Reminder: Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Ends December 31

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If your iPhone’s battery is on the fritz or doesn't hold a charge as long as it should, it would typically cost about $79 to get it replaced at an Apple store. As Geek.com helpfully points out, though, an ongoing Apple deal lets you snag a new battery for just $29.

The battery replacement program applies to the iPhone 6 and later models. This includes out-of-warranty iPhones like the SE, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and X.

The offer expires on December 31, 2018, so if you’re having battery issues, you’ll want to make an appointment at your local Apple Store’s Genius Bar as soon as possible. December 31 is also the deadline to contact Apple for a $50 credit if you bought an out-of-warranty battery for the iPhone 6 or a later model between January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017.

If you aren’t sure whether your iPhone’s battery is still viable, go to your phone’s Settings and select Battery, then Battery Health. This will tell you whether your phone is working at maximum capacity. Brand new phones should function at 100 percent capacity, while lower percentages indicate it’s not holding a charge as long as it once did. Anything below 80 percent is cause for concern.

“A normal battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles when operating under normal conditions,” Apple states. “The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers battery service for a charge.”

If you plan on keeping your current phone for a while, it might not be a bad idea to take advantage of the battery replacement deal. Doing so would prolong your phone’s usefulness and may prevent future problems, Geek.com points out.

[h/t Geek.com]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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