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The Cheapskate Show

The Cheapskate Show is your weekly guide to scoring deals and saving money. Hosts Rick Broida and Dave Johnson will bring you exclusive discounts on cool gear, compare well-known products with ultra-affordable alternatives, teach you the secrets of saving money on just about everything, and answer listener questions!

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The Cheapskate Hall of Fame!

Hello Cheapskates! Here is the Cheapskate Hall of Fame article for your reading pleasure;https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cheapskate-hall-of-fame-best-cheap-products-of-all-time/And here is a link to a deal for one of the Fairywill electric toothbrushes we discussed as well:https://www.cnet.com/health/brush-for-a-full-year-with-this-ada-approved-electric-toothbrush-for-16/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


10 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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Tile Trackers: The best cheap gadget you don't own

Links to topics in this episode:ColdSnap ice cream maker: https://www.cnet.com/news/coldsnap-ice-cream-maker-pod-technology-ces-2021-keurig-of-ice-cream-product-we-all-need/Samsung Galaxy S21: https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-is-more-like-the-iphone-12-in-some-of-the-worst-ways-no-charger-no-expandable-storage/Tile trackers: https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/A8695665-20D1-4CF6-97C4-4B20A96E8F3D?tag=cnet-buy-button-20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Jan 2021

Rank #2

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Cheap ways to make your TV viewing experience better

Hi Cheapskates, Here's a reminder that we have a new email address: cheapskateshow@redventures.com. Please send us your questions, tips and comments.We also have a small surprise in at the end of this week's show: Some bloopers. Should we keep including them after the sign-off? Let us know with an email so we know if you're enjoying them or not.Here are the links to stuff we mentioned in this week's episode:Amazfit Bip U Pro: https://www.cnet.com/news/the-amazfit-bip-u-pro-smartwatch-for-70-is-pretty-amazing/CNET’s best soundbars for 2021: https://www.cnet.com/news/best-soundbar/Sideclick: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Sideclick&ref=bl_dp_s_web_0&tag=cnet-buy-button-20Couch arm tray tables: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=couch+arm+tray+table&ref=nb_sb_noss_2&tag=cnet-buy-button-20Solving the dreaded soap-opera effect: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/soap-opera-effect-tom-cruise-wants-you-to-turn-it-off-heres-how/Epic Games freebies: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Jan 2021

Rank #3

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Squeeze more life out of your old phones, laptops and tablets

Happy New Year, Cheapskates!Here are the links to the articles and products we talked about in this episode:Wyze headphones: https://www.cnet.com/news/wyze-headphones-hands-on-sweet-features-and-impressive-anc-for-just-50/Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-turn-your-old-slow-laptop-into-an-awesome-chromebook-for-your-kids/Stadia: https://stadia.google.comCloudReady: https://www.neverware.com/freedownload#intro-textRepurpose an old iPhone: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-sell-or-trade-in-your-old-iphone-just-yet-8-ways-to-give-it-new-life-at-home/TextPlus: https://www.cnet.com/news/textnow-just-unveiled-unlimited-free-calling-and-texting-but-data-is-an-optional-extra/Repurpose an old Android phone: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/9-ingenious-ways-to-give-your-old-android-phone-new-life/Repurpose an old iPad: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-new-uses-for-your-old-ipad/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


6 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Apple AirPods Max are DEFINITELY not worth the money

It's our last episode before the holidays, so we'll see you again on January 4. But before then, we talked about why the AirPods Max aren't worth it, and a slew of other things. Here are the links that go with this episode:Cheap(ish) last-minute gifts:https://establishedtitles.com/ https://starregister.org/Best noise-cancelling headphones under $100:https://www.cnet.com/news/best-noise-canceling-headphones-under-100-for-2020/Best over-the-ear headphones:https://www.cnet.com/news/best-over-ear-headphones-of-2020-bose-sony-and-more/Rick tried refurbished Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, here's what happened:https://www.cnet.com/news/i-tried-refurbished-sony-wh-1000xm4-headphones-for-218-heres-what-happened/ Cheap Festivus poles:https://www.amazon.com/s?k=festivus+pole&ref=nb_sb_noss_2https://shop.wagnercompanies.com/festivus-polesThe Match.com commercial with Satan:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmb5ENInqVk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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Cheap laptops: How to never spend more than $500 on a laptop

Here are a few additional resources to help you make smart choices on cheap laptops:https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptop-under-500-of-2020-from-hp-lenovo-acer-and-more/https://www.cnet.com/news/best-cheap-gaming-laptop-under-1000-for-2020/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


9 Dec 2020

Rank #6

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The best, cheapest holiday gifts of 2020 part 2: Cheap harder

We've gone back to the cheap gift well a second time. Here are links to all the gift ideas we discussed on the show:Rick’s PicksCameo: https://www.cameo.com/Tile: https://www.pntrac.com/t/8-11106-212732-144689?sid=[subid_value]&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetileapp.com%2F&website=318966Mixtiles: https://mixtiles.com/Vava: https://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/3586864/type/dlg/sid/[subid_value]/https://www.vava.com/products/4k-ultra-short-throw-laser-projector-1Dave’s PicksBias lighting: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tv+bias+lighting&ref=nb_sb_noss_2Philips Hue Light bar: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-White-Color-Ambiance-Double/dp/B07GXB3S7Z/ref=sr_1_4Backbone: https://playbackbone.com/products/backbone-oneSolar Puff Lantern: https://www.bespokepost.com/store/solight-design-solar-puff-lantern-warm-whiteModel Space: https://www.model-space.com/us/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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Bonus episode: The tech we're thankful for

The show's a little different this week. No deals, no money-saving tips. Rick and Dave chat about the coolest tech they've enjoyed and are thankful for in 2020, with a few hopefully amusing diversions along the way. And bonus feature: It's a short show. We'll be back next week with the usual money-saving tips. You can talk to us at cheapskateshow@cbsinteractive.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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The best cheapest holiday gifts of 2020

Welcome to the holiday gift guide edition of the Cheapskate Show. Here are links to the gifts we recommended:Kangaroo doorbell: $20 https://heykangaroo.com/products/doorbell-camera-chimeWyze Cam v3: $20https://wyze.com/wyze-cam-v3.htmlMy Arcade mini/micro players: $35 -$85https://www.myarcadegaming.com/collections/mini-arcadeshttps://www.amazon.com/My-Arcade-Data-Classics-Player/dp/B07BFMY96W/ref=sr_1_3New Wave Toys Hotline 16000 Mobile Charger: $40https://www.amazon.com/Replitronics-Hotline-16000-not-machine-specific/dp/B085FQQMCTRocketbook: $15 and uphttps://getrocketbook.com/collections/notebooksAmazfit Bip: $70https://us.amazfit.com/pages/amazfit-bipPopSocket: $10 and uphttps://www.popsockets.com/shop/popgrip?lang=en_USNinja Loop: $7+https://phoneloops.com/collections/phone-grip-strapAlso, here is a link to the Pocketalk translator we discussed on the show:https://www.cnet.com/news/the-incredible-pocketalk-classic-mobile-translator-is-on-sale-for-99/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


18 Nov 2020

Rank #9

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Cheap smartwatches that are just as good as expensive ones

This week on the show, we kick things off with a discussion of KrowdFit: https://www.krowdfit.com/Today's guest, Lexy Savvides, compares the Apple Watch to the Amazfit Bip, which was one of the cheap bands we discussed on the show:https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-watch-vs-amazfit-bip-80-alternative-smartwatch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Nov 2020

Rank #10