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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday

Nicole Briese, Reviewed.com
Snatch these Amazon deals up while you still can.
Snatch these Amazon deals up while you still can.

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

Editor's Note: Prices may have changed since Thursday for these deals. For the most recent top deals on Amazon, check out our new story here.

The products we’re most in need of are rarely the same on any two given days. If it happens to be laundry day, for instance, we might be dreaming of a hamper that won’t wilt while transporting clothes from the bedroom to the washer (or even the laundromat). Likewise, if our microwave suddenly goes on the fritz, it’s an appliance that will shoot to the top of our essentials list. Other days, we just might be in need of some serious creature comforts.

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The great thing about Amazon? This giant web retailer not only stocks them all, allowing us to snatch up what we want, when we want, it's often got these must-have wares available at a discount. Today is no exception, as the best Amazon deals we found include solutions to all of the above woes and more. Keep reading to shop the best markdowns we tracked down on the site this Thursday. 

1. 10% off: One of our favorite countertop microwaves

This microwave has fast cooking times and easy controls—and it's on sale.
This microwave has fast cooking times and easy controls—and it's on sale.

Need a new microwave but not flush with cash? Meet the Toshiba EM925A5A-SS. This little beaut, which falls from $89.99 to $80.85 on the site today, is a great budget option among our best-of-the-best countertop microwave picks. It's got one-touch controls, a mutable buzzer, fingerprint-proof panel and a pull-open door. While you won’t get the same sensor option you’d see in pricier models, which automatically adjusts your cooking time based on the steam that’s released from your food, this machine will certainly get the job done. No wonder it has more than 2,700 glowing reviews from shoppers, who love it for its even cooking and durability! )Note that you can also get it for the same price at Walmart.)

Get the Toshiba EM925A5A SS Microwave Oven for $80.85 (Save $9.14)

2. Nearly $50 off: This heated massage belt with nearly 1,000 reviews

Target your pain points with this handy heating pad and massager.
Target your pain points with this handy heating pad and massager.

Aches and pains are no one’s friend, and through today, August 13, only, you can pick up a genius invention that will help quell both at 20% off. The Comfier heating pad wrap is a fanny pack-like device that can be wrapped around your waist to target sore spots in your back or abdomen with custom massage and heat therapy. While we haven’t tried it ourselves (we recommend this Caylee’s Creations heating pad, $22.95, for a more traditional budget-friendly pick), it’s got the backing of nearly 1,000 Amazon shoppers, who gave it a collective 4.3-star rating. Wrote one fan, “This heating pad works great for my back as well as my belly. It nullifies a lot of my back pain [during and after use]. I also like to put it on my belly if I have cramps or stomach pains.” Need something a bit larger? Check out the rest of the brand’s massagers, which come in a variety of sizes and are also being offered at 20% off through today only.

Get the Comfier Heating Pad Wrap for $31.96 (Save $46)

3. 30% off: This shopper-loved laundry hamper

Doing laundry just got a whole lot more chic.
Doing laundry just got a whole lot more chic.

The more than 1,300 Amazon shoppers who have given this adorable 72-liter hamper a 4.4-star review can’t be wrong: It’s a must-have. Not only does it boast an incredibly chic striped pattern (choose from three different colors), it has a collapsible design to save on space when it’s not in use and a waterproof coated interior that will help keep clothing dry. As shoppers have pointed out, its upright design also makes it ideal for toy storage, too.

Get the Lifewit 72-Liter Freestanding Laundry Hamper for $13.99 (Save $6)

4. Save 34%: The best milk frother in the world

So smooth.
So smooth.

While I’m definitely on board with the money-saving trend we’re seeing sweep the nation, a good cup of coffee is not something I’m not willing to forgo to help stockpile my funds. And thanks to this sale on the best milk frother on the market, it appears that I won’t have to. Regularly $99 and on sale for $64.99, this little gadget trumped the competition in our tests, whipping up consistently creamy clouds of frothy milk at record speeds. It doesn’t have a whole lot of bells and whistles (it only works with milk up to 4 ounces and has neither a handle or a spout), but we found that we didn’t need them, as it cleans up easily in the sink and has ridges that make it extra-easy to hold onto. All-in-all, it’s our top choice when whipping up a cappuccino or a latte.

Get the Nestle Nespresso Aeroccino 3 for $66.50 (Save $32.50)

5. Save $11: This hilarious pillow that will help you feel less lonely

This pillow will brighten your day.
This pillow will brighten your day.

Feeling a little lonely amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Boy, do we have the product for you. The Boyfriend Pillow is a one-armed cotton snuggle aide designed to be your new source of comfort. When our senior writer Shayna Murphy gave it a go, she found that its curved arm, while not a perfect substitute for the real thing, did a good job of recreating a “cuddled” feel, particularly when laying on one’s side or lounging on the couch. Right now, you can get this pillow for as low as $29.08, which is $10.87 off its usual $39.95 price tag.

Get the Boyfriend Pillow from $29.08 (Save $5.08 to $10.87)

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