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DNA kits

This holiday is not real—but the savings sure are! Amazon

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Today is the “holiday” known as National DNA Day, and as such Amazon has a number of DNA testing kits on sale for up to 64 percent off. They’re available from companies like AncestryDNA, National Geographic, Vitagenes, Color, and 23andMe.


Linenspa Amazon

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Today only, Amazon has 25 percent off Linenspa mattresses. The ten-inch-tall mattresses come with a 10-year warranty, and are built with four layers of foam and temperature-neutral latex that keeps you cooler while you sleep. Sizes range from twin to California King; prices range from $150 to $300.

Three-quart cooker

Instant Pot Amazon

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If you don’t have a pressure cooker—which, by the way, is totally life-changing—today might be the day to snag one. Instant Pot’s three-quart model is on sale for 30 percent off on Amazon. It’s a pretty miraculous combination of pressure cooker, rice cooker, and steamer that lets you make normally time-intensive stews, meats, and sides in a fraction of the time. You can program your own timing and heat level or use one of the pre-programmed buttons for porridge, chili, or yogurt. It steams, sautés, or slow cooks. And it’s currently just $56.

Bonsai Trees

Brussel’s Live Amazon

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I’ve been thinking about getting a bunch of plants for my apartment. I never thought about decorating the house with Bonsai trees, but if you’re a fan of small, potted topiaries, Amazon has up to 42 percent off on plants in a variety of shapes and sizes. For what it’s worth, Bonsai isn’t a type of tree, but rather describes the act of potting trees in a small container. There are 15 options to choose from including juniper, jade, and maple.

Coffee pod bundle

Keurig Amazon

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Save $50 on a white Keurig K-Select machine and 32-cup Peet’s Coffee pod bundle. Together, the two products typically cost $152—the machine alone is $130. The machine has a 52-ounce water tank and allows you to brew 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-ounce cups.


Black + Decker and Bissell Amazon

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Black + Decker handheld vacuums are on sale for 33 percent off—now just $20. The super-light bagless vacuum comes with a charging bass and upholstery brush, and is available in six colors: red, cobalt, aqua, ice blue, white, and gray.

For a significant suction upgrade, the bagless and corded Bissell Cleanview Rewind upright vacuum is also on sale for 33 percent off and available for $81. It has a 27-foot cord and a brush within the vacuum head that loosens and lifts dirt and hair from carpets.

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