Deals ▪ Today
Best Buy is throwing a 4-day Memorial Day sale that includes deep discounts on iPads, Macs, HDTVs, and various other gadgets. This sale doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow, but My Best Buy Members can access all of the deals right now. Anyone who’s not a member can create an account for free to take advantage of this sale a day early. You must be logged in to see the sale and special prices during the Early Access period.
The most dramatic and noteworthy deals have been handed out to more than a dozen MacBook and iMac computers. All eligible models have been discounted by $150. Here are our top Mac deals:
- 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (MF839LL/A): $1,149.99 (Reg. $1,299)
- 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (MJVE2LL/A): $849.99 (Reg. $999)
- 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (MF886LL/A): $2,149.99 (Reg. $2,299)
Select iPad mini 3 models are $100 off with prices starting at just $299.99 shipped for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.
Walmart is offering Apple’s iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular (AT&T or Verizon) for $299.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, Apple is currently charging $529 for it new and $439 for it in refurbished condition. Today’s deal is one of the best iPad Air deals we’ve ever seen. Both models are available in Silver or Space Gray.
This iPad features a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Retina display, 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP iSight Camera, and 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera. expand full story
1Password is arguably one of the best password management system around, and certainly one of our favorite. Today, it is on sale at the Mac App Store for $34.99. At regular $50, this is matching the best price we have seen on the Mac App Store and within $7 of a limited promo code deal from over 3 months ago. We haven’t seen it go for less on the Mac App Store in over a year.
However, those with access to a .edu email address can get the Mac app for even less. Over on the official AgileBits shop, 1Password for Mac is just $27.99 using a .edu email address during checkout. That’s matching our previous limited promo price and the best we have seen in over a year. Student and faculty members are eligible for the discounted rate and should checkout using a .edu email. If you don’t have a .edu email, you can checkout with your regular email but you should have an active student/faculty ID available in case you’re contacted by AgileBits
Keep in mind, you will get updates faster purchasing the app directly from Agile, but there is no iCloud syncing like the Mac App Store version. Agile’s purchase does support Dropbox for cross-platforming syncing though (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).
The App Store Best of 2014 winner keeps your accounts safe by storing/creating complicated passwords and logs you in with a single click: expand full story
Deals ▪ Yesterday
Labor Day fashion deals are starting to pop up at various retailers. We’ve found three sales worth your time ahead of the holiday weekend.
First, J. Crew Factory is taking 50% off everything across women’s, men’s, and kids’ items. One of your best bets is to go with the Factory 11-inch Lightweight Rivington Short for $19.50. It’s available in multiple colors including classic Navy Blue and British Khaki. Factory Washed Pique Polos are just $18 and are also available in a range of colors. J. Crew Factory adds $5 flat rate shipping or waives shipping fees on orders of at least $100.
Next, Amazon is offering a 20% discount on already-reduced clothing, shoes and more with coupon code LABORDAY20. What’s more, you can save an extra 25% on jewelry and watches with coupon code EXTRA25OFF. Our favorite pick from this sale is the Timex Unisex Weekender Silver-Tone Watch with Blue and Yellow Nylon Band for $19.25. Coupon code EXTRA25OFF drops your final price down to $14.44 Prime shipped, which is a savings of more than $10 off its regular price and the best deal we’ve ever seen. It’s rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 581 Amazon reviewers.
Lastly, Toms Surprise Sale extends discounts of 40-70% to select women’s, men’s and youth items. This discount yields a pair of Olive Canvas Men’s Classics for just $28.80 with free shipping, which is $19.20 below the regular price of $48. The $30-$40 price range also has many different style shoes to choose from. All orders of $25 or more ship free and all sales are final. expand full story
Nest made a splash yesterday with the announcement of its third generation Learning Thermostat. But despite its larger screen and new Farsight feature, the second generation model is the better buy for most people at its new, lower price of $199 (Orig. $249).
Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) September 01, 2015
Nest did a great job of talking up how its third generation screen is a big deal, but in practice it probably won’t improve your life that much. Farsight sounds like it would be helpful, but how often do you really want to check in on your thermostat from 3-ft or more away or don’t have access to clock? Most thermostats live in hallways anyways, where you’re never more than a few feet away from its display. The other big improvement is Furnace Heads-Up that analyzes your furnace’s shutoff patterns, but that feature will also be rolling out to all previous generation Nest Thermostats later this year.
At the end of the day, it feels like Nest didn’t do enough to make the third generation Thermostat worth the extra $50 over its predecessor. That being said, you won’t always have this option since the second generation’s discounted price of $199 is only going to be around “while supplies last.” expand full story
Woot is offering deals on a series of rarely discounted Twelve South iPad cases today. There are options for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad 2/3/4 starting at $35 shipped. All of the prices in today’s sale are the lowest we can find.
Twelve South’s popular BookBook iPad case is down to $29.99 plus $5 fate rate shipping for iPad mini (black, red or rutledge) and $49.99 plus $5 fate rate shipping for iPad Air (black and brown). Both cases regularly go for $60 and $80 respectively, making today’s deal the best we can find. The BookBooks have a 4.5/5 star rating from over 500 Amazon customers and feature a hidden typing stand and a scratch-free soft interior.
You’ll also find the Twelve South SurfacePad for iPad Air for $29.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping (also available for the same price for iPad mini). This case still fetches $80 direct from Twelve South, and $60+ (depending on the color) at Amazon and most trusted retailers. It is available in all colors: black, natural, red, and white. The SurfacePad is made of luxury Napa leather and provides hands-free, multi angle viewing/typing functionality and has a 4.6/5 star rating from 18 Amazon customers.
Incase is discounting a pair of its popular backpacks by 50% when you enter promo code SC50 at checkout: Cargo Backpack drops from $79.95 to $39.97 and the Staple Backpack goes from $59.95 to $29.97. Shipping is free and all color combinations are eligible for this promo. Both backpacks feature padded shoulder straps and ample compartments for all of your gear including a MacBook (up to 15″).
A large media pocket with a cable port provides on-the-go access to portable power or audio. Durable yet lightweight and comfortable with padded shoulder straps and a sternum strap, our Cargo Laptop Backpack is designed for the modern world.
Incase Staple Backpack
Slim, modern, simple. Staple Laptop Backpack easy access main compartment offers a generous carrying capacity for your everyday needs. Fits up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro, and features adjustable padded shoulder straps for optimal comfort.
Starting today, Amazon is offering all Prime members the opportunity to purchase a Dash Button for $4.99 and with the first Dash purchase $4.99 will be credited back to the Prime members account. Amazon is also expanding the program to include 29 different brands, representing more than 500 products for Prime members to choose to purchase with the press of a button.
The Dash program is incredibly simple: when you’re out of a home good, just press the button and a refill will arrive at your door step within a couple of days. It connects to your Wi-Fi and communicates directly with Amazon. Some of the more notable options include Tide, Bounty, Glad Trash Bags, Gatorade and more.
We first reported back in March when we thought it could possibly be an April Fools joke from Amazon.
Deals ▪ September 1
Next week marks Pandora’s 10th anniversary and as a thank you to its millions of listeners it’s going to turn off ads for all of September 9th. This benefit is usually limited to just Pandora One subscribers ($4.99 per month), but during this 24-hour period every listener will be able to enjoy ad-free music.
And for those of you who are feeling nostalgic, Pandora has crafted a special mixtape that includes the 10 most Thumbed Up songs of each year for the past decade.
The Ringke Official Store via Amazon is currently discounting many cases in a wide variety of styles for iOS and Android devices. Starting at $3, free shipping is available on all of today’s deals. There are clear, TPU, bumper and thin style cases for many different devices including iPhone 6/Plus, Galaxy S6/Edge and more.
Here’s how you can secure the savings: First – and this is important – select the Ringke Official Store without fulfillment by Amazon (looks like this). Then enter promo code IBM7XB7T at checkout to apply the discount. Head below to see the full list of cases as a part of this sale.
Attention Prime members, your latest batch of Kindle First books have arrived for September. In case you’re not familiar: this program allows subscribers to Amazon’s two-day shipping service early access to new upcoming Kindle books ahead of their release date for free, a $6 value. All books in this program are from Amazon Publishing, more details can be found below.
Head over to the Kindle First page to see the six new titles that have been hand-selected by Amazon editors. Prime members can then download one of the six titles to a Kindle device or to the free iOS/Android app. Not a Prime member? You can still grab a Kindle First release for $1.99. Either way, the books become a permanent part of your library. Amazon offers a free trial of its two-day shipping service if you’re interested in giving it a look.
This month’s selection of Kindle First titles include:
- The Prettiest One by James Hankins
- Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1) by Viveca Sten & Marlaine Delargy
- The Capital of Latecomers by Nina Nenova & Vladimir Poleganov
- Pale Queen Rising (Series Book 1) by A. R. Kahler
- Kissing Mr. Right by Michelle Major
- Hot Sur by Laura Restrepo & Ernesto Mestre-Reed