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Get the Best Deal With Invisible Hand

This app provides an effortless way to compare prices online. It gets you the lowest price on shopping, flights, hotels and rental cars automatically by working behind the scenes and discreetly notifying you if a product you are looking at on a particular online store is available for less from another retailer. This web browser add-on for Chrome, Firefox and Safari searches products and services in three countries and from 696 retailers and 589 airlines, linking you directly to the lowest price. Free.

Surprise Ride

Unplug and discover screen-free learning with Surprise Ride, a subscription service that delivers hands-on activity kits to kids. The kits are designed so that learning is made easy with step-by-step photo instructions, so that children can tackle them on their own, while parents can get to their to-do lists. In addition to providing everything your child needs to complete an activity, each kit also includes a photo book for continued learning, a snack and a keepsake collectible item. Kits can be purchased one-off or by subscription, which delivers a new kit to your doorstep each month. Let your child explore the wonders of the world with these specially-curated STEM, history, geography and art activities. Available online.

Donating and Recycling Solution

Give Back Box not only provides an effortless, convenient and free way to donate your used household or clothing items, but also provides an easy way to be part of a good cause. After you purchase a product online, save the box and reload it with items you'd like to donate. Print out a prepaid shipping label from the website and ship your box through UPS. Your box will be routed to the nearest participating local charity. This gives a secondary use to corrugated boxes and Give Back Box also recycles every box. This all-around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability solution costs you nothing. Free labels available at

iOS Flash USB Drive for Your iPhone & iPad

The iFlash Drive offers an easy way to free up space on your iPhone and iPad by automatically backing up your camera roll, and it even lets you watch videos straight from the drive. The drive has both a flexible lightning connector that works with most cases and a USB 3.0 connector to plug into your Mac computer or PC so you can easily move your stuff where you want it. It also includes encryption software that lets you password-protect files, so you can share your content while keeping sensitive files secure across your device. Available in a variety of colors online. $24.99 – $59.99.

Solve a Hogwarts Mystery

A fellow student has seemingly vanished from the famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – and it's up to you to solve the mysterious disappearance. Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville and try to discover WHO did it, WHAT spell or item they used and WHERE the student was attacked. Move around Hogwarts making suggestions … but be careful ... wheels on the board keep changing, revealing secret passages, moving staircases and even the Dark Mark. Protection from the Dark Mark comes from the spells, allies and items provided by help cards. When you're sure of your facts, go to Dumbledore's office to make your accusation and win the game. $39.95. Available online.