Friday is finally here and we're celebrating the best way we know how: spending self-indulgently and frugally. We've spotted a host of free apps at Amazon for those who can't afford the splurge and the cheapest adidas women's jacket we've ever seen. These deals and more are in today's list of fiveEditors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.
Top Apps Deal
Store: Amazon Appstore
Lowest by: At least $3
Expires: June 28
Do You Need It?: We always find it difficult to concentrate on Friday mornings what with the excitement of the weekend just around the corner. These free apps from Amazon will hopefully offer a distraction to get you through the morning. It's the widest selection of free apps we've seen from the Appstore since March, and beats many prices found at Google Play by at least $3. A couple to consider while procrastinating this morning are: Adventure Time: Card Wars (a $4 low), Plex (a $5 low), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (a $3 low), and AccuWeather Platinum for free (a $3 low).
Top Apparel Deal
adidas Women's 3-Stripes Jacket
Price: $18 plus $5 s&h
Lowest by: $10
Do You Need It?: Designer clothes don't often come cheap, so we're always looking to nab high-end branded clothes while they're on sale. This women's number costs $10 less than any other store and, more impressively, is the cheapest adidas women's jacket we've ever seen. It's available in sizes S or L.
Top Food Deal
NatureBox Deluxe 3-Snack Package
Price: Free plus $5 s&h
Lowest by: $20
Do You Need It?: Finding cheap and healthy snacks can be hard and it makes a great excuse to keep guzzling down chips and candy. This healthy snaxkbox may change your mind and eating habits, however. It's fallen by $20 and is totally free today if you sign up (minus a $5 shipping charge). The snack box includes Apple Pie Oat Clusters, PB&J Granola, and Poppy Seed Sticks. (Note that once you receive the first package, you must cancel your subscription or you'll be charged $19.95 per month for more packages.)
Top Tablet Deal
Used Microsoft Surface 10.6" 32GB Windows RT Tablet
Price: $119.99 via coupon code "13361932" with free shipping
Lowest by: $140
Do You Need It?: Since it's fallen by an additional $10 in three weeks ago, it's at an all-time price low and is a bargain for anyone on the hunt for a new sidekick. If you're not sure about opting for a pre-owned device, maybe the savings will convince you: $143 to be exact. It features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, 10.6" 1366x768 multitouch LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, front- and rear-facing 720p HD cameras, microSDXC card slot, up to 8-hour battery life, and Windows RT OS. (Note that no warranty information is provided. Also, this used item may show signs of use and be missing parts or accessories.)
Ann Taylor Sale
Store: Ann Taylor
Discount: 50 percent off sitewide via coupon code "BIG50"
Shipping: $8.95 s&h or free shipping over $75
Expires: June 29
Do You Need It?: Looking for some new designer threads for a planned vacation? You can bag a host of savings at Ann Taylor via this coupon, which is slashing prices in half across the store. It beats the sale we saw in April (which cut 40 percent off sitewide) and is tied as the best ever sale we've seen from the store. (Note that some exclusions may apply.)
Total Savings: At least $173
Donna Doyle is an associate editor for DealNews, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/morning-jolt/