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Inside Deals (Aug 9th, 2019)

1. Walmart will give you $100 or $150 in additional Samsung credit when you preorder either a Samsung Galaxy Note10 or Note10+, respectively. To get this deal, preorder the Note10 or Note 10+ through August 22 and follow the instructions to get your credit for the Shop Samsung app, where you can use the free money to pick up TVs, headphones, washing machines, accessories, and more. You must redeem this offer from August 19 through September 20. The Samsung Galaxy Note10 starts at $949, while the Note10+ starts at $1,049. For more fine print, click here.

  • Product: $150 Samsung credit
  • Deal: $150 in credit
  • How to buy: Preorder from Walmart.
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2. Southwest Airlines is selling flights to a number of U.S. destinations starting at $49 one-way during its fall sale. Through this sale you can, for example, fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco for just $49. This deal will last through August 15 or while supplies last, so act quickly.

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3. Follow Friday: Instacurity

There's a reason why so many frugal living and personal finance experts encourage people to be careful while using Instagram, as it inspires FOMO like no other. In an attempt to make your life appear as exciting, well-traveled, social, and even as healthy as possible, it's too easy to overspend or get into credit card debt to essentially keep up with the Joneses'. In fact, according to a survey by LendingClub among 5,006 adults, one in four say social media posts made them spend money on things or experiences they weren't planning to buy.

I, too, have been guilty of feeling tempted to spend a little too much money (the number of times I've forced myself not to splurge on flight tickets to some exotic location after seeing a friend's photos is ridiculous), then falling into the trap of harmful self-comparison thanks to the pressure. It's something I'm working hard to battle. That's why this week, I'd like to introduce a different kind of Follow Friday social media account: Instacurity.

Defined as "an excessive concern with one's social media presence, influence, and/or likeability," Instacurity first started out as a satirical movement that I initially stumbled upon and started following because, honestly, the posts were hilarious. Since then, however, the movement has morphed into a more serious initiative battling social media's harmful effects on one's mental health, posting exclusively on Facebook. There, one can read stats, articles and more revealing the very real negative effects these platforms can inspire.

I find these posts to be refreshing and honestly a relief; it's cliche to say it, but it's nice knowing that you're not alone and that's it's not all in your head. In a sea of otherwise FOMO-inducing status updates, seeing Instacurity's posts reminds me none of it's real, and encourages me to consume social media content with critical eyes. Most importantly, it helps me stay focused on my true money-saving and wellbeing goals, and that's why I'd recommend fellow deal-hunters give it a look.

Follow Instacurity on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

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4. Nordstrom Rack is taking up to 70% off Ray-Ban sunglasses. Men can, for instance, purchase this pair of $153 Wayfairer Sunglasses for $60, while women can pick up a pair of Highstreet Gatsby Sunglasses for $89 instead of $178. Shipping is free on orders over $100.

  • Product: Ray-Ban sunglasses
  • Deal: Up to 70% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Nordstrom Rack.
  • Source: 9to5Toys
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5. Budget airline Frontier is selling flights to some U.S. cities starting at just $10 one-way, or $0.01 pre taxes and fees until the end of today, end of Aug. 9 at 11:59 p.m. eastern. The airline is discounting roughly 88 flights, selling many for less than $50 one-way, with no extra online booking fees included. Through this sale you can, for example, fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for $29 roundtrip, or Greenville to Orlando from $25 roundtrip. Be aware, however, that the airline does charge $35 each way for carry-on bags and $30 each-way for checked luggage, so this may be a better deal if you're looking for a last-minute, one-day vacation, which you could potentially do without much baggage.

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6. Kate Spade is taking 40% off sale styles when you use the code BIGDEAL. - KATE SPADE

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7. Amazon is taking $120 off the $349 iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum, selling it for $230 as of today, Aug. 9. - AMAZON

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8. Get up to 40% off outdoor clearance home items at Crate & Barrel. - CRATE & BARREL

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9. Students can get three months of YouTube Premium for free after signing up for a discounted plan of $6.99 per month. Students will only be charged after the free trial ends.THE VERGE

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10. Home Depot is taking up to 30% off small home appliances. - HOME DEPOT

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We hope you like the deals we've found for you. Just so you know, Inside.com might collect something in return from the links on this page but that in no way affects the offers we pass along.

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Written and curated by Inside Dev and Inside Deals Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

Editor: Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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