- 1 Powerful Dyson stick vacuums
- 2 An inexpensive stick vacuum
- 3 A carpet cleaner for pet owners
- 4 A nice drop on a self-emptying Roomba
- 5 A Great Shop Vacuum (or Wet Dry Vac)
- 6 What’s the Best Vacuum for Carpets?
- 7 What’s the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair?
- 8 What’s the Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors?
- 9 Related
If you’re reading this post, you probably need a new vacuum. Maybe the beloved vac you’ve had for years is running on fumes. Maybe it’s time to trade your corded vacuum for something more convenient and easier to maneuver around the house. Or maybe you finally want to invest in a robot vacuum that does most of the work for you. No matter the reason you’re on the hunt, one thing will always ring true: Vacuums are expensive. And that sucks—pun intended.
But the Wirecutter Deals team is here to help you find a replacement that won’t break the bank, and we’ve spent hours sifting through discounts on vacuums to find great deals worth your time and money. Here are the best we’ve found.
Powerful Dyson stick vacuums
Cordless stick vacuums are less cumbersome than traditional vacuums but that convenience comes with a hefty price tag. According to our reviews, any Dyson model can be a good buy for the right price. Now discounted to $191, The Dyson V7 Allergy is a variant of our to pick, the V7 Motorhead. Other than the Allergy’s post-motor HEPA filter, the two models are almost identical in performance and come with the same amount of attachments. We don’t think the HEPA filter does much, but this is still a good chance to grab a good vacuum for less than $200 with the code PARTYFOR25. If you’re looking for a stick vacuum with a little more power and have more room in your budget, the same code will bring the Dyson V10 Absolute down to $400. The V10 Absolute is similar to our upgrade pick, and while it’s not quite as powerful or refined, it’s much more affordable—this particular deal includes a soft roller cleaner head and a torque drive cleaner head on top of all the usual tools already included.
Read our review of the best cordless stick vacuums.
An inexpensive stick vacuum
For those who don’t care for all the bells and whistles of a Dyson stick vacuum, the inexpensive Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum might be a good alternative. At just $100 on sale, the Hoover Linx is a powerful enough vacuum to tackle easy jobs on bare floors. It easily sucks up crumbs that litter the kitchen floor, tufts of pet hair, and any dirt tracked in by the front door. It doesn’t double as a handheld vacuum (and we don’t recommend it if your home is covered in thick carpet), but it’s a good choice that’s easy to handle and highly rated among vacuumers on the Internet. The Hoover Linx is also surprisingly durable for such a cheap vacuum—our testers report that the original Linx they tested back in 2014 still works, and replacement parts from Hoover, if some do fail, are reasonably priced.
Read our review of the best cordless vacuums.
A carpet cleaner for pet owners
As a pet owner, you’ve probably seen it all: cat puke, dog poop, unidentified stains you’d rather not think about. But just because you’ve come to expect Mr. Kibbles to unload his lunch on your clean carpets doesn’t mean a piece of you doesn’t die each time. Though the Bissell SpotBot Pet 33N8A won’t help him keep his lunch down, it’ll make the cleanup much easier. The SpotBot is a hands-free, portable carpet and upholstery cleaner with a built-in automated scrubber tool. Place the tool directly over the stain, select a cleaning strength setting, then sit back and watch it do its thing. It even works to remove red wine, black pen ink, and potting soil stains, too. If you plan to pick up the Bissell SpotBot, be sure to use the promo code PARTYOF25 to secure the discount.
Read our review of the best upholstery cleaners.
A nice drop on a self-emptying Roomba
You can’t beat the ease and convenience of a robot vacuum—and the iRobot Roomba reigns supreme over the competition. As our former upgrade pick, the Roomba i7+ is one of the most refined, smoothest robot vacuums out there. With advanced features like room-specific cleaning and a self-emptying bin (!), the i7+ takes the hands-off vacuuming experience to the next level. This deal knocks $100 off the i7+’s steep sticker price (and brings the vacuum to the lowest price we’ve seen). Even with the discount, this Roomba is very pricey, but if you can afford it, you likely won’t be disappointed. Like all Roombas, the i7+ is durable, long-lasting, and an impeccable cleaner—and, unlike other brands of robot vacuums, Roombas can be repaired, which extends their lives and, ultimately, makes them worth the cost.
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.