New Arrivals: the Fossil Q Explorist Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches

The third generation of FOSSIL’s entry into the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches is here! Four new models are now in-stock and shipping at at, with the initial prices running from $255 to $275. As you can see in the pictures over there, there is a concentrated attempt to make them look more like watches and less like mini smartphones 🙂

If you are curious or interested in this, we have a text and pictures unboxing post for one of them four new models, it is the brown leather strap model, the FTW4004.

25% off Dyson Vacuums priced $50+ with eBay Coupon [max discount $75 off]

It’s not a Dyson sphere. It’s a Dyson vacuum! The official Dyson outlet store on eBay is running a coupon code promotion until 10/16/17 at 8am pacific!

Enter coupon code P25DYSONOUTLET in the eBay shopping cart on eligible products offered and you will get a 25% off discount. The maximum discount received by the coupon is $75. Items must be priced individually at $50 or higher. That’s why the 41 items you see at the promotional page are all priced above $50.

The coupon can be used twice per PayPal account, so you can have a mini Dyson shopping spree 🙂

Bang for the Buck Fast Food: $5 All-Star Meal Boxes at Carl’s Jr

If you are looking for bang for the buck, and calories for the buck, Carl’s Jr (and its other incarnations) have recently brought in four different $5 boxes. They are actually boxes, even if you stay “for here”, you still get your food in a box like this:

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FREE Upstanders on Audible and Prime Video

If you like listening to or watching inspirational stories, Season 2 of the Starbucks commissioned “Upstanders” series is now out! You can watch it in various ways online, but they also have an audiobook version of this series, you can get both season 1 and 2 for FREE as Audible audiobooks. All you need is an Audible/Amazon account, you don’t need a paying Audible membership.

If you prefer to watch this as a long-form documentary, and if you are a Prime member, Season 2 is available to watch for FREE through Prime Video

Peetnik Rewards: 3X Points on $10+ transactions

If you are planning to make coffee or equipment purchases at Peet’s Coffee and you are participating in their Peetnik Rewards program, they have a new Triple Points promotion on purchases of $10+ at their B&M stores.

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Bonus Stars for Starbucks Visit Streaks

If you are participating in the Starbucks Rewards program, and go there almost every day, you may be interested in a new “Visit Streak” promotion. You earn bonus stars if you visit on consecutive days during the October 10-16 in 2017 period. If you visit every day, you get the maximum 100 Bonus Stars. If you visit fewer days in a row, you get less as outlined in the screenshot below:

So the way the promotion is structured, you can’t miss Thursday, Friday and Saturday, because they are in the middle of the promotion, and you can’t have a 5-day streak without all three of those days.

As usual, make sure you activate the offer first! This is not an automatic offer!

Another $5 off Google Play Books promotion is up!

Google does not have an e-ink e-reader and does not have a modern tablet in its line-up, except for the variations on a PixelBook theme. So they have to work extra hard to convince hardcore e-book readers to buy and read ebooks off their service.

Which is perhaps one of the reasons why they have the recurring promotion that gets you $5 off an eBook purchase of $5+. A new promotion just went live, good until mid-January 2018. This is separate from the existing promotion that runs until October 12 (2017).

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AmazonFresh coupon: $25 off $100+ for new customers

Amazon is trying to tempt/encourage Prime members to give their FRESH grocery delivery service a try. If you haven’t had an AmazonFresh free trial before, and you are curious to try this month to month service, coupon code 25FRESH gets you $25 off your first order of $100+ at Amazon Fresh.

Free shipping there is for orders of $50+, so you’d have to place an expensive order anyway, otherwise you’ll have to pay for delivery, which will probably ruin any good deals you may find there.

This particular coupon promotion expires 12/31/17. You can find all the details about it at the Terms and Conditions page.

Airborne Very Berry Tablets for $0.25 with AmazonFresh orders

Fall is here and the cold and flu season is not that far away. To help people prepare, Amazon Fresh is offering a 10pk of Airborne Very Berry fizzy (Effervescent) Vitamin C tablets on special for just $0.25.

But in order to buy them, you must be an Amazon Fresh member. And to get free delivery, your order total must be $50 or more. In other words, you have to be willing to place a proper order in order to get the freebie. It’s not like regular Amazon where you can buy a deal straight up (unless it’s an ADD-ON item).

AmazonFresh no longer has an annual membership. You pay for it month to month, for as few or as many months as you like. So you can, for example, use it on some months where it is convenient, but not year round.

Only Prime members can become Amazon Fresh members!

T-Mobile Tuesdays for 10/10/17 headlined by Vudu and Dunkin Donuts

T-Mobile Tuesdays for October 10 in 2017 are coming back with some tried and true freebies, the Vudu credit ($5.50 to spend on Vudu any which way you like – buy or rent, TV or movies), and the $2 Dunkin Donuts credit!

Also coming along for the ride are two meh coupons, the usual Shell discount, and a 25% off discount at the Halloween Costumes website. The best time to buy Halloween Costumes is right after, not before 🙂

University of Chicago Free e-book for October is Veggies!

Eat your Veggies. Or rather, …read your veggies! The University of Chicago free e-book for October 2017 is the 128-page 2012 e-book “Vegetables: A Biography” by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.

You have to give them your email address to get this free e-book. This book also uses Adobe DRM, so you either need the Adobe DRM satanic software on your computer or an iOS/Android app that is compatible with that nonsense.

The book (in all its formats) has just three customer reviews at with an average of 3.9 out of 5.

Speaking of free ebooks, if you are a Prime member, don’t forget to scoop up your October 2017 freebie. As previous months, you can get one out of six pre-release options for FREE!

Tuesday: LG Stylo 3 (Boost Mobile) for $95

For Tuesday, until 11:59pm pacific time, NewEGG is offering the new condition LG Stylo 3 smartphone for $95 with free shipping. This is a no-contract phone but it is locked to Boost Mobile. You can always use it as a Wifi-only device without any Boost mobile account or service. Limit two units per customer during this sale.

I don’t have this model, but I have the previous model, the LG Stylo 2 (for Virgin) which uses a similar Pen technology (nowhere near as good as Samsung’s S-Pen). We have here a useful text and pictures unboxing of the Stylo 2, along with tips on how to deal with the pestery activation process. I do not know if Boost Mobile uses the same activation process, as far as I can recall, I never had a Boost Mobile locked phone.

Oct 3-9: 30 Bonus Stars on 3 Iced Tea purchases (SBUX Rewards)

If you are a Starbucks Rewards member, this is an easy way to scoop up 30 Bonus Stars. All you have to do is buy three iced teas of any kind at Starbucks between October 3-9 in 2017. This too is a promotion that needs to be activated first. Check the Starbucks app or your registered email account to activate it first!

If you don’t activate it, you won’t get the bonus stars!

YMMV: 5% AT&T Universal Cashback on Popular Categories

If you have an AT&T Universal credit card, check your email or account or snail mail you may have received from them. There is a new cashback promotion running for the 4th quarter of 2017 that gets you 5% cashback on select popular categories.

There are two dates to remember:

  • you must activate the offer by 11/30/17 (there is a 1-click activation in their email)
  • keep shopping on those categories (after activating) until 12/31/17
  • the maximum bonus cashback you will receive from this promotion is $25, which, when you do the math, evens out at $625 in purchases. You already earn 1% in regular cashback, so the $25 maximum is on the 4%, not the 5%

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$3 off Clip-On Coupon for select 16pk of Lara Bars

If you are a fan of Lara Bars, we have good news for you! Amazon has launched a brand new $3 off clip-on coupon on select 16pk of Lara Bar flavors. The coupon is good for “one time” purchases or “subscribe and save”, your choice!

With the clip-on coupon, the price drops to around $12~, making them about 75c per bar, a pretty good price!

The clip-on coupons usually work for one purchase, one unit and then you can’t use them until a new coupon promotion begins. The page will tell you whether you are eligible or not.