If the last few years of supply chain issues and shortages have taught us anything, it’s to start your holiday shopping early. So while you may be thinking, "Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet, it’s too early," we’re here to tell you that it’s never too early to make your list, check it twice and save while you're at it.
To help you get a head start on your shopping list, we've partnered with Walmart on their Deals for Days campaign to bring you the items you've been looking for at the lowest prices of the season. When you see an item you love, jump on the savings now and you won’t have to worry about shipping delays later—it will all be waiting under the tree when the time is right.
For the price, this deal on a new Chromebook laptop can't be beat—it's 40% off and checks out for less than $200. It features a 14-inch screen, full keyboard and touchscreen capability. It also has 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and fast charging. The maneuverable screen can be used as a laptop or a tablet. "I love this HP Chromebook x360 it does everything I need and more for work and home task[s]. Great value for your money, It’s light weight, easy to use, and its touch screen function makes the use of the computer easier if you don’t want to use your mouse," said one reviewer.
While all of the deals in this article are top notch, this one deserves a special shoutout. A robot vacuum that is originally $300 is over $180 off—an unheard of price. The machine can move seamlessly from carpet to hardwood and will increase the suction power as needed to effectively clean each type of surface. Sucking up all of the pet hair, crumbs and dust in its wake. It's anti-collision sensors keep it from knocking into your furniture and walls, plus drop-sensing technology prevents it from falling down the stairs. The 4.9 star rating doesn't hurt either, with happy customers reporting, "We have 2 cats and a dog, so keeping up with the vacuuming was getting a little crazy. This vacuum is a lifesaver! I set it to run every other day and it keeps all the tumbleweeds of fur at bay. We have mostly hardwood and tile and it does an awesome job on those surfaces, and I love the mapping feature so I can send it to clean specific spots and set up boundaries under desks with a lot of wires. Plus, it's smart enough to know how to clean efficiently instead of ping ponging off furniture and walls. The app itself is easy to use and makes set up a breeze. I have a lot of other Eufy products and this definitely lives up to my expectations."
If you've been looking for a turntable for yourself or someone on your gift list, this model is the best of all worlds. It can spin your favorite records, but also plays music via Bluetooth. Meaning you can play Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" on vinyl and also stream the Michael Buble version on the same machine. It also features built-in speakers, three speeds, an adjustable pitch control and headphone jack. One five-star reviewer said, "I am so happy with this versatile Cruiser. I love that it not only plays vinyls, but also has a Bluetooth to play music. The built in speakers make the sound so much better. I love using it and how unique it sounds to play music through it. It is very convenient and easy to use."
The set-up is simple with the HP Smart App that guides you through each step. You can also print, scan and copy straight from your phone or computer with the app. The printer purchase includes nine free months of Instant Ink subscription when you activate HP+, meaning you can print up to 700 pages a month and ink will ship to you automatically so you never run out. After 9 months, monthly fees apply unless cancelled, but you'll save up to 50% on replacement ink. You read that right: Fast and clear printing and scanning in black and white or color, plus nine months of ink for 50 bucks is a steal of a deal.
Walmart is known for their everyday low prices and this beloved 19-piece set is no exception. For $60, you get three pans, two pots, lids, a ceramic baking dish and a variety of cooking accessories, like measuring cups and wooden spoons. The pretty teal or red and floral touches elevate this beyond your basic kitchenware and makes it feel totally gift-worthy.
This review tells you all you need to know about how special it is: "Ever since I could make sense of things, I’ve had fond memories of my mom bringing out the ‘good’ cookware and dinnerware sets from her buffet cabinet. I’d know it was Christmas or the arrival of special guests. That was over forty years ago and I intend to continue this tradition with The Pioneer Woman 19-piece cookware and bakeware set. This set is both practical and a ‘head-turner’ as you cannot help but admire it."
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The second annual Merry & Bright Christmas Drone Show saw 160 drones creating Christmas magic in the sky over Grapevine, Texas, on December 3.Michael D Beard recorded a video of the drones creating a variety of visuals, including Rudolph, Santa Claus, Christmas ornaments, gifts, and more.According to Beard, Grapevine is renowned as Texas’s Christmas capital.“Every year the city of Grapevine puts on a holiday show in the city square. This year they used drones instead of fireworks,” he said. Credit: Michael D Beard via Storyful
Fog continued to blanket a swath of southern Arizona, on Tuesday, December 6, an unusual occurrence in the area, according to the National Weather Service.On Monday, the NWS issued a dense fog advisory for the Phoenix area, for the first time in nearly a year.Arizona State Climatology said that the state has, on average, less than five “dense fog days” a year.Video posted by Cisco Sevilla, which he said was captured on Monday, shows heavy fog in Yuma. Credit: Cisco Sevilla via Storyful
IT is deeply regrettable that Sir Keir Starmer has apparently reneged on his agreement, made in 2020, that a Holyrood majority be justification for a second independence referendum, but this is increasingly his modus operandi—give his word then breach it (“Keir Starmer pledges ‘change within the UK’ for Scotland”, December 2).