Some of our favorite stores are feeling festive ahead of the Saint Patrick's Day and offering big discounts on computers, apparel, and other popular vices. So, whether you're Irish or not, you can celebrate and bag the free Crazy Taxi app from iTunes, big price cuts at Dell and Groupon, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.
Top Store Deal
Groupon Local Deals Sale
Discount: 20% off one local event or activity via "PLAY20"
Expires: March 17 at 2 am ET
Do You Need It?: You may think that Groupon's prices are hard enough to beat already, but alas we've found a newer and even better way to save at the daily deal site. You can slash an additional 20% off a fancy night out, a trip to the country, or a snooze somewhere lavish. It's a rare gem and one of the best ever Groupon discounts we've seen. (Note that a maximum discount of $50 applies.)
Top Freebie Deal
Crazy Taxi for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Store: iTunes App Store
Lowest by: $5
Do You Need It?: If there wasn't enough reasons to let this Friday morning go to waste at work, then this procrastination-aiding freebie from iTunes will be the final straw. It's dropped a buck since last month (and $4 from its more regular price-tag) and is now yours for nothing! It's the first time we've seen the popular title for free.
Top Apparel Deal
Express Men's Dress Pants Sale
Discount: Extra 50% off (applies in cart)
Lowest by: $78
Do You Need It?: Dressing to impress isn't an easy feat when you're on a tight budget, so we're always on the lookout for special savings for the sartorially-inclined. This collection of dress pants from Express are already on sale — at up to 67% off — but the store is further slashing those prices by half at checkout. That's the best offer we've seen on specifically similar items in nearly a year and should yields lows enough to keep you in interview/party/funeral attire for the next few months. Savvy styles to consider are the Express Men's Plaid Photographer Suit Pants (pictured) for $20 ($44 off list) or the Express Men's Khaki Cotton Sateen Producer Suit Pants for $20 ($78 off list).
Top PC Deal
Dell Financial Services Sale
Store: Dell Financial Services
Discount: 35% off one item over $199
Shipping: Free shipping
Expires: March 19
Do You Need It?: It's rare that we see a sitewide coupon for Dell without product restrictions, which makes this offer a real treat for anyone on the lookout for a new PC, server, monitor, or all three and more. And you don't even have to shell out for shipping, as it's free on every order. (All Dell refurbished systems are covered by a 100-day Dell warranty.)
Sweetest Treat Deal
Mrs. Fields Valentine's Tin with 28 Cookie Nibblers
Price: $5.99 with free shipping
Lowest by: $21
Do You Need It?: Despite our best efforts to stay trim and eat healthy, that Friday feeling tends to bring a desire for sugar and wine with it. To appease your ravenous sugar tooth, this Mrs. Fields Valentine's Tin with 28 Cookie Nibblers is at an impressively low price &mdhas; $21 less than the next cheapest store. It includes 28 bite-sized Nibbler white chocolate, chocolate chip, cinnamon sugar, and oatmeal raisin cookies.
Total Savings: At least $104