Regular readers know that I rarely post twice in the same day. The only thing that happens less often is me posting about a deal. There are a lot of deals out there and so many deal sites do a much better rounding them up than I ever could.
However, today I’m going for a daily double as I’m going to do both those rare things. Fittingly, I have two deals to share.
The first deal is one you might have already seen. Amazon has put their Echo on sale for $130. However if you add two of them to your cart and use promo code “ECHO2PACK”, they should come up at $160. That’s only for today (7/24/2017), so if you are reading this on some other day… sorry… but move on to the second deal that is available all week.
The $160 price for 2 is $80 a piece (that kind of math is why they pay me the big bucks). I got mine when they first came out taking advantage of the special promo to nab one at $99. For the first time since then, it seems Amazon is making them available cheaper (albeit only if you buy in a little bulk). If you have a big home that can make two of them then great. If not, you can probably put the one you don’t need on Ebay and get around $80 back. If you can’t get $80 back, then the real deal is just to wait and pick up a new one on Ebay for $75. Oh and if you use my Echo link, I may make a few dollars from Amazon at no cost to you.
The second deal is from Aldi. If you don’t have that chain of grocery stores near you, you have my sympathies. Also, you might still want to read on, I predict there might be a flood of these on Ebay.
Aldi has a Crofton Expandable Salad Storage Box and a Crofton Expandable Bento Box each for $3.99. What are these things? Crofton is an Aldi-owned brand. In this case it looks like Crofton bought a bunch of product from Cool Gear and stuck a new label on it… oh and GREATLY lowered the price.
For example, the *cough* Crofton Salad Storage Box looks exactly like this Cool Gear one. Same color and everything. You could pay $13.02 for that product which everyone seems to love, but I’d rather pay $3.99 for something with a different label.
The *cough* Crofton Bento Box looks exactly like this Cool Gear one. There aren’t as many reviews on this one, but if you are at Aldi, you get to hold it in your hand and try it out. I did and may have bought one or two (or maybe not if my wife is reading this). Again, I’d rather pay $3.99 than $15.
What I like best about these is that the middle is a freezer tray. They claim it will keep your food cold for 4 hours, which should be long enough to get to work or for a kid’s lunch. They are both dishwasher safe (top shelf only) and microwave safe (just in case you are the type to microwave your salad).
I’m trying to be more conscious of how much single use plastic I use. I’m hoping that the Bento Box will help me send the kids to school with a lot less wrapping to throw out. We’ll see if it works out.