Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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    10 Super Soakers & Water Toys to Beat the Summer Heat

    With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees in the summer, there’s nothing better than cooling off outside with a water fight. While there are a ton of different water guns and other aquatic toys you can use, we...

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    Here are the tax-free weekends coming up for 15 states

    In addition to saving money on product categories during specific months, 15 participating states have tax-free holidays that will allow you to purchase back to school items without paying additional taxes. However, be aware that there are...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: LEGO Seinfeld

    Releasing on August 1st, 2021 from the LEGO Ideas collection, the LEGO Seinfeld set (21238) is a recreation of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment in the classic 90’s sitcom. Clocking in at 1326 pieces, the apartment design includes the...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Here’s the Top Four Credit Card Rewards for Q3 2021

    While plenty of retailers have their own credit cards to earn a percentage back on a purchase or 0% interest for 6 to 12 months (along with astronomical interest rates if you don’t pay it off each...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Freebie Alert: Windows 11 is going to be free, but there’s a catch

    Announced at a Microsoft press conference yesterday, the software company is making the upcoming revision to the Windows operating system, Windows 11, completely free to download and use if you are already using Windows 10. But there’s...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • How to Score the Best Gaming Deals During This Steam Sale

    Oh, the glorious Steam sale. It pops up a few times a year to empty the wallets of anyone who plays PC games. It’s gotten so popular that competing digital services like Amazon and GreenManGaming run similar...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Here are the times when Prime Day 2021 & other competing sales start

    If you are interested in snagging Prime Day deals (or deals at all the other competing sales), here’s a guide that will help you be online at the right times. Already Active: Best Buy Best Buy has...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Want a $600 wedding venue? Taco Bell has you covered

    If you are looking to save money on exorbitant wedding costs, look no further. Taco Bell’s flagship Cantina in Las Vegas will let you book a venue for $600, provided you can wrap everything up in about...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Privacy PSA: Amazon’s auto-opt in, network hive “Sidewalk” goes live June 8, here’s how to opt-out

    If you are unfamiliar, Amazon is automatically opting in all Echo & Rings device owners into the Amazon Sidewalk hive network. This means Amazon will use a small portion of your Internet bandwidth (80Kbps of your bandwidth,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Target announces digital “Deal Days” sale to compete with Prime Day 2021

    Starting on Sunday June 20 and running through Tuesday June 22, Target will continue their trend of competing with Prime Day sales with a digital sale event. Target will be pushing out sales on electronics, home items,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day 2021

    Amazon Prime Day kicked into high gear over the last four years bringing a barrage of awesome deals. Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2021. What is Amazon Prime Day? Originally playing off...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    What to Buy (and what to avoid) on Memorial Day 2021

    We’ve put together a short list of the best categories of products to find on sale during the Memorial Day weekend promotions as well as the product categories you should avoid until another month. Check it out:...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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