As the first big holiday gathering creeps closer, you’re probably starting to think ahead to what needs to get done in the days beyond the feast. Prepping for more guests, planning for more meals and shopping for gifts. If you haven't gotten a jump on your holiday shopping just yet, not to worry. We've partnered with Walmart on their Deals for Days campaign running all November long to bring you the best of the best savings leading up to the holiday season.
Perhaps you're on the hunt for a portable speaker? Maybe you’ve had your eye on some streaming upgrades for your boo? Walmart has all of those items and more on sale today—don't let these savings pass you by.
A large, 55-inch smart TV for under $200 is an unheard of price, but that's exactly what you'll find at Walmart with this special buy (you'll see it start around $275 at other retailers). It's got 4K resolution and bright, clear colors for lifelike viewing, plus zero blur during action, like the big game. Built-in Roku has all your favorite streaming apps on one home screen and a super simple remote—with half the usual buttons—meaning you won't need a 20-page manual just to change the channel.
It's also a great pick for a kid's room, one reviewer says: "So far I am really enjoying this TV. I put it in my son's room so he could have an updated smart TV which makes things so much easier because I can install whatever streaming services I want and don't have to worry about it. I do like that I can choose what he does and doesn't have access to. The picture is clear and clean, no issues with a glow or pixels being off."
The audio options of yesteryear were incredibly bulky, needed to be plugged in and have a connection to the radio (or stack of CD's) to play songs. But the newest crop of speakers have changed all that, and then some. This wireless, Bluetooth speaker is about the size of a soda bottle (16 oz, not the full liter) and yet the sound quality and range is phenomenal. It can play for 12 hours before needing to be charged and is also waterproof. Noise and echo-cancelling features also make this a solid choice for converse calls.
Still not convinced? Check out this glowing review: "Best portable speaker I’ve ever used & I’m picky. The sound quality is fire! it’s an extremely loud speaker that would be great for a small party or a group of friends, or just one person!"
For anyone familiar with setting up a new printer, you know it's a special kind of headache—the cumbersome software download that never seems to connect on the first try, installation of ink cartridges and confusing panel buttons and instructions. And that's once you get the machine home. For a seemingly small and simple piece of technology, printers are notoriously expensive. You'll get $70 off this wireless Epson printer plus two years' worth of ink included. The high-resolution flatbed scanner and heat-free technology produces clear print quality on nearly all paper types. You can even use voice-activated printing as well as print from your smart devices with the Epson Smart Panel app.
When you have a smart TV, you may not realize the utility of a Google Chromecast, but trust me, it's a necessity. Queueing up your favorite shows from one central device or finding a Youtube video to stream from your phone has never been easier. The device is on sale for one of the lowest prices we've seen at just $18— that's a 40% savings. "I watch a lot of Netflix and YouTube and this is perfect to quickly navigate through and it includes voice command recognition to search for shows and movies across all of my subscriptions like Amazon and HBO... I love the fast start up and in my TV (Samsung) it automatically turns on / off the TV when I just use the included remote." This would be a smart gift for the less-than-tech-savvy folks on your list. Yes, even they can handle it (and will thank you for giving them the push to upgrade their system).
Fast, reliable wireless internet is more than just a nice-to-have—it's a must have. This Netgear router offers up to 2.4Gbps wireless speeds for small to medium-sized homes. And reviews confirm how well it works: "I'm thrilled with this product. We had an old router die on us Friday and I was in a huge rush to get a new one as I had urgent work-from-home tasks I had to complete that night. I picked this router up and plugged it in, less than 10 minutes later I was up and running again with better speed than I had before. Super easy setup, super fast, better stability and range. I love it." And the app makes the experience even better: "The nighthawk app makes the router easy to setup up and monitor. The UI is clear and easy to use and allows you to monitor active users, test connection speeds, and adjust preferences with ease, all from your mobile device...So far the connection has been flawless," said another happy customer.
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