Today’s Best Deals: A Meat Deal for One Last Grilling Hurrah, a Steal on a Wüsthof Chef’s Knife & More
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Whether you like it or not, it’s time to savor the final days of the grilling season. And to give the season a proper send-off, stock up on high-quality meat from Porter Road. While there’s still time to get the charcoal going after Labor Day Weekend, now is a great time to fire up the grill, invite a few friends over, and toss on some pasture-raised, dry-aged steaks. Porter Road offers 100% pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, humanely raised in Tennessee and Kentucky, without the use of added hormones or antibiotics. You can snap up some premium cuts for 10% off with the code SEARPATROL — and even a free treat when you spend more than $75. So don’t let your grill cool down for the season without giving Porter Road a visit — the deal ends August 28 at 11:59pm ET.
Fender Special Edition Telecasater
Save $150: If you’ve been looking to add a Tele to your collection, head over to Guitar Center today. Right now, you can currently save $150 on an already affordable Special Edition Deluxe Telecaster. The guitar merges the best of the classic design with a few new player-centric features.
It has a solid ash body with an aged cherry-burst finish, a 1-piece fast-action maple neck with a modern-C shape, medium jumbo frets and Hot Standard Tele pickups. This Mexican-made Tele also has a vintage-style 3-barrel string-thru-body bridge and cast/sealed machine heads. — John Zientek
Wüsthof 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
Save $81: There are three types of chef’s knives.
First, there’s the value knife, typically made of hardwearing, easy-to-dull stainless steel, that goes for $30 to $45 (think Victorinox’s Fibrox knife). The second comes in just under $100; the steel here keeps an edge longer, but it isn’t forged and, thus, it’s susceptible to chipping. But you’ll typically have to spend upward of $150 for a forged chef’s knife, something like Wüsthof’s Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife — a wide bevel knife designed in a classically German style.
The Wüsthof Classic is made of a stainless steel composite containing more carbon than is normal for a stainless blade, granting it some of the attributes associated with carbon steel knives (like markedly easier sharpening).
Seiko Prosper Solar Diver Street Series
Save $90: This Seiko dive watch has all the specs and performance expected of the brand’s Prospex line, but with a Solar-charging movement and a stylishly monochrome gray colorway. Part of Seiko’s “Street Series” of urban-themed watches, it features the distinctive “tuna-can” case with its protective outer “shroud,” crown at 4 o’clock, and a neat dial texture. It’s also boldly sized at 42mm wide, water-resistant to 200m and not lacking in character. Grab one right now at Macy’s for $90 off the list price of $450, for a final price of $360. — Zen Love
Already Affordable Wardrobe Essentials
Save up to 48%: Thanks to Everlane’s “Choose What You Pay” sale, you can save up to 48 percent on a range of already affordable wardrobe essentials. The sale includes great discounts on tees, sweatshirts, cashmere sweaters, pants, shirts and more — perfect if you want to get ahead of the seasonal shopping curve. — John Zientek
Garrett Leight Sunglasses
Save 84%: If you already have some classic shades and are looking for something new to compliment them, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Currently, you can pick up a pair of California-cool sunglasses for 84 percent off. Get a pair of $495 Garrett Leight California Optical Van Buren Combo shades for just 80 bucks.
The folding frame-style has a combo acetate-stainless steel frame with a color-filled top bar and temples, acetate temple inserts and glass lenses. Available in four unique colors, it comes with a case and cleaning cloth. If you like the silhouette, act fast — it’s hard to beat this deal. — John Zientek
Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket
Save $169: For months now, we’ve been stressing that summer is the best time to score cold-weather gear, particularly awesome down jackets. Today serves up yet more proof, in that the legendary Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket is currently on sale for a whopping 45 percent off at Backcountry. I have the non-hooded version of this jacket, and it’s just about perfect for fall weather — and even chilly summer evenings.
Dropping from $379 to $210 makes for quite a steal — as long as you’re not too picky. Don’t worry, the jacket is available in small through extra large. However, only one of the dozen colors is so sharply discounted: Caribou, which is sort of a dull bronze. But honestly, it’s a pretty good-looking color, and a month or so from now, you’ll be stoked to have it in your wardrobe. — Steve Mazzucchi
Hydro Flask Soft Cooler Pack
Save $94: Long known for excellent travel and fitness bottles, Hydro Flask entered the soft cooler market last year and has been crushing the category ever since. No surprise, then, that the brand’s Soft Cooler Pack was one of our favorite backpack coolers of the summer. We took it to the recent Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival and it rocked, keeping our beer cold for several hours.
And now this high-quality item is on sale at a hard-to-beat discount at REI. At $181, this pack is not only 34% off its regular price of $275, but also the $94 you’ll save should be enough to buy several six packs, no matter your geographic location or level of beer snobbery. — Steve Mazzucchi