I’m not happy with the OLED TV deals I’m seeing right now. Amazon has OLED TVs on sale from $1,096 (the cheapest OLED is the LG 55-inch B2 for $1,096). Best Buy has usually been my go-to for OLED TVs, but their lowest price right now is $649 for the LG 48-inch A2. Both TVs are good entry-level units (and the Best Buy deal is pretty solid), but I was hoping to see lower prices this week. The good news is that prices could drop tomorrow, since that’s when Prime Big Deal Days technically starts. But in the meantime, if you’re looking to buy your first OLED, I would wait awhile till prices dip further.
Our fitness editor Jane McGuire is a fan of these Skecher shoes. In her Skechers slip-on shoes review, she said they’re great if you’re looking for a super-cushioned, super-comfortable pair of slip-on sneakers. Certain sizes and styles are on sale from $53. Note that a lot of them qualify for Amazon’s Try Before You Buy program, which lets you try on multiple sizes of shoes before you commit to buying any. You’ll only be charged for what you keep. If you don’t like the shoes or the fit isn’t right, you can return them and your card will never see a charge. It’s one of my favorite ways to shop apparel at Amazon.
Skechers Go Walk Slip-On Hiking Shoes: from $53 @ Amazon
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Prime Day is an excellent opportunity to buy/upgrade your Amazon devices. Echo Dots, Fire TV Sticks, Ring Cams, Fire TVs, etc. all see massive price cuts on Prime Day. In fact, right now Amazon is taking up to 70% off its devices with prices starting as low as $12. I personally like this bundle that includes an Echo Dot (5th Gen) with Kasa Smart Plug Mini for just $23. I use this throughout my apartment so I can control things like lights with just the sound of my voice.
Up to 70% off Alexa devices: deals from $12 @ Amazon
The first Prime Day deal I “purchased” comes courtesy of GrubHub. It’s no secret that Prime members get free GrubHub Plus for one year. (That’s $119/year in savings). But Prime members can also get $5 off any GrubHub order of $25 or more via coupon code “PRIME5”. Just note that this deal is valid through October 9 only (which means you’ve only got a few hours left to use it).
One of my favorite October Prime Day deals is similar to a deal that Amazon offered back in July. During its summer event, Amazon offered its 43-inch Omni 4K Fire TV for just $99. It still remains the cheapest 4K TV deal I’ve ever seen. Now Amazon is offering a slightly better set of TV deals. Via invite only, you can get the Amazon 50-inch Omni 4K Fire TV for just $149. That’s the cheapest 50-inch 4K TV I can ever recall seeing. Note that is an invite only deal, which means you’ll need to sign into your Prime account and request to buy it. If you’re lucky, Amazon will e-mail you a link to buy the TV on October 10. You can also request to buy the Hisense 50-inch 4K Fire TV for $199. It costs $50 more, but the Hisense U6HF is similar to the Hisense U6H, which we named one the best budget TVs. The main difference between the two models is that the U6H runs on the Google TV operating system, whereas the U6HF runs on Amazon’s Fire TV operating system.