May 2, 2014

What is May the 4th be with you? It is the saying used by Star Wars fans to commemorate Star Wars day, May 4th. The idea for the day originated as a play on the cult Star Wars phrase, “may the force be with you,” which is said by multiple characters throughout the epic saga.

Star Wars Day is even bigger this year thanks to the impending release of the Disney-produced Episode VII and as a result deals are kicking off sooner than ever! We’re here to help you celebrate May the Fourth by rounding up the absolute best Star Wars sales from across the deal galaxy.

We will be making a special post on May The Fourth to cover all the last minute deals and exclusive merchandise. Amazon is planning an all-day Gold Box event  (click the upper May the Fourth banner to see only Star Wars lightning deals) so you know there are going to be some great deals to be had through Monday.

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SNK Playmore is a developer known for bringing the popular NeoGeo Metal Slug franchise to iOS devices, and now the company has released a new title in the series with METAL SLUG DEFENSE. Unlike the chaotic side-scrolling shooter action the franchise is typically known for, METAL SLUG DEFENSE is a tower defense/strategy title set in the world of classic Metal Slug games.

All run on intuitive touch controls, the game features more than 60 different character/unit types you can customize and level up, “100 background stages faithfully recreated from classic” levels, and Wi-Fi multiplayer matches (as well as single player mode).

Send your units to the battlefield and take over enemy bases with a simple tap of your finger! Use the METAL SLUG Attack, along with other unique special attacks to turn the tide in battle, and the goddess of victory will smile upon you!!

METAL SLUG DEFENSE for free for iOS and Android

You can find more highly rated titles from SNK Playmore including the original Metal Slug titles, King of Fighters games, Samurai Showdown and others, as well as more great gaming deals in our daily round ups.

May 1, 2014


Through May 12th, Verizon Wireless is discounting every smartphone priced at least $199.99 by $100 when you sign a new 2-year agreement. This promotion does not require a coupon code or any extra steps. All of the discounted rates will automatically appear on each item’s purchase page.

All deals are eligible for free overnight shipping.

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Update (5/8 3:30pm): Down to $179.99 with free shipping from various third party sellers (including Adorama) on Amazon.

Newegg has the LaCie Fuel 1TB wireless hard drive for $199.99. When you enter the coupon code: EMCPEPW33 at checkout the price drops to $184.99. That’s $15 off the list price and the lowest we could find.

The Lacie Fuel lets you expand an iPads capacity without cables or Internet. You can share files with 5 devices at once and play media on devices via a mobile app. From the Hard Drive you can stream to the Apple TV and other AirPlay devices.

9to5Mac reviewed the Fuel back in January and said,

… for iOS devices, it’s a really neat concept that works extremely well. Going on a trip, you can carry virtually unlimited media in something small enough to slip inside any bag and with the convenience of wireless access with multiple devices.

The coupon code expires May 7th.

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April 30, 2014

When Apple dropped the prices of the MacBook Airs and updated them slightly, it created a perfect storm of Best Buy discounts for students and educators and anyone with a .edu email address.  You can now get MacBook Air Haswells, the ones that started at $999 yesterday, for $649 and up. Open box for as little as $610

Here’s how:

Screenshot 2014-04-30 17.11.50 Go to Best Buy’s Student discount program here and enter in the .EDU email address. You’ll get a confirmation email and then after clicking the link, an emailed special code good for $150 off.

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Once you have the code, simply pick a MacBook Air (or Pro?) that’s eligible. Apple’s recently upgraded models now start at $799. The code will bring prices down to $649 and up!  You can even pick up an open box Macbook for as little as $610.

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Microsoft Store is offering Microsoft Surface Pro 2 10.6-inch tablets for 10% plus an extra $100 off using the instructions below. Using the below discount instructions and promo code will bring the Surface 2 down to as low as $709, the lowest we’ve seen the new model go for since it released last October.

To redeem the discount:

Follow this link, and paste in your your school name and information and click the “Start Shopping” button. Then add the Surface 2 of your choice to your cart and apply code GRADUATION to knock the extra $100 off. The 64GB comes down to $709, the 128GB is $799, the 256GB the $1069 and the 512GB comes down to $1519, all between about 16 and 20% under the next best price from a trusted retailer.

This deal is “only available to K-12, higher education students, parents purchasing on behalf of students, education institution employees, faculty, staff, school board and PTA/PTO executives for K-12 and higher education institution”


Update (5/1 2pm): You can Save $20 On Your $100 Purchase of Select ALPS Camping Products and $10 off $50 On Select Products from Victorinox (Swiss Army Knives) all on Amazon today.

Update (4/30 3:18pm): Today only, Banana Republic offers 50% off select styles and 40% off everything else with coupon code BRTHINKBIG. Sign up for their newsletter to save an additional 25%.

REI is offering an extra 35% off select adventure gear from popular brands including The North Face, Mountain Hard Wear, and ALPS when you enter coupon code 35EXTRA. We rarely see noteworthy discounts on these name-brands, especially from a trusted retailer like REI.

This promo includes a variety of gear including jackets, tents, backpacks, and other clothes. Expires May 2nd. Head below to review the fine print.

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Nintendo has just announced a new promo hoping to bolster sales on its upcoming entry in the popular Mario Kart series. The company will be handing out a free Wii U game alongside purchases of Mario Kart 8. Unlike many promotions like this, Nintendo is actually offering some amazing titles for free with this promotion including:

After purchasing, you can redeem your free downloadable game voucher code via registering the Club Nintendo PIN code for Mario Kart 8 (Wii U version only) in Club Nintendo at between May 30th and July 31st 2014. Mario Kart 8 is scheduled for release on May 30 in North America and Europe.

Nintendo also recently announced some official drops on some of its most popular 3DS titles including Mario Kart 7 and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, all of which are now live on Amazon and other retailers.

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