After-Christmas sales live: top deals at Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and more

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The new iPad 10.2 (2021), which we’ve dubbed ‘this year’s best value tablet from Apple,’ has now returned to the record-low price of $299 at Amazon. It regularly retails for $329 and hardly budged from that price during the holiday shopping season. We reckon this deal won’t last very long so hop on it ASAP if you’re interested.

Here, you’ll be saving on the 64GB Wi-Fi model in a Space Gray finish. You’ll also avail of Apple’s A13 Bionic processor (which is 20% faster than the A12), an upgraded 12-megapixel selfie camera, and automatic True Tone display adjustment. 


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Want an easy (and relatively inexpensive) way to level up your home cooking? Walmart has the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multicooker for a record-low $59 (41% off).

If you’re too busy to cook a proper meal most nights but don’t want to keep throwing money at takeaway or food delivery, an Instant Pot is one of the best investments you can make. When we tested the Instant Pot Duo 7, we found it produced tender, meaty stews within 60 minutes.


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Best Buy has the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 on sale for $599.99, which is $300 off. With your savings, pick up a Surface Pro Type Cover since one isn’t included here. Even if you purchase each item separately, it’s still $70 less than Best Buy’s Surface Pro + Type Cover bundle deal

Now that the Surface Pro 8 is on the shelves, the Pro 7 models are experiencing some strong discounts – and the Surface Pro 7 is still a powerful machine in its own right. This particular model boasts a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD.

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Amazon discounts the Insignia 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV to $149.99 – a $50 drop and one of the best prices we’ve seen. (It was $20 less during Black Friday 2021.) 

A great addition for the home office, garage, or guest room, this TV is imbued with smarts courtesy of Amazon Alexa. Use the included voice remote to call up your favorite Netflix shows and Spotify playlists.  


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Amazon has bumped the price of the Apple AirPods Pro back up to $197. Can’t say we’re surprised by this – $179 is a stellar price for these best-selling earbuds, and we anticipated this deal wouldn’t last very long. (But if it comes back, we’ll be sure to update you here.)

In the meantime, Amazon still has the new Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) on sale for $169. That’s only a $10 discount, but as we call out in our AirPods 3 review, they’re a marked upgrade from their predecessors in terms of audio performance, connectivity, and design. We highly recommend them if you’re ready to retire your previous-gen AirPods.


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Seeking an affordable way to bring the Peloton experience into your home? Enter the Schwinn IC4 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike, now on sale for $799.99 at Best Buy. That’s not only $200 off list price, it’s roughly half the cost of Peloton’s $1,500 entry-level bike. Better yet, you can connect the Schwinn IC4 to the Peloton app.

But if Peloton isn’t your speed (…please don’t leave!), the Schwinn IC4 comes with a free one-year JRNY membership, a $149 value. It’ll automatically renew once the trial period is up so make sure to cancel your subscription ahead of time if you don’t want to continue with it.


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Samsung fanatics – yes, you’re out there, including yours truly (Alison)! – this deal is for you. Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro on sale in three colors for $129.99. That’s a $70 drop from the MSRP and the best we’ve seen for these. Best Buy is matching Amazon’s low price while Walmart currently charges about $20 more. 

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are comparable to the Apple AirPods Pro, as both are excellent true wireless ‘buds that play well with their respective family of devices. As we mentioned in our Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review, they offer better sound and mic quality than the Galaxy Buds Live, and their multipoint pairing and spatial audio support are nice bonuses. 


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Best Buy is already looking ahead to 2022 with its New Year’s Savings Event, including up to $200 off select Chromebooks. Whether you’re seeking something basic for the kids’ schooling or want a more premium build for your office work, you’ll find something suitable at a great price.

Notable here is the Lenovo Chromebook 3 for $119. That’s a $100 savings and a great price for a budget laptop. It has a dual-core AMD CPU, 32GB eMMC storage, and an 11.6-inch FHD display. No, they’re not mind-blowing specs, but for basic computing or a backup machine you can easily take on the road, this lightweight Chromebook is a fantastic buy.


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If you’re looking to score a discount on some of the best headphones on the market, Best Buy has the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones on sale for a record-low price of $248 (was $349.99).

Named the best headphones of 2021 by TechRadar’s own staff, the over-ear Sony headphones feature digital noise cancellation technology, work with Amazon Alexa, and provide 30-hours of battery life.


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If 2022 is the year you want to make your house a smart home, then the Echo Dot is a great place to smart, and it’s currently on sale for a record-low price of $29.99 (was $49.99) at Amazon.

The 4th generation smart speaker works with Amazon Alexa, so you can play music, ask questions and control compatible smart home devices completely hands-free. 


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There are plenty of cheap TV deals today, but our favorite bargain is this stunning 65-inch 4K TV from Samsung that’s on sale for just $498 (was $648). That’s an incredible price for a big-screen 4k TV and $50 less than Walmart’s Black Friday deal.

This Samsung set packs an excellent ‘Crystal’ UHD 4K processor, an easy-to-use Tizen operating system, and full HDR support – all for under $500, which is a fantastic value.


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If you’re looking to add smoothies into your 2022 routine, Walmart’s after Christmas sale has the top-rated Ninja professional blender on sale for $69 (was $99.99). That’s the best price you can find right now and $10 less than Amazon’s current deal.

The 1000 watt blender can blend and puree to whip up your favorite smoothies and frozen drinks and includes a 72-ounce pitcher so you can make big batches for the whole family.


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If you want to start the new year with an activity tracker to help with your health and fitness goals, Amazon has the Fitbit Inspire 2 marked down to $79.95 (was $99.95). That’s a $20 discount and just $10 more than the record-low price.

The slim but functional watch can track your heart rate, calories burned, and activity levels and provides an impressive ten days of battery life.


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If you didn’t get the best-selling AirPods Pro over Christmas, you can snag the noise canceling earbuds at Amazon’s after Christmas sale for $179.99 (was $249 ). That’s an $80 discount and the best price you can find right now.

While we saw the AirPods Pro drop to $159 during Black Friday, the AirPods were on sale for $197 last week, so this is still a great deal on the earbuds that are currently in stock and ready to ship.

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Oh my god, if you’re thinking about buying an LG OLED TV, then just go any buy this one. Do it now.

I’m only frustrated because I think I write the same thing for months each year, so I’ll do it quickly here – it’s not your fault that this is new to you:

There you go. The perfect reason to treat yourself – if you’ve been thinking about buying this TV, now is the time to do it. Trust me – I’ve waited too long many times in the past.

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Right – welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. Or… just the chance to start finding some top deals for you to spend your carefully-saved cash.

Let’s begin as time is of the essence: my first recommendation is the Apple Watch 7, which is on for its lowest-ever price at Amazon – reduced to just $339 for the 41mm GPS version.

We’re seeing a few ‘deals’ coming through that aren’t as cheap as on Black Friday (don’t worry, we always try to flag these when we see them) but this appears to be a geunine saving – and as someone whose partner has inexplicably decided they want an Apple Watch for the first time in their life, I’m suddenly on the lookout for a deal.