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AmazonBasics Premium 18-Piece Knife Block Set
Save $23: You’ve heard it before: a sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen. So how about 18 of them? AmazonBasics’ Premium 18-Piece Knife Block Set, currently 35 percent off the normal retail price, is a solid buy for new, or infrequent, cooks who don’t need top-of-the-line cutlery. It includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, 7-inch Santoku knife, 8-inch bread knife and eight steak knives, among others. They won’t last forever. But at this price, you don’t need them to.

A Pair of Rug Sales
Save Up to 80%: Relatively hidden in the post-July 4th internet deal festivities are two sales the frugal homeowner should browse — both, as it happens, are on rugs. Wayfair and Houzz both have fairly absurd deals going on around the thing you thrown down under your living room furniture and at the entrance of your house.

Starting this morning, Wayfair’s sale has hundreds of rugs — runners to massive area rugs — marked down as high as 80 percent. Lasting until Wednesday of next week, Houzz has a similarly enormous collection marked as low as 75 percent off. Both brands offer free shipping on an item-to-item basis. — Will Price


Save up to 50%: Not all motorcycle jackets and riding pants come with the best armor (some don’t come with armor at all), which, if you think about it, is the same as buying a car without seat belts, airbags and modern crumple zones. Sure, you can buy vintage cars for their style, but it’s just as risky to drive a vintage car now as it was back in the ’70s. Luckily, if you buy gear that’s sans armor, you can add it to your daily gear a lot easier than it is to add airbags to an old Porsche. And today, it’s even more affordable. Forcefield armored base layers and vest are on sale at up to 50% off. Now’s your chance to give yourself modern protection without altering your go-to riding jacket and save some money in the process. — Bryan Campbell

Get Awesome Outdoor Gear on the Cheap With This Sale
Save up to 55%: Backcountry is holding a major sale on a full range of outdoor equipment from The North Face. Save up to 40 percent on apparel, backpacks, tents and more. — Tanner Bowden

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