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BEST TECH DEALS

PC Gaming Gold Box | Amazon
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Todayā€™s Amazon Gold Box deal is ostensibly meant for PC gamers, and indeed, there are lots of deals in here that will make them happy. But everyone could an extra external hard drive or a better router, so there are a lot of deals worth checking out for non-gamers as well.

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A few of our favorites are below, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see the rest of the deals. Just remember that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.


Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable | $10 | Amazon | Promo code ANKERA82

These Anker PowerLine+ Lightning cables are wrapped in nylon, include a pouch to keep them from tangling, and come with an 18 month warranty, all of which are improvements over Appleā€™s own Lightning cable, and thatā€™s not even accounting for how much nicer they feel to use.

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Oh yeah, and at $10 each, they cost half as much as what youā€™d pay at the Apple Store for an inferior product. Get them for $10 each with promo code ANKERA82, in the color of your choice.


Onkyo AV Receiver | $559 | Amazon
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This Onkyo receiver has pretty much everything a home theater buff could want, including Dolby Atmos support and six HDMI ports, and Amazonā€™s marked it down to $559 today. Thatā€™s about $140 less than usual, but the deal is only available today.


Pelican Case Gold Box | Amazon
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Not everybody needs a Pelican case, but if you transport fragile equipment with any regularity, you know that they make some of the toughest boxes out there. A whole bunch of different sizes are on sale in todayā€™s Amazon Gold Box, and while they still donā€™t come cheap, theyā€™re all watertight, dustproof, and wonā€™t get crushed in an airline cargo hold.


iOttie One Touch Qi Air Vent Phone Mount | $34 | Amazon
iOttie One Touch Qi CD Slot Phone Mount | $34 | Amazon
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There are no bad places to put down Qi wireless charging pads, but your car might just be the best place. Two of iOttieā€™s popular wireless charging car mounts are on sale for $34 today, down from their usual $50.

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Unfortunately, the dashboard version I own isnā€™t included in the sale, but you do get to choose between an air vent mount and a CD slot mount.



Philips Hue White and Color Bulb | $41 | Amazon
Philips Hue White Ambiance Bulbs | $22 | Amazon
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Update: The color bulbs have gone up by a dollar, to $41, but now the white ambiance bulbs are on sale for an all-time low $22. These canā€™t display the full RGB spectrum, but they can do a full range of white light temperatures, including daylight.

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If you already have a Philips Hue Hub (or an Echo Plus, which works as a Hue Hub), itā€™s time to stock up on bulbs. The full-color, 60W equivalents are down to $41 today, which is about as cheap as they ever get outside of Black Friday. Hue works best when all of the bulbs in your home, or at least in a given room, are compatible, so buy a bunch!


Century 7 Day Programmable Light Switch | $11 | Amazon
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Heading out of town and want to deter thieves, or just want to wake up to a well-lit house? This programmable light and fan switch turns any built-in light into a smart light for $11, the best price weā€™ve ever seen on something like this.


iClever 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Jump Starter | $57 | Amazon | Use code ICLEVER778
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You donā€™t think you need a portable jump starter until you really, really need one. This iClever 600A jump starter has enough oomph to jump start basically any passenger vehicle, and of course, it also has USB ports to charge your phone.


Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse | $14 | Amazon | Promo code ANKER780
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Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4.1 star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $14 today (with promo code ANKER780), or $4 less than usual. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three DPI settings and forward/back buttons, which are pretty rare at this price level.


Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Bluetooth Headphones | $22 | Amazon | Promo code ANKER411
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Our readers voted Ankerā€™s SoundBuds Slims as their favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but we may need a recount, as Anker recently released the upgraded SoundBuds Slim+, on sale for just $22 today with promo code ANKER411.

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The biggest change from the original model is the inclusion of AptX encoding, which should improve sound quality with compatible devices. Anker also claims that waterproofing has been improved, though theyā€™re both still rated as IPX5, so any change on that front is likely modest. One thing that hasnā€™t changed: the seven hour battery, which is excellent for earbuds of this size.


DirecTV Now is one of the better over-the-top cable replacements out there, and with this deal, thereā€™s very little reason not to give it a try.

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For a limited time, if you prepay for three months of the service at $35 per month, youā€™ll get a 4K Apple TV included for free. That Apple TV costs $179 normally, so youā€™re basically getting a $74 discount on the box, plus three months of live TV. No brainer.


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.

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Last month, they offered our readers $10 off two year memberships, but this time around, you get a few more choices, ranging from a quick taste of the service to an extended commitment with additional savings:

These deals are only for our readers, but we arenā€™t sure how long theyā€™ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

BEST HOME DEALS

Heat Resistant Gloves | $8 | Amazon | Promo code DR5MYTKE
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These $8 gloves (with promo code DR5MYTKE) let you grab a hot pan out of the oven, pull meat right off a grill, or even turn logs in an active campfire without getting burned, like some kind of kitchen superhero. Weā€™ve seen silicone barbecue gloves for less than this in the past, but these are rated for much higher temperatures, and should be more flexible as well.


25% off $39+ Orders | ProFlowers | Discount shown at checkout
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Motherā€™s Day is less than two weeks away, and if you havenā€™t already ordered flowers, you can save 25% on any $39+ order from ProFlowers today by using our exclusive link.

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This deal should work sitewide, but you can find the most popular Motherā€™s Day bouquets here. Any bouquets that starts at over $39 shows the discounted price by default, but you can also pick a cheaper option and add a premium vase to get over the $39 threshold, but you wonā€™t see the discounted price until you get to checkout.


Travelpro Maxlite 5 25" Checked Bag | $128 | Amazon
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Weighing in at only 7.3 pounds, this 25" Travelpro Maxlite 5 checked bag lets you pack 42.7 pounds of clothes, souvenirs, and anything else before incurring overweight baggage fees on most airlines. You could probably find a lighter duffel bag, but as far as spinner suitacases go, youā€™d be hard-pressed to find something lighter. Roll it into your collection for an all-time low $128 today.


Automatic Pro | $110 | Amazon

No matter how long youā€™ve been driving, itā€™s never too late to learn better habits. Automatic is a little Bluetooth dongle that plugs into your carā€™s OBD-II port (found on almost any car made since 1996) and communicates with your smartphone to track driving habits, mileage, and engine problems. It can even trigger IFTTT recipes and integrate with Alexa. But best of all, if youā€™re in an accident, Automatic will automatically alert the authorities and call your family, no subscription required.

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The Automatic Pro includes always-on 3G connectivity with no monthly fees, meaning you can track you carā€™s location no matter where you are in the world (assuming the car itself is located in the United States). It usually sells for $130, but right now, Amazonā€™s knocked that down to $110.


AmazonBasics Garment Rack | $20 | Amazon
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Whatever the reason (too many clothes, tiny closet, you want to hang up that that shirt isnā€™t clean, but also isnā€™t dirty), you can create a makeshift closet with this AmazonBasics rolling garment rack. The $20 price tag is an all-time low.


Dyson V7 Cord Free Vacuum | $249 | Amazon
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The Dyson V7 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves...pretty much anything really, and you can get a brand new one on Amazon today for $249, down from its usual $324. We see refurbished Dyson deals pretty frequently, but this is a great chance to save one thatā€™s unsullied by any previous owners.


20% off $25+ Orders | eBay | Promo code PREP4SUMMER. Full seller list here.
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Itā€™s not a true sitewide sale like weā€™ve seen in the past, but eBayā€™s currently running a 20% promo code for a variety of sellers, most notably Dyson.

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For a limited time, Dysonā€™s eBay outlet is taking an extra 20% off any $25 order (maximum $50 discount) with promo code PREP4SUMMER including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. They sell a lot of new stuff on eBay, but the best deals are on the refurbs. Either way, theyā€™re sold directly by Dyson; this isnā€™t a sketchy third party situation.

My favorite pick here would be the cordless Dyson V7 Animal (refurbished) for $200, perfectly maxing out the discount at $50. If you want a corded upright, the Dyson Cinetic doesnā€™t require a filter, and is a great option at $168.


AquaDance Luxury 3-Way Rainfall Shower Combo | $25 | Woot
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Upgrading your shower head is one of the easiest and cheapest way to make a huge improvement to your bathroom. This AquaDance rainfall combo shower head is especially inexpensive today, just $25 on Woot.

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It features two heads, one adjustable handheld and one rain shower head which combined have six settings like power mist, pulsating massage, and water savings. Plus, it boasts an impressive 4.3 stars and over 3,000 Amazon reviews. You can thank us later.


Fit Pit Sale | Amazon
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If itā€™s still a little chilly in the evenings where you live, this Amazon fire pit sale is for you. They have 10 pits to pick from, including this hammered copper tub, a campfire ring with star and moon cutouts, this pedestal style pit, and more. Just remember, it will only last until the end of the day or until the products sell out, so wait for this deal to burn up.


2-Pack ReNu Contact Solution | $9 | Amazon | Clip the $5 coupon and use Subscribe & Save
2-Pack Biotrue Contact Solution | $11 | Amazon | Clip the $5 coupon and use Subscribe & Save
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Of all the things you can run out of in your bathroom, contact solution might be the most annoying. You can always squeeze a little more toothpaste out of the tube, but once you find an empty bottle of contact solution, youā€™re either making a late night run to the pharmacy, or sacrificing a pair of perfectly good contacts.

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Today on Amazon, you can save $5 on a 2-pack of ReNu lens solution, bringing the pack down to $10, or $9 if you use Subscribe & Save. If you prefer Biotrue, that also has a $5 coupon that brings it down to $11, but youā€™ll have to use Subscribe & Save in that case.


Refurb Breville the Barista Express Espresso Maker | $350 | Woot
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Update: Sold out

Spending $350 on a espresso machine might sound indulgent, but when you add up all the money you spend at coffee shops, buying this Breville Barista Express might save you money over time.

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I bought this machine (also refurbished) about 9 months ago, and I canā€™t imagine mornings without it. It grinds the beans and dispenses the perfect amount for each shot, making it pretty much idiot proof. And, it makes vastly better tasting coffee than the less expensive machine I had before. The $350 price tag is $130 less than the last time we posted this deal. So, if youā€™ve eyeing an espresso machine for a while, this one has my vote.


Snickers Slice & Share Candy Bar | $8 | Amazon
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Snickers makes a special 1-pound candy bar thatā€™s designed for slicing and sharing, but we wonā€™t tell anyone if you eat the entire thing yourself. Amazon even ships it with reusable cool-packs to keep it from melting en route.


OXO 5-Piece Good Grips Pop Containers Set | $35 | Amazon
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With this set of five OXO Good Grips Pop Containers, the days of snacks going stale are no more. $35 is the best price this set has ever been, and itā€™ll pay for itself by keeping your food from going stale. Fill it with anything and store it much more easily than that half-open bag of chips youā€™re using a binder clip to hold closed.


Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Containers, Set of 3 | $21 | Amazon
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This 3-pack of best-sellingĀ Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Storage containers is not at its lowest price, but it is a good $5 - $7 less than usual.

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For $21, you get one 6.3-cup and two larger 17.3-cup containers. These containers can keep food fresh for about 80% longer than store packaging, but, if history is any indication, this deal will spoil quickly.


OXO Good Grips Avocado Slicer | $7 | Amazon
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Millennials canā€™t afford homes because they spend all their money on avocado slicers.


Anker Roav DashCam A1 | $43 | Amazon | Promo code APDEALA1

In less than a year, Ankerā€™s first foray into the dash cam market has spawned an entire line of products, and one of the newer models just got its best discount ever.

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The Roav DashCam A1 is mostly a spec-for-spec match for the original C1, though it operates in a slightly wider temperature range, and is designed more like a traditional action cam than a purpose-built dash cam. That makes it a little less sleek on your windshield, but allows you to tilt it left and right, rather than just up and down. Itā€™s really a matter of personal preference, but any dash cam with Wi-Fi and Ankerā€™s level of customer service for around $40 is worth checking out, if you ask me.


Matcha Green Tea Powder, 30g | $8 | Amazon | With Subscribe & Save and $1 coupon
Matcha Green Tea Powder, 100g | $19 | Amazon | With Subscribe & Save and $1 coupon
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One of the big trendy foods of the year, matcha green tea is a super food full of antioxidants, and is thought to help improve metabolism and energy levels. This is in powder form, so you can add it into pretty anything - baked goods, smoothies, lattes, and desserts, just for starters.

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Itā€™s not the best deal weā€™ve seen, but Amazonā€™s $1 coupon is a decent little discount, if you need to restock.


OxyLED T-02 Mini With Hooks | $10 | Amazon | Promo code E7VL88AS
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OxyLED added a set of hooks to its smallest motion-sensing stick-anywhere light, which makes a ton of sense. That means you can easily hang your keys by the door when you get home at night, or hang up belts in a dimly-lit closet. Use promo code E7VL88AS to get it for $10.


93 Loads Tide Free & Gentle Laundry Detergent | $14 | Amazon | Use Subscribe & Save and $3 coupon
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For a limited time, Amazon will sell you three pouches of Tide HE-compatible Free & Gentle laundry detergent (totaling 144 ounces or 93 loads) for just $14. These pouches are designed basically as refills for plastic Tide bottles, but as long as that doesnā€™t bother you, this is a fantastic price-per-ounce for any detergent, let alone name brand. Just be sure to clip the $3 coupon on the page and use Amazon Subscribe & Save.


Tacklife Electric Arc Lighter | $12 | Amazon | Promo code DDL9LEJG
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Itā€™s 2018, and your lighter doesnā€™t need fuel anymore; it just has to charge over USB. This discounted arc lighter isnā€™t really pocket-friendly, but its long, flexible neck makes it ideal for lighting candles, camp fires and other awkwardly-placed flammable things. Just charge the built-in battery, and youā€™ll be good to go for up to 1,000 uses before you have to plug it in again.

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Get it for $12 today with promo code DDL9LEJG, matching the best price weā€™ve ever seen.


2+ ThermoPops | $20 each | ThermoWorks

If you want to get one of our readersā€™ favorite meat thermometers, but are little turned off by the $75+ price tag, consider the Thermapenā€™s little brother, the ThermoPop. Theyā€™re on sale today for $20 a piece when you buy 2 or more.

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The ThermoPop displays the temperature slightly slower than the larger Thermapen (weā€™re talking the difference of a second here), and is accurate within 2Ā°F. So, go ahead and pick one up for yourself and gift one to your foodie friends, this sale might not last long.

BEST LIFESTYLE DEALS

As Amazon slowly puts department stores out of business, itā€™s expanding its own fashion department twofold. Right now, Prime Members can try out their in-house shoe brand, The Fix, for up to 30% off. Thereā€™s a dozen styles to choose from, each with a very...unique style. If you need statement shoes for under $100, this is the sale for you.


Philips OneBlade + 3 Extra Blades | $54 | Amazon | Clip the $15 coupon

While itā€™s not as good as the last OneBlade deal we saw, this Amazon discount is a solid chance to save on our favorite shaving product ever.

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For a limited time, you can get a OneBlade plus three extra blades (four blades total) for $54 after you clip the $15 coupon. Those blades should last you 16 months at minimum, but honestly, probably longer.

If you arenā€™t familiar with this thing yet, Shane shared his thoughts about it on Gear.


Innotech Digital Bathroom Scale | $15 | Amazon | Use code DEAL1538

Beach season is upon us. If youā€™re looking to watch your weight, step right up to this Innotech bathroom scale. Itā€™ll cost you just $15 today when you enter code DEAL1538.

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It doesnā€™t have any fancy app or bluetooth connectivity, but it does have a large LCD display and an extraordinary 4.7 stars from over 2,000 reviewers.


Fishing Gold Box | Amazon
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Now that the weatherā€™s finally nice enough to head to the water, Amazonā€™s running a one-day sale on highly rated fishing gear. Youā€™ll find deals on reels, rods, clothes, and more, but these prices are only available today, so donā€™t let this sale be the one that got away.


Extra 20% Off Clearance | Target
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The hundreds of items in Targetā€™s spring apparel clearance section are already really affordable, but for a limited time, promo code SAVE20 will take an extra 20% off at checkout. Plus, if you have a Target REDCard, youā€™ll save an extra 5%, and get free two day shipping.


FOCX Redefined Wallets | Kickstarter
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Our readers bought a ton of FOCXā€™s first Kickstarter-funded wallet, and now the company is back with a whole new line.

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While they look similar at a glance, there are subtle differences between the three wallets included in the campaign. The Minimalist and the Accountant are nearly identical, except that The Accountant has an extra elastic strap, and leaves one side of the front leather facade open, rather than stitching it completely shut. Focx markets this as a coin holder, but I found that it works great for cash as well. The Purist adds an extra strip of leather that closes around the wallet, adding a dedicated cash holder and protecting your cards, at the expense of some added bulk.

All three wallets are very small, look great, and are primarily constructed from elastic, meaning you can stuff a ton of cards in there. The main compartment has a two-sided pull tab that gives you easy access to your most-used cards, but cards you store on the back of the wallet are still easy enough to access.

As is typical on Kickstarter, early backers get the biggest discounts, so pledging early is good for your, uh, wallet.

We sort through the noise of Kickstarter to find you preorder discounts worth taking advantage of. Someone on our team has tested a prototype (or final version) of every Kickstarter we cover.


PrivƩ Revaux Sunglasses | $24 | Amazon | Promo code PRSPRING
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PrivƩ Revaux turned the sunglass industry on its head last year with a wide variety of attractive frames for just $30 each, but you can get them for even less today with 20% promo code PRSPRING.

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Everything they sell on Amazon is eligible, so be sure to look beyond the main page. The Menā€™s and Womenā€™s sections have a lot more styles, and some frames, like the new Madelaine Collection are only available from the New Arrivals dropdown menu. The unisex Commando aviators are PrivĆ©ā€™s most popular though, so feel free to start with those.

PrivĆ© now sells a couple of blue light-blocking computerĀ glasses as well that you could grab with this sale. They arenā€™t sunglasses, and they obviously arenā€™t prescription, but they could be just what you need if suffer from eyestrain at work.


May the Fourth Sale | ThinkGeek
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May the Fourth isnā€™t actually here for another couple of days, but ThinkGeek is cashing in on the impending Star Wars frenzy. Theyā€™re taking up to 80% off four pages worth of merchandise. Everything from t-shirts and socks to animatronic Porgs. Thereā€™s even a freakinā€™ R2-D2 french press.


BEST MEDIA DEALS

Amazon Prime Gift Membership | $99 | Amazon
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Try not to panic, but Amazon is raising the price of Prime for the first time in four years, from $99 per year to $119. The change goes into effect on May 11 for new members, and June 16 for renewing members. This is obviously disappointing, if not surprising given all the benefits Amazonā€™s added since 2014. But if your renewal date is after June 16, there is (probably) a way to get another year at the old price.

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The trick is to buy an Amazon Prime gift subscription now, and then redeem it on your account once it comes time to renew. The fine print on gift memberships says that redeeming them with an existing Prime account will net a gift card for the amount you paid, rather than an additional year of Prime, so youā€™ll need to remember to cancel your membership before you redeem the gift. Luckily, if you go into your account settings, thereā€™s an option to receive a reminder three days before your account is set to auto-renew.

Let me be clear, while this trick worked the last time Amazon raised the price of Prime, itā€™s entirely possible it wonā€™t this time. Amazon would be in its rights to not allow people to redeem $99 Prime gift memberships after the price goes up. But I feel pretty confident that, in the worst case scenario, theyā€™d at least give you a gift card for whatever you paid, so you wouldnā€™t really be out any money. Itā€™s a small risk, but could be worth it to save $20.


Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia | $22 | Amazon
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Hereā€™s the perfect gift for the Zelda fan with everything. Hyrule Historia is your definitive guide to the history of the Zelda franchise, and itā€™s down to $22 today, its best price in months.


HBO Add-On Access | $5/month for six months | Hulu
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With exclusive shows like Westworld and access tons of movies, including several recent hits, $15 per month is honestly not a lot to ask for HBO, which is what you normally pay when subscribing to HBO Now. But for a limited time, you can add the same library of HBO content to your Hulu membership for just $5 per month for the first six months.

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Note: To find the deal, just click the Add-Ons button on the top of the page once you sign into your account.

To get the deal, youā€™ll need to be a paid Hulu subscriber (plans start at just $8 per month), and itā€™s not valid for anyone that added HBO to their membership in the past. Itā€™ll also automatically renew at the standard $15 rate after six months, so keep that in mind. But otherwise, there really arenā€™t a ton of strings attached here: six months of HBO for $30 is a crazy-good deal.

BEST GAMING DEALS

ThinkGeek Tabletop Gaming Sale | ThinkGeek
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ThinkGeekā€™s celebrating International Tabletop Day with a huge sale on board games and tabletop gaming accessories, for a limited time. Inside, youā€™ll find light-up D20 dice, levitating construction sets, a bunch of puzzles, and a whole slew of board games. If you have any particular recommendations, be sure to drop them in the comments.


Humble Capcom + SEGA PlayStation Bundle | Humble
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The vast majority of Humbleā€™s game bundles focus on PC games, but their latest collaboration with Capcom and SEGA is just for PlayStation owners.

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The bundle includes a dozen titles (seven for PS4, three for PS3, and two for the Vita), including hits like Alien Isolation, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, and Mega Man Legacy Collection. As always, you can name your own price, but youā€™ll need to pay at least $15 to get all of the games.

As an added bonus, Humble Monthly members (you are a Humble Monthly member, right?) who unlock the highest tier will also get $2 added to their Humble Wallets.


If you have Amazon Prime, congrats, you also have Twitch Prime. And if you have Twitch Prime, you get some free PC games every month, no strings attached.

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Starting on May 1, youā€™ll get access to six new games, including Gone Home and Psychonauts, just for starters. All you have to do is connect your Prime and Twitch accounts here, then check back on May 1 to download your games. Thereā€™s also still time to download Aprilā€™s games, which include Steamworld Dig 2 and Tales From the Borderlands. Just click the loot icon on the top of your Twitch homepage to find all of the freebies. Once you add them to your library, theyā€™re yours to keep, even if you cancel your Prime membership further down the road.

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