Once stores get Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales under their belts, they immediately shift gears to holiday sales. Hence we’re already in the midst of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals, Best Buy’s 20 Days of Doorbusters and Walmart’s 20 Days of Deals, to name just a few.
So what’s good? I’m here to tell you. No, literally: I’ll be here every day until the calendar strikes Dec. 25 to give you updates on these and other sales and to highlight the ones that are really worth your time.
iPad 2018 with 9.7-inch screen is $250 at Target (Save $80)
Apple’s non-Pro iPad does everything most people want it for: web browsing, Netflix-streaming and playing games from the App Store. Target has discounted the 32GB and 128GB versions of the tablet by $80, making them $250 and $350 respectively.
25 percent off kitchen gifts
Target on Sunday is discounting several kitchen appliances, including pressure cookers like the Instant Pot, air fryers, coffee makers and others.
Google Pixel 3, 3 XL get their Black Friday prices back
The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are discounted by $100 and $150 respectively on Google’s store, bringing both high-end phones back to their Black Friday weekend prices. They will remain at these prices until Dec. 22.
Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals: Day 8
Amazon’s Sunday theme is beauty and health, meaning that many of today’s deals are vitamins, supplements and cosmetic-related. That also means that the Fitbit line of fitness trackers and watches are discounted by $50, bringing the Fitbit Versa back to its Black Friday weekend price of $150.
Amazon is also still offering a third-gen Echo Dot for $29.99, down from its regular retail price of $49.99. That’s very close to Amazon’s Black Friday pricing.
Kindle Paperwhite for $100 (save $30)
The Kindle Paperwhite gets its first-ever discount, now available on Amazon for $100 down from $130.
Fitbit Versa for $150 (save $50)
The Fitbit Versa watch is back to its Black Friday weekend price of $150 at Amazon on Sunday.
Amazon Fire TV Cube for $70 (save $50)
The Amazon Fire TV Cube is now available for just $10 more than its Black Friday price.
Amazon Echo (second generation) for $70 (save $30)
The second-generation Echo speaker from 2017 is a solid value by itself, and if you add two to your cart you save an extra $20.
Bonus pick: Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S for $169 (save $61)
That’s a lot of savings on a robot to clean your house.
Blink Indoor Home Security Camera for $67, saving $33
Blink’s Indoor Home Security Camera bundles are discounted, ranging from a one-camera system for $67, down from $99, up to the three-camera system at $154, down from $230.
Best Buy has added several discounts on Samsung devices on Sunday while keeping a few laptop deals too.
Galaxy S9, S9+ for $300 to $450 off
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are getting a steep discount at Best Buy on Sunday, but the terms vary based on the carrier you want. A $450 discount is available for activating the phone on Sprint in the form of 24 months of bill credits, and a $300 discount is available on Verizon in the same way. The caveat with these is that you only get the full savings by sticking with the carrier for the full period, much like the two-year contracts of the past.
Micosoft Surface Pro 6 (black, 256GB SSD) with keyboard case for $1,099 (save $230)
If you want more storage and a black keyboard case, here’s even more savings. It has gone up by $100 since Saturday, but still a substantial discount.
Dell G7 gaming laptop for $1,100 (save $100)
Best Buy is offering this VR-capable gaming laptop for $1,100, a $150 discount off its normal price. It includes an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, along with a 128GB SSD paired with a 1TB hard drive. The price is $50 more than Saturday, but still a discount.
Google Home Mini for $30 (save $20)
The Google Home Mini is available at Best Buy for $5 more than its Black Friday weekend price.
Samsung’s festivities kicked off on Nov. 29, but with an exclusive one-day-only offer on each day. So there’s no top pick, per se, only today’s options:
Powerbot Turbo Robot Vacuum for $700 (save 500)
This robot vacuum is discounted by $500 from its $1,200 retail price, making it $700.
Level On Wireless Headphones for $60 (save $140)
These noise-cancelling headphones are getting a big Sunday discount, bringing the price down to $60 from its $200 asking price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for $150 (save $50)
This tablet is now $50 off of its $200 retail price, but no longer includes the free 128GB microSD card that was available on Saturday.
Walmart has big discounts on Samsung UHD TVs and a better than Black Friday Xbox One sale.
Samsung UHD TVs for up to $400 off
Walmart is offering up to $400 off a variety of UHD televisions, ranging from $400 to $1,400 depending on the model. The highest-end TVs appear to be offered at an even larger $1,000 off, which can be helpful if you were looking for a curved TV or just a Samsung set with a 55-inch screen.
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