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Amazon has N95 masks that are discounted to $1 for the first time ever

Published Feb 18th, 2021 7:58AM EST
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  • Powecom KN95 masks and sleek black AccuMed face masks are still Amazon’s best-selling masks among our readers — especially now, while you can save 20% with the coupon code CIGHI6XM.
  • Additionally, a new opportunity has popped up because Amazon is selling Kimberly-Clark NIOSH N95 Masks directly to consumers instead of only to hospitals and government agencies.
  • Beyond the newly expanded availability, these NIOSH N95 masks also happen to be discounted for the first time ever, so you can get them for just $1.04 each

Powecom KN95 masks have been top-sellers with BGR Deals readers ever since the coronavirus pandemic first began about a year ago. That’s still the case to this day, and they now cost about half of the old price of $45 from this past summer. Just use the coupon code CIGHI6XM at checkout to save 20%, and that coupon can be applied to as many boxes as you want. On top of that, you can also get Powecom KN95 masks with elastic headbands now instead of earloops, and some people find headbands to be more comfortable and secure.

Also popular are sleek black AccuMed face masks because they’re finally back in stock after having sold out last month. They’re also 20% off just like the Powecom masks, and you can use the same coupon code to get the discount.

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BGR Deals readers have been raving about those masks because they’re all popular options that are very affordable. Now, however, there’s another type of respirator that some people will be excited to finally have access to.

There are so many NIOSH N95 masks listed on Amazon right now. Unfortunately, however, most of them are not available to the general public for purchase. Instead, only hospitals and government agencies are permitted by Amazon to place orders for those listings.

This Amazon policy is an effort to help ensure that healthcare professionals and first responders have access to personal protective equipment, and it is totally understandable if not commendable. That said, there are still many people out there in search of N95 masks for themselves. What are they supposed to do?

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Well, we’ve got some terrific news for any of our readers who really wants N95 masks: there’s now a rare opportunity to buy them at Amazon. Hurry and you can pick up a 50-count box of Kimberly-Clark NIOSH N95 Masks for $52.11 thanks to the first-ever discount on this listing. That’s just $1.04 per mask, which is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for NIOSH N95 respirators that are available to the general public.

It should be noted that this listing could be a mistake, though we doubt that’s the case. As we mentioned, Amazon typically restricts NIOSH N95 masks so that only certain types of organizations can purchase them. That said, these Kimtech N95 masks are being sold directly by Amazon, not by a third-party seller. Not only will that give some people peace of mind, but it also means there’s a good chance this listing has intentionally been made available to everyone, as opposed to an error or an omission on Amazon’s part. The listing has also gone in and out of stock a few times already without Amazon restricting it to hospitals and the government, so that’s clearly a good sign.

Whether or not this listing for Kimberly-Clark NIOSH N95 Masks is an error, Amazon will still fill orders that are placed while it’s open to everyone. Now that we’ve let the cat out of the bag though, these masks could sell out or become restricted at any time. In other words, you should definitely hurry or you could miss out.

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If you aren’t a fan of that design or you’re just looking for other N95 mask options so you can see which one fits best, Amazon is also now selling Makrite triple-layer flat fold NIOSH N95 masks and Makrite cup style NIOSH N95 masks directly to consumers instead of only to hospitals and the government.

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Amazon Logo Available on Amazon
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.