Amazon’s competitors are hoping to eclipse the hype surrounding the Prime Early Access Sale with some big discounts today.
Target is kicking off the holiday shopping season early with 10% off their gift cards for Red Card and Circle members. As a deal writer for the past eight years, I don’t recall Target ever offering this sale in September.
Retailers are also discounting the Hisense U7H series ULED TVs, though we think that deal may end today, as Best Buy and Amazon have it as Daily Deals, and Walmart is likely matching it at prices. This TV has many of the features you’d expect from a mid-to-high-end TV at a budget price, and there’s a 100-day warranty (see details on the page) for those skeptical to give it a try.
PCMag’s Top 3 Deals of the Day
The best offers for September 30, 2022
Some new additions to our list of deals include a premium Alienware Ryzen 5 Radeon RX 6800 XT gaming desktop, 20% off a Breville espresso machine, a Mortal Kombat 12 game arcade machine. Check out these top deals from Amazon(Opens in a new window)Better buy(Opens in a new window)Walmart(Opens in a new window)and Woot(Opens in a new window) below.
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Fast Internet connections and a plethora of media streaming devices have accelerated the decline of the traditional cable. More and more people are cutting the cord in favor of exclusive streaming alternatives, and you can take advantage of deals on some of the top deals now:
The TV market continues to evolve, both in terms of technology and pricing. 4K has replaced 1080p and 8K is waiting in the wings. The long-standing success of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) is increasingly being eroded by affordable competition from organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels. And let’s not forget features like HDR or the constant evolution of HDMI cable standards.
And here’s a list of the best pre-Black Friday TV deals you can score right now.
Headphones are great for blocking out the world and allowing you to enjoy your favorite music, podcast or audiobook. Sometimes the outside world can bleed through, though, and the sound of planes, traffic and crowds can affect your listening experience. If you want to avoid all the noise, you should consider headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) to really get the job done.
Want to upgrade the storage on your computer? Solid state drives (SSDs) are much faster and more efficient than older hard disk drives (HDDs). External portable SSDs are much smaller than their hard disk counterparts and can usually handle bumps and drops from everyday travel.
Need more gigabytes? Check out our list of hard drives and SSDs.
Deals on computers and accessories
A laptop won’t revolutionize the details of your life like a smartphone. You can’t easily escape to kill time in the elevator, capture a breathtaking sunset, or pay for a cup of coffee. But in the years since smartphones took over all those jobs, laptops have honed their own talents. Amazing battery life and breathtaking displays are now commonplace if you look in the right place. Graphics to play games in full HD are affordable. And those basic old-school security features you won’t find on any mobile device, like touchpads and full-sized keyboards, tend to get better with almost every generation.
For more deals, check out the best PC deals for September 2022.
Offers for tablets, smartphones, mobile accessories
There are countless tablets on the market, but which one is right for you? Whether you’re looking at an iPad or one of the many Android models available, we’ve got the key factors to consider when shopping, along with some of the top tablets we’ve tested.
Apple rarely discounts its products, but you can find deals from retailers like Amazon with the same AppleCare warranty.
With gaming growing in popularity over the years and streaming being a big thing now, we’ve rounded up some deals to help you showcase your setup or improve your skills.
Offers for the home and kitchen
Whether you’re looking for smart home deals, cordless vacuums or robots, or ways to improve your cooking skills, here are some of the deals that will make your life more efficient.
Prime Early Access News and Tips
Amazon will host a second Prime Day next month. This is known as the Early Access Sale, with up to 80% off select items on October 11-12. We’re expecting early bird deals to drive the sale, so check back to get the latest discounts before they sell out. Historically, Amazon devices like the Fire TV, Echo, Ring, and Blink go on sale before major holidays like Prime Day or Black Friday, though the best sales happen live on the day of the event. Here are some shopping tips:
Keep an eye on our PCMag Deals and PCMag News pages to stay updated on the latest hot deals or upcoming events to be a smart shopper.
Not sure which robot vacuum cleaner or 4K TV to buy? Check out our Lab Tested Reviews and Best Products pages to make sure you get the most for your hard earned money.
Free 30-day Prime Membership for new users. If you sign up now, you’ll have access to Prime discounts for this event. Otherwise, you can sign up for a 30-day subscription for $14.99 and cancel before you’re charged for the next billing cycle. Amazon offers many great perks, including exclusive Prime sales, no minimum free shipping on many items, Prime Video content with movies and TV shows, free Kindle ebooks, special discounts at Whole Foods Market and Woot, and more.
Sign up for the Amazon Prime Visa Credit Card to earn up to 5% on Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market purchases, plus 2% back at select restaurants, gas stations and pharmacies. it’s 1% for everything else. During Prime Day, we saw bonus points of up to 25% on select items. No annual credit card fee and no foreign transaction fees for these savvy travelers. See the terms and conditions on the page before signing up.
Create your wish list in advance. Complete your wishlist and see if anything drops in price during the event. The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and this is a great way to keep track of prices on a single page.
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