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Inside Deals (Oct 16th, 2018)

1. Fly off to Toronto, Canada roundtrip for as low as $189 today through Air Canada, Air Transat, American, Delta, United, and WestJet airlines. Those on the East Coast will naturally pay the lower fares, while readers flying out from elsewhere should expect prices around $250. That is still a roughly 40-60% discount given tickets usually cost about $450. Some dates include Thanksgiving as well as New Year's Eve. Be aware: I haven't seen any flights for this deal departing from California and other areas on the West Coast, however. 

  • Product: Roundtrip ticket to Toronto, Canada
  • Dates: November 2018 - September 2019. Some dates include Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, but all exclude Christmas.
  • Deal: 40-60% off
  • How to buy: Start with this sample Google Flights search, and adjust dates/cities.
  • Source: Scott's Travel Deals 
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2. According to New York Magazine, the Fujifilm instant camera is one of the best of 2018 -- and now it's on sale for 38% off. Today, you can buy the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera for $75, which is $45 less than its usual price of $119. Unlike some other instant cameras, the device also comes with a selfie mode and built-in selfie mirror. These are traditionally very popular gifts, so it may be worth grabbing one now for Christmas. 

  • Product: Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera
  • Deal: 38% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Amazon.

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3. Save $500 on the highly reviewed 65-Inch Samsung Q9 QLED TV. This TV is usually worth about $3,000, but right now you can get it for $2,499.99 on Massdrop today. The 75-inch model is also on sale for $4,000. 

  • Product: 65-Inch Samsung Q9 QLED TV
  • Deal: 17% off 
  • How to buy: Purchase from Massdrop 
  • Source: USA Today
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4. Get 30% off the best-selling AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing kit from Amazon. This kit boasts twice as much geographic detail than any other test out there and tracks down your origins to over 350 regions worldwide. It usually costs about $100, but today you can buy it $69.00. 

  • Product: AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing kit
  • Deal: 30% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Amazon
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5. Buy a certified refurbished Sonos Play: 1, a popular mini home speaker, for $119. That's $30 less than its usual price of $149 and is thus the best discount Kinja Deals says they've seen on the device. The price includes a one-year Sonos warranty as well as access to their support. Be aware: unlike the newer model, this speaker does not support Alexa or AirPlay 2. 

  • Product: Refurbished Sonos Play:1
  • Deal: 20% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Sonos
  • Source: Kinja Deals
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6. One user on the Buy It For Life sub-Reddit recommends JanSport backpacks because they lasted him over 16 years now and yet it’s never "broke a strap or zipper." I can also personally vouch for the backpack, having used mine for over twelve years. I’ve carried it everywhere, from college in sunny California to Mount Fuji, Japan in the middle of a snowstorm from Siberia, hail literally coming down from every angle. The weather destroyed my umbrella and caused my eyeliner to bleed so badly a random man pointed at me and laughed, yet my JanSport backpack remained as fabulous as ever.

  • Product: Jansport backpacks 
  • Deal: We couldn’t find a discount for this, but think it’s an amazing product for the price
  • How to buy: Purchase from Jansport
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Written and curated by Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. 

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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