Daily Deals: Xbox Series S, 4K TVs, LEGO Darth Vader Helmet, and More
Check out the hot daily deals to get your weekend started, including an Xbox Series S bundle with a free $50 gift card, a trio of great LEGO sets, and Kena Bridge of Spirits on PS5. Plus, there are a ton of great deals on TVs, including an 86″ LG 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz for only $1200, or an 82″ Samsung 4K TV for under $1000, or a 55″ Samsung “The Frame” QLED TV for $998, or a 77″ LG Evo C2 OLED TV for about $2200 after cashback savings. These great deals and many more are listed below.
Xbox Series S Bundle Includes Free $50 Fanatics Gift Card
At Best Buy today, you can get a bundle with the Xbox Series S, an extra controller, and three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $399.99. This is just a $5 discount off the normal price of these three items combined, but Best Buy is offering a free $50 Fanatics gift card when you purchase this bundle. Fanatics is one of the leading websites for official sports merchandise. Whether you’re into the MLB, NHL, NBA, or NFL, there’s gear for your favorite team on Fanatics. Plus, you’re getting an Xbox Series S and all of the perks of Game Pass, like new Xbox releases on launch day, a huge library of classics, online play, and more.
86″ LG UQ7590 4K Gaming TV for $1199.99
Features 120Hz panel and HDMI 2.1 for 4K @ 120Hz gaming
The 2022 85″ LG UQ7590 TV has everything going for it: size, price, and features. You won’t find an 86″ TV, even a barebones unit, that’s cheaper than this TV. There’s an 82″ TV for just under $1000 (which we mentioned below), but it doesn’t have the gaming-centric features of this TV. For starters, it has a native 120Hz panel as well as two HDMI 2.1 ports. That means that the UQ7590 is capable of display 4K @ 120Hz if it’s connected to a PS5 or Xbox Series X console. It also supports VRR, ALLM, and HGiG. Variable refresh rate (VRR) is the TV version of adaptive sync technology like G-SYNC or FreeSync. Auto low latency mode (ALLM) means that the TV will automatically switch to a lower latency when it detects gameplay to eliminate ghosting. HGiG is a mode that offers automatically calibrated HDR tone mapping when you’re gaming on a PS5 or Xbox Series X. It’s similar to Dolby Vision, but specifically for gaming consoles and games
77″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV for $2496.99 Plus 10% Amazon Cashback for Prime Cardholders
Must be logged into your Prime account to see this deal
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, then you’re eligible for the no annual fee Amazon Prime Card, which is an amazing card to get because it gives you 5% cashback on all purchases on Amazon. For a limited time, you’ll get 10% cashback on this TV if you have the Prime Card. That means you’ll be getting about $250 back and your final price will essentially be $2247. You will only see this deal IF you have the Amazon Prime Card.
The Evo C2 is an outstanding gaming TV. It has four HDMI 2.1 ports and a native 120Hz panel that supports true 4K @ 120Hz passthrough when paired with a PS5, Xbox Series X, or RTX 30 series equipped PC. There’s also variable refresh rate (VRR), which is this TV’s version of adaptive sync technology, as well as auto low latency mode (ALLM), where the TV automatically switches to a lower latency when it detects gameplay. The LG C2 also supports HGiG, which is automatically calibrated tone mapping specific to your TV model.
42″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV for $996.99 Plus 10% Amazon Cashback for Prime Cardholders
Must be logged into your Prime account to see this deal
The 42″ replaces LG’s 48″ as its smallest 4K OLED TV on the market. It performs just as well as its larger sized siblings as a gaming TV, but where it really shines is as a gaming monitor for your PC. The 42″ size fits gaming desks better than the 48″, which admittedly is still a bit too large, especially since most of us sit only a few feet away from our monitors. It has HDMI 2.1 ports and supports 4K @ 120Hz and VRR when paired with a PS5, Xbox Series X, opr RTX 30 series equipped PC. It also boasts 4:4:4 chroma sampling for clear, sharp text as well as sub-1ms response times, ALLM, and native G-SYNC compatibility for zero tearing and ghosting. The new C2 model introduces native GeForce Now and Stadia streaming support.
65″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV for $1597
Today, Woot has the new 2022 LG Evo C2 65″ 4K OLED TV, which carries an MSRP of $2499.99, for only $1596.99 after a $200 off discount that’s applied during checkout. Woot is owned and operated by Amazon (hence why Amazon Prime members get free shipping).
55″ Samsung “The Frame” 4K QLED TV for $997.99
Save $500 off the new 2022 Samsung “The Frame” 55″ TV (normally $1500). Samsung’s “The Frame” sets itself apart from all other TVs with its seamless aesthetics. It features an “Art Mode” that showcases your choice of fine art sort of like a screen saver. There’s even a motion sensor so it won’t turn on unless someone is nearby. The bezel is thin and looks just like an art frame. Furthermore, you can customize the frame with different colors and/or textures to match the rest of the decor. No piece of art sits on a TV stand, so instead a slim wall mount is included. The TV itself sits flush to the wall so even when viewed from the side, the TV looks more like an art frame than a TV cabinet.
82″ Samsung TU7000 4K Tizen TV for Under $1K
Within the world of TV shopping, size matters. Starting today at Walmart, for less than $1K you can get a massive 82″ Samsung UN85TU7000 4K Smart TV. This is a no-frills TV that might not have super premium features you’d find in more expensive TV sets, but at this price who’s complaining. If you’re in need to fill up as much wall as possible for as little money as possible, you can’t do much better than this.
God of War Ragnarok Collector’s Edition PS5
God of War Ragnarok is out in less than two weeks, and there’s still time to secure the collector’s edition on PlayStation 5. This special edition will likely be very difficult to find after launch, so now is the time to act. The PS5 Collector’s Edition comes with a Steelbook display case, a Mjolnir replica, a Dwarven dice set, two wood carvings, and the Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine.
Kena Bridge of Spirits Is 40% Off on PS5
Kena Bridge of Spirits is one of the most gorgeous indie games out on PlayStation, and you can get the physical edition on sale today at Amazon. The physical edition is 40% off, and comes with a digital album, a sticker sheet, and a handful of in-game items.
LEGO Darth Vader Helmet, Infinity Gauntlet, and Treehouse Sets On Sale
A trio of great LEGO sets are on sale today at Amazon. Marvel fans can look at the LEGO Infinity Gauntlet, Star Wars fans should check out the Darth Vader Helmet, and LEGO fans will love the LEGO Ideas Tree House. These sets are great for yourself, and also great for friends and family, with the holidays coming up.
Acer Nitro 5 RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop for $699
Walmart is offering an Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H 6-core processor and GeForce RTX 3060 mobile graphics cards for a mere $599. That is easily the lowest price we’ve ever seen for an RTX 3060 equipped laptop. The RTX 3060 is no slouch; it’s on par with the previous generation’s RTX 2070 and laptops equipped with this GPU usually cost north of $1K. Get it while it lasts.
47% Off Thermaltake Level 20 RGB Battlestation Gaming Desk & Standing Desk in One
If you’re undecided about getting a standing desk or a gaming desk, how about both? The Thermaltake Level 20 RGB Battlestation is a bona fide gaming desk with a very spacious 63″ x 27″ workspace that’s completely covered in cloth mousepad material. There’s also a thick RGB strip that encompasses the full perimeter of the desktop and it can be synced with the lighting from your ThermalTake RGB Plus and Razer Chroma gaming peripherals and components. The Battlestation is also a proper motorized standing desk that adjusts from 27.5″ to 43.3″. You can save up to four different profiles on the integrated digital display.
2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)
This is easily the best price for the newest Apple iPad Mini, released in September of 2021. Don’t be fooled by it’s smaller footprint; it boasts superior hardware to the standard sized Apple iPad. The iPad Mini features an 8.3″ Liquid Retina display with True Tone and Wide Color, the capable A15 Bionic processor, USB Type-C port for fast charging, and Apple Pencil 2 compatiblity. If you’re looking for a powerful iPad that’s easiest to carry around, the iPad Mini has all others beat.
Masterbuilt Gravity 1050 Digital Charcoal Smoker
Let me preface by saying that I have owned a smaller version of this Masterbuilt gravity smoker for the past few years and have done smoke dozens of ribs, tri-tips, roasts, and salmon candy in this unit. I highly recommend it. A digitally controlled fan conveys smoky hot air from the gravity fed chute to the main chamber where your meat resides. It switches on and off based on the temp. It’s simple (and thus not many things that can go wrong) and very effective. Cleanup is a cinch since the ash from the charcoal drops down to a removable pot in the lower chamber. Amazon currently has it for about $350 off MSRP.
Ark Nova Board Game for $59.96
This is the first ever sizeable discount we’ve seen for this board game. Ark Nova is another board game that was released very recently, earlier this year. Ever since its release, it has climbed the ranks and garnered a reputation of being one of the best strategy board games ever. The premise of Ark Nova seems simple enough. You are in control of a modern zoo and it’s your job to take care of the animals, take on conservation and research projects, attract and entertain the customers, and basically run the most successful zoo in the game. This is not a game for board game amateurs; there are a lot of mechanics to keep track of and the “medium-heavy” complexity is on par with other ambitious games like Gloomhaven, Terraforming Mars, and Scythe.
Wingspan Board Game for $35.62
Wingspan from Stonemeier Games is an incredibly good board game. So good in fact that we deemed it the best board game of 2019. Wingspan looks like a deceptively simple game; the endgame goal is to attract as many birds as you can to your wildlife preserve and help them proliferate. There are only four actions you can perform: draw a bird card, play a bird card, get food, and lay eggs. Sounds simple enough, right? Well let’s just say these four actions mask an incredibly complex engine-building game with which you will have to juggle between bringing new birds into the fold and keeping your existing birds well stocked and in a breeding frenzy. Wingspan is infinitely replayable, and you’ll find yourself developing and honing new strategies with every subsequent playthough.
Ticket to Ride Board Game for $30.99
Ticket to Ride from Days of Wonder Games is one of the all-time classic board games, and you can get it for 44% off today. The goal is to complete the most routes between different cities on the map, which includes blocking other players along the way. There are also bonuses for the longest continuing railway, so you should always be working towards that, too. If you don’t have Ticket to Ride, it’s a must-add to any board game fan’s collection.
Nintendo Switch OLED for $313
Amazon Store UK has the Nintendo Switch OLED for about $313 with free shipping. That’s only $13 more than the original non-OLED Switch. The Nintendo Switch OLED features a larger, more vibrant OLED touchscreen display, an upgrade to the terrible OG kickstand, an ethernet port on the docking station, and an exclusive white Switch shell and matching Joy-Cons. If you have the budget to spring for this one, we definitely think it’s worth the upgrade over the vanilla Switch.
Note that since this is shipped from Amazon Store UK and not Amazon, you’ll be receiving the UK version of the Switch OLED. The Switch OLED is not region locked, so you’ll be able to play US games without any hassle. However, you’ll be receiving a UK plug. You’ll need to get a UK to US plug adapter in order to charge your Switch here in the States.
Pokemon TCG Pencil Case + 2 Booster Packs for $6.99
This is a Best Buy Early Black Friday deal. A Pokemon TCG booster pack costs $3.99. That basically means you’re saving $1 off the two booster packs and getting the pencil case for free. If you were planning to bolster your Pokemon battle deck anyways, then you might as well get the discount and the freebie. You can get free shipping on orders over $35. If you can’t get your order total that high, we’d suggest choosing in-store pickup at a Best Buy location to avoid the shipping fee.
PowerBlock Sport 24lb and 50lb Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) Starting at Only $149.99
Currently Woot (owned by Amazon) is offering a hefty 35% discount on Power Block’s Sport series dumbell kits. These dumbbells are every bit as well built as the Bowflex SelectTech models. The 24-lb (per dumbbell) kit starts at only $149.99 and each dumbbell adjusts from 3 to 24 pounds in 3 pound increments. The 50-lb (per dumbbell) kit starts at $259.99 and each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 50 pounds in 5 pound increments. Woot is owned by Amazon, so you can sign in with your Amazon Prime account to get free shipping.
HP OMEN Mindframe Prime Headset for $34.99
As far as we know, this is the only gaming headset with active cooling technology for your ears. HP has coined it “Frostcap” technology, and it’s basically a thermoelectric peltier that’s built into the headset and chills metal plates that are housed in each earcup. These cold plates actually do an excellent job of keeping your ears nice and frosty. The closed-back design also prevents the cold air from bleeding out, thus conserving electricity. The headset only needs power from the USB cable to perform its refrigeration duty.
LG Ultragear 32GP850-B 2560×1440 1ms 165Hz G-SYNC Nano IPS Gaming Monitor
This particular LG Ultragear monitor is one of the best 32″ gaming monitors you can get. The 2560×1440 resolution is nice and sharp on the 32″ display, yet it’s low enough to allow mid-range cards like the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 to handle it beautifully, even at the maximum 165Hz refresh rate for many games. The Nano IPS display is LG’s version of QLED, and it allows for better color handling and higher contrast ratio. It’s also G-SYNC compatible, like any high-end gaming should be.
Adata Premium 1TB M.2 SSD for PS5 for $89.99
This is the lowest price we’ve seen so far for a 1TB PS5-compatible SSD, and it even includes a heatspreader. The Adata Premium SSD boasts transfer speeds of up to 6,100MB/s, which is more than fast enough to surpass the PS5’s recommended minimum speed threshold of 5,500MB/s. Yes there are faster SSDs out there, but if your intention is to put this in your PS5, then that extra speed is worthless because you’re bottlenecked by the stock PS5 SSD. Better to save that money and put it to better use.
Save Over 50% Off the Better Homes & Garden Crossmill Fireplace TV Stand
This unique TV stand normally retails for $300 at Walmart, but today it’s dropped down to $140. There’s a lot going for it at the price, especially since you don’t see this kind of TV stand very often. The stand measures just over 50″ long and accomodates a TV up to 60″. The most distinquishing featuree is the built-in electric fireplace insert that isn’t just for show; it’s warm enough to keep a 400 sq ft room nice and toasty.
20% Off New 2022 LEGO Advent Calendars
You know the holiday season is near when the new LEGO Advent Calendars come out to play. The 2022 LEGO Advent Calendars went up for sale in late September, and today Walmart is taking an extra 20% off the new 2022 Star Wars, Marvel (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Harry Potter editions. Each set comes with 24 minifigures, one for each day leading up to Christmas. That way you’ll have fun assembling a little kit each and every day instead of waiting it out for a singular moment.
Razer Viper Ultimate Lightweight Wireless Gaming Mouse & RGB Charging Dock for $79.99
The Razer Viper Ultimate mouse is all about weight, or the lack therof. It’d designed for gamers who want the lightest wireless gaming mouse possible. Wireless mouse are typically much heavier than their wired counterparts because they are laden with rechargeable batteries. The Viper Ultimate bucks the trend by weighin in at a mere 74 grams. That’s lighter than almost every other wireless mouse on the market. It’s also only 5 grams heavier than the wired model and that’s with its battery pack installed.
Alienware AW3423DW 34″ 3440×1400 Curved 0.1ms 175Hz G-SYNC Ultimate QD-OLED Gaming Monitor
The AW2323DW is a 34″ monitor with a 3440×1400 curved wide-format resolution. That’s more than enough pixel density for a 34″ monitor (4K is, in my opinion, overkill for a monitor under 40″) and the resolution is still forgiving enough that you don’t need a monstrously expensive video card to drive it. The QD-OLED panel boasts a 99.3% DCI-P3 color range and is factory calibrated with a Delta E less than 2. It is HDR True Black 400 certified with trademark OLED near-infinite contrast levels and an outstanding 1000nits of peak brightness. Gamers will definitely appreciate the blisteringly fast 0.1ms response time and 175Hz refresh rate. This was the first OLED gaming monitor to achieve G-SYNC “Ultimate” certification, since one of the requirements is the ability to push 1000nits in HDR, and traditional OLED displays simply aren’t bright enough. In terms of connectivity options, there are DisplayPort and HDMI ports as well as dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.
QD-OLED technology was a big hit at this year’s CES and Samsung earned the “Best of Innovation 2022” award for it. The QD OLED panel uses quantum dot technology to more efficiently produce higher peak brightness levels compared to traditional OLED TVs without losing the color accuracy and range and wide viewing angles that OLEDs are known for. Although Samsung is the one that publicized the new technology, it is Alienware that debuted the first QD OLED monitor to the consumer market.
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