Each day from Monday, December 9, until Friday, December 20, Microsoft's gift exchange page will offer you a chance to win a surprise holiday present. After the gift pops up, Microsoft plays virtual Monty Hall by giving you the option to exchange it for something else. The grand prize of an online gift code worth $500 will end up in the stockings of 12 lucky … Read more
Don't go to Apple's online and retail stores expecting to see the iPad maker's traditional Black Friday discounts. This year, Apple has thrown in a bit of twist to its holiday deals.
Today Apple is offering gift cards of up to $150 when you purchase a gadget through its US online and retails outlets. This is a divergence from years past, when it would discount the products themselves.
Shopping for gifts can be difficult. It's sometimes impossible to find the right present for certain people -- there are those people who have everything and those who don't want anything. To tackle this conundrum, Pinterest is trying out ways to help gift givers this year.
"In the spirit of the season of Pinspiration, we're unveiling our first-ever Holiday Giving Guide," Pinterest's head … Read more
PayPal is trying to make it easier for consumers to buy products online with prepaid gift cards.
The company on Tuesday announced that consumers who buy products on sites that accept PayPal can use their prepaid credit cards to complete their purchases. PayPal Product Manager Ed Lee said in a blog post on Tuesday that the company discovered many consumers had a hard time redeeming prepaid gift cards on e-retail sites, prompting PayPal to find a solution.
PayPal didn't say how it was able to arrive at its solution, indicating only that it has "discovered a patent-pending and … Read more
Totally by accident, today has turned into yet another five-deal Friday. Seems like as we get closer to the holidays, the deals pile up faster and, um, furiously-er than ever. What's a cheapskate to do? I gotta share.
Some really interesting stuff today, too: two pretty excellent freebies, two slam-dunk gift items, and one of the best laptop deals I've seen, like, ever. Onward!1. A free year of Amazon Prime*
You knew there had to be an asterisk next to that, right? Amazon Prime is Amazon's eclectic but essential service offering unlimited Netflix-style movie and TV … Read more
Target shoppers who buy any model iPad can score a $100 gift card come Black Friday.
The offer is good for all models and variations of the iPad, including the new Air and the iPad 2. Buyers of any iPad Mini will receive a $75 Target gift card.
Other Target Black Friday deals that may interest tech buyers include a Samsung Galaxy S4 for $40 (regularly $200) with the usual two-year agreement, a Nintendo 3DS XL game console for $150 (regularly $200), a Sony Wi-Fi Blu-ray player for $55 (regularly $105), a pair of Beats by Dre Solo HD headphones … Read more
Want to get rid of that iPhone you dropped in the bathtub? Apple may now give you something for it.
Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program promises you an Apple Store gift card in exchange for your used iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Mac desktop. You can then use that gift card toward a new Apple device or accessory.
Until Monday, water-damaged devices weren't accepted as trade-ins. But the Reuse and Recycling Program site now asks if the device you wish to send in has been damaged by water. How can you tell?
Most iPhones and iPads have a liquid … Read more
You know how mystery writers often come up with the ending first and then write the rest of the story? Sometimes I pick my bonus deal first, then keep looking until I find the main event.
Today, however, I just kept finding bonus deals. One after the other, to the point where I found myself staring at another glorious five-deal Friday. So without further throat-clearing, I hereby give you these -- no extra charge for the alliteration.Brookstone bucks
If your holiday shopping includes a trip to gadget emporium Brookstone, here's a deal you can't pass up: LivingSocial … Read more