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2016 had its ups and downs, but there was never a shortage of awesome deals and freebies — Slickdeals' front page hosted almost 19,000 low- or no-cost opportunities found and voted on by our talented and passionate community.
Here's a list of the top five most popular deals of the past year:
1.) Free 2GB Google Drive Storage
As a reward for completing a simple account security check up, the
search engine giant ad-delivery system added an extra 2GB of storage to the standard 15GB that comes free with every Google account. Pretty nifty for a few seconds of work. But if 17GB of cloud storage isn't enough, Google is currently offering a discount on their annual plan, starting at $19.99 per year for 100GB.
2.) $10 Starbucks eGift Card with Additional $10 Bonus
Essentially a BOGO deal, Starbucks gave out a one-time $10 bonus for anyone who bought a $10 gift card and used Visa Checkout as a payment method. Few things can beat a couple cups of free coffee! And with 2,000+ thumbs up votes and 1,700+ comments, I think it's safe to say that everyone else agrees with this statement too.
3.) $10 Amazon Credit for MasterCard Users
This MasterCard/Amazon 1-Click promotion had a limited supply of $10 credits, but Amazon automatically honored all redemption requests even after the predetermined quantity was exhausted. Thanks for being so cool, Amazon! Now if you could only make your Prime Day offerings a little more exciting...
4.) Asus Wireless Dual-Band Router via T-Mobile
What?! A physical product that cost actual money made this list? At $59, this router is a great solution to enable easy Wi-Fi calling or extend your current network's range. Solid user reviews and a deep discount pushed this to the front page in no time.
5.) "The Croods" Free HD Movie from Amazon Video
Technically, the fifth most popular deal was another $10 bonus credit from Starbucks — seriously, set a deal alert because this offer constantly pops up — so we're skipping to the next most popular item with 1,667 thumbs up votes: a free digital copy of "The Croods" from Amazon Video. It's a great movie for the kiddos or a cheap night in. Either way, we love freebies.
To see what other sales and items got the community buzzing with excitement, head over to our filtered forum thread list. It just might inspire you to set some new deal alerts because there are quite a few recurring front page deals. If you see any interesting trends, let us know in the comments or hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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