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Prime Day Deals, Oh My!

Amazon Prime Day can be overwhelming and intimidating – I mean, how do you know which deal is truly worth your while?

With inflation off the charts, households – including our own – are being more critical about their purchases. As with food and your health, I want to help you be confident in the decisions you make when spending money. So, I personally scoured through the Amazon deals from July 12 to 13 and compiled this list of can’t miss deals during this two-day sale. Some of these deals are already live now and have limited redemption times, so be sure to check back here frequently!


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Here’s what I looked for in each of the following products:

  • Percentage discount – is it substantial enough to make a difference?
  • Reviews – do products have at least 4 stars?
  • Usability – will this actually help you to put your health first, practice self-care, manage stress, and get in some joyful movement?


Last thing before we get into all these sales, you will need a Prime membership to actually take advantage of these deals. You can sign up for $7.49/month. If nothing else, the free 1-2 day shipping is worth that amount!


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Five-Speed Blender with Jar & Cups

Check out this five-speed blender with large jar and two 16-ounce blender cups! You see smoothies, I see the possibility for homemade popsicles, veggie-infused sauce, summertime gazpacho, baby teething cubes, and even dog treats! If you aren’t sure how to build balanced smoothies, check out my recent IG post on building a better shake! Oh, and if a blender is too bulky for your space, you can also check out an immersion blender (29% off).

Okay but seriously, could you get more bang for your buck with this purchase!? This 10-in-1 countertop oven comes in an amazing black matte stainless steel color. PLUS, it’s already 30% off and there is an extra $15 off coupon! 

If you are a caregiver for someone with dementia, consider taking advantage of these red plate sales. Researchers at Boston University found that individuals who ate from red plates consumed about 25% more food than those eating from white plates. At nearly half off, this more subtle dinnerware set can make meal time more enjoyable and help promote intake.

DrinkMate Sparkling Water and Soda Maker

Sometimes plain water just doesn’t cut it, but hydration is important! Maybe you need to add some flavor with fresh fruit, cucumber slices, herbs or stevia-based water enhancers. Or perhaps you just need something bubbly!

Check out this DrinkMate Sparkling Water and Soda Maker, which is 20% off during Prime Days. You can use this to carbonate water, juice, iced tea or coffee, wine and cocktails!

What a cool addition to your home bartending kit (44% off) and cocktail cart (29% off plus additional $9.84 coupon). 

Movement Areas

Notice I said “movement area” and not gym? If you’ve been following for a while, you know I focus on joyful movement more than rigid fitness in a gym. Why? Because if we don’t enjoy what we’re doing, it can be hard to keep up with. You might feel the pressure to follow the status quo and join a gym, but if hiking brings you joy and a gym does not – DEFY those rules

Handheld Percussion Massage Gun

Recovery is just as important as movement – ask any fitness professional! 

I love this massage gun (17% off!) option for several reasons:

  • It gives me a way to relax without the active movement of stretching (aka I can lazily use this on my couch while watching an episode on Hulu or Netflix)
  • It has 3 speeds and comes with 5 head attachments 
  • It gives my hands a break because personally, my husband has huge muscles and I don’t know how massage therapists have the hand strength!
  • It’s lightweight (1.8 pounds) and TSA-approved as part of your carry-on

I love this Sony bluetooth speaker for several reasons. One, it matches the Defy Nutrition brand mighty well, but more importantly, it has 4.5 stars with over 7,300 reviews. It is compact, lightweight, portable, and can be used outdoors. So whether your joyful movement is dancing, hiking, gardening, boxing, or swimming, you can take it anywhere! Plus, it’s 20% off which brings this high quality speaker to under $50!

P.S. If you don’t want a speaker, check out the Apple AirPods Pro, which are 20% off! 

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbell

If dumbbells are part of your joyful movement regimen, check out this adjustable set from Bowflex that’s 22% off (bringing the price down a whoppin’ $120!). 

Why I love it: As a military family, we move often and space is a commodity we don’t always have. With this set, you could use as little as 5 pounds and as much as 52.5 pounds per dumbbell! Also, for my ladies who may get intimidated by their spouse’s strength (like I sometimes do), this is a great way to have versatile strength training equipment that the whole family can use.


Mattress and Bed Frame

Even though this isn’t on Amazon, if you are in the market for a new hybrid mattress, you MUST check out the Layla mattress. This is a special $160+ off coupon for the Layla mattress (not related to Prime Day!), which I can personally vouch for its comfort. We paired the memory foam hybrid with an ergonomic adjustable bed frame that even has gentle head and foot massagers to help you relax after a long day! Plus the remote has pre-programmed positions, including the Zero Gravity position invented by NASA to help astronauts during take off.

Oh, and even though this isn’t a Prime Day deal, you must invest in this down comforter. We received it as a wedding gift (thanks, Holly and Stephen!) and oh my goodness does our bed feel like heaven!

Bamboo Sheets

Remember how we talked about lack of sleep and how it can lead us to craving high fat, high sugar foods? 

When we are too hot (or too cold!) at night, we don’t sleep as well. For this reason,  bamboo sheets (39% off) can be an awesome purchase. This sheet set has 4.5 stars and over 158,000 reviews!

Pura Fragrance Diffuser

This isn’t a Prime Day deal, but I have to share because it’s been a game changer for my sleep routine.

Pura is a fragrance diffuser that utilizes essential oils. It holds up to 2 fragrances at a time and is connected to an app. I’ll admit – at first, I wasn’t a fan of needing an app to use the diffuser. But, it’s actually been incredibly beneficial. I scheduled a relaxing scent for nighttime (about an hour before bed) and a bright, invigorating scent for the morning (about 15 minutes before I wake up). 


Ring Doorbell and Security System

A study of 1611 women found that those raised in neighborhoods perceived as unsafe could be at risk for disordered sleep as adults. Having a video doorbell can give you peace of mind to sleep better. The Ring Video Doorbell is 25% off for Prime Day. You can also get their 8-piece set for $100 off during Prime Day deals. Together, instead of spending about $350, you would only be spending $225! That’s quite a deal. If personal safety means better sleep, and better sleep means fewer cravings for high fat, high sugar foods, I’m all for it! 

Floor Cleaners

If you have kids, dogs, or are just a human being who wants to clean up their spills, check out the Hoover CleanSlate cleaner. At 21% off, this deal is worth it to me. Not to mention it’s portable and has several attachments to help you find the best fit for your needs! Pro tip from my own experience: make sure you vacuum first, especially if you have dogs that shed a lot like we do! This Bissell multiclean vacuum is 28% off for Prime Day and a portion of Bissell proceeds go to help saving homeless pets. Or you could go for a serious upgrade, like the $100 off Shark self-emptying vacuum (which we have and LOVE!) 

Air Purifier and Humidifer

Bear with me, because I know this one is more expensive, but having an air purifier in our house has been an absolute game changer! We were first gifted an air purifier when we moved into a newly built house. Whether or not you realize it, there was SO MUCH more dust coming out of the vents than we could have ever imagined. This Molekule air purifier has 4.2 stars and is $450 off during Prime Days. Plus, you have the option for 12 interest-free, monthly payments to make it easier on your wallet. If you have less square footage and need a smaller one, check out the Bissell MYair purifier, which is 29% off.

Pair the purifier with a mist humidifier – especially if you live in a dry climate like we do! This LEVOIT ultrasonic cool mist humidifier is 27% off plus you can apply a $5 coupon. 

I hope this article has helped you learn about some of the best Prime Day 2022 deals!

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About the Author

Mary-Catherine LaBossiere, MPH, RD, LDN is a military spouse, registered dietitian, and the owner of Defy Nutrition. She started her career working in obesity and diabetes clinical research while earning her Master’s in Public Health. Mary-Catherine then transitioned to working in behavioral health. Now, Mary-Catherine is a full-time entrepreneur who helps women eat like human beings and develop healthier relationships with food. She is on a mission to empower women to ditch diet extremism and focus instead on sustainable habits. In her free time, she loves being active and exploring the outdoors with her husband and their dogs.

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