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The best Prime Day sales not happening at Amazon: Deals at eBay, GameStop, Newegg, Lowe’s and more

Millions of Amazon’s enthusiasts are set to once again celebrate Prime Day, which kicks off this year on Monday, July 16. But, like last year, a bunch of other retailers will elbow in with their own online sales on July 16 and 17. So far, eBay, Newegg, GameStop and Lowe’s have announced their intentions, and we expect this list to continue to grow.

Here are the alternative Prime Day sales we’ve heard about so far. We’ll continue to add to the list as new ones appear.

Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

eBay

eBay has announced plans to reveal “thousands of exclusive deals with free shipping” beginning on Monday, July 16 — the very date on which Prime Day falls this year. In contrast to Amazon’s fourth annual sales bonanza, which is available only to Prime members, eBay’s deals will be available to everyone. eBay says it will offer discounts on electronics, home goods, fashion and sports equipment from brands including Apple, Samsung, Adidas, Dyson and KitchenAid. And when you spend $119 or more, eBay will throw in a free Google Home Mini when you use the promo code PMINI4FREE at checkout (more info here).



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Newegg

Ignore the groan-inducing name of Newegg’s mid-July sale (“FantasTech”), there are actually some good deals to be had. The “pre-sale” is already in motion, and here’s how Newegg is ramping things up over the course of the week (straight from the company’s promotional email): 

July 11: Save up to 75% on Select Rosewill products, from gaming accessories to small home appliances

July 12: Save up to $400 on Select ABS gaming machines

July 13: Buy a $150 Newegg Gift Card and get a free $20 Newegg Promo Gift Card

July 14 15: Open a Newegg Store Credit Card and get a $50 statement credit (new accounts only)

July 16: from midnight to 11:59 a.m. (PT), shop early-access FantasTech deals, with new deals unlocked every two hours

Once the real sale starts, for instance, you can score the Acer Aspire 5 15-inch laptop for just under $500. That’s $200 off its list price, and $100 less than the similar (and CNET budget favorite) Acer Aspire E15 selling at Amazon right now.

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GameStop

If you’re looking for new games for your PS4, Xbox One, Switch or PC, GameStop’s Game Days Summer Sale is happening now through July 15, with prices on select titles slashed up to 50 percent. Now, you’ll want to compare prices with Amazon and others: At $30, Monster Hunter World is no cheaper than it is at Amazon, for instance. But Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) for $30 soundly beats Amazon’s $45 price. And the digital version of Red Dead Redemption — which is 4K optimized on the Xbox One X — is a downright steal at $10 (versus $20 to $25 for the disc on Amazon).

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Whole Foods

A reminder to those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the past year: Whole Foods is now a fully owned subsidiary of Amazon. And as such, Prime Day is extending into the real-world grocery aisle this year. From July 11 through July 17, Prime members will get a $10 account credit on Amazon for Prime Day when they spend that same amount at Whole Foods Market. Meanwhile, Rewards Visa cardholders with Prime membership will get 10 percent back on up to a total of $400 from July 14 to July 17. In addition, Prime members who are trying the delivery feature from Whole Foods Market stores via Prime Now will receive $10 off their order when they shop before July 17, and can get $10 to use toward a future order.

Lowe’s

Lowe’s will launch an array of new deals at on July 16 at midnight ET. The discounts will be available exclusively online and most will feature tools — but there will be a handful of worthwhile promotions on smart home products and electronics. Members of the My Lowe’s loyalty program will get an additional 10 percent off their order. A few highlights:

Samsung Connect Home Smart WiFi system (3-pack) — $100 (save $200)

Lyrics Wifi Cam 2 — $128 (save $42)

OmniMount Wall TV Mount — $20 (save $30

Spend $150 or more and get a free Google Home Mini

Shop at Lowe’s

Originally published 10:44 p.m. PT, July 11.
Update, 7:30 a.m. PT, July 12: Added details about Lowe’s promotions and eBay’s free Google Home Mini offer.

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5 places for great macaroni and cheese in the Buffalo area – The …

Consider it National Comfort Food Weekend.

After local media made a big deal Friday about National French Fry Day, it felt cheap to shortchange National Macaroni and Cheese Day, pegged for July 14.

Just like french fries, macaroni and cheese served by restaurants is often judged on a pedestal. Anyone with a hint of culinary prowess can prepare Kraft Macaroni Cheese, which means that, if you’re going out to eat, the dish had better be elevated well beyond the boxed version.

Fortunately, there are several restaurants in the Buffalo area where spending more than $4 on macaroni and cheese isn’t a nightmarish decision. Here’s a look:

*Colter Bay

561 Delaware Ave.

The dish: Mac ‘n Cheese, $12, featured image, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, potato chip crust, elbow noodles.

The verdict: Colter’s macaroni and cheese can pass as a meal despite its listing as an appetizer; the dish starred in Andrew Galarneau’s dining review of the Allentown restaurant, in which he calls the rich, gooey and cheesy concoction a “must-try for mac-and-cheese mavens.” Sharon Cantillon’s image at the top speaks for itself, though.

*****

*Ballyhoo

211 South Park Ave.

The dish: “Pasta,” $4, as a side at Ballyhoo, or at Lucky Day (320 Pearl St.), listed as Ballyhoo Mac and Cheese, for $7. The fact that it’s no-frills, just-really-good mac and cheese is even more exciting.

The verdict: Unquestionably my favorite macaroni and cheese in Buffalo, and it’s available at two different spots, thanks to the second project of owners Tim and Morgan Stevens. It foregoes many of the extra ingredients in favor of al dente shells, an appropriate amount of cheese (with Parmesan on top) and a heat level that keeps it from becoming boring.

*****

*Mooney’s Sports Bar

Six different locations in the Buffalo area – all listed here.

The dish: Sixteen or more varieties, including stuffed banana pepper, Stinger, Rodeo, pizza, Three Pigs and beef on weck. A “side” size runs from $8.49 to $10.49, while a whole spans between $11.99 and $14.99.

The verdict: It’s rich, dense, customizable and there’s a lot of it. Take the Stinger version, with chopped steak, chopped chicken fingers, crumbled blue cheese and hot sauce blended with their mac and cheese, topped with panko. Unless you have an otherworldly appetite, there will be enough left over for a second meal (and it reheats decently).

The Rodeo Mac and Cheese from Mooney’s in Kenmore. (Ben Tsujimoto/News file photo)

*****

*SEAR

200 Delaware Ave.

The dish: Lobster mac and cheese, $16 as a side, but it’s blessed with lobster, so it’s not like it would be $4.

The verdict: Macaroni and cheese on the menu at a fancy steakhouse? You bet, and it meets Sear’s standard. Generous chunks of lobster, the welcomed crunch of panko and properly cooked (and impressively sized) elbows combine in this luxurious dish, one recommended by Galarneau at the Taste of Buffalo last weekend.

Sear’s lobster macaroni and cheese. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

*****

*Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

41 Virginia Place.

The dish: $3.99 as a side, $4.99 for gluten-free mac, $9.99 for a full entree size, then four different varieties, including Buffalo chicken, from $11.99 to $13.99. Full menu.

The verdict: Fat Bob’s knows its macaroni and cheese is beloved, trumpeting it at local events such as the Buffalo Zoo’s Polar Bites and offering almost every size imaginable (except bucket-sized) on its menu. Its reputation has been built up to such an extent that it almost feels overrated.

As you can see from the image below, Fat Bob’s approach is a little different – penne replaces traditional elbows, while the visible black pepper juts out from the creaminess.

Fat Bob’s macaroni and cheese has long been considered one of Buffalo’s best. (Robert Kirkham/News file photo)

*Rest in cheesy peace: The macaroni and cheese skillets from the previous iteration of The Place on Lexington Avenue. There’s just something satisfying about enjoying a comfort food out of a warm skillet. [Update: Those skillets still exist at the new iteration of the Place. I’ll withhold further judgment until I try them.]

Email: btsujimoto@buffnews.com, especially if he disturbingly left off your favorite macaroni and cheese from the list.

More best-of-Buffalo comfort food roundups to check out as dinnertime approaches:

10 great french fry spots around Buffalo

Seven Buffalo-area burgers to flip over

10 new Buffalo-area restaurants to try this summer

Ten pizzas worth the dough

Buffalo doughnuts: Beloved in all shapes and sizes

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5 places for great macaroni and cheese in the Buffalo area

Consider it National Comfort Food Weekend.

After local media made a big deal Friday about National French Fry Day, it felt cheap to shortchange National Macaroni and Cheese Day, pegged for July 14.

Just like french fries, macaroni and cheese served by restaurants is often judged on a pedestal. Anyone with a hint of culinary prowess can prepare Kraft Macaroni Cheese, which means that, if you’re going out to eat, the dish had better be elevated well beyond the boxed version.

Fortunately, there are several restaurants in the Buffalo area where spending more than $4 on macaroni and cheese isn’t a nightmarish decision. Here’s a look:

*Colter Bay

561 Delaware Ave.

The dish: Mac ‘n Cheese, $12, featured image, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, potato chip crust, elbow noodles.

The verdict: Colter’s macaroni and cheese can pass as a meal despite its listing as an appetizer; the dish starred in Andrew Galarneau’s dining review of the Allentown restaurant, in which he calls the rich, gooey and cheesy concoction a “must-try for mac-and-cheese mavens.” Sharon Cantillon’s image at the top speaks for itself, though.

*****

*Ballyhoo

211 South Park Ave.

The dish: “Pasta,” $4, as a side at Ballyhoo, or at Lucky Day (320 Pearl St.), listed as Ballyhoo Mac and Cheese, for $7. The fact that it’s no-frills, just-really-good mac and cheese is even more exciting.

The verdict: Unquestionably my favorite macaroni and cheese in Buffalo, and it’s available at two different spots, thanks to the second project of owners Tim and Morgan Stevens. It foregoes many of the extra ingredients in favor of al dente shells, an appropriate amount of cheese (with Parmesan on top) and a heat level that keeps it from becoming boring.

*****

*Mooney’s Sports Bar

Six different locations in the Buffalo area – all listed here.

The dish: Sixteen or more varieties, including stuffed banana pepper, Stinger, Rodeo, pizza, Three Pigs and beef on weck. A “side” size runs from $8.49 to $10.49, while a whole spans between $11.99 and $14.99.

The verdict: It’s rich, dense, customizable and there’s a lot of it. Take the Stinger version, with chopped steak, chopped chicken fingers, crumbled blue cheese and hot sauce blended with their mac and cheese, topped with panko. Unless you have an otherworldly appetite, there will be enough left over for a second meal (and it reheats decently).

The Rodeo Mac and Cheese from Mooney’s in Kenmore. (Ben Tsujimoto/News file photo)

*****

*SEAR

200 Delaware Ave.

The dish: Lobster mac and cheese, $16 as a side, but it’s blessed with lobster, so it’s not like it would be $4.

The verdict: Macaroni and cheese on the menu at a fancy steakhouse? You bet, and it meets Sear’s standard. Generous chunks of lobster, the welcomed crunch of panko and properly cooked (and impressively sized) elbows combine in this luxurious dish, one recommended by Galarneau at the Taste of Buffalo last weekend.

Sear’s lobster macaroni and cheese. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

*****

*Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

41 Virginia Place.

The dish: $3.99 as a side, $4.99 for gluten-free mac, $9.99 for a full entree size, then four different varieties, including Buffalo chicken, from $11.99 to $13.99. Full menu.

The verdict: Fat Bob’s knows its macaroni and cheese is beloved, trumpeting it at local events such as the Buffalo Zoo’s Polar Bites and offering almost every size imaginable (except bucket-sized) on its menu. Its reputation has been built up to such an extent that it almost feels overrated.

As you can see from the image below, Fat Bob’s approach is a little different – penne replaces traditional elbows, while the visible black pepper juts out from the creaminess.

Fat Bob’s macaroni and cheese has long been considered one of Buffalo’s best. (Robert Kirkham/News file photo)

*Rest in cheesy peace: The macaroni and cheese skillets from the previous iteration of The Place on Lexington Avenue. There’s just something satisfying about enjoying a comfort food out of a warm skillet. [Update: Those skillets still exist at the new iteration of the Place. I’ll withhold further judgment until I try them.]

Email: btsujimoto@buffnews.com, especially if he disturbingly left off your favorite macaroni and cheese from the list.

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