The 10 Most Popular Prime Day Discounts According to Wirecutter Readers

The 10 Most Popular Prime Day Discounts According to Wirecutter Readers

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Prime Day is an avalanche of deals, but frankly most of these so-called hot buys aren’t such great deals at all, or else are discounts on products you shouldn’t buy at any price. We’ve filtered through thousands of deals to find the sales that really matter, but ultimately, it’s our readers who determine what’s most compelling. These are the products our readers are buying the most this Prime Day.

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A safe place for all of your bulk groceries

Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Storage Containers
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage 24-Piece Plastic Lids
Deal price: $28; street price: $40

Tired of eating stale cereal and finding grains of rice all over the inside of your kitchen cabinets? You need some good dry food storage containers, and these supremely well-designed jars from Rubbermaid are the best of the best. Their lids seal tightly, they stand up to repeated cleaning in the dishwasher, and their rectangular shape helps them save space in your pantry (they stack on top of each other neatly, too). This 24-piece set comes with sizes ranging from half a cup to 7 cups, so you can keep everything from coffee to bulk flour fresher longer.

Read our review of the best dry food storage containers.

Free money at Amazon

A laptop showing an Amazon logo on the screen.
Photo: Michael Hession

$40 Amazon Gift Card + $10 Credit
Deal price: $40; street price: $50

This one’s pretty simple: Amazon is giving you an extra $10 in store credit if you buy at least $40 worth of Amazon gift cards. Yep, that’s free money, provided you’re interested in shopping at Amazon to begin with. You can input a custom amount of exactly $40, or go higher if you want. Just remember to use the code GC20PRIME to get the credit.

A pint-sized kitchen powerhouse

Our upgrade pick, Instant Pot Ultra 6-Quart on a kitchen counter
Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald

Instant Pot Ultra Mini 3-Quart
Deal price: $50; street price: $120

Instant Pots are incredibly useful devices (I cook probably 50% of my family meals in mine), but they take up a lot of counter or cabinet space. If you’ve got a small kitchen or live alone, and still want the conveniences an electric pressure cooker provides, give this pint-sized version a look. Like the standard 6-quart and bigger 8-quart models, the 3-quart Ultra has a great screen and tons of program options and custom controls.

Read our review of the best electric pressure cookers.

A library in the palm of your hand

A person in jeans and a plaid shirt sits, cross-legged, reading on a Kindle Paperwhite.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation)
Deal price: $80; street price: $130

I’ve been hanging onto my battered 3rd generation Paperwhite for years—toting it across five countries and four states and reading hundreds of books in the process—but this deal might be the one that gets me to finally upgrade. The 10th generation model (our pick for the best ebook reader) has a beautifully bright and evenly lit display, Bluetooth connectivity, and waterproofing. You can even tack on 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free as an introductory offer, so you’ll have books ready to go as soon as it’s in your hand.

Read our review of the best ebook readers.

The best way to prank your kids

Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker (3rd Gen)
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation)
Deal price: $19; street price: $35

Yes, I know… Amazon’s Alexa-powered smart devices are good for all kinds of things—tracking packages, getting the forecast, playing music, and more—not just driving your progeny crazy. But my colleague Jon Chase’s ode to messing with his kids via Alexa integrations is so good I just wanted to call it out again here. The Echo Dot is Amazon’s cheapest Alexa speaker, and it works great anywhere that you don’t need room-filling audio quality: bedside, your office desk, or in the garage. At this price, why not put ‘em in every room?

Read our review of the best Alexa speakers.

Cleaner floors with almost no effort

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum
Photo: Michael Hession

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $199; street price: $299

A good robot vacuum won’t replace your regular vacuum cleaner, but it should keep it in the closet for a lot longer between uses. A variant on our current top pick, the Roomba 692 is a reliable cleaner that’ll keep your floors tidy on a daily basis with almost no effort on your part. It’s Wi-Fi connected, and also works with Google Assistant and Alexa, so you can yell at it to clean up your messes. (Okay, you can yell at any robot vacuum, but this one will actually respond.)

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Never leave the garage open again

The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub
Photo: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller
Deal price: $17; street price: $35

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been chewed out by your significant other for driving off and leaving your garage door open. (I swear I hit the button!) A smart garage door controller takes the guesswork (and the frantic u-turn) out of those “did I leave the garage door open?” moments by letting you check the door status and even close or open it from your phone, no matter where you are. Chamberlain’s MyQ controller is a great choice if you have a compatible Chamberlain, LiftMaster, or Craftsman opener, and works with popular smart home systems like Xfinity,, and HomeKit (via an add-on bridge device).

Read our review of the best smart garage door opener controllers.

For your best smile

A Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Kit
Photo: Amazon

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Kit
Deal price: $28; street price: $45

Teeth whitening is pretty simple tech: Our research shows that all you really need to get those pearly whites is hydrogen peroxide bleach and time. These popular strips certainly provide the bleach, and as long as you’re cool with applying them every day for a couple of weeks, the science shows that they work. If you’ve been meaning to brighten up your smile, at nearly half their usual price, this is the best time to try them out.

Read our thoughts on how to get the most out of teeth whitening kits and strips.

Finally sleep through the night

The nidra deep rest sleep mask sitting on top of a hamper.
Photo: Michael Hession

Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
Deal price: $9; street price: $12

My partner is a notoriously light sleeper, disturbed by air flow, the sound of our dog breathing, and ambient light. After we moved into our new place last year, which had huge, floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom, she was a total mess. But this mask—and banishing the dog to the hallway—gave her some surprisingly cost-effective relief. Already a bargain at its usual asking price of $12, this comfortable eye mask is an absolute steal at 25 percent off, especially if it saves you from dealing with a sleep-deprived housemate.

Read our review of the best sleep masks.

Smarter than your smart TV

Roku Streaming Stick+
Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald

Roku Streaming Stick+ Media Streamer
Deal price: $37 at Amazon and Walmart; street price: $48

If you bought a TV in the past few years, it probably came with “smart” software that can stream TV and movies. But unless you bought a Roku-enabled TV, it’s probably not nearly as smart as the Roku Streaming Stick+. Our favorite option for high-quality streaming, this tiny device plugs into an open HDMI port, gets power from a TV USB port, and provides access to popular platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Plex, and more. Roku’s interface is easy to navigate, has a convenient voice search function that prioritizes free content, and even lets you listen to shows and movies via headphones (through the Roku app on your phone) so you don’t wake up your family. And despite its small size, the Stick+ has enough processing power to handle 4K footage, including HDR10 content.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

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