The week is almost half over, but the deals are already huge. If you’ve got time to sink your teeth into some meaty video games or table games this summer, we’ve got just the right discount for you to check out. Amazon and Target will both have a buy two from now through Saturday, June 18, get one for free. It’s another mix and match style promotion, where you buy two video games, board games, movies, or even some toys and get a third of the same or lesser value for free.
The current promo is a great chance to stock up on some excellent games that came out this year like Elden Ring or the recently released Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagaand you can even throw in a modern classic you may have missed, like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice† The choices are yours and yours alone, but one thing is for sure: you have tons of options here. Simply add the three eligible items to your cart at either retailer and the discount will automatically take effect at checkout.
Is that the sound of the summer breeze gently seducing you with the warm embrace of the great outdoors? No, it’s the sound of a pair of powerful ray-tracing graphics cards scurrying around in a desktop PC and actually being sold at a discount. After many shortages and rounds of limited additions, it’s finally not a silly thing to build a PC now that GPUs occasionally get significant discounts – that is, unless you want to be on the edge and plan the next one. Generation 40 series to pick up when it launches next month.
If you’re looking for a high-quality graphics card for your build right now, Antonline sells the EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 graphics card for $1,129.99 (about $300 off) and the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 for $1,099.99 (about $230 off). These are some solid 12GB cards that support 4K gaming at 120Hz with ray tracing and DLSS without breaking a sweat, and both come at lower prices than Nvidia’s reference model 3080 Ti card – which currently costs $1,199.99. Read our review†
Amazon’s latest Echo Dot is currently available for $27.99 in all colors at both Amazon and Best Buy, which is the lowest price of the smart speaker yet. It doesn’t get much better than this $22 discount on the base-model Dot, but if you’re new to the world of smart home technology, you might want to consider getting the $32.99 bundle that combines the fourth-generation Dot with an Amazon Smart plug. The discounted combo gives you easy access to Alexa in the room of your choice, with the smart plug giving even an old-fashioned device some extra functionality. For example, in addition to playing music or asking about the weather, you can tell Alexa to turn on a traditional light you’ve plugged into the Smart Plug – or even set some advanced timers with the Amazon Alexa app on your phone or tablet. . Read our review of the Echo Dot here†
Another great deal currently available in the smart home space is the Amazon Smart Thermostat, which is now available for purchase directly from Amazon for $47.99 ($12 off). The current deal price equates to the lowest price of the thermostat to date and makes it an even better value than it normally is – which is saying a lot considering the excellent device ticks most of the boxes the average person needs, even at $59. 99.
Amazon’s smart thermostat is the cheapest smart thermostat you can buy and syncs easily with Alexa so you can set timers, schedule schedules, and heat or cool your home more efficiently than a traditional thermostat. Of course, since this is Amazon’s ecosystem, you don’t get Google Assistant functionality or Apple HomeKit compatibility. Amazon wants you to use its services, and a good looking thermostat that’s cheap yet good at its job is a smart way to achieve that. Read our review†
A few more Wednesday deals to check out
- LG’s 27-inch 27GN800-B Ultragear — currently on sale on Amazon for just $276.99 ($73 off) — is a very affordable gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate capable of QHD resolution. If you don’t mind the 1080p resolution, Amazon also sells its 240Hz counterpart, the LG 27GN750-B, for a new low of $226.99 ($123 off).
- The pre-orders for volume one and volume two of the coming Elden Ring Official Strategy Guide by Future Press are both marked down to $29.99, making owning the full set $59.98 as opposed to the original list price of $49.99 per volume. This isn’t just a strategy guide to the massive game, though, but an intriguing repository of knowledge that’s sure to turn heads when the first volume arrives later this summer.
- Satechi is offering a sitewide discount in the run up to Father’s Day, 20 percent off USB hubs, multi-port dongles and other accessories with promo code FATHERS†
- One of our favorite laptops, the 13.5-inch HP Specter x360 2-in-1, is on sale now for $1,479.99 ($250 off) at Best Buy. It’s the best 2-in-1 Windows laptop you can get for your money, and it’s configured with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of memory and a 1TB SSD. Read our review†