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 Cyber Saleadidas Cyber Sale
Store: adidas
Discount: Extra 45% off everything via code "CYBERSALE"
Shipping: Free shipping for members
Expiration: December 1

Black Friday has come and gone. Cyber Monday is yesterday's news. Now we are in that vague, undefined space between those milestones and the acceptable starting point for holiday sales. Store after store will now upload their sales into the Cyber Zone, neglecting to tie them down to a day or event, instead just sort of stretching out the "Cyber" nomenclature like a bit of delicious cheese oozing its delicious strands between two halves of a Sales Quesadilla. And here we find adidas, knee-deep in the Cyber Zone: A Cyber Sale, abetted by the coupon code "CYBERSALE". The Cyber Zone accepts only the finest discounts, so rest assured: this coupon applies sitewide.

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick BoxLEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box
Store: Amazon
Price: $20.99
Shipping: Free shipping w/ Prime
Lowest By: $14

This LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box at Amazon is the best price we've seen in years, with a sensational 40% off discount. That's the good news. For the inevitable bad news, it breaks my heart to confirm that despite this being labelled a box full of classic LEGO, there isn't a single Rock Raiders piece to be seen anywhere. Thus, the implication is this – the big wig suits at LEGO don't consider Rock Raiders a classic. What, you're telling me that the "space travellers/miners trapped on an alien planet" set that lasted one year form 1999 to 2000 before being discontinued isn't a classic? The set that's only remembered and brought up repeatedly by a single disgruntled deal jockey isn't a classic? But Sparks! He was so cool. Never forget.

There he is. Sparks, or Sparky as his friends called him. According to lore: "Sparks is an expert on all things mechanical and electrical. Unfortunately, he is also very very clumsy." Sparks' haphazard nature can be seen clearly here, where he inadvertently causes a landslide in the name of securing a precious energy crystal. Classic Sparks! And classic Rock Raiders. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.

Samsonite Supra DLX Large Spinner LuggageSamsonite Supra DLX Large Spinner Luggage
Store: eBay
Price: $89.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $90

In a more predictable, comprehensible world, "Samsonite" would be the name of an absurdly strong synthetic substance created out of the finest human hairs, vulnerable only to the cruel snip of a common set of household scissors. Instead: luggage! Specifically, this luggage, which is now half price, and we're reliably informed contains practically zero human hair. If you're looking for luggage made of human hair, I'm afraid we're of little to no help on this occasion, but rest assured, we've passed your details on to the relevant authorities. You big weirdo.

REI Cyber Monday Clothing DealsREI Cyber Monday Clothing Deals
Store: REI
Discount: Up to 85% off
Shipping: Pickup, or free shipping w/ $50
Expiration: December 4

We notice with relish that REI have put the name of pictured colorway next to each of the items in this sale. If they've done that before, we definitely haven't noticed. To celebrate, you must now play the newest incarnation of the DealNews quiz: Guess which color isn't one of the colors that REI had on the first page of the sale at time of writing. It's not the catchiest title, but by gum, it's accurate. GUESS!

  1. Boysenberry
  2. Barracuda
  3. Blurple
  4. Beetroot
Click here for the answerIt's 2: Barracuda! "Blurple" is a very good word, and has apparently been split into "Blurple" and "Original Blurple (2015 to 2021)" in whatever color index Wikipedia references. So that's good info that you definitely came to a deal site for.

Netflix 1-Year SubscriptionNetflix 1-Year Subscription
Store: Verizon
Price: Free w/ select subscriptions
Lowest By: $275

We're going to tempt fate by looking a gift horse in the mouth here, so bear with us. A Netflix Premium subscription costs $275 per year. That makes it by far the most expensive subscription we'll be mentioning in this little blurb. It's also, presumably, the most popular. So it's clearly an act of bizarre, reformed-Scrooge charity for Verizon to offer that subscription for free when you sign up for one of the cheaper, more niche subscriptions we'll quickly bullet-point below here.

  • Paramount+ 1yr sub. ($120/yr)
  • NBA League Pass sub. ($150/yr)
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate sub. ($187/yr)
It baffles our cold, capitalism-hardened hearts, but hey – as Thomas Edison once said: "That's Black Friday, Baby™."