Well, that was a much-needed rest and refreshment–but all good things must come to an end. We’re still in transit back to our home, but I wanted to make sure you didn’t go any longer without at least this cream of the crop deals. We’ll be back full-speed on Monday and I’ve got some exciting giveaways lined up, so stay tuned!
Hey all–since MDM Deals launched threeish years ago, I don’t think I’ve missed more than one consecutive days of deals. Until now 🙂. I’m currently on my first vacation in over 2 years with my family and that means for MDM Deals too. I MAY post if there’s a monster-killer-amazing deal but I intend to try to fight that impulse this next week 🙂.
Thanks for being fans and for all the support and interest! I’ll be back before you know it.
Best Buy is running a promotion right now that if you buy an App Store & iTunes gift card at full price, you can get a second (equal or lesser value) card for 25% off! If you get two gift cards of the same value, that makes for a functional 12.5% discount which is a pretty great discount!
Note: If you get or use the Best Buy credit card like I do, you also get an additional 5% back in credit card points, making this effectively a 17.5% discount! Sign up today, it only takes minutes!
You can choose either physical cards or digital (emailed) cards. Limit 1 redemption per customer, for a limited time (not sure how long that is, so move fast!)
P.S. You can get an additional 10% off by joining StackSocial’s newsletter. It’s pretty spammy, so I don’t recommend it, but it’s easy enough to unsubscribe and that may be worth an extra 10% off to you!
A fantastic way to save money on Apple Music, iCloud storage, expensive apps, subscriptions, and other things that don’t go on sale is to load up on App Store & iTunes gift cards when they go on sale. I’m excited to say that there is now a fantastic way you can save up to 33% off gift cards–that is the largest discount I have ever seen on gift cards, so definitely a great time to load up! That means you’ll functionally get everything else you iTunes at 33% off–what a steal! Here’s how to get your discount:
Second, select an iTunes gift card in any denomination, $25-$100. They’re already discounted 5.6%.
Third, use code BOLT at checkout for an extra 7% off. If your order is more than $100 and this is your first order, use code 10EXTRA for an extra $10 off. (FYI, if you spend $100-$150, you’ll save most with code 10EXTRA, but if you spend more than $150, you’ll save more using code BOLT.*)
That’s it! You’ll receive an email within 24 hours with the gift card redemption code(s) you purchased! Enjoy your discount!
Update: the code BOLT is good for today only. Move fast so you don’t miss out!!!
Update 2: I received a report that the 10EXTRA code does not work with the $5 referral cash. You can still use the code BOLT, though, for up to 32% off!
Update 3: If you have trouble checking out, make sure you’re not running Ghostery or other blockers and it should work fine.
Update 4: Don’t try to make the purchase on a VPN or it will automatically flag & cancel your transaction.
*For you math nerds:
$25 card – 5.6% (standard discount) = $23.50 – 7% (code: BOLT) = $21.85 – $5 (referral code: MMILLER6310) = $16.85 out of pocket for $25 = 32.8% off
$125 card = 5.6% (standard discount) = $118 – $10 (code: 10EXTRA) = $108 – $5 (referral code: MMILLER6310) = $103 out of pocket for $125 = 17.6% off
$150 card = 5.6% (standard discount) = $141.60 – $10 (code: 10EXTRA) = $131.60 – $5 (referral code: MMILLER6310) = $126.60 out of pocket for $150 = 15.6% off
$175 card = 5.6% (standard discount) = $162.20 – 7% (code: BOLT) = $152.95 – $5 (referral code: MMILLER6310) = $147.95 out of pocket for $175 = 15.4% off
Note: In case it wasn’t obvious, links on this page include referral codes which give you and me $5 when you signup. That referral bonus helps me keep this site up and running! Thanks!
Tropico 4: Gold Edition (💻) The 4th installation in the immensely popular strategy/political thriller game ; 44% off, was $17.99, now $9.99!
A thief or a natural disaster can take out your computer & backup at one time. You need an off-site backup. You need this week’s sponsor, Backblaze. I use, love, & recommend their unlimited, secure, hassle-free, automatic, off-site backup and you can check it out today for a 100% free trial!
My heart sunk into my chest and I couldn’t believe it. One mistake transferring files to my new computer…and I had lost every single one of my photos. Gone. Poof. Irretrievable. Not on my computer–or on my backup drive (still don’t understand why). 30,00 photos gone. My wedding. My kids’ birth. Hilarious moments as babies that I wouldn’t remember without that video. Our old house my son constantly misses. Memories I could never get back.
But thanks to Backblaze, I did. A couple days later, with a FedExed hard drive from Backblaze, all the photos were restored. They saved my digital life–and that’s why I reached out to them to sponsor MDM Deals. I am so excited they agreed, because it’s a rare service that everyone should use. Seriously. Read why below–and how you can get a free trial as a MDM Deal fan!
The data on your computers is incredibly precious–a preciousness I didn’t realize until I realized how many memories were gone when my photos were lost. Unfortunately, backing up your files can be a hassle, which is why most people don’t do it. I had a friend who lost his entire customer database because he kept pushing off the backup he knew he had to do…6 months later, without a backup, a lightning strike fried everything. Remembering to backup isn’t enough, you need a backup that works brainlessly, automatically, in the background, constantly.
But it’s not enough to have a local backup, because there’s tons of ways you can lose your backup AND your computer at the same time. My Mom lost both when a pipe broke above her desk. Thieves will steal both. Natural disasters destroy both. Ransomware attacks connected drives. You not only need an automatic backup, you need it to be offsite in a separate location.
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Unlimited & unthrottled backups. For real. I still can’t believe they can do this, but they do and it’s awesome. Not only will they backup your computer without limit, but they’ll backup connected external drives too. Such a steal. I’ve got about 2TB backed up, but Backblaze has over 750 petabytes total backed up.
Automated peace of mind. It doesn’t matter where I am or whether I have my Time Machine drive with me, Backblaze backs me up automatically in the background. Set it and never not be backed up again.
Security you can bank on. Backblaze not only supports two-factor authentication but enables your own encryption key. If you use this optional feature, no one but you can read your data–it doesn’t matter if Backblaze is issued a subpoena, is hacked, or has a rogue employee, your data is safe.
Restore with ease. I can’t count the number of times I’ve restored files with Backblaze. It is super simple: download files in your browser or, if the files are large–like my entire photo library–they can even next-day ship you a hard drive with your files. Return the drive within 30 days and you pay nothing. That’s what I did–seamless and easy. So easy, in fact, that people have recovered over 35 billion files with Backblaze. That’s a lot.
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