Amazon Prime Day is sure to dominate the conversation around deals when it kicks off this coming Monday, June 21, but it’s far from the only retailer launching its biggest sale of the summer right now. The size and popularity of Prime Day has driven Amazon’s biggest competitors to launch their own competing sales at the same time, and Best Buy is always one of the biggest players in the anti-Prime Day space. Right on schedule, Best Buy has kicked off a major sale just ahead of Prime Day, called “The Bigger Deal” savings event–which feels like a playful jab at Walmart’s “Deals for Days” and Target’s “Deal Days” sales.
Best Buy’s The Bigger Deal savings event is a series of 24-hour flash deals that end at 10 PM PT / 1 AM ET each night through June 22. Today’s main deals focus on “Summer Tech,” including smartwatches and portable speakers. You can also save on a new MacBook Pro, the AirPods Max, and a high-end productivity laptop from HP. There aren’t many gaming deals, but you can find big discounts on select games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Hitman 3.
We’ve rounded up the best flash deals in Best Buy’s The Bigger Deal savings event. Make sure to check back each day until the sale ends, as we’ll be updating this article every day with new flash deals.
$1,500 (was $1,900)
You can save $400 on an excellent MacBook Pro today only. This particular 13-inch model includes an Intel Core i5 processor, not Apple’s in-house M1 chip. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
$1,420 (was $1,620)
If you’re looking for a high-end productivity laptop for work or school, this HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 is a great option, especially for $200 off. This 15.6-inch laptop doubles as a Windows tablet with a touchscreen display. Speaking of the display, it boasts 4K UHD resolution, which makes it great for both work and entertainment. It’s fitted with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and 32GB of Optane storage.
$130 (was $180)
Smartwatches can help you achieve fitness goals and monitor your daily activity as well as connect to your phone for notifications. The Fitbit Versa 2 is one of the best smartwatches around, and its already reasonable price is even better today only. The Versa 2 includes live heart rate tracking, an app that records and monitors workouts, tracks your sleep and nutrition and plenty more. It syncs up to your phone to provide email and text notifications as well as personalized reminders. The Versa 2 also has Amazon Alexa built-in, which lets you utilize its bevy of features hands-free. Amazon is matching this deal, so you can shop at your preferred retailer.
$499 (was $549)
Yes, the AirPods Max are still incredibly pricey even with a $50 discount–but this is the first markdown they’ve gotten since launch. Apple’s over-the-ear version of its popular AirPods line is aimed at the diehard fans. They’re stellar headphones with a ton of great features, including active noise-cancellation, spatial audio, and dynamic drivers that create crisp and impactful audio. The AirPods Max offer 20 hours of power on a full charge and come with a nice case for safe storage. They have comfortable earcups that are made out of knit-mesh and memory foam. You also get six months of Apple Music with your purchase. AirPods Max come in five colors: Space Gray, Sky Blue, green, pink, and silver.
$100 (was $150)
We’ve entered outdoor grilling and backyard party season, and every get-together could use some music. A portable Bluetooth speaker is the most convenient option to use both outdoors and indoors. This Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom 2 speaker has 360-degree sound, a 15-hour battery life, and a 100-foot range for Bluetooth. It has a compact, durable design and produces loud, clear audio.
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