July 8, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Make Espresso at Home for Less, Another Worthwhile Patio Furniture Sale & More
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Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine
Save $40: Breville rules the home espresso world with a quality-focused, user-friendly fist. Available in late 2018, the Bambino Plus is one of the newest and most affordable machines in the company’s espresso machine portfolio. It’s simple to use, compact and comes with Breville’s standard (and exceptional) milk frothing wand, PID temperature control and event, consistent shots. It’s one of very few legitimately good espresso makers at the $500 price point. Today on Amazon, it’s a modest $40 off its usual $500 asking price. — Will Price
D’Angelico Deluxe Bob Weir Bedford Electric Guitar
Save $200: In late May, New York guitar brand D’Angelico released the first signature model in its solid-body collection for Grateful Dead frontman Bob Weir. The instrument is unconventional and wild — the guitar brand is known for semi-hollowbody jazz guitars — and includes an unconventional set of pickups.
Normally $1,999, you can save $200 on this guitar today at Guitar Center with the code 10off. If you’re looking for a unique guitar to add nuanced tones to your playing, this is certainly worth checking out. — John Zientek
Target Outdoor Furniture
Save Up to 25%: Target is home to a shocking number of decent-looking, wallet-sensitive homewares. From Made By Design’s minimalist aesthetic to Target-does-mid-century-modern to the best cheap bedsheets you can buy, the mega-retailer plays designer pretty well. Its in-house lines of outdoor furniture and patio items are no different, and they’re all marked down up to 25 percent today.
The sale includes a whopping 6,500-plus products, including weatherproof furniture, water-resistant rugs, outdoor lighting, firepits and more. Hot tip: check availability for in-store pickup to bypass the significant shipping fees tagged onto larger orders. — Will Price
Seiko Prospex “Orange Samurai” Dive Watch
Save 57%: The Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai” is exactly what you want in a summertime timepiece. It has a boldly-colored orange dial, runs Seiko’s proven 4R35 automatic movement and has a chunky case to keep that movement safe at depths up to 200 meters (not to mention the occasional careless knock here or there). Best of all, it’s cheap. Right now at Macy’s, you can get it for a full 57 percent off. That takes the price down to just $223 from its full retail of $525. (Use the code “July” at checkout to realize the fully discounted price.) — Oren Hartov
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 55%: In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that. — John Zientek
Red Wing Heritage Moc Toe Boots
Save 36%: When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 11. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek
Save $150: Sonos is selling refurbished models of its Playbar, the company’s biggest and best-sounding soundbar, for $150 off. The normally $699 soundbar can be bought for $549 right now on Sonos’s website. — Tucker Bowe
Weber Rapidfire Charcoal Starter
Save 24%: The biggest pain point in charcoal grilling happens before the food is out of the fridge. Properly lighting charcoal has always been a contentious, frustrating and tedious subject. The cover-it-in-lighter-fluid approach can be fast, but imparts chemical flavors onto food, and you can only burn so many napkins before giving up.
The fastest way to light coals naturally is a charcoal chimney, and Weber’s already-affordable option is on sale today. Place the chimney on the grates of your grill, fill it with charcoal and light a wad of newspaper underneath. Once your coals start to turn gray (usually about 20 minutes), dump them in the base of the grill and you’re ready to cook. The Weber chimney is a little more than 25 percent off today on Amazon. — Will Price
Orient Ray II Dive Watch
Save 63%: Right now, you can grab the Ray II with a beautiful blue dial for just $129 on Amazon, down from Orient’s MSRP of $350. The Ray II features a 41.5mm stainless steel case with matching bracelet, a unidirectional dive bezel, an automatic Japanese movement with 40 hours of power reserve and a day-date display. At this price and with this feature set, what’s essentially the perfect summer watch could easily become your favorite everyday watch. — Oren Hartov
Evergoods CTB 40 Travel Backpack
Save $74: Rollaboard luggage has recently met its successor as carry-on king in the travel backpack. We’re don’t mean hiking backpacks or duffels with backpack straps; we’re talking about a new breed of bags that are a hybrid of the lot. Typically, they open on a hinge like a hardshell suitcase, are as spacious as duffels and, like backpacks, use a supportive shoulder strap system (that usually tucks away when unneeded) and have lots of internal organization. One of our favorites of this new class of bags is Evergoods’s CTB40, which is $74 off today. — Tanner Bowden
Science in Sport Beta Fuel Sale
Save 35%: The 21-day Tour de France began on July 6th and riders will tackle the flat, hilly and mountain stages almost daily until July 28th. Along the way, they’ll eat 5000 or more calories to refuel and stay energized. Team Ineos (previously known as Team Sky) guzzles much-needed carbohydrates, specifically, Science in Sport Beta Fuel. Right now, you can save 35 percent on a box of 15 at The Feed.
The revolutionary Beta Fuel combines Maltodextrin and Fructose, two easy to digest carbohydrates that your body can use to restock glycogen stores (what you need to power through a tough ride) and give you a quick hit of energy to keep riding. Plus, you mix Beta Fuel with water, so you’re hydrating and getting ‘food’ at the same time. Shop the sports drink on The Feed today, then hit the roads for your own Tour de France-inspired ride. — Meg Lappe