Here are today's 5 best Amazon deals — starting at just $3

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Prices start as low as $3! (Photos: Amazon)
Prices start as low as $3! (Photos: Amazon)

WIth all that's going on this week it'd be easy to forget about this quasi-holiday on the shopping calendar falling between Xmas and New Years — Amazon's best Thursday deals. The mega-retailer is keeping the spirit festive with some items on mega-sale today.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

So what are the best bargains right now? How about an at-home pedicure staple? Or an ultra-comfy heated vest? Read on to learn more!

Foot Callus Remover

Black paddle pedicure tool with wide grater at one end.
Get baby soft skin in an instant. (Photo: Amazon)

We get it: Your feet are badly in need of some TLC but you haven't got the time or energy to head out for a pedicure.Well, look no further than this $3 miracle worker. The Diane Extra Large Foot Callus Remover's got a wide paddle that makes it easy to tackle stubborn rough skin on heels and toes, while its handle is easy to grip and maneuver. One repeat customer shared that they love the size: "I've owned a smaller Diane brand callous remover; I just wanted one with more width." Now, go warm those smooth tootsies by the fire — you've earned it! 

$3 $3.50 at Amazon

Instant-read meat thermometer

Red thermometer showing 80.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
A must-have for meats. (Photo: Amazon)

For grilling enthusiasts, this instant-read thermometer is a must — and it's currently 75 percent off! Especially when the temps dip — nobody wants to stand out in the elements longer than they have to. This tool will give them an accurate reading within three seconds, so they can dash back indoors to warm up while dinner finishes cooking. Stash this must-have tool right on the grill so it's always at the ready using either the large hang hole or its strong magnet. The easy-to-read LED screen means you can quickly assess the doneness of your food in seconds, even at dusk. Best of all, it's waterproof, so it can be washed under running water! 

This grillmaster dad shared, "I have a hard time keeping thermometers functional with drops, water, kids throwing them across the room, etc. If you are reading this, you can be sure this thermometer is still going strong for me and can stand up to tough use." 

$10 $40 at Amazon

Heated Vest

Front and back of black quilted vest shown with heating elements illuminated.
This garb will keep you extra warm. (Photo: Amazon)

For both men and women, this lightweight, waterproof and windproof vest will keep you extra warm this winter. It's great for snowboarders, ice skaters, hikers or, well, anyone who just doesn't like suffering winter's extreme temps. Just charge it up via the included power bank, and with the simple press of a button, its heating modules will offer up a choice of three levels of extra heat. Even with this technology, it's machine washable (just remove the power bank)! Plus, it's good for muscle-pain relief. Win-win-win! Available in black and navy.

One happy customer raved, "Our son, who always complained about being cold, stopped complaining. He never takes it off except to shower. We may need to buy more." That's a ringing endorsement if we've ever heard one.

$21 $46 at Amazon

Halo fitness tracker

Halo fitness tracker with gray band.
Get smart and get fit. (Photo: Amazon)

With the new year just around the corner, you might be gearing up for a fitness resolution. Keep tabs on your progress with the Amazon Halo, which is half off right now. This screen-free wearable is not distracting. It just quietly tracks your steps, sleep, heart rate and workouts.

The companion app from Amazon is free for the first four weeks, then $4 a month after that. You can even connect to Alexa, and ask her for a health summary, activity score, sleep score and more. The Halo is also compatible with wellness apps like Weight Watchers and Headspace. Right now the band is only $50, half the normal price!

One fitness hound said it’s “the best I’ve tried yet. It is very cool with its abilities. The sleep function is my favorite. It is very detailed and gives you suggestions and ways to help your sleep routine. The app gives you suggestions on recipes and [on] how to meditate and keep moving daily.… It is waterproof which is a plus.” And this shopper loved it so much they gifted Halos to the whole family. Not only that, they continued: “Finally, my energy level (moods) makes sense based on my sleeping patterns. [The Halo] has many fun features like a movement evaluator. I like the corrective exercises it suggests, and they did work for me. The additional music/stories/meditation/etc. are very good, and you may not need to purchase any other type of mediation apps.”

$50 $100 at Amazon

Eufy RoboVac G10 Hybrid 

Eufy robovac shown with smartphone next to it showing the app that controls the vac.
Set it and forget it cleaning. (Photo: Amazon)

If you want the best of the best, the RoboVac G10 Hybrid offers a lot of technology in a small package. Since it's a 2-in-1 vacuum and mop, it thoroughly cleans your floors with little human involvement! The Gyro Navigation memorizes your home environment to create a virtual map for your RoboVac to clean efficiently in half the time of a standard robotic vacuum. Plus, the super-slim design can sneak under and around most furniture with ease.

It's dog-lover approved: "After going through two other brands (the last one we returned right away because it was useless), we love the Eufy. We have four large long-haired dogs and the Eufy manages to pick up all their hair off the concrete floors. What we particularly like is the fact that there is not a roller brush to constantly get stuck because of the dog hair. The robot rarely gets stuck under furniture like the last two units we tried, and I love the fact that it 'talks' to you, not just beeps, to let you know if there is a problem and what it is."

$160 $300 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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