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The best value in the Sonicare line, $2 quarts of motor oil, and LEGO’s Star Wars advent calendar lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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Best Tech Deals

Sceptre 55" Class 4K LED TV | $250 | Walmart
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It doesn’t have smart apps or HDR, but even for a barebones 4K TV, $250 is a terrific price for a 55" set. I probably wouldn’t use it for my main home theater, but it’d be a great secondary TV.


Anker’s Roav brand, the manufacturer of an incredibly popular dash cam, also makes some seriously smart car chargers. This one’s only $16 today.

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The SmartCharge F0 is an FM transmitter that takes the Bluetooth signal from your phone, and rebroadcasts it the FM radio station of your choice, giving you truly wireless audio and handsfree calls in older vehicles that don’t have Bluetooth or even an AUX jack built in. And since this is an Anker brand, you also get two high speed USB charging ports.


Mounting your TV to the wall is great in theory, but perhaps a little less appealing when you remember that you have to put your cable box, game consoles, and other connected devices somewhere. This wall-mounted shelf though give you a great spot to do just that, and it’s only $16 today.


Whether you’re podcasting, Twitch streaming, or making video calls for work, the microphone built into your laptop isn’t going to cut it. This compact USB mic from AmazonBasics cost $100 when it first launched, but now, it’s down to $34.


I’m willing to bet that you’re using a surge protector that’s way too old to still be effective, so grab this 12-outlet Belkin while it’s on sale for $17 after clipping the $5 coupon. It even has coax and telephone protection, if you, uh, have a landline phone.


RAVPower HyperAir Qi Pad | $20 | Amazon | Promo code GoWirels

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 save $10 on it today with promo code GoWirels.

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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.


Anker PowerPort Mini 2-Pack | $13 | Amazon
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Anker’s newest PowerPort wall charger is its smallest one yet, and you can grab two of them for just $13 on Amazon today.

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The PowerPort Mini isn’t much bigger than the power brick that came with your iPhone, but it includes folding plugs, two ports, and 12W of power rather than just 5W. That power is split between the two ports however, so while it can charge an iPad at full speed if it’s the only thing plugged in, it’ll drop down to half speed if you plugged in a second device.

But even so, that’s perfectly fine for overnight charging, and this thing is small enough to fit in any bag.


I’m old enough to remember when a 128 megabyte SD card would cost like $50. Now, you can get 1,000 times the storage, on a physically smaller card, for just $26. Amazing.


AmazonBasics Smartphone Repair Kit | $8 | Amazon
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Not that we’d endorse voiding warranties, but if you want to get inside your phone to make repairs, this compact kit from AmazonBasics has the tools you need for the job, including screwdrivers, pry bars, and suction cups, all for just $8, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.


15% off PicasoLabs Leather Sleeves | Promo code KINJA015 | Amazon | Plus $8 for custom engraving
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Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched leather sleeves, now back on sale just for our readers, this weekend only.

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Jesus Diaz raved about these and interviewed the creator on Gizmodo a few years ago, and now you can pick your own from Amazon for 15% off with promo code KINJA015, plus $8 if you want it engraved.

There are several options available, and prices will vary depending on the size of your laptop. They’re all designed specifically for various MacBook models, but compare measurements, and you could probably find one to fit your Windows Ultrabook as well. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save 15% at checkout with that promo code.


Refurb Sonos Play:1 | $119 | Sonos
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Update: Back in stock, in white only. This won’t last long!

While it doesn’t support Alexa or AirPlay 2 like the newer Sonos One, the original Sonos Play:1 is still a terrific sounding speaker that can sync up with other Sonos products for multi-room audio. Normally $149, Sonos just put a batch of certified refurbs on sale for $119, matching the best price we’ve ever seen.

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Every refurbished Sonos includes the standard one-year Sonos warranty and access to their support, so there’s really no downside in going this route, if you can find refurbs in stock. Every other time Sonos has offered this deal, it’s sold out quickly.


Anker PowerLine+ 3' Lightning Cable | $9 | Amazon | Promo code ANKER293
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Anker’s nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ Lightning cables look better, feel nicer, and last longer than the ones you can buy from Apple. Oh yeah, and they cost half as much on sale. Get the 3' red model for just $9 today with promo code ANKER293, complete with a pouch.


Jelly Comb Cable Organizer | $9 | Amazon | Promo code FMN7J3YF. Orange only.
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You probably keep a lot of charging cables, battery packs, hard drives, and other sundry tech accessories rattling around in your bag, and your collection is unlikely to shrink any time soon. But it’s easy to keep them organized and untangled with this $9 organizer (with promo code FMN7J3YF), which is big enough to hold an iPad mini-sized tablet, plus a ton of various accessories. The code will only work on the orange model.


Anker Surge Protector | $27 | Amazon | Promo code ANKERPS2
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Anker makes a surge protectors now, which is...incredibly logical. Their newest, largest model is down to $27 today with promo code ANKERPS2, and includes 12 AC outlets and three USB ports, plus a flat, swiveling plug that fits nicely behind your furniture. Surge protectors actually wear out over time, so if you haven’t replaced yours in awhile, this is a good opportunity.


RCA 65" Class 4K (2160P) LED TV | $420 | Walmart
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$420 for a 65" 4K TV? Even for this barebones RCA with no smart apps or HDR support, that’s a blazing hot deal. Plus, everyone who buys it gets free two day shipping, or you could pick it up at your local Walmart to have it ready for this weekend’s football games.


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.

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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.

Best Home Deals

Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $15. The Dash is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker, and carries a truly stellar 4.4 star review average from nearly 7,000 customers, so get it while it’s on sale for its best price of the year.


Ecobee4 | $209 | Amazon
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While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition 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.

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The Ecobee4 is especially notable in that it doesn’t just work with Alexa...it actually is a fully-featured Alexa device, just like an Echo Dot that lives on your wall. $209's not quite the best price we’ve seen, but it’s the best deal in a few months.


Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Dexos Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 1 qt | $2 | Walmart | After $2 rebate. Can get up to five quarts with a $10 rebate.
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If you do your own oil changes, or would like to start learning, you won’t find a better deal on 5W-30 synthetic oil than five quarts for $10 ($2 per quart, purchased separately). You’ll have to submit an online rebate form to save $2 per quart, but it’s worth it for this deal.


Egyptian cotton is what you want to sleep on, but those sheets usually come at a price. Thankfully, Amazon’s helping out Prime members today by offering a discount on these 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sets. These sets are down 37-$43 (depending on the size), today only. This sale will end at midnight, so don’t hit the snooze button this deal for too long.


J-Pillow Travel Pillow | $24 | Amazon | Promo code 20kinjalove
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Sure, it looks like a starfish giving you a hug, but the J-Pillow travel pillow’s extra arm serves as an additional support for your head or chin, and it’s only $24 today with promo code 20kinjalove. It’s not memory foam, so it won’t compress as much as some other options, but you can easily clip it to the side of your luggage. I just wish they’d add a smiley face to the top.


Dash Popcorn Maker | $17 | Amazon
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Short of munching on raw carrots, air-popped popcorn is about as healthy as snacks get, and this $17 Dash air cooker can can make 16 cups (popped) in a matter of minutes. Ingeniously, the measuring cup at the top of the tray also doubles as a butter melting tray while the popper is turned on.


Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage, 14-piece set | $22 | Amazon

A fancier cousin to the best-selling Rubbermaid Easy Find containers, this 14-piece Rubbermaid Brilliance set is just $22, down from its usual $25.

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These leakproof containers are made from stain-resistant materials that are safe for the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer. Plus, with built-in vents, they’re ready to go in the microwave without splattering.

They were a couple bucks cheaper over Black Friday, but today’s $22 is a good price.


Preorder BedJet 3 | Kickstarter

Update: The campaign is into its final week, so this is your last chance.

Depending on how fussy you are about your sleeping temperature, BedJet is either one of the four horsemen of late capitalism, or a life-changing miracle. We’ve tested their old model, which was effective at cooling and heating a bed with an adjustable stream of air, but had major complaints about the UI.

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That seems to have been addressed with the BedJet 3, now up for preorder on Kickstarter, with major discounts available versus MSRP. The air pump itself is much more attractive than the old model, in case it’s visible under your bed, but the major improvement is the remote, which is now more ergonomic, and includes a color screen and backlit buttons. The app is getting a redesign as well, and the new model will even work with Alexa.

At $249 for a single base unit, $458 for two, or $559 for two plus a special dual-zone sheet that lets you maintain a different temperature than your sleeping partner, it’s a major investment. But sleep is important! And if you have trouble getting to sleep when you’re too hot or two cold, it could be a sound investment.


20% off Starbucks Doubleshot | Amazon
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Get caffeinated with this 20% off coupon on 12 packs of Starbucks Doubleshot espresso drinks. They have two espresso and cream drinks (both light and regular), plus salted caramel and Cubano, which is sweetened espresso.

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The coupon only applies to Subscribe & Save orders, but you can get the 20% off even if you only get one shipment. Just be sure to cancel your subscription after the first order ships if you don’t want more.


If you want an Instant Pot pressure cooker in time for Thanksgiving dinner prep (you do), the standard 6 qt. model is down to $80 right now ($20 less than usual), and the family-sized 8 qt. is down to $90, from its usual $140.

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In addition to pressure cooking (which is a damn miracle), this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put it simply, it’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own. I turned some rock-hard frozen chicken breasts into fork-tender shredded chicken in about 20 minutes last night, including preheating. I didn’t thaw them, I just threw them into the Instant Pot. It’s like cheating.


Dr.meter Damaged Screw Extractor and Remove Set | $6 | Amazon | Use code NAZSYJFS
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There are a couple different DIY fixes (toothpicks, rubber bands, etc) to remove stripped or damaged screws, but if you don’t have the time or patience to try those out, consider grabbing this $6 Dr. Meter kit. It includes four drill bits that grip into stripped screws, making them easier to remove. Just be sure to enter NAZSYJFS at checkout.


Ghost Paper Notebook | $20 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA1018
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Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook.

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Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly embossed, giving your pen an actual base from which to start each character. We tried one of these out and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code KINJA1018.

Ghost Paper also comes in stationery form now, and you can get a set for just $10. That’s half the usual price, and the discount is due to a defect on the cartons that hold the paper and envelopes, though those are in perfect condition, which is all that really matters. Just add it to your cart, and you’ll see the discount at checkout.


Free ground beef. Forever. Do I have your attention?

Butcher Box ships grass fed beef, heritage grade pork, and free range chicken right to your door for less than $6 per serving, and if you sign up with our exclusive link, you’ll also get 10 ounces of uncured bacon in your first box, and two bonus pounds of ground beef in every box you get delivered for the life of your subscription, for no additional charge. That’s enough for eight burgers every time you get a shipment.

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Your reader-exclusive bonuses come bundled with any of Butcher Box’s pre-selected boxes, which are priced at $129 for 24 servings, or $238 for 48 servings, which can be delivered every 30 or 60 days. For a nominal surcharge, you can also build a completely custom box, with your choices of proteins.

Note: You’ll have to enter your email at the beginning of the process. I know, it’s annoying.


Three Bottles of Wine + Free Shipping | $15 | Firstleaf | Promo code Kinja. New members only
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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 today.

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Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Considering that you aren’t locked in and can cancel any time, that’s a bargain. But it gets even better for our readers, as promo code Kinja will waive the $5 shipping charge, for a limited time. That’s three bottles of wine (all of mine had MSRPs over $20) for just $5 each shipped, with no commitment.

You can read more about the service in my review, but if you choose to remain a member (I did), every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping.

Best Lifestyle Deals

Philips Sonicare Essence+ | $20 | Amazon | Clip the $10 coupon

Philips’ entry-level Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush has long been a reader favorite, and now Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve seen on the sequel, the Essence+.

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The big improvement here is the brush head: Rather than the screw-on E-series heads (which have a tendency to collect sludge along the seam), the Essence+ uses standard Sonicare snap-on heads. The upshot is that you get a lot more choices: Philips sells seven different options for different budgets and brushing styles.

For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $10 off the brush’s already discounted $30 price tag. We’ve seen this $10 coupon before, but it’s usually subtracting from a $35-$40 starting price. Just note that you won’t see the final price until checkout.


Should you ever find yourself without power for an extended period of time, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that as long as you have access to sunlight or can turn a crank, you can listen to the radio (including emergency weather stations), turn on a flashlight, and charge your phone. This model from Eton and the American Red Cross has never been cheaper than it is today.


Lifetime 55 Qt. Cooler | $97 | Walmart
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It might not have the name recognition or cool factor of a YETI, but this 55 quart Lifetime cooler is a lot cheaper at just $97 today, and keeps ice frozen for up to seven days. It just met that threshold in this YouTube test, even when it was left outside in the hot sun.


Reehut Trigger Point Muscle Roller Stick | $8 | Amazon
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This 18" rolling massage stick can loosen and warm up your muscles prior to exercise and reduce pain after you workout. If you run over to Amazon, today’s $8 price tag is a match for the best ever. It’ll hurt like hell while you use it, but it’s so worth it.


Whether you need more exercise-friendly underwear, everyday boxer briefs, or both, Amazon’s got a deal for you today. Save on three-packs of boxer briefs from Reebok and Lucky Brand, in your choice of colors.


25% Off Easy Costumes | ThinkGeek | Promo code EASY25
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So you want to dress up for Halloween and be a fun person...but you don’t really have the time or the inclination to put in to a lot of effort. It’s fine! ThinkGeek has you covered today with a wide array of “easy” costumes for an extra 25% off at checkout with promo code EASY25.


Coalatree Camper 2.0 Jacket 

Coalatree makes some of our favorite outdoor apparel, and now you can preorder and save on the company’s new Camper hooded jacket.

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The Camper 2.0 is extremely water resistant, and will still keep you warm even if it gets wet. It also includes a bunch of pockets, cable routing for headphones, and the ability to squeeze itself into an internal pocket for use as a travel pillow. Oh yeah, it looks great too.

The jacket will come out early next year with an MSRP of $159, but you can get yours for considerably less by preordering from Kickstarter.

Best Media Deals

As Kotaku recently wrote, My Hero Academia is superhero anime for people who are sick of superhero media, and three different Blu-rays are on sale today, if you want to catch up. Season 1 has been cheaper before, but the two season 2 Blu-rays are down to their best prices ever on Amazon.


The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set | $48 | Amazon
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Haven’t read the super popular Ghost in the Shell mangas yet? This collector’s box set includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune for $48, which is within a couple bucks of an all-time low. Don’t let the live action movie ruin the series for you, this is better!


Futurama [Digital] | $5 Per Season | Amazon
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For a limited time, Amazon’s marking down digital downloads of every Futurama season to just $5 each. The early seasons are only available in standard def, but it makes the switch to HD in season 7, for no additional charge.


Best Gaming Deals

LEGO Star Wars 2018 Advent Calendar | $35 | Walmart
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LEGO’s Star Wars advent calendar only just went on sale for 2018, but Walmart’s already taking $5 off its $40 price tag. As always, it features 24 tiny Star Wars-themed LEGO gifts, including brand new ones for 2018 like a snowman in a Rebellion helmet, a Rose minifig, and tons of miniaturized spaceships and speeders.


Humble Monthly
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This month’s Humble Monthly already featured Overwatch as an early-unlock game, in addition to Dungeons 3 and Hidden Folks, which is pretty damn good lineup. But if you were still on the fence, they just added a $25 Humble Wallet credit when you prepay for a year (which effectively brings the price down to $11 per month).

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Subscribe now, and you’ll get instant access to all three games, plus more mystery games when the month unlocks in early October. And of course, every game you get is yours to keep forever, even if you cancel.


Funko Toy Sale | $2-$5 | Walmart
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If your desk isn’t adorned with quite enough adorable Funko figures at the moment, you can fix that right now with Walmart’s big sale. A bunch of licensed figures from Stranger Things, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more of your favorite media are on sale for $5 or less today.


Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $60 | Amazon
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The Switch Pro controller isn’t just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. If you have a Switch and still haven’t picked one up, $60 is a really good price - we rarely see it drop below $64.


Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $45 | Walmart | Also available at Amazon
Super Mario Odyssey | $45 | Walmart | Also available at Amazon
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | $45 | Walmart
Mario Tennis Aces | $45 | Walmart | Also available at Amazon
Splatoon 2 | $45 | Walmart
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | $45 | Walmart | Also available at Amazon
Kirby Star Allies | $45 | Walmart | Also available at Amazon
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker | $30 | Walmart | Also available at Amazon
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If you have any notable holes in your Nintendo Switch game library, you can fill them today with rare discounts on first party Nintendo games. Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Tennis Aces are all marked down to $45, and that’s just for starters. Check out the image caption above for all the deals.


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