But this one may just top them all.
ShopRunner is one of those things I wouldn't pay for, but would gladly accept for free.
Now I can: American Express cardholders can get a free, ongoing ShopRunner membership. That's a $79-per-year value.
For those unfamiliar with it, ShopRunner upgrades you to free 2-day shipping at stores ranging from MacMall to Newegg to TigerDirect to Toys R Us. And there's no minimum purchase, either, so you can get that fast, free shipping even if you spend only a couple bucks.
It also entitles you to free return shipping, a huge plus if you've ordered something big … Read more
I think the days of Windows Media Center are drawing to a close, which is a shame. Microsoft no longer bundles the software with Windows, and I suspect few people will bother to pay extra for it.
That said, if you're still running Windows 7 on one or more PCs, or you did decide to splurge on the upgrade for Windows 8, you can still enjoy a truly excellent TV/DVR experience. All you need is a CableCard from your cable company and a CableCard tuner.
Let's talk about the latter. Today only, while supplies last, Woot has … Read more
I know it's not Tablet Tuesday, but this seemed too good to pass up.
Today only, and while supplies last, Staples has the first-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet (16GB) for $139 shipped (plus sales tax where applicable). It's new, not refurbished, and the lowest price I've seen on this much-ballyhooed model.
Last year, Android fanboys went gaga over the Nexus 7 (as did CNET), lauding its sharp screen, great battery life, and overall design.
Personally, I can't say I fully understand the appeal, except perhaps that this is among the few "pure" Android tablets, … Read more
Halloween may be over (and I've got the candy gut to prove it), but it's still the season of creepy-spooky-scary, right? Heck, the way the wind is howling outside my window, it's the perfect time to hide under the covers -- with a good book, of course.
The good bundlers at StoryBundle have put together their latest, a six-book collection of thrillers. Price: you name it. Well, anything over $3, that is -- a more-than-reasonable minimum for this many quality works. And if you pay at least $10, you'll get a total of 10 novels.
As … Read more
If I can just get my juvenile snickering out of the way right up front... Heh-heh, "Privates," heh-heh.
Now, then. I've featured a ton of Bluetooth speakers in this space, but surprisingly few Bluetooth headphones. All that changes starting...now!
For a limited time, you can get the Outdoor Tech Privates touch-control Bluetooth headphones for $79.95 shipped. That's $20 off the regular price -- and you can't even get these right now on Amazon, they're so popular.
The Privates are overon-the-ear headphones with swipe-able controls on the right earcup. You swipe up or … Read more
Welcome to my last post of 2012. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and I wish you the best as we head into what will hopefully be a saner, safer new year.
Personally, I'm hoping to find a little more time for fun -- more books, more sports, and more gaming. Especially cheap gaming, which makes it even more fun in my book. Today I've rounded up some pretty spectacular game deals for consoles and PCs; take a look:
1. While supplies last, Newegg (via eBay) has an Xbox Live 12-month Gold membership for $37.99 shipped. … Read more
We're down to the wire, just one day to go until the ho-ho-holiday. If you're a procrastinator like me, you might be scrambling to find a last-minute gift for, say, your favorite uncle/mail carrier/blogger.
No problem: all you need is your computer and, if you want something tangible you can put under the tree, a printer. The following stores let you print or e-mail gift certificates for fast, easy, and downright thoughtful giving.
Before I tell you about it, I'm going to ask that you please read the instructions as I've outlined them below, as these giveaways always seem to trip up some readers. There's nothing complicated here, but if you don't pay attention, you'll end up e-mailing me about what a fake or scam or screw-up this is.
So. … Read more
Like movies? Like free stuff? Then today is definitely your lucky day.
For what promises to be a limited time, Walmart movie-streaming service Vudu is offering 10 free movies when you sign up for a new account. (Just click the green Sign Up button and you'll see the promo.)
This is a surprisingly no-strings attached offer. All you need to create an account is your name, e-mail address, and date of birth. Or, if you prefer, you can sign up using your Facebook account. Although Vudu will ask for billing information, you don't need to provide it (though … Read more