Holiday Shopping Deals - December 2011

 

November's Black Friday and Cyber Monday are past, so it's time to start a new holiday shopping thread.

Any great deals you find interesting are fair game. It's okay to go beyond GPS.

Jonathan (aka JM)

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Picked up a sound bar

Picked up the new Yamaha YAS-101 Sound bar for the TV at HH Gregg. Advertised price was $249 but they sell it at $236.01.

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heard verizon is dropping

heard verizon is dropping the price on iphone 4 (not 4s) in jan by $50

Wish they dropped price of 4s

Wish they dropped price of 4s

Lowe's has 30-Pack of Utilitech AA Alkaline Batteries for $4.

Choose in store pick up to avoid shipping charges.

Link:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_64525-11637-LR6/AA_4294856610_429493...

Holiday Shopping Deals - December 2011

Don't buy any LG Smart TV as they don't support Adobe Flash when you try to use the browser function. Very stupid of them and it is very important.

Dlink Boxee Box + $30 GC = $175, free ship, no tax

Amazon has the Dlink Boxee Box + $30 Amazon gift card for $175 with free shipping and no tax to most locations.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038JE07O/ref=nosim/?tag=fatwallet...

Nintendo Wii with games $120, free ship, at eBay

Limited quantity. Will end at 11 AM pacific time today or when out of stock.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-Gaming-System-w--Games/...

$10 Target GiftCard with Purchase of $50 via printable coupon.

why need to install coupon printing s/w

ianlin wrote:

http://coupons.target.com/target-holiday-elves-coupons

I was asked to install "coupon printing" software to print this...

decided to pass this up.

Coupon Print

Its a small, simple program that is required by almost all the coupon sites. Most of the ladies(such as my wife & daughter) has it on most computers. If you do not have it, can't get the coupon.

new to me

i used to receive coupon through e-mail, or just print their web page. Must be new way of doing business.

HasbroToyShop.com 20% off coupon + FREE SHIP

Free shipping at hasbrotoyshop.com with no minimum order required.

Here are the details:

Free Shipping-No Minimum Order
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on most orders at HasbroToyShop.com. Not valid on previous orders. Offer excludes purchases of HasbroToyShop.com Exclusives, Hasbro's Ultimate Gifts category, and PLAYATHON Fundraising Kits. Other exclusions may apply. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Shipping offer valid only in contiguous US. Subject to terms and conditions of use and HasbroToyShop.com policies. Void where prohibited. Offer expires December 18, 2011 11:59 am (ET). ©2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Take 20% off with coupon code FNF20FS

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/

Garmin Nuvi 1450 LMT GPS Navigator $110 + Free Ship.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190607622166?afepn=5335869999&campid...

Good price, cosidering Life Time Maps and Traffic included. Quantity limited.

Nintendo 3DS + 50 Target GC = $170 in store only.

In store only. Can be stacked with the $10 GC with $50 purchase for a total of $60 in GC.

Domino's 50% Off Pizza Online w/ FaceBook Like

Free 1 Year membership @ ShopRunner

Unlimited 2 day shipping and free return shipping at participating stores for 1 year. Only 10,000 slots available.

https://www.shoprunner.com/today-only-free-1-year-shoprunner...

HP Pavilion dm4-2191us 14" Laptop $480 After Rebate

Staples has HP Pavilion dm4-2191us 14" Laptop for $700 - $170 with code 95207 - $50 rebate = $480 with free shipping.

Intel i5-2430M 2.4GHz, 14" LED 1366x768
4GB/640GB/DVDRW, Webcam, HDMI, WIN7HP64

http://tinyurl.com/cbtvx2r

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Office Depot $429.99 750 GB hardrive 4 GB memory

Lenovo® IdeaPad® Z570 (1024-3VU) Laptop Computer With 15.6" LED-Backlit Screen & 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor With Turbo Boost 2.0

Item # 790098

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/790098/Lenovo-IdeaPad-...

Target...hestitated too

I did not want to download the coupon printer...but my wife insisted I get the coupon.

Worked but I do not see the need for such a utility when they could just embed the barcode in the email and make everyone's life easier and no fears of some virus ridden printer attachment.

garmin 2360

Bought it at amazon for the same price Costco is listing. No tax with amason so a better deal.

Wireless USB Data Kit $4 with Free Ship @ TigerDirect

Tiger Direct has the Ultra U12-40929 X-Connect Wireless USB Data Kit: Transmitter, Receiver, Base, 128-bit AES Encryption for $20 - $16 off with coupon code GSE48931 [Exp 12/30] + $0 shipping [Exp 11/12] = $4 shipped. Upgrade existing USB devices to Wireless USB.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-det...

Return Policy?

mgreen2 wrote:

Bought it at amazon for the same price Costco is listing. No tax with amason so a better deal.

Is it as good as Costco's? That's a huge thing to bear in mind.

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Walmart has Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker $14.88

Sams Nuvi 2555LMT

Sam's has the 2555LMT for $199. Looks like a pretty good deal.

Staples B&M and Online- 50% Off Hayden Bookshelves

23" Widescreen LCD Monitor $99.99, Free Ship, @ Staples

Orchard Supply Hardware 15% Off site wide, Free Ship with $50.

2 pairs Mens waterproof thinsulate gloves $11, free ship.

http://shnoop.com/

Use code Slickshnoop1 to get $1 off. shipping is free. Works out to $5.50 a pair. not too bad. check early for best selection of color and size.

CRAFTSMAN DRILL and Right Angle Impact driver $50. Sears.

FREE CRAFTSMAN DRILL with purchase of Craftsman Right Angle Impact Driver. Both for $49.99 12-12-11 only. Choose store pick up to avoid shipping charges.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12605_DAP_WOW%20Special...

Edited

I had listed a Garmin 40LM on sale at Kmart but the site says item is "currently unavailable". That seems to happen a lot this time of year. Anyways it could be in some stores, price is $99.99 which is better than Amazon's price.

18V Cordless Drill + 56-pc bit set + Case = $25 + Free Ship

Kmart and 40LM

Just check website and says available and as you state shows at several stores in the area. It does appear as if there is a $5. shipping charge.

Coupon Printing Software?

I have no idea if this is correct but, my guess is they make you install software that would limit the number of prints one can make. I've seen people print a lot of coupons on that Extreme Couponing show. Never imagined you can get $1200 of groceries for free... Anyway, I can see companies not wanting 300 copies of a coupon printed by any one computer...

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Target Stores - Garmin 40LM $89.99 12/18-12/24

Just saw it in this weekend's Target sale flyer. That's the best price I've seen on this model. I have one and like it so far. 4.3" screen, lifetime map updates, lane assist/junction view, speed limit indicator, speaks street names. I've had no issues with connectivity,POI Loader, Map updates, etc. using Windows XP. I've tested and it allows one "via-point", in addition to the primary destination.

update file sale

It seemed to me that at this time of year, there are specials at amazon.com etc for the update for Garmens. Can you point any such out?

Thank you!

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Price Increase

While still a good deal, it seems the price is now $9.97 (for free in-store pickup).

ianlin wrote:

Choose in store pick up to avoid shipping charges.

Lowe's has 30-Pack of Utilitech AA Alkaline Batteries for $4.

unless...

rocknicehunter wrote:

I have no idea if this is correct but, my guess is they make you install software that would limit the number of prints one can make. I've seen people print a lot of coupons on that Extreme Couponing show. Never imagined you can get $1200 of groceries for free... Anyway, I can see companies not wanting 300 copies of a coupon printed by any one computer...

unless each coupon has an unique number which can be validated, you can not stop someone print "300 copies" of same coupons. I think they are more interested in who print these coupon. Hope they do not do more than that.
Just guessing.. smile

FREE 1 year ShopRunner membership, available again!

Free 2 day shipping and free return shipping at participating stores.

Availability likely to be limited. If you missed it last time, this is your chance.

https://www.shoprunner.com/dominos-free

Land's End 40% Off + Free Ship Sitewide

Use promo code: DONNER, PIN 1585

http://www.landsend.com/

Restaurant.com 90% off Discount Certificates

90% off Restaurant.com - $25 certificates for $1
Use promo code JOY to receive 90% off your purchase at Restaurant.com. Many of the $25-off-$35 certificates are $1. Deal valid through Saturday, Dec. 24.
http://www.restaurant.com

Preventing the printing of multiple copies

abin wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

I have no idea if this is correct but, my guess is they make you install software that would limit the number of prints one can make. I've seen people print a lot of coupons on that Extreme Couponing show. Never imagined you can get $1200 of groceries for free... Anyway, I can see companies not wanting 300 copies of a coupon printed by any one computer...

unless each coupon has an unique number which can be validated, you can not stop someone print "300 copies" of same coupons. I think they are more interested in who print these coupon. Hope they do not do more than that.
Just guessing.. smile

The desire to limit the number of coupons is why they require the use of special software to print the coupon. You do not download the actual file for the coupon itself, which could be printed by many programs. You download a program that has the coupon embedded in it, probably in encrypted form, and run that program.

When you print the coupon, the program writes a special file somewhere on your computer, or writes information into the registry. If you run that program again, the first thing it does is to look to see if that special file exists (or if the registry has been so modified). If it finds that such a change has been made, the program stops without printing the coupon. If it does not find an indication that the coupon has already been printed, it will proceed to print it.

Of course, a protection scheme like this is easy to bypass for people who are familiar with computer operating systems, but it works well to prevent 99% of the customers from printing multiple coupons.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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-et- wrote:
abin wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

I have no idea if this is correct but, my guess is they make you install software that would limit the number of prints one can make. I've seen people print a lot of coupons on that Extreme Couponing show. Never imagined you can get $1200 of groceries for free... Anyway, I can see companies not wanting 300 copies of a coupon printed by any one computer...

unless each coupon has an unique number which can be validated, you can not stop someone print "300 copies" of same coupons. I think they are more interested in who print these coupon. Hope they do not do more than that.
Just guessing.. smile

The desire to limit the number of coupons is why they require the use of special software to print the coupon. You do not download the actual file for the coupon itself, which could be printed by many programs. You download a program that has the coupon embedded in it, probably in encrypted form, and run that program.

When you print the coupon, the program writes a special file somewhere on your computer, or writes information into the registry. If you run that program again, the first thing it does is to look to see if that special file exists (or if the registry has been so modified). If it finds that such a change has been made, the program stops without printing the coupon. If it does not find an indication that the coupon has already been printed, it will proceed to print it.

Of course, a protection scheme like this is easy to bypass for people who are familiar with computer operating systems, but it works well to prevent 99% of the customers from printing multiple coupons.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

It saves anything in PDF format. I can print it as many times as I want. I mainly use it to capture screen shots of any online bill paying I do,

Garmin Nuvi Portable Non Skid Friction Mount 010-11280-02

One of Today's eBay Daily Deals

$15.99 with free S&H

http://cgi.ebay.com/Genuine-Garmin-Nuvi-Portable-Friction-Mo...

Happy New Year

GeoC320 wrote:
-et- wrote:
abin wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

I have no idea if this is correct but, my guess is they make you install software that would limit the number of prints one can make. I've seen people print a lot of coupons on that Extreme Couponing show. Never imagined you can get $1200 of groceries for free... Anyway, I can see companies not wanting 300 copies of a coupon printed by any one computer...

unless each coupon has an unique number which can be validated, you can not stop someone print "300 copies" of same coupons. I think they are more interested in who print these coupon. Hope they do not do more than that.
Just guessing.. smile

The desire to limit the number of coupons is why they require the use of special software to print the coupon. You do not download the actual file for the coupon itself, which could be printed by many programs. You download a program that has the coupon embedded in it, probably in encrypted form, and run that program.

When you print the coupon, the program writes a special file somewhere on your computer, or writes information into the registry. If you run that program again, the first thing it does is to look to see if that special file exists (or if the registry has been so modified). If it finds that such a change has been made, the program stops without printing the coupon. If it does not find an indication that the coupon has already been printed, it will proceed to print it.

Of course, a protection scheme like this is easy to bypass for people who are familiar with computer operating systems, but it works well to prevent 99% of the customers from printing multiple coupons.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

It saves anything in PDF format. I can print it as many times as I want. I mainly use it to capture screen shots of any online bill paying I do,

If you can print, you can xerox, in my opinion.
I know there is an "extreme coupon" show on TV where people collect lots of cents-off coupons and redeem all of them in one purchase. I do not know if this is related.

Happy New Year, everyone!!

Buy,COM DEALS

Garmin Compare

For $10 might as well buy the 2300. Looking at Garmin Compare the 2300 has Routes, Garmin Locate, Speed Limit Indicator, Lane Assist, and My Trends. I don't know the 2300 internal mem size but the 1300 only has 2 GB.

Garmin Compare:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=134&compareProduc...

EDIT:
Oh yes, the 2300 negative. It only has 2.5 hours battery life compared to 4 hours for the 1300. The 0.7 ounces of weight is probably a smaller battery in the 2300. Doesn't matter to me as I always have it powered when in the vehicle driving or connected via USB to the PC.

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