Weekly deals: Bargains for the toughest days of winter
Winter is definitely in full gear, and many parts of the country are in a deep freeze. Dealing with the cold temperatures and the many hassles that come along with them this time of year can be challenging.
But the good news is that the right products will make your life a little bit easier while the chill is in the air. Check out these winter-friendly items that are on sale this week on Amazon, and feel a bit better until warmer days return.
It's difficult to get warm on cold winter nights. Whether you are curling up on the sofa to relax or tucking yourself in bed for the night, an electric blanket will have your covered in warmth. That's why we like the snuggly Serta Luxe Plush Electric Throw. It features soft microfiber material for comfort, and low-voltage heat for added safety. It's available in several stylish colors, and is machine washable. You'll also appreciate that it is made by a trusted brand in bedding, and that it comes with a sale price of $155.83 that reflects 26% savings.
Indoor air can be quite dry and irritating in the winter, but adding moisture with a home humidifier will help. The Pure Enrichment MisteAire is up to the task, as it boasts a 1.5 liter capacity and the ability to produce cool mist continuously for up to 16 hours. Automatic shutoff function means it won't continue running when the water level is low. It's also reasonably quiet, and has a built-in nightlight, which makes it almost like having two convenient gadgets in one. The price is another attractive feature, because at 50% off, it's available now for only $39.99.
Unfortunately colds and flu are common right now, so you'll need a reliable thermometer to keep track of temperatures when family members aren't feeling well. The Innovo Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer is one of our favorites because it is easy to use and afford. In addition to being a good value, the current marked-down price of $24.99 will save you a few dollars on a must-have health-monitoring tool. The non-contact feature takes temperatures easily while reducing cross-contamination among ill individuals, and the alert can be silenced so it won't bother patients as they rest. This modern thermometer can also store up to 20 temperature readings, which is a useful function when it comes to monitoring fevers.
Do you have areas in your home that never seem to be quite warm enough when the temperatures dip outside? If so, a portable heater is what you need to eliminate the chill. We recommend the Honeywell Digital Ceramic Heater if you are looking for a model that's fairly quiet and capable of heating a relatively large room. This streamlined heater doesn't take up much space, yet oscillates for even heating. You can choose from two heat settings and even set its built-in timer to shut off automatically. It also comes with safety features including protection against overheating and tipping, and a handle that remains cool to the touch. The price was $79.99, but you can grab yours this week for only $60.98.
Chances are you are going to have to shovel snow at some point this winter. If you are looking for a shovel that is both durable and portable, check out the Lifeline 4004 Collapsible Sport Utility Shovel. It's on sale now for $24.87 and has a lot to offer for the price. It's made of durable aluminum yet isn't too heavy, plus has an adjustable handle that makes it useful for numerous shoveling tasks. So whether you want a well-made shovel to clear your sidewalk after a snowstorm or one that you can easily transport in your car in case of emergencies, the Lifeline is up to almost any shoveling task you'll need to accomplish this winter.
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