The shelter-in-place situation isn’t going to resolve anytime in the near future. You should consider making the most of your situation by developing your skills or gaining new ones. Here are some of the most popular online courses on topics that are genuinely useful in today’s career landscape. Best of all, they’re offered at affordable prices.
The 2020 Premium Learn To Code Certification 10-Course Bundle for $39
Over 120 Hours of Learning Material
The Complete Python Certification Bootcamp 12-Course Bundle for $34.99
Over 80 Hours of Learning Material
Python is the most popular computer language, so it makes sense to learn this language first. If that’s what you want, then this bundle is for you. You get 85 hours worth of training material divided among 12 courses (or $2.92 per course). This is one of the most popular and best selling courses on StackSocial.
The All-in-One Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification Bundle for $34
Over 60 Hours of Learning Material
Proficiency in Adobe apps is basically a requirement for today’s graphic or video professional, but these are also very handy tools for hobbyists who are into photography, video streaming, digital art, and more. This bundle includes 8 courses, or only $4.25 per course and includes topics on Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Lightroom, InDesign, and more.
Sonos One Gen 2 Wireless Speaker with Alexa Built-In for $149 (Sonos One SL for $129)
Adorama is offering the best price we’ve seen on the newest generation Sonos One Gen 2. Think of this as a fully-featured Amazon Echo speaker with superior audio quality. If you want multiple speakers, pair it up with the Sonos One SL, which is the same speaker but without the Alexa functionality. You only need one speaker with Alexa to talk to, and the Sonos One SL is also on sale. The Sonos Beam is also on sale; this is a soundbar that’s better suited as a home theater system. Again, pair it wth Sonos One SL speakers as rear satellites.
You Can Now Watch Onward on Disney+
Sign up for a 7-day free trial now and you’ll be able to watch the recently released Pixar’s Onward movie today, in addition to other big hits like Frozen 2, The Lion King, Aladdin, and every episode of The Mandalorian Season One. If you want to keep the subscription afterwards, it’s only $6.99 per month (or better yet, get a $69.99 annual subscription). Or sign up for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ all for $12.99/month.
65″ Sony XBR65X900F 4K HDR Smart HDTV with Bonus $250 Dell eGift for $998
The XBR X900F was Sony’s best LED LCD TV in 2018 and the image quality is nearly identical to the 2019 X950G model. The best price we had previously seen was $1098. Today you can get it for $100 less and Dell is offering an additional $250 Dell eGift Card that you can use on anything at Dell.com including computers, TVs, gaming consoles, and more. The gift card is emailed to you within 3 weeks and carries a 90-day expiration date. Use the gift card to buy a Nintendo Switch Lite for free.
Xbox One Wireless Controller for $34.99
New Alienware Aurora R9 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming Desktop PC for $1110
For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the Intel vs AMD CPU war, AMD has been giving Intel a run for its money with its flagship processors. The new AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core processor is comparable to the Intel Core i7-9700, both in terms of gaming and workstation performance. It’s paired with an RX 5700 XT video card, which is on par with the RTX 2070. If you want to upgrade the RAM or hard drive, I’d suggest doing it on your own. You’ll save money, and the Aurora R9 allows for toolless access without voiding your warranty.
- Use code “50OFF699” to get it at Dell for $1110
Alienware m17 17″ Intel Core i7-9750H GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming Laptop for $1086
This is another $50 price drop from yesterday’s already excellent price. The m17 is the 17″ variant of the new generation of Alienware m-series gaming laptops. Despite the larger screen size, it still clocks in at only 5.8 pounds.
$10.99-$13.99 Unity and Unreal Game Development Online Courses at Udemy
Udemy courses run from $100-$200, but for a limited time several of the most popular online courses on game development and game design are only $11-$14. These course are really, really cheap because they aren’t accredited, meaning you won’t get course credit towards school completion or a certificate, however that does not mean the quality of instruction is any worse. For those of you that don’t need to be accredited, this is a super inexpensive way to get excellent training on topics that will benefit you in tangible ways.
- Online Learning Courses from $10.99 at Udemy
- Complete C# Unity Developer 2D for $10.99
- Unreal Engine C++ Developer for $13.99
The Complete Digital Marketing Super Bundle for $37
Now that almost everyone has taken their business online, ecommerce and online marketing is a booming business. Because it’s still a relatively new as a profession, many colleges don’t offer sufficient education in this field. This bundle offers 57 hours worth of instruction spread across 9 courses, from SEO and Google AdWords to specific case scenarios like Amazon marketing, Facebook ads, and more.
The Ultimate Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle for $34
Over 33 Hours of Learning Material
If you’re aiming to be an Excel maestro, then this course is for you. Don’t look down on this seemingly plain app. Excel is one of the most powerful productivity tools your PC has to offer. Some of the most accomplished IGN employees here are Excel mavens. Because there are so many similarities, your knowledge of Excel will give you an advantage with Google Docs and Google Sheets as well. This bundle includes 6 courses, from beginner to expert.
Sling Blue Free Trial Extended to 14 Days (Includes CNN, MSNBC, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, and More)
Normally 7 Days
Keep up with live news updates for free. Sling Blue gives you access to CNN, MSNBC, HLN, and Fox News. You’ll also get access to HGTV, Food Network, A&E, Bravo, TNT, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, The Discovery Channel, Nick Jr, and more. The Sling Blue service normally costs $30/month but it still might be worth it for all the great shows.
KeepSolid Lifetime VPN Subscription for $39
We’ve seen plenty of deals on 1 year, 2 year, and even 3 year VPN subscriptions, but this deal offers you free VPN subscription forever for a small cost. It’s normally $99 if you purchased directly from KeepSolid’s website. We’ve reviewed KeepSolid VPN and have given it a thumbs up. Like any proper VPN, it offers anonymity while maintaining one of the best networking speeds compared to other VPNs we reviewed. For that reason this is a perfect one to run in the background even while you’re gaming.
Marvel’s The Infinity Gauntlet Digital Comic Collection (Issues #1-#6) for $2.64
Each issue normally sells for $1.99, and even if you were to sign up for ComiXology Unlimited, you would only be able to access issues #1-3 for free. If you thought the Infinity War movies were good, you should read the spectacular source material. You can choose to download the comics to your Kindle or ComiXology app.
ComiXology Free Trial Extended to 60 Days
Normally 30 Days
The 60-day extension (normally $30) has never, ever happened before. ComiXology is Amazon’s digital comic platform and is the largest digital retailer of American comics. The site hosts 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more. Here’s your chance to access all of it, totally free, for
30 60 days. If you’re an avid comic reader, you might want to consider continuing on afterwards, since it’s only $5.99/month. You can even sign in with your Amazon account.
Babbel Language Learning Lifetime Subscription
Babbel is the number one top-grossing language-learning app in the world and this subscription gives you lifetime access to 14 different languages. Those languages are Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Polish, Indonesian, Russian, Danish, Norweigan, and English.
Eric Song is IGN’s deal curator and spends 25% of his pay on stuff he posts.