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Friday’s Best Deals: AirPods, Instant Pots, Friends: The Complete Series, and More


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Today’s Best Tech Deals


Belkin Surge Protector Gold Box | Amazon
Belkin Surge Protector Gold Box | Amazon
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You probably need to replace some of your surge protectors, and today’s the day to do it.

Today only, surge protectors in all shapes and sizes from Belkin are on sale in Amazon’s Gold Box. On the small end, this mini under-desk surge protector with USB ports is marked down to $16. This $14 option features rotating plugs, making it great for sticking behind a couch. This $7 protector is a good, cheap option to keep stocked at home for when you need extra outlets. And this $14 protector is what I use in my home theater, and it’s an absolute steal at this price. For the rest of the deals though, be sure to head over to the sale page on Amazon.


AirPods had their “they look stupid” phase in The Discourse, and then for awhile, they were a meme for wealth. Now, I think they’re just headphones; as invisible as any other headphones. And they’re pretty good ones at that.

In terms of size, fit, and fidgetability, the gen 2 AirPods are the same AirPods that you know and begrudgingly love, but with an upgraded chip that provides Bluetooth 5.0, faster switching between devices, hands-free “Hey Siri” support, and longer battery life when talking on the phone. $169 is a $30 discount, and the best price we’ve seen on the version with the wireless charging case. Don’t need the fancy case? The standard model is also on sale for $144, a $15 discount, and also an all-time low.



USB C to Lightning Cable RAVPower | $10 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA916
USB C to Lightning Cable RAVPower | $10 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA916

USB-C to Lightning cables are the way of the future (Apple’s even including them with the new iPhone 11 Pros), and this $10 cable deal from RAVPower (with promo code KINJA916) is one of the most affordable we’ve seen to date. That costs more than a regular third party Lightning cable, but if you plug it into a USB-C PD charger, it’ll charge your iPhone at 18W. With regular Lightning cables, you’re limited to 12W.

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For context, that means you can charge a newer iPhone from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes, which can really pay dividends while you’re traveling, and want to get as much juice as possible into your phone before you board a flight. Or when you’re about to head out for the night, and want to be sure you’ll have enough battery to order an Uber home.

Just note that fast charging is limited to the iPhone 8 or newer.



Inteny Nylon Apple Watch Sport Bands | $7 | Amazon | Several size and color combinations available.
Inteny Nylon Apple Watch Sport Bands | $7 | Amazon | Several size and color combinations available.
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One of the nice things about Apple Watches is that whether you bought an original model years ago, or have a Series 5 arriving tomorrow, the same bands will fit on all of them.

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For a limited time, these inexpensive nylon sport bands are marked down to just $7, in a ton of different colors (though not quite all of the colors on the product page, unfortunately). Just be sure to get the right size for your watch.

Today’s Best Home Deals


Takeya Cold Brew Maker | $16 | Amazon | Clip coupon on page
Takeya Cold Brew Maker | $16 | Amazon | Clip coupon on page

Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price of coffee (which is mostly water to begin with). Cold brew on the other hand is a different process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can do it yourself at home with this top-selling Takeya, now down to $16 on Amazon after you clip coupon on page, within about a dollar of an all-time low.

This non-coffee drinker bought one of these a couple years ago, and I loved the thing (though admittedly, I have since upgraded to the OXO alternative). All you have to do is fill the basket with ground coffee, fill the container with water, and let it steep overnight in the fridge. The resulting coffee concentrate needs to be watered down, so one batch should last you several days.



Magic Silicone Dishwashing Gloves with Scrubber | $6 | Amazon
Magic Silicone Dishwashing Gloves with Scrubber | $6 | Amazon
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That sponge you use to clean off the plates that touch your food? Yeah, it’s absolutely covered in germs. Throw that disgusting thing in the trash ASAP, and order these $6 silicone dishwashing gloves, complete with built-in scrubbers on the palms, from Amazon. Silicone won’t trap water, and thus, tons of mildew, like sponges will, plus they’ll keep your hands safe from all that dishwater and old stuck-on food. Just be sure to buy before this deal goes down the drain.



DASH Compact Air Fryer | $55 | Amazon
DASH Compact Air Fryer | $55 | Amazon
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All foods are better fried, but because the world is a cruel place, fried foods are bad for you. If you are looking to fry without fear, look no further than this DASH Compact Air Fryer, now down to $55 in three colors, which uses hot air instead of oil to make everything extra crispy. It’s also technically an oven, making baking easier than ever, and it’s tiny enough to not be a countertop eyesore. You can even use it to reheat pizza. So order up one for yourself before this deal is burnt to a crisp.



SodaStream Jet | $60 | Amazon
SodaStream Jet | $60 | Amazon
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Some people can’t live without their coffee, but for me, it’s fizzy water and diet cola, which is why my SodaStream is one of my most cherished possessions.

Today on Amazon, you can get a SodaStream Jet from Amazon for just $60, complete with a free full-sized CO2 canister, and a carbonating bottle to get you started. I’ve owned one of these for years, and it’s paid for itself many times over.



TOSOT Dehumidifier Gold Box | Amazon
TOSOT Dehumidifier Gold Box | Amazon
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If you live in somewhat swampy conditions, it might be a good idea to have a dehumidifier on hand to suck up some of that excess moisture. And thanks to today’s Gold Box, three such devices for varying room size from TOSOT are down to their lowest prices ever—between $144 and $188. These dehumidifiers work quietly, plus they’ll help increase the lifespan of your stuff, including furniture, clothing, and more. Just be sure to get yours before this one-day deal runs dry.



10% off Any Order With Purchase of a Mattress | Casper | Promo code DREAMY10
10% off Any Order With Purchase of a Mattress | Casper | Promo code DREAMY10
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Beyond the standard $50 discounts you hear about in the middle of every podcast, Casper mattresses don’t go on sale often, and Casper accessory deals are even rarer. But this 10% sitewide sale (live now) holds the promise of serious savings, if you still haven’t gotten rid of that old coil spring. They’ve run the same deal for a few other holidays this year, but this is still a solid deal if you’re in the market for a great bed.

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To get this deal, you have to buy a mattress (sorry, dog mattresses don’t count), so you can’t take advantage if you’re only shopping for accessories. But 10% savings on a standard Casper mattress works out to nearly $100 on a queen, or as much as $269 on the new, advanced Wave mattress. Just use promo code DREAMY10 at checkout to see the savings stack up.



Instant Pot Ultra Mini | $60 | AmazonInstant Pot Ultra | $84 | Amazon
Instant Pot Ultra Mini | $60 | Amazon

Instant Pot Ultra | $84 | Amazon
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If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, or want a compact-sized companion to go with your full sized model, the newest Instant Pot Ultra Mini has a rare sale today on Amazon as part of the company’s Gold Box deals. Meanwhile, the standard 6 qt. Instant Pot is still down to an all-time low $84, though that deal has been available for the last few weeks.

The Instant Pot Mini is ostensibly designed for apartment dwellers and people cooking for one or two, but now that I own a six quart Instant Pot, I’ve found myself wanting one to cook rice or other side dishes while my main pot is occupied with the main course. The Ultra model has a much better UI and controls than the standard version, plus a pressure valve that automatically closes itself when you close the pot, so you’ll never forget to set it.

In addition to pressure cooking (which is a miracle), this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own. Today’s $60 deal is literally half its normal price, and a match for an all-time low. If you have the space for it though, I’d get the standard sized version. Now if only the small one would fit inside it…



Crank Brothers Bike Tool | $19 | Amazon
Crank Brothers Bike Tool | $19 | Amazon

It’s not going to turn you into the cycling equivalent of a NASCAR pit crew, but this compact Crank Brothers tool has everything you need for basic bike repairs on the go, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket or a seat bag. $19 is a great price for this, so you’ll have money left over for therapy after you see this picture of a Tour De France rider’s legs.



Govee Car Interior Lighting Kit | $12 | Amazon | Promo code WUVEEVAA
Govee Car Interior Lighting Kit | $12 | Amazon | Promo code WUVEEVAA
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When you buy a new car, you may be given the option to install accent lighting for, like, $300 or so. Don’t do that.

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But for $12? Sure, why not? Use promo code WUVEEVAA at checkout to get this Govee interior lighting kit for $7 off. It can display 32 colors, it has a built-in microphone to (optionally) pulse along with your music, and it includes four light strip sections to go under four different seats. Just plug it into a USB port, and don’t lose the remote!



1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership | Groupon
1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership | Groupon
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If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Costco membership, now is a perfect time to give in. For a limited time, Groupon is running a promotion where you can get a 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership for $60. Plus, you’ll get a $20 Costco Shop Card and coupons.

Those exclusive Costco coupons are for:

  • Free Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean HE Laundry Detergent Pacs ($17.99 value)
  • Free Kirkland Signature Create-a-Size® Paper Towels ($15.99 value)
  • $10 off Fresh Meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish; excludes deli items)
  • $25 off an order of $250+ on Costco.com

This deal is for new customers only and not valid to current Costco members, nor is it eligible for people whose membership expired after May 1, 2019.



Up to 75% Off Clearance | Wayfair
Up to 75% Off Clearance | Wayfair
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A new season is a great opportunity to revamp the look and feel of your home. With fall on the horizon, Wayfair is making it easy to upgrade any room inside (or outside) your house with their September Clearance Sale. Now through Tuesday, score up to 75% off everything from accent furniture, to bedding, to storage solutions, and head into cooler weather with a cool new vibe at home.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals


Up to 80% Off Clearance | Nordstrom Rack
Up to 80% Off Clearance | Nordstrom Rack
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Clear the Rack is basically Christmas for Nordstrom Rack stans (me), but somehow, Nordstrom Rack’s current, non-Clear the Rack clearance sale is…better? Right now, you can save up to 80% on the Rack’s newly stocked clearance section. There are 25,500—yes, you read that right!—items up for grabs from your favorite designers, including Cole Haan, Nike, Madewell, Champion, UGG, Adidas, PUMA, and so much more. The best stuff will surely sell out, so get ready to spend your weekend browsing through this massive sale.



Hunter Flash Event | Nordstrom Rack
Hunter Flash Event | Nordstrom Rack
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Hunting for a deal on rain boots? Well, your search is over, because iconic Hunter boots are on sale for a limited time at Nordstrom Rack. Glossy and matte, and short and tall wellies in a rainbow of cheerful and muted colors are all up for grabs at marked down prices. It’s a Hunter deal so good, not even stormy weather could dampen the spirits of those who buy in.



InstaNatural Niacinamide Face Serum | $12 | Amazon | Clip the $4 coupon
InstaNatural Niacinamide Face Serum | $12 | Amazon | Clip the $4 coupon
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If you suffer from annoying adult acne, I feel your pain. Serums can be a great addition to your skin care regimen and any serum that can help with painful acne is a godsend. For me, InstaNatural Niacinamide Face Serum has been that. And right now, you can get it for only $12 on Amazon when you clip the $4 coupon.

And, to quote myself, here’s what I had to say about the serum for The Inventory:

For my skin, it really did help soothe the redness around my acne and helped get it under control. After four solid weeks of use, I wasn’t experiencing any new breakouts, I was just managing the hyperpigmentation from the old scars. Since then, I’ve kept this serum stocked in my medicine cabinet, and use it about 2-3 times a week to keep breakouts at a distance. If I go out one weekend and do a full face of makeup, I pull this serum out for the next week just to be safe. Since buying it last July, I’ve only have to rebuy it twice, and I’ve more than gotten my money’s worth.



10-Pack Dove Men+Care Face and Body Bar Soap | $7 | Amazon
10-Pack Dove Men+Care Face and Body Bar Soap | $7 | Amazon
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Bar soap is, in my opinion, nasty. And that was true even before BuzzFeed did… this to it.

But still, many people who I otherwise respect and admire still seem to prefer it over body wash or Dr. Bronner’s, so I’m duty-bound as a deals blogger to report that you can get 10 bars of Dove Men+Care Face and Body for $7 on Amazon today, down from the usual $11. We aren’t sure how long this deal will be around, so don’t let it slip away.



Wet Brush Classic (Black color only) | $6 | Amazon
Wet Brush Classic (Black color only) | $6 | Amazon
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Who else used to shriek like a banshee when their mom tried to brush the knots out of their hair back in the day? Just me? OK. Well, I wish my mom had had this Wet Brush Classic Detangler back then, but luckily, you can get one today for just $6.

It’s fine to use on wet or dry hair and will even work on wigs and hair extensions. And with over 2,000 reviews on Amazon, this brush comes highly recommended by the tangled hair set. Not today, knots.



10% Off Your Order | Public Rec | Promo code KINJA10
10% Off Your Order | Public Rec | Promo code KINJA10
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Have you been looking for a pair of pants that are stylish enough to wear to work, but also comfortable enough to wear to the gym? Meet the All Day Every Day Pant from Public Rec. The pants are crafted for men on the move, as an alternative to sweatpants, but a more comfortable option than jeans. Right now, you can get 10% off your order when you use promo code KINJA10.

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If you’re looking for something a little dressier, though I will concede and say the Every Day Pant isn’t slouchy, the WorkDay Pant might be a better fit for you. If you want to get both or a pair of joggers, the promo code applies to your entire cart (one time only). Public Rec has free shipping and free returns on their orders.

TODAY’S BEST MEDIA DEALS


Friends: The Complete Series | $45 | Hudu
Friends: The Complete Series | $45 | Hudu
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Friends is leaving Netflix next year, so if you’re a habitual re-watcher, it’d behoove you to buy a copy that you can watch whenever you’d like, without subscribing to Yet Another Streaming Service.

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For a limited time, Vudu has the complete series on sale for $45 in 1080p remastered HD (click “HDX” from the dropdown), or you can buy individual seasons for just $5 each. Isn’t that just a kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic deal?


Today’s Best Gaming Deals


LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer | $700 | LEGO | Earn an estimated 9,100 VIP points at checkout
LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer | $700 | LEGO | Earn an estimated 9,100 VIP points at checkout
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LEGO’s upcoming 4784-piece Star Destroyer looks like one of the most stunning LEGO Star Wars sets in a long and rich tradition of amazing LEGO Star Wars sets, and if you preorder it through LEGO today, you’ll get double VIP points with a free LEGO VIP account.

After you checkout, you’ll earn an estimated 9,100 VIP points through this promotion, which would be enough for two tickets to LEGOLAND, or six tickets to any LEGOLAND Discovery Center.


Today, the physical copy of Civilization VIis down to $20 for the Nintendo Switch. The game has changed quite a bit since its original release, and this is the best price we’ve ever seen. Just be sure to place your order before Gandhi nukes the deal.



Minecraft [Switch] | $20 | Amazon
Minecraft [Switch] | $20 | Amazon
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Minecraft has been available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for awhile, but if you prefer physical copies, or just want to save a few bucks, you can get it from Amazon today for just $20. The Switch version can play online cross-platform, and includes a bunch of Super Mario-themed skins and goodies as well.


LEGO Stars Wars Advent Calendar | $33 | AmazonLEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar | $33 | Amazon
LEGO Stars Wars Advent Calendar | $33 | Amazon

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar | $33 | Amazon
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Before another commenter yells at me “it isn’t even Halloween, enough Christmas stuff,” sorry friend. LEGO doesn’t care. Christmas shopping starts right now. The LEGO Stars Wars Advent Calendar is 280 pieces and includes 24 mini-figures, like Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, a Porg, and more. The LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar is 305 pieces and includes seven mini-figures (obviously that includes Ron, Harry, and Hermione).

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Both calendars are a couple of bucks off today, so you’ll want to get them now before they jack up the price for Christmas.

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Fall Savings Event | Original Penguin | Promo code OP10
Fall Savings Event | Original Penguin | Promo code OP10
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No guy’s closet is complete without a handful of good polo shirts, and Original Penguin has dozens of styles to fit any mood at their Fall Savings Event. Normally priced at $55-$69, many styles are starting at just $18. Take an extra 10% off with promo code OP10. Over 50 different styles are included, so get some for every season.



60% Off Select Styles | Columbia | Promo code SAVEONDEALS
60% Off Select Styles | Columbia | Promo code SAVEONDEALS

The cold weather is on the way, so you’ll definitely need a jacket for the rest of the year. Luckily, several select items from Columbia that would be perfect for fall’s breeziest nights are 60% off their original price with promo codeSAVEONDEALS. Gear up now, and get ready for whatever the weather throws your way.



Men’s and Women’s Joe’s Jeans Flash Sales | Nordstrom Rack
Men’s and Women’s Joe’s Jeans Flash Sales | Nordstrom Rack
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No matter how worth it they are, spending a fortune on designer denim never feels great. But today, you can take home a pair of nice Joe’s Jeans for much less than usual, thanks to a Nordstrom Rack flash event. Both men’s and women’s styles of jeans and other apparel are more than half off their regular prices. It’s a sale you’ll want to slip into ASAP.



Mynt Shoulder Massager | $34 | Amazon | Promo code ZAIEWFFEMynt Back Massaging Pillow | $30 | Amazon | Promo code MUVPKH4JMynt Handheld Massager | $30 | Amazon | Promo code W2XSX678
Mynt Shoulder Massager | $34 | Amazon | Promo code ZAIEWFFE

Mynt Back Massaging Pillow | $30 | Amazon | Promo code MUVPKH4J

Mynt Handheld Massager | $30 | Amazon | Promo code W2XSX678
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Nothing beats a massage after a tough day at work, and this $34 Mynt shoulder massager delivers with heat, eight massage nodes, and arm straps that let you apply as much or as little pressure as you’d like. Use promo code ZAIEWFFE to get the deal.

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For a few bucks less, you can also opt for a massaging pillow. Just use promo code MUVPKH4J to get it for $30.

And finally, Mynt’s handheld massager is great for targeted therapy, and can be had for just $30 today with promo code W2XSX678 The compact design is reminiscent of a very popular corded product, and its seven different settings make it ideal for shoulders, necks, feet…anywhere really.



Extra 50% Off Sale Items, Plus 15% Off Your Entire Purchase | Forever 21 | Promo code FALLYALL
Extra 50% Off Sale Items, Plus 15% Off Your Entire Purchase | Forever 21 | Promo code FALLYALL
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Forever 21 is already known for stylish, yet inexpensive clothes, but today, the brand is slashing prices even further by taking an extra 50% off sale items, plus an extra 15% off your entire purchase. Right now, select styles of sweaters, activewear, skirts, dresses and more are marked way down with promo code FALLYALL—which means a good portion of the stock is under $10. Plus, you can get free express shipping on orders of $50.



30% Off Sale Items | Butter London | Promo code 30SALE
30% Off Sale Items | Butter London | Promo code 30SALE
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Butter London is best known for quality nail polish made from clean ingredients, but the brand actually makes a wide range of cosmetics to glam up eyes, lips, and faces. And right now, you can add Butter to your makeup collection for less, with an extra 30% off sale items. Use promo code30SALE to score tons of discounted polish and nail treatments, and maybe some super shimmery Eye Gloss, if you’re looking to expand your Butter horizons.



Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 12 Quart Stock Pot | $56 | Amazon
Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 12 Quart Stock Pot | $56 | Amazon
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Upgrading your skillet to tri-ply can make a huge difference in the way you cook, but upgrading your stockpot should be priority number two. Since you’re mostly going to be using it when you need to boil a large quantity of liquids, the even-heating aluminum core that extends all the way up the sides can seriously speed up your recipes. This model from Cuisinart holds 12 quarts, and has never been cheaper.



320 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes | $8 | Amazon | Clip coupon on the page, Subscribe & Save and $2 discount at checkout
320 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes | $8 | Amazon | Clip coupon on the page, Subscribe & Save and $2 discount at checkout

Lysol wipes are one of the easiest ways to wipe down cabinets, and they’re a gift sent from the heavens whenever someone in your house has a cold. Assuming you’ve got some extra cabinet space, you should definitely pick up 320 wipes for $9 by clipping the coupon on the page, using Subscribe & Save, where you’ll get an additional $2.08 of savings at checkout.



40% Off Spatula-Palooza | ThermoWorks
40% Off Spatula-Palooza | ThermoWorks
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We’ve all had a spatula melt on us. Maybe not right away, but slowly over time, they start to warp and look funky after prolonged exposure to heat. Thankfully, that won’t be an issue if you buy a new one during the 40% Off Spatula-Palooza Sale at ThermoWorks. During the limited-time sale, you can get ThermoWork’s high-temp silicone spatula for $6.

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The spatulas are dishwasher safe and can withstand temperatures up to 600°F. ThermoWorks Spoonula, a smaller spatula that is shaped more like a spoon, is also 40% off during the sale.



30% Off Halter Standing Desks | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
30% Off Halter Standing Desks | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
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Sitting for eight hours a day hunched over your desk isn’t great for you, we all know this. But then, most of us don’t really want to stand at a desk all day either. The solution? Desk risers that let you lift or lower your computer on demand.

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Halter makes them in a bunch of different colors and sizes, and all of the risers on this page are 30% off today. Just note that you won’t see the discount until checkout.

Note: If the code doesn’t automatically apply for some reason, use code 65NIDNRU at checkout.



Yamazaki Desk Bar | $26-$27 | Amazon
Yamazaki Desk Bar | $26-$27 | Amazon
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Pencil cups are great and all, but how many writing utensils do you really keep out on your desk? Instead, get this Yamazaki Desk Bar while it’s on sale for $26-$27 (depending on the color). It features a tray for jewelry and such, a shelf for hanging a watch (or displaying a Funko), and holes to prop up taller items like pens and pencils.



Dog Seat Cover Car Seat | $30 | Amazon
Dog Seat Cover Car Seat | $30 | Amazon
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Why do dogs never seem to be able to settle down when you put them in the back seat of your car? If you want to help your dog feel steadier when they’re in the back, this Dog Seat Cover Car Seat should do the trick. It is currently a couple of bucks off on Amazon. It is waterproof, so any mess your dog drags into the car (or makes while in it) won’t get on your seats.



Super Mario Maker 2 | $47 | eBay
Super Mario Maker 2 | $47 | eBay
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Super Mario Maker 2 has enough Nintendo-crafted Mario levels to be worth its $60 MSRP, and the endless ecosystem of player-created levels is one of the most creative spaces in all of gaming. If you were holding out for a deal though, you can grab a copy on eBay today for $47.



LEGO Saturn V Apollo | $100 | Amazon
LEGO Saturn V Apollo | $100 | Amazon
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In one giant leap for deal-kind, LEGO’s stunning Saturn V Apollo is back on sale for an entirely reasonable $100 right now, a $20 discount from its usual price, and the best deal we’ve seen since the 2018 holiday season.

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Why is it worth over $100? Well, it has 1,969 pieces (get it?), the main spacecraft is more than three feet tall when assembled, and the set allows you to simulate an entire mission, from launch to splashdown. We’re kind of bummed that it doesn’t come with a pack of astronaut ice cream for extra realism (and deliciousness!), but you can always get that at Amazon.



Anker Powerwave Qi Stand 2-Pack | $30 | Amazon | Promo code KJEB2524
Anker Powerwave Qi Stand 2-Pack | $30 | Amazon | Promo code KJEB2524
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Anyone that charges their phone wirelessly knows that having one Qi charger in the house isn’t enough. No, you want them on just about every horizontal surface, so that you can ABC (Always Be Charging).

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Anker’s PowerWave stands hold your phone at a good viewing angle, support 7.5W iPhone charging (with a Quick Charge wall adapter – not included), and are only $15 each when you buy a two-pack today. Just use promo code KJEB2524 at checkout to get the deal.



Nebula by Anker Prizm II 1080p LED Projector | $155 | Amazon | Use the code KINJAPM2
Nebula by Anker Prizm II 1080p LED Projector | $155 | Amazon | Use the code KINJAPM2
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Update: Working now with promo code KINJAPM2!

If you want to build a budget, projector-based home theater, the Nebula Prizm II is a good one to consider, and right now you can get it for just $155 with promo code KINJAPM2.

It’s the perfect option for budget-conscious consumers who want to dip their toes in a different kind of home theater. It regularly sells for around $230, and that price was already a great bargain. Use exclusive coupon code KINJAPM2 to get it for an all-time low $155, and then start prepping your popcorn.



Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones | $130 | Amazon and Best Buy
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones | $130 | Amazon and Best Buy
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I know, I know, Beats headphones don’t have the best sound quality. Spare me your comments. But the new Solo3s include 40 hours of battery life, a folding design, and comfortable ear pads, not to mention the new W1 chip for easy pairing with Apple devices. For a limited time, you can get a pair for $130 from Amazon and Best Buy, both have the matte black on sale, but Best Buy also has a more options, including the satin silver, satin gold, rose gold, and glass white models.


Anker Roav Viva | $20 | Amazon | Clip the 11% coupon

Love Alexa, and wish you could take her with you on your commute? Anker’s running the best deal ever on their hands-free, Alexa-enabled car charger today after you clip the 11% coupon (the list price is already a significant discount from its usual price, as it stands)

You can check out my full impressions here, but the Roav VIVA from Anker does an admirable job of providing hands-free Alexa access while you’re driving, including turn-by-turn directions, your daily briefing, and even third party Alexa apps like Jeopardy. As befitting an Anker product, it’s also a dual port car charger, albeit an awkwardly designed one.


If you spent all your money on a new iPhone, and thus want a cheaper case, Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid case is on sale for under $10 through the company’s eBay storefront right now. The back of the case is clear (the sides come in both clear and black), so you can show off your sexy new Midnight Green phone. The deal is available for all three new iPhones.



Hyperkin The Duke Xbox One/PC Controller (Black) | $39 | Amazon | Clip the couponHyperkin The Duke Xbox One/PC Controller (Green) | $39 | Amazon
Hyperkin The Duke Xbox One/PC Controller (Black) | $39 | Amazon | Clip the coupon

Hyperkin The Duke Xbox One/PC Controller (Green) | $39 | Amazon
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I’ve gotta say, I didn’t realize anyone had fond memories of the gigantic original Xbox controller, but Hyperkin brought it back for the Xbox One and PC for a reason, I suppose. The Duke is almost entirely faithful to the original, for better or worse, but added in a couple of small shoulder buttons to mirror the black and white buttons, and an OLED screen on the front that plays the original Xbox’s boot animation when you start using the controller. Was that necessary? Hell no. But it’s awesome.

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The Duke came out last year for $70, but now it’s marked down to an all-time low $39 on Amazon in both black and green today.


Time to get wine drunk and download a copy of My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gutby Hannah Hart. Right now, Kindle users can get the book for $3. Hopefully, this cookbook can help you cut back on buying pizza at 2 A.M., or spending $40 on UberEats to get a McFlurry and fries (me).



25% Off Select Favorites | DevaCurl | Promo code HELLOFALL
25% Off Select Favorites | DevaCurl | Promo code HELLOFALL
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Cult-favorite curly hair brand DevaCurl is blowing out a selection of curl-friendly favorites, including their Original, Delight, and Decadence shampoo and conditioner sets, with their Fall Savings Sale, happening now. Those who have yet to jump on the No-Poo bandwagon home should bring home a fan favorite “The Kit For All Curl Kind” set for a travel-sized sampling of DevaCurl’s line. Or just stock up on stylers and a couple 32-ouncers, because you’ll need more shampoo and/or conditioner at some point. Just use promo code HELLOFALL to get 25% off and start curling up.



Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum | $38 | Amazon
Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum | $38 | Amazon
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Listen, there’s nothing wrong with getting older. But if you wish that you could stop time when it comes to your skin, consider picking up this Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum, now down from its usual price of $45 to just $38. Here’s what our own Style Girlfriend had to say about it:

It’s pumped full of collagen-boosting peptides to help skin look smoother, lifted and more toned. Plus, white willow bark exfoliates to make dull skin look more radiant. Yes, radiant I said goddamnit!



15% Back On ExOfficio Underwear With Amazon Prime Credit Card | Amazon | Must be shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly
15% Back On ExOfficio Underwear With Amazon Prime Credit Card | Amazon | Must be shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly
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ExOfficio’s Give-N-Go boxer briefs were a finalist in our best men’s underwear Co-Op, and our readers have gone on to purchase tens of thousands of pairs (seriousy!) since.

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If you have an Amazon Prime credit card (and you should!), you can get 15% cash back on your purchase of tons of ExOfficio underwear styles for men and women right now. To get the deal, you’ll need to pay for the underwear with your Prime credit card, and they’ll have to be shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly. Depending on the style/color/size combination you choose, there are a lot of third parties selling these through Amazon, but you can check the list of other sellers in most cases to find Amazon’s listing. You should see this 15% cash back language on eligible items:


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Not sure what to get? The standard Give-N-Go Boxer Brief for men is legendary, and women can buy the equivalent Bikini Brief here.


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Surprise Sale | Kate Spade
Surprise Sale | Kate Spade
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Surprise! Kate Spade is taking up to 75% off a selection of purses via their Surprise Sale. Over 400 styles are up for grabs, from classic totes to jazzed-up crossbody bags and a variety of wallets, not to mention a solid selection of jewelry and apparel. Just know you may have to enter your email address in order to shop (sorry). Be sure to bag this deal soon; the savings will only last for a few more days.



Simple Houseware Foldable Cloth Storage Box | $14 | Amazon
Simple Houseware Foldable Cloth Storage Box | $14 | Amazon
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Are you tired of perfectly folding your laundry like Marie Kondo, but still want to be somewhat organized? Stop folding your underwear and instead get this organizer to keep things in their place. The Simple Houseware Foldable Cloth Storage Box is $14 and comes with six bins to help you get your underwear drawer in order. We can’t promise that your washing machine won’t eat your socks, but at least you’ll have a tidy place to put what socks you do have left.



Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller | $40 | Amazon
Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller | $40 | Amazon
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Look, just because summer is ending that doesn’t mean the bugs are dead (or hiding) just yet. If you want to enjoy a nice afternoon or night outside on your porch, you don’t need to be eaten alive. The Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller is $10 off right now on Amazon. While it is great to put in your backyard, it is also travel-friendly because it is TSA-compliant for air travel. So if you’re booking a trip to Mexico when the weather gets colder, you might want to toss this in your suitcase to be safe.



Windex Ammonia-Free Glass Cleaner | $2 | Amazon | Clip the $.47 coupon
Windex Ammonia-Free Glass Cleaner | $2 | Amazon | Clip the $.47 coupon
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If you haven’t given your windows any TLC for awhile, this bottle of ammonia-free Windex is just $2 on Amazon today after you clip the on-page coupon. Even without the coupon, it’s cheaper than usual, and you get Prime shipping too.



Etekcity Food Digital Scale with Removable Bowl | $14 | Amazon
Etekcity Food Digital Scale with Removable Bowl | $14 | Amazon
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If you have a hard time portioning your food, it’s time to invest in a digital scale for your kitchen. When you’re baking or cooking, exact portions are very important. You never want too much baking soda in your cookies. Right now, you can get Etekcity Food Digital Scale for $14 only Amazon. The removable bowl makes pouring and mixing easier than ever when using this scale.



Kyoku Daimyo 8” Damascus Steel Chef’s Knife | $80 | Amazon | Promo code KYOKUGOA
Kyoku Daimyo 8” Damascus Steel Chef’s Knife | $80 | Amazon | Promo code KYOKUGOA

You might not have heard of Kyoku, but we found their Daimyo damascus steel chef’s knife to be a joy to use, and incredibly beautiful to look at to boot.

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Now, you can save $20 on the blade with promo code KYOKUGOA, bringing it down to $80. If you’re still hacking away at onions with the dull, chipped knife you bought back in college, this will completely change the way you cook. And since sharp knives are less prone to slipping, it’ll be safer to use too. You don’t want to cut your finger off, do you? No? Buy this knife.



Akro-Mils 44 Drawer Hardware Cabinet | $24 | Amazon
Akro-Mils 44 Drawer Hardware Cabinet | $24 | Amazon
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For just $24, you can have 44 small plastic drawers to hold nails! Screws! Craft supplies! Rubber bands! Push pins! Marbles! Charging cables! Sewing supplies! First aid things! Other small doodads that I can’t think of that you can leave in the comments!

Pair it with a label maker, and you’ll basically be an organization deity.


For a low $30, you can make stew like a pro with this Bella Pro Series 10-qt. Stainless Steel Slow Cooker. Everything good in life involves a slow cooking process and man, it’s almost (is?) fall so this is the perfect time to invest in a brand new, family-sized 10 qt. model.

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Instant Pots are flashy, and fast and all the rage nowadays. But this is a solid alternative to that and it’s just $30. I love making a pork shoulder with my slow cooker and with this… well, I can buy bigger chunks.

*chef’s kiss* What a deal.



$15 off $50 Household Essentials Purchases | Amazon
$15 off $50 Household Essentials Purchases | Amazon
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Do you use paper towels? Laundry detergent? Ziploc bags? Assuming the answer is yes, you stand to save money from this limited time Amazon promotion. Just spend $50 on household essentials on this page, and you’ll get $15 off at checkout. Just make sure they’re all shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly to be eligible.



The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | $50 | Rakuten | Promo code DS9
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | $50 | Rakuten | Promo code DS9
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It doesn’t come with an art book like the elusive Dreamer Edition, but if you just want to get a standard copy of Link’s Awakening, you can order it from Rakuten today for $50 with promo code DS9. Just note that you’ll have to be signed into a Rakuten account for the promo code to work.



Anker LC40 Rechargeable Flashlight | $17 | Amazon Anker LC30 Flashlight | $10 | Amazon | Clip the coupon code on page
Anker LC40 Rechargeable Flashlight | $17 | Amazon

Anker LC30 Flashlight | $10 | Amazon | Clip the coupon code on page

The flashlight on your phone is fine for stumbling to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but for any situation where you want to see more than a few feet in front of you, it’s worth investing in a dedicated torch.

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Anker’s upgraded LC40 now features a rechargeable battery (can you believe Anker ever sold one that didn’t?) that can run for up to 50 hours on low power mode, or for six with the light’s brightness maxed out at 400 lumens Of course, it recharges over USB (even from a USB battery pack, natch), and its IP65 rating means it can stand up to the elements. It normally costs $20, but they’re putting it in the spotlight this week with a discount to $17.

If you don’t need a rechargeable battery, the 300 lumen LC30 runs off AAA batteries, and is on sale for just $10 after you clip the coupon code on the page.



Amazon Brand Men’s Shirt Sale | Amazon
Amazon Brand Men’s Shirt Sale | Amazon
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Amazon’s in-house Goodthreads brand is always affordable, but for a limited time, a selection of its men’s shirts are even cheaper than usual.

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I own a couple of their shirts (including this chambray, in a different color), and they’re both really great quality for the price. Today, you can save on fall flannels, classic Oxfords, fashionable dobby shirts, and a lot more. Most of the shirts are priced under $25 right now (you’ll have to select your size to see the final price, in many cases), so you won’t have to lose the shirt on your back buying them all.

Note: Many of the shirts are available in multiple colors, but not all of the colors are on sale.


BioBidet Slim Edge Bidet | $26 | Amazon
BioBidet Slim Edge Bidet | $26 | Amazon
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If you don’t care to have LED lighting built into your bidet, or just don’t want to wait to make the long overdue switch from wiping poop off your butt with dry paper (sorry to be crass but that’s what we all do, it’s insane!!), Bio Bidet’s already-released Slim Edge bidet is on sale for just $26 today, with Prime shipping.

Like the upcoming Glow, it includes two nozzles (the other’s for feminine cleaning), brass fittings, and a slim, easy-to-install design. Trust us, your tush will thank you.



Anker PowerLine II 3-in-1 Cable | $11 | Amazon | Promo code ANKER8436
Anker PowerLine II 3-in-1 Cable | $11 | Amazon | Promo code ANKER8436

If you want the durability and lifetime warranty of Anker’s PowerLine II charging cables, but you own a lot of different devices, this $11 microUSB cable (with promo code ANKER8436.) includes Lightning and USB-C adapters attached to the end. It’s a little awkward looking, but it’s nice to know you’ll always have the right cable handy.



Amazon Kindle | $65 | Amazon Prime
Amazon Kindle | $65 | Amazon Prime
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Amazon’s cheapest Kindle e-reader has a front light now, making it a great choice for value-conscious readers, and it’s on sale for the best price we’ve seen for Prime members today.

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If you have Prime, you’ll only have to plunk down $65 to enjoy the paper-like reading experience and access to millions of books that Kindle has to offer. This model even supports Bluetooth headphones and Audible audiobooks, so you can switch between listening and reading seamlessly.



Amazon Echo Show 5 | $65 | Amazon
Amazon Echo Show 5 | $65 | Amazon
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Amazon’s Echo Show 5 was already Amazon’s cheapest Echo with a screen, and with today’s $65 deal (down from $90), it’s even cheaper.

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Use it to keep up with recipes (or just watch videos) in the kitchen, or to see who’s at the front door, or to check in on your baby in their nursery, or to video chat with friends and family. And if you’re concerned about privacy, it’s also the first Echo device with a physical switch that covers up the camera lens when you aren’t using it.



Fire 7 Tablet | $30 | AmazonFire HD 8 Tablet | $50 | Amazon
Fire 7 Tablet | $30 | Amazon

Fire HD 8 Tablet | $50 | Amazon
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Happy Monday! Amazon is taking between $20 and $30 off two of their Fire tablet models, starting today. A Fire 7 Tablet is just $30 right now, while the Fire HD 8 is $50. You can stream all of your favorite Amazon Prime shows directly on one of these tablets. The Fire 7 has a seven-hour battery life, while the Fire HD 8 has a 10-hour battery life.



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Today, the floodgates opened for pre-ordering the next batch of Apple’s flagship smartphones and with it, a ton of promotions from multiple storefronts.

Here’s what each store is offering:

  • AT&T is offering a BOGO promotion, where if you pre-order an eligible iPhone, you can pick up a second for free. (Just a heads up, you’ll find the details under the “special offers” link in the product page.)
  • Apple, Best Buy and T-Mobileoffer a maximum $550 discount with an eligible trade-in, while Verizon’s offer tops out at $500. Sprint will deduct the value of your trade-in from each installment payment via their Sprint Flex lease.Only certain phones are eligible for the maximum trade-in value and other phones will get you smaller discounts, just as long as they’re made by Apple, Samsung, Google and LG.
  • Sam’s Club will send you a $200 gift card with your pre-order and activation.
  • Walmart keeps it simple by offering $100 off the purchase and activation of an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. This offer only works with an installment plan, but luckily, there’s no penalty if you choose to pay it off early.


Preorder Apple iPad 128GB | $400 | Amazon
Preorder Apple iPad 128GB | $400 | Amazon
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Amazon offering discounts on Apple products? Not too surprising. Amazon offering discounts on Apple products that aren’t even out yet though? That’s something new.

Releasing September 30, the new entry level iPad features a 10.2″ screen (up from 9.7″ on its predecessor), a smart connector for Apple’s smart keyboards (also on sale), and…not a ton else that’s new. It’s an iPad. It’s good. It’s pretty affordable. The 128GB version is the one you want, and preorders are available for $400, down from the $429 MSRP.



25% Off Sitewide | Perky Jerky | Promo code Kinja25. 6-flavor sampler excluded.
25% Off Sitewide | Perky Jerky | Promo code Kinja25. 6-flavor sampler excluded.
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As salty snacks go, jerky is a pretty healthy option, and a delicious one at that. Perky Jerky offers dozens of flavors made from turkey, wagyu beef, and pork, and you can save 25% on any or all of it today (with the exception of the six-flavor sampler) today with our exclusive code.

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Just load up your cart with as much or as little jerky as you want, and use promo code Kinja25 at checkout to watch the price shrivel up like so much salted meat.



Six Free Months of Prime Student | Amazon
Six Free Months of Prime Student | Amazon
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How do you do, fellow kids? If you’ve never had Prime Student before because you were a broke college kid, you’re in luck. Thanks to an offer from Sprint, new Amazon Prime Student customers can get their first six months for free.

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In order to sign up for Prime Student, you need an active school email address and will need to enter an expected graduation year. When signing up, you will need to select which plan you’d like after your free six-month trial. You can either select a monthly plan, which is $6.49 a month or pay a lump sum of $59 for an annual plan, which is less than $5 a month.

With Prime Student, you’ll get free two-day shipping on all Prime-eligible orders, Prime movies and TV shows, music streaming, photo storage, and more. Additionally, Prime Student members are able to get Amazon Music Unlimited for $1 a month.



12 months of Nintendo Switch Online | Free | Twitch Prime/Amazon Prime Exclusive
12 months of Nintendo Switch Online | Free | Twitch Prime/Amazon Prime Exclusive

20 Super Nintendo games are now on the Nintendo Switch for free with your Nintendo Switch Online membership. And if you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can get a year’s worth of Nintendo Switch Online for free.

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Until September 24, Twitch Prime subscribers can get up to a year of Nintendo Switch Online benefits, including online play and access to classic NES games and SNES games. Membership will also give you the ability to purchase the $30 retro SNES controllers.


SNES Games Available
SNES Games Available
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If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can sign up for Twitch Prime for free.

Here’s how it works: You can claim the 3-months membership offer now by linking your Twitch and Nintendo accounts, then come back to claim the 9-month individual membership 60 days later, once it unlocks. Just set a calendar appointment! And if you’re already an individual Nintendo Switch online member (no family memberships, sorry), this deal just extends your renewal date for free.



Private Internet Access Old Price Sale | Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access Old Price Sale | Private Internet Access

Back in March, Private Internet Access (our readers’ favorite VPN service) raised its prices for the first time ever. And while our readers can still get an exclusive 3-years for $99 plan, they just lowered their other plans back to their old prices for a limited time.

faThe reason this is a big deal is that you can renew your membership as many times as you want at whatever price you originally paid. Once the prices go back to normal, you’ll still be locked into the lower rate.

Here are the new (old) promotional prices, along with what you’d normally pay:

  • 1 month: $6.95 (down from $9.99)
  • 1 year: $39.95 (down from $71.88)

Clearly, the annual plan is the sweet spot here if you don’t want to commit to the three-year plan, but $6.95/month for 10 simultaneous connections, clients for just about every conceivable device, and servers in 32 countries (foreign Netflix, anyone?). We aren’t sure when the prices will go back up, so you probably want to lock in your account ASAP.



Firstleaf Wine Club | Free shipping for your first year (normally $10 per box)
Firstleaf Wine Club | Free shipping for your first year (normally $10 per box)
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Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of great wines from around the world, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store.

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Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with six bottles of wine for just $40 with free shipping, and every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. But if you use this link when you sign up, you’ll get FREE shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month. At the very least, you should send Mom the trial box for less than $7 per bottle. I mean, why wouldn’t you?

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