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The absolute best Prime Day deals you can buy right now

Prime Day is here! The Thrifter team has been hard at work since 7 p.m. last night when the Prime-only deals began to go live. Not only have we been updating our site and Twitter feed with the best deals, but we've also been live blogging the entire thing. At this point, we want to make it a bit easier for you to find the overall best deals of Prime Day.

The following list compiles our favorite deals of Prime Day 2017 that are still live and will be updated throughout the remainder of the day.

Tech

  • Amazon Fire Tablet - $30 (previously $50)
  • Echo Dot - $35 (previously $50)
  • Echo - $90 (previously $180)
  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive - $65 (previously $77)
  • SanDisk Ultra II 500 GB SSD - $137 (previously $175)
  • Philips Hue Smart Bulb - $40 (previously $50)
  • Sandisk Ultra 256 GB MicroSDXC - $105 (previously ~$150)
  • Blue Yeti USB Microphone: Blackout Edition - $90 (previously $130)
  • ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 Cable Modem - $41 (previously ~$95)
  • Acer Chromebook 11, 2GB Ram, 16GB storage - $130 (previously $170)
  • Samsung 128 GB Metal Flash Drive - $25 (previously $40)

Lifestyle

  • FitBit Blaze - $139 (previously $199)
  • Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras by AmazonBasics - $20 (previously $27)
  • Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper (3 reams / 1,500 sheets) - $10 (previously $14)
  • AmazonBasics Commercial Patio Heater - $99 (previously ~$120)
  • High-back Executive Desk Chair - $80 (previously $110)
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker - $129 (previously ~$190)
  • Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill - $100 (previously $135)
  • GreenWorks Battery Powered 3-in-1 Lawn Mower - $225 (previously $349)
  • 23andMe DNA Test: Ancestry Personal Genetic Service - $49 (previously $99)
  • Sennheiser HD 598 SR Open-Back Headphones - $110 (previously $170)
  • Crock-Pot Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker - $32){.nofollow} (previously ~$50)
  • AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack - $12 {previously $25)
  • Free $5 credit when you purchase $25 or more in Amazon Gift Cards.

Gaming

  • Xbox One S 500 GB Bundle - $240 (previously $370)
  • Xbox One S 1 TB Bundle - $290 (previously $418)
  • Sony PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller - $40 (previously $48)
  • Sony PS4 Slim 500 GB Bundle - $229){.nofollow} (previously $300)
  • Nintendo New 3DS XL Console (Galaxy Style) - $175){.nofollow} (previously $200)

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You won't empty your wallet for studio-grade headphones with the Status Audio HD One's at $19

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time bringing you studio-grade headphones for much less!

Wireless headphones have grown in popularity lately, but wired headphones are still invaluable for many since they don't need to be charged, offer a more reliable connection and more. Over-the-ear headphones can range in price from around $10 to over $300, depending what you are looking for. If quality is the main concern for you, but you don't want to go broke buying a new set of headphones, we've got just the deal for you.

Status Audio, a company that specializes in high-quality affordable headphones, is currently offering its HD One wired headphones for just $18.99. This is the lowest price these headphones have ever been, and $5 less than our previous mention. You won't want to miss this deal.

So, you've never heard of Status Audio? Don't worry, these headphones have a 4.3 out of 5-star rating at Amazon with over 700 reviews, and the company's other headphones, the OB-1, maintain a 4.7 out of 5-star rating with over 70 reviews. These are actually on sale as well, and you can get them for just $49.99. This is a $30 savings.

With the HD One's you'll get:

  • THE STATUS AUDIO ADVANTAGE – No logos, no celebrities, just sound. Join the 100,000+ customers enjoying premium sounding, beautifully constructed headphones at a fraction of the price of the big name competition.
  • SLEEK AND MINIMAL – Prefer not to be a walking billboard? The HD One headphones are 100% free of logos and branding, and are coated in a rubberized matte finish that doesn't show fingerprints or reflect light. Perfect for a minimal look or for customizing.
  • STUDIO GRADE – 40mm drivers deliver an exciting sound signature that responds to all genres of music. Deep, articulated bass with a sizzling high end. Exceptional detail and clarity throughout the entire frequency spectrum. This is the big, crisp sound you've been looking for.
  • FIT AND FINISH – On-ear design that is lightweight and comfortable for long-term use. A unique foldable design collapses into a small form factor, ideal for travel and commuting. Substantial, yet highly portable, these are your go-to headphones for your morning commute and throughout the day.

You don't have to take our word for it that you'll be impressed with the quality of these, though. Try them for yourself now for just $18.99, which happens to be the best price we've tracked on them, and let your ears show you just how good they are.

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Amazon Prime Day Live Blog: All of the best deals in real-time

Prime Day 2017 is finally here, and the Thrifter team will be covering all 30 hours of it with you right here!

That's right. Team Thrifter will be bringing you complete coverage of all things Prime Day right here, and we hope you'll join us. Our live coverage of the fun will begin on July 10 at 7 p.m. EST. Amazon will have a mix of all-day and Lightning deals going on, and we don't want you to miss out on any of them, so we've created this live blog to help everyone out. Lightning deals have been known to sell out in just minutes (sometimes less), so this is the quickest way to be alerted of these deals as they are happening!

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You'd be foolish not to buy a refurbished Echo for just $90 today

The Thrifter team is back again, this time bringing you the best deal you'll find on a certified refurbished Amazon Echo!

If you've been eyeing the full-sized Echo and haven't dropped the cash on one already, today's the day. Leading up to Prime Day, Amazon has dropped the price on a certified refurbished Echo down to just $89.99 for today only, which is the lowest this powerful smart speaker has ever been. What makes the timing of this deal even more important is that Amazon plans to offer voice exclusive discounts on Prime Day, meaning you'll need an Alexa-enabled product to take advantage of them. Depending on where you live, you may be able to get one in time to participate in those discounts if you order now!

Amazon says the certified refurbished Echo have been tested and will look and work like new. You can pick one up in your choice of black or white, and at this price, you won't want to miss out. If you aren't already a member of Amazon's Prime service, now is also a great time to sign up for the free 30-day trial. This will not only allow you to grab a discounted Echo today, but also take part in all the Prime Day fun that is right around the corner.

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Kick off your weekend with $1 movie rentals and $5 purchases at Amazon

Team Thrifter is back again, this time with some great deals on Amazon movie rentals and purchases ahead of Prime Day!

Before you know it, we will be in the midst of the Prime Day madness, but before that, we should all take some time this weekend to sit back, relax, and watch a movie. Amazon's latest offer brings $0.99 rentals and $4.99 purchases to Prime members. The deal, as you'd expect, doesn't cover the company's entire library of titles, but there is quite a mix available on both the rental and purchase end of it.

Some of the titles include:

Rental

Purchases

There are a lot more titles available for both rent and purchase, so you'll want to check out the full lists to see if anything else may be of interest for you. If you've yet to stream anything from Prime Video on your television before, Amazon is also offering a $10 credit when you do for the first time.

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Thrifter is giving away two pairs of hand-crafted Grado Labs headphones, and one could be yours

Team Thrifter is back again, this time with a chance for you to win one of two pairs of hand-crafted headphones!

Headphones come in all shapes, sizes, and prices these days, and it's much easier to spend $10 on a set than it is to drop a few hundred. Unfortunately, you won't get the same build or audio quality out of the cheaper ones, but sometimes that's all you want to spend at the time. Ever dream of owning a beautiful pair of handmade headphones? If so, we've got a giveaway you won't want to miss.

To celebrate the recent launch of Thrifter's new site and branding, they partnered up with Grado Labs to be able to give away two pairs of its awesome headphones. We have a pair of the SR325e (which retail for $325), as well as a pair of the RS2e (which retail for $495). Grado Labs is based out of Brooklyn, NY, and the company actually hand makes all the headphones and cartridges it sells.

We will give you a minute to drool over how nice these headphones are ...

Ok, so how do you enter? The process is actually pretty simple, and there are a variety of ways to try and score a set of these headphones for yourself. Some of the easiest ways include following Thrifter on Twitter, signing up for our newsletter, and tweeting us! The contest runs through July 13, so be sure to get all your entries in before then!

Enter now to win a pair of Grado headphones from Thrifter!

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Get a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for just $89

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 more important than ever, 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.

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Right now, CrackBerry Digital Offers has a sale on a lifetime subscription to the award-winning VPN Unlimited. Regularly priced at over $500, you can get a five-year subscription with free renewals for just $89. When your first five years are up, all you need to do is contact support@stackcommerce.com to recieve your free renewal.

VPN Unlimited has over 550 servers in over 141 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.

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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 $89 won't be available forever.


Save $50 on two Sonos Play:1's, $14 on LIFX Smart Bulbs and more with these Father's Day tech deals

Our friends at Thrifter are back with some tech deals that your dad is sure to love!

We know. Father's Day is right around the corner and you haven't bought your dad anything yet, right? Don't worry, there are some really great deals going on right now that make it even more affordable to buy your dad some awesome tech gear. From popular Bluetooth headphones from Jaybird to wireless speakers for the home by Sonos, you'll want to look through the list below and see if anything here would help make Father's Day even more special for your loved one.

There are tons of great deals going on right now that can certainly help make your Father's Day purchase an epic one. Be sure to grab something for yourself while you're at it, too. (You deserve it!)

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Speed up your home Wi-Fi with discounts on select TP-Link gear today only

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time helping you make your Wi-Fi faster for less!

If you've been looking for some new networking gear, you'll want to check out Amazon's Deal of the Day which discounts a variety of TP-Link's products. From gigabit Ethernet switches to network extenders and Wi-Fi routers to cable modems, there is a deal here for just about everyone.

With these prices, today is a great day to stop renting your existing modem from your ISP. Most cable companies charge around $10 per month to rent the modem from them, and today you can have your own for as little as $70 (which means it pays for itself in just 7 months!).

Some of the best deals include:

Be sure to check out the full list of products that are on sale as well to see if any of the others will work for you.

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Many SanDisk microSD cards and Lightning/USB-C flash drives are at all-time lows today

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with great savings on a variety of SanDisk memory products.

Amazon's one-day sale scores you up to 25% off a variety of SanDisk's memory products ranging from high capacity microSD cards to portable Solid State Drives. SanDisk has been in the business for a long time and many people use its products daily and speak quite highly of them.

Whether you are looking to add some extra storage to your phone or camera, or are in the market for some additional external storage for your computer, you won't want to miss these discounts. Some of the items on sale include:

microSD cards

Flash Drives

External Drive Packages

There are a few other products not listed here that are also included in this deal. For a full list of the items be sure to hit the link below. Remember, these prices are only good for today, June 7, while supplies last so don't miss out!

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Skip your Starbucks run and try Vtin's Bluetooth headphones for just $7

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a set of Bluetooth headphones you'll want to instantly impulse purchase!

These days you can find Bluetooth headphones starting around $20 up to as much as $500, but picking the right pair can be a hard task. Is there a benefit to dropping a large sum of money on a set of headphones, or will the basic ones do just fine? This is a question that is easier to answer by trying the cheaper ones and seeing how they work for you. Vtin is currently offering its Bluetooth sports headphones for just $6.99 with coupon code TPQZL422. This is a savings of $9 from the regular price and drops them down into total impulse purchase territory.

  • QY8 Upgraded Version. Featuring latest Bluetooth CSR4.1 and built-in gold-plated antenna design, the signal is two times stronger than the common one, supporting 33ft(10meters) working range. It also allows pairing with two devices simultaneously.
  • High-Quality Sound. CVC6.0 noise-isolation technology can filter the majority of ambient noise to ensure crystal clear sound. APT-X audio decode tech provides you high stereo music experience with deep bass. Built-in HD mic makes it can be used as a hands-free kit.
  • Long Battery Life. Adopted high-performance polymer lithium battery, the Swan series sports headphone allows about 7hours playing time and 175 hours standby time. The remaining battery life of the earphones can be display on the IOS status bar.
  • Unique Design. With a buckle, you can adjust the cable length as you like, gaining better sound experience while exercising.
  • Stylish Appearance. With UV process, they are sleek, in black with silver detail. Ergonomic in-ear design offers you snug and stable fit. Ideal for exercising, running, cycling, walking and all kinds of indoor or outdoor activities.

Sure, you won't get top of the line audio quality, and they may not last for years to come, but they are $7. Think about the things you spend that on daily, like coffee, fast food, snacks, and more. Cut back on those extras for just one day and try out these headphones that you'll be able to use for the months to come. Your future self will thank you.

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Your sweat won't affect these $10 Bluetooth headphones

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with some extremely affordable Bluetooth headphones you should try!

If you've been considering making the move to Bluetooth headphones but don't want to spend a ton to try them out, this may be the perfect set for you. Right now you can pick up Mpow's sweatproof Bluetooth headphones for just $9.99 with coupon code WQMZZ4LE, which is a savings of $23. Keep in mind that at this price you won't be getting Bose quality headphones, but if you are looking to try something out, or need a new set of headphones for the gym, these may be perfect for the job.

The headphones are lightweight and comfortable, and the non-slip rubber ear hooks help keep them in place. Odds are you can find sillier ways to spend $10 today, so why not give these headphones a shot!

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For as little as $3.29 a month you can use NordVPN to secure your browser's connection

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a VPN deal you won't want to pass up!

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, and right now you can save big on its plans.

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If you could protect yourself, and the information on your computer, from unprotected networks for just $4 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!).

Signing up for one year of service scores you the discounted $4 a month rate, and signing up for two years can get you an even deeper discount. If you just want to give the one-year plan a try, you'll need to use coupon code NORD70 for the lower price, and for the two-year plan use code 2YSpecial2017. These offers from NordVPN won't last very long, so you'll want to act quick so you don't miss out!

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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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This 3-pack of Anker PowerLine USB-C cables is down to just $14

Our friends at Thrifter are back again with a great deal on a 3-pack of durable USB-C cables!

Making the move from a phone that charges via Micro-USB to USB-C can be a bit of a pain since you have to replace all your cables. Anker, one of our favorite accessory makers, is here to help with the transition, though. The company is currently offering a 3-pack of its popular PowerLine USB-C cables for just $13.99 at Amazon, which is a savings of $4 from its regular price. This effectively means you are paying around $4.66 per cable, which is a great price.

Anker's PowerLine cables are ultra-durable and they should last around 5 times longer than others, so you won't need to worry about being rough on these. Each cable is 3 feet long, which should be plenty for most. If you've got cables that you don't want to replace, you could also check out this 2-pack of Micro-USB to USB-C adapters for just $7.99.

Whether you recently made the switch, have made the switch a while ago and still need more cables, or will be doing it in the near future, you won't want to miss out on this deal.

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This wall charger packs a 5000mAh battery inside to keep you powered up from anywhere for just $22

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a pair of charging accessories you'll want to check out!

Battery life is something that continues to improve in phones and tablets, but not everyone can make it through the whole day on a single charge. Sure, you can carry around a spare wall charger and cable, or a battery pack, but what about if you could combine those into one? That's what Anker's PowerCore Fusion does, and right now you can pick one up at Amazon for just $21.99. This is a savings of $4 from its regular pricing.

It looks like a large wall charger, but it actually has a 5000mAh battery inside as well. This allows you to plug it into the wall to charge your phone if you are in the office, or charge it on the go with the battery inside. In addition, it offers:

  • The Ultimate 2-in-1 Charger: A hybrid high-capacity portable battery and dual-port wall charger in one sleek package.
  • High-Speed Charging: In the wall or on-the-go, Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies ensure that all devices receive their fastest possible charge. Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
  • Charge-and-Go: Charge your device and PowerCore Fusion's internal battery via a wall outlet, then take it with you for up to 3 phone charges—any place, any time. Boasts a foldable plug to ensure maximum portability

Whether you travel a lot, or just like to pack really light, you will want one of these for your phone. Stop carrying around multiple chargers and battery packs, and instead consolidate them into a single device! If you're looking for just a power bank, Chuwi is offering its 10050mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 for just $16.99 when using coupon ADCENTER at checkout.

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Snag the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 for its lowest price yet!

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with the awesome iOttie Easy One Touch 2 at its best price yet.

Right now you can pick up the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 for just $12.75 at Amazon, which happens to be the lowest price we've seen on it. Normally, this popular mount sells for right around $20. It has a new telescopic arm which adds two additional inches to allow for closer viewing, and you can lock and release the phone with just a single finger. The sticky gel pad sticks well to most surfaces and is able to easily be removed and installed in a different vehicle.

Whether you spend a lot of time or just a little in the car, you should have a safe place to keep your phone. If interested, be sure to grab one of these now, for each vehicle you own!.

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These Bluetooth headphones aren't the best looking but they are certainly worth $8

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an $8 pair of Bluetooth headphones that you'll want to try out!

If you've thought about ditching the wires on your headphones and giving Bluetooth a try, this may be the pair for you. Right now, you can pick up these (somewhat ugly) Vtin sweatproof headphones for just $7.99 with coupon code PAV3E7VR, a savings of $8. Sure, you won't get the same quality out of these as you may the Jaybird options, but for less than 10% of the price, you can't expect that.

The headphones have an ear hook to help keep them in place as you lift weights, ride your bike, or go for a run. They offer around 6 hours of music playback per charge and even help cancel out a bit of the background noise. Stop wondering if Bluetooth headphones will work for you, and give these a shot today!

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Bring wireless music to your home with the Sonos Play:1 for $180

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a Sonos discount you won't want to miss!

The powerful and compact Sonos Play:1 speaker is currently $20 off at Amazon, dropping the price of it down to just $179.99. While $20 may not seem like a big discount, it isn't too often that we see any savings on these speakers, so you don't want to miss when it happens. Whether you have Sonos speakers already spread throughout your house or are looking to get started with your first one, taking advantage of discounts when they are available is the best way to do this. You'll be able to add a Play:1 to your existing setup or put it in a room or office to run independently.

Sonos does an amazing job of supporting its speakers and bringing new features to them often. Unfortunately, this price won't last long. If you're in the market for a Sonos speaker, be sure to grab one in either black or white before the deal ends.

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Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone for just $150

Learning a second language can feel like an insurmountable challenge, but that doesn't have to be the case if you've got the right tools to help you on your way. Perhaps you've dreamed of traveling through Europe to experience the cultures of France, Italy, and Spain — but you never commit because you're concerned about the language barrier. Sure, these are countries that are used to hosting millions of tourists every year, but you're looking for that authentic experience that only comes when you're able to communicate and connect with locals to find the truly hidden gems.

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If traveling just isn't your thing, there are other great reasons to pick up a second language, too. Studies have shown learning a second language does great things for the human brain, including staving off the signs of dementia and Alzheimer's when you're older.

Rosetta Stone is second to none when it comes to language teaching software. Millions of people have learned through their comprehensive software so chances are you've already heard of them. Maybe you even considered buying a set, but stopped when you saw how much it costs.

Well, that's where CrackBerry Digital Offers comes in! For a limited time only, you can get a Rosetta Stone Language Box Set for only $149. You get four levels of courses in French, Italian, Spanish or English, which will help develop your command of a language and get you to read, write, speak, and understand a second language. The program goes through teaching you basic conversational skills such as shopping, ordering, and taking a taxi, then moves into advanced language skills such as sharing opinions and discussing pop culture.

When you place your order, you'll be shipped a physical copy of the software, which also includes a digital code for online content. The reason Rosetta Stone is so successful is because it teaches language in a dynamic way via many different methods, including:

  • Enhance your learning on-the-go w/ Rosetta Stone mobile apps (3-month trial included)
  • Play language-enhancing games & take live online lessons w/ the included headset/microphone
  • Use the advanced speech engine to compare your accent to native speakers
  • Get 12 live tutoring sessions w/ a native speaker

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So what are you waiting for? The first step towards learning a second language begins by taking advantage of this 40% discount offer for a Rosetta Stone Language Box Set. Once it arrives, you'll be well on your way to becoming bilingual. This price is only good through February 18, so act quick if you are interested!


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