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Patagonia’s Better Sweater
Save $40: Patagonia’s excellent Better Sweater, which usually retails for around $150, is going for just $109.90 during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. And while you might not want to wear it in the middle of summer, you’ll be grateful to have it in your closet (and a little extra money in your pocket) when the mercury does finally start to drop. — Justin Fenner
Denim from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale
Save 43%: Denim transcended its roots as a workhorse fabric becoming a staple in wardrobes across the world. And, it’s no surprise: the fabric is durable, it only gets more comfortable after years of wear and it fades in patterns unique to the wearer. While pop culture’s association of denim with miners and cowboys is waning, there is no shortage of great garments cut from the fabric. To pick up a few of your favorite denim wardrobe staples, check out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale where a range of styles are 43 percent off. Pick from shirts, jackets, pants and more, but don’t wait because the sale ends soon. — John Zientek
Instant Pot Luxe
Save 39%:No doubt gearing up for the release of the new Instant Pot Max on August 1st, Instant Pot has been a sales spree as of late.
During Prime Day we saw the Ultra and Duo models both on steep, all-time low discounts, and today the most affordable Instant Pot variant goes even further. The Instant Pot Lux, the original Instant Pot model, is under $50 — a first for any Instant Pot model, ever. The Luxe is the most stripped back of the brand’s soon-to-be five models — featuring only one pressure cooking setting (high). Though, frankly, if you’re getting an instant pot for 45-minute fall-off-the-bone spare ribs, you don’t need more flexibility. The Luxe also features the other staples of all Instant Pots, like a pretty unremarkable sauté function, rice cooker, steamer and a solid slow cook mode. The size that’s on sale, the 6-quart, is large enough to cook for small families.
Hot tip: request to join Instant Pot’s community Facebook page for a small slice of happiness and plenty of recipe fodder. — Will Price
Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds
Save $71 (58% off): eBay is selling the Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds (read our review, here), which are probably the best all-around AirPod alternatives and normally cost $170, for just $99. That’s $71 off. The reason for the deal — and I’m guessing here — is that it’s a clearance sale due to the fact that Jabra recently announced the Jabra Elite Active 65t (read our review, here), which are essentially sweatproof and slightly more expensive versions of the Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds. Both use the same app. Both sound great. Both have great battery life, too. — Tucker Bowe