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BEST TECH DEALS

You probably don’t need a big, honking 15" MacBook Pro unless you’re doing professional, processor-intensive work that benefits from a big screen. But if that happens to describe you, Woot has refurb 2017 models for $1,600 today, or $1,800 with a slightly boosted processor, double the storage and a better GPU (a AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of VRAM vs. a Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB). Hint: buy the $1,800 one.

For comparison, buying a new model (the 2018 version, but it’s broadly similar) would cost $2400 or $2800, respectively, so we’re talking about a pretty substantial discount. Just note that their 1 year warranty is backed by Woot, not by Apple, so you’ll have to work through them if you need support.


So you’ve got two monitors now, like the omnipotent hacker or a coked-out stockbroker archetypes from the movies. Congrats! But the effect isn’t truly complete until you mount those monitors to arms that let you move and articulate them in any direction, depending on the situation. This gas spring mount holds two screens up to 17.6 pounds each, and it’s an absolute steal at $50 with promo code ICNVM4KL.


Sound bars are usually associated with home theaters, but this miniature, USB-powered one will be right at home on your desk, underneath your computer monitor. It’s only $23 today with promo code KINJA147, which is a no brainer if you ever listen to audio through your computer’s terrible built-in speakers.


Logitech MX Sound Computer Speaker System | $60 | Amazon

If you’re still listening to your computer through its built-in speakers, stop torturing yourself and buy Logitech’s MX Sound 2.0 audio system for an all-time low $60, or $40 less than usual.

In addition to connecting to your PC with a 3.5mm cable, the MX Sound also includes Bluetooth to pair to your phones and tablets, with one-touch switching between devices. And not for nothing, they happen to look way better than most computer speakers, which matters for something that sits out on your desk all day.


Anker dominated the Kinja Co-Op for best Bluetooth speaker, and the second-generation, extra-portable SoundCore Mini 2 just got its best discount ever.

Clip the coupon on the page to get $9 off this remarkably loud speaker. Of course, it won’t sound as good as Anker’s bigger speakers but if portability is your primary concern, this IPX7 rated unit is the one to buy.


Anker’s audio efforts may be best known for its plethora of Bluetooth earbuds, but they’re entering the over-ear space in a big way lately, and you can get their brand new Soundcore Life 2 noise canceling cans for just $65 today with promo code SDCLIFE2.

They fold up to fit into an included carrying case, they work both in wired and wireless mode, and they run for up to 30 hours with noise canceling enabled (60 if you’re using an AUX cable for your audio), which is excellent at this price. But what sets the Soundcore Life 2s apart from similarly priced competitors is Anker’s signature BassUp mode. Just push a button twice, and the headphones will automatically adjust their EQ to emphasize the low end of your music.


Unless you really need the iPad Pro (and you almost definitely do not), the standard, vanilla 2018 iPad is a terrific tablet for both consuming and creating media. It even works with the Apple Pencil, the first non-Pro iPad to do so.

While we saw some better deals on these around Black Friday (if you were quick enough to snag them), $280 for 32GB and $355 for 128GB are still terrific prices. If you ask me, it’s worth buying one of these for the express purpose of playing Civilization VI on the go.


USB-C will be truly ubiquitous one of these days, but for the next few years at least, owners of USB-C laptops will probably want to carry a dongle or two. A couple of Anker’s highly rated adapters are on sale right now, so just be sure to clip the coupon code for the 3-in-1 model.


A little self care can go a long way, and TriggerPoint’s AcuCurve massage cane lets you give yourself much needed massages, no assistance required. The various curves and nodes let you use it in a variety of places, including the muscles around your spine pinning it against the wall, your shoulder by pulling on it from the front, or even your calves and feet while sitting down.

At an all-time low $10, it costs about as much as, what, five minutes at a masseuse? Buy it, it’ll make you feel better.


With TPE shells, reinforced wiring, and large, durable collars, Anker’s PowerLine II charging cables are built like tanks, and can hold up to even serial cable abusers. And if they somehow do stop working, Anker’s lifetime warranty means that you can swap them out for a new one for free.

Today on Amazon, promo code CABK8434 will get you a 10' Lightning cable for just $10, in whatever color you want. I have one of these tucked into my couch cushions. It’s long enough to comfortably reach anywhere on the couch, and durable enough to withstand me tugging on it when it gets stuck between cushions, or under the dog.

If you need a USB-C version, the 6' one is just $8 with code CABKA848, or you can get a 3' version with 10 Gbps data transfer speeds for $15 with code CABK8485.


At first glance, Anker’s SoundCore Spirits look a lot like the reader-favorite SoundBuds Slims, but they do have a few key upgrades. The big one is IPX7 water resistance, plus added sweat-countering measures from Anker that make them ideal for working out, especially compared to the IPX5-rated Slims. They also last a bit longer with an eight hour battery (vs. seven), include a built-in cord shortener, and should have a bit more bass as well.

The SoundCore Spirits have sold for $30-$40 since they launched last year, but today, they’re just $24, no promo code required.


If you want to start collecting Eneloop batteries (and you should), the best place to start is the 4-pack of AAs with a charger, and you can get it for just $17 right now. That’s not quite as cheap as the short-lived $15 deal we saw over the holidays, but it’s still a solid value.


Anker’s new SmartCharge F3 is a Bluetooth FM transmitter that takes the Bluetooth signal from your phone, and rebroadcasts it the FM radio station of your choice (it can even scan to tell you the best option), giving you truly wireless audio and handsfree calls in older vehicles that don’t have Bluetooth built in. And since this is an Anker brand, you also get a high speed USB charging port with Quick Charge 3.0.

We’ve seen plenty of products that do this before, but the SmartCharge has one more trick up its sleeve: a car finder. Once you turn off your car and Bluetooth disconnects, the Roav app will drop a pin on a map, and help you find your vehicle later. You probably don’t need that feature very often, but it could come in handy on confusing city streets, or sprawling stadium parking lots.


Most gaming mice look like futuristic EMP grenades or snacks for Optimus Prime, but Razer’s DeathAdder series is appealing because it keeps things clean and simple.

The DeathAdder Elite raises the bar with a truly ridiculous 16,000 DPI sensor, Omron mechanical switches, full RGB backlighting, and every other feature you could want, and you can order it from Amazon for $40 today, one of the best prices we’ve seen.


At $23 (with promo code 1549VL86), 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).

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.


VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.

Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:

  • One month for $6 | Usually $7
  • One year for $35 | Usually $40
  • Three years for $90 | Not offered to the general public at all

These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

BEST HOME DEALS

Hydro Flask aficionados know that retiring color sales are a great chance to save on rarely-discounted drinkware. They also give you the panache of owning a Hydro Flask that people can’t buy anymore; just because the colors are being retired doesn’t mean they aren’t great.

For a limited time, you can save 25% at checkout on a variety of tumblers, bottles, coolers, and slings in Flamingo, Blueberry, Mint, Lava, and Storm. I’m pretty partial to Lava myself, Blueberry looks as effervescent as a game of Splatoon, and Storm is a very understated blue gray that’ll never be out of fashion.

Use promo code BBFS1-V8S59 for free shipping.


We all know that hang-drying clothes is better for them in the long run than using a dryer, but it’s just such a pain to find places to hang them all. This $18 folding rack looks to solve that a whole bunch of hanging rods that accordion out from the center, which features a flat drying section for laying out socks and delicates.

They claim it has enough space to hold two entire loads of laundry, which seems like a bit of a stretch, but it can definitely hold a lot! And when you’re done, it folds up flat enough to roll up into the space between your washing machine and the wall.


If you’re cool with buying lightly used products, it could pay off in a big way, literally. Amazon Warehouse has just launched its post-holiday shopping event, marking down thousands of used items going for 20% off their already low prices. The discounts are hitting a ton of different categories, from vacuums, furniture, laptops, and monitors.

Chances are we could also use something from this sale. Just a heads up, the discount will be shown at checkout.


So you want to try a standing desk in 2019, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do you do? You buy a discounted monitor riser, and sit or stand whenever you feel like it.

These risers arrive fully assembled, and just sit on top of your existing desk. Put your monitor(s) on the top shelf, your keyboard and mouse on the bottom, and use the integrated spring system to raise the entire setup from a sitting to standing position within seconds. I own a very similar product from Varidesk (which was much more expensive, by the way), and I absolutely love it.

Today’s $142 price tag (after clipping the 5% coupon) is an all-time low for this model, and in fact, Amazon offered it as part of a Gold Box in January of last year (I guess they’re popular New Year’s resolution items), and it cost $200.


When you run out of closet hanging space, you could keep shoving all of your clothes to one side to make room, rendering them both wrinkled and impossible to find, or you could just spend $8 on this Whitmor over-the-door hanging rack. Hang it in the laundry room, in your bathroom, or even on the inside of your closet door to create plenty of extra space.


Everyone likes the idea of growing their own vegetables and cooking delicious garden-to-table meals, like something out of a magazine. But not all of us have the space for a backyard garden, let alone the correct climate, or even the requisite skills. Enter the AeroGarden Harvest, now on sale for $115.

Each kit comes with six seed pods to get you started, but AeroGardens can be used to grow everything from herbs to salad greens to full-on vegetables like tomatoes, so feel free to mix and match. The garden maintains the correct light levels to promote fast plant growth, so all you have to do is add water when it tells you to. Well that, and eat the fruits vegetables of your labor, of course.


You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box. Luckily, Amazon’s offering a basic starter kit today for just $36, an all-time low.

The Dremel MM-20 is an oscillating Dremel, rather than a rotating one like you’re probably more familiar with, which makes it ideal for work on horizontal surfaces like floors. It features a variable speed motor that can spin anywhere from 10,000 to 21,000 RPM, and includes six accessories to get you started with projects all around the house.


Even if you don’t need to buy diapers, you should send word of this $4 Pampers coupon on Amazon to all the parents of young children in your life. When combined with optional Subscribe & Save savings, the discounts can add up, and most parents will tell you that every dollar counts. The coupon works on a dozen different boxes, so no matter what size your baby is, you should be able to take advantage.


You love Lodge’s cast iron skillets, but have you tried their dutch oven? The three quart “combo cooker” only $27 on Amazon today, or about $9 less than usual. And while it’s an excellent dutch oven, its coolest feature is actually its lid. Just flip it over, and you’ve got yourself an extra cast iron skillet. That’s two great pieces of cookware for the price of one.

Just note that this is a fairly small piece of cookware, and it best suited for cooking for two. For a sense of size, the skillet is roughly 10" in diameter, which is usable, but a little small if you’re cooking for a whole family.


If you like to keep a pocket knife on you (to open up all of those Kinja Deals purchases, obviously), Gerber’s Pocket Square is housed inside a contoured aluminum handle that doesn’t necessarily look like a knife when it’s folded up. It’s probably not the most ergonomic blade Gerber makes, but if you ask me, it’s one of the best looking. Get it for $24 on Amazon today, an all-time low.


Our readers flipped for the GIR: Get It Right spatula, and now, the GIR: Get It Right Premium Silicone Mini Flipper, basically the same spatula in a smaller size, is on sale in a range of hues for just $12. It’s heat resistant up to 550 degrees, so don’t stress about it melting or burning your hand, plus the GIR Mini Flipper is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. And at it’s all time low price in certain colors, it’s a deal that won’t leave you barely scraping by.


No built-in fireplace? No problem! Heat up your home this winter with one of these discounted, decorative tabletop fireplaces from Sunnydaze.

These faux fireplaces don’t require any gas or electricity; just pour bio ethanol fuel into the canister and light it up for a warm, aesthetically pleasing display that lasts up to 2 hours. The fireplaces come in different sizes, shapes, and price points, and a snuffer and feet to protect your surface from damage are included with each. This fiery hot deal won’t last forever, though. Get a personal fireplace for yourself before this sale flames out.


Here’s a deal that’s risen to the top of our wishlists today: This Hamilton Beach Bread Maker is a fully-baked steal on Amazon today at just $48. That’s not much dough, if you ask me, considering it retails elsewhere for $70.

Seriously, though, this carb-producing machine can manifest either 1.5- or 2-pound loaves, and offers three crust settings. Not to mention, the pan is dishwasher safe, and there are 12 cook settings, even one for the gluten-free set. And please, consider taking advantage of the delay timer to ensure you wake up to the smell of your own personal bakery each morning. Trust me, you knead this.


The pro of using a tumbler over a traditional water bottle is, obviously, the straw. The con, therefore, is an increased risk of spills, since the straw needs to have a place to go. But the Contigo Autoclose Tumbler has completely solved that problem, thus creating a tumbler that’s pretty much perfect. And right now, you can get one in the Clear/Monaco color combination for just $10, $1 away from its all time lowest price.

The brand, which also makes our readers’ favorite travel mug, has employed Autoclose technology to allow the lid to seal up the dread straw space when the straw is removed, so you can shake or mix your drink to your heart’s content. Also, this tumbler is double walled, so no need to sweat any slippery condensation that might cause it to slip out of your hands. If it does somehow fall, though, that’s OK; the tumbler is also made out of shatterproof plastic.


You probably spend a good amount of time in your own bedroom and bathroom, so treat yourself to any upgrade your heart desires (or your home requires) with Wayfair’s Semi-Annual Bed & Bath Sale, happening now. Take up to 70% off a wide range of accents and essentials, including mattresses, vanities, throw pillows, window treatments, and linens, just to name a few. It’s a deal you’ll appreciate literally every single day.


Ninja makes our readers’ favorite affordable blender, and today, you can get the company’s sleek new smart model for just $66 after clipping the 5% coupon, which is actually cheaper than Black Friday.

You’re probably saying to yourself, “why does a blender need a touchscreen, this is stupid, you’re stupid, I’m glad Hulk Hogan body slammed you.” But think about it for a second. Blenders are inherently messy. Your concoctions will inevitably spill, drip, and splatter, and even in small quantities, that can make the base of the blender sticky and gross. Wouldn’t it be easier to wipe down a flat pane of glass than to meticulously polish a bunch of buttons and switches and knobs?


For some, a humidifier in winter isn’t an option — it’s a necessity. (I swear, every night I forget to turn mine on, I wake up with a scarily dry throat and parched skin.) At $25 with promo code KINJAVEQ, this TaoTronics Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier is an affordable, yet reliable option for adding some moisture to your air.

It’s ultra quiet, and has two adjustable nozzles for better vapor distribution throughout the room. Plus, it’s not mammoth in size, but just big enough to last through the night. Get one — or several — for your home and/or office and finally breathe a big sigh of relief.


Keep your drinks cold with one of these two discounted travel mugs. On top of being $3 to $6 less than usual, the Contigo brand is beloved by many of our readers because of their leak-proof seal.


You should have a smoke and carbon monoxide detector on every level of your house, and in every bedroom, and this First Alert combines both into a single product for just $36, the best price since last summer. Do a mental audit of where all of your detectors are, and take advantage of this deal to fill in any gaps.

Most impressively of all, while it’s not truly a “smart” alarm like a Nest Protect, it does connect wirelessly to other First Alert alarms throughout your home to create a safety web. If one alarm goes off, they’ll all go off, and a voice will tell you where the danger lies.


Even if you don’t do much DIY work around the house, a stud finder is worth keeping in every toolbox, and this one is just $13 today with promo code X34JSZM5 (the ensuing dad jokes, however, are free). It even has separate modes for finding studs, pipes, and live electrical wires.


At $75, Anker’s new Roav Jump Starter Pro isn’t the cheapest car jump starter we’ve seen, but its 800A of peak output mean it can start pretty much any engine, up to 6L for a gas vehicle, or 3L for diesel. If you don’t buy own of these, you’ll probably be kicking yourself somewhere down the road (pun intended) when you’re stranded in your driveway with somewhere to be.

This being an Anker product, you’ll also find two high speed USB charging ports, plus a flashlight that doubles as an SOS strobe. There’s also a compass, because why not? Even if you already own a jump starter, these make amazing gifts. Believe me, your giftee will remember you the first time they’re able to start their car in the morning to get to work on time.


Krud Kutter is an invaluable tool in your kitchen cleaning arsenal, especially for your largest messes, and $6 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed on a bottle. Don’t let Jolie Kerr down by missing this deal.


Whenever I walk into an Anthropologie, I realize that my apartment is all wrong because it is not completely filled with all the cool, rustic, yet somehow also glamorous furnishings that the store has to offer. But if there were ever a day to makeover your home — and by extension, your life — it would be today, because Anthropologie is taking 25% off furniture, and select bedding, bath, and decor.

You could do something as big as purchasing a new couch, as medium as gracing your floor with a new rug, or as subtle as replacing your knobs with hipster-cool hardware. But whatever you do, don’t miss this deal; speaking from experience here, I have an Anthropologie duvet cover, and I love it more than some of my blood relatives.


Blackbeard Armada Nonstick Cookware | Kickstarter

I’ve never been a huge fan of nonstick pans—why buy a pan that will wear out in a couple of years when cast iron or stainless steel will last forever?—but they certainly have their uses for certain kinds of foods, and Blackbeard’s pans are some of the best I’ve ever tried.

Image: Kickstarter

Designed with the help of Michelin-starred chefs, Blackbeard pans combine a tri-ply steel-aluminum-steel construction with a totally unique nonstick cooking surface. A a thin mesh of steel dimples and honeycombs prevents metal utensils from directly scratching the nonstick surface, which Blackbeard claims more than doubles the pan’s lifespan.

They sent me a frying pan to try out, and naturally, I went straight to frying eggs. While the metal mesh did seem to grab onto the whites a bit more than you’d expect in a regular nonstick pan, they still flipped with ease, leaving only a few charred bits behind that wiped right off with a paper towel. On the continuum of cooking on a steel pan vs. cooking on a pure nonstick, the surface behaved much more like the latter, while the pan seemed to heat up nearly as quickly and evenly as my beloved All-Clad.

This is a pretty perfect illustration of how the honeycomb nonstick surface performs. It’s *mostly* nonstick, but has a little bit more grab to it than a regular nonstick pan.
GIF: Shep McAllister

The company’s first pan was a Kickstarter hit, and is already in backers’ hands. But now, they’re back with the Blackbeard “Armada,” a full line of pans for every type of meal. You can buy one, or buy them all, and you’ll be saving a bunch compared to their expected MSRP once they release this summer.


Only luddites use tape measures anymore. This laser distance measurer takes instant distance readings of up to 196', and includes several built-in area calculation functions, in case you’re a little rusty on your middle school geometry. Get it for just $26 with promo code O3JTOPJ7.


Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of options, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store. It’s a solid deal any time, but it’s even better for our readers from now through the holidays.

Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. If you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up though, you’ll get free shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month.

BEST Clothing & LIFESTYLE DEALS

Cashmere is the height of winter luxury — and often has a price tag to match — but right now, Uniqlo wants to swathe you in the soft, warm material for less. The retailer is lowering prices on their range of cashmere sweaters styles for men and women to $60 and $50, respectively. Each pullover comes in a range of colors, so true cashmere snobs couldn’t be blamed for taking advantage of this sale to start a full-on cashmere collection. You deserve only the best, after all.


Why buy off the rack when custom tailored suits are so affordable, not to mention so fun to design? For a limited time, you can look your best with a custom suit from Indochino, our readers’ favorite custom clothing company.

You can grab any suit from this page (a bunch of new styles have been added since the last deal we ran) for just $289 with promo code KINJA19, with all of your customizations, alterations, and shipping included in the price. Options range from simple, versatile blacks and grays to suits with more whimsical colors and patterns, so you can definitely find something that will fill a niche in your closet.

For more details on how the process works, head over to this post.


Hunting for a deal on rain boots? Well, your search is over, because iconic Hunter boots are on sale for a limited time at Nordstrom Rack. Glossy and matte, and short and tall wellies in a rainbow of cheerful and muted colors are all up for grabs at marked down prices. It’s a Hunter deal so good, not even stormy weather could dampen the spirits of those who buy in.


If you’re ever planning to leave your home this winter, L.L.Bean is what you want to be wearing when you do it. The outdoorsy brand is taking 25% off your order with promo code SAVE25 in an effort to keep you cozy, when you should be feeling just plain cold. This deal will last until January 13, and seems to apply to both full-price and on-sale items. So now’s the time to stockpile Bean Boots, Wicked Good Slippers, and whatever other gear your closets can hold.


Hey y’all, just because you’re an adult with a 401k doesn’t mean chewable vitamins are in your past. (They’re not.) If anything they can be a sweet reminder to live your life with joy. Better yet, you can get them for a lot less today.

Amazon’s offering solid discounts on several Smartypants multivitamins for men, women, and children, for a limited time.


Heads up! Today, thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box, you can strap on an OV LED Headlamp for just $12. It will keep your hands free while your eyes take in 300 lumens of light brightening 210 degrees around you. And with three modes and easy battery-powered operation, its a deal you surely can wrap your head around (or, uh, wrap around your head).


Men’s and Women’s New Balance Flash Event | HauteLook
Image: HauteLook

A good deal on sneakers hangs in the balance: Right now at HauteLook, men’s and women’s New Balance kicks are significantly marked down. Whether you’re in the market for something sporty or a shoe for everyday wear, you’ll find it on sale now. This deal will only last for two days, though, so take the next step and pick out your favorite style.


Call me Ishma-sale. Vineyard Vines’ Whale of a Sale is on, and you don’t even need to be aboard the Pequod to partake. Right now, enjoy an extra 50% off preppy wardrobe staples using promo code WHALE50—just keep in mind that all sales are final. It’s easy to get lost at sea with a discount as good as this one, so don’t forget to come up for air once you dive into these deals.


Lucky you: Today, you can get stock up on a slew of bohemian-cool clothes that also happen to be marked down significantly. Lucky Brand is taking 40% off sale styles for men, women, plus, and kids, meaning you can fill your closet with shirts, tees, jackets, pants, and beyond that make you feel like you just found a four-leaf clover.

In the market for Lucky Brand’s signature denim? You’ve lucked out there, too. All marked down denim for men and women is just $30. Don’t press your luck; stock up on apparel before this sale ends.


Five dollar jump rope,

Jumping on the bed.

You fell off,

And bumped your head

Mama called the doctor,

And the doctor said:

“Buy this jump rope

but don’t jump on the bed!”


You’ll have a tougher time ignoring your New Year’s fitness goals if you have a freakin’ weight bench in your house. And somehow, this CAP Strength combo bench is only $79 at Walmart right now, with free shipping, and an included 100 pound weight set. I fail to see how Walmart makes money on this after shipping, and as always, my deepest sympathies go out to the delivery drivers of the world, but this is a pretty stellar deal if you have the space for it.


Up to 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | Fossil
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 up to 50% off the retailer’s clearance items for men and women as part of their Semi-Annual Sale, and score a set of deeply discounted styles that will never go extinct, trend-wise.


Today, you can save $10-20 off these Skagen hybrid smartwatches on the Facebook Marketplace. These no-charge smartwatches offer activity tracking, subtle notification alerts, and a design that doesn’t scream “Hey, I’m connected to the internet.”

These stylish accessories are compatible with both Android and iOS, and can give you metrics on how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and how well you slept. That’s a lot for just $50.


A new year calls for a wardrobe update. Now that we’re hurdling into 2019, LOFT wants to give you an extra 50% off their sale section. All your wear-to-work essentials are up for grabs, including sweaters, blouses, and pants, plus a slew of accessories and jewelry. Thousands of items are included in the promotion, so outfit yourself in a bunch of new stuff, now.


It’s a new year, so get a new wardrobe to match the new you. Bonobos has added 200 new styles to their sale section, and you can take all of them home for an extra 40% off using promo code WINTER40. Make space in your closet for essentials like chinos, jeans, button-downs, and suits, and get ready to look on the outside like the put together guy you are on the inside.


60% Off Men’s and Women’s Clearance | American Eagle
Graphic: Chelsea Stone

American Eagle has a deal that will make your spirits soar: Their clearance section is 60% off, which means prices on a load of sweaters, button-up shirts and flannels, and other cold weather styles and accessories for men and women have plummeted. In fact, a majority of the items are under $20, so use your eagle eyes to pick out your favorites before this sale leaves the nest for good.


Up to 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Apparel | Superdry
Graphic: Chelsea Stone

Here’s a deal that can only be described as super: Today, tons of men’s and women’s apparel is up to 50% off at Superdry. The brand is well-known for their range of high-quality items, but pay special attention to the discounted jackets and coats. Those, plus knowledge of all money you’re saving, will keep you feeling warm and cozy all winter long.


If you’re fully bought into the Fitbit ecosystem, the company’s second generation smart scale just got its best discount ever on Amazon, just in time to keep you honest about your New Year’s resolutions.

The Fitbit Aria 2 syncs with the Fitbit app on your phone to give you a better sense of how your activity level affects your weight. And unlike most smart scales that use Bluetooth, and require you to open a specific app on your phone, Fitbit’s solution works directly with your home Wi-Fi network for seamless data syncing.

At $95 (after clipping the 5% coupon), it’s certainly more expensive than other smart scales out there, but if you’ve been a loyal Fitbit user for awhile now, and want to keep everything within the same ecosystem, this ~$35 total discount is the best we’ve seen so far.


GREATS Winter Clearance - Men | Women
Graphic: Shep McAllister

You’ve probably seen an ad for GREATS on Facebook or Instagram, and I’m happy to report that they aren’t a scam. I own a pair of Royales, and it almost feels like an insult to call them sneakers, because they’re as well made and sturdy and unapologetically leather as any dress shoes I’ve ever owned. And yet, they are sneakers. Really, really good sneakers.

Greats doesn’t run big sales very often, but right now, you can take advantage of their Winter Clearance event (men | women), with up to 50% off a pretty wide variety of styles. They only tend to do sales this big twice per year, and while your color and size choices are somewhat limited, but these are as, uh, great as GREATS deals ever get.


If you don’t have plans to shave your head in the near future, you should be buying shampoo and conditioner in bulk — if only for the fact that you’ll waste much less shower time trying to squeeze out that last bit of product at the bottom of the bottle. And if you haven’t yet committed to a value-size lifestyle, head over to Ulta, where several 33.8 ounce versions of quality hair care are on sale. Redken, Bed Head, Paul Mitchell, Pureology, and Matrix Biolage are among the high-end brands available at a discount, so buy now and lather, rise, repeat at home like the hair pro you are.


Quit wasting time trying to disguise your dark circles and/or under-eye puffiness with concealer, especially if you don’t even have enough free hours to get a full night’s sleep. Instead, attack the issue itself. Baebody’s Eye Gel has garnered enough Amazon reviews (over 13,600!) to be considered a cult favorite, and now it’s available for just $19 after clipping a $5 coupon. The gel is formulated with peptide complex, Matrixyl 3000, vitamin E, jojoba oil, amino acids, and other effective ingredients that claim to help tackle most under-eye woes. That’s not something to roll your eyes at.


SilverSocks Crew Socks

SilverSocks’ original silver-laced no-shows were a Kickstarter hit a couple of years ago, and now they’re back to crowdfunding a new crew sock version.

Deal alert: For a limited time, SilverSocks is unlocking special backer tiers just for our readers. They’re even cheaper than the Earlybirds tiers!

SilverSocks’ material is interlaced with actual pure silver yarn (rather than silver nano-particles which can wash away, as you’d find in other silver-laced socks), which sterilizes bacteria, and reduces odors. They sent me a pair to try, and after I played tennis in them, and they really did smell fine. Not good, but certainly better than a sweaty sock should smell.

Photo: Kickstarter

From a comfort perspective, they’re thin and breathable, but with a reinforced heel for added comfort. They also look great in their neutral grey tones, but with just a little bit of sheen from the silver. They’re really great socks, and you should definitely consider them whether your feet stink or not.


Don’t use cold weather as an excuse to skip your workout (at least, not this soon after you made your New Years resolution); instead, pile on apparel from the semi-annual event at Under Armour’s online outlet. Prices on a slew of gear for men and women — everything from shirts and pants, to shoes and bags — have plummeted, just like the temperature outside and, eventually, that number on the scale. So, shop now before this deal runs out.


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

Call us biased if you want, but Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Kotaku’s own Jason Schreier is the best book ever written about the modern video game industry. If you enjoy video games and want to learn how they’re dragged kicking and screaming into this world (spoiler alert: lots of crunch and exploitative labor practices), you’d be crazy not to download it to your Kindle for just $3.


Book worms, magazine leafers-through, and audiobook listers: Ever wondered exactly how much you can read in a year? Well, there’s never been a better time to find out. Right now, Kindle Unlimited is 20% off for six months (or $48), 33% off for a year (or $80), and 40% off for two years (or $144). That means all the books, audiobooks, and current mags your eyes can absorb on the device of your choosing that runs the Kindle app. It’s a page-turner of a deal if we ever saw one, so sign up now to find your own happily ever after before The End.

BEST GAMING DEALS

The HyperX Cloud II is one of our reader favorites, and today, Amazon is dropping the price on wireless version, the HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset, to just $99.

This wireless unit promises immersive, stereo audio and 30 hours of battery life. Better still, you can use it for either the PS4 or the PC (sorry, Xbox users).


Update: Last day of this sale! Shep bought Splatoon for $42 and hasn’t shown up for work since.

At this point, you’re probably super tired of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, right? Well, good news! Amazon is marking down a number of Nintendo Switch and 3DS games, including Mario Kart 8 and Octopath Traveler for just $42.

This is a great opportunity to round out your collection with games like, Sushi Striker: The Way of the Sushido and ARMS. The same deals are avialble on the eShop, but if you buy from Amazon, you’ll get your full allotment of Gold Coins (5x coins per dollar of the game’s MSRP), rather than a smaller number of coins based on the price you actually paid.


Nintendo Labo Variety Kit | $60 | Amazon

Nintendo Labo Robot Kit | $55 | Amazon

Labo is Nintendo at its weird, wonderful best. The cardboard Variety Kit can turn your Nintendo Switch into a fishing pole, a motorcycle, a piano, and more fun toys. Again, this is cardboard!

So if you have a Switch and you have a kid (that second part is optional, it’s okay to play with this yourself), $60 is a solid $10 discount on the Variety Kit, and the Robot Kit, which literally turns your Switch into a freakin’ mech suit, is also on sale for $55 (from the original $80).


LEGO’s San Francisco architecture kit has all the good parts of San Francisco—the Golden Gate Bridge, the Full House houses, Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island—and none of the bad parts—tech bros, crippling gentrification, fog, technolibertarianism—and it’s just $40 today.


Let’s face it, it’s just more fun to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate if you play with your friends. And it’s even better when you’re playing next to each other with a giant pizza. Make this couch party a reality by picking up another set of Joy-con for $67 (matched at Walmart).

I’ll level with you, that’s still a lot for a game controller. But the nice thing about Joy-Con is that for certain games, each one can work independently, meaning you can have a four person Mario Kart battle with just two sets of Joy-Con.


Xbox One controllers don’t drop to $40 very often, so if you missed out on Black Friday, today’s the time to place your order. This is the newest model with built-in Bluetooth, so they’ll also work with your PC without an adapter.


Nier: Automata is one of the best games you can own for your PS4, and Amazon just marked it down to $30. It briefly got as low as $20 around Black Friday, but otherwise, this is a solid deal. Go read Kotaku’s review if you’re on the fence.


Thanks to his recent buff, Bastion is a lot more viable as a counter to the obnoxious GOATS comp. Paired with Symmetra, Mercy and Orisa, he’s a serious contender for this patch’s most improved character. Oh, and his Lego counterpart is currently the cheapest we’ve ever seen.

My brother actually mains Bastion, which is both hilarious and disappointing. And I’m sure he’s not the only one. If you or someone you know mains our favorite Omnic turret, this $40 deal is not one to sleep on.


Humble’s newest bundle comes courtesy of Stardock Entertainment, with titles like The Political Machine 2016, Galactic Civilizations III, and Offworld Trading Company included across three different tiers. As always, you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds to charity, but you’ll have to pony up at least $13 to get all of the games.

TECH

Storage

  • SanDisk Ultra PLUS 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card | $11 | Best Buy
  • SanDisk Ultra PLUS 32GB SDHC UHS-I Memory Card | $11 | Best Buy

Power

  • Anker Fast Wireless Charger, 10W Wireless Charging Stand, Qi-Certified | $18 | Amazon

Audio

  • TaoTronics Mini USB-Powered Sound Bar | $23 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA147
  • Logitech MX Sound Computer Speaker System | $60 | Amazon

Home Theater

Computers & Accessories

  • Dell G3 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 1TB HDD 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM | $780 | Walmart
  • HP 27-inch FHD Curved Monitor with AMD Freesync Technology (27b, Black) | $200 | Amazon
  • Dual Arm Monitor Stand, Full Motion Adjustable Gas Spring | $50 | Amazon | Use Code ICNVM4KL
  • Refurb 15" MacBook Pro | $1,600-$1,800 | Woot

PC Parts

  • Kingston A400 SSD 480GB SATA 3 2.5” SSD | $65 | Amazon

Mobile Devices

Photography

HOME

Home Goods

  • Halter Preassembled Height Adjustable Desk Sit/Stand Elevating Desktop | $143 | Amazon | After 5% Off Digital Coupon
  • Minky Multi-Dryer Drying Rack | $18 | Amazon
  • BLACK DECKER Dustbuster Quick Clean Cordless Hand Vacuum | $12 | Walmart
  • Dyson DC33 Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum | $179 | Walmart
  • Whitmor Over The Door Closet Rod | $8 | Amazon
  • AeroGarden Harvest Grey | $115 | Amazon
  • Himalayan Natural Glow Pink Salt Lamp, Large, 7-10 LBS | $10 | Walmart
  • 25% Off Select House and Patio Plants | Lowes
  • Insignia 6-Sheet Crosscut Shredder | $30 | Best Buy

Smart Home

  • NEXX Garage Smart Garage Door Controller | $70 | Woot
  • Up to 35% off Select Smart and Electronic Door Locks | Home Depot

Kitchen

  • Excalibur 5 Tray Electric Food Dehydrator | $130 | Woot
  • Emerald 5.2L Digital Air Fryer | $55 | Best Buy
  • Crock-Pot Express Crock 6-Quart Pressure Cooker | $50 | Best Buy
  • Thermos 16oz Insulated Bottle | $13 | eBay
  • 25% off Retiring Colors | Hydro Flask

Tools & Auto

  • Sun Joe SPX-PCA10 10-Inch Surface, Deck and Patio Cleaning Attachment for SPX Series Pressure Washers | $11 | Amazon

Travel

CLOTHING & LIFESTYLE

Apparel

  • Alpine Swiss Men’s Slim Leather Belt | $10 | eBay
  • REI Co-op Taereen Jacket - Men’s | $74 | REI
  • Women’s Cashmere Sweaters | $50 | Uniqlo

    Men’s Cashmere Sweaters | $60 | Uniqlo
  • Hunter Rain Boots Flash Event | Nordstrom Rack
  • 25% Off All Orders | Promo Code SAVE25 | L.L.Bean

Beauty & Grooming

Camping & Outdoors

  • OV LED 802100 Broadbeam LED Headlamp, Ultra-Low Profile Durable Elastic Headband | $12 | Amazon
  • Field and Stream 6-Pack Campsite Flooring | $20 | Dicks

Fitness

  • Save 40% on SmartyPants Gummies Favorites | Amazon

MEDIA

Movies & TV

Books & Comics

  • The Perfect Game: A Novel (The Game Book 1) [Kindle] | $1 | Amazon
  • The Plastic Magician (A Paper Magician Novel) [Kindle] | $2 | Amazon
  • You Are Not Small [Kindle] | $2 | Amazon
  • StoryBundle The Bundoran Buddies Sci-Fi DRM-Free eBook Bundle | $15

Gift Cards

GAMING

Peripherals

  • HyperX - Cloud Flight Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset | $100 | eBay

PC

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

  • Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller, Phantom Black Special Edition | $53 | Walmart
  • Microsoft Xbox One Bluetooth Wireless Controller | $40 | Walmart
  • HALO Wars 2 Ultimate Edition | $10 | Walmart

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch Elite Player Backpack by PDP | $25 | Amazon
  • Nintendo Labo Variety Kit | $60 | Amazon
  • Nintendo Labo Robot Kit | $55 | Amazon

Toys & Board Games

  • LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21043 San Francisco Building Kit (629 Piece) | $40 | Amazon
  • The Oregon Trail Handheld Game | $20 | Amazon
  • Pokémon Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon - Forbidden Light Theme Deck | $7 | Best Buy
  • LEGO Juniors/4 Mountain Police Chase 10751 Building Kit (115 Piece) | $14 | Amazon
  • K’NEX Thrill Rides – Panther Attack Roller Coaster Building Set with Ride It! App – 690 Piece | $25 | Amazon
  • Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Gift set | $50 | Amazon
  • Operation Game: Star Wars Chewbacca Edition | $11 | Amazon
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