We already knew that the Google was bundling in $20 in Google Play credit with the Chromecast for the holidays, but Best Buy is currently adding in an additional $20 in credit on top of that. This means that you're literally paying $30 to get $40 on Google Play, and a Chromecast thrown in for good measure.

Update: We're hearing from a few of you that the Google Play credit isn't showing up in the Google Offers page when you register the Chromecast. You'll still get the $20 from Best Buy, plus some goodies from Google like a free X-Men movie, two months of Hulu+, and three free months of Google Play Music All Access regardless, so it's a good deal no matter what, but keep in mind that your mileage may vary.

Best Buy's $20 credit will be emailed to you after purchase. To claim the other $20, register your device with Google by December 21, and claim the special offer. [Google Chromecast + $40 in Google Play Credit, $30]


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This Lightning cable is twice as long as Apple's, and yet it costs $7 less. [ iClever MFi Certified 6' Lightning Cable, $12 with code HISCORD4]


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Panasonic's GM1 Micro 4/3 shooter is one of the smallest compact system cameras out there, but according to Reframe, "the quality matches the more expensive, and larger, Panasonic GX7, which is among the best micro four-thirds cameras available." It also uses an electronic shutter, which is completely silent, and can go all the way to 1/16,000 of a second.

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$498 is by far the best price we've ever seen on this camera, and it represents an unusually large discount for such a new camera. [ Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1KS Compact System Camera with 12-32mm Silver Lens, $498]


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If regular pegboard just won't do for organizing your garage or tool shed, this galvanized steel ought to do the trick. [ Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer Kit, $55]


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We rarely see hard drive deals for better than $30/TB. [ Seagate Expansion 4TB USB3 External Hard Drive, $120]


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In case you missed it last week, you can currently take 25% off (up to $10) any print book that Amazon sells with code BOOKDEAL25. We put together a list of our favorites over here, but Amazon basically sells every book there is, so you should be able to find something you want. Today is the last day of the sale. [Amazon]


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Have a free movie for the holidays, courtesy of Google Play. [ FREE Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]


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ThinkGeek has some great gift ideas for the nerds in your life, and a lot of their most popular items are discounted today. Plus, free shipping! [Think Geek is Having an Everything Sale | Free Shipping with Code SHIPUS]


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Need something to do with your family this holiday season? Amazon's holding a big board game sale, today only. Over 2 dozen titles available. [Amazon]


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Logitech makes some of the most popular computing peripherals around, so you should have no trouble finding a new toy in today's Amazon Gold Box.

The Performance Mouse MX was the overwhelming favorite desktop mouse among Lifehacker readers, and the M510 ran away with the title of best budget mouse as well. Really though, you can't go wrong with anything in this sale, so shop away. These would all make great gifts as well. [Amazon]

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Amazon's running a bonus Gold Box deal on the highly rated V-Moda Crossfade M-80 headphones, today only. You can score a pair in black or white for just $80, which is $10 less than the previous record low price.

So what's so great about these? For starters, they're practically indestructible. The headband is rated for up to 10 flat bends, the cord is wrapped in kevlar, and the whole product is designed to survive 60 drops from head height onto solid concrete.

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Beyond that, reviewers almost universally praise these cans' sound quality, and you can even buy customizable face plates to make them your own. As with all Gold Box deals, this price is only valid today, or until sold out. [V-Moda Crossfade M-80 Headphones, $80]


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Most good Mac deals tend to be on Apple's laptops, but today, it's the desktops' turn. Apple's Mac Pro, Mac Mini, and Retina iMac are all on sale today at B&H, with discounts ranging all the way up to $800.

Your savings will vary depending on your configuration, but these are all solid deals if you're in the market for a desktop. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go drool over that Retina iMac.


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Destiny's not a perfect game, but it's pretty addictive, and Bungie has been updating it constantly . In fact, it's one of Kotaku's 12 bests for both the PS4 and Xbox One. If you still haven't picked up your copy, Amazon has them for half price on both current gen consoles, today only. That's better than finding a new loot cave. [Destiny (PS4/One), $30]

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Speaking of Destiny, Best Buy is selling the Glacier White PS4 Destiny bundle at a $50 discount today, and even throwing in a free copy of Killzone Shadow Fall for good measure. [ Sony Glacier White PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle plus Killzone Shadow Fall, $400]

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Bonus: Here's another option. [PS4 Console + Camera, The Last of Us Remastered, and a game of your choice, $400]

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Today on Amazon, take an extra 20% off Chemical Guys microfiber towels, mitts, and sponges. Your discount will be shown at checkout. [20% off Chemical Guys Microfiber Products]

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If you've been procrastinating on your holiday shopping, and need to pick up a new e-reader, tablet, or streaming box, today's almost certainly going to be your last chance to save on an array of Amazon gadgets before Christmas.

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We've seen slightly better deals on most of these, but you're still looking at solid savings of $20 or more across the board. Let us know what you think of these in the comments!

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Need to charge a lot of gadgets at once? You're in luck today.

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USB battery packs are my favorite generic holiday gift. They're useful to literally everyone, they offer a tremendous amount of utility for a modest amount of money, and it still seems like most non-nerds aren't fully aware that they exist. If you have anyone on your shopping list that could use one, here's a great deal.1

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For a limited time, you can get a 13,000mAh Anker E4 for just $24 with code ANKERCM1, matching a Black Friday lightning deal. That's enough juice to charge up your average smartphone 4-5 times over, and is great for long flights, camping trips, power outages, and general battery life paranoia. Anker battery packs are among the most popular items we list, and they all carry stellar review averages. [Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery,$24 with code ANKERCM1]

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You could probably stand to vacuum more, and this week we're taking your nominations for the best tool for vacuuming better. Which vacuum is the best, and which features matter the most to you?


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