No Amazon in sight — the best anti-Prime Day steals at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more

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Big retailers are running their own Anti-Prime Day sales — and shoppers are the winners. (Photo: Yahoo Life)
Big retailers are running their own Anti-Prime Day sales — and shoppers are the winners. (Photo: Yahoo Life)

There's no arguing that Amazon Prime Day is absolutely massive. Even better is that it stirs up a whole lot of excitement in the retail world and inspires a ton of competitive sales. It's a discount extravaganza; retailers from Walmart to Best Buy to Target are hosting their own massive online sales to try to steal focus from Amazon's big day. And, dare we say, many of these sales are even better.

Not sure where to begin? Don't worry. We're on it. We combed the Anti-Prime Day sales and pulled together the best right here. Whether you're looking to get a new TV, replace those ancient headphones, zhush up your wardrobe or upgrade that mattress that's older than you'd like to admit, we've got the deal for you. Here are some of the most spectacular Anti-Prime Day sales. On your mark, get set...shop!

TVs

A 40-inch TV for $178? We'll take it! (Photo: Walmart)
A 40-inch TV for $178? We'll take it! (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for $178, down from $228, the Hisense 40-inch Class Full HD Roku Smart LED TV is undeniably sleek — with a near edge-to-edge 43-inch display (more picture, less frame). With an HD resolution at 1080p and DTS True Surround Sound, you’ll essentially have a movie theater-like experience at home, with colors that pop.

The built-in Roku streamer gives you instant access to thousands of streaming channels, including Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu and ESPN+. It also has a few smart-home features like voice search for hands-free navigation. That’s right: You can find your favorite TV shows and movies, just by speaking them into existence.

"Great TV. Once I selected 'theater sound' the clouds parted and there was entertainment bliss — OK, maybe that's a bit extra, however, the sound did vastly improved," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "Perfect size for me. Easy setup and operation."

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Headphones and earbuds

Save over 50 percent on these Beats beauties. (Photo: Walmart)
Save over 50 percent on these Beats beauties. (Photo: Walmart)

The Beats Solo Pro Headphones sync to just about any smartphone or laptop via Bluetooth, delivering rich audio and heart-thumping bass. Super sleek, the pro-level headphones come in Black, Gray, Ivory and Red. They’re noise-canceling, so you can block out just about all background and ambient noise to enjoy your favorite music and podcasts.

"These beats are so pretty. They sound amazing and definitely block out background noise," raved a savvy Walmart shopper. "They charge and are compatible with iPhones. I didn't find them to be low what so ever. They come in their original box, charger, case, stickers and key ring...No signs of wear, they are a little snug but it seems like it's because they're new...I'm just so happy with my purchase."

The Beats have up to a whopping 40 hours of battery life per charge, so you don’t have to be tethered to a wall outlet all day long. In fact, they pump out a solid stream of music with top-notch audio for nearly two days. This is pretty impressive, considering that most wireless headphones tap out after about 30 hours.

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Smartphones and tablets

Forget the Apple iPad! This Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a better bargain — and it can do more too! (Photo: Best Buy)
Forget the Apple iPad! This Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a better bargain — and it can do more too! (Photo: Best Buy)

On sale for $180 (was $230), the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 weighs just over a pound and features 32GB of storage (expandable up to 1TB via microSD card). That's got it all over Apple’s entry level tablet, which isn’t expandable. And unlike the iPad, the Tab A7’s 10.4-inch display has a full HD widescreen for immersive viewing.

Also out-Apple-ing Apple? The A7's camera set is better than the one that comes with the iPad. It has an eight-megapixel selfie cam with a five-megapixel rear shooter on the front for video calls. "Mostly use for mobile gaming. Tried to play PS4 remote play, and it worked," reported a satisfied gamer. "Sound is great and build quality is better than iPad. Speed is seamless."

Score the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 in gray and gold.

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Gaming

Half price: The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4. (Photo: Walmart)
Half price: The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4. (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for $30 (was $60), The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4 is set five years after the first game and follows Ellie and Abby as they continue to survive in a post-apocalyptic United States. This is one of the best games of 2020 and it’s half off at Walmart.

“I have played it three times now,” shared a delighted gamer. “On each play through, I found something new, which I most likely missed because of the insane attention to detail in this game. It all started to make sense after my second play through. I think that The Last of Us Part II is one of the best storytelling masterpieces out there.”

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Smart home

You can get this Roku Express for less than ever before. (Photo: Walmart)
You can get this Roku Express for less than ever before. (Photo: Walmart)

The Roku Express, on sale for an all-time low price of $19, down from $29 (you'll see the discount once you place it in your cart), gets you access to HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+ and much, much more. It’s a must for older TV sets that don't have built-in streaming, or for people who've grown weary of watching Schitt’s Creek or Emily in Paris on a tiny tablet, laptop or phone screen. One of the brand's most powerful devices, the Roku Express turns any TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV. It also supports Wi-Fi for an HD picture quality. And shoppers love it more than Amazon's Fire TV Stick too.

"Bought this to replace my aging Fire TV Stick and I couldn't be happier," raved a savvy Walmart shopper. "The operation is fast and responsive, the interface is intuitive, and the remote very functional. I don't even need my tv remote anymore. Best of all, Roku never tried to funnel me to their proprietary app or try to sell me things! Also, the price is right!"

Check out more anti-Prime Day smart-home deals below:

Vacuums

This Shark ION Robot Vacuum is half price right now at Walmart. (Photo: Walmart)
This Shark ION Robot Vacuum is half price right now at Walmart. (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for $144 (was $299), the Shark ION Robot Vacuum RV750 is designed to tackle all sorts of household surfaces, unlike other devices that just suck up dirt and grime and ‘get stuck’ against a wall or under furniture. We consider it the jack-of-all-trades of floor cleaning.

This smart little guy uses a navigation system to map your home’s floor landscape, so it doesn’t bump into walls, scratch up furniture or plummet down stairs. With up to 90 minutes of battery life per charge, it can sweep up your hardwood floors and then switch to carpets and tiles at a moment’s notice, plus it can also be controlled and scheduled via its smartphone app or Alexa.

“So far so great! I really like this little machine, and it does a wonderful job cleaning,” raved a five-star reviewer. “It comes around so many times that it makes it hard to leave anything behind. It's pleasantly quiet and was easy to set up. So glad I went with this product and not the competitors. Worth every penny. I just don't know why I didn't buy it sooner!”

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Working from home

This slim looker is nearly 45 percent off. (Photo: Walmart)
This slim looker is nearly 45 percent off. (Photo: Walmart)

Are you working hard...but your laptop's hardly working? Perhaps it’s time for a brand-spanking-new one at a low, low price. On sale for $419 (was $749), this sleek and stylish Gateway Ultra Slim Notebook has a 15.6-inch Full HD LCD display at 1080p, runs Windows 10 and features a comfortable keyboard and spacious trackpad for quick and easy navigation. It’s paired with 16GB of memory and 256GB of on-board storage, and has up to 10 hours of battery life per charge. Shoppers love its built-in fingerprint reader for a super-speedy login.

"Laptop is amazing. I could not be happier with it," raved a savvy Walmart shopper. "Super-smooth interface, fantastic speed and video quality is superb — I have not had any buffering at all. The screen size is perfect and I am really loving this dark green color, very sleek and modern looking. I like that you can set a fingerprint login for extra security.... Lots of storage space, fast browsing and crystal-clear sound. You really cannot beat this laptop."

Available in that aforementioned green, as well as classic black, vibrant blue (pictured above) and rosy pink.

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Kitchen

Still haven't gotten your hands on one of these? Now's the time — it's $40 off! (Photo: Walmart)
Still haven't gotten your hands on one of these? Now's the time — it's $40 off! (Photo: Walmart)

Need extra help in the kitchen? This Pot has plenty to offer. The pressure cooker setting allows you to cook your food faster with minimal oversight. The large screen allows you to easily set the time, temp and pressure level for your dishes. Delay start lets you cook at a time that’s right for you, while the warm feature will keep your food at the right temperature until you’re ready.

"Best of its kind!" a fan noted. "The updated lid also makes it super easy. Simplicity is what I always look for in the kitchen and the Viva model does that and more. I ordered one for myself and several other for friends."

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Beauty

This pore-cleaning tool is down to just $26! (Photo: Walmart)
This pore-cleaning tool is down to just $26! (Photo: Walmart)

If you're still battling blackheads and clogged pores (hey, they don't discriminate on age) this will be your perfect sidekick. This tool has extra heads for different blemish types, and even one to contour your jawline. It's rechargable, totally painless, and most importantly: According to shoppers, it works.

"I did a lot of research on different pore-cleansers before deciding on this one and I'm so glad I did," one shopper shared. "This has legit changed my skin texture after 3 uses!"

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Style

This pretty lady is 40 percent off. (Photo: Walmart)
This pretty lady is 40 percent off. (Photo: Walmart)

Still need a pair of wear-everywhere summer shoes? Try these on for size. This exclusive-to-Walmart design features a padded insole and breathable lining, so you can wear these on even the hottest days without breaking a sweat. Plus, the gorgeous medallion design dresses up anything from casual t-shirt frocks to jeans and a t-shirt.

Check out more anti-Prime Day style deals below:

Mattresses and beddings

It's like a cloud in pillow form. (Photo: Walmart)
It's like a cloud in pillow form. (Photo: Walmart)

If you're the Goldilocks of pillows, you're in luck — this one is designed to please even the pickiest pillow connosieurs. It's designed for all sleep positions and is filled with plush memory foam. The best part? If the pillow is feeling a little lofty or if you want to puff it up, you can add or remove the memory foam inside to your optimal level of fluff. Plus: It's hypoallergenic.

"I LOVE this pillow," a shopper declared. "It's very large. It is so comfy and soft. It is also a very thick pillow. It says it is hypoallergenic which is a big plus. Whether you sleep on your side, stomach, or back, this pillow doesn't disappoint. I switch from all three positions and it works perfectly for me. Best of all, you can wash the outside in the washing machine!"

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Pets

Rachael Ray made this for your pup — and you can get it for half price. (Photo: Walmart)
Rachael Ray made this for your pup — and you can get it for half price. (Photo: Walmart)

These bones might not look very soup-like, but to your pup, it's just like that comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup you have when you're sick — only theirs is prepared by Rachael Ray.

Each bone is cooked in the USA, plus they're easy to break apart for smaller dogs, and a mix of real chicken and veggies ensures they're noshing on only the good stuff.

"My fur boys love these snacks," one fan shared. "They already know the packaging and when I go to the pantry they know exactly what I am going for when I say, 'you want a soup bone?'.. They are too funny and love these!!!"

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