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Friday, November 9

Ebay.com – HOT! – $15 off $60, code: CFLASHNOV16

Apply code CFLASHNOV16 to get $15 off $60 during checkout.

Thursday, November 8

Where Do I Vote? Go to GOOGLE.COM and click on the animated Google Vote logo in the middle or search for Where Do I Vote? Enter your complete address to see where you can vote.

Today is Election Day. Today is the day we decide what country, state, and town we want to live in. Voting lets your voice be heard, and has a real impact on your life and everyone around you.

AmericanExpress.com – Shopping Credits and Promotions

Every few weeks, American Express rolls out new promotions for card members. Log in to your AmericanExpress.com account to see the deals available today, including:

  • Petco: Spend $25, Get $5 Back
  • JCPenney: Spend $50, Get $10 Back
  • Newegg: Spend $200, Get $25 Back
  • Boxed.com: Spend $50, Get $15 Back
  • Avis Car Rental: Spend $200, Get 3,000 Rewards Points. AmEx Points are worth around 0.5 to 1 cent each (depending on how you use them).
  • Dunkin Donuts: Spend $10, Get 500 Rewards Points.

Valid for almost any purchase in a single transaction. Read the terms and conditions of each promotion.

To find these and more:

  1. Log in to your AmericanExpress.com account.
  2. If you have multiple American Express cards, click “My Cards” on the right side and choose a “personal” card. Different promotions will be available depending on which card type you use.
  3. Scroll down below the recent transactions, and you will see “Amex Offers & Benefits” and click “Available”. Browse the first few, then click “Load More” to see more promotions.

Purchases must be in a single transaction to qualify. Splitting across multiple transactions will not quality.

Online orders must ship before the promotion’s expiration date, even if you place an order before the expiration date.

Read the fine print. Unless a promotion says “no gift cards”, it can be used toward a gift card! Buy yourself a gift card, get the credit right away, and spend your gift card anytime in the future.

Wednesday, November 7

RedBox – Free 1-Night DVD Rental or $1.50 off Blu-Ray/Video Rental, code: KHVWYUVE

On a desktop:

  1. Go to RedBox.com, find something to watch or play.
  2. Locate your nearest Red Box machine and reserve your selection.
  3. Sign in, and enter code KHVWYUVE to get $1.50 off.
  4. When your order is complete, pick it up at the Red Box machine. When finished, return the rental to the same machine.

On a mobile device:

  1. Download and use the mobile Redbox app on Apple or on Android.
  2. Browse available DVDs, Blu-Rays, and games. Select one, and reserve it at a Red Box machine nearby.
  3. Log in, and enter code KHVWYUVE during checkout to get $1.50 off.
  4. When your order is complete, pick it up at the Red Box machine. When finished, return the rental to the same machine.

A 1-night DVD rental will be free, and Blu-Ray rentals can be as cheap as $0.50 for a night.

Amazon.com – Echo for $141

Today only, Amazon is selling a Black or White Amazon Echo for $140.39 (normally $180). It’s one of many voice-operated personal assistants available today, and has a lot of positive reviews. The Echo answers your questions, reads audiobooks, reports traffic and weather, and can control some smart-enabled devices in your home.

The voice assistant industry will be loaded with options soon. Google currently has Google Home for $129 that works just like the Echo. It can play music, podcasts, or radio from Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and TuneIn. It is a nice alternative to being locked in to the Amazon system. Apple is also expected to have a Siri personal assistant soon.

Other companies are also creating personal assistant devices, like Jibo which promises more interactive features.

 

So, the Amazon Echo is great but if you prefer a personal assistant from Google, Apple, or other, consider the options before buying the Echo.

BuyDig.com – 29″ Curved Monitor $259, 55″ 4K HDTV $460

LG 29-inch UltraWide Curved IPS Monitor for $259 with code AFF2X245 ($349 before coupon). Normally about $350. Other similar curved 29″ displays sell for about $465.

Hisense 55-inch 4K 2160p HDTV for $460 with code UHD2X20 ($500 before coupon). Three reviews to read/watch before considering buying this: Reviewed.com, NerdyButFlirty, and Reviewd.com video review. They say it is a good TV at an affordable price, probably the cheapest 55-inch 4K you can find. It does have an input lag, so not the best choice for games. The HDR is not true HDR. However if you want a TV at a good price that also has good reviews, this seems like a solid choice. If you want a cheap TV and don’t worry about the reviews, check out a Sceptre 55″ 4K 2160p HDTV at Walmart for $330.

ShopRunner.com – Free 2-day Shipping At Participating Stores With AmEx

If you have an American Express card, this is a useful benefit especially during the holiday shopping season.

ShopRunner pays for the 2-day shipping fee at participating online stores, including Newegg, 1-800-Flowers, MacMall, Staples, Eddie Bauer, Lord & Taylor, and many others. If you have an American Express card, you can get ShopRunner for free:

  1. Add your American Express card number
  2. Go to your Account Overview, locate “Account Overview” in the middle of the page, and see your “membership type” and “membership expiration”. Confirm it says “American Express Card Member Benefit” which means ShopRunner is now free for you.

You must have personal or small business American Express Card (not a corporate card). See the terms.

Your membership remains active through the expiration date written on your AmEx card. When you get a new card in the mail, you must return to ShopRunner, log into your account overview page, and enter your new card number and expiration date.

ShopRunner normally costs $79/year.

Monoprice.com – LG 43″ 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $350

LG (43UH6030) 43-inch IPS LED-backlit LCD 2160p 4K Smart HDTV for $350 with free shipping. Has wifi for its built-in apps (Netflix, Youtube, etc).

Most other stores sell it for $400, $447, and $447.

A screen like this is best for TV shows and movies, and may not be the best choice for games and a computer monitor. As one reviewer writes, its input lag may produce a tiny bit of ghosting. This is common for HDTVs on gaming devices and computers. If you use a desktop computer, we recommend a good “computer monitor” to help reduce eyestrain.

Walmart.com – Microwave Oven for $35

Hamilton Beach Microwave Oven for $35 with in-store pickup. Free shipping with a $50+ order. Available in Black, Red, and White.

Normally sells for about $50.

Its 0.7 cubic-foot size is smaller than a typical 1.4 cu. ft. microwave, but good for personal use.

HumbleBundle.com – First Year of LastPass Premium for $7.70

Click “Pay What You Want”, pay at least $7.70 to get some Windows software plus a 1 year subscription to LastPass Premium. Normally $12.

It renews automatically at the regular $12/yr price, unless you cancel.

LastPass is a password management service that encrypts and stores your passwords for all your accounts. They include access through your computers and mobile devices, and can automatically generate hardened passwords on each site you use. LastPass’s ease of generating random passwords for each of your logins would prevent one site’s security beach from compromising all your accounts.

We highly recommend any password manager such as this.

Or, if you choose to pay at least $15 at HumbleBundle today, you also get BitDefender Antivirus for Windows for 1 year (normally $45/yr).

Voting Deals: According to an Uber press release, Uber has teamed up with Google to offer free rides to polling places all day on Tuesday (tomorrow).

To get the deal, run the Uber app on your mobile device anytime on Tuesday. When you see a pop-up reminder that is is Election Day, you can press “Find Your Voting Place” and get a free ride from Uber.

For markets without Uber, Lyft is also giving discounted rides to voting places in select markets.

Not sure where to vote? Google provides a free Where To Vote page. Not only can you participate in the national election, but local elections as well. Many people do not realize how their everyday lives are effected more by local elections than national elections. Some city counselors may be up for election, and propositions may change the way your community lives. It’s all up to you.

Tuesday, November 6

BestBuy.com – HP Envy 7640 Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax & $30 Gift for $80

HP Envy 7640 Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax for $80. View the cart after adding one, and a free $30 Best Buy gift card is included for free. Free shipping and in-store pickup. The printer has ethernet and wifi networking, so you can print, scan, and fax from any device in your home or office. It also has a flatbed scanner for scanning one page at a time, and document feeder for scanning up to 25 pages at once.

Usually sells for $80 to $130 without a free gift card. Here is a good video review.

Inkjet printers are good for people who only print occasionally. They include ink cartridges capable of printing about 150-250 pages, and replacement cartridges would cost about $32 for 2. If you plan to print a lot more than occasionally, consider a laser printer.

Monday, November 5

Amazon.com – Sowtech Optical Gaming Mouse for Computers $4.89

Sowtech Optical Ergonomic USB wired gaming mouse for $8.89, and code 3ZKGP9UR applies $4 off during checkout. Free shipping with a $49+ order, or free with Prime.

Most stylish/gaming computer mice sell for at least $10.

Sunday, November 4

Newegg.com – Dual Controller Charging Stand for Playstation 4 $0 or $3 After Rebate

Worldnect Dual Charging Stand for Playstation 4 controllers.

  1. Add one to the cart for $20.
  2. In the cart, apply promo code EMCFFET59
  3. Purchase price is $15. Shipping is free with Newegg Premier or with Shoprunner. Otherwise, add $3 for shipping.
  4. A $15 Prepaid Card mail-in rebate is available. Be sure to cut out the UPC from the product box, fill out the form, and mail everything within 30 days from purchase.

The prepaid card expires if you forget to use it. To last forever, buy yourself a Newegg gift card or Amazon gift card with the full amount on the Prepaid Card. Store gift cards never expire until fully used.

Amazon.com – Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Earrings for $9 to $13

A pair of Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Cushion-Cut Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings are on sale this morning for $9 to $13 depending on the size.

The smallest 1 cttw size is $8. The slightly larger 2 cttw is $10. Sizes go all the way up to 5 cttw at $13.

These normally sell for between $13 and $19.

According to the many reviews, even though they are fake “diamond” earrings, they look great especially for the price.

This deal is expected to expire sometime around 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific).

Saturday, November 3

ToysRUs.com – 4 Disney Figures for $15

Buy 1 get 3 free Disney figures priced at $15. Shipping fee is waived for orders today, so the final total comes to $15 with free shipping.

They are pretty good size figures, ranging from 4 to 9 inches in height.

Update (11/4): Shipping is no longer free, but you can avoid the $5 shipping fee by choosing in-store pickup.

Friday, November 2

BestBuy.com – 48-Pack of K-Cup Coffee Cups for $20

48-pack of Keurig K-Cups for $20 with free shipping. Normally, a pack of 48 would sell for around $28.

These are for K-Cup coffee machines.

Hoover.com – FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Vacuum Cleaner for $60, code: 100OFF

Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $160 with free shipping, and code 100OFF applies $100 off in the cart.

Normally about $125.

Thursday, November 1

Amazon.com – LG 55″ OLED 1080p Curved HDTV for $1000

LG (55EG9100) 55-inch 1080p OLED Curved Smart HDTV for $1000 with free delivery. This is $400 less than normal.

OLED is Organic Light Emitting Diode and is really awesome. Unlike a regular screen which uses an LED bulb to emit light behind a LCD pixel screen, OLED pixels emit light and color within the same pixel. Each pixel can be completely turned on and off, producing incredibly sharp images. This means images can have true black levels, creating contrast not seen since the old, heavy, energy-hungry Plasma screens.

Dell.com – HDTV Deals

  1. Vizio 48-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $480 and includes a $200 Promo eGift Card
  2. Samsung 49-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $600 and includes a $150 Promo eGift Card
  3. Samsung 65-inch Curved 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $1200 and includes a $300 Promo eGift Card. Normally $1200 without a free gift card.
  4. Samsung 70-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $1500 and includes a $300 Promo eGift Card. Normally $1500 without a free gift card.
  5. LG 55-inch Curved 4K 2160p OLED Smart TV With 2 3D Glasses for $2000 and includes a $200 Dell Promo eGift Card. Normally $2000 without 2 glasses and a gift card.

Also, Dell is selling a Linksys EA850 Wireless Router & Buffalo Drive Station Desktop/External 3TB Hard Drive for $200 for both. Normally $200 for the router and $100 for the external 3TB drive. The free eGift cards can apply toward a future purchase, within 90 days.

Wednesday, October 31

Udemy.com – Online Courses for Free

Udemy normally charges anywhere from $5 to $200 for an online tutorial, but some are currently free for a limited time.

Business:

  1. Google Adwords For Beginners for free with code AB100_CU.
  2. Expand Your Marketing Reach Without Writing a Word for free with code SCOTTGIFT.
  3. eBay for Newbies for free with code 1MILLIONDOLLARS.

Technology:

  1. Rapid Prototyping for Entrepreneurs for free with code COUPONFORSTUDIO.
  2. WordPress Development for Beginners.
  3. Creating Psychology-Backed Landing Page From Scratch for free (no coupon). for free with code WPFREE.
  4. Podcast Passion Masterclass for free with coupon SPPassionBHW0.
  5. Core Principles of Web Development for free with code PRODEVFREE.

Advanced technology:

  1. Building HTML5 Canvas Projects From Scratch for free with code STU88.
  2. Complete Bootstrap for Rapid Web Development for free with code BOOTFREE.
  3. Python Programming Tutorial for Beginners for free with code OCTFREE.
  4. Learn Object Oriented Programming PHP Fundamentals for free with code FREEPHP.
  5. Big Data and Hadoop for Beginners for free with code UNBOX100.
  6. Build an Advanced Keylogger Using C++ for Ethical Hacking for free with code PROMOCOUPONS24 . Ethical hacking helps information security experts learn how to defend against hackers by understanding their tools.

Photo/video:

  1. Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop for free with code NEW_00.
  2. Long Exposure Photography for free (no coupon).
  3. Adobe Premier Pro CC: Complete Video Editing Course for free with code USTUDIO.

Click “take this course” or apply the coupon to have the course permanently available in your Udemy account. They offer only a limited number of uses for each coupon, and will expire when the limits are reached. So if any of the above no longer show “free” when applying the coupon, those deals are over.

Many of their courses are very well lectured and easy to follow. Also, their mobile app works very well.

Also, they have a lot of free courses with no coupon code required. Note that many of those either use outdated versions of software, or require purchasing something within the course.

If you want to buy a paid course, current coupon UDEMY10OCT gives 50% off of most courses (better than the deals Udemy emails to its customers).

Amazon.com – Aukey Phone Camera Lens for $10 to $20

If you have seen someone walking around with a lens attached to their iPhone, here is what they are. The Aukey lenses are on sale today for $9.59 to $20 each, and have excellent reviews on Amazon. Your phone may not fit in your pocket with the lens attached, but the quality of your photos would certainly improve.

Also, they are offering a Mini Tripod for Phones for $12 with code XFCSLNUU when added to the cart with one of the above lenses.

Tuesday, October 30

Amazon.co.uk – Deals on Some Movies, Cameras and Accessories

The value of the Pound Sterling, Great Britian’s currency, continues to drop. Economists believe the UK is entering a recession, which is really bad news for anyone living or working in the UK. We are shocked and saddened to watch such uncertainty unfold after Britian voted to leave the EU, and hope our friends find ways to recover soon.

Here in the US, shoppers can get some great deals when ordering some items from the UK.

  1. Shop at amazon.co.uk for low-weight items that are cheap to ship across the Atlantic, such as:
  • Cameras and lenses
  • SSDs
  • Region-free Blu-Ray movies
  1. Do not buy electronics, because they use a different power plug in the UK. USB-powered electronics (such as battery chargers) are fine since USB ports are universal worldwide, however few USB-powered products would have better prices in the UK than the US.
  2. Add at least 15 to your basket to make it worth the modest shipping fee.
  3. Do not exceed $800 (USD) in value. Imported goods over $800 incur a tax of 2-5 percent for electronics, and as much as 37% for other items. Taxes are waived for importing under $800 per year.
  4. Checkout, log in with your US-based Amazon account, choose a US address and credit card.
  5. Amazon will calculate the shipping price during checkout, usually around 2 or 3 for “Global” shipping.
  6. Amazon will show the US Dollar equivalent of the order. Your credit card will be charged in US Dollars.
  7. Wait 1-3 weeks for your order to arrive.

Examples of movie deals:

  1. Star Wars Episodes 1-6 on Blu-Ray (region-free) for about $59 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $70.
  2. Battlestar Galactica – Complete Series on Blu-Ray (region free) for about $31 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally sells for $43.
  3. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Blu-Ray Collection (region free) for about $41 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally about $69.
  4. Indiana Jones Complete Adventures on Blu-Ray (region free) for about $20 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $44.

Make sure to see the words “region-free” or “all regions” in the description of any DVD, Blu-Ray, or game from overseas. Otherwise, the discs will not work in the US. Browse region-free Blu-Ray Box Sets on Amazon.co.uk.

SSD:

  1. SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Solid State Drive for about $228 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally sells for $250.

Cameras and Lenses:

  1. Nikon D3300 SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens for about $357 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $500.
  2. Canon EOS 1300D SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens for about $324 shipped to the US after currency conversion. This is the European equivalent to the Canon T6 SLR Camera which normally sells for $500.
  3. Canon EF-S 10-18mm STM IS Wide Angle Lens for Canon EF-S cameras for about $209 shipped to the US after currency conversion. It normally sells for $279.

Beware, the warranty on UK camera & and lens purchases will not be serviceable within the US, so you would essentially have no manufacturer’s warranty on these purchases. Considering the prices are cheaper than buying one new and used, it may be worth the risk. We have been using a Canon EF-S 10-88mm lens purchased from Amazon.co.uk since August, and had no problems.

To check Amazon.co.uk’s final prices in US dollars, you need to add something to your cart and proceed to the final checkout page. You can review your order before submitting it, and the final price will appear on the right as shown in this example screenshot.

Target.com – HOT! – Buy 2 Games, Get 1 Free

  1. Add any 3 video games to your cart, and the cheapest of the 3 will be free.
  2. Add any 3 board games to your cart, and the cheapest of the 3 will be free. Also apply code KIDSGIFTS to get 20% off of some board games.

For example, add Jenga for $10, Twister for $11.19, and Connect 4 for $10, apply code KIDSGIFTS in the cart, and the final total comes to $17 with free shipping. These games normally sell for $10 each ($30 for 3).

This deal works with in-store pickup orders, too.

You cannot mix and match board games with video games. All 3 items in your cart must be either board games or video games.

Amazon.com – eBooks: Mysteries and Thrillers for $1 to $4 each

45 mystery and thriller novels for Kindle are on sale for $1 to $4 each.

BestBuy.com – Seagate 4TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $80

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $80. This (and other similar drives) normally sell for around $115.

It connects to a USB or USB3.0 port. Works with a Seagate Mobile Backup app to backup the photos and videos stored on your phone. Also has 2 powered USB ports for charging your phone when plugged in.

Amazon.com – Anker Portable Battery Charger: 13,000mAh $27, 20,000mAh $34

  1. Anker 13,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $27 with code ANTREAT3.
  2. Anker 20,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $34 with code ANTREAT0.
  3. Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick for $11.90 with code ANTREAT8.

Also, other deals available.

Don’t Fall for Scams:

It has been years since we wrote about scams, but felt like reminding everyone again.

Some new scams include:

  1. Voter/polling scams. An email or phone call claims you must “confirm” your address and social security number to check your voter registration.
  2. Fake job posts on Craigslist. They steal your private information and compromise your identity, rather than have actual jobs to fill.
  3. Fake Facebook promotions. They claim to promote a company by handing out free gift cards in exchange for your email address. They sell your information to spam companies and never send any promised gifts.
  4. Fake websites. They often falsify their “Like” count to make them appear popular and legitimate.
  5. Fake news sites. Foreign scam artists use blogging software, stock images, and cheap hosting to create fake news/blog sites. They use outrage-based tactics and phony evidence (such as Photoshopped photos) and entice people to engage their articles with friends/family to “sign up” for their mailing lists. These foreign sites hide their true operating country and operate outside of legal accountability.
  6. Fake Facebook profiles. Accepting a Friend request could expose your location, photos, and friends to communicating with the fake profile.
  7. Scammers use collected information to convince people to offer more personal information. Here are ways they do it:
  8. Scammers will contact you, claiming to know you:
    1. If someone contacts you by any means (phone, email, postal mail, text messages), never automatically assume they are who they say they are.
    2. If someone claims to know you, but they do not even know your name, do not respond.
    3. Usually, scammers use a scare tactic, such as issuing a fake “warning” that your bank account or domain name has been compromised. Websites and buttons within emails can send people to fake-looking websites where they convince people to give up their bank numbers or passwords. Remember, no legitimate website (Facebook, banks, credit agencies, travel companies, etc.) will ever request you confirm your identity or password by email. Even if the email looks real, they may not be. If you do receive a scary notice from your bank, credit card, government, or service provider, simply call them on your own to verify the legitimacy of the notice. Never click on buttons and websites linked within emails claiming to be from a bank or credit institution, even if they appear are legitimate.
  9. Scammers who “solicit victims”:
    1. If you see a “sponsored” post on your social media account, do not assume it is a legitimate operation within the US. Anyone can post “sponsored” ads on social networking sites.
    2. If you see a job ad without trusting the source (such as someone on Craigslist), do not assume they actually have a job to offer. Never give any personal information before scheduling an interview. Prospective employers will NEVER request your social security number and driver’s license BEFORE an interview.
    3. “You just won a sweepstakes,” or “you must be one of the first 1,000 Facebook or Twitter fans to win a gift card to a popular retailer.” Unless you heard about it from the actual retailer’s website or their actual Facebook/Twitter fan page, they are fake and you will get nothing except tons of spam and identity thieves will put a big target on you.
    4. If a new Twitter page or Facebook page claims to be a company or person, but asks you to enter any personal information, forward something to friends, or “sign up” to get something, do not do it unless you know for certain they are legitimate.
    5. If you receive an official-looking letter in the mail notifying you that your car’s warranty or domain name is about to expire, never respond to those. Data miners can find personal information from vehicle registrations, homeowners’ financing firms, and domain name registries.
    6. If you use a popular online dating website and get a message or read a profile from an attractive person who prefers you contact them through another dating/social website, they could be a scam. Scam artists specialize in hooking people in, then changing the communication method to hide their tracks from authorities.
  10. Scammers who Email:
    1. If an unfamiliar person uses a free email account like @yahoo.com or @gmail.com, never assume they are who they say they are.
    2. If someone you do not know personally uses an email account at a domain name you never heard of, look up their contact information:
      1. Use Domaintools.com to look up their email address, and scroll to the bottom and view their registration information.
      2. If their mailing address looks suspicious, foreign, or indicates a “proxy”, “privacy”, or “WhoisGuard” service, they could be a scammer.
      3. If you are still unsure, run a google search for the domain or email address and see what shows.
    3. Sometimes scammers will send fake invitations to events, or fake emails showing your order is on hold and must be claimed. Again, confirm the information by contacting the company yourself via their website and/or phone, and never click on links within the emails.
    4. Scammers may claim they know you, but you don’t know them. Those emails often include an offer.
    5. Scammers may offer illegal services or products by email, such as Viagra without a prescription.
    6. More often than not, fraudulent/fake emails will have typos, grammatical and spelling errors, formatting issues, websites with errors, and may claim to know you indirectly using words like “friend,” “sir” or “madam”.
    7. If an email appears confusing or illegible, just ignore it. If a website doesn’t function as you expect, be suspicious of it.
  11. Chain Email Hoaxes and Facebook Fan Pages:
    1. Anytime you get an email suggesting you will benefit by forwarding it to a certain number of friends, those are friendly hoaxes designed to waste people’s time and clog up people’s inboxes. If a Facebook Fan Page claims you will get money or fame by referring 10 friends to fan the page, that is a scam and you will receive nothing. If you received such an email or Facebook Fan alert from one of your friends, let them know they fell victim of an Internet hoax.
  12. Scammers who approach you in-person:
    1. Legitimate people collecting money for a cause will have fliers, contact numbers, and websites because they want to get their word to as many people they can. Scammers will likely have dirty or mutilated signs, or no signs at all. They often use a “hard luck” story or use their children as props for their scams.
    2. All legitimate people love to show their credentials. They are proud of their work, position, and accomplishments. So if you see an unfamiliar face, simply ask for their credentials, licenses, or identification before giving them any money or information. Scammers often come prepared with excuses why they have no documents, because they are hiding something.
    3. Ask for their office phone number, take out your cell phone and call them right away. Someone trying to steal something from you will likely not give out any of their personal information, such as their real phone number. If their cell phone does not ring when you call it, they probably gave you a fake number.

Never send money orders, checks, cash, phone numbers, and your social security number to anyone you met on the Internet. Use PayPal, Square Cash, or dozens of other money transfer services which give legal protection from fraud.

Use a credit card when possible. Debit cards (also known as check cards) are harder to contest after the money leaves your account.

If you decide to meet someone in-person, such as buying/selling goods on Craigslist or if you met someone through an online social website, be sure to meet in a public place or an area where there are other people around.

Always ask questions.

Use this tactic for shopping, too. If a salesperson claims to have the “best” price for a car, ask if their claim is true. Verify by calling a competing dealership. The truth always comes out fast when checked.

Monday, October 29

SamsClub.com – Hisense 55″ 4K Smart HDTV for $378

Hisense 55-inch 4K 2160p (model 55H7C) Smart HDTV for $378. This is their latest model which normally sells for around $420. Last year’s model had decent reviews. Most other 55-inch 4K HDTVs sell for at least $450.

BundleStars.com – Halloween Sale on Some PC Games

BundleStars is also having a sale on “scary” PC games for Halloween, including Mad Max and BioShock Infinite for $7.50 each. Normally $15.

SteamPowered.com – Halloween Sale on Some PC/Mac Games

Every year, Steam posts “scary” games on sale around Halloween.

Also on sale is Plants vs Zombies, rated E10+ (generally suitable for ages 10 and up).

Onecall.com – SMS Audio Street Headphone With Mic $40

SMS Audio Street by 50 Cent Headphone for $40 with free shipping. Available at this price in White, in Orange, and in Pink.

Its deep bass, great quality, and sleek look make this a great deal. Most other stores sell this and similar headphones for at least $75. It is one of the best headphones we have ever used. It has a built-in mic with button for answering calls, and comes with a football-shaped hard case.

If you plug the included audio cable backwards, the audio will sound muffled. Simply plug the angled end into your audio source, and the straight-end into the headphones.

Sunday, October 28

Chipotle – Buy One Meal, Get One Free

  1. Click “Play Now” and play the game for a minute. Flip the cards and try to find matching pairs.
  2. Does not matter if you win. Just last for a minute.
  3. Click “GET BOGO”, enter your name and mobile phone number, and they will send you a text message with a “Buy One Get One Free” coupon.

You can always text STOP to stop receiving text messages from them. Coupon gives you a second burrito, bowl, salad, or taco for free.

Saturday, October 27

Newegg.com – Amcrest 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt $60

Amcrest IPM-721 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt for $75, and code MKPLAM59 applies $15 off today. Available in White and in Black. Normally $70.

We bought the 1080p version (model IP2M-841) in August when it was on sale for $63. The 720p model should have similar features with lower HD quality.

It came with a bracket and screws to mount almost anywhere, and the video quality is very good even at night. The included software is a little kludgy, but they are continuing to update it. The remote control pan/tilt works from their mobile app, and allows 2-way communication through a built-in mic and speaker. So, you can talk to your pets while away from home.

They do offer a cloud service (for a monthly fee) just like Netgear Arlo and Nest Cam. Or, to avoid paying monthly fees for storage service, the Amcrest can store videos on a MicroSD card or server/NAS hard drive through FTP.

Staples – Rebate Deals For Paper: 500-Pack $0 and 5,000-Pack $10

  1. Go to Staples.com/coupons and select the 1¢ ream (500-pack) or $9.99 box (5,000-pack) of paper. Select one or both coupons, and print them (or view them on your phone to show in-store).
  2. Walk into a Staples store and grab one or both of the packs of paper. Show the coupon at the register to get them for:
    1. Ream of paper (500-pack), item 513099 for $5.
    2. Box of paper (5,000-pack), item 513096 for $51.
  3. The register-printed receipt will have a 17-digit barcode near the bottom. When you get home, go to StaplesEasyRebates.com, press “in-store purchase” and enter the 17-digit number next to the barcode.
  4. Submit the rebate entirely online (nothing to mail), wait 6 weeks, and they will send you a $5 Prepaid Card for the ream, or a $41 Prepaid Card for the box.

When you receive the Prepaid Visa Card, it should look like this. The funds do expire, so remember to use your prepaid card.

You can convert your Prepaid Card into store credit that never expires:

  1. Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Staples Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.
  2. Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself an Amazon Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.
  3. Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Best Buy Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.
  4. Use your Rebate Card to add funds to your PayPal account, which never expires until fully used. Log in to PayPal, click “Profile” in the upper-right and select your name, click “Update Card” on the left side, add the Rebate Card as a debit card, then click “Money” on the top, and “Add Money” using the card. PayPal funds can apply toward Ebay purchases.

So, this is a hot deal if you can remember to redeem the rebate.

Target.com – TCL 55″ 2160p 4K HDTV for $387 in-store

Add a TCL 55-inch 4k 2160p Smart HDTV to your cart for $430.

In the cart, click “ship to store” which applies an automatic 10% coupon.

Final price is $387 plus sales tax.

Normally $430. It has decent reviews, but not great. One review says its low brightness is not suitable for a bright living room, and CNet says its picture quality is not much of an improvement from less-resolution 1080p screens.

Friday, October 26

BestBuy.com – Toshiba 32″ 720p HDTV for $100

Toshiba 32-inch LED-backlit LCD 720p HDTV for $100.

Newegg.com – 32GB MicroSD $7, 240GB SSD $65, 24″ Monitor $101, And More

  • G.Skill 32GB MicroSD Memory Card for $7 with code ESCFEGK26 . Normally $10. G.Skill is a lesser known SD card brand, but has been making good quality memory products for about a decade.

PC Components:

  • AMD Radeon R3 240GB SSD for $65.
  • Crucial MX200 250GB SSD for $77 with code 102624HR17 . Other stores sell it for around $84.
  • Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB M.2 SSD for $88 with code ESCFEGK24 . Normally $100. Installs onto PC motherboards with an “M.2” slot, and performs better than a regular Serial-ATA SSD.
  • Cooler Master HAF-912 PC Case for $60 and a $15 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate. Normally $60 without an available rebate, and is one of our favorite PC cases for system builders.

Monitor:

  • Acer 24-inch Computer Monitor for $101 with code EMCFEGK23 . Has positive reviews. This and other 24-inch monitors normally sell for around $125, except for BestBuy’s AOC brand for $80.

Networking:

  • Zyxel 16-Port Gigabit Switch for $40 with code EMCFEGK29 . Zyxel makes some of our favorite affordable switches that perform well.
  • 5-Port Gigabit Switch for $11 with code AFMN1431

TV with Xbox One:

  • LG 49-inch 4k 2160p HDTV and Xbox One S Console for $650 total for both. The TV normally sells for around $490 and the Xbox One S for about $300.

ChecksUnlimited.com – Box of 125 Personal/Business Checks for $5.50, code: 9TNT

If you have not fully transferred all your money transfers to electronic methods, and don’t want to pay the hefty fees to get checks printed by your bank, this deal is one of the best we’ve seen.

  1. Select any kind of checks from the list. They have regular checks, MLB team checks, Star Wars checks, and you can upload your own photo onto the checks.
  2. Choose:
    1. Format: Singles or Duplicate
    2. Quantity: 1 Box
    3. Offer Code: 9TNT (you must enter this code to see the deal price)
  3. Price shown is $5.50 for 1 box of 125 “Single” checks, or $6.50 for a box of 100 “Duplicate” checks. Click Continue.
  4. Enter your bank’s routing and account numbers. You can get this information by contacting your bank or looking at the numbers printed on the bottom of a check issued by your bank (example).
  5. Enter your name, mailing address, and phone number that you want printed on the check. Only your name and address are required.
  6. Remove “EZShield Plus” protection from the shopping cart to avoid paying a $9 fee.
  7. Choose “Standard” shipping, which is free.

Final price is $5.50 for 1 box of Standard checks, or $6.50 for a box of Duplicate checks.

“Duplicate” checks automatically make a copy of every check you write, so you always have a permanent paper copy. Single checks are just the plain paper checks, and you can always obtain a copy of your cashed checks by viewing the statement of your bank’s website or app. Examples.

Only write valid information on checks, and do not try to falsify information or risk penalties of fines and/or jail.

With most payment transactions being done electronically these days, a box of 100-125 checks could last years.

Thursday, October 25

Newegg.com – 51-LED Blacklight Flashlight for $9

Newegg’s $9 price beats other stores by about $7.

After we researched why anyone would want a powerful blacklight in the palm of their hands, this tool actually sounds useful. According to the reviews, people can find things not easily visible to the human eye such as bacteria, scorpions, stains, money/check/art forgery detection, etc.

Amazon.com – Rubbermaid 21-Container Food Storage Set $10

Rubbermaid Plastic Food Storage Set for $10. Normally $15 to $20. Includes 21 plastic storage containers plus matching lids (totaling 42-pieces).

AceHardware.com – Fire Extinguisher for $10 in-store

  1. 2.5 lbs Household Fire Extinguisher for $15.
  2. Click “Check Availability” next to the red “free pickup” text.
  3. Enter your location, and find a store with stock.
  4. Add one to the cart, and the price automatically changes from $15 to $10.

Most similar fire extinguishers sell for at least $30.

YankeeCandle – In-store Coupons: $20 off $45, $50 off $100

Printable coupon expires on October 30. Yankee Candle has locations throughout the US.

Staples.com – Dual-Band Wifi Router for $30

Netgear AC1200 Dual-Band Wifi Router for $30 with free shipping. Normally about $45.

Newegg.com – Civilization 6 for PC: Amazon $48, Newegg with $10 Gift for $60

  1. Civilization VI for Windows for $60 and includes a free $10 Newegg gift card.
  2. Civilization VI Deluxe for Windows for $80 and includes a free $15 Newegg gift card. Includes a digital soundtrack and an extra pack of maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders.

If you have $200 cart, get $25 off $200+ with code MPGAMER16 and using Masterpass as the checkout method. Masterpass works with all major credit cards, not just Master Card.

The Civilization games have been around for decades, and often rated the best strategy games of all time. This is the newest version, and has great reviews.

Here is a recent review from Forbes.

If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can buy Civilization VI for Windows DVD for $48 ($60 for everyone else). Price automatically adjusts during checkout when logged in as a Prime member. This DVD version can be more or less convenient than the download version depending on preference (DVD disc versus downloading over the Internet). If you want a download version, see the above Newegg deal.

Most other stores sell Civilization VI for $60.

Dell.com – Buy One Monitor, Second is Half Off

Add 2 Dell monitors from the list to your cart, and the 2nd monitor will be half price. For example:

  1. Dell E2106H 20-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $100 for one, or $150 for two ($75 each).
  2. Dell E2316H 23-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $140 for one, or $210 for two ($105 each). Normally about $130 each.
  3. Dell S2240T 22-inch Touch-Screen LED/LCD Monitor for $280 for one, or $420 for two ($210 each). They normally sell for $260 each. Touch-screen monitors are truly awesome because you can scroll, click, and pinch/zoom with your fingers just like on a phone or tablet.
  4. Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2417HJ IPS LED/LCD Monitor for $290 for one, or $435 for two ($218 each). Normally $265 each.
  5. Dell 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) LED/LCD Monitor for $500 for one, or $750 for two ($375 each). Normally $495 each.

You can mix and match monitors of 2 different kinds, and the cheapest of the 2 will be half off.

Add 4 monitors to your cart, and two of them will be half off. The deal repeats for every 2 monitors in your cart.

Wednesday, October 24

Dell.com – HDTV Deals

  1. Vizio 32-inch 720p HDTV with Chromecast for $200 and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card. Please consider reading some reviews before buying.
  2. Samsung 32-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $230 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally sells at this price without a free gift card.
  3. TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $250 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally $250 without free store credit.
  4. Vizio 40-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $380 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally $380 without a free gift card.
  5. LG 55-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $700 and includes a free $250 Promo Gift Card. Normally $650 without a free gift card.
  6. Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900 and includes a free $300 Promo Gift Card. Normally $800 without free store credit.

The free eGift Card works like store credit with an expiration date. You get it 10-20 days after purchase, and can be applied toward anything on Dell.com within 90 days (terms).

 

<h2>Friday, November 9</h2>
<a href=”http://Ebay.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ebay.com</a> – HOT! – $15 off $60, code: CFLASHNOV16

Apply code CFLASHNOV16 to get $15 off $60 during checkout.
<h2>Thursday, November 8</h2>
Where Do I Vote? Go to <a href=”http://google.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>GOOGLE.COM</a> and click on the animated Google Vote logo in the middle or search for Where Do I Vote? Enter your complete address to see where you can vote.

Today is Election Day. Today is the day we decide what country, state, and town we want to live in. Voting lets your voice be heard, and has a real impact on your life and everyone around you.

<a href=”http://AmericanExpress.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>AmericanExpress.com</a> – Shopping Credits and Promotions

Every few weeks, American Express rolls out new promotions for card members. Log in to your AmericanExpress.com account to see the deals available today, including:
<ul>
<li>Petco: Spend $25, Get $5 Back</li>
<li>JCPenney: Spend $50, Get $10 Back</li>
<li>Newegg: Spend $200, Get $25 Back</li>
<li>Boxed.com: Spend $50, Get $15 Back</li>
<li>Avis Car Rental: Spend $200, Get 3,000 Rewards Points. AmEx Points are worth around 0.5 to 1 cent each (depending on how you use them).</li>
<li>Dunkin Donuts: Spend $10, Get 500 Rewards Points.</li>
</ul>
Valid for almost any purchase in a single transaction. Read the terms and conditions of each promotion.

To find these and more:
<ol>
<li>Log in to your AmericanExpress.com account.</li>
<li>If you have multiple American Express cards, click “My Cards” on the right side and choose a “personal” card. Different promotions will be available depending on which card type you use.</li>
<li>Scroll down below the recent transactions, and you will see “Amex Offers &amp; Benefits” and click “Available”. Browse the first few, then click “Load More” to see more promotions.</li>
</ol>
Purchases must be in a single transaction to qualify. Splitting across multiple transactions will not quality.

Online orders must ship before the promotion’s expiration date, even if you place an order before the expiration date.

Read the fine print. Unless a promotion says “no gift cards”, it can be used toward a gift card! Buy yourself a gift card, get the credit right away, and spend your gift card anytime in the future.
<h2>Wednesday, November 7</h2>
RedBox – Free 1-Night DVD Rental or $1.50 off Blu-Ray/Video Rental, code: KHVWYUVE

On a desktop:
<ol>
<li>Go to <a href=”http://RedBox.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>RedBox.com</a>, find something to watch or play.</li>
<li>Locate your nearest Red Box machine and reserve your selection.</li>
<li>Sign in, and enter code KHVWYUVE to get $1.50 off.</li>
<li>When your order is complete, pick it up at the Red Box machine. When finished, return the rental to the same machine.</li>
</ol>
On a mobile device:
<ol>
<li>Download and use the mobile Redbox app on Apple or on Android.</li>
<li>Browse available DVDs, Blu-Rays, and games. Select one, and reserve it at a Red Box machine nearby.</li>
<li>Log in, and enter code KHVWYUVE during checkout to get $1.50 off.</li>
<li>When your order is complete, pick it up at the Red Box machine. When finished, return the rental to the same machine.</li>
</ol>
A 1-night DVD rental will be free, and Blu-Ray rentals can be as cheap as $0.50 for a night.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Echo for $141

Today only, Amazon is selling a Black or White Amazon Echo for $140.39 (normally $180). It’s one of many voice-operated personal assistants available today, and has a lot of positive reviews. The Echo answers your questions, reads audiobooks, reports traffic and weather, and can control some smart-enabled devices in your home.

The voice assistant industry will be loaded with options soon. Google currently has Google Home for $129 that works just like the Echo. It can play music, podcasts, or radio from Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and TuneIn. It is a nice alternative to being locked in to the Amazon system. Apple is also expected to have a Siri personal assistant soon.

Other companies are also creating personal assistant devices, like Jibo which promises more interactive features.

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So, the Amazon Echo is great but if you prefer a personal assistant from Google, Apple, or other, consider the options before buying the Echo.

<a href=”http://BuyDig.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BuyDig.com</a> – 29″ Curved Monitor $259, 55″ 4K HDTV $460

LG 29-inch UltraWide Curved IPS Monitor for $259 with code AFF2X245 ($349 before coupon). Normally about $350. Other similar curved 29″ displays sell for about $465.

Hisense 55-inch 4K 2160p HDTV for $460 with code UHD2X20 ($500 before coupon). Three reviews to read/watch before considering buying this: Reviewed.com, NerdyButFlirty, and Reviewd.com video review. They say it is a good TV at an affordable price, probably the cheapest 55-inch 4K you can find. It does have an input lag, so not the best choice for games. The HDR is not true HDR. However if you want a TV at a good price that also has good reviews, this seems like a solid choice. If you want a cheap TV and don’t worry about the reviews, check out a Sceptre 55″ 4K 2160p HDTV at Walmart for $330.

<a href=”http://ShopRunner.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ShopRunner.com</a> – Free 2-day Shipping At Participating Stores With AmEx

If you have an American Express card, this is a useful benefit especially during the holiday shopping season.

ShopRunner pays for the 2-day shipping fee at participating online stores, including Newegg, 1-800-Flowers, MacMall, Staples, Eddie Bauer, Lord &amp; Taylor, and many others. If you have an American Express card, you can get ShopRunner for free:
<ol>
<li>Add your American Express card number</li>
<li>Go to your Account Overview, locate “Account Overview” in the middle of the page, and see your “membership type” and “membership expiration”. Confirm it says “American Express Card Member Benefit” which means ShopRunner is now free for you.</li>
</ol>
You must have personal or small business American Express Card (not a corporate card). See the terms.

Your membership remains active through the expiration date written on your AmEx card. When you get a new card in the mail, you must return to ShopRunner, log into your account overview page, and enter your new card number and expiration date.

ShopRunner normally costs $79/year.

<a href=”http://Monoprice.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Monoprice.com</a> – LG 43″ 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $350

LG (43UH6030) 43-inch IPS LED-backlit LCD 2160p 4K Smart HDTV for $350 with free shipping. Has wifi for its built-in apps (Netflix, Youtube, etc).

Most other stores sell it for $400, $447, and $447.

A screen like this is best for TV shows and movies, and may not be the best choice for games and a computer monitor. As one reviewer writes, its input lag may produce a tiny bit of ghosting. This is common for HDTVs on gaming devices and computers. If you use a desktop computer, we recommend a good “computer monitor” to help reduce eyestrain.

<a href=”http://Walmart.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Walmart.com</a> – Microwave Oven for $35

Hamilton Beach Microwave Oven for $35 with in-store pickup. Free shipping with a $50+ order. Available in Black, Red, and White.

Normally sells for about $50.

Its 0.7 cubic-foot size is smaller than a typical 1.4 cu. ft. microwave, but good for personal use.

<a href=”http://HumbleBundle.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>HumbleBundle.com</a> – First Year of LastPass Premium for $7.70

Click “Pay What You Want”, pay at least $7.70 to get some Windows software plus a 1 year subscription to LastPass Premium. Normally $12.

It renews automatically at the regular $12/yr price, unless you cancel.

LastPass is a password management service that encrypts and stores your passwords for all your accounts. They include access through your computers and mobile devices, and can automatically generate hardened passwords on each site you use. LastPass’s ease of generating random passwords for each of your logins would prevent one site’s security beach from compromising all your accounts.

We highly recommend any password manager such as this.

Or, if you choose to pay at least $15 at HumbleBundle today, you also get BitDefender Antivirus for Windows for 1 year (normally $45/yr).

Voting Deals: According to an Uber press release, Uber has teamed up with Google to offer free rides to polling places all day on Tuesday (tomorrow).

To get the deal, run the Uber app on your mobile device anytime on Tuesday. When you see a pop-up reminder that is is Election Day, you can press “Find Your Voting Place” and get a free ride from Uber.

For markets without Uber, Lyft is also giving discounted rides to voting places in select markets.

Not sure where to vote? Google provides a free Where To Vote page. Not only can you participate in the national election, but local elections as well. Many people do not realize how their everyday lives are effected more by local elections than national elections. Some city counselors may be up for election, and propositions may change the way your community lives. It’s all up to you.
<h2>Tuesday, November 6</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – HP Envy 7640 Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax &amp; $30 Gift for $80

HP Envy 7640 Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax for $80. View the cart after adding one, and a free $30 Best Buy gift card is included for free. Free shipping and in-store pickup. The printer has ethernet and wifi networking, so you can print, scan, and fax from any device in your home or office. It also has a flatbed scanner for scanning one page at a time, and document feeder for scanning up to 25 pages at once.

Usually sells for $80 to $130 without a free gift card. Here is a good video review.

Inkjet printers are good for people who only print occasionally. They include ink cartridges capable of printing about 150-250 pages, and replacement cartridges would cost about $32 for 2. If you plan to print a lot more than occasionally, consider a laser printer.
<h2>Monday, November 5</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Sowtech Optical Gaming Mouse for Computers $4.89

Sowtech Optical Ergonomic USB wired gaming mouse for $8.89, and code 3ZKGP9UR applies $4 off during checkout. Free shipping with a $49+ order, or free with Prime.

Most stylish/gaming computer mice sell for at least $10.
<h2>Sunday, November 4</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Dual Controller Charging Stand for Playstation 4 $0 or $3 After Rebate

Worldnect Dual Charging Stand for Playstation 4 controllers.
<ol>
<li>Add one to the cart for $20.</li>
<li>In the cart, apply promo code EMCFFET59</li>
<li>Purchase price is $15. Shipping is free with Newegg Premier or with Shoprunner. Otherwise, add $3 for shipping.</li>
<li>A $15 Prepaid Card mail-in rebate is available. Be sure to cut out the UPC from the product box, fill out the form, and mail everything within 30 days from purchase.</li>
</ol>
The prepaid card expires if you forget to use it. To last forever, buy yourself a Newegg gift card or Amazon gift card with the full amount on the Prepaid Card. Store gift cards never expire until fully used.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Earrings for $9 to $13

A pair of Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Cushion-Cut Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings are on sale this morning for $9 to $13 depending on the size.

The smallest 1 cttw size is $8. The slightly larger 2 cttw is $10. Sizes go all the way up to 5 cttw at $13.

These normally sell for between $13 and $19.

According to the many reviews, even though they are fake “diamond” earrings, they look great especially for the price.

This deal is expected to expire sometime around 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific).
<h2>Saturday, November 3</h2>
<a href=”http://ToysRUs.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ToysRUs.com</a> – 4 Disney Figures for $15

Buy 1 get 3 free Disney figures priced at $15. Shipping fee is waived for orders today, so the final total comes to $15 with free shipping.

They are pretty good size figures, ranging from 4 to 9 inches in height.

Update (11/4): Shipping is no longer free, but you can avoid the $5 shipping fee by choosing in-store pickup.
<h2>Friday, November 2</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – 48-Pack of K-Cup Coffee Cups for $20

48-pack of Keurig K-Cups for $20 with free shipping. Normally, a pack of 48 would sell for around $28.

These are for K-Cup coffee machines.

<a href=”http://Hoover.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Hoover.com</a> – FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Vacuum Cleaner for $60, code: 100OFF

Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $160 with free shipping, and code 100OFF applies $100 off in the cart.

Normally about $125.
<h2>Thursday, November 1</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – LG 55″ OLED 1080p Curved HDTV for $1000

LG (55EG9100) 55-inch 1080p OLED Curved Smart HDTV for $1000 with free delivery. This is $400 less than normal.

OLED is Organic Light Emitting Diode and is really awesome. Unlike a regular screen which uses an LED bulb to emit light behind a LCD pixel screen, OLED pixels emit light and color within the same pixel. Each pixel can be completely turned on and off, producing incredibly sharp images. This means images can have true black levels, creating contrast not seen since the old, heavy, energy-hungry Plasma screens.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – HDTV Deals
<ol>
<li>Vizio 48-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $480 and includes a $200 Promo eGift Card</li>
<li>Samsung 49-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $600 and includes a $150 Promo eGift Card</li>
<li>Samsung 65-inch Curved 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $1200 and includes a $300 Promo eGift Card. Normally $1200 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>Samsung 70-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $1500 and includes a $300 Promo eGift Card. Normally $1500 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>LG 55-inch Curved 4K 2160p OLED Smart TV With 2 3D Glasses for $2000 and includes a $200 Dell Promo eGift Card. Normally $2000 without 2 glasses and a gift card.</li>
</ol>
Also, Dell is selling a Linksys EA850 Wireless Router &amp; Buffalo Drive Station Desktop/External 3TB Hard Drive for $200 for both. Normally $200 for the router and $100 for the external 3TB drive. The free eGift cards can apply toward a future purchase, within 90 days.
<h2>Wednesday, October 31</h2>
<a href=”http://Udemy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Udemy.com</a> – Online Courses for Free

Udemy normally charges anywhere from $5 to $200 for an online tutorial, but some are currently free for a limited time.

Business:
<ol>
<li>Google Adwords For Beginners for free with code AB100_CU.</li>
<li>Expand Your Marketing Reach Without Writing a Word for free with code SCOTTGIFT.</li>
<li>eBay for Newbies for free with code 1MILLIONDOLLARS.</li>
</ol>
Technology:
<ol>
<li>Rapid Prototyping for Entrepreneurs for free with code COUPONFORSTUDIO.</li>
<li>WordPress Development for Beginners.</li>
<li>Creating Psychology-Backed Landing Page From Scratch for free (no coupon). for free with code WPFREE.</li>
<li>Podcast Passion Masterclass for free with coupon SPPassionBHW0.</li>
<li>Core Principles of Web Development for free with code PRODEVFREE.</li>
</ol>
Advanced technology:
<ol>
<li>Building HTML5 Canvas Projects From Scratch for free with code STU88.</li>
<li>Complete Bootstrap for Rapid Web Development for free with code BOOTFREE.</li>
<li>Python Programming Tutorial for Beginners for free with code OCTFREE.</li>
<li>Learn Object Oriented Programming PHP Fundamentals for free with code FREEPHP.</li>
<li>Big Data and Hadoop for Beginners for free with code UNBOX100.</li>
<li>Build an Advanced Keylogger Using C++ for Ethical Hacking for free with code PROMOCOUPONS24 . Ethical hacking helps information security experts learn how to defend against hackers by understanding their tools.</li>
</ol>
Photo/video:
<ol>
<li>Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop for free with code NEW_00.</li>
<li>Long Exposure Photography for free (no coupon).</li>
<li>Adobe Premier Pro CC: Complete Video Editing Course for free with code USTUDIO.</li>
</ol>
Click “take this course” or apply the coupon to have the course permanently available in your Udemy account. They offer only a limited number of uses for each coupon, and will expire when the limits are reached. So if any of the above no longer show “free” when applying the coupon, those deals are over.

Many of their courses are very well lectured and easy to follow. Also, their mobile app works very well.

Also, they have a lot of free courses with no coupon code required. Note that many of those either use outdated versions of software, or require purchasing something within the course.

If you want to buy a paid course, current coupon UDEMY10OCT gives 50% off of most courses (better than the deals Udemy emails to its customers).

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Aukey Phone Camera Lens for $10 to $20

If you have seen someone walking around with a lens attached to their iPhone, here is what they are. The Aukey lenses are on sale today for $9.59 to $20 each, and have excellent reviews on Amazon. Your phone may not fit in your pocket with the lens attached, but the quality of your photos would certainly improve.

Also, they are offering a Mini Tripod for Phones for $12 with code XFCSLNUU when added to the cart with one of the above lenses.
<h2>Tuesday, October 30</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.co.uk” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.co.uk</a> – Deals on Some Movies, Cameras and Accessories

The value of the Pound Sterling, Great Britian’s currency, continues to drop. Economists believe the UK is entering a recession, which is really bad news for anyone living or working in the UK. We are shocked and saddened to watch such uncertainty unfold after Britian voted to leave the EU, and hope our friends find ways to recover soon.

Here in the US, shoppers can get some great deals when ordering some items from the UK.
<ol>
<li>Shop at amazon.co.uk for low-weight items that are cheap to ship across the Atlantic, such as:</li>
</ol>
<ul>
<li>Cameras and lenses</li>
<li>SSDs</li>
<li>Region-free Blu-Ray movies</li>
</ul>
<ol>
<li>Do not buy electronics, because they use a different power plug in the UK. USB-powered electronics (such as battery chargers) are fine since USB ports are universal worldwide, however few USB-powered products would have better prices in the UK than the US.</li>
<li>Add at least 15 to your basket to make it worth the modest shipping fee.</li>
<li>Do not exceed $800 (USD) in value. Imported goods over $800 incur a tax of 2-5 percent for electronics, and as much as 37% for other items. Taxes are waived for importing under $800 per year.</li>
<li>Checkout, log in with your US-based Amazon account, choose a US address and credit card.</li>
<li>Amazon will calculate the shipping price during checkout, usually around 2 or 3 for “Global” shipping.</li>
<li>Amazon will show the US Dollar equivalent of the order. Your credit card will be charged in US Dollars.</li>
<li>Wait 1-3 weeks for your order to arrive.</li>
</ol>
Examples of movie deals:
<ol>
<li>Star Wars Episodes 1-6 on Blu-Ray (region-free) for about $59 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $70.</li>
<li>Battlestar Galactica – Complete Series on Blu-Ray (region free) for about $31 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally sells for $43.</li>
<li>Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Blu-Ray Collection (region free) for about $41 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally about $69.</li>
<li>Indiana Jones Complete Adventures on Blu-Ray (region free) for about $20 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $44.</li>
</ol>
Make sure to see the words “region-free” or “all regions” in the description of any DVD, Blu-Ray, or game from overseas. Otherwise, the discs will not work in the US. Browse region-free Blu-Ray Box Sets on Amazon.co.uk.

SSD:
<ol>
<li>SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Solid State Drive for about $228 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally sells for $250.</li>
</ol>
Cameras and Lenses:
<ol>
<li>Nikon D3300 SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens for about $357 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $500.</li>
<li>Canon EOS 1300D SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens for about $324 shipped to the US after currency conversion. This is the European equivalent to the Canon T6 SLR Camera which normally sells for $500.</li>
<li>Canon EF-S 10-18mm STM IS Wide Angle Lens for Canon EF-S cameras for about $209 shipped to the US after currency conversion. It normally sells for $279.</li>
</ol>
Beware, the warranty on UK camera &amp; and lens purchases will not be serviceable within the US, so you would essentially have no manufacturer’s warranty on these purchases. Considering the prices are cheaper than buying one new and used, it may be worth the risk. We have been using a Canon EF-S 10-88mm lens purchased from Amazon.co.uk since August, and had no problems.

To check Amazon.co.uk’s final prices in US dollars, you need to add something to your cart and proceed to the final checkout page. You can review your order before submitting it, and the final price will appear on the right as shown in this example screenshot.

<a href=”http://Target.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Target.com</a> – HOT! – Buy 2 Games, Get 1 Free
<ol>
<li>Add any 3 video games to your cart, and the cheapest of the 3 will be free.</li>
<li>Add any 3 board games to your cart, and the cheapest of the 3 will be free. Also apply code KIDSGIFTS to get 20% off of some board games.</li>
</ol>
For example, add Jenga for $10, Twister for $11.19, and Connect 4 for $10, apply code KIDSGIFTS in the cart, and the final total comes to $17 with free shipping. These games normally sell for $10 each ($30 for 3).

This deal works with in-store pickup orders, too.

You cannot mix and match board games with video games. All 3 items in your cart must be either board games or video games.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – eBooks: Mysteries and Thrillers for $1 to $4 each

45 mystery and thriller novels for Kindle are on sale for $1 to $4 each.

<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Seagate 4TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $80

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $80. This (and other similar drives) normally sell for around $115.

It connects to a USB or USB3.0 port. Works with a Seagate Mobile Backup app to backup the photos and videos stored on your phone. Also has 2 powered USB ports for charging your phone when plugged in.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Anker Portable Battery Charger: 13,000mAh $27, 20,000mAh $34
<ol>
<li>Anker 13,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $27 with code ANTREAT3.</li>
<li>Anker 20,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $34 with code ANTREAT0.</li>
<li>Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick for $11.90 with code ANTREAT8.</li>
</ol>
Also, other deals available.

Don’t Fall for Scams:

It has been years since we wrote about scams, but felt like reminding everyone again.

Some new scams include:
<ol>
<li>Voter/polling scams. An email or phone call claims you must “confirm” your address and social security number to check your voter registration.</li>
<li>Fake job posts on Craigslist. They steal your private information and compromise your identity, rather than have actual jobs to fill.</li>
<li>Fake Facebook promotions. They claim to promote a company by handing out free gift cards in exchange for your email address. They sell your information to spam companies and never send any promised gifts.</li>
<li>Fake websites. They often falsify their “Like” count to make them appear popular and legitimate.</li>
<li>Fake news sites. Foreign scam artists use blogging software, stock images, and cheap hosting to create fake news/blog sites. They use outrage-based tactics and phony evidence (such as Photoshopped photos) and entice people to engage their articles with friends/family to “sign up” for their mailing lists. These foreign sites hide their true operating country and operate outside of legal accountability.</li>
<li>Fake Facebook profiles. Accepting a Friend request could expose your location, photos, and friends to communicating with the fake profile.</li>
<li>Scammers use collected information to convince people to offer more personal information. Here are ways they do it:</li>
<li>Scammers will contact you, claiming to know you:
<ol>
<li>If someone contacts you by any means (phone, email, postal mail, text messages), never automatically assume they are who they say they are.</li>
<li>If someone claims to know you, but they do not even know your name, do not respond.</li>
<li>Usually, scammers use a scare tactic, such as issuing a fake “warning” that your bank account or domain name has been compromised. Websites and buttons within emails can send people to fake-looking websites where they convince people to give up their bank numbers or passwords. Remember, no legitimate website (Facebook, banks, credit agencies, travel companies, etc.) will ever request you confirm your identity or password by email. Even if the email looks real, they may not be. If you do receive a scary notice from your bank, credit card, government, or service provider, simply call them on your own to verify the legitimacy of the notice. Never click on buttons and websites linked within emails claiming to be from a bank or credit institution, even if they appear are legitimate.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Scammers who “solicit victims”:
<ol>
<li>If you see a “sponsored” post on your social media account, do not assume it is a legitimate operation within the US. Anyone can post “sponsored” ads on social networking sites.</li>
<li>If you see a job ad without trusting the source (such as someone on Craigslist), do not assume they actually have a job to offer. Never give any personal information before scheduling an interview. Prospective employers will NEVER request your social security number and driver’s license BEFORE an interview.</li>
<li>”You just won a sweepstakes,” or “you must be one of the first 1,000 Facebook or Twitter fans to win a gift card to a popular retailer.” Unless you heard about it from the actual retailer’s website or their actual Facebook/Twitter fan page, they are fake and you will get nothing except tons of spam and identity thieves will put a big target on you.</li>
<li>If a new Twitter page or Facebook page claims to be a company or person, but asks you to enter any personal information, forward something to friends, or “sign up” to get something, do not do it unless you know for certain they are legitimate.</li>
<li>If you receive an official-looking letter in the mail notifying you that your car’s warranty or domain name is about to expire, never respond to those. Data miners can find personal information from vehicle registrations, homeowners’ financing firms, and domain name registries.</li>
<li>If you use a popular online dating website and get a message or read a profile from an attractive person who prefers you contact them through another dating/social website, they could be a scam. Scam artists specialize in hooking people in, then changing the communication method to hide their tracks from authorities.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Scammers who Email:
<ol>
<li>If an unfamiliar person uses a free email account like @yahoo.com or @gmail.com, never assume they are who they say they are.</li>
<li>If someone you do not know personally uses an email account at a domain name you never heard of, look up their contact information:
<ol>
<li>Use Domaintools.com to look up their email address, and scroll to the bottom and view their registration information.</li>
<li>If their mailing address looks suspicious, foreign, or indicates a “proxy”, “privacy”, or “WhoisGuard” service, they could be a scammer.</li>
<li>If you are still unsure, run a google search for the domain or email address and see what shows.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Sometimes scammers will send fake invitations to events, or fake emails showing your order is on hold and must be claimed. Again, confirm the information by contacting the company yourself via their website and/or phone, and never click on links within the emails.</li>
<li>Scammers may claim they know you, but you don’t know them. Those emails often include an offer.</li>
<li>Scammers may offer illegal services or products by email, such as Viagra without a prescription.</li>
<li>More often than not, fraudulent/fake emails will have typos, grammatical and spelling errors, formatting issues, websites with errors, and may claim to know you indirectly using words like “friend,” “sir” or “madam”.</li>
<li>If an email appears confusing or illegible, just ignore it. If a website doesn’t function as you expect, be suspicious of it.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Chain Email Hoaxes and Facebook Fan Pages:
<ol>
<li>Anytime you get an email suggesting you will benefit by forwarding it to a certain number of friends, those are friendly hoaxes designed to waste people’s time and clog up people’s inboxes. If a Facebook Fan Page claims you will get money or fame by referring 10 friends to fan the page, that is a scam and you will receive nothing. If you received such an email or Facebook Fan alert from one of your friends, let them know they fell victim of an Internet hoax.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Scammers who approach you in-person:
<ol>
<li>Legitimate people collecting money for a cause will have fliers, contact numbers, and websites because they want to get their word to as many people they can. Scammers will likely have dirty or mutilated signs, or no signs at all. They often use a “hard luck” story or use their children as props for their scams.</li>
<li>All legitimate people love to show their credentials. They are proud of their work, position, and accomplishments. So if you see an unfamiliar face, simply ask for their credentials, licenses, or identification before giving them any money or information. Scammers often come prepared with excuses why they have no documents, because they are hiding something.</li>
<li>Ask for their office phone number, take out your cell phone and call them right away. Someone trying to steal something from you will likely not give out any of their personal information, such as their real phone number. If their cell phone does not ring when you call it, they probably gave you a fake number.</li>
</ol>
</li>
</ol>
Never send money orders, checks, cash, phone numbers, and your social security number to anyone you met on the Internet. Use PayPal, Square Cash, or dozens of other money transfer services which give legal protection from fraud.

Use a credit card when possible. Debit cards (also known as check cards) are harder to contest after the money leaves your account.

If you decide to meet someone in-person, such as buying/selling goods on Craigslist or if you met someone through an online social website, be sure to meet in a public place or an area where there are other people around.

Always ask questions.

Use this tactic for shopping, too. If a salesperson claims to have the “best” price for a car, ask if their claim is true. Verify by calling a competing dealership. The truth always comes out fast when checked.
<h2>Monday, October 29</h2>
<a href=”http://SamsClub.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>SamsClub.com</a> – Hisense 55″ 4K Smart HDTV for $378

Hisense 55-inch 4K 2160p (model 55H7C) Smart HDTV for $378. This is their latest model which normally sells for around $420. Last year’s model had decent reviews. Most other 55-inch 4K HDTVs sell for at least $450.

<a href=”http://BundleStars.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BundleStars.com</a> – Halloween Sale on Some PC Games

BundleStars is also having a sale on “scary” PC games for Halloween, including Mad Max and BioShock Infinite for $7.50 each. Normally $15.

<a href=”http://SteamPowered.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>SteamPowered.com</a> – Halloween Sale on Some PC/Mac Games

Every year, Steam posts “scary” games on sale around Halloween.

Also on sale is Plants vs Zombies, rated E10+ (generally suitable for ages 10 and up).

<a href=”http://Onecall.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Onecall.com</a> – SMS Audio Street Headphone With Mic $40

SMS Audio Street by 50 Cent Headphone for $40 with free shipping. Available at this price in White, in Orange, and in Pink.

Its deep bass, great quality, and sleek look make this a great deal. Most other stores sell this and similar headphones for at least $75. It is one of the best headphones we have ever used. It has a built-in mic with button for answering calls, and comes with a football-shaped hard case.

If you plug the included audio cable backwards, the audio will sound muffled. Simply plug the angled end into your audio source, and the straight-end into the headphones.
<h2>Sunday, October 28</h2>
Chipotle – Buy One Meal, Get One Free
<ol>
<li>Click “Play Now” and play the game for a minute. Flip the cards and try to find matching pairs.</li>
<li>Does not matter if you win. Just last for a minute.</li>
<li>Click “GET BOGO”, enter your name and mobile phone number, and they will send you a text message with a “Buy One Get One Free” coupon.</li>
</ol>
You can always text STOP to stop receiving text messages from them. Coupon gives you a second burrito, bowl, salad, or taco for free.
<h2>Saturday, October 27</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Amcrest 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt $60

Amcrest IPM-721 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt for $75, and code MKPLAM59 applies $15 off today. Available in White and in Black. Normally $70.

We bought the 1080p version (model IP2M-841) in August when it was on sale for $63. The 720p model should have similar features with lower HD quality.

It came with a bracket and screws to mount almost anywhere, and the video quality is very good even at night. The included software is a little kludgy, but they are continuing to update it. The remote control pan/tilt works from their mobile app, and allows 2-way communication through a built-in mic and speaker. So, you can talk to your pets while away from home.

They do offer a cloud service (for a monthly fee) just like Netgear Arlo and Nest Cam. Or, to avoid paying monthly fees for storage service, the Amcrest can store videos on a MicroSD card or server/NAS hard drive through FTP.

Staples – Rebate Deals For Paper: 500-Pack $0 and 5,000-Pack $10
<ol>
<li>Go to Staples.com/coupons and select the 1¢ ream (500-pack) or $9.99 box (5,000-pack) of paper. Select one or both coupons, and print them (or view them on your phone to show in-store).</li>
<li>Walk into a Staples store and grab one or both of the packs of paper. Show the coupon at the register to get them for:
<ol>
<li>Ream of paper (500-pack), item 513099 for $5.</li>
<li>Box of paper (5,000-pack), item 513096 for $51.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>The register-printed receipt will have a 17-digit barcode near the bottom. When you get home, go to StaplesEasyRebates.com, press “in-store purchase” and enter the 17-digit number next to the barcode.</li>
<li>Submit the rebate entirely online (nothing to mail), wait 6 weeks, and they will send you a $5 Prepaid Card for the ream, or a $41 Prepaid Card for the box.</li>
</ol>
When you receive the Prepaid Visa Card, it should look like this. The funds do expire, so remember to use your prepaid card.

You can convert your Prepaid Card into store credit that never expires:
<ol>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Staples Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself an Amazon Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Best Buy Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to add funds to your PayPal account, which never expires until fully used. Log in to PayPal, click “Profile” in the upper-right and select your name, click “Update Card” on the left side, add the Rebate Card as a debit card, then click “Money” on the top, and “Add Money” using the card. PayPal funds can apply toward Ebay purchases.</li>
</ol>
So, this is a hot deal if you can remember to redeem the rebate.

<a href=”http://Target.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Target.com</a> – TCL 55″ 2160p 4K HDTV for $387 in-store

Add a TCL 55-inch 4k 2160p Smart HDTV to your cart for $430.

In the cart, click “ship to store” which applies an automatic 10% coupon.

Final price is $387 plus sales tax.

Normally $430. It has decent reviews, but not great. One review says its low brightness is not suitable for a bright living room, and CNet says its picture quality is not much of an improvement from less-resolution 1080p screens.
<h2>Friday, October 26</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Toshiba 32″ 720p HDTV for $100

Toshiba 32-inch LED-backlit LCD 720p HDTV for $100.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – 32GB MicroSD $7, 240GB SSD $65, 24″ Monitor $101, And More
<ul>
<li>G.Skill 32GB MicroSD Memory Card for $7 with code ESCFEGK26 . Normally $10. G.Skill is a lesser known SD card brand, but has been making good quality memory products for about a decade.</li>
</ul>
PC Components:
<ul>
<li>AMD Radeon R3 240GB SSD for $65.</li>
<li>Crucial MX200 250GB SSD for $77 with code 102624HR17 . Other stores sell it for around $84.</li>
<li>Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB M.2 SSD for $88 with code ESCFEGK24 . Normally $100. Installs onto PC motherboards with an “M.2″ slot, and performs better than a regular Serial-ATA SSD.</li>
<li>Cooler Master HAF-912 PC Case for $60 and a $15 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate. Normally $60 without an available rebate, and is one of our favorite PC cases for system builders.</li>
</ul>
Monitor:
<ul>
<li>Acer 24-inch Computer Monitor for $101 with code EMCFEGK23 . Has positive reviews. This and other 24-inch monitors normally sell for around $125, except for BestBuy’s AOC brand for $80.</li>
</ul>
Networking:
<ul>
<li>Zyxel 16-Port Gigabit Switch for $40 with code EMCFEGK29 . Zyxel makes some of our favorite affordable switches that perform well.</li>
<li>5-Port Gigabit Switch for $11 with code AFMN1431</li>
</ul>
TV with Xbox One:
<ul>
<li>LG 49-inch 4k 2160p HDTV and Xbox One S Console for $650 total for both. The TV normally sells for around $490 and the Xbox One S for about $300.</li>
</ul>
<a href=”http://ChecksUnlimited.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ChecksUnlimited.com</a> – Box of 125 Personal/Business Checks for $5.50, code: 9TNT

If you have not fully transferred all your money transfers to electronic methods, and don’t want to pay the hefty fees to get checks printed by your bank, this deal is one of the best we’ve seen.
<ol>
<li>Select any kind of checks from the list. They have regular checks, MLB team checks, Star Wars checks, and you can upload your own photo onto the checks.</li>
<li>Choose:
<ol>
<li>Format: Singles or Duplicate</li>
<li>Quantity: 1 Box</li>
<li>Offer Code: 9TNT (you must enter this code to see the deal price)</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Price shown is $5.50 for 1 box of 125 “Single” checks, or $6.50 for a box of 100 “Duplicate” checks. Click Continue.</li>
<li>Enter your bank’s routing and account numbers. You can get this information by contacting your bank or looking at the numbers printed on the bottom of a check issued by your bank (example).</li>
<li>Enter your name, mailing address, and phone number that you want printed on the check. Only your name and address are required.</li>
<li>Remove “EZShield Plus” protection from the shopping cart to avoid paying a $9 fee.</li>
<li>Choose “Standard” shipping, which is free.</li>
</ol>
Final price is $5.50 for 1 box of Standard checks, or $6.50 for a box of Duplicate checks.

“Duplicate” checks automatically make a copy of every check you write, so you always have a permanent paper copy. Single checks are just the plain paper checks, and you can always obtain a copy of your cashed checks by viewing the statement of your bank’s website or app. Examples.

Only write valid information on checks, and do not try to falsify information or risk penalties of fines and/or jail.

With most payment transactions being done electronically these days, a box of 100-125 checks could last years.
<h2>Thursday, October 25</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – 51-LED Blacklight Flashlight for $9

Newegg’s $9 price beats other stores by about $7.

After we researched why anyone would want a powerful blacklight in the palm of their hands, this tool actually sounds useful. According to the reviews, people can find things not easily visible to the human eye such as bacteria, scorpions, stains, money/check/art forgery detection, etc.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Rubbermaid 21-Container Food Storage Set $10

Rubbermaid Plastic Food Storage Set for $10. Normally $15 to $20. Includes 21 plastic storage containers plus matching lids (totaling 42-pieces).

<a href=”http://AceHardware.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>AceHardware.com</a> – Fire Extinguisher for $10 in-store
<ol>
<li>2.5 lbs Household Fire Extinguisher for $15.</li>
<li>Click “Check Availability” next to the red “free pickup” text.</li>
<li>Enter your location, and find a store with stock.</li>
<li>Add one to the cart, and the price automatically changes from $15 to $10.</li>
</ol>
Most similar fire extinguishers sell for at least $30.

YankeeCandle – In-store Coupons: $20 off $45, $50 off $100

Printable coupon expires on October 30. Yankee Candle has locations throughout the US.

<a href=”http://Staples.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Staples.com</a> – Dual-Band Wifi Router for $30

Netgear AC1200 Dual-Band Wifi Router for $30 with free shipping. Normally about $45.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Civilization 6 for PC: Amazon $48, Newegg with $10 Gift for $60
<ol>
<li>Civilization VI for Windows for $60 and includes a free $10 Newegg gift card.</li>
<li>Civilization VI Deluxe for Windows for $80 and includes a free $15 Newegg gift card. Includes a digital soundtrack and an extra pack of maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders.</li>
</ol>
If you have $200 cart, get $25 off $200+ with code MPGAMER16 and using Masterpass as the checkout method. Masterpass works with all major credit cards, not just Master Card.

The Civilization games have been around for decades, and often rated the best strategy games of all time. This is the newest version, and has great reviews.

Here is a recent review from Forbes.

If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can buy Civilization VI for Windows DVD for $48 ($60 for everyone else). Price automatically adjusts during checkout when logged in as a Prime member. This DVD version can be more or less convenient than the download version depending on preference (DVD disc versus downloading over the Internet). If you want a download version, see the above Newegg deal.

Most other stores sell Civilization VI for $60.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Buy One Monitor, Second is Half Off

Add 2 Dell monitors from the list to your cart, and the 2nd monitor will be half price. For example:
<ol>
<li>Dell E2106H 20-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $100 for one, or $150 for two ($75 each).</li>
<li>Dell E2316H 23-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $140 for one, or $210 for two ($105 each). Normally about $130 each.</li>
<li>Dell S2240T 22-inch Touch-Screen LED/LCD Monitor for $280 for one, or $420 for two ($210 each). They normally sell for $260 each. Touch-screen monitors are truly awesome because you can scroll, click, and pinch/zoom with your fingers just like on a phone or tablet.</li>
<li>Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2417HJ IPS LED/LCD Monitor for $290 for one, or $435 for two ($218 each). Normally $265 each.</li>
<li>Dell 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) LED/LCD Monitor for $500 for one, or $750 for two ($375 each). Normally $495 each.</li>
</ol>
You can mix and match monitors of 2 different kinds, and the cheapest of the 2 will be half off.

Add 4 monitors to your cart, and two of them will be half off. The deal repeats for every 2 monitors in your cart.
<h2>Wednesday, October 24</h2>
<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – HDTV Deals
<ol>
<li>Vizio 32-inch 720p HDTV with Chromecast for $200 and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card. Please consider reading some reviews before buying.</li>
<li>Samsung 32-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $230 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally sells at this price without a free gift card.</li>
<li>TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $250 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally $250 without free store credit.</li>
<li>Vizio 40-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $380 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally $380 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>LG 55-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $700 and includes a free $250 Promo Gift Card. Normally $650 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900 and includes a free $300 Promo Gift Card. Normally $800 without free store credit.</li>
</ol>
The free eGift Card works like store credit with an expiration date. You get it 10-20 days after purchase, and can be applied toward anything on Dell.com within 90 days (terms).

<a href=”http://Ebay.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ebay.com</a> – $100 Barnes &amp; Noble Gift Card for $90

Pay $90 to get a $100 Barnes &amp; Noble Gift Card.

Sunday, October 23

Newegg.com – Refurbished Lenovo Desktop PC with Core i5-2400S and Windows 10 for $180

Refurbished (not new) Lenovo M91p Small Form Factor Desktop PC with
<ul>
<li>Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Quad-Core CPU</li>
<li>Windows 10 64-bit Professional</li>
<li>8 USB ports</li>
<li>4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive, and gigabit ethernet port</li>
</ul>
The Intel i5-2400S CPU is very fast. With a CpuMark of 4,876, it can run most of today’s applications and games. The CPU alone sells for around $65 on Ebay. Full specs on the CPU can be viewed on Intel.com.

Also includes Windows 10, whose license alone is worth at least $75.

Newegg’s $180 price includes the computer, power cord, keyboard, mouse, and 1-year warranty. No monitor is included.

4GB RAM is low memory for Windows 10, but you can upgrade it to 8GB for $35.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 50 4×6 Photo Prints for Free, code: OCT50PRINTS

To get this deal, you must have Amazon Drive or be an Amazon Prime member.
<ol>
<li>Start using Amazon Prints and log in with your Amazon.com account.</li>
<li>Select 4×6 prints at 9¢ each.</li>
<li>Choose 50 photos. You can browse photos from your Amazon Drive or Prime Photos. If you do not have any there, sign up and download the Amazon software to upload photos. Any high quality photos uploaded to your Amazon Cloud can be printed with this deal.</li>
<li>After 50 of 4×6 photos have been added to your cart, start to checkout. Paste code OCT50PRINTS to change the price from $4.50 to Free.</li>
</ol>
Shipping is free to your mailing address.
<h2>Monday, October 22</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 100-pack of Furniture Felt Pads for $8.50

100-pack of Homedone Felt Pads Furniture Feet to protect your flooring for 8.50 today. Normally $10. Great reviews.

Most stores sell a pack of 12 or 24 for about $5.

<a href=”http://BuyDig.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BuyDig.com</a> – Samsung 65″ 1080p Smart HDTV for $750

Samsung (UN65J6200) 62-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with built-in apps for $800, and code 1021_HIS50H7C applies $50 off in the cart. Final price only appears on the final checkout page. Normally about $1,000, and has positive reviews.

BuyDig is also selling a LG 65-inch 4K Smart HDTV &amp; Wall Mount for $900 with code 4KSETUP . Normally about $1,100 without a wall mount.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Deals Today
<ul>
<li>Samsung 70-inch 4K HDTV &amp; $300 Newegg Gift Card for $1600. Normally sells for about $1500 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>$50 of Skype Credit for $33. Can apply toward calls/minutes, phone numbers, text messages, and any service through Skype.</li>
<li>Plantronics Gamecom 818 Wireless Gaming Headset for PC/Mac/PS4 for $35. Normally $59.</li>
</ul>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Free $5 Gift Card with $25 Gift Card Purchase

If you are a Newegg Premier member, this essentially gives you $5 free toward any future purchase. Non-Newegg Premier members essentially get $3 off a future purchase.
<ul>
<li>Newegg $25 Gift Card for $25, and includes a free $5 Newegg gift card.</li>
<li>Shipping adds $2, or free for Newegg Premier members.</li>
<li>The $5 promotional gift card expires 1 year from date of issue.</li>
<li>The $25 gift card never expires.</li>
</ul>
They have been running this promotion about once every 3 months, making this a nice benefit for Newegg Premier members who do not pay for shipping.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 4-Month Magazine Trial Subscriptions for $1 With Prime

Amazon Prime members can get a 4-month magazine trial subscription for $1 each.

In 4 months, you will automatically be billed the full price for a 1-year subscription. They will email you details on the subscription price at that time.

If you cancel before the 4-month subscription is up, you will not be obligated to pay for the 1-year subscription. If you cancel during the last month (which is when they charge you for the 1-year subscription), they will refund you for the 1-year subscription fee.
<h2>Sunday, October 21</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Deals Today
<ol>
<li>50-pack of DVD-R White Inkjet-Printable Discs for $7 shipped, or $6 with Premier free shipping. Apply code EMCFEGF55 in the cart to get the price.</li>
<li>Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive for Desktop PC for $14 with code EMCFEGF36</li>
<li>Asus CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Reader/Writer Drive for Desktop PC for $40 with code EMCFEGF37</li>
<li>Rosewill 2.5″ External Drive Enclosure for $8. Many people have spare 2.5″ hard drives laying around after replacing their laptops with SSDs. Throwing an old 2.5″ hard drive into this enclosure turns it into external/portable USB storage.</li>
<li>Refurbished Intel 530-Series 240GB Solid State Drive for $55 with code EMCFEGF44 . It is refurbished (not new) and includes only a 90-day warranty. Newer models sell for $110.</li>
<li>Corsair Survivor 32GB USB Flash Drive for $12 shipped, or $11 with Premier. Use code ESCFEGF46 to get the price. Survivor is designed so tough, your data can survive being tossed off a building, run over by a car, or dropped in a pool.</li>
<li>Netgear 8-Port Gigabit Switch for $20 with code EMCFEGF56 . This and other similar 8-port gigabit switches normally sell for $25 and up.</li>
<li>MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card for PC for $185 with code MPGAMER16 and using MasterPass as the checkout method. Accepts any major credit card, not just Master Card. Also, a $20 rebate is available. Other stores sell this great-performing 3D video card for at least $210.</li>
</ol>
Also, the new Civilization VI game was just released. If you want it today, Newegg has the best deals of any store:
<ol>
<li>Civilization VI for Windows for $60 and includes a free $10 Newegg gift card.</li>
<li>Civilization VI Deluxe for Windows for $80 and includes a free $15 Newegg gift card. Same as above, but includes a digital soundtrack and an extra pack of maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders.</li>
</ol>
Only been out for one day, and has great reviews. Don’t expect the game be available any cheaper than $50 until at least Black Friday.

Update: Amazon also has Civilization VI on sale for $48 for Amazon Prime subscribers only, however it is not in-stock and can take a while to deliver. Newegg’s deal is $60 with a free $10 Newegg gift card, and delivers electronically so you can play sooner than the Amazon deal.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Obihai Voice-Over-IP Home Phone Adapter for $42.50

OBi200 Voice Over IP telephone adapter for $42.47. Normally $50. Newegg had it for $35 a few weeks ago, but Amazon has since had the next best deal on this device which gives free home telephone service over your Internet connection.

Setting up a free Google Voice account is easy, here is an instructional video. Plug in any home telephone, such as a Uniden, Panasonic, VTech, Motorola, or AT&amp;T cordless phone, and you can make and receive phone calls.

We have used the 2-line version, the OBi202, for 3 years and love it. The pros:
<ol>
<li>Call quality is superior to mobile phones.</li>
<li>All calls (incoming and outgoing) within the US and Canada are free with Google Voice.</li>
<li>Google voice integrates well with your home computer and mobile phone.</li>
<li>To add another line, just get another Obihai.</li>
</ol>
The cons:
<ol>
<li>Emergency 911 calls do not work with Google Voice. Use your cell/mobile phone for emergencies, but giving your name and address could consume valuable response time. Obi does offer 911 service through Anveo for $15/year, and is easy to add to the free Google Voice. We added it to ours. If someone dials 911 from our phone, our address will automatically appear on the screens of emergency responders.</li>
</ol>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – $25 off $200, code: MPGAMER16
<ol>
<li>Add $200 worth of items to your cart.</li>
<li>View your cart, enter promo code MPGAMER16 to get $25 off.</li>
<li>Click the “Masterpass” checkout button at the bottom of the page. It looks like this.</li>
<li>Create or sign in to your Masterpass account.</li>
<li>Checkout with any major credit card. Works with American Express, Visa, and Discover (not just Master Card).</li>
</ol>
<h2>Saturday, October 20</h2>
<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Sony h.ear Headphones for $198

Sony h.ear Headphones with Mic for $198 with free shipping, and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card toward a future purchase from Dell.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Vizio 39″ 720p Smart HDTV and $100 Gift for $240

Vizio 39-inch 720p Smart HDTV for $240 and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card.

<a href=”http://BundleStars.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BundleStars.com</a> – Steam Games on Sale

Scary games are on sale through BundleStars.com, many at least 75% of normal. Also, code SCREAM6 applies 6% off orders at least $6. For example,
<ol>
<li>Metro Redux Bundle for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $7 with code SCREAM6 . Normally $30.</li>
<li>Sanctum Collection for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $3.80. Normally $19.</li>
<li>Sims Mega Bundle 2 for $2. Includes 11 simulator games which normally sell for around $5 each.</li>
<li>War Heroes Bundle for $3.</li>
<li>Action Heroes Bundle for $3.</li>
</ol>
<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – TP-Link Wifi Router/Access Point for $10

TP-Link TL-WR700N Wifi Router for $10 with free shipping. Normally $22 to $28.

A cheap wifi router like this will have a limited range and number of devices it can support. So, we would not recommend this for a home or office’s main router. It may be best when used as an “access point” or “bridge” to extend the range of your wifi network.

To use an an “access point”, run an Ethernet cable from your main router (or Switch) to somewhere in your home that has a weak wifi signal, plug it into this device, configure as in AP mode, disable DHCP, and set up WPA2 Wifi encryption.

To use as a bridge, plug its Ethernet cable into a computer or device that has an ethernet port but no built-in Wifi, and configure the TP-Link to connect wirelessly to your main Wifi router.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 3 Digit Combination Lock for Luggage for $7

Kolumbo 3-digit combination lock for luggage for $7 today. Normally $10. We have two of these locks, and love them because the combination is easy to set, and the lock feels well-made and sturdy.
<h2>Friday, October 19</h2>
<a href=”http://Ebay.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ebay.com</a> – $100 off $400 at Discount Tire Direct, code: CTIRES16

Discount Tire Direct, an Ebay store, is giving $100 off of a $400+ purchase of vehicle tires when applying code CTIRES16 during checkout.

Here is a link to browse their inventory of tires.
<h2>Thursday, October 18</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – $60 Netflix Gift Card and $10 BestBuy Gift Card for $60

Buy a $60 Netflix gift card for $60, and get a free $10 Best Buy gift card.

<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Toshiba 50″ 1080p HDTV for $260

Toshiba 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $260. Deal expires at 4pm Eastern.

Staples – Paper Deals with Rebates: 500-Pack $0, 5,000-Pack $10

These are only hot deals if you remember to submit the rebate.
<ol>
<li>Go to Staples.com/coupons and select the ream (500-pack) or box (5,000-pack) of paper. Select and print the coupon (or access on your phone to show in-store).</li>
<li>Walk into a Staples store and find the ream or box of paper, and show the coupon at the register. Purchase prices are:
<ol>
<li>Ream of paper (500-pack), item 513099 for $5.</li>
<li>Box of paper (5,000-pack), item 513096 for $51.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>The receipt will have a 17-digit barcode near the bottom. When you get home, go to StaplesEasyRebates.com, press “in-store purchase” and enter the 17-digit number near the barcode.</li>
<li>Submit the rebate entirely online (nothing to mail), wait 6 weeks, and they will send you a $5 Prepaid Card for the ream, or a $41 Prepaid Card for the box.</li>
</ol>
When you receive the Prepaid Visa Card, it should look like this. The funds do expire, so remember to use it!

You can turn your Prepaid Card into store credit that never expires:
<ol>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Staples Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Amazon Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Best Buy Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to add funds to your PayPal account, which never expires until fully used. Log in to PayPal, click “Profile” in the upper-right and select your name, click “Update Card” on the left side, add the Rebate Card as a debit card, then click “Money” on the top, and “Add Money” using the card. PayPal funds can apply toward Ebay purchases.</li>
</ol>
So, this is a hot deal if you can remember to redeem the rebate.

<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Westinghouse 55″ 1080p HDTV for $300

Westinghouse (WD55FB1530) 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $300 when added to the cart. Normally $350. Most other 55-inch HDTVs sell for around $450 to $600. Many reviewers on BestBuy.com like the picture quality and value.

Our experience with Westinghouse TVs has been mixed. We had one Westinghouse TV last 6 years, and still works fine. Another completely died in 3.5 years. Several people complained about their lack of any reasonable warranty service of TVs which died within 6 months, however that has never happened to us.

The Best Buy cart has an option to add Geek Squad warranty which covers the TV from any defects or outages, and would still keep the total cost less than most other 55-inch TVs.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Buy 1 Monitor, Get 1 Half Off

Add 2 Dell monitors from the list to your cart, and the 2nd one is half off. For example,

Dell E2106H 20-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $100 for one, or $150 for two ($75 each).
<ol>
<li>Dell E2316H 23-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $140 for one, or $210 for two ($105 each). Normally about $130 each.</li>
<li>Dell S2240T 22-inch Touch-Screen LED/LCD Monitor for $280 for one, or $420 for two ($210 each). They normally sell for $260 each. Touch-screen monitors are truly awesome because you can scroll, click, and pinch/zoom with your fingers just like on a phone or tablet.</li>
<li>Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2417HJ IPS LED/LCD Monitor for $290 for one, or $435 for two ($218 each). Normally $265 each.</li>
<li>Dell 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) LED/LCD Monitor for $500 for one, or $750 for two ($375 each). Normally $495 each.</li>
</ol>
You can mix and match monitors of 2 different kinds, and the cheapest of the 2 will be half off.

Add 4 monitors to your cart, and two of them will be half off. The deal repeats for every 2 monitors in your cart.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – TV Deals
<ol>
<li>Samsung 40-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $350, and includes a free $100 promo gift card.</li>
<li>LG 58-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $800, and includes a free $200 promo gift card.</li>
<li>Samsung 60-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900, and includes a free $250 promo gift card.</li>
<li>Vizio 60-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900, and includes a free $300 promo gift card.</li>
<li>Vizio 70-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $1100, and includes a free $400 promo gift card.</li>
</ol>
The free $100 eGift Card is like store credit with an expiration date. They email it 10-20 days after purchase, and you can apply it toward anything on Dell.com within 90 days (terms).

Play.Google.com – The Walking Dead Season 1 for $1

Google Play is selling season 1 of The Walking Dead for $1. Once purchased, use the “Google Play Movies &amp; TV” app on your smart TV, smartphone, or tablet to download and watch.
<h2>Wednesday, October 17</h2>
<a href=”http://Frys.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Frys.com</a> – Deals Today

If you enjoy shopping for electronics and have not yet signed up for Fry’s Daily Email, consider doing so. It is free, and the only way to get their discount prices. Apply the code shown at the top of your daily (or weekly) email. They confirm eligibility by checking your login credentials, so you cannot send your coupon code to friends.

For example, these hot deals are available today:
<ol>
<li>500-Pack of Printer Paper for $1 when applying the promo code in your email. Available for in-store pickup, or free shipping with a $34+ order.</li>
<li>Patriot 16GB USB Flash Drive for $4.29 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email.</li>
<li>Linksys 8-Port Gigabit Switch for $20 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $39.</li>
<li>CyberPower 450VA Battery Backup/UPS for $30 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $45.</li>
<li>Samsung Blu-Ray Player, Curved Design for $47 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $56.</li>
<li>Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Solid State Drive for $100 in-store only (not available for shipping). Apply the promo code in your email to see the price. Normally about $120. Rated one of the fastest and most reliable SSDs on the market today, and includes a 10 year warranty. Also, the Samsung “Pro” series support hardware encryption which activates when you set a “hard drive password” or “disk password” in your computer’s BIOS. So if a laptop equipped with a Samsung Pro gets stolen, the entire drive would be illegible and cannot be accessed by the thief. For this reason alone, we use Samsung Pro SSDs in all our laptops.</li>
<li>LG 24-inch Computer Monitor for $100 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email.</li>
<li>Intel Core i7-6700 Retail CPU for $255 with in-store pickup only (not for shipping). Price available when applying the promo code in your email. Microcenter, the next cheapest retailer, sells it for $280 and most online stores sell it for at least $300.</li>
</ol>
Discount prices are only visible to people who have signed up to their mailing list and received a promo code in their daily email.

Toshiba 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with Chromecast built-in for $400. This and other 55-inch HDTVs normally sell for around $450.

Chromecast is normally a separate device that takes up an HDMI port. It gives you Chromecast apps including Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, HBO Now, Spotify, Pandora, CBS All Access, and Google Photos.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Deals Today
<ol>
<li>Seagate 1TB Hard Drive for $45 with code ESCFEFL22 (4.5¢ per GB). This model (ST1000DM003) is used inside one of our servers, and it performs quite well for a consumer-grade hard drive (at least 150 megabytes per second). Includes a 2 year warranty.</li>
<li>Toshiba 3TB Hard Drive for $80. Good value for performance and capacity, however some reviewers reported drive failures within 6 months. Includes a 2 year warranty.</li>
<li>Viewsonic 24″ Computer Monitor for $110 with code EMCFEFL23 . Normally about $130.</li>
<li>Refurbished Asus 27-inch IPS Computer Monitor for $150. Sells new for $245. Includes a 180-day warranty.</li>
<li>Samsung 32-inch Curved Computer Monitor for $321 with code EMCFEFL26 . Normally $350. Includes a 1 year warranty.</li>
</ol>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Bluetooth Precision Cooker for Cooking Pots $130

This is more of a “new” device than a hot deal.

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker for $130 with free shipping. Works with any pot, and connects to your Bluetooth-compatible mobile device.

Clamp it to any cooking pot full of water, and place your food inside a plastic bag or glass jar. Use the step-by-step recipe directions, and get notified when your food is ready. Target and Amazon also sell it for the sale price.

This product looks interesting because of its ease of cooking. You do not even need a stove. While we a unsure of the long-term health risks of cooking food inside a plastic bag (some plastics can seep into your food when hot, see here and here), the ease of cooking may outweigh the risks especially after reading the many reviews.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Sale on SanDisk Memory Products

​_One-day sale on SanDisk memory products, including:
<ol>
<li>SanDisk Extreme 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for $13. Normally around $19.</li>
<li>SanDisk Extreme 64GB Secure Digital (SDXC) Memory Card for $23 Normally around $29.</li>
<li>SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD Memory Card (MicroSDXC) for $16. We bought one during its last sale at $19, and it works very well. Most SD cards should be very reliable, but we feel comfortable knowing the SanDisk Ultra brand has been reliable for a long time.</li>
<li>SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB Flash Drive for $22. Normally at least $27.</li>
<li>SanDisk iXpand 32GB Flash Drive for iPhone/iPad for $30.60. Normally $40.</li>
<li>SanDisk Ultra 128GB m3.0 Flash Drive for Android Devices for $26. Normally at least $40.</li>
<li>SanDisk makes excellent quality memory products backed by a great warranty. We have never had a SanDisk drive fail, however keep in mind, portable flash drives are only designed to last around 10 years before they start to degrade.</li>
</ol>
<h2>Tuesday, October 16</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Power Outlets with USB Charging Ports $14-$16, Desktop/Portable $20

Three products:
<ul>
<li>Devicewear Power Outlet Replacement with 2 USB Charging Ports for $16</li>
</ul>
We bought two for our bedroom, and they work nicely. This replaces a normal power outlet in your home with one that includes 2 USB charging ports. Rather than bulky adapters sticking out of the outlet, we like plugging USB devices directly into the wall outlet. The USB ports are positioned close to the power plugs, so you can only plug in non-bulky cords. Note: You must hire an electrician to replace your existing outlet, because non-experienced installers could cause electrical damage or personal injury.
<ul>
<li>Cable Matters 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector with 2 USB Charging Ports for $14</li>
</ul>
We have one in the living room, and love it. It plugs into any wall outlet, and sticks out by 2.5 inches. It turns the outlet into a 6 surge-protected power outlet with 2 USB charging ports. No electrician needed to install; it just plugs directly over your existing wall outlet.
<ul>
<li>Apie Portable 2-Outlet Surge Protector with 4 USB Charging Ports for $20</li>
</ul>
We bring one with us while traveling, and is super useful. While it is a bit bulky (8×6½x2 inches), it is very light at 1 pound and provides 4 USB charging ports and 2 surge-protected power ports. When traveling to hotels, AirBnB homes, and guest rooms, sometimes one power outlet is not enough to charge all our devices. I plug a laptop, a portable battery charger, 2 phones, and a tablet though this device which needs just one wall outlet. We have used other similar travel chargers, but found them either too heavy, unreliable/nondurable, or have too few USB charging ports or too little amperage (power output).

Ebay.com – $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card for $90

Pay $90 to get a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

Sunday, October 23

Newegg.com – Refurbished Lenovo Desktop PC with Core i5-2400S and Windows 10 for $180

Refurbished (not new) Lenovo M91p Small Form Factor Desktop PC with

  • Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • Windows 10 64-bit Professional
  • 8 USB ports
  • 4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive, and gigabit ethernet port

The Intel i5-2400S CPU is very fast. With a CpuMark of 4,876, it can run most of today’s applications and games. The CPU alone sells for around $65 on Ebay. Full specs on the CPU can be viewed on Intel.com.

Also includes Windows 10, whose license alone is worth at least $75.

Newegg’s $180 price includes the computer, power cord, keyboard, mouse, and 1-year warranty. No monitor is included.

4GB RAM is low memory for Windows 10, but you can upgrade it to 8GB for $35.

Amazon.com – 50 4×6 Photo Prints for Free, code: OCT50PRINTS

To get this deal, you must have Amazon Drive or be an Amazon Prime member.

  1. Start using Amazon Prints and log in with your Amazon.com account.
  2. Select 4×6 prints at 9¢ each.
  3. Choose 50 photos. You can browse photos from your Amazon Drive or Prime Photos. If you do not have any there, sign up and download the Amazon software to upload photos. Any high quality photos uploaded to your Amazon Cloud can be printed with this deal.
  4. After 50 of 4×6 photos have been added to your cart, start to checkout. Paste code OCT50PRINTS to change the price from $4.50 to Free.

Shipping is free to your mailing address.

Monday, October 22

Amazon.com – 100-pack of Furniture Felt Pads for $8.50

100-pack of Homedone Felt Pads Furniture Feet to protect your flooring for 8.50 today. Normally $10. Great reviews.

Most stores sell a pack of 12 or 24 for about $5.

BuyDig.com – Samsung 65″ 1080p Smart HDTV for $750

Samsung (UN65J6200) 62-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with built-in apps for $800, and code 1021_HIS50H7C applies $50 off in the cart. Final price only appears on the final checkout page. Normally about $1,000, and has positive reviews.

BuyDig is also selling a LG 65-inch 4K Smart HDTV & Wall Mount for $900 with code 4KSETUP . Normally about $1,100 without a wall mount.

Newegg.com – Deals Today

  • Samsung 70-inch 4K HDTV & $300 Newegg Gift Card for $1600. Normally sells for about $1500 without a free gift card.
  • $50 of Skype Credit for $33. Can apply toward calls/minutes, phone numbers, text messages, and any service through Skype.
  • Plantronics Gamecom 818 Wireless Gaming Headset for PC/Mac/PS4 for $35. Normally $59.

Newegg.com – Free $5 Gift Card with $25 Gift Card Purchase

If you are a Newegg Premier member, this essentially gives you $5 free toward any future purchase. Non-Newegg Premier members essentially get $3 off a future purchase.

  • Newegg $25 Gift Card for $25, and includes a free $5 Newegg gift card.
  • Shipping adds $2, or free for Newegg Premier members.
  • The $5 promotional gift card expires 1 year from date of issue.
  • The $25 gift card never expires.

They have been running this promotion about once every 3 months, making this a nice benefit for Newegg Premier members who do not pay for shipping.

Amazon.com – 4-Month Magazine Trial Subscriptions for $1 With Prime

Amazon Prime members can get a 4-month magazine trial subscription for $1 each.

In 4 months, you will automatically be billed the full price for a 1-year subscription. They will email you details on the subscription price at that time.

If you cancel before the 4-month subscription is up, you will not be obligated to pay for the 1-year subscription. If you cancel during the last month (which is when they charge you for the 1-year subscription), they will refund you for the 1-year subscription fee.

Sunday, October 21

 

<h2>Friday, November 9</h2>
<a href=”http://Ebay.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ebay.com</a> – HOT! – $15 off $60, code: CFLASHNOV16

Apply code CFLASHNOV16 to get $15 off $60 during checkout.
<h2>Thursday, November 8</h2>
Where Do I Vote? Go to <a href=”http://google.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>GOOGLE.COM</a> and click on the animated Google Vote logo in the middle or search for Where Do I Vote? Enter your complete address to see where you can vote.

Today is Election Day. Today is the day we decide what country, state, and town we want to live in. Voting lets your voice be heard, and has a real impact on your life and everyone around you.

<a href=”http://AmericanExpress.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>AmericanExpress.com</a> – Shopping Credits and Promotions

Every few weeks, American Express rolls out new promotions for card members. Log in to your AmericanExpress.com account to see the deals available today, including:
<ul>
<li>Petco: Spend $25, Get $5 Back</li>
<li>JCPenney: Spend $50, Get $10 Back</li>
<li>Newegg: Spend $200, Get $25 Back</li>
<li>Boxed.com: Spend $50, Get $15 Back</li>
<li>Avis Car Rental: Spend $200, Get 3,000 Rewards Points. AmEx Points are worth around 0.5 to 1 cent each (depending on how you use them).</li>
<li>Dunkin Donuts: Spend $10, Get 500 Rewards Points.</li>
</ul>
Valid for almost any purchase in a single transaction. Read the terms and conditions of each promotion.

To find these and more:
<ol>
<li>Log in to your AmericanExpress.com account.</li>
<li>If you have multiple American Express cards, click “My Cards” on the right side and choose a “personal” card. Different promotions will be available depending on which card type you use.</li>
<li>Scroll down below the recent transactions, and you will see “Amex Offers &amp; Benefits” and click “Available”. Browse the first few, then click “Load More” to see more promotions.</li>
</ol>
Purchases must be in a single transaction to qualify. Splitting across multiple transactions will not quality.

Online orders must ship before the promotion’s expiration date, even if you place an order before the expiration date.

Read the fine print. Unless a promotion says “no gift cards”, it can be used toward a gift card! Buy yourself a gift card, get the credit right away, and spend your gift card anytime in the future.
<h2>Wednesday, November 7</h2>
RedBox – Free 1-Night DVD Rental or $1.50 off Blu-Ray/Video Rental, code: KHVWYUVE

On a desktop:
<ol>
<li>Go to <a href=”http://RedBox.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>RedBox.com</a>, find something to watch or play.</li>
<li>Locate your nearest Red Box machine and reserve your selection.</li>
<li>Sign in, and enter code KHVWYUVE to get $1.50 off.</li>
<li>When your order is complete, pick it up at the Red Box machine. When finished, return the rental to the same machine.</li>
</ol>
On a mobile device:
<ol>
<li>Download and use the mobile Redbox app on Apple or on Android.</li>
<li>Browse available DVDs, Blu-Rays, and games. Select one, and reserve it at a Red Box machine nearby.</li>
<li>Log in, and enter code KHVWYUVE during checkout to get $1.50 off.</li>
<li>When your order is complete, pick it up at the Red Box machine. When finished, return the rental to the same machine.</li>
</ol>
A 1-night DVD rental will be free, and Blu-Ray rentals can be as cheap as $0.50 for a night.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Echo for $141

Today only, Amazon is selling a Black or White Amazon Echo for $140.39 (normally $180). It’s one of many voice-operated personal assistants available today, and has a lot of positive reviews. The Echo answers your questions, reads audiobooks, reports traffic and weather, and can control some smart-enabled devices in your home.

The voice assistant industry will be loaded with options soon. Google currently has Google Home for $129 that works just like the Echo. It can play music, podcasts, or radio from Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and TuneIn. It is a nice alternative to being locked in to the Amazon system. Apple is also expected to have a Siri personal assistant soon.

Other companies are also creating personal assistant devices, like Jibo which promises more interactive features.

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So, the Amazon Echo is great but if you prefer a personal assistant from Google, Apple, or other, consider the options before buying the Echo.

<a href=”http://BuyDig.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BuyDig.com</a> – 29″ Curved Monitor $259, 55″ 4K HDTV $460

LG 29-inch UltraWide Curved IPS Monitor for $259 with code AFF2X245 ($349 before coupon). Normally about $350. Other similar curved 29″ displays sell for about $465.

Hisense 55-inch 4K 2160p HDTV for $460 with code UHD2X20 ($500 before coupon). Three reviews to read/watch before considering buying this: Reviewed.com, NerdyButFlirty, and Reviewd.com video review. They say it is a good TV at an affordable price, probably the cheapest 55-inch 4K you can find. It does have an input lag, so not the best choice for games. The HDR is not true HDR. However if you want a TV at a good price that also has good reviews, this seems like a solid choice. If you want a cheap TV and don’t worry about the reviews, check out a Sceptre 55″ 4K 2160p HDTV at Walmart for $330.

<a href=”http://ShopRunner.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ShopRunner.com</a> – Free 2-day Shipping At Participating Stores With AmEx

If you have an American Express card, this is a useful benefit especially during the holiday shopping season.

ShopRunner pays for the 2-day shipping fee at participating online stores, including Newegg, 1-800-Flowers, MacMall, Staples, Eddie Bauer, Lord &amp; Taylor, and many others. If you have an American Express card, you can get ShopRunner for free:
<ol>
<li>Add your American Express card number</li>
<li>Go to your Account Overview, locate “Account Overview” in the middle of the page, and see your “membership type” and “membership expiration”. Confirm it says “American Express Card Member Benefit” which means ShopRunner is now free for you.</li>
</ol>
You must have personal or small business American Express Card (not a corporate card). See the terms.

Your membership remains active through the expiration date written on your AmEx card. When you get a new card in the mail, you must return to ShopRunner, log into your account overview page, and enter your new card number and expiration date.

ShopRunner normally costs $79/year.

<a href=”http://Monoprice.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Monoprice.com</a> – LG 43″ 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $350

LG (43UH6030) 43-inch IPS LED-backlit LCD 2160p 4K Smart HDTV for $350 with free shipping. Has wifi for its built-in apps (Netflix, Youtube, etc).

Most other stores sell it for $400, $447, and $447.

A screen like this is best for TV shows and movies, and may not be the best choice for games and a computer monitor. As one reviewer writes, its input lag may produce a tiny bit of ghosting. This is common for HDTVs on gaming devices and computers. If you use a desktop computer, we recommend a good “computer monitor” to help reduce eyestrain.

<a href=”http://Walmart.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Walmart.com</a> – Microwave Oven for $35

Hamilton Beach Microwave Oven for $35 with in-store pickup. Free shipping with a $50+ order. Available in Black, Red, and White.

Normally sells for about $50.

Its 0.7 cubic-foot size is smaller than a typical 1.4 cu. ft. microwave, but good for personal use.

<a href=”http://HumbleBundle.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>HumbleBundle.com</a> – First Year of LastPass Premium for $7.70

Click “Pay What You Want”, pay at least $7.70 to get some Windows software plus a 1 year subscription to LastPass Premium. Normally $12.

It renews automatically at the regular $12/yr price, unless you cancel.

LastPass is a password management service that encrypts and stores your passwords for all your accounts. They include access through your computers and mobile devices, and can automatically generate hardened passwords on each site you use. LastPass’s ease of generating random passwords for each of your logins would prevent one site’s security beach from compromising all your accounts.

We highly recommend any password manager such as this.

Or, if you choose to pay at least $15 at HumbleBundle today, you also get BitDefender Antivirus for Windows for 1 year (normally $45/yr).

Voting Deals: According to an Uber press release, Uber has teamed up with Google to offer free rides to polling places all day on Tuesday (tomorrow).

To get the deal, run the Uber app on your mobile device anytime on Tuesday. When you see a pop-up reminder that is is Election Day, you can press “Find Your Voting Place” and get a free ride from Uber.

For markets without Uber, Lyft is also giving discounted rides to voting places in select markets.

Not sure where to vote? Google provides a free Where To Vote page. Not only can you participate in the national election, but local elections as well. Many people do not realize how their everyday lives are effected more by local elections than national elections. Some city counselors may be up for election, and propositions may change the way your community lives. It’s all up to you.
<h2>Tuesday, November 6</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – HP Envy 7640 Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax &amp; $30 Gift for $80

HP Envy 7640 Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax for $80. View the cart after adding one, and a free $30 Best Buy gift card is included for free. Free shipping and in-store pickup. The printer has ethernet and wifi networking, so you can print, scan, and fax from any device in your home or office. It also has a flatbed scanner for scanning one page at a time, and document feeder for scanning up to 25 pages at once.

Usually sells for $80 to $130 without a free gift card. Here is a good video review.

Inkjet printers are good for people who only print occasionally. They include ink cartridges capable of printing about 150-250 pages, and replacement cartridges would cost about $32 for 2. If you plan to print a lot more than occasionally, consider a laser printer.
<h2>Monday, November 5</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Sowtech Optical Gaming Mouse for Computers $4.89

Sowtech Optical Ergonomic USB wired gaming mouse for $8.89, and code 3ZKGP9UR applies $4 off during checkout. Free shipping with a $49+ order, or free with Prime.

Most stylish/gaming computer mice sell for at least $10.
<h2>Sunday, November 4</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Dual Controller Charging Stand for Playstation 4 $0 or $3 After Rebate

Worldnect Dual Charging Stand for Playstation 4 controllers.
<ol>
<li>Add one to the cart for $20.</li>
<li>In the cart, apply promo code EMCFFET59</li>
<li>Purchase price is $15. Shipping is free with Newegg Premier or with Shoprunner. Otherwise, add $3 for shipping.</li>
<li>A $15 Prepaid Card mail-in rebate is available. Be sure to cut out the UPC from the product box, fill out the form, and mail everything within 30 days from purchase.</li>
</ol>
The prepaid card expires if you forget to use it. To last forever, buy yourself a Newegg gift card or Amazon gift card with the full amount on the Prepaid Card. Store gift cards never expire until fully used.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Earrings for $9 to $13

A pair of Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Cushion-Cut Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings are on sale this morning for $9 to $13 depending on the size.

The smallest 1 cttw size is $8. The slightly larger 2 cttw is $10. Sizes go all the way up to 5 cttw at $13.

These normally sell for between $13 and $19.

According to the many reviews, even though they are fake “diamond” earrings, they look great especially for the price.

This deal is expected to expire sometime around 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific).
<h2>Saturday, November 3</h2>
<a href=”http://ToysRUs.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ToysRUs.com</a> – 4 Disney Figures for $15

Buy 1 get 3 free Disney figures priced at $15. Shipping fee is waived for orders today, so the final total comes to $15 with free shipping.

They are pretty good size figures, ranging from 4 to 9 inches in height.

Update (11/4): Shipping is no longer free, but you can avoid the $5 shipping fee by choosing in-store pickup.
<h2>Friday, November 2</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – 48-Pack of K-Cup Coffee Cups for $20

48-pack of Keurig K-Cups for $20 with free shipping. Normally, a pack of 48 would sell for around $28.

These are for K-Cup coffee machines.

<a href=”http://Hoover.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Hoover.com</a> – FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Vacuum Cleaner for $60, code: 100OFF

Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $160 with free shipping, and code 100OFF applies $100 off in the cart.

Normally about $125.
<h2>Thursday, November 1</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – LG 55″ OLED 1080p Curved HDTV for $1000

LG (55EG9100) 55-inch 1080p OLED Curved Smart HDTV for $1000 with free delivery. This is $400 less than normal.

OLED is Organic Light Emitting Diode and is really awesome. Unlike a regular screen which uses an LED bulb to emit light behind a LCD pixel screen, OLED pixels emit light and color within the same pixel. Each pixel can be completely turned on and off, producing incredibly sharp images. This means images can have true black levels, creating contrast not seen since the old, heavy, energy-hungry Plasma screens.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – HDTV Deals
<ol>
<li>Vizio 48-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $480 and includes a $200 Promo eGift Card</li>
<li>Samsung 49-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $600 and includes a $150 Promo eGift Card</li>
<li>Samsung 65-inch Curved 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $1200 and includes a $300 Promo eGift Card. Normally $1200 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>Samsung 70-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $1500 and includes a $300 Promo eGift Card. Normally $1500 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>LG 55-inch Curved 4K 2160p OLED Smart TV With 2 3D Glasses for $2000 and includes a $200 Dell Promo eGift Card. Normally $2000 without 2 glasses and a gift card.</li>
</ol>
Also, Dell is selling a Linksys EA850 Wireless Router &amp; Buffalo Drive Station Desktop/External 3TB Hard Drive for $200 for both. Normally $200 for the router and $100 for the external 3TB drive. The free eGift cards can apply toward a future purchase, within 90 days.
<h2>Wednesday, October 31</h2>
<a href=”http://Udemy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Udemy.com</a> – Online Courses for Free

Udemy normally charges anywhere from $5 to $200 for an online tutorial, but some are currently free for a limited time.

Business:
<ol>
<li>Google Adwords For Beginners for free with code AB100_CU.</li>
<li>Expand Your Marketing Reach Without Writing a Word for free with code SCOTTGIFT.</li>
<li>eBay for Newbies for free with code 1MILLIONDOLLARS.</li>
</ol>
Technology:
<ol>
<li>Rapid Prototyping for Entrepreneurs for free with code COUPONFORSTUDIO.</li>
<li>WordPress Development for Beginners.</li>
<li>Creating Psychology-Backed Landing Page From Scratch for free (no coupon). for free with code WPFREE.</li>
<li>Podcast Passion Masterclass for free with coupon SPPassionBHW0.</li>
<li>Core Principles of Web Development for free with code PRODEVFREE.</li>
</ol>
Advanced technology:
<ol>
<li>Building HTML5 Canvas Projects From Scratch for free with code STU88.</li>
<li>Complete Bootstrap for Rapid Web Development for free with code BOOTFREE.</li>
<li>Python Programming Tutorial for Beginners for free with code OCTFREE.</li>
<li>Learn Object Oriented Programming PHP Fundamentals for free with code FREEPHP.</li>
<li>Big Data and Hadoop for Beginners for free with code UNBOX100.</li>
<li>Build an Advanced Keylogger Using C++ for Ethical Hacking for free with code PROMOCOUPONS24 . Ethical hacking helps information security experts learn how to defend against hackers by understanding their tools.</li>
</ol>
Photo/video:
<ol>
<li>Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop for free with code NEW_00.</li>
<li>Long Exposure Photography for free (no coupon).</li>
<li>Adobe Premier Pro CC: Complete Video Editing Course for free with code USTUDIO.</li>
</ol>
Click “take this course” or apply the coupon to have the course permanently available in your Udemy account. They offer only a limited number of uses for each coupon, and will expire when the limits are reached. So if any of the above no longer show “free” when applying the coupon, those deals are over.

Many of their courses are very well lectured and easy to follow. Also, their mobile app works very well.

Also, they have a lot of free courses with no coupon code required. Note that many of those either use outdated versions of software, or require purchasing something within the course.

If you want to buy a paid course, current coupon UDEMY10OCT gives 50% off of most courses (better than the deals Udemy emails to its customers).

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Aukey Phone Camera Lens for $10 to $20

If you have seen someone walking around with a lens attached to their iPhone, here is what they are. The Aukey lenses are on sale today for $9.59 to $20 each, and have excellent reviews on Amazon. Your phone may not fit in your pocket with the lens attached, but the quality of your photos would certainly improve.

Also, they are offering a Mini Tripod for Phones for $12 with code XFCSLNUU when added to the cart with one of the above lenses.
<h2>Tuesday, October 30</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.co.uk” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.co.uk</a> – Deals on Some Movies, Cameras and Accessories

The value of the Pound Sterling, Great Britian’s currency, continues to drop. Economists believe the UK is entering a recession, which is really bad news for anyone living or working in the UK. We are shocked and saddened to watch such uncertainty unfold after Britian voted to leave the EU, and hope our friends find ways to recover soon.

Here in the US, shoppers can get some great deals when ordering some items from the UK.
<ol>
<li>Shop at amazon.co.uk for low-weight items that are cheap to ship across the Atlantic, such as:</li>
</ol>
<ul>
<li>Cameras and lenses</li>
<li>SSDs</li>
<li>Region-free Blu-Ray movies</li>
</ul>
<ol>
<li>Do not buy electronics, because they use a different power plug in the UK. USB-powered electronics (such as battery chargers) are fine since USB ports are universal worldwide, however few USB-powered products would have better prices in the UK than the US.</li>
<li>Add at least 15 to your basket to make it worth the modest shipping fee.</li>
<li>Do not exceed $800 (USD) in value. Imported goods over $800 incur a tax of 2-5 percent for electronics, and as much as 37% for other items. Taxes are waived for importing under $800 per year.</li>
<li>Checkout, log in with your US-based Amazon account, choose a US address and credit card.</li>
<li>Amazon will calculate the shipping price during checkout, usually around 2 or 3 for “Global” shipping.</li>
<li>Amazon will show the US Dollar equivalent of the order. Your credit card will be charged in US Dollars.</li>
<li>Wait 1-3 weeks for your order to arrive.</li>
</ol>
Examples of movie deals:
<ol>
<li>Star Wars Episodes 1-6 on Blu-Ray (region-free) for about $59 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $70.</li>
<li>Battlestar Galactica – Complete Series on Blu-Ray (region free) for about $31 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally sells for $43.</li>
<li>Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Blu-Ray Collection (region free) for about $41 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally about $69.</li>
<li>Indiana Jones Complete Adventures on Blu-Ray (region free) for about $20 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $44.</li>
</ol>
Make sure to see the words “region-free” or “all regions” in the description of any DVD, Blu-Ray, or game from overseas. Otherwise, the discs will not work in the US. Browse region-free Blu-Ray Box Sets on Amazon.co.uk.

SSD:
<ol>
<li>SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Solid State Drive for about $228 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally sells for $250.</li>
</ol>
Cameras and Lenses:
<ol>
<li>Nikon D3300 SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens for about $357 shipped to the US after currency conversion. Normally $500.</li>
<li>Canon EOS 1300D SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens for about $324 shipped to the US after currency conversion. This is the European equivalent to the Canon T6 SLR Camera which normally sells for $500.</li>
<li>Canon EF-S 10-18mm STM IS Wide Angle Lens for Canon EF-S cameras for about $209 shipped to the US after currency conversion. It normally sells for $279.</li>
</ol>
Beware, the warranty on UK camera &amp; and lens purchases will not be serviceable within the US, so you would essentially have no manufacturer’s warranty on these purchases. Considering the prices are cheaper than buying one new and used, it may be worth the risk. We have been using a Canon EF-S 10-88mm lens purchased from Amazon.co.uk since August, and had no problems.

To check Amazon.co.uk’s final prices in US dollars, you need to add something to your cart and proceed to the final checkout page. You can review your order before submitting it, and the final price will appear on the right as shown in this example screenshot.

<a href=”http://Target.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Target.com</a> – HOT! – Buy 2 Games, Get 1 Free
<ol>
<li>Add any 3 video games to your cart, and the cheapest of the 3 will be free.</li>
<li>Add any 3 board games to your cart, and the cheapest of the 3 will be free. Also apply code KIDSGIFTS to get 20% off of some board games.</li>
</ol>
For example, add Jenga for $10, Twister for $11.19, and Connect 4 for $10, apply code KIDSGIFTS in the cart, and the final total comes to $17 with free shipping. These games normally sell for $10 each ($30 for 3).

This deal works with in-store pickup orders, too.

You cannot mix and match board games with video games. All 3 items in your cart must be either board games or video games.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – eBooks: Mysteries and Thrillers for $1 to $4 each

45 mystery and thriller novels for Kindle are on sale for $1 to $4 each.

<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Seagate 4TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $80

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $80. This (and other similar drives) normally sell for around $115.

It connects to a USB or USB3.0 port. Works with a Seagate Mobile Backup app to backup the photos and videos stored on your phone. Also has 2 powered USB ports for charging your phone when plugged in.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Anker Portable Battery Charger: 13,000mAh $27, 20,000mAh $34
<ol>
<li>Anker 13,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $27 with code ANTREAT3.</li>
<li>Anker 20,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $34 with code ANTREAT0.</li>
<li>Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick for $11.90 with code ANTREAT8.</li>
</ol>
Also, other deals available.

Don’t Fall for Scams:

It has been years since we wrote about scams, but felt like reminding everyone again.

Some new scams include:
<ol>
<li>Voter/polling scams. An email or phone call claims you must “confirm” your address and social security number to check your voter registration.</li>
<li>Fake job posts on Craigslist. They steal your private information and compromise your identity, rather than have actual jobs to fill.</li>
<li>Fake Facebook promotions. They claim to promote a company by handing out free gift cards in exchange for your email address. They sell your information to spam companies and never send any promised gifts.</li>
<li>Fake websites. They often falsify their “Like” count to make them appear popular and legitimate.</li>
<li>Fake news sites. Foreign scam artists use blogging software, stock images, and cheap hosting to create fake news/blog sites. They use outrage-based tactics and phony evidence (such as Photoshopped photos) and entice people to engage their articles with friends/family to “sign up” for their mailing lists. These foreign sites hide their true operating country and operate outside of legal accountability.</li>
<li>Fake Facebook profiles. Accepting a Friend request could expose your location, photos, and friends to communicating with the fake profile.</li>
<li>Scammers use collected information to convince people to offer more personal information. Here are ways they do it:</li>
<li>Scammers will contact you, claiming to know you:
<ol>
<li>If someone contacts you by any means (phone, email, postal mail, text messages), never automatically assume they are who they say they are.</li>
<li>If someone claims to know you, but they do not even know your name, do not respond.</li>
<li>Usually, scammers use a scare tactic, such as issuing a fake “warning” that your bank account or domain name has been compromised. Websites and buttons within emails can send people to fake-looking websites where they convince people to give up their bank numbers or passwords. Remember, no legitimate website (Facebook, banks, credit agencies, travel companies, etc.) will ever request you confirm your identity or password by email. Even if the email looks real, they may not be. If you do receive a scary notice from your bank, credit card, government, or service provider, simply call them on your own to verify the legitimacy of the notice. Never click on buttons and websites linked within emails claiming to be from a bank or credit institution, even if they appear are legitimate.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Scammers who “solicit victims”:
<ol>
<li>If you see a “sponsored” post on your social media account, do not assume it is a legitimate operation within the US. Anyone can post “sponsored” ads on social networking sites.</li>
<li>If you see a job ad without trusting the source (such as someone on Craigslist), do not assume they actually have a job to offer. Never give any personal information before scheduling an interview. Prospective employers will NEVER request your social security number and driver’s license BEFORE an interview.</li>
<li>”You just won a sweepstakes,” or “you must be one of the first 1,000 Facebook or Twitter fans to win a gift card to a popular retailer.” Unless you heard about it from the actual retailer’s website or their actual Facebook/Twitter fan page, they are fake and you will get nothing except tons of spam and identity thieves will put a big target on you.</li>
<li>If a new Twitter page or Facebook page claims to be a company or person, but asks you to enter any personal information, forward something to friends, or “sign up” to get something, do not do it unless you know for certain they are legitimate.</li>
<li>If you receive an official-looking letter in the mail notifying you that your car’s warranty or domain name is about to expire, never respond to those. Data miners can find personal information from vehicle registrations, homeowners’ financing firms, and domain name registries.</li>
<li>If you use a popular online dating website and get a message or read a profile from an attractive person who prefers you contact them through another dating/social website, they could be a scam. Scam artists specialize in hooking people in, then changing the communication method to hide their tracks from authorities.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Scammers who Email:
<ol>
<li>If an unfamiliar person uses a free email account like @yahoo.com or @gmail.com, never assume they are who they say they are.</li>
<li>If someone you do not know personally uses an email account at a domain name you never heard of, look up their contact information:
<ol>
<li>Use Domaintools.com to look up their email address, and scroll to the bottom and view their registration information.</li>
<li>If their mailing address looks suspicious, foreign, or indicates a “proxy”, “privacy”, or “WhoisGuard” service, they could be a scammer.</li>
<li>If you are still unsure, run a google search for the domain or email address and see what shows.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Sometimes scammers will send fake invitations to events, or fake emails showing your order is on hold and must be claimed. Again, confirm the information by contacting the company yourself via their website and/or phone, and never click on links within the emails.</li>
<li>Scammers may claim they know you, but you don’t know them. Those emails often include an offer.</li>
<li>Scammers may offer illegal services or products by email, such as Viagra without a prescription.</li>
<li>More often than not, fraudulent/fake emails will have typos, grammatical and spelling errors, formatting issues, websites with errors, and may claim to know you indirectly using words like “friend,” “sir” or “madam”.</li>
<li>If an email appears confusing or illegible, just ignore it. If a website doesn’t function as you expect, be suspicious of it.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Chain Email Hoaxes and Facebook Fan Pages:
<ol>
<li>Anytime you get an email suggesting you will benefit by forwarding it to a certain number of friends, those are friendly hoaxes designed to waste people’s time and clog up people’s inboxes. If a Facebook Fan Page claims you will get money or fame by referring 10 friends to fan the page, that is a scam and you will receive nothing. If you received such an email or Facebook Fan alert from one of your friends, let them know they fell victim of an Internet hoax.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Scammers who approach you in-person:
<ol>
<li>Legitimate people collecting money for a cause will have fliers, contact numbers, and websites because they want to get their word to as many people they can. Scammers will likely have dirty or mutilated signs, or no signs at all. They often use a “hard luck” story or use their children as props for their scams.</li>
<li>All legitimate people love to show their credentials. They are proud of their work, position, and accomplishments. So if you see an unfamiliar face, simply ask for their credentials, licenses, or identification before giving them any money or information. Scammers often come prepared with excuses why they have no documents, because they are hiding something.</li>
<li>Ask for their office phone number, take out your cell phone and call them right away. Someone trying to steal something from you will likely not give out any of their personal information, such as their real phone number. If their cell phone does not ring when you call it, they probably gave you a fake number.</li>
</ol>
</li>
</ol>
Never send money orders, checks, cash, phone numbers, and your social security number to anyone you met on the Internet. Use PayPal, Square Cash, or dozens of other money transfer services which give legal protection from fraud.

Use a credit card when possible. Debit cards (also known as check cards) are harder to contest after the money leaves your account.

If you decide to meet someone in-person, such as buying/selling goods on Craigslist or if you met someone through an online social website, be sure to meet in a public place or an area where there are other people around.

Always ask questions.

Use this tactic for shopping, too. If a salesperson claims to have the “best” price for a car, ask if their claim is true. Verify by calling a competing dealership. The truth always comes out fast when checked.
<h2>Monday, October 29</h2>
<a href=”http://SamsClub.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>SamsClub.com</a> – Hisense 55″ 4K Smart HDTV for $378

Hisense 55-inch 4K 2160p (model 55H7C) Smart HDTV for $378. This is their latest model which normally sells for around $420. Last year’s model had decent reviews. Most other 55-inch 4K HDTVs sell for at least $450.

<a href=”http://BundleStars.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BundleStars.com</a> – Halloween Sale on Some PC Games

BundleStars is also having a sale on “scary” PC games for Halloween, including Mad Max and BioShock Infinite for $7.50 each. Normally $15.

<a href=”http://SteamPowered.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>SteamPowered.com</a> – Halloween Sale on Some PC/Mac Games

Every year, Steam posts “scary” games on sale around Halloween.

Also on sale is Plants vs Zombies, rated E10+ (generally suitable for ages 10 and up).

<a href=”http://Onecall.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Onecall.com</a> – SMS Audio Street Headphone With Mic $40

SMS Audio Street by 50 Cent Headphone for $40 with free shipping. Available at this price in White, in Orange, and in Pink.

Its deep bass, great quality, and sleek look make this a great deal. Most other stores sell this and similar headphones for at least $75. It is one of the best headphones we have ever used. It has a built-in mic with button for answering calls, and comes with a football-shaped hard case.

If you plug the included audio cable backwards, the audio will sound muffled. Simply plug the angled end into your audio source, and the straight-end into the headphones.
<h2>Sunday, October 28</h2>
Chipotle – Buy One Meal, Get One Free
<ol>
<li>Click “Play Now” and play the game for a minute. Flip the cards and try to find matching pairs.</li>
<li>Does not matter if you win. Just last for a minute.</li>
<li>Click “GET BOGO”, enter your name and mobile phone number, and they will send you a text message with a “Buy One Get One Free” coupon.</li>
</ol>
You can always text STOP to stop receiving text messages from them. Coupon gives you a second burrito, bowl, salad, or taco for free.
<h2>Saturday, October 27</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Amcrest 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt $60

Amcrest IPM-721 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt for $75, and code MKPLAM59 applies $15 off today. Available in White and in Black. Normally $70.

We bought the 1080p version (model IP2M-841) in August when it was on sale for $63. The 720p model should have similar features with lower HD quality.

It came with a bracket and screws to mount almost anywhere, and the video quality is very good even at night. The included software is a little kludgy, but they are continuing to update it. The remote control pan/tilt works from their mobile app, and allows 2-way communication through a built-in mic and speaker. So, you can talk to your pets while away from home.

They do offer a cloud service (for a monthly fee) just like Netgear Arlo and Nest Cam. Or, to avoid paying monthly fees for storage service, the Amcrest can store videos on a MicroSD card or server/NAS hard drive through FTP.

Staples – Rebate Deals For Paper: 500-Pack $0 and 5,000-Pack $10
<ol>
<li>Go to Staples.com/coupons and select the 1¢ ream (500-pack) or $9.99 box (5,000-pack) of paper. Select one or both coupons, and print them (or view them on your phone to show in-store).</li>
<li>Walk into a Staples store and grab one or both of the packs of paper. Show the coupon at the register to get them for:
<ol>
<li>Ream of paper (500-pack), item 513099 for $5.</li>
<li>Box of paper (5,000-pack), item 513096 for $51.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>The register-printed receipt will have a 17-digit barcode near the bottom. When you get home, go to StaplesEasyRebates.com, press “in-store purchase” and enter the 17-digit number next to the barcode.</li>
<li>Submit the rebate entirely online (nothing to mail), wait 6 weeks, and they will send you a $5 Prepaid Card for the ream, or a $41 Prepaid Card for the box.</li>
</ol>
When you receive the Prepaid Visa Card, it should look like this. The funds do expire, so remember to use your prepaid card.

You can convert your Prepaid Card into store credit that never expires:
<ol>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Staples Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself an Amazon Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Best Buy Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to add funds to your PayPal account, which never expires until fully used. Log in to PayPal, click “Profile” in the upper-right and select your name, click “Update Card” on the left side, add the Rebate Card as a debit card, then click “Money” on the top, and “Add Money” using the card. PayPal funds can apply toward Ebay purchases.</li>
</ol>
So, this is a hot deal if you can remember to redeem the rebate.

<a href=”http://Target.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Target.com</a> – TCL 55″ 2160p 4K HDTV for $387 in-store

Add a TCL 55-inch 4k 2160p Smart HDTV to your cart for $430.

In the cart, click “ship to store” which applies an automatic 10% coupon.

Final price is $387 plus sales tax.

Normally $430. It has decent reviews, but not great. One review says its low brightness is not suitable for a bright living room, and CNet says its picture quality is not much of an improvement from less-resolution 1080p screens.
<h2>Friday, October 26</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Toshiba 32″ 720p HDTV for $100

Toshiba 32-inch LED-backlit LCD 720p HDTV for $100.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – 32GB MicroSD $7, 240GB SSD $65, 24″ Monitor $101, And More
<ul>
<li>G.Skill 32GB MicroSD Memory Card for $7 with code ESCFEGK26 . Normally $10. G.Skill is a lesser known SD card brand, but has been making good quality memory products for about a decade.</li>
</ul>
PC Components:
<ul>
<li>AMD Radeon R3 240GB SSD for $65.</li>
<li>Crucial MX200 250GB SSD for $77 with code 102624HR17 . Other stores sell it for around $84.</li>
<li>Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB M.2 SSD for $88 with code ESCFEGK24 . Normally $100. Installs onto PC motherboards with an “M.2″ slot, and performs better than a regular Serial-ATA SSD.</li>
<li>Cooler Master HAF-912 PC Case for $60 and a $15 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate. Normally $60 without an available rebate, and is one of our favorite PC cases for system builders.</li>
</ul>
Monitor:
<ul>
<li>Acer 24-inch Computer Monitor for $101 with code EMCFEGK23 . Has positive reviews. This and other 24-inch monitors normally sell for around $125, except for BestBuy’s AOC brand for $80.</li>
</ul>
Networking:
<ul>
<li>Zyxel 16-Port Gigabit Switch for $40 with code EMCFEGK29 . Zyxel makes some of our favorite affordable switches that perform well.</li>
<li>5-Port Gigabit Switch for $11 with code AFMN1431</li>
</ul>
TV with Xbox One:
<ul>
<li>LG 49-inch 4k 2160p HDTV and Xbox One S Console for $650 total for both. The TV normally sells for around $490 and the Xbox One S for about $300.</li>
</ul>
<a href=”http://ChecksUnlimited.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ChecksUnlimited.com</a> – Box of 125 Personal/Business Checks for $5.50, code: 9TNT

If you have not fully transferred all your money transfers to electronic methods, and don’t want to pay the hefty fees to get checks printed by your bank, this deal is one of the best we’ve seen.
<ol>
<li>Select any kind of checks from the list. They have regular checks, MLB team checks, Star Wars checks, and you can upload your own photo onto the checks.</li>
<li>Choose:
<ol>
<li>Format: Singles or Duplicate</li>
<li>Quantity: 1 Box</li>
<li>Offer Code: 9TNT (you must enter this code to see the deal price)</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>Price shown is $5.50 for 1 box of 125 “Single” checks, or $6.50 for a box of 100 “Duplicate” checks. Click Continue.</li>
<li>Enter your bank’s routing and account numbers. You can get this information by contacting your bank or looking at the numbers printed on the bottom of a check issued by your bank (example).</li>
<li>Enter your name, mailing address, and phone number that you want printed on the check. Only your name and address are required.</li>
<li>Remove “EZShield Plus” protection from the shopping cart to avoid paying a $9 fee.</li>
<li>Choose “Standard” shipping, which is free.</li>
</ol>
Final price is $5.50 for 1 box of Standard checks, or $6.50 for a box of Duplicate checks.

“Duplicate” checks automatically make a copy of every check you write, so you always have a permanent paper copy. Single checks are just the plain paper checks, and you can always obtain a copy of your cashed checks by viewing the statement of your bank’s website or app. Examples.

Only write valid information on checks, and do not try to falsify information or risk penalties of fines and/or jail.

With most payment transactions being done electronically these days, a box of 100-125 checks could last years.
<h2>Thursday, October 25</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – 51-LED Blacklight Flashlight for $9

Newegg’s $9 price beats other stores by about $7.

After we researched why anyone would want a powerful blacklight in the palm of their hands, this tool actually sounds useful. According to the reviews, people can find things not easily visible to the human eye such as bacteria, scorpions, stains, money/check/art forgery detection, etc.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Rubbermaid 21-Container Food Storage Set $10

Rubbermaid Plastic Food Storage Set for $10. Normally $15 to $20. Includes 21 plastic storage containers plus matching lids (totaling 42-pieces).

<a href=”http://AceHardware.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>AceHardware.com</a> – Fire Extinguisher for $10 in-store
<ol>
<li>2.5 lbs Household Fire Extinguisher for $15.</li>
<li>Click “Check Availability” next to the red “free pickup” text.</li>
<li>Enter your location, and find a store with stock.</li>
<li>Add one to the cart, and the price automatically changes from $15 to $10.</li>
</ol>
Most similar fire extinguishers sell for at least $30.

YankeeCandle – In-store Coupons: $20 off $45, $50 off $100

Printable coupon expires on October 30. Yankee Candle has locations throughout the US.

<a href=”http://Staples.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Staples.com</a> – Dual-Band Wifi Router for $30

Netgear AC1200 Dual-Band Wifi Router for $30 with free shipping. Normally about $45.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Civilization 6 for PC: Amazon $48, Newegg with $10 Gift for $60
<ol>
<li>Civilization VI for Windows for $60 and includes a free $10 Newegg gift card.</li>
<li>Civilization VI Deluxe for Windows for $80 and includes a free $15 Newegg gift card. Includes a digital soundtrack and an extra pack of maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders.</li>
</ol>
If you have $200 cart, get $25 off $200+ with code MPGAMER16 and using Masterpass as the checkout method. Masterpass works with all major credit cards, not just Master Card.

The Civilization games have been around for decades, and often rated the best strategy games of all time. This is the newest version, and has great reviews.

Here is a recent review from Forbes.

If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can buy Civilization VI for Windows DVD for $48 ($60 for everyone else). Price automatically adjusts during checkout when logged in as a Prime member. This DVD version can be more or less convenient than the download version depending on preference (DVD disc versus downloading over the Internet). If you want a download version, see the above Newegg deal.

Most other stores sell Civilization VI for $60.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Buy One Monitor, Second is Half Off

Add 2 Dell monitors from the list to your cart, and the 2nd monitor will be half price. For example:
<ol>
<li>Dell E2106H 20-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $100 for one, or $150 for two ($75 each).</li>
<li>Dell E2316H 23-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $140 for one, or $210 for two ($105 each). Normally about $130 each.</li>
<li>Dell S2240T 22-inch Touch-Screen LED/LCD Monitor for $280 for one, or $420 for two ($210 each). They normally sell for $260 each. Touch-screen monitors are truly awesome because you can scroll, click, and pinch/zoom with your fingers just like on a phone or tablet.</li>
<li>Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2417HJ IPS LED/LCD Monitor for $290 for one, or $435 for two ($218 each). Normally $265 each.</li>
<li>Dell 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) LED/LCD Monitor for $500 for one, or $750 for two ($375 each). Normally $495 each.</li>
</ol>
You can mix and match monitors of 2 different kinds, and the cheapest of the 2 will be half off.

Add 4 monitors to your cart, and two of them will be half off. The deal repeats for every 2 monitors in your cart.
<h2>Wednesday, October 24</h2>
<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – HDTV Deals
<ol>
<li>Vizio 32-inch 720p HDTV with Chromecast for $200 and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card. Please consider reading some reviews before buying.</li>
<li>Samsung 32-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $230 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally sells at this price without a free gift card.</li>
<li>TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $250 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally $250 without free store credit.</li>
<li>Vizio 40-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $380 and includes a free $125 Promo Gift Card. Normally $380 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>LG 55-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $700 and includes a free $250 Promo Gift Card. Normally $650 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900 and includes a free $300 Promo Gift Card. Normally $800 without free store credit.</li>
</ol>
The free eGift Card works like store credit with an expiration date. You get it 10-20 days after purchase, and can be applied toward anything on Dell.com within 90 days (terms).

<a href=”http://Ebay.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ebay.com</a> – $100 Barnes &amp; Noble Gift Card for $90

Pay $90 to get a $100 Barnes &amp; Noble Gift Card.

Sunday, October 23

Newegg.com – Refurbished Lenovo Desktop PC with Core i5-2400S and Windows 10 for $180

Refurbished (not new) Lenovo M91p Small Form Factor Desktop PC with
<ul>
<li>Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Quad-Core CPU</li>
<li>Windows 10 64-bit Professional</li>
<li>8 USB ports</li>
<li>4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive, and gigabit ethernet port</li>
</ul>
The Intel i5-2400S CPU is very fast. With a CpuMark of 4,876, it can run most of today’s applications and games. The CPU alone sells for around $65 on Ebay. Full specs on the CPU can be viewed on Intel.com.

Also includes Windows 10, whose license alone is worth at least $75.

Newegg’s $180 price includes the computer, power cord, keyboard, mouse, and 1-year warranty. No monitor is included.

4GB RAM is low memory for Windows 10, but you can upgrade it to 8GB for $35.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 50 4×6 Photo Prints for Free, code: OCT50PRINTS

To get this deal, you must have Amazon Drive or be an Amazon Prime member.
<ol>
<li>Start using Amazon Prints and log in with your Amazon.com account.</li>
<li>Select 4×6 prints at 9¢ each.</li>
<li>Choose 50 photos. You can browse photos from your Amazon Drive or Prime Photos. If you do not have any there, sign up and download the Amazon software to upload photos. Any high quality photos uploaded to your Amazon Cloud can be printed with this deal.</li>
<li>After 50 of 4×6 photos have been added to your cart, start to checkout. Paste code OCT50PRINTS to change the price from $4.50 to Free.</li>
</ol>
Shipping is free to your mailing address.
<h2>Monday, October 22</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 100-pack of Furniture Felt Pads for $8.50

100-pack of Homedone Felt Pads Furniture Feet to protect your flooring for 8.50 today. Normally $10. Great reviews.

Most stores sell a pack of 12 or 24 for about $5.

<a href=”http://BuyDig.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BuyDig.com</a> – Samsung 65″ 1080p Smart HDTV for $750

Samsung (UN65J6200) 62-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with built-in apps for $800, and code 1021_HIS50H7C applies $50 off in the cart. Final price only appears on the final checkout page. Normally about $1,000, and has positive reviews.

BuyDig is also selling a LG 65-inch 4K Smart HDTV &amp; Wall Mount for $900 with code 4KSETUP . Normally about $1,100 without a wall mount.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Deals Today
<ul>
<li>Samsung 70-inch 4K HDTV &amp; $300 Newegg Gift Card for $1600. Normally sells for about $1500 without a free gift card.</li>
<li>$50 of Skype Credit for $33. Can apply toward calls/minutes, phone numbers, text messages, and any service through Skype.</li>
<li>Plantronics Gamecom 818 Wireless Gaming Headset for PC/Mac/PS4 for $35. Normally $59.</li>
</ul>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Free $5 Gift Card with $25 Gift Card Purchase

If you are a Newegg Premier member, this essentially gives you $5 free toward any future purchase. Non-Newegg Premier members essentially get $3 off a future purchase.
<ul>
<li>Newegg $25 Gift Card for $25, and includes a free $5 Newegg gift card.</li>
<li>Shipping adds $2, or free for Newegg Premier members.</li>
<li>The $5 promotional gift card expires 1 year from date of issue.</li>
<li>The $25 gift card never expires.</li>
</ul>
They have been running this promotion about once every 3 months, making this a nice benefit for Newegg Premier members who do not pay for shipping.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 4-Month Magazine Trial Subscriptions for $1 With Prime

Amazon Prime members can get a 4-month magazine trial subscription for $1 each.

In 4 months, you will automatically be billed the full price for a 1-year subscription. They will email you details on the subscription price at that time.

If you cancel before the 4-month subscription is up, you will not be obligated to pay for the 1-year subscription. If you cancel during the last month (which is when they charge you for the 1-year subscription), they will refund you for the 1-year subscription fee.
<h2>Sunday, October 21</h2>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Deals Today
<ol>
<li>50-pack of DVD-R White Inkjet-Printable Discs for $7 shipped, or $6 with Premier free shipping. Apply code EMCFEGF55 in the cart to get the price.</li>
<li>Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive for Desktop PC for $14 with code EMCFEGF36</li>
<li>Asus CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Reader/Writer Drive for Desktop PC for $40 with code EMCFEGF37</li>
<li>Rosewill 2.5″ External Drive Enclosure for $8. Many people have spare 2.5″ hard drives laying around after replacing their laptops with SSDs. Throwing an old 2.5″ hard drive into this enclosure turns it into external/portable USB storage.</li>
<li>Refurbished Intel 530-Series 240GB Solid State Drive for $55 with code EMCFEGF44 . It is refurbished (not new) and includes only a 90-day warranty. Newer models sell for $110.</li>
<li>Corsair Survivor 32GB USB Flash Drive for $12 shipped, or $11 with Premier. Use code ESCFEGF46 to get the price. Survivor is designed so tough, your data can survive being tossed off a building, run over by a car, or dropped in a pool.</li>
<li>Netgear 8-Port Gigabit Switch for $20 with code EMCFEGF56 . This and other similar 8-port gigabit switches normally sell for $25 and up.</li>
<li>MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card for PC for $185 with code MPGAMER16 and using MasterPass as the checkout method. Accepts any major credit card, not just Master Card. Also, a $20 rebate is available. Other stores sell this great-performing 3D video card for at least $210.</li>
</ol>
Also, the new Civilization VI game was just released. If you want it today, Newegg has the best deals of any store:
<ol>
<li>Civilization VI for Windows for $60 and includes a free $10 Newegg gift card.</li>
<li>Civilization VI Deluxe for Windows for $80 and includes a free $15 Newegg gift card. Same as above, but includes a digital soundtrack and an extra pack of maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders.</li>
</ol>
Only been out for one day, and has great reviews. Don’t expect the game be available any cheaper than $50 until at least Black Friday.

Update: Amazon also has Civilization VI on sale for $48 for Amazon Prime subscribers only, however it is not in-stock and can take a while to deliver. Newegg’s deal is $60 with a free $10 Newegg gift card, and delivers electronically so you can play sooner than the Amazon deal.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Obihai Voice-Over-IP Home Phone Adapter for $42.50

OBi200 Voice Over IP telephone adapter for $42.47. Normally $50. Newegg had it for $35 a few weeks ago, but Amazon has since had the next best deal on this device which gives free home telephone service over your Internet connection.

Setting up a free Google Voice account is easy, here is an instructional video. Plug in any home telephone, such as a Uniden, Panasonic, VTech, Motorola, or AT&amp;T cordless phone, and you can make and receive phone calls.

We have used the 2-line version, the OBi202, for 3 years and love it. The pros:
<ol>
<li>Call quality is superior to mobile phones.</li>
<li>All calls (incoming and outgoing) within the US and Canada are free with Google Voice.</li>
<li>Google voice integrates well with your home computer and mobile phone.</li>
<li>To add another line, just get another Obihai.</li>
</ol>
The cons:
<ol>
<li>Emergency 911 calls do not work with Google Voice. Use your cell/mobile phone for emergencies, but giving your name and address could consume valuable response time. Obi does offer 911 service through Anveo for $15/year, and is easy to add to the free Google Voice. We added it to ours. If someone dials 911 from our phone, our address will automatically appear on the screens of emergency responders.</li>
</ol>
<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – $25 off $200, code: MPGAMER16
<ol>
<li>Add $200 worth of items to your cart.</li>
<li>View your cart, enter promo code MPGAMER16 to get $25 off.</li>
<li>Click the “Masterpass” checkout button at the bottom of the page. It looks like this.</li>
<li>Create or sign in to your Masterpass account.</li>
<li>Checkout with any major credit card. Works with American Express, Visa, and Discover (not just Master Card).</li>
</ol>
<h2>Saturday, October 20</h2>
<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Sony h.ear Headphones for $198

Sony h.ear Headphones with Mic for $198 with free shipping, and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card toward a future purchase from Dell.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Vizio 39″ 720p Smart HDTV and $100 Gift for $240

Vizio 39-inch 720p Smart HDTV for $240 and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card.

<a href=”http://BundleStars.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BundleStars.com</a> – Steam Games on Sale

Scary games are on sale through BundleStars.com, many at least 75% of normal. Also, code SCREAM6 applies 6% off orders at least $6. For example,
<ol>
<li>Metro Redux Bundle for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $7 with code SCREAM6 . Normally $30.</li>
<li>Sanctum Collection for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $3.80. Normally $19.</li>
<li>Sims Mega Bundle 2 for $2. Includes 11 simulator games which normally sell for around $5 each.</li>
<li>War Heroes Bundle for $3.</li>
<li>Action Heroes Bundle for $3.</li>
</ol>
<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – TP-Link Wifi Router/Access Point for $10

TP-Link TL-WR700N Wifi Router for $10 with free shipping. Normally $22 to $28.

A cheap wifi router like this will have a limited range and number of devices it can support. So, we would not recommend this for a home or office’s main router. It may be best when used as an “access point” or “bridge” to extend the range of your wifi network.

To use an an “access point”, run an Ethernet cable from your main router (or Switch) to somewhere in your home that has a weak wifi signal, plug it into this device, configure as in AP mode, disable DHCP, and set up WPA2 Wifi encryption.

To use as a bridge, plug its Ethernet cable into a computer or device that has an ethernet port but no built-in Wifi, and configure the TP-Link to connect wirelessly to your main Wifi router.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – 3 Digit Combination Lock for Luggage for $7

Kolumbo 3-digit combination lock for luggage for $7 today. Normally $10. We have two of these locks, and love them because the combination is easy to set, and the lock feels well-made and sturdy.
<h2>Friday, October 19</h2>
<a href=”http://Ebay.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ebay.com</a> – $100 off $400 at Discount Tire Direct, code: CTIRES16

Discount Tire Direct, an Ebay store, is giving $100 off of a $400+ purchase of vehicle tires when applying code CTIRES16 during checkout.

Here is a link to browse their inventory of tires.
<h2>Thursday, October 18</h2>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – $60 Netflix Gift Card and $10 BestBuy Gift Card for $60

Buy a $60 Netflix gift card for $60, and get a free $10 Best Buy gift card.

<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Toshiba 50″ 1080p HDTV for $260

Toshiba 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $260. Deal expires at 4pm Eastern.

Staples – Paper Deals with Rebates: 500-Pack $0, 5,000-Pack $10

These are only hot deals if you remember to submit the rebate.
<ol>
<li>Go to Staples.com/coupons and select the ream (500-pack) or box (5,000-pack) of paper. Select and print the coupon (or access on your phone to show in-store).</li>
<li>Walk into a Staples store and find the ream or box of paper, and show the coupon at the register. Purchase prices are:
<ol>
<li>Ream of paper (500-pack), item 513099 for $5.</li>
<li>Box of paper (5,000-pack), item 513096 for $51.</li>
</ol>
</li>
<li>The receipt will have a 17-digit barcode near the bottom. When you get home, go to StaplesEasyRebates.com, press “in-store purchase” and enter the 17-digit number near the barcode.</li>
<li>Submit the rebate entirely online (nothing to mail), wait 6 weeks, and they will send you a $5 Prepaid Card for the ream, or a $41 Prepaid Card for the box.</li>
</ol>
When you receive the Prepaid Visa Card, it should look like this. The funds do expire, so remember to use it!

You can turn your Prepaid Card into store credit that never expires:
<ol>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Staples Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Amazon Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Best Buy Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.</li>
<li>Use your Rebate Card to add funds to your PayPal account, which never expires until fully used. Log in to PayPal, click “Profile” in the upper-right and select your name, click “Update Card” on the left side, add the Rebate Card as a debit card, then click “Money” on the top, and “Add Money” using the card. PayPal funds can apply toward Ebay purchases.</li>
</ol>
So, this is a hot deal if you can remember to redeem the rebate.

<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Westinghouse 55″ 1080p HDTV for $300

Westinghouse (WD55FB1530) 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $300 when added to the cart. Normally $350. Most other 55-inch HDTVs sell for around $450 to $600. Many reviewers on BestBuy.com like the picture quality and value.

Our experience with Westinghouse TVs has been mixed. We had one Westinghouse TV last 6 years, and still works fine. Another completely died in 3.5 years. Several people complained about their lack of any reasonable warranty service of TVs which died within 6 months, however that has never happened to us.

The Best Buy cart has an option to add Geek Squad warranty which covers the TV from any defects or outages, and would still keep the total cost less than most other 55-inch TVs.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – Buy 1 Monitor, Get 1 Half Off

Add 2 Dell monitors from the list to your cart, and the 2nd one is half off. For example,

Dell E2106H 20-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $100 for one, or $150 for two ($75 each).
<ol>
<li>Dell E2316H 23-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $140 for one, or $210 for two ($105 each). Normally about $130 each.</li>
<li>Dell S2240T 22-inch Touch-Screen LED/LCD Monitor for $280 for one, or $420 for two ($210 each). They normally sell for $260 each. Touch-screen monitors are truly awesome because you can scroll, click, and pinch/zoom with your fingers just like on a phone or tablet.</li>
<li>Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2417HJ IPS LED/LCD Monitor for $290 for one, or $435 for two ($218 each). Normally $265 each.</li>
<li>Dell 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) LED/LCD Monitor for $500 for one, or $750 for two ($375 each). Normally $495 each.</li>
</ol>
You can mix and match monitors of 2 different kinds, and the cheapest of the 2 will be half off.

Add 4 monitors to your cart, and two of them will be half off. The deal repeats for every 2 monitors in your cart.

<a href=”http://Dell.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dell.com</a> – TV Deals
<ol>
<li>Samsung 40-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $350, and includes a free $100 promo gift card.</li>
<li>LG 58-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $800, and includes a free $200 promo gift card.</li>
<li>Samsung 60-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900, and includes a free $250 promo gift card.</li>
<li>Vizio 60-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900, and includes a free $300 promo gift card.</li>
<li>Vizio 70-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $1100, and includes a free $400 promo gift card.</li>
</ol>
The free $100 eGift Card is like store credit with an expiration date. They email it 10-20 days after purchase, and you can apply it toward anything on Dell.com within 90 days (terms).

Play.Google.com – The Walking Dead Season 1 for $1

Google Play is selling season 1 of The Walking Dead for $1. Once purchased, use the “Google Play Movies &amp; TV” app on your smart TV, smartphone, or tablet to download and watch.
<h2>Wednesday, October 17</h2>
<a href=”http://Frys.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Frys.com</a> – Deals Today

If you enjoy shopping for electronics and have not yet signed up for Fry’s Daily Email, consider doing so. It is free, and the only way to get their discount prices. Apply the code shown at the top of your daily (or weekly) email. They confirm eligibility by checking your login credentials, so you cannot send your coupon code to friends.

For example, these hot deals are available today:
<ol>
<li>500-Pack of Printer Paper for $1 when applying the promo code in your email. Available for in-store pickup, or free shipping with a $34+ order.</li>
<li>Patriot 16GB USB Flash Drive for $4.29 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email.</li>
<li>Linksys 8-Port Gigabit Switch for $20 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $39.</li>
<li>CyberPower 450VA Battery Backup/UPS for $30 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $45.</li>
<li>Samsung Blu-Ray Player, Curved Design for $47 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $56.</li>
<li>Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Solid State Drive for $100 in-store only (not available for shipping). Apply the promo code in your email to see the price. Normally about $120. Rated one of the fastest and most reliable SSDs on the market today, and includes a 10 year warranty. Also, the Samsung “Pro” series support hardware encryption which activates when you set a “hard drive password” or “disk password” in your computer’s BIOS. So if a laptop equipped with a Samsung Pro gets stolen, the entire drive would be illegible and cannot be accessed by the thief. For this reason alone, we use Samsung Pro SSDs in all our laptops.</li>
<li>LG 24-inch Computer Monitor for $100 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email.</li>
<li>Intel Core i7-6700 Retail CPU for $255 with in-store pickup only (not for shipping). Price available when applying the promo code in your email. Microcenter, the next cheapest retailer, sells it for $280 and most online stores sell it for at least $300.</li>
</ol>
Discount prices are only visible to people who have signed up to their mailing list and received a promo code in their daily email.

Toshiba 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with Chromecast built-in for $400. This and other 55-inch HDTVs normally sell for around $450.

Chromecast is normally a separate device that takes up an HDMI port. It gives you Chromecast apps including Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, HBO Now, Spotify, Pandora, CBS All Access, and Google Photos.

<a href=”http://Newegg.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Newegg.com</a> – Deals Today
<ol>
<li>Seagate 1TB Hard Drive for $45 with code ESCFEFL22 (4.5¢ per GB). This model (ST1000DM003) is used inside one of our servers, and it performs quite well for a consumer-grade hard drive (at least 150 megabytes per second). Includes a 2 year warranty.</li>
<li>Toshiba 3TB Hard Drive for $80. Good value for performance and capacity, however some reviewers reported drive failures within 6 months. Includes a 2 year warranty.</li>
<li>Viewsonic 24″ Computer Monitor for $110 with code EMCFEFL23 . Normally about $130.</li>
<li>Refurbished Asus 27-inch IPS Computer Monitor for $150. Sells new for $245. Includes a 180-day warranty.</li>
<li>Samsung 32-inch Curved Computer Monitor for $321 with code EMCFEFL26 . Normally $350. Includes a 1 year warranty.</li>
</ol>
<a href=”http://BestBuy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BestBuy.com</a> – Bluetooth Precision Cooker for Cooking Pots $130

This is more of a “new” device than a hot deal.

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker for $130 with free shipping. Works with any pot, and connects to your Bluetooth-compatible mobile device.

Clamp it to any cooking pot full of water, and place your food inside a plastic bag or glass jar. Use the step-by-step recipe directions, and get notified when your food is ready. Target and Amazon also sell it for the sale price.

This product looks interesting because of its ease of cooking. You do not even need a stove. While we a unsure of the long-term health risks of cooking food inside a plastic bag (some plastics can seep into your food when hot, see here and here), the ease of cooking may outweigh the risks especially after reading the many reviews.

<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Sale on SanDisk Memory Products

​_One-day sale on SanDisk memory products, including:
<ol>
<li>SanDisk Extreme 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for $13. Normally around $19.</li>
<li>SanDisk Extreme 64GB Secure Digital (SDXC) Memory Card for $23 Normally around $29.</li>
<li>SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD Memory Card (MicroSDXC) for $16. We bought one during its last sale at $19, and it works very well. Most SD cards should be very reliable, but we feel comfortable knowing the SanDisk Ultra brand has been reliable for a long time.</li>
<li>SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB Flash Drive for $22. Normally at least $27.</li>
<li>SanDisk iXpand 32GB Flash Drive for iPhone/iPad for $30.60. Normally $40.</li>
<li>SanDisk Ultra 128GB m3.0 Flash Drive for Android Devices for $26. Normally at least $40.</li>
<li>SanDisk makes excellent quality memory products backed by a great warranty. We have never had a SanDisk drive fail, however keep in mind, portable flash drives are only designed to last around 10 years before they start to degrade.</li>
</ol>
<h2>Tuesday, October 16</h2>
<a href=”http://Amazon.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon.com</a> – Power Outlets with USB Charging Ports $14-$16, Desktop/Portable $20

Three products:
<ul>
<li>Devicewear Power Outlet Replacement with 2 USB Charging Ports for $16</li>
</ul>
We bought two for our bedroom, and they work nicely. This replaces a normal power outlet in your home with one that includes 2 USB charging ports. Rather than bulky adapters sticking out of the outlet, we like plugging USB devices directly into the wall outlet. The USB ports are positioned close to the power plugs, so you can only plug in non-bulky cords. Note: You must hire an electrician to replace your existing outlet, because non-experienced installers could cause electrical damage or personal injury.
<ul>
<li>Cable Matters 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector with 2 USB Charging Ports for $14</li>
</ul>
We have one in the living room, and love it. It plugs into any wall outlet, and sticks out by 2.5 inches. It turns the outlet into a 6 surge-protected power outlet with 2 USB charging ports. No electrician needed to install; it just plugs directly over your existing wall outlet.
<ul>
<li>Apie Portable 2-Outlet Surge Protector with 4 USB Charging Ports for $20</li>
</ul>
We bring one with us while traveling, and is super useful. While it is a bit bulky (8×6½x2 inches), it is very light at 1 pound and provides 4 USB charging ports and 2 surge-protected power ports. When traveling to hotels, AirBnB homes, and guest rooms, sometimes one power outlet is not enough to charge all our devices. I plug a laptop, a portable battery charger, 2 phones, and a tablet though this device which needs just one wall outlet. We have used other similar travel chargers, but found them either too heavy, unreliable/nondurable, or have too few USB charging ports or too little amperage (power output).

Newegg.com – Deals Today

  1. 50-pack of DVD-R White Inkjet-Printable Discs for $7 shipped, or $6 with Premier free shipping. Apply code EMCFEGF55 in the cart to get the price.
  2. Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive for Desktop PC for $14 with code EMCFEGF36
  3. Asus CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Reader/Writer Drive for Desktop PC for $40 with code EMCFEGF37
  4. Rosewill 2.5″ External Drive Enclosure for $8. Many people have spare 2.5″ hard drives laying around after replacing their laptops with SSDs. Throwing an old 2.5″ hard drive into this enclosure turns it into external/portable USB storage.
  5. Refurbished Intel 530-Series 240GB Solid State Drive for $55 with code EMCFEGF44 . It is refurbished (not new) and includes only a 90-day warranty. Newer models sell for $110.
  6. Corsair Survivor 32GB USB Flash Drive for $12 shipped, or $11 with Premier. Use code ESCFEGF46 to get the price. Survivor is designed so tough, your data can survive being tossed off a building, run over by a car, or dropped in a pool.
  7. Netgear 8-Port Gigabit Switch for $20 with code EMCFEGF56 . This and other similar 8-port gigabit switches normally sell for $25 and up.
  8. MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card for PC for $185 with code MPGAMER16 and using MasterPass as the checkout method. Accepts any major credit card, not just Master Card. Also, a $20 rebate is available. Other stores sell this great-performing 3D video card for at least $210.

Also, the new Civilization VI game was just released. If you want it today, Newegg has the best deals of any store:

  1. Civilization VI for Windows for $60 and includes a free $10 Newegg gift card.
  2. Civilization VI Deluxe for Windows for $80 and includes a free $15 Newegg gift card. Same as above, but includes a digital soundtrack and an extra pack of maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders.

Only been out for one day, and has great reviews. Don’t expect the game be available any cheaper than $50 until at least Black Friday.

Update: Amazon also has Civilization VI on sale for $48 for Amazon Prime subscribers only, however it is not in-stock and can take a while to deliver. Newegg’s deal is $60 with a free $10 Newegg gift card, and delivers electronically so you can play sooner than the Amazon deal.

Amazon.com – Obihai Voice-Over-IP Home Phone Adapter for $42.50

OBi200 Voice Over IP telephone adapter for $42.47. Normally $50. Newegg had it for $35 a few weeks ago, but Amazon has since had the next best deal on this device which gives free home telephone service over your Internet connection.

Setting up a free Google Voice account is easy, here is an instructional video. Plug in any home telephone, such as a Uniden, Panasonic, VTech, Motorola, or AT&T cordless phone, and you can make and receive phone calls.

We have used the 2-line version, the OBi202, for 3 years and love it. The pros:

  1. Call quality is superior to mobile phones.
  2. All calls (incoming and outgoing) within the US and Canada are free with Google Voice.
  3. Google voice integrates well with your home computer and mobile phone.
  4. To add another line, just get another Obihai.

The cons:

  1. Emergency 911 calls do not work with Google Voice. Use your cell/mobile phone for emergencies, but giving your name and address could consume valuable response time. Obi does offer 911 service through Anveo for $15/year, and is easy to add to the free Google Voice. We added it to ours. If someone dials 911 from our phone, our address will automatically appear on the screens of emergency responders.

Newegg.com – $25 off $200, code: MPGAMER16

  1. Add $200 worth of items to your cart.
  2. View your cart, enter promo code MPGAMER16 to get $25 off.
  3. Click the “Masterpass” checkout button at the bottom of the page. It looks like this.
  4. Create or sign in to your Masterpass account.
  5. Checkout with any major credit card. Works with American Express, Visa, and Discover (not just Master Card).

Saturday, October 20

Dell.com – Sony h.ear Headphones for $198

Sony h.ear Headphones with Mic for $198 with free shipping, and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card toward a future purchase from Dell.

Dell.com – Vizio 39″ 720p Smart HDTV and $100 Gift for $240

Vizio 39-inch 720p Smart HDTV for $240 and includes a free $100 Promo Gift Card.

BundleStars.com – Steam Games on Sale

Scary games are on sale through BundleStars.com, many at least 75% of normal. Also, code SCREAM6 applies 6% off orders at least $6. For example,

  1. Metro Redux Bundle for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $7 with code SCREAM6 . Normally $30.
  2. Sanctum Collection for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $3.80. Normally $19.
  3. Sims Mega Bundle 2 for $2. Includes 11 simulator games which normally sell for around $5 each.
  4. War Heroes Bundle for $3.
  5. Action Heroes Bundle for $3.

Dell.com – TP-Link Wifi Router/Access Point for $10

TP-Link TL-WR700N Wifi Router for $10 with free shipping. Normally $22 to $28.

A cheap wifi router like this will have a limited range and number of devices it can support. So, we would not recommend this for a home or office’s main router. It may be best when used as an “access point” or “bridge” to extend the range of your wifi network.

To use an an “access point”, run an Ethernet cable from your main router (or Switch) to somewhere in your home that has a weak wifi signal, plug it into this device, configure as in AP mode, disable DHCP, and set up WPA2 Wifi encryption.

To use as a bridge, plug its Ethernet cable into a computer or device that has an ethernet port but no built-in Wifi, and configure the TP-Link to connect wirelessly to your main Wifi router.

Amazon.com – 3 Digit Combination Lock for Luggage for $7

Kolumbo 3-digit combination lock for luggage for $7 today. Normally $10. We have two of these locks, and love them because the combination is easy to set, and the lock feels well-made and sturdy.

Friday, October 19

Ebay.com – $100 off $400 at Discount Tire Direct, code: CTIRES16

Discount Tire Direct, an Ebay store, is giving $100 off of a $400+ purchase of vehicle tires when applying code CTIRES16 during checkout.

Here is a link to browse their inventory of tires.

Thursday, October 18

BestBuy.com – $60 Netflix Gift Card and $10 BestBuy Gift Card for $60

Buy a $60 Netflix gift card for $60, and get a free $10 Best Buy gift card.

BestBuy.com – Toshiba 50″ 1080p HDTV for $260

Toshiba 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $260. Deal expires at 4pm Eastern.

Staples – Paper Deals with Rebates: 500-Pack $0, 5,000-Pack $10

These are only hot deals if you remember to submit the rebate.

  1. Go to Staples.com/coupons and select the ream (500-pack) or box (5,000-pack) of paper. Select and print the coupon (or access on your phone to show in-store).
  2. Walk into a Staples store and find the ream or box of paper, and show the coupon at the register. Purchase prices are:
    1. Ream of paper (500-pack), item 513099 for $5.
    2. Box of paper (5,000-pack), item 513096 for $51.
  3. The receipt will have a 17-digit barcode near the bottom. When you get home, go to StaplesEasyRebates.com, press “in-store purchase” and enter the 17-digit number near the barcode.
  4. Submit the rebate entirely online (nothing to mail), wait 6 weeks, and they will send you a $5 Prepaid Card for the ream, or a $41 Prepaid Card for the box.

When you receive the Prepaid Visa Card, it should look like this. The funds do expire, so remember to use it!

You can turn your Prepaid Card into store credit that never expires:

  1. Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Staples Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.
  2. Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Amazon Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.
  3. Use your Rebate Card to buy yourself a Best Buy Gift Card with the exact amount on the card, which never expires until fully used.
  4. Use your Rebate Card to add funds to your PayPal account, which never expires until fully used. Log in to PayPal, click “Profile” in the upper-right and select your name, click “Update Card” on the left side, add the Rebate Card as a debit card, then click “Money” on the top, and “Add Money” using the card. PayPal funds can apply toward Ebay purchases.

So, this is a hot deal if you can remember to redeem the rebate.

BestBuy.com – Westinghouse 55″ 1080p HDTV for $300

Westinghouse (WD55FB1530) 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $300 when added to the cart. Normally $350. Most other 55-inch HDTVs sell for around $450 to $600. Many reviewers on BestBuy.com like the picture quality and value.

Our experience with Westinghouse TVs has been mixed. We had one Westinghouse TV last 6 years, and still works fine. Another completely died in 3.5 years. Several people complained about their lack of any reasonable warranty service of TVs which died within 6 months, however that has never happened to us.

The Best Buy cart has an option to add Geek Squad warranty which covers the TV from any defects or outages, and would still keep the total cost less than most other 55-inch TVs.

Dell.com – Buy 1 Monitor, Get 1 Half Off

Add 2 Dell monitors from the list to your cart, and the 2nd one is half off. For example,

Dell E2106H 20-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $100 for one, or $150 for two ($75 each).

  1. Dell E2316H 23-inch LED/LCD Monitor for $140 for one, or $210 for two ($105 each). Normally about $130 each.
  2. Dell S2240T 22-inch Touch-Screen LED/LCD Monitor for $280 for one, or $420 for two ($210 each). They normally sell for $260 each. Touch-screen monitors are truly awesome because you can scroll, click, and pinch/zoom with your fingers just like on a phone or tablet.
  3. Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2417HJ IPS LED/LCD Monitor for $290 for one, or $435 for two ($218 each). Normally $265 each.
  4. Dell 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) LED/LCD Monitor for $500 for one, or $750 for two ($375 each). Normally $495 each.

You can mix and match monitors of 2 different kinds, and the cheapest of the 2 will be half off.

Add 4 monitors to your cart, and two of them will be half off. The deal repeats for every 2 monitors in your cart.

Dell.com – TV Deals

  1. Samsung 40-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $350, and includes a free $100 promo gift card.
  2. LG 58-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $800, and includes a free $200 promo gift card.
  3. Samsung 60-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900, and includes a free $250 promo gift card.
  4. Vizio 60-inch 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $900, and includes a free $300 promo gift card.
  5. Vizio 70-inch 1080p Smart HDTV for $1100, and includes a free $400 promo gift card.

The free $100 eGift Card is like store credit with an expiration date. They email it 10-20 days after purchase, and you can apply it toward anything on Dell.com within 90 days (terms).

Play.Google.com – The Walking Dead Season 1 for $1

Google Play is selling season 1 of The Walking Dead for $1. Once purchased, use the “Google Play Movies & TV” app on your smart TV, smartphone, or tablet to download and watch.

Wednesday, October 17

Frys.com – Deals Today

If you enjoy shopping for electronics and have not yet signed up for Fry’s Daily Email, consider doing so. It is free, and the only way to get their discount prices. Apply the code shown at the top of your daily (or weekly) email. They confirm eligibility by checking your login credentials, so you cannot send your coupon code to friends.

For example, these hot deals are available today:

  1. 500-Pack of Printer Paper for $1 when applying the promo code in your email. Available for in-store pickup, or free shipping with a $34+ order.
  2. Patriot 16GB USB Flash Drive for $4.29 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email.
  3. Linksys 8-Port Gigabit Switch for $20 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $39.
  4. CyberPower 450VA Battery Backup/UPS for $30 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $45.
  5. Samsung Blu-Ray Player, Curved Design for $47 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email. Normally $56.
  6. Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Solid State Drive for $100 in-store only (not available for shipping). Apply the promo code in your email to see the price. Normally about $120. Rated one of the fastest and most reliable SSDs on the market today, and includes a 10 year warranty. Also, the Samsung “Pro” series support hardware encryption which activates when you set a “hard drive password” or “disk password” in your computer’s BIOS. So if a laptop equipped with a Samsung Pro gets stolen, the entire drive would be illegible and cannot be accessed by the thief. For this reason alone, we use Samsung Pro SSDs in all our laptops.
  7. LG 24-inch Computer Monitor for $100 with free shipping when applying the promo code in your email.
  8. Intel Core i7-6700 Retail CPU for $255 with in-store pickup only (not for shipping). Price available when applying the promo code in your email. Microcenter, the next cheapest retailer, sells it for $280 and most online stores sell it for at least $300.

Discount prices are only visible to people who have signed up to their mailing list and received a promo code in their daily email.

Toshiba 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with Chromecast built-in for $400. This and other 55-inch HDTVs normally sell for around $450.

Chromecast is normally a separate device that takes up an HDMI port. It gives you Chromecast apps including Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, HBO Now, Spotify, Pandora, CBS All Access, and Google Photos.

Newegg.com – Deals Today

  1. Seagate 1TB Hard Drive for $45 with code ESCFEFL22 (4.5¢ per GB). This model (ST1000DM003) is used inside one of our servers, and it performs quite well for a consumer-grade hard drive (at least 150 megabytes per second). Includes a 2 year warranty.
  2. Toshiba 3TB Hard Drive for $80. Good value for performance and capacity, however some reviewers reported drive failures within 6 months. Includes a 2 year warranty.
  3. Viewsonic 24″ Computer Monitor for $110 with code EMCFEFL23 . Normally about $130.
  4. Refurbished Asus 27-inch IPS Computer Monitor for $150. Sells new for $245. Includes a 180-day warranty.
  5. Samsung 32-inch Curved Computer Monitor for $321 with code EMCFEFL26 . Normally $350. Includes a 1 year warranty.

BestBuy.com – Bluetooth Precision Cooker for Cooking Pots $130

This is more of a “new” device than a hot deal.

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker for $130 with free shipping. Works with any pot, and connects to your Bluetooth-compatible mobile device.

Clamp it to any cooking pot full of water, and place your food inside a plastic bag or glass jar. Use the step-by-step recipe directions, and get notified when your food is ready. Target and Amazon also sell it for the sale price.

This product looks interesting because of its ease of cooking. You do not even need a stove. While we a unsure of the long-term health risks of cooking food inside a plastic bag (some plastics can seep into your food when hot, see here and here), the ease of cooking may outweigh the risks especially after reading the many reviews.

Amazon.com – Sale on SanDisk Memory Products

​_One-day sale on SanDisk memory products, including:

  1. SanDisk Extreme 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for $13. Normally around $19.
  2. SanDisk Extreme 64GB Secure Digital (SDXC) Memory Card for $23 Normally around $29.
  3. SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD Memory Card (MicroSDXC) for $16. We bought one during its last sale at $19, and it works very well. Most SD cards should be very reliable, but we feel comfortable knowing the SanDisk Ultra brand has been reliable for a long time.
  4. SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB Flash Drive for $22. Normally at least $27.
  5. SanDisk iXpand 32GB Flash Drive for iPhone/iPad for $30.60. Normally $40.
  6. SanDisk Ultra 128GB m3.0 Flash Drive for Android Devices for $26. Normally at least $40.
  7. SanDisk makes excellent quality memory products backed by a great warranty. We have never had a SanDisk drive fail, however keep in mind, portable flash drives are only designed to last around 10 years before they start to degrade.

Tuesday, October 16

Amazon.com – Power Outlets with USB Charging Ports $14-$16, Desktop/Portable $20

Three products:

  • Devicewear Power Outlet Replacement with 2 USB Charging Ports for $16

We bought two for our bedroom, and they work nicely. This replaces a normal power outlet in your home with one that includes 2 USB charging ports. Rather than bulky adapters sticking out of the outlet, we like plugging USB devices directly into the wall outlet. The USB ports are positioned close to the power plugs, so you can only plug in non-bulky cords. Note: You must hire an electrician to replace your existing outlet, because non-experienced installers could cause electrical damage or personal injury.

  • Cable Matters 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector with 2 USB Charging Ports for $14

We have one in the living room, and love it. It plugs into any wall outlet, and sticks out by 2.5 inches. It turns the outlet into a 6 surge-protected power outlet with 2 USB charging ports. No electrician needed to install; it just plugs directly over your existing wall outlet.

  • Apie Portable 2-Outlet Surge Protector with 4 USB Charging Ports for $20

We bring one with us while traveling, and is super useful. While it is a bit bulky (8×6½x2 inches), it is very light at 1 pound and provides 4 USB charging ports and 2 surge-protected power ports. When traveling to hotels, AirBnB homes, and guest rooms, sometimes one power outlet is not enough to charge all our devices. I plug a laptop, a portable battery charger, 2 phones, and a tablet though this device which needs just one wall outlet. We have used other similar travel chargers, but found them either too heavy, unreliable/nondurable, or have too few USB charging ports or too little amperage (power output).

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