Staff Picks: The Best of the Best


When you see a Staff Pick deal, you know someone at Castle DealNews has declared it a particularly noteworthy bargain. So allow us to quickly highlight some of the... um... highlights. (Of what are already highlights. It recurs.)

Pro Deal Tip: There's many more Staff Pick deals beyond the ones we've highlighted here. Keep scrollin' to see them all.

adidas Outlet at eBayadidas Outlet at eBay
Store: eBay
Discount: Extra 50% off + 15% off via codes "ADI50SALE" & "SAVEONGIFTS"
Shipping: Free shipping

The Electronic Bay flat out refuses to allow you to pay full price for adidas items. It's verboten, taboo, outlawed, beyond the pale. You must save extra on shoes, jackets, shorts, and all those other things we've come to expect from adidas. For math fans, stacking those coupons on top of the original discounts of up to 50% off means you can take a total of up to 79% off in this sale. 79% is obviously just 1% off a very tiday 4/5, which coincidentally is also the incredibly confusing time signature of the Castle DealNews signature holiday song, "Who Died and Made You Bing Crosby? (Oh Right, Bing Crosby)".

Unlocked Google Pixel 7 Pro 128GB 5G PhoneUnlocked Google Pixel 7 Pro 128GB 5G Phone
Store: Amazon
Price: $479
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $170

A Pixel 7 Pro cellular device, at Amazon is where you'll find this phone
A Pixel 7 Pro cellular phone, you'd pay $170 more elsewhere it is known
A Pixel 7 Pro cellular phone, that 6.7" touchscreen display is something we can certainly condone
A Pixel 7 Pro cellular phone, but please don't ever get tattoos akin to self-proclaimed musician Post Malone

Zwilling End of Year SaleZwilling End of Year Sale
Store: Zwilling J.A. Henckels
Discount: Up to 75% off
Shipping: $6.99 s&h, or free shipping w/ $59

"Don't wash the cast iron skillet", sang Jason Isbell earlier this year, and I'm with him, despite the fact that the song is predicated on that being questionable wisdom. Don't wash it. Buy a new one every time! This is how real chefs work. You just surgically attach yourself to this End of Year sale at Zwilling, and every time you flip your steak, bam – new skillet. What do you do with the old ones? I don't care, just don't wash them. As for the other items on sale, I'm sure there are also very good reasons to buy those that still allow you to wash your dirty baking dishes. Good, tasty reasons to buy each and every one of them. Even these nail clippers. Why is this in the sale, you might wonder. This is the kind of question a rank amateur might ask, having never given their mac and cheese a properly crispy dusting.

Avanti 7.3-Cu. Ft. Apartment RefrigeratorAvanti 7.3-Cu. Ft. Apartment Refrigerator
Store: Walmart
Price: $204
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $216

This refrigerator, which will henceforth be referred to as a fridge, is specifically designed for apartment usage. What if you live in a fully fledged house and want a compact 7.3-cubic feet fridge? No. That's not allowed. "Get lost, you chaotic shabaroon!" Avanti appears to be uttering to those in that exact circumstance but here's the thing – they'll never know. I won't tell them you're putting their apartment designed fridge in a house and you won't tell them so what's the problem? The problem instead is for sellers other than Walmart because this is $216 cheaper than the next best price we could find for it elsewhere. It's a victory for saving money, a victory for Walmart, and above all else, a victory for freedom by disobeying arbitrary rules about where you can and can't place your newly bought fridge. Victory!

Toy Sale at Macy'sToy Sale at Macy's
Store: Macy's
Discount: Buy 1, get 2nd for free + extra 10% off via code "FRIEND"
Shipping: Pickup, or free shipping w/ $25 for members
Expiration: December 25

Idly scrolling through this sale, looking for two items to get for the price of one and then to take 10% off that total via coupon code "FRIEND", we see a Baby Yoda doll. And start to wonder if the "No, Baby Yoda is actually called Grogu" nonsense was the original "No, Twitter is now called X". Two perfectly serviceable names that were fully assimilated into pop culture thrown away, presumably for different but equally daft reasons. In any case, that Baby Yoda doll could be one of the two toys you save on here. Always two there are.