Media: 22 Jump Street early release on iTunes & discounted bundle, 8 country songs from iTunes for free, more

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s latest raucous comedy doesn’t hit Blu-ray/DVD until the middle of next month, but you can download it in HD right now on iTunes for $17.99. Even better, buy 22 and 21 Jump Street together for only $22.99. 22 Jump Street has earned an IMDB rating of 7.3 out of 10 stars.

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People Magazine once again offers a selection of country music iTunes downloads for free. Simply head to this promo page and click the blue ‘Get The Code’ button to reveal your unique redemption code. You can pop this code into the iTunes mobile or desktop app and the eight free songs will begin to download automatically.

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  • Today only, Rocky: Heavyweight Collection (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa) on Blu-ray for $18.99 (orig. $60).

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Media: Deadmau5 4×4=12 album free, DreamWorks 15-film iTunes collection $100, Horror Blu-rays up to 75% off, more

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Update (10/21 1:45pm): Deadmau5’s 4×4=12 album is now available as a free download from Google Play.

Update (10/21 11:15am): Deadmau5 “> album title goes here <” deal is no longer valid.

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iTunes has pieced together a massive 15-film DreamWorks Animation film collection for $99.99. That’s less than $7 a film and $130 below the regular cost. The collection includes: The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Monsters vs. Aliens, Puss in Boots, Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, and Turbo.

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Media: Breaking Bad money barrel collection preorder, Despicable Me 2 combo pack $21, Katy Perry’s Prism album for free, more

Update (8/27 8:45am):

Amazon has the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set) on Blu-ray for $119.99 shipped, which is the lowest price ever (Reg. $219)

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After the epic ending to one of the most captivating TV series ever, Breaking Bad fans snatched up the limited edition Blu-ray collection with fervor. Subsequently, it sold out and hasn’t been offered since 2013 (except at scalper’s prices).

But that’s all set to change. It is once again available for preorder and even includes some “Better Call Saul” paraphernalia. Don’t miss out again. Preorder for $209.99 with free shipping, which is $90 below the list price of $300. Full contents include:

• Collectible replica money barrel
• Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
• Two-hour documentary
• Commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan
• Los Pollos Hermanos apron
• “Better Call Saul” matchbook 4GB flash drive

Too expensive? The regular edition is still on sale on Blu-ray for $102.49 and DVD for $72.49 at Amazon. (Update: Today only, save a couple more dollars from Best Buy)

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As part of its Deals of the Week, Amazon offers the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $20.99 with free Prime shipping. All other buyers will need to spend at least $35 to sidestep shipping costs. This deal is 58% below the list price of $50, more than $5 below the average selling price, and within $1 of the best deal we have ever seen.

This pack includes: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet. Despicable Me 2 stars Steve Carell and gets a 7.6 star rating on IMDB.

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Google Play has Katy Perry’s 2013 hit album, Prism, available as a free download. You must download the entire album at once (not track-by-track) to score it for free. As a pricing comparison, both iTunes and Amazon are charging $7.99 for it. Includes the hit songs “Roar,” and “Dark Horse.”

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Smart buys: our favorite back to school tech essentials


These tech essentials will not only help you survive college life, but maybe even help you land a spot on the Dean’s list (no promises). Even though the majority of our top picks are geared towards college students living in a dorm, we think they can help students of all ages.

All of the recommendations below have been shaped by my experiences while attending a four-year private University.

Entertainment

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The fall is not only back to school season, but also home to the baseball playoffs and the start of the football season. MLB.TV is expensive and NFL Sunday Ticket is a hassle. We recommend a Sling Media Slingbox to keep tabs on your favorite sports teams while away from home. The all-new SlingBox M1 was just released and is the most affordable Slingbox ever at just $149.99.

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be the flashy options for dorm room gaming, but we recommend saving a few bucks and opting for an Xbox 360 or Wii U. The Xbox 360 has a huge back super-smash-bros-wii-ucatalog of awesome games that are now priced to move. Plus, some next-gen games (like Mortal Kombat X), will also be available on 360 and PS3. The Wii U has had a rough run, but party games like Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming Super Smash Brothers make it an excellent choice for dorm room hang sessions.

Skip Blu-ray and DVD. The players will take up prime TV stand real-estate and it’s a hassle to find the movie you’re looking for and then physically pop it in a player (I know, first world problems). Instead, go with a Roku 3/streaming stick or Apple TV to stream your media from Netflix (free trial), Hulu Plus (free trial), and iTunes.

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It’s perfectly OK that listening to Norah Jones Spotify radio (student discount) helps you study, but don’t be that guy and play it out loud. A nice pair of headphones are key for school. If your budget allows it, then definitely upgrade to a set of noise-cancelling cans, like the Bose QC15, to drown out any background noise. Bust out a larger portable Bluetooth speaker like the Logitech UE BOOM (review) or Jawbone’s Big JAMBOX (review) when it’s time to party.

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Media: Captain America early iTunes release/3D Blu-ray deal, Chuck complete series on Blu-ray $67, more

Update (8/22 9:00am): Today only, Amazon has Stargate Atlantis – The Complete Series on Blu-ray for ($44.99)/DVD ($29.99), their best prices ever.

You can enjoy Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Solider three weeks before its official release thanks to an early release ($19.99) on iTunes.

But the biggest superhero fans are going to want to take advantage of Target’s current preorder deal. For just $22.99, you’ll get this film in the following formats: 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray and digital copy. It also includes exclusive “Behind The Lens” bonus footage.

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Amazon offers Chuck: The Complete Series on Blu-ray for $66.77 shipped. That’s 63% below the list price of $180 and the best deal we have ever seen. This set includes season 1-5 of this action-packed comedy TV series that has scored an 8.3 star rating on IMDB.

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Media: IMAX Ultimate Collection (20 discs) on DVD $35, Gaslight Anthem iTunes First Play, $5 Blu-rays, more

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Update (8/9 8:45am): Bond 50: 23 Film Collection w/ Skyfall [Blu-ray]: $99 shipped (orig. $300)

Update (8/7 11:15am):

Groupon offers the IMAX Ultimate Collection on DVD for $34.99 with free shipping. This collection is several years old now, so the list price of $109 certainly isn’t a fair comparison, but it is worth noting that this is within a couple dollars of the best deal we have ever seen. It includes 20 discs, which boils down to less than $2 per film.

From the maiden voyage of the world’s first space shuttle to extraordinary Antarctic animal populations, these films bring the big-screen adventures to home theaters, expanding viewers’ knowledge of the world.

Major Hollywood actors such as Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Kiefer Sutherland have lent their voices to some of the included films.

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Best prices ever for the Breaking Bad complete series: Blu-ray $102.49 (Reg. $231), DVD $72.49 (Reg. $161).

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Media: Man of Steel Blu-ray set w/ figurine $15, Eric Clapton free iTunes First Play, American Hustle $10, more

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Update (7/25 8:00am):  Today only, Amazon has the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set) for $129.99 shipped (Reg. $219). That’s the best price ever by $10. Best Buy offers a selection of DVDs/Blu-rays starting at $4.99 each. Titles include: Marvel movies, Rescue Me seasons, Doctor Who, Kill Bill, Harry Potter, and more.

Update (7/23 8:30 AM): Newegg offers the Energy Power Bar Elite Sound Bar System for $197.99 shipped with coupon code EMCYTZG723 (orig. $599.99). Newegg includes a Scosche Bluetooth Home Receiver with the purchase of this sound bar. The Power Bar Elite Sound Bar comes highly rated, Amazon customers have given it 4.5/5 stars.

As part of its Blu-ray deal of the week, Amazon offers the Man of Steel Figurine Limited-Edition Giftset for $14.99 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members (free trial). All other buyers will need to spend at least $35 (pad your order w/ deals below) to sidestep shipping costs.

This deal is 75% below list and the best price we have ever seen by a few bucks. In addition to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD copies of the film, you’ll also get a Superman and General Zod “1:16 scale figurines from DC Collectibles…”

More Superhero action from Amazon’s Deal of the Week:

  • Man of Steel Collector’s Edition [BR 3D + BR + DVD + UV Combo Pack] $24.99 (Reg. $60)
    • Includes: “The theatrical version of the film in 3D HD, HD and SD, and … a limited release metal “S” glyph with acrylic glass stand.”
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] $38.99 (Reg. $100)
    • Includes: Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises

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Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) is now available to stream for free as an iTunes First Play. It’s scheduled to be released July 29th and the preorder is currently priced at $11.99.

  • Alt Rock albums $6.99 each: Jack White, MGMT, Killers, Imagine Dragons, more
  • RoboCop in HD $9.99
  • The Twilight Saga in HD: $9.99 each

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Sony BDP-S1100 Blu-ray Player (wired) w/ streaming apps: Refurbished w/ 90-day warranty for $32.99 shipped (orig. $90 new) | Secondipity via Amazon

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Media: Futurama complete on DVD $64, James Bond Blu-rays $5 each, iTunes albums from American Icons $8, more

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As one of its movie deals of the week, Amazon offers Futurama: The Complete Series for $63.99 with free shipping. That’s 68% below the list price of $199.98 and by far the best price we could currently find from any retailer.

IGN reviewed it late last year and found that the “beautiful presentation” and an abundance of extras help make this set a worthwhile investment for fans. It includes 27 discs and is only available on DVD.

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Barnes & Noble is taking 50% off hundreds of movies from the Criterion Collection. These unique Blu-rays and DVDs “benefit from a curatorial approach to packaging, pairing superior bonus materials with discs cut from the best available prints. It’s the movie lover’s label.” A best bet from this promotion is A Hard Day’s Night on Blu-ray for $19.99.

- Select James Bond Blu-rays/DVDs for $4.99 each
– iTunes $0.99 rental of the week: Generation Iron

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Media: free movie money for new Transformers/Planet of the Apes flicks, Fandango $14 voucher for $7, more

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The Michael Bay produced summer blockbuster, Transformers: Age of Extinction, hits theaters this Friday. Best Buy will give you free Hollywood Movie money worth up to $8 towards a ticket for this film with the purchase of select Blu-rays. Many of the eligible movies are currently on sale for $9.99, including the previous Transformers movies, World War Z, and the classic Top Gun. Opt for in-store pickup to get your movie money in time for opening weekend.

Best Buy is also running a similar promotion for the upcoming film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Get up to $8 Fandango Cash with the purchase of select Blu-rays and DVDs. Buy the Planet of the Apes DVD for $5.99 to get the best deal.

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Amazon Local offers $14 towards a Fandango movie ticket for just $7. Check out the listing for more information regarding theater locations and promo specifics.

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Media: dozens of Blu-ray movies $5 each, iTunes HD movie bundles $15, Linkin Park & Tiesto hit iTunes First Play, more

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Update (6/12 10:45am): FoxConnect is having a 50% off sitewide sale. Discount automatically taken at checkout.

Update (6/11 2:30pm): Best Buy has marked a selection of DVDs down to $2.99 each.

Update (6/11 10:00am): Pre-order X-Men Days of Future Past for $15.59 (Reg. $40) from FoxConnect w/ coupon code APOLOGY

Leading the way for this week’s best media deals, Best Buy has dozens of Blu-rays for $4.99 with free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Some discs are available for free in-store pickup if your order doesn’t meet the free shipping threshold. Many of these titles carry a list price of $19.99, which yields a savings of about 75% per movie.

As expected, Amazon has price matched many of these movies (Life of Pi, SkyFall, The Princess Bride, Office Space, and others), so if your a Prime member (free trial), then you should definitely check there before making your purchase from Best Buy.

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For a limited time, iTunes is selling HD movie bundles for just $14.99 each:

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Ocean’s Trilogy
  • The Matrix Trilogy
  • Lethal Weapon (1-4)

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The iTunes free single of the week is Colbie Caillat – Try

Head below for even more Blu-ray deals including discounted Disney flicks and the ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set for $29

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Media: Breaking Bad Complete Series on Blu-ray $130, Jack White free iTunes First Play, more

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FoxConnect offers the Bond 50 Blu-ray collection for $73.63 with free shipping when you enter coupon code SHAKEN at checkout. (update 6/3 2:45pm – price bumped to $110) That’s $125.37 below list price and by far the best deal we have ever seen on this massive bundle that includes 23 classic Bond films and ample bonus features.

All the Bond films are gathered together for the first time on high-definition Blu-ray™ in this one-of-a-kind boxed set — every gorgeous girl, nefarious villain and charismatic star from Sean Connery, the legendary actor who started it all, to Daniel Craig. A fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history, BOND 50 is the greatest collection ever assembled.

Listen to Jack White’s new album, Lazzaretto, for free on iTunes a week before its release. Preorder it for $10.99.

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Media: LEGO movie early iTunes release, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey preorder $30, asstd. Blu-rays $5, more

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Update (5/25 1:25pm): Best Buy has 40 Blu-rays for $4.99 each. Titles include: No Country For Old Men, The Boondock Saints, There’s Something About Mary, The Dictator, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and many more. Free in-store pickup or shipping on orders of $35+.

Update (5/21 7:50am):

The LEGO movie was one of this year’s surprise hits (8.2 at IMDB) and it’s now available on iTunes a month before it lands on Blu-ray/DVD. LEGO is celebrating this release by discounting several of its iOS apps. The HD download will set you back $19.99, while the SD version is $5 less. It will become available for rent on 6/17.

The iTunes $0.99 movie rental of the week is The Bling Ring.

Fry’s has dozens of Blu-rays available for $4.99 each, but many are currently backordered. You can still place your order at the discounted price and it will ship as it’s available.

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Amazon’s DVD deals of the week:

  • 55% Off “Boy Meets World” Complete Collection – $44.99
  • 46% Off “Saved by the Bell” Complete Collection – $26.99
  • 58% Off “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series” – $49.99
  • Up to 73% Off “The Wild Wild West: The Complete Series” and “Gunsmoke” – various prices