Friday's Best Deals: Cash Back on Select OLED TVs, Shortcut Pro, Aromatherapy Diffusers, and More

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Remington’s Shortcut Pro, cash back on select Samsung and LG OLED TVs, aromatherapy diffusers, and more wrap up the last weekday of this holiday shopping season.

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Int. Board Room - Night

Anker executive: I want a charger with 10 ports.

Anker engineer: That’s madness sir, that’s too many ports.

Anker executive: <Takes drag from unreleased Anker vape> Is there any way I could change your mind? <Suddenly shouting> Alexa, turn on the light.

Both men look to the corner of the room, where the Eufy Genie has illuminated a Eufy smart light bulb, revealing a body guard who had been hiding in the shadows. He approaches the engineer and binds his hands and legs behind the chair with PowerLine+ Lightning cables, and covers his mouth with Anker-branded packing tape.

Anker executive: 10 ports.

Anker enginner: <Nods>

In a market saturated with mesh Wi-Fi routers, AmpliFi’s is one of the best out there, and this 3-piece kit with a router and two repeaters is on sale for $250 for Prime members today, an all-time low. This is probably be overkill for apartment dwellers, but if you have a large house or a layout that seriously hampers your Wi-Fi range, this could do the trick.

If you live in a city with Amazon’s same-day Prime Now delivery service, but haven’t gotten around to using it yet, they’re running a fantastic promotion for new members to celebrate the holidays.

From 12/22-12/24, you can save $10 on your first Prime Now order, and receive an additional $10 credit to use on a second order between 12/30 and 1/20. Just note that you’ll have to spend $20 on that first order to get the credit.

With 5% back on all Amazon purchases, you should probably have one of Amazon’s credit cards anyway. Now though, they’re boosting that to 15% on a variety of Samsung TVs, and 10% on some drool-worthy LG OLED TVs. If you don’t already have a card, you can apply at either of those links for instant approval, and use the card immediately, without waiting for it to physically arrive in the mail.

All of the included TVs would definitely be categorized as high end, but all of the models I checked would be down to all-time low prices on Amazon after accounting for the cash back bonus. The Samsungs are all QLED sets, which use Quantum Dots to mimic the black levels of OLED, while the LGs are the real deal, though the cashback bonus is less generous.

Note: Just be sure when you order that you’re getting them shipped and sold by, not a third party seller. Third party sellers aren’t eligible for this promotion.

Everyone should keep an inverter in their glove box for powering laptops and other electronics in the car, and you can choose from three discounted options from Aukey today. Just be sure to note the promo codes.

Whether you need a small card for a dash cam, or a ton of space for Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, these Samsung microSD cards down to their lowest prices in all four of the capacities listed below.

Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine charging cables have blossomed into an entire line of different products, and it hasn’t always been clear which one was the best:

  • PowerLine - The original. Rubber-wrapped, and kevlar-reinforced.
  • PowerLine+ - The same, but wrapped in Nylon for added durability, less tangling, and a better feel.
  • PowerLine II - A more durable version of the original, and backed by a lifetime warranty, but without the benefits of nylon wrapping.

That confusion can now become a thing of the past, because they’ve combined the best of all of their cables into the new PowerLine+ II, and you can save on the 6' Lightning version today for the first time ever. It’s incredibly durable, it’s wrapped in nylon, and it comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning it’s probably the last Lightning cable you’ll ever have to buy. Get it in black or red today for $12, or about $6 less than usual, no promo code required.

It’s not hard to find good deals on VPN subscriptions, but our readers’ favorite service, Private Internet Access, hardly ever goes on sale. This is the holiday shopping season though, so for a limited time, you can sign up for two years of the service for just $60, down from its usual $70. That’s just $2.50 per month to protect your browsing data, get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, and more.

Top Home Deals

Nobody relishes the idea of sleeping on an air mattress, but they might not mind this discounted Insta-Bed.

$73 is more than you’d spend on most other air mattresses, but this one includes a pillow top cover for extra softness, and most importantly, a built-in pump that silently trickles more air into the mattress overnight. Just set your desired firmness, and the mattress will automatically maintain it as long as it’s plugged in. I slept on one of these for a few days after a my last move, and loved it as much as anyone can love sleeping on an air mattress.

I was in the camp of people who felt like aromatherapy diffusers were glorified Glade plug-ins. And they are to some extent, but the fact you can use natural essential oils to create the scent, rather than whatever Glade uses, is a real game changer. The peppermint and eucalyptus scents can help with migraines and sinus headaches as well help humidify the air during drier winter months.

These diffusers are different shapes, but all essentially the same thing, the two $25 diffusers have bigger water tanks so they can diffuse for 3 hours longer than the $19 model. All of them have color-changing LED lights and automatic shut off features. Throw in this 8 pack of essential oils for 16 (with code TBRER4PU) and you’ll be all set.

Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare is one of your three favorite toilet papers, and Amazon is selling 36 rolls for $17 today when you clip the 25% coupon and use Subscribe & Save. Just remember that you won’t see the final price until checkout, and you can cancel the subscription after your first delivery.

Some may think they’re “Etsy’s answer to a straightjacket,” but you can’t deny these mermaid blankets are trendy. If you or someone on you gift list wants to dive in, you can enter the promo code 3F23CPBP to get these adult-sized mermaid tail blankets for $16.

The most mobile-friendly mermaid blanket we’ve posted, this one has shoulder ties and a hole at the bottom for your feet, so you can be an evolved mermaid/merman.

You might not use it everyday, but a kitchen scale is a necessary part of every kitchen. This AmazonBasics model is matching its all-time-low price of $7 today, so you have no excuse not to buy one.

These copper mugs are everywhere these days. If “everywhere” doesn’t include your house yet, pick up a set for just $24 today, or give them as a nice semi-generic gift for someone you know who drinks alcohol.

This gift set includes 2 cups, 2 solid copper straws, 2 wooden coasters, and a shot glass, all in a nice gift box. Amazon still says these will arrive before Christmas, so worth a shot if you’re still Christmas shopping.

Time to refresh your pillows? This normally-$42 Comfortac memory foam pillow is just $32 today. It has a removable cotton cover, so you can toss that in the wash without having to wash the whole bulky pillow, and the insides are made out of shredded memory foam, for a pillow that’s not quite as dense as traditional memory foam pillows. This is a Gold Box deal, which means it will only last through the end of the day or until the product sells out, so don’t sleep on it.

This tiny tire inflator has been a hit with our readers all year long, but today’s the first time we’ve ever seen it drop to $10. Just toss it in your glove box, or even in your spare tire well, and you’ll never again be forced to scrounge together quarters to use the air pump at a gas station.

Update: Now down to $48, which is actually cheaper than it was on Black Friday.

If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. The newest, pint-sized 3Qt Instant Pot Mini wants a permanent home on your kitchen counter, and it’s $10 off once again, if you missed out on a bevy of Black Friday discounts.

Perfectly sized for any apartment, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own. Even if you already have one, I don’t need to tell you that these make great gifts, so this is a great deal for procrastinators.


If you need a last minute gift for anyone who already owns Philips Hue lights, you could do a lot worse than a spare Hue bulb for $40, or $10 less than usual. These were available for $32 around Black Friday for a few days, but otherwise, $40 is about as cheap as they ever get.

Buy this 270-count bottle of Aleve for just $6 (after $3 coupon) now, place in an easy-to-find spot, and you won’t have to painfully scramble around trying to find some to treat your post-holiday, hangover-induced headaches. You can thanks us later.

Note: It’s an add-on item, so it will ship with qualifying $25+ orders and the $3 discount won’t show up until checkout.

You don’t need to pay hundreds of dollars and fine an electrician to install cool lights over your kitchen sink: You just need $15. These OxyLED lights can stick to anything via adhesive or magnetic plates, and the included remote is also magnetized to stick to your fridge.

You’ve heard of Automatic’s smart driving assistant, but if nearly $100 is too rich for your blood, this cheap OBD2 dongle connects to any iPhone or Android device over Wi-Fi, and can fulfill many of the same functions using various third party apps.

Update: If you were having trouble with promo code N3PVY69Q yesterday, it should be working now.

The most obvious use case here is understanding and clearing check engine codes, but these things give you access to pretty much all of the sensor data in your vehicle, at a much more granular level than you’d get from all of the symbols in your instrument cluster.

Amazon’s back at it again with the sample boxes, and their newest one includes six or more home goods samples from a variety of brands. And as always, you’ll get the $10 you spend on the box back in the form of an Amazon credit that you can spend on more home goods from this selection, meaning the samples themselves are basically free.

You’re not guaranteed to get any particular item here, but my fingers would be crossed for the seven ounce jar of coconut oil. That stuff’s not cheap, and it’s the secret to making movie theater-style popcorn.

Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with four black and four white packs from Amazon for just $11, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

If you have any flights on the horizon, this discounted Southwest gift card can make your ticket just a little bit cheaper. The best part is that even if you book the lowest fares, you can always change them with no penalty, and even cancel for a refund in the form of a 1-year voucher.

Top Lifestyle Deals

If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.

For an all-time low $28 (after clipping the $10 coupon), the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And unlike most electric trimmers, it’s shaped like a puck, rather than a wand, which makes it much easier to maneuver around the back of your own head. Just note that you won’t see the $10 discount until checkout.

The Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100, is, as you might have guessed, a tool to groom multiple parts of your head. There are attachments here for your hair, your beard, and even your nose hair, and you can even choose from 18 different length settings. Not bad for $13.

Let’s all assume you already upgraded your toothbrush, so what’s the next step to whiter teeth? Well, judging by the thousands of Whitestrips have readers have purchased over the years, I might start there. These are the Professional Effects strips which means they’re a little stronger than the typical whitening strips, claiming to remove 14 years of stains (for comparison, the Glamorous White strips only claim to remove 10 years).

This 20-pack box is almost always sells for $44 (save for a one-day Black Friday deal that brought it down to $30), but a $5 coupon on the page means you can get it for $39. And on top of that, you get two 1-hour express whitening strips to ramp up the whitening process.

Winter is here and ASOS wants to make sure your wardrobe is prepared. With up to 50% off a unbelievable amount styles to help get you ready for the new season, it’s going to be hard to let your shopping bag stay empty. There are almost 2,000 coats on sale, so it’s unlikely you won’t find anything.

Free People has grown up out of their exclusively hippy-dippy, oversized style, and with an extra 25% off sale styles from now until Monday, you can take advantage. Add new denim to your closet or pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing all month for a third of what you’d normally pay.

Plus, if you find something that’ll make an insane gift, they have $8 Saturday shipping if you grab something by 1pm today.

The new Philiips Sonicare AirFloss is a better way to clean between your teeth, and (hopefully) one you’re less likely to forget about. Just fill it with water or mouthwash, position the tip between your teeth, and hit a button, and between 1-3 high pressure bursts will rinse out all of the grime between your teeth, no floss required.

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering it for $35 when you clip the $10 coupon, which is just $2 shy of an all-time low. So go order yours now, and impress your dentist at your next appointment.

There must be something in the air, because J.Crew Factory has had major discounts lately. Use the code FIFTY and take an extra 50% off all clearance items, which is insane seeing as practically everything is already marked down under $100. Spend the extra money you saved from using Kinja Deals to buy gifts for everyone else, and get yourself something nice.

It’s your lucky day, because Nordstrom Rack is discounting a ton of Lucky Brand jeans, tops, and outerwear, including extended sizes. Plus, they’re also marking down shoes and men’s styles as well. Everything is up to 70% off, so you can score jeans for a steal. No four leaf clover required.

If reliability is something you crave in a pair of shoes (if it isn’t, you may need to reconsider), I bet you have Cole Haan in your closet. And if you’re looking for a new pair but don’t want to spend the normal asking price, Cole Haan is taking an extra 30% off their sale section with the code SAVE. Finally get a pair of ZERØGRAND’s (or the newer 2.ZERØGRAND’s) or waterproof boots that you’ll probably need in less than a month.

Get your winter apparel in order with down for $60 and under at Uniqlo. Pick up their down vest for just $40, for men and women, or opt for a full outerwear with their classic Ultra Light Down Jacket for $60, both men and women as well.

Top Media Deals

You just checked your holiday shopping list again, and whoops, you forgot a few people. It’s okay, it happens, you’ve got this.

I’d say it’s pretty likely that your giftee owns either an iPhone or an Android device, which means they ‘d love to receive an iTunes or Google Play gift card to spend on apps, movies, music, and more. Today on Amazon, you can save $15 when you spend $100 on iTunes credit (it doesn’t have to be a single $100 gift card) with code ITUNES15, or take $5 off any $50 Google Play credit purchase with code GOOGLE.

These are both digital gift cards, so there’s no need to sweat the shipping times. You can either print them out, or just email them directly to their intended recipient.

Update: Sorry, I screwed up. The promo code will appear to work on any platform, but the checkout process will keep giving you an error message unless you use Google Pay.

If you still haven’t seen Star Wars, or want to catch up on Lady Bird, Darkest Hour, Downsizing, or anything else still in theaters, Fandango’s running a BOGO ticket deal when you use code GOOGLEPAYJOY. You don’t need to use Google Pay, or even the Android app to get this deal, it seems to work anywhere.

To appease the whims of some high-level executive that just got a nice tax cut, the new Star Trek Discovery show is only available on CBS’s online streaming service, CBS All Access. That’s really annoying, but this deal makes it slightly more tolerable.

For a limited time, when you sign up for a new CBS All Access account and use promo code BINGE, you’ll get your first month for free, rather than the typical 7 day free trial. That gives you enough time to get caught up on the first half of Discovery’s first season before the show returns on January 7.

Humble’s new sci-fi & fantasy ebook bundle has enough reading material to last you for months, if not longer. 26 books are split across four different price tiers, the most expensive of which unlocks at just $18. Titans of sci-fi like Octavia Butler and Robert McCammon are well represented here, as is Timothy Zahn’s incredibly creepy Soulminder, just for starters. As always, you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Texture is a service that promises to be the Netflix of magazines, offering you full access to over 200 titles on your phone or tablet. If you’ve been curious to try it out, Prime members can get your first three months for $10 total on Amazon, today only, compared to its usual $10 per month.

It’s the end of the year, which hopefully means that you have some downtime to relax and get some reading done. To celebrate the occasion, Comixology is running four different sales through the new year on hundreds of digital comics, so you can fill up your devices with enough reading material to last you until Infinity War comes out.

If learning to code is on your 2018 new year’s resolution lists, the latest Humble Ebook Bundle is a must-buy. Pay what you want for nearly 20 different DRM-free ebooks, with some available for as little as $1. You’ll unlock all four tiers starting at $18, and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity too.

And in case you missed it last week, you can still get Humble’s Maker Skill Builder ebook bundle, with a ton of titles from Make:.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the greatest work in the history of filmmaking that included a killer rabbit, and its 40th anniversary Blu-ray is just $5 today as an Add-On item on Amazon. I’m not sure if they’ll string it between a couple of swallows to get it to you faster, but it should arrive before Christmas if you have Prime, in any event.

Top Gaming Deals

We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is once again. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.

The DualShock 4 is great at many things, but it’s a little over the top if you’re just using your PS4 to watch Netflix. This remote includes all of the DualShock 4's buttons in a tiny Bluetooth package, and at $15, it’s never been cheaper.

Civilization VI made some major changes in its summer update, and you can pick up the game for $30 today, the best price we’ve ever seen. Amazon lists it as the Mac version, but all you’re really buying here is a Steam code, so it’ll work on PC as well. Just be sure to place your order before Gandhi nukes the deal.

The game also just came out on iPad. It’s free to download and play up to 60 turns, and the full unlock is currently discounted to $30 as well, though it’ll go up to $60 in early January.

It’s not as advanced as a Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift, but if you have a smartphone and $10, you can experience VR with this View-Master VR starter set. The View-Master is actually just a Google Cardboard-compatible VR headset, except, you know, it’s not made of cardboard, even if it’s priced like it could be.

I didn’t know it was possible to improve upon the handheld white board, but Boogie Board might have done it. This $16 gadget includes a stylus to draw on its LCD display, and will keep its image indefinitely without any power until you hit the erase button. And of course, the “pen” will never dry out.

Amazon’s last minute toy deals are still, uh, chugging right along, today focusing on wooden trains and train tracks. After this year, spending a few hours on the floor building lines and pushing cars along sounds pretty cathartic, I have to say.

Update: Now down to $60!

The Switch Pro controller isn’t just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. There have been a few slightly better promo code-based discounts on it recently, but $61 is the best deal Amazon’s offered to date, and it’ll arrive before Christmas if you have Prime.

Final Fantaxy XII: The Zodiac Age is a great remake for JRPG fans, whether you played the original or not, and Amazon just marked it down to $25, the best price we’ve ever seen. Be sure to check out Kotaku’s review if you want to know more.





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