Best Buy’s Three-Day Sale Has Big Savings on Macbooks, Video Games, and More

Upgrade your home during Best Buy's huge sale.
Upgrade your home during Best Buy's huge sale.
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If you've been looking to upgrade some items in your home or you have a nice tax return burning a hole in your wallet, then head to Best Buy. Starting today through March 8, you’ll find big savings on major appliances like refrigerators, tablets, video games, headphones, and much more. Check out some of our favorite deals below.


- 10-Inch 8GB Microsoft Touchscreen Surface Go $400 (Save $150)
- 10.2-Inch 32GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi $280 (Save $50)
- 10.1-Inch 32GB Samsung Tablet $200 (Save $30)


- Apple 13.3-Inch MacBook Air with Touch ID and 8GB of Memory $900 (Save $200)
- Apple 13.3-Inch MacBook Air with Touch ID, Intel Core i5, 8GB of Memory, and 256GB Solid State Drive $1100 (Save $200)

Smart TVs

Upgrade your home movie watching experience with a Smart TV. Best Buy

- 50-Inch Samsung LED Smart TV $297 (Save $33)
- 55-Inch Samsung Smart 4K TV with HDR $330 (Save $50)
- 75-Inch Samsung LED 4K Smart TV with HDR $2000 (Save $500)

Video Games

- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Standard Edition for Xbox One $20 (Save $40)
- Madden NFL 20 Standard Edition for Xbox One $35 (Save $25)


Make your daily commute better with some noise-cancelling headphones. Best Buy

- Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset $50 (Save $10)
- JBL Endurance Peak Wireless In-Ear Headphones $80 (Save $40)
- Beats by Dr. Dre $200 (Save $150)


- Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator $1900 (Save $350)
- Samsung French Door Refrigerator with CoolSelect Pantry $1800 (Save $630)


- Samsung Self-Cleaning Freestanding Gas Convection Oven $630 (Save $270)
- Samsung Self-cleaning Slide-In Gas Convection Range Oven $1200 (Save $300)
- LG Freestanding Electric Convection Range Oven $600 (Save $120)
- Frigidaire Self-cleaning, Freestanding Electric Oven $800 (Save $145)
- LG Self-Cleaning Slide-In Electric Range with ProBake Convection Oven $1400 (Save $400)


- Samsung Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking $230 (Save $120)
- Panasonic Mid-Size Microwave $130 (Save $20)
- GE Over-the-Range Microwave $195 (Save $55)
- Panasonic Family-Size Microwave $180 (Save $20)
- Samsung Over-the-Range Microwave $350 (Save $55)


Make meal time a breeze with a new cooktop. Best Buy

- GE 30-Inch Built-In Electric Cooktop $400 (Save $170)
- Whirlpool 36-Inch Gas Cooktop $700 (Save $110)
- 30-Inch Frigidaire Electric Cooktop $430 (Save $110)
- 36-Inch Built-In Gas Cooktop $900 (Save $160)

Washing Machines

- Maytag 11-Cycle Top-Loading Washer $570 (Save $240)
- LG 10-Cycle Smart Wi-Fi Washer $650 (Save $160)
- Samsung Eight-Cycle Washer $480 (Save $150)

Drying Machines

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- LG 10-Cycle Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Electric Dryer $650 (Save $160)
- Samsung 12-Cycle Electric Dryer $650 (Save $160)
- Maytag 12-Cycle Gas Dryer $550 (Save $170)

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10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

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The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14


Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140


Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

Buy them: Amazon, Amazon

3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48


Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30


The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

Buy it: Amazon

5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19


Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

Buy it: Amazon

6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25


This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70


Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

Buy it: Amazon

8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120


What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

Buy it: Amazon

9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24


Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14


Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

Buy it: Amazon

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Adorable Products You Can Buy for International Sloth Day


It’s that time of the year again, folks—the time when we all collectively lose our chill over a slow-moving, two- or three-toed mammal with an adorable squeak and poop that defies physics. That’s right: International Sloth Day is on October 20. Here’s a list of must-have coloring books, onesies, and Christmas sweaters that you can pick up to showcase your love of one of the internet's favorite animals.

1. Cuddly Microwaveable Sloth; $20


Warm your heart and your body with a plush sloth that doubles as a soothing heating pad. The toy is filled with millet grains and dried French lavender, a combination intended to help you get to sleep easier.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Hanging Ceramic Sloth Planter; $18


This flower planter pulls double duty, communicating both your love of sloths and your appreciation for plants. And it makes a tasteful piece of hanging home decor, too.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Sloth Coloring Book; $7

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Sloths themselves are already works of art, but you’d be forgiven for wanting a few more sloth-related crafts in your life. Now you can make your own masterpiece with this detailed coloring book. All you'll need are some colored pencils and you'll be ready to go.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Farting Sloth Coloring Book; $7

M & L Coloring Books/Amazon

But maybe traditional coloring books aren’t your thing. You’re in luck: Amazon sells a coloring book for the crowd that both loves sloths and laughs a little too much at farts.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Sloth Socks; $14

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These socks are ideal for people who might not want to wear their love of sloths out in the open but are very comfortable showing it off on their ankles.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Sloth Onesie; $40

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No list of sloth-related products would be complete without a cozy onesie, and this one from Tipsy Elves is perfect for either pajamas or a last-minute Halloween costume. This onesie even comes with zippered pockets and cuddly sloth claws!

Buy it: Amazon

7. Sloth-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweater; $69

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Why not celebrate the upcoming holiday season with this sloth-themed ugly Christmas sweater? You’re sure to be the hit of any holiday pub crawl or office Christmas party.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Sloth Mug; $10


Embrace your inner sloth and declare your lazy feelings along with your morning cup of coffee.

Buy it: Amazon

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