Morning Deals: 3DS Price Drop Comes Early

NEW YORK (MainStreet) – We reported late last month that Nintendo’s 3-D portable gaming system, the Nintendo 3DS, would be getting an $80 price drop on Aug. 12 due to sluggish sales. Now it looks like Wal-Mart is jumping the gun on that price drop. We’re seeing multiple reports that some Wal-Mart stores started selling the device at the new price ($170) Tuesday, a full three days early. What makes this important is that Nintendo has previously announced that those who bought the system before the planned price drop and connected to the Nintendo eShop would be able to get access to 10 classic Nintendo games for free. That means that if you get the 3DS at one of these Wal-Marts in the next two days, you get the best of both worlds: A lower price, plus the free games that were only available to original owners. According to the reports we’re seeing, this early price drop is only available in some stores, so check your local Walmart to see if it’s happening there.

If you go to Friendly’s and get an entrée salad, you can get another one for free. The deal comes via this coupon, which expires Sunday. As you might expect, the lower-priced salad will be free. 

Need some labels? Get them for free at Staples. The retailer has a printable coupon for 300 free instant labels at one of its stores, a $10 value. The coupon is good through Aug. 24.

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