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It's $5 Friday: Four deals priced at five bucks or less!

From the Cheapskate: You can barely buy a venti latte for $5, and yet I've got four sweet deals for that or less.

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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Cheeps! It's the weekend, and that means it's time to kick back, put your feet up and relax. Read a book, maybe, or some comics if that's your thing. How about a top-rated game that fits in perfectly with this spooky season?

And, hey, fear not: Not one thing here will cost you more than $5. Sounds impossible, but it's true! Read on...

Playing "The Walking Dead" is better than watching it

I never thought it would happen, but I'm done with "The Walking Dead." The TV show, I mean. What was once a fascinating (and frightening) perspective on the human condition has crossed over into sadistic hyper-violence. No, thank you.

That said, the series helped give birth to some truly excellent games, and one of them is on sale for cheap: For a limited time, GamersGate has The Walking Dead: Season 1 (PC/Mac) for $5. This episodic, five-part action/adventure game unfolds in parallel to the comics and even includes some crossover. (Glenn!)

Let this be your first "Battlefield"

Deep cut! Who knows the reference?

I love sci-fi, especially when it comes in the form of an epic novel. Like this one: For a limited time, Amazon has L. Ron Hubbard's "="" for="" kindle="" $1.99"="">"Battlefield Earth" for Kindle for $1.99. (It's available from Google Play for the same price.)

Here's hoping you never saw the movie, or let the accurate reviews of that awful thing influence your thoughts about the book. Because it's an amazing read, and definitely worth two bucks. Just make sure to clear your calendar: It spans nearly 1,100 pages (in print form, that is).

The Doctor will see you now

Speaking of sci-fi, I'm sure many a Cheapskate reader enjoys "Doctor Who" in its myriad forms. If you're one of them, don't miss Humble Bundle's Doctor Who Comics Bundle, which includes seven DRM-free multi-format digital comics for whatever price you want to pay (anything over $1).

As with other Humble collections, there are other tiers available: If you pay at least $8, you get nine more titles. Hit the $15 mark to receive an additional eight on top of that. So while you can pay less than $5, you may decide you want to pay more. The full collection has a value of over $200. And a portion of the proceeds benefits a very worthwhile charity.

Move your music to other music services

It may be a first-world problem, but it's still a problem: You move from one music service to another, perhaps because you didn't like the selection or found a better deal, then have to recreate all your hard-fought playlists. What a hassle!

Or not, if you use Stamp. This handy service migrates all your playlists between various streaming services. It supports all the major players: Apple, Amazon, Google, Spotify, YouTube and so on.

Normally it runs $9.99, but today you can get Stamp Premium for $4.99. Depending on the size of the music library you're migrating, that could be five bucks very well spent.

Have a great weekend, cheeps! I'll see you back here on Monday with a giveaway you won't want to miss.