5 Deals You Need to Know Today: Crush Ice at a Crushed Price


The Ice Crusher sounds like a bad guy from 90s pro wrestling (somewhere between Crush and Glacier, perhaps), but instead, it is merely a useful way to enjoy your mint julep without involving mallets and a vast, all-consuming rage. Check out this offer and more in our roundup of the five best deals we found over the last 24 hours.

Top Kitchen Deal
Rabbit Retro Manual Ice Crusher
Store: Amazon
Price: $19.95
Shipping: Free shipping w/ Prime
Lowest By: $23

I have to admit, when I saw the words "manual ice crusher", I really just pictured a big hammer. Not least because I actually own a big ice crushing hammer, as part of what's sold as a "Lewis bag". This machine is quite probably more efficient, and almost certainly less noisy, than repeatedly smacking a bag full of ice cubes with a blunt object, but is it as effective as a form of cheap, primitive anger management? Only my former, very expensive therapist might know.

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Top Sale Deal
REI Outlet Deals
Store: REI
Discount: Up to 90% off
Shipping: Pickup, or free shipping w/ $50

There are any number of useful items in this sale (around 7,000, if you want to be a little more accurate), but I think we can all agree that none are more important than the very first product: this Spork multi-tool. Not content to meld the utility of a fork and a spoon, it also throws in a bottle opener, can opener, screwdrivers, and wrenches. It is a microcosm of this REI sale at large – all the outdoors-y gear you'd expect, but with some fun additions, like a hammock, or THE ANTI-BOTTLE. May your day be replete with a veritable Spork multitool of blessings, reader.

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Top Office Supply Deal
Laser Flashlight Pen 10-Pack
Store: 13 Deals
Price: $7.49
Shipping: $4 s&h
Lowest By: $52
Expiration: July 26

Speaking of useful combinations, observe this: a pen that is also flashlight that is also a laser pointer. Now observe 10 of them, and that's what you're getting. It's the triple threat of illuminations. THRILL! As the flashlight illuminates your way on a dark night. DELIGHT! As the laser pointer gives your cat a tempting illuminated target to throttle. TOIL! As you use the pen to painstakingly reproduce a medieval illuminated manuscript, before realizing you forgot to buy any gold or silver leaf, and instead use some Pen-tel gel pens in an attempt to reproduce the general effect, but then you accidentally smear it all over the edge of your hand, and the whole page is quickly ruined. What a disaster. Less disastrous would be if the batteries in these pens are out of juice as the product page warns – they are easily replaced, unlike that extremely hard-to-find genuine vellum you ruined earlier.

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Top Shoe Deal
PUMA Men's Redon Move Shoes
Store: PUMA
Price: $20.99 via code "30MORE"
Shipping: $8 s&h, or free shipping w/ $50
Lowest By: $4
Expiration: July 31

Fun fact: my first time seeing a puma was probably in this episode of 80's toy commercial M.A.S.K., where Bruce Sato is propelled into a Temple of Doom-esque mine cart jaunt by one of the fearsome cats. What stands out watching it now is how unusually low-key the music is (until towards the end of the cart ride), which I think probably added to the weird terror of the scene for idiot-child Alan. Anyway, these shoes aren't terrifying, and who knows how useful they'd be in a runaway mine cart, but they're definitely cheap thanks to coupon code "30MORE". (Speaking of "30MORE", that episode of M.A.S.K. is now 36 years old, so I'll be over here, also taking a leaf from the Indiana Jones playbook, and turning into a post-poor choice Donovan from The Last Crusade.)

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Top Pet Deal
EcoQube Desktop Aquarium w/ Planter & Lights
Store: Meh
Price: $2-gal. for $34, 3-gal. for $39
Shipping: Free shipping via code "DEALNEWSFS"
Lowest By: $9
Expiration: July 27

I can't see a fish tank anymore without thinking of the huge, outsized goldfish from this story that cropped up two weeks ago about people dumping their fish in lakes without thinking of the ecosystem they may have been disrupting, like so many chazzwossers. So whatever fish you end up keeping in these variously-sized desktop aquarium, make sure they don't hitch a ride on your helicopter.

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Associate Editor

Alan Byrne is actually quite busy watching Frasier, finding jokes to steal for his next blog. His areas of expertise are video games and "assorted nonsense."
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