Amazon is having a weekend-long sale extravaganza — here are the highlights, starting at $12

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Listen up, we're here to help you chart a savings course with all the key deals you need to know about...and something about your phone. (Photo: Amazon)
Listen up, we're here to help you chart a savings course with all the key deals you need to know about...and something about your phone. (Photo: Amazon)

You made it to the weekend! What's on the agenda? Kicking back? Relaxing? Finally making time for those chores you've been putting off all week?

Whatever your plans are, make sure you devote some time to perusing the sales. No need to open a zillion tabs or (gasp!) hit up a mall — all you need to do is check out Amazon. Better yet, stay right here, because we've got all the best deals of the bunch. Thinking about finally upgrading that TV? Perhaps getting some new headphones, or investing in a smart-home setup? Now is your chance to do that and save a few coins in the process.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Let's fix that; you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Ready, set, shop!

TVs

So smart, so popular...and now this TLC beauty is 25 percent off at Amazon. (Photo: Amazon)
So smart, so popular...and now this TLC beauty is 25 percent off at Amazon. (Photo: Amazon)

Get set for a great TV deal: Amazon's No. 1 bestselling LED TV is down to just $258 (was $350). Nearly 47,000 Amazon shoppers have given the TCL 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV a perfect five-star rating. Talk about usability! Simply ask — with your actual voice — and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant will help you flip through channels and shows. You'll have access to some 5,000 streaming channels through Roku TV. Customers love the easy setup and the quality!

"Great TV all around," said one happy shopper. "From the quick delivery to total ease of removing unit from box to setup, this unit is amazing! It's so clear. I love the internet option having Roku, which links me to thousands of channels including Prime!...A great deal. Very pleased with purchase."

$258 $350 at Amazon

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Headphones and earbuds

Hear everything (or nothing) clearly with these top-rated Beats wireless headphones! (Photo: Amazon)
Hear everything (or absolutely nothing) clearly with these top-rated Beats wireless headphones! (Photo: Amazon)

Want to find out what all the wireless-noise-canceling-headphone hype is all about? Bliss out with these babies! The top-of-the-line Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones on sale for just $200 (was $350) — that's 43 percent off! Believe it or not, they're way cheaper at Amazon than at BeatsByDre.com.

The Studio3's on-ear controls let you take calls, change songs, adjust volume and turn on voice commands. Plus, it's available in seven luxe colorways.

Shoppers have given it a collective 4.7 rating! "I needed a set of headphones/earbuds that I could wear for eight-plus hours that sounded great and canceled out the sound in my busy apartment so that I could focus," said one rhapsodizing five-star fan. "The first time I put them on, opened Spotify, and played...I got tears in my eyes. I was experiencing the music as the artist had intended and not just hearing it — it was a transcendent and life-changing experience. Additionally, the build is top-notch, fit and finish are exceptional, and they are super comfortable."

$200 $350 at Amazon

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Smartphones, smartwatches and tablets

An Apple Watch 6 a day keeps the doctor away,  your flab under control, and your heart rate up. Oh, and it tells time, too. OH, and it's $100 off! (Photo: Amazon)
An Apple Watch 6 a day keeps the doctor away, your flab under control, and your heart rate up. Oh, and it tells time, too. OH, and it's $100 off! (Photo: Amazon)

Maybe you overdid it on the barbecue and popcorn this summer. Maybe you're just spending more time these autumnal days on the couch. Either way, it's time to set —and start tracking — some fitness goals. With the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm), you can do that and so much more. The GPS and cellular features are simply brilliant. The Apple Series 6 can monitor heartbeat, heart rate, calories burned and your sleep patterns. It can also take calls, respond to texts, sync up to music streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music and track steps and workout goals.

More than 40,000 reviewers gave the Apple 6 their highest rating. "This is my very first Apple Watch and I am just amazed how stunning it is!" said one of them. "...This watch has so many features to help me every day, including apps to help with my health. The appearance is simply beautiful."

$399 $499 at Amazon

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Gaming

Lookee, Amazon has found a way to build a better mousetrap...by slashing over 50 percent from the price tag of this little rascal. (Photo: Amazon)
Lookee, Amazon has found a way to build a better mousetrap...by slashing over 50 percent from the price tag of this little rascal. (Photo: Amazon)

Be the big cheese at your next gaming confab with a mouse that offers the utmost in precision, accuracy and ease of navigation. This is the one. The Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse, now $23 (down from $50), has a top-of-the-line optical sensor that’s customizable for sensitivity, so its triggers will be as sharp as you please. Amazingly durable, it's rated for up to 10 million clicks, plus it’s backed with a two-year warranty for peace of mind.

Customers have bestowed over 27,000 five-star ratings on this little guy! One delighted fan wrote: “This is one of the best mice I've ever owned. It has a great feel and super quick and crisp button clicks. The tracking is extremely smooth and precise. The software allows for excellent customization, especially the DPI button ranges. The color-changing stuff is neat.”

$23 $50 at Amazon

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Smart home

Scare away intruders, welcome the pizza guy, and confuse those would-be missionaries at your front door. (Photo: Amazon)
Scare away intruders, welcome the pizza guy, and confuse those would-be missionaries at your front door. (Photo: Amazon)

Behold, the 21st century way to keep an eye on your home: the Blink Outdoor Cam detects motion and begins recording as soon as it senses activity. Blink app–operated, it allows you to watch what's happening right on your phone. Equipped with night vision, the Blink Outdoor Cam — powered with two long-lasting AA lithium batteries (included) — is sharp even in the dark.

"The clarity of the video and audio are excellent, and the cameras capture everything," shared a now-safe-and-secure Amazon shopper. "Detection is almost instantaneous.... I am so impressed by the cameras that I ordered two more to augment the cameras I have already installed. Setup and installation was a breeze...Video capture in daylight is high-definition, and the night vision is extremely clear..."

It saves video and audio via microSD card, so you don’t have to worry about losing it. And the two-way talk function — with a built-in microphone — lets you confront intruders or unwanted guests from afar.

$70 $100 at Amazon

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Vacuums

Your family road trip is now a distant summertime memory. Time to get your vehicle's interior up to cool-weather code. (Photo: Amazon)
Your family road trip is now a distant summertime memory. Time to get your vehicle's interior up to cool-weather code. (Photo: Amazon)

Now, this is the kind of manual labor even we can look forward to. This hand car-vac from the folks at ThisWorx includes three different attachments, including a brush nozzle that'll dislodge pet hair and those stubborn, stuck-on spills. And this is so satisfying: Because the trash container is clear, you can watch all that debris going into the machine. Ahh. Know what else feels good? Getting one of these for nearly $30 off its original price. Talk about cleaning up!

Reviewers are loving the convenience of this overachieving sucker. "A powerhouse in a little package," raved one five-star reviewer. "This is a great little vacuum to clean the car. I bought the corded unit.... The product is excellent at getting ground-in dirt out of the car's carpets, and with the hose that comes with the unit it's easy to get into tight places.... One of the best things along with its great cleaning ability is the bag that came with the unit. It makes it easy to store along with all of its attachments. So mine rides around in the car and can be used anytime because it plugs right into the power plug (lighter)."

$21 $50 at Amazon

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Kitchen

Does anything say
Does anything say "one-pot deliciousness" better than a spanking new Dutch over? We think not. (Photo: Amazon)

Stew and soup season is coming up, and this gorgeous Dutch oven from Lodge is made for the job. It can fit up to six quarts of your favorite meat, fish, tater and veggie concoction, and has a beautiful porcelain and enamel finish. It's Amazon's best-selling Dutch oven, too — for good reason! — and it's oven-safe for up to 500 degrees. Bonus: It's pretty enough to leave out on your stovetop as decor.

Some even compare it to a Le Creuset stock pot, which costs hundreds more. Shares one of over 22,000 five-star shoppers: "I was looking for a good Le Creuset alternative, and I'm very, very happy with this purchase," she noted. "With Le Creuset, sure, it's nice, but you're spending hundreds of dollars more for a brand. The difference between the two? Marketing. This Dutch oven does exactly the same thing. I've tried a bunch of different recipes in this pot and it all came out perfectly. Heavy, durable pot, gorgeous colors." Sacre bleu! (Which, by the way, happens to be the color this sale item is available in.)

$64 $115 at Amazon

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Beauty

Ironic that this photo background reminds us of teeth-clogging gummy treats. Regardless, you need this miraculous smile brightener. (Photo: Amazon)
Ironic that this photo background reminds us of teeth-clogging gummy treats. Regardless, you need this miraculous smile brightener. (Photo: Amazon)

Just stopped smoking or chawing? Just decided to put some effort into your oral appearance? This kit offers everything you need to start working on a sparkling smile. It comes with three applicators, filled with whitening gel containing 35 percent carbamide peroxide — the same stuff doctors use — and a tray for easy application. No messing around with loose gels or flimsy strips. The Smile Titan kit uses an LED accelerator light to help speed up the whitening process, so you can say goodbye to tedious swishing while you stare at the clock or uncomfortable overnight treatments. Use it 10 minutes a day, and see up to eight shades of difference in just a week. We suggest you sink your teeth into this deal ASAP — it's now marked down a ridonculous 80 percent to just $12!

"I was looking for an inexpensive teeth-whitening solution, and I came upon this. I was skeptical to buy at first, but now that I have it, I LOVE IT," another noted. "I can already see a difference after just one use!"

$12 $52 at Amazon

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Style

How cute are these? Trick question; we already know. (Photo: Amazon)
How cute are these? Trick question; we already know. (Photo: Amazon)

Want to add a little elan to your leggings game? Try these on for size. They have the same form-fit at the hips and thighs just like your favorite pair, but they flare out at the knee for a leg-lengthening effect. Plus, they're made of the same peachskin fabric that has made Satina's leggings Amazon's No. 1 bestsellers. Oh, and they're available in 16 different colors and styles, including stripes, florals, leopard-print, even polka dots!

"These pants are amazing!" a shopper noted. "I thought they were going to be legging material, but they’re more like a soft, breathable, polyester.... They fit perfectly! No tight part where you would get a muffin top!"

$19 $25 at Amazon

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Bedding and Home

Admittedly, this is not our favorite kind of pillow talk, but we're obligated to tell you:  You won't find a better deal or a better sleepytime headrest. (Photo: Amazon)
Admittedly, this is not our favorite kind of pillow talk, but we're obligated to tell you: You won't find a better deal or a better sleepytime headrest. (Photo: Amazon)

After a long day of watching TV, listening to your Beats, tracking your fitness, video gaming, securing your home, vacuuming your car, rustling up a pot of chili, brightening your smile, and hitting the town in your new leggings, you're gonna need a good night's sleep! These pillows are made from 100 percent cotton and gel-filled fiber, making them incredibly soft to touch but firm enough to provide that all-important support. Move around at night? Their no-shift construction minimizes bunches and distortion. The combo of cooling gel and breathable cotton is great for regulating your temperature in winter, spring, summer and fall.

They're also allergen- and chemical-free and won't fade or stain over time. If you want to freshen them up, just toss them in the wash; they'll come out clean and holding their shape. That's right — they're machine-washable!

"I ordered two king and two queen pillows [for] me, my wife and my teenage son," shared one five-star reviewer. "We all absolutely love these pillows; my neck pain is gone and I sleep much better now. These pillows maintain their shape 100 percent ( we have had them for 6 months). ... Comfort is important at this stage in our lives and these pillows provide it!"

$24 $40 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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