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17 Amazon Prime Day deals our editors are buying for themselves — after sorting through deals for several days straight

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Over Prime Day, our team of expert product testers and editors has been online 24/7, sharing the very best deals and discounts we’ve found. We’re checking deal histories, making sure the current deals are actually better than usual, and only sharing the ones we think are truly worth your time.  

But you can’t expect us not to shop for ourselves a little while we’re covering the best deals for our readers! We’re only human. So, I asked my colleagues to share the deals they’ve personally taken advantage of during Prime Day to help you navigate the madness.

This is a highly curated list full of deals that are still available, purchased by people whose jobs it is to test products and understand quality and value. If there’s anyone you can trust to recognize a great product at a great price, it’s us.

So without further ado, here are the Prime Day deals we’ve purchased that are still available on day two:

The Casper pillowThe Casper Sleep Essential Pillow displayed on a bed.

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How’s your neck feeling? How about your back? Prime Day is high-key one of the best times of the year to refresh your bedding. If you’re looking for an easy way to do that, take a look at this pillow from Casper — it’s plush but still offers plenty of support. Pro tip: To reduce back and neck pain, try wedging a pillow under your knees or between your legs. It works for me, and it might for you. —Michael Nolledo, executive editor

I second Michael’s recommendation! The Casper pillow is a really nice marriage of a regular down pillow and a memory foam pillow, and one of my favorites. You can read our team’s full review of it here. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

The Coop Home Goods pillowCoop Home Goods Pillow

Coop Home Goods

When I needed to buy new pillows for my bed, my first stop was Lauren Savoie’s guide to the best pillows. The Coop Pillow didn’t disappoint; it comes with detailed instructions and extra shredded foam filling to help you customize the pillow for your preferred sleep position. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

A genius pet hair removercats looking at pet hair groomer tool most useful amazon products

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Pet hair is a constant in the home of any pet owner … or so I thought. This tool is basically magic and removes cat hair with ease from my fabric dining room chairs, couches, and sheets. I can’t take credit for this find, though, because I bought it on the recommendation of our senior home reporter Jenny McGrath. Thanks, Jenny! Right now, it’s on sale for $7 off. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

The best handheld vacuum for pet hairThe Black+Decker Dustbuster AdvancedClean Cordless Handheld Vacuum (model CHV1410L), the best handheld vacuum for pet hair in 2022, sits on a white table.

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My colleagues rave about this vacuum, so I had to get it and see what all of the fuss is about — especially since it’s 33% off right now for $40 on Amazon Prime Day. We ranked this product as the best handheld vacuum for pet hair earlier this year. While I don’t have any pets, I have a lot of stairs that I can’t wait to give a good clean. —Jess Orwig, senior editor

I was also convinced to buy this handheld vac this Prime Day after hearing my colleagues sing its praises! I’m so pumped to put it to the test on all the cat hair in my house. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

A variety snack packSix different types of snacks are displayed above a box as part of the Frito-Lay Coffee Pairing Variety Pack.

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I have a family full of snack eaters, and this looked like a great deal. I’ve had several of the snacks before, and they balance deliciousness with vague healthiness. I don’t like to eat with my coffee, but these will be great snacks when I need something in my belly and don’t have time to fix something else. —James Brains, reporter

The Kindle PaperwhiteThe Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is displayed on a backpack in the grass.

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I reviewed a bunch of e-readers over the past six months, and after obsessively reading on the Kindle Paperwhite, I knew that when Prime Day rolled around, I would be upgrading my basic Kindle. The deal price is so good, and I know that I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this new e-reader. —Angela Tricarico, streaming editorial fellow

On the recommendation of my coworkers, I also purchased a Kindle Paperwhite on Prime Day. I got the version with lock screen ads because it was available to ship months earlier, but you can actually pay to remove the ads after you get the device, which I’ll do if they really bug me. The Prime Day deal was just too good to pass up! —Lauren Savoie, deputy editor

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You don’t even have to make a purchase to take advantage of this deal; you just have to be a Prime member. Amazon is giving members access to Grubhub+ for free for a year during Prime Day, a service that includes free delivery and usually costs $10 a month (which is less than what we pay in delivery fees each month). Grubhub+ is a good deal even when it’s not free if you order in a lot, but I can’t believe we just got to click a button and pay nothing for a year of access! —Sally Kaplan, executive editor

Read more about how Amazon Prime members get free Grubhub+.

The Echo DotAmazon Echo Dot (4th gen)

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I have a handful of Echo speakers throughout my house and find them really useful. I recently bought this cute, pint-sized Echo Dot for my bathroom so I can request whatever tunes I want while I’m in the shower. It’s the little things. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

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I travel a lot, so when I saw that there was a Prime Day deal for $20 in Amazon credit with a $100 Airbnb gift card purchase, it was a no-brainer for me. To claim it, you just enter the code BNB22 at checkout. Since I’ll be spending money at Airbnb and Amazon throughout the year anyway, this deal felt like “free money” to me. —Lauren Savoie, deputy editor

A bird feederHummingbirds perch on the Aspects HummZinger HighView Hanging Hummingbird Feeder.

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As my dad says, “you know you’re getting older when you become obsessed with feeding the birds.” That accurately describes my life stage at the moment. During Prime Day, I bought our top-rated hummingbird feeder and a well-reviewed tube bird feeder for all my feathered backyard friends. Bird feeders do triple duty in my house: they feed the birds, which entertains my cat (who loves to watch them from the window), and the birds in turn help deter the flies and mosquitoes. —Lauren Savoie, deputy editor

Folding Adirondack chairsTwo Kingyes Folding Adirondack Chairs are displayed on a porch.

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My husband and I are city slickers who just moved to a new space out in the country. We have a great outdoor space that looks out onto the prairie but no outdoor furniture to speak of. I’ve always thought Adirondack chairs are comfy and attractive, and they seem to be the highest-quality outdoor furniture you can get without spending a ton of money. We took advantage of this Prime Day sale to snag a pair of folding Adirondack chairs at 20% off. —Lauren Savoie, deputy editor

An extra-large heating padA person uses the Pure Enrichment PureRelief XL Heating Pad on their side.

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This is the best heating pad I’ve come across, and I should know … I have one in almost every room in my house. This is a fantastic deal for $13 off. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

Our favorite budget mattressThe Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress displayed on an aqua bed frame in a bedroom.

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I bought this mattress for my guest bedroom, and my guests compliment me on it all the time. We named it the best budget mattress in our buying guide, and it lives up to the hype. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

Our favorite budget pillowTwo Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows are stacked on a bed.

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To complete my guest-bedroom setup, I ordered this two-pack of pillows we named the best budget pillows in our buying guide. They’re an even better price right now during Prime Day; you can clip a 40%-off coupon and see your discount applied at checkout. —Ellen Hoffman, editor-in-chief

A cult-favorite lip balmSeveral tubes of Laneige Lip Glowy Balm are squeezed out in zigzags on a pink background.

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I love Laneige products, so of course, I’m going to take advantage of a rare 30% off their entire line of products. I opted to restock on the lip glowy balm, which feels like the daytime sister to their cult-fave lip sleeping mask. The glowy balm has a slight glossy sheen to it, so in addition to keeping my lips hydrated, it also acts as an alternative to lip gloss. —Angela Tricarico, streaming editorial fellow

A Beyblade battle setTwo cool kids hold out Beyblade battle tops.

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I have an 8-year-old who has been clamoring for Beyblades for the last week. They wanted to use their lemonade stand money to buy some, but I told them to wait until Prime Day. This battle set went on sale for $21. It has everything you need to battle these spinning tops, including a stadium. It arrives tonight, and I look forward to battling! —James Brains, reporter

A Logitech gaming mouseThe Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT Wireless Gaming Mouse in black on a black background.

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My friends have been raving about ultralight mice, and this model in particular, for a while now, so with the Prime Day deal down to $105, I had to grab it. It has a longer battery life than my current mouse that’s twice the weight, too, so I’m excited to see how it changes my gameplay. —Tiffany Chang, strategic partnership manager

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