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.

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Hootoo TripMate portable wireless travel router w/ 6000mAh power bank $36 shipped (Reg. $50), $15 w/o

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Sunvalleytek via Amazon offers the Hootoo TripMate wireless portable travel router w/ 6000mAh power bank (model HT-TM01) for $35.99 shipped, which is $15 better than its typical selling price. This versatile gadget allows you to convert wired networks into wireless, share files/stream movies from attached USB storage devices, and charge USB devices with the 6,000mAh built-in power bank. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers.

hootoo-tripmate-nanoThe Hootoo TripMate Nano is also on sale from sunvalleytek’s Amazon store. Marked down to $14.99 from $24.99, this pocket-sized travel router also creates a wireless network from a wired connection and can stream media files, but it lacks the power bank capabilities of the aforementioned TripMate. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Both of these devices make it easy to get your iOS or Android device on WiFi when you only have access to an Ethernet connection.

Use your savings to buy this 4-port USB 3.0/2.0 bus-powered hub for $9.99 Prime shipped with coupon code 48WN9ZYR.
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iTunes Gift Cards up to 15% off from Staples and Best Buy

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Save up to 15% on iTunes gift cards with two new weeklong promotions from Staples and Best Buy:

Staples offers greater savings, but the Best Buy promotion is more flexible allowing you to buy iTunes cards of multiple denominations, which is more helpful if you plan to give these as gifts.

Each card can be redeemed for music, movies, apps, books and more from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store and all other Apple digital distribution stores.

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Toshiba Canvio Connect 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $50 shipped (orig. $130)

toshiba-1tb-canvio-connectAmazon offers the Toshiba Canvio Connect 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (model HDTC710XK3A1) in black for $49.99 with free shipping. That’s $80 below list and one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for any portable drive of this size. Also available from Best Buy’s eBay store and Best Buy direct. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,536 Amazon reviewers.

Features include:

  • Store your files in a centralized place next to your PC or Mac
  • Complete backup solution for protecting your digital memories
  • Files & folder backup & restore
  • Full system backup & recovery
  • Cloud-enabled backup
  • Schedule backups to run automatically
  • Secure your backups with password-protected data encryption.

Step up to the 2TB model for $89.99 shipped.

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Quick look: The BlueSYNC SPB is an All-in-One Bluetooth speaker w/ FM radio, 2200mAH Powerbank, and more

BlueSYNC_SPB speaker receiver FM radio batteryThe GoGroove BlueSYNC SPB combines all your favorite gadgets into one compact device. It’s a Bluetooth speaker, speaker phone, FM radio and 2200mAh rechargeable battery pack. You’ll feel like a kid again taking calls and listening to music as the controls are similar to those of a walkie-talkie or FM radio from years past. On top there’s an old-style volume dial that works to change stations in FM radio mode or to play/pause your music.

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Columbus Day fashion: Solstice Sunglasses in-store credit 50% off, Nike Free 5.0 running shoes $65, more

Update (10/13 9:00am): Save an additional 50% on Urban Outfitters sale items. Discount taken at checkout. Free shipping on $50+.

Update (10/11 8:00am): TOMS offers up to 45% off plus an extra 5% off w/ coupon code SURPRISEGIFT.

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Gilt City offers $100 and $200 in-store merchandise credits at Solstice Sunglasses for 50% off. The credit cannot be used online, but that shouldn’t be a big problem since Solstice has over 130 retail locations. You most likely have one at your local mall.

Also, the credit cannot be used towards the purchase of Chanel, Dior, Dior Homme, Marc Jacobs, Costa Del Mar, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Oliver Peoples merchandise. That’s actually not that bad of an exclusions list. You can still save 50% on Ray Ban, Oakley, Jack Spade, Carrera, and other top brands. Limit one voucher per transaction and any remaining balance will be forfeited. So, you’ll want to make sure you choose the discounted credit that is closest to the price of the sunglasses you’re planning to purchase.

nike-free-5-0Finish Line offers the Nike Free 5.0 running shoes in multiple color combinations for $59.99 plus $5.49 shipping. As a pricing comparison, these shoes retail for $99.99 and most retailers are charging at least $80.

The Nike Free 5.0 2014 revolutionizes barefoot-like running, for a sneaker that boasts multi-directional flexibility in a lightweight package.

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Power up: Lumsing 10400mAh Power Bank $19, Bolse Lightning (MFi)/Micro USB car charger $24

LUMSING HARMONICA STYLE POWER BANKFor the next two days only, you can pick up the Lumsing 10400mAh harmonica style power bank for only $18.99 Prime shipped when you use the coupon code: 9TO5SPEC at checkout. That’s $41 off the list price and the lowest it’s ever been on Amazon.

The Lumsing can charge all iPhones four to five times, a Galaxy S3 three times, or an iPad / iPad 2 once. It has 4 LED indicators that reveal the battery level; one indicator represents 25% of remaining power. It’s stylish and portable harmonica-like style for easy handle by one hand. Also it’s designed for avoiding overcharge, overvoltage, overcurrent, and short circuit to ensure reliability. It received 4.4/5 stars from over 200 Amazon shoppers.

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Here’s a brand new product unlike any we’ve ever seen before. This Bolse car charger features two standard USB ports and a built-in Apple-certified (MFi) Lightning/Micro USB cable so you’re always prepared to charge nearly any iOS/Android device. It’s priced at $25.99 but coupon code 4FGBF45E will drop it down to $23.99 Prime shipped. If you’d prefer to have more open USB ports then you may want to consider this Omaker car charger.

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Apple iPod touch 32GB in space gray or silver $224 shipped (Reg. $299)

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Today’s top Daily Deal at Staples is the Apple iPod touch 32GB in space gray or silver for only $224 shipped. That’s $75 off the list price and the lowest we could find.

This iPod touch features a 4-inch Retina display, the Apple A5 chip, and a 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording. You can discover music, movies, and more from the iTunes Store, or browse apps and games from the App Store. Nearly 3,000 Amazon customers gave it 4.4/5 stars and great reviews

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APC Back-UPS 600VA 8-outlet power supply: $45 shipped (orig. $110+)

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Staples is offering the APC Back-UPS NS 600VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS (BN600G)
for $54.99. But using code 86128 during checkout drops the total down to $44.99 shipped. That’s as much as $35 under some trusted retailers, $15 under the next best price and the lowest we can find for this model.

It has an output capacity of 600VA / 360Watts and features 8 power outlets (4 Battery Backup with Surge Protection; 4 Surge Protection Only), 10/100 Base-T Ethernet network, an included USB cable and a 5ft. power extension.

While reviews are a little bit thin on this model, the near identical previous generation offering sits as the #1 Best Seller on Amazon and has a 4.3/5 star rating from over 1,700 customers. If you’re looking for more outlets, the highly rated APC (BR1500G) Back-UPS with 10 outlets is also on sale right now for $149.99 shipped (orig. $310).

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Five port desktop USB chargers: Photive 25W $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $20), Sabrent 50W $16 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), more

anker-40w-charger-usbUpdate (10/11 7:40am): Amazon has the Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ (4.7 stars from nearly 5,000 reviewers) for $25.99. Coupon code 20DF7105 drops it down to $19.99 w/ free shipping for Prime members and any orders of $35+. Available in black or white. It’s our favorite charger.

Update (10/10 8:45am): Amazon has the Sabrent 50W five port USB desktop rapid charger for $25.99. Coupon code AXU5PB15 takes the final price to $15.99 Prime shipped. This is a savings of $14 off the regular price.

Amazon offers the Photive 25W five port USB desktop rapid charger for $19.95. Coupon code 8OFF25WA brings the final price down to $11.95 Prime shipped. That’s a savings of $9 off the regular price and the lowest price that we have ever seen this charger go for. Nearly 600 Amazon customers rate this accessory 4.8/5 stars. If you are not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial here.

The Photive desktop charger can charge up to five devices at the same time and features the following power ports:

  • 2.1A (x2) for iPad and iPhone 6
  • 1.3A for the Samsung Tab
  • 1A (x2) for all iPhones, Android devices

Additionally, a 4.9 foot power cord is included while the charger itself is capable of accepting different voltages when traveling through the world.

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Halloween costumes for adults, children and pets – plus decorations and more

happy-halloween-banner-clip-art-halloween_bannerHalloween 2014 Adult Costumes Frozen SupermanUpdate: Make sure you have enough candy for your neighborhoods trick or treaters with up to 25% off Halloween candy from Amazon this week.

Summer is over and the leaves are beginning to fall. That means it’s almost Halloween time! We’ve rounded up the best online deals for costumes, festive home decor, and even candy to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Costumes: We found a wide assortment for men, women, children and yes..even pets at Amazon’s Costume Shop. Find a selection of options from Disney’s “Frozen,” Superman, and other popular costumes from this year as well.

  • Up to 70% off costumes, wigs, and accessories| Amazon
  • 15% off with code: TRICK15 | Kohl’s
  • $20 off $80+ | Target
  • Up to 40% off costumes and accessories | Disney Store
  • Up to 60% off ‘Baby’s 1st costume’ | Carters

Costumes that are trending now:

TMNT | Spiderman | Batman | Captain America | Transformers | Disney’s Frozen | Iron Man | Superman | Disney Princess

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LG Smart LED HDTVs w/ webOS: 42-inch $425 shipped (Reg. $799), 50-inch $550 shipped (Reg. $1,099)

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BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals offers discounts on LG’s LED Smart HDTVs with webOS in two sizes: 42-inch $424.99 shipped and 50-inch $549.99 shipped. Both deals mark the lowest prices we have ever seen. BuyDig is an authorized dealer with a feedback rating of 99.1% and both models include a 1-year limited USA warranty.

Both models offer full HD 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, built-in WiFi, and 3 HDMI connections, but webOS is the real standout feature of these TVs. avforums explains:

It’s a phrase that gets used far too often but in the case of LG’s new system it’s appropriate, Smart+ is a game changer. Thanks to the use of webOS, Smart+ is attractively designed, intuitive to use and very responsive. But more than that, it feels like an integral part of the television and not just an added on feature.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 434 Amazon reviewers.


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