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Thursday's Best Deals: iPhone X Refurbs, Samsung Monitor, $10 Off at Walmart, and More

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Best Tech Deals

Samsung QLED 28" 4K Display | $349 | Amazon
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You might have heard of quantum dots in the context of TVs, but Samsung uses them in a 4K computer monitor as well, and their 28" model just dropped to $349, its best price in nearly a year.

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You can read all about quantum dots here, but tl;dr, they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images and rich, deep blacks on less expensive LCD panels. Samsung’s QLED TVs are the most common example of them, and this monitor is basically a small version of those.

$349 is really not all that expensive for a 28" 4K monitor from a name brand manufacturer, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth considering this model uses state of the art technology.

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Dell’s Walmart-exclusive gaming laptop deals aren’t going to play your games at the highest possible settings, but they offer a clean look and solid values. Both include a 1TB HDD augmented with a 16GB Intel Optane SSD, 8GB of RAM, and a 15.6" 1080p display. The difference is that the $699 model has a Core i5 processor and a GTX 1050, while the $799 bumps you up to a Core i7 and a 1050 TI. At $100, that’s probably a no-brainer.


Refurb iPhone X | $725-$829 | Amazon
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The new iPhone XS is nice, sure, but is it ~$300 nicer than last year’s iPhone X? I don’t think so. Today only on Amazon, you can get a refurbished iPhone X unlocked for $725 (64GB) or $829 (256GB), in the color of your choice. That’s roughly what you would pay for this year’s XR, and while you won’t have the latest processor, the trade-off is a dual lens camera and a stunning OLED screen.

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PopUp Grips | $1 Each | PopUps Direct
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Are you clumsy enough to star in an infomercial? Can you really not afford to crack yet another phone screen? Then perhaps you should check out PopUps Direct, where you can buy up to 10 PopUp Grips for $1 apiece. They won’t magically glue your phone to your hand or anything, but they will give you slightly more secure grip, which is better than nothing. The range of designs even allows you to rep your favorite animal or hobby, which is more than we can say for any gripless phone back. Trust, you’ll be wishing you had bought a couple the next time your phone eats pavement.


Anker SoundBud Surge | $18 | Amazon | Promo code SDCORE36
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For just $19 today, you can grab Anker’s SoundBuds Surge lightweight Bluetooth headphones, a close relative of the SoundBuds Slim, which won our affordable Bluetooth headphone Co-Op. With magnetic connectors on the earpieces and a water-resistant coating, these would be a great addition to your gym bag or suitcase, even if you already have another set of earbuds.

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Yi 1080p Pan and Tilt Security Camera | $36 | Amazon | Promo code XNUQ2G79
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Our readers have bought thousands of Yi’s home security cameras, and today, you can get a panning and tilting 1080p model for $36 with code XNUQ2G79.

Yi now offers an online cloud DVR service that will store seven days of motion detection footage (six second clips when it detects movement) for free, or more footage if you pay. That said, you can choose for forego the cloud service altogether, and just store your clips locally on a microSD card. The camera also has two-way intercom and live broadcast built in, so you can check in on your house any time you want.

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Anker Soundcore True Wireless Earbuds | $50 | Amazon | Clip the $15 coupon
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Anker has a new, less expensive version of its excellent true wireless headphone line, and you can grab a set for just $50 today after clipping the $15 coupon.

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Like the original Liberty headphones, the Liberty Lites will run for 3.5 hours on a charge untethered - the main difference is that the included charging case only holds an extra 9 hours worth of battery, vs. 24 hours for the Liberty, and 48 for the Liberty+. Still though, that’s enough for a day’s worth of use in almost any situation, and the case is noticeably more pocket friendly, which was one of my least favorite aspects of the original models.

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2-Pack Nylon-Braided 90 Degree Lightning Cables | $13 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEY04AL
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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 AUKEY04AL, which would be a great price for two nylon-braided Lightning cables anyway, even without the unique connector.

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Aukey USB-C 2.5" Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure | $11 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEY6DS
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If you have any old hard drives or SSDs gathering dust, this $11 enclosure can turn it into a handy USB-C external drive. No tools are required: just pop in the drive, and plug it in.


LG C8 2018 OLED 55" TV | $1,697 | Walmart
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LG’s OLED TVs have achieved something of a cult status thanks to their ridiculously dark black levels and vibrant colors. If you were waiting for Black Friday to snag yours, the discounted price on the 55" C8 model is already live.

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The picture quality got an upgrade over last year’s model thanks to a new processor that improves color accuracy, reduces artifacts, and supports HFR (high frame rate video) up to 120 FPS. HFR content doesn’t really exist yet, but a few movies are expected to come to streaming services starting later this year, so if you’re planning on using the TV for several years, it might be worth it for future-proofing purposes.

We’ve seen cheaper deals on the lower-end B8 model, but that one uses last year’s processor, meaning it can do HFR or HDR, but not both at the same time like the C8.

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Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse | $13 | Amazon | Promo code ANKE7809
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Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4-star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $13 today with promo code ANKE7809. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three adjustable DPI settings and forward/back buttons, which are pretty rare at this price level.

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iClever AptX Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver | $20 | Amazon | Promo code f56YJJYJ
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You know those fancy Bluetooth earbuds you love using so much? Surprise: they won’t work with your Nintendo Switch, or the seatback TV screen on a plane. But for just $20 (with promo code f56YJJYJ), you can plug this Bluetooth dongle into any headphone jack, and connect to it with your favorite wireless headphones for wireless listening. It even has AptX codex support for lower latency.

It also works as a Bluetooth receiver, so you can plug it into an old stereo system or car, and broadcast music from your phone over Bluetooth to speakers that otherwise wouldn’t be compatible.

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RAVPower HyperAir Qi Pad | $20 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA889
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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 KINJA889.

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. It’s normally priced at $30; today’s $22 list price itself is an aberration, but still, don’t forget the code!

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If you’ve had your eye on Samsung’s 8000-series TVs, which are the company’s best non-QLED sets this year, their Black Friday discounts are already live. Every size (55", 65", 75", and 82") includes Samsung’s new Dynamic Crystal Color engine and HDR10/ HDR10+ support, plus some nice quality of life features, like the Bixby voice assistant, and a quad core processor for speedy smart app operation.

These prices are the same that we’ve seen in Black Friday ads, and we have no reason to expect them to go any lower. So buy now, and you’ll be set up in time for Thanksgiving football.

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Aukey Compact Dual USB Wall Charger | $6 | Amazon | Promo code FQCJOBX6
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This tiny, $6 USB charger isn’t much bigger than the one that ships with every iPhone, except it has two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of total power, compared to the 1A Apple gives you. No surprise, it’s one of our top sellers of all time. Just use promo code FQCJOBX6 to get the deal.

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Sharp 50" 4K Smart TV | $249 | Walmart
Sharp 55" 4K Smart TV | $299 | Walmart
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Walmart has already marked down a few of the TVs listed in their Black Friday ad: Grab a smart Sharp 50" TV with HDR (though not Dolby Vision) for $249, or a 55" version for $299, both the best prices we’ve seen. If size trumps features and you don’t need smart functionality or HDR, there’s also a 65" RCA on sale for $399.


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

Philips Hue Refurbished Gold Box | Amazon
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We’re expecting to see quite a few Philips Hue deals on Black Friday, but the prices won’t get anywhere close to what you’ll find in today’s Gold Box.

The one caveat here is that they’re certified refurbished (for the most part). But on the other hand...they’re lightbulbs; you plug them in and forget about them. So should it really make a difference? I don’t think it should when you can get a four-bulb color starter kit for $115, a white ambiance starter kit for $78, or a white starter kit for $51.

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If you already have a Hue system, you can grab individual color bulbs for $25, easily the best price we’ve ever seen. There are also LightStrips, LightStrip extensions, and more on sale for incredibly low prices. The deal is only available today, but honestly, I’ll be surprised if it lasts through lunch.

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Roomba 960 | $450 | Amazon
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The Roomba 960 is a bit extravagant, but at over $100 off, it might be worth considering if less expensive robotic vacuums haven’t checked all of your boxes.

The key feature here is an onboard camera that allows the Roomba to build a constantly-updating map of your home, which means it can clean every square foot without wasting an hour ping ponging around the same room. Of course, you’ll also get Wi-Fi for app control, and a more powerful cleaning system than the entry level models.

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Today’s $450 price tag is an all-time low, and in fact, it’s $50 lower than listings we’ve seen in Black Friday ad scans, so there’s really no reason to wait.

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Tacklife Flexible Extension Shaft and Drill Bit Set | $8 | Amazon | Promo code 2LE7VHC4
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Even if you don’t do much DIY work, you should probably have a screwdriver extension shaft in your toolbox. These let you access awkwardly placed screws that regular screwdrivers can’t reach, and this $8 one (with promo code 2LE7VHC4) even comes with a full set of bits.

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Decor at Amazon
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Do you wish it could look like Christmas all year round? Well, it sort of can, thanks to this Amazon sale on an assortment of decor, like string lights and succulents. The plants are low maintenance and totally appropriate to keep on display through summer, except that their pots are marked with Christmas-themed words. (But I thought that was what we were going for?) And if you’ve ever even heard of Instagram, you know that fairy lights are officially approved for any season. It’s totally up to you whether you use them for general ambiance or to make it feel like a holiday today and every day.

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Two-Pack Fisher Space Pen | $32 | MassDrop
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There’s an old joke that NASA spent millions developing a pen that could write in space, and the Russians used a pencil. Whatever, it was totally worth it. MassDrop’s selling two-packs of the official Fisher Space Pens for $32 right now, so you too can write in zero gravity, in sub-zero temperatures, or even under water.

Multiple finishes are available at checkout, some of which have a surcharge associated. If you want a brass one, Amazon also has them on sale for $16 each.

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Pure Enrichment Heating Pads Gold Box | Amazon
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Holiday season stressors plus cold weather is a recipe for tension, physical or otherwise. Luckily, there’s an easy solution for the muscular aches and pains: Amazon is offering a few Pure Enrichment heating pads in their Gold Box today. Two pad sizes on sale feature micro-plush, machine-washable covers, while a neck-specific option boasts a helpful magnetic closure for maximum heat relief. And, it’s worth stressing, this deal will be gone tomorrow, so buy now and loosen up.

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Solimo Household Essentials Sale | Amazon
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Of the seemingly dozens of private label brands Amazon has launched this year, Solimo is probably the broadest. Encompassing everything from gummy vitamins to shampoo to coffee pods to razors, it aims to be your everything when it comes to home essentials.

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering discounts on dozens of different items, including their ultra-popular melatonin gummies, a big bottle olive oil, food storage bags, and a lot more. Like I said, it’s a really broad brand.

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Some of the deals are straight discounts (usually 20%, as far as I can tell), and some require you to clip an on-page coupon. Some deals combine both, so you can stack the savings.

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Holiday Household Essentials Gold Box | Amazon
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Behind every festive holiday gathering is a heap of cleaning supplies to get the house guest-ready and a second stash to handle the aftermath when the fun’s all over. If you’re planning to have people over at any point during the season (or, uh, ever), take advantage of Amazon’s “household holiday essentials” Gold Box, which is offering discounts on everything from dish soap, Ziploc bags, and Reynolds wrap, to laundry detergent, Clorox wipes, and paper towels. You’ll need this stuff at some point; might as well stock up now.


Appliances at Home Depot 
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If there’s a day that will make you take a long, hard look at your current appliance situation, it’s Thanksgiving. Is your oven capacity adequate for everything you need to cook? Do you have enough fridge space for all the leftovers? Can your dishwasher handle the massive flood of plates and utensils coming its way?

The more questions you answered “no” to, the more you’ll save during Home Depot’s appliance sale, where buying two appliances will net you $60 off, but a purchase of six or more will save a whopping $500. That means you can upgrade your entire suite at once! (If you need help finding a sixth appliance to add, wine coolers totally qualify.)

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Note that some exclusions apply, but many items are already legit deals at Special Buy prices.


Herschel Novel Duffel Bag - Navy | $61 | Amazon
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag - Black | $60 | Amazon
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These Herschel Supply Co bags would normally set you back around $80, but select colors are marked down to around $60 today, so you can pack for your next weekend getaway for less.

Your discounted choices are navy ($61) and black ($60) both of which include gorgeous brown leather handles. If previous deals are any indication, these prices might not last long, so head over to Amazon if you need a new bag for any upcoming holiday travel.

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NEXPEAK OBD2 Scanner | $44 | Amazon | Promo code NEUSZW29
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The computers in your car constantly spit out useful data, and you can make sense of it with this OBD2 scanner from NEXPEAK, which is $25 off today when you use promo code NEUSZW29.

At $44, it’s a bit more expensive than the basic scanners that only tell you error codes, but it’s not that much more expensive considering all the extra features included. The color screen helps you make sense of all the data, it’ll let you know if you’ll pass your emissions test, and it can even display a live graph of various measures of engine performance to help you diagnose issues.

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Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier | $20 | Amazon
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Gerber’s suspension multi-plier features 12 tools in one package, meaning you’re spending less than $2 per function today. If you don’t already own one, you should take this opportunity to rectify that. If you do, buy some more to give away as holiday gifts.

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30-Quart Turkey Fryer with Spout | $40 | Walmart
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Before we go any further, let’s get this out of the way: Please don’t burn your house down. Alton Brown can show you the way to fry a turkey safely, and it’s so worth the extra work to not eat your Thanksgiving meal to the dulcet tones of firetruck sirens.

Now, why do you need this 30-Quart Turkey Fryer? Because frying has been the trendiest way to cook your holiday turkey for as long as there have been culinary trends. Because for $40, it’s a smart investment. Because it’s what William Shatner would want for you. (And if you’re not sure how to fry a turkey? There’s an app for that.)

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Bissell Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner | $69 | Amazon
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Look, no one is judging you for being an adult and still managing to spill stuff all over your carpet and sofa. We’re human. It happens. But people will judge you if you don’t even try to get the stains out, because gross. To that end, may we suggest the Bissell Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner?

It’s less cumbersome than a full-size carpet cleaner, more effective than the old spray-and-rag technique, and much easier than always moving your furniture to cover spots on the floor. It even has a drying function to save you from the horrors of wet socks. What will they think of next?

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Irwin Tools Vise-Grip Plier Set | $60 | Amazon
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If your tool chest is lacking a good set of pliers, this 8-piece VISE-GRIP GrooveLock set is only $60 on Amazon, within about $3 of an all-time low. The set features a near-perfect 4.7 star review average from over 500 customers, and comes with a lifetime warranty to boot. Needless to say, it’d make a great gift too.

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OXO On Cordless Glass Electric Kettle | $64 | Amazon
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Boiling water isn’t exactly rocket science. But it’s also not much to look at, usually. That all changes with the OXO On Cordless Glass Electric Kettle. It’s almost like a modern lava lamp, an inspired blend of art and science that allows you to see the mesmerizing swirl of bubbles as it heats water. We love an item that combines form and function; it’s the very definition of efficiency.

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Keurig K-Compact K-Cup Coffee Maker | $50 | Walmart
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Life is full of conflicting desires. Like, you don’t want to sacrifice valuable kitchen counter space to ugly, bulky appliances, but you also don’t want to have to dig your coffee maker out of the cabinet every morning when you wake up. A task like that is not meant to be taken on before you’re caffeinated.

Behold the Keurig K-Compact K-Cup Coffee Maker for just $50 at Walmart. It’s sleek enough to be tolerable as a kitchen fixture, and it’s also available in red and turquoise, if you dig colorful appliances as a decor choice. Does it make coffee as good as an Aeropress or a a $1,000 DeLonghi? No. But it takes like a minute and you have to push one button, which is a perfectly valid trade off.

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$10 Off First Box Plus Free Bacon For Life | Butcher Box
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Free bacon. 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 get $10 off your first box, plus a FREE pack of uncured bacon in every box for the life of your subscription. Think of all you could do with an extra pack of bacon every month.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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 Clothing & Lifestyle Deals

40% Off Kits and Sets | Paula’s Choice
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Winter can really do a number on your skin, so don’t take any chances; take advantage of 40% off a variety of kits and sets from Paula’s Choice, a brand taking the guesswork out of the ever vital, often confusing skincare routine. The kits on sale battle everything from dehydration to redness, plus one set dedicated specifically to combatting common cold weather skin complaints.

But that’s not all. Paula’s Choice is also throwing in a full-sized Omega+ Serum on orders of $79 and over with promo code OMEGA. If the kit of your choosing isn’t enough to meet that shopping cart minimum, might we suggest the brand’s Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, the real MVP when it comes to achieving a flawless complexion? It’s a choice that we—and Paula, apparently—feel really good about.

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Urban Decay Sale | HauteLook
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Urban Decay is known for delivering ultra saturated shades with edgy names, and today, you can pick up a palette’s worth and then some for a steal. HauteLook is taking about 50% off a huge range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, primers, powders, and a lot of shadow palettes featuring a rainbow of bold hues and glittery textures. There are even a handful of offerings from their cult-favorite Naked line. Fill your makeup drawers now before this deal decays into nothingness.


Blunt Classic Umbrella | $63 | Amazon | Promo code ROWXP8JU
Blunt Metro Travel Umbrella | $47 | Amazon | Promo code ROWXP8JU
Blunt Lite UV Umbrella | $79 | Amazon | Promo code ROWXP8JU

Next time there’s a storm, you could spend $5 on a drugstore umbrella that will last approximately 40 seconds before disintegrating into flying shards of metal, or you could invest in a Blunt umbrella for 20% off with promo code ROWXP8JU.

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Blunt umbrellas feature rounded safety tips to avoid poking anyone in the eye, include a special pocket for a Tile device tracker, and most importantly, can withstand winds of up to 72 mph (in the case of the standard model, others are lower). For reference, tropical storms become hurricanes at 74 mph, so if your Blunt ever succumbs to the wind, you probably have bigger things to worry about. You can see it in action in the video above, which never fails to impress me.

This deal is valid on the full-sized Blunt Classic, the portable Blunt Metro, and the new Blunt Lite UV. The code should work for any color as long as it’s sold by BLUNT USA - it won’t work on listings sold by Amazon directly, or other third party sellers.

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Sierra Trading Post Clearance
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Are you outdoorsy? Or, are you indoorsy, but still need things like clothing and cookware? Then it should be of interest to you that Sierra Trading Post has free shipping on all orders today, which means you can score some major deals in the clearance section. There’s Lodge cast iron cookware starting at $8, and who doesn’t need a neat spork tool or some spare socks (both $2)? Just use the code FREESHIP at checkout. Remember, it’s never too early to start shopping for stocking stuffers.


20% Off any Full Priced Item | Backcountry | Promo code TAKE20NOVEMBER
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If you’re planning your next outdoor adventure, or just need a gift idea for the most adventurous person in your life, Backcountry is here to help. For a limited time, take 20% off any full-priced item with the code TAKE20NOVEMBER.

If you need any inspiration, check out our reader polls for puffer jackets, raincoats, and socks; many of the finalists and winners are eligible for the sale.

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Buttoned Down Menswear Sale | Amazon
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Amazon seemed to go from having zero private label fashion brands to having one for every conceivable style of clothing seemingly overnight, and today, it’s Buttoned Down that’s getting the spotlight.

As you’ve probably guessed, Buttoned Down is a menswear brand that offers button down men’s shirts, as well as pants, ties, and even socks to complete the worker drone look. None of it is exciting, but these sorts of clothes are the backbone of most men’s wardrobe, so it’s nice to have a new, affordable option.

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For a limited time, a bunch of Buttoned Downs wares are on sale for about 20%-50% off, including lots of non-iron dress and business casual shirts for under $30 (or even under $20, if you can abide by discontinued patterns), and pants under $50. There are tons of fits and styles available, so surely you can find a few affordable basics that your closet currently lacks.


25% Off Women’s Union Suits | Target
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If you thought one-piece animal suits were only for Halloween, think again. Certain soft varieties of onesie can, in fact, double as very warm, fun pajamas or loungewear, at least. Now, Target is taking 25% off several species of union suits, so you can zip yourself up in the plush pelts of everything from a unicorn to a panda to a flamingo. Just be sure to go wild on this sale soon.


Sportneer Pull-Up Bar | $26 | Amazon | Promo code B375VEKM
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You don’t need a gym membership to have access to a pull-up bar: You just need a doorway. If you don’t have one of those, I can’t help you.

This pull-up bar is only $26 today with promo code B375VEKM, and features a dozen non-slip pads so you can customize your grip. It sure beats going to the gym in this weather.

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Tory Burch Shoes | Up to 70% Off | Nordstrom Rack
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Tory Burch flats are the real work shoe MVP (OK, OK, all-around MVP), and today, thanks to Nordstrom Rack, you can stock up on any styles that your footwear collection might be lacking. A multitude of multicolored Tory Burch footwear, including several flat styles, boots, mules, loafers, pumps, and sneakers, are up to 70% off. It’s a sale event so good, finding something you love is a shoo-in.


Nite Ize Taglit Magnetic LED Clip | $5 | Amazon
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Daylight Saving Time is over, which means that you won’t see sunlight except through your office window for approximately four months. So if you’re commuting home, going for an evening jog, or doing anything else near roads, you’ll want to snag this Nite Ize magnetic LED clip today for an all-time low $5. The built in magnets allow it to clip onto clothes, hats, or bags, and the four bright LEDs run for up to 70 hours on the easily replaceable CR2032 battery.

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Up to 30% Off | REI
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Update: This sale is still going strong, but REI just posted a new set of “Peak Deals,” which are discounted up to 50%, but have very limited quantities. Check those out first, then dive into the rest of the sale.

REI famously opts out(side) of Black Friday, but instead runs one of their biggest sales of the year leading up to Thanksgiving. It’s a distinction without a difference, and it’s live now.

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As part of their Gear Up Get Out sale, the outdoor superstore is offering up to 30% off on select gear and clothing — including all their best stuff. Our readers’ favorite men’s socks, puffy jackets, and raincoats are just a few of the great clothing buys currently up for grabs. In terms of tech, there’s a $60 gift card available with the latest GoPro, which is the same deal we’re expecting elsewhere on Black Friday.

Don’t wait too long to bring in your haul. Everything from apparel to outdoor adventurers’ must-haves are sure to go quick, and by November19, this sale will be off into the wild blue yonder.

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All Custom Blazers | $219 | Indochino | Promo code BLKFRI
Any Two Custom Chinos | $129 | Indochino | Promo code BLKFRI
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You know Indochino for their reader-favorite custom suits, but they also make really nice blazers and chinos, and both are on sale already for Black Friday.

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All blazers (including, somewhat inexplicably, dinner jackets) are $219 with promo code BLKFRI, and the chinos come in at two pairs for $129 with the same BLKFRI code (normally $79 each). The best part? You still get to go through Indochino’s famous customization process, and pick your preferences for everything from pocket angles to hem designs to jacket liners.


Up to 40% Off | Nordstrom
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Clear out some closet space: Nordstrom ushering in Black Friday with a totally separate, but still very good Fall Sale. The department store is taking up to 40% off an expansive range of items for both men and women, including regular and designer apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and home goods. But don’t waste any time; just like leaves in winter, this sale will be gone by November 18.


Up to 50% Off Web Specials | Patagonia
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Winter is all about layers on layers on layers — and Patagonia has vests, puffers, pullovers, and zip-ups galore, all of which are great for wearing alone on warmer days or all at once when it’s an arctic tundra outside. Right now, the winterwear purveyors are taking up to 50% off their Web Specials section until November 21. So it would behoove you to pile everything you can into your cart ASAP, so you can pile everything onto yourself in the cold months to come.

Best Media Deals

Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set | $111 | Amazon | Clip the $6.70 coupon
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If you have an Akira fan on your holiday shopping list, you won’t find a better gift than this stunning 35th anniversary hardcover comic box set. The 2,500+ pages are the most faithful recreations of the originals that you can buy:

The Akira 35th Anniversary set is the definitive way to read Akira, reproducing the art at better quality than any previous version. It also retains the original right-to-left reading format and Katsuhiro Otomo’s original hand-drawn sound effects for the first time and features a newly-revised translation to get as close as possible to the originally-intended reading experience.

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Amazon’s $117 price is solid (it’s the best price since last holiday season, when it got down to $90), but a $6.70 coupon brings it down to $111).

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Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-9 Collection | $140 | Amazon
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The Amazon exclusive 36-disc Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-9 Blu-Ray Collection is rarely in stock. And even more rarely is it on sale, as it as today at $35 off. That comes out to just over 2 cents per minute of content, which is pretty cheap for entertainment. Can a deal be Super Saiyan? Because if so, this one definitely is.


Firefly 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Set | $13 | Walmart and Amazon
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Do you aim to misbehave? Then this shiny Firefly 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Set will fit right in on your boat. (Disappointingly, there’s no new watchable content, but while the best show in the Verse deserved better, isn’t that about par for the course?)

Available at Walmart and Amazon for $13, it does come with a few collectible items and fancy packaging. But the real treasure is the episodes themselves, showcasing the carefree days when [spoiler] and [spoiler] were still alive. No, it’s fine. We’re not still upset about fictional characters’ deaths...

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Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series | $10 | Amazon Digital Video
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Even if you aren’t usually into anime, it’s worth giving Cowboy Bebop a try, especially when you can get the entire series for a mere $10. This deal is through Amazon’s digital video storefront, and includes all 26 episodes in HD, which normally sell for $3 each.

https://kotaku.com/after-thirteen-years-i-gave-cowboy-bebop-a-second-chan-1542667674

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FREE Four Months Amazon Music Unlimited | Amazon | New subscribers and Echo owners only
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At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for new members by offering four months for free, if you have an Amazon Echo device tied to your account.

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This is the best deal they’ve ever offered on the service, and it’s even available to non-Prime members. If you have an Echo and you’ve never been a Music Unlimited subscriber, there’s no reason not to sign up.


Three Month Free Audible Trial | Amazon | Prime members and new Audible members only
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Love to read but don’t have the time to sit down and actually read a book? Sign up for Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible, during this extended trial offer for Prime members.

For a limited time, Prime members can get three months of the service for free, rather than the typical one-month trial. That entitles you to a new book of your choice each month, plus two free Audible originals of your choice. Plus, every book you choose is yours to keep, even if you cancel. The offer is available to new subscribers only.

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Note: After the three month trial ends, you’ll automatically be charged $15 per month, so be sure to cancel if you don’t like it.

Best Gaming Deals

$10 off $35 Walmart Order | Walmart | Promo code ELLEN10 | New accounts only
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For a limited time (probably very limited, as it’s capped at 50,000 uses), new customers can save $10 on any $35 Walmart.com order with promo code ELLEN10.

The code excludes photo, pharmacy, tires, gift cards, grocery pickup and delivery, personalized items and items sold by Marketplace sellers, but it seem that some gift card orders are going through, possibly just email delivery ones.

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Email-delivered Nintendo eShop gift cards (or any gift cards, for that matter)? Red Dead Redemption 2? The NES and SNES Classic? They’re all eligible as long as your account hasn’t previously placed any Walmart.com orders.


Logitech G430 7.1 Gaming Headset For PC and PS4 | $30 | Amazon
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If you’re in the market for a solid mid-range gaming headset on a budget, the Logitech G430 is down to $30 today, the best price we’ve ever seen.

The G430 works with PS4s and PCs, and its 7.1 surround sound makes a big difference in games like Fortnite and PUBG, because they let you hear which direction people are coming from while you hide in a bathtub.

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Expancity | $47 | MassDrop

If you love city-building video games, Expancity looks like a surefire holiday board game hit. A relatively new game with a really solid 7.2 score on Board Game Geek, it’s marked down to $47 on MassDrop today, the first discount we’ve seen from the usual $60.

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From the official description:

Collaborate and compete with your friends to build a thriving mega city. In Expancity, the name of the game is to build out and up as fast as possible. The more buildings you have, the quicker you’ll earn points. But be mindful, you’ll have to finish your building projects before you can start any more. You can earn additional points for building near common city features (like parks, banks, and schools) or grab some bonus points for working behind the scenes on secret contract cards.

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Just note that for better or worse, it’s not realistic enough to have a “suck city coffers dry with massive tax breaks in exchange for ‘high paying jobs’” mechanic.


BUNKR Build Your Own Battlezone 3-Piece Set | $20 | Walmart
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Are your NERF battles missing a certain je ne sais quoi? Well, maybe this is the quoi you’re looking for: A $20 collection of inflatable battleground pieces to take your yard arena to the next level.

With the BUNKR Build Your Own Battlezone 3-Piece Set, you’ll have somewhere to take cover from the barrage of darts and plan your next move. Finally, a real life application for all those hours of practice in video game stealth modes! If it seems overindulgent, consider this — you’d pay at least $5 more anywhere else, so really you’re being frugal.

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Dads can be difficult to buy for. Be real, when was the last time you gifted your dad with something unique that he really loved? (Of course, he loves everything you get him, because you’re his kid, but you know. Really loved.)

This can be the year that you hit a Christmas home run, with the Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Premium Electronic Helmet. It’s $40 off at Amazon today, and hasn’t every man at some point in his life pretended to be a Sith lord? Now your dad can do it better than the rest with this helmet’s movie sound effects and multi-piece, adjustable fit.

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Plus, to really stretch your gifting budget, you can add a Mickey or Minnie plush to your cart for just $5. (If there are no nieces, nephews, or children of any kind of your circle of acquaintances — which seems unlikely, but we don’t know your life — Toys for Tots would probably love to have your donation.)

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Step2 Rudolph the Rocking Reindeer | $35 | Walmart and Amazon
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What exactly are reindeer games? If you ask Ben Affleck, they have something to do with robbing casinos, but maybe the more kid-friendly answer is that the games are just having fun with reindeer. Like this Step2 Rudolph the Rocking Reindeer, $35 at Walmart and Amazon. (It’s $40 or more almost everywhere else.)

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It’s a rare toy that — for Christmas, at least — looks more like intentional decor than junky clutter that has slowly taken over all your living spaces. Also, small humans will probably enjoy honking its squeaky nose. Whether that means children or elves depends on your season in life, and your proximity to the North Pole.

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LEGO Batman Movie Bat-Space Shuttle | $56 | Walmart or Amazon
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If I’m being honest, I don’t even remember this thing from The LEGO Batman Movie. I probably need to watch it again. But it doesn’t even matter, because you can tell just by looking that The LEGO Batman Movie Bat-Space Shuttle is pretty bat-tastic. I mean, it comes with reggae, space, and firestarter Batsuit figures! And a Bat-kayak! And a Bat-moon buggy! Once $80, it’s dropped to just $56 at Walmart at Amazon. No one’s saying you have to buy it, but... why wouldn’t you?