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Bring new life to your aging tech with this $10 Aukey Bluetooth receiver

Bring your old tech to the current day.

As the year's pass technology continues to adopt Bluetooth, but if you have some older gear hanging around you may not be able to take advantage of the wireless future. Luckily there are ways around this, and one of them is Aukey's Bluetooth receiver. Right now you can grab one for just $9.91 at Amazon when you use the coupon code WYF6SCC5 during checkout. This saves you just over $6 from its regular selling price.

So, what does it do? Well, it's quite simple. You can plug this device into your car to stream music from your phone through the aux jack in your vehicle, or you can plug your favorite set of wired headphones into it and then stream music from your phone that doesn't have a headphone jack.

Aukey backs this with a 24 month warranty.

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This discounted 3-pack of USB-C adapters brings new life to your old cables

Don't ditch your old cables completely.

The transition from micro-USB to USB-C has been a pretty positive one for most, but that means that a lot of our old cables are no longer useful to charge our gadgets. Odds are you have tons of old cables laying around that you don't want to get rid of, and luckily you don't have to.

Right now you can pick up Aukey's micro-USB to USB-C adapters for just $5.99 at Amazon when you check out using the coupon code AUKEYA23. This is a 3-pack of adapters so you can keep one at home, one at your office, and one in your pocket for those times you may need it at a friends house.

  • Charge and Sync: USB-C (male) to Micro-USB (female) adapter allows you to charge and sync USB-C devices with a micro-USB cable. 480Mbps USB 2.0 data transfer speeds
  • Safe Charging: Safe, configured charging output ensured by high-standard components, including a high-power 56 kilo ohm resistor
  • Wide Compatibility: Reversible USB-C connector that plugs in either way up. Compatible with Macbook Pro, Chromebook Pixel, ASUS Chromebook, Nexus 6P/5X, and other USB-C smartphones, tablets, and laptops
  • Easy Use: No driver is required to use this adapter. Just plug & play

Aukey backs the adapters with a two-year warranty.

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The best tech deals that you don't want to miss out on

Our friends at Thrifter post some great deals every day, and here are the best ones available right now!

From mobile phones to general tech, home goods and much more, the team at Thrifter is scouring the web every single day to find the best deals. Whether something hits a new all-time low, gets discounted for just a limited time, or has a new coupon code available for it, you won't want to miss out any of them. If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you'll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great deal stinks!

So, what are the best deals that you should be looking at right now? Well, let's take a look at them so you can see which ones are best for you!

Xbox Live Membership - $24.99 for 6-months

For a limited time, you can grab an extra three months of Xbox Live for free when you purchase a three month subscription at Amazon for its regular price of $24.99. This is a match of a deal which GameStop and Best Buy offered earlier this week (though GameStop did additionally include a download of Rocket League for a short time).

$25 for three months of Xbox Live is what you'd generally have to pay for that subscription length, though six months has always been discounted a bit at $40. This deal saves you $15 off that card's regular price but would let you share the extra 3 months with another account if you'd like.

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Brother Monochrome Wireless Printer - $91.99 (Was $129.99)

This Brother HL-L2380DW wireless monochrome laser printer is down to $91.99 on Amazon. That's the lowest price we've seen for this model since Labor Day last year. It even beats out a deal we shared in mid-December when it dropped to $100. The street price for this printer is around $130.

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Etekcity Smart Plug (3-pack) - $34.99 (Was $39.99)

Right now you can pick up a 3-pack of the extremely popular Etekcity smart plugs for just $34.99 when you use coupon code T3XY644H during checkout at Amazon. This is a savings of $5 from the average selling price and drops the price per plug down to less than $12. These plugs can be controlled using the free iOS or Android app, as well as by voice using Alexa or Google Assistant.

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More great deals!

For even more great deals, and to see these discounts as they become available, be sure to check out our friends at Thrifter now!

This $7 toolkit comes with 38 pieces to help repair your gadgets at home

Complete small tech repairs at home!

Update: Unfortunately the coupon code has expired, though even at $10.99 this toolkit is still worth having around!

It's time to stop living with your broken tech and attempt to repair it on your own. This 38-piece Jackyled Precision Screwdriver Tool Kit comes with nearly all the tools you'll need to replace your screen, swap out a hard drive, and much more. Right now you can pick one up for just $6.59 when you use the coupon code 4VLEIPT6 during checkout at Amazon, saving you a little over $4 on the purchase.

  • 38-IN-1 TOOL KIT: Provide different kinds of screwdriver bits for you, Our bits are made from S2 alloy steel, red color. The magnetic of bits are stronger than traditional bits. No longer worry about the screws falling off when you repair your device.
  • PRACTICALLY PRODUCTION: The handle is made from stainless steel, cover with a non-skid rubber material. With rotatable end and anti-slip rubber cover, it helps you repair your device easier. 2x plastic pry open housings without damaging.
  • PROFESSIONAL PHONE REPAIR: This kit provides a professional tool for repairing mobile cell phones, PC, watch, and other computer electronic devices.
  • POCKET-SIZED CARRY CASE: All the kits are organized in a pocket-sized carry case so that you can take it anywhere you go. It is a plastic one. Lightweight and compact design.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY: 60 days changing or refunding without reasons. JACKYLED Products are sold and shipped by Jackybrand. If you purchase a product from another seller, please request a refund as it is a counterfeit. JACKYLED is the only Authorized Dealer of Jackybrand products.

Having a toolkit like this around has saved me many times and more than paid for itself after the first use. Whether you are looking to fix something now, or want to have one around for those just in case moments, you won't want to pass up this deal.

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Grab the most popular VPN of 2017 for just $29

Using the internet is becoming increasingly risky, and many people aren't taking the precautions necessary to protect their data and ultimately themselves. Using a VPN to protect yourself is never a bad idea, but free services are often unreliable, slow, and unsafe.

What you need is an affordable VPN service with a proven track record to keep your data private while you browse the internet. You have several devices, so you need it to work on multiple platforms, and you need servers close to you so you don't suffer from slow speeds.

Right now, CrackBerry Digital Offers has a sale on a lifetime subscription to the award-winning VPN Unlimited. A one-time payment of $29 never runs out — if you're unsure if this is the VPN for you, get the 3-year subscription for $29 and give it a good test — but you may as well go for the lifetime subscription.

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VPN Unlimited has servers in over 35 countries to ensure internet speeds are fast and reliable. You can use your subscription on up to five devices at once and can delete unused devices and add new ones. The VPN Unlimited app is available in multiple languages and is compatible with iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, and Windows Mobile.

Connecting to the internet with a VPN means your data is encrypted — unlike many other VPN services, there is no limit on data usage, and you won't experience any throttling. The internet isn't getting any safer, so why wait? This lifetime subscription deal for only $29 won't be available forever.

For only $2.75 a month you can use NordVPN to secure your browser's connection

Security is important.

Have you ever stopped to think about how much of your day you spend connecting to networks that aren't your own? Whether you're working at a Starbucks, trying to finish something up at the airport before your flight, or sitting in the public library, odds are you're connected to a network that isn't the most secure without even thinking about it. Daily we do things like accessing our bank account, pay bills, send personal emails, and much more, all while not knowing if someone is tracking these moves and getting ready to steal your information.

Sounds a bit scary, huh? Well, personal information is something that should be kept personal, and luckily there are some easy ways to protect yourself. Odds are, by now you've heard of Virtual Proxy Networks, or VPNs, but you may be wondering why you would want to invest in one, right? Some of them can be a bit expensive, and others are unusually cheap, leaving you wondering which to end up with. NordVPN is one of the many great services out there (it's on our list of favorites), and right now you can grab a three-year subscription to it for just $99.

If you could protect yourself, and the information on your computer, from unprotected networks for just $2.75 a month, would you be interested? You should be! NordVPN offers double data encryption, which encrypts your data twice (and is the only company offering it), fast speeds, a strict no logs policy, automatic kill switch in case your VPN session drops off, and much more. The company has server locations in 57 different countries and covers every continent except for Antartica (because penguins don't browse the web!). Don't take our word for it, though. Check out this great review from the folks at Windows Central.

Purchasing a three-year subscription to the service scores you the discounted $2.75 a month rate, which equals a $99 one-time payment. You may be worried about investing in something you've never used before, but don't worry. NordVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee, so there is no risk in trying its service. You won't know if a VPN works for you until you give it a shot. Here is a way to try it without worrying about losing a boatload of cash, and if you like it then you score a sweet deal on the next two years of protection!

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Keep your internet browsing encrypted with VPNSecure, now 91% off

Banking information. Mortgage payment history. Your important documents. Nearly all of your life is online these days, and while convenient that can be scary. There are tons of people out there who are looking to do malicious stuff, and we need to be sure that is in the back of our brains at all times. While you can't avoid using the internet (in most cases), you can ensure that it is a secure connection when you do use it.

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VPNs have become more and more popular as the time passes because people want to make sure that the information they are transmitting is getting to the right places. VPNSecure is a great option, and right now you can score a sweet deal on a lifetime subscription to the service. With it you'll be able to connect up to five devices at the same time, use unlimited bandwidth and more.

Some of the key features include:

  • Allows you to bypass geolocation blocks on your favorite streaming networks
  • Encrypts your traffic so hackers can't access your data
  • Hides your location & IP address
  • Supports torrents
  • Allows you to connect five devices simultaneously
  • Grants you the ability to choose Data Cipher
  • Uses Stealth VPN to render your VPN traffic unrecognizable
  • Delivers unlimited bandwidth
  • Does not keep any logs of your activity
  • Includes servers in 46+ countries & counting
  • Protects against DNS leak fixes, kill switches & more

Use coupon code CYBER40 and pay just $23.99! Learn More

You are getting a whole lot for your money here. VPNSecure normally costs $450 for the lifetime subscription, but right now you can pick one up for only $39 — but wait! Use coupon code CYBER40 at checkout to save an additional 40% and bring the final cost down to just $23.99. You'll want to hurry though because this price won't last long.

Browsing the web can get you in loads of trouble if you aren't careful, so be sure to grab this at its 91% discount to secure your browsing sessions.

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All Our Cyber Monday Picks 2017

We know not everyone can browse tons of deal feeds to find the best deal, so we've simplified it for you. This list will constantly be updating, so be sure to check back frequently.

Smart Home

Eufy BodySense Smart Scale $33 Up to $100 off Sonos speakers

Gift Cards

$100 iTunes Gift Cards for $85 at Amazon


Amazon's big LEGO sale


Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire Blaster for $57.97


Get the 1TB PS4 Pro for $350

Google & Android

LG Watch Style discounted by $150

Amazon Devices

Echo Dot is only $30

Amazon Deals

AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing - DNA Ancestry Test Kit $55




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Cyber Monday Stream: All of the best deals in real-time

Cyber Monday 2017 is here with all of its deals, and the Thrifter team will be covering all of it right here!

That's right. Team Thrifter will be bringing you complete coverage of all things Cyber Monday right here, and we hope you'll join us. Our live coverage of the fun will begin on November 26 at 10 p.m. EST. There will be deals from just about every retailer you can think of, and some will definitely be better than others. Cyber Monday deals have been known to sell out quickly, so this is the quickest way to be alerted to these deals as they are happening!

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Here's your chance to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Thrifter

Just when you thought things were winding down, we spiced them up again!

Black Friday may be winding down, but Team Thrifter is not going to let it end without a bang. We've been thinking about how to add some more spice to Black Friday beyond our exclusive doorbuster, and we think we have another great one. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to take advantage of all the great Amazon deals we posted without having to come out of pocket for all of them? Well, that could be a reality.

Enter to win a $500 Amazon gift card from Thrifter!

All you have to do is enter the contest below, and you could end up winning a $500 Amazon Gift Card. That's right, $500 to spend at Amazon on whatever you want. That's a whole lot of discounted accessories, or even a sweet Nintendo Switch console bundled with a bunch of games.

We are running this for only a few hours, and entering couldn't be more simple. You just have to share a link with your friends on Twitter, and follow us on Twitter. Be sure to enter this contest now, as well as our $1,500 Home Theater Giveaway.

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Best Buy's Black Friday ad is here with a 50-inch 4K TV for $180 and more

Best Buy's Black Friday ad may have you thinking about lining up on Thanksgiving!

Black Friday will be here before you know it, and there's no better time to start preparing than now. Best Buy's Black Friday ad is usually one of the most anticipated ads of the season, and this year the retailer doesn't disappoint.

Best Buy will be open from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. The retailer won't be waiting for Thanksgiving to start the fun, though. There are already a bunch of deals that you can purchase at Black Friday pricing, and new doorbusters will be announced on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Some of the hottest deals that we've spotted include a $180 Sharp 50-inch 4K TV, up to $100 off Sonos speakers, $30 Amazon Fire Tablets, $100 Amazon Cloud Cameras, and various other tech and smart home goodies.

There will be video games starting at $25, the Nintendo Switch will be widely available, and 4K Blu-ray's will start at just $10.

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Get free shipping from Mint SIM for a limited time only

The plans are already affordable, and now the SIM card ships for free!

Nowadays we love to shop online and hate paying for shipping. We also love to pay less for things, like our cell phone plans, so what happens when we combine great deals with free shipping? We get things that everyone wants to buy! Mint SIM, a popular mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which operates on T-Mobile's nationwide network, is back with yet another promotion to help keep its service as affordable as possible.

For a limited time, when you sign up for a new Mint SIM plan, you can have your SIM card shipped to you for free. All you need to do is use the coupon code CBFREESHIP during your checkout, and you won't be charged for the cost of shipping. Shipping starts at around $4, so while it may not seem like a huge savings, it is actually a great deal.

With Mint SIM, you prepay for a designated length of service when you are signing up, and currently, the options are 3, 6, and 12-month plans. Mint SIM offers 2GB, 5GB and 10GB per month plans, with prices starting at $45 for 2GB per month (prepaid for three months) and going up to $300 for 12 months with 10GB.

If you aren't 100% sure about Mint SIM and how it will work for you, don't worry. All 3-month plans are backed by a 7-day Money Back Guarantee, so you can try it out and if things don't work out you can simply initiate a return and get your money back!

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Save 30% on your first year of IPVanish's awesome VPN service

If you connect to the internet, you should be using a VPN.

People who care about their privacy (which should be everyone) have begun connecting to a VPN everytime they use the internet, but picking the right VPN provider can be a hard task. There are a ton of services out there, and they range in price from free to $100 or more a year. If you haven't already settled into a VPN, today may be the day that you do that.

Are you using a VPN? Here's why you might consider it!

New customers to IPVanish's service can score a 30% discount on its one-year plan with the coupon code MASKDATA. This discount drops the price down to just $54.59 for the first year, meaning you are only paying around $4.55 a month to keep your browsing more secure.

From the Android Central review of the service:

Not only is IPVanish's Quick Connect menu suitable for novice users, there's also a host of settings in the background that advanced users will love. There are over 850 servers in more than 60 countries, and you'll be using one of 40,000 shared IP addresses. Tack on a lack of log keeping and secure connection protocols, and you have a very strong option.

This deal is good through November 1, so you won't want to wait too long to make the purchase. Be sure to check it out today, and add that extra layer of security while connecting to the internet.

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Save even more on these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Using Bluetooth earbuds while exercising or enjoying outdoor activities makes life oh so sweet. Unfortunately, the market is saturated with headphones, with most options ending up low quality and disappointing. What you need is a high-quality set of earbuds that you can use in any scenario, and you need earbuds that are built to last.

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The original FRESHeBUDS earbuds were an enormous hit, and now they're back and better than ever in this new Pro model. The sound quality has improved to the point where you'll think you're using full-sized headphones, and the battery lasts up to 10 hours of playtime.

CrackBerry Digital Offers has knocked $90 off the regular price of these earbuds — and right now, you'll pay only $30 with the option to save an additional 15% with the coupon code SAVE15. Not only are these earbuds water and sweat resistant, they also have an amazing fit that won't fall out, even when you're in the middle of an intense workout.

The magnets in the earbuds keep them secured around your neck when not in use, and as soon as you pull them apart, they automatically connect to any of your Bluetooth devices. When together, they turn off to conserve battery, but a full charge takes only about 90 minutes.

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If you've been on the fence about Bluetooth earbuds that work in any scenario, this is the time to buy. Don't wait too long — this deal won't last long.

Grab a $50 Google Play Gift Card for just $45 at Amazon

Your next Android app just got more affordable!

Is this deal for me?

Google Play has millions of great apps, some of which are free and others of which you have to pay to use. Buying apps can be expensive, so it's best to do it when they are on sale, but not every app goes on sale. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to save a little bit on all your app purchases?

Well, right now you can pick up a $50 Google Play Gift Card for $45 at Amazon. It's extremely rare to find a discount on these gift cards at all, so when you do you'll want to be sure to jump on it.

Whether you are looking to save a couple of bucks on your Google Play Music subscription, or have a slew of apps and icon packs that you want to buy, this discounted gift card can help. Buying this now is like giving yourself $5 for free to spend.

There is a limit of one card per customer, and they are only valid in the U.S. You will have to wait for the gift card to be mailed to you, but the shipping is free and you can have it in as little as two days.


  • What makes this deal worth considering? - Google Play Gift Cards very rarely go on sale, so even being able to save $5 is a great deal.
  • Things to know before you buy! - There is a limit of 1 per customer, and you will have to wait for a physical gift card to ship to you. This will only work in the United States.

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Deal: Grab 2GB of 4G LTE data for just $10 per month!

Your next three months of phone service just got even more affordable thanks to Mint SIM!

It should be no surprise to anyone at this point that the Mint SIM plans are extremely affordable, but right now the popular alternative carrier is offering a discount to drop those prices even further. Using the coupon code FOXTOBER, you can save an extra $15 on any of the 3-month plans, including the 2GB, 5GB and 10GB options. This discount drops the prices to as low as $30 for three months of service, which is insane.

If you need more data, you can opt for the 5GB plan for $45 for all three months, or the 10GB plan for a total of just $60. These prices are lower than what most carriers charge for just one month of service.

For those not familiar with Mint SIM, it is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which operates using T-Mobile's 4G LTE network to provide customers with extremely-affordable cellular service.

Getting started is super simple. All you have to do is order a SIM kit for the plan you want to use (be sure to enter the promo code when ordering) and have an unlocked phone that you can pop the card into when you receive it.

After the promotional 3-month period ends, you will be billed at the normal rates for the plan that you pick. This coupon code cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Mint SIM Deals & Promo Codes

Looking to save even more money on Mint SIM? Here are the current deals and promo codes to help!

There are quite a few options when it comes to carriers for your smartphone, and odds are you're shopping around for the best deal. Postpaid plans are a good option for some, but prepaid plans get you the lowest price, as long as you're willing to put your money down first.

Mint SIM is an alternative carrier that uses T-Mobile's 4G LTE network to bring you great coverage at an even more affordable price. In the past, going prepaid with an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) often meant that you sacrificed a lot when it came to your plan, but that isn't the case anymore. With Mint SIM you can pick data allotments of 2GB, 5GB, or even 10GB, depending on your usage habits, and all of the plans come with unlimited talk and text as well.

Mint SIM Coupon Codes

Mint SIM is currently offering $15 off any of its 3-month plans when you use coupon code FOXTOBER. This includes the 2GB, 5GB and 10GB plans.

Click this link and use coupon code FOXTOBER to save $15 on the plan!

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Current Mint SIM offers

Normally, you pay for the next month of service when you sign up with an MVNO, but MintSIM does things a little differently to keep costs low. You can pay for a single month, or you can pay for three, six or 12 months to score some pretty crazy deals.

Right now, you can get six months of service for the price of three. That's right, pay for 3 months of service, which can cost you as little as $45, and you get 3 more months of the same data bucket for free. Odds are you've spent $45 on stuff much dumber than SIX months of phone service.

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