$100 Staples gift card for $85: save 15% on electronics, office supplies, more

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Giftcardmall via eBay Daily Deals is offering a $100 Staples gift card for $85 shipped (2 per customer). That’s up to 15% in savings on everything Staples has to offer from Apple products and office items to headphones, speakers and things for around the house. A few smart options to use this gift card on would be the Apple TV or an Airport Express (both of which retail for $99 and don’t see discounts often).

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Harman Kardon (HKTS 16) 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker Package $199 shipped (Reg. $380)

Harman Kardon HKTS 16BQ 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker Package (Black)HarmanKardon.com is offering their own 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker Package for $379.99. Before checking out you can enter the coupon code: HKTS16BQ199 to take the total down to only $199 shipped. That’s $180 off the list price, $190 less than Amazon, and a match for the lowest price we’ve seen.

As a complete home theater package, the HKTS 16BQ has everything you need including satellite bases, wall-mounting hardware and all necessary cables.  The system is a complete 5.1-channel speaker package that takes all the guesswork out of the home theatre equation, surrounding you with the captivating, all-encompassing sound that you associate with your favorite movie theater.

The Harmon Kardon received 4.2/5 stars from Amazon customers and great reviews.

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Costco Gold Star Membership + $20 GC & free food items $55 ($146 value)

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LivingSocial is offering a Gold Star Membership plus a $20 Costco Cash Card, coupons and a number of free food items for $55. While a standard Gold Star Membership will run you $55 directly from Costco, with the added goodies you are saving as much as $91 here. Note: this promotion deal is only available to new customers and can’t be used to to renew existing memberships.

Along with the free $20 cash card that can be used on anything in-store including groceries, electronics for around the house and more, head below to find out everything this promotion includes:  Read more

Monoprice iPhone 6 cases as low as $5.60 with free shipping

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Monoprice is listing cases for the new iPhone 6 as low as $5.60 with free standard shipping. Choose from several different colors and styles.

These probably aren’t going to be the best case you’ve ever owned, but for less than $6 they should be perfect to hold you over until you can find your ideal case. As of right now, the cases are slated to ship by tomorrow, so you shouldn’t have any problem getting one before September 19th. Note: Monoprice doesn’t mention if any of these cases are compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus.

Another best bet is to pay a couple extra dollars and go with a name brand case (update: buy through the Spigen eBay store to save even more). Either of these options are (probably) a smarter buy than Apple’s newly announced $35 silicone and $45 leather cases.

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Upgrade your iPhone 4 (or newer) to a Verizon iPhone 6 for free w/ 2-yr contract (updated)

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Update (9/12 2:45pm): The trade-in promo is outlined in this press release by Verizon.

Update (9/11 11:15am): The promo is still not back up on Verizon’s site, but the details can be found in this post made by a Verizon Wireless Customer Support rep.

Update (9/10 5:45pm): Looks like the promo has been removed Verizon’s website. We’re reaching out to Verizon to find out what is going on.

In light of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcements, we’re expecting a flurry of trade-in promos from carriers and trade-in services. We’ve already covered your best iPhone 6 trade-in options, but this Verizon promo stood out to us.

Verizon is promising a $200 gift card for any working iPhone 4/4s/5/5c/5s. Now, you can probably get a higher rate for all of the iPhone 5 models, but $200 for a 5-year old iPhone 4 is way above market value.

For example, Gazelle is currently offering $15 for a working Verizon 8GB iPhone 4 and $50 for a working AT&T 8GB iPhone 4. Amazon prices are better at ~$57 for similar configurations, but that’s still not close to the $200 Verizon is offering as part of this promo.

It’s not clear if it works on preorders or not, and other details remain scarce, so check back for the latest updates.

Home: ecobee Smart Thermostat $139 (orig. $270), Stainless Steel Electric Egg Cooker $14 (30% off), kitchen items, more

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Amazon has the ecobee Smart Si Thermostat 2 Heat-2 Cool with color screen for $138.27 shipped. That’s about $132 under the original listing, within less than $1 of the lowest it has ever been available for on Amazon and the best price we can find from a trusted retailer.

It features built-In Wi-Fi allowing users to adjust settings from within the companion desktop, iOS and Android apps. It also has a built-in weather function “to assist in saving the most energy possible.” This ecobee system has received a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 100 Amazon customers.

Better Chef Stainless Steel Electric Egg Cooker (IM-470S)-sale-01Next up, Amazon has the Better Chef Stainless Steel Electric Egg Cooker (IM-470S) for $13.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s the best price we’ve seen it offered for on Amazon and lowest we can find anywhere.

This cooker cooks 1 to 7 eggs in minutes and features indicator lights and an audible alert when finished. It has a removable cool touch tray with handle and is made of a “durable” stainless-steel base that is “easy to clean and built to last.” It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 160 Amazon buyers.

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Get 3-months of Audible.com access for $0.95/month ($45 value, new customers only), more

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Amazon Local has a free coupon that entitles new Audible.com customers to 3-months of Audiobooks for $0.95 per month, which is a savings of $39 over that time period.

At the end of the promotion your account will continue at the retail price of $14.95, but don’t worry because you can cancel your membership anytime before the price increase and you will not be penalized. Audible has over 150,000 audiobooks available for streaming on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, iPod or computer. Only available for new customers, includes one audiobook a month, and the coupon expires on September 19th

Are you still new to audiobooks in general? Here a couple classic titles you can download now (for free from Audible) to see if the subscription service is right for you.

We also found these on iTunes: Best Sellers for $4 or less and the free iTunes book of the week.

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Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive: $110 shipped (Reg. $150)

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Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $109.99 with free shipping. That’s $40 below list and a match for the best price we have ever seen.

It features sequential Read Speed: 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed: 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS. 3,637 Amazon reviewers rate it an unheard of4.8 out of 5 stars.

Pop it into a Thunderbolt sled and you’ve got a pretty sweet portable hard drive setup.

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ASUS Chromebook 11.6-inch 2.16 GHz/2GB/16GB SSD $200 shipped (Reg. $250)

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Update: Newegg has the same Chromebook today for $5 less using code EMCPAWW222 during chekout.

Amazon has the 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook (C200MA-DS01) for $199.99 shipped (matched at Newegg). That’s $49 or 20% off the regular price, between $20 and $40 off the next best prices from trusted retailers and matching the lowest we’ve seen this Chromebook go for.

This system carries a Intel BayTrail-M 2.16 GHz processor, 16GB of solid state storage, 2GB of RAM, 802.11ac wireless, 1.2MP camera, 11 hours of battery life and a wide selection of inputs: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card slot (SDXC) and Bluetooth 4.0. It also comes with 100GB of free Google cloud storage “for 2 years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer.”

This recently released Chromebook has received a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 100 Amazon customers.

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Speakers (refurb): Logitech Z506 5.1 surround $40 (orig. $100), Pioneer Bluetooth soundbar $70 (orig. $449), more

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Update (9/9 9:15PM): Newegg offers the refurbished Pioneer Andrew Jones soundbar system with wireless subwoofer for $159.99 shipped (orig. $300).

We have spotted some nice speaker deals at Newegg today starting with the refurbished Logitech Z506 75 watts 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers for $54.99. Using code EMCPAPA84 drops the total to $39.99 shipped. That’s $60 or 60% under the original price tag, $21 under Amazon, the best price we can find and matching the lowest we’ve seen.

They feature 3D stereo in 5.1 surround sound, multiple inputs for various audio sources, on-speaker bass control and a ported down-firing subwoofer. It comes with a 90 day parts and labor warranty and has received a 4/5 star rating from over 800 Amazon customers.

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Next up, Newegg has the refurbished Pioneer SP-S23W Soundbar Speaker System w/ Wireless Subwoofer for $159.99 shipped. That’s $290 under the original price tag, $210 under Amazon’s new price and the best refurbished price we can find anywhere.

This is a 208W, composite Wood curved cabinet that features built-in bluetooth audio streaming and three different listening modes. It comes with a remote, 2 inputs and a limited 90 day parts and labor warranty. The SP-S23W has received a 3.7/5 star rating from 170 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for something less expensive, Groupon has the refurbished Vizio 32″ 2.1 Home-Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer (VSB211) for $69.99 shipped. This is the lowest price we can find on this 3.6/5 star rated sound bar option.

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New Trent iCarrier 12,000mAh External Battery Pack $25 Prime shipped (Reg. $77)

New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Portable Dual USB Port External Battery Charger:Power Pack for Smartphones, Tablets and more (Now w:Micro-USB charge portAmazon has the New Trent iCarrier 12,000mAh External Battery Pack for $37.95. When you enter the coupon code “TWOPORTS” at checkout, the price drops to only $24.95 Prime shipped. That’s $52 off the list price and the best offer we could find for it.

It features a heavy duty 5V Dual USB External Battery that charges two devices simultaneously. 2A output for iPad/Tablet and 1A output for iPhone/smartphones. Also, the iCarrier can be recharged from any standard 5V/2A USB charge ports: computer USB ports and USB wall chargers.

This New Trent charger received 4.6/5 stars and detailed reviews from Amazon customers. Read more