Saturday's Best Deals: Discounted Gift Cards, Robotic Vacuums, Protein Powder, and More

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Fujifilm Instax cameras, dog clothes, and a Chugmate Wine glass lead off the weekend’s best deals from around the web.

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Best Tech Deals

Sometimes the number of built-in LAN ports in your sexy, modern router isn’t enough. Luckily there’s a cheap solution: Networking switches. This $15 TP-LInk 5-Port model is the cheapest we’ve ever seen on Amazon and about $5 less than average going rate.

It’s also quite rare that one with metal housing can be so cheap. So, save yourself a future headache and invest on an additional 3 LAN ports.


Buying a discounted gift card is basically getting free money. And right now, Daily Steals is lowering the price on Google Play and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards.

Depending on the value of the gift card, you’ll save between $2-10. Of course, these cards aren’t just for buying apps or music anymore, you can purchase digital movies and pay for your streaming or cloud storage subscriptions too.

I, for one, buy one of these every time a sale goes on. And then I wait until an app or a movie I like is on sale (which is frequent with digital media) and I stack my savings that way.


Update: This deal is working again!

Some day, in my wildest dreams, every electronic thing will just use a USB-C connector. But until this far-off fantasy becomes reality, us Mac owners will need hubs like this one, featuring three USB ports, ethernet, HDMI, and a power passthrough port. Use promo code KINJAJWB to get all three colors for $33.


Amazon has the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 camera for $100, if you choose the Ruby Red or the Aqua Blue flavor.

If you’re not familiar, Instax cameras are Fujifilm’s cute, Polaroid throwbacks that quickly became a mainstay in corporate parties. (Your niece and/or aunt probably got one for Christmas.)

This particular model is Gizmodo’s favorite overall.

It doesn’t seem to have gotten much attention, but the Fire TV Recast is quietly one of the most interesting gadgets Amazon’s come out with in a long time, and it’s back on sale today for up to $50 off.

This isn’t a streaming dongle that you plug into your TV like the rest of the Fire TV lineup. Instead, you plug any HDTV antenna into the Recast DVR, which in turn streams live and recorded shows to your Fire TV, your Amazon Echo Show, your Fire Tablet, or any iOS or Android device, no matter where you are in the world. That means you could possibly hide your antenna in a closet, instead of keeping it out on display in your living room. Or you could set one up at your parents’ house to stream local news and sports that you can’t get where you live. And unlike some other devices that perform a similar function, the Recast doesn’t have any monthly or annual fees.

Both the two-tuner 500GB and four-tuner 1TB models are on sale, but considering that we’re really only talking about a handful of worthwhile channels here (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox are the big ones), the cheaper model is probably all you need.


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.

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.


While USB-A to USB-C cables can’t take advantage of Power Delivery charging speeds, it’s still a good idea to keep a few handy for charging USB-C-powered phones, tablets, and other devices from regular old USB chargers, even if they’re slower.

Today at Amazon, you can grab a pair of 6' nylon-braided cables from Anker for just $8, down from the usual $10, with an extra 5% off when you clip the coupon. They even have a lifetime warranty if anything goes sideways.


Anker’s SoundBuds Curves were a runner up in our recent affordable headphone poll (they were only beat out by Anker’s own SoundBuds Slims), and you can grab a pair for just $20 today. Just use promo code ANKER3263 at checkout.

The SoundBuds Curve are the sportiest member of the SoundBuds family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating means your sweat won’t fry them. Their best spec though? 12.5 hours of battery life, which is basically unheard of in the space.


This WD portable hard drive doesn’t require an external power cord, and can hold 4TB of movies, music, photos, or even console games. Not bad for an all-time low $90. This model doesn’t have any bells or whistles like built-in backup software, but that’s all fluff that nobody needs anyway.


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you can never have too much storage. And this is a lot of storage (400GB!) for a surprisingly little money ($130).

This 400GB card from SanDisk is down to its best price ever right now, or about $20 less than usual. For Switch owners who have ballooning digital libraries, this is a must buy.


With 100 local dimming zones, Dolby Vision HDR support (that’s the good one), and built-in Chromecast, Vizio’s 2018 P-Series TVs are stunners, and you can grab the 65" version from Walmart for $898 right now, which is a match for its Black Friday price. It should arrive in time for the Super Bowl, and since it’s Walmart, you can pick it up yourself if you’re feeling impatient.


Aukey’s teeny-tiny car charger is the third-best-selling product in Kinja Deals history, and now, it comes in aluminum. Does that really matter on a car charger that you can barely see? Probably not. But at only $7 (with promo code AUKEYC02), who cares?

Even with this tiny form factor, it puts out 2.4A on both ports simultaneously, so your phones and other gadgets can charge even if they’re playing music or being used for GPS. And even if you have a car charger that you already like, you should get another one just for your luggage.


Best Home Deals

Beyond the standard $50 discounts you hear about in the middle of every podcast, Casper mattresses don’t go on sale often, and Casper accessory deals are even rarer. But today’s 10% sale (live now) holds the promise of serious savings, if you still haven’t gotten rid of that old coil spring.

 10% savings on a standard Casper mattress works out to nearly $100 on a queen, or as much as $240 on the new, advanced Wave mattress. Just use promo code FLASH at checkout to see the savings stack up.


These beehive-style drawer inserts are a great way to organize your socks and underwear, and you can try one out for just $6 today, with free shipping.

The pieces snap together to form 18 little cubbies for your clothes, and if you need more space, just buy more sets; you can piece as many of them together as you’d like.


PetFusion Branching Cat Scratching Post | $39 | Amazon | Clip the 35% off coupon
Graphic: Shep McAllister

PetFusion makes some of the highest rated cat scratching posts and loungers out there, but today, they’re offering big savings on a new product that’s totally unique.

A cross between a scratching post and modern art, this scratching post includes a “branch” that juts off in either an upward or downward angle, depending on your cat’s preferences. It’s a place they can scratch (cats love to scratch), and also an elevated place to lounge (cats love lounging off the ground). Win win. Get it for an all-time low $39 by clipping the 35% off coupon.


To all of the Wine Moms feelin’ saucy this weekend, this deal is for you. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the ChugMate Wine Glass Bottle Topper.

For $12, you too could drink straight from the bottle0— the classy way. While it may be the wine equivalent of a beer helmet, I think it’s fun. And sometimes... you should drink like no one is watching.


Live your best life, and pawn off the mundane tasks of your life to a robot. And right now you can buy the ECOVACS DEEBOT 601 Robot Vacuum for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

It has all the features you’d want in a robotic vacuum, including working with Alexa and Google Home, having an app, anti-drop sensors for stairs, and auto-return. Use the coupon code ECOVACSD601 and clip the $20 off coupon on the page to bring down the price to $160.


Deez nuts...are 20% off via coupon at Amazon right now. Save on cans of Planters for your upcoming Super Bowl soirees, keep a jar at your desk for midday snacking purposes, put a few in your bag for when you’re feeling hangry — generally, just go nuts.


As much as your dog prefers to smell like butt, he’s probably overdue for a bath. In fact, he’s probably been due for a long time now. But if you live in an apartment and don’t have easy access to a hose, a regular shower or sink isn’t really the right tool for the job. At least not without the Waterpik Pet Wand.

The Pet Wand attaches to any standard sink faucet, shower, or garden hose (though it’s probably overkill if you have one of those), and transforms it into a professional pet washing tool. Its WaterComb spray mode delivers high pressure (this is a Waterpik, after all) streams of water to penetrate fur, but with a flick of the thumb wheel, you can switch to a narrower spray for sensitive areas.

If your dog doesn’t like baths, this won’t do anything to prevent that devastating look of betrayal he gives you, but at least it’ll help bath time end sooner.


Adjustable height pet bowls are great for larger dogs or older dogs who don’t bend down as well as they used to, and this attractive, ladder-style model starts at just $28 today with promo code KJPETFEED, a small price to pay for your good dog.

That code will take $5 off both the small and large model, in either white or cloud blue, so no need to sit or stay, just take a walk over to Daily Steals to fetch it while you can.


Shark clearly wants to take a bite out of Dyson with its aggressive move into the cordless vacuum space, and now you can get the X40 stick vac for just $191. That’s not as cheap as we saw around the holidays, when it got as low as $150, but it’s still over $100 less than its launch price.

The X40 can run for up to 40 minutes on a charge (double what you’d get from a Dyson V6, the only Dyson that’s in the same ballpark in terms of price), or up to 30 minutes when using the powered head, which includes two separate brush rolls for grabbing small dust and larger debris. And yes, it also transforms into a hand vac for cleaning furniture, car seats, window blinds, and other hard-to-clean places.


Now that plastic straws are evil, you can replace them with these metal ones, now just $8 for a pack of eight after you clip the $1 coupon. I use these at home, but you could definitely keep one in your purse or bag to use when you’re out and about as well.

The set also comes with a couple of pipe cleaners to help you clean the inside, but for what it’s worth, I’ve just run mine through the dishwasher for years, and I’m not dead!


GrowlerWerks’ uKeg keeps your favorite craft beer perfectly carbonated (with the help of CO2 cartridges), pressurizes it so you can pour from an integrated tap, and even lets you swap out the tap handle if you get your hands on one from a local brewery. Basically, it’s the perfect gift for any beer lover. And even when it’s not holding beer, it’ll look like a prop from a steampunk movie sitting on your kitchen shelf, which might just be its best feature.

For a limited time, the 128 oz. model is down to $160 on Amazon, down from its usual $199. That’s about $40 you’ll have left over to spend on beer to put in it.

Best Lifestyle Deals

I don’t know how but Amazon still has more protein powder brands to discount. And if you missed the bajillion other sales, they’re running a big one day sale today on Isopure zero-carb powder, in a huge variety of flavors.

Prices vary a bit by flavor, but you’re generally looking at about $30 for three pounds, which is pretty darn good. You can also save a little more if you use Subscribe & Save.


More dogs should wear clothes. Especially in the winter, when it gets super cold. And thanks to today’s Amazon Gold Box, you can get a few picks for your pup for less. 

All the pieces sell for between $12-$16, just make sure to get the right size. Because dogs come in different sizes, you know?


If you’re still sticking to your get-fit New Years resolutions at this point in January, you deserve a medal. Or, just treat yourself to some new sneakers and/or activewear from Reebok. Right now, the sports-minded retailer is taking up to 70% off men’s and women’s sale styles that are on their way out of season, but chances are, you’ll make good use of them for months and months to come.


Ultimate boho brand Free People’s effortlessly cool, vintage-y styles don’t come without some heavy lifting on the part of your wallet. But today, flower children should head over to Nordstrom Rack, where Free People clothing and lingerie are marked way down. Move quickly, since free spirits will likely buy up this stock faster than you can say, Coachella weekend 1 passes with car camping included.


Extra 25% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | Fossil | Promo code BRRR25
Graphic: Chelsea Stone

A new year means it’s a good time time to upgrade your watches, bags, and other accessories, and Fossil, a brand that’s had your back since practically the Jurassic Period, is coming through with a deal you’ll dig. Take an extra 25% off the retailer’s clearance items for men and women with promo code BRRR25, and score a set of deeply discounted styles that will never go extinct, trend-wise.


$20 Polos | Original Penguin
Graphic: Shep McAllister

No guy’s closet is complete without a handful of good polo shirts, and Original Penguin has dozens of styles to fit any mood. Normally priced at $55-$69, the whole lot of them have been marked down to $20 for a limited time, with free shipping if you log into a free account. Over 50 different styles are included, so get some for every season.


In today’s edition of “Silly Things That Are Actually Kind of Useful,” we have a $10 beanie with tiny Bluetooth headphones built right in (with promo code OGRX4DEI). I’m sure the sound quality isn’t amazing, but it should be adequate for listening to podcasts, or even some summery songs to make you feel less cold and miserable over the next few months.


This high quality of Kate Spade’s classic purses make them worth their standard high prices, but if you hurry, today you can snag two iconic styles for half off their usual cost. Use promo code PERFECT to get the Jackson Street Hayley, available in four colors, for just $129 and/or the Jackson Street Small Octavia, available in three, colors, for $149. This promotion will run as long as supplies last, which probably won’t be for long, so hurry if you want to have a chance of bag two half-price handbags.


Ultra sustainable brand United By Blue has unleashed their bi-annual end-of-season sale unto the world, and it’s just as good for the environment as it is for your wallet. Through February 3, take up to 40% off United By Blue’s entire site — including their super warm bison-insulated outerwear, just in time for a major cold snap — and score free shipping, too. But that’s not all you’ll get; for every product sold during this sale, United By Blue will remove a pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world. It’s a deal that will do you and the Earth some good.


If it’s your dream to get some solid shut-eye for once in your life, why not give melatonin gummies a try? You can get these strawberry-flavored ones by Solimo for just $8 today, not to mention, they’re gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free. That’s 60 nights of tossing and turning that you just saved yourself.

If you need some more melatonin, you can get 100 10mg tablets (sadly, not gummies) from Natrol for $7 (with Subscribe & Save) as well, an all-time low. It’s an Add-On item though, so you’ll need to add it to a larger order.

We recently tested out Natrol’s gummies on The Inventory, and we’re yawning just thinking about it.


Murad is certainly a trusted skincare brand, and its products usually don’t come cheap. But this week at Sephora, you can score many items from Murad in mini form; three different Murad kits are marked down to pretty astounding prices.

The $29 Bright Beginning 30 Day Discovery Kit contains a travel-size version of cult-favorite Rapid Age Spot and Lightening Serum, along with three other products that promise to brighten up and even out skin tone, while the $41 Active Retinol Renewal Kit is chock full of powerful fine-line reducing retinol products. Finally, at $35, the Dr.’s Picks for Radiant Skin offers up a retinol, along with an exfoliant, moisturizer, and an SPF. So choose the kit that will bring out your best skin for a very low price now, since unfortunately, this deal won’t be quite as long-lasting these products’ results.


if you want to keep track of your new year’s weight loss resolutions, Anker’s ultra-popular Bluetooth smart scale is back on sale today for just $31, no promo code required.

In addition to functioning as a normal digital bathroom scale, the Eufy BodySense can measure metrics such as body fat percentage and body water, and sync all of that data over Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. You can see my impressions here, but it’s the most seamless and reliable smart scale I’ve ever personally used, and a great deal at this price.


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.

Best Media Deals

Ralph McQuarrie is as responsible as George Lucas or anyone else for the Star Wars aesthetic, and this stunning, 800 page collection of his original artwork is the ultimate prize for any true Star Wars fan.

Even on sale at $146, this is an investment, but it’ll pay off in spades with full color conceptual artwork, interviews, posters, storyboards, and even Lucasfilm’s holiday cards spanning McQuarrie’s entire Star Wars career. Today’s price is the best we’ve seen since last summer, but it could be gone in 12 parsecs or less.


Book lovers, Amazon will give you $5 in eBook credit after you spend $20 on Kindle eBooks between January 22 and January 28. You can get this bonus through one or multiple transactions.

You’ll receive your credit within four days after you complete it, but just a heads up, it expires 30 days after it is applied to your account.

Of course, there’s some limitations. This offer isn’t available for pre-orders, digital magazines, audiobooks (including Audible companions for your Kindle eBook purchase), or digital subscriptions, like Kindle Unlimited.

Best Gaming Deals

The Switch Pro controller isn’t just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. If you have a Switch and still haven’t picked one up, $60 is about the same price we were seeing around the holidays. It’s not a huge discount from its usual $69, but we rarely see it drop below $64. I’m not a Smash pro or anything, but I really enjoy using it for Smash, for what it’s worth.


Stomp down the resistance with this First Order Heavy Assault Walker Lego Set. Down to $110 today on Amazon, this 1376-piece building kit is about $40 off regular pricing.

I mean, it’s not a bad way to start that re-shoot of “The Last Jedi” you’ve been dreaming of, amirite?


Unlearn everything you thought you knew about playing ball in the house. This hovering soccer “ball” is essentially a giant air hockey puck that floats along any flat surface. It’s lightweight (obviously) and has padded sides to avoid scuffing walls and furniture, and its built-in LED lights make it a great nighttime toy as well. At just $15 with code 3PU4WRSC, you’d be deserving of a yellow card for not at least checking it out.


Once upon a time, the NES Classic was so hard to find, that eBay resellers could sell them at a 2-3x markup. Now, not only can you easily find it in stores for its $60 MSRP (at least for the time being), you can actually buy a refurb from Nintendo’s eBay storefront for $50. It’s not a huge discount, but it is the best deal we’ve ever seen on this thing.

Update: You can also save $10 on the refurbished SNES Classic, also direct from Nintendo.

Tech

  • Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 Instant Film Camera | $100 | Amazon
  • TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | $15 | Amazon
  • HooToo 6-in-1 USB-C Hub | $33 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAJWB
  • Fire TV Cube, hands-free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD | $80 | Amazon
  • Sonos Beam | $349 | Amazon
  • Sonos Playbar | $599 | Amazon

    Sonos Sub | $599 | Amazon

    Sonos Playbase | $599 | Amazon

    Anker PowerCore 13000 Power Bank | $30 | Amazon

  • Anker Soundcore Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $23 | Amazon

Home

  • ECOVACS DEEBOT 601 Robot Vacuum Cleaner | $60 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the page and use the promo code ECOVACSD601
  • Safe Paw Non-Toxic Ice Melter Pet Safe, 8 lbs. 3 oz. | $23 | Amazon
  • Sharpie Liquid Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 10 Count | $7 | Amazon
  • ThermoPro TP65 Digital Wireless Hygrometer | $22 | Amazon
  • Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug 2-Pack | $25 | Amazon

  • TP-Link Mini WiFi Smart Plug | $20 | Amazon
  • King Kooker SI5 5-Inch Deep Fry Thermometer | $4 | Amazon
  • ChugMate Wine Glass Bottle Topper, The Goblet To Drink Straight From The Bottle | $12 | Amazon

Lifestyle

  • Gaiam Essential Fitness Mats | $12 | Amazon
  • First Aid Only 10 Person First Aid Kit, Weatherproof Plastic Case | $10 | Amazon
  • Blueberry Pet Dog Clothes Gold Box | Amazon

Media

  • App Store & iTunes Gift Cards | Daily Steals via Facebook

    Google Play and App Store Gift Cards | Daily Steals via Facebook
  • Kindle eBook Credit Offer | Amazon
  • Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie | $146 | Amazon

Gaming

  • Preorder Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D | $20 | Amazon
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $59 | Amazon
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombie Edition (Xbox One & PS4) | $13 | Walmart

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