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Okay, I’ll admit it: I love shopping at Walmart. Snooty shoppers may turn up their noses at the budget box store, but that doesn’t change the fact you can get some of the best prices on basic beauty products and household items. In fact, if you snoop around the Savings Center, you can find even more deals on popular electronics, cooking gadgets, and more.
But to know if something is actually a good price compared to competitors, we use price tracking tools to make sure these products are actually a good deal. Plus, throughout the year we not only test hundreds of products, so we know products and their prices, which makes it easier to sniff out a good deal. This week at Walmart we found tons of good deals on gaming consoles, kitchen gadgets, electronics, and more.
1. Under $20: The best laundry detergent at its best price
Calm down, Gronk. We’re not talking about Tide Pods. In fact, the best laundry detergent is from a company you might not have heard of before: Persil. How do we know? We put it and all the popular options to the test, quite literally. Persil blew the competition out of the sudsy waters to be named the Best Laundry Detergent.
Right now you can get a 96-load jug of the good stuff in Original or Intense Fresh scents for just under $16, marking the best price we’ve ever see and a steep drop compared to Amazon’s $23 asking price for the same stuff. This detergent removed 2% more stains than the ever-popular Tide, something you might not notice in a side-by-side comparison but will definitely see as you wash your clothes over time.
2. Under $450: Xbox One bundles
If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your gaming console, now may be the time to do so. Right now, Walmart is discounting Xbox One bundles by $50 or more. That means you can get an Xbox One X bundle for $450 or an Xbox One S bundle for $250. That’s just $50 more than the huge discounts we saw during the holidays.
For the One X bundles, you can choose from Fallout 76 and NBA 2K19. If you’d prefer to spend less, the One S bundles include Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, and Anthem, Playerunknown’s Battleground, NBA 2K19, and Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels.
3. Under $25: An amazing hair care product for color-treated hair
Whether you’re covering grays, adding subtle highlights, or going full-blown Cindy Lauper in the ’80s, I have some hopefully not-shocking news. Your hair is not built to withstand that kind of treatment without some sort of countermeasures to keep it healthy. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 is a fantastic at-home hair care option for anyone who color treats their tresses. It’s a once-weekly deep conditioning treatment that restores moisture and helps keep your locks shiny and vibrant between salon visits. Right now, you can get it for just over $20, a price you’ll never see if you buy it directly from your salon.
4. Under $150: A blender that doubles as a food processor
These days, it seems like you need 10 different cooking gadgets on hand to make meals. You’ve got your food processor, your blender, your personal blender, and your Instant Pot, and it takes up quite a bit of space. You can cut down on the number of appliances you need with this fancy gizmo from Ninja.
The Ninja Supra Kitchen Blender System comes with two Nutri Ninja cups for smoothies, an 8-cup food processor bowl, and 72-oz blending jar, giving it three uses in one. Ninja makes the best personal blender we’ve ever tested, so we’re fairly confident this mega blender will perform similarly. Right now, you can get it for $20 off.
5. Under $20: A cult favorite makeup sponge
Anyone who uses liquid foundation or loves contouring knows that a makeup sponge is essential. While a big bag of disposable sponges is relatively cheap, you end up spending a bit of money over time and they’re not the most sustainable option. When we tested the cult favorite beautyblender, we were blown away by how the oval-shaped easily fit the contours of our face. Plus, it should last you three months with proper cleaning and right now, you can knock $3 off the original $20 price tag.
6. Under $330: A Nintendo Switch bundle with your favorite Mario games
In celebration of Mario Day (March 10 for you plebeians), Walmart is discounting Nintendo Switch bundles with a Mario game like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Super Mario Party and a pack of enamel Mario pins for $330. A Switch typically costs $300 and these games are usually $60, so you’re saving $30. If you were planning on getting a Switch anyway, you might as well save on a fun party game and a set of pins to show the world you’re a gamer while you’re at it.
7. Under $90: Everyone’s favorite cooking gadget
Your coworker has one, your neighbor has one, your mom has one—so why don’t you have an Instant Pot yet? This helpful little cooking gadget has all the functions of a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, and more, making it super simple to whip up dinner or steam veggies for a side dish. Right now, you can get the Instant Pot Duo 6-quart for a nice $10 off. Although it’s not the lowest price we’ve ever seen, it’s still a nice discount if you wanted to get one anyway.
8. Under $60: Tax software and online security
You have to do your taxes anyway, so you might as well save while doing so. H&R Block was one of our favorite tax software we’ve ever tested, and right now, you can save up to $40 when you bundle it with Norton Security. This cybersecurity program will shield up to fives devices against hackers attempting to et your private and financial information when you go online. Now you can feel safe on the internet while staying ahead of the game on taxes.
9. Under $350: A budget big screen with streaming built-in
The hardware in this model is all essentially the same as in their Series 5 TVs, which impressed us in our tests (and at my house), but the remote doesn’t offer voice control (and you can upgrade the Roku remote at any time too) and some users complained about a flickering screen. But again, $338 for a 55-inch 4K TV. Outrageous.
10. Under $20: The best affordable space heater at its lowest price
Winter is tough if you run cold or if your heating bills skyrocket when you try to keep your home a livable temperature. No matter which camp you fall in, a space heater can make the coldest months of the year more tolerable.
Right now, you can get the best affordable space heater we’ve tested for its best price. It typically costs around $30, so we’re pretty excited to see it dip below the $20 mark. We loved that this little heater packed a real heat punch for its small size, and that it weighs next to nothing (under 4 lbs.) so it’s easy to move from room to room. That last feature is a must since this little guy is meant for a single person rather than a whole room.
Other online deals and sales we love
- All-Clad Factory Seconds Sale—Get amazing high-end cookware for bargain prices. The only catch is they might be a little dinged up, but no worse than normal wear and tear.
- AncestryDNA—Get this popular DNA kit for $59 (Save $40) at Ancestry for their St. Patrick’s Day sale.
- DreamCloud Sleep—Save $200 on all mattresses.
- Eero Wifi Home Mesh Router System—Save $100 on Amazon when you buy any bundle with a beacon and 1 to 4 routers.
- Eufy RoboVac 11S—$179.99 on Amazon (Save $50): This is the best affordable robot vacuum you can find right now.
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera—$49.45 on Amazon (Save $25)
- Houzz—Get up to 70% off furniture for your bedroom, living room, and more.
- Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 6-Qt. Electric Pressure Cooker—$89.99 on Amazon (Save $10)
- Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 8-Qt. Electric Pressure Cooker—$121.99 on Amazon (Save $17)
- J.Crew—Save 40% on new spring looks with the code “NEWSTYLES.”
- Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds—$159.99 on Amazon (Save $5): The best true wireless earbuds after Apple’s Airpods are typically around $165, but you can get an extra couple bucks off right now.
- Land’s End—Save 40% on full-price items with the code “RAINBOW” and the pin “2263.”
- LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer—$14.99 on Amazon (Save $5): Use the on-page coupon to save on this cult-favorite moisturizer.
- Massdrop Vast 35-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor—$549 from Massdrop (Save $50): This highly rated gaming monitor has a unique offer that, after purchasing, will give you a $50 credit in your Massdrop account toward a future purchase.
- Nectar Sleep—Save $125 on all mattresses and get two free memory foam pillows.
- Puro—The best kids’ headphones, the BT-2000s, are on sale for $70 right now, the lowest price we’ve ever seen and $30 off the usual price.
- Purple—Get a free set of Purple sheets ($100-$129 value) when you buy the best luxury mattress we’ve tested.
- Wayfair—Save up to 70% off outdoor furniture, dining, and home renovation.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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