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Best Deals for Thursday 05/20/2010

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Twitter for iPhone / iPod touch FREE

The iTunes App Store offers downloads of Twitter for iPhone / iPod touch for free. Formerly known as Tweetie, that's a $3 drop.

Altitude for PC or Mac FREE

This weekend, Valve offers downloads of Altitude for Windows or Mac for free (multiplayer only) via its Steam service. You'll have to register for a Steam account to have access to the download. Deal ends May 23. Two free games of bowling daily for kids offers two games of bowling for free every day this summer for kids at participating centers. (Age limits are set by local bowling alleys.) For adults and older kids, also offers a two games a day package for up to four adult family members for a 1-time payment of $24.95.

Best $10 and Under Deals

Plush Octopus Tissue Holder $4 offers the Octopus Plush Tissue Holder for $3.99 with free shipping. This plush cover holds one normal roll of "tissue", meaning toilet paper. It's available in red, pink, black, or blue, but color selection is random.

Authentic Mallard T-Shirt $6 + $2 s/h offers the Authentic Mallard T-Shirt in five colors (Blue pictured) for $5.99 with $1.99 for shipping. It's available in sizes S, M and XL. Note that sizes XXL and XXXL are also available for 99 cents more.

USB Keyboard Vacuum $4 offers this USB Keyboard Vacuum for $4.95. Coupon code MC15 cuts it to $4.21 with free shipping. It comes with two attachments: a brush and a flexible rubber tip for getting in between keys. Coupon ends May 22.

Compact Compass $0.49 offers this Compact Compass for $1.99. Coupon code MLCK248047052055AL1 drops it to 49 cents with free shipping. It measures about 1". Coupon ends after 1,000 orders.

Best Video Games Deals

Microsoft Store coupon: 50% off Xbox 360 games

Microsoft Store takes 50% off a selection of Xbox 360 games via coupon code CLR-MSFT-Games-50%. Shipping starts at $4.99. Some best bets: Ghostbusters: The Video Game for Xbox 360 for $9.98, Lego Star Wars Complete Saga for Xbox 360 for $9.98, The Orange Box for Xbox 360 (pictured) for $9.98.

Best DVD Deals

Blu-ray movies for $8 + $2 s&h

Fry's Electronics offers several Blu-ray movies for $7.99 each, with $1.99 shipping. That's at least 33% off. The deals:

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula on Blu-ray (pictured) for $7.99
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • The Pink Panther on Blu-ray for $7.99 Run Lola Run on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • Donnie Brasco on Blu-ray for $7.99 Wolf on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • The Grudge on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • The Replacement Killers on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • Universal Soldier: The Return on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • The Scorpion King on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • Rudy on Blu-ray for $7.99
  • Serenity on Blu-ray for $7.99

Best Audio Deals

5-in-1 Wireless Headphones with FM radio $10 + $4 s/h

Today only, offers these 5-in-1 Wireless Headphones for $9.95 with $3.99 for shipping. Features include a built-in FM radio, transmitter base with microphone, and more.

Onkyo 7.1 Home Theater Speaker System $173

6th Avenue Electronics offers the Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System for $180.43. Apply coupon code AFL4COUPON to drop it to $173.22 with free shipping. The system features 130 watts per channel into seven channels. It includes left and right front, surround and surround back, and center-channel speakers, as well as a 230-watt powered 10" subwoofer.

Best Accessories Deals

Vera Bradley Sale: 50% to 70% off select bags and accessories

Vera Bradley still cuts 50% to 70% off a selection of handbags and accessories in its sale section. (To see the discounted price, select one of the colors from the "Colors on Sale" section on each product page.) Shipping starts at $8. Get the Vera Bradley Lisa B Shoulder Bag (pictured) for $29.

Best Shoes Deals

Deer Stags shoes $17 + $7 s/h offers a selection of Deer Stags men's and women's shoes for $16.95 or less. That's 40% to 76% off. Shipping is $6.95. Get the Deer Stags Men's Okema Boots in Black (pictured) or Dark Brown for $16.95 plus $6.95 for shipping. They're available in sizes 7.5 to 13.

Nike Men's Shox Heritage SI Running Shoes $60 + $8 s/h

Finish Line offers the Nike Men's Shox Heritage SI Running Shoes in three colors for $69.98. (They're on the bottom row.) Apply coupon code MAYSHOES to drop them to $59.98. Shipping adds $7.99, or choose in-store pickup. They're available in sizes 8 to 13. Coupon expires May 31.

Timberland Men's Block Island Slip-On Shoes $30 + $6 s/h offers the Timberland Men's Block Island Slip-On Shoes in Brown for $29.97 plus $5.99 for shipping. They're available in select sizes from 8 to 13.

Best Apparel Deals

Eddie Bauer Clearance Sale: Up to 65% off

Eddie Bauer continues to cut up to 65% off select men's and women's apparel, bags, and gear in its Clearance Sale. Shipping and handling starts at $7.95 and sales tax is added where applicable.

Skechers Spring Sale: Up to 50% off shoes and apparel

Skechers cuts up to 50% off a selection of men's, women's, and kids' shoes and apparel during its Spring Sale. Even better, Skechers VIP Club members receive free shipping on all orders. (

Membership is free



Best Computer Peripherals Deals

IOGEAR Multimedia Wireless Keyboard $39 offers the IOGEAR Multimedia Wireless Keyboard for $38.95 with free shipping. This 2.4GHz keyboard features a laser trackball, scroll wheel, 19 multimedia hotkeys, on/off switch for battery conservation, and more. It requires two AA batteries (included). Note that while this keyboard is Mac compatible, the multimedia hot keys are not supported.

Lenovo Multimedia Remote w/ Keyboard $36

Lenovo offers its Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard for $59.99. Apply coupon code USPCMY36336 to drop it to $35.99 with free shipping. This is a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard with built-in trackball, suitable for an HTPC.

Best Luggage Deals

AJ Kitt Signature Backpack $15

5StarDeal via eBay Daily Deal offers the AJ Kitt Signature Backpack in Black for $14.99 with free shipping. It features a 1,200-denier nylon construction, four zippered pockets, four mesh pockets, and more. Up to 75% off + extra 20% off cuts up to 75% off select luggage during its current sale. Plus, coupon code MDAY20 cuts an extra 20% off. with free shipping.

Best Kitchen Deals

FoodSaver Cordless Handheld System $9 + $6 s/h offers its FoodSaver FreshSaver Cordless Handheld Vacuum Sealer Kit for $29.99. Use coupon code E0FV70FS to get it down to $9. Shipping is $5.95. It includes a charging stand, two deli containers, five 1-quart vacuum zipper bags, and five 1-gallon vacuum zipper bags.

Best Laptop Deals

HP G60t Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz 16" Laptop $380 + $9 s/h

The HP Home & Home Office Store offers its HP G60t Pentium Dual-Core 2.1GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook, for $429.99. Use coupon code NBC629184 to get it to $379.99. Shipping is $19. Features include an Intel Pentium T4300 2.1GHz processor, 15.6" 1366x768 widescreen LCD with BrightView, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, dual layer DVD burner with LightScribe, integrated microphone, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.