12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Top 10 Best Sales of the Day

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And on the twelfth day of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals, my true love gave to me: deals for “Tinselly Crafters and Jingle Rockers.” Yes, Amazon once again presents more opportunities for great savings during the holiday season and today it’s all about things that make life better — and more. Maybe your Black Friday left you blue. Perhaps your Cyber Monday wasn’t the best day of your shopping life. Now there’s another opportunity to score great stuff at a serious discount.

Amazon Deals Updated Here Daily

The 12 Days of Deals at Amazon features a different category of deals each day. There has got to be someone on your Christmas list that fits into one of these categories. In fact, you probably have a few people each day that you could buy for. Here’s where the big Amazon sale is at so far.

Day One kicked things off with Active Deals.

Day Two it was products for the DIY person.

Day Three was for “Style Stars and Beauty Believers.”

Day Four was for “Busy Little Elves of All Ages.”

Day Five was for “Gamers Who Shout With Glee.”

Day Six was for “Happy Campers and Jolly Jetsetters.”

Day Seven: for “Home Chefs and Sugar Plum Bakers.”

Day Eight was for “Music Lovers, Avid Readers and Film Buffs.”

Day Nine was for “Techies A-Tinkering With Cheer.”

Day Ten was for “Cozy Folk Nestled in Their Smart Homes.”

Day Eleven was for “Faithful Furballs and Joyful Pups.”


How To Use This List

We’ve been adding to the list from the top down. That is, at the top of the list now, you’ll find the deals for Day Twelve. Just below that, you’ll find the Top 10 Best Sales of the Day for the preceding days. It might be wise to continue checking the past deals because some of the sellers keep their things on heavy Amazon sales throughout the holidays.

To take a look at the past deals, just go here. And we do suggest looking at it because some of the sellers keep their things on heavy Amazon sales throughout the holidays. And while you’re focussing on getting some gift shopping done, don’t forget to check out our big list of all sorts of great deals and finds. Maybe something would work well from our list of the Top 10 Best Winter Jackets for Men. Or take a look at our list of the Top 20 Best Engraved Gifts for Christmas. There’s plenty to consider.


12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Top 10 Best Sales of the Day.

Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals: Gifts for Creative People

There may not be anybody on your Christmas list who is easier to buy for…or tougher to buy for…than the creative person. Creative people — artists, musicians, crafters, thinkers — seem to already have plenty of gifts, if you will. But we had our own “aha moment” when we realized that creative people are people, too. And with today’s twelfth, and final, day of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals, we’re scouted out some good deals for our creative brethren. While we’re trying to provide you with an assist as you think of gifts for your creative person, let’s take a moment to examine the creative mind because if might provide some good insight into what makes them tick and how you can zero in on the right gift.

What Makes Someone Creative?

According to “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” research shows that there are typical traits in people who are considered to be “creative.” One of the book’s authors, Scott Barry Kaufman, provided input for a 2014 article in the Huffington Post. In a nutshell, here are a few common characteristics of the creative:

Daydreaming – letting the mind freely wander helps with “creative incubation.”
Being observant – watching others increases awareness of the self
Looking for new experiences – “Openness to experience is consistently the strongest predictor of creative achievement,” Kaufman was quoted in the Post article.
They don’t have a fear of failure. Instead, they learn from it.
Beauty appreciation – creative people tend to value and surround themselves with beauty

Gifts For Creative People

What we’re focussing on when it comes to gift ideas for the creative types are things that a creative mind would appreciate. For a creative guy, a tie might be a bit sedate, while an ascot or a bowtie might be something more appropriate. The idea is to find gifts that are a bit “special.” To that end, take a look at our 12 Days of Deals: Gifts for Creative People.

1. 27 Percent Off Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera

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Canon

A great gift for artists, this Canon EOS Rebel T6 features an 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC 4+ image processor that allow for highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos even in low light, according to Canon. Built-in WiFi and NFC2 connectivity allow you to share photos easily. This camera features a broad range of light sensitivity, from ISO 100 to 6400, which is expandable to H: 12800. According to Canon, the expanded ISO range allows the user to capture “a variety of subjects in a variety of situations, including handheld, without needing a flash.” Other camera features include:

* Optical viewfinder
* 3-inch LCD monitor
* Scene intelligent automatic mode
* Full HD
* Five creative filters
* Auto white balance

The EOS Rebel T6 camera is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S families. The camera gets extraordinary reviews: 270+ customers have rated the camera a 4.7 out of five stars. This is an Amazon’s Choice product.



Price: $399 (27 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera here.



2. 30 Percent Off Singer 2259 Tradition 19-Stitch Portable Sewing Machine

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Singer

If you’re looking for gifts for crafters, don’t forget the crafty sewer! This Singer sewing machine is very popular with more than 800 reviews and a 4.2 star rating out of five. The Singer 2259 features:

* Automatic four-step buttonhole
* 19 basic, stretch and decorative stitches programmed in
* Snap-on presser feet
* Adjustable stitch length
* Arm with on-board storage

The frame on the machine is heavy duty metal for rigid support and perfect alignment for both detailed sewing and durability. Accessories include all-purpose foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, zipper foot, thread spool caps (2), screwdriver, edge/quilting guide, bobbins (class 15), needles, seam ripper/lint brush, foot pedal, instruction manual, machine intro DVD. Another option is the Singer 3223R Handy Sewing Machine, which comes in the spiffy color of raspberry and is offered at 30 percent off.


Price: $89.99 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Singer 2259 Tradition Portable Sewing Machine here.



3. 39 Percent Off Stentor 1500 Violin

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Stentor

If you know a young person who’s getting into the violin, this is a very good place to start. This gift for music lovers is the Stentor 1500 4/4 violin (it’s the Stentor II). It’s $96 off, a 39 percent savings. It’s hand crafted with a fine grain solid spruce top and a solid maple back and sides. The violin features full ebony fittings, inlaid purfling and a hardwood chin rest. Other features of this violin include:

* Super sensitive red label strings
* Alloy tailpiece with four string adjusters
* Nylon tailpiece loop
* Polished warm brown lacquer finish

The violin comes with an octagonal wood with horsehair bow with an ebony frog. Also includes a cake of rosin, a lightweight canvas covered case with instrument blanket and exterior shoulder rest pocket.

This violin gets good reviews. Out of 102 reviews at the time of this writing, the average was 3.8 out of five stars. Of the total, 67 percent of the customers who reviewed the violin gave it a five star rating. Here’s a comment from one reviewer: “Simply put, it’s eminently playable and represents a major value for the money. Moreover, it has staying power, it will remain a good instrument throughout the student’s learning path, at least to advanced stages.” The video is from a violin teacher who recommends the Stentor II over the Stentor I.



Price: $149 (39 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Stentor 1500 Violin here.



4. 30 Percent Off Dremel 4000-4 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit

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Dremel

One of the gifts for crafters, this Dremel 4000 is an Amazon’s Choice product. The Dremel is offered at $69, a 30 percent off savings. The package includes:

* Dremel 4000
* Multi-purpose cutting guide; sanding/grinding guide; circle cutter/straight edge guide and detailer’s grip
* 107 engraving cutter; 191 high speed cutter
* 420 cut-off wheel (2); EZ456 EZ Lock 1.5″ cut-off wheel; 561 multipurpose cutting bit
* 8193 aluminum oxide grinding stone; two silicon carbide grinding stones
* Nylon bristle brush; carbon steel brush; 414 felt polishing wheel (3); 429 felt polishing wheel (2); 421 polishing compound
* Seven different sanding bands/discs
* Two screw mandrels; EZ twist nose cap; wrench

Some of the features of this product are the 1.6 amp power with electronic feedback; variable speed; accessory and attachment compatibility with all Dremel rotary tool accessories and attachments. Great reviews on this one, with more than 230 reviews averaging 4.4 out of five stars.



Price: $69 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Dremel 4000-4 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit here.



5. 30 Percent Off Derwent 72 Count Watercolor Pencils

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Derwent

Another gift for artists, this set of 72 watercolor pencils comes in a metal case. The range of colors can be used either wet or dry, which allows the artist to draw or paint. The pencils retain their intensity throughout their use. More than 470 reviews have been left on this set, and the average is extraordinarily high at 4.6 out of five stars. When you give this as a gift, perhaps enclose a photograph of yourself so the artist can do a piece featuring you.



Price: $109.18 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Derwent 72 Count Watercolor Pencils here.



6. 35 Percent Off Schecter C-1 SGR Beginner Electric Guitar

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Schecter

When you look at the overall category of gifts for music lovers, and then bust it out to specifics — in this case, guitar — it’s probably best to lean toward equipment that’s for the newbie. A beginner musician might be exploring and, therefore, looking for value. There is certainly good value here for all the guitar lovers out there. The Schecter C-1 SGR is considered an electric guitar for beginners. This is an Amazon’s Choice product and it comes in either Midnight Satin Black or Walnut Satin. The guitar features an arch top carved body with a maple neck and a rosewood fretboard. Also features “Pearloid” dots with 12th fret custom inlay and black chrome hardware. A bag is included. According to the company’s materials, Schecter SGR pickups are designed to introduce the “versatility of sound” to new players. The arched top gives players easier ability to navigate controls and the fretboard while either standing or sitting. This guitar is really popular with the 135-plus customers who have posted reviews. It averages a 4.4 out of five star rating. Schecter Guitar Research has been in business for 40 years. For those creative people looking for a classical guitar, the ADM beginner classical guitar is on sale at a 24 percent discount right now.



Price: $98.56 (35 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Schecter C-1 SGR Electric Guitar here.



7. 20 Percent Off ArtBin Yarn Drum Knitting & Crochet Tote

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ArtBin

A really good gift for crafters who are knitters or crocheters. This tote, in raspberry color, can hold up to eight standard sized skeins of yarn. My mother-in-law knits like a superhero (fast, fast, fast) and when she comes to visit, I notice that she really likes to keep her knitting kit organized. This will certainly help the knitter you know do that. You can pull up to four strands of fiber through the opening. According to ArtBin, “the slots on the top of the tote allow you to slide your work in progress inside the bag.” The bag features a front pocket for storage and the carrying strap can be configured three different ways for horizontal or vertical orientation.


Price: $11.88 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the ArtBin Yarn Drum Knitting & Crochet Tote here.


8. 45 Percent Off Windsor MI-1001 Student Trumpet Outfit

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Windsor

Another gift for the music lover, this Windsor trumpet is an Amazon’s Choice product. The trumpet outfit includes:

* Hard carrying case
* Cleaning cloth
* Valve oil

The trumpet is finished with a gold lacquer finish. It features a first valve thumb hook, an adjustable third valve slide and twin water keys. One reviewer says “a quality trumpet that works as it should. I bought this trumpet for my son and I can’t tell you how many we have been through until we came across this product. I am very pleased with my purchase.”


Price: $54.99 (45 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Windsor MI-1001 Student Trumpet here.



9. 54 Percent Off Bohm Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Bohm

Obviously this is a gift for music lovers but with the noise cancelling capabilities of these headphones, it makes sense as a gift for creative people because they do like to have some time alone. The Bohm headphones are on a ridiculous sale right now at 56 percent off.

* 16 hours of play on a two hour charge
* Active and passive noise cancelling (up to 20dB)
* Bluetooth (with 10 meter operating distance)
* Designed to fold for portability
* Includes carrying case

Built-in volume control offers hands free operation and effective noise cancelling for up to eight hours. This product gets a ton of reviews and averages a respectable 3.9 out of five stars. One reviewer says “Who needs Beats and their $300 price tag? These work like a dream.”

Price: $74.99 (56 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Bohm Headphones here.



10. 73 Percent Off Cuisinart 8-Piece MultiClad Pro Cook Set

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Cuisinart

This is a great gift for a chef and there are some pretty stunning savings here on a really solid cookware set from Cuisinart. This eight piece set covers the basics that any home chef is going to need:

* 2.5 quart sauce pan with lid
* 4 quart saute pan with lid
* 6 quart stock pot with cover
* 8 inch skillet
* 10 inch skillet

This is from Cuisinart’s MultiClad Pro line. The exterior is a stainless steel brushed finish. The interior is mirror-polished to be non-reactive to foods and to provide for quick release when cooking. Each piece is oven safe to 500 degrees. Technically speaking, the cookware is tri-ply with an aluminum core in the base and side walls. Practically speaking, the handles don’t get hot when you’re using this on the stove (in the oven is a different matter, of course). As an unpaid yet professional eater, I have been cooking since I was a kid. One of the biggest advantages you can give yourself in the kitchen is having an abundance of tools. That way, when a certain dish requires a certain something…or when you’ve got a big dinner party, you will be in the best possible position to have the least stressful kitchen experience. So in addition to being a great gift for, say, a single person or a couple getting their first place, it’s also a great gift for any home cook.

Another option from Cuisinart — and also at a great discount — is the Cuisinart HCTP-8W Hammered Copper 8-Piece set. You can take a look at that right here. Procure this for the kitchen wiz in your life and make sure to gently nudge them with the suggestion of using their new set to make you a fabulous dinner.

The video is a look at the Cuisinart 12 piece set, which is different only in the number of units that come with the set. It’s the same construction, so take a look.



Price: $139.99 (73 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Cuisinart 8-Piece MultiClad Pro Cook Set here.


Gifts For Pet Lovers

As you know, there’s probably nobody in the home who is more important than the pet. Whether your a dog lover or a cat lover (or any other species lover), there’s something about a pet that puts people at ease (hopefully). According to WebMD, research shows that living with pets provides health benefits like lower blood pressure, decreased anxiety and boosted immunity. Kids who grow up with animals have a decreased risk of allergies and asthma.

Gifts For Dog Lovers

Despite the fact that, in the U.S., more cats are owned (85.8 million) than the number of dogs owned (78 million), we are starting this list with cool dog stuff. You know how playful your pup is, so we’ve included a few fun gift ideas.

Gifts For Cat Lovers

Truth be told, it’s a bit tougher to find cat lovers gifts. We suppose it’s because of the differences in personalities: dogs are more gregarious and outgoing and, therefore, easier to play with, while cats are quieter and tend to keep more to themselves. (Please note: we love cats and dogs equally.)

Don’t Forget The People!

If you’re looking for gifts for someone other than the pet in your life, check out our Top 10 Best Unique Christmas Gifts for Mom or our Top 20 Best Engraved Gifts for Christmas. If you take a look here, you’ll find all sorts of different categories that should meet your Christmas giving needs!

You Can Help, Too

The real gift in all of this is the pet. We love our little friends. And any pet lover knows that the little critters need us. Every year, some 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters. You can help by donating. Check out the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) website for information on what you can do! In the meantime, take a look at our 12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Gifts for Pet Lovers.

Day Ten: Gifts For Pet Lovers.

1. 45 Percent Off Hide A Squirrel Dog Toy

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Outward Hound

As you know, The Squeak is, quite possibly, the most important part of a dog’s life. Dogs will stop everything when they hear The Squeak. This Amazon deal is all about The Squeak. The Hide A Squirrel dog toy definitely fits the bill for someone looking for cool dog stuff. Outward Hound, which makes this toy, does it in four different sizes, but this one is the biggest size: the ginormous, as they call it. It’s all plush: the plush stump and the plush squirrels that live in the stump. The ginormous size comes with six squirrels, all with squeakers.


Price: $10.95 (45 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Hide A Squirrel Dog Toy here.



2. 32 Percent Off Furbo Dog Camera

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Furbo

So just what is your pooch doing when you’re not there? Stay in the know at all times with the Furbo Dog Camera. This is a great pet-oriented addition to the smart home. And being an Amazon deal, at 32 percent off, it’s a great time to nab one. The Furbo features a 1080p HD camera that works day and night and has a 160 degree wide angle view capability. If the Furbo hears your dog barking, it will send you an alert on your phone or smart device. That way you can see what’s going on and, with the microphone and two-way chat function, you can talk to your pup, too. AND, as if that wasn’t enough, this thing stores kibble treats and it will toss one out (it ejects the treat through an opening in the front of the Furbo) when you execute that function. You need to have WiFi in the house. Really now: haven’t you always wondered what the kids do when you’re not home? (It will probably more a case of what your dog isn’t doing: anything. They sleep a lot.)



Price: $169 (32 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Furbo Dog Camera here.



3. 50 Percent Off KONG Wild Knots Bear

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KONG

This gift for dog lovers is, truly, a gift for dog lovers. Why? Because this one is designed to really keep the dog occupied. AND it’s well made, which you know because it’s a Kong product. The Wild Knots Bear is billed by Kong as a “durable dog toy.” It features a minimal amount of stuffing but it does contain an internal knotted rope that really appeals to pooch. Add to that: it has a squeaker! This is the number two seller in Amazon’s pet supplies category. Get this thing and let that dog get at it!



Price: $7.43 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy the KONG Wild Knots Bear here.



4. 44 Percent Off Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser

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PetCube

If you’re looking for cool dog stuff, this certainly qualifies. The Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera is a lot like the Furbo in this list. This one works with Alexa and features a 138 degree wide angle view capability. To operate the Petcube, download the free Petcube app on your smart phone. You can monitor your pet in real time and, with the “treat fling” capability, you can remotely give your dog (or cat) a treat. With the ability to connect to Amazon Echo, http://amzn.to/2BziFOj you can just tell Petcube to fling a treat. Petcube also features two way audio and built-in motion and sound detection. It comes with a free trial to Petcube Care, which is a video cloud recording service that stores video history. This Amazon deal comes in three different colors: Carbon Black; Matte Silver; Rose Gold.



Price: $139 (44 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser here.



5. 40 Percent Off PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher

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PetSafe

Another item that qualifies as cool dog stuff, the PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher does just that: launches balls from eight to 30 feet. Some of the very handy features include:

Has nine distance settings
Features six angle settings
Front motion detector protects pet or people standing within seven feet
Sounds a tone to let you (and pup!) know when the ball will be launched

You can train your dog to fetch the ball and bring it back to the PetSafe launcher and drop it in the loader. The launcher can be loaded with three balls. The launcher can be powered by plugging it in or by six D cell batteries, which are not included. It does come with two tennis balls.



Price: $119.96 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher here.



6. 42 Percent Off GoPets Cat & Dog Nail Clipper

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GoPets

This is an immensely popular product, with more than 1,000 reviews and a 4.3 (out of five) star average. The GoPets nail clipper cuts cleanly every time, according to the company, with the 2mm thick stainless steel blades. The angled blade design makes it easier to see what you’re doing as you clip kitty’s or pupper’s claws. Features a lockable blade for storage. Includes a file and a manual that shows just how to give your pet the mani-pedi. For those of you who want to take the pet grooming a step further, the Hertzko electric pet nail grinder gets great reviews.
For a demonstration on how to safely do the clipping, take a look at this video.



Price: $14 (42 percent off MSRP)

Buy the GoPets Cat & Dog Nail Clipper here.



7. 33 Percent Off PetSafe Current Circulating Pet Fountain

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PetSafe

What is it about moving, circulating water that makes a pet want a drink? Glad you asked. According to veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, in an interview on the website Catster.com, moving water indicates freshness to the animal, whereas non-moving water, historically, may indicate possible contamination to the animal. Of course, we know that anyone searching for gifts for cat lovers is dedicated to always providing fresh water for the kitty’s hydration. PetSafe makes three sizes of this bowl. The medium size is the one that’s 33 percent off (the small and large sizes are 15 percent off). The medium size holds 80 ounces of water and provides constant circulation of fresh, filtered water — the bowl features a replaceable carbon water filter. Another option is the Catit Design Senses fountain.


Price: $20.18 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the PetSafe Current Circulating Pet Fountain here.


8. 28 Percent Off Tiger Tough Cat Tree House

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Furhaven Pet

This kitty condo features five levels, with the highest at 52 inches — perfect for petting kitty. There are two soft plush balls attached — one on a springy wand and the other dangling. There is plenty for the cat to explore here and there’s a little “room” for the kitty to chill in. This cat lover gift features natural sisal posts so kitty will claw and scratch here instead of on the furniture. Furhaven Pet makes several different versions of these kitty condos/treehouses, but not all are on sale.


Price: $48.99 (28 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Tiger Tough Cat Tree House here.



9. 54 Percent Off Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo

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Armarkat

Another great gift for cat lovers, and this kitty condo is offered at a huge 54 percent discount. This one is 28”x25”x57”, so it’s almost five feet high. The Armarkat Cat Tree features a hiding spot, two perches and six levels for kitty to choose from. Also includes a dangling toy for some play time and the three posts, which can be accessed by kitty at several different locations, are scratching posts. This product is hugely popular, with more than 4,000 customer reviews that average 4.6 out of five stars. One reviewer said about their cat “Like I said, she’s a big girl so I was worried about stability This cat tree is probably the most stable I’ve come across.”

Price: $50.02 (54 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo here.



10. 61 Percent Off Trixie Play Condo & Scratching Post

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Trixie Pet Products

If we were a cat, we would want this cool cat gift. It’s a condo with plenty for kitty to do, including hiding and snoozing the day away in the plush little room. Dimensions of the piece are 26”x18”x27”. Cat lovers will love watching their loved one play with the dangling pom pom. And the human whom the cat manages can get involved with play, too, because this condo features 12 peek-a-boo holes. To top it all off, the scratching post is made of natural sisal material. Huge discount here and almost 400 customer reviews.

Price: $17.49 (61 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Trixie Play Condo & Scratching Post here.


Day Ten: For Cozy Folk Nestled in Their Smart Homes.

1. 33 Percent Off Fire TV Stick & Echo Dot

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At 33 percent off, this is a great discount on this Amazon offer. You get two of the hottest smart home devices out there. First let’s talk about the t.v. side.

Fire TV

For those of you who aren’t fully familiar with it, the Fire TV Stick is a digital media player, like an Apple TV. It’s like a Roku. It’s like a smart t.v. But it’s Amazon’s version and, as someone who has owned a Fire TV for a long time, it’s fantastic. (I also have an Apple TV, Google Chromecast and a TiVo.) The interface — you know, the stuff you see and the way it works — is really simple and fast. I realize that all the different companies organize their interface to be user friendly and, for the most part, they all are. But there’s something about the Fire TV that is really…inviting. So pair the Fire TV with the Amazon Echo Dot and you’ve got total voice control over your t.v. Now let’s talk about the Echo Dot side.

Echo Dot

For the three of you who don’t know what Echo Dot is — it’s Alexa. It’s the Amazon speaker that’s really smart. It’s the one that started the whole talking-speaker-in-the-house thing. (Well, it was actually the full sized Echo that started it; the smaller Echo Dot came later.) Think of Echo as an “out loud Google.” That is, whatever you want to know, just ask and you will (or, at least, you should) get the answer. You can also think of Echo as the way to control your lights, your furnace, your small appliances. Anything that’s “Echo compatible” can, then, be controlled by voice. And, in this case, the Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Echo Dot are definitely compatible (you may note they both have the same first name). And here’s a bit about putting the two together.

Fire + Dot = Easy

The voice control is very handy when it comes to searching for something to watch. I will say here that having total t.v. voice control isn’t something that really interests me. I do use it on the occasions that I can’t find a show and I don’t really know what to search for. For example, I’m trying to think of a show that the guy in Bruce Springsteen’s band is in…the guy who was in the Sopranos. Miami Steve! So, I ask Echo “What show was Miami Steve in?” She tells me that he’s been in a lot of shows, but she names a few and, after The Sopranos, she says “Lilyhammer.” Boom. I’ve got the info. Now I do a Fire TV voice search for Lilyhammer (I don’t know how to spell Lilyhammer!) and, boom, there it is on Netflix. Literally within seconds of wanting to find the show, I got it. And if you want to have a lot of fun — and save some very decent money on two really solid performers — get this Amazon deal. If you’re more interested in the Fire TV only, check out the sales here. Or if you’re just interested in Echo, there are plenty of sales on that, too. For even more on how these babies work in tandem, check the vid.



Price: $59.98 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Fire TV Stick & Echo Dot here.



2. 30 Percent Off Hue White & Color 4 Smart Bulb Starter Kit With Alexa, Homekit, Google Assistant Control

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Philips

I’ve been a Hue guy since right after they came out with the product. A) I love it (and so does everyone who comes over to the house and can see it in action); b) You do NOT find it on sale very often, so this is a great Amazon deal. This kit contains the Hue Bridge (a hub), four smart bulbs, power adapter, ethernet cable, manual and two year warranty. Pretty easy to set up once you download the free Hue app. You can set your lights to come on at the precise minute you want them on. You can adjust their colors. Make them white like a traditional bulb. Dim things way down low. There are countless variables and options with this. A great way to get into smart lighting, with this discount and manufacturer, because Hue is the leader. And, yes, you can use smart home devices (like Alexa, etc.) to control your lights. Pretty convenient when you’re coming in the house with two arms full of groceries and you can turn the lights on with your voice. The Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit (no color) is available now at 30 percent off, and a lower price point than the White & Color Kit. If you just need a Hue white/color bulb, those are on sale now, too, at 22 percent off. Usually about 60 bucks, now $46.95.



Price: $139.97 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Hue White & Color 4 Smart Bulb Starter Kit here.



3. 32 Percent Off Furbo Dog Camera

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Furbo

So just what is your pooch doing when you’re not there? Stay in the know at all times with the Furbo Dog Camera. This is a great pet-oriented addition to the smart home. And being an Amazon deal, at 32 percent off, it’s a great time to nab one. The Furbo features a 1080p HD camera that works day and night. If the Furbo hears your dog barking, it will send you an alert on your phone or smart device. That way you can see what’s going on and, with the microphone and two-way chat function, you can talk to your pup, too. AND, as if that wasn’t enough, this thing stores kibble treats and it will toss one out (it ejects the treat through an opening in the front of the Furbo) when you execute that function. You need to have WiFi in the house. Really now: haven’t you always wondered what the kids do when you’re not home? (It will probably more a case of what your dog isn’t doing: anything. They sleep a lot. Who’s a good boy or good girl?)



Price: $169 (32 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Furbo Dog Camera here.



4. 30 Percent Off Lasergrip 774 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

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Etekcity

How smart will you look when, opening-of-James-Bond-movies style, you spin, point and get a temperature! Okay, but seriously, the hand-held Lasergrip 774 from Etekcity lets you point at anything, pull the trigger and the laser gets the temperature virtually instantly (it takes less than 500 milliseconds). The readout, in Fahrenheit or Celsius, is easy to see with the backlit screen. When I mentioned to my wife that I’d be including this product in this list, she said “What do you do with it?” Good question.

Cooks – get the temp of your roasting meats in the oven or on the grill
Auto mechanics – find out how hot a key part of the engine is
Home maintenance peeps – Get the temperature of an internal electronic component
Swimmers – check how cool the pool is before you dive in!

There are all sorts of applications but, honestly, we think it would just be fun, including using the laser as a toy to drive the cat crazy.




Price: $11.19 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Lasergrip 774 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer here.



5. Up to 42 Percent Off Zinus Memory Foam Mattress

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Zinus

Someone as smart as you, who knows how to outfit a smart home, deserves a smart night’s sleep. Okay, we’re being a bit cheeky just because we like the way it looks to use the word “smart” three times consecutively. But who can argue that getting a good night’s sleep is a very smart thing to do? To that end, this Amazon deal is right on target. The Zinus Memory Foam Mattress is a four-layer, 12-inch thick mattress: three inches of memory foam; two inches of comfort foam; 3.5 inches of airflow high density foam; and 3.5 inches of airflow high density base support foam. An interesting thing about this mattress: it’s been infused with green tea extract and castor natural seed oil to naturally inhibit odor and bacteria. For the sale, these are the prices and percentage off for each mattress size (all 12-inch thickness):

Twin – $149 (21 percent off MSRP)
Full – $159 (33 percent off MSRP)
Queen – $179 (38 percent off MSRP)
King – $204 (42 percent off MSRP)
California King – $246 (30 percent off MSRP)

Do note that the manufacture urges customers to “allow up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully expand and for any potential odor to dissipate. When it’s shipped, the mattress is compressed and rolled and arrives in a box.



Price: $149-$246 (depending on size selected)

Buy the Zinus Memory Foam Mattress here.



6. 44 Percent Off Etekcity Digital Bathroom Scale

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Etekcity

Huge discount on this Amazon’s Choice product for the person who wants to be smart about their health. This Amazon deal features an auto-calibrated platform with four high-precision sensors, so it delivers results with an accuracy to three ounces. It will weigh up to 400 pounds and the scale is built with thick 8mm tempered glass. Takes two AAA batteries, which are included. It’s an attractive scale, which is good for people like me because I may forget to use it often enough, so at least it’s got some looks.

Price: $16.80 (44 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Etekcity Digital Bathroom Scale here.



7. 20 Percent Off Amazon All New Echo

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Amazon

It’s a great time to buy the Echo for a couple reasons: it’s on sale at 20 percent off and it’s the Echo. We have three Echos in our house and I’m looking forward to getting a fourth. We’ve got our Echo synced with our Nest thermostat — we can turn the temperature on/up/down with our voice. We’ve got our Echo synced to our Hue lights — we can control the lights by voice. We’re always using the Echo as a timer — for cooking or whatever it is. We play Jeopardy, we listen to music, we ask it random questions that pop up. It’s very fun, very convenient, and very cool looking with the new charcoal fabric. An even bigger discount is on the Amazon Echo Dot, at 40 percent off ($29.99). Does everything the bigger Echo does.


Price: $79.99 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amazon All New Echo here.



8. 25 Percent Off Anker 6 Port USB Charger

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Anker

You can simultaneously charge six devices. This Amazon offer is very powerful, with 60W and a combined 12A output that charges all devices, even when you’re charging six, at full speed. Comes with the six-port charging station, a five foot detachable power cord, user guide and 18 month warranty. You can simultaneously charge six devices. Perhaps even smarter, you can get rid of a lot of clutter. My sister-in-law has a little charging station off to the side on her kitchen counter and every time we’re at her house I think: how come I’m not as smart as her? I have cords laying all over the counter and we’re constantly putting them away, pulling them out, leaving them out, putting them away, ad infinitum. With this, you can o-r-g-a-n-i-z-e. This Amazon offer is very powerful, with 60W and a combined 12A output that charges all devices, even when you’re charging six, at full speed. Comes with the six-port charging station, a five foot detachable power cord, user guide and 18 month warranty. This is an Amazon’s Choice product and it has stellar reviews from the more than 3,100 customers who’ve taken the time to tell the world how much they love their charger.


Price: $20.99 (25 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Anker 6 Port USB Charger here.



9. 41 Percent Off AeroGarden Harvest Elite Herb Seed Kit

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AeroGrow

This, we are aware, is another item that, strictly speaking, isn’t really a smart home device. But there is a lot about this that’s very smart and it looks very fun (and tasty). It’s for the gardener, for the chef, for the person who wants a cool DIY project. This countertop garden lets you grow plants indoors with the hydroponic (no soil, just water) system. This Amazon offer includes a six-pod “gourmet” herb seed kit that contains:

Genovese basil
Curley parsley
Dill
Thyme
Thai basil
Mint
Three ounces of nutrients (good for a full season of growth)

The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest Elite will go great on your countertop. It’s 10.75 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and from 10.75 to 17 inches high (depending on whether the lid is raised). AeroGrow makes several different models with a stainless steel finish. In this case, the platinum stainless and the copper stainless are both at 33 percent off. The red finish is at 26 percent off, but we’ve been noticing that Miracle-Gro is really discounting these products during this holiday, so keep your eye on all the models during and after Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals. While the kit comes with herbs, please note that you aren’t limited to growing herbs. You can grow up to six plants at a time. The AeroGarden uses an LED lighting system that’s built into the top portion. Its comprised of white lights for fast growth, blue lights for bigger yield and red lights for more flowers and fruit. According to AeroGrow, plants grow up to five times faster than when grown in soil. The kit certainly makes it easy to grow whatever you want to grow. There aren’t any tools necessary: just put the seed pods in, add water and nutrients and that’s it. The unit’s LCD control panel provides simple prompts to guide you from the initial set up to harvest. It turns the lights off and on automatically and it reminds you when to add water and/or nutrients.



Price: $119.95 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the AeroGarden Harvest Elite Herb Seed Kit here.



10. 66 Percent Off ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Cooking Thermometer

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ThermoPro

As long as we’re talking temps, here’s a smart (home) buy for any cook: 66 percent off an “instant” readout digital cooking thermometer. Note to all gift buyers: this would be a G-R-E-A-T stocking stuffer for anyone who does any time at all in the kitchen. The ThermoPro TP03A digital food cooking thermometer is simple: just insert the probe into whatever you’re cooking and you get the temp within four to seven seconds. The probe is food-grade stainless steel. Don’t use in a closed oven. You can use the ThermoPro wireless remote version in the oven (it’s not an instant readout). It’s on a great sale, too, at 49 percent off, but it’s three times as expensive as the instant read. And another smart buy for the home cook is the Etekcity digital kitchen scale, which is being offered for a huge 53 percent off now. http://amzn.to/2BEIX1O Kitchen scales are the way to go when you want to measure ingredients the way the best restaurant chefs do. Bon appetit…and congratulations on realizing that 66 percent off anything is an awesome deal.

Price: $10.19 (66 percent off MSRP)

Buy the ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Cooking Thermometer here.


Day Nine: For Techies A-Tinkering With Cheer.

1. 31 Percent Off Parrot Bebop Drone With Fly More Pack

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Parrot

If you’ve ever wanted to jump on the drone bandwagon, this is a great time to do it. This Amazon offer is 31 percent off the Parrot Bebop drone, which comes with the Fly More Pack. The Fly More Pack includes a total of three rechargeable batters that each provided 25 minutes of power. That’s 75 total minutes of flight time with the Bebop. The drone is a lightweight, sturdy compact craft that features a 14 megapixel camera that shoots full HD video at 30 frames per second and allows you to to JPEG and Adobe DNG photos. Comes with drone, hand-held controller, three batteries, Parrot “cockpit glasses” (immersive goggles), storage backpack, which includes a laptop sleeve. A fun Amazon Deal of the Day that can also be controlled with the free app. For a mini-drone from Parrot, check out the Mambo.



Price: $549.99 (31 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Parrot Bebop Drone here.



2. 57 Percent Off Jabra Speak 510 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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Jabra

A great Amazon offer for the office, at 57 percent off. The Jabra Speak 510 lets you have clearer conversations for more efficient meetings. The compact, portable design makes it extremely easy to use the speaker in virtually any environment. Connects via USB or Bluetooth and works with computer, smartphone or tablet. Holds a 15 hour charge and one lithium ion battery is required (battery is included). For a bit heavier duty, longer range conference speaker, check out the eMeet OfficeCore M1.


Price: $64.99 (57 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Jabra Speak 510 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker here.



3. 30 Percent Off Hue White & Color 4 Smart Bulb A19 Starter Kit With Alexa, Homekit, Google Assistant Control

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Philips

I’ve been a Hue guy since right after they came out with the product. A) I love it (and so does everyone who comes over to the house and can see it in action); b) You do NOT find it on sale very often, so this is a great Amazon deal. This kit contains the Hue Bridge (a hub), four smart bulbs, power adapter, ethernet cable, manual and two year warranty. Pretty easy to set up once you download the free Hue app. You can set your lights to come on at the precise minute you want them on. You can adjust their colors. Make them white like a traditional bulb. Dim things way down low. There are countless variables and options with this. A great way to get into smart lighting, with this discount and manufacturer, because Hue is the leader. And, yes, you can use smart home devices (like Alexa, etc.) to control your lights. Pretty convenient when you’re coming in the house with two arms full of groceries and you can turn the lights on with your voice. The Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit (no color) is available now at 30 percent off, and a lower price point than the White & Color Kit. If you just need a Hue white/color bulb, those are on sale now, too, at 22 percent off. Usually about 60 bucks, now $46.95.



Price: $139.97 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Hue White & Color 4 Smart Bulb A19 Starter Kit here.



4. 58 Percent Off Harman Kardon Go+Play Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Harman Kardon


Huge discount on this Amazon Deal of the Day. The Harman Kardon Go+Play has been revised and updated from past generations of this product and now it features:

Bluetooth compatibility
Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery that supports up to eight hours playing time
Dual microphone conferencing system that allows you to use the speaker for conference calls
Premium fabric cover and stainless steel handle

The unit features quad drivers (25W each) for full spectrum sound. Check out the video to get an idea of what the unit sounds like, and for a very comprehensive independent review. Product dimensions: 8.5”x17.8”x9.6”. If you’re interested in a speaker that works with your WiFi and features greater integration capability, check out the all-new Sonos One. I have one of these an it’s fantastic.


Price: $199.95 (58 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Harman Kardon Go+Play here.



5. 51 Percent Off Sony XB950B1 Wireless Headphones With App Control

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Sony

More than half off these Sony XB950B1 headphones that feature extra bass. You can control the headphones with the free app, which allows you to connect via Bluetooth. The phones also feature a built-in microphone, so you can take phone calls while you’re listening to the headphones. Another Amazon deal from Sony is the XB950N1 headphones with digital noise cancelling technology. A higher price point, but still on sale.


Price: $98 (51 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sony XB950B1 Wireless Headphones With App Control here.



6. 35 Percent Off Nixplay Iris 8-Inch WiFi Cloud Frame

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Nixplay

If you’ve ever thought about getting a digital frame, this is the time to do it, with this Nixplay eight inch frame being featured as an Amazon Deal of the Day. The frame is 35 percent off right now. It comes in your choice of three colors: Peach Copper, Silver, and Burnished Bronze. (The Peach Copper is not on sale.) The Nixplay is WiFi enabled so you can connect your photos from your devices, your social media channels or the included 10 GB of cloud storage. The frame features a built-in activity sensor that powers up when sound in the room is detected. Works in either portrait or landscape. For a larger digital frame from Nixplay, check out the 15 inch display, which is also an Amazon Deal of the Day at 30 percent off.

Price: $129.99 (35 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Nixplay Iris 8-Inch WiFi Cloud Frame here.



7. 20 Percent Off Amazon All New Echo

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Amazon

It’s a great time to buy the Echo for a couple reasons: it’s on sale at 20 percent off and it’s the Echo. We have three Echos in our house and I’m looking forward to getting a fourth. We’ve got our Echo synced with our Nest thermostat — we can turn the temperature on/up/down with our voice. We’ve got our Echo synced to our Hue lights — we can control the lights by voice. We’re always using the Echo as a timer — for cooking or whatever it is. We play Jeopardy, we listen to music, we ask it random questions that pop up. It’s very fun, very convenient, and very cool looking with the new charcoal fabric. An even bigger discount is on the Amazon Echo Dot, at 40 percent off ($29.99). Does everything the bigger Echo does.


Price: $79.99 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amazon All New Echo here.



8. 78 Percent Off RAVPower 6 Port USB Charger

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RAVPower

You can simultaneously charge six devices. This Amazon offer is very powerful, with 60W and a combined 12A output that charges all devices, even when you’re charging six, at full speed. Comes with the six-port charging station, a five foot detachable power cord, user guide and 18 month warranty.


Price: $16.99 (78 percent off MSRP)

Buy the RAVPower 6 Port USB Charger here.



9. 49 Percent Off ThermoPro TP-07 Wireless Remote Digital Food Thermometer

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ThermoPro

You can monitor your cooking from up to a football field away (think backyard grilling). The ThermoPro TP-07 comes with a lifetime sensor probe warranty and the company will provide you with a new sensor probe. The probe is 6.5”. The thermometer comes with a 40” reinforced stainless steel mesh cable. One end goes in the meat, the other end into the transmitter. Then you follow the progress of your delicious dish with the receiver.

Price: $30.59 (49 percent off MSRP)

Buy the ThermoPro TP-07 Wireless Remote Digital Food Thermometer here.



10. 38 Percent Off Amazon Tap

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Amazon

At 38 percent off, this is a great discount on this Amazon offer. The Tap is part of the Alexa-enabled family. It’s a Bluetooth speaker that delivers really strong sound. Uses the Alexa Voice Service when it’s connected to WiFi or a mobile hotspot. Holds a charge for nine hours, so you can listen to music through your device for a long time!

Price: $79.99 (38 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amazon Tap here.


Day Eight: For Music Lovers, Avid Readers and Film Buffs.

1. 21 Percent Off Amazon Fire TV 2017 Edition

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Amazon

Amazon Fire t.v. is all new this year and this Amazon deal supports 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Includes HDMI output, micro USB. Plug it into an HDTV and start streaming in minutes, and you definitely don’t need cable. Watch live t.v. through subscriptions to Hulu, Sling, etc. The Fire gives you access to thousands of channels, apps and Alexa skills with access to more than half a million movies and t.v. episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, Starz and more.


Price: $54.99 (21 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amazon Fire TV 2017 Edition here.



2. 40 Percent Off Libratone ONE Click Bluetooth Speaker

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Libratone

An Amazon deal for the music lover, this Bluetooth speaker features 360 degree sound with deep bass capability. You can use either of the two interchangeable hanging accessories for greater versatility when you need a place to park your unit so you can listen to some tunes. It’s also splash-proof and withstands “weather changes,” according to the manufacturer and splashes of water. Features a 12-plus hour rechargeable battery, which is charged via USB. Intuitive touch-control interface and an easy to use app. Can be used as a speakerphone, too.


Price: $119 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Libratone ONE Click Bluetooth Speaker here.



3. 55 Percent Off Jam Symphony WiFi Home Speaker With Alexa Control

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Jam

The Jam Symphony is made for a mid-size to large room. This Amazon deal brings a great sound into your home. You control the Jam WiFi speakers from your device using the free Jam app, which works with Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Tidal and more. Quick and easy set up and you can pair up to eight of the speakers. Dimensions of the speaker: 8.35”x6.30”x7.50”.


Price: $68.49 (55 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Jam Symphony WiFi Home Speaker With Alexa Control here.



4. 50 Percent Off Samsung SmartThings Outlet

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Samsung

This Amazon offer lets you control your lights, electronics and small appliances from your device. We have a WeMo switch (in fact, we have five of them throughout the house) and we know from experience that these switches are awesome. http://amzn.to/2iKbE1M Truly, if we weren’t already in the WeMo ecosystem, this Samsung deal would be a for sure. Just plug them in, set them up to work off your WiFi and you will be good to go. Also can be controlled by Amazon Alexa, which is 20 percent off right now.


Price: $22.49 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Samsung SmartThings Outlet here.



5. Big Discounts on Variety of Star Trek Boxed Sets

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Amazon

Great deals on these Amazon offers for the Star Trek fan. This DVD deal can go any one of several ways. Choose your Star Trek series:

Deep Space Nine
Voyager
Enterprise

These Deal of the Day offerings give you the entire series of each version. Watch, live long, prosper.


Price: $45.99-$56.99 (32-to-38 percent off, depending on selection)

Buy the Star Trek Boxed Sets here.



6. 38 Percent Off Amazon Tap

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Amazon

At 38 percent off, this is a great discount on this Amazon offer. The Tap is part of the Alexa-enabled family. It’s a Bluetooth speaker that delivers really strong sound. Uses the Alexa Voice Service when it’s connected to WiFi or a mobile hotspot.

Price: $79.99 (38 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amazon Tap here.



7. 17 Percent Off Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

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Amazon

This is the best selling Kindle in Amazon’s Kindle family. Available in black or white. It’s got twice as many pixels as previous Kindle generations. The built-in adjustable light allows you to read it in bright sunlight or at night. A single battery charge lasts weeks. Access to more than a million titles at $2.99 or less. Has more than 52,600 reviews online, so any question you might have, you’ll find an answer. If you’re interested in a great smart tablet, the Amazon Fire HD10 is available at 20 percent off right now. The older generation Fire HD8 is on sale at 38 percent off.


Price: $99.99 (17 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader here.


8. 21 Percent Off Sony KD55X720E 55-Inch 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV

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Sony

This is the biggest discount on three different sizes of this Sony t.v. The 55-inch is $628, the 49-inch is $548 (15 percent off) and the 43-inch is $498 (14 percent off). Smart functionality gives you access to your favorite apps and content. Pairs 4k Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Edge-lite LED produces good picture quality with slim design. 60Hz native refresh rate. Has three HDMI inputs, three USB2.0 inputs, one component/composite hybrid and one composite. Comes with mini-plug video adapter, remote control, batteries, AC power cord, instruction manual, quick setup guide.


Price: $628 (21 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sony KD55X720E 55-Inch 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV here.



9. 46 Percent Off Lenovo X1 12” ThinkPad

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Lenovo

Features the Intel Core m5-6Y57 processor 1.1 GHz (burst up to 2.8GHz) 4MG cache. 8GB memory with microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB. Screen is 12”. Features a detachable keyboard and built-in TrackPoint and trackpad. Windows 10 Pro, stylus.

Price: $699.99 (46 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Lenovo X1 12” ThinkPad here.



10. 29 Percent Off Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Sony

Bluetooth headphones feature digital noise cancelling technology and Sony’s Extra Bass. Also features NFC plus LDAC. You can optimize your sound settings with the Sony Headphones Connect app. A significant discount at 29 percent off.

Price: $178 (29 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sony Headphones here.


Day Seven: For Home Chefs and Sugar Plum Bakers.

1. 34 Percent Off Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

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Dash

Talk about a versatile egg cooker. You can do hard, medium and soft boiled eggs — six at a time. You can make an individual omelette, you can do two poached eggs and you can do scrambled eggs. This Amazon deal includes the unit, the poaching tray, the omelette tray, the six egg tray and a measuring cup. You simply fill the measuring cup to the line that matches the recipe you’re doing (instructions are included), push the on/off button, and the machine will do its thing, stopping when the eggs are done. This gets massive reviews: more than 4,600 with an average of 4.5 stars (out of five).



Price: $15.98 (34 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker here.



2. 33 Percent Off AeroGarden Harvest Elite Herb Seed Kit

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AeroGrow

For the gardener, for the chef, for the person who wants a fun DIY project. This countertop garden lets you grow plants indoors with the hydroponic (no soil, just water) system. This Amazon offer includes a six-pod “gourmet” herb seed kit that contains:

Genovese basil
Curley parsley
Dill
Thyme
Thai basil
Mint
Three ounces of nutrients (good for a full season of growth)

The Miracle-Grro AeroGarden Harvest Elite will go great on your countertop. It’s 10.75 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and from 10.75 to 17 inches high (depending on whether the lid is raised). AeroGrow makes several different models with a stainless steel finish and you do have some color options for Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals. While the kit comes with herbs, please note that you aren’t limited to growing herbs. You can grow up to six plants at a time. The AeroGarden uses an LED lighting system that’s built into the top portion. Its comprised of white lights for fast growth, blue lights for bigger yield and red lights for more flowers and fruit. According to AeroGrow, plants grow up to five times faster than when grown in soil. The kit certainly makes it easy to grow whatever you want to grow. There aren’t any tools necessary: just put the seed pods in, add water and nutrients and that’s it. The unit’s LCD control panel provides simple prompts to guide you from the initial set up to harvest. It turns the lights off and on automatically and it reminds you when to add water and/or nutrients.



Price: $119.95 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the AeroGarden Harvest Elite here.



3. 64 Percent Off Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

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Cuisinart

A massive discount of 64 percent on an extremely popular product. With this Amazon deal, you save almost 50 bucks on this baby! It’s a 250-watt food processor with a three cup capacity work bowl, which is dishwasher safe (the bowl). Chops and grinds with patented reversible stainless steel blade. Once you get in the groove with this — that is, teaching yourself to use it regularly — you’ll realize how versatile and useful it is. A metallic red version is available at 47 percent off.


Price: $27.16 (64 percent off MSRP)

Buy Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor here.



4. 65 Percent Off Cuisinart 15 Piece Knife Set

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Cuisinart

A stunning Amazon offer, at 65 percent off. You’ll save more than $100 on this 15 piece set that’s regularly priced at $160. The set includes:

* 8” chef knife
* 8” bread knife
* 8” slicing knife
* 5” santoku knife
* 4.5” utility knife
* 3.5” paring knife
* 8” sharpening steel
* All purpose household shears
* Six 4.5” steak knives
* Wood block

The knives in this Amazon deal feature high carbon blades and they come with a lifetime warranty.


Price: $55.24 (65 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Cuisinart 15 Piece Knife Set here.



5. 40 Percent Off Oster MyBlend Personal Blender With 2 Sport Bottles

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Oster

A great Amazon deal for those of you who are into smoothies. The Oster MyBlend pulverizes ice and fruit with its four stainless steel blades and 250 watts of power. It features one touch operation, with the power coming on when you push the container down. It can be locked in place in the “on” position, also. Package contains two 20 ounce, dishwasher safe, BPA free Tritan plastic sport bottles with take along lids. Comes in black.



Price: $17.99 (40percent off MSRP)

Buy the Oster MyBlend Personal Blender here.



6. 34 Percent Off Amco Garlic Press & Slicer

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Amco

For those garlic fans out there who are looking for Amazon sales, this is an interesting take on a long-time classic kitchen utensil. The Amco garlic press has the “press function” that you typically expect. This unit also features a two-chamber design, with one of the chambers allowing you to slice. Made of nonstick coated cast zinc. Comes with a cleaning attachment and it is dishwasher safe. Quick tip for those of you who feel that garlic can be too much: when you slice it, it doesn’t come with nearly the same garlic intensity that you get when you crush the garlic. It’s all about releasing the oil in the bulb. More oil (crushing), more garlic flavor. Less oil (slicing), less garlic flavor.

Price: $10.59 (34 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Amco Garlic Press & Slicer here.



7. 36 Percent Off 4-Cup Granite Molcajete Mortar & Pestle

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Vasconia

Get your guac on with this Amazon deal! The molcajete is a classic kitchen tool in Mexican cuisine. Besides its functionality as a mortar and pestle, it just looks great and is a fun addition when you’re serving Mexican food. But it’s the actual work this thing does that makes it such a great deal at 36 percent off. You can mash up your avocados for guacamole. You can grind nuts and seeds for your mole. You can do just about anything with this! Great advice on curing your molcajete in the vid!



Price: $20.79 (36 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Granite Molcajete Mortar & Pestle here.



8. 81 Percent Off iMarku 8 Inch Chef’s Knife

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iMarku

At this rate, Amazon’s gonna start paying us with some of these deals! This Amazon deal is an astounding 81 percent off. The iMarku eight inch chef’s knife is high-carbon stainless steel. According to iMarku, “the steel contains 0.6-0.75 carbon. This makes it two times as hard as other knives in its class as they contain about 0.3% carbon.” The handle is ergonomic. At this price — saving more than $80 — you almost can’t afford to not buy it!


Price: $18.99 (81 percent off MSRP)

Buy the iMarku 8 Inch Chef’s Knife here.



9. 72 Percent Off Argus Le Cold Press Juicer

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Argus Le

If you’re not a juicer, the price on this Amazon sale will have you considering becoming one. The Argus Le cold press juicer features a slow masticating action that, according to Argus Le, extracts 10 percent more juice than centrifugal juicers. This unit features a unique design auger that puts the cutting, squeezing and filter all into one part. It takes only two minutes to disassemble and clean. The chute is three inches wide, which accommodates large ingredients.

Price: $89.99 (72 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Argus Le Cold Press Juicer here.



10. 25 Percent Off Klarstein Double Beverage Cooler

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Klarstein

This Amazon deal features the Klarstein Beersafe XXXL Double Beverage Cooler, which has four cubic feet of space. You can store up to 18 wine bottles and 58 cans at the same time. Features double insulated glass doors, with each cooling unit having its own door. The “beer side” features four metal shelves while the “wine side” has shelves that accommodate wine bottles. It can be used as a free standing fridge or a built-in.

Price: $520 (25 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Klarstein Double Beverage Cooler here.


Day Six: For Happy Campers and Jolly Jetsetters.

1. 42 Percent Off MSR Elixir 3 Backpacking Tent

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MSR

Save more than $120 on this Amazon offer. The tent fits three full-size adults and their mats. It has two large doors for easy entry and two large vestibules for storing gear. The pole geometry optimizes headroom. The breathable 20-denier nylon micromesh/40-denier ripstop nylon fabric has been designed to provide ventilation while providing weather resistance, warmth and privacy. The included footprint offers multiple setup options, including a freestanding “fast & light” pitch with rainfly. Weighs 6.2 pounds. A larger, family-size tent on sale (20 percent off) is available here.


Price: $174.99 (42 percent off MSRP)

Buy the MSR Elixir 3 Backpacking Tent here.



2. 37 Percent Off Snowshoe Tote Bag

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MSR

This Amazon Deal of the Day is offered at 37 percent off. The MSR snowshoe bag fits snowshoes up to 25-inches. It’s ventilated with a mesh panel and drain grommet, which maximize ventilation for long term storage. It’s pole compatible with an external hook and loop tabs. Also has an internal sleeve for modular flotation tails. From one reviewer: “It really keeps the snowshoes contained while in the back of the car on the way to a hike – especially if carpooling and there are a few pairs of snowshoes. They also keep the teeth on the snowshoes from snagging on clothing while transporting. They make a great storage bag at home too.”


Price: $24.99 (37 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Snowshoe Tote Bag here.



3. 54 Percent Off LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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LifeStraw

A massive discount of 54 percent on an extremely popular product. This is a really great Amazon deal and it’s getting terrific reviews — more than 6,700. Campers, hikers and others will find it super convenient. It removes 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria, 99.9 percent of waterborne protozoan parasites and filters to 0.2 microns, which surpasses EPA filter standards. It weighs just two ounces and does not require batteries and has no moving parts. Even if you, like some of us, are an avid indoorsman, this would be a great Christmas gift for the outdoor lover in your life.


Price: $13.90 (54 percent off MSRP)

Buy LifeStraw Personal Water Filter here.



4. Up to 53 Percent Off Icebreaker Merino Men’s Tech Long Sleeve Crew Top

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Icebreaker Merino

This Amazon deal is an updated slim fit long sleeve crew. It’s 100 percent Merino wool. Offset shoulder seams prevent pack rub and the side seams are set forward for comfort. Has a drop tail hem for added coverage. Comes in seven colors, but not all colors and sizes are available at the deepest discount.


Price: $49.52-$110 (depending on size/color selected)

Buy the Icebreaker Merino Men’s Tech Long Sleeve Crew Top here.



5. 18 Percent Off Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

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Victorinox

Great discount on a who-doesn’t-need-this product. The Swiss Army Knife is a long-time classic that anyone — whether they’re an outdoors type or not — can use. Why? How about the fact that the knife features 15 different functions?

Large blade
Small blade
Corkscrew
Can opener
Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips head)
Large Screwdriver
Wire Stripper
Reamer
Key ring
Tweezers
Toothpick
Scissors
Multi-pupose hook (parcel carrier)
Wood saw

This knife is the Huntsman II by Victorinox, a company started in 1884 and the first designer of the legendary “Original Swiss Army Knife.”
Victorinox seven piece field dressing kit $89.99 – 56 percent off MSRP.

Price: $23.75 (18 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife here.



6. 40 Percent Off Light My Fire 8-Piece Meal Kit

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Light My Fire

Big discount on the Amazon offer. The eight piece set is BPA free and it’s really compact for hikers, backpackers, etc. All the contents store inside the lidded bowl. Set includes:

Plate/bowl
Snapbox original
Snapbox oval
Pack-up-cup
Strainer/cutting board
Spork
Harness

BPA free polypropylene will not soften at higher temperatures and the set is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Price: $17.93 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Light My Fire 8-Piece Meal Kit here.



7. 39 Percent Off Allen Sports Deluxe 5-Bike Hitch Mount

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Allen Sports

This 5-bike rack fits vehicles with a 2-inch trailer hitch. The 28-inch carry arms individually secure the bikes with Allen’s patented tie down system. The arms are folding so the drop out of the way when the rack is not in use. Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish. Sets up and installs in less than five minutes. Lifetime warranty. Gets extremely positive reviews from more than 640 customers.


Price: $91.50 (39 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Allen Sports Deluxe 5-Bike Hitch Mount here.



8. Up to 59 Percent Off Arctix Women’s Insulated Snow Pant

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Arctix

Great Amazon Deal of the Day that offers the Arctic Women’s Insulated Snow Pant at up to 60 percent off. Like a lot of these heavily discounted Amazon sales, this one might require a bit of flexibility on color, because not all sizes are available in all colors and the discounts can vary. There are seven different colors. The pant is insulated with 85 grams of ThermaTech and it is water and wind resistant. All critical seams are reinforced, as are the ankle, scuff and hem guards. Zippered warmer pockets, zippered fly and boot zippers for easy on and off access.


Price: $14.02-$80.12 (depending on size/color selected)

Buy the Arctix Women’s Insulated Snow Pant here.



9. 30 Percent Off Pelican Elite 70 Quart Cooler

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Pelican

This is a huge Amazon deal. Literally. Besides being 30 percent off, it’s a dang big cooler. Has a 70 quart internal volume. The cooler’s dimensions are 36×20.3×21 inches and it weighs 38 pounds. According to Pelican Products, the company has “protected defense, emergency and scientific expedition equipment through some of the harshes conditions on earth since 1976.” This cooler features “extreme ice retention,” which means the two inches of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket delivers extreme ice retention for up to 10 days. Features molded handles, three inch locking latches, reinforced lockable hasp, stainless steel bottle opener, anti-shear hinge system, molded tie-down slots, leakproof drain plug, four self-draining cup holders, integrated measuring board on lid, non-skid rubber feet. Comes with Pelican’s lifetime guarantee: “You break it, we replace it. Forever.”

Price: $279.99 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Pelican Elite 70 Quart Cooler here.



10. 44 Percent Off Klymit Insulated Static V Camping Air Mattress

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Klymit

You’re an outdoor person. You like the hike, the challenge. You deserve a good night’s rest. This Amazon deal will give you just that because it’s a top notch air mattress and you’ll rest easy because you saved 44 percent. The Klymit Insulated Air Mattress comes in a red/charcoal/black combo. It’s extra large:

Inflated size – 76”x30”x3”
Packed size – 5.5”x10”

This includes the stuff sack and a patch kit and a limited lifetime warranty. Has an R-Value of 4.4 and “dynamic side rails” to keep you on your pad.

Price: $73.21 (44 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Klymit Insulated Static V Camping Air Mattress here.



Day Five: For Gamers Who Shout With Glee.


1. 60 Percent Off VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

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VTech

It’s like a Go Pro for kids. The Kidizoom is an Amazon deal that lets you take photos and videos on the go. Selfies, slo-mo, 180 rotatable camera. Accessories to mount the cam to your bike, skateboard and more are included, as is an all-weather, water-resistant case that works in up to six feet of water.


Price: $19.99 (60 percent off MSRP)

Buy the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam here.



2. 29 Percent Off ViewSonic 1080p Gaming Monitor

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ViewSonic

This definitely works as a gaming rig, but it’s great for other multimedia use, too. Features a 24 inch screen with a 2ms response rate, for super clear visuals even during extreme gaming. Full 1080p HD and game mode with an adjustable forward/back tilt and anti-glare hard coating panel surface. Features two built in speakers. Box contents: monitor, power cable, VGA cable, DVI cable, audio cable, quick start guide, ViewSonic wizard CD. Compatible with Mac and Windows, laptops and desktops. Another option at 33 percent off is the Samsung CHG90 49-inch gaming monitor, an Amazon Deal of the Day.


Price: $99.99 (29 percent off MSRP)

Buy the ViewSonic 1080p Gaming Monitor here.



3. 42 Percent Off HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

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Kingston Technology

Works with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One (Xbox One stereo adapter required; not included). This Amazon deal features a gun metal finish and a newly designed USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal HiFi gaming experience. Noise cancelling microphone, echo cancelling. TeamSpeak certified and voice chat optimized.


Price: $69.99 (42 percent off MSRP)

Buy HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset here.



4. 20 Percent Off Six Outlet Rotatable Surge Protector Strip

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Tripp Light

Provides great protection to computer, laptop, t.v., home theater, etc. This Amazon deal is very versatile because each plug can be rotated, providing you with tons of options for different size plugs, etc. Has an eight foot cord and two USB ports.


Price: $27.97 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Six Outlet Rotatable Surge Protector Strip here.



5. 33 Percent Off Swingline Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

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Swingline

This Amazon offer is a Swingline Paper Shredder that features the safest cross cut blades. Also shreds credit cards, DVDs. Up to 14 sheets of paper at a time, including most unopened junk mail. Features a five gallon pull-out waste bin.

Price: $79.04 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Swingline Cross-Cut Paper Shredder here.



6. 40 Percent Off Echo Dot

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Amazon

What is there to say that hasn’t been said about the Echo Dot? This Amazon offer is the 2nd Generation of Echo. We featured it on Day Two of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals for the same reasons we’re featuring it here: because, a) it’s on a great, almost half-off sale and, b) because Echo.

Price: $29.99 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Echo Dot here.



7. 29 Percent Off VicTsing Waterproof Shower Speaker

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VicTsing

I have a shower speaker. Not this one, but another brand that I received as a gift. I love my shower speaker, and it’s because of that love that I’m including this Amazon deal on this list. This one has a five watt driver, built in microphone and connects via Bluetooth. Sync your phone to it so you never miss a call while you’re listening to the music on your phone. Great stocking stuffer. Great to practice for your upcoming gig at Carnegie Hall.


Price: $19.19 (29 percent off MSRP)

Buy the VicTsing Waterproof Shower Speaker here.



8. 60 Percent Off Tablet Stand (Multi-Compatible)

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Kantek

The Kantek Tablet Stand works with iPad, iPad Mini, Galaxy Tab (7” and 9.7”), Kindle Fire (7” and HD 6) and most other 6-7” and 9.7” tablets. This Amazon deal features a weighted swivel base and a variable design that allows rotating, angling and swiveling the tablet for optimal viewing in either portrait or landscape position. This is not designed for 8” tablets.


Price: $21.76 (60 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Tablet Stand here.



9. 40 Percent Off Anker 12W USB Car Charger

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Anker

Designed to work with Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod using the lightning connection. The 2.4 amps ensures rapid charging for your device. Plugs into your vehicle’s power source. This Amazon deal features a three foot cord. Also includes welcome guide and 18 month warranty.

Price: $11.97 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Anker 12W USB Car Charger here.



10. 74 Percent Off iPhone 7 & iPhone 8 Protective Case

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Trianium

This is a massive Amazon deal. The ultra clear case is slim with a hard backplate that offers premium protection. The shock-absorbing frame protects against drops and the body of the case protects against scrapes, bumps and more. Features precision cutouts for all ports and a raised bezel to keep the phone from laying directly on its screen when placed down on a flat surface.

Price: $7.89 (74 percent off MSRP)

Buy the iPhone 7 & iPhone 8 Protective Case here.


Day Four: For Busy Little Elves of All Ages.


1. 33 Percent Off Razor E100 Electric Scooter

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Razor

From the company that pretty much introduced a whole category of kids’ toys to the world. Razor’s been around since 2000 when it debuted the A model kick scooter. As you’ve probably seen in your travels throughout life, Razor products have come a long way since then. This Amazon deal is 33 percent off the Razor E100 Electric Scooter. Here are the details you wanna know:

* For ages 8 and up
* Has a weight limit of 120 pounds
* Runs for up to 40 minutes on a charge
* Is super quiet
* Goes up to 10 MPH
* Features a hand operated front brake
* Kickstand
* Eight inch tires

Of course, a great add on gift for the little Razorer (yes, we’re making that a word) on your shopping list is a safety helmet. Check out the huge array of possibilities. And if you’re interested in safety tips, take a look at Razor’s safety tips.

If you’re buying for someone a little older, the Razor E200 Electric Scooter is designed for kids 13 years old and up; it goes 12 MPH and has a capacity of 154 pounds. Right now, the E200 is 39 percent off.



Price: $106.60 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Razor E100 Electric Scooter here.



2. 17 Percent Off Play-Doh 24-Pack (Amazon Exclusive)

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Play-Doh

This is practically a contractual obligation for being a kid. You have to play with Play-Doh. (Don’t tell the kid you’re buying for, but there’s a rider on the contract that indicates that the kid has to eat a little Play-Doh, too.) This Amazon deal is 17 percent off a huge array of cans of Play-Doh. The cans are three ounce cans and each one holds a different color. Take a look at the video, which shows a fun way the little ones can use Play-Doh to learn the alphabet. There are all sorts of Play-Doh videos on YouTube if you’re interested.



Price: $17.50 (17 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Play-Doh 24-Pack here.



3. 30 Percent Off My Little Pony Pinkie Pie

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My Little Pony

There is no doubt that My Little Pony ranks among the most popular toys for kids of all time. If you’ll excuse us for a moment while we detour from this Amazon deal, the fact is that My Little Pony is a $1 billion dollar a year franchise according to Global License (May 2016). The brand was created as “My Pretty Pony” in 1981 and became My Little Pony the next year.
Now back to this Amazon offer! It’s all about Pinkie Pie! Pinkie Pie was featured in My Little Pony: The Movie. This is a six inch Pinkie Pie figurine decorated in pink glitter and packaged in a light up display box. The tail is detailed fabric and, of course, there’s the pink hair. Also included: Pinkie Pie’s little alligator pet. By the way, Pinkie Pie has her own YouTube channel, if that’s any indication of how popular this little filly is.



Price: $34.99 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy My Little Pony Pinkie Pie here.



4. 61 Percent Off Star Sky LED Night Lamp With Timer

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Scopow

Great for the baby’s room…great for the little astronomer’s room…great for any room. This Amazon deal is offered at an out of this world 61 percent off. The Scopow nightlight is small (about six inches high and five-and-a-half inches wide) but it projects a big light show on the ceiling. The timer can be set from five to 95 minutes. It features five color options: blue, yellow, red, green and multi-color. If you want to make the young recipient on your gift list even more comfy while she or he is in bed star gazing, how about a donut pillow? A dog or cat pillow? Maybe a rock pillow? Yes, we have thrown in some non-sequitur gifts in! But it’s the holidays and these pillows would be great with the Star Sky LED Night Lamp!


Price: $21.59 (61 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Star Sky LED Night Lamp here.



5. 31 Percent Off Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline With Safety Enclosure

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Skywalker Trampolines

This will, most likely, be the smash hit of the season when the kid you’re giving it to finds it under the tree. Haha, as they say. Of course, this Amazon deal is a huge gift and it would be a huge hit, you know that. Great savings on this Amazon offer with a 31 percent discount. The Skywalker Jump and Dunk Trampoline features a patented “no-gap enclosure system” for safety, as well as the tightly woven polyethylene enclosure. The trampoline meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) safety standards. The basketball hoop is a “safe play” hoop that features a breakaway Velcro rim to minimize impact on the enclosure net and poles. The enclosure system features six upright foam padded poles for added stability. The closure system features a dual zipper and latch clip to keep kids safely inside while jumping. All that said: it’s a trampoline! Kids love trampolines! Jump on this Deal of the Day! If the hoops part of this is the focus, more than the tramps part, then take a look at another fantastic Amazon Deal of the Day: the Silverback NXT Portable Basketball Hoop. It’s 33 percent off right now.


Price: $239.99 (31 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline here.



6. 56 Percent Off Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit

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Scientific Explorer

This Amazon offer is really popular among reviewers, with a 4.4 out of five star rating among the 780+ reviews. At 56 percent off, it’s one of the bigger discounts you’re going to find. The Magic Science For Wizards Only kit features nine activities that focus on “casting color-changing spells.” The kit includes:

Four test tubes with stand
Clear tube wand with two caps
Two measuring scoops
Purple paper
Star stickers
Activity guide
Color tablets

As Scientific Explorer says, “Anyone can learn and perform a magic trick, but a true master magician understands the basics of how magic works and can take that knowledge and create original tricks!” This is recommended for kids 6 years old and up.

Price: $10.49 (56 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit here.



7. 20 Percent Off Kid’s AeroGrow Garden

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AeroGrow

We featured an AeroGarden on Day Two of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals. This time, it’s a deal specifically for the kids. The indoor garden lets the young gardener grow herbs in just 12 weeks and, then, celebrating with a pizza party using the recipe that’s included and, of course, the basil and oregano that has been harvested. This is a hydroponic system, so there’s no dirt to worry about making a mess. The kit comes with step by step instructions from set up to harvest. The kit includes:

Grow sponges
Grow domes
Measuring cup
Seeds
Plant food
Dropper
Dry erase marker
Tape
Herbie the garden container
The top of the garden contains the LED lights that are optimized for promoting plant growth. While herbs are a great idea for growing, the garden can grow pretty much anything.

Another option for the little sower and reaper is the Grow N’ Glow Terrarium, which comes in at 25 percent off right now and is at a much lower price point (under $15). It’s not quite as feature-heavy as the AeroGarden, but terrariums are always a hit and kids dig them.



Price: $47.95 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Kid’s AeroGrow Garden here.



8. 43 Percent Off Star Wars Interactive BB-8 Hero Droid

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Spin Master

This is a great discount on a toy that’s going to be very popular with the young Star Wars fan…or any kid (or adult!). The Hero Droid BB-8 is controlled with multiple voice commands. It operates with 360-degree remote control movement and features a “follow me” mode which allows the droid to roll along beside you just like in the movie. It features lights and sound effects and is a replica design of the little guy in the movie. This Amazon offer includes:

BB-8 Droid
Remote control
Wall mount charger
USB charge cable
Small antenna
Large antenna
Instruction guide
Quick start guide

Saving 43 percent is awesome. To put it another way, saving $100 is fantastic. Take a look at this video, which includes unboxing and step-by-step instructions from a little Jedi.


Price: $129.99 (43 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Star Wars Interactive BB-8 Hero Droid here.



9. Up To 70 Percent Off NFL Youth Allegiance Pullover Hoodie

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NFL by Outerstuff

Massive savings on this Amazon offer, with up to 70 percent off. We will say, though: taking advantage of this deal is a little bit like recovering a fumble. Not every team is available in every size. You’re going to have to hunt around a bit. But once you find it, the savings can be huge. The Allegiance pullover hoodie is made by Adidas and is officially licensed by the NFL.

Price: $10.80-$45 (depending on team/size selected)

Buy the NFL Youth Allegiance Pullover Hoodie here.



10. 52 Percent Off Disney KidKraft Pixar Cars Wooden Racetrack

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KidKraft

From the hit movie Cars, this build-it-yourself wooden racetrack is great for kids from 3 to 8 years old. This Amazon deal is fantastic at 52 percent off. The 16 feet of solid wooden track includes 57 detailed pieces. Two of the big stars of the movie are included: Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez. It is compatible with all KidKraft track set cars. For example, this three car set from Disney Pixar includes Dr. Damage, Miss Fritter and Arvy. That set is offered right now at 27 percent off. The racetrack includes instructions to build four different racetrack configurations.

Price: $23.79 (52 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Disney KidKraft Pixar Cars Wooden Racetrack here.



12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Top 10 Best Sales of the Day — Day Three

1. 30 Percent Off LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine & Sleep Timer

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Adaptive Sound Technologies

You’re stylish, you believe in looking good and feeling good, and you want a healthy lifestyle. So, let’s start with a great foundation for the whole thing. After all, you know and I know and everybody knows that a good night’s sleep is key to a healthy life. People who get less than six hours sleep a night are four times more likely to get a cold, according to a study published in the journal Sleep in September 2015. Naps improve performance. Weight gain is tied to inadequate sleep. The list goes on. But we’ll park it right here on the topic of this tool, which is designed to help you achieve better sleep. This Amazon offer of the LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine comes in at a 30 percent discount. If you’ve ever thought about getting one of these devices, there’s no better time than now. And what about giving this as a gift? The message you’re sending to the LectroFan recipient is I care about your health. The fan features ten fan sounds and ten ambient noise variations, including white noise, pink noise and brown noise (quick factoid: just like white light is the combination of all the colors of the spectrum, white noise is a combo of sounds; individual “color sounds” are different frequencies of sound). Simply put, this machine helps mask disruptive environmental noises that may rob you of the best chance to get good sleep. The sounds produced by the LectroFan can be personalized “with pin-point volume control,” according to the company. The volume is adjustable, from a whisper to many times louder than mechanical fans. There are no moving parts in this device, it’s all electronically produced sound that is delivered via a high fidelity speaker. Includes a 60 minute timer. It must be working for someone: there are a huge amount of reviews on this product — almost 7,000 — and the average rating is 4.6 stars out of five. Nighty night!



Price: $34.95 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine & Sleep Timer here.



2. 71 Percent Off Sakkas Pashmina Scarf

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Sakkas

Not only is this scarf soft, it’s hot! We’re talking about the massive 71 percent off discount. Amazon sales don’t get much better than this, so now is the time to grab one or more of these scarves from Sakkas. The scarf comes in 15 different colors:

Coral
Black
Navy
Baby Pink
Beige
Burgundy
Camel
Dark Grey
Dusty Rose
Green Mint
Khaki
Light Grey
Purple
Red
Turquoise

The scarf is 100 percent acrylic and it’s been designed to impart a feel of cashmere. It’s 27×80 inches, which includes the two inch fringe on both ends. Hand wash cold, hang dry and a light iron is okay. As an option, take a look at this Pashmina scarf from Scarf Trading. It comes in at a lower price point (whaaaa!?) and it’s very popular, with more than 1,200 ratings on Amazon. At these prices, you could really play fair: one for me, one for you…one for me, one for you. And so on.


Price: $11.99 (71 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sakkas Pashmina Scarf here.



3. 41 Percent Off Geoffrey Beene Men’s Waffle Kimono Robe

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Geoffrey Beene

When it’s time to relax, you can really chill in a strong blue robe from Geoffrey Beene because you’ll know you saved 41 percent on your threads. There are several Amazon deals with this robe, but this color is the best one. The other four colors feature good discounts, too, at 30 percent.

Black Caviar
Charcoal
Peacoat Navy
Grey Heather

The robe is 60 percent cotton, 40 percent poly and it is machine washable. It features the classic two front patch pockets and the removable belt. You could pair the robe with some comfy lounge pants, like these from CYZ Collection. As for the robe, it’s done in a kimono style, which, in the words of Geoffrey Beene, means “for comfortable lounging.” Somebody should get this guy a Nobel Prize.


Price: $17.71 (41 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Geoffrey Beene Men’s Waffle Kimono Robe here.



4. 78 Percent Off Sakkas Women’s Knee High Sock Sets

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Sakkas

Another massive deal from Sakkas. This Amazon sale is 78 percent off sets of six knee high socks. There are seven different sets to choose from, each with a variety of patterns and solids included. The socks are 98 percent poly, two percent Spandex, so they do have some stretch to them. Machine wash and tumble dry. While your new socks are in the dryer, take a look at these knee-high boots, because the socks are just dying for a new bestie.


Price: $11.19 (78 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sakkas Women’s Knee High Sock Sets here.



5. 30 Percent Off Baxter of California Shower Starter Kit

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Baxter of California

We will tell you a little secret about guys: when they receive gifts like this, they’re very pleased because dudes want to do whatever they can to look good. If that means employing the services of a great grooming kit, then let’s go! This Amazon offer from Baxter of California is called a “Shower Starter Kit” and that’s because it includes the foundation to great hair and skin care: * 10 ounce daily protein shampoo; * 10 ounce daily moisturizing conditioner; * seven ounce exfoliating body bar; * eight ounce invigorating citrus and herbal musk body wash. The set gets very positive reviews: an average of 4.5 out of five stars. For a little add on gift idea, Baxter also has a four ounce facial scrub that, again, any guy would be happy (either up front happy or secretly happy) to get. Baxter, by the way, has been making skin care products for guys since 1965 at the Baxter Finley Barber+Shop in L.A.

Price: $42 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Baxter of California Shower Starter Kit here.



6. 56 Percent Off Calvin Klein Women’s Skinny Jeans

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Calvin Klein

Gigantic savings on skinny jeans! Another great Amazon offer, these jeans from Calvin Klein come in several different colors but not all sizes are available — at this price point — in all colors. The jeans are 71 percent cotton, 27 percent poly and two percent Elastane, so they have significant stretch to them (Calvin says they’re “super-stretch”). The jeans are five pocket mid-rise with a zipper fly and a button closure. They are machine washable. Pair them with a pair of Adidas Neo kicks in either black or white and a good looking polo neck, mid-thigh sweater. Calvin has a ton of stuff that Amazon offers on sale right now. Check it.

Price: $30.74 (56 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Calvin Klein Women’s Skinny Jeans here.



7. 73 Percent Off Sakkas Knit Hat & Scarf Set

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Sakkas

With this one, you look good and you feel good. Stay stylish while staying warm with the Sakkas Theo hat and scarf set. The discount is massive (you may have noticed that Sakkas is offering huge discounts on several products for these holiday Amazon deals) at 73 percent off. Starting from the top, the set features a knit hat that should fit anyone. The matching scarf is 73×10 inches. Both are made of 100 percent acrylic and they are machine washable. You can get the set in any one of five colors:

Heather black
Heather blue
Heather brown
Heather grey
Heather red

For an even warmer gift, add some gloves to the mix. These Handround gloves are at a great price point and they feature touch ability for all devices.


Price: $15.19 (73 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sakkas Knit Hat & Scarf Set here.



8. 50 Percent Off Dermasuri Face Exfoliator

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Dermasuri

If beauty is only skin deep, then go a bit deeper. This exfoliating scrub and peel from Dermasuri features a rice milk formula that creates a “gommage” style peel. That is, it works without chemical exfoliants. At this price, this Amazon deal is a great idea to get as a stocking stuffer and get one for yourself while you’re at it. According to Dermasuri, the “unique formula made with rice milk creates rolls when massaged on skin. These rolls life away dead skin cells, exposing the new cells underneath.” The suggested direction is to use the formula one to three times a week, as needed. We do want to point out, though, that many dermatologists say three times a week is a maximum and that it should probably be less. A recent article (May 31, 2017) in Allure Magazine quoted Dr. Ranella Hirsch, Boston University School of Medicine, as saying “overexfoliating is probably the single most significant cause of breakouts.” If you’re looking for other skin care gift ideas — including holiday gift sets — take a look here.


Price: $14.99 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Dermasuri Face Exfoliator here.



9. Up To 40 Percent Off Columbia Women’s Heavenly Vest

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Columbia

This Amazon deal from Columbia is a great looking women’s vest that feature’s Columbia’s “Omni-Heat” thermal reflective properties. The fabric has “little silver dots” (that’s what Columbia calls ’em) that reflect body warmth back to you. This vest is water resistant and features two front zippered hand pockets and an interior security pocket. The vest also features a plush lined collar. If you’re interested in a stylish outdoor jacket, Columbia’s Mighty Lite III jacket is offered, depending on size, at prices up to 32 percent off.

Price: $49.63-$113.13 (depending on size/color selected)

Buy the Columbia Women’s Heavenly Vest here.



10. Up To 43 Percent Off Columbia Men’s Bugaboo Interchange Jacket

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Columbia

This is like a 2-in-1 jacket for guys. The Bugaboo Interchange (who thinks up these names?) jacket features a zip-in fleece liner that can be worn separately. This Amazon deal is offered at up to 43 percent off, but some sizes aren’t available in some of the 11 colors. All the colors are great, though, so your certain to find the gift that will be just right. The cut of the jacket is great and there are tall sizes available. The Bugaboo is 100 percent nylon shell and the fleece liner is 100 percent poly “dotswarm” — a Columbia technology that helps reflect body heat back to the wearer. The jacket features zippered hand pockets, adjustable sleeve cuffs, an adjustable drawcord hem, an interior security pocket and an adjustable and removable storm hood. The jacket feature’s Columbia’s “omni-heat” and “omni-tech” technology, meaning it’s waterproof, windproof and breathable.

Price: $100.55-$239 (depending on size/color selected)

Buy the Columbia Men’s Bugaboo Interchange Jacket here.



12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Top 10 Best Sales of the Day — Day Two


1. 31 Percent Off Remote Control Christmas Light-Garden Firefly Light

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LedMALL

If you’re ready to up your Christmas light game this year, this Amazon deal is for you. The LedMALL Firefly Laser and LED Garden Light is a simple set up: just push the light’s stake into the ground, point it at the house, plug it in and then create magic. The “2 in 1” light will emit either laser pinpoint lights in red and green or white LED lights. The holiday lighting system can be set to any of 12 different “firefly” patterns. It’s designed to cover 2,000 square feet. The white light can be set with a motion sensor, meaning that it can be used for walkways, etc., during non-holiday time (or during holiday time, for that matter). Both lighting schemes can be used with a timer on your remote that can be set for a two, six or eight hour duration. The lighting unit is IP 65 waterproof. One reviewer says “This is third holiday light I bought from LedMall and I love all of them. Their lights are built with high quality and is totally different from the cheaper one you might find from Walmart, which is made of plastic and the light is pretty weak. This one with metal frame and the light is bright enough that you can see the pattern far away.” The video shows the different lighting patterns and gives a pretty good idea of how the remote operates. Other YouTube videos, like this one, show the type of lighting that units like this can create. For a larger kit from LedMALL, this one has more features but isn’t part of the 12 Days of Deals.



Price: $41.19 (31 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Remote Control Christmas Light-Garden Firefly Light here.



2. 41 Percent Off AeroGarden Harvest Elite Herb Growing Kit

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AeroGrow

For the gardener, for the chef, for the person who wants a fun DIY project. This countertop garden lets you grow plants indoors with the hydroponic (no soil, just water) system. This Amazon offer includes a six-pod “gourmet” herb seed kit that contains:

Genovese basil
Curley parsley
Dill
Thyme
Thai basil
Mint
Three ounces of nutrients (good for a full season of growth)

The Miracle-Grro AeroGarden Harvest Elite will go great on your countertop. It’s 10.75 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and from 10.75 to 17 inches high (depending on whether the lid is raised). AeroGrow makes several different models with a stainless steel finish, but it’s the red one that’s on sale at 41 percent off for Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals. While the kit comes with herbs, please note that you aren’t limited to growing herbs. You can grow up to six plants at a time. The AeroGarden uses an LED lighting system that’s built into the top portion. Its comprised of white lights for fast growth, blue lights for bigger yield and red lights for more flowers and fruit. According to AeroGrow, plants grow up to five times faster than when grown in soil. The kit certainly makes it easy to grow whatever you want to grow. There aren’t any tools necessary: just put the seed pods in, add water and nutrients and that’s it. The unit’s LCD control panel provides simple prompts to guide you from the initial set up to harvest. It turns the lights off and on automatically and it reminds you when to add water and/or nutrients.



Price: $95.99 (41 percent off MSRP)

Buy the AeroGarden Harvest Elite Herb Growing Kit here.



3. 36 Percent Off Bialetti 10-Piece Granito Cookware Set

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Bialetti

From the Italian company that’s super popular in Italy and around the world, this is a great Amazon deal for anyone who cooks. Whether you want to add to your kitchen arsenal or you’re looking for a set up that’s great for someone just starting out, the Granito 10 piece covers the basics.

11 inch deep saute with lid
10.25 inch fry pan
8 inch fry pan
2 quart sauce pan with lid
2.5 quart sauce pan with lid
5 quart Dutch oven with lid

The pans are non-stick and they are metal utensil safe, which is a big bonus. They’re oven safe (up to 400 degrees) because they are made with an aluminum base. The lids are tempered glass. You may recognize the name Bialetti from what is probably its most famous product: the small stovetop espresso maker. If yuou’re interested in that, or anything else from Bialetti, you can find a wide variety of items here. The Granito set comes with a lifetime guarantee.



Price: $108.24 (36 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Bialetti 10-Piece Granito Cookware Set here.


4. 33 Percent Off Karcher K2 Electric Power Washer

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Karcher

If you’re like me, you’ve probably had to borrow the neighbor’s power washer a time or two. And, each time, you’ve probably thought “I gotta get me one of these.” Now’s the time. With this Amazon deal, you can get 33 percent off the Karcher K2 Car & Home Electric Power Pressure Washer. This electric unit is plenty powerful, with 1600 PSI, 1.25 GPM. It comes with several add ons:

Vario wand
Dirtblaster wand
Surface cleaner
Foam nozzle
Wash brush
Vehicle wash (8 ounces)
Multi-purpose wash (8 ounces)

The surface cleaner is a designed to let you power was the sidewalk, driveway, etc., and not get splashed by the water, which is contained in the 11-inch wide “saucer.” The Dirtblaster wand delivers 30 times more power than a garden hose while the Vario Power wand gives you the option of switching from low to high powered spray. This set up also is great if you wash the car at home. The foam nozzle lets you fill the reservoir with detergent that mixes with the water as you spray your rig. Of course, the wash brush is for getting the rough stuff off. The video shows the basics of the Karcher K2, but some details are different.



Price: $110.99 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Karcher K2 Electric Power Washer here.



5. 36 Percent Off Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

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Cook N Home

We’re including a second cookware set in the list because it’s super low priced, especially with the 36 percent off for Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals. This set includes:

1.5 quart saucepan with lid
1.5 quart casserole pan with lid
2 quart casserole pan with lid
3 quart casserole pot with lid
5.5 quart stockpot with lid
10 inch fry pan with lid

The set is stainless steel with an aluminum disc layered in the bottom. As with all cookware featuring the aluminum layer, it promotes even heat distribution and prevents hot spots. The lids are tempered glass, so you can see what’s going on while you’re whipping up fantastic dishes. These are not oven safe, which the other set in the list are. This set does work with gas, electric, ceramic, halogen and induction heat. Hand wash. If you’re thinking of gifts, this would be a great set for someone’s housewarming, etc.

Price: $44.49 (36 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set here.


6. 41 Percent Off Sun Zero Baxter Extreme Blackout Curtain Panel

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Sun Zero

For the home theater DIY person on your gift list. This Amazon deal is 41 percent off, so if you’ve ever thought of wanting a blackout curtain for your t.v. room or your bedroom (or wherever), it’s a great time to buy. This Sun Zero product lives up to its billing: it blocks out 100 percent of outside light. It also reduces energy loss through the window by up to 50 percent and reduces noise by 35 percent. The sizes that are on sale at 41 percent off are 52×63 inches and 52×95 inches. The 52×84 inch curtain is still a good deal at 30 percent off right now. Each size comes in three colors: stone beige, black, and gray. Sun Zero says “due to the heavy nature of this fabric, we recommend the use of sturdy curtain rods with brackets and/or wall anchors.” You can find a wide assortment of rods here.

Price: $40.97 (41 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Sun Zero Baxter Extreme Blackout Curtain Panel here.


7. 4 38 Percent Off General Tools Laser Tape Measure

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General Tools

Talk about handy, and talk about a good deal at 38 percent off. This General Tools laser tape measure is a “2-in-1” because it combines a 50 foot laser measurer with a 16 foot tape measure. The idea is that you can do finer precision measuring with the combo. Of course, the 50 foot laser measurer is twice the length of a standard tape measure, so it works well for those bigger jobs. The unit is designed for one hand operation, so it can be operated alone. It requires two AAA batteries, which are included. It also includes one Phillips head screwdriver.



Price: $24.99 (38 percent off MSRP)

Buy the General Tools Laser Tape Measure here.


8. 31 Percent Off 1byone Christmas Outdoor Laser Light Projector With Remote

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1byone

Like the first item in this list, this is for those of you who want to wow the neighborhood with your Christmas display. This is a pair of electric laser lights and two remote control units, which can operate the lights from up to 30 feet away. The major difference between this product and the LedMALL product http://amzn.to/2AtpJZA at the top of our list is that the LedMALL includes a white light feature, whereas this is simply the red and green combinations that bathe your house — or anywhere inside — with the hundreds of points of light. These lights cover up to 2,100 square feet from a distance of 25 feet. The automatic timer function is built in and can be set to automatically turn off after six hours and turn on again after 18 hours.



Price: $52.99 (31 percent off MSRP)

Buy the 1byone Christmas Outdoor Laser Light Projector With Remote here.



9. 25 Percent Off DeWalt 84 Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set

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DeWalt

To really whip your tool collection into shape, this is a very solid Amazon deal that will add just about any socket you’ll ever need. The DeWalt DWMT81531 is an 84 piece set that includes a 72-tooth ratchet with a five degree arc swing (meaning better access in tight spots). The sockets and box end wrenches feature DeWat “DirectTorque Technology,” with allows for greater contact with fasteners and greater torque to make tightening and loosening easier. The set also includes an anti-slip screwdriver with 16 changeable bits. Also includes the molded case to protect and store the tools. Make sure you look at the fine print to see the huge range of socket sizes that comes with this product.

Price: $44.99 (25 percent off MSRP)

Buy the DeWalt 84 Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set here.



10. 40 Percent Off Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

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Amazon

If you want to talk about one product on this list for the DIY person, the Echo Dot is probably the one item that ties them all together. In a nutshell, the Dot is a talking computer. You could set it up to control your lights. You could find out about the plants you’re growing. You could ask it to calculate distances that you’re measuring. We know this from experience because we purchased a Dot (and two Alexas) over the past couple of years and they’re fantastic. The Dot is stone cold simple to set up — you just have to make sure you have WiFi in your home. The Echo Dot will lead the way as you make your home into a smart home, and you’ll be a smart shopper by getting this thing. Or, even better, by giving it as a gift.

Price: $29.99 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Echo Dot here.



12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Top 10 Best Sales of the Day — Day One


1. 50 Percent Off Timbuk2 Blink Pack

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Timbuk2

Fantastic half-off deal on a fantastic brand. I bought a Timbuk2 product in 2010 and I still use it all the time and it still seems brand new to me. This Amazon deal is called a Blink Pack — we’re cool with that — but let’s just simplify: it’s a backpack. Timbuk2 also calls it a weekender pack, which makes sense, because the pack has just the right amount of room for another pair of pants, a couple of shirts, shoes (unless you wear boats), a dopp kit, a laptop or pad, and other assorted stuff. The thing that’s great about Timbuk2 is all the attention to detail AND that it’s all done with such high standards. (Like I say, my Timbuk2 still seems like I just bought it.)The fabric on the Timbuk2 Blink Pack is 420D ripstop nylon, so it’s super durable and it’s water resistant. It’s got a padded laptop compartment that fits a 15 inch laptop. There are three exterior pockets and a lined interior with a zip pocket. The back is padded, buckle tabs gather the sides (external compression straps for cinching or expanding) and the shoulder straps are adjustable. Again: a great deal on a great product that’s manufactured in San Francisco.



Price: $59.50 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Timbuk2 Blink Pack here.



2. 30 Percent Off Starter Women’s Pullover Logo Hoodie

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Starter

Good for working out, good for kickin’ around. In fact, at 30 percent off, it’s good for everything. This 60 percent cotton, 40 percent poly hoodie features the Starter heritage logo on front. Comes in three fabric/logo color combos: black with the silver logo; maroon with a while logo and white with a black logo. The hoodie material is ultra soft fleece with a jersey-lined hood and a kangaroo pocket. The cuffs and hem are ribbed and the hood features a drawstring. These hoodies are part of Amazon’s special 12 Days of Deals right now, but there’s plenty of Starter gear for you to choose from.

Price: $17.49 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Starter Women’s Pullover Logo Hoodie here.



3. 40 Percent Off Peak Velocity Men’s Quantum Quarter-Zip Fleece

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Amazon

This good looking casual men’s fleece top from Peak Velocity is a 1/4 zip: the zipper goes down to about the top of the chest. It’s a pullover with long sleeves and features a fitted fit, meaning it’s a slim, athletic fit that’s tapered from the chest to the waist. The material is “Quantum Fleece,” which is moisture-wicking and quick drying. There’s just enough stretch in this top to make it great for movement and comfort. The top comes in six different colors, all of them are 40 percent off during this first day of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals.

Price: $23.40 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Peak Velocity Men’s Quantum Quarter-Zip Fleece here.



4. 34 Percent Off Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

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Victorinox

Great discount on a who-doesn’t-need-this product. The Swiss Army Knife is a long-time classic that anyone — whether they’re an outdoors type or not — can use. Why? How about the fact that the knife features 15 different functions.

Large blade
Small blade
Corkscrew
Can opener
Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips head)
Large Screwdriver
Wire Stripper
Reamer
Key ring
Tweezers
Toothpick
Scissors
Multi-pupose hook (parcel carrier)
Wood saw

This knife is the Huntsman II by Victorinox, a company started in 1884 and the first designer of the legendary “Original Swiss Army Knife.” Bonus: comes with a lifetime warranty.

Price: $18.99 (34 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife here.



5. 33 Percent Off School Smart Playground Ball

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School Smart

One of the all-time classics at a discount of more than 30 percent. The School Smart ball is just what you remember: very durable and very versatile for all sorts of fun or things like physical therapy exercises or workouts. The ball comes deflated so you’ll have to pump…it…up. Here’s a great dual-action ball pump by Fitness Factor, for around ten bucks. The ball measures 10 inches in diameter and it features the traditional stipple finish for easy handling. The rubber is a two-ply construction in an elastic hydrocarbon polymer.

Price: $4.91 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the School Smart Playground Ball here.


6. 57 Percent Off Schwinn Girls’ Petunia 12-inch Bike

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Schwinn

The Schwinn Girls’ Petunia Bike is offered at a great 57 percent discount. It’s a terrific Christmas gift for kids, especially those who want to hit the road! The bike comes with a “parent push” handle that actually steers the bike. The handle can be removed once the little rider gets her game on and can ride without help. It’s built with heavy duty training wheels. The chain guard keeps the chain fully enclosed, so there’s no worry about pants getting snagged. Has front and rear fenders (helps to keep the rider clean!) and the push bar features a water bottle cage and water bottle. Has a quick release post for fast growing kids.

Price: $51.99 (57 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Schwinn Girls’ Petunia 12-inch Bike here.


7. 40 Percent Off NBA Youth Long Sleeve Tee

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NBA by Outerstuff

Any young fan of any NBA team is gonna love their 100 percent cotton, licensed t-shirt. This one is offered at 40 percent off. Choose your favorite NBA team and the shirt will come with the team and city name on the front. It also includes Adidas branding on the front. Sizes are small (8), medium (10-12), large (14-16) and XL (18). Maybe add some NBA sleepwear pants, too.

Price: $13.20 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy the NBA Youth Long Sleeve Tee here.


8. 54 Percent Off LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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LifeStraw

A massive discount of 54 percent on an extremely popular product. This is a really great Amazon deal and it’s getting terrific reviews — more than 6,700. Campers, hikers and others will find it super convenient. It removes 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria, 99.9 percent of waterborne protozoan parasites and filters to 0.2 microns, which surpasses EPA filter standards. It weighs just two ounces and does not require batteries and has no moving parts. Even if you, like some of us, are an avid indoorsman, this would be a great Christmas gift for the outdoor lover in your life.

Price: $13.90 (54 percent off MSRP)

Buy the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter here.



9. 25 Percent Off Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls (One Dozen)

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Callaway

Golfers everywhere, this is for you. These Callaway Chrome Soft X golf balls are offered at 25 percent off. The pack of 12 balls features Callaway’s SoftFast core, which is engineered to promote faster ball speed and greater distance off the long clubs, while featuring more control with the short game. The “tri-ionomer” mantle design promotes less spin on the long distance shots and more spin for short game irons and wedges.

Price: $29.95 (25 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls here.



10. 36 Percent Off Spoga Exercise Matt With Carrying Strap

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Spoga

A very popular item that pretty much anyone who exercises — or wants to start exercising (ahem) — would put to great use. The Spoga exercise matt features a carrying strap that enables the mat to be rolled up snugly. It’s 72 inches long and 24 inches wide and 1/4-inch thick. The surface of the mat is non-slip textured and it grips the floor. It’s moisture resistant surface is very durable and easy to clean. Comes in six different colors, but with this deal from Amazon, it may not be available in all colors at this price. Great as a yoga mat.

Price: $11.19 (36 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Spoga Exercise Matt With Carrying Strap here.


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