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Save up to 30% on Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets and keep your sanity on your next family road trip

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All Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets are now on sale.
All Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets are now on sale.

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“Are we there yet?”

We all know how this goes. You just started a six-hour road trip to grandma’s house, when one of your kids asks that dreaded, four-word question after only 30 minutes into the drive. 

Instead of feeling like the rest of the five-and-a-half hours is going to test your limits as a parent, just hand your child a Fire Kids Edition tablet from Amazon and keep your sanity during a long drive. They’ll love the screen time and you can feel good knowing that it’s educational content. 

SEE ALSO: These are the best tablets for kids right now

Right now you can save up to 30% on all three of the Fire Kids Edition tablets, which are wrapped in “kids-proof” cases that come in three colors: blue, pink, and yellow. With deep parental controls, you can also have the peace of mind knowing that your children aren’t going to stumble across unsafe and X-rated material. 

Trust us, your next road trip is going to go a lot smoother when your kids get their hands on these tablets. Now they can watch all the kid-friendly videos and play all the fun games their little hearts desire. Best of all: if they break them within two years of purchase, Amazon will just flat out replace them. Now that’s a parenting win.

To get the most bang for your buck, the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet offers your children Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a service that features more than 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, and games made just for kids. It also features educational apps and games with your children’s favorite characters from Disney, Nickelodeon, and PBS.

In addition, the Fire 7 Kids Edition — which has up to 8 hours of battery life — is powered with a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor with 1GB of memory, 16GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256GB, and a non-HD 7-inch display. This means you kids won’t get bored with all of this kid-friendly content available. It’s also wrapped in a colorful “kid-proof” case, so the tablet will always be protected from drops, spills, and hits with Amazon’s two-year “worry-free” guarantee. You know how kids are with things like this. You’ll be thankful for the case after your kids drops it off their bed.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition features the same bells and whistles as the Fire 7. However, the HD 8 Kids Edition features a display that’s HD, slightly more memory at 1.5GB, more storage at 32GB (expandable up to 400GB), and more battery life of up to 10 hours.

The tablet also comes with a one-year subscription of FreeTime Unlimited (after the first year, you have to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership to continue) and the online retail giant’s two-year “worry-free” guarantee. If the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition gets damaged for any reason, Amazon will replace the unit free of charge with no questions asked. We think the tablet is completely worth the price, especially if it’s on sale.

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is just like the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only with a larger 10.1-inch full HD display, 2GB of memory, and 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256GB. It also features a FreeTime setting that gives your children access to selected apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Minecraft, only after they’ve finished their daily reading assignments and spent some time with educational apps and games.

One of the best things about all three of the Fire Kids Edition tablets is they all include parental controls, so you can decide how much time they’re spending on educational and fun apps and games. If you have more than one child, you can also set age restrictions to separate content and apps for a four-year-old and a 12-year-old. In addition, you can also keep your kids away from any unauthorized websites, apps, and in-app purchases, so junior doesn’t accidentally spend $500 on Minecraft loot. 

MacBook Pro and MacBook Air on sale via Amazon, plus shop deals on refurbished models too

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Save on MacBooks.
Save on MacBooks.

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While they’re worth every penny, MacBooks are notorious for being really expensive. Spending upwards of $1,500 or more on a laptop just doesn’t fit into the budgets for many people. 

However, every now and then, retailers like Amazon have amazing deals on new and refurbished models that are definitely worth your time and attention. 

SEE ALSO: Best cheap laptops — 10 options for less than $500

Today is one of those days: You can save up to 64% on both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, both new and refurbished.

Don’t let that “refurbished” tag scare you away, though. Apple makes sure that refurbished models are just as fresh and clean as the brand new ones thanks to detailed inspections, testings, and repairs. You might not get a laptop in its original box, but the MacBook waiting for you inside is as high quality as a new one. Please note that all refurbished models listed here are certified from Apple.

Armed with a Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, the Apple MacBook Pro (2017) packs a punch for pro level users like creatives and video editors. The laptop features a 13-inch Retina display, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 8GB of memory, 128GB SSD storage, two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, and Apple’s world class TouchBar for quick and customizable settings. With up to 10 hours of battery life, you’ll spend more time creating something great, while saving more money with this deal.

Apple completely re-designed the MacBook Air with smaller bezels and smaller build inside of a compact, yet powerful, design. The tech company included a 13-inch retina display on this model, which is the first time Apple made a MacBook Air with a clear and crisp display like this. Powered with a Dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 617, the all-new MacBook Air is a deceptively speedy machine with 8GB of memory and 128GB of SSD storage. This model also features up to 12 hours of battery life for better productivity.

Priced at just $449.97, the older model of the MacBook Air is still one of the most popular workhorse machines from Apple. With an 11.6-inch backlit LED screen, the MacBook Air features 4GB of memory with 128GB of flash storage and powered with a Dual-Core Haswell 4th-Gen Intel Core i5 Processor and Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz. In addition, the model runs the latest MacOS X Mojave. Though it’s not the latest model hardware, it does run the latest Apple operating system.

You can save 64% on this Apple MacBook Pro model with 4GB of memory, 500GB of storage, and a 13.3-inch LED display that’s powered with a 2.5 GHz Core i5 dual-core processor and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics card. It’s a much older model from 2012, but that sales price is too good to pass up, especially since Apple still supports it for the latest version of MacOS X Mojave.

Save 19% on this refurbished Apple MacBook Air model powered with Intel Core i5 Dual-Core and integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000. The laptop also features 8GB of memory, 128GB of SSD storage, and a 13.3-inch “glossy” display. This is the late 2015 model, which is the most common of all older models of the Apple MacBook Air. This is a workhorse for productivity.

Last, but not least, you can save $100 on this Apple MacBook Air from 2017. Powered with a Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and Intel HD Graphics 6000, you can get the most bang for your buck with this model because it’s only a year-and-a-half old and discounted to move. It features 8GB of  memory and 128GB of SSD storage, so Apple didn’t skimp on the internals. The laptop also features two USB 3.0 ports, so you don’t have to worry about getting an adaptor for USB-C ports for your accessories like the all-new MacBook Air.

Xbox games on sale: Save on ‘PUBG,’ ‘Spyro,’ ‘Overwatch,’ plus One S and One X console bundles

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Save up to $30 on the games you've been waiting for.
Save up to $30 on the games you’ve been waiting for.

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Hey team Xbox, today’s your lucky day: Walmart and Amazon have a ton of games, console bundles, and accessories on sale to get your gaming setup all pimped out for 2019. 

If you were wondering, all Xbox One games are playable on the Xbox One S and X — they can even play Xbox 360 games if you’ve been hoarding any of those.

The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s newest release and offers a true 4K gaming experience (if you’re familiar with PC gaming, the One X gives the Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card a run for its money). The Xbox One S is still a badass media powerhouse, it just isn’t inherently a 4K console — but unless you’re really hyped about graphics, you probably won’t notice.

The other huge difference? Price. The One S is significantly cheaper (like, nearly half the price of the $500 One X) and gives customers on a budget a step in the door. 

Most of these bundles on sale (like this insanely popular PUBG one) were made specifically for the holidays and won’t be sold together anymore once they’re sold out, so this your last-minute chance to get a console plus a free game.

If you’re just looking to expand your game collection, you can save up to $30 (nearly 40%!) on hot hits like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Overwatch, Madden NFL 19, as well as on official Microsoft controllers and other accessories.

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MacBooks, Instant Pots, Beats headphones, Cuisinart dutch ovens, and more deals for Jan. 15

Who said Tuesdays have to be boring? Let’s spice up your day with these amazing sales from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. We found the best deals on computer accessories and laptops, kitchen gear from Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and Breville, and Amazon devices for the whole family.

We also rounded up a few deals from Udemy, a company that offers thousands of online courses that can extend your education into adulthood. All courses are now on sale starting at $11.99.

Here are the best deals from across the internet for Jan. 15:

Computer, laptop, and home office deals

Give your home office the glow-up it deserves. There are a lot of great deals on computer accessories and laptops, such as save $59 on an LG 27-inch gaming monitor (priced at $169.99) from the PCMag Shop, as well as save $99 on the new MacBook Air (priced at $1,100) and save a whopping $349 on a refurbished MacBook Air model (priced at $450). 

Kitchen gear

In the kitchen, you can save up to 45% on select cast iron cookware from Cuisinart and save $73 on Instant Pot DUO50 (priced at $157.85).

Amazon devices on sale

Amazon has deals on their own devices, such as save $30 on the Fire 7 Kids Edition (priced at $69.99) and save $20 on an Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Sengled Smart Bulb Kit bundle (also priced at $69.99).

Deals on Udemy courses

Looking to tackle a new career in 2019? Udemy offers thousands of great online courses for just about every field and subject. All courses are on sale starting at $11.99.


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Save $430 on the Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum on Amazon

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This robot vacuum gets in all your home's nooks and crannies.
This robot vacuum gets in all your home’s nooks and crannies.

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Vacuuming is definitely not the worst household chore, but wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to do it? Enter robot vacuums. 

If you haven’t hopped on the robot vacuum train or you’re just in the market for a new one, you’re in luck. Amazon has the Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum on sale for $769, which is $430.99 less than regular price. The Samsung vacuum typically goes for $1,199.99, so getting it for less than a thousand dollars feels like a steal.

The Samsung POWERbot R9350 has powerful suction that produces optimal cleaning results, delivering 70x more powerful cleaning compared to conventional robot vacuums with a circular design. Because the Samsung has squared off edges it is able to clean corners that circular robot vacuums can’t.

The Samsung POWERbot R9350's powerful suction works on any floor surface.

The Samsung POWERbot R9350’s powerful suction works on any floor surface.

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You can use your phone to set your vacuum’s cleaning schedule and route. The app works remotely, so you don’t even have to be in your home to start your POWERbot. If you have an Echo product, you are able to control the Samsung vacuum with Alexa commands. You can also point the POWERbot’s remote at spots on your floor and the vacuum will follow and clean the path you direct. (Magic!)

Samsung’s official website lists the POWERbot R9350 at 40% off or $799 and Walmart has a sale price of $789.99, but you get the best deal on Amazon with a sale price of $769.