the cat did some real thievery. 

"I finally found a toy my cat doesn't get bored with within a day!" one shopper shared. "She absolutely loves her fish. I can barely get it away from her to charge it. Will be buying another one for backup!"

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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