Editors' picks: Best deals, sales for this week

DealNews editors found five deals and sales for readers. For Cole Haan's biannual sale, save up to 50 percent off with an extra 30 percent off. 

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    A Best Buy store in Philadelphia. At Best Buy, students and faculty can save $149 on a MacBook Air with a valid .edu email.
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With a new and long week ahead of us, we're scouring the web looking for anything self-indulgent enough to get us through. Luckily, we've found bright and shiny spoils, including all-time lows on Samsung Galaxy Tab S preorders and the 13" MacBook Air. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

  1. Top Sale
    Cole Haan Biannual Sale
    Store: Cole Haan
    Discount: Up to 50 percent off with extra 30 percent off via "COLLEGE"
    Shipping: $10.95 s&h or free shipping over $150

    Do You Need It?: Looking for a pair of designer kicks on a budget? You can currently nab one of many pairs at an all-time price low at Cole Haan with this coupon code in tow. With the discounts combined, it's the best sale of the year from the designer shoe store and yields many low prices on quality shoes, boots, and sandals. We're liking the discounted Cole Haan Men's Christy Wedge Ghilley Oxford Shoes (pictured) for $69.96 (a $41 low) or the Cole Haan Women's Taylor Wedge Sandals for $83.96 (a $4 low).

  2. Top Laptop Deal
    Apple MacBook Air Haswell i5 Dual 13" Laptop with 6-Month Security (3 PCs)
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $749.99 for qualifying students and faculty with free shipping
    Lowest by: $149

    Do You Need It?: If you're lucky enough to have a valid .edu email address still, then you can grab this MacBook Air at Best Buy for the best price we've ever seen including refurbished units. Plus, it's bundled with 6 months of Titanium Internet Security! Together, they're a massive $149 less than the next cheapest store. The MacBook Air features an Intel Core i5 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, 13.3" 1440x900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt, and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

    (Note that once you enter your email address, you'll receive an email containing a link to a unique code which will bag the discount.)

  3. Top Kids' Deal
    The Children's Place Sale
    Store: The Children's Place
    Discount: 40 percent off site-wide via "FORTY3", stacks with clearance items Shipping: Free shipping

    Do You Need It?: We're always first to discourage you from splashing out big bucks on kids' clothes because of their attraction to everything messy and their incredible ability to stretch at super speeds. Since The Children's Place is offering a wide range of adorable items at low prices during one of its best ever sales, it's the perfect opportunity to keep the spending low when dressing the little ones. Two items to consider are The Children's Place Girls' Fit 'N Flare Floral Dress (pictured) for $8.39 ($17 off) or The Children's Place Boys' Dude Graphic T-Shirt for $4.19 ($6 off).

  4. Top Tablet Deal
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5" 16GB Tablet with $125 in SYWR Points and Cover
    Store: Sears
    Price: $499.99 for SYWR members with free shipping
    Lowest by: $163
    Expires: June 27

    Do You Need It?: If you were thinking of taking the plunge and buying Samsung's new gizmo, then make sure you do at Sears. There, Shop Your Way Rewards members can bag a free cover and $125 in points to spend on a future purchase, making this bundle a current and massive price low by $163. It features Exynos 5 Octa 1.9GHz quad core & 1.3GHz quad core CPUs, a 10.5" 2560x1600 AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, USB, Android 4.4 (Kit Kat), and a 7,900mAh battery. (Note that you must add the cover to cart separately. It's due for release on July 10.)

  5. Top Storage Deal
    Western Digital 1TB Elements 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
    Store: TigerDirect
    Price: $47.99 via coupon "AXJ131206" with free shipping
    Lowest by: $14
    Expires: June 23

    Do You Need It?: Since it's fallen by an additional $7 since May, this hard drive is at an all-time price low. What's more, it's at a pretty reasonable mark for a 1TB model, making it a bargain worthy of any keen virtual hoarder. It provides data speeds up to 5Gb/s and is backwards-compatible with USB 3.0.

    Total Savings: At least $326

Donna Doyle is an associate editor for DealNews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/morning-jolt/

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