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A Backcountry sale, Hanes underwear, Biofreeze and Risk Legacy lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals

15% Off Sitewide | Rakuten | Use code SAVE15 at checkout

Rakuten’s running another of its popular site-wide sales today and tomorrow, with 15% off all orders, with a $60 maximum discount with the promo code SAVE15. You can check out their promo page to scan all of the deals, but the beauty of this sale is you can “force” a sale on super new or rarely discounted products, like Triple A titles for the Nintendo Switch like Smash, controllers, and more.

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This deal ends tomorrow, but there’s a limited supply on super popular items. So act fast.


Roav by Anker SmartCharge Halo | $14 | Amazon | Promo code ROAVF3WA

Just when you thought you had car chargers pegged, Anker went out and made the smartest one you’ve ever seen.

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Similar to the Nonda Zus, the Roav by Anker SmartCharge Halo connects to your phone over Bluetooth while you drive. When you turn the car off and the Bluetooth connection breaks, the Roav app will mark down your parking location on a map, so you can find your way back.

Perhaps more usefully, every time you start your car, the SmartCharge will also log the health of your car battery, so you can track its charge over time from your phone, and get a replacement ready before you get stranded in your office parking garage on a Friday evening.

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Those features alone (along with three total ports, including a Quick Charge 3.0 one) would make this worth $14 (with promo code ROAVF3WA), but it does have one last trick up its sleeve: A customizable accent light. The LED ring around the USB ports can display 16,000 different colors, and you can choose your favorite from the app to make it perfectly match (or stand out from) your car’s own dashboard lighting.


Amazon Echo Input | $20 | Amazon
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Alexa, show me a good deal. The Echo Input lets you add Alexa to any speaker system you want via a 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth, and it’s down to just $20 on Amazon right now. To be fair, the Echo Dot can do this as well, but the Input is smaller and cheaper if you specifically want to use your existing speakers.


Blue Yeti USB Microphone, Steel Red | $70 | BuyDIg | Promo code APRIL1

Whether you’re looking to start the next big podcast (seriously, you’ve got, like, things to say), improve the quality of your Twitch streams, or just want your Skype calls with Grandma to sound better, the Blue Yeti is one of the most popular mid-range USB microphones you can buy. It’s down to $70 in Steel Red if you use the code APRIL1.


Massdrop x Meze 99 Noir Closed-Back Headphones
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Meze Audio is following up on the success of its signature Meze 99 headphones with a brand new pair of cans, with the same solid sonics but for $100 less.

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Made in partnership with MassDrop, the $200 Meze 99 Noir headphones are the perfect pair of headphones for the burgeoning audiophile. With impactful bass and solid mids, these pair of cans offer great sound quality for even the most discerning listeners.

For fans of the $300 Meze 99 headphones, little has changed here. Sure, the gold accents are gone, and the wood is a darker walnut, but otherwise, the design mostly remains essentially unchanged—and that’s mostly good thing. They’re still super light, the earpads, while a little small, are plush, and the springy-headband is unbelievably comfortable.

But the market has changed since the originals were released. Namely, Bluetooth, which this particular pair lacks, has gotten a lot better and more ubiquitous. Sure, the $200 price tag certainly makes this pair of cans more approachable, but there are some seriously great Bluetooth headphones at the same price. Heck, on a good day, you can get those Bose QC35 noise canceling headphones for just $50-$100 more. But if you primarily use your headphones at your desk, where plugging in a wire isn’t a huge issue, the appeal here should be obvious.


If you’re on a moderate budget, and are interested in an attractive pair of headphones with some serious cred, by all means, pick up the Meze 99 Noirs, which just went live for the first time on Massdrop. They’re surely some of the most beautifully designed, best-sounding wired headphones at this price range.


Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Bluetooth Headphones | $22 | Amazon | Promo code AKSLPLUS

Our readers voted Anker’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 AKSLPLUS.

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 they’re both still rated as IPX5, so any change on that front is likely modest. One thing that hasn’t changed: the seven hour battery, which is excellent for earbuds of this size.

Today’s Best Home Deals

Amazon’s Easter candy Gold Box is offering a ton of candy choices, flowers and gift baskets up to 30% off, which is perfect for the upcoming holiday (or anytime you want an egg-shaped chocolate).

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Of course, these discounts will only last until the end of the day, or until sold out, so grab a handful and stock up, Game of Thrones-induced trauma is less than a week away.


Orbit B-hyve Smart Faucet Timer | $47 | Amazon
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Of all the household systems that could be made smart, your hose and sprinklers stand out as particularly well suited to smartphone scheduling, voice control, and automatic weather compensation.

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Orbit’s B-hyve smart faucet timer just screws in between your spigot and your hose, and allows you to control the flow through all the typical smart home means, will automatically skip watering your lawn if it’s raining, and can even show you how much water you’ve been using. And at just $47, it’ll surely pay for itself over time.


AmazonBasics 1.2 Cubic Foot Safe | $64 | Amazon
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Those little keypad safes aren’t just for hotel rooms; it’s not a bad idea to install one in your own home for valuables, irreplaceable documents, and anything else you’d be particularly upset to see stolen in a burglary. This 1.2 cubic foot model from AmazonBasics has great reviews, and at $64 is within $4 of an all-time low. That means you’ll have more money left over to stash inside it.


J.A. Henckels 4" Paring Knife | $17 | Amazon
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For about 99% of food preparation, you really only need two knives. A chef’s knife, and a paring knife. Today on Amazon, you can score the latter from J.A. Henckels for just $17, an all-time low price for this 4.7 star-rated blade. Even if you already own one, it’s not a bad idea to own a couple, in case one is dirty, or if you want to use one on meats, and another on vegetables.


$100 Off Goodyear Tire Bundles | Walmart
$60 Off Pirelli Tire Bundles | Walmart
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You really don’t want to mess around with worn down tires. If you’ve been putting off replacing them for far too long, Walmart’s currently taking $100 off select Goodyear four-tire bundles, and $60 off select four-tire Pirelli bundles.

Our resident tire expert, Corey, says that the Goodyears are generally your best bet, especially with the larger discount, but $60 is a solid deal on the cheaper Pirelli four-packs too. Bundles are priced as marked, and while there isn’t a tool to sort by your make and model, you can sort options by size and width. Just look up your car here, or go look at the numbers on the sidewalls of your current tires to be sure you’re buying compatible replacements.

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Most tire deals we see come in the form of rebates, which is fine, but give me a cash discount any day of the week.


Save 20% on Easter Flowers | 1800Flowers | Promo code ESTRBUNNY
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Spring is here, and Easter is almost up on us — I can’t really think of better reason to buy a bouquet of festive pastel-colored flowers. And beginning today, 1800Flowers is celebrating the upcoming holiday early with 20% off Easter flowers with promo code ESTRBUNNY. Bring home (or gift others) with colorful arrangements featuring plastic Easter eggs, an arrangement in the shape of an Easter egg, or even an Easter bunny comprised of carnations, plus a few baskets of sweet Easter treats. Just be sure to take advantage of this deal before it hops away.


RTIC Coolers | Amazon | Clip the 20% off coupon
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Don’t lose your cool or anything, but right now, Amazon is offering up a 20% off coupon on RTIC coolers, ranging from 20 to 145 quart capacity. All the cool kids know that RTIC makes our readers’ favorite soft coolers, but these hard versions are great, too. Plus, chances are you’ll need a solid cooler come summer. So don’t freeze this deal out; pack up and haul away your own new cooler today for a cool, extra low price.


Pepperidge Farm, Milano, Cookies, Double Dark Chocolate, 7.5 oz, Bag, 3-count | $6 | Amazon | Add-on Item | Clip coupon code
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Right now, you can pick up three bags of tasty Pepperidge Farm Double Dark Chocolate Milano Cookies for about $6 after you clip the 20% off coupon on the page.

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Of course, this is an add-on item, so you’ll need to fill your cart with other items to total $25. But you probably have an Anker battery pack you’ve been waiting to pick up right?


Succulent Plants (20 Pack) | $34 | Amazon
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I don’t really know why anyone would need 20 succulents, especially since I struggle to keep just one alive, but if you’re thumb is feeling extra green today, use it to buy this collection of 20 succulents from Amazon for just $34. You could fill every window sill in your home with a succulent, or just have extras on hand when you inevitably kill a few of them.


70% on select Sylvania Lighting Gold Box | Amazon
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Right now, Amazon’s running a huge sale on Sylvania lighting gear. All manner of shapes, temperature and intelligence are represented here. And yes, there are smart lighting options available.

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And, boy, are there bargains here. I think the 4-packs on ceiling lights and soft whites are especially attractive.

So, let there be light, etc. (Until the end of day when the discounts disappear, of course.) Make sure to visit the main page to see all of your options.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

Big Brands Sale | Backcountry
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The most coveted brands are also often the most expensive, but now at Backcountry, you can take an up to 70% off select apparel and gear from the big brands you know and love, including Patagonia, Mammut, MSR, and Backcountry brand. In case you’ve been off on some isolated peak somewhere, today’s the last day to take 20% off one full-price item with promo code TAKE20MARCH. So go ahead and check out so you can get outside and use your new stuff.


Ted Baker London Men, Women, Shoes, Handbags, and Accessories | Nordstrom Rack
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Wannabe international style stars need look no further than Nordstrom Rack to get their fashion fix today. The Rack is marking down a ton of sophisticated looks courtesy of Ted Baker London, including men’s and women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, and accessories. This deal will last through Wednesday, but the best stuff will surely sell out, so start shopping, ol’ chap.


New Balance Kaymin Sneakers | $35 | Joe’s New Balance Outlet | Promo code KINJADEALS
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Race over to Joe’s New Balance Outlet, where right now, you can lace up a some New Balance Kaymins for men and women for just $35 using promo code KINJADEALS. These foam running shoes are lightweight, yet durable, so every step is properly supported. This deal will only last until through Wednesday though, so run, don’t walk, to get your hands (feet?) on a pair.


7-Pack Hanes ComfortFlex Boxer Briefs | $16 | Amazon
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Hanes’ ComfortFlex boxer briefs aren’t incredibly flattering, and unlike more technical boxer briefs from the likes of ExOfficio, you can’t like, rinse them in a river and wear them for a month straight while you backpack through South America. But they’re solid, comfortable, everyday boxer briefs, and a terrific value at just over $2 per pair.

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This 7-pack is within a few cents of the best price we’ve seen, so it’s time to get rid of the underwear you’ve been holding onto for way too long.


30% Off Sitewide | Timbuk2 | Promo code BREAKUP
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Need a new pack for your upcoming journey to Timbuktu? No? How about just a sleek carry-all tote or spacious backpack from Timbuk2, the brand? Right now, these bag brainiacs are offering a 30% off their entire site (excluding a few Especial styles), which happens to be filled to the brim with sacks of all shapes and sizes, through Tuesday with the promo code BREAKUP. All the junk overflowing out of your ol’ faithful messenger bag will thank you.

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Might we suggest checking out the reader-favorite Copilot, a durable roller with a lifetime guarantee, or the ever practical yet stylish Launch Pack, which clocks in at just over a pound — though it certainly punches far above its weight?


2-Pack 3 oz. Biofreeze Roll-On Sticks | $10 | Amazon | Clip the 50% coupon
Biofreeze 32 oz. Pump Bottle | $43 | Amazon | Clip the 20% coupon
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Your sore muscles will already start to feel better after you snag this Biofreeze deal. Just clip the 50% (!!) coupon to get a pair of fast-acting roll-on sticks for $10, an all-time low on Amazon by $4.

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Biofreeze can be applied directly to the skin to relieve muscle pain, arthritis, and other forms of soreness. I can’t say I’ve ever used it, but it has great reviews from customers, so if you’ve been feeling achy, it may be worth a shot.

If you go through a lot of this stuff, there’s also a 20% coupon available on the 32 oz. pump bottle, bringing it down to $43.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

Risk Legacy | $39 | Amazon
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Risk Legacy isn’t the somewhat boring and long-winded Risk game you’re familiar with. No, it’s a game with real stakes and consequences: You’ll draw on the board, rip up cards, and make decisions that can’t be undone over the course of your playing sessions. The man in black on Westworld should have just played this instead of looking for the maze.


Humble Monthly
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Typically, Humble Monthly’s early unlock titles are a collection of indie games, but they’re trying something different this time. All Humble Monthly members can go download a copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins. The Egypt one.

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As always, the game is yours to keep even if you cancel your $12 per month subscription, and just because you get an exciting AAA game early this month doesn’t mean you won’t still get a bunch of other mystery titles at the end of the month; you will.

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Deals You May Have Missed

PBT Pudding Keycaps | $23 | Amazon | Clip the 5% coupon
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If you’re already a mechanical keyboard convert, the next logical step in the hobby is to start buying fancy keycap sets. PBT keys don’t get as worn down and shiny as the ABS keys that probably came with your keyboard.

This set of “pudding” doubleshot keys accentuates your keyboard’s backlighting, and you can get a set for $23 today by clipping the 5% coupon, which is about as cheap as PBT keys ever get. That 5% coupon doesn’t seem like much, but the $24 list price is actually a discount from the usual $29.


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.


Extra 30% Off Men’s and Women’s Clearance | Express
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Spring is certainly something to celebrate, and Express is using the incoming warmer temperatures (fingers crossed!) as an excuse to take an extra 30% off clearance for men and women, meaning clearance is 70% off total. But like the seemingly never-ending winter weather, this sale won’t last forever, so snag the styles you want — everything from dresses, shirts, suits, pants, jeans, and accessories —now.


We all love to hate Crocs, but guess what! Those lightweight, hole-y, rubber-y slides are cool now, thanks to the always groundbreaking runway scene and one Post Malone. And you too can be hip to the trend thanks to Crocs’ 20% off sale on new spring styles. Dozens of styles are available, and in case you haven’t noticed, Crocs makes other shoes that barely even look like Crocs. So go ahead and stock up on Crocs, because fashun.


We all know that the GameCube controller is the only appropriate controller for Super Smash Bros., and now you can use one for Smash Ultimate on your Switch, no wires required.

PowerA’s GameCube gamepad connects to your Switch over Bluetooth, no dongles required, and includes everything you need to play every modern Switch game, including home and screenshot buttons, and L3 and R3 clickable sticks, which the original GameCube controller lacked. Normally $50, you can snag one for $40 today.


Nintendo Labo Variety Kit | $40 | Amazon
Nintendo Labo Robot Kit | $40 | Amazon

Labo is Nintendo at its weird, wonderful best. The cardboard Variety Kit can turn your Nintendo Switch into a fishing pole, a motorcycle, a piano, and more fun toys. Again, this is cardboard!

So if you have a Switch and you have a kid (that second part is optional, it’s okay to play with this yourself), $40 is a solid $30 discount on the Variety Kit, and the Robot Kit, which literally turns your Switch into a freakin’ mech suit, is also on sale for $40 (from the original $80).