42 Amazon Prime Day Deals We Actually Added To Our Carts

It's Prime Day’s final hours and the shopping scaries are setting in. As a two-day event, Amazon’s marquee of markdowns is not unlike a weekend: the first day is a carefree-browsing spree, while the 24-hour period that follows is a nail-biting countdown to all deals vanishing into the virtual ether. The best cure for this type of trepidation? Call up a friend to talk it out — and, when it comes to heart-to-hearts of the sale-scoring variety, Refinery29 is just a click away. We're here to offer you our shopping support by sharing all the deals we actually bought into this Prime Day. (And, because we love a good crowd-sourced steal, we also asked our fellow R29ers what they snapped up.)

We spent the last few days scouring every nook and cranny of Amazon's discount-laden landscape (along with a few very compelling counter-sales) to bring you the goods that are so worth it, we actually added them to our own carts. Because we’ve seen it all, the slashed-price products that stopped us in our browsing tracks are pretty unique — including everything from a $7 rose-infused face mist to a $200 robot vacuum and one legendary viral beauty buy named Babyfoot (heard of her?). Ahead, take a seat in the over-share chair for a journey through our poured-out carts from Amazon Prime Day and beyond.


At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff—and, while we do receive commission from Amazon, all of the goods linked to on our site are independently selected and supported by our Shopping team.

29% Off Teva Hurricane Drift Sandals

“Howdy! As the editor on R29's Shopping team, my eyes have gazed upon every single Prime Day promo and counter-sale beyond the 'zon that we've covered — which means I've got a fine-tuned, cross-category deal list that's really worth the coin. Aside from my Amazon heavy-hitter (more on that ahead) I also was seriously compelled to cart up a bargain from Walmart's Big Save event (also more on that ahead) — but, my biggest PD-pro tip? Don't get distracted by the Prime-Day-exclusive deals, because there are lots of other Amazon markdowns just waiting to be scored that don't have that little blue stamp — starting with this here 29%-off pair of white EVA sandals from Teva that I carted like a hot cake and will wear with chunky wool socks until my toes can see the sun again. (Psst, go ahead and search Dyson for secret slashed prices that aren't folded into all that Prime Day hoopla.)"

Elizabeth Buxton, Market Editor
Teva Hurricane Drift, $40.00 $28.53 Buy

20% Off Renpho Heated Foot Massager

“Drumroll for my Amazon Prime Day heavy-hitter, please: this infomercial-looking foot massager. My significant other (who shall not be shamed named) does not like to rub my feet after a long day spent pounding the virtual deal-hunting pavement — so we both jumped at the Prime-Day opportunity to score 25%-off this artificial-intelligence stand-in with heated capabilities to get the job done. It's currently marked down to just under $100 (my threshold for non-essential tech buys) and boasts over 5,000 pretty pumped up reviews (also my threshold for non-essential tech buys). My feet are shaking with anticipation.” 

Elizabeth Buxton, Market Editor
RENPHO Foot Massager Machine With Heat, $119.99 $95.99 Buy

63% Off Revlon Voluminizer Hair Dryer and Hot Brush

“As the very lucky owner of a Dyson Airwrap (also on sale, but still pricey), there are few hair tools out there that can pique my interest anymore — that is, until this. If I had a dime for every time I've heard someone (including R29's Beauty writer, Karina Hoshikawa) sing the styling praises of this hot-brush tool, I'd probably have like $5 — which, with an extra $25, could buy me the thing. At just over 63% off during Walmart's Big Save event I felt compelled to cart it and find out for myself just what kind of hair-styling powers we're dealing with here. (I feel a Dyson vs. Revlon review piece coming on...)”

Elizabeth Buxton, Market Editor
Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush, Black, $59.99 $23.39 Buy

29% Off Amazon Bike Shorts

"And just one more 'official' Prime Day deal, for good measure: a pair of 29%-off berry bike shorts. I plan to wear these well-under-$20 puppies with oversized sweaters AND my pair of sale EVA Teva's on wool-sock-clad footsies all stay-at-home winter long."

Elizabeth Buxton, Market Editor
Lianshp High Waist Yoga Shorts With 3 Pockets, 8" in Coral, $19.99 $14.99 Buy

31% Off Champion Fleece Open Bottom Sweatpants

“As our updates editor, I feel like I've spent at least 100 hours scouring every nook and cranny of Amazon searching for the best Prime Day Deals on anything and everything from awesome activewear, to shoes on shoes on shoes, to leggings for days. Champion has SO many items marked down right now and I was eager to scoop up these cozy fleece open bottom sweatpants. I have about 10 pairs of joggers with elastic at the ankle, so it was truly necessary to add some diversity to my loungewear wardrobe.”

— Kate Spencer, Creative and Updates Editor
Champion Fleece Open Bottom Pant, $35.00 $24.00 Buy

30% Off Vitamix A3300 Ascent Series Smart Blender

“On a more practical note, I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for years and years and decided to finally pull the trigger when I saw that it was marked down 30%!”

— Kate Spencer, Creative and Updates Editor
Vitamix A3300 Ascent Series Smart Blender, $499.95 $349.99 Buy

34% Off Bioderma Micellar Water

“Finally, I stocked up on a few bottles of Bioderma. It's my favorite makeup remover and it's on sale for less than $10. As I use this product every day, buying it on sale now is a no-brainer.”

— Kate Spencer, Creative and Updates Editor
Bioderma Sensibio H2O - Micellar Water, $14.90 $9.90 Buy

28% Off Apple Airpods With Charging Case

“I'm the lifestyle writer for the Shopping team, which means, anything that enhances my life and personal style is on my radar at all times. I dove head-first into Amazon Alexa devices and discovered exquisite discounts on lush bedding. I lost my right Airpod to a rambunctious dog playdate earlier this year, so I quickly swiped a new pair.”

— Cortne Bonilla, Lifestyle Writer
Apple AirPods with Charging Case, $159.00 $114.99 Buy

30% Off Goodthreads Cotton Thermal Stitch Sweater

“There were also tons of great discounts on knitwear and I simply had to have this creamy-colored sweater — which will pair seamlessly with my neutral wardrobe.”

— Cortne Bonilla, Lifestyle Writer
Goodthreads Goodthreads Cotton Thermal Stitch Crewneck Sweater, $30.00 $21.00 Buy

50% Off Calvin Klein Underwear

“Before I signed off for the day, I (of course) had to circle back another time, and was happy to find my old-school fav Calvin undies; a true go-to for comfort.”

— Cortne Bonilla, Lifestyle Writer
Calvin Klein Women's Cotton Stretch Bikini 5-Pack, $49.00 $22.46 Buy

Up to 30% Off Reebok

“Hello, I'm Alexandra! I'm the freshly hired associate writer specializing in deals for R29’s shopping team. This Prime Day I covered anything from Apple products to Oribe's prime day debut and even rounded up some counter-sales. It was super fun, especially diving into all of the hidden fitness deals that I will definitely be shopping.

I already own these throwback Reebok sneakers, but I wear them so much and they are so beaten up that I need to buy another pair. I first bought them at an outlet and I thought they were going to be just some throwaway white tennis shoes, but they're great! They're super light, comfy, and somehow always on sale.”

— Alexandra Polk, Associate Deals Writer
Reebok Club C 85 Vintage Running Shoes, $75.00 $69.95 Buy

34% Off Beats Wireless Earphones

“These are my ride or die workout headphones. I need a pair that gets me fully immersed in the music or else my workout will be terrible. Kind of TMI, but I also have odd-shaped ears that for some reason cannot hold earphones in them for more than 20 seconds, especially if I'm exercising. These stay locked in my ears, block out sound, and I swear they make me run faster.”

— Alexandra Polk, Associate Deals Writer
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones, $249.95 $174.95 Buy

10% Off COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

“This product is my moisturizing must-have for all dry and cold winter months. It saves me from the extremely irritating dry patches I get right under my nose. The product's viscous consistency definitely feels snail-like, but I think that's what makes it so moisturizing. Also, don't worry — it smells good.”

— Alexandra Polk, Associate Deals Writer
CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, $16.40 $14.70 Buy

25% Off Select Beauty And Cosmetics At Target

“From Target’s counter-sale, I nabbed more of a new deep conditioner that I’ve been loving. It has less of a viscous feel to it and is actually pretty slippery but that’s what I like about it. I have a lot of hair and the conditioner’s consistency makes it so easy to fully coat all of my curls, which is definitely a feat. It also has a very organic minty smell to it and leaves my hair feeling soft after a good 20-30 minute soak. One of my faves!”

— Alexandra Polk, Associate Deals Writer
Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner, $13.99 Buy

44% Off Crest Whitestrips

“Considering my role as the shopping director of Team R29, I really don't go overboard shopping for myself. Last year I bought one thing on Amazon Prime Day — Crest Whitestrips. And I was planning on doing the same this time around. I go through exactly one box of Crest Whitestrips per year. I do half a box in the fall and then another half in the spring — just to keep things looking fresh. My feeling is if it's something I use and know that I will buy, it makes sense to do the deed when it's on sale. No qualms, the new box is in the hopper.”

— Marissa Rosenblum, Shopping Director
Crest Crest 3D Teeth Whitening Kit, $49.99 $27.96 Buy

25% Off Oil-Free Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes (Pack of 2)

"I wouldn't say these are exact dupes of my previously preferred pricier brand of facial cleansers but they do the trick so, Koh Gen Do Spa Water wipes out, Belei by Amazon (yep, Amazon has a clean skin care house brand) in. There's not much to say about these which is why I like them. They wipe away dirt, makeup, and my skin doesn't dry out. They're very gentle. I cut them in thirds so the value here is pretty good."

— Marissa Rosenblum, Shopping Director
Belei Oil-Free Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes (2 Pack), $9.00 $6.75 Buy

20% Off RockDove Cheyenne Cable Knit Indoor Bootie

“Well, boo on me for getting sucked into the Prime Day madness because now I want these Cameron Diaz trapped inside for winter à la The Holiday slipper boots.”

— Marissa Rosenblum, Shopping Director
Rock Dove Cable Knit Indoor Bootie, $29.99 $23.99 Buy

20% Off Sunday Riley Good Genes at Dermstore with Code OHJOY

“The other sale I am shopping and sharing with my family is Dermstore. Sure, Sephora, Ulta, and some other department stores know a thing or three about beauty, but nobody covers clean, innovative, and educated skin care like Dermstore does. Unlike Miss Karina Hoshikawa, our resident beauty expert, I depend on the knowledgeable copywriters and expertise of Dermstore's team to shop the quality products I know, and others I look to discover. And I haven't even gotten to the SALE yet. It might not be as heart-racing and panic-inducing as Amazon Prime Day, but that's a good thing, right? Dermstore's sale offers 20% off nearly everything with the discount code OHJOY. I'll be picking up another trusty top-shelf favorite, Sunday Riley's Good Genes, which absolutely visibly lightens my sunspots and brightens my skin.”

"October 14, 2 p.m. update: Oh snap, Amazon just put Good Genes on sale for $17 off today. Damn, Bezos, you are slick."

— Marissa Rosenblum, Shopping Director
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $122.00 $97.60 Buy

$100 Off Dyson Cyclone V10

“Hi, I’m Ray! A frequent R29 freelancer who’s back just in time for my favorite shopping event. You may have caught my Prime Day roundups on discounted holiday gifts you can get a head start on, the best teeth whitening deals—including fan-favorite Crest’s Whitestrips, some crazy good tech steals, and a primer on how you can still support small businesses during this time.

Like every good bargain hunter, I’ve spent the last two days searching for worthy buys. My cart is a little more full than I care to admit. But how could I pass up on the Dyson Cyclone V10 that promises to tackle the hoards of cat fur that congregate in the corners of my apartment? Or even a pair of adjustable dumbbells that will single-handedly replace the racked set taking up too much space in my living room?”

— Ray Lowe, Shopping contributor
Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cl, $599.00 $499.00 Buy
Vivitory Adjustable Dumbbells Set, 4.4lb /6.6lb /8.8lb, $45.99 $36.79 Buy

40% Off AUZKIN Mini Desk Space Heater

“And since my line of work means I’m always working from home, I’m frequently on the lookout for ways to improve my home office set-up. I’m hoping this mini desk-sized space heater will help combat my heating bills while I’m chained to my laptop.”

— Ray Lowe, Shopping contributor
 Mini Desk Space Heater, $39.99 $27.99 Buy

$30 Off Always Pan At Our Place With Code SHOPSMALL

“I’ve also been perusing the many other sales competing with Amazon. I was ecstatic to see Our Place launch their own counter-sale. I’ve never been one to call a piece of kitchenware beautiful, but that’s exactly what Our Place’s Always Pan is. It’s been sitting on my wish list for well over a year. The fact that it’s having a very rare sale just as I’m decorating my new home sounds like fate to me. Here’s to hoping you found your own great deals!”

— Ray Lowe, Shopping contributor
Our Place Always Pan, $145.00 $115.00 Buy

40% Off Champion Powerblend Graphic Crew At Walmart

“As the fashion writer on the Shopping team, I spent days surfacing the cutest dresses and coziest separates that could be bought with Prime Day dollars. (I also uncovered a motherlode of top-rated, marked-down unmentionables from Calvin Klein.) I dipped into a few counter-sales, and I can tell you that Walmart is coming for the Prime Day throne — there was some surprisingly good fashion steals on — what else? — loungewear. I very quickly carted up this Leprechaun-green men’s sweatshirt for chilly mornings to come.”

— Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer
Champion Powerblend Graphic Crew, $40.00 $18.75 Buy

40% Off New Balance Fresh Foam Crag Trail V2 Sneaker

“Anyway, back to Amazon. There were also a lot of good footwear markdowns, so I was planning to get a classic, Dad-style pair of New Balances, but then I saw their FIRE trail-running shoes. It’s not like I run or frequent trails much these days, but how hot are these?!”

— Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Crag Trail V2 Sneaker, $84.99 $74.99 Buy

38% Off iRobot Roomba Vacuum

“If you follow Refinery29 on Instagram (do it!) you may have seen some of us hyping our Prime Day picks IRL. (If you consider Instagram real life.) I am strongly devoted to the robot vacuum lifestyle, and the Roomba discounts this year were too good to pass up. I love the one I currently have — his name is Dexter — but he’s starting to get a little ... weird. It was time for an upgrade.” 

— Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer
roomba® iRobot Roomba 692, $319.00 $199.00 Buy

XinYangNi Jersey Bermuda Short

“We’re constantly in search of the next ‘viral’ Amazon fashion find — still chasing the high of the Orolay coat after all these years. I am very excited to nominate these jersey basketball shorts as a soon-to-be-everywhere item, and must give credit to our intrepid contributor Ray Lowe, who pulled them from obscurity to feature in our roundup of cozy Prime Day scores. I am like, quivering with excitement to receive them in the mail — and so is Ray, who just told me that she ordered them, too!”

— Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer
XinYangNi Jersey Bermuda Shorts with Drawstring, $23.88 Buy

30% Off R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo

“Hi, I'm Karina — the R29 shopping team's resident beauty whisperer. So, this stuff is fancy, but if you’re looking for shampoo that will actually make your hair look nice, R+Co’s Television is that shampoo. I’ve gone through bottles of the stuff, turned on friends (and friends of friends) to the magical potion, and have even considered leveling up to the comically large Costco-sized bottle. In addition to hydrating my thick, unruly hair, it also boosts shine for visibly healthy-looking strands. And did I mention, it smells incredible?”

— Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty and Wellness Writer
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo, $32.00 $25.60 Buy

40% Off Haus Laboratories

"I must have done something right this 2020 for my two favorite liquid eyeliners — this one and Stila’s iconic pen — to both be marked down for Prime Day. What I love about this Lady Gaga-approved one is that it’s so easy to apply. I love felt tips that have an elongated, marker-like applicator since it makes it easy to achieve a sleek line across the lid. (You can even cheat by laying the tip sideways, parallel to your eyelid to create an even line!) Plus, at 40% off? How could a cat-eye lover such as myself resist?”

— Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty and Wellness Writer
Haus Laboratories Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner Long Lasting Liquid Felt-Tip Pen, $20.00 $12.00 Buy

33% Off Nintendo Mario Tennis Aces

“At this point, I wish I’d purchased stock in Nintendo at the beginning of quarantine. Between Animal Crossing mania and everyone and their mama jostling to get a console for boredom-busting benefits, 2020 will surely go down as the year where video games enjoyed a mainstream renaissance not seen since Wii bowling and Guitar Hero. One title I gleefully snapped up is Mario Tennis Aces, which is a somewhat under-the-radar game in the universe of our fave ’stacie-wearing Italian plumbers. My boyfriend and I (still!) play Mario Tennis on his retro Nintendo 64, but something tells me this souped-up relaunch will be keeping us busy until the New Year.”

— Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty and Wellness Writer
Nintendo Mario Tennis Aces, $59.99 $39.99 Buy

20% Off Supergoop Glowscreen at Dermstore with Code OHJOY

“Dermstore’s rival Prime Day sale was not be missed — for examples, who doesn’t love a little on-sale Supergoop? One product I’ve been wearing on repeat is their Glow Screen, which is basically the Instagram Paris filter in a tube — but with SPF 40. It’s less makeup-y than wearing a tinted moisturizer, but still bestows a hint of sheer, candlelit blurring effect that works for most skin tones. If you work in front of a window or in direct sunlight, I highly recommend picking up a tube while it’s marked down during Dermstore’s secret sale.”

— Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty and Wellness Writer
Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40, $36.00 $28.80 Buy

40% Off The Drop

“I’m a contributing fashion and lifestyle writer, which means I’ve had my finger on the hurried Prime Day pulse across a pretty wide range of categories. In addition to rounding up some of the mega-site's best style sales (landing me deep in the digi-belly of the Shopbop sale section and its bounty of designer deals), I also tackled discounts on everything from hair products and styling tools to activewear and luggage.

One of my favorite places to hang online during Prime is The Drop deals section: a treasure trove featuring of-the-minute collections designed by industry insiders (hello to this ribbed sweater which I now own).”

— Amanda Randone, Contributing Writer
The Drop Amy Fitted Turtleneck Ribbed Sweater, $39.90 $23.94 Buy

25% Off Tommy Hilfiger

“I also couldn’t help but scoop up a trendy anorak for 25% off while poking around Tommy Hillfiger’s sale offerings.”

— Amanda Randone, Contributing Writer
Tommy Hilfiger Anorak Jacket with Logo Sleeve Taping, $99.00 $72.90 Buy

30% Off Select Madewell Styles With Code SPREETIME

“While my cyber scouring was focused almost entirely on Amazon, I did what most seasoned seals shoppers know should be done during this time of year — I checked out the strategically launched counter promos popping up all over the internet, and ended up with this dainty little daisy necklace.”

— Amanda Randone, Contributing Writer
Madewell Seed Bead Daisy Chain Necklace, $28.00 $9.99 Buy

40% Off Womanizer Pro 40 Clitoral Vibrator

“As a sexual wellness, fashion and lifestyle writer with an unhinged love for Halloween, I was curious to scour the dildos, witch hats, and stylish accessories. So I found the best Prime Day sex toy salesspooky-good deals on holiday getups, and a bunch of reductions on fashion face masks.

Come Prime time I scooped the Womanizer Pro40 in black, because it’s one of the Cadillacs of suction vibrators.”

— Mary Frances Knapp, Sexual Wellness Contributor
Womanizer Womanizer Pro 40, $119.00 $69.00 Buy

20% Off Touchstone Plaid Cotton Face Masks

Then I got some red-checkered face masks because #Fall #Mood, and topped off my cart with a cow-print vest that will be perfect for Halloween and date night alike.”

— Mary Frances Knapp, Sexual Wellness Contributor
Touchstone Checked Face Masks, $19.99 $15.99 Buy
Bbalizko Cow Print Vest, $19.98 $15.98 Buy

55% Off Brookside Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

“I also cheated on Amazon with a counter-sale find at Wayfair for this Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, because I decided I’m not a stunted JUULpod skater boy and finally need a real bed, but I digress.”

— Mary Frances Knapp, Sexual Wellness Contributor
Brookside 2.5" Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $169.99 $86.99 Buy

30% Off Mario Badescu Facial Spray Trio

“I love the Mario Badescu facial spray line. Especially  since I haven't been wearing as much makeup working from home, this leaves my skin glowing for conference calls. It also feels like an a mid-day gift to yourself.”

— Katherine Tooley, SVP of Experiential
Mario Badescu Spritz Mist & Glow Facial Spray Collection Trio, $21.00 $14.70 Buy

30% Off Btree LED Ring Light

“I bought a ring light because I wanted to up my selfie game in quarantine, LOL!” 

— Ineye Komonibo, Trending Entertainment Writer
Btree LED Ring Light, $19.99 $17.99 Buy

57% Off Mavogel Eye Mask

“I have to confess I first spied this on Eva Chen’s Instagram story and immediately bookmarked it. I’m having the worst case of itchy-eye allergies right now and all I want is something cool and soothing on my eyes to help me fall asleep. Those silk sleep masks I’ve tried in the past never seem to stay on my head and are twisted all around my neck by morning. This one looks perfect for my size-large head and it promises to block out any annoying outside light.”

— Lisa Dionisio, Director of Homepage and Email
Mavogel Modal Eye Mask, $14.99 $11.99 Buy

24% Off Swivel Chair with Collapsible Arms

“After eight months, complete with a move back to my childhood bedroom, I decided it was time to invest in an actual office chair instead of just complaining about back and shoulder pain. Just because I am currently living in the room I grew up in, doesn’t mean that I need to sit in the same desk chair I’ve had since I was in elementary school. I was VERY excited that it has flip up arms, so it doesn’t have to take up as much room in my small space.”

— Rebecca Smith, VP of Editorial Operations and Strategy
Hbada Swivel Chair with Collapsible Arms, $169.99 $129.99 Buy

30% Off Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum

“I purchased Grande Lash on Prime Day (usually $65, down to $45). Applied nightly, this stuff makes my lashes grow like you wouldn't believe! I get asked daily if I have false lashes on. It’s worth the $65, so $45 is a bargain. I bought three!”

— Liz Worrall, Lead Client Partner
Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, $34.00 $23.80 Buy

35% Off Kindle Paperwhite

“Quarantine made me want an e-reader that I could easily take with me to various lounging positions around the house. I was originally going to get the cheaper Kindle but the waterproof, sharper display Paperwhite was on sale for Prime Day for less than the price of the original Kindle, so I pulled the trigger on that one instead. Now I won’t have to worry about inevitable coffee or wine spills either! I got it in the ‘sage’ color — the aesthetic was worth five extra bucks!”

— Sarah Lee, Senior Content Strategist
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99 $84.99 Buy
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