Top Tech Deals
Mesh routers have, uh, routed the rest of the Wi-Fi industry over the last couple of years, and the popular Luma system is on sale for an all-time low $150 for a pack of three routers with promo code 20OFFLUM.
Rather than relying on a single base station to fill your entire home with Wi-Fi, Luma uses three of them to create a dense mesh of connectivity, making dead zones a thing of the past. Plus, they include some neat software for parents like automatic content filtering and daily time limits for specific devices.
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been reader favorites, and two different options are on sale right now for the holidays.
For just $18 (with code SUPER236), you can grab the SoundBuds Surge lightweight Bluetooth headphones. With magnetic connectors on the earpieces and a water-resistant coating, these would be a great addition to your gym bag.
And if you missed it earlier this week, Anker’s brand new Zolo Liberty truly wireless headphones are still on sale for $80, down from $100. These run for 3.5 hours untethered, but the included battery case packs in an extra 24 hours for recharging on the go.
You know those cool 360 videos you’ve seen on YouTube, or even in a VR headset? All you need to make your own is the Samsung Gear 360, and the 2017 4K version can be yours for an all-time low $129 today with code 40OFF360.
Even if you don’t have access to like, a helicopter or speed boat to capture truly jaw-dropping video, you could easily plop this thing into the middle of a party or get-together, and relive the whole thing in 360 degrees later. I wish I’d had one for my wedding.
Here’s a sample of what you can capture from the Gear 360. On desktop (Chrome only), you should be able to click and drag around, and on mobile, your phone’s accelerometer should be able to rotate the video within the YouTube app.
Half the things you plug in these days probably plug into USB ports, so it only makes sense for power strips to incorporate them. Today on Amazon, you can get an 8-AC outlet/6-USB strip with Quick Charge 3.0 for $29, or a 4-outlet/4-USB model for $16. Just be sure to note the promo codes.
It’s 2017, and your lighter doesn’t need fuel anymore, it just needs to recharge over USB. This flexible neck model is just $12 with code C2YFTPRG, is perfectly designed for lighting candles, and can spark 400 times on a charge from its 220mAh battery.
The SoundCore’s headlining feature is its 24 hour battery life, and in my experience, that’s a conservative estimate. It also packs in dual 6W drivers for room-filling sound, and looks pretty great to boot. It’s been mostly selling for $30 lately, but you can get it for a stocking stuffer-friendly $24 today, no code needed.
If you know anyone in your family that’s bad about backing up their computer (most of them, probably), one of the best gifts you can give them this year is an external hard drive. Both the 8TB and 3TB models of this Seagate drive are great deals today, and they should both hold plenty of movies, photos, music, or even console games.
Anker’s PowerCore line of battery packs have been our readers’ favorites since they debuted, and now you can save on two different sizes of its sequel, the PowerCore II.
Cosmetically, the PowerCore IIs look very similar to the original PowerCores, but with more precise eight-dot charge indicators so you know how much juice you have left. But inside, they’ve been upgraded with Anker’s new PowerIQ 2.0 charging technology, which delivers the fastest possible charging speed to your devices, including Quick Charge-compatible phones. That speed works both ways, as the entire battery will recharge in four or five hours (for the 10,000 and 20,000mAh models, respectively) if you plug them into a QC wall charger.
A really good Lightning cable is a great stocking stuffer for any iPhone owner, and two of the best are on sale right now.
Your options are a 6' nylon-braided PowerLine+ cable for $13 (no code needed), or a 3' PowerLine II cable for $10 with promo code KINJA843. The braided shell of the PowerLine+ will feel nicer, but the PowerLine II comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can’t go wrong either way. Both are offshoots of Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine product line, and either one will make Apple’s first party cables feel like cheap toys.
USB-C device owners, there’s a deal here for you too.
VPNs are in the news these days, and with good reason. So if you’re curious to sign up and start protecting your browsing history and personal data (or, you know, getting around websites’ geoblocks), NordVPN charges less per month than a typical trip to Starbucks.
NordVPN has long been one of the most popular and reliable VPN providers out there, and if you sign up for a one-year membership, promo code VIP70 will drop your annual price from $69 to $48. If you’re sure you want to commit, use this link to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017, or this link to get three years for $99 with code 3ydeal. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!
Top Home Deals
A warm toilet seat in a public bathroom is a nightmare. But a warm toilet seat, with a nightlight, in the comfort of your own home when it’s 30 degrees outside, that’s a dream. Make that dream come true with the Brondell LumaWarm heated toilet seat. It’s easy to install and comes with it’s own light (no Glow Bowl required).
Similar to the special Walmart and Best Buy Chase Pay promotions we shared a few weeks ago, you can now get 2,000 Chase points (worth $20 in cash back at a bare minimum) when you spend $20 at eBags and use Chase Pay to check out. Terms and conditions here and here.
But if you have either the Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve cards though, the points you earn from this promotion can be used for travel rather than cash back, meaning they could be worth a lot more than $20. For example, if you have a Sapphire Reserve card, which allows you to book travel directly at a rate of 1.5 cents per point, then this promotion is worth a minimum of $30 in travel. If you find a really good partner redemption (like I did for my trip to Hawaii), it could be worth a lot more.
Just be sure to hit the Chase Pay button at checkout, and use either a Chase Freedom, a Freedom Unlimited, or a Sapphire Preferred card to pay. It doesn’t appear that the Sapphire Reserve is eligible, though once you get the points, you can transfer them into your Reserve account for travel redemption purposes.
RTIC’s top-selling 30 ounce vacuum insulated tumbler just got a design refresh, and the new model is down to an all-time low $8 on Amazon right now. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t love these things, so it’d make a great little gift.
RTIC also makes our readers’ favorite coolers, and all three sizes are on sale for about $18-$25 less than usual, in a variety of new colorways. I have the 20-can model, and yes, it really does keep ice frozen for days on end.
This is a beautiful salad spinner that I’d be okay with leaving out on the counter. Normally selling for $50, you can spin your salad dry in this OXO steel salad spinner for just $35. It might even encourage you to eat more salad, ya never know.
You may not be spending too much time outdoors right now, but you’ll want a blanket like this when it’s nice outside again.
Normally selling for $20, this large, travel-friendly waterproof blanket is $9 with code BLKT2950 and when you clip the 8% off coupon, and comes in a variety of colors.
The best pressure cooker/slow cooker/rice cooker around is back on sale for $82 today, and it’ll forever change the way you prepare dinner.
Unless you were living in a cave over Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you surely saw better Instant Pot deals. But against any other backdrop, $82 would be a really solid price on this model, so it’s worth picking up if you missed out on the bigger promotions.
Only luddites use tape measures anymore. This laser distance measurer takes instant distance readings of up to 131', and includes several built-in area calculation functions, in case you’re a little rusty on your middle school geometry.
With this set of ten OXO Good Grips Pop Containers, the days of snacks going stale are no more. $70 is the best price this set has ever been, and it makes a great holiday gift even if you don’t need it for yourself. Fill it with anything and store it much easier than that half-open bag of chips you’re using a binder clip to hold closed.
These AllStar Clever Cutters are perfect for when you’re feeling lazy and don’t feel like getting out the knife and dirtying a cutting board. Essentially a pair of sharp scissors with tiny cutting board attached, this As Seen on TV product could be great to speed up kitchen prep.
Just to note, this is an add-on item, meaning it will only ship for free if you send it with qualifying orders over $25.
Upgrade all your bakeware in one purchase with this 10-piece nonstick set from Calphalon. It includes all the essentials like loaf pans, cookie sheets, a muffin tin, a cooling rack, and more. This set has been hovering between $70 to $95 for the last 6 months, but is just $52 today, an all-time low price for Amazon.
You could buy a $5 umbrella every time you get caught in a storm, only to watch it disintegrate before you get to safety, or you could invest in a Blunt umbrella for 20% off.
Blunt umbrellas feature rounded safety tips to avoid poking anyone in the eye, include a special pocket for a Tile device tracker, and most importantly, can withstand winds of up to 72 mph (in the case of the standard model, others are lower). For reference, tropical storms become hurricanes at 74 mph, so if your Blunt ever succumbs to the wind, you probably have bigger things to worry about. You can see it in action in the video above, which personally left me slack-jawed.
Note: Make sure you’re buying from the BLUNT USA listing, not the Amazon.com listing, or else the code won’t work. You’ll still get Prime shipping.
These umbrellas hardly ever go on sale, but this week only, you can save 20% on either size, and in any color, with promo code 97CBRENE. The most popular models are the Classic and the smaller Metro:
Why pile boxes up on the floor of your garage when you can pile them up on the ceiling? This 4' x 8' Fleximounts overhead storage system can hold all of your holiday decorations once it’s time to put them away, plus a lot of other stuff too. Its height is even adjustable from 22" to 40", so you can optimize it for storage space or headroom, depending on your needs. Just be sure to use promo code XMASHOME at checkout to get it for $148.
With the ability to transform into a grill, an electric griddle, or a sandwich press, Cuisinart’s 3-in-1 Griddler is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances you can own, and it can be yours today for just $45, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Why stop there though? Add the optional waffle iron plates to your cart, and get even more use out of your new toy.
While most stones are made of ceramic, NerdChefs are basically just solid 1/4" - 1/2" slabs of food-grade stainless steel. That means they’re heavy as hell (16-32 pounds), and absorb heat like a sponge to achieve crispy crust nirvana in half the time of a traditional pizza stone. As Shane notes over on Gear, you can even just leave one of these things in your oven to act as a heatsink to regulate its temperature.
By virtue of their weight, NerdChefs are expensive to ship, and basically never go on sale, but our readers can save 10% today on any of the three models with promo code BAKEMODO, plus free Amazon shipping. If you have anyone on your holiday shopping list that likes to cook pizza at home, this will be the best gift they receive this year.
Forget trying to find quarters under your car seat and paying way too much for 3 minutes of air, and get this $22 tire inflator with code 975WIE8H. You can fill up your tires whenever and wherever you please for free. Keeping your tires properly inflated helps improve gas mileage so this guy will basically pay for itself. It also works on bike tires.
If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system.
These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to find the right one. The 42 piece set is on sale for $15 today on Amazon. We’ve seen better prices in the past, but this set has been selling for around $20-$24 pretty consistently this year, so you’re saving between $5 and $9. Not too shabby.
If you need a little extra help getting your house together for holiday guests, let Amazon pitch in for $30 less today.
For cleaning services, you simply select the size of your home. For handyman services, you estimate how many hours you’ll need them and note whether they’ll be inside or outside. Examples of applicable handyman jobs might be installing a garbage disposal, mounting a TV, or drywall repair. For both services, you’ll see the $30 discount at checkout.
Unfortunately, Amazon isn’t set up with providers everywhere in the country, but if you live in a covered area, this is as great deal.
Just note that you’ll have to complete the checkout process with the local provider by 12/21, and you’ll have to schedule service within 90 days.
Anker makes night lights, and they don’t even have to be plugged into a wall. You just stick them anywhere, they turn on when it’s dark enough and they detect motion, and you can get three of them for $11 today with promo code NIGHT999.
Just note that they run for up to a year on three AAA batteries each (not included), so you’ll want to pick up some rechargeables.
Every year around the holidays, Amazon offers a limited edition teddy bear when you order gift cards of certain denominations, and it never lasts long. 2017's bear just went live on gift cards ranging from $100-$500, so lock in your order before they’re all adopted.
Note: This is exclusive to Amazon Prime members.
Update: This deal is back if you missed it over Black Friday.
Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $16. The Dash is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker, and carries a stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 4,500 customers, so get it while it’s on sale today!
OxyLED is best known for its battery-powered light strips, but this discounted kit plugs into an AC outlet, and is designed specifically for under-cabinet installation.
The kit comes with three foot-long LED light bars, plus three connecting cables. You can either plug the bars into each other to create a longer strip, or use the cables to snake around corners and extend your setup. Once it’s all installed, just use the touch-sensitive power button to turn them on and adjust the brightness, and enjoy a well-lit countertop while you prepare dinner.
I was in the camp of people who felt like aromatherapy diffusers were glorified Glade plug-ins. And they are to some extent, but the fact you can use natural essential oils to create the scent, rather than whatever Glade uses, is a real game changer. The peppermint and eucalyptus scents can help with migraines and sinus headaches as well help humidify the air during drier winter months.
This diffuser is just $13 (with code MYNT3173), has two different aromatherapy settings (intermittent and continuous mist), and doubles as an LED light with seven color options. Throw in this 8 pack of essential oils and you’re all set.
We posted a deal on these best-selling 33' string lights last week for $8, but today’s deal at $10 (with code XMASLIT2) includes the remote, which allows you adjust the brightness, set the twinkling speed, or simply turn off and on. So grab a couple of strands before this deals burns out.
No matter how great your kitchen knives are, they all need some tender loving care from time to time. This $7 Lansky BladeMedic includes two v-sharpeners, a fold-out sharpening rod, and a ceramic sharpening edge for serrated knives, all in a handheld package that can fit into any kitchen drawer.
This thing amazingly has a 4.6 star review average from over 3,000 customers, and it’s sold out within a few hours every time we’ve posted it at this price, so I wouldn’t wait.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Prior to a couple months ago, I was an every day ExOfficio boxer briefs guy. When Duluth asked me to give their underwear a go, I agreed even though they were priced much higher than my trusty ExO’s. I was also sure the clever ad campaigns and comfort claims were cooked in snake-oil.
To my surprise, they truly live up to the marketing, and today’s sale eliminates my issue with pricing.
A bunch of different styles are on sale for $13.50 each, down from their usual $22. Plus, that stacks with a 25% off $100 deal with promo code 25JOLLY, meaning you can get eight pairs for just $81 (plus additional pairs for just over $10 each), easily the best price we’ve ever seen on these.
The unfortunately named BaKblade looks ridiculous, but it sure seems to have found an audience, boasting a 4.3 star Amazon review average from over 2,000 reviewers. That’s, uh, quite a bit of back hair. Shear $3 off the price with the clippable coupon to get it for $25, the best price we’ve seen.
Now is the time to get the hell outside, mainly because the weather is mild, but also because our president is hellbent on getting rid of public lands and you may not be able to hike anywhere by next year. So, REI is helping you get outside with an extra 25% off all their sale items, no code needed.
You’re probably having a little bit of a harder time convincing yourself to leave your warm, comfortable house to brave the cold and go to the gym. So skip that part and do your workout at home. This Iron Gym Bar has your upper body covered for just $18, down from its usual $24. Plus, it takes up essentially no space, so it’s great for apartments or homes with limited storage space.
Need some gear to start the next hit band? Amazon’s running a Gold Box deal on keyboards, guitars, speakers, and more from Yamaha, today only.
Update: They’re now $70, which is still $10 less than usual, though obviously not as good as $50.
Not only does the Ultra Light Down Parka from Uniqlo look great, it packs down into a its own carrying case. Right now, Uniqlo is discounting all the colors of the Ultra Light Down Parka for both men and women to just $50. That’s a good price for any jacket, let alone a down, waterproof one.
Hiking can be fun, really, but only if you have the proper gear (which, a lot of times, no one has unless you’re really into hiking). These Ridgepass boots from Merrell are unoffensive, fully waterproof with removable footbeds, and they’re all 50% off. A quality hiking boot for under $65? Yeah, you’re welcome.
Smartwool easily socked it to the competition when it came to finding out what your favorite everyday socks are, and with good reason: they’re kind of awesome. The downside to their awesomeness is they’re on the pricey side. But right now, use the code SMARTWOOL3 and get 33% off any three pairs of Smartwool socks on Jet.com. Just add your three favorites to the cart, enter the code, and get ready for warm feet.
The perfect sale for the Star Wars fan on your list has arrived from a galaxy far, far away.. ThinkGeek is taking up to 70% off over 120 items, including that Sphero BB-8 that everyone knows and loves (and the R2-D2 counterpart). Apparel, home goods (like tiki cups or a french press), toys, and so much more are on sale, so change your plans of going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and get to spending your
If you don’t know about Dallas-based Breda, you need to. The watch brand creates minimalist, easy-to-wear styles of watches that aren’t overworked or over priced. And we’ve got an exclusive discount in time for the holidays. Use the code KINJA50 and grab any colorway of their sleek Zapf style watch for just $50.
Top Media Deals
You can add Lost Boys, a novel by Orson Scott Card, to your Kindle for just $1 today. If you’re unfamiliar, Orson Scott Card wrote the popular Ender’s Game series. Here’s the description of this 2013 mystery novel:
For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. But from the first, eight-year-old Stevie’s life there is an unending parade of misery and disaster.
Cruelly ostracized at his school, Stevie retreats further and further into himself — and into a strange computer game and a group of imaginary friends.
But there is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne as the truth slowly unfolds. For their son has found something savagely evil... and it’s coming for Stevie next.
It doesn’t include the latest season, but $70 is an all-time low price for the seasons 1-6 box set of Game of Thrones. At less than $12 per season, you won’t need to take out a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos to afford this.
The count down has begun. If you plan on sending out holiday cards, you have less than three weeks left before Christmas. Amazon is helping you out by offering 60% off cards with code SEASONSGREETINGS60.
Although this deal is set up to benefit holiday-card senders, anyone who plans ahead can take advantage since their entire selection (not just holiday cards) are eligible for the discount. So if you know of any event in the future that you might to need order cards for like, baby shower invites, thanks you cards, or save the dates, stock up now. They have pre-made templates to select from or you can upload your own design. This deal lasts through December 10th.
It’s not exactly a second season, but Firefly fans should still be excited to see that the show just got a special edition 15th anniversary Blu-ray release earlier this year, and you can get it for the best price in the history of the Verse today.
The contents of the discs are unchanged from the original release, but the set does include some nice box art, a map, and and postcards of all the major characters.
Top Gaming Deals
Update: Sold out
If you didn’t take advantage of Amazon’s preorder Prime discount on Super Mario Odyssey, today’s $49 deal is the best price they’ve offered since the game was released. If you have a Nintendo Switch, or think you’ll be getting one for the holidays, this is a requisite purchase.
You know the guy that makes The Oatmeal webcomic? He does card games too, and two of them are cheaper than ever on Amazon right now.
The newer Bears vs. Babies is probably worth $21 just for the furry box, but once you open it up, you’ll find a family-friendly monster-building game that you can get through in just 20 minutes.