We all know that the
Prime Day competition is getting stiff. If you’ve been following our coverage of Amazon’s epic sale event (which started today), you know that other big-box retailers are trying to grab a piece of the pie, offering markdowns on many of the categories that Amazon specializes in: home, tech, electronics, beauty, wellness, and fashion. We’ve even seen some comparatively smaller shops getting in on the action, and we suspect that before long, “Christmas in July” will go from forgotten WWII-era film to our euphemism for the mid-summer days when Prime Day normally falls.
One mega-store that’s giving Amazon a run for its money is Walmart. Surprised? Neither are we. With a similar inventory selection and commitment to keeping retail prices as low as possible, it’s inevitable that the Walton family would “roll back” their prices this time of year in order to keep up with The Bezos. (Singular.) And guess who reaps the benefit of this competition? You! What we found at the Arkansas-founded chain during “The Big Save” event — their answer to Prime Day – was a deeply-discounted assortment of — you guessed it – home goods, appliances, beauty, and fashion. Click through to evaluate what we’ve sussed out — you didn’t spend
all of your money on Prime Day, did you?
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Any marked-down suction tool from the holy grail of vacuum-cleaner brands is usually bought up quickly by ardent neat freaks, and this multifloor model will likely have the same fate. One of over 1,400 reviewers is a self-professed “vacuum snob” and “can’t imagine buying anything [other than a Dyson].”
Dyson DC33 Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum, $154, available at Walmart
Dude, do you even immersion blend? This small-but-mighty appliance is a godsend for pulverizing small quantities of sauce or smoothie that would otherwise require the whole food processor song and dance.
Cuisinart 2-Speed Hand Blender, $34.94, available at Walmart
If your preferred blending style is with foundation in front of a mirror, may we recommend possibly the only makeup tool you’ll ever need?
Beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge, $16.99, available at Walmart
According to a previous story covering the
best face serums, dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD shared that this Clarins serum is suitable for a wide range of skin types — oily, dry, and everything in between — thanks to its combination of both oil-based and water-based ingredients. “Its star ingredient is turmeric, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and brightening benefits, making it useful for treating everything from acne to wrinkles,” he says. Clarins Complete Age Control Concentrate Facial Serum, $61, available at Walmart
We’ve been admiring this pretty summer carry-all for weeks and it may just be time to pull the trigger.
Eliza May Rose Stripe Carriage Bag, $18, available at Walmart
Walmart is really going for it with their slashed prices. This best-selling lash-enhancing serum is marked down to
$45.00 at Amazon, but is on sale here for $38.99. Six dollars isn’t nothing — that’s coffee and a bagel (with flavored cream cheese!) in NYC. Grande Cosmetics GrandeLash MD Eyelash Formula, $38.99, available at Walmart
An affordable investment is a set of pearls with nary a whisper of decorative design — just a barely-there 14k gold drop.
Walmart Cultured Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings, $39.88, available at Walmart
The dancing multi-colored lights of Google’s “smart” speaker are just one of the really fun things about this talking internet-connected cylinder. It’s almost 50% off at Walmart today.
Google Smart Speaker & Assistant, $69, available at Walmart
These simple and perfectly styled block-heel sandals are actually available in three colorways — and with a sale price of $15, you could own each one.
Circus by Sam Edelman Ibis Block Heels Sandals, $15, available at Walmart
We’re not even going to try and compare the Apple iPad to a Fire Tablet to make our point about dueling sales here — this is simply a courtesy message letting you know that the bold and beautiful Apple iPad 32GB is currently marked down to $249, while supplies last.
Apple iPad 32GB, $249, available at Amazon
If we could buy a soft knit pouf in every serene cloud, sky, and earth color, we would.
Urban Shop Urban Shop Round Knit Pouf, $35, available at Walmart
A dream product for pet-owners and lazy people who like to keep things clean and tidy. The Roomba by iRobot 680 robot vacuum even boasts a trademarked “Dirt Detector” sensor so you don’t have to guide it to the higher concentrations of dust. It just knows.
iRobot Roomba by iRobot 680, $226.98, available at Walmart
If you haven’t been to the beach at all this summer and feel like you have a lot of tanning to catch up on, a.) what are you waiting for?! and b.) here’s a top-rated self-tanner that will help you fake it until you (actually) bake it.
St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse, $29.4, available at Walmart
Not only is this discounted down comforter top-rated, it can also be customized. Choose your size and then decide between heavy, medium or lightweight fill, depending on your climate and personal temperature preferences.
Canada’s Best Down Alternative Comforter, $17.83, available at Walmart
As the Opal Nugget Ice Maker description reads, “Opal only does one thing: make chewable, craveable nugget ice.” And if this is something you’re in the market far — looking at you, house-party throwers and backyard BBQ connoisseurs — then this is the appliance a la mode.
FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker, $341.99, available at Walmart
If you’re looking to dip your toes — heh, heh — into a pair of Crocs, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into full faux-clog territory, we suggest you try the slide iteration. It has all of the ease and simplicity of the soft foam shoe in a more palatable, familiar silhouette.
Crocs Unisex Classic II Slide Sandals, $15.99, available at Walmart
Presenting an economical way to spend your hard-earned cash. A set of Rubbermaid containers helps you save money by storing and keeping food longer, and this sale price doubles down on your efforts.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Container Set, $17.98, available at Walmart
Small space inhabiters know that every square foot counts. Whether it’s in your hallway or at the foot of your bed, the bench/storage unit/organizer is a tiny-apartment must have.
Better Homes & Gardens 4-Cube Organizer Storage Bench, $79.99, available at Walmart
Can’t decide between a fedora and a straw hat for your summer head protection? Well, thanks to this chic $10
chapeau, you don’t have to. It’s both. Eliza May Rose Cabana Straw Fedora with Orange Stripe, $10.5, available at Walmart
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