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The Best Deals Under $50 We’ve Found This Week

Jul 17, 2023

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The $1 billion question on everyone’s mind this week: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Some lucky soul may pick the winning numbers and be able to splash out. But your odds are certainly better at saving money on these rigorously tested Wirecutter picks we’ve found for you.

Consider your title as the backyard pickleball champ secured with this pair of polypropylene and fiberglass paddles. Featuring a grippy handle and rubbery face, the paddles have a lightweight design that allows for precise, pleasant, and comfortable play.

Use promo code 218DOUVH

Other things to know: This set comes with four indoor balls, a carrying case, and two cooling towels.

Read our piece about everything you need to play pickleball at home.

Without a doubt, this is the most compatible, customizable, and precise graphics tablet novice artists can get for under $100. It may have fewer tablet keys than other, similarly priced options, but it does come fully equipped with Corel Painter Essentials 8 for drawing and painting and Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for photo editing.

With delayed shipping

Other things to know: 6-by-3.7-inch drawing area. Connects via USB. Four tablet keys.

Read our review of the best drawing tablets for beginners.

This may be the cheapest cell phone plan we recommend, but you wouldn’t know it for the quality—Mint Mobile even earned first place in PCMag’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. Customers get access to T-Mobile’s LTE and 5G networks for a fraction of the cost. The only catch is, it’s a prepaid plan.

You save $45 (50%)

Other things to know: Best to bring your own unlocked device. Support is available only online or over the phone. Deal is for three months of wireless service with unlimited data.

Read our review of the best cell phone plans.

Whether dressed up or down, this Apple Watch band is comfortable and chic enough for all-day wear with its understated steel mesh design and easily adjustable sliding clasp. Plus, it’s available in multiple colors and widths.

Use promo code UNLOCKED10

Other things to know: May be tight on wrists larger than 8 inches. Available in multiple colors and widths. Use code UNLOCKED10. New low price.

Read our review of the best Apple Watch bands.

Click to see even more deals under $50 on products vetted and approved by Wirecutter’s expert staff.

Editor’s note: The photo at the top of this article may reflect previous deals that are no longer valid and have been removed. Check out our Deals page for more great discounts on Wirecutter’s expert-approved picks.

This article was edited by Nathan Burrow and Annemarie Conte.

Kaitlin Mahar

Kaitlin Mahar is a staff writer for Wirecutter’s Deals team. Her byline has appeared in Delish, Esquire, and Town & Country. When she’s not hunting for deals and fiercely defending the Oxford comma, she’s a proud cat parent, an avid yogi, and a co-producer and co-host of the podcast Crime Culture. Please tell your pets and grandparents she says hi.

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