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.

Sam's Club Memorial Day SaleSam's Club Memorial Day Sale
Store: Sam's Club
Discount: Over $8,700 in savings for members
Shipping: Free shipping for Plus members
Expiration: June 6

Doesn't "Sam's Club Memorial Day Sale" sound like it's a sale to mark the day we all come to together to celebrate the memory of Sam's Club? Ah, dear departed Sam's Club, we hardly knew thee. Member's Mark? More like Remember's Mark – because the memory of that store brand lives on in our enfeebled hearts. Oh, the savings we enjoyed together. Requiescat in pace.

Aha – it has been a big ruse. Sam's Club is alive and kicking, and offering up discounts that'll more than cover your signing up for a Plus membership. That'll get you free shipping on almost everything sitewide, and give you a sense of inborn superiority to regular members.

Walmart Flash DealsWalmart Flash Deals
Store: Walmart
Discount: Up to 65% off
Shipping: $6.99 s&h, or free shipping w/ $35
Expiration: June 1

Lots of strong discounts here, but none more amusing to us at the moment than the $11 you can save on an air fryer from "Chefman". This is the least threatening X-Man – he's pretty good at cooking up a storm (but not cooking up Storm), but Professor X's school budget mostly goes on containing and controlling the students' incredible and often life-threatening abilities, and then also on heating and energy bills, because the economy's in the toilet and that building's pretty sizable, so he doesn't usually have the best ingredients to work with, and ever since his chef's knife went dull, he's just been throwing tomatoes at Wolverine's head to get them sliced. You might think, hey, it's probably a private school and thus has plenty of money to throw around, but c'mon – it's not Cyclops' parents are still paying for his room and board. And that's most likely why Chefman has to put his air fryer on sale – they need a cash infusion, fast.

Apple iPad 64GB 10.9" WiFi Tablet (2022)Apple iPad 64GB 10.9" WiFi Tablet (2022)
Store: Amazon
Price: $299.99 via clip coupon
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $49

Last week we saw this iPad for $29 more which is a roundabout way of saying this week it's $29 less. The $29 reduction equates to a new all-time low. Now, you'll be stuck with the blue color option at this price point. But what a price point! The best ever, and presumably, the best there'll ever be. Don't hold us to that.

adidas Men's Front Court Shoesadidas Men's Front Court Shoes
Store: adidas
Price: $26.60 via code "SUMMER"
Shipping: Free shipping for members
Lowest By: $48
Expiration: May 27

Using coupon code "SUMMER" earns you this price. But only on the White/Black/Gold color. Luckily, this is objectively these shoes' best-looking option, which makes me think the other colorways are being punished for looking inferior. The way the color choices move from Black to Blue to White/Black/Gold makes it look like an upgrade tree in a video game, with the White/Black/Gold option being the best version you have to pay $5 to unlock. But instead: least expensive! What is this madness.

Lowe's Mulch SaleLowe's Mulch Sale
Store: Lowe's
Price: $5 for $10

Just when you thought The Great Mulchening was over and done with for good, Lowe's strikes back with furious force as if to say "here, have five bags of mulch for $10." We welcome their generous proposal with open arms, especially since it's tied as the best deal we've seen on mulch at Lowe's this year. If 2024 will be remembered for anything, it will be for great mulch deals. Rightfully so.