If you don’t bulk buy cat food, dishwasher tablets and chewing gum in the Amazon Prime Day sale then I’m sorry, but you’re not doing it right. Case in point, among last year’s most popular purchases in the UK were Finish dishwasher tablets and a Bosch drill – unsexy but oh-so-necessary.
The annual spend-and-save fest is here again, with thousands of deals across beauty, makeup and skincare, TVs, vacuum cleaners, headphones and kitchen gadgets. But let’s face it, the best bit about it is bagging a deal on an everyday item that is totally boring but still a necessity – and therefore you really didn’t want to spend a tenner on it.
Intrigued by what you can get your mitts on in this year’s sale? We scouted the site for some of the unsexiest bargains ever. You are absolutely welcome.
Please note: All deals were correct at time of publishing and items are available until stocks last.
Finish Ultimate Dishwasher Kit, £12.49 (Was £18.01)
The ultimate bundle of joy in the form of dishwasher cleaner, rinse aid, a zesty air freshener and 35 dishwasher tablets – and you save 40% off. Let someone else carry the heavy dishwasher tablets for a change (sorry Amazon delivery driver). If you don’t need the full kit, pick up 90 all-in-one tablets for just £8.99 instead (down from £13.20).
Vileda Turbo Microfibre Mop and Bucket Set , £18.99 (Was £34.99)
If you thought mops couldn’t be hi-tech, you thought wrong. This mop and bucket set comes with a foot pedal operated wringer, so you don’t need to use all of your muscle power trying to squeeze the last suds out. The bucket comes with a front spout to make emptying easier (they really do think of everything these days) and the mop attachment itself is machine washable. And it’s almost half price.
OXO Good Grips Wiper Blade Squeegee , £5.99 (Was £8.99)
This isn’t just any shower squeegee. From the makers of the gravy experts comes this shower squeegee with a hook that hangs off your shower head so you don’t keep knocking it over in the shower (or off the side of your bath).
You need one now, don’t you? Especially with one third off.
Gourmet Perle Multi-Pack Cat Food, 96 Pouches, £29.99 (Was £40)
Your cat is going to LOVE you. Save on your weekly shop by buying nearly 100 pouches of cat food, with this multipack from Gourmet Perle – starring duck, lamb, chicken and turkey dishes. With 25% off, it works out at about 30p per pouch. Winning.
Oral-B SmartSeries 6000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush, £54.99 (Was £175)
This smart electric toothbrush is ticking all the boxes – not only does it have a whopping 74% savings, but it gives you guidance on how to brush on your phone and has a gum pressure sensor. Can it give us relationship advice, too?
Pet Water Fountain With Water Level Window, £16.49 (Was £26.99)
Ok so getting your pet to drink water is the most unsexiest thing ever but it’s pretty essential and sometimes they need all the help they can get. This pet water fountain provides a steady stream of water and comes with a visible water level so you can easily see when you need to refill it. And it’s a bargain with one third off over Prime Day.
Bumper Pack Of PG Tips Teabags, £14 (Was £24)
Time to clear a space in the cupboard! If you get through teabags like there’s no tomorrow, you can now bag yourself four boxes with 240 PG Tips teabags per box (that’s 960 teabags in total!) for £14 – more than 40% off.
Keyke Home Camera , £18.99 (Was £37.99)
If you want to keep an eye on your home from the comfort of your smartphone, you can now get an indoor wifi security camera for under £20. It comes with night vision, motion alerts, as well as two-way audio – so you can talk to Fido halfway through the day, if you want. The camera works with both iOS and Android devices. James Bond, eat your heart out.
Ariel 3-in-1 Pods, Washing Liquid Capsules, 114 Washes, £18 (Was £38.97)
We all wash our clothes, so bagging a bargain on washing capsules should be top of everyone’s priority – especially when they cost less than half price. These 3-in-1 pods from Ariel are designed to clean clothes, lift stains and brighten laundry, offering desirable cleaning even at 30 degrees Celsius.
Wrigley’s Extra Peppermint Sugarfree Chewing Gum 10 Pieces x 30, £10.80 (Was £12.90)
Stagnant breath will be a thing of the past with this investment – 30 packs of chewing gum with 10 pieces per pack, for just over a tenner. You’ll never have to splurge over a quid on a single pack again.
Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick, 40 ml, Pack Of 6 , £10.23 (Was £19.14)
With sweaty season upon us it’s probably wise to have a deodorant at work and one at home. You can keep one in four other places too with the six-pack of Dove deodorant sticks. Or, ya know, just save them until you run out.
Naipo Back and Neck Massager, £23.99 (Was £79.99)
If neck and shoulder pain is an issue (who doesn’t struggle with that?), this slightly-sexier-than-Dove-deodorant product could help. It wraps over your shoulders (or arms, back, thighs and feet) and eight kneading shiatsu massage nodes provide in-depth bi-directional massage, delivering stress relief to tired muscles. There’s also an optional heat setting. Bliss.