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Multi-deal Monday: Ultrabooks, security software, games, and more!

Among the highlights: free games for iOS, cheap games for PC, and free shipping for all.

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Happy Free Shipping Day, fellow cheapskates. Nearly 1,700 online merchants are offering "free delivery by Christmas Eve," so today might be the ideal day to finish up your holiday shopping.

That said, lots of stores offer free shipping every day, and I have no doubt we'll see lots of other "free shipping in time for Christmas" offers in the days to come, so don't fret too much if you miss FSD.

Today I couldn't decide on a single deal, so instead I rounded up a bunch of good stuff -- a little something for everyone. Take a look:

1. Asus Ultrabook. In the market for an ultrabook, preferably one running Windows 7? Today only, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay has the refurbished Asus Zen UX31 13.3-inch ultrabook for $579.99, plus $4.99 for shipping. Specs include an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD. The only hitch: shipping could take two to three weeks.

The Asus Zen UX13.
The Asus Zen UX13. 1SaleADay

2. Game time! For a limited time, GameFly has cut upward of 75 percent off the price of some great PC games. Among the top picks: Portal 2 for $4.99, Dishonored for $29.99, Civilization V for $7.49, and the Mass Effect trilogy for $29.99.

3. Game time, iOS edition! Today only, Halfbrick Studios is offering all its iOS games for free. Your choices include Age of Zombies, Age of Zombies Anniversary, Blast Off, Fruit Ninja, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, and Monster Mash. These normally range in price from 99 cents to $2.99.

4. Security and utility software. Need to re-up your security suite? Or maybe tune up your PC? For a limited time, Newegg has free-after-rebate deals on Iolo System Mechanic, Panda Internet Security 2013 three-user, Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013 five-user, and other titles. Sure, there are freeware options that work nearly as well, but I always recommend getting commercial stuff when you can, especially if you'd benefit from having tech support at the ready.

Have a safe and peaceful day, my friends.

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