Zappos Is Having a Huge Sale on Vans x Harry Potter Back-to-School Gear


If you’re looking to show off a different type of school spirit this year, you might want to head over to Zappos to get the best deals on some Harry Potter gear for the upcoming semester. Here, your back-to-school shopping can take on a magical flavor as the store has deep discounts on everything from hats and T-shirts to book bags and socks, all designed and produced by Vans. You can literally deck yourself out head to toe in Hogwarts pride with this sale.

The biggest deals come from the Vans X Harry Potter backpack collection, where you can find bags with Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hogwarts, and Dark Arts designs. These deals won’t last long, and items are already beginning to sell out. So if you want to head back to school with a wizardly wardrobe, you should act fast and take a look at the discounted items below.

Vans X Harry Potter Backpack Collection: Hogwarts


Get it: $48.00 $39.99

Vans X Harry Potter Backpack Collection: Gryffindor


Get it: $46.00 $37.99

Vans X Harry Potter Backpack Collection: Dark Arts


Get it: $52.00 $40.99

Vans X Harry Potter Backpack Collection: Slytherin


Get it: $60.00 $47.99

Vans X Harry Potter Torrey (Big Kids)


Get it: $59.50 $40.99

Vans X Harry Potter Hogwarts Canoodle 4-Pack


Get it: $20 $17.71

Vans X Harry Potter Houser S/S (Big Kids)


Get It: $54.50 $44.99

Vans X Harry Potter Gryffindor Hat


Get it: $35 $30.99

Vans X Harry Potter Icon Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Big Kids)


Get it: $29.50 $25.99

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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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Watch the American Psycho Business Card Scene, But With Cats

Cat-rick Bateman and friends in American Psycho.
Cat-rick Bateman and friends in American Psycho.

When it comes to designer suits, ax murders, and social commentary, 2000’s American Psycho has more than enough to spare. What it doesn’t have in abundance is cats. Though one kitten makes a memorable cameo, the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel suffers a regrettable lack of feline breakout moments overall.

As Nerdist reports, a YouTuber called OwlKitty addressed that very niche (and possibly heretofore nonexistent) critique by remaking the business card scene with cat photos. In the original segment, a group of arrogant young investment bankers gather in a conference room to drool over the subtle variations between their business cards. Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman is smugly certain that his new bone-colored card will take the cake, only to be outdone by the “tasteful thickness” of Paul Allen’s (Jared Leto).

In OwlKitty’s version, the hobnobbers brag about their cats, instead. Since most of the dialogue from the film scene revolves around hues, fonts, and watermarks, the YouTuber edited it down to the bare essentials—but cats as cute as these really speak for themselves. Bateman offers an image of his orange tabby, to which Bill Sage’s character responds with a photo of his own tabby freaking out over a toy mouse. After Justin Theroux’s character reveals his white cat (“White,” he explains), the group marvels over the clear winner: a video of Paul Allen’s hefty black cat swishing his tail.

OwlKitty’s artful American Psycho parody is the latest in a long line of cat-centric videos, most of which feature OwlKitty herself. According to her YouTube account, she’s a black cat who lives in Oregon, loves cream cheese, and usually goes by “Lizzy.” Some of her past appearances include clips from Dirty Dancing (1987), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), and The Mandalorian.

[h/t Nerdist]