home : hot deals & information involving: Amazon Monday, December 17, 2018
- Wyze 1080p Webcam with Night Vision $19.55, Works with Alexa
Amazon is selling this cheap webcam/surveillance camera for $19.55.
It has night vision, comes with free rolling 14-day cloud storage of motion and sound detection, and compatible with the Echo Spot & Echo Show for saying, "Hey, Alexa, show me the front door camera."
Sunday, December 16, 2018
- Sale on Holiday Flowers and Gift Baskets
All the products on the list come with free shipping, including several kinds of flower bouquets with vase all include free one-day shipping.
During checkout, click "Add Gift Options" to include a free message with the order.
We use our Instant Pot about 2-5 times per week to make things like rice, potatoes, salmon, shumai, steamed vegetables, and soup.
Cooks less time than other ways, and food usually comes out tasting perfect.
- Kodak Photo Printer Dock for $99
Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi Portable 4x6” Instant Photo Printer for $99.
It lets you print photos directly from your Android and Apple devices.
Viewsonic 32" 1920x1080 IPS Monitor for $150.
Note, the 1920x1080 resolution is not great for a monitor of this size, so small text may be harder to read than a monitor with better resolution.
However it's plenty good enough for general use and as a common-area general-use monitor.
- 6-Piece Exercise/Foam Floor Mat for $15
This is a great price on a 6-piece rubber floor mat at $14.61.
The description says it covers 24 square feet total, and includes six 24-inch square tiles and 12 end border pieces.
The foam is a half-inch thick.
- Folding Outdoor Chair for $30
Available in several colors and weighs 11 pounds.
- 6-Pack of Plug-In Night Lights $11.20
This pack of 6 night LED lights plug into power outlets around the home, and provide some light in the dark.
They say the average operating cost is about $0.20 per year in electricity, and the product has thousands of positive reviews.
iHome Bedside Docking Station for Amazon Echo Dot for $40.
Works with a 2nd generation Amazon Echo Dot (not the latest 3rd generation Dot), and has an integrated charging port.
The Echo Dot is not included.
It's an integrated speaker/clock system combined with the voice-operated features of an Echo Dot.
- Jurassic World 5 Movie Collection on Blu-Ray $28
Monday, November 26, 2018
- 20% Off One Order Using American Express Points
If you have an American Express Card that accrues points,
activate 20% AmEx Points Credit
then pay for at least part of your order with points.
For example, buying a $100 blender would give $20 off when choosing to pay with AmEx points.
Points apply about 0.7¢/point, so paying for the entire $100 order would be about 12,000 points (value of $80 in points).
To use, pick an American Express card during checkout, then under the payment method click Points.
Then, 20% off should apply to the entire order.
Instant Pot LUX60V3 6-Quart Pressure Cooker for $50.
Normally at least $75.
We love our Instant Pot because it makes delicious rice, potatoes, soup, and salmon in far less time than other methods.
Plus, it's easy to clean.
Google for Instant Pot Recipes to find lots of recipe sites.
Instant Pot 3-Quart Pressure Cooker for $51 when clicking the $8.99 coupon under the price.
Same price as the above 6-Quart but smaller and takes up less space (easier to store).
- Deals on Electronics
Discounts on electronics are always exciting, and here is a direct link to browse such deals on Amazon.
- 4-Pack Philips LED Smart Light Bulbs $40
Works with Echo and Google Home smart speakers for voice control.
Requires a Philips Hue router (also called a Smart Bridge), and comes with a Hue Starter Kit.
- More Black Friday Deals
Amazon continues its Black Friday sale with more deals today.
Call it Cyber Monday, or whatever, it is still Black Friday to us.
If you have an American Express Card that accrues points,
activate 20% AmEx Points Credit
then pay for your order with points (could be a hot deal if buying an expensive item like a TV or cookware set).
Yorepek 17" Laptop Backpack for $35.24 for Black, $37.50 for Red or Blue.
This is a
We own the black version, and it's one of the best laptop bags we ever had.
It has a lot of compartments that can hold just about everything- laptop, ipad, charger, ID, headphones, water bottle, sweater, and more.
We carry it to work and use as a carry-on bag while traveling (it fits under an airline seat).
Only the 17" version is on sale, and normally sells for at least $50.
White Noise Adaptive Sound+Sleep Machine
Used this for 3 years (in 2010 to 2012) when living next to a city construction site, and it helped us sleep uninterrupted.
While playing white noise, it gently adapts its pitch & volume when it hears noise.
$100 Apple iTunes & App Store Gift Card
for $80 with code ITUNES20 .
Select $100 and enter the recipient's email address, add one to the cart, and apply code ITUNES20 during checkout to get it for $80.
Asus 15.6" Portable Monitor, USB3.0
Normally about $140.
This one requires a USB3.0 port on your laptop (not compatible with MacBook).
Weighs 1.76 pounds (about half the weight of a modern laptop), and includes a 3-year warranty.
2-Pack of TP-Link Wifi Light Switches
for $45 ($22.50 each).
Control lights from anywhere with an app, or with your voice by talking to an Amazon Echo or Google Home.
This model is compatible with 3-way switch wiring, rare to find with smart light switches.
Either log-in to an Amazon.com account, or enter your name and payment information.
When the giant "Join Now" button appears, do not click it.
Beneath the button is a small "Enter promo code" link.
Enter promo code DOT1 and hopefully a green "successfully applied to account" box will appear.
If the box does not appear, then you are not eligible for this promotion.
Click "Join Now" to pay $0.99 for 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited.
Add an Amazon Echo Dot to your cart (choose one of 3 colors).
It will initially show as $50 price.
During checkout, make sure a discount appears on the final checkout page, making the Echo Dot about $1 with free shipping.
- $20 Off at Whole Foods with New Prime Trial
For new Amazon Prime subscribers only (not existing Prime members).
Get $20 credit toward an in-store Whole Foods Market purchase when signing up as a new Amazon Prime member.
Prime gives free 2-day shipping on many orders, a good thing to have during the holiday shopping season.
They are also giving a free 30-day trial to Prime.
Prime costs $119/year or $12.99/month.
Even if you buy the monthly Prime and pay just $13 then cancel, you still get $20 credit at Whole Foods.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
- Oral-B Pro 5000 Rechargeable Toothbrush for $55
Click the $15 coupon under the price, then click "add to cart."
During checkout, apply coupon code 20ORALBNOV1 to get another $20 off.
Final price is $55 with free shipping.
Be sure both discounts appear before submitting your order!
If you do forget to apply a coupon, Amazon makes it easy to cancel an order within the first 10 minutes, then you can place another order with the coupon.
Waste of Money or Good Gift? Battery Heated Coffee Mug for $90:
Something only the biggest coffee addicts would buy, a Cauldryn Coffee Travel Mug, Battery Powered with Built-In Heater for $90.
Normally sells for at least $100.
This is proof that everything is trying to go "smart", even coffee mugs, but why spend so much for a coffee mug?
You can save money and get a Klean Kanteen 16oz Mug for about $30 (likely will be $25 or less around Black Friday, if you can wait a couple weeks).
Our Klean Kanteen keeps coffee, tea, or water hot for 3 hours, then warm for another 4 hours.
That's 7 hours, which is more time than it would take to sip the entire thing at a slow pace.
- Wemo Wifi Smart Plug for $10
Wemo Mini Smart Wifi Plug for $28, and code SMART10 applies about $18 off during checkout.
Final price is about $10 plus tax, and ships free with Prime.
It's a remote-control power on/off switch that works with smart speakers (Amazon Echo and Google Home).
Plug in a light or electric coffee pot, and turn it on anywhere in your home.
- Buy a $50 Amazon Gift Card, Get $5
Buy a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card and send it to someone's mobile phone number, and get $5 credit applied to your Amazon.com account.
Only certain Amazon accounts are eligible for this offer.
Click here and press Clip Coupon to see if you are eligible.
- Foam Rollers $27.75
Foam rollers normally sell for about $35 and up, today Amazon is selling a few foam rollers for $27.75 to $47 each.
We have this one which helps stretch muscles after running.
Using it after a jog may feel a little painful at first, but does prevent soreness that would otherwise happen without using a foam roller.
Was well worth the $26 we paid in 2013.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- Portable Mini Charcoal Electric Grill $56
Gourmia GBQ330 Portable Charcoal Electric BBQ Grill for $56.
This outdoor portable grill claims to reduce smoke by 90%, is battery operated, and has an 11.8-inch grilling surface.
- 2K Home Surveillance Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt $71 (expired)
For the next few hours, there's a sale on the Amcrest 2K home surveillance camera.
We recommend this deal for tech savvy people, and those looking for a cheap do-it-yourself home surveillance option.
This camera has remote-control pan & tilt, two-way audio, and night vision, and can be mounted to a ceiling or wall.
We have older versions of this camera in our home (model IP2M-841W), and found it an excellent value for the price.
The day & night video quality are better than Nest, Ring, and popular consumer surveillance brands.
This camera provides a free Amcrest app for live viewing.
Tech savvy people can setup their router to "port forward" the camera for live viewing outside the house.
And, our favorite feature, motion detection can email a snapshot when movement is detected.
There are lots of confusing configuration options, such as tweaking the video quality, night vision settings, and setting up remote live-upload of the video streams to an FTP server.
It's a shame the product documentation is poor and could take some time to figure out, however, that is probably why a feature-full camera is priced at just $71.
Free shipping for Prime subscribers, or everyone gets free shipping with a $25+ order.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Monitor Mounts: Desk and Wall-Mounts for $18-38
North Bayou, a reputable maker of wall-mounted and desk-mounted monitor arms is having a sale through Amazon.
Mounting a monitor frees up desk space.
- Kingston 240GB SSD for $33
Kingston A400 240GB Solid State Drive for $33.
Normally about $40.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
- Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service Unit $63 (expired: price raised to $80)
Ooma Telo voice-over-IP device is on sale for $63 today.
Normally about $75 to $80.
No phone service required.
It includes a free calling within the US and Canada, voicemail, caller-ID, call-waiting, and 911.
A land-line voice-over-IP service works over broadband Internet, and will be better quality than using a cell phone in a home.
Works with cordless home phones, like this 2-handset phone for $35.
Ooma has a lot of positive reviews, but be sure to read the reviews before buying, since some people have complained about their customer support and reliability.
As an alternative, check out the Obihai OBi200 and OBi202 boxes.
Unlike Ooma, you can pick your voice-over-IP service (paid or free).
We have the 2-line OBi202 model linked to two separate Google Voice accounts, which provides free voicemail, calling, and integration with our cell phones.
Note that 911 emergency calling does not work with free Google Voice service, so we added Anveo E911 for $15/yr to our OBi202 through the Obihai control panel.
It works on both our Google Voice phones.
The OBi202 may be on sale for $50 around Black Friday, if you can wait about 5-6 weeks.
- Portable Bluetooth Speaker $27
OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $27 with free shipping.
It is water resistant to spray, splash, and rain, and its 4,400mAh should last for almost a full day of use.
- $25 Off First $100 AmazonFresh Order, Select Locations
Code FRESH25 gives $25 off your first $100+ AmazonFresh order.
AmazonFresh delivers groceries to your home.
AmazonFresh costs $15 per month for Amazon Prime members (in addition to Prime membership).
They do offer a 1-month free trial for first-time Prime members, so you can get your $25 discount, then cancel within a month to incur no fee.
AmazonFresh is only available in select areas, including parts of Florida, California, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, NYC, and Philadelphia.
Order groceries by 10am to have them delivered by dinner.
Monday, October 1, 2018
- 24-Count of Planters 8.5oz Nut Packs $7.50
If you have Prime, shipping is free.
Otherwise, shipping is free with a $25+ order.
Crucial BX300 240GB Solid State Drive for $38 with free shipping.
Normally, a 240+ GB SSD would sell for at least $50.
This model has MLC NAND cells, better quality than TLC.
Crucial is a good brand.
Includes a 3 year warranty.
- 50-Foot Ethernet Cable for $7.21 (expired)
We paid $13 for this cable, and worked well for us.
This 50-foot Cat-6 Ethernet cable is flat, so it's easy to run along the baseboard without being noticed.
We have our cable hidden behind a wire cover for a cleaner look, and the flat cable is easier to manage than a regular round cable.
Monday, September 24, 2018
- 2-Pack of Earth Friendly Liquid Laundry Detergent $10
Free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers or with a $25+ order.
Friday, September 21, 2018
- 3 Cast Iron Cookware for $24 With Prime
For Amazon Prime subscribers only.
Three-pack of Stansport Cast Iron cookware plus a dutch oven lid, a lid lifter, and a hot handle holder.
The $24 price only appears when logged-in to an Amazon Prime account.