Dan DeSilva

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Amazon is running a few sales right now that offer incredible savings for book lovers. Grab a new Kindle E-reader for as low as $49.99 with free shipping, which is a match for the best we’ve ever seen. Even the higher-end Kindle Paperwhite has been discounted down to $99.99 shipped (Reg. $120).

Kindle Unlimited membership

Now to fill your new Kindle with some amazing books! Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 40% off its Kindle Unlimited service. Memberships start at just $44.95 (Reg. $60). You can even gift a membership at the discounted prices. Kindle Unlimited provides access to “over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks.” It normally costs $10 per month.

Kindle books Gold Box

Also one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking up to 85% off a selection of more than 800 Kindle books. You’ll find popular titles from various genres including Mystery, Romance, History, Science Fiction, and more.

After hosting some of the best Black Friday deals during the past week, Target isn’t slowing down as we head into Cyber Monday. Today only, you can save 15% on nearly everything Target sells online when you enter coupon code CYBER15 during checkout.

You’ll find a couple minor exclusions, but for the most part it’s open season on all electronics, home goods, fashion, media, and more. All orders ship free. Here are our top picks:

We also have this sale to thank for the first major iPad Pro deal.

REDcard holders save an additional 5% on their entire order.

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Update (11/30 4:15am): Looks like most models are now only available for in-store pickup.

Target is offering a sitewide 15% discount for Cyber Monday with coupon code CYBER15. This sale knocks Apple’s newly released 12.9-inch iPad Pro down to the lowest prices we’ve ever seen:

All of these deals qualify for free shipping. REDcard holders can stack an additional 5% savings on their order.

If you want to go online, MacMall has modest $12 off iPad Pros across the board and unlike Apple, takes Paypal and only collects sales tax in CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA which can save a significant bit of change.

Description MfrPN MSRP MacMall Price Savings
IPAD PRO WI-FI 32GB SPACE GRAY-USA ML0F2LL/A $799.00 $787.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 32GB SILVER-USA ML0G2LL/A $799.00 $787.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 32GB GOLD-USA ML0H2LL/A $799.00 $787.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 128GB SPACE GRAY-USA ML0N2LL/A $949.00 $937.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 128GB SILVER-USA ML0Q2LL/A $949.00 $937.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 128GB GOLD-USA ML0R2LL/A $949.00 $937.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI CELL 128GB GRAY AS-USA ML3K2LL/A $1,079.00 $1,067.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI CELL 128GB SLVR AS-USA ML3N2LL/A $1,079.00 $1,067.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI CELL 128GB GOLD AS-USA ML3Q2LL/A $1,079.00 $1,067.00 $12.00

Note: All iPad Pros aren’t currently in stock but most ship immediately- 3 days

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ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.4% feedback rating) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s all-new 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Gold or Space Gray for $1,099.99 with free shipping. Thats $199 below retail and a match for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

This MacBook features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory and a 256GB PCIe-based flash drive. Apple has included a number of new innovations with its latest MacBook release including USB-C connectivity, Force Touch Trackpad and a refreshed keyboard.

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.4% feedback rating) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (model MF839LL/A) for $1,049.99 shipped. That’s $249 off retail and the best deal we’ve ever seen by $30.

This Retina MacBook Pro features 2.7GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB of RAM, 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage, a 3840×2160 display and the new Force Touch trackpad.

Use your savings to buy some discounted iTunes credit: $100 iTunes Gift Card for $80 with email delivery from PayPal (20% off), more

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November 27


Update (11/29 8:45pm): Adorama via eBay offers WD My Passport Ultra 3TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $130).

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $64.99 with free shipping. That’s $10 below its regular price and one of the lowest we’ve seen for any 2TB portable drive. Also available via B&H. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from thousands of Amazon reviewers.

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November 26

Right now you can secure a year of unlimited cloud storage from Amazon for just $5. This plan typically costs $59.99. Use this online storage as part of your backup plan for important digital files. With the mobile apps for iOS/Android you can “quickly view, organize, and share things when you need to.”

Only looking to store photos on Amazon’s cloud? That plan is on sale for just $1 (Reg. $12). Note: All Prime members already have access to this service.

Both of the deals were advertised in Amazon’s Cyber Monday announcement.


Nomad’s Black Friday sale is now live with savings of up to 65% on various Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad accessories. Orders of $75 or more ship free. Nomad is known for its unique product design and attention to detail.

I’ve been using the Apple Watch Stand for several months and absolutely love its look and overall stability. The rear groove that hides the charging cable is a really nice touch. It typically sells for $60, but is marked down to just $39.95 right now. You’ll also find some Apple Watch bands and power accessories available at a 30% discount. Another standout deal is the MFi Lightning Cable Keychain for $12.50 (Orig. $25). If you don’t hit the $75 order threshold, shipping will run you about $5. expand full story

Update (11/26 11:00pm): Costco offers a 2-pack of 2nd Generation Chromecast Streaming Media Players with a $12 Google Play Credit for $48.99 ($69 value).

You can buy two Google Chromecast players (2015 models) right now for $50 with free shipping from Best Buy. Also available at B&H. Each Chromecast typically sells for $35, so this deal is saving you $20 total on the pair. This is the first real price drop we’ve seen for Google’s latest streaming media players. Promo includes Chromecast and Chromecast Audio (full review here). expand full story


Update (11/26 11:30am): Amazon now has the Nest Cam at Black Friday pricing – $169.99 shipped (Reg. $200).

Amazon offers the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat with a $50 Gift Card for $249 shipped. Nest typically sells for $249, so you’re paying regular price but getting a free $50 credit to Amazon. That brings the effective price of the thermostat down to $199, which is the best we’ve seen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 934 Amazon reviewers.

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November 25

You can save 50% on any one album from Google Play this weekend. Go through this special link to activate the coupon and then the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. This is a great chance to save on music that isn’t available on any streaming services including Adele’s new critically acclaimed album. Deal expires at midnight on December 1. If for some reason Google Play does ask you for a coupon code, just enter 50ALBUM2015.
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