Start your engines folks, because everything good is on sale this week. With deals of the day I have limited myself to posting three to five good deals per day, but this week I'm going nuts. I'm putting as much good stuff as I can find in these posts, so keep your eyes peeled for rare discounts on big brands, electronics, gaming accessories, cooking supplies, clothes and everything else that is nice.
Deals on clothing, shoes, bags and outerwear
Kick off your winter shopping with up to 35% off on select items from Portland's own Columbia Sportswear.
REI is hosting a huge sale on outerwear, camping gear, winter boots and more from top of the line brands like Patagonia through the end of the day.
Outfitter Osprey is taking big discounts off of a couple dozen of their backpacks throughout every pricepoint. So you can get a nice little Daylite Plus Daypack for $38 (down from $65), or save $75 on the luxe POCO child-carrier ($215, above) and take your kids to the wilderness.
Holy moly, just jump straight into the main page if you're looking for a new pair of gently upscale shoes because Cole Haan is going wild with the sales on shoes, boots and bags.
Deals on tech, electronics and gaming
We're pretty obsessed with the Anova sous vide machine at the WW office, and we've used it to cook ribeye steaks perfectly to temperature for our, uh, "work." It's a nifty gadget that perfectly controls the temperature of water via heating a circulation, letting you bring stuff like meat to the exact right temperature for maximum deliciousness before finishing it on the grill. Foodies absolutely flip their lid over this smartphone-compatable gadget, and today you can get two models, the bluetooth-enabled base model ($95) and the WiFi and bluetooth upgrade ($112) at massive discounts for today only.
Unsurprisingly, Amazon is taking huge discounts off of their houseline products. Start here with a cool $50 off of both the 32 and 64GB editions (down to $140) of their Fire 10 tablet, which is compatible with every Amazon service like Alexa, Amazon Prime video and so forth.
Amazon's most-popular e-reader, coming with a backlight and 300ppi-resolution screen, is down to $90 through the week. Now's the time to buy for the nerd in your family who likes reading. You can also cop the Kindle classic for $50 (down from $80), but do yourself/your loved one a favor and get the good one.
If you're still thinking about turning your home into a smart home, Amazon's celebrating "smart home month" with a bunch of deals on smart home bundles through the 23rd.
The smart home offshoot of portable battery and charger company Anker, eufy's smart speaker that lets you enable all of your smart home devices is an awful lot like Amazon's Echo Dot, except a lot cheaper, especially when its $15 off.
For those who haven't played the most recent iteration of Dungeons and Dragons, it's super fun, mostly getting rid of all of the extremly convoluted nonsense of the game's 3rd edition and replacing it with extremely intuitive and fun shortcuts. You can take $7 off the 5th edition starter set, which is a perfect gift for you and your slightly dorky friends or child.
Now this is a SPICY meatball: A hundo off of a PS4. The best gaming system speaks for itself. Snap it up if you're shopping for a new console this Xmas.
If you game seriously, Sony is giving away free money this week by way of a $25 discount on a year of Playstation Plus, the online gaming service for PS4.
That's all for today, but we'll be back tomorrow with a bunch more bonkers deals.
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