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You’ll find a selection of the day’s best deals below, but for more, be sure to visit Kinja Deals.
$8.62 off any $50 order shipped and sold by Amazon with promo code BIGTHANKS.
I’ve seen a lot of deals in my day, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Amazon’s currently taking $8.62 off pretty much any $50 purchase (shipped and sold by Amazon.com) with promo code BIGTHANKS, today only. Yes, you read that correctly.
The only exclusions are digital content, video games, and Amazon gift cards, but otherwise, go nuts. If you don’t have any ideas, just go buy a $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant; it’s free money. We’ll also be posting deals throughout the day to give you some inspiration. Just note that you can only use the code once per account, so spend it wisely.
Echo Dot, $41 with code BIGTHANKS and filler item
You probably got an Echo Dot over the holidays (seriously, I’m not sure I know anyone who didn’t), and if that got you hooked, today’s a great chance to buy more of them for the other rooms in your home.
Dots haven’t been discounted from $50 since the holiday shopping season, but today’s $9 off $50 deal is the next best thing. Just note that you’ll need a filler item (like this glue stick) to put yourself over the $50 threshold, because $49.99 frustratingly isn’t close enough.
Mpow portable battery case for Bluetooth headphones, $11 with code W6FDDBHM
The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge.
Luckily, Mpow’s new headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting lost or tangled in your bag. Yeah, you’ll still need to recharge the case, but this definitely makes Bluetooth earbuds a simpler option while traveling.
200GB microSD card, $61 with code BIGTHANKS
One can never have enough flash storage, especially when you can fit 200GB of files on a card the size of your pinkie nail, all for $61 with promo code BIGTHANKS, today only. If you’re lucky enough to have a Nintendo Switch preordered, you definitely want this.
You don’t necessarily need to buy a new mattress to get a better night’s sleep: Sometimes, a mattress pad will do, and a great one is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
ExceptionalSheets’ plush fitted mattress pad is supposedly the same pad used in Marriott hotels, and its 4.4-star review average from over 1,800 customers would seem to back that up. And unlike most mattress pads, these are stuffed with “hypo-allergenic cluster down fiber,” which should sleep much cooler than the traditional memory foam.
Prices range from just $60 to $78 today, depending on the size, but just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out. Unfortunately, this deal is sold by a third party as well, so it’s not eligible for Amazon’s sitewide discount.
2-Pack TP-Link Smart Plug, $46 with code BIGTHANKS
Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40 to $50 to try one out? TP-Link’s alternative has a nearly identical feature set for about half the price.
Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control. Today only, get two for $46 with code BIGTHANKS.
$25 Starbucks gift card and $25 Amazon.com gift card, $41 with code BIGTHANKS
It says in fine print that the sitewide $8.63 discount from Amazon doesn’t work on Amazon.com gift cards, but here’s a little loophole. Pick up this $25 Starbucks gift card/$25 Amazon Kindle gift card bundle, and use BIGTHANKS at checkout and the discount will work.
For the rest of today’s best deals, be sure to head over to Kinja Deals.