As the beginning of the school year swiftly approaches, we're starting to see the annual uptick in activity including new calculator owners looking for games (and Doors CSE). Since the new, slim TI-84 Plus CE has only been around since this spring, this Back to School season is the first where consumers can buy the calculator. To that end, we've found two ways you can get a TI-84 Plus CE for less than its $129 sticker price:
Target Sale: $90 TI-84 Plus CEs We discovered that US retailer Target is selling the TI-84 Plus CE for $89.99 plus tax in its stores (and possibly online as well). At least two Cemetechians have purchased the calculator on sale, and reports indicate that only the basic black color is available. However, for 30% off, one can hardly complain! Xx-Target employee and Cemetech administrator Alex "comicIDIOT" Glanville indicates that the sale ends tomorrow, August 1st, so hurry!
TI's "ilyTI" Contest TI recently announced a new contest, called ilyTI ("I love you, TI"). Slightly self-aggrandizing title aside, the goal of the contest is to create a video or photo of yourself with TI technology, explaining why you love TI Education's calculators. If you submit a 30-second video, you have the opportunity to win a class set of TI-84 Plus CE calculators for your school and a visit from Mayim Bialik, TI's spokeswoman. If you submit a photo, you have the chance to win a TI-84 Plus CE. To enter the contest, you must post your video(s) or photo(s) on Twitter or Instagram, along with the #ilyTIcontest hashtag. Unlike the previous contest, only one submission per day per person is allowed, and no automated (bot/script) entries will be accepted. This contest ends September 18th, 2015, so get cracking on your creative photos or videos.