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A discounted Sonos Beam, Sceptre TVs, and a reader favorite Global Chef’s Knife lead off Friday’s best deals.

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BEST TECH DEALS

Sonos Beam | $350 | Amazon
Sonos Sub | $600 | Amazon
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The Sonos Beam is our readers’ favorite sound bar, and if you missed out on its $50 Black Friday discount, Amazon’s giving you a second chance today.

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Of course, the Beam is a terrific sound bar for your TV, but it also works with all of your other Sonos speakers to contribute to a seamless, multi-room audio solution for your entire house, or a truly wireless surround sound system for your living room. Whether it’s your first Sonos product or your 20th, it’ll fit right in.

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The Beam has a couple of small subwoofers built in, but if you need MORE BASS, the Sonos Sub is also $100 off today. You probably don’t need it, but this is as good a deal as you’re ever likely to see.

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I’ll level with you...there’s nothing particularly special about these Sceptre TVs. They don’t have HDR, there’s no smart functionality to speak of, and they don’t have anything I’d describe as a memorable industrial design. But for all the things that they aren’t, what they are are cheap screens that you can use to watch shows. Like, very cheap. Cheaper than Black Friday cheap (we actually posted them at the time, and they’re all $10-$20 less expensive now).

Just note that the 55" model is 4K, the 50" is 1080p, and the 32" is 720p.


RAVPower HyperAir Qi Pad | $20 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA034
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RAVPower’s HyperAir Qi charging pad is one of the few models out there to support the fastest-possible 7.5W iPhone charging, and you can get it for just $20 today with promo code KINJA034.

To be clear, there are a lot of Qi pads that support 10W charging for certain Android devices, but iPhones require a very specific frequency to enable their maximum charging speed of 7.5W, and this is one of the most affordable compatible pads we’ve seen, and the cheapest we’ve seen with the necessary Quick Charge 3.0 power adapter included.

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Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pros | Amazon
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If you want to save money on Apple’s top-of-the-line MacBooks Pros, going refurbished is a tempting path, but a tad tricky. Consider today’s markdowns from Amazon.

Right now, mid-2017 13-inch MacBook Pros are hundreds of dollars cheaper than their Apple-certified counterparts on Amazon. For instance, this Intel Core i5 powered laptop with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is $200 cheaper than a similar model on Apple’s official Refurbished storefront.

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Here’s where it gets a little complicated: Amazon renewed products aren’t Apple-certified (so you won’t get help from Apple in case something goes wrong), may arrive with third-party accessories, and come with a paltry 90-day warranty.

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You have the option of adding 3- or 4-year plan from SquareTrade, which covers “drops, spills, accidents, liquid damage, plus mechanical and electrical failures during normal use” and lasts 2 years longer than what comes with the MacBook.

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Anker SoundCore Spirit Bluetooth Earbuds | $26 | Amazon | Promo code SDCSPT03
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At first glance, Anker’s SoundCore Spirits look a lot like the reader-favorite SoundBuds Slims, but they do have a few key upgrades. The big one is IPX7 water resistance, plus added sweat-countering measures from Anker that make them ideal for working out, especially compared to the IPX5-rated Slims. They also last a bit longer with an eight hour battery (vs. seven), include a built-in cord shortener, and should have a bit more bass as well.

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The SoundCore Spirits have sold for $30-$40 since they launched earlier this year, but today, they’re just $26 with promo code SDCSPT03.

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TapTronics Active Noise Canceling Headphones | $38 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAL40
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Obviously, these $38 Bluetooth headphones from TaoTronics don’t sound as great or block noise as well as a high end pair of Sony or Bose headphones. Obviously!

But...TaoTronics sent me a pair to try, and they’re pretty good! They sound fine, like any other relatively inexpensive pair of Bluetooth headphones, and the noise cancelation works better than I expected against constant noises like airplane engines and the like. They’d make a great gift for anyone that travels with any regularity, but just be sure to use promo code KINJAL40 to save $22 at checkout.

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Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5 Inch Internal SSD | $65 | Amazon
Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5 Inch Internal SSD | $119 | Amazon
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It should be a crime for any computer to ship with a spinning hard drive. Why manufacturers continue to do so, despite the dropping prices of SSDs, astonishes me. But, of course, you can correct this wrong-doing.

SSDs are more reliable and much, much faster than the traditional (see: antiquated) HDD. Crucial’s 1TB model is marked down to an all-time low of $119 on Amazon and the smaller 500GB version is $65 (save more if you clip the coupon), so correct this manufacturer wrong right now.

You deserve better.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15.6" Laptop (81F5006FUS) | $350 | Walmart
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You’d be forgiven if you automatically dismiss Lenovo notebook as a run-of-the-mill, garbage sub-$500 laptop, but you’d be mistaken. Amid all the vanilla specs (4GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, i5 processor, etc.) from this $350 unit is something pretty cool: Optane Memory.

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Gizmodo’s written quite a bit about it. Here’s what Alex Cranz said about Intel’s tech:

Optane Memory ... is much cheaper—think $30 for a stick, and works in tandem with your storage drive, remembering commonly loaded files, like game textures or software libraries, and loading them faster than your storage drive alone ever could. In our tests the Optane memory paired with a traditional HDD, was two to three times faster than without the memory.

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For the user (see: student) who only uses their laptop for browsing the web, Netflix and catfishing someone in Des Moines, this is a good, cheapass laptop.


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Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $17 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.

The deal doesn’t require a promo code this time around, but today’s price is about $2-$5 less than the usual going rate for this set, and a match for the last deal we posted.

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2-Pack Nylon-Braided 90 Degree Lightning Cables | $13 | Amazon | Promo code AUK7XMAS
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Given how many Lightning cables seem to wear out at the necks, it’s surprising that 90 degree cables aren’t more of a thing. You can grab two nylon braided cables for $13 from Aukey today with promo code AUK7XMAS, which would be a great price for two nylon-braided Lightning cables anyway, even without the unique connector.

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Boogie Board 8.5" LCD Writing Tablet | $16 | Amazon
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Permanence is overrated. For evidence, go back and read what you wrote in your LiveJournal when you were 17. How hard does it make you cringe? You never have to feel that way again with the Boogie Board 8.5" LCD Writing Tablet. It allows you to endlessly write, rewrite, erase, and forget, and it’s way better for the environment than using a paper and pen. Just think of all the lists, reminders, and deep, dark secrets that you’ll be keeping out of landfills.

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RAVPower 6700mAh Battery Pack/Wall Charger Combo | $22 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAQFF
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The Anker PowerCore Fusion is one of our biggest sellers ever, because it combines a USB wall charger and a portable battery pack into a single product. Now, RAVPower has their own alternative with a slightly larger 6700mAh battery inside, and you can grab it for just $22 with promo code KINJAQFF.

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They sent me one to check out, and despite the larger battery inside, it’s barely bigger or heavier than the Anker, and would make a great holiday stocking stuffer.

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Anker SoundCore 2 | $30 | Amazon
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With its 24 hour battery life, impressive bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker, and its water-resistant successor is down to $30 today, or $10 less than usual.

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The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that amazing 24 hour battery; the only real differences are a slightly tweaked design and the aforementioned water resistance. That means you can take it to the pool, the beach, or even the shower without fear.

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Anker PowerCore 10000 Redux | $26 | Amazon
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Anker makes just about every capacity of PowerCore battery pack imaginable, but the company’s 10,000mAh packs have always been among their most popular. And now, just in time for the holidays, they squeezed that much juice into a shockingly small new package.

The PowerCore 10000 Redux is only 4.1” x 2" x 1", and weighs only 6.6 ounces, making it the smallest 10,000mAh battery pack we’ve ever seen. And of course, Anker’s PowerIQ technology is built in, meaning you’ll get the fastest possible charging speed no matter what you plug in. There’s even a special trickle charge mode for low-draw devices like Bluetooth headphones, which often don’t draw enough power to keep USB battery packs “awake.”

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The Redux only just came out, and retails for $34, but it’s marked down to $26 this week, making it a perfect stocking stuffer idea.

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Samsung U3 32GB MicroSD Card | $6 | Amazon
Samsung U3 64GB MicroSD Card | $11 | Amazon
Samsung U3 128GB MicroSD Card | $20 | Amazon
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Samsung’s U3-rated microSD cards are some of the fastest and most popular options out there—I have the 128GB model in my own Nintendo Switch—and all four sizes are down to all-time low prices today on Amazon.

The 32GB card is down to a laughably cheap $6, the 64GB just dropped to $11, and the 128GB went from $25 to $20.

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If you need extra space for your action cam, smartphone, tablet, Switch, or anything else, these are extremely fast cards, and extremely good deals.

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Private Internet Access Exclusive Deals
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VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.

Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:

These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

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BEST HOME DEALS

Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S | $150 | Amazon
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Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient!

While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, this ECOVACS N79S vacuum is the follow-up to the well-reviewed N79, its headlining new feature being Alexa support. That means in addition to setting schedules and controlling the vacuum with your phone, you can now shout into the void that you’d like your floor vacuumed, and some combination of AI, voice recognition, and robotics will work in unison to make it happen. What a world.

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Ozeri Kitchen Scale | $5 | Amazon
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If you don’t own a kitchen scale... why? Who hurt you? What happened in your life to make you this way? Please drop the $5 this Ozeri Kitchen Scale costs to make a simple and meaningful change for the better. Is it super precise? No, but it’s way more accurate than the “eyeball it” method you’re currently using.

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Up to 75% Off Plus Free Shipping | Wayfair
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Whether or not you’ll be home for Christmas, your house could still probably use an upgrade or two. Wayfair is making it easier than ever to redecorate your space this season with their 48-Hour Blowout sale. Take up to 75% off a range of home essentials, from mattresses and beddings basics to rugs and wall art. But as its name suggests, this sale is a mere two days long. Since it might take you approximately that amount of time to sift through all the discounted items, you should shop now, or risk your ideal home existing only in your dreams.


Holiday Decor Sale | Home Depot
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You know that song “We Need a Little Christmas,” about decorating for the holidays way too early? And how it specifically says it’s just a week after Thanksgiving? To our 2018 minds that’s ridiculous, but I suppose there was a time when you didn’t put up your tree and lights until well into December.

If you still live on that schedule, it’s relevant to your life that Home Depot has a bunch of holiday decorations on sale today. Wreaths, inflatables, projectors, and more are marked down, so you can finally put up the brightest string of lights you’ve ever seen and hang some tinsel on that evergreen bough.

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Global G2 Chef’s Knife | $90 | Daily Steals | Promo code KINJAG2
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Global’s G2 chef’s knife doesn’t just look cool; it’s actually one of our readers’ favorites, and you can score a rare $10 discount on it today with promo code KINJAG2.

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The G2 features a straight edge rather than a beveled edge like most western knives, which means the blade will be lighter and sharper, though just a bit more complicated to re-sharpen. The unique stainless steel handle also features Global’s trademark dimples for a more secure grip. The knife pretty much always sells for $100, so if you’ve had your eye on it, this is a rare opportunity to save.


Ecobee3 Lite | $132 | Amazon | Clip the 5% coupon
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While it doesn’t have the brand recognition of Nest’s learning Thermostat, the Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat one-ups its most popular competitor by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature. Plus, it’ll work with Siri via HomeKit, and your Amazon Echo too.

Just note that this is the “Lite” version of the Ecobee3, which doesn’t detect occupancy, can’t control accessories like dehumidifiers, and doesn’t include a room sensor (though it does work with them), but today’s $139 list price is a match for Black Friday, and a 5% clippable coupon on the page makes it even cheaper.

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Progressive Prepworks Can Colander | $4 | Amazon
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First: Don’t @ me about canned meat being inferior or whatever, because nobody is under the delusion that preserved food is better than fresh. Sometimes you’re just hungry and in search of a quick/easy/convenient meal, and canned goods are one way to meet that need.

Now, let’s talk about how annoying it can be to drain cans. Actually there’s not much to discuss there, because it’s just a small, inconvenient fact of life that everybody’s aware of. So I added the Progressive Prepworks Can Colander to my Amazon cart the instant I saw it, and I’m weirdly excited about the prospect of slightly easier food prep.

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You’d pay at least a dollar more or have to deal with in-store pickup (or both) anywhere else, so while today’s price isn’t a huge discount, it’s still a good buy. Note that it’s designed to fit only certain cans, though, so don’t get too crazy with your plans.

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Anova Precision Cooker Nano | $61 | Amazon | Clip the 5% coupon
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We saw a bunch of Anova sous-vide deals around Black Friday, but today’s deal on the new Nano model is actually better than any we’d previously seen.

At 750W, it’s nearly as powerful as the old models, and still includes Bluetooth (but sadly not Wi-Fi), but it’ll take up a lot less space in your kitchen cabinets. In fact, this one can fit inside most drawers. Get it for an all-time low $61 on Amazon right now after clipping the 5% coupon. The $64 list price is the same as Black Friday, but the coupon is new.

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Lifehacker has a great explainer on sous vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in a bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird, kind of like food hot tub, but the result is food that’s cooked to the exact right temperature all the way through.

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AmazonBasics Six-Pack LED Light Bulbs | $11 | Amazon
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Amazon had the bright idea of making its own AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and you can get six of them for just $11 right now. A lot of utility companies will also give you a rebate for buying LEDs, so they could end up being cheaper if you send in your receipt, or even free.

They’re not smart, they don’t dim, and they definitely don’t change colors. But they do put out as much light as a 60W incandescent with only 10.5W of energy, so they will pay for themselves.

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5 for $55 Large Classic Jar or Tumbler Candles | Yankee Candle
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Even if your house is visually decorated for the holidays, you could be missing the all-important component of a seasonal scent. A peppermint, gingerbread, or pine fragrance wafting through the air can really take things to the next level.

With Yankee Candle’s 5 for $55 Large Classic Jar or Tumbler Candles sale, you can stock up on scents for every room of the house. You’ll also be saving major scrilla — each candle is normally $30, so basically, you’re getting three for free and a little discount on the other two. But you’ll need to do it soon, because this offer will be extinguished Friday.

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Eufy RoboVac 11S | $149 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAT008
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Roombas get all the glory, but don’t let name recognition overshadow an excellent deal on an equally efficient, if not better, robotic vacuum. Anker’s slim Eufy RoboVac 11S is a favorite of our readers, and today, you can use promo code KINJAT008 to clean it out for just $149, the same price as Cyber Monday. The 11S is extremely quiet, extra slim for tight spaces, and it sucks up anything in its path with ease.

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Gerber Shard Keychain Tool | $5 | Amazon
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Once you’ve gotten used to keeping a multi-tool on you, it can be hard to go without. But the TSA doesn’t care about that, and good luck getting your Leatherman on a plane.

The Gerber Shard isn’t as fancy as a lot of mini tool gizmos, but it’s airline approved and it fits on your keychain — and it’s $5. It features three drivers, a wire stripper, a pry bar, and a bottle opener, so maybe it’s just enough to keep you from having handy gadget withdrawals in “no weapons” situations. (It’s also a nice little gift for people that don’t really need or want anything else.)

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Free Shipping For Your First Year | Firstleaf Wine Club | Promo code KINJA
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Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of options, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store. It’s a solid deal any time, but it’s even better for our readers from now through the holidays.

Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. If you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up though, 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.

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BEST CLOTHING & LIFESTYLE DEALS

Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette | $10 | Sephora
Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette | $10 | Sephora
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s really no reason to ever buy individual eyeshadows when eyeshadows palettes exist. My point is bolstered by Sephora’s current Weekly Wow! deal on Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palettes in Flirt and Tease. Both are available for just $10 this week; that comes out to about $1.67 each for six shades. Not to mention, these palettes are good! Flirt is more warm-toned while Tease is on the pinker side, but they both feature a selection of neutral, highly pigmented mattes and metallics perfect for everyday wear.

Several other Tarte products are also on sale, including two contour palettes and their Tartiest Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette, so you can really get all decked out while you deck the halls this holiday season.

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SPANX Sale | HauteLook
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SPANX pretty much has the market on shapewear cornered, and they’re not exactly cheap. So if you feel like that’s something you want, head over to HauteLook. The selection currently on sale includes SPANX of all shapes and sizes — everything from bike shorts, tanks, and slips to bras and briefs — so you can probably find the perfect undergarments for whichever holiday party outfit you’ve got picked out.


Men’s and Women’s Flannels | $15 | Uniqlo
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Flannel season is a fleeting time of year, which why we all should be swathed in the soft material 24/7 for the short amount of time that it’s seasonally appropriate. Luckily, Uniqlo has a rad deal on plaid today; pretty much all men’s and women’s shirts are $15. So button up and cash in on this deal so you can wear nothing but flannel for the foreseeable future.


20% Off Gifts For Travel | Dagne Dover | Promo code TRAVEL20
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I recently waxed poetic about my love for the Dagne Dover Landon Carryall, and — whaddya know? — it’s now 20% off. Just use promo code TRAVEL20 to get one (or four, one in each size) and experience the freewheeling delight that a many-pocketed, neoprene-nylon bag can bring forth.

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Also 20% off (with the same promo code) are a bunch of other Dagne Dover items that are ideal for travel, including totes, wallets, backpacks, pouches, and even a fanny pack. All of these bags would make packing up and getting out of town for the holidays that much easier, not to mention, they’d be nice gifts for a frequent traveler on your list.


The Modern Boyfriend Jean (Mid Blue, Light Blue, Black) | Choose What You Pay | Everlane
The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean | Choose What You Pay | Everlane
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It’s unusual for jeans enter the fold in Everlane’s Choose What You Pay section, but today, there they are. And not one, but two women’s styles are up for grabs at 30% and 20% off, respectively: The Modern Boyfriend Jean, a relaxed-fit style available in three washes (light blue, mid blue, and black) for $48; and The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean, a cropped slim-cut jean with a 9-inch rise going for $55. Don’t lose out on this rare chance pick up some quality Everlane denim at a discount.


15% Off Sitewide; Extra 30% Off Sale | United By Blue | Promo code GIFTSFORGOOD
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If you’ve got a particularly eco-conscious person on your list this year (or if you’re making an effort to look out for the Earth yourself), anything from ultra sustainable brand United By Blue makes some highly gift-able items. And it seems United By Blue is looking out for both the environment and your wallet through Monday with their current sale. Right now, the outdoor retailer is taking 15% off sitewide with promo code GIFTSFORGOOD, not to mention an extra 30% off sale items. Responsibly-made apparel, camping gear, home decor, and bags for all!


KLM U.S. - Europe Flight Sale | $441+ | KLM
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Winter isn’t exactly high season for European vacations, but just pack a coat, because it’s lovely any time of year. For a limited time, KLM is offering deeply discounted sale fares from various U.S. cities to its home base in Amsterdam, plus a few other European destinations like Barcelona.

Roundtrip prices start at just $441 for New York to Amsterdam (other city pairs are a bit more expensive), and KLM’s site makes it really easy to see when prices are cheapest with an interactive calendar graphic:

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Bon voyage, bring us back a souvenir.


Kershaw Leek Knife Gold Box | Amazon
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Kershaw’s popular Leek knives are great general-purpose fold-out blades, and several different styles are on sale today in Amazon’s Gold Box. Prices start at just $24, but for $42, you can get the stunning Sandvik steel model, which is all matte black and impervious to fingerprints.

Now, you can be that person who has a knife on them whenever a difficult box needs opening. That person is respected and admired by all.

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Leather Bags from $37 | Amazon
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Listen, don’t be like me. Don’t try to stuff your work laptop and other necessities into whatever backpack you have lying around. It doesn’t work well, and you won’t have a system for which items go in which pockets, which results in lost objects and digging around for your debit card and holding up the line when you go to buy lunch.

Instead, invest in a proper, dedicated leather bag while Amazon has them starting at just $37. They’re attractive, convenient, and actually designed for commuting. The sale ends today, though, so don’t wait around like you’re behind me in line at Shake Shack (sorry!).

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FOREO Luna Mini Silicone Face Brush | $69 | Amazon
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Vibrating silicone brushes are the next big thing in facial skin care. If you’ve been putting off the upgrade for budgetary reasons, today’s your lucky day: The FOREO Luna Mini Silicone Face Brush is down to just $69 at Amazon. That’s a savings of $30 and an excellent opportunity to see what all the buzz is about.

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J.Crew Flash Event | Nordstrom Rack
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J.Crew makes solid, classic clothes, which is why I don’t expect this J.Crew flash event women’s apparel at Nordstrom Rack to stick around for long. The sale ends today, so snag a few winter-staple sweaters, nice slacks, and well-made tees while you still can.


Minimalist Red Ankle Boot | $60, plus free shipping | Alice + Whittles | Promo code TAKE20
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Don’t give a puddle the power to ruin your day. With Alice + Whittles rain boots, you can protect your toes from dampness (which can be especially brutal on frigidly cold rainy days in winter) without sacrificing an ounce of style. And now through Christmas, a pair of these adorable, seasonally-appropriate red ankle boots is going for $60, an extra $20 off their discounted price, plus free shipping. Use promo code TAKE20 and take advantage of this deal that’s sure to make your day, rain or shine.


50% Off | Lands’ End | Use promo code COCOA and pin 2654
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Winter demands utility over style; after all, not freezing to death usually take precedence over looking good. But Lands’ End makes the kind of winter stuff that a preppier, more put-together you would wear, like cozy flannels and wool coats, as opposed to the ratty sweaters and sweatsuits you often resort to this time of year. Now, that classic cold-weather look is more attainable than ever with 50% off your order from the retailer, today only. Just use promo code COCOA, along with pin 2654, and outfit yourself and your entire family in the stylish winter wardrobe you all deserve.


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If you still haven’t upgraded your morning routine up a life-changing wake-up light, Philips’ entry level model just got a big price drop.

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The Philips HF3500 is currently marked down to $37, the best price we’ve seen all year. While there are higher end models with color-shifting lights and multiple wake-up sounds, this model still offers a reasonably convincing facsimile of a sunrise, which helps ease you out of REM cycles before the alarm sounds. I’ve been using it for years, and absolutely love it.

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Beauty Box for Men and Women | $5 | Target
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Everyone knows that the best kind of present is one that includes multiple presents, so these $5 Target Beauty Boxes (previously $7) would truly be the gift that keeps on giving. There are two discounted boxes — one with six skincare products for women and the other featuring six grooming favorites for men — that are luxurious enough to be gifted while also being useful in terms address common winter skin issues like dryness and dullness. Plus, each individual item is the ideal size for holiday travels. Quite a beautiful deal, if you ask me.


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“You know, I think my teeth have gotten too white,” said no one ever. Seriously, there’s no limit to the brightness of a perfect smile. Because of this, Amazon has the 12-Treatment Crest 3D White Vivid Plus Whitestrips Kit for $18 when you clip the $5 off coupon on the product page and apply code 10VIVA12 at checkout. That’s $1.25 per treatment and a totally fair price for a smile white enough to glow in the dark.

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Star Wars Death Star Dome Tent | $175 | ThinkGeek
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You and up to two of your friends can be the coolest cats at the cantina campsite with this Star Wars Death Star Dome Tent. Yes, it looks like the iconic space station. No, jedi are not going to show up and try to destroy it while you’re inside. Yes, it has storage pockets and a lighting hook. No, it doesn’t work as a super weapon.

At $75 off, it’s a solid deal and a pretty rare overlap on the Venn diagram of Star Wars and camping as hobbies. (If you’re interested, it also qualifies you to buy one of these items for $1 via code CHOOSE.)

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Up to 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Cold Weather Styles | ASOS
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You’re probably focused on shopping for others at the moment, but why not gift yourself with a whole new on-trend wardrobe this holiday season? The purveyors of cool at ASOS are taking up to 50% off a wide variety of “cold weather” styles for men and women, which apparently includes everything from coats, and scarves, and gloves, to backpacks, and shoes, and watches. Take advantage ASOS’s broad definition of clothes for “cold weather,” and shop this sale before they realize exactly how much they’ve marked down.


Ugg Men | HauteLook
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Guys, it’s time to abandon any preconceived notions you may have about Uggs. The coziest shoe brand has busted out of the short boot mold and now best known for classic styles that keep your feet looking cool and feeling toasty warm. And for the next four days at HauteLook, there are discounted Uggs aplenty for men with discerning tastes. Step into some trendy lace-up looks, or comfy with a new pair of slippers. Not to mention, a pair Uggs would make an ugg-celent holiday gift.

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25% Off Sitewide | Enso Rings
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Wedding rings are a solemn reminder that you and your partner are in this thing together ‘til death do you part, but that won’t stop your band from parting your finger from your hand if you happen to it get caught on something — especially if you’re the sort of person who’s super active, works with machinery, etc. Enter Enso: the safer ring, made of silicone, and for the holidays, they’re taking 25% off sitewide. Unlike metal rings, Enso’s silicone rings will snap from pressure (instead of your finger), plus their Elements collection offerings are infused with actual metal for a nice shine.

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Or, just take home one of their many styles, which includes stackable and uniquely textured options, because they’re cool and you like to wear rings while also keeping all your digits attached to your body — no S.O. required.


Hunter Original Short Rain Boots | $81 | Zappos
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A storm of savings is rolling through at Zappos. We’re midway though the shoe retailer’s 21 Days of Deals, and today’s discount du jour is one you’ll want to make it rain on. Hunter Original Short Rain Boots in a variety of colors and finishes are just $81, down from their usual $140 price tag, for today only. For those who have yet to hunt down a pair of their own Hunters, these boots are the quintessential rain accessory. They come in a rainbow of both glossy and matte hues that are like sunshine on a cloudy day. Not to mention, they’re fun to wear in winter with the addition of a fashionable boot sock. Snag a pair for yourself or for someone on your list before this sale gets the boot.


Up to 50% Off Holiday Clearance | REI
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REI is making the holidays even happier with a festive clearance sale that is positively jolly. Starting today and continuing through December 16, the outdoor retailer is taking up to 50% off select clearance items (that’s better than their Cyber Monday sale, which only saw up to 40% savings, by the way).

Outdoor adventurers can seek deals on women’s and men’s apparel, along with a range of gear for camping, hiking, and all things snow. And you cana bet a few of your favorite brands, like Columbia, The North Face, and Patagonia, will be marked down, too. Take advantage of this sale now, and let the knowledge that you saved a bundle give you a warm feeling inside when you head outside in your new gear this winter.

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30% Off Dresses, Shoes, and Accessories | Anthropologie
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If you’re stressing about what you’ll wear when you take this year’s holiday party circuit by storm, relax. You have a holiday party outfit guardian angel looking out for you, and it’s name is Anthropologie. The bohemian-cool retailer is known for unique styles that look effortless (even though you actually put, like, a lot of work into your ensemble), and through Wednesday, they’re taking 30% off all dresses, shoes, and accessories so you can get all dolled up from head to toe. The discount will be applied at checkout, so all that’s left for you to do is grace the party with your presence and enjoy.


Extra 30% Off Sale Items | Kate Spade | Promo Code EXTRAEXTRA
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We’ve got a sale that will make you get out your wallet...and ditch it for something newer and cuter. The pocketbook purveyors at Kate Spade want to hook you up with new handbags, wallets, clothing, jewelry and other accessories this holiday season, so they’re taking an extra 30% off already marked down sale items. Use promo code EXTRAEXTRA to take advantage of this designer deal. And, just saying, handbags and accessories make great gifts.


IMAK Compression Cooling Sleep Mask | $9 | Amazon
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While most eye masks try to provide as little compression as possible, IMAK’s compression pain relief mask lightly presses around your eyes by design to help with headaches, migraines, and sinus pain. You can even throw it in the freezer for cooling (but not too cooling) relief when you go to bed.

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$9 is the best price Amazon’s listed all year, and it makes a great stocking stuffer for light sleepers and headache sufferers.

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15% off Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies and Tincture | Promo code kinja15
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If you’re having trouble sleeping, suffering from anxiety, or having trouble sleeping because you’re suffering from anxiety, Sunday Scaries CBD gummies could help. Jolie Kerr shared her thoughts on them for The Inventory, and now, our readers can save 15% for the always-stressful holiday season with promo code kinja15.

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That applies to the regular gummies, the vegan versions, and the pure CBD tincture, with extra savings available if you buy in bulk, so your wallet can rest as easy as you will.

BEST MEDIA DEALS

Legend of Korra: The Complete Series | $20 | Amazon | Also $16 on DVD
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Series | $19 | Amazon | Also $16 on DVD
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Legend of Korra was one of the best shows on TV during its time, let alone one of the best anime series, and you can own all four seasons on Blu-ray for an all-time low $20, today only on Amazon. If you’d prefer it on DVD, you can get it for even less, but anyway, it’s a deal that should send you straight into the Avatar state.

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Also included in today’s sale is the complete Blu-ray and DVD set for Avatar: The Last Airbender, which got a long-overdue release just a few short months ago.  Today only, it’s just $19 (or $16 for the DVD), an all-time low, so yip yip!

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$5 Off $20 in Kids’ Books | Target
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Hands up if you do the want/need/wear/read thing at Christmas. Keep the hand up if you’ve already used Amazon’s book coupon but still have more books to buy.

You can put your hand down now, because this isn’t a Survivor challenge, but know that Target is taking $5 off kids’ book purchases of $20 or more, essentially matching the Amazon deal as long as you stick to the kids’ category. That’s double the savings! And, unlike toys, it’s hard to feel that your house is overrun with too many books.

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Get $5 Off Physical Book Purchases of $20+ | Amazon | Promo code GIFTBOOK18
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What kind of person still reads physical books? The best kind of person, IMO. If you’re one of them, this is probably your favorite time of year, because you know that Amazon always drops an awesome coupon. Just like Black Friday, the discount this time around is $5 off $20 via code GIFTBOOK18, and it works on pretty much every single hardcover and paperback sold and shipped by Amazon.

The only downside is that it’s limited to a single use per customer, so you may have a hard time deciding what to buy.

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50% Off Select Books | Barnes & Noble
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Call me a Luddite, but ebooks are not my jam. I know that they’re more suited for travel and take up less space in your life, but given the choice, I’ll go with the literal printed word every time.

I must not be the only one, if Barnes & Noble’s 50% off sale is any indication. More than 150 books are marked down; exclusive editions and signed copies are good places to start if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. And with tomes by Brandon Sanderson, William Shatner, Zora Neale Hurston, and even Justin Timberlake, you should have no problem hitting the $25 free shipping threshold. Just be sure to check against Amazon’s prices with the renewed $5 off coupon.

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BEST GAMING DEALS

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I’m kind of surprised that the Disney Pixar Cars Mini Racers Rollin’ Raceway Playset is available for $15 at Amazon and Walmart. It’s pretty big and complicated to be so cheap.

Essentially, it allows kids to launch cars (it comes with two, Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez) toward targets that trigger changes in the board when hit. It can also hold up to five cars when packed up for transport via the carry handle. Reviews suggest that it’s cheaply made but at least moderately fun. At this price, if you’re looking to round out your Christmas gift arsenal, this might be a nice way to do it.

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Not SuBattat Gold Box | Amazon
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Christmas shopping for older kids is easy. Too easy, really, because they know what to ask for and you know what they like, and before you know it you’ve blown out your budget.

But toddlers can be trickier. Their interests are still developing, and you always feel better about buying them toys that are educational or at least encourage imaginative play. Today you can do just that with Amazon’s Battat Gold Box full of musical instruments, take-apart vehicles, pretend play sets, and more.

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It still might be hit or miss on whether the gifts become new favorites or are immediately tossed aside, but at least you’ll feel good about the effort you made.

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L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise | $70 | Walmart
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In the olden times, like 2012ish, toys were designed for playing. Removing the packaging was agony, the final obstacle between you and your new plaything. But in our brave new YouTube-influenced world, the unboxing has become the whole point.

Thanks to this redefinition of fun, you can nab the L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise for $70 at Walmart. With more than 60 surprises to unwrap and discover, it’ll last longer than any blind bag or surprise egg. And there’s even a small (infinitesimal, but not nonexistent) chance that the dolls and their accessories will get some playtime once the mystery is gone.

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LEGO Ship in a Bottle | $56 | Walmart and Amazon
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LEGO’s popular Ship in a Bottle set is on sale for $14 off at Walmart and Amazon right now, the best price we’ve seen. It comes complete with translucent water, six cannons, printed sails, and a “wood” base to hold it. It’s also a lot easier to build than a real ship in a bottle, which may be a pro or a con, depending on your point of view.

We think this deal will sink rather quickly down to Davy Jones’ locker, so if you want yours, order it now.

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Pomsies | 2 for $20 | Walmart
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Pomsies are this year’s answer to Fingerlings and Hatchimals, except that they’re surprisingly easy to find. But they are cute little “pets” that “interact” with you, and they were on every hot holiday toy list.

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You’d normally pay at least $12 for one, but Walmart will let you choose two for just $20. That’s, like the definition of a deal, and if you order now you’ll even have them in time for Christmas.


NERF from $4 | Amazon
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One of the most fun memories my family has made in recent years was a giant NERF battle on the lawn. I’m talking children, my adult siblings and their spouses, my parents — all of us pummeling each other with foam darts and then pausing to collect them so we could go again.

I kind of think I want to make it a holiday tradition, and you can, too, if you stock up on gear during Amazon’s NERF sale. Dart refills start at $4, and there are blasters from $6 (but you’ll probably want one of the bigger ones if you’re going to stand a chance in the war). It’ll give you a whole new perspective on what an “old-fashioned family Christmas” can be.

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You still have a few days to order from shopDisney and receive your purchase by Christmas, so it’s not quite the last minute. But it’s, like, the penultimate minute, and between that and today’s offer of free shipping sitewide via code FREESHIP, I wouldn’t put off buying any longer.

As a little extra incentive, select items also receive an extra discount via code CHEER. More than 800 toys, clothes, accessories, and home goods are in the mix, and the additional markdown varies by item, so it’s probably best to just carve out some browsing time.

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