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Cheeps! After yesterday's deal dry-spell, I'm happy to have some great stuff today. And to whet your appetite for next week, there's a seriously sweet giveaway coming Monday. I won't say exactly what it is, but it rhymes with Bloogle Blixel Blexel Boo. Oh, and blee bleer of blervice. You're blelcome!
Here in Michigan, it's a snow day, to be followed by two more days of heavy downfall. So guess who's gonna be out running the snowblower all weekend? That's right: the kids! I don't keep them around just because they're cute.
Of course, I'm not totally heartless; I'm going to make sure they're wearing a Torch 2.0 Coat Heater to help keep them roasty-toasty. Because, let's face it, winter is harsh, and the only way to show it who's boss is with science.
This excellent gadget normally sells for $99.95, but for a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get the Torch 2.0 Coat Heater for $69.95, plus $2.99 for shipping. That's after applying promo code torch10 at checkout.
The Torch is a rechargeable three-zone heating system that uses Velcro pads to stick to the inside of your coat. A single button toggles between its three different heat settings; its battery is good for up to four hours of operation, according to the Torch folks.
Interestingly, that 6,000mAh power pack employs a standard USB port, so if you don't need heat, you can plug in your phone for coat-powered charging. My advice: Hack this sucker by swapping in a two-port, higher-capacity charger, one that can handle phone and coat duty at the same time, while running longer for both.
For example, this Lenovo 2-port mobile charger offers 10,000mAh of juice for $19.99. But pretty much any power bank that fits in the Torch's pocket should do the trick.
I haven't tried the Torch myself, nor have I found any reviews worth mentioning, but over at Amazon, about a dozen customers rated it 4.5 stars out of 5. (ReviewMeta's adjusted rating: 4.4 stars.) I think if you dislike the cold weather as much as I do, this would be a great way to help tolerate it.
Bonus deal: Given that we're going to be shut in all weekend, we need movies to watch. Thankfully, iTunes is once again serving up some Oscar-related deals, with various 4-movie award-winning bundles priced at $20 each.
For example, the Contemporary Best Pictures bundle includes "Argo," "Chariots of Fire," "The Departed" and "Unforgiven" -- a pretty nice collection for 5 bucks apiece. But so serious! How about four classic musicals instead: "An American in Paris," "Gigi," "Singin' in the Rain" (one of my all-time favorites) and "The Great Ziegfeld."
You're not into the whole Apple/iTunes ecosystem? No problem: Thanks to, you can buy these movies and watch them on your Roku box, Android device or wherever.
Bonus deal No. 2: Of course, maybe you'd prefer an Apple TV box...especially if it's free?
Sort of: When you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now for $105, you'll get an Apple TV 4K 32GB for free. (Pro tip: Cashback service Ebates is offering a $16 rebate, bringing your net cost down to $89!)
To get this deal, you need to use either Google Chrome or Safari. Don't ask me why, but Edge and Firefox aren't supported.
In a supported browser, click Redeem & Stream, create an account (it's for new subscribers only, unsurprisingly), select the Live a Little tab and then click Continue with this plan. When you hit the add-ons page, click Skip for now, choose the Apple TV 4K and click Add to plan. You should see a final price of $105 on the checkout page.
Make sure to mark your calendar to cancel DirecTV after three months -- unless you decide you like it, of course.
Incidentally, the Apple TV 4K 32GB would cost you $179 if purchased directly from Apple; it's currently $150 at Best Buy. Here you're getting one for $105, along with three months of DirecTV Now's 60-live-channels plan. Pretty darn good!
Bonus deal No. 3: Need phone repair, but don't have time to go to a repair shop? Check out today's deal over at Business Bargain Hunter. You can save $15 on a repair that's done in your home or office!