home : hot deals & information involving: Amazon Thursday, August 16, 2018
- 10,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $18
Aukey 10,050mAh Portable Battery Charger for $27, and code ZDGWM8R7 changes the price to $18 during checkout.
Weighs just under a half a pound, which is about the heaviest we would like to carry in a purse or pocket.
This one only charges one device at a time, versus many other large-capacity chargers which have 2 charging ports.
Monday, August 13, 2018
- Sale on Anker Products
Amazon is hosting a sale on Anker charging products, including car chargers, portable battery packs, and charging cables.
Their products are twice the price of many generic brands, but Anker is known for good quality.
They are also one of the few companies giving an 18-month warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee on their products.
Anker 20,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $42.
Normally over $50.
Realistically, this will fully charge an iPhone 7's battery about 7 times, an iPad Mini about 3 times, or an iPad about 2 times.
However, this battery pack weighs about 0.8 pounds, which is pretty heavy to carry around in a purse or pocket.
During checkout, apply code SMART10 to get $17 off.
This coupon only works for Amazon customers who had not previously used a promotion on TP-Link Smart Plugs before.
A smart plug works with Wifi to connect the power outlet to your smartphone and smart speakers.
Friday, August 3, 2018
- Amazon Fire TV Stick for $20
Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com are selling the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $20.
Shipping is free, and same-day in-store pickup is available.
$20 is an amazing value if you are OK with not having YouTube.
Since Amazon and Google are competing in the same space, Google's YouTube (and YouTube TV) do not work on a Fire TV Stick.
And, Amazon's Prime Video (including Amazon original series) do not play on a Google Chromecast.
All do play on a Roku.
Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and other streaming apps work on the Fire TV, on Chromecast, and on a Roku.
We chose Google Chromecast in our home because we use YouTube TV for live shows (mostly sports and the evening shows).
We enjoy unlimited DVR per account, and up to 5 accounts included means everyone in the home can watch anything in their own TV library.
- Instant Pot 6-Quart Pressure Cooker for $80, or $56 with Kohl's Charge Card
Click "Add to bag" on the Instant Pot 6-Quart Pressure Cooker for $90.
A dropdown immediately appears near the top-right of the screen, click "Kohl's Cash & Promos (Apply)".
If the dropdown closes before you have a chance to click, press the teal-colored shopping bag icon near the upper-right of their page.
Enter code HOME10 to get $10 off, making it $80.
If you have a Kohl's charge card, enter code BEACH30 to get 30% off, making it $56.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
- BenQ 22" Monitor for $90, 27" for $160
BenQ GW2280 22-inch Computer Monitor with built-in speaker and 1920x1080 resolution for $90 today.
Prime membership costs $120/year, and gives free 2-day shipping on thousands of items.
If you don't want to spend $120, there are other ways to get Prime:
Share with a friend or family member's account.
Prime members can extend their paid membership to close friends/family.
Sign up to prime for one month for $13.
You can cancel the auto-renewal at any time, so you can get all of today's Prime deals along with 2-day shipping for just $13.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Whole Foods Market
- $10 Free Amazon Prime Spending Credit With $10 In-Store Purchase
For Amazon Prime members only.
Download the Whole Foods Market app and sign-in to your Amazon account.
A square code appears.
Have that code ready to display at the register of a Whole Foods Market.
A saved screenshot will not work because the code changes every minute.
Buy at least $10 at a Whole Foods Market store, and scan the Whole Foods/Amazon Prime code at the register.
- Keyboard for $13
Amazon gaming keyboard with backlit keys for $13.
Friday, July 6, 2018
- In-Dash Car Camera for $26
Add one to the cart for $40.
It does not matter if you activate the coupon displayed under the $40 price.
Start the checkout (for $40), and apply promo code COUM4NCB to get $14 off.
The Yi brand is a Chinese import, not known for quality but still looks like a good value at $26.
Comes with the camera only.
A windshield mount is sold separately for $9 for 2.
It supports MicroSD cards up to 64GB (not included).
- Two $10 Off Whole Foods Market Deliveries with Prime
For Amazon Prime members only, get $10 off today and $10 off your next order when applying code 20PRIMEDAY toward a Whole Foods Market delivery.
Order at least $10.01 or more of delivered products from Whole Foods, and apply code 20PRIMEDAY during checkout to get $10 off.
Complete your order by July 17.
Your second $10 discount expires on July 31.
Must be a current Amazon Prime member.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
- 10-Port USB Charger for $20
Sabrent 10-Port USB Charger for $20.
Normally, a 10-port USB charger would sell for about $35.
Its 12-Amp power is cable of charging 4 tablets and 6 smartphones simultaneously.
- Instant Pot 6-Quart Pressure Cooker for $90
Back again is the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 Pressure Cooker for $90.
Normally about $140.
- Portable Rechargeable 4.5" Fan for $8.55
Rechargeable portable 3-speed fan for $15, and code 42QPWHV9 changes the price to $8.55 during checkout.
The battery lasts for about 6 hours on the lowest setting, and 2 hours on high.
Pick a color, add one to the cart.
During checkout, in the "Add a gift card or promotion code" field, enter code 42QPWHV9
The discount should appear before placing your order.
This is the cheapest rechargeable fan on Amazon, but is meant for a desk or flat surface only.
This is not the best choice for outdoor use, since it has no clip, clamp, or tripod for sitting on an uneven surface.
Even still, the price is a great value for a desk fan.
- $30 Off $60 for American Express Customers with Points
This is an invitation-only offer, and only available to select customers that have an American Express Card that earns points.
For example, Blue from American Express earns points and has no annual fee.
Link your American Express card with Amazon by clicking the Get Started button on the right.
Press Click to activate on this page to find out if you are eligible for this promotion.
If you are eligible, it will say the promotion is "active."
If you have previously redeemed a similar promotion from Amazon, it will display red text that includes "unable to activate the promo code."
Once activated, add $60 or more of eligible products sold & shipped by Amazon to your cart.
Under "Choose a Payment Method", select your American Express Card then click pay with Membership Rewards points.
You can apply any amount of points toward the order, for example, $1 worth of AmEx points and the rest paid for by your credit card.
Or, pay for the entire order with points.
A $30 discount should apply to your order.
Be sure you see the discount before submitting your order.
This is a great deal if your account is eligible.
Only items "sold and shipped by Amazon.com" are eligible, regardless of items being Prime eligible.
If you see no discount on checkout, check each products' pages, look under the price for Amazon being the seller of the item.
If you have previously redeemed a similar promotion between Amazon and American Express over the last year, you will not be eligible for this deal again.
- Tool and Smart Parts Organizer for $12
Tool organizer for keeping drill bits, screws, nails, and other tool supplies for $12.
Some of the compartments are adjustable, and has a see-through plastic lid.
Similar tool-organizers sell for about $20.
- Fire TV Stick for $30
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $30.
Plugs into a TV's HDMI port, and streams Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Music, Hulu, HBO Now, Sling TV, and others.
Note that Amazon and Google do not play nice with each other.
If you want to run streaming video owned by Google, such as YouTube and YouTube TV, consider a $35Google Chromecast or a $40 Roku.
A Chromecast works directly from more apps with a "Cast" button that appears.
A Roku has the most flexibility, supporting both Amazon and Google apps.
We chose Chromecast over Amazon and Roku for its performance.
Videos load faster than Roku, and quality seems better.
It also works great with the YouTube TV app, which we chose over Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu TV, and Sling TV.
However the Amazon Fire Stick does have voice-operation built-in, a nice feature.
To get voice-control that with a Google Chromecast, we had to buy a Google Home.
One more thing to note, Net Neutrality rules expire today in the US, allowing service providers like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast to block and slow access to services that compete with their interests, like video streaming services.
Changes will be slow for them to implement, but how people access digital content will eventually be determined by contracts with the cable companies, versus the Net Neutrality way of consumers paying for sufficient bandwidth/speed to access the Internet.
The new normal means websites and streaming services could be slowed or blocked from homes, explicitly allowing cable monopolies to prioritize content that pays them.
This sounds confusing, but think of it like your post office slowing or refusing to deliver mail from certain businesses even though they paid the same postage as another.
Unlike FedEx, UPS, or any courier service who can compete with the post office, there is no alternative Internet access for most homes in the US.
Since there's no competition for the majority of Americans, people who see their video streaming services degrade will have less freedom of choice.
We fear that less competition will lead to higher prices and worse service for consumers accessing video streaming services.
- Instant Pot DUO Plus 8-Quart Pressure Cooker for $100 (expired)
Amazon posted a sale on the latest model 8-quart Instant Pot DUO Pressure Cooker at $100.
Normally at least $130.
This is not the cheapest pressure cooker on the market, and other recent deals sold the 3 and 6-quart versions for $60 and $70.
At 8-quarts, this is the largest model and designed for cooking large meals.
We purchased an older model Instant Pot on Black Friday in 2015 and it has since transformed our cooking.
We make soup, rice, beans, and potatoes in less than half the time it would normally take.
For more information cooking with a pressure cooker, check out this New York Times article.
Today, Amazon is selling a Black & Decker cordless rechargeable screwdriver with 2 screwdriver bits for $12 (normally about $20).
Also, a Black & Decker cordless rechargeable drill/driver for $40 (normally about $50).
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
- Portable Outdoor Chairs for $40
Portable foldable chairs for camping, backpacking, and outdoor festivals for $40 each.
Available in choice of color.
Monday, June 4, 2018
- Oral-B Pro 8000 Rechargeable Toothbrush for $95
The Oral-B Pros are some of the best quality toothbrushes on the market.
Their brush head spins, providing better cleaning between teeth than a vibrating toothbrush.
This model has a bunch of gimmicky features like a smartphone app which provides brush logging and illumination with your choice of 12 colors as you brush.
Cheaper options are also available, such as an Oral-B Pro 1000 for less than half the price.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
- PNY 64GB USB Flash Drive for $11 or $12
Their USB version is $11 and USB3.0 version is $12.
Both are compatible with all USB ports, but the USB3.0 is capable of faster speed.
Corsair 750-Watt Modular PC Power Supply for $100.
Normally about $110.
Corsair makes some of the best quality PC power supplies.
We have been very satisfied with a Corsair 520HX that has been powering various server PCs for 11 years without any problems.
Eleven years is an incredibly long time for any PC component to last.