Christmas Stories December 24, 2015

expiredChristmas bailout: last-minute deals on Apple products and email gift cards (in time to get under the tree)

You blew it. It’s Christmas Eve and you didn’t get your friend/colleague/ loved one a present. Don’t worry, we’ve put together some last second options which will get you some great gifts and still save you some money. In fact, if you play your cards right you might still save a lot of money.

Christmas Stories December 9, 2015

bad santa on netflixIt’s that time of year to get cozy with the entire family and watch some holiday classics. You can definitely find some of your favorites on broadcast television, but they never seem to be on at the right time for you or your family. So we found online streaming options to hopefully help you get into the holiday spirit.

We compiled a top 10 list of holiday movies on Netflix and here they are: expand full story

Christmas Stories November 18, 2015

Decorative Solar Lights

It seems the holidays come earlier each year. By my estimation as soon as Halloween ends and those decorations come down it’s time to put up lights. This year, why not try something new with solar lights. You can save a ton in energy costs and they get the job done.

Groupon has 17-Meter White LED Solar-Powered Fairy Lights for $16.99. That’s $19 off the regular price and the lowest we can find for them. It’s a long strand of white string lights with 100 lights per strand. They charge in 4 hours and the solar panel and ground stake comes included.

We found a slew of other lights on sale at Amazon sure to get you in the holiday spirit:

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Christmas Stories December 15, 2014

expiredDuracell Batteries (34 count) Prime Shipped: AA $11 (Reg. $19), AAA $15 (Reg. $20)

Amazon offers a 34 count of Duracell AA batteries for $14.12, clipping the $3 coupon brings the final price down to $11.12 Prime shipped, this pack of batteries is regularly $19. Amazon also has 34 Duracell AAA batteries for $14.99 Prime shipped after clipping the $3 coupon, this is a savings of $5 off the regular price. Save an additional 5% on either of these battery packs by signing up for subscribe & save.

This is a great opportunity to pick up plenty of batteries ahead of the holiday season for all of the toys under the tree, everyone needs batteries for presents.

If rechargeable batteries are your preference, Amazon offers 8 packs of its Basics rechargeable line of AA for $19.49, or AAA for $17.99.

Christmas Stories December 3, 2014

ebay-innovators-collective-storeeBay’s new Innovator’s Collective pushes the online marketplace further away from its yard sale roots. This collection features fifteen high-tech gadgets from smaller outfits with crowdfunding backgrounds like Nomad to powerhouse companies like Nest.

Most of the products have a smart home twist, but there are a some playful options like the Boosted Electric Longboard and the Sphero 2.0 app-controlled ball. Each product page has large beautiful images and a simplified layout, which is a welcomed departure from eBay’s typical cluttered layout.

Make sure to apply coupon code CTAKE15 to save 15% on some of these gadgets. Full coupon eligibility and more info follows: expand full story


People Magazine is getting into the Christmas spirit. Instead of offering free pop songs this month, the magazine is giving away holiday tunes by popular country music artists. Head to this special promo page and click the light blue ‘Get The Code’ button to start your downloads.

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