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Christmas shopping season may have come and gone, but you’re going to want to shop once more when you see these jaw-dropping deals at Nordstrom‘s Half-Yearly Sale. Their sale section is chock-full of coats, boots and so much more that you’ll want for the new year.
Even if the four leaders were to reach an agreement, it would most likely face hurdles among some rank-and-file lawmakers, as Republicans chafe at the prospect of spending billions of dollars in taxpayer funds and Democrats argue that an agreement amounting to less than $1 trillion would be insufficient.
Some lawmakers are also mounting a pressure campaign to include direct payments for all working Americans in the stimulus deal. Two senators, Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, and Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, have threatened to hold up the broader government funding bill if Congress failed to ensure that Americans receive payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child in the stimulus measure.
In a letter sent to the leaders, liberal lawmakers, led by Representatives Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ro Khanna and Katie Porter, both of California, argued that such payments “are a crucial part of any Covid relief package.” They pressed for at least $2,000 in direct payments and at least six months of unemployment benefits, including enhanced supplemental benefits that expired earlier this year.
“We’ve had this issue of direct payments on the table for months now, and we’re willing to look at different amounts,” Ms. Jayapal said. “There is absolutely no reason why we can’t put the direct payments in, and dare the Senate to take them out.”
The White House has voiced support for another round of direct payments, and Mr. Mnuchin’s included a $600 stimulus check in his latest offer to Ms. Pelosi. But Democrats panned that $916 billion proposal because it failed to revive supplemental unemployment benefits that lapsed over the summer.
“I’m not going to say if that’s a red line or not,” Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, said when pressed on whether President Trump would approve a stimulus package without direct payments. “We’re hopeful there is a deal there that the president can then look at and support.”
Catie Edmondson contributed reporting from Washington, and Ben Casselman from New York.
Do you have any shopping left in you? Well, we sure hope so because if you missed out on any of the weekend deals fashionistas, there are cyber deals happening ALL day today on tons of fan favorite fashion brands. From Revolve to Nordstrom and more, we’ve got you covered.
Here are some of your must-have brands Cyber Monday fashion steals:
Somehow, we’ve reached peak holiday shopping season. With just four weeks until Christmas, only two until Hanukkah, an uptick in online shopping and all of the potential shipping delays that go with it, this weekend will be prime time for many to start (or finish) checking people off their shopping lists. To account for this, retailers are starting their sales earlier (as in, they’re already going) and some are even dipping their toes into Black Friday after avoiding the holiday in years prior.
It’s safe to say, the volume of deals to be had is overwhelming. And so for the home cook, we’ve put together this tight list of sales going on now and through the weekend. Consider it a short list of Eater’s favorite things, the ones that’d be worth considering even if they were full price.
On sale now:
Staub 4-Quart Round Cocotte
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Staub four-quart round cocotte, a competitor to the Le Creuset Dutch oven, is just $100 directly from the source, while supplies last.
This Graf a wine tote would also make a nice gift for the person who plans to attend future BYOB picnics and the like.
Great Jones Fully Baked bakeware set
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Cookware startup Great Jones is holding its first Black Friday sale this year and offering 20 percent off orders more than $100 on November 25 through 30. Go big with the Fully Baked set, which includes the Holy Sheet pan (well known for its utility as both sturdy baking sheet and Instagram backdrop) along with the brand’s new line of bakeware, including cake pans, loaf pans, a casserole dish, and a pie plate.
Starting Thanksgiving, Food52 is offering 20 percent off purchases of $100 or more with the code YAY20, meaning you can get the very fancy Balmuda steam toaster (as seen in this year’s holiday gift guide) for less than $300. The offer’s good through Sunday, but on Monday, you can take 20 percent off everything with the code GOFORIT.
A set of nesting bowls from North Carolina-based Haand featured in the gift guide this year, and while those aren’t on sale, this stately fruit bowl will be 30 percent off starting on Black Friday. Select other bowls, plates, and platters will be between 15 and 30 percent off through the 30th.
2020 has been hard, and literally everyone deserves a vacation right now. Have you been dreaming of relaxing on a beach or dining at a luxury resort? Well, get ready for some incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals! That’s right! The Black Friday sales frenzy isn’t just for department store shopping anymore. Travelers will now find significant discounts at hotel properties all over the globe with Barceló Hotels. You do not want to miss these Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals!
In November, EVERY DAY is Black Friday! But, you only have a limited time to get these incredible savings at some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts in the world. How incredible? Up to 60% OFF rooms and suites!!! Some of the special deals include benefits such as free transfer, resort credit and more too.
Finally take that vacation for yourself, or surprise your loved ones with a trip and give the gift of travel this holiday season! You deserve it!
Of course, COVID is a top concern right now and for the near future. But, Barceló has you covered with their newWe Care About You Program. Now all Barceló hotels and resorts include the “We Care About You” program, which consists of a set of safety and hygiene measures to guarantee that you can enjoy your next stay in any of our hotels with complete peace of mind.
Barceló Hotel Group, the hotel division of the Barceló Group, is the 2nd largest hotel chain in Spain and the 29th in the world. Barceló has an impressive portfolio of 251 hotels of 4 & 5 stars, and more than 55.000 rooms in 22 countries under four prestigious brands, including:
• Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts – The most exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts from Barceló Hotel Group, this 5-Star, all-inclusive luxury resort brand will define perfection on your next romantic getaway. The minute you step into a Royal Hideaway property, you’ll soon realize that it’s much more than just a hotel: it’s a destination experience that you’ll cherish forever.
• Barceló Hotels & Resorts – When vacationing at Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, you’ll enjoy a quality experience that will exceed all of your expectations. Your journey begins in a stunning suite where comfort is found in every corner. Splashes of tropical color, inspiring views, and lavish amenities create a place to call your own during your time in paradise. With diverse dining choices, top domestic and international drinks, and endless options for leisure – A vacation with Barcelo is guaranteed to give you the getaway you’ve been looking for!
• Occidental Hotels & Resorts – Under the claim ‘There for you’, Occidental Hotels & Resorts has a firm commitment to diversity and simplicity to offer guests an experience where everything is designed for tranquility and comfort. Perfect for family vacations, couples-only getaways or honeymoons, Occidental Hotels & Resorts can be found on some of the best beaches in Aruba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
• Allegro Hotels – Ideal for youthful guests seeking leisure activities in a lively atmosphere, Allegro hotels are the perfect place to enjoy every moment of life. Allegro Hotels bring together local and international cuisine, swimming pools with entertainment options for adults and children, and an almost endless list of sports to keep active during your trip. Spanning from Europe to the Caribbean, your next unforgettable vacation awaits!
Editor’s Pick: Royal Hideaway Playacar
One of our favorite hotels in Mexico, Royal Hideaway Playacar, is offering an exceptional deal of up to 60% off. This adults only hotel is located on the white sands of a pristine beach on the Riviera Maya and offers a luxurious, all inclusive experience very close to the lovely town of Playa del Carmen.
The hotel features 6 restaurants serving international cuisine with à la carte options. The Chef’s Table at Ventanas restaurant is particularly outstanding, as it is the only restaurant on the Yucatán Peninsula based on interaction with the chef.
This magnificent, all inclusive resort also features luxurious facilities, among which 6 pools, a spa and a fitness center stand out, as well as infinite sports and fitness options. Whether inside the resort’s facilities or on the idyllic beach in front of the hotel, guests have many different choices available, including adventure and water activities.
Amazon Prime Day is here, and in typical Amazon fashion, it’s not just a day. This year, deals are running Tuesday and Wednesday, and sometimes only for a few hours on either day. To narrow down the savings, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite products discounted for the occasion.
If you’re in the market for a blender, today’s your day. You’ll also find deals on some other clutch kitchen appliances. Here are all the things on sale now that have been Eater-approved at one time or another.
The KitchenAid mixer is a clear icon of the American kitchen. If you’ve already made that investment, look out for deals on KitchenAid-compatible attachments, which don’t come cheap. Right now, this pasta sheet roller attachment is 45 percent off.
The Le Creuset Dutch oven is another of those icons, and while you won’t find the classic cocotte on sale, you will find the curved chef oven (plus trivet) at a steep discount.
Eater’s Meghan McCarron strongly endorses the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy rice cooker, which she calls the “perfect machine” that has produced consistently well cooked for more than a decade. Zojirushi appliances are around 30 percent off today.
Vitamix is commonly regarded as the best brand in blenders, and it’s the one Eater Young Gun Francesca Chaney uses to make this nut milk. There are a number of Vitamix blenders as much as 50 percent off this Prime Day.
Plenty has been written about the Instant Pot. And while you may, at this point, be sick of slow-cooked beans, if you don’t already have one of the cult-favorite appliances, as we head into a winter that will doubtless require us to cook, now might be the time.
The air fryer model that Eater’s James Park uses to make flaky scallion pancakes, crispy chicken thighs, and other meals that have “genuinely blown [him] away” is on sale now.
Ashley Graham has been bringing her followers along with her on every step of her journey as a new mom — but with it, unfortunately, has also come mom-shamers.
The model, who welcomed her first child in January — a baby boy named Isaac, with her husband Justin Ervin — recently opened up about how she deals with unsolicited advice and rude comments.
Ashley talked about how she’s experienced body-shaming her entire career, while in conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Alba and Maren Morris on Red Table Talk. But she wasn’t prepared for the mom-shamers.
“It’s interesting because my whole career has been based around body-shaming because I’m a curvy girl who has come into a skinny world and said that my body, and other bodies like mine, need to be normalized,” she told the ladies.
“I knew that it was coming and I was ready to combat it, but it never feels good to have someone tell you that you’re not doing a good enough job; that you’re doing something wrong.”
For Ashley, these comments really sting. “I can sit here and tell you that I just brush it off, but I don’t brush it off,” she said.
She called out mom-shamers, saying they’re “just mean girls who grew up to be mothers.”
Jessica Alba offered some perspective, sharing how she’s able to detach from negative comments about her parenting. “Certainly now that I’m almost 40, I’ve come to this place where I realize that most people who have something to say, it’s because they’re so insecure and it’s more of them being ashamed of themselves, being overly critical,” she explained. “For whatever reason, the natural reaction is to pull other people apart for them to feel justified or them to feel OK.”
Maren Morris, who stopped posting photos of her son’s face because of mom-shamers, also chimed in, saying, “I just find it really unfortunate because we’re all trying to do our best. We all love our babies and so it feels like a bigger betrayal when it’s a mom shaming another mother because they’ve been there too.”
Meanwhile, Jada shared how she’s managed to stay zen: “There is nothing that anyone could say to me to tell me that it was wrong. Not one person, because I was there, I was looking at her. I saw her face. I knew the journey that she and I took together to get to that point. And so it didn’t really matter what anybody said.”
You can watch their full episode of Red Table Talkhere.
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Amazon Prime Day kicks off on October 13 this year. It was pushed from July, when it usually happens, due to the pandemic. Are you ready?
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is like Black Friday but for Prime Members only. If you are not a Prime Member already Amazon is offering a 30 Day Free Trial so you can take advantage of all the great deals on October 13th!
After the 30 day trial, it costs $119 per year or $12.99 per month.
This gives you free 2-day shipping, unlimited photo storage (we love this), Prime Video subscription, and much more.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
This year the event will start at 12 midnight PST on October 13, 2020, and end at 11:59PM PST on October 14, 2020.
We have been Prime members for a while now and always end up buying something on Prime Day.
Add items that you are interested to your watch list.
Download the Free Amazon App You can head to “Today’s Deals” and the “Upcoming “tab to view all the deals that will be coming up 24 hours in advance. If you tap “watch this deal” Amazon will send you a notification when the deal is starting.
If you want to watch on your desktop just download the Amazon Assistant to watch and be notified when the deals go live.
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Early Prime Day Deals
Every year Amazon realses some arly deals to get everyone excited. Some of the ones that we recommend are:
The Best Travel Deals for Prime Day
With only a few days to go to this year’s Prime Day, check out some of the products and deals that were offered on Amazon’s last Prime Day and ones that will probably go on sale this year.
This hardshell luggage set from Samsonite is great if you are looking to replace or buy new luggage. The three-piece set is currently on sale and comes with matching 20-, 24-, and 28-inch spinner pieces. It is lightweight and has a hard outer shell so your belongings will be protected. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty.
We love these wireless headphones. Perfect for drowning out noise on planes or just listening to your favorite tunes. These are a great deal on Prime Day as they are usually one of the most discounted items. The Beats Solo Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones headphones have great sound quality, noise filtering, and great battery life.
Our favorite travel pillow of all time. This is the Cadillac of all neck pillows and something you will want to have if you are a frequent flier. It is scientifically proven to support your neck and aid sleep.
Lifestraw’s Personal Water Filter was one of the most popular items during last year’s Amazon Prime Day. I know why. It is lightweight at only 2 ounces and can filter up to 1000 gallons of water. It doesn’t require a battery and never expires. If you are a camper or someone who travels off the beaten path this should be in your bag.
Airplane comfort is paramount to landing rested and ready to go. The Bedtime Bliss Eyemask has you covered. With its contoured eye coverings and adjustable strap, this eye mask blocks out all the light and doesn’t rest on your eyes.
Whether you like to watch movies on your laptop or crank up the tunes when traveling, these portable speakers will get the job done. These Bluetooth speakers from JBL are affordable, waterproof, and can be played for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
Another extremely popular item when it comes to Prime Day is the Universal Travel Adapter. This one from Epica covers 160 countries and has 4 USB Ports, 1 USB TYPE C, and 1 AC Socket to charge 6 devices simultaneously.
These are great quality packs and you can’t beat the early Prime Day deal at more than 40% off! This one does double duty as a backpack and a duffel so you are prepared for any situation. The rear panel for your laptop is lockable but is easily accessed when you need it. It also comes in a 30L size.
We have used TravelPro products for years so we know they are great. Travelpro’s Maxlite 5 is a perfect carry-on bag. It easily fits under the seat of most airlines and is stain and water-resistant. It is laid out really well and comes with a limited 1-year warranty.
These have been the memory cards I have used for over 10 years. They are high quality and they are hugely discounted during Prime Day. It is a great time to stock up if you have a digital camera.
Makes sure to check back here on Prime Day as we will be updating these products and adding others as they become available.
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