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Dealmaster: Grab another year of PlayStation Plus for $40

Dealmaster: Grab another year of PlayStation Plus for $40

EnlargeArs Technica reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on one-year membership cards for Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, which are currently going for…


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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on one-year membership cards for Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, which are currently going for $40 on eBay.

While this is the typical sale price we see for 12-month subscriptions, it’s generally as low as they get for most of the year. (This was their going rate on Prime Day, for instance, and the rare occasions on which they have dropped lower usually involve being a part of a membership program for a particular retailer such as Costco.) For context, Sony itself sells 12-month plans for $60, though it’s not unusual to see them in the high $40 or low $50 range at any given point online.

Just note that this discount applies to physical membership cards, not digital codes, so while you’re paying less, you’ll have to wait a few extra days from shipping. The specific eBay seller here is “neogames,” which isn’t a household name by any means but has received extremely high user ratings over the years, so there’s little reason to expect anything fishy or untrustworthy. And as a reminder, PlayStation Plus memberships are required for online access with most PS4 games and include two free monthly games, as well as various PlayStation Store discounts, as perks. New codes can be stacked on top of existing subscriptions, and there’s been next to no indication that Sony will drop the service in any way with the inevitable launch of the PlayStation 5.

If you’re all set on the PlayStation front, though, we also have big discounts on new Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, Google’s Pixel 3, iPads, and more. Have a look at the full rundown below.

Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.

Table of Contents

  • Top 10 deals of the day
  • Laptop and desktop PC deals
  • Video game deals
  • Gaming deals
  • TV and home entertainment deals
  • Electronics deals
  • Accessories deals

Top 10 deals of the day

  • Sony PlayStation Plus 1-year membership card for $39.99at eBay (normally $49.99).
  • Google Pixel 3 (64GB, unlocked) for $499.99at Amazon and Google Store (normally $699.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,148.95at Lenovo (use code: THINKBIGSALE – normally $1,599.99).
  • 11-inch Apple iPad Pro (64GB, Space Gray) for $649at Walmart and Amazon (normally $749).
  • Aukey PB-Y13 portable battery – 10,000 mAh, 37Wh, 18W USB-C PD for $20.99at Amazon (use code: SIUIHBHOA – normally $29.99).
  • Anker PowerWave Pad wireless charger – 10W for Galaxy phones, 7.5W for iPhones, no AC adapter for $11.99(clip 10% couponand use code: ANKERB03– normally $19.99).
  • Dixit board game for $17 at Amazon (normally $31.49).
  • 65-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV + $300 Dell eGift Card for $1,497at Dell (normally $1,799.99).
  • Amazon Echo Spot smart display for $89.99at Newegg (use code: NEFPCA79– normally $129.99).
  • 55-inch TCL 55S517 4K LED Roku TV for $349.99 at Amazon (normally $399.99).

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,148.95at Lenovo (use code: THINKBIGSALE – normally $1,599.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th gen) 2-in-1 laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,253.45 at Lenovo (use code: THINKBIGSALE – normally $1,749.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop  -Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $674.50at Lenovo (use code: THINKDB3– normally $899.99).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2019) laptop – Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3-inch 2560×1660, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $899.99at Best Buy (normally $1,099).
  • Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2019) laptop – Intel Core i9-9880H, 15.4-inch 2880×1800, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560X for $2,499.99at Amazon (normally $2,699.99).
  • HP Envy x360 15t laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $699.99 at HP (normally $989.99).
  • Education price only: Apple MacBook Air (2019) laptop – Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3-inch 2560×1660, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + Beats Studio3 Wireless Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $999 at Apple (normally $1,349.99).
  • Education price only: Apple MacBook Pro (2019) laptop – Intel Core i5-8279U, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + Beats Studio3 Wireless Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $1,199 at Apple (list price $1,419.99).

Video game deals

  • PS Plus only: Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) for $15.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $24.99).
  • God of War (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $24.99).
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) for $49.99at Target (normally $59.99).
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch) for $29.90at Walmart and Amazon (normally $39.99).
  • Tetris Effect (PS4) for $19.99 at Google Express and GameStop (normally $29.99).
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (Switch, digital) for $17.99at Nintendo eShop (normally $29.99).
  • Mega Man 11 (Switch) for $14.97 at GameStop (normally $24.99).
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch) for $29.99 at Nintendo eShop (normally $59.99).
  • Judgment (PS4) for $39.99 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $59.99).
  • Hitman 2 (PS4) for $29.95 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $37.99).
  • Devil May Cry 5(PS4, XB1) for $39.99at Walmart and Amazon (normally $44.99).
  • Metro Exodus: Day One Edition (PS4, XB1) for $29.99 at Walmart (normally $34.99).

Gaming deals

  • HyperX ChargePlay Quad Nintendo Switch Joy-Con charger for $14.99at Amazon (normally $29.99).
  • Sony PlayStation Plus 1-year membership card for $39.99at eBay (normally $49.99).
  • Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma V2 mechanical gaming keyboard – Razer Green for $89.99 at Amazon (normally $129.99).
  • Cooler Master CK530 mechanical gaming keyboard – TKL, Cherry MX Blue/Brown/Red for $60at Cooler Master (normally $69.99).
  • Oculus Go (32GB) standalone VR headset for $149at Newegg (use code: EMCTDTB32 – normally $199).
  • Dixit board game for $17 at Amazon (normally $31.49).
  • 7 Wonders board game for $29.88 at Amazon (normally $39.95).
  • Pandemic board game for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $35.99).

TV and home entertainment deals

  • 65-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV for $1,448.99at Google Express (use code: CNSUEL– normally $1,799.99).
  • 65-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV + $300 Dell eGift Card for $1,497at Dell (normally $1,799.99).
  • 55-inch TCL 55S517 4K LED Roku TV for $349.99 at Amazon (normally $399.99).
  • 49-inch TCL 49S517 4K LED Roku TV for $299.99 at Amazon (normally $319.99).
  • Roku TV Wireless Speakers (for Roku TVs only) for $149.99at Roku (normally $199.99).

Electronics deals

  • 11-inch Apple iPad Pro (64GB, Space Gray) for $649at Walmart and Amazon (normally $749).
  • 9.7-inch Apple iPad (128GB) for $329at Walmart and Amazon (normally $399).
  • Google Pixel 3 (64GB, unlocked) for $499.99at Amazon and Google Store (normally $699.99).
  • Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB, unlocked) for $599.99at Amazon and Google Store (normally $799.99).
  • Google Home Mini smart speaker for $25 at Google Express (normally $35).
  • Amazon Echo Spot smart display for $89.99at Newegg (use code: NEFPCA79– normally $129.99).
  • Netgear Orbi RBK50 mesh WiFi system for $253.44at Amazon (normally $284.99).
  • Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 portable Bluetooth speaker for $99.99at Google Express (normally $129.99).
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro video doorbell + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart speaker for $169.99at Best Buy (normally $279).
  • Bose SoundSport wired sports earphones for $39 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $49.95).
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X wired headphones for $79at Amazon (normally $99).
  • Bose SoundWear Companion wearable speaker for $149 at Amazon (normally $249).
  • Mackie CR3 3-inch computer speakers for $66.99 at BuyDig (normally $79).
  • Samsung T5 (2TB) portable SSD for $277.99 at Amazon (normally $329.99).
  • Philips Wake-Up Light (HF3520) alarm clock for $75at Walmart and Amazon (normally $104.99).
  • Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB USB turntable for $229at Amazon (normally $299).
  • CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock – 2x Thunderbolt 3, 5x USB-A, 2x USB-C, 1x UHS-II SD, 1x DisplayPort for $249.95 at Apple (normally $309).
  • Garmin Dash Cam 55 car dash cam – 1440p for $149 at Amazon (normally $169.99).
  • Instant Pot Duo 60 6-Qt 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $74.99).

Accessories deals

  • Aukey PB-Y13 portable battery – 10,000 mAh, 37Wh, 18W USB-C PD for $20.99at Amazon (use code: SIUIHBHOA – normally $29.99).
  • Logitech Crayon stylus for iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini for $49.99at Amazon and Google Express (normally $64.99).
  • Anker PowerCore 10000 PD portable battery – 10,000 mAh, 28W, 18W USB-C PD for $29.99at Amazon (use code: ANKERPD335 – normally $45.99).
  • Anker PowerWave Pad wireless charger – 10W for Galaxy phones, 7.5W for iPhones, no AC adapter for $11.99(clip 10% couponand use code: ANKERB03– normally $19.99).
  • Anker Powerline II USB-C to Lightning cable (MFi-certified, 6ft) for $15.99 at Amazon (use code: ANPL2CL6 – normally $19.99).
  • Anker Roav SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM transmitter and car charger – 2x USB-A for $11.79at Amazon (clip $2 coupon– normally $16.99).

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