The Best Cyber Monday Deals

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Hello Root readers! For the last five years, Kinja Deals has produced the best deals coverage on the internet, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it your way for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond. We’ll be keeping this post up-to-date all week with a handful of the best deals that Cyber Monday has to offer, but if you want to see the rest—and there are a lot of them—head over to our main hub at Lifehacker, which includes every great deal that we’ve found.

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Vizio 38-inch 5.1 Sound Bar, $212 | Vizio 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar, $297

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Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bar systems are the simplest way to add surround sound to any home theater setup, and both the 38-inch and 40-inch models are back on sale for Cyber Monday.

We saw better deals over the summer on the 38-inch model, but this is the first significant discount we’ve seen in months. The 40-inch model, in addition to being two inches longer, also includes HDMI audio input and metal accents, and $297 is the lowest it’s been since last Black Friday.


5 Pounds Haribo Gold Bears, $10

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Nobody, I repeat, nobody, will be upset to get a five pound bag of Haribo Gold Bears for the holidays. You don’t even have to tell them it only cost you $10.

Also, fear not, these aren’t the sugar free ones that famously do horrible things to you body. Although, that would be a great gift for your enemies.


Amazon Echo, $140 | Amazon Tap, $90 | Amazon Echo Dot, $40

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The new Amazon Echo Dot is a brilliant little smart home assistant that you can hide in every corner of your home, and Amazon’s taking $10 off the base price for Black Friday. If you’re struggling to think of a gift idea for anyone on your shopping list, this is sure to be a hit with nearly everyone.

And if you were holding out for the full-sized Amazon Echo, complete with its booming speaker, it’s $40 off again right now, while supplies last.

In addition to being a pretty solid Bluetooth speaker, the Echo can check the weather, turn on your lights, read you the news, trigger custom IFTTT recipes, order food, and—my personal favorite—read you Jeopardy questions like a robotic Alex Trebek.

The battery-powered Amazon Tap is also $40 off, but it doesn’t feature the always-on microphone of its plugged-in siblings. So unless you really want to take Alexa on the road, you should probably skip it and get one of the other two.


$10 off any $25 physical book order, promo code HOLIDAYBOOK

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Category-wide sales on Amazon are few and far between, and this is one of the most wide-ranging discounts they’ve ever offered: Promo code HOLIDAYBOOK will take $10 off any $25 physical book order, shipped and sold by Amazon directly.

Unfortunately, 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 likely to be the best deal you’ll see this holiday season. Just choose carefully; you can only use the code once per account.

We’ve collected a few suggestions to get you started, but again, this works on any physical book Amazon sells, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a use for it. Let us know in the comments what you got!


SONOS PLAY:1, $149

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SONOS speakers go on sale maybe a couple times per year, but even then, a full 25% discount on the PLAY:1 is unheard of. The PLAY:1 is the smallest member of the SONOS family, but it still sounds fantastic, and you can even link two of them together as a stereo pair.


Remember, these deals are just the tip of the Black Friday iceberg, so head over to Lifehacker to see the rest!

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