Friday morning jolt: deals at Starbucks, HP, and more(Read article summary)
Get discounts on Starbucks coffee, HP laptops, and more. dealnews compiles a list of the five best deals to take advantage of today.
It's Friday, National Doughnut Day, and Starbucks only charges $1 for some drinks. Can it get any better than this? How about a big price low on a Haier soundbar and wireless subwoofer, one of the cheapest (and coolest) Bluetooth speakers we've seen, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.
Top Coffee Deal
Grande Iced Coffee, Tea, or Starbucks Refreshers Beverage
Store: Starbucks retail locations
Do You Need It?: As if national doughnut day wasn't enough, Starbucks is running a promotion for an iced coffee, iced tea, or Refresher for just a dollar. Even though we saw other drinks for free last week, anyone who's ever ordered a grande anything at Starbucks knows that it's still a bargain.
Top Home Theater Deal
Haier 5.1 160W Sound Bar w/ Wireless Subwoofer
Price: $159.99 plus $4.99 s&h
Lowest By: $134
Do You Need It?: Cyber Monday feels oh so long ago, but we remember that this soundbar system had a great price at the time. Now, it's actually $34 less than that day and definitely the best price we could find now. The 40" soundbar features an iPod/iPhone/iPad dock, 20 watts into six 3" drivers that combine to deliver left-, center-, and right-channel information, and a 2.4GHz wireless 40-watt subwoofer with two 3.5" bass drivers.
Top Audio Deal
Francois et Mimi Trois Bluetooth Speaker
Store: Luzy's Storage Place via Amazon
Price: $14.95 with free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $45
Do You Need It?: Your musical tastes are très sophistiqué, so your speakers should be too. This fancy orb happens to be one of the least expensive Bluetooth speakers we've ever seen. It features hands-free calling, microUSB, and auxiliary input.
Top Kitchen Deal
Cool Gear 28-oz. Water Bottle with Freeze Core 2-Pack
Price: $4.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Do You Need It?: After a long run in the hot sun, the last thing you want is a swig of lukewarm water. (Well, except maybe milk, milk would be a bad choice too.) Keep your water cold as ice with these two 28-oz. bottles, each with a freezable stick and pull-top sipper. You're paying $2.50 a bottle, when just one would typically cost about $12.
Top Laptop Deal
Refurb HP Core i7 Quad 17" 1080p Laptop w/ 12GB RAM
Price: $599.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $159
Do You Need It?: This is a big laptop for a little price. Featuring an Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core CPU, 17.3" 1080p LED LCD, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 8, and more, it's back at the best price we've ever seen for any HP ENVY 17" laptop with a 1080p display. A 90-day HP warranty applies.
Total Savings: At least $358
Molly Griffin is a business analyst manager for dealnews.com, where this article first appeared.