You can find lots of “deals” on Amazon, but not all of them are genuine opportunities to save. Many popular products are always on sale, making it hard for shoppers to know when they’re getting a genuine discount. For that exact reason, we keep a close eye on the prices of a few specific products on Amazon, as we want our readers to be the first to know when there’s a genuine price drop.
And in the run-up to Labor Day Weekend, we’ve been seeing all of our readers’ favorite deals go back online at Amazon.
We’re not talking about always-on deals you can shop any day of the week, but the real-deal better-than-Prime-Day deals.
We’ve written about some of these savings opportunities already, including the $279 iPad, a new discount on Bowflex dumbbells, and a BOGO deal on Blink Mini security cameras.
But we keep finding more opportunities to save big on reader-favorite items, and so we wanted to gather up the best Amazon pre-Labor Day deals into one place. With rumors of a second Prime Day coming sometime in October, Amazon seems to be pushing some of its most popular discounts a little early.
Not only are these great deals to shop, but all of the products below are 100% SPY Tested + Approved. Unlike most commerce publishers, we try out these products for ourselves to make sure they’re worthy of showing up on your doorstep.
2021 iPad 9 – Now Just $279
We were excited when this price dropped to $299, but at an all-time low of $279, we recommend buying this iPad while you can. The deal has been going in and out as inventory comes online, so don’t procrastinate.
Editor’s Note: This tablet is temporarily out of stock, but keep checking back, as Amazon has been regularly refreshing this deal. In the meantime, you’ll find the lowest price on this iPad at Walmart, where it’s available for $299.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
The best adjustable dumbbells since 2007 (yes, really), we’ve been waiting for this price to drop all year long. Currently, you can buy these dumbbells at Amazon and Bowflex for less than the price during Prime Day 2022.
Bronax Cloud Slides
Our Special Projects editor Tyler is obsessed with these comfy cloud slides, and they’re just $24 today.
Apple Watch SE Deals
STARTING AT $280
Right now, you can find fresh discounts on the budget version of the Apple Watch, the SE model, as well as the premium Apple Watch Series 7. However, we actually recommend holding off on buying the Series 7, as it’s possible Apple will release the Series 8 in the weeks ahead. However, if you’re looking for a great discount on the SE, this is a great time to buy. Currently, ever color of the Apple Watch SE is discounted by $39, bringing the price down to $280. (The GPS-only version is also discounted to just $230.)
UP TO 40% OFF
Some of our favorite Crocs styles are on sale, including the fuzzy lined Crocs that are perfect for Fall and Winter. Save up to 40% on popular styles. (And don’t forget to check out the best Crocs charms while you’re shopping.)
AirPods Max Headphones
We’ve seen prices on AirPods Max headphones drop to $439 on rare occasions, but now they’re priced at just $429. Yes, that’s still a hefty price tag, but these truly are some of the world’s best headphones.
Anker Portable Charger, 313 Power Bank
25% OFF COUPON
Anker makes the best charging accessories and fast chargers, and this power bank is a steal at just $16. Don’t forget to “clip” the on-page coupon.
Blink Mini 2-Pack
2-for-1 BOGO Deal
Normally priced at $34.99 per camera, right now you can buy a 2-pack of Blink Mini security cameras for the same price.
Anker PowerExtend USB 2 mini
Need a power strip for your desktop? Once again, Anker has the best option.
Grit Performance Cargo Net for SUV
ALMOST SOLD OUT
Looking for secure storage while SUV or van camping? This cargo net comes with everything you need for secure rooftop storage.
Google Pixel 6a
Our tech editor raved about the Google Pixel 6a in his recent review, and this is the current leader in the budget phone category. Brand new and already $100 off? Yes, please.