Big Screen, Big-Time Fun

It’s a great time for good deals on a gaming system, a big-screen TV, and more.

By Liane Cassavoy

It’s the middle of the summer—the perfect time to stay inside and keep cool, or get outside and get moving. We all deal with the heat in our own way. Luckily, there are great deals to be had on products that can keep both the sit-still camp and the let’s-go camp happy.

Not sure whether the dog days of August are the best time to play video games? Well, it’s definitely the perfect time to shop for PlayStation 3 hardware at Target, anyway. The retailer’s Cartwheel app, which enables you to apply digital coupons to items purchased in-store only, is offering 50 percent off all PlayStation 3 hardware through August 6. A PlayStation 3 console can run anywhere from $100 to $200, depending on the configuration, so this is a chance to save big.


by Sony
List $200

Looking for a big-screen TV to enjoy all that video game goodness on? Walmart is offering a good price on a 55-inch high-definition TV: The RCA LED55G55R120Q LED HDTV, a 1080p model that sells for $400 or more at most retailers, is on sale for $369.99.

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Maybe your thoughts this summer aren’t turning toward video games and big-screen TVs. For people who are ready to get up and move, Amazon is offering a good deal on Jawbone’s sleek UP4 activity tracker. It sells for $149.99 on Jawbone’s site and for about $100 on others. Amazon is offering the UP4 at a significant discount in both the silver version (for $78.54) and the black version (for $78). Either way, you get a good-looking wristband that tracks your steps and calories burned, and lets you make payments from a connected American Express card.


by Jawbone
List $200

Looking for a set of headphones to pump up the tunes you need to keep you moving? Best Buy is offering the popular Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones for $99.99, half off the $199.99 list price and $40 to $50 less than the typical selling price at retail. That investment fetches you a comfortable pair of headphones that fold for hassle-free travel. You also get a RemoteTalk cable for controlling music on iOS devices. Note that this price is for the red or black headphones only; the white model will run you $149.99.

Solo 2

by Beats
List $200

Still can’t decide whether to stay in and chill out, or head outside and get moving? The good news is that at these discount prices, you may be able to do both.

Photo credit: RCA.