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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From KitchenAid to Tula

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Amazon is keeping the early Prime Day deals coming, with discounts on household staples like vacuum cleaners and cat litter, while Target is leaning into the seasonality of it all with beach towels and patio furniture on sale. Plus Ulta’s three-week-long Big Summer Beauty Sale began yesterday; each week the beauty brand will offer steep savings on a rotating selection of hair-care, skin-care, and beauty products, and I found some tried-and-true Strategist staples, as well as some just-for-fun press-ons for when you don’t want to spend a small fortune on nail art.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good deal on a Dyson, and the V8 is just $349 today. It’s our best overall pick for cordless vacuums and one of our go-to models for picking up pet hair.

Several cat litter options from Fresh Step are on sale at both Amazon and Chewy. If you don’t have a cat, litter is also helpful for getting rid of old cans of paint you’ve been hoarding: Just fill the can, let the litter absorb, and toss before recycling the tin.

Vichy Mineral 89 Face Serum

A dermatologist we spoke to about the best moisturizers for oily skin described Vichy’s Mineral 89 serum as a “cool glass of water for the skin,” which is just what you need as the weather heats up.

Tula’s glowy, reef-safe sunscreen is 30 percent off at Ulta’s Big Summer Beauty Sale, making it is the deepest discount I’ve ever seen on it.

Fresh’s soy face cleanser is our best-in-class pick for those with sensitive skin. Makeup artist Sofiia Strykova says that it “leaves your skin toned and brightened, eliminating an extra step from your skin-care routine.”

These trendy press-ons are much cheaper than getting a new set at the salon, and they’re reusable, too.

Outdoor furniture, décor, and accessories are on sale at Target though July 4. This stripey beach towel is giving me Dusen Dusen or HAY, but for way less.

Here’s a half-off loveseat that, at just under five feet wide, will squeeze onto the tiniest of balconies. Its cushions are available in beige or navy blue.

Target’s clearance section also has a surprisingly robust selection of kitchen appliances on sale, like this rarely on-sale KitchenAid stand mixer that’s $100 off.

And finally, some greige Salomons on sale that aren’t the XT6s.

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.

11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From KitchenAid to Tula