Apple Airpods with potential $50 Visa Prepaid Card, Free PS Plus Games for August, New Switch Bundles at Gamestop, Cloud 2 amiibo, and more
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Today’s Best Deals
50″ Vizio E50-E1 4K Smart HDTV + $200 Dell Gift Card for $470
if you’re not feeling the whole gift card thing, think of this deal like this:
And that’s just with full retail-priced items. A ton of stuff goes on sale at Dell each week so you can easily save more. These gift cards are shipped out within 20 days and have to be used within 90 days from the issue date.
Get Potential $50 Visa Prepaid Card w/ Wireless Apple AirPods for $160
This might be the first deal ever for the Apple AirPods. Get a $50 Visa prepaid card when you spend at least $200 on accessories. Visit the Promotion Center with code GET50BACK for submission form.
Since the AirPods don’t quite meet that threshold, you can buy two or get something else to pad the cost, like this $50 Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Bluetooth Portable Speaker.
Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $50
This is the lowest price ever and you get free 2-day shipping. Portable speakers are wire-free. It’s battery powered (lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge) and connects to your music device via Bluetooth. It even has a built-in mic so you can use it as a hands-free speakerphone.
Nintendo Switch Bundles from $399.99 at Gamestop
The Switch alone still sells for up to $400 from scalpers on eBay. For the same price, you might as well get some extra stuff including one or two must-have titles. Bundles also prevent scalpers from buying additional stock (they can’t really make money off bundles).
Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones for $38
The Cowins are massively popular with the IGN audience. I’ve bought one myself out of curiosity and my wife now uses it all the time for work. I’ve had IGN staff buy one and then buy more for their friends and family. For $37 you’re getting a headphone with 40mm large aperture drivers, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, active (not passive) noise cancellation, 30hrs of battery life, and built-in mic.
Naipo Shiatsu Kneading Shoulder Massager with Heat for $37
This isn’t just another boring low-tech neck pillow – it actively heats and massages your shoulders while you relax. Plus you won’t be embarrassed recommending this to friends like you would with other massagers.
Ensky Kirby Stackable NOS-20 Nosechara Mini Figure for $20
Believe it or not, this is actually a puzzle. The goal is to stack them into a three-figure tall pyramid. The only thing that could make this any better was if it had amiibo functionality.
Motor Trend Magazine 4-Year 48-Issue Subscription for $12
Motor Trend isn’t just for the exotic car enthusiast. The magazine performs road tests and vehicle comparisons on daily drivers as well. And at this price, you’re only paying 25 cents per issue.
DiscountMags is a legit site. They don’t stick you with auto-renewals (even Amazon does this), and they don’t charge any shipping or tax fees.
$10 Online Game Design and Development Courses at Udemy
This updated code (automatically applied) should work for everyone. For only $10 per course, you can train yourself in tools, software, and programming languages specific to the gaming industry. I and other people at IGN (and Ziff) have used Udemy and would easily recommend one of these hugely informative courses for the same cost as a Switch screen protector.
Cloud (Player 2) amiibo for $13 at Gamestop
amiibo are such a hot commodity these days and Cloud (Player 2) is one of those amiibo that is almost never in stock.
Out 8/20 – 8Bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick for Nintendo Switch for $80
Because you need to spend $80 more to play Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers the RIGHT way. It’s also compatible with PC, Mac, and Android and connects two ways (wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired via USB).
New Release – Nintendo 2DS XL for $150
The 2DS XL is a 3DSL XL without the 3D. I own a 3DS XL and I’ve never used the 3D functionality, ever. Lots of places have it right now, so get while the getting’s good. Really the only reason to get the 3DS XL now is if you want to get a themed one, like this Galaxy style for only $25 more.
Playstation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for $39.99
At $40 the DualShock 4 is a great value for an excellent controller. It’s $20 off the list price, and $30 cheaper than the stomach lurching price of the Switch Pro controller. Even PC users can revel in this deal – the DualShock 4 can connect via USB or Bluetooth without too much fanfare.
New Week, New Sales on Samsung/LG/Vizio 4K HDTVs at Dell
These Dell TV deals run from Monday to Sunday. If you aren’t feeling the whole gift card thing, just swap out “gift card” with PS4 Pro, Slim, or Xbox One S (Dell sells a ton of gaming stuff). These TVs sell for retail price at every other authorized reseller, so this gift card is FREE MONEY.
Free Playstation Plus Exclusive Games for August
One of the best perks of PS Plus membership is that you get free games to play each and every month. This month’s lineup is especially good with both Just Cause 3 AND Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry.
Don’t have Playstation Plus? Cheapest price right now is:
Here are the free games that start today:
Cheap movies to watch:
Playstation Store Ubisoft Sale
There are some hidden gems in this sale, including deals on For Honor, Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, and more.
Extra 15% off the Green Man Gaming’s PC Summer Sale
Use code “SUMMER2017” to get the prices below (login to your GMG account). IMO the best deals today are Hitman, Metro Redux (includes remastered Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light), and South Park.
Amazon’s Discounted Video Games
12-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership for $46 or Less
If you “like” CDKeys on Facebook, you get an instant one-time-use 5% off coupon code that drops the price to $43.70. You can knock CDKeys all you like but they ROCK for cheap Xbox Live Gold deals.
$10 Redbox Gift Card for $6.50 ($20 for $12)
If you use Redbox, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be buying this deal. Get the $20 gift card to save 40% off.
PDP Legendary Sound of Justice Wireless Headset (PS4) for $40
Get this headset and you can tell me what justice sounds like. This is the lowest price I’ve seen for the PS4 only version.
Get Potential $50 Visa Prepaid Card w/ Nest Security Cam for $170
Not only are you taking $30 off the retail price of one of the most popular security cameras on the market, you could get a $50 Visa prepaid card when you spend at least $200 on accessories. Visit the Promotion Center with code GET50BACK for submission form.
Buy 2 Nest Cams or pad the cost with the $50 Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Bluetooth Portable Speaker.
Aukey Laptop Cooling Stands from $8
Gaming laptops and Apple ovens (err, I mean laptops) can generate a serious amount of heat. Even if they can perform under fire, toasty temps could shorten the lifespan. In addition to the active fan cooling, the blue LEDs will also drop your laptop temp by as much as 100 degrees.
4.4lb Dell Inspiron 15 7000 15″ Intel Core i7 256GB SSD Laptop for $680
The “7000” series is the highest-end model in Dell’s affordable Inspiron lineup. It weighs in at only 4.49lbs thanks to the aluminum and magnesium chassis and features a 15.6″ 1080p IPS display, latest gen Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD.
2.9lb Dell XPS 13″ Intel Core i7 256GB SSD Laptop for $1079
My pick for best back-to-school laptop. The 2017 XPS 13 weighs in at only 2.9lbs thanks to its aluminum and carbon fiber chassis. It boasts a 13.3″ 1080p IPS display, latest gen Core i7-7560U processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. The Iris Plus graphics won’t push games to the max but it’s more than capable for your graphics work on Photoshop, Premiere, and the like.
Dell XPS 8910 Intel i5-6400 Quad-Core Desktop PC for $479
$479 for an i5 desktop is always a pretty good deal, but the XPS 8910 is Dell’s highest gaming desktop short of throwing major bucks for an Alienware. Install a good video card (it doesn’t void your warranty) and you can have a powerful gaming rig for under $700.
Alienware Aurora Intel i7 Quad-Core GeForce GTX 1070 Desktop $1260
You’re paying more for the Alienware quality but this is a fair bit cheaper than other premium pre-built PCs with the same specs. Features the latest Gen Intel Core i7-7700 quad-core processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, and GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics (comparable to a GTX 980 Ti).
Alienware Aurora Intel i5 Quad-Core GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop $900
This Alienware desktop won’t cost an arm or a leg, but it will still power through most games with ease. Specs include the latest Intel Core i5-7400 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and GeForce GTX 1060 6GB .
Dell Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core 15″ Laptop w/ 512GB SSD $950
You’d be very hard pressed to find another laptop with this kind of performance for under $1K. Features a 15.6″ 1080p display, latest gen Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 1050.
Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Core i5-7300HQ 15″ Laptop w/ GTX1050 for $700
If you don’t need the crazy specs of the laptop mentioned above, for $250 less you can get this one with 15.6″ 1080p display, latest gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and GTX 1050.
Zinus Memory Foam Mattresses for sale on Amazon
It’s not my fault that IGN loves memory foam mattress deals. I own this one for one of my kids. I’ve been testing it myself for the past few months and would easily recommend it. The top is super plush and you get that nice sinking feeling, but the base is firm enough that I have not had anything but a good night’s rest. And the price is pretty insane.
12″ Memory Foam Mattresses:
10″ Memory Foam Mattresses:
8″ Foam Mattresses:
Cheap bed frame options:
The Best USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Deals
For storage that you can carry around, portable hard drives are easily the best value. They are small enough to fit in a pocket and yet hold boast way more capacity per dollar than USB flash drives. Best of all, there’s no need to lug around an extra power brick. Compatible with PS4 and Xbox One.
New Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy-Style for $175
You’re saving $25 off the retail price, but it’s difficult even finding one of these in stock. I can pretty much guarantee that this is the lowest priced New 3DS XL currently available from any authorized reseller.
Out 9/6 – Playstation 4 Pro 1TB Limited Edition Destiny Bundle for $450
Now available for preorder on Amazon and at Gamestop. Not only do you save a little compared to buying the PS4 Pro and Destiny 2 separately, you get the PS4 in limited edition white.
Out 8/25 – Xbox One S 500GB Madden NFL 18 Bundle for $280
If you’re interested in picking up Madden NFL 18 and don’t yet own a current-gen console, here’s your chance to get both at a package discount. Madden NFL 18 will probably look amazing thanks to the Frostbite graphics engine, the same one used for Battlefield 1.
Oculus Rift VR Headset + Touch Controllers for $399
Ships 8/7. This deal is so good that I had to get one myself. IMO this is easily the best value among the big three VR headsets. The combination sold for $600 just a few months ago. Also includes 7 free titles including Epic Games’ incredible Robo Recall.
Amazon Prime Day Deals
You might be eligible for these Amazon Gift Card deals
You’ll know whether or not you’re eligible. If you’re not, it will say so.
2nd Free Month of Amazon Music Unlimited after 30-Day Free Trial
I’ve tried the service and it’s pretty good, especially since it’s free. You’re getting an expanded playlist-based music library similar to Spotify or Pandora Premium.
Use code “SUMMERMUSIC” (new customers only)
40% off 6 Months of Audible + Free Audiobooks w/ Amazon Prime
If you’re a daily commuter, this is the best way to “read” while driving.
Students get a Free 6-Month Trial AND 50% off Amazon Prime
You can be as happy as the woman in Amazon’s promotional image with this half-off deal for students on Amazon Prime. Enjoy all the benefits of Prime, including movie and music streaming, free shipping, and more.
20% off Upcoming and New Release Games with Amazon Prime or Best Buy GCU
Out 8/15 – 20% off Agents of Mayhem (PS4, Xbox One)
Out 8/22 – 20% off Uncharted: Lost Legacy + Jak & Daxter (PS4) for $32
This one is supposed to be big.
Out 8/29 – 20% off Mario+Rabbids Kindom Battle (Switch)
This one is supposed to be big.
Out 11/17 – 20% off Pokémon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Steelbook (3DS)
The Pokemon craze will live on forever, it seems like.
The Best Deals on These Subscriptions
New Fallout Loot Crate for $40 Shipped
The Vault-Tec Consumer Product Department has put together the Fallout Crate, packed with exclusive apparel and collectibles. The first delivery comes with a figure, hoodie, and a piece of a Power Armor build-a-figure that combines with pieces from the subsequent crates. If you’re a huge Fallout fan, this entry fee is a small price to pay for Fallout merch that you won’t find anywhere else.
10% of New August Loot Gaming Crate ft Zelda & Witcher
This month’s theme is “Fortress” and includes items from Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Middler Earth: Shadow of War, Witcher III, and Dragon Age. In my opinion Witcher 3 and Zelda are two of the greatest games created, ever.
New August Loot Crate ft Zelda, Adventure Time, LotR for $19
August’s Loot Crate theme is “Kingdom” and includes authentic, licensed, or exclusive items from – whoa – The Legend of Zelda, Adventure Time, and Lord of the Rings. How can anyone not like this one. Contents won’t be revealed until your crate ships on 8/19.
New Humble Monthly PC Bundle (NBA 2K17, Pillars of Eternity) for $12
The Humble Monthly Bundle always gives you the absolute lowest historical prices on its featured games. This time around you get NBA 2K17 and Pillars of Eternity to play instantly (and keep forever) for just $12 and unlock more games on August 5. I don’t know if I’ve seen either of these two games sell for $12 alone. As an added perk, get 10% off any other Humble purchase for the rest of the month.
New Coupon – NordVPN Anonymous VPN 1-Year for $45 ($3.75/mo)
Big brother is watching, always has been and will always try to. VPN is the first and easiest step to making your internet activity a bit more anonymous. NordVPN consistently offers one of the lowest prices out of any of the VPNs we use at only $3.75 per month for a 1-year sub. It boasts a very user-friendly interface, doesn’t hog resources, and has a zero-log policy.
Verizon FIOS 940Mbps/880Mbps Internet w/ Phone & TV for $80/mo
If you are lucky enough to have Verizion FIOS (fiber optic high-speed internet) coverage, there is a really great deal going on for 1yr of Triple Play service – 940Mbps downstream/880Mbps upstream internet, phone, and TV for $79.99/mo. After your 1yr is up, downgrade to internet only for $70/mo. Just as a comparison, Comcast Internet has up to 250Mbps downstream/12Mbps upstream with Blast… pretty huge difference.
How About Two Months of Gamefly for $10?
Gamefly is normally $15 a month, but you right now you can get your first two months for only $10. Watch out for that auto-renew, as the third month will be $15, but you can always set a calendar reminder to cancel in time.
Thirty Days of Free Streaming Anime with Crunchyroll Premium
Crunchyroll is Netflix for anime. Crunchyroll Premium gives you unlimited streaming access to brand new anime, ad-free, as well as tons of classics like Re:Zero, One Piece, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gintama, and Fate/Stay Night. A Crunchyroll Premium free trial is normal 15 days, but we can hook you up with a 30-day trial, so sign up before this offer gets deleted.