- Black & Decker 20-volt Drill/Driver Tool for $50
Black & Decker LD120VA 20-volt Rechargeable Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories for $50.
It usually sells for around $100.
- 4-port USB Charger for $11
There are a lot of USB chargers out there, but we are mentioning another because it has some great reviews and is priced about half what many other similar products sell for.
This 4-port USB charger delivers 4-amps of total output, so it can charge 4 phones at once or 2 tablets at once.
If you have a lot of USB devices, check out this 10-port 12-amp USB Charger for $30.
It charges up to 2.4 amps per port, and its 12 amp capacity can charge up to 10 phones at once, or 5 tablets at once.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
- 25% Off Any Book, code: BOOKDEAL25 (expired)
This deal expires tonight.
Code BOOKDEAL25 applies 25% off of any printed book sold directly by Amazon.
Not valid on eBooks, Kindle Books, and audio books.
According to the terms, this discount can only apply once per Amazon account, expires on December 14 (today), and gives a maximum discount of $10.
So if you order a $20 book, the code will give $5 off.
If you order a $40+ book, the code will give $10 off.
- Phone/Tablet Vehicle Mount for $14 to $26
This could be a good gift for someone who uses map navigation on their phone in their car.
Driving safe is important, which means keeping both hands on the wheel at all times, and having few distractions that attract your eyes far from forward.
Use your phone's headset, or rely on your vehicle's Bluetooth connection for handsfree phone use.
If you use your phone for navigation, you may also want to mount your phone in front of you.
- 5-port USB Desktop Charger for $12
Poweradd 5-port USB Charger for $12 today.
Other similar 5-port USB desktop chargers usually sell for around $19 to $25.
The reviews are some of the best we have seen on a USB charger, even better than the popular Anker charger.
Tablets require a lot of charging power (2.1 to 2.4 amps), so this 5 amp charger can charge up to 2 tablets and 1 phone at once, or 1 tablet and 3 phones.
- 8x10 Black Picture Frame $8.48 or $12
- Rockport Men's Shoes for $55-70
Rockport makes some of our favorite casual shoes, in terms of comfort and looks.
If you know your size, you can get a great deal today by shopping online.
For example, this Rockport Waterproof Oxford Shoe is $55 (usually $80 or more).
- Little Giant 13-foot Ladder $139, 22-foot $198 (expired)
This heavy-duty ladder is pricey, but looks really useful for doing work around a house.
It can bend and adjust into a step ladder, a staircase ladder, and as a fully extended ladder.
It can also be folded up for carrying.
Looks like a great deal.
Eton Solar-powered Portable Wireless Speaker for $49.
This looks great for the summertime, because it powers itself from the sun.
It can also charge with an included MicroUSB cable for use at night.
It usually goes for at least $70.
- Sony NEX-5TL Digital Camera for $300 (expired)
Sony NEX-5TL Compact Digital Camera with 16-50mm power zoom lens for $300.
On that page, they also have a bundle with a 16GB SD card and camera bag for $23 more.
The 5TL looks like a great camera for the $300 price.
According to the specs, it takes 16.1-megapixel photos and can record AVCHD video up to 1920x1080@60p, and H.264 video up to 1440x1080.
The H.264 setting should be perfect for youtube and social media, and the AVCHD would be good for Blu-ray quality movies.
However, beware there are some add-in features that can be purchased on the camera.
As one reviewer writes, " you want extra bracketing features, multi-shot NR, or time lapse, you're looking at between $5 and $10 to add each feature piecemeal. It's a tacky move on Sony's part, and one isn't going to win the company any favors with consumers."
While these features may be nothing that you would need, shipping a camera with in-app purchase ability may frustrate some customers who just shelled out hundreds of dollars for a camera.
The 16-50mm lens, while compact and high quality, does not zoom in well.
This lens cannot zoom more than about 3x, meaning if you have an older camera with 16x or 30x optical zoom, this Sony camera will not meet its zoom capabilities.
However at close range, the Sony NEX's lens should be far superior than most other camera, even at night and in dimly lit rooms.
Adding a telephoto lens would cost about $110 to $200.
The camera has built-in wifi and can automatically upload photos & videos to social media.
Overall, it looks like a great camera for the price.
- Oral-B Pro Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth $80 (expired)
Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush for $80 today.
Its normal price is around $120.
It has built-in Bluetooth communication to your smartphone, for feedback on brushing habits.
Electric toothbrushes that have a spinning head like this will provide the best possible brushing for your teeth.
Even if you dislike the gimmick of Bluetooth or you dislike the cost investment of an electric toothbrush versus a regular toothbrush, people have reported cleaner, healthier teeth after switching to an electric toothbrush. Our feeling is an electric toothbrush can help reduce your dental costs and reduce dental pain, which is a hot deal.
Coupons "clipped" on Amazon will apply on the final checkout page.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
- Dual-monitor Stand for $40
Dual-monitor Stand for mounting 2 computer monitors to a desk for $40.
Dual-monitor stands that can support up to 30-inch monitors usually sell for at least $100.
- 5-Port USB Charger for $19
Anker 40-watt 5-port USB charger for $26, and code
applies $7 off during checkout.
Applies to the Black model only (not white).
Works for home use, and for traveling.
Powerful enough to charge up to 5 tablets at once, which most chargers cannot do.
Also supports 100-240 volt electrical input, which means all you need is an international plug adapter, and it can charge all your USB devices with a voltage converter.
- Linksys WRT54GL Wifi Router for $30
Popular Wifi router because you can install your own Linux operating system on it.
There are hundreds of reviews of people who used this router for basic Wifi/Internet routing as well as a voice PBX, dedicated VPN device, etc.
NIX 12-inch Digital Photo Frame & 4GB Memory for $88.
Unlike most other digital photo frames, this one has good reviews and has 4GB of internal memory (so you do not need to have an SD card inside the device).
Has SD card and USB sockets, is wall mountable, and turns itself on when it senses motion.
Displays at 800x600 resolution.
RAVPower FileHub Wifi SD Card Reader for $35.
This thing looks great for anyone with a digital camera, especially while traveling.
Plug in your Secure Digital (SD/SDHC/SDXC) memory card, and it lets you access the photos on the card through your wifi network from your computers, tablets, and phones.
NIX 12-inch High Resolution Digital Photo Frame & 4GB Memory for $88.
Unlike most other digital photo frames, this one has excellent reviews and has 4GB of internal memory (so you do not need to have an SD card inside the device).
Has SD card and USB sockets, is wall mountable, and turns itself on when it senses motion.
Just Dance 2015 for $25.
Available for Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.
It usually sells for around $35.
- Amazon Fire Phone 32GB Unlocked for $199
Amazon Fire Phone 32 (Unlocked GSM) for $199 today, which is $250 less than normal.
It still includes a full year of Amazon Prime for free (a $99 value).
Works with any GSM network carrier in the US, including AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Net10, and Straight Talk.
Also works on international GSM carriers.
- 2-port USB Vehicle Charger for $10.50
$14, and code YNXD52LP applies $3.50 off during checkout.
- TV Wall Mount for $25
VideoSecu TV Wall Mount with Tilt for $25.
Free shipping on $35+ orders, or free for Amazon Prime members.
It is rated one of the best wall mounts for TVs 23 to 65 inches in size.
It comes with a bubble level, an HDMI cable, and plenty of screws.
Other wall mounts are cheaper, such as this one, but do not tilt.
- Wireless Cooking-thermometer Probe for $43
Another deal on turkey cooking today at Amazon.
An Ivation Wireless Digital Thermometer Probe for $60 with free shipping, and code XNFO3Q4E applies $17 off during checkout.
Be sure to enter the promotion code on the final checkout page, before committing your order.
- 42-piece Rubbermaid Food Storage Set $15
Includes 5 each of:
0.5-cup, 1.25-cup, and 2.0-cup.
Also includes 2 each of : 3.0-cup, 5.0-cup, and 7.0-cup.
This set usually sells for around $30.
- 10-Piece WearEver Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set $55
This 10-piece cookware set was on sale back in May, and is on sale again at about $40 off of normal price.
It is a WearEver Pure Living 10-piece Non-toxic, Cadmium-free, Dishwasher-safe cookware for $55.
The pots & pans have a unique red color with white on the inside.
The set includes 5 skillets/pans, 3 lids, and 2 nylon tools.
Effectively it costs about $11 per cookware item (plus 3 lids).
The 3 lids fit the skillets and the pots.
- Dell XPS X8700 Desktop PC for $638 (expired)
Dell XPS 8700-1880BLK Desktop PC with Core i7-4790 CPU, 12GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Windows 8.1, Geforce GT 720 1GB video card, CD/DVD reader/writer drive, memory card reader, Wifi b/g/n, Bluetooth for $638.
This same PC sells for $900 on Dell.com.
Includes keyboard & mouse, but no monitor.
It will work with your old monitor with a DVI or VGA connection.
Monitors are available for sale, including this HP 23-inch Monitor for $126 with code EMCWWWG25 , or a Dell P2314H 23-inch Monitor for $150 with code EMCWWWW83 .
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for PC/Mac $50 for Prime Members
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for PC/Mac is $98.88 on Amazon.com.
If you are an Amazon Prime member, add one to the cart.
Checkout, and the price should change to $50 on the final checkout page.
Be sure to check the final price before committing your purchase, since Amazon can remove this promotion at any time.
Friday, November 14, 2014
- Android Apps for Free
Some Android apps are available for free through Amazon today.
- $5 Back for Purchasing a $10 Credit at Starbucks
American Express card members (personal cards, not business cards) can get credits when shopping at some stores.
Now they are offing $5 back when buying at least $10 online at store.starbucks.com, or by loading your mobile phone with $10 in store credit.
Go to AmericanExpress.com and log in to your account.
If you have trouble logging in, call AmEx customer service phone number on the back of your card.
On the Account Home page, just below your Outstanding Balance are two rectangles that says "Latest Transactions" and "Offers For You." Click the "Offers For You."
Scroll down, and see the long list of offers.
Find the offer that says "$5 back" at "store.starbucks.com".
Click "Save Offer".
Make sure you see a green "Saved to card" next to the "store.starbucks.com" offer before proceeding.
If not, call AmEx customer service.
While on that page, you can also click "Save Offer" next to any other deals you want to enable on your AmEx card.
For example, you can enable $5 credit when spending at least $10 at a FedEx Office store, or $25 credit when spending at least $250 at Best Buy.
Enabling each offer allows you to get the deals, but you are under no obligation to do each deal.
On your mobile phone, run your Starbucks app.
If you do not have the Starbucks app, download it and set up an account.
Click "Pay". You will see your current balance, which will be $0 if you have no balance.
Click "Reload" to add more credit to your Starbucks account.
Choose "Other" as the dollar amount, and select "$10".
Enter your American Express card number, the same card that you enrolled into the promotion on the AmericanExpress.com website.
After purchasing your $10 credit, you should get an email from AmericanExpress of your $5 statement credit.
Beware that the Starbucks/AmEx deal will not work if you purchase a gift card from the Starbucks website.
Amazon Echo Purchase Invitations:
Today, Amazon announced a new device called Amazon Echo.
It sits in your home and responds for your commands.
It can play music, give the weather, announce the time, and look up simple things on the Internet.
If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can request an invitation to purchase the device at $99.
All other people can request an invitation to buy it at $199.
Requesting an invitation is free, and you are not obligated to buy it when the invitation arrives.
It seems like a home device that would work like Google Voice Search or Apple Siri, but instead of being a personal device, it can work for all members in a household.
It could be useful for someone elderly or disabled, who wants to know the time or weather.
Other than that, it does seem a little creepy having a device that listens for people's voices from across the room.
Will it tell you to stop eating beans if you sound gassy?
Will prankster house guests order products on your Amazon account, or set an alarm for 4am?
The technology seems cool, and $99 or $199 is a decent deal IF you are specifically looking for a product like this.
Otherwise, there will be plenty of other things to buy with your December bonus checks.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
- Sandisk Cruzer 64GB USB Flash Drive for $28
Sandisk Cruzer 64GB USB Flash Drive for $28.22 today.
- Unlimited Photo Storage for Prime Subscribers
Amazon Prime recently raised their annual subscription fee from $79 to $99.
It is a big price increase for the perk of free 2-day delivery on most products they sell, but now they are giving a new perk.
Now, anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription can backup as many photos as they have, through an Apple or Android device, and on a PC.
It is still a good idea to have a local copy of your important photos, since browsing photos on Amazon would only work as good as your Internet connection, but is a great deal for anyone looking to backup their hundreds of gigabytes of photos.
Monday, November 3, 2014
- $10 Credit for Amazon Prime Members Who Buy a $45 Gift Card
This Amazon promotion is targeted ONLY to Amazon users who satisfy BOTH of the following:
You must be a current Amazon Prime member, either with a paid subscription ($99 annually), or on a free trial.
You must not have ever purchased gift cards online from Amazon.
If you satisfy both of the following criteria, you can add $45 with of Amazon gift cards to your cart (3-pack of $15 gift cards), apply coupon code HOLIDAYGCS during checkout, and you will get $10 credit applied onto your Amazon account.
If you do not satisfy both of the above requirements, you will get an error when trying to apply the promo code HOLIDAYGCS during checkout.
Be sure to look for an error before committing your checkout.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
- Ecotones Duet Sleep Sound Machine for $70
Place it next to your bed, plug it in, turn it on, and it listens for ambient sounds such as street noise, construction, trains, car horns, noisy roommate, etc.
It does not spit out white noise, instead it plays your choice of rain, wind, waves, fireplace, etc., and adjusts the audio pitch to drown out noises it hears, effectively drowning out sounds.
It's a device we tried, and vouch that it works great and we recommend it for city apartments where noises can disrupt sleep.
Most stores sell it for around $75 to $90.
It is currently on sale for $70.
- Keypad Door Lock for $86
Schlage FE595 Door Lock Handle with Keypad for $86 today.
It is a basic door lock with a programmable keypad for key-less entry.
This is not one of the new home-connected door locks that can be opened through your wifi network or from an app.
New home automation products are available, and several new ones will be coming out in the next couple years, with possible features like using your phone as the key to your front door.
Friday, October 24, 2014
- Lucky Brand Jeans at 50% off
Lucky Brand Jeans are 50% off through Amazon today.
You should know your size before ordering, since Lucky Jeans do wear slightly different than other jeans.
- Apple Lightning USB Connector Cable for $11
Anker sells great quality battery and cable products.
If you have a newer Apple device with a Lightning connector, this 3-foot Anker Lightning to USB Cable for $11 is a pretty good deal.
At $11, it is 40% cheaper than Apple's Lightning Cable, and is "MFi Certified" by Apple.
We love ours, and it also has a lot of excellent reviews, with an overall higher rating than Apple's own Lightning cable and Amazon's Lightning Cable.
It works with iPhone 5 and above, iPad Air and Air 2, all iPad Mini models, iPad 4, iPod Touch 5, and iPod Nano 7.
Monday, October 20, 2014
- 7-pack of Men's Fruit of the Loom Briefs for $8
Saturday, October 18, 2014
- Klipsch S4i In-Ear Headphones $39
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones for $39 today.
They usually sell for around $48 to $55.
- 7-pack of Men's Fruit of the Loom Briefs for $8
- Rubbermaid 10-foot Outdoor Storage Bin for $63
Rubbermaid 5F21 Deck Box with Seat for $63 with free shipping.
The shipping alone would probably cost over $20.
Monday, October 13, 2014
- Foam Rollers for $18 to $57
Amazon is having a one-day sale on trigger point foam rollers.
Each of these rollers usually go for around $10 more.
Foam rollers can be good for men and women that do any kind of physical fitness such as running and weight lifting.
As written in Men's Health, "Foam rolling smooths and lengthens your muscles, and breaks up adhesions and scar tissue."
Women's Health shows some examples of how foam rollers work.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
- 50% off Subscribe & Save for Amazon Prime Members
Anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription ($99 annual fee) can get 50% off of one Subscribe & Save order when using promo code PRIMESNS during checkout.
You must have been an Amazon Prime member for at least 6 months to be eligible for this promotion.
Subscribe & Save lets you order something at a discount, with automatic re-ordering at selected monthly intervals.
The 50% promo applies to the initial order only, so each automatic re-order will charge you at the full rate, which would be at a 5% discount (not 50% discount).
If you want to do this promotion but do not want to automatically re-order it, you can
cancel your Subscribe & Save subscription
any time after your order ships.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
- Lightning Cable for $12
Anker 3-foot Lightning Cable for newer iPhones and iPads for $12.
Has better reviews than Amazon's own Lightning Cable that costs $1 less, and still costs less than Apple's cable.
We have one, and it works great.
- Fire TV for $84
It is now priced a little less than the Apple TV and Roku.
Amazon Fire TV is basically a streaming media player, just like an Apple TV and Roku.
It's most notable feature is a voice search, that lets you search for things by speaking.
- Android Apps & Games for Free
Several Android mobile apps and games are available for free today, including: Marriam-Webster's Dictionary, Sonic the Hedgehog, Relax Melodies Premium, and OfficeSuite Professional.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
- Toshiba 750GB Portable USB Drive $50, 2TB for $95
USB3.0 drives are compatible with regular USB and USB3.0 ports.
For an internal desktop hard drive deal, Newegg posted a Seagate Hybrid 4TB Hard Drive with 8GB Caching SSD for $160 (usually goes for at least $170).
It has 64MB of cache (most hard drives have 16 to 32 MB), and 8GB of SSD storage which it uses to cache frequently accessed data.
This should be one of the best performing large-capacity consumer-grade hard drives on the market.
- Sony Portable Wireless Server for $30 (expired)
Valid through tonight only.
It usually sells for around $70.
It is a wireless reader for Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.
The reviews are decent, not great, but could be very useful for someone who wants to share the pictures on your SD card with all your devices.
If you are looking for a SD card that can be accessed wireless by your smartphone and computer, also check out a Toshiba Flash Air II 16GB SD Wifi Card for $30.
Unlike the above device which works with your existing SD cards, this is just one card with a built-in Wifi feature.
You can download photos from your camera without taking out the SD card.
Simply turn the camera on, connect to the Wifi SD card like you would any Wifi router, then download the pictures wirelessly using a smartphone app or a web browser.
Some of the reviewers say the features are a bit weak, but it does work, and has more recent positive reviews than the Eye-Fi cards.
Anker Astro E4 13,000mAh Portable USB Battery Charger for $26 with coupon AASTROE4 .
Charge it overnight, and take it with you during the day.
This portable battery can fully charge your phones or a tablet when you are not near a power outlet.
This is especially useful when camping or while traveling, when you would rather be exploring and enjoying yourself rather than needing to stop at power outlets to charge your devices.
Anker 40-watt 5-Port USB Charger for $20 with code 20DF7105 .
Plugs into a power outlet, and gives you 5 USB charging ports.
You can charge up to 5 phones or tablets at once.
If you want one or both of these Anker devices, you can also get a deal on a Lightning cable: