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.

Columbia Web SpecialsColumbia Web Specials
Store: Columbia
Discount: Up to 50% off + extra 20% off via "MARCHBLAST"
Shipping: Free shipping
Expiration: March 7

Prepare to get blasted. No no, blasted, not Blasto, the 1998 PlayStation video game starring the late Phil Hartman in the titular role of "an extremely muscular, alien-fighting, dimwitted captain." It's a game best left as a relic of history so I believe. I've never played it myself but it received a fairly frosty reception upon release and it has not, to my knowledge, undergone any kind of positive critical reevaluation in the 26 years since. "Even Phil Hartman, one of the most caustic-sounding comedians of our time, sounds like he's phoning in his performance. It all makes Blasto tiring to play." said IGN in their 5/10 review. Let's all feel happier by using "MARCHBLAST" to save an extra 20% off clothing already up to 50% off at Columbia and by remembering Hartman's better work.

Anker PowerCore 60,000mAh LiFePO4 Portable ChargerAnker PowerCore 60,000mAh LiFePO4 Portable Charger
Store: Walmart
Price: $109.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $60

Walmart! They offer to us an Anker power bank
Walmart! Clip the product page coupon to rotate that savings crank
Walmart! 60,000mAh and the best ever price is most certainly dank
Walmart! Be careful and stay in line otherwise you may have to Walk the Plank

Spring Apparel at WootSpring Apparel at Woot
Store: Woot! An Amazon Company
Discount: Up to 77% off
Shipping: Free shipping w/ Prime
Expiration: March 6

Despite brands like Eddie Bauer, allbirds, and Nautica being represented here, "spring apparel" brings to mind only one thing for this sartorially inept writer, and that's a Kevin Nealon joke about meeting his wife for the first time. So we'll present it in full, starting from around 2:30 here:

Kent Bicycles Men's 700c Eagle Ridge Adventure Gravel BikeKent Bicycles Men's 700c Eagle Ridge Adventure Gravel Bike
Store: Walmart
Price: $128
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $132

"21-speed Shimano drivetrain with Revo twist shifters" is a feature this bike at Walmart has. I couldn't tell you what any of that means but it certainly sounds impressive. Equally or perhaps even more impressive is the fact that it's at the best price we've ever seen and $132 less than buying directly from the brand. It has a Vitesse seat, which also sounds impressive and may or may not have something to do with the Dutch soccer club of the same name.

Refurb Dell OptiPlex 3070 i5 SFF Desktop w/ 512GB SSDRefurb Dell OptiPlex 3070 i5 SFF Desktop w/ 512GB SSD
Store: Dell Refurbished Store
Price: $189.50 via code "YEAREND3070"
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $249

Don't be alarmed. Despite what coupon code "YEAREND3070" may seem to imply, you haven't slept away the better part of 1,050 years, only to wake up in time to buy a refurbished Dell desktop in time for a next-millennium Christmas, as if you were the protagonist of some sort of weird high concept, product placement-stricken mid-90s comedy movie. Instead, it's just a coupon to make this PC pretty dang cheap, which is the better of the two options, I feel. Not that the first was ever really on the table.