10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Brightland to Waterpik

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In today’s travel-size sales mishmash, you’ll find a hefty selection of discounted products to add to your carry-on. Scroll on to find our favorite portable water flosser for 40 percent off, waterproof hiking boots for hitting the trails, and a stylish backpack that’s polished enough for the office but sturdy enough to bring on a hike. And at REI, members can take 20 percent off one full-price item — but only until midnight tonight.


Our favorite water flosser is 40 percent off today in four colors (gray, black, white, and navy blue). Dentists such as Irina Sinensky of Dental House appreciate the myriad of ways it can be adjusted to fit your preferences: “It offers water-control buttons on the handle, 90-second run time, ten pressure settings, seven different tips, 360-degree rotation of the tip, and a significantly large water tank.”

And for on-the-go cleaning — or if you don’t have much counter space — the brand’s cord-free water flosser is also on sale. This compact option has a rechargeable battery, three pressure settings, four tip choices, and weighs less than a pound.

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A reversible octopus plush toy to keep kiddos occupied on long car rides is up to 20 percent off in select colors.

If you’re an REI member, today is the last day to take 20 percent off one full-price item with the code MEMBER23. Hikers, backpackers, and Strategist staffers (myself included) swear by these cushioned wool socks from Darn Tough that are itch and odor free and come with a lifetime warranty.

The TriggerPoint foam roller is a favorite of athletes across all disciplines, from marathon runners to American Ballet Theatre dancers. “It’s just the right density to be effective without bruising,” says Radan Sturm, founder of the strength-training studio Liftonic. “A lot of rollers are too hard and will bruise rather than release. It’s the perfect size that allows you to target all major parts of the body.”

If you’re not an REI member, there are still some good deals to be found in the clearance bins. These waterproof boots from Vasque are the high-top version of our best-in-class hiking shoes if you prefer to have more ankle support on the trail.

Mented’s nourishing semi-matte lipstick is half off at Ulta until midnight and 20 percent off at the brand’s website until the end of the month. We learned about it from Movita Organics founder (and wife of Spike Lee) Tonya Lewis Lee. “The nude lipsticks are great natural shades,” she says. “They add a little color to my look.”

Everlane just added hundreds of products to its clearance section. This recycled-polyester backpack — which has padded shoulder straps, can fit a 15-inch laptop, and comes in three colors — makes a polished workbag.

While supplies last, Brightland is offering two bottles of its chef-approved olive oil for the price of one. Noreen Wasti, creator of Noni’s Place, enjoys the brand’s chile-infused Ardor oil, which she says is “smoky and fiery” and “gives this nice hit in the back of your throat.” Other options on sale include Aurora (a rosemary-infused olive oil), Arise (a basil-infused olive oil), Rosette (a garlic-infused olive oil), and Alive (a non-flavored extra-virgin olive oil).

Today’s the last day to take 25 percent off all Vans products at with the code VANS25. These baby-blue checkerboard-style slip-ons are a sweet variation on the classic black-and-white ones.

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10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Brightland to Waterpik