The best deals of the weekend: Nintendo eShop gift cards, Paramount Plus and more

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It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the web’s best tech deals includes a great chance to save on a Nintendo eShop digital gift card. As of this writing, a $50 gift card for Nintendo’s online game store is available for $45 on Amazon. It’s clearly not a massive discount, but it does net you $5 free if you’re planning on picking up a new Switch game or two anyway. It’s worth noting that this credit also applies to purchases on older Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, so if you want to download games on those consoles before their stores close next year, that’s one way to save a few bucks along the way.

On top of that, our roundup also includes a rare discount on Paramount+ subscriptions. You’ll need to be a new or old user to take advantage of this, but if so, you can get 80% off a three-month subscription for the ad-supported “Essential” tier or tier (mainly ) without advertising. “Premium” level when you use code “BIRTHDAY” at checkout. This brings the old plan down to $1 per month (was $5) and the latest plan, which also includes a live stream from your local CBS station and lets you download shows for later, to $2 per month. month (instead of $10).

In general, the streaming service formerly known as CBS All Access doesn’t have as deep a library as competitors like Netflix and HBO Max, but if you wanted to watch shows like Star Trek: Discovery or the next Halo series – or if you just need Nickelodeon shows for your kids – it’s a more affordable way to sample the service. Just note that, by default, your subscription will be set to automatically renew at its regular rate once the discount period ends. ViacomCBS says that deal will expire on March 7.

If you’ve already got enough to look at, we’ve also got deals on AMD Ryzen processors and Google’s Nest Hub Max, a massive sale on Fully’s recommended standing desks, a new low on the open-world racing game. Forza Horizon 5, and much more. You can take a look at our full roundup below.

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Featured offers of the day

  • $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card for $45 ($50) on Amazon
  • Paramount Plus Subscription 3 months from $1/month ($5/month) at Paramount Plus (use the code: BIRTHDAY, new and old users only)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6 Core/12 Thread Desktop Processor for $229 ($285) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core/24 Thread Desktop Processor for $449 ($520) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Fully Jarvis office sale: take 15% off various Fully Jarvis standing desks on Amazon, Fully
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox) for $40 ($55) at Newegg (use the code: EMCBQ443also on Game Pass)
  • Google Nest Hub Max 10 inch smart display for $169 ($220) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Apple iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe (Midnight) for $26 ($45) on Amazon, Walmart
  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC headphones for $279 ($310) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • LEGO Architecture Paris Skyline (649 Piece) Building Kit for $40 ($45) on Amazon, Walmart
The Bose QuietComfort 45 are a commendable pair of noise-canceling wireless headphones if you're willing to trade maximum battery life for an extremely comfortable design that's lighter on your head.
Enlarge / The Bose QuietComfort 45 are a commendable pair of noise-canceling wireless headphones if you’re willing to trade maximum battery life for an extremely comfortable design that’s lighter on your head.

Jeff Dunn

Electronic offers

  • Google Nest Hub Max 10 inch smart display for $169 ($220) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC headphones for $279 ($310) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Sony SRS-XB43 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $148 ($215) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Samsung T7 Portable SSD (1TB) for $110 ($127) at Samsung, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm) smartwatch for $349 ($375) at Amazon (discount in shopping cart)
  • Apple iPad (256 GB) 10.2 inch tablet for $429 ($460) at Walmart, Amazon
  • Apple iPad Mini (256GB) 8.3 inch tablet for $599 ($640) at Walmart, Amazon
  • LG C1 (2021) 65 inch 4K OLED TV for $1,650 ($1,850) to Woot
Google's Nest Hub Max is a 10-inch smart display designed to show photos, make video calls, control smart home devices, and access the Google Assistant, among other tricks.  The speakers aren't the best, though, and there's no physical shutter for the built-in camera.
Enlarge / Google’s Nest Hub Max is a 10-inch smart display designed to show photos, make video calls, control smart home devices, and access the Google Assistant, among other tricks. The speakers aren’t the best, though, and there’s no physical shutter for the built-in camera.

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Deals on laptops and desktops

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6 Core/12 Thread Desktop Processor for $229 ($285) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core/24 Thread Desktop Processor for $449 ($520) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16 Core/32 Thread Desktop Processor for $599 ($715) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop (1080p, Ryzen 5 5500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $600 ($710) on Amazon
  • Samsung 980 PCIe 3.0 Internal SSD (1TB NVMe) for $100 ($110) at Samsung, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Samsung 980 Pro Internal PCIe 4.0 SSD (1TB NVMe) for $150 ($175) on Amazon, Best Buy (2 TB for $280)
Our review called Samsung's 980 (middle) SSD a
Enlarge / Our review called Samsung’s 980 (middle) SSD an “average quality mainstream drive”.

Jim Salter

Video Game Deals

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The Fully Jarvis Standing Desk has solid construction and tons of optional accessories.
Enlarge / The Fully Jarvis Standing Desk has solid construction and tons of optional accessories.

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Accessories and various promotions

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