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In case you didn’t know, Amazon Prime Day is coming. The massive shopping extravaganza will begin on Tuesday, October 13 and run for 48 hours. It’s a little later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you’ll still be getting the same incredible price drops on top-rated products. Plus, there’s another way you can get additional savings this go around: supporting small businesses.
There are hundreds of small businesses that sell their products on Amazon, and if you spend $10 at select small businesses up until Monday, October 12 (the day before Prime Day), you’ll get a $10 credit you can use towards a Prime Day purchase. That’s like getting free money for something you were going to buy anyway. You do need to be a Prime member to get this discount, but you need to be one to shop the sale event. So you might as well activate your membership now, or nab that 30-day free trial.
There are a ton of small businesses included in this promotion, so to help you out, we’ve picked out 10 products with hundreds (sometimes thousands) of reviews that are worth your money. Plus, each is more than $10, so you’re guaranteed to get the credit for Prime Day.
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1. A pimple patch with over 10,000 reviews
There are few things that ruin your morning quite like waking up with a massive zit on your forehead. To spot treat your blemishes, reviewers rave about these pimple patches from Hero Cosmetics (which counts as a small business at Amazon!). The Mighty Patch has earned more than 10,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating for reducing the look of pimples overnight thanks to its hydrocolloid formula. Reviewers swear by these face-saving patches, and say they’ve prevented them from attempting to pop their own pimples, which can leave behind scabs and scarring.
2. Reusable dish clothes reviewers swear by
Looking to be a little more eco-friendly? Try these Swedish reusable dish clothes, which claim to replace 15 paper towel rolls and can save you a hundred dollars a year. They’re super absorbent, washable, and biodegradable. With nearly 10,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.7-star rating, reviewers prefer them over cotton cloths because of their absorbency and ability to dry obscurely shaped objects.
3. A balm that soothes pet paws
Between hot sidewalks in the summer and salted driveways in the winter, pet paws can get some serious damage. To soothe your pooch’s precious paws, try this natural balm that claims to help heal cracked, dry, and irritated paws. It’s made of natural ingredients, so you know you’re not harming your pup, and reviewers say they’ve seen improvements after just one use.
4. A protective cover for your MacBook
Accidental spills and Cheeto fingers put our laptops at risk of damage and dirtiness. Keep your keys clean with this protective keyboard protector from UPPERCASE. People love how thin it is (a.k.a. it doesn’t disrupt your typing) and say it’s helped clumsy people avoid having to take in their laptop for expensive service work.
5. A highly-rated necklace extender
You know that moment when you find the perfect necklace, but hate where it falls on your neck? Well these simple necklace extenders are here to help. Available in gold, rose gold, and silver in a pack with 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch extenders, these dainty chains make it easier to layer necklaces. The best part? They blend right in with your current jewelry, so no one will know.
6. A popular acrylic paint set
Quarantine has us all getting a little more crafty. One new hobby to try is painting, and this acrylic paint set is the perfect thing to get you started. It comes with 12 vibrant paint colors and three brushes, so you can get your Bob Ross on. It’s earned more than 5,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating for its high-quality paint and how easy it is to blend colors together. Reviewers say it’s good for the entire family, too.
7. Conditioner to make your leather like new
Our old leather couches could use a refresh, and reviewers swear by this leather “conditioner” to make their furniture look new. Made of a non-toxic formula, the Leather Honey Leather Conditioner works on furniture, purses, and more, and will add flexibility to your old leather products. It’s also water resistant, and reviewers were throughly impressed with the conditioner, but do note it may darken some leather.
8. A game toddlers are obsessed with
We’ve been spending more time with our kids than ever thanks to the pandemic, and keeping them entertained is rough, to say the least. If you have little kids, this scavenger hunt game could keep them entertained for well over an hour. The premise is simple: Look at the icon on the card and find the corresponding item around your house. Reviewers sing praises for this “game,” stating their kids love the easy-to-follow directions and that it keeps them throughly engaged.
9. A coconut oil hair treatment 10,000 reviewers love
Some people swear by using coconut oil to refresh their dry hair and skin, and more than 10,000 people rave about this oil from Majestic Pure. It’s made of fractioned coconut oil, meaning its long chain triglycerides are removed, making it odorless and less greasy. Reviewers love how light it is and they use it for everything from moisturizing to massaging.
10. A cup that encourages kids to play with their food
Playing with your food might seem gross but this basketball mug is too cute to pass up. Originally designed by an 8-year-old who has dyslexia, The Mug With A Hoop is great for fidgety kids. It works well with hot cocoa and marshmallows or tomato soup and Goldfish for some fun before sipping. Reviewers love how adorable this mug is, and say their kids can play with it without breaking it.
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