- 1.(2 days ago)$14
- 2.(2 days ago)This is the best time of year to find gift card deals, as shoppers race to find something thoughtful to give to friends and family. Statistically, gift cards are preferred more than random gifts that turn into clutter in someone's home. This explains why gift cards are appreciated more in surveys than other gifts.
Deals at local places: 99 Restaurant $25 Gift Card for $25, get a $5 bonus card. Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get a free $10 snack pass for you. Bonefish Grill $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get a $10 bonus card for you. Buffalo Wild Wings $25 Gift Card for $25, get $5 bonus for you. California Pizza Kitchen $100 Gift Card for $100, get $20 promotional card for you. Chili's $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get $10 bonus for you. Chipotle $30 Gift Card for $30, then buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for you. Dunkin Donuts $20 Gift Card for $20, get a bonus $5 eGift Card. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar $100 Gift Card for $100, get a $20 bonus card. Half Price Books $25 Gift Card for $25, get a $5 bonus for you. IHOP $25 Gift Card for $25, get a free $5 coupon valid until Jan 31. Must purchase in-store at an IHOP location to get the deal. JCPenney $100 Gift Card for $100, get a $25 off $25 coupon for you. L.L.Bean $50 Gift Card for $50, get a free $10 gift card. Details on the top of their page. Longhorn Steakhouse $25 Gift Worth of Gift Cards for $25, get $5 off when purchasing two adult dinner entrees from Jan 1 through Feb 4. Morton's Steakhouse $250 Gift Card for $250, get a free $50 reward card valid until May. Outback Steakhouse $50 Gift Card for $50, get $10 bonus valid until Feb 11. Panera Bread $50 Gift Card for $50, get $10 bonus valid Jan 1 through Jan 22. 2 Regal Cinema $25 Gift Cards for $50 in-store, get a free $10 concessions bonus card valid Jan 1 through Feb 28. Must buy the gift cards at a Regal Cinemas location. Ruby Tuesday $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get a $15 bonus card valid Jan 1 through March 6. Starbucks $50 eGift Card for $50, get a free $5 Amazon promotional credit with code COFFEE during checkout. 5 Starbucks $15 Gift Cards for $72 (saves $3). Showcase Cinema $25 Gift Card for $25, get a free $5 bonus card valid Jan 17 through April 12. 2 Spaghetti Warehouse $25 Gift Cards for $30 (save $20) TGI Fridays $25 Gift Card for $25, get a Bonus Bites card worth $5 and a free 1-night movie or game rental from Redbox. TopGolf $50 Gift Card for $50, get a bonus $10 card. Valid on game play, lessons, food, and drinks. TooJay's Deli $25 Gift Card for $25, get a $5 bonus card valid until Feb 28. Details displayed on one of the banner graphics on the front page. Target free gift cards with purchases: Click here, then click "Free Target Gift card with Purchase Promotions" to see a full list of free gift cards you can get with purchases. For example, get a $5 gift card free when buying $20 worth of cold, cough, and flu health care items. Also, a free $50 gift card when you buy 2 select video games. Airline gift cards: 3% off Southwest Airlines Gift Card, email delivery. Deals for Costco members only: 10 AMC Movie Tickets for $90. Choose 1 of the "Yellow" tickets, or residents of CA, NY, and NJ need to choose the more expensive "Black" tickets. 2 Buca di Beppo $50 Gift Cards for $72 shipped from Costco (save $28) 4 Cold Stone Creamery $25 eGift Cards for $70 (save $30) 4 Krispy Kreme $15 Gift Cards for $45 (save $15) $25 iTunes & Apple App Store eGift Card for $21.50 (save $4.50) $100 iTunes & Apple App Store eGift Card for $85 (save $15) $200 iTunes & Apple App Store eGift Card for $165 (save $35) 2 P.F. Chang's $50 Gift Cards for $80 from Costco (save $20) 5 Peet's Coffee & Tea $20 Gift Cards for $80 from Costco (save $20). 4 Regal Entertainment Movie Tickets for $36. Choose 1 ePremiere 4-Pack eTickets for $36, or 1 Restricted ePremiere 4-Pack eTickets for $40. Restricted tickets work in all states, whereas regular tickets will not work in CA, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, and DC. Present the ePremiere tickets at the box office counter at a Regal theater. Extra fees if you use the tickets toward a 3D, IMAX, or special showing that costs more than a regular ticket. 4 Smashburger $25 Gift Cards for $75 from Costco (save $25) You can give or keep as many cards as you want.
All gift cards never expire until fully used. Promotional gift cards that are given free do expire within a specified time (check the details on their site).$25
- 3.(2 days ago)Yesterday, the FCC, lead by Republican-commissioned Ajit Pai, voted to de-classify telecom companies from Title II status, giving extraordinary powers to cable and Internet providers and ending the core principles the Internet that have been around since the late 1980s. Instead of companies paying for the amount of bandwidth they use, cable providers will force companies to pay based on the content they provide. Consumers will wind up paying for the increased costs.
What is important to know: Your home Internet service provider (ISP) can change the way you access sites, stream content, and use free services. They claim that is not what they will do, yet they spent millions of dollars successfully lobbying to get this very power. Comcast, for example, recently rescinded a promise to never alter Internet accessibility with fast-lane tolls, and is already hinting that fast-lanes (tolls levied on companies that deliver content to their users) will soon be a new source of revenue for them. Cost of doing business online could rise, stifling small companies and entrepreneurs. Cable companies, can now prioritize their own Internet sites and force others to pay tolls. States will lose the right to pass laws protecting consumers and small businesses from monopoly-controlled price gauging and unfair competition practices. This is the part that goes further than a "repeal" of the Net Neutrality. The (somewhat) good news: It will take at least 60 days for changes to take effect. Implementing such drastic changes to millions of customers takes time, plus there is a 60 day window where congress can override the action, and ISPs will not want to shake things up until then. Also, the FCC needs to publish the new rules, a procedural step that can take a few months. Plus, some states & small business groups are planning lawsuits which could delay the implementation by a few more months. No country has ever shifted away from Net Neutrality policies, so this is uncharted territory. We look at past behavior by telecom corporations and industry professionals to predict what they will do to the Internet.
Probably will happen first: We believe streaming video services will be effected first. Netflix, already in long fights with Verizon and Comcast, will see their service slowed or be forced to pay tolls. Customers will see either reduced Netflix quality or higher prices. Note that Netflix had been kicking cable TV's butt, partly by low-cost offerings, and partly by offering true 4K video streaming at 4 times the video quality over the best cable TV offerings. YouTube, Twitter, and similar user-submitted video sharing sites are big targets for cable companies looking to tap into the ad revenue generated by those videos. Cable companies want to own and control content, as evidence by their recent acquisitions of NBC by Comcast and Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost and Flickr by Verizon. Expect to see cable companies invest in marketing campaigns, not new infrastructure, as they shift from infrastructure connection providers to gatekeepers of content. Probably will start happening at some point: As companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Skype are charged tolls to reach customers, "consumers will end up paying higher prices for essentially the same service," says Roger Kay, an independent technology and market analyst. Every site from online banks to workout apps could be hit with higher online costs, and pass those extra costs as surcharges consumers. Some protocol blocking may happen at some point. Most at-risk are person-to-person direct communications like file sharing apps, video call apps, and Internet telephony services like Google Voice and Skype. Telecom companies, who once owned all telephone communications in the country until the Internet was invented, will again control most communications in the US and may want that source of revenue back. Some cable and wireless providers will soon offer Tiered Internet Services, featuring progressively increasing price points to access sites suited to consumers' needs. This pricing based on favoritism will mostly effect home-office users and cord cutters who access the Internet a lot. For example, people who use Twitter and Instagram might trigger bills from their cable companies (tolls) for accessing those sites. Even if Twitter & Instagram pay the bills, they will pass those costs onto consumers. This idea goes against the core principal of the Internet, which provided equal access and equal opportunity for everyone. Many small tech businesses, already worried about cable companies crippling their innovative ideas by charging tolls, may find it harder to thrive in the early stages. When an entrepreneur's new idea is relegated to slower speeds, they will find it hard to get users since about half of mobile customers abandon a site that takes more than 3 seconds to load. Startups may be forced to find cash to pay the fast-lane tolls, or shift their offerings to other countries with lower costs to acquire customers (exporting their jobs & innovation to other countries). Unlikely to happen, but technically could happen under the new FCC telecom rules: Internet providers who want to push their own political interests could block customer access to opposing viewpoints, but those cases would probably not happen. It is true the FCC is dismantling the legal protections on which the Internet depends on, leaving many people worried speech will be squashed, but most people will see sites slowed and rates go up. Information will (probably) not be blocked. This means the hypothetical ComcastSucks.com will still be accessible to Comcast customers, but it might load slower than other sites. Regardless, changes will be slow to implement while 83% of Americans do not like the new FCC rules.
Telecom companies have a long history of overcharging customers, anticompetitive business practices, and the worst customer service in the US. Those will be the companies now trusted to lead most of the US Internet infrastructure for the foreseeable future. It is doubtful they will operate with consumer and small business interests in mind, and will effect innovation and entrepreneurship as the cost of doing business online rises.
- 4.(4 days ago)$4.63
- 5.(4 days ago)(expired: sold out)
Speaking from experience, dogs really love this game. Stuff the squirrels inside the fluffy log, and dogs will work on getting them out.$11
- 6.(5 days ago)(expired)
Acer Chromebook Notbook with 11.6" Touchscreen IPS display, 4GB memory, and 16GB storage for $200. Normally $280.
A Chromebook is basically a stripped-down version of a laptop, where the Windows operating system and all the software has been replaced by a Chrome web browser. With Chrome, you can surf the web, access spreadsheets and docs from Google Apps, and use note-taking tools. You don't get access to complex software like Photoshop, however your Chrome browser can access online photo editing tools.$200
- 7.(5 days ago)$5
- 8.(5 days ago)The Klean Kanteen Insulated Wide containers are our favorite drinking mugs for the car and office. It keeps coffee hot for about 6-8 hours, and ice water cold for about 24 hours. Its drinking hole prevents spills, the 18/8 stainless material is rust-resistant, and the plastic parts are BPA-free.
This is a popular gift item on our list, for the people we know who drink coffee or tea at their work desks.
Amazon sells these for about $21 to $30, depending on the size and color. Other stores, such as REI, sell them for about $30. Today, deals directly on the Klean Kanteen website save about $5 to $10 off the average prices: Klean Kanteen 12oz Mug with Cafe Cap for $21 with free shipping. Klean Kanteen 16oz Mug with Cafe Cap for $21 with free shipping, when signing up to their email mailing list. A 10% discount code appears on your screen when signing up. Klean Kanteen 20oz Mug with Cafe Cap for $22.25 with free shipping, when signing up to their email mailing list. A 10% discount code appears on your screen when signing up. The 10% discount code (for signup) can be applied to the 12oz mug, but you lose free shipping since the total is below $20. However, you can apply the code and add something else, like a Loop Cap for $5.35 and get free shipping.
Orders placed by Dec 14 will be delivered by Christmas.
To put the sizes in perspective, the 12oz is the size of a "Tall" coffee at Starbucks.
Many coffee shops give discounts when bringing your own cup. Buy coffee at a Starbucks using your Klean Kanteen mug, and get a 10? discount each time. Other coffee shops may give bigger discounts. For example, our local Whole Foods recently started filling 16oz (or less) mugs with coffee for $1 each.$21
- 9.(6 days ago)When Amazon runs a Logitech sale, it's usually a good source of deals on popular keyboards, mice, and speakers. Today's deals include: Logitech K480 Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard for Tablets & Smartphones for $20. Also available in white for $1 more. Logitech Wireless Performance MX Mouse for $40. Normally about $50. Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse for $32$20
- 10.(7 days ago)NFL Team Gear Deals, including sweatshirts, jackets, caps, and t-shirts. Star Wars Toy Deals, including an R2D2 App-Enabled Droid for $91 and a Pack of 6 Star Wars Figures for $12.75. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 12" Tablet/Laptop Deals, including a $700 model which includes a 12" IPS Touchscreen, 8GB memory, and 256GB SSD (normally $800). Also, Amazon is selling their Kindle eReader for $60 from Amazon and BestBuy.$91
- 11.(1 week ago)Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids on Paperback for $1.82 Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids on Paperback for $1.86 Laugh-Out-Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids on Paperback for $1.91 Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids on Paperback for $2.19 These paper books are cheaper than the digital (Kindle) versions.$2
- 12.(1 week ago)Contigo 16oz SnapSeal Byron Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug for $9. Available in black, stainless steel, and blue colors.
Thousands of reviewers love this product.
The good: Keeps drinks warm for 4-6 hours and drinks cold for 6-12 hours. Easy to grip. Press a button to seal the drinking hole. The bad: The drinking hole is small, so you cannot gulp your coffee. If you travel through airport security, a metal container like this could trigger additional searching of your bags, even if the container is empty.$9
- 13.(1 week ago)2-pack of Etekcity Wifi Smart Plugs for $27.
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice-controlled speakers. So, if you plug lights into these switches, then configure your Alexa or Google Home to control them, you can simply say "turn on the lights."$27
- 14.(1 week ago)Computer Accessory deals, including: Viewsonic 24" Monitor for $100. Corsair Glave Gaming Mouse for $50. Normally $70. Table Tennis deals, including: Joola 15mm Inside Table Tennis Table for $300. Also sold at Sears for the same price. Joola 4 Table Tennis Rackets, 8 Balls for $15.50. 18-pack of Table Tennis Balls for $6 Also, today Amazon is selling a $50 Panera Bread Gift Card for $40 (expired), and a $25 Boston Market Gift Card for $20.$100
- 15.(1 week ago)Echo Dot in Black for $30 from Amazon and Best Buy. Echo Dot in White for $30 from Amazon and Best Buy. Echo Dot in Black with a TP-Link Smart Power Outlet for $35 Echo Dot in White with a TP-Link Smart Power Outlet for $35 Also, Walmart and Google are still giving $25 credit when buying a $29 Google Home Mini.$30
- 16.(1 week ago)Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand in Cherry/Black color for $49 with free shipping, and press the $3.84 off coupon below the price.$45.15
- 17.(2 weeks ago)Rosewill 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch for $14.44, and click the $5 coupon under the price to get it for $9.44. Sold by Rosewill, and Prime eligible. Good reviews, and most 5-port gigabit switches normally sell for about $20.$9.5
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- 19.(2 weeks ago)LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine for $35 with free shipping. These devices are great for light sleepers in busy cities. White noise machines are not for everyone, but many reviewers looking for a better night's sleep do like this product.
For a similar deal, an Adaptive White Noise Machine is also on sale for $64 when clicking the 20% coupon under the $80 price. Both use "white noise" to drown out sounds. The more expensive model adjusts its pitch to match noise.$35
- 20.(2 weeks ago)(expired: price raised to $30)
Philips (HX6211) Sonicare 2-Series Rechargeable Toothbrush, Black color for $30. Press the "$10 coupon" under the price to get it for $20.$20
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- 22.(2 weeks ago)On December 14, the FCC is expected to undo Net Neutrality and implement new rules that reverse the principals of fair and open access to the Internet for businesses and consumers.
The new FCC rules go further than rolling-back Net Neutrality. They provide a path for dishonest behavior by cable companies, at probably a huge cost to consumers: Certain websites and apps could be blocked by telecom companies with competing interests. (If you ever felt frustrated when a website or video does not load, imagine what that feels like, but lasts forever.) Telecom companies are planning to prioritize certain online services with a buy-in business model called "paid fast lanes," everyone else may go into a "slow lane." The term "fast-lane" sounds great, sort of like a shiny new express-lane on the highway, but this will probably not be new infrastructure. Internet providers already have fast-lanes which they use for communicating with their own equipment, and for existing television signals. Cable companies will carve up existing infrastructure meant for general Internet traffic, which until now, they were not allowed to mess with. It would be like shrinking a busy 6-lane highway into one 4-lane highway, which would create congestion, and turn the other 2-lanes to a private road that the cable providers can grant certain traffic to, called prioritization. Consumers will not control which Internet traffic goes on the fast-lanes; only their own video services and existing Internet services like Netflix and Youtube (who will pay a fee to cable companies) will access the fast-lanes. Consumers lose, since the cable companies will favor some content over others, regardless which bandwidth tier subscribers paid for. Using the same analogy, cable and wireless will also be given authority to "pull over" and "arrest" (block) Internet traffic that uses the roads, before reaching their customers' homes. This is because cable & wireless companies will be re-classified from "common carriers" (basically Internet providers) to "information carriers". Certain information, websites, apps, peer-to-peer telephony services, and any Internet business that competes with cable companies' political or business interests could be blocked. States will lose the right to pass their own laws which could protect locally-owned small businesses from being unfairly treated by telecom companies. Many small online companies fear their innovations will be hurt because telecom companies could force them to pay more based on the nature of their content. Soon it won't be enough for innovative businesses to build apps and pay for bandwidth usage and hosting; they may also have to make a deal with cable giants or risk being slowed before reaching their customers.
Only a handful of giant cable and wireless companies control the "last mile," the final leg of telecommunications that deliver content to homes and mobile devices. Most consumers have no choice but one broadband Internet provider in their area.
Why do cable companies care about the Internet? Fast Internet speeds caused cable TV subscribers to leave in masses, replacing expensive cable TV with Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. This happened partly because: Streaming video offered more features, like unlimited DVR and access to more content, and Streaming video services provided true 1080p and 4K HDR video streams at cheaper prices over cable TV. Cable has not figured out how to broadcast better than 720p and 1080i, both are half the quality of 1080p and one-fourth the quality of 4K. More choices. More shows, more sports options (like out-of-market games), and more channels are available to those who pay for streaming video services. Plus, people could watch on all mobile devices, not just TVs. Paying for fast Internet speed and a Netflix or YouTube TV subscription costs far less than cable TV. Cable companies want to own content, which explained the acquisitions of NBC and Yahoo to Comcast and Verizon, respectfully. They never had any power to stop competing content from reaching their subscribers' homes through Internet, but eliminating Net Neutrality would give them that power with little oversight. Large companies like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon can certainly afford to pay for preferred treatment ("fast lane" Internet), but the extra fees cable companies may impose on them will trickle down to consumers in the way of price increases.
As the phrase goes, "too much power corrupts," and soon corporate cable companies will get the power to become the gatekeepers of most of the Internet in the US. Companies like Charter, Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T will get the power to decide which Internet services their customers can use, and how fast they can work.
This concept is not without precedent. Some providers and countries around the world already block certain websites. Visitors to China struggle with navigation because Google Maps is blocked, for example.
Even a cable analyst and investors were stunned by this sudden anti-consumer corporate giveaway to the nation's largest cable corporations.
The FCC chair, formerly on the payroll at Verizon, is operating cowardly by implementing such a drastic change that could effect most Americans without any public hearings, and without considering public outcry. His new policies will probably put a lot of small businesses, jobs, and the economy at risk. The only benefits seem to fall in the laps of telecom companies, of which there are only a handful, who have shown anti-competitive and sometimes dishonest business practices in the past.
Few argue whether the Internet will change for the worse. Actually, Comcast is so sure of it, they already told their shareholders fast-lanes will be a new revenue stream. The only questions today: how much will the Internet change, and will it be worth the cost of rising costs to consumers.
- 23.(2 weeks ago)A TP-Link Smart Power Outlet with an Amazon Echo Dot voice-operated speaker in white or in black for $35. The smart plug normally sells for about $30 by itself.$35
- 24.(2 weeks ago)Sengled Element Classic Dimmable A19 Smart Bulb for Zigbee wireless hubs for $10, and code 30ELEMENT applies $3 off.
These particular light bulbs will not work on regular Wifi routers until you add a Zigbee compatible hub, such as a Wink Smart Hub.$7
- 25.(2 weeks ago)$250
- 26.(3 weeks ago)Amazon is the first to have a deal on tax software. H&B Block Tax Software for the 2017 year is on sale for $13 for PC and for Mac.$14
- 27.(3 weeks ago)(expired)
Logitech K780 Wireless Keyboard with easy switching between a computer, phone, and tablet. Next-best deal is $60, and normally sells for $80.$45
- 28.(3 weeks ago)(expired)
TCL 49-inch (S305 series) 1080p TV with built-in Roku for $280 through this afternoon only. Normally about $330.
If you have a higher budget, check out a TCL 55-inch 4K version of this TV (newer S405 model) which supports HDR processing, a brighter display, and 4K 2160p resolution for $100 more ($380).
Here is a comparison video between the S305 and S405.
Both will not be as good as TVs that cost twice as much, but these are certainly hot deals for those on a budget.$280
- 29.(3 weeks ago)(expired)
Looks like a great deal for someone who wants to record quality-sounding YouTube or Udemy videos at their desk. USB connection is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers. This price expires later in the afternoon.$17.6
- 30.(3 weeks ago)(expired)
Clothing Room of Fashion Women's Soft Vegan Heel Knee High Boots for $20-50. Most colors and sizes are $25. Kitchen Instant Pot Duo Plus 6-Quart Programmable Pressure Cooker for $75. This model normally sells for over $100. We love our Instant Pot for cooking delicious rice, soup, and potatoes in half the time it would otherwise take. Vitamix 5200 Blender for $299. Normally about $450. Rated one of the best consumer/commercial blenders on the market. According to Vitamix.com, a 7-year warranty is included. Toys Up to 50% off select toys from Hasbro, Nerf, and Play-Doh LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box, 502-Pieces for $21. Normally $30. Baby 30% off select nursery items including a crib for $146 and an infant video baby monitor for $124. Technology Cyberpower 1500VA Pure Sinewave Battery Backup UPS for $120 with free shipping. We have one protecting our computers, and believe it's one of the best battery backup units on the market today. The pure-sinewave ensures battery power will be as pure as possible, keeping your electronics protected. Here is a video showing the power quality output. Basically, anything that has a circuit board (computers, TVs, DVRs, hard drives, etc) could die when electricity fluctuates, and this model tries to make sure that never happens. This 1500VA is big and heavy, capable of 10-30 min battery protection for a fileserver or desktop PC, cable modem, and monitor during a brown-out or power outage. Oh, and this model is rarely found for under $175, and normally sold for $200 to $215. Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse for $12.50. Normally about $25.$20