I Shop Amazon for a Living and Here Are 9 Things I’m Buying From Its Big Summer Sale

These hidden deals aren’t featured front and center, but they’re some of the best markdowns offered. 
By Jessica Leigh Mattern
August 12, 2020
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While Amazon’s usual Prime Day savings weren’t offered this summer, the retailer launched its first-ever end of summer sale, and trust me, some of the savings are just as impressive. 

Amazon’s Big Summer Sale kicked off last week with thousands of markdowns, including deals on home office items, school supplies, electronics, home decor, clothing, and so much more. While some of the savings are just a few bucks, other offers are much steeper and closer to 40 percent off, giving shoppers (and Amazon editors like me ) the perfect opportunity to snag items at competitive prices.

Editor-Loved Deals From Amazon’s Big Summer Sale:

Tons of essentials that were difficult to find earlier this year, like toilet paper, hand soap, and disposable face masks, are finally back in stock—and even better, going for some pretty impressive prices. It’s smart to have a few cheap face masks to keep in your car or purse, which is why I’m grabbing this 50-piece box that’s now just $20 . And while my go-to four-pack of Angel Soft Toilet Paper and my favorite Mrs. Meyers hand soap set isn’t technically labeled as a sale item, the prices recently dropped. Plus, they’re both much cheaper on Amazon than at my local convenience store. 

If you’re opting to drive most places in lieu of public transportation, you’ll likely appreciate Amazon’s $9 Anker car charger deal . The sleek charger, which has earned more than 4,600 five-star reviews, plugs into almost any adapter and will come in handy whether you’re running a quick errand or taking a road trip this year.  

Amazon’s many clothing and shoe deals also make it a great time to refresh your wardrobe. Casual pieces, like Levi’s iconic Wedgie skinny jeans and Adidas’ Stan Smith sneakers are on sale and perfect for everyday wear, whether you’re working from home or lounging around the house on a weekend. And while tons of gyms across the country are currently closed, you may still need a new pair of running shoes —especially if you’re in need of a little motivation to stay on top of your outdoor workouts (like me!). 

There are hundreds of other deals to score, so go ahead and check out Amazon’s Big Summer Sale in its entirety, or shop more editor-loved deals below. Just be sure to grab what you want soon because the prices will go back up once the event wraps up. And trust me, discounts like this may not come around again until the holiday season, if then. 

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To buy: $12 (usually $20); amazon.com