Shark Stick Vacuum: Our Editor’s Top Pick for October Prime Day Two

Prime Day is the best time to snag our favorite Shark stick vacuum for $60 off. Pick up pet hair in a pinch with an assortment of attachments fit for any pet parent.

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Amazon’s October Prime Big Deal Days is like an early Black Friday for Prime Members (or those enjoying their free 30-day trial). Hundreds of markdowns cover just about every category on the site, with special attention on big-ticket items like appliances and mattresses. However, finding the best deal wasn’t difficult—I’ve had my eye on this Shark stick vacuum for months. Now, thanks to a generous $60 markdown, it’s time for this Senior Shopping Editor to snag one of my very own!

When are the best Amazon Prime Day deals?

Amazon Prime Day deals typically take place in the summer. However, starting last year, a second Prime Day was launched in October. Just like its summertime counterpart, this pre-Black Friday Prime day—which began on October 10 and runs through October 11—offers daily deals on thousands of items, including fire pits, appliances and furniture.

While it’s worth combing through the Prime Big Deal Days page to see all of the savings, being a Senior Shopping Editor means having my finger on the pulse of all the best deals. This year, I have my sights set on one big-ticket item: the Shark stick vacuum.

Why We Love the Shark Stick Vacuum

While it may be slimmer than the usual upright vacuum cleaner, don’t let the small profile fool you. This Shark stick vacuum boasts several winning features, like an extra-large dust cup that allows for a longer period between empties. A few unusual upgrades—including a low-profile design that slides easily under couches—make eliminating pesky pet hair simpler than ever.

Have trouble picking up dirt in poorly lit areas? Uncover hidden debris, pet hair and particles using the built-in LED headlights on the vacuum and nozzle. Disassemble the head to convert it to a handheld. A precision nozzle slides into tight areas like beneath tables and behind toilets. The cordless operation allows it to squeeze under couches, between car seats and under mattresses and upholstery.

Like yesterday’s Big Deal Days editor pick, the Shark stick vacuum is totally splurge-worthy. However, thanks to a 23% markdown, shoppers with a subscription to Prime can snag one for less than $200. That’s less than half the price of other stick vacuums on the market—and preventing pet hair is priceless.

Amazon Prime Day Two Pick

Shark Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum

This corded stick vacuum converts to a handheld for quick pickup. Plus, pet hair attachments, LED headlights and a slim, light profile make it easy to squeeze into hard-to-reach areas.

Caroline Lubinsky
As Senior Shopping Editor for Family Handyman, Caroline helps people find products worth obsessing over. She has previously written for digital publications like House Digest, Active, Daily Meal and Yahoo! (among others). As a child, Caroline spent many happy hours with her father doing yard work and learning to properly care for plants and flowers. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys overly-complicated DIY projects, thrifting for home decor, and playing with her pups.