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Jacob Kienlen

Jacob Kienlen

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jacob Kienlen is a culture writer for The Manual and Amusement Muse and an SEO Strategist for Digital Trends. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he has considered the Northwest his home for his entire life. With a bachelor's degree in communication and over 5 years of professional writing experience, his expertise is spread across a wide variety of different topics -- from TV shows to sandwiches and everything in-between.

Jacob has over 4 years of experience writing engaging content about technology, entertainment, and food. He spent the early years of his career working on commerce content but has moved on to writing more about what he is passionate about.

When he isn't working, you can usually find Jacob curled up on the couch streaming the best movies, shows, and anime series he can find. With subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime there is more than enough content to keep him entertained on a rainy day.

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Black Friday is here again with lots of amazing offers. We've put together a useful guide to help you make sure you're getting a good deal.
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Amazon may be the largest online retailer, but that doesn't mean there aren't few freebies to be had Here, we give you some leads on how to snag some freebies.
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Some of the best Amazon deals of the year are still going on from Cyber Week 2020.
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Best Cyber Week 2019 Deals: Top deals still available [Updated]

The best Cyber Monday deals have come and gone, and Cyber Week sales are now all that's left. The deals don't just stop when Monday comes to an end, in fact, some sales will last almost all the way to Christmas.
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Best Buy has the lowest price on the Apple Watch Series 5 for Cyber Week

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best smartwatch on the market right now, and if you missed your chance to get it at a discount this Cyber Monday, you're in luck! Best Buy is still offering a discount on the latest Apple smartwatch for its Cyber Week sale.
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Best Cyber Week Fitbit deals: Huge discounts on fitness trackers

Choosing the best Cyber Week smartwatch for you is no easy task, but if you're in the market for something that will help you keep to your fitness goals, that's exactly what a Fitbit was designed to do. With big discounts on the Versa, Charge 3, and Inspire, now is a great time to save big.
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Though the brand doesn't offer anything as fancy as the latest Apple Watches, Garmin has done really well for itself when it comes to outdoor smartwatches. With many Forerunner, Vivoactive, and Fenix 5 models still on sale, it's the perfect time to find a great Cyber Week discount.
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Black Friday is today, but Cyber Monday is just around the corner. The two deal days are starting to become pretty much the same thing. So with almost two months of straight deals during the holiday season, the question is becoming: When should you do your deals shopping in 2019??
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Black Friday 2019 is almost here, and Amazon is already discounting smartwatches left and right. With huge discounts on the Samsung Gear Sport, Fitbit Versa, and Apple Watch, now is a great time to save. These fitness smartwatch deals will likely be around through Cyber Monday.

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