Amazon just launched a massive New Year's sale this weekend: Save on Apple, Samsung, Sony, Instant Pot and more

Rudie Obias and Izabella Zaydenberg
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This weekend means incredible savings on tech, beauty, kitchen goods and more. (Photo: Amazon)
This weekend means incredible savings on tech, beauty, kitchen goods and more. (Photo: Amazon)

With 2020 (thankfully) gone, let’s look ahead—specifically to the weekend, which promises some amazing deals to get the New Year off to a good start.

If you’ve resolved to get your house in order, your entertainment system updated, your cleaning tools on-point, your kitchen properly propped, or your work-from-home setup maximized, Amazon is here for you. The retailer has jam-packed the weekend with sales that can help you improve your your life as you head into 2021.

Amazon is offering massive discounts across categories. 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.)

We pulled all the best weekend deals at Amazon into one easy list to make things easier. Take a gander, and grab what you need. You gotta hurry, though — these savings won’t last.

TVs

Save 33 percent on this TCL 40-inch Class 3-Series HD Smart TV (40S325). (Photo: Amazon)
Save 33 percent on this TCL 40-inch Class 3-Series HD Smart TV (40S325). (Photo: Amazon)

Right now, you can score the TCL 40-inch Class 3-Series HD Smart TV (40S325) for just $200 on Amazon, down from $300. That’s a 33 percent savings! What makes this TV so special? It features a brilliant 40-inch LED display with Full HD resolution. Simply put, colors are vivid and black levels are dark, instead of murky and dull. Amazon shoppers even love its remote.

“This smart TV has endless viewing capabilities,” raved a five-star Amazon reviewer. “Picture quality is excellent and configurations are user friendly. What my family and I like the most is the TV’s remote. It fits perfectly in all our hands. And you can actually reach every single button with your thumb.”

This 40-inch model is an ideal size for a bedroom or guest room—and a great TV for someone moving into a first apartment.

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Tablets

This Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10-inch tablet is on sale for just $226. (Photo: Amazon)
This Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10-inch tablet is on sale for just $226. (Photo: Amazon)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A, a 10-inch tablet that’s the first real alternative to the iPad, is on sale for just $226 right now ($54 off)—a fraction of the cost of an iPad. Its 10-inch display has a full HD widescreen for immersive viewing (the iPad is not widescreen at all). It’s just over a pound, and boasts 64GB of storage—expandable up to a whopping 512GB via microSD card; the entry level iPad has only 32GB of storage, which is not expandable.

Shoppers who have experienced both have good things to say about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

“The iPad is bulky and, in spite of being an ‘Air’ model, it’s a bit heavy to lug around. And, as with any Apple product, eventually the battery life becomes ridiculously short,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “This Galaxy has been a lifesaver. The battery life is amazing, the tablet is lightweight and, because it's a tablet and not a reader dedicated to a single company, I have the Nook, Kindle, Kobo and Google Play apps all working well, so I can choose my next book from whichever library I want.”

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Headphones

Save 56 percent on these Sony WH-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 56 percent on these Sony WH-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon has these wireless Sony WH-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones on sale for just $88—that’s an unreal $112 off! This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this impressive top-rated product.

The headphones deliver the crisp, clear audio you’d expect from Sony. ‘Dual Noise Sensor Technology’ blocks out nearly all background and ambient noise. No humming from your dishwasher or thrum from the washing machine; it’s just you and the music.

“These Sony headphones are perfect. They sync easily and the sound is clear,” raved a satisfied Amazon shopper. “The noise-canceling feature is great and often annoys my wife and kids when I can't hear them. These are very comfortable....The charging is quick and the battery life is very good.”

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Earbuds

Only $170 for these Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones. (Photo: Amazon)
Only $170 for these Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale from $250 to just $170, the Beats Powerbeats Pro have everything a great pair of wireless headphones should have: A compact build, a nine-hour battery life, stylish and functional ear hooks that provide a secure fit and, most important, top-notch sound with rich bass. They also feature the brand’s ‘Fast Fuel’ technology that gives about an hour-and-a-half of battery life on a five-minute charge. Now that’s fast.

“First, I need to start with the fact that I’m extremely picky when it comes to headphones and I’ve bought over 20 pairs from Amazon from brands to no brands,” one enthusiastic reviewer shared. “These are the first pair of headphones that I’ve worn to the gym that have not needed a single adjustment!....The seal is great and it just doesn’t move!”

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Work from home

Save $300 on this Asus ZenBook Duo laptop. (Photo: Amazon)
Save $300 on this Asus ZenBook Duo laptop. (Photo: Amazon)

The brand new Asus ZenBook Duo is the perfect blend of efficiency and entertainment. And it’s 300 bucks off right now.

Thanks to Windows 10 built-in, the Asus ZenBook Duo has 8GB of memory paired with 512GB of storage for multi-tasking and effortless app switching. And instead of a Touch Bar, the laptop has a massive ScreenPad Plus—which effectively works as a mini tablet and second screen above the keyboard.

On the entertainment side, the laptop includes a 14-inch HD resolution display so you can watch YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ and more. It also has a pair of stereo speakers, so you can really enjoy music and podcasts on Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora. Some Amazon shoppers say the laptop is better than the Apple MacBook Pro.

“I am loving the dual screens! I pin various apps I use a lot to the screenpad. I keep my email open most of the time. I watch a video with the notes on the screen simultaneously. It's amazing!” says one happy reviewer.

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Smart home

Extend your WiFi for just $20. (Photo: Amazon)
Extend your WiFi for just $20. (Photo: Amazon)

There’s a solution to your Wi-Fi woes: The No. 1 best-selling TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Extender is on sale for $20, or $10 off at Amazon. That’s a 33 percent savings!

It does exactly what you’d want it to do—it extends your home’s Wi-Fi network. If you live in a big house or apartment and your router is on one side of your home and you want a stronger signal on the other, this comes in handy. The extender can cover up to an additional 800 square feet, while also delivering up to 300Mbps of Internet speeds.

“This extender works great,” shared a delighted five-star reviewer. “I recently re-decorated my bedroom and moved our bed, which made the distance the furthest in the house from my router. I was seeing one bar on my iPad. I located the extender five feet from my bed, and boom I had full bars!”

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Robot vacuums

Save $100 on this Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner. (Photo: Amazon)
Save $100 on this Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner. (Photo: Amazon)

Want a robot vacuum for only $200? Right now, this Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is on sale for $200, or $100 off with on-page coupon at Amazon. That’s a 33 percent savings!

This robot vacuum is a fast mover with intelligent navigation that helps it route your home to clean all sorts of floors—including hardwood, carpet and tile—quickly and efficiently. It has a powerful suction that makes quick work of dust, pet hair, crumbs, and more—especially with its 200-minute running time per charge. This Roborock can be app-operated—and responds to voice controls, via Alexa and Google Assistant.

“I love this little guy!” shared a delighted pet owner. “I’m so happy I finally caved and got one for myself. I have six animals (two dogs, four cats) and felt like I was constantly sweeping the dang floors...Now, I just run this little dude when I get home from work. I’ve used a Roomba brand at my office and can say this one is way smarter, had better suction and a larger dustbin.”

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Video games

Save 40 percent on Borderlands Legendary Collection for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 40 percent on Borderlands Legendary Collection for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

It’s time to join a mayhem-fueled thrill ride! In Borderlands Legendary Collection for Nintendo Switch, you’re tasked with stopping the Calypso twins from getting all the bandit clans together and claiming ultimate power in the galaxy. Travel through new worlds and collect a whole boatload of new gadgets along the way.

This is the Legacy Edition, which includes all three games, DLC (downloadable content) packs with new missions and stories, more loot and power-ups and much more.

“The borderlands series is spectacular. I've dreamed of it coming to switch since the switch first came out,” raved a delighted gamer. “These games are just spectacular and now you can play them anywhere!”

And right now, Borderlands Legendary Collection is on sale from $50 to just $30. Grab it and take advantage of this 40 percent savings.

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Kitchen

This top-rated blender is just $25. (Photo: Amazon)
This top-rated blender is just $25. (Photo: Amazon)

Though this Black+Decker blender might be small, it sure is mighty. With 550 watts of power, it easily breaks down veggies, fruit and ice, for the perfect personalized smoothie or juice-blend every time. Down to just $25 from $50, it’s a great tool for the new year. It comes with a lightweight six-cup jar, plus it whips up smoothies and soups in a snap. This weekend it’s half price—just $25. And it has more than 1,800 perfect five-star reviews on Amazon.

“Five stars all the way!” one shopper shared. “It is everything I've been looking for in an affordable and practical blender. Smoothies - yep! Milkshakes - yep! Veggie cocktails - yep! Soups, sauces, dressings - yep! etc. This blender does exactly what it's designed for!”

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Beauty

Your skin will thank you. (Photo: Amazon)
Your skin will thank you. (Photo: Amazon)

This nighttime moisturizer by the geniuses at Olay hydrates dry winter skin using a potent blend of vitamin B3 and retinol, so your skin appears plumper, smoother and brighter in the morning. You continue to reap the benefits for 24 hours after application, too. Included is a one-week trial size of Olay Whip moisturizer. Save $18 this weekend.

“I love this night cream, I can tell by the warm tingling feeling I get right after I apply it that it’s working and a good product,” one shopper reported. “I have been using it for only 2 weeks and I am seeing a significant difference. My skin is feeling smoother and softer, with a definite boost in firmness and reduction in fine lines. I have just received several comments from friends on how great my skin is looking... LOVE, LOVE this cream and will be ordering again!”

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Style

Perfect for working out—and kicking back. (Photo: Amazon)
Perfect for working out—and kicking back. (Photo: Amazon)

Staying inside is what’s on the schedule this winter. We’ve got a pandemic to wrap up. This means we won’t be needing actual pants anytime soon. Leggings are still in effect. This pair—an Amazon’s Choice product with a high waist and pockets (yes, pockets on leggings!) is wildly popular with shoppers. It has has 12,000 rave reviews. Right now they’re a third off. Grab a pair or five.

“Omgeeee!!!” one shopper shared. “I can't tell you how much I love these leggings! They are so soft. Very matte & thick. Not see thru at all. They hold in the tummy without making you feel like you're wearing a corset. The pockets are the perfect size & depth. I machine wash, line dry and they've held up to multiple washes. I couldn't recommend these more!”

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Pets

Dogs dig these Savory Roasters. (Photo: Amazon)
Dogs dig these Savory Roasters. (Photo: Amazon)

Have a picky pup? Let Rachael Ray cook for him. Her Savory Roasters for dogs are soft treats made with real meat and zero grain—and they’re very popular with the canine set. My dogs LOVE LOVE LOVE these treats!” one shopper shares. “...I cut them in half because I have small dogs, so the bag lasts longer. They are soft and truly look & feel like a piece of roasted chicken.”

With more than 8,000 perfect five-star reviews, they’re a no brainer, especially at half price. “My picky dog loves these and it feels good to give her something I can trust.” says a happy five-star reviewer. “Rachael Ray is awesome and so are her products. Woof!”Another plus: They’re made in the USA.

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

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