With the weekend ahead, we're looking for ways to appease our spend-thrifty nature, so we've rounded up the best self-indulgent treats that won't set us back too many precious pennies. You can pick up a free pizza at the Target Café, while scoring some hefty price lows on popular MP3 albums at Amazon or Google Play. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.
Pizza Hut Combo Meal
Store: Target Cafe
Price: Free when you complete this short TMNT "personality" test
Expires: After 7,500 redemptions
Do You Need It?: There are few things we celebrate quite as much as a freebie, especially when it's one that promises to be as tasty as this. Simply fill in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "test" and enter your cell phone number at the end to receive a coupon. It's the first such freebie we've ever seen from the Target Café.
Do You Need It?: If you're looking for a cheap and cheerful laptop for basic home needs, then you won't come across a much better deal than this. This build is at an all-time price low for any 15.6" Acer laptop and it's currently a massive $85 cheaper at Fry's than at any other store. It features an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core CPU, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1.
Prefer to go for a Toshiba model? Fry's also has the Toshiba C55-B5299 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop for just $2 more than this build. It features the same specs, but boasts a 500GB hard drive. It's a current low by $48.
Top Kitchen Deal
Gibson Cuisine Select 25-Piece Cookware Combo Set
Price: $24 plus in-store pickup
Lowest by: $45
Do You Need It?: Whether you're moving home or sprucing up your kitchen and its supplies, you can stock up on pots and pans at Walmart. This Gibson set is nearly three times cheaper than that of any other stores' best offer. It features three saucepans, two frying pans, tempered glass lids, and a variety of plastic kitchen tools.
A comparable set for college kids is also available in the Gibson Home Dorm Kitchen 38-Piece Combo Set, which costs $5 more. It includes glass tumblers, plates, flatware, cutlery, travel mugs, measuring cups and spoons, and the all-important pizza cutter and can opener.
Do You Need It?: No matter your musical tastes, Amazon has discounted a range of MP3 albums to a measly $1.99. It puts many contemporary titles at a fraction of the cost of iTunes current price and at all-time price lows. Two morning soundtracks to consider from the sale: deadmau5's Random Album Title (pictured; an $8 low) orKanye West's Yeezus (a $10 low).
Top Apparel Deal
Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Women's Perforated Maxidress
Store: Ralph Lauren
Price: $35 with free shipping via coupon code "BEACH"
Lowest by: $64
Expires: August 25
Do You Need It?: If you've nothing to wear for the upcoming weekend and are looking to invest in some new threads, this Ralph Lauren maxidress is at a more-than-impressive price low. It's now almost three times less than what any other store charges and is a very low price for such a designer dress. It's available in sizes S to XL.
Total Savings: At least $194
Donna Doyle is an associate editor for DealNews, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/morning-jolt/