Tons of luggage, discounted board games, and Anker USB-C gear lead off Thursday’s best deals.

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If those copies of Monopoly and Risk are gathering dust in your game cabinet, you can stock it with better options during Amazon’s one-day board game sale.

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Note: The direct link to the board game sale is having all sorts of problems, so this link will take you to the Gold Box page; just look for the board game sale near the top.

Options include the popular Kingdom Builder and Alhambra, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see the rest.

Bonus: It’s not technically part of this sale, but Settlers of Catan is also down to an all-time low $30 at the moment.


The holidays are basically here and that means travel. Lots and lots of travel. If you’ve exhausted your luggage to death and need a quick, reliable replacement, Amazon’s massive Luggage and Travel Gear Gold Box can save you. Grab individual pieces, luggage sets, accessories (like the ever essential packing cubes) and more. But this deal has an itinerary to stick to, and will take off at the end of the day.


Odds are, you’ve got a $20 Crock-Pot sitting in a cabinet, gathering dust. But with just a few added features, the humble slow cooker can be one of your favorite kitchen tools, and one of the best models on the market is on sale for an all-time low $32, which is an absolute no-brainer price.

Unlike most entry level slow cookers, the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget is fully programmable on a few different parameters. You could set it to cook for a certain amount of time, after which it’ll switch to a keep warm mode; perfect for preparing six hour recipes during nine hour workdays. You can also insert a thermometer probe, and it’ll cook your meat to the proper temperature, and no higher.

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I got a very similar cooker as a wedding gift (it didn’t include the clip-on spoon), and I use it on a weekly basis. This model hardly ever goes on sale, but today’s $32 price tag is an all-time low. Just be sure to grab yours today, before it sells out.


Polk Audio’s PSW10 has long been a go-to value pick for anyone building a home theater audio system, and you can pick one up for $88 on Amazon today, a match for the best price they’ve listed this year.

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After much research, I bought this exact model several years ago, and absolutely loved it up until the day I replaced it with one of VIZIO’s surround sound bar systems. It’s not the best subwoofer out there by any means, but it’s imminently affordable, and should be more than adequate anyone who’s not an audiophile.


In case the new MacBook Pros didn’t make it clear enough, USB-C is taking over the world, and Anker’s celebrating the occasion with deals on practically all of their USB-C products, including one of your favorite battery packs, the immensely popular Powerline cables, and a great replacement charger for your laptop.

Just be sure to note the promo codes and prices below.


8-Outlet/6-USB Aukey Surge Protector, $24 with code AU3STRIP | 4-Outlet/4-USB Aukey Surge Protector, $16 with code AU2STRIP

Nobody ever has enough power outlets or USB charging ports around their house, but these Aukey surge protectors can solve both problems at once. Just be sure to note the promo codes.



Etekcity Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, $22 with code SFQZHAP2

$22 is a great price for any LED desk lamp, but it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen for a model that includes a USB charging port and adjustable color temperature, which can seriously boost your productivity.


iClever’s BoostCube line is The Wirecutter’s pick for best travel-friendly USB charger, and for a limited time, you can get two for the price of one. Just note that you’ll need to add one white charger, and one black charger to your cart, and use code DEALTOP1.


Ugreen Multi-Angle Device Stand, $7 with code 96P5LAT2

This stand can prop up your phone or tablet at 10 different angles, and it’s only $7 today with code 96P5LAT2. I don’t really have anything else to add.


Refurb Philips Hue Bloom, $35

You’re probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but for truly dramatic lighting effects, you’ll want to pick up a few Hue Bloom accent lights as well.

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These fully-integrated light fixtures sit on the floor or on an end table and point towards the wall, allowing them to “paint” an entire side of a room in the color of your choice. $35 is a match for the best price we’ve ever seen on these (as long as you don’t mind buying a refurb), so if you’re already invested in the Hue ecosystem, you should absolutely pick up at least one.


Lol.


Ready to get fit? For a limited time, Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off a huge array of EAS protein products. Inside, you’ll find dozens of powders, shakes, bars, and more in a variety of flavors and formulas. Just note that you have to use Amazon Subscribe & Save to get the discount, and you won’t see the final price until checkout.


With a good set of silicone cooking gloves, you’ll have full finger control when you handle hot pans in the kitchen. Hell, you could use them to just pick up a piece of meat directly off the grill, like some sort of barbecue superhero. For $7, why not?


Xbox Live Gold discounts don’t come around as often as they used to, so if your membership is due to expire in the near future, grab another year for $40 on eBay today.


This Orion GoScope is designed with moon gazing in mind, which is convenient, since the night of November 14 will feature the largest supermoon since 1948. Today’s deal is $10 off its rarely-discounted typical price.


Get all the geeky gifts you’ll need during ThinkGeek’s 30% off sale. Choose from year-round decor or apparel, or holiday-specific (you’d better believe I’m eyeing that Artoo stocking. It beeps!) for your decorating needs come December 1st.


If coworkers have been stealing your food out of the office fridge, or you just want to keep a couple drinks cold at the beach, this flexible lunch bag is basically made out of ice packs. Just freeze it overnight, and it’ll keep your food and drinks chilled for up to 10 hours.

Today’s $13 deal is an all-time low, and well below its usual $18-$20.


Whiskey Stones, $13 with code ZZNUPVCL

Whiskey stones can keep your drink cool without watering it down like ice, and this stainless steel set from TaoTronics is on sale for $13 today with code ZZNUPVCL, including a tray and a tiny set of tongs. <Clink>


If you want a little bit of outdoor space to store your gardening equipment, but don’t want to build a huge shed from stratch, this closet-sized Suncast shed is as easy a solution as you’ll find. If that’s all the space you need, Amazon will sell you one for $205 today, one of the lowest prices ever. Just be sure to apologize to your delivery person.


If you need to get caught up before the all-female Ocean’s 11 reboot hits, the original trilogy on Blu-ray is an absolute steal at $15. This box set even includes a deck of cards and two collectible dice.


Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker, $37 with code WAFFLE20

The Waring Pro Double Belgian was your favorite waffle maker, but if you don’t need to make two waffles at the same time, the single waffle model is down to an all-time low $37 today. Just use code WAFFLE20 at checkout to get the deal.

I probably make fresh waffles in my waffle iron every month or so, but in between, I’ve used it to make hash browns, pressed sandwiches, and even churros. Lifehacker has a ton of other suggestions too, including mozzarella sticks, 90-second cookies, pre-packaged cinnamon rolls, and even crispy bacon. So you see, calling this thing a waffle iron is practically a misnomer.


If a Gold Box could ever be perfectly fit to the season, this boot sale is it. Amazon is kicking down prices on a bunch of great boots. Knee-high, ankle, flat or heeled, this deal is full of brands like Kate Spade, Marc Fisher, Nine West, Jessica Simpson, Lucky and more. But these boots were made for walking, and so was this one-day-only deal.


Once November hits, commercials turn festive, stores think gifting, and it’s a snowball effect of holiday planning. But if you want to beat the craziness and grab some good presents to ward off any holiday anxiety (or just get yourself something), Amazon is marking down some really great jewelry from brands like Alex & Ani, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more.


USB-powered automotive jump starters might be the new hotness, but this Stanley battery maintainer trades portability for a key feature: A built-in air compressor.

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Just like those compact jump starters, this thing can give your car a jolt without flagging down a fellow traveler from a jump, but it can also inflate your tires from anywhere. That means no more fumbling for quarters at a gas station, just to have the air compressor turn off before you could get to all of your tires. I keep one of these in my trunk, and I love it.

This deal has been available a couple of times over the last few weeks, but it tends to sell out quickly.


Extra 20% off San Pellegrino and Perrier, discount shown at checkout

We’re all supposed to drink more water, but that’s a whole lot easier when there’s carbonation involved, so for a limited time you can save 20% on Perrier and San Pellegrino packs on Amazon. Just add your favorite option to your cart, and you’ll see the discount at checkout.


If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to an all-time low $235 today, and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere.

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The Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker features a 306 square inch cast iron cooking surface (which is most similar to the $829 large Big Green Egg), and traps heat inside a heavily-insulated stainless steel body. Our deal researcher, Corey, owns a BGE, and I asked him about it on Slack:

And I use my BGE for about 70% of meat meals.

Probably 90% during the warm months.

Best Father’s Day gift I’ll ever get.

Lana jokes that she’s the one who benefits most because I cook on it all the time.

Worth the price just for its ability to cook pizza, IMO.

But pork chops, lions, tenderloin are beyond incredible on it.

Obviously, this isn’t the “real thing,” but the consensus among Amazon reviewers is that it’s at least nearly as good, which sounds like a decent compromise considering it’s less than 1/3 of the price, and comes with a stable cart and folding shelves, both of which you’d need to buy separately with the Egg.


Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked it down to $17 today, the best price they’ve ever listed on the 34 ounce model. Hopefully, you take your coffee makers like you take your coffee: Black. Because that’s the only color on sale today.


Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $14 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.


Mpow 20-LED Motion Sensing Solar Light, $16 with code WD25GLH6 | 2-Pack for $30 with code XLTNN8HN

Mpow’s extra large motion-sensing solar outdoor lights can illuminate your entire front or back yard, and you can get one for $16, or two for $30 today on Amazon. If you’ve ever tripped over your stoop or fumbled for your keyhole in the dark, this is a no-brainer.


Aukey Mini Drone, $24 with code AUK3MINI

Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a DJI Phantom, you can learn the basics of flying a quadcopter with this $24 toy drone from Aukey.

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Trust me, if you can fly this thing, you can fly a GPS-equipped, gyro-stabilized camera rig. And if not, well, it’s not like crashing it will be that big a deal. It would also make for great little holiday gift, if you want to cross some people off your list early.


Nobody knows software better than our friends at Lifehacker, and Humble’s making it easy to augment your PC with a name-your-own-price bundle of some of the site’s favorite Windows apps.

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We’ve broken it all down in this post, with links to Lifehacker to help you learn more about the software. Just remember that like most Humble Bundles, certain apps require you to pledge more money than others, so be sure you’re paying enough to get all of the apps you need.


Whatever fancy new charging technology your phone supports, this $12 Aukey car charger will help you get the most juice out of your commute. $12 would be a good price for a charger with a USB-C port or a Quick Charge 3.0 port, but with this deal, you get both.


Before you go out and flush $30 down the drain on a Yeti Rambler, check out this RTIC alternative for just $12 on Amazon today, matching a Gold Box deal from several weeks ago. It uses the same vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction, and according to this YouTube video at least, actually keeps ice frozen for longer. No-brainer.


If your car’s wiper blades have seen better days, Amazon’s running a new promotion on Rain-X Latitude replacements, for a limited time.

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This deal works a little differently than previous Amazon wiper blade promotions, which let you buy two for a flat price. This time around, you’ll save a flat 15% on each blade you buy (shipped and sold by Amazon). Just use the site’s built-in “Filter By Vehicle” tool to find the proper models for your car, and remember that you won’t see the discount until checkout.

Update: If you buy two, you can also submit your receipt for an $8 mail-in rebate! Thanks for the heads up, Nirav Patel.

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