Walmart’s Holiday Savings officially kick off tomorrow with more than 20,000 Rollbacks

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Less than 24 hours after Amazon divulged it would begin Black Friday countdown sales on November first, Walmart has announced that its holiday sales will also coincidentally start tomorrow. According to the press release, Walmart “will offer more than 20,000 Rollbacks on items including groceries and popular brands such as Disney “Frozen,” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Samsung, and Dell.”

The deals will ramp up on Monday, November 3rd with Nintendo 2Ds for $79 (Reg. $129), Sony 48-inch LED HDTV for $348 (Reg. $448), and much more.

Customers can opt for free in-store pickup on all items and free shipping on orders of $50 or more. If you don’t want to trek out to your local Walmart store then you’d be better off shopping at Target and taking advantage of its storewide free shipping offer.

Full press release follows: Read more

Amazon’s countdown to Black Friday kicks off November first with thousands of Lightning Deals

amazon-prime-boxes-black-friday-shippingAmazon has announced that its countdown to Black Friday 2014 will commence on November first with “even more deals, all day, every day.” Today’s news follows word from Amazon that Prime members will be granted 30 minutes of early access to select Lightning deals this holiday season.

We expect Black Friday ad leaks and other holiday promo details for other retailers to pick up steam over the next week as the calendar turns to November.

In the meantime, you can take a peek at some of Amazon’s upcoming deals: Read more

Microsoft announces $50 price drop coming to Xbox One consoles next week

Update (10/30 12:25pm): Best Buy has now dropped $50 off the special edition COD and Assassin’s Creed bundles (w/ Kinect version) to match Amazon ahead of the official November 2nd drop date as well.

Update (10/28 7:55am): It looks as though the $50 price drop is now live on Amazon for the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle ($449) shipped and the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle without Kinect ($349) shipped. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on either bundle and nearly a week ahead of the scheduled price drop.

Update (10/27 4:45pm): Microsoft is offering an additional 5% off any purchase from the Microsoft Store when you text Play to 29502 from your mobile device, simply enter the promo code that you receive via text during checkout. We have not seen any limitations or exclusions for this deal and assume that it will work once the $50 discounts for Xbox One begin.

The crazy deal season is just around the corner now, with Black Friday like discounts starting as early as the beginning of next month from what we are hearing at this point. Microsoft looks as though it will be one of the first major manufacturers to announce deep sale pricing with its latest home console dropping $50 across the board.

You can see all the details below:  Read more

Target announces free shipping for all items through the holiday shopping season

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Here comes the holiday push. Target has just announced that all online orders placed from now until December 20th will qualify for free shipping.

Typically only orders exceeding $50 or placed with a REDcard would evade shipping costs. The only other option was to choose free in-store pickup. Again, there is no order minimum on this promotion so everything from cheap DVDs to pricey HDTVs are fair game.

We really hope that this forces the hand of other retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples to put their free shipping requirements on hold this holiday season.

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Prime members will get 30 minute head start on some of Amazon’s best holiday deals

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We still have over 45 days to go until Black Friday in the US, but retailers are already starting to show their hand. Earlier today, Amazon officially kicked off the Black Friday deal season by announcing that Prime members will get 30-minute early access to select Lightning deals.

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This early access will make it much easier for Prime members to score some of Amazon’s hottest holiday deals. All eligible Lightning deals are labeled “Prime Early Access Deal.” Prime members will also have early access to fashion deals at MyHabit.com, which is a membership-only site that was founded by Amazon.

Amazon Prime is a $99/year membership that offers free 2-day shipping on more than 20 million products, unlimited movie/TV/music streaming, and access to more than 500,000 books. Students can sign up at a discounted rate and anyone can take advantage of a free 30-day trial.

Full PR, which includes a preview of upcoming Lightning deals, follows: Read more

The best Cyber Monday tech deals from around the web

best-buy-cyber-monday-9to5toysBlack Friday is well in the rear-view mirror and that means our shopping focus is now firmly zeroed in on Cyber Monday. The online sales event now matches Black Friday in deals, specials, savings and more.  Due to this year’s abbreviated holiday shopping season many retailers are extending Cyber Monday into a week long event. Below is a list of the best pre-announced Cyber Monday deals, but we fully expect a steady stream of new deals to pop up during the course of the day. Follow 9to5Toys for the latest deals: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+. Keep in mind that all deals are subject to availability and could change at any moment.

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Best Buy offering iPhone 5s for $75 off all models on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

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It might not be as good as the $0 offer available through some of the smaller regional carriers, but if you want a discount on a new iPhone 5s this weekend from one of the big guys this might be the best deal we see. Best Buy just let us know it’s offering the iPhone 5s on the usual two-year contract for $75 off. That puts it at $125 instead of the usual $199 up-front cost of the device, and the deal is good for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. That’s the price of the 16GB model, but the deal also extends to the 32GB model for $225, and the 64GB model for $325.

If you’d rather go with T-Mobile, the carrier currently has a $0 down deal on iPhones, but that won’t really save you much on the cost of the device. The monthly instalment plan is $27 a month instead of the usual $20, so you’ll still pay off the cost of your device after two years. Still a great way to get an iPhone for $0 down if you’re a T-Mobile customer or into its no-contract plans. Walmart seems to have the only decent discount on the iPhone 5c at $45 ($30 off) on-contract.

Best Buy’s iPhone deal will last today and tomorrow only. The company also just announced it’s offering $50 off the white and space gray iPad mini. Read more

Toshiba USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives: 2TB Canvio Connect $80, 1TB Canvio Basics $41 shipped

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Staples has the 1TB Toshiba Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HDTB210XK3BA) + $0.99 filler item on sale for $50.98 and then $10 off with coupon code 37464 brings it down to $40.98 with free shipping. That’s $20 less than Amazon’s current listing for it and the lowest we’ve seen.

Staples also has 2TB Toshiba Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HDTC720XS3C1) on sale for $89.99. Take $10 off with coupon code 37464 bringing the total to $79.99 with free shipping. This also is $20 less than Amazon’s listing of the same hard drive and the lowest we’ve seen it go.

If you don’t mind the crowds today, we also have a printable coupon from Staples that can be used in store. It takes $15 off a purchase of $100 or more: Read more

Google Chromecast Streaming player: $25 shipped (on Mobile)

Staples is offering the Google Chromecast streaming player  for $35 with free shipping. If you apply the $10 off coupon available on Staples mobile site m.staples.com via SMS it drops to $25 shipped. (you dont have to use the text message coupon on your phone.. Just copy the digits in the link from the text message Staples sent you and add them as a coupon on the regular site.)

You can also get 5% back later in Staples Rewards (free to sign up). Read more

Black Friday roundup of all the latest Android tablet, smartphone, app deals

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Thanksgiving is now in our rear-view mirrors and the holiday shopping season has officially begun. The Android world is no stranger to deals on smartphones, tablets and that’s the very reason we’ve curated a list of all the best specials. Want a deal on the HTC One? Done. How about a special Black Friday price on the Galaxy S 4? We’ve got you covered. How about a deal on a Kindle Fire tablet? Keep reading and we’ve got a deal on that as well. In fact, just keep reading altogether and find the latest specials at the nations four largest wireless carriers, national retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Wait…there’s even Google’s own Play Store with a huge selection of deals on apps, games, movies, books, music and TV!

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Amazon Kindle 2GB w/ Wi-Fi $50 shipped (Reg. $70)

Amazon-Kindle-2GBBest Buy has the 2GB Kindle for only $49.99 shipped (Reg. $70). That’s a $20 savings and the lowest we’ve seen for the Kindle. Amazon sells it for $69 and their customers gave it 4.4/5 stars with excellent reviews.

The Kindle is less than 6 ounces (lighter than a paperback and it fits in your pocket). It comes with new darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading and it reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight. Also, you can download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi. Read more

Dell 21.5” 1080P LED Monitor $80 shipped (Reg. $180)

Dell-E2213H-21.5”-LED-MonitorStaples is offering the Dell 21.5” LED Monitor for $89.99 (Reg.180). If you apply the $10 off coupon available on Staples mobile site m.staples.com via SMS, it brings it down to $79.99 shipped.  That would make it $100 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for this Dell monitor.

It comes with a 3 year warranty from Dell and it has DVI & VGA ports. Mac users will need to have a $5 Mini Display Port Adapter.

You can also get 5% back later in Staples Rewards (free to sign up). Read more