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9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Waterpik to Samsung

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Today’s mishmash of deals is all about tech. The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung are all offering deep discounts on tech you’ll need to watch the big game, like televisions, sound bars, and speakers. And for my sports-adverse readers, don’t worry: I found on-sale beauty, pet, and audio products in the tech-o-sphere for you, too.

Select LG, Samsung, and Sony TVs are on sale at Best Buy. If you’re looking to keep the price under $500 — or for a screen on the smaller size — this smart TV from LG is an affordable option for streaming in 4K.

For artsy football fans, Samsung’s QLED Frame smart TV looks like a painting when not in use.

For Roku users who want a simple setup process, the brand’s soundbar is our top pick. Chris Welch, our colleague at the Verge, says that while soundbars can too often focus on TV audio at the expense of music, “Roku has checked off both.”

The Waterpik Sonic Fusion, an electric toothbrush and water flosser combination recommended to us by several dental professionals, lets you save time by brushing and flossing all at once. According to Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, an orthodontist at New York’s Dr. Smiles, it removes the “harmful bacteria and debris deep between teeth and below the gum line that traditional brushing and dental floss can’t reach.”

A newer model of the earbuds that Strategist contributor Maggie Slepian prefers to AirPods (which, hey, are also on sale) are half off. “Because they fit better, the Anker earbuds do a better job of blocking out ambient sounds, even though they are not noise-canceling,” Slepian says. “The tight fit results in cleaner and crisper audio, too.”

Furbo 360° Dog Camera

This popular pet camera — which snowboarder Chloe Kimdog experts, and dog lovers alike all swear by — is 25 percent off. In addition to using it to shoot out treats, you can pair it with your phone to livestream HD video, and it has two-way audio so you can talk to your pup.


Foreo’s Luna 3 is our best-in-class facial-cleansing brush, and the model designed specifically for sensitive skin is on sale for half off at both Amazon and Ulta. It uses T-sonic pulsations (the “T” stands for “transdermal”) to remove dirt, oil, sweat, makeup residue, and dead skin cells.

The travel-size version is on sale too.

Lelo Gigi 2

We named the Lelo Gigi the best G-spot vibrator for its widespread appeal. And since it has a longer, slimmer design, it can fit easily between partners, making it a great sex toy for couples.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

9 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Waterpik to Samsung