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Best Generator Deals: Big Savings on Generators for Camping, RVs and Emergencies

Generators are great to have around, whether it's for emergencies or camping, so we've collected the best deals on generators of different sizes and price points.

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With so many wildfires and so much extreme weather happening in North America and around the world, the risk of power cuts and blackouts has increased. There are a lot of ways you can protect yourself and your home, and having a generator for backup electricity is one of the easiest and most straightforward things you can do. Not only that, it can literally save your life, especially if you rely on some type of machinery, such as refrigeration for medicine.

There's a wide variety of generators out there, ranging from compact solar-powered models that are great for small devices to massive standby generators designed to provide power for your entire house. To help you find the best model for your needs at a great price, we've rounded up some of the best deals on small, midsize and large generators. We'll continue to update this page as offers come and go, so be sure to check back often for the best prices available. 

Small generators


With a 500-watt capacity, this lightweight power generator is a good option to use for short trips or have in your car for emergencies and backup. It has two AC outlets and four USB outlets, including a 60W PD USB-C. It also has a DC port. Though it won't run something like a hair dryer, you'll be able to charge your phone up to 44 times or run a mini-fridge for 11 hours. Just remember to click on the coupon before leaving the page to get an extra $40 off.

Midsize generators

The Home Depot

With 3,300W of power generation, this is the perfect generator for camping, RVs and even for home use if you live in a place that's prone to short power cuts. It's relatively quiet at 60 decibels, has an Eco Mode feature and is EPA compliant, which is a big plus given that it uses gas. It also comes with two AC outlets, one DC, and two USB ports. Though there's no direct discount for the Genmax, Amazon offers a $100 coupon, so be sure to use the coupon when buying.

Large generators


If you're looking for a durable standby generator, look no further than this backup generator that delivers at least 18,000 running wattage per hour. It can keep appliances like air conditioners and stoves working. This generator comes with a five-year, 2,000-hour limited warranty.

Solar-powered generators

Home Depot

This compact Jackery power station earned a spot on our list of the best solar generators of 2023 thanks to its affordability, and right now you can pick it up for even less. At less than seven pounds, it's easy to take just about anywhere, and it still has enough juice to charge your phone up to 24 times or your camera battery around 10 times with its 240Wh capacity. The Jackery Explorer doesn't have a direct discount, but you can get a $40 coupon which brings it down to $199, so be sure to use the coupon before buying.

Be sure to activate the instant coupon on the product page to get the full discount. And while this generator doesn't come with a solar panel, it is compatible with this portable 100W SolarSaga panel, which is $65 off with a coupon. 

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