cyber monday 2019

The Strategist’s Greatest Hits That Are on Sale for Cyber Monday — So Far

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Cyber Monday deals are here (though many are actually Black Friday sales that don’t actually end until December 2), and they are plentiful, with discounts at Amazon, Walmart, and Macy’s, along with hundreds of home and TV deals, too. So to make things easier for you, loyal Strategist readers, we decided: Why not stick to the tried-and-true things we’ve already written about that just happen to be on sale for Cyber Monday — even if Black Friday seems to be more of a state of mind than an actual date?

Instead of inundating you with all of the deals here, we’re only going to surface the things that we already love and have already written about. But it’s still a long list, so we’ve organized things alphabetically by merchant: Allswell, Amazon, Backcountry, Best Buy, Brooklinen, Buffy, Chewy, Dermstore, Everlane, Glossier, Hay, Look Optic, Lululemon, Macy’s, Net-a-Porter, Need Supply, Nordstrom, Outdoor Voices, Parachute, Saatva, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Shopbop, Snowe, True & Co., Ulta Beauty, Walmart, and Zappos.

If you want more, bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating it through December 2. (And don’t even get us started on holiday gifting.)


When former Strategist editor Margaret Rhodes first lay down on the Allswell Luxe Hybrid to test its buoyancy, she fell asleep almost immediately, explaining, “There was something comfortably paralyzing about letting this very firm mattress straighten out my skeleton.” We called it a remarkable value for the price, and it’s an even better deal for Cyber Monday, since you can get 20 percent off any size of Allswell mattress with code STRAT20.

You can find more Cyber Monday mattress deals here.


The “Tesla of electric toothbrushes” is currently half-off. It’ll look nice on the bathroom counter, but it also leaves your mouth feeling like you’ve “just come back from a cleaning, probably because the toothbrush vibrates at 31,000 brush strokes a minute.”

The Oral-B 1000 comes well recommended by dentists, because of the way it both rotates and oscillates (vibrates) to clean teeth and remove plaque — and it’s become a favorite among Strategist readers, too, appearing on our list of best sellers 12 times.

This Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi is a great gift for a smart-home obsessive, someone who would like to be able to control appliances while sitting on the couch. And $90 is as good of a price as you’re going to get on this multifunctional cooker, even on Cyber Monday.

If you missed our 30 percent exclusive discount on the Amazon coat yesterday, don’t worry: It’s open to everyone today. Just be sure to check off the coupon on the product page.

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

The Trtl travel pillow looks a little like a neck brace, but its unique, scarflike design also means it’s very supportive, endlessly adjustable, and doesn’t take up too much room in a carry-on. And right now, it’s on sale, so you can buy one for yourself and one for a friend.

The Garmin Forerunner makes a great gift for runners, and this model is a particularly nice entry-level model, letting them track their runs and check their pace, heart rate, and distance mid-run.

“Hands down, Vitamix is the Ferrari of blenders,” says Jessica Young, founder and CEO of Bubble. And though this Explorian model doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, it’s still got a lot of power, which makes it great for making smoothies and every, home-kitchen uses.

Our resident beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton says that she likes this hyaluronic acid serum from Amazon’s skin-care brand Belei better than the one from Drunk Elephant. It’s hydrating, affordable, and doesn’t leave her skin feeling sticky after she puts it on — and for Cyber Monday, it’s an extra 15 percent off.

This Nixplay digital photo frame is our pick for the best app-compatible digital photo frame. And reviewers report that it’s very easy to use, like one who says, “The ability to simply click a button to allow photos to be sent to the frame (to anyone I provide the email address) is a WOW!”


This double-decker egg cooker has over 2,000 five-star reviewers, including one particularly enamored fan who calls it “an EGGcellent investment.”

The Kindle Paperwhite, which Maxine described as the best thing she bought last year, is the cheapest we’ve ever seen it.

This automatic pet feeder was recommended by a veterinarian, who appreciates that “it allows you to feed smaller meals throughout the day, which can keep them a little more satiated and prevent them from gorging themselves.” Plus you can control it from afar, using an app on your phone.