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And here’s a Tab tip

I offer this with the caveat that I know nothing about this unit, personally, but it does seem to be very highly rated among folks who like Android tablets. Alert reader Katie just emailed me to say that she’s been price-stalking the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and it just dropped to $230 at Amazon (its lowest price ever). That’s in white; you’ll pay more for the black.

If you’re in the market, that definitely seems like the price to beat. Thanks for the tip, Katie! You’re looking ravishing today!

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Clearance on my favorite face product

If you know me, you know I’m unlikely to spend $60 on a beauty product. (Scratch that; I have never spent that kind of money on a beauty product.) So when I received a bottle of Fei’d as a product sample years ago, I was pretty much afraid to even open it because was I going to spend $60 for another one? Nope.

I ended up not trying it for years past when I got it (long story), and just started using it a couple of months ago. And then I went to my husband one night and said, “I have a terrible confession to make. I started using this really expensive face lotion and I love it. I think I need to buy more.” He noted that my skin looked pretty amazing, but did blanch a little when I told him what it costs. I have a lot of acne scarring and rosacea and Fei’d has just… used those magical Eastern botanicals to create something that actually works to make my skin look healthier and more even (and it doesn’t make me break out, either). I have—no lie—been agonizing over buying more for weeks. Because I love it, but it’s so expensive.

And then, voila! The product creator mailed me this morning to let me know that they’re clearancing out 2014 stock to make room for new product, and right now you can use coupon code CLEARANCE to order Fei’d for 80% off. Each bottle is now just $12. I went and ordered before I even finished reading the email. (Bonus tip: I fooled around with the number of bottles a bit before finalizing my order; order 3+ and you’ll get free shipping.)

If you’re interested, you can read the whole Fei’d story (including about their charitable involvement) on the site. This is a great deal on a product I really love. If you have “problem” skin like I do, finding something that works feels like a celebration. Finding something that works and is available for 80% off is pretty much a miracle.

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It’s Ironman time

If you’ve been wanting a Timex Ironman watch (they have lap counters, water resistance, and generally say to the world “I like to know what time it is and I am a sporty type!”), today on Amazon they seem to be at an all-time-low price. I mean, the base model isn’t all that expensive—$30, normally—but today they’re about half that for the men, and some of the more expensive women’s models are only around $14, too:

Men’s 30-lap Gray/Black
Men’s 30-lap Gray/Blue
Men’s 30-lap Oversize Black/Orange
Women’s Ironman Traditional Gray/Pink
Women’s Ironman Traditional Turquoise
Women’s Ironman Sport Blue (this one is only $12.37!)
Women’s Ironman Sleek 50-lap Plum/Gray
Women’s Ironman Tradutional Black/Purple

I feel like wearing one of these would be almost as good as actually exercising. Right? Right??

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Got clean carpets?

I both love and loathe cleaning our carpets; on the one hand, they look so nice after! On the other, oh good lord, look at all that dirty water! We were living in squalor, maybe we should just burn this house down and start over. (Yes, it is complicated being me, why do you ask?)

Anyway, a few years ago I picked up this Hoover SteamVac SpinScrub machine from Amazon on a Lightning Deal, and I have loved it ever since. I got it for a little bit cheaper than the current $98 price tag, but that’s still a really good deal (and unlike a Lightning Deal, not one you have to be in the right place at the right time to grab). If you’re in the market for such a machine, I definitely recommend it, and that’s a pretty great price.

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I just really love my Ninja

I know I talk about my love for my Ninja Cooker a lot. (Like, a lot a lot.) But it’s only because it makes my life as a busy human who still enjoys really good home-cooked food a lot easier.

When these babies debuted at $200, I said, “Wow, this is fantastic, but I don’t know that I could justify spending this kind of money if I hadn’t received this one as a gift.” Over time, the prices have dropped, but still, I could totally understand how it would be hard to justify. Well, today Amazon has the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System MC701 available for just $99.99—its lowest price ever. A decent crock pot with programmable settings and a time will run you about $75, so this brings it right down into doable territory, I think.

And lest you think I’m just pretending to love this thing (I’m not!): Last night we had this pork tenderloin for dinner. (My modifications: I put the pork down on a bed of sliced onions, then add chunks of sweet potatoes to the crock, as well). When it was time to eat, I took the meat and veggies out of the cooker, turned it up to the high skillet setting, and in five minutes had a delicious balsamic reduction to put over the meat. With a conventional crock pot I either would’ve had to dirty another pot on the stove or turn it up to high about 30 minutes before we wanted to eat.

Hi, my name is Mir, and I love my Ninja.

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Summer’s end ice cream

Summer may be over, but that just means it’s the perfect time to snag a deal on an ice cream maker! Amazon has this Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker available in red right now for just $31.99 shipped (its lowest price ever).

I have a Cuisinart ice cream machine and I love it truly, madly, and deeply. I may whisper sweet nothings to it during the summer when it’s 100+ degrees out. I am not ashamed.

Snag it now rather than bemoaning the higher cost once the temps rise again!

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My favorite containers!

I kind of have a thing about food storage containers. I wouldn’t say it’s an illness, most like… ummm… an intense interest? Because… food. And packing lunches, so very many lunches.

Anyway! For home use I prefer glass storage, but glass in lunchboxes seems like a very bad idea indeed, so for packed lunches I use plastic, and I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I used to love Lock & Lock the best, but have recently become a Sistema convert. They’re both good, really… it’s possible I give the edge to Sistema because you can get it in pretty colors. (I own my shallowness.) Both brands are made from BPA-free polypropylene, plus have easy-open lid-lock mechanisms and leak-proof seals. But today on Sellout.Woot they have a 16-piece Sistema set for $15.99, and while it’s not colorful, it is a great deal.

If you need containers to augment your lunch supplies, this is the deal to grab,

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Hey, Baby—travel in style

Looking for a great deal on a travel solution for baby? I’ve got you covered.

Right now Amazon is offering this Graco FastAction Fold Sport Stroller Click Connect Travel System in Tangerine for $226.33 when you buy directly from Amazon (look in the righthand sidebar to choose Amazon as the vendor). That’s already a decent price for a highly-rated infant carseat/base/stroller combo, but it gets better.

Apply coupon code WHATADEAL to save an additional 20% (again, this only works when you buy from Amazon as the vendor); that’s $45.27, bringing your total down to $181.06. There’s also an available $25 manufacturer rebate, meaning you get the whole shebang for $156. Not bad!

This is probably not the deal to get if you already have an infant car seat, but if you need both the seat and a full-featured, lightweight (just 7.5 pounds), grows-with-your-child stroller, this deal is hard to beat.

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Homemade espresso, hold the high price tag

Me, I’m a simple gal with simple needs—while I enjoy espresso (when it magically appears in front of me), I’m fine with a regular coffeemaker that just brews a decent cup of joe in the morning. I’m lazy, I guess, plus I don’t really want to think too hard about my coffee before I’ve had coffee.

But! Every so often we visit my parents and my stepmom makes cappuccino every morning with her fancy-pants machine. And that stuff is amazing. And then my husband and I have conversations like this:
Me: We should buy a fancy machine!
Him: Or stay here forever.
Me: We should stay here forever!
Him: I was kidding.

(It’s magical. Obviously.)

Anyway, the thing is, today Home.Woot has a refurbished Breville Espresso Machine available for $230 + $5 shipping, and while this is crazy expensive for a coffeemaker, it’s actually crazy cheap for this particular one—the regular price at Amazon is $500 new. Check out the reviews there, though, because everyone loves this unit, and at this price, if you were considering upgrading, this might be the right time.

I’m actually tempted. I mean, it’s cheaper than moving back home again, right?

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Fresh bread, like magic

This one is always popular when the price goes down, and today’s deal is its lowest price ever: Nab this Cuisinart CBK-100 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker at Amazon right now for just $70.62 shipped. This unit gets great reviews and normally goes for right around $100.

If you don’t see the sale price with Amazon as the seller when you hit the page, look in the righthand column for the special price with Amazon as the vendor.

Hurry, though—I suspect they’ll be jacking the price back up pretty soon.

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