Congrats to Martin, for winning the Cannon DSLR camera bundle! Winner was emailed, so if you are a Martin, check your email!
TOGA! TOGA! Ladies and gentleman, it is 120 days to Black Friday! According to our advanced deal math, that means it is time for the Back to School shopping season to begin! To kick off the Back to School and Back to Campus deal season, we are going to give away a Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera w/ 18-55mm IS II Lens, because Back to School sounds like the perfect excuse to give something away, and to make Animal House References. So, thanks to a little known codicil in the BFAds constitution, as of this moment, you are all on double secret probation until you enter this giveaway.
There are a bunch of ways to enter our Back to School 2015 Giveaway, and you can do as many or as few as you want! We also have a new entry method for this contest. We have hidden an image of Buster somewhere in our latest Buying Guide, the 2015 Digital Camera Buying Guide. Find him, and you will get 4 additional entries. Check the contest widget for further details.
Happy Monday, Deal Fans. It looks like Walmart is running a Back to School Cyber Monday Sale. We didn't see anything spectacular, but we wanted to let you know it was going on.
We're back with another price comparison post. Our Deal Hunters are always poking around the internet, looking for prices as good, or better, than last Black Friday. Searching for prices to rival the best Cyber Monday deals, they keep a full list of their findings on the Hot Deals Page. They were especially proud of the deals below, and thought they might deserve a longer look.
Happy Friday Black Friday Fans! Technology is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our education, and this is reflected in back to school sales. If you are in the market for a laptop, tablet or camera for this school year, be sure to check out our buying guides here. Also don't forget to enter our Back to School Giveaway for a chance to win a Canon T5 DSLR camera w/ 18-55mm IS II Lens.
Below are your Black Friday call outs for today. Our Deal Hunters are always on the look our for great prices, but they think these deals might be worth some extra consideration. They have included links to previous Black Friday prices for you to compare.
Last Black Friday Malmart offered the Schwinn Sidewinder Men's 26-in. Mountain Bike for the same price (within $0.40) as today's deal. The Sidewinder receives 4.3/5 stars based on 124 reviews at Walmart. The next lowest price today for the Schwinn Sidewinder is $174.69 at Amazon. Here is a video review that runs down some of the main features for the bike and also this dude converted his Sidewinder into a cruiser.
Note: Newegg's site has been up and down this morning so keep checking back if the deal page doesn't land. Last Black Friday the lowest price for a OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD was $104.99 at Micro Center making today's deal $35.00 better than Black Friday. Newegg's price is the best on the web today with the next lowest price at Rakuten and Amazon for $94.99. The drive receives 4.4/5 stars based on 155 reviews at Amazon. You can also check out reviews at Cnet and Storage Reviews for more information and Specs. Use this $20.00 mail-in rebate and $10.00 coupon code EMCAVPA29 to take $30.00 off.
Happy Hump Day, Black Friday Fans! Tomorrow we are going to kick off the Back to School shopping season by giving away a Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera bundle. We will be keeping an eye on how the various Back to School sales and Back to Campus deals on supplies, tech, and other education essentials stack up to last Black Friday's prices, and the best Cyber Monday deals. We like every opportunity to flex our Black Friday Muscles; you can never over prepare for the best shopping day of the year! Our daily training consists of surfing the internet, looking for prices as good, or better, than last Black Friday. When we find a deal we like, we put it on the Hot Deals Page. You can get all of our deals, Black Friday ad leaks, and news delivered right to your in box by subscribing to our newsletter
Below, you will find two deals our Deal Hunters had a little something extra to say about. They have included links to previous Black Friday prices, as well as customer reviews, so you can make savvy shopping decisions.
The lowest price for the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity last Black Friday was $69.00 at Walmart up to $79.98 at Sam's Club making today's deal $2.00 better than Black Friday. Rakuten has the lowest price on the web today with Amazon coming in second at $74.99 and with almost 15,000 reviews on Amazon the Fitbit Flex receives 3.7/5 stars. We found links to the free Fitbit app for Android and Apple. There are quite a few reviews from Cnet, Techradar, Toptenreviews and Engadget with most the all features with the dot display being the negative.
Last Black Friday you could get a Chromecast for $25.00 but if you factor in to the $10.00 Amazon gift card into today's deal, it's $5.00 better than Black Friday. The next lowest price we could find today is $34.86 at Sam's Club. Here's a list of apps that work well with Google Cast like HBO, Netflix and Hulu. You can check out a couple reviews from Knowyourmobile and Techradar that can give you a little more info.
Happy Tuesday, Black Friday Buffs! July is almost over, and that means we should start to see more and more Back to School sales and Back to Campus deals. To celebrate the Back to School shopping season, we are planning to launch a giveaway for this week, so stay tuned for that. We will continue to compare the Back to School sales to last year's Black Friday prices for you, as we continue our school shopping coverage.
Happy Monday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday fans! You will recall that there were a couple of Black Friday in July sales this past weekend. We are pleased to report that the fun continues today, with Best Buy holding Cyber Monday in July sale. We took the time to call out some of the better deals for you. Sears is also having a Cyber Monday in July sale with fairly predictable "deals" and you can check it out here. Of course, the best way to get Black Friday prices all year long, Cyber Monday deals, Black Friday news, ads, and giveaways, is to subscribe to our newsletter
Here are a few of the Best Buy Cyber Monday in July deals. You can see all the deals here.
Black Friday in July sales have been quite popular for a number of years now, even if a lot of them were over shadowed this year by Amazon Prime Day, and Walmart's Dare to Compare Sale (Which is still going on). July isn't over and that means stores are still able to follow in Amazon and Walmart's wake by having Black Friday in July Sales and Groupon and Best Buy are jumping on the bandwagon. Best Buy's sale has already started and will end on Saturday, with products only available online. If one sale isn't enough, they are extending it even further to Cyber Monday in July, starting on the 27th. As always shipping is free on orders over $35, or some items are available for free in-store pickup.
Groupon's Black Friday Bonanza is live now and runs through Sunday. They are claiming 100's of "Amazing Doorbusters", which if it's anything like Walmart's Atomic Deals, we may be left asking, "what deals?" They also feature up to 80% Off Things to Do, Electronics + Toys, and up to 85% Off Home + Auto. Fashion + Beauty states up to 90% Off, however many of the deals are under the shipping threshold of $24.99 so you will have to take that into account as well. There's no talk of any additional coupon codes or free shipping offers, but we can hope right? We can't wait for July to be over so we can be a little bit closer to the real Black Friday!
Congrats to Lesly W. For winning the Samsung Galaxy Tab!
Happy Thursday! We're searching the web for the best deals to share on our Hot Deals page today, and we'll be maintaining the list to mark items as "expired" when they're no longer available. We'll also be sending out our Hot Deals newsletter around lunchtime, for those of you who prefer a text based list - you can sign up here for that if you haven't already. Below you'll find a few hand-picked deals that we think are the best of the bunch and even better than Black Friday!
Last Cyber Monday the best deal you could get for the Seagate Central 4TB Shared Storage External Hard Drive was $149.99 from Best Buy. Even without the $40.00 mail-in rebate, today's deal is still $25.00 better that Cyber Monday. The next lowest price we could find today is $118.00 at Rakuten. On Amazon the Seagate drive receives 3.2/5 stars based on 672 customer reviews. Reviews from Cnet and Storage Review are mostly positive saying the drive is quick and easy to use and downsides being slower accessed with a browser and an app that needs work.
Newegg offered the same Samsung 250GB EVO SSD last Black Friday for $109.99 or $25.00 more than today's deal. The next best price on the web today is at Walmart for $97.99. You can find a thorough review of the Samsung SSD from storagereview.com with benchmark info and specs.