Sunday’s Best Deals: World Backup Day, C.S. Lewis, Mr. Beams, Resident Evil 2, and More

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A huge storage sale for World Backup Day, Mr. Beams spotlights, and the best price ever on Michelle Obama’s Becoming lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals

Happy World Backup Day! To celebrate this rare, actually-useful fake holiday, Amazon’s running a huge one-day sale on everything from microSD cards to SSDs to hard drives to NAS enclosures. Unlike most storage sales, this one includes deals from multiple brands, and all the big names like Samsung, Synology, SanDisk, and WD are represented.

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A few of our favorites are below, but seriously, there’s something for everyone in here, so you owe it to yourself (and your data) to check out the full sale.


It won’t have the range of the mesh router systems that are all the rage right now, but this TP-Link Archer A7 should be more than enough for smaller homes and apartments, and it’s just $47 right now after you clip the $10 coupon. It even has a USB port for hard drives and flash drives, allowing you to remotely access files from around the house. If you’re still using the router that you bought a decade ago, this should be a great upgrade.


You don’t need a $50 mouse pad (down from $60), but you’re going to want one. The Razer Invicta Mercury Edition is made from aircraft grade aluminum, polished off to a reflective finish that ensures accurate mouse tracking at all times. Best of all, you can flip it over for a totally different experience: One side is slick for fast mouse movements, and the other is textured for added precision.

Today’s Best Home Deals

Mr. Beams, in addition to having an adorable company name, specializes in affordable (mostly) outdoor lighting products, and Amazon’s putting the spotlight on their wares with today’s Gold Box.

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Inside, you’ll find several of the company’s popular battery-powered, cordless, motion-detecting outdoor spotlights. The main appeal here is that you don’t have to run any wiring; the energy efficient LEDs mean that in most cases, you should get about a year on a charge.

The sale also includes a few ceiling lights to install indoors or out, which work the same way, making them ideal for installing under a patio awning, or in a dark pantry. A few options are below, but head over to Amazon to see the full sale.


Two inch-thick, Instagram-ready butcher block cutting boards have their place, but for most food prep, Epicurean’s reader-favorite cutting boards make a lot more sense. Made from 50% recycled cardboard composite, they’re hangable, heat resistant, and most importantly of all, dishwasher-safe. We recommend having several, so that you always have a clean one at the ready.

Today on Amazon, this 14.5 by 11.25-Inch board in “Nutmeg” is down to $20, about $5 less than usual.

The “Natural” version is also the same price, but that’s less unusual a deal, for whatever reason.


Whenever a box needs cutting, a bottle needs opening, or a screw needs tightening, a branch needs sawing, everyone respects the person with the Swiss Army Knife. Today on Amazon, this 10-in-1 model is marked down to $32, which is an all-time low, and well below its usual ~$50. It’s a little early to be thinking about Father’s Day, but this could be a good gift idea.


Typically selling for $14, you can grab yourself a two-pack of Amazon’s best-selling silicone baking mats for $8.

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If you haven’t used one before, you should now that nothing will stick to these. They’re made of silicone, flexible, and fit onto standard-sized baking sheets, making clean up a breeze. Plus, since you won’t be baking nonstick spray into your cookie sheets, they’ll look like new for longer.

In addition to being bestsellers, these mats boast a near-perfect 4.7-star rating with over 3,500 reviews.


The mop of the future is here, and it’s never been cheaper. The Bissell Spinwave combines two spinning pads and a water/cleaning solution dispenser into one fast-acting, easy-to-maneuver hard floor cleaner. You can even swap out the regular soft pads for scrubbier ones (not included) for particularly sticky messes. And when you’re done, they go straight into the laundry to be reused again later.


Give me glass food storage containers over plastic any day. They’re freezer safe. They’re microwave safe. They’re dishwasher safe. And yes, they’re even oven safe. These containers have a divider in the middle so you can use them to pack lunches for work, or store main and side dish leftovers without creating as many dirty dishes.


If you want to install a garbage disposal, your search can begin and end with the Waste King line.

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You don’t see a ton of products on Amazon with over 6,000 reviews, but this 1 HP Waste King model manages a 4.3 star average from a boatload of customers, and it’s marked down to $112 right now on Amazon. We’ve seen it a little cheaper on a handful of occasions, but this is the best deal since the holiday season, and definitely on the low end of its price range.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

Update: Last day!

It’s not Clear the Rack, but it’s pretty darn close. Right now, Nordstrom Rack is taking up to 70% off over 19,000 already marked-down styles from your favorite brands, including Nike, Lucky Brand, Calvin Klein, Adidas, TOMS, Topshop, and so much more. Because there are nearly 200 pages to scroll through, the best way to shop this sale is to filter by brand. Just be sure to browse quickly; this sale event ends on March 31, and the best stuff will likely sell out soon.

Today’s Best Media Deals

Becoming | $14 | AmazonGraphic: Chelsea Stone

Let’s be honest: You were going to buy this book even if there wasn’t a deal on it, if you somehow haven’t already. But Michelle would certainly want you to take advantage of one if there was, right? The hardcover is down to a new all-time low $14 on Amazon right now. Thanks, Obama.


There aren’t a ton of authors that could fill an entire Sunday Kindle Gold Box deal, but C.S. Lewis is definitely one of them. Today only, download a dozen of his greatest hits for just a few bucks each, including The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and of course, The Chronicles of Narnia series.


Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the service today. You’ll get your first two months for just one measly dollar, after which you’ll be automatically billed the regular $10 per month, unless you cancel. If you love to read, this is a great chance to sample the service without fully committing. The deal is exclusive to new Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

Whether you played the original or not, the recent remake of Resident Evil 2 is worth picking up if you don’t mind feeling terrified. Today on Amazon, it’s marked down to $40 on both PS4 and Xbox One, an all-time low. Just be sure to get the deal before Mr. X grabs it.


If you malakas haven’t picked up Assassin’s Creed Odyssey yet (and you should, because it’s amazing), Amazon just marked it down to $20 on PS4 and Xbox One, which is even cheaper than we saw on Black Friday. I paid full price for this, and got a solid 80 hours out of it, with no regrets.

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Our readers have bought thousands of Yi’s home security cameras, and today, you can get a panning, tilting, and motion tracking 1080p model for $42.

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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.


The lowkey best part about the Apple Watch is that it’s incredibly easy to change bands, and you can get extras for very cheap, as long as you aren’t buying them in the Apple Store. This leather band comes in a ton of different colors (choose from the dropdown), and is available in both 42/44mm and 38/40mm sizes. Get the strap of your choice for just $7 today with promo code QUANBAO5.


A good roasting pan is one of those kitchen things that you won’t use very often, but that there’s really no great substitute for. Even if you only dig it out once per year for your Thanksgiving turkey, this gorgeous, stainless steel pan from Cuisinart is a great deal at $33, within $1 of an all-time low.


Contigo’s Autoseal West Loop has long been our readers’ favorite travel mug, and the company’s Autoseal Chill is the water bottle of choice for a few people on our team.

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Today on Amazon, you can get one of each for $23, within about $1 of the best price Amazon’s ever listed on this 2-pack. Both are vacuum insulated, meaning they’ll keep your favorite drinks hot or cold for hours, and both have dishwasher safe lids, because let’s be honest, you’d hardly ever going to wash them if they weren’t.


Bissell’s pet stain eraser isn’t just for pet stains; it’s great for cleaning up after messy humans as well. This model has a window cleaning attachment that can remove smudges and streaks from glass, and it’s down to $80 on Amazon today, which is just $5 more than we saw on Cyber Monday.


It’s a unitasker, I know, but there’s just no good substitute for a pizza cutter wheel, and this model from Kitchy is one of the most popular and highly rated (4.8 stars! 2,800 reviews!) you can buy.

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The green model is down to $12 from its usual $15 today, so you’ll have a few bucks leftover to buy more pizza. Just save me a slice.


There’s no Supreme x North Face in here, but Backcountry’s end-of-season North Face sale is still full of great deals on winter essentials. Hike over there for pages upon pages of deals on coats, hats, pants, camping gear, and a whole lot more. Priced as marked.


This UtechSmart gaming mouse is perfect for MMO players (or even for general computing tasks), and you can pick it up from Amazon for just $33 today, down from the usual $40. That gets you a 16,400 DPI sensor (!), Omron switches, adjustable weight, dynamic backlighting, and 18 (!!) programmable side buttons.


The Apple Watch Series 4 is kind of a marvel, at least compared to the Series 1 model currently on my own wrist, so I’m awfully tempted by this refurb sale on the larger, 44mm model, the first such discount we’ve seen.

$379 is a $50 discount from the usual $429, and the deal is only available on one size, in two colors, with no cellular option available. But if you’ve been trying to stop yourself from buying one since you first saw it in the Apple Store (guilty), this deal might just be tempting enough for you.


At $22 (with promo code TECKIN22), this smart power strip costs about as much as a standard smart plug, but it includes four smart AC outlets that you can control individually with your smartphone or Alexa, plus four USB ports too (though you can only control them as a set).

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The free control app and Alexa will recognize the power strip as five different devices (four AC outlets, and the USB ports as a group) , all of which you can name, schedule, connect to your favorite voice assistant, and control from anywhere.


You have to carry your phone, and you have to carry a wallet (for now), but there’s no rule saying that they can’t be one thing.

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The Zero Grid card holder sticks onto the back of basically any phone or case, and holds up to 8 cards, or or fewer cards plus some cash, all while protecting them from RFID skimmers. Plus, it’s one less thing to forget when you leave the house.

Today on Amazon, use promo code HHQJNHB8 and clip the $1 coupon to get any of the four available colors for about $9, the best deal we’ve seen.


If you have any old SSDs lying around, this SATA to USB 3.0 cable can turn them into speedy external drives, with no tools required. Sure, there are plenty of enclosures that will do the same job, but I think it’s kind of cool to be able to see the label of the SSD.

Get it for $5 with promo code 45BKAWV9, while they last.


Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched leather sleeves, now back on sale just for our readers, this weekend only.

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

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


Listen, I know it’s daunting. But you should really get your cables under control. Nobody wants to look at a tangled rat king of HDMI cords, power cables, and the dust bunnies the inevitably attract. There are lots of ways to go about this, but a wall-mounted, paintable cable channel is one of the most professional looking solutions.

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This complete set is only $13 today with promo code JN29LM5W, and includes eight 15.7″ channels, plus right angle pieces, and several mounting options, including wall anchors and apartment-friendly adhesive.


You never know when a hot glue gun might come in handy, so pick one up for $7 with promo code B3CVW4MN if you don’t already own one. It even comes with 30 sticks of glue, which should last most people for years, if not decades.


Micromobility is the buzzword of the moment, and it’s true that in certain areas, single-person, electric-assisted transportation makes a ton of sense. But you don’t have to line the pockets of yet another Silicon Valley oligarch every time you want to rent an electric scooter or bike; you can just buy one upfront, and ride it wherever and whenever you’d like.

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Today at Walmart, Hyper’s E-Ride city and mountain bikes are both on sale for $598. Aside from the different shape and tires, they can both scoot along at up to 20 mph for up to 20 miles on a charge, and of course, there are always pedals you can use as well.


Despite being a single malt guy, I occasionally drink wine. And more often than not, I don’t finish the entire bottle (cause it makes me frisky). That’s why the Vacu Vin Wine Saver is a life saver. (Shut up, it’s Friday.)

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This current price is a $1 off the lowest we’ve seen in over a year. And, hell, for ~$10, you’ll save a lot of cash by not having to pour out wine that’s gone bad. This thing is something I’d recommend even when it’s not on discount.


About a year ago, we covered the BauBax 2.0, which combined over 25 features into what we called the multitool of jackets. Now, you can get the same Swiss Army Knife-level of utility from the company’s upcoming pants.

The BauBax travel pants are available as both chinos and joggers (fourth pants!) for men, and leggings and joggers for women, but they all share the same basic characteristics. Most notably, they’re constructed from absorbent bamboo viscose on the inside, and moisture wicking merino on the outside, which combine to efficiently get sweat away from your skin.

They’re also lightweight, water resistant, stretchy, SPF 50, fast-drying, and as you’d expect from BauBax, include a few zippered pockets to protect your valuables while you travel. They’re not as packed with bells and whistles as the company’s jackets, but they seem like a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe. The company’s already raised a staggering $750,000 on Kickstarter with over a month to go, and you can get your preorder in starting at $108.


You might have heard a thing or two about some new Apple headphones last week, but they aren’t the only high profile wireless earbuds to get an upgrade recently.

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These new and improved Zolo Liberty headphones are sort of a cross between the original Liberties and the now discontinued Liberty+, which we reviewed last year. They keep the design of the original Liberties, and still don’t have app-based EQ settings, but they did steal Bluetooth 5.0 and improved battery life from the more expensive version. In fact, they now claim to run for up to five hours untethered (the same as AirPods), and for up to 40 hours when combined with the charging case (a lot better than AirPods).

True wireless earbuds with Bluetooth 5 and that kind of battery life are no joke at any price, but at $70 (with promo code SDCZOLO1), they’re an absolute steal.


Thermapen Mk4, Blue and Yellow | $79 | ThermoWorksImage: Thermoworks

Our readers are big fans of the ever reliable Thermapen, but quality comes with a price tag to match. That’s why you should take advantage of this discount on the Thermapen Mk4 model, down from it’s usual price of $99 to $79 in yellow and blue colors. The sale lasts for a limited time, so don’t get burnt by waiting to long to add one to your kitchen tool box.


Mueller can’t save us, but this Mueller vacuum sealer can at least save your food. Clip the $20 coupon to get it for $40, and you’ll find that it pays for itself in only a matter of months as meats, vegetables, and even cookies last for weeks and months instead of mere days in the fridge and freezer.

And yes, it works with standard FoodSaver brand bags.


It looks like something you might buy from the gift shop at a modern art museum, but Amco’s Rub-A-Way bar (now just $7) actually serves a real purpose beyond looking like a soap statue.

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After you handle pungent things in the kitchen like garlic or fish, you just rub this thing around in your hands like a bar of soap. According to Amco, “the molecules in the steel bind with the sulfur molecules on your hands, thus transferring the molecules, along with the smell, to the metal and off from your hands,” which all sounds a bit hand-wavey, but it carries a 4.3 star review average from over 1,600 customers, and multiple friends have also recommended it to me personally.


What if you could light things on fire without, uh, fire? Electric lighters like the Sparkr Mini seem like a (rad as hell) novelty, but they actually fix the three biggest problems with traditional lighters:

  1. Fuel – This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
  2. Wind – Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
  3. Orientation – You can use a plasma lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.

We covered the Sparkr Mini here, and now you can get the latest version of the lighter for just $16 right now with promo code KHB57EO7. The product page hasn’t been updated yet, but this is actually a new model with an upgraded hinge, as well as the tweaked flashlight button that prevents it from turning on in your pocket.

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The Sparkr Mini is one of the most compact electric lighters out there, but it’s undoubtedly the most fun to use, featuring two criss-crossing arcs for a more reliable spark, a built-in flashlight, and an extremely satisfying, clicky flip top. Seriously, I’ve spent hours just repeatedly and absentmindedly flipping the top open and closed.

Most of its dodgy Amazon reviews focus on the fact that the flashlight could turn itself on in your pocket, but that’s been fixed in this 2.0 version by switching it to a three button press. This model also uses a different frequency to eliminate the high-pitched buzzing that’s commonplace with these products.


We’ve seen several deals on high capacity microSD cards lately, but Samsung’s EVO is one of the fastest models out there, and its 256GB variant just dropped to $40, a new all-time low for the U3-rated card. If you need a ton of storage for Switch games or GoPro footage, this is definitely worth a look.

Need even mores space? The 512GB card (yes, that exists) dropped from $200 to $130 a few weeks ago, and is still on sale. If you can get by on 128GB, that card is also down to an all-time low $20.


Amazon’s latest Echo Dot usually costs $50, and its smart plug usually costs $25. Today though, you can get both of them for $40, and of course, they can work together to automate lights, certain kitchen appliances, and more with your voice.


Update: Humble just added Minit to this month’s early unlock games. It’s like Zelda, but you die every 60 seconds. It’s great!

It’s March, which means a new batch of awesome Humble Monthly games just dropped. This month’s early access games include Northguard, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Ede and Absolver: Downfall. And as always, more games will unlock every Friday until the end of the month.

If you’re not familiar, Humble Monthly is a $12 per month subscription service and releases a cache of PC games each month, plus 10% off in the Humble Store, and extra benefits on certain Humble Bundles. The best part? Even if you cancel your membership, every game you add to your Steam library is yours to keep.


Here’s your no-brainer deal of the day. If you visit this page and enter your email, Grove Collaborative will give you $30 worth of Grove and Mrs. Meyer’s products for free when you spend $20 on anything else on the site. I was also given a free glass spray bottle and concentrated cleaner, for seemingly no reason at all.

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After you enter your email, you’ll automatically be taken to a cart with $20+ of items already added, but you can delete those and replace them with anything you’d like. Grove’s well stocked with laundry supplies, cleaning gear, pet products, personal care, and even baby items…you know, stuff that you have to buy anyway. So you might as well get a bunch of Mrs. Meyer’s stuff for free.

Note: The offer will also give you 60 days of Grove’s VIP free shipping membership for free, which will auto-renew at a rate of $20 per year, but you can cancel the auto-renew immediately after ordering.


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 right now.

Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with six bottles of wine for just $40 with free shipping, and every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. But if you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up, 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. At the very least, you should get the trial box for less than $7 per bottle. I mean, why wouldn’t you?


Our readers’ favorite VPN recently raised prices for the first time ever, but our readers can still get a great deal on the service by committing for three years.

Three year plans aren’t available to the general public at all, but if you click this link, you can get three years for $99, which works out to just $2.75 per month. That’s only $9 more than it was cost to the price hike, and while shorter plan lengths are available, none come close to the per-month pricing of this three-year membership. For example, the publicly available two-year plan costs about $84, and a month-to-month plan will set you back $10 per month.


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.

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