Thursday’s Best Deals: Free Ground Beef, Simplehuman Dish Rack, PUMA, and More

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A Butcher Box Ground Beef Welcome Offer, a simplehuman Kitchen Steel Frame Dish Rack, and a 50% off sale at PUMA lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals

Eneloops are our readers’ favorite rechargeable batteries, and B&H is running a rare on a set today. This $35 (normally $50) bundle includes 8 AA, 4 AAA batteries, and a charger.

The Eneloop line has an incredible reputation, and I have them powering many of my devices, including my external camera flash.


Hard drives inexorably get cheaper, and I can all but guarantee that this 4TB drive will eventually get cheaper as well. But for now, in 2019, $70 is an absolutely terrific price for a 4TB hard drive. In fact, it’s an all-time low by $10.

Just note that this is a desktop drive, meaning it’ll need to plugged into a wall outlet, in addition to your computer or game console, so it’s not really designed to be portable.


Whether you’re moving your teen into a dorm room or want to power a few more gadgets than your wall outlet will allow, this Anker power strip is a no-brainer. With 3 outlets and 3 USB ports built in, you can power just about any accessory or give your spare cables a new job. Better still, the wall outlet plug is angled so it can be tucked behind a dresser.

This current price is the lowest we’ve ever seen. Just make sure to clip the coupon on the page to get the best price.


There are lots of aluminum laptop stands out there, but this is the only one I’ve seen that can fold down to something that you could fit in your laptop sleeve to take to a coffee shop. Adjustable back legs mean you can even change the angle that it holds your screen at. Plus, at $15 (after clipping the 5% coupon and using code VS3S5FSZ), it’s also cheaper than most alternatives.


Google Wifi is one of the highest profile competitors in the exploding mesh router market, and our readers’ favorite mesh system. Rarely discounted from its usual $240-$260, you can get a three-pack of the routers for $220 at Woot today, the best price we’ve seen for a non-refurb pack. In fact, it’s $10 cheaper than what we saw on Prime Day.

It’s definitely overkill if you live in a small apartment. But for larger homes with lots of Wi-Fi dead zones, this could be the cure for all of your networking woes.


True wireless headphones feel like the future, but they’ve always come with a pretty big trade-off in battery life. The five hours of playtime (plus 24 hours of total battery with the charging case) that you get with Apple’s AirPods have basically been the high water mark in the space since they came out.

But Anker’s latest and greatest Soundcore Liberty earbuds up the ante with eight hours of continuous playtime without charging, plus an extra 100 (!!) hours when you include the charging case. Those are the best battery life figures we’ve ever seen in this space, and you can grab them for $70 today with promo code SDCHPLT8.

Beyond the battery life, the buds pack Bluetooth 5 for a stable connection, replaceable ear tips for better noise isolation and fit, and the ability to use your phone’s smart voice assistant on the fly.

Today’s Best Home Deals

The Inventory as a unit is a very big fan of the iconic Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint 18-In-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap; we use it to wash our bodies, our clothes, our gym bags, our yoga mats, our Instant Pots, our sheets, our weighted blankets—basically anything that can get smelly—and it works. But today, 32 oz. bundles of the famously tingly mint version of this all-in-one cleaning wonder is on sale for a mere $9 at Target—it normally costs almost double the price, and it rarely, if ever, goes on sale.

We can’t imagine this deal will last long, so stock up on the Doc while you can. Relish the tingly, minty fresh scent. Scrub yourself and your house and all your stuff cleaner than ever before. (Just, uh, ignore the label.) And don’t forget: Dilute! Dilute! Ok!


Do you hate switching your summer wardrobe out for your fall attire because you don’t have enough space? We always buy a ton of crap and wind up with more things than we have space for. You can organize your closet and cut down on clutter with a six-pack of Spacesaver Premium Vacuum Storage Bags. Right now, they’re a couple of bucks off at $22 on Amazon.


While I’ve seen a lot of people use nails and cable clips to pin down wires, I prefer using on-wall cable covers, like this $14 on-wall cord cover raceway kit.

These look more professional, and won’t leave you with a lot of holes on your walls. These can even be painted to blend in with your walls, and work especially well to hide the wires on your TV.

In the kit, you’ll find 6x 25″ raceways with tape, plus 12 connector pieces, screws and anchors. Got no plans this weekend? Now you do.


It’s back! One of Butcher Box’s most popular welcome offers is hitting the griddle once again, and new customers can get two pounds of free ground beef added to every box for the life of their membership. That’s like eight free burgers every month, or a bunch of tacos, or a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Just don’t forget the spicy ketchup.

Your bonus beef come bundled with any of Butcher Box’s pre-selected boxes, which are priced at $129 for 24 servings, or $238 for 48 servings, delivered every 30 or 60 days. For a nominal surcharge, you can also build a completely custom box, with your choices of proteins.

Note: You’ll have to enter your email at the beginning of the process. I know, it’s annoying.


Anker’s Eufy security systems are ready to put Ring on notice, with their ever-expanding security gadgets. The company’s latest offering, the Eufy Security Video Doorbell is on sale right now for $110, after you use the promo code EUFYDB99.

This particular model offers a ton for not very much. It’ll send you a picture of who is at the door and allow you to have a conversation with whoever is visiting. Better still, Eufy says their doorbell uses AES-128 data encryption ensures your footage is kept private on transmission and storage.

And, Eufy says their security products are one-time purchase without any monthly fees. If you’re in the market for one, pick this one up ASAP before the coupon code stops working.


If you’re having trouble sleeping, suffering from anxiety, or having trouble sleeping because you’re suffering from anxiety, Sunday Scaries CBD products could help. Jolie Kerr shared her thoughts on them for The Inventory, and now, our readers can score extra savings on the already-discounted CBD Side Piece bundle with promo code SIDEPIECE.

The Side Piece bundle includes a bottle of the standard gummies, plus a bottle of stronger CBD tincture, which you can add to your drink, drop straight onto your tongue, or incorporate into various foods as you see fit. Purchased separately, these products would set you back $114, but if you use promo code SIDEPIECE and choose the monthly plan (which you can cancel any time), you’ll get them for $69. Nice.


Today only, Amazon’s offering a discount on premium linens and comforters. While I’m mostly sleeping on top of my comforter these days, I’m sure a lot of us would appreciate a discounted upgrade to our sheets.

Prices start at just $44, with sizes ranging from twin to king sheets. But there’s also window curtains and mattress toppers, to round out your options. Just remember that these prices expire at the end of the day. So be sure to visit the main page to see all of the deals.


If you still haven’t crossed everything off your kid’s school supply list, or if you just want to donate some extra supplies to the classroom, Amazon’s running a big sale on AmazonBasics school supplies right now.

You can find all the deals here, but they include all types of glue, notebooks, copier paper, whiteboards, kid’s furniture, office supplies, and more. Even if you haven’t seen a classroom in years, there’s probably stuff here that you could use at home, so it’s worth taking a peek at the options.


Nordstrom Rack is normally where we go for well-priced fashions, but today, they’re offering up some more than decent deals on a range of refurbished products from Dyson. Take home a fan for $200, a humidifier for $250, or vacuums ranging from ball to handheld to stick for as low as $100. And yes, you can even score that coveted Supersonic Hair Dryer for $280. So don’t wait for this deal to blow over; take advantage of these Dyson deals before items start selling out.


Having a pet makes life more exciting and honestly, I’d say better. But as much as I love my cats, I do not love their fur. I find little fur tufts all around my home every single day. For my cat who is half Maine Coon, standard brushing doesn’t always work out in either of our favors. This best-selling grooming glove from Amazon might just do the trick though!

The Pet Grooming Glove from DELOMO has over 3,800 reviews and 4 stars. It is a gentle alternative to brushing that feels more like your cat or dog is getting a back rub and not having bristles scraped down their fur. Your furry friend might even consider this a spa-like massage! Right now, you can get this for $9 when you use the promo code L8Y3MMR7.


For our loyal Inventory readers, you may have caught my recent article about my cat’s addiction to sparkly toy balls. As you suggested, there are better deals than what I’d bought, so here’s one for all cat owners to take advantage of. You can get a 100-count of TECH-P Arts Pom Pons Flitter Sparkle Balls for $9 on Amazon. Or they can obviously be used for crafts, but cats love ‘em.


Here’s your chance to pick up our readers’ favorite dish rack, the simplehuman Kitchen Steel Frame Dish Rack. This particular model is roomy and offers dedicated areas for cupware, and manages to actually look nice. $64 may seem steep, and it is but this is $17 less than its regular price and the lowest price we’ve seen since January.


If your front or backyard is in need some deep TLC, you need to shop Home Depot’s sale of up to 25% off select outdoor tools and equipment. The sale includes a ton of Sun Joe products, like pressure washers, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, portable generators, chainsaws, and more.


Buffy comforters are a boon for people who run hot, but also like to be tucked under a cozy, fluffy blanket at night. Made from super soft eucalyptus fibers and filled with BPA-free recycled plastic water bottles, the brand’s fluffy Cloud and cooling Breeze comforters are breathable yet soft, plus they’re anti-microbial, cruelty-free, water-conservational, and machine-washable. And now, you can try one of your own for $20 less than usual using promo code KINJA20. (Just note, you’ll be charged after your 7-night free trial.) Nighty night!


Let me start off by saying that we accept no responsibility or liability if you chop off the tip of your finger with this deli slicer. I didn’t run that by our lawyers, but I’m pretty sure we’re good.

Okay, with that out of the way, if you’ve got the space for it, $99 is the best price ever on this Chef’sChoice slicer by $30, and while it definitely takes up its fair share of space, you might get more use out of it than you’d expect. In addition to slicing meats as thick as you’d like, you can pull it out to use on cheese, veggies, and even bread. But again, please be careful.

Just remember, this price will only stick around for the day or until sold out.


Big Blanket Co. Weighted Blanket | Kickstarter

Big Blanket Co. specializes in—wait for it—big blankets. And now, they’re finally coming out with a really big weighted blanket.

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Checking in at 120″ x 100″ and a whopping 30 pounds, this is, without question, the biggest weighted blanket out there. It’s big enough to share on the couch, and even big enough to use as a comforter on a king bed. It also ships with a washable duvet cover so you don’t have to actually wash the weighted blanket insert, which would probably be impossible without commercial-grade equipment.

I will say, as someone that normally uses a smaller, 25 pound blanket, the sheer size of the Big Blanket means the weight is distributed over a larger area, and thus, less heavy-feeling on the body. If you’re used to a 15 pound blanket, the Big Blanket will probably have a similarly cozy and stress-reducing feel, albeit one you can share with a partner. But I do wish the Big Blanket was available with 40 or even 50 pound versions.

The Big Blanket weighted blanket is available now on Kickstarter from $229, in a variety of colors. Shipments are expected in November, right as it starts to get cold out.


Go take a look at your international travel bucket list, because there’s a pretty good chance one of those destinations is included in Emirates’ big International Sale.

The best way to sort through the best deals is to select your departure airport from the dropdown menu on this page (13 U.S. airports are included), leave the destination blank, and hit search. You’ll then see a list of the best economy and business class fares, and you can also drill down on the available inventory with the search tools to only see fares for certain months, or in certain price ranges.

The cheapest flight we saw was from JFK to Milan for $459 roundtrip, but as you’d expect from Emirates, there are also lots of options to far-flung destinations in the middle east, Asia, and Africa as well.

These fares are available (while supplies last, obviously) until August 23, so I suggest finding a cheap flight you want now, and figuring out the rest of your vacation details later.


Kids are gearing up to head back to school, but who wants to think about homework and school projects? Instead, you can plan your next vacation, thanks to these Flight Deals From Southwest Airlines on Airfare Watchdog. If you didn’t get a chance for a summer vacation or are already itching for your next trip, these discounted rates are for fall and winter travel.

The Southwest sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays beginning in early September and continue through March 4, 2020. Be aware, there are some blackout dates around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Roundtrip flights, like Nashville to Atlanta, start out at $98, while one-way flights, like from Burbank to San Jose, cost $49. To get these discounted tickets, you must purchase them by Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm PDT.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

Up to 6src% Off NFL Gear, Plus Free Shipping for Orders $24+ | Fanatics | Promo code 24SHIP

Up to 60% Off NFL Gear, Plus Free Shipping for Orders $24+ | Fanatics | Promo code 24SHIP
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If you’re not wearing an item of clothing that’s branded with your favorite team’s name or logo, are you even a fan? Show your team spirit with up to 60% off NFL gear at Fanatics, happening today only. So start football season early, and be sure to use promo code 24SHIP to score free shipping on orders of $24 or more.


A good first aid kit is one of the 10 things you need to take with you when you go on a long hike or camping trip, and this kit from Adventure Medical Kits is what our outdoor expert Heather Balogh Rochfort recommends:

It can be easy to forgo first aid supplies on a day hike, and I totally get it. After all, we’ve all said those immortal words: What could go wrong? Don’t be that person and always pack a small first aid kit with you. The Mountain Day Tripper is affordable and includes all the basic stuff you’d need for an emergency: assorted bandages, blister preventions, pain medication, wound care and antiseptics, and gloves.

Not for nothing, it also includes a first aid field guide to help you use all this stuff, if you aren’t quite sure how. Normally $22-$28, the kit is down to an all-time low $18 today. May you buy it and never have to use it.


TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) massagers seem a bit like pseudoscience, but every time we post a deal on one of these things, we hear nothing but rave reviews. In fact, I use one occasionally after exercising, and it does seem to reduce muscle pain. At the very least, it feels cool.

This model from Auvon includes 20 modes and eight reusable pads (in two different sizes), far more than you’d get from most competitors. Just use promo code F7J74KMH at checkout to get it for $25.


Summer is almost over, but the deals have just begun at Forever 21. Right now, take up to 80% off summer essentials from the retailer, so you’ll look your best when you step outside to enjoy the nice weather for the next few weeks. These deals will only last for another day though, so shop now and start planning those outfits ASAP.


Everyone needs a good pair of jeans. If you know what I mean, head over to Levi’s, where select styles are 30% off in an effort to get you ready for fall. The sale includes items for men, women, and kids, so truly everyone can dive into some new, discounted denim.


Therm-a-Rest is best known for its ultralight inflatable sleeping pads for backpackers, but if you’re car camping and not concerned about weight, you can indulge yourself with a little more padding.

The hilariously named Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D offers four inches of self-inflating padding, and should help you get a good night sleep outdoors all year round. Here’s what we had to say about it on The Inventory:

When a brand describes the pad as the biggest they’ve ever made, you know it is going to be good. The MondoKing uses completely vertical side walls so sleepers don’t lose space to the dreaded sloping effect. The pad itself is four inches thick which is absolutely gargantuan for a sleeping pad, but you won’t be sad about it when you’re dreaming throughout the night. Bonus: With an R-value of 11.4 (the standard rating for warmth), it is the warmest on the list.

It’d normally set you back $180, but Amazon just marked it down to $142, one of the best deals we’ve seen. I recommend pairing it with this ridiculous tent. You can store it in one of the closets when it’s deflated!


BOGO Floating Sunglasses | Waves | Promo code KinjaFSBOGO

How many sunglasses have you lost to a good time in the ocean or lake? The glasses fall off of your head and just sink to the bottom before you even get a chance to flail around and save them.

But you don’t worry about that anymore, because now you can get two pairs of Floating Sunglasses from Waves Gear for the price of one when you use the promo code KinjaFSBOGO. These Waves Gear sunglasses have polarized lenses, 100% UVA + UVB protection, lightweight construction, and are made from an unsinkable plastic. Just be sure to add two pairs of your choice to your cart before heading to the checkout screen.


Better weather means catching up on your outdoor fitness goals, and for PUMA, that means catching up with you. The athletic wear brand is taking an extra 50% off their entire sale section, plus free shipping on orders $35 or more. Thus, trendy sneakers and apparel for workouts and beyond are going much less than usual, so use promo code ONLYU and stock up for a new season now.


When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, use the code SAVE20 and take an extra 20% off their entire clearance section for both men and women. Over 2,000 already-discounted items are even cheaper now, and everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.

Today’s Best Media Deals

You don’t have to be a music major to get an extensive musical education, thanks to Amazon. Right now, Prime Students can enjoy Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1 per month—because you should be putting your money toward more important things, like tuition and books and stuff. You’ll gain unlimited access to over 50 million songs on-demand, with the ability to listen offline and via Alexa. Finally, all those hours in class have paid off.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

Preorder Dragon Quest 11 S [Nintendo Switch] | $50 | Amazon

When it came out last year, Dragon Quest XI was the first single player Dragon Quest game released on home consoles in nearly 15 years, and it was worth the wait. Tim Rogers at Kotaku went as far as to call it the best Dragon Quest game ever made.

In just over a month, it finally releases on Nintendo Switch, and you can save $10 on the game by preordering. $50 is a bargain for a game that’ll take you 80 hours to get through, and in many ways, it’s two games in one, since you can switch the visual style from full 3D to a top-down, 16-bit perspective on the fly.

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Deals You May Have Missed

Christmas is right around the corner. Not in terms of time, but chances are you’ll see Christmas decor in stores in a matter of weeks. If you like to decorate for Christmas, this LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train is a cute little piece of decor that would look great under or near your tree. It is $10 off right now, so get it now before the price is jacked up due to the holidays.


Call me Ishma-sale. Vineyard Vines’ Whale of a Sale is on, and you don’t even need to be aboard the Pequod to partake. Right now, enjoy an extra 30% off preppy wardrobe staples using promo code WOAS30—just keep in mind that all sales are final. It’s easy to get lost at sea with a discount as good as this one, so don’t forget to come up for air once you dive into these deals.


New on-sale summer styles await at Original Penguin. Right now, take an extra 20% off a selection of already reduced apparel, including cool button-downs, polos, and tees, with promo code OP20. Just be sure to waddle over to this sale so you can snag your clothes ASAP, since this sale won’t last long.


Do you rely on hotel shampoo and soap whenever you travel? It is time to grow up. That soap is horrible for your skin. Instead, you need to get this NIVEA Men 5 Piece On-the-Go Grooming Set while it is 50% off. This was on sale a few weeks ago and has actually gone down in price by $2 since then.

Included in the set is NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm, Sensitive Shaving Gel, Sensitive Face Wash, Sensitive Protective Lotion, and Sensitive Body Wash, plus a travel bag. All of these NIVEA products will help keep your skin healthy while you’re away from home. Airplanes can really dry out your skin, so you’ll want to have the lotion and face wash handy.


Labor Day is basically here already, or at least, all of the sales are. Thankfully, you can get up to 87% sitewide at Jachs during their Labor Day Sale. Right now, crewnecks are on sale for as low as $17, while Chinos are only $35, and all men’s henleys are $17. Fall is coming up quick, so you’re going to wanter to shop Jachs’s outwear selection while some jackets and sherpa-lined flannels are marked down to $39. Free shipping is included on orders over $100, no code required.


It might not feel like it now, but before you know it, we’ll all be enjoying light jacket weather. Boulder-based Topo Designs makes some of the best looking and most durable outerwear out there, and you can save over $50 on the company’s Wind Jacket today at Huckberry, in two different colors.

The water resistant exterior won’t let you get overheated, but it will keep rain and wind out as the autumn breezes start blowing. The snap breast pocket is a great touch you don’t see on many windbreakers, as is the two-way YKK Vislon zipper, which should stand up to years’ worth of use.


Aquaphor has been around forever, and for good reason. This stuff works like magic on dry skin, especially in the wintertime. There’s a reason is has a 4.6 star average from over 3,000 reviews, all of which were typed out by soft and supple fingers. Clip the coupon and save 20% on a 14oz tub of Aquaphor, and never worry about dry hands again.


There’s camping. There’s glamping. And then there’s this.

This Ozark Trail 12-person tent features two removable room dividers (one of which doubles as a movie screen), built-in LED interior lighting, a gable entrance, a mud mat, and perhaps most ridiculously of all, two closets. Closets!

So if you want to spend the night outdoors without actually roughing it, the tent is down to $249 right now, from the usual $349.


If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple over Labor Day weekend for sightseeing, shopping, or the U.S. Open, you can stay in the unique, futuristic Yotel micro hotel for 25% off with promo code LABOR25 (valid on any three-night stay between Tuesday, August 27 and Monday, September 2).

Yotel’s rooms are small, yes, but these aren’t coffin-like sleeping pods or anything too adventurous. You still get full-sized (adjustable!) beds, private bathrooms, a TV, Wi-Fi, and even an iron and ironing board. They’re hotel rooms, basically! Just with a little less space to walk around than you might be used to.

Yotel New York also features a rooftop terrace, a gym, a central location in Hell’s Kitchen on 42nd and 10th, and even a freakin’ robotic luggage valet in the lobby.

Note: To get the deal, you’ll want to enter the promo code before you search for availability. Select promo code from the special rate dropdown menu, and enter LABOR25 to see the discounted rate. I saw $184/night for a standard queen room, which is about as good as it gets in Manhattan.

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I know, I know, single-use appliances are controversial. But what if I told you that this single-use appliance could make waffles into bowls? For $15—the lowest price ever—ditch all your regular, non-edible bowls and buy the DASH Waffle Bowl Maker in aqua (the pink model, meanwhile, is just $20, and red is $19). You’ll use delicious waffles to hold everything from ice cream to chicken to…soup? I don’t know. But waffles are good! Soup is good. I say give it a go.


It’s not a Dyson. It’s not a robo vac. But this Bissell Featherweight Stick Vacuum is fine, especially if you’re just trying to suck up dirt and dust in a small space every once in a while. (I’m speaking from experience here; I use this baby to clean my studio apartment, and I store it in that tiny space between my fridge and the wall.) You can even detach the floor nozzle to use as a hand vacuum.

And right now, it’s just $24 in purple or lime green—the lowest price we’ve seen. So just bring home one of these stick vacs, and save your money for something more fun than a vacuum.


An oscillating multitool is a must-own for any homeowner. It can sand! It can cut things at weird angles! It can remove grout! I bought this exact model (for a lot more money) a few months ago, and have already gotten my money’s worth out of it.

At $45, it’s almost worth it just for the included accessories. For example, the wood and metal flush cut blade included costs $13 on its own.


Quick! When’s the last time you waxed your car? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time to do it again.

Waxing makes your car look shiny and makes water bead up in a really pleasing way, yes, but it also protects your paint and its clear coat, which can help you avoid an expensive repair bill later down the road. It’s also really easy to do, especially when the weather is nice out like it is for now.

So grab a bottle of highly rated Meguiar’s Liquid Wax for $16 today. That’s down from $21, and within a few cents of an all-time low.

Be sure to toss a few applicator pads in your cart too, if you don’t have any.


Grocery shopping can be a hassle, especially when you have to carry everything inside. If you like reusable bags, for the environment’s sake or just because they’re convenient, we’ve got a deal for you. You can get a two-pack of Insulated Grocery Shopping Bags for $5 off on Amazon.

These reusable bags are extra large (16″ x 13″ x 9″), come with reinforced handles, a hard bottom insert for added support, and can fold flat when they’re not in use.


Casper makes our readers’ favorite pillows, but they rarely get discounts outside of bundle deals that require you to buy a mattress. Well, you know what? You need to buy pillows a lot more often than you need to buy mattresses.

Today and tomorrow only though, if you buy three Casper Pillows or the new Casper Down Pillows, you’ll get a fourth for free. Just add four to your cart, and you’ll see the discount at checkout automatically. Sweet dreams!


Ring is best known for its security cameras and doorbells, but its indoor home security system is one of our favorite options without a monthly fee (but if you do want 24/7 monitoring, it’s only $10 per month). Today, you can get the 8-piece starter kit (which includes a base station, a keypad, two motion sensors, three door/window sensors, and a range extender) for $189, a $50 discount.

And oh yeah, they’re throwing in a free Echo Dot too. That means you can arm, disarm, and check the status of your system with only your voice.


Blink’s highly rated XT 2 home security cameras are weatherproof, run for up to two years on a charge, and most importantly of all, include FREE cloud storage of your motion sensor-triggered clips. Seriously; there are no monthly fees.

Over on Amazon today, the new XT 2 models (which include two-way voice capabilities) are on sale for the first time ever. No matter how many cameras you need for your system, every set is on sale. You can get a single camera and a hub for just $80, or if you already have a hub, add-on cameras are just $70. The discounts get larger as you add more cameras to your cart as well, so get as many as you think you need to monitor your home.


Anker makes a ton of excellent products, and the Soundcore Wakey is a few of those mushed together. $80 for an FM radio would seem like a lot, but this model also acts as a Qi wireless charger, a dual-port USB charger, a Bluetooth speaker, and a white noise machine—that’s a lot of utility in a beautifully designed package.

Right now, you can get the Wakey for $20 off its usual price, no code required.


You’ve been thinking about hanging up your TV for years. Now, it’s time to actually hit that buy button and do it. This full-motion mount from Perlesmith can hold essentially any TV from 37″-70″, and it’s only $34 today on Amazon with promo code 84BDSVCU.

At that price, it even comes with all the hardware you need to hang it, a few Velcro cable ties, and even an HDMI cable, because why not?


Mac Mini | $699 | Amazon

Mac Mini | $699 | Amazon
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After years of neglect, Apple finally revived the Mac Mini late last year with a brand new model, featuring four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a speedier quad core processor, and all-SSD storage. You’ll still need to provide your own monitor and peripherals, but if you own those already, you can plug this straight in and have a perfectly capable desktop Mac.

If you were holding out for a deal, Amazon’s currently taking $100 off the base model with 128GB of storage and a Core i3 processor, bringing it down to $699, a match for the best price we’ve seen.


These 2nd gen Apple AirPods are already marked down to $135 refurbished, but if you add them to your cart, you’ll get an extra $20 off at checkout. That’s $30 less than buying them new. And, yes, they still look goofy, but those who own them swear by them. So if you’ve been looking to invest in a pair—this is a good chance to get it for a lot less than usual.

Just add it to your cart and you’ll see the discount.


You probably have a drawer dedicated to spare Lightning and microUSB cables, but chances are, you could still do with a few more USB-C cables for charging your modern devices.

Today on Amazon, you can take your pick of 6′ Anker cables for just $10 each. The PowerLine+ cable is wrapped in nylon, feels great in the hand, and comes with an 18 month warranty. The PowerLine II cable, by contrast, is wrapped in a more standard-feeling rubber, but comes with a lifetime warranty.

Use promo code ANKER742 to save on the former (red only), and ANKER741 to save on the latter (white or black).


You probably know Status Audio from the company’s legendary CB-1 over-ear headphones, but the brand’s new Bluetooth earbuds carry on that legacy of sound quality, while letting you finally cut the cord.

Launched last month, we’re big fans of the BT Transfer and BT Structure headphones, and had this to say about them on The Inventory:

If you prefer in-ear monitors, Status has you covered with two different options. The larger BT Structures include over-ear wings for a secure fit, a whopping 12 hours of battery life, and a larger-than-usual 9mm dual driver system that allows them to achieve an impressive depth on the low end without sounding muddy. They’re the best-sounding wireless earbuds I’ve ever tried.

For $10 less, the BT Transfers offer a smaller form factor at the expense of battery life (eight hours instead of 12) and slightly smaller 8mm drivers, though those are still larger than the ~6mm drivers you’d find in most earbuds of this size. To my ears, they sounded nearly identical to the Structures, so I’d choose based on the form factor that’s right for you. Both sets of earbuds are IPX5 water resistant (not great, but good enough for exercise), include Bluetooth 5.0, and sadly, charge over microUSB.

You can now buy either model on Amazon, and our readers can take 20% off with promo code INVENTORY20.


Back in March, Private Internet Access (our readers’ favorite VPN service) raised its prices for the first time ever. And while our readers can still get an exclusive 3-years for $99 plan, they just lowered their other plans back to their old prices for a limited time.

The reason this is a big deal is that you can renew your membership as many times as you want at whatever price you originally paid. Once the prices go back to normal, you’ll still be locked into the lower rate.

Here are the new (old) promotional prices, along with what you’d normally pay:

  • 1 month: $6.95 (down from $9.99)
  • 1 year: $39.95 (down from $71.88)

Clearly, the annual plan is the sweet spot here if you don’t want to commit to the three-year plan, but $6.95/month for 10 simultaneous connections, clients for just about every conceivable device, and servers in 32 countries (foreign Netflix, anyone?). We aren’t sure when the prices will go back up, so you probably want to lock in your account ASAP.


Vince makes apparel that’s maddeningly, effortlessly simple yet cool. How do they do it?! Well, now you can find out thanks to flash sales on men’s and women’s Vince clothing and shoes, happening now at Nordstrom Rack. Shop a selection of practical, stylish tops, pants, dresses, slides, and more, and finally pull off that I’m-not-trying-that-hard-but-I-look-incredible look once and for all.


J.Crew Factory is already marked down significantly compared to its regular J.Crew counterpart, but now, the Factory is taking its discounts to a whole new level. Everything on site is 50% off today, plus you’ll get an extra 15% off your purchase when you use the promo code FLOWERPOWER. The whole factory is currently stacked with summertime staples in that classic J.Crew aesthetic, so shop and save on those in-season styles now.


Before you hit the trails on your outdoor adventures this summer, stop by Backcountry’s sale on climbing gear. Right now, a selection of full-priced items, including harnesses, helmets, ropes, backpacks, and much, much more, have set up camp in this up to 40% off promotion. There’s no promo code necessary to take advantage of the discount; just add to cart, and you’ll be ready to head out into the wild blue yonder.


Hands down, Nespresso is the easiest way to make decent espresso at home, and their high-end VertuoPlus model will make regular coffee too.

This model, made by De’Longhi, comes in Ferrari red, has great reviews, and can make lots of different drink sizes: Espresso (1. 35 oz. ), double Espresso (2. 7 oz.), Gran Lungo (5 oz. ), Coffee (7. 7 oz. ) and alto (14 oz. ). Today’s $99 deal is about $20-$40 less than usual, and the best price we’ve seen since the holiday season.


Running to the pet store to pick up food every time you run out is never convenient. That’s why Chewy is such a lifesaver. And don’t get me started on prescription diets like Royal Canin or Science Diet, which are expensive to restock too. Right now, you can get $15 off your order of $49 or more at Chewy, so long as you have any prescription food or prescription medication in your cart.

To get your discount, use the code CHEWYRX at checkout. To be eligible for this discount, you cannot have purchased Rx food or Rx meds through Chewy before.


You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. This Kitchenaid pasta roller and cutter set attaches to the accessory port on any KitchenAid mixer, and lets you create your own noodles with multiple shapes in just minutes. $108 is a full $52 less than Amazon’s current price, so I’d call this deal delizioso.

You’ll probably want a drying rack to go with it.


I can’t decide if Amazon selling its own motor oil is dystopian or convenient, but in any event, it’s affordable. Right now, you can save a few bucks off the regular price on five quarts of AmazonBasics conventional, synthetic, or synthetic high mileage motor oil, all of which will set you back less than $20.

Oddly enough, Amazon does not make its own oil filters to go with it, but you can enter your car’s make and model on this page to find one that’ll work.


Have you ever flipped your pill0w over during the summer, expecting the cool side, but you only got some more hot pillow? Yeah, sleeping when it is hot outside can really suck, especially if you don’t have central air. If you’ve wanted to try out temperature-regulating sheets, now is a perfect time. You can get 15% off My Sheets Rock at with the promo code KINJA19. My Sheets Rock makes their bedsheets using the highest-grade bamboo rayon to keep you cool, no matter how hot it is.


On an infinite timescale, there will eventually be a multitool variant of every conceivable consumer product released on Kickstarter, but this versatile carabiner from the folks who brought us a pretty incredible pen in 2017 makes more sense than most.

In addition to acting as a locking carabiner, for all of your carabiner needs, this product packs a box cutter, a couple of screwdrivers, and a combination bottle opener/pry bar that can help you take nails out of wood. They also advertise it as a pair of metal knuckles if you need to fight a bear (literally!), but I suppose that’s true of any carabiner.

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The carabiner form factor actually makes a ton of sense as a box cutter or pry bar, since its large size gives you a more leverage and a sturdier grip than you’d get on most minimal multitools. I used an early prototype to open a few boxes, and while that’s never the most difficult task, I felt like I could do it all day without my hand getting fatigued.

The GPCA carabiner is now up on Kickstarter, with super earlybird pricing starting at $29 for an aluminum version, or $39 for stainless steel.


Hydro Flask, the maker of our readers’ favorite water bottle, also makes a pretty great vacuum-insulated tumbler, and today, that tumbler is 50% off in select colors that the brand has opted to retire. You can score a 22- or 32-oz tumbler in the following (admittedly timeless, though apparently out of style?) hues: Black, Graphite, Cobalt, and Pacific. Use promo code TUMBLER-4Q8RG9 to slurp down the savings, and start keeping your cold drinks icy for 24 hours and hot drinks steamy for up to 6 hours.


Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this new wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $17 today with promo code ANKER743. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three adjustable DPI settings and forward/back buttons, which are pretty rare at this price level. No wonder a version of it was one of our readers’ favorite work mice last week.


Third party USB-C to Lightning cables can finally get Apple’s MFi blessing for faster charging speeds (50% in 30 minutes on the latest iPhones!), and we’ve spotted a deal that brings one down to $6 for Prime members (or $7 for non-Prime members), the best price we’ve ever seen for any of these cables.

UGREEN’s 3′ cable supports that magical 18W charging spec when plugged into an USB-C PD charger (like this one!), and you can get it on sale with promo code UGREEN493. Of course, if you own a MacBook from the last few years, this will also let you sync and charge your phone from your computer without a dongle. You probably forgot that was even possible!


USB-C Power Delivery battery packs are getting smaller and cheaper, and Anker’s latest and greatest PowerCore is one of the slimmest we’ve seen to date. Despite being just over a half inch thick, you get 10,000mAh of capacity, a 12W USB port, and an 18W Power Delivery port, which is sufficient for phones, tablets, the Nintendo Switch, and even small laptops in a pinch.

The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD also includes Anker’s new trickle charging technology, which allows the battery to charge small devices like Bluetooth headphones that don’t draw enough power to keep most other battery packs “awake.”

Normally $40, the PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is marked down to $32 this week on Amazon, no code required.


Cole Haan makes some seriously great shoes for any occasion, and if you’re looking for a new pair but don’t want to spend the normal asking price, they’re taking an extra 40% off their sale section with the code EXTRA40. We expect that this will be their last big sale of the year.

Finally get a pair of ZERØGRANDs (or the newer 2.ZERØGRANDs), Stitchlite oxfords, or even the new All Day Trainers, which were added to the sale section recently.


Amazon’s discounting a bunch of gear during their back-to-school sale. Save a bunch of cash on a whole bunch of Echo devices, including the 3rd generation Dot, Plus, the Input, and the Show 5.

Shopping for a Kindle? The Oasis is also on sale for $50 less than usual.

If you’re looking to add a some brains to your TV, choose from a Fire Stick bundled with an Echo Dot for $60 or add 4K capabilities for $10 more. To be clear this is your standard fare sale, nothing is too game-changing. In fact we’ve seen all of these prices before but they’re still good.


Do you really need an excuse to go home shopping today? Well, we’ve got one for you if you do. Right now Wayfair’s Home Renovation Sale has up to 50% off select home items. During this sale, you can get discounts on major appliances, flooring, tile, backsplash, and more. It’s time to upgrade your kitchen island situation while you can!


Have you been dragging your feet about buying yourself a Fire TV? Well, right now, there is no better time to do it. When you buy an Insignia or Toshiba Fire TV Edition, you’ll get a 3rd Generation Echo Dot for free.

What makes this limited-time offer even better is that a bunch of these TVs has been marked down in price. An Insignia 50-Inch 4K Ulta HD Fire TV is $250, which is $100 off.

The rules are simple:

Step 1: Add any Insignia or Toshiba Fire TV Edition to your cart.

Step 2: Add any 3rd Generation Echo Dot to your cart.

Step 3: Proceed to checkout and follow the prompts to complete your transaction before 9: 00PM PT September 2, 2019. Your discount will be automatically applied and will appear in the Order Summary column of the checkout page as “Fire TV Promo.” Terms and Conditions apply.


If you’re an Amazon Prime Student, there is a current limited-time offer that you need to take advantage of. You can get up to 40% off select Echo Devices.

Step One: If you aren’t already a member, please join Prime Student to become eligible for this offer.

Step Two: Add one of the Echo devices below to your Amazon.com cart

Step Three: In checkout, apply one of the promo codes displayed below for your preferred device under Payment Method by 8: 59pm PST October 1st, 2019, and the discount will apply.


Buying a new mattress is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make, after buying a home, of course. What you sleep on is important and can shape how you feel all day long. Right now, you can get $100 off a Casper mattress, plus two free standard Casper Pillows. The Casper Pillow is our readers’ favorite pillow and this is actually a deal we’ve never seen before from Casper.

Check out what our readers’ had to say over in The Inventory:

Perfect combination of fluffy, supportive, and stays cooler than any other pillow I have owned. – Wholandia


Fall is almost here! And Patagonia has vests, puffers, pullovers, and zip-ups galore, all of which are great for wearing alone on warmer days or all at once when it’s an arctic tundra outside. Right now, the the anti-Silicon Valley folks are majorly marking down their Web Specials section for a limited time with up to 50% off their past season products. So it would behoove you to pile everything you can into your cart ASAP, so you can pile everything onto yourself during the cold months ahead.


Yamazaki takes universal household organization problems—storing shoes, organizing toilet paper rolls, wrangling cables—and creates some of the most beautiful solutions out there.

Today at Huckberry, several of their wares are on sale for 15% off. Inside, you’ll find solutions for specific options—pet bowls, a slim cart to go next to your fridge, the aforementioned toilet paper holder—and also beautiful furniture that can work in any home, like side tables, coat hooks, and shelves. It all combines black stainless steel and wood in beautiful and interesting ways, and I want to buy all of it.


Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of great wines from around the world, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store.

Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with six bottles of wine for just $40 with free shipping, and every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. But if you use this link when you sign up, you’ll get FREE shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month. At the very least, you should send Mom the trial box for less than $7 per bottle. I mean, why wouldn’t you?

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