Deals: Best Buy Weekend Sale, Exclusive Elevation Dock Discount, and More

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Best Buy today kicked off a new three-day sale that will last all weekend and end on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CT. The sale is full of great last-minute gift ideas for the holidays, and Best Buy still promises free shipping on everything all season. Orders for most items placed before 10:30 a.m. CT on December 20 will arrive before Christmas Eve.

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The first items in the sale are last year's iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus, with savings of up to $150 for qualified activation for Verizon or Sprint customers. Savings are deducted off the full price of the iPhone and reflected in reduced monthly payments over the life of the device, including as low as $18.75/month for 24 months (and $150 down payment) for an iPhone X on Sprint.

Best Buy also has four models of the mid 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar discounted by up to $200, but these prices are beaten by B&H Photo. We've collected each model on sale at Best Buy, along with B&H Photo's discount price, in the list below.

13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The Best Buy sale has quite a few other items discounted this weekend, so we've created a list of some of the highlights below, but be sure to head to Best Buy to shop the full sale before it ends Sunday night.

In other sales, this week MacRumors partnered up with accessory company Elevation Lab to offer our readers 40 percent off savings on a variety of the company's iPhone docks. You can find all three deals below, and to gain access to the savings enter the exclusive promo code DOCKDEALS18 during the checkout screen on Amazon. This sale will also expire on Sunday evening.

Amazon is also offering certified refurbished MacBook Pros from 2017 and select iPad models at discounted prices today. The cheapest MacBook Pro available is the 13-inch Touch Bar model with 8GB RAM/256GB HD at $1,199.99, down from $1,499.99. These MacBook Pros are sold by Woot and have been inspected and tested to be in working condition, and also come with a 90-day Woot warranty.

The iPads on sale include the 64GB iPad Air 2, 32GB iPad from 2017, and 128GB 12-inch iPad Pro in Silver and Space Gray. Amazon's price on the iPad Air 2 is $277.00, and shoppers can expect similar refurbished warranty coverage for these devices.

Other last-minute Christmas shopping ideas can be found below:

  • B&H Photo - HomePod for $249.00
  • Targus - 15 percent off sitewide sale (with code TARGUS15SAS)
  • Nodus - 15 percent off sitewide sale (with exclusive code MACRUM20)
  • Pad & Quill - Save up to 25 percent on iPhone cases
  • Kano - Get the Harry Potter Coding Kit for $79.99, down from $99.99 through the end of 2018
  • Mujjo - Save 15 percent on all products with coupon code #sinatra (expires 12/19)

As a final note while you're shopping around online this weekend, some of Anker's best last-minute December deals will be expiring early next week. Anker's portable battery packs, wireless chargers, Bluetooth speakers, Lightning and USB-C cables, and Christmas sets make perfect holiday stocking stuffers and gifts, so be sure to head to our Deals Roundup to checkout the full list before the bargains begin disappearing on Monday, December 17.

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