Listen up: The Anker SoundCore bluetooth speaker is a longtime reader favorite, and today, it’s on sale for just $21. The sound quality is on point, the design is sleek, and the battery lasts for 24 hours. So, it’s a deal that’s music to our wallets.
Anker makes great, giant battery packs. You probably own one! But it’s also worth keeping a pocket-friendly pack for those days where you need some extra juice, but don’t want to carry a bag. This 3350mAh lipstick-style charger is down to $14 today with promo code POWERHW4, and includes a microUSB cable in the box.
Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine charging cables have blossomed into an entire line of different products, and it hasn’t always been clear which one was the best:
- PowerLine – The original. Rubber-wrapped, and kevlar-reinforced.
- PowerLine+ – The same, but wrapped in Nylon for added durability, less tangling, and a better feel.
- PowerLine II – A more durable version of the original, and backed by a lifetime warranty, but without the benefits of nylon wrapping.
That confusion can now become a thing of the past, because they’ve combined the best of all of their cables into the new PowerLine+ II, and you can save on the 10‘ Lightning version today for the first time ever. It’s incredibly durable, it’s wrapped in nylon, and it comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning it’s probably the last Lightning cable you’ll ever have to buy. Get it in any color you want today for $14, or about $6 less than usual, with promo code CHRS8453.
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.
The Razer Basilisk combines the customization options and high-end components of a gaming mouse with the ergonomics and (mostly) understated design of the best work mice out there, making it one of the best options for keyboard jockeys who also like to have fun.
Normally priced around $55-$70, you can still grab it for its holiday price of $50, if you hurry.
More than once this month, I’ve found myself thinking, “Man, I really need to order some more batteries.” My need for power just surges at Christmastime.
Amazon has heard my plea and discounted this Energizer Rechargeable AA Batteries 8-Pack. You can get them for $13 when you clip the $1 coupon on the page, and even less if you choose to order via Subscribe & Save. Either way, it’s a solid deal on name-brand rechargeable batteries.
The latest Beats headphones contain Apple’s custom W1 chip, which means they pair to all of your Apple devices just as easily as AirPods (in addition to other devices through the standard Bluetooth hell-menus). So whether you want easy-pairing headphones that are great for exercise, or prefer larger on-ears, there’s a deal for you today.
$240 is a really solid price for the Solo3s, which usually sell for $300, and $90 is the best deals we’ve ever seen on the Powerbeats3s. In both cases, you even get to pick your favorite color, though it seems like some will arrive before Christmas, but others will not, so choose carefully.
Update: Back in stock. 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.
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.
If you want to give the gift of a Tile Bluetooth gadget finder this Christmas, you should be sure to buy the one with a user-replaceable battery. Today’s $20 deal on the brand new Tile Mate isn’t as good as the $16 deal we saw earlier in the week, but it’s otherwise the best discount we’ve seen from the usual $25.
Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router. So at an all-time low $21, why not give this one a try? Just clip the $5 coupon to get the deal at checkout.
I have nothing but fond memories of the 90s, and I love everything about the styles from that era. (#sorrynotsorry) If you feel the same, the Impossible Project Polaroid 600 96 Cam Instant Camera, on sale for $152 at Nordstrom, deserves your attention.
Its totally fresh color scheme will remind you of the days when things were crunk or fly or jiggy rather than lit or turnt or on fleek, and as long as instant cameras refuse to die, you may as well have the raddest one on the block.
If you got yourself a new TV on Black Friday (or even more recently), it’s cheaper than you might think to mount it to your wall. This highly rated Perlesmith mount can support TVs up to 55″, and it’s only $28 today with promo code EYB52OV7, complete with bonus accessories like a level, cord ties, and an HDMI cable.
If you ever want to watch TV, and loud movies in particular, without disturbing your neighbors, your kids, or your sleeping partner two feet away from you, you want a pair of RF headphones. Yes, not Bluetooth…RF.
Sennheiser makes some of the most popular and best-reviewed models out there, and their entry level RS 165s are on sale for $149 today on Amazon, the best price of the year. These don’t support virtual surround sound like the 175s, but they’ll still sound terrific, and once you get them set up, they’ll be perfectly synced up with the video on your TV, with none of the lag you can get with Bluetooth.
Needless to say, if your partner’s video games and explosion-y action movies keep you awake at night, this would be an amazing (if slightly passive aggressive) gift.
Anker’s most impressive entry in the true wireless headphone market is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen, by a longshot.
- 3.5 hour battery, plus a charging case with enough power for 48 hours of playback.
- Transparency mode that lets in some ambient noise.
- Customizable EQ settings.
- Bluetooth 5.0 for a stable connection.
Normally priced at $150, promo code ZWSDZ2010 will bring them down to $75 right now, just in time for the holidays. That’s less than they were selling for on Kickstarter, way back when.
For $15 less (with promo code ZWSDZ2000), you can also get the standard Zolo Liberties, which only carry 24 hours of charge in their case, rather than 48. They also lack transparency mode and customizable EQ settings, so it’s probably worth spending just a little more for the top-end model.
$12 is about what you’d expect to pay for a 4-port USB charging hub, but this Aukey model also comes with two AC outlets, so your lamps and laptops don’t have to go hungry.
The Anker PowerCore Fusion is one of our biggest sellers ever, because it combines a USB wall charger and a portable battery pack into a single product. Now, RAVPower has their own alternative with a slightly larger 6700mAh battery inside, and you can grab it for just $22 with promo code KINJAQFF.
They sent me one to check out, and despite the larger battery inside, it’s barely bigger or heavier than the Anker, and would make a great holiday stocking stuffer.
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.
If you’re sick of renting carpet washers every time you spot a new stain, you can buy your own for $99 today, within $2 of an all-time low. The Bissell SpotClean has a squeaky-clean 4.2 star review average from over 4,000 customers, and includes a number of tools for floors, stairs, and furniture.
Just prepare to be disturbed. Deep cleaning a carpet can be a revealing experience that a lot of people aren’t prepared for.
The Cricut Maker lets you use your computer to cut designs into everything from vinyl to leather to wood to kevlar, and it’s back down to its all-time low price.
Corey reviewed this over on The Inventory, and used it to print out a custom logo for his kids’ soccer team jerseys, design custom pint glasses, and cut screen prints for t-shirts, just for starters. At $340, it’s still an investment, but there’s basically no limit to what you can design and make with it.
Trust me when I say that once you own one of these, you’ll hardly ever use your “real” oven anymore. It preheats significantly faster, it’s much easier to program, and it’s big enough to cook all but the biggest meals. They don’t go on sale often though, and the Air model hasn’t been this cheap since April. Trust me, it’ll really come in handy when it comes time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.
You don’t need a Shop-Vac until you really, really need a Shop-Vac, so prepare for the leaks life throws your way with this 5-gallon model, marked down to $52 today. You might not use this for your every day house cleaning, it’s one of those things that everyone should have in their garage, because life comes at you fast.
Home Sale | AmazonGraphic: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Pat on the back for successfully completing another season of holiday shopping. Now it’s time to turn back to your own neglected needs. Home items ranging from lighting to textiles to furniture to decor accents are on sale at Amazon, and I know there’s something there you were meaning to buy before you got sucked into the Christmas hustle.
Being able to see while you drive is pretty important, no matter what season it is. This Snow Joe Jumbo Telescoping Snow Broom and Ice Scraper 2-Pack will help you stay alive no matter how much snow has accumulated on your windshield. Toss it in your trunk and forget about it until you need it.
Especially during the bleak winter months, it feels good to have something green in your home. This set of five succulents is on sale for $13, and they don’t need much sunlight or water, giving them a solid chance of surviving the frigid months ahead. Plus, they make for nice plant children to nurture while all other flora is cold and dead outside.
You might know it as nugget ice, or Sonic ice, or for you Texans out there, Buc-ees ice, but no matter what you call it, we all know it’s great. Now, there’s an expensive machine that can make it for you at home, but today, it’s $65 less expensive than usual.
…It’s still expensive, but damn that ice is good.
Yi Dome Camera | $32 | Amazon | Clip the 10% off couponGraphic: Chelsea Stone
Internet-connected security cameras don’t have to set you back over $100; this model from Yi is packed with features, and only $32 today.
The Yi Dome can detect and track motion (even in the dark), or even the sound of babies crying, and send a push notification to your phone to check in. Built in microphones and speakers mean that you can even use the camera as a two-way intercom. Side note: What would you say to a robber in this scenario? I have no idea.
You can save your clips to a microSD card for free, or use Yi’s Cloud service as a remote DVR for added security. There are paid tiers available, but it’ll save six second clips of the last week’s worth of motion alerts for free, no monthly contract required.
Whether or not you’ll be home for Christmas, your house could still probably use an upgrade or two. Wayfair is making it easier than ever to redecorate your space this season with their Last-Call Outlet sale. Take up to 75% off a range of home essentials, from mattresses and beddings basics to rugs and wall art. Shop now, or risk your ideal home existing only in your dreams.
If you need any last minute stocking stuffers (and couldn’t find what you were looking for in, uh, our big-ass stocking stuffer guide), Amazon’s currently running deals on dozens of products from AmazonBasics, spanning seemingly every product category imaginable.
We spot checked a lot of products, and while they aren’t all down to all-time low prices, everything we saw represented at least a decent discount. A few of our picks are below, but there are pages upon pages of deals, so you’ll want to head over to Amazon to see them all.
You know that song “We Need a Little Christmas,” about decorating for the holidays way too early? And how it specifically says it’s just a week after Thanksgiving? To our 2018 minds that’s ridiculous, but I suppose there was a time when you didn’t put up your tree and lights until well into December.
If you still live on that schedule, it’s relevant to your life that Home Depot has a bunch of holiday decorations on sale today. Wreaths, inflatables, projectors, and more are marked down, so you can finally put up the brightest string of lights you’ve ever seen and hang some tinsel on that evergreen bough.
String up these trendy Edison bulb string lights in your backyard and make Pinterest proud. This 49-foot strand is completely weatherproof, so you can leave them up year-round. Although not the best price we’ve seen on these, they normally sell for $50, but today you can light your space with them for $36 with promo code 3FK8HUTY.
Is there a better gift than a big-ass box of meat? I’m struggling to think of one. Butcher Box sells $135 e-gift cards that can be redeemed for the special holiday gift box of your giftee’s choice, and our readers can buy a card for just $120 right now with promo code KINJA.
You can check out the gift box options here, to get an idea of what your lucky giftee will be feasting on in January. You’re going to want to invite yourself over for dinner.
What’s better than earning stars with your Starbucks order? Earning Amazon credit, obviously (though you’ll still earn stars too, fear not). While supplies last, you can use promo code SBUX (or “Elsbucks,” as the baristas would write on that code’s cup) to get $5 in Amazon credit when you spend $25 on a digital Starbucks gift card.
You were going to spend that $25 at Starbucks anyway, or at the very least, you can give the gift card as a gift, and keep the credit for yourself (we won’t tell). This deal won’t even last as long as holiday cup season though, so gulp it down while you can.
The Claw claims to be the world’s smallest multitool, and there’s really no reason to doubt it. Roughly the same length as a penny, the little piece of titanium can open bottles and paint cans, turn screws, wedge open key rings, remove staples, and most critically of all, open up boxes that you ordered from Kinja Deals. Get it for $15 today (down from $22) with our exclusive promo code KINJADEALS.
As a person who has sent in many, many rounds of cupcakes and other classroom treats for birthdays and holidays, I know I’ve spent a small fortune on cupcake liners. I can’t argue the fact that they’re wasteful and frivolous, but they also look festive and save me cleanup time.
What I should do — and you too, if you bake at all — is invest in some of these AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups, currently at an all-time price low. (The 24-pack is technically a better deal, but if you absolutely want no more than 12, that set has never been cheaper either.)
The downside: They’re add-on items. The upside: You could order enough to hit the $25 minimum and literally never have to think about buying baking cups again.
How much would you pay for superpowers? Does $20 seem fair? Because that’s what it’ll cost you (via code KINJACRANE) to procure the Power Crane Single Person Furniture Moving Kit, which grants you the ability to raise and move up to 330 lbs. without help. It includes a jack, risers, dollies, and the satisfaction of saying “I told you so” to anybody who claims it’s impossible for one human to rearrange furniture alone.
If the image you’ve been hoping to craft for yourself is “I totally have my life together, and also I’m really good at parties,” a proper bar cart is one of your household must-haves. This Better Homes & Gardens Fitzgerald 2-Tier Serving Cart has all the style you seek, and today it’s just $64.
Even if you’re not able to have it flawlessly stocked in time for your next shindig, just the fact that you’re started the process will be worth something. All decent acts of curation take time, and you can always fill the empty space with pretty knick knacks or drink accessories in the interim.
There are many, many things wrong with the behavior depicted in Mad Men, and I don’t have the energy to begin to get into all of it. Even the way the execs’ offices are set up with bar carts could look at lot more like functional alcoholism than professional hospitality from many angles, but let’s take the charitable view here. Always being able to offer visitors a drink is courteous, and a nice decanter set looks good in almost any environment.
This Godinger Globe Whiskey Decanter Set drops to just $42 via code 6GEHT6Y3, so today might be the day that you lean a little towards the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce way of doing things. (But just a little, and only the good parts.) It has fancy etching and a ship inside the bottle, so it’ll look like you paid a lot more than you did. I’m not saying lie about the cost, but letting people believe what they wanted got Don Draper pretty far in life.
Once you’ve gotten used to keeping a multi-tool on you, it can be hard to go without. But the TSA doesn’t care about that, and good luck getting your Leatherman on a plane.
The Gerber Shard isn’t as fancy as a lot of mini tool gizmos, but it’s airline approved and it fits on your keychain — and it’s $5. It features three drivers, a wire stripper, a pry bar, and a bottle opener, so maybe it’s just enough to keep you from having handy gadget withdrawals in “no weapons” situations. (It’s also a nice little gift for people that don’t really need or want anything else.)
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 from now through the holidays.
Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. If you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up though, you’ll get free shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month.
There’s really no good way to transport perishable foods—coolers are too bulky and insulated totes will weigh you down—until now: These insulated cooler backpacks from TOURIT are a lightweight, easy-to-carry solution, and today, they’re on sale on Amazon’s Gold Box. These packs are water resistant and leak proof, so you know your beverages are safe to take along, plus they feature multiple, just like you’d expect in any backpack. Prices range from $23 to $34, but act quickly; this deal will get eaten up by tomorrow.
Christmas came a little early at Nike, with an extra 25% off over 2,000 sale styles. Just use promo code SAVE25 at checkout to get the deal, and sign into a free Nike account to get free shipping on all orders.
Hint: Use the side bar to narrow down your options by gender, apparel type, or even sport.
While Gunnar glasses are marketed towards gamers, they can be effective at reducing eyestrain for anyone that spends their day staring at a screen. The problem is that they’re typically pretty expensive, and rarely go on sale. Today though, you can grab a pair of MLG Phantom frames for $40 with promo code KINJAMLG.
Amazon knows you’re already going to shop there for most nonessential purchases; the next step in their plan for world domination is to condition you to come there for boring necessities as well. To that end, a bunch of health, beauty, and grocery items are on sale today. Do what you have to do.
There’s never a bad time to save on Nike. Right now, Amazon is marking down a range of Nike activewear, along with accessories including bags, hats, and socks, so you can suit up for any athletic (or just lounging) you have in your future.
The holidays can be stressful, and you totally deserve to pamper yourself after we cross the finish line. If that sounds nice, but your bank account is still recovering from Christmas shopping, The Body Shop can help. They have a bunch of sale items starting at just $1, and everything ships for free.
There are tons of beauty items, creams, butters, scrubs, and more for under $5, so you can stock up without stressing about the cost. That would be counterproductive! The goal here is to unwind.
A guy could build his entire wardrobe at Perry Ellis. They offer everything from tees to suits, and if it’s in their sale section today, it’s an extra 50% off at checkout. We’re talking $10 belts, $12 shirts, $25 pants. There’s no free shipping this time around, but it seems like it’s a $7 flat rate no matter how much you order, so load up!
Note: Discount shown at checkout.
Sneak some sneakers under the tree, thanks to Zappos current deal on Nike. Select Nike styles for men, women, and kids are 25% off, so the whole family can jingle bell rock some new shoes. And as long as you get your orders in by 1pm EST today, they’re guaranteed to be delivered by Christmas Eve for free, so sprint to checkout before this deal hops on its sleigh and rides away.
Watch out! You don’t want to miss this this Timex watch sale before the holidays hit. Now’s the time to take advantage of 30% off a selection of Timex watches for men and women, any of which would make for a nice gift. Plus, if you spend $75 or more, shipping is free. But you don’t have a minute to spare; shop now before time runs out on these deals.
The family that Converses together, stays together. Now put those family ties on display with Nordstrom Rack’s deals on Converse sneakers for men, women, and kids tied up in a bow. There are so many styles up for grabs, you’re sure to find one to suit each individuals’ personality, or dare we say, go for a coordinated matching look? Really, there’s no wrong way to wear this classic shoe.
Well, this is an easy sale to get behind. Eddie Bauer is taking 50% off just about everything, and they’re doing it right as we’re hitting peak cold weather season. That’s impeccable timing considering they’re best known as the company that patented the first quilt down jacket. Shop men’s, women’s and even gear to stock up on everything you need for the winter, from base layers and flannels, to parkas and shells — it’s all* 50% off.
Note: Excludes sleeping bags, tents, and non Eddie Bauer-brand products.
May your days, and also your face, be merry and bright this holiday season with the help of Pat McGrath Labs. The cult-favorite cosmetics brand is taking 25% sitewide with code VIP25, so stock up on highly pigmented, mesmerizingly shimmery products for lips, eyes, and skin and shine brighter than a Christmas tree light at your next holiday party.
Clarks are a nice blend of comfort and style, but attempting to stock your entire closet with them could get a little expensive. Today, though, you can get two select pairs of men’s or women’s shoes for $99, which is one of the best deals you’ll see on Clarks. It includes boots, sandals, sneakers, and dress shoes, so you can shop for every occasion while enjoying major savings.
I have a weird relationship with massages. I really, really like them, but I also spend the entire massage feeling lowkey guilty about the experience. Like, I don’t have that kind of free time to burn just lying around, and also it seems weird to me to coerce people into pampering me, even when it’s literally their chosen profession. I still have an unused massage gift certificate from Mother’s Day 2017. IDK, man. I have some issues to work on.
But until I finish doing that, I’ve found that letting robots do the work in my own home is mostly okay, and Mynt is discounting a handful of massaging contraptions for people like me. For your standard tense neck and shoulders, there’s the Mynt Shiatsu Massager with Heat for $42 or the Mynt Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat for $33 via code USM23515.
If your pain points are all located in your feet, there’s also the Mynt Percussion Foot Massager for $140 via code USM27106 and the on-page coupon on page, or the Mynt Shiatsu Foot Massager for $150 via USM26116 and an on-page coupon.
No machine can truly replicate the spa experience, of course, but like I said, that’s not totally a bad thing. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go tend to my achey shoulders, because that’s what I do. Yeah. I need these.
TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) massagers seem a bit like pseudoscience, but every time we post a deal on one of these things, we hear nothing but rave reviews. In fact, I use one occasionally after exercising, and it does seem to reduce muscle pain. At the very least, it feels cool.
Naipo has long made popular physical massage products, so an electrical alternative seems like a natural progression.
We’ve got a sale that will make you get out your wallet…and ditch it for something newer and cuter. The pocketbook purveyors at Kate Spade want to hook you up with new handbags, wallets, clothing, jewelry and other accessories this holiday season, so they’re taking an extra 40% off already marked down sale items. Use promo code MOREEXTRA to take advantage of this designer deal. And, just saying, handbags and accessories make great gifts, and if you order by tonight, you can get your items by Christmas Eve, plus free shipping.
REI is making the holidays even happier with a festive sale that is positively jolly. Starting today and continuing through December 24, the outdoor retailer is taking up to 40% off select clearance items (that’s the same as their Cyber Monday sale, by the way).
Outdoor adventurers can seek deals on women’s and men’s apparel, along with a range of gear for camping, hiking, and all things snow. And you can bet a few of your favorite brands, like Columbia, The North Face, and Patagonia, will be marked down, too. Take advantage of this sale now, and let the knowledge that you saved a bundle give you a warm feeling inside when you head outside in your new gear this winter.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, suffering from anxiety, or having trouble sleeping because you’re suffering from anxiety, Sunday Scaries CBD gummies could help. Jolie Kerr shared her thoughts on them for The Inventory, and now, our readers can save 15% for the always-stressful holiday season with promo code kinja15.
That applies to the regular gummies, the vegan versions, and the pure CBD tincture, with extra savings available if you buy in bulk, so your wallet can rest as easy as you will.
Rev up your engines. Right now, you can get the entire Fast & Furious franchise (excluding the eighth most recent film) on Blu-ray for just $20. Speed over to Amazon to load this deal into your trunk before it drives off.
Hindsight is 20/20. For instance, resurrecting hordes of dinosaurs to populate a theme park is probably not a great idea. Now, don’t you make a big mistake by passing up this roaring deal on the five-film Jurassic World Movie Collection. Relive the movie magic of Jeff Golblum’s glistening abs and the most terrifying scene involving Jell-O in Hollywood history, not to mention the newer film iterations featuring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard running for her life in high heels. Oh, and also a lot of human-devouring dinosaurs. Be sure to take a bite out of the action before this sale goes extinct.
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 three months for just $1, for a limited time.
This deal is even available to non-Prime members, though it’ll renew at $10 per month instead of $8. But either way, $.33 per month for three months of streaming? Yes please.
This box set gets you every James Bond movie for $2.83 each. Some, in fairness, are not worth that much <cough> Die Another Day <cough>, But classics like Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, and Casino Royale are well worth watching and rewatching. Just note that this set doesn’t include digital copies, only Blu-rays, so you’ll need to shake up a vodka martini and enjoy them at home.
Patent prints are all the rage, but you can put an extra geeky spin on your decor with these sci-fi themed ones. Blueprints of BB-8 and the Starship Enterprise, profiles of the Harry Potter wands, a flat lay of Link’s weapons from The Legend of Zelda. You’ll find all of those and more in this MassDrop sale, and they’re all just $13 for an 18″x24″ print.
Gloomhaven | $118 | AmazonGraphic: Shep McAllister
Try not to freak out, but this post is about a $118 board game. That sounds like a lot of money. It is a lot of money. But Gloomhaven is Board Game Geek’s #1 board game ever, and is “astoundingly good” according to Ars Technica. Hell, it weighs 20 pounds! If you love board games, this should be on your bucket list.
The thing is though, even when retailers have it in stock, it usually costs $140+, and eBay resellers will charge you even more, so this is a major discount we’re talking about here.
The game includes permanent stickers that transform the board as you play, but you can grab this removable, vinyl sticker pack instead, if you want to replay.
Dancing games used to be pretty simple: Putting your feet in the right spots at the right time = victory. (I still love you, DDR. “Sandstorm” forever.) Over the years, though, the games have evolved and gotten dangerously close to actual whole-body dancing, which requires a measure of talent and coordination.
Do you or someone you know possess those traits, or wish to develop them? Then you should know that Best Buy via eBay has cut $15 off Just Dance 2019 for Wii, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4, beating the Black Friday price. Will you look cool playing it? Almost certainly not. But will you have tons of fun and maybe even get a little fitter? That’s an absolute yes.
The PlayStation Classic is missing a lot of critical games, but it seems like it’s going to be relatively straightforward to add some yourself. And even if you don’t bother hacking it, there’s still plenty worthwhile pre-loaded games to keep you entertained, even if there’s no Crash Bandicoot or Tomb Raider or Tony Hawk.
$100 is a lot to ask, but Amazon just discounted the PlayStation Classic to $70, which isn’t quite as good as the $25 discount + $25 gift card offer we saw (briefly) a week ago, but it’s still a solid deal.
Finally, at long last, you can undergo the jedi training you’ve always wanted. The Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Augmented Reality AR Experience Headset with Lightsaber Controller and Tracking Beacon is just $50 at eBay. Just make sure you clear plenty of space around you to avoid any unfortunate laser sword mishaps.
Overcooked 2, the sequel to the friendship forging and/or destroying Overcooked, is discounted on Switch for the first time. Download the full game for just $19, down from the usual $25.
Protip: This same deal is available on the eShop, but when you redeem a code from Amazon, you’ll be credited for Nintendo Gold Coins as if you paid full price. If you buy from the eShop, you’re only credited for the price you actually paid.
Last week I gave up on hoping that Pokemon Power Action Pikachu would hit the $20 mark before Christmas, but now Amazon has made a fool of me and offered that exact deal. If you’re the type of person that enjoys the thrill of waiting until the super ultra last minute, this is just the kind of deal that makes it worthwhile. But wow, you cut it close on shipping.
Melissa & Doug toys make me wish I could still be a kid. They’re so perfect for pretend play that you can’t help but be overcome by imagination. Amazon has a lot of them on sale today, too, which makes them even more appealing. Between the puzzles, play food and appliances, dress-up goods, and dolls and accessories, there’s something to capture the interest of every kid (and adult).
The LEGO Classic Bricks on a Roll 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Set, $25 at Walmart, features an assortment of wheels, bricks, and for some reason, eyes. Paired with the LEGO Classic Ocean’s Bottom Set ($19 at Amazon), it allows you to craft whatever weird and random objects your heart desires. A dog on a skateboard? Yep. An octopus chef? Sure! A double decker couch? Eh…
I get it, life is busy with preschoolers. I’m not judging you if your Christmas shopping still isn’t complete. But… you really need to get that done. Like, today.
The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus, $38 at Walmart and Amazon, will still arrive in time to be part of the holiday haul, and it’s actually a pretty good gift — it was a Toy of the Year finalist and features math, music, and game modes. Just note that you’ll probably want to buy from Walmart if packaging is important to you; Amazon’s comes in a small brown box.
Some kids are just born entrepreneurs. I have one who loves anything to do with money, business, and selling, so I’m wondering if I should pick up this Osmo Pizza Co. Game to give us all a break from Monopoly and lemonade stand planning.
It comes with the Osmo iPhone Base, which allows kids to monitor real-time customer satisfaction levels and checks their work as far as order accuracy and giving correct change. (You can also buy it without the base if you already have one, but you do need it for the game to work as intended.)
Maybe it’ll give your children just the experience they need to become actual titans of industry. At worst, it’ll just give them something fun to do that sneakily reinforces their math skills.
If you missed out on all the Black Friday Switch deals, there’s still time to (sort of) save right now. Amazon’s tossing in a $25 Amazon.com gift card when you buy the console today, which’ll get you nearly halfway to the mandatory copy of Smash. Or the mandatory copy of Breath of the Wild. Or Mario Odyssey. Or Mario Kart. There are so many great Switch games, you guys!
Note: If one color sells out, try the other one.
Magformers are crazy cool. I’m drawn to them sheerly because of the bright colors, but they’re also neat for busy fidgeting (come on, they’re magnetic shapes), building imagined objects, and generally flexing those STEM muscles.
Amazon has a bunch on sale today, from basic sets to add-on accessories to deluxe kits with lights and remote controlled components. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or just an activity to squirrel away for a rainy day, there are Magformers to fit the bill.
Let’s do some quick math. Those weird animal ride-ons at the mall cost $20 per hour, so 15 rides would equal $300. If you believe your child could or would spend that much time on a giant motorized rolling creature, the smart financial decision might be to buy a Kid Trax 12-Volt Rideamals Scout Pony Interactive Ride-On for $298 and keep it at home for endless use.
Scout has functions the mall animals don’t — it reacts to being brushed and “fed,” and can even dance. With a library of sounds, movements, and music, it also feels friendlier than its counterparts in retail captivity. Somewhere in there is a message about the delicate balance between man and nature, wrapped in the scratchy blanket of capitalism.
If you missed out on the $199 Xbox One S bundles on Black Friday, Walmart just put a bunch of them back on sale. They all include a 1TB hard drive and a bundled game, so you’ll have everything you need to get started on Christmas morning. Well, nearly everything.
Board games are always a solid choice for holiday break entertainment. Even the most screen-addicted will need a break from the laptop/phone/TV eventually, and games are pretty excellent as far as encouraging human interaction and making memories.
Walmart has a bunch on sale today, and they range from timeless classics like Monopoly to chaotic kid faves like Pie Face Cannon. Relatively highbrow options like Trivial Pursuit are even in the mix. You’ll be happy you have them on hand once the dreary post-Christmas winter starts to drag on, and on, and on…
Even at its usual $12 per month, Humble Monthly is an amazing deal for PC gamers, but for a limited time, you can pre-pay for a whole year for $99. That deal is valid whether you’re an existing subscriber or a new one, so what are you waiting for?
This month’s early access games are Just Cause 3 XXL, Wizard of Legend, and Project Cars 2, and as always, more mystery games will unlock at the end of the month. Every game you get is yours to keep forever, whether you remain a subscriber or not.
When you’re too young to drive a car, zooming around on an electric toy of some kind is as rad as it gets. Actually, normal scooters are pretty fun, too.
But there’s no need to choose sides here — Walmart’s got traditional scooters, hoverboards, powered 2-wheelers, and various other awesome vehicles starting at just $15, so everyone’s a winner. Unless you’re talking about racing, in which case whoever’s on the Razor Metro probably has an edge.
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