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Giving Tuesday Sale
Give Back If you haven’t had enough of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, don’t fret, there’s still a chance for you to save and give. Today is Giving Tuesday, which means you can shop and feel good about spending your money. These stores are each offering unique deals and donation options so you can feel good about spending money. — Meg Lappe
Alternative Apparel Challenger Eco Hoodie
Save 63%: If you want a hoodie that is insanely soft, eco-friendly and good looking, check out the Challenger Eco Hoodie from Alternative Apparel. Made from a blend of recycled polyester and organic cotton, it is now just $20 at Nordstrom Rack — that’s savings of 63 percent. — John Zientek
Kennedy Manufacturing Toolbox
Save $74 Kennedy Manufacturing is a very serious maker of toolboxes. Its founders — Charles and Howard Kennedy — invented metal toolboxes. One-hundred-and-seven years ago, the brothers weren’t the first to make them in America or the first to use some specific type of metal, they were the first to make a metal toolbox.
And, as it turns out, the first ever metal toolbox is still considered one of the best ever. Since the invention, the Kennedy brothers’ metal toolboxes and storage equipment has garnered popularity in the machinist and shop manager community for the use of heavy 20-gauge steel and attention to details like tool cushioning, elimination of sharp edges and movable section dividers. Also, just as they were when first sold, the Kennedy Toolboxes are guaranteed for life. This is a legitimately badass toolbox. Or, in the words of one Amazon reviewer, “This Toolbox is a work of art.”
Today the company’s 22-inch cantilever toolbox is $74 off on Amazon. It comes with tool dividers, classic vinyl interior cushioning and is made completely in the US.
Audio-Technica LP120 Turntable
Save $69 (23%): Even though it’s a few years old, the Audio-Technica LP120 is still a solid entry-level turntable for anybody looking to breath new life in their old records. It comes with a built-in preamp, so all you need is to pair it with some passive or powered bookshelf speakers. (You’ll need some records too, of course!) It plays quietly, so you don’t need to worry about a loud motor interfering with your tunes. And the LP120 has an old-school look to it, not too dissimilar to the classic Technics SL-1200MK2, which many vinyl enthusiasts will love. The other convenient thing about the LP120 is that its a USB record player, meaning it can digitize your LPs. This way, in the case that you aren’t near you turntable, you can still listen to the same high-quality audio if you’re on your phone or on your computer.
Save up to 61%:If you’ve been meaning to invest in a new pair of boots but haven’t found the right pair, Nordstrom Rack is currently making a compelling case for Wolverine. The retailer is now offering well over 50 percent on a bunch of boots from the Michigan-based brand. Choose from American-made lace-up and Chelsea styles including the iconic 1000 Mile Evans boot and the go-anywhere 1000 Mile Cromwell Chelsea boot. Many sizes are currently available, but with discounts up to 61 percent, they won’t be for long. — John Zientek
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