Holiday Deal: Mint Mobile offers 3 months of service for $20

This year for the holidays, Mint Mobile is offering 3 months of service for only $20. That’s $40 less than the normal price for this plan, which includes unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 5GB of LTE data.

Okay, sure. What’s the fine print?

Actually, there’s not much! Here’s the full breakdown:

  • This deal began on November 22 and is only here for a limited time — the deal ends January 1, 2019.
  • If you decide that Mint isn’t for you at any point during your first week, then you can collect a full refund.
  • Cannot combine this offer with any other offers.

No real strings or ‘gotchas.’ Straightforward, high-quality deals are kind of what we’ve come to expect from Mint.

So what exactly is Mint Mobile?

Mint Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). Basically, that just means it piggybacks off T-Mobile’s network and you can use any unlocked smartphone compatible with T-Mobile. Furthermore, if T-Mobile has solid coverage in your area, then you can expect the same coverage from Mint.

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Not sure if your phone is compatible with Mint? Click the Bring Your Own Phone link at the top of the page to find out!

What is particularly nice is that Mint Mobile is the only T-Mobile prepaid subsidiary that sells its plans in multiple-month batches.

If you decide to give Mint Mobile a try, you can click the link below to grab 3 months of service for $20. The deal will only be available until January 1, so don’t delay! 

We asked, you told us: Most of you didn’t buy anything for Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Following almost non-stop phone announcements since the beginning of fall, we ended the season with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

During these two retail holidays, we saw countless sales for electronics big and small. Even better, some of those newly released smartphones were already seeing deep discounts.

So now that most of the sales are over, we decided to ask you if you ended up buying anything for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Here are the results.

Pick anything up for Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

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Tallying up the results, we find that just over half of the voters decided to pass on sales during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Looking at the comments, it seemed like a lot of people just weren’t impressed by the items that had been discounted.

Even though 53 percent of those that voted didn’t end up buying anything, it looks like everyone else purchased an almost equal percentage of other electronics. Leading the pack were smartphone purchased followed by smart home gadgets and headphones.

Noteworthy comments

Here are some of the best comments from last week’s poll explaining why they voted the way that they did:

  • I was in the market to replace my old DSLR camera and my old HP laptop. I ended up going with a mirrorless Sony camera and picked up a Microsoft Surface Pro 6. I went into the red on Black Friday.
  • got a crazy deal on a 4k hdr 49″ smart TV at Target
  • Chromebook
  • Tablet deals sucked this year. I assumed the poor tablet sales would yield big discounts, but the only decent sales were for the amazon fire tablets, and they are all hamstrung by the Amazon ecosystem.

And then there was this person who got the best deal of the season:

  • A bottle of shampoo from Aveda. 20% off and free shipping.

That’s it for this week, everyone. As always, thanks for voting, thanks for the comments, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the results below.

Deal: Last day to get 12 months of Hulu for just 99 cents a month! (Deal extended)

Hulu 99 cents

Update #2, November 27 at 9:06 a.m. ET: Hulu has extended the promotion a bit longer. You can now sign up for 12 months of Hulu for $0.99 a month until today, November 27 at 10 a.m. PT/12 p.m. Central. Sign up at the link below!

Original article, November 23 at 11:11 a.m. ET: Hulu is one of the best premium streaming video services there is, and during the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend, the price to sign up for Hulu may never be cheaper. From now through Monday, November 26, you can get 12 months of Hulu for just 99 cents per month.

No, that’s not a typo. You can get a full year of Hulu for less than you would normally pay for the service in two months. Once more, this offer is not just for new subscribers. If you have signed up for Hulu in the past, but have not used it in 12 months or more, you can take advantage of this 99 cents per month deal as well. Keep in mind that this offer is for the Hulu “Limited Commercials” plan and also includes ads in TV episodes and films. After 12 months, people who get this offer will go back to the normal $7.99 a month price plan, although you can cancel the subscription before that date arrives.

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Hulu allows you to access thousands of TV shows and movies. While their range of movies is not quite as extensive as you might find on Netflix, Hulu does offer access to tons of classic and current TV shows. Indeed, many shows post their latest episodes on Hulu the day after they are shown on their network. In addition, Hulu is expanding its original TV shows with hits like the Emmy-award winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale, along with recent hits like Marvel’s Runaways, Castle Rock, and The First. More exclusive new shows and movies are coming to Hulu in the next 12 months, including a revival of the cult series Veronica Mars.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Nov. 26 (2:59 a.m. Eastern time on Nov. 27) to get this special Hulu deal. 12 months for less than $12 sounds like an offer most people wouldn’t refuse. Will you be signing up for this promotion.

The best Amazon Black Friday deals under $100

Best Amazon Black Friday deals under $100

Who cares about Black Friday if you don’t have much cash to spend in the first place, right? After all, a cut-price 4K TV means nothing if you can’t afford it.

With that in mind, we’ve hunted around for the best Amazon Black Friday deals under $100 that are worth checking out. Whether you’re short on cash or just don’t want to spend much money on a gift, we’ve got you covered!

Fitbit Alta HR (was $149.95, now $79.95)

Fitbit Alta HR Black Friday deals

The Fitbit gadget offers heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and your standard fitness tracking functionality, as you’d expect. Other noteworthy features include seven-day battery life, notification support, movement reminders, and water-resistance. Check out our Fitbit Alta HR review for more details!

Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot (was $99.98, now $58.99)

Amazon Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K Black Friday deals

Who says you can’t get two decent gadgets for under $100? The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a cheap way to enable ultra HD video streaming on your TV or monitor, supporting YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu. Meanwhile, the third-gen Echo Dot can be paired with the Fire TV Stick 4K, allowing you to control the streaming stick with your voice.

Amazon Echo Spot (was $129.99, now $89.99)

Amazon Echo Spot Black Friday deals

The Echo Spot is essentially the Echo Dot with a 2.5-inch screen, allowing you to watch the news, see song lyrics, conduct video calls, and manage your calendar. This is, of course, in addition to the standard voice commands and the thousands of Alexa skills.

Philips Hue Starter Kit (was $149.99, now $79.99)

Philips Hue Starter Kit Black Friday deals

Smart lights are a good start if you’re thinking about turning your place into a smart home. Thankfully, this Philips Hue Starter Kit has seen a sizeable discount this week. The Starter Kit includes two smart lightbulbs as well as the essential Smart Bridge to get you up and running.

Wemo Smart Plug three pack (was $99.99, now $69.99)

Wemo smart plug Black Friday deal

Smart plugs are another sure-fire way to make your home, well… smarter. These plugs can either be controlled via Alexa and Google Assistant, or via the Wemo app. In a cool touch, the plugs are also compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and Google’s Nest.

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD (was $109.99, now $72.99)

Samsung SSD Black Friday deals

Need a solid state drive for the laptop or gaming console? You can do worse for the cash than the 500GB Samsung 860 EVO. The 2.5-inch drive comes with a five year warranty and has a maximum sequential read speed of 550MB per second.

Dual Shock 4 controller (was $59.99, now $38.99)

Sony PS4 Dual Shock 4 controller Black Friday deals PlayStation

Console controllers can be super expensive, so we’re glad to see Amazon slash the price of the PS4’s Dual Shock controller. The official PS4 controller can also be used on PC, so you won’t have to buy a dedicated gamepad for the Windows machine.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (was $119.99, now $79.99)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Black Friday deals

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader has also seen a hefty price cut this week, although it’s worth noting that this is the previous generation model. You should also know that this particular variant comes with ads on the lockscreen and at the bottom of the homescreen when not in use.

Blink XT 1 home security camera (was $129.99, now $78.99)

Blink XT 1 home security camera Black Friday deals

The Blink XT 1 is a water-resistant home security camera for outdoor use, offering live HD video, motion detection, and Alexa support. The company behind the camera is also claiming two years of “regular use” with two AA batteries.

JBL E55BT headphones (was $180, now $59.95)

JBL E55BT headphones Black Friday deals

These JBL over-ear headphones might be the most significant discount on the list, as you save $120. In any case, you’re getting wireless cans that our sister website Soundguys quite liked, although they noted lag and unreliable connectivity.

Those are our picks for the best sub-$100 Amazon deals on Black Friday. Have we missed any more deals? Then let us know in the comments!

Here’s an early look at everything Huawei will discount for Black Friday

The Huawei logo.

Huawei has revealed its plans for Black Friday and there are some good deals on a variety of the company’s devices, but not so much in terms of its smartphones. Just one lower-end phone will be discounted, as Huawei focuses on its wider range including deals on its laptops and tablets.

The offers will be available at a number of outlets including Amazon, Walmart, and B&H. All the Huawei Black Friday offers will begin on November 18 and run until Cyber Monday on November 26. Let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs.

Huawei Mate SE

The only phone Huawei will discount is the Mate SE and you will be able to pick this up for $219, $30 off the list price of $249. Now, this doesn’t necessarily result in a $30 discount on the current price — you can pick one up now for $244 on Amazon — but it’s s a nice little saving on an already affordable phone. Click the button below to check the phone at Amazon.

Huawei MateBook X Pro

Huawei will also reduce the price of the Intel Core i7 version of the MateBook X Pro laptop by $150. This means you’ll be able to buy the device for $1,349.99. Hit the link to see the laptop on Amazon. Our colleagues at had good things to say about the MateBook X Pro in a review, with one negative the cost. That’s now less of a problem, and the Amazon reviews are pretty good, unless you use a webcam regularly.

Huawei MediaPad M5

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Additionally, the 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch, and 10.8-inch Pro versions of the MediaPad M5 tablet will be reduced by $40. While the larger versions will be more expensive, you’ll be able to pick up the cheapest version for only $279 in the sale. Not bad for a tablet we called a “perfect companion for both work and play.” That’s a decent deal on one of the few Android tablets from a name brand.

Huawei Watch 2

Finally, the Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Huawei Watch 2 Classic will be available with $90 and $100 off respectively. Depending on your choice of strap or band, the price drops to somewhere between $133 and $179.99. While these watches are no longer the latest smartwatches from Huawei, the discounts are quite a sizeable percentage of the overall price. They are also still the latest Huawei smartwatches you can actually buy in the U.S. 

Next up: Black Friday 2018: Best tech deals and promos you should know about

Microsoft and Sam’s Club reveal Black Friday discounts – here’s what will be available

Microsoft Black Friday Microsoft

More Black Friday deals are heading our way. Both Microsoft and Sam’s Club have released previews of their Black Friday sales. Let’s take a look at the highlights from each outlet below.


Microsoft will offer up some pretty tasty discounts on Surface tablets and Xbox related products. It will also reduce the price of a selection of third-party laptops.

Some of the best Surface deals are on device plus cover bundles. Buyers will be able to save up to $330 on the latest Surface Pro 6, while the last gen Surface Pro 5 with a cover will be available for $599. Additionally, you’ll be able to pick up the cheaper Surface Go for only $349.

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Microsoft will reduce the price of many of its Xbox One bundles by $70 and you will be able to save $100 on an Xbox One X. Xbox controllers and gaming headsets will also be reduced.

Standout deals on non-Microsoft products include the 14-inch HP Stream laptop which will only cost $229 and a Dell Gaming PC which will be $599.

Most of Microsoft’s Black Friday discounts begin on November 22 at 12AM ET, though some others begin a little earlier on November 18. Anything you buy on the Microsoft Store comes with free shipping or in-store pickup.

Products bought from now until December 31 can also be returned until January 31, meaning you can buy Christmas presents safe in the knowledge that should your choice miss the mark, it can easily be returned. If you want to check out any of the offers, then you can do so at by clicking the button below.

Sam’s Club

Sam's Club Black Friday Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club unveiled its deals via an e-catalog on its website. As well as electronics, there are plenty of offers and discounts available on home products.

Some of the standout items include $60 off Bose Soundlink on-ear headphones, $50 off a Fitbit Versa, a Playstation 4 plus Spiderman bundle for only $199, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A for only $119.86.

The deals are valid from November 22 to November 25. Click the button below to check them out for yourself, but be aware that you may have to pay a 10 percent service charge on items if you’re not a member (it may still be worth it, depending on the deal).

Next up: Black Friday 2018: Best tech deals and promos you should know about

Samsung has huge plans for Black Friday — here’s what will be on offer

Samsung Black Friday Samsung

Black Friday is getting closer and shops are gearing up to give you some juicy discounts. Samsung is among the latest companies to give potential buyers a preview of the deals it will unleash come the busiest shopping day of the year.

Our regular readers will already know we like Samsung’s latest flagship phones. Luckily for those wanting to pick up one of these devices, Samsung will cut the prices of all three of its 2018 flagships as part of its Black Friday deals.

This will see the company reduce the 128GB Galaxy Note 9 from $999.99 to $799.99, the 64GB Galaxy S9 Plus from $839.99 to $639.99, and the 64GB Galaxy S9 from $719.99 to $519.99.

If you’re already happy with your smartphone, you may be pleased to know Samsung will also reduce the price of some of its accessories.

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The price of the Galaxy Watch will be slashed by $70, meaning you will be able to pick one up for $279.99. The Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds will get a price cut from $179.99 to $129.99. One of the cheapest deals on the site will see a pack of two wireless chargers cost only $39.99.

As well as smartphone-related items, Samsung will discount many of its other electronic products. This includes TVs, monitors, notebook computers, SSD storage, and soundbars. If there is a Samsung product that you are thinking about buying, it is well worth taking a look at the full list.

Be sure to check when the deal will begin if you spot something you want to buy. While many of the offers will go live on November 16, others will go live on November 15, 18, 22, or 23. Click the button below to head over to the Samsung online store and check the offers out now.

Next up: Black Friday 2018: Here are all the deals you can expect