Winners of the Cyber Monday giveaways

Whoops, sorry for not getting this posted last night. In my defense, I have a really good excuse. I, uh, fell asleep. (Hey, I’m old, and my oldest came home for Thanksgiving with some lovely gifts for us from her dorm in the form of a nasty cold. Kids! They’re the best!)

Anyway, yesterday’s chances to win offered up a trio of goodies, and the winners have been generated by my contest-picker. Without further ado, here we go: The winner of the Gnoments set is commenter 84, Margaret. The winner of the Scribble n’ Play Boogie Board is commenter 78, Kristen. And the winner of the Nomad Android Key is commenter 63, Mindy. (I have no idea why those numbers are all clustered so closely together, but randomness is random in weird ways, sometimes.) Congratulations, winners! Look for an email from me, and I’ll get those fun prizes shipped out to you ASAP.

Many thanks to all who played, and special thanks to Gnoments and their helper elves at Allettare PR, Boogie Board and their helper elves at Max Borges Agency, and the nice folks at Nomad for all of the prize donations. When companies are generous like this, I hope folks take notice and patronize them accordingly.

That’s it for this year’s Big Prize Week, Extended Dance Remix. We’ll keep on chugging way to find the best deals before the holidays, though, so I hope you’ll stick around.

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Minecrafters: Piper Computer Kit deal!

If you want this one, go fast: Amazon is currently running a lightning deal on the Piper Computer Kit which is normally $299. Right now it’s just $223.25 while the deal lasts.


It’s the perfect way to learn coding hands-on, through Minecraft (which the kids already love). This isn’t one of those “impulse purchase” items, but if it was on your list, this may be the only discount we see this season. Go get it!

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Half off at Lands’ End, today only

I think it’s possible that Lands’ End is offering several different discounts today, because the first time I visited the site it offered me 40% off, and later, it offered 45% off. Those are both good, but I’d rather take half off. I mean, as long as we’re saving.

Thanks to alert reader LeeAnn for letting me know that coupon code CYBER50 with PIN 4625 takes 50% off almost everything (some items are excluded from further discounts, and are marked as such). You’ll need to spend $50+ after the discount for free shipping, or pay with Visa Checkout for free 2-day shipping on any size order.

It probably sounds a little crazy, but this is the right time to score a crazy deal on swimsuits, if you’re so inclined.

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It’s a good day for luggage

If you’re still using the luggage you bought when you first left home (um, it’s possible that some of my bags are indeed from that long ago…), or if you have an upcoming graduate who’s going to need some luggage, I would of course direct you to eBags pretty much any day of the week, anyway, but especially today because of their Cyber Monday deals.

Check out the specials for discounts of up to 85% off, plus you can take an extra 20% off just about everything else with coupon code SAVEMORE.

Replace an old ratty bag of your own, or get ready to give someone a great gift. Either way, these are some of the lowest prices of the year.

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You say you want some shoes?

Of course they have more than just shoes, but once again is offering both a 15% off everything coupon (use code CYBERMON) and they’re doing another day of hourly Mystery Deals. And yes, the coupon can be applied to those, as well.

Meanwhile, over at Shoebuy, they’ve got a slew of deals today, plus coupon code CYBERMONDAY gives you an extra 30% off, and of course shipping and exchanges are free.

If you dig Payless, they’re also marking everything down, plus code ZZCYBER1 takes an extra 25% off. Free shipping on your $25+ order, or to your local store.

Just about everything is on sale at Clarks, plus coupon code CYBER16 takes another 25% off, plus they have free shipping and free returns.

That’s just a few of my favorites. If you can’t find what you need there, well, you probably have very special feet.

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That’s a bullseye

Is just about everything on sale at Target today? Yep. Not only that, with a few exclusions, everything is an extra 15% off at checkout, too.

Whether you want pajamas (25% off before extra discount) (ahem, if the elves deliver new jammies for Christmas at your house, they still have plenty of themed ones—I love the elf suits, myself—in stock) or Tervis tumblers or anything else, they’ve got the deals. Free shipping and free returns, too.

This is perfect for “I need a few more things and also some Kleenex” or whatever. You do you. Personally, you couldn’t pay me to step foot in an actual Target store between now and New Year’s, so this is perfect for me.

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Another day of Wootitude

Of course we can’t have a nationally recognized shopping day without all manner of Woot-Off goodness, too. So keep an eye out today at Woot, Home.Woot, Electronics.Woot, Computers.Woot, Tools.Woot, Fashion.Woot, Sport.Woot, and Kids.Woot. (Sorry, no Wine.Woot rotation of deals today. They just have… wine. Disappointing.)

They’ll cycle through the deals every 30 minutes or until they sell out—whichever comes first—and while I’ve already seen a few items they had on Black Friday which evidently didn’t do so well, I’ve seen several new deals, too. We’ll just have to see what all they come up with.

$5 ships all your orders, all day, so shop early and shop often. (Related: Anyone else miss the Woot Bag of Crap they used to do? That was my favorite.) [Edited to add: I published this and a Bag of Crap came up! Go get it!]

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Cyber Monday Giveaways: Gnoments, Scribble n’ Play, Nomad Key

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 28th, 2016. Read on to find out about today‚Äôs prizes and enter to win! (more…)

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Cyber Monday ahoy!

So a quick note for today—obviously there are going to be a ton of both Daily and Lightning Deals at Amazon, and if you’re like me, you’ll just keep that window open all day to see what’s coming around. But! I want to call out one in particular: If you’ve been waiting for a Blendtec deal, today they have the Blendtec Total blender listed at $234 (down from the regular price of $400+).

Now, longtime readers likely recall that I am the queen of blenders, in that I use mine a lot and did a ton of research after having a couple of cheap blenders die, and ended up opting for an Oster model given “best buy” status from several consumer publications. I used that Oster for years, and it served me well, but it, too, eventually died. I make a lot of smoothies with frozen fruit, and that’s hard on a blender. Anyway, I then found a refurbished Blendtec and have been using it (and singing its praises) ever since.

Is this a ridiculously expensive blender? Yes. Will you love it and will it keep working for a very long time, cheerfully chewing through anything you throw into it? Yes. This would be a poor impulse buy, and also a bad idea if you don’t use your blender a lot, but if you do use it a lot and really want a top-of-the-line one, this deal today is the one to beat.

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Ever heard of Cyber Sunday? Me neither.

We know tomorrow’s going to be full of all kinds of online deals, but apparently Black Friday and Cyber Monday weren’t quite enough for Old Navy and Gap. Nope! Today (Sunday) everything’s an extra 40% off at Old Navy, automatically, plus coupon code CYBERDEAL takes off another 10%; meanwhile, everything’s 50% off at Gap with coupon code CYBMON. Remember you’ll get free shipping on any order of $50+ across the Gap family of stores (and that’s your pre-coupon total).

Even better, you’ll earn Super Cash or Gap Cash, respectively, when you shop—and they award it based on the amount before coupons. So I just earned $20 to spend this coming week on an order that cost me about $30. That’s… a little bit nuts.

Go shop tonight, before things get crazy tomorrow.

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