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Get a free Bluetooth headset (after rebate)

The Samsung WEP301 is already a pretty decent deal at $23, but if you don't mind waiting 6-8 weeks, you can get 100 percent of your money back.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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If you don't mind waiting on a rebate, this headset will cost you exactly $0. Adorama

If you're a person who hates rebates, you should probably stop reading right here and just skip down to the bonus deals. They're quite good. Yep, there you go, OK, buh-bye.

Now then. Bluetooth headsets may be a little dorky-looking, but they enable you to keep both hands on the wheel while driving--and I'd rather look dorky than plow into a tree.

Adoroma (a photography-gear site, go figure) has the Samsung WEP301 Bluetooth headset for free. Yep, free.

OK, free eventually. The headset sells for $23 shipped, but there's a $23 mail-in rebate [PDF] that brings your final total to $0. The rebate offer is good until March 31, though it's entirely possible the headset could sell out before then.

CNET hasn't reviewed the WEP301, but the 80-plus user reviews at Amazon are mostly positive. The big complaint seems to be with the ill-fitting plastic earloop, but I think you can ditch that altogether and still maintain a snug fit.

And, hey, it's free, right? So even if you don't love it, you're only out the price of a postage stamp.

Quick note: This is the third or fourth freebie shared by my brother-in-law Charles, himself an eagle-eyed bargain finder from way back. If I had a Cheapskate merit badge to bestow, he'd get one! Great find, bro.

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Bonus deal #2: I also love big TVs. Dell has a 120Hz, 47-inch Vizio VT470M LCD for $779 shipped, including a Vizio wall mount! That's a pretty smokin' deal.