The week is almost half over, but the offers are already vast. If you have time this summer to sink your teeth into some meaty video games or tabletop games, we’ve got the right discount for you to check out. Amazon and Target are both running a buy two, get one free sale by Saturday, June 18. This is another mix and match style promotion, where you buy two video games, board games, movies or even toys and get a third of equal or lesser value for free.
The current promo is a great opportunity to stock up on great games released this year, like Ring of Elden or the recently released Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagaand you can even add a modern classic you may have missed, like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The choices are yours and yours alone, but one thing is certain and that is the fact that you have plenty of options here. Simply add all three qualifying items to your cart at either retailer, and the discount will automatically take effect at checkout.
Is it the sound of the summer breeze that gently pulls you in with the warm embrace of the great outdoors? No, it’s the sound of some powerful ray-tracing capable video cards running in a desktop PC and actually selling at a discount. After numerous shortages and a series of limited restocks, it’s ultimately not a wild rush to build a PC now that GPUs sometimes get noticeable discounts – that is, unless you want to be at state-of-the-art technology and plan to pick up the next-generation 40-series when it launches next month.
If you’re looking for a top video card for your build right now, Antonline is selling 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 sturdy 12GB cards that support 4K 120Hz gaming with ray tracing and DLSS without breaking a sweat too much, and both come in cheaper prices than Nvidia’s 3080 Ti reference card, which currently costs $1,199.99. Read our review.
Amazon’s latest Echo Dot is currently available for $27.99 in all colors on Amazon and Best Buy, which is the smart speaker’s lowest price yet. It doesn’t get much better than that $22 discount on the base Dot model, but if you’re new to smart home tech, you might want to consider buying the $32.99 plan. $ which associates the fourth generation Dot with an Amazon. Smart plug. The discounted combo gives you easy access to Alexa in your room of choice, with the smart plug offering added functionality to even an old-fashioned device. As well as playing music or asking for the weather, for example, you can tell Alexa to turn on a traditional light you’ve plugged into the smart plug – or even set advanced timers using the Amazon Alexa app on your phone or tablet. Read our review of the Echo Dot here.
Another smart home offering currently available is the Amazon Smart Thermostat, which is currently on sale directly from Amazon for $47.99 ($12 off). The current offer price is the thermostat’s lowest price yet and makes it even better value than it normally is – which is saying a lot given that the excellent device ticks most of the boxes. boxes that an average person needs, even at $59.99.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat is the cheapest smart thermostat you can buy and easily syncs with Alexa, letting you set timers, program schedules and heat or cool your home more efficiently than a thermostat traditional. Of course, since this is Amazon’s ecosystem, you won’t get any Google Assistant functionality or Apple HomeKit compatibility. Amazon wants you to use its services, and a nice, inexpensive thermostat that’s still good at its job is a smart way to do that. Read our review.
Some other Wednesday offers to discover
- LG’s 27-inch 27GN800-B Ultragear – which is currently on sale at 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 is also selling its 240Hz counterpart, the LG 27GN750-B, for a new all-time low of $226.99 ($123 off).
- Pre-orders of volume one and volume two of the next Official Elden Ring Strategy Guide by Future Press are both discounted to $29.99, making owning the full set cost $59.98 as opposed to the original list price of $49.99 per volume. However, it’s not just a strategy guide for the massive game, but an intriguing repository of knowledge that’s sure to turn heads when the first installment arrives later this summer.
- Satechi is offering a sitewide discount ahead of Father’s Day, slashing 20% off USB hubs, multiport 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 right 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 processor, 16GB of memory, and a 1TB SSD. Read our review.