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Here are today's 5 best Amazon deals — save up to 40% on summer essentials

There's a sale waiting for you. (Photo: Amazon)
There's a sale waiting for you. (Photo: Amazon)

We're now in the middle of summer, and Amazon has everything you need to make this the best one yet. Whether you're looking for deals for yourself, thinking of all the things you need to entertain your backyard guests or shopping for yourself, Amazon is jam-packed with killer deals. Every single day our team scours the mega-site to put together a quick-and-dirty list of the top markdowns for you.

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So what are the best Amazon deals right now? How 'bout the Utopia set of four towels for functional poolside decor at $7 off? Got kiddos coming to visit? Keep 'em occupied with the Intex Challenger Kayak Inflatable Set for 36% off. Or maybe you want a new TV for relaxing — how 'bout this Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV that's a whopping $330 off?

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Let's have a closer look at these stellar Amazon deals, shall we?

This grill has got a 150-square-inch cooking rack that'll let you cook up a feast of dogs and burgers, along with three secure lid locks to make transportation easy. And, here's the kicker: It weighs only two pounds.
$25 at Amazon

"This grill is a great size to carry with us in our small motor home," this noshing nomad wrote. "Compact, lightweight, easy to set up and use without being bulky. It does exactly what we want and need it to do. Cleanup after each use is a breeze. Would buy again if we needed another. This grill would be a nice gift for others that camp, glamp, RV or have a small area to grill in."

Dry air got you down? This cool mist humidifier adds soothing moisture to your air to help ease dry nasal passages. It also has an essential-oil diffuser try to add delicious scents to your air.
$52 at Amazon

"Love this humidifier," said a happy customer.- "I’ve had some in the past that leak and ruin things. This one puts out so much mist and doesn’t leak. I’ve been using it constantly for about a week and have had no problems. While I was moving it, it tipped back a little bit and the emergency shut-off shut off immediately so I can trust that it is safe."

This inflatable kayak has plenty of room for you and your gear. It comes with aluminum oars and a high output air pump, so you can simply inflate it and go. A mesh net in the front holds extras, like your water bottle.
$94 at Amazon

"Took it to a lake in northern Maine for a five-day trip. I fished and fished and fished and fished," said a happy customer. "I had my 60-pound dog with me, and this held up beautifully! ...After blowing it up at the car, I walked it about 100 yards to the shore of the lake and used it. It was PHENOMENAL!!! I love this kayak! LOVE IT!"

These gorgeous 30-by 60-inch striped towels double as decor. The four-pack features plush towels in a range of bright colors. They also look great, whether they're laid in the sand or artfully arranged in a basket.
$40 at Amazon

"I was pleasantly surprised at the thickness of the towels, much better than some thinner cheap beach towels I had bought in the past," a five-star fan said. "I have used them several times at the pool since taking them to the beach and I am still very happy with my purchase."

The Omni Series gives you an incredible viewing experience at an incredible price. With the 65-inch version you get access to every major streaming service, but it also includes hands-free Alexa operation.
$500 at Amazon

"Awesome television experience!!!" shared one happy TV watcher. "The TV has amazing picture quality. The sound is surprisingly good as well. If you use Alexa, you can’t go wrong with this television."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:

TVs and home theater

Enjoy a world of entertainment at your fingertips with the Insignia full HD Smart TV. Thanks to built-in Fire TV, you can easily launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more.
$90 at Amazon

Headphones and earbuds

You can expect superior audio quality, of course, courtesy of 6mm speaker drivers that produce crisp, powerful sound and heart-thumping bass. Trust us — these earbuds sound way better than the ones that came with your phone!
$24 at Amazon

Tablets and tech

Read wherever the road takes you with the Kindle Paperwhite! Now waterproof, you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or even in the bath.
$160 at Amazon

Smart home

Make your home life easier with the power of Alexa. Set timers, ask questions, add items to lists, create calendar events and reminders, and so much more — with just your voice!
$20 at Amazon


Clean your home smarter with the Roomba 692! This robovac grabs dirt from carpets and hard floors and can be scheduled to clean, even when you're far from home.
$189 at Amazon


Get your fry on the healthier way with Ultrean. Roast, bake and grill with no or less oil; its nonstick pan, heat-resistant handle and detachable, dishwasher-safe basket make it easy to clean.
$50 at Amazon


Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Facial Moisturizer penetrates deep into skin, visibly improving fine lines & wrinkles, smoothness, brightness, firmness, dark spots, and pores so you wake up to younger-looking, radiant skin.
$34 at Amazon


Flexible, breathable and lightweight, these ultra-soft leggings are designed to perfectly contour your body, with a high waist that ensures both compression and support.
$24 at Amazon

Bedding and home

This 6-piece bedding set has everything you need for a great night’s rest. Specially stitched for year-round comfort, these sheets are moisture-resistant and designed to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
$24 at Amazon

Lawn and garden


Get through a crowded airport easily with this stylish check-in luggage with 360-degree multi-directional spinner wheels and a locking retractable push/pull handle.
$111 at Amazon


These beach chairs are made with a breathable and cooling mesh fabric that allows air to flow while you sit, and include arm cushions and an easy-to-reach cup holder and storage bag to hold drinks or personal items.
$100 at Amazon

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