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18 of Clark Howard’s favorite deals

18 of Clark Howard’s favorite deals
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It’s no secret that money expert Clark Howard is a huge fan of deals! In fact, the penny-pinching guru has often said that he’s willing to accept lower quality for a lower price. With that in mind, below we present a baker’s dozen of some of Clark’s favorite deals in recent memory.

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1. $9.97 for 48-packs of Kirkland Signature batteries at Costco

“We were running low on AA and AAA batteries when I saw Costco was modernizing the packaging on its batteries,” Clark says. “So I bought ones with the old packaging on clearance.”


2. Soundcore by Anker Life Tune XR over-the-ear wireless headphones for $67.99 at Costco

Sale price valid through October 23 at Costco. Compare to $78.30 at Walmart.


3. Philips Norelco shaver 2300 for $29.96 at Walmart

“There’s a belief that you have to spend a lot of money to get a good shave with an electric razor,” Clark says. “But this one has been great!”


4. $7 golf shirt from Sam’s Club

“This is a fantastic cotton blend Member’s Mark golf shirt that I got on clearance at Sam’s Club for $6.91,” Clark says.


5. $15 toddler’s winter coat from Costco Wholesale

The consumer expert got this warm winter coat for his grandson at one of his favorite warehouse clubs!


6. Percussion massager from Sam’s Club

This item was marked down from $79 to $49.91 at Sam’s Club. We’ll let you in on a little savings secret — any price that ends in a penny at Sam’s Club is a markdown at the warehouse club!

Check out more secret savings hacks at Sam’s, Costco & BJ’s Wholesale right here.


7. TCL 70″ Class 4-series LED 4K UHD HDR smart Android TV at Best Buy

Clark purchased this TV on sale for $479, but now prices start at $499.99.


8. Garmin Venu fitness tracker

The consumer champ is really enthusiastic about fitness trackers in general. “[They’ve] become such a big part of my life,” he says. “I walk around 5 million steps a year or some 15,000 steps a day on average. Recently, I did 18,124 steps in a single day.”

Clark notes that he likes his Garmin Venu because it “guilts me into working out every day of the year.”

Right now it’s $189.08 from Walmart.


9. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smart phone

This is actually an “ultra-expensive” phone, according to Clark! But on the plus side, he notes that it takes better pictures than a high-end camera.

You can find a 128GB version for $681.69 at Amazon.


10. Tesla Model Y standard range

Clark picked up this sweet ride for $39,990 a while back and says it’s the “greatest SUV ever.” ‘Nuff said! He called Tesla and asked for the standard range Y at the time.


11. Graeter’s ice cream

“There is one thing in life on which I will not compromise,” Clark confesses, “and that’s ice cream.”

“I have an affinity for high fat, high-quality ice cream. It is my weakness. For much of my adult life, I ate a pint of ice cream a day. Today, though, I have only about two pints a month. I’ve really modified my intake because I was struggling with weight as a result of my habit.”

The consumer expert calls Graeter’s — a longtime Midwest favorite that hails from Cincinnati — “the best ice cream in the world.”

Meanwhile, inquiring minds want to know what Clark’s favorite flavor is. That would be Toffee Chocolate Chip!


12. Saucony men’s Cohesion 11 running shoe

These sneakers start at $39.95 at Amazon.

“I run slowly no matter what shoe I wear,” Clark quips.


13. Sam’s Club khaki pants

The consumer champ says he usually gets his khakis for under $10 from Sam’s Club.

“I always look for single-digit prices, either new or used. That way I never have to worry about paying too much,” he says. “On the downside, I know that my clothes look like they cost single-digit prices!”

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Clark is a size 32 waist.


14. Acer 715 Chromebook

The penny pincher is a huge fan of Chromebooks and calls his Acer 715 “my do-everything computer.”

You can find a variety of Chromebooks on sale from $98! Meanwhile, Clark also says he recently purchased his wife Lane a MacBook with an M1 chip for $849 at MicroCenter.


15. Novaform 14″ Comfort Grande Plus memory foam mattress, king size

The consumer expert picked up this mattress on sale from Costco for $499. It’s $419.99 at Costco right now.


16. Roomba

Clark says he and his wife think their Roomba “is the best, except it plays hide and seek from us!”

Meanwhile, you never have to look too far to keep up with the latest deals on robot vacuums at ClarkDeals.com!


17. LED light bulbs

“I bought my last supply of 24 from Home Depot for a dollar a bulb,” Clark says. LED bulbs can save you big on energy expenses! You can find this 50-pack of LED bulbs for $48.60 at Amazon.


18. Aldi private label Basmati rice for $1.19

“This is half the cost or less than the brand name and the taste is indistinguishable,” Clark says. Meanwhile, we’ve got a rundown of the week’s best special buys at Aldi right here.

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