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Sunday's Best Deals: NCAA Apparel, Tax Software, LifeStraw, and More


Sunday's Best Deals: NCAA Apparel, Tax Software, LifeStraw, and More

NCAA apparel, H&R Block tax software, and the best price ever on LifeStraw lead off Sunday’s best deals.

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I know the year isn’t over, and nobody wants to think about dealing with taxes yet, but today only, Amazon’s taking at least 50% off downloads and discs of H&R Block’s tax prep software.

Those crossed out MSRPs you see? Those are the prices H&R Block actually charges, so we’re talking about serious savings here. If you need help deciding which tier to buy, H&R Block has a handy comparison chart here.

The best part? When you file through this software, you can opt to receive all or a portion of your refund in the form of an Amazon gift card, which will net you a 10% bonus. So a $1,000 refund could become $1,100 in your Amazon account, which would more than make up for the cost of the software.

Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, so don’t miss out.

Catan is one of those games that everyone should have on their shelves, and Amazon’s marked it down to $31 today. That’s within about a buck of the lowest price Amazon’s ever listed, and a great way to spend family time this holiday season. Unfortunately, they won’t trade it to you for two wheats; I asked.

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From amazon

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This is everything you could want in a basic $8 surge protector: Six outlets, and a swiveling design that minimizes the distance the whole setup will project out from your wall once everything’s plugged in.

$8

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Featuring an eight foot power cord, 11 AC outlets, plus coax and phone line protection, this APC surge protector is exactly what you need behind your home theater. Amazon will sell you one for $20 right now, which is about $5-$8 less than usual.

$20

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Sennheiser’s HD 598 headphones have long been a mid-range staple, and today, the new closed back version is down to $100 on Amazon, a match for Black Friday, which at the time was an all-time low by $100.

The 598 Cs employ the same comfortable design as the standard 598s, but the closed back means that you can enjoy them without disturbing those around you. In short, it’s one of the best ways to ignore your coworkers.

$100

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Raising a kid is expensive enough as it is, so Amazon’s offering new parents some relief with a one-day sale on play pens, strollers, high chairs, diaper bags, and more, from a variety of manufacturers. Even if you don’t have any kids of your own, send this deal to your frazzled parent friends; they’ll be sure to appreciate it.

If you’re about to get on a plane for the holidays, trust me, you’ll want these.

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Whether you’re excited for bowl season, or looking ahead to March Madness, Amazon’s running a big one-day sale on NCAA apparel so you can show your colors. Just click through to each product page for a list of available schools.

Amazon’s running its second soccer sale in as many weeks, with big discounts on balls, goals, shin guards, and even a folding bench for the sideline. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, so don’t let it go into stoppage time.

LifeStraws are great stocking stuffers for the outdoorsmen in your life, and they’re marked down to just $14 each on Amazon today, matching an all-time low. If you aren’t familiar, these allow you to sip directly from basically any source of fresh water you find in nature, while filtering out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria.

$14

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Whether you’re browsing for yourself, or just need a last minute gift idea, Amazon’s blowing out Kate Spade phone cases, purses, shoes, accessories, and more, today only.

Risk Legacy isn’t the somewhat boring and long-winded Risk game you’re familiar with. No, it’s a game with real stakes and consequences: You’ll draw on the board, rip up cards, and make decisions that can’t be undone over the course of your playing sessions. The man in black on Westworld should have just played this instead of looking for the maze.

This was $25 yesterday, but $26 is still a great price.

$26

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Simplehuman takes mundane household objects like trash cans, shower caddies, toilet brushes, and paper towel holders, and turns them into functional works of art.

Art comes at a price though, and simplehuman will never be mistaken for a value brand. That said, if you’ve had your eye on any of the company’s wares, a bunch of their most popular products are back on sale, if you missed out on Black Friday. Even if you can’t stomach spending this kind of money on yourself, these would all make great, functional gifts.

There are too many deals to list here, but head over to this post to find them all.

It’s 2016, and your headphones don’t need wires anymore. Luckily, Amazon’s offering up Sony’s popular and well-reviewed MDRXB950BT Bluetooth over-ears for $88 today, matching their Black Friday deal for anyone that missed it. Not only is that an all-time low, it’s actually a whopping $60-$110 off its usual price.

$88

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I don’t know if bamboo cutting boards are the most practical cutting boards, but they’re definitely the most aesthetically pleasing, so of course, Amazon made their own. Get a set of three for just $13.

$13

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If your current phone has seen better days, Verizon’s running a pretty incredible deal on top-of-the-line handsets right now, with relatively few strings attached.

For a limited time, you can get an iPhone 7 for just $10/month for 24 months (add $5 for each additional storage tier, and for the 7 Plus). Same goes for the Google Pixel and the Galaxy S7. If you have an eligible phone to trade-in (basically, a 2015 or newer flagship), you can even get them for free, but you don’t have to trade in a device to get the discount.

Let’s take the 32GB iPhone 7, as an example. You’d pay $10 over 24 months, and own the phone outright at the end for $240. If you bought it upfront today, it’d cost you $650. Obviously, you’ll need to maintain Verizon service in good standing over that two year period, as the discount is paid out over time as a monthly bill credit, but otherwise, there really aren’t any catches here. This isn’t even one of those switcher promotions; current customers are also eligible for the same discounts.

My mom and sister are on a Verizon shared plan with me, and they both upgraded from their old iPhones earlier today, despite consistent (and to me, baffling) resistance over the past few months to do so. If they can upgrade, so can you.

Anki Overdrive is like slot cars for the smartphone age, and the starter set is marked down to $100 right now, which is $50 less than usual, and $20 less than even its Black Friday price. If it looks familiar, it’s because you probably played with it at an Apple Store.

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While supplies last (which, if history is any indication, won’t be long), you can get a 17 cup and 2.5 cup RubberMaid FreshWorks container for just $14. These went down to an all-time low $12 a few months ago, but sold out ridiculously fast. So if you’re still thinking about grabbing a set, now’s the time.

$14

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These recently became one of the fastest products to ever reach our Bestseller pantheon, and we’ve heard nothing but good things from our readers.

Finally, someone made the Glow Bowl, but for everywhere else in your home. This motion-sensing light strip is billed as an under-bed night light, but you could just as easily attach it under your bathroom counter, along a railing, beneath your baby’s crib, or anywhere else you might need to venture in the middle of the night. For a limited time, you can get one for just $18 with code SJMFQK08.

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Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, put its new set of copper string lights back on sale today for their lowest price ever, complete with adjustable brightness and multiple effects. A version of these lights without the remote was on sale for $7 last week, but the remote’s convenience and added lighting options make it well worth the price premium.

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Hot off the heels of its $10-off-$25 physical book sale last weekend, Amazon’s now taking $5 off any $15 book purchase (including multiple, cheaper books) with promo code GIFTBOOK.

Just like last time, this deal excludes Kindle titles and audiobooks, but if there are any commemorative coffee table-type books or collector’s editions that you’ve been eyeing, this is a great opportunity. Just choose carefully; you can only use the code once per account.

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