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Inside Deals (Oct 30th, 2018)

1. You can fly from Los Angeles to China's Beijing, Shanghai, and more for $339 roundtrip through China Southern today. That's a 58% discount on tickets usually worth over $800 usually, but the deal only applies to flights leaving in March 2019. However, you can also fly out to Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Jinan, Hefei, and Hangzhou. Baggage fees are included in the price.

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2. Save $133 on the well-reviewed Anker Mars II Portable Projector. Amazon's already reduced the price from $500 to $396.99. However, when you use the code BESTMARS at check out, you can score an additional $30 off. At $367, this is the lowest price USA Today says they've ever seen on this projector. 

  • Product: Anker Mars II Portable Projector
  • Deal: 27% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Amazon using the code BESTMARS
  • Source: USA Today
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You Can Play 'Forza Horizon 4' with an Xbox Game Pass Free Trial

With Xbox Game Pass, users of Xbox One, Xbox Play Anywhere, and Xbox 360 can download games from a library of over 200 games straight to their hard drive. This library features popular Microsoft exclusives such as Forza Horizon 4, and you’ll never run out of games to play since new titles are added each month.

Sign up now to get a 14-day free trial of Xbox Game Pass.

3. New subscribers can pay just $85/year to read unlimited books, magazines, and listen to audiobooks through Scribd. Scribd has a relatively wide selection, featuring titles from all the "Big 5" publishers. That means this deal will buy you unlimited new and high-profile releases, and you can also read full issues from the likes of The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME, and more. Twelve-month plans usually cost about $108, so this is a 20% discount. Alternatively, you can purchase a six-month subscription for $45. 

  • Product: Scribd subscription
  • Deal: 20% off
  • How to buy: Purchase through Scribd
  • Source: CNET
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4. If you're looking for an umbrella to keep your dry for years to come, check out the highly-reviewed GustBuster. According to multiple Buy It For Life subreddit users, GustBuster's umbrellas are strong and durable, capable of withstanding even Chicago's winds and Boston's stormy winters. However, the downside is that these umbrellas generally are quite large at 43-inches on average. That could be a slight problem if you depend on public transportation to get anywhere. Yet if you live somewhere where you'll need a sturdy umbrella to last you years, the quality is so good it's worth the size. 

  • Product: GustBuster umbrellas
  • Deal: Amazon's selling this GustBuster umbrella for $30, a 25% discount on its usual price of $40.
  • How to buy: Purchase from Amazon
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5. Get 25% off the Amazon Fire HD 8 (16GB) when you buy it from Amazon today. Worth usually $80, this is a tablet ALREADY renowned for its low price, but now you can buy it for even less at $60. The Amazon Fire HD 10 is also on sale, reduced down to $120 from its usual price of $150 -- a 20% discount.

  • Product: Amazon Fire HD 8/10
  • Deal: 20/25% off
  • How to buy: Purchase the Amazon Fire HD 8 here, and the Amazon Fire HD 10 here
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Written and curated by Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. 

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at, 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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