Get a Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board for $77

Ready to get Fit? It's rare to see deals on Nintendo's popular exercise gizmo, but Target slimmed down the price--about 23 dollars' worth.

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The Wii Fit Plus normally sells for $99.99, but Target has it for $77 shipped (plus sales tax).
The Wii Fit Plus normally sells for $99.99, but Target has it for $77 shipped (plus sales tax). Nintendo

Here's something you don't see very often: a deal on the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus. But check out this offer from Target: the Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board for $77 shipped (plus sales tax in most states). It's available in-store and online.

In case you're not familiar with it, Wii Fit works in conjunction with the Balance Board to give you a fun, customizable workout. It measures your weight, checks your posture, and comes with a number of engaging games (like ski-jumping and Rhythm Kung Fu) to help stave off the inevitable exercise boredom.

I was lucky enough to get one for my birthday a couple weeks ago, and I'm secure enough in my manhood to admit I've been digging the yoga exercises. (I'm insecure enough that I'd rather do them in the privacy of my own home than a gawker-filled gym.)

I always thought the Wii Fit was too pricey at $100, though I can see now that this is a substantial piece of hardware. It's heavy, and heavy-duty, not some cheap, flimsy piece of plastic. Thus, $77 seems like a fair price--and a decidedly good deal for anyone starting their holiday gift shopping.

By the way, CNET had mostly good things to say about Wii Fit Plus, and users were even more generous, rating it 4.5 stars out of 5 on average. (Target customers ranked it exactly the same.) In short, most folks really, really like it.

This price appeared in Target's weekly ad, so it should be good at least until the end of the week.

Bonus deal: Speaking of gift items, Borders just cut the price of its Kobo eReader to $99.99. This is the non-wireless model, meaning you need to connect it to your PC to retrieve books. But it has a six-inch screen, so it's a bit larger than the Sony Reader that's been selling at the same price for a while now.