home : hot deals & information involving: Amazon 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.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
- $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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
- Fire TV 4K for $40 With Prime
Amazon's Fire TV streaming media player with 4K output is on sale for $40 for Amazon Prime subscribers only.
Price shows up as $70, and changes to $40 when logged-in to an Amazon account with an active Prime membership.
Note that the Fire TV does not work with services owned by Google, such as YouTube.
If you want the best of both worlds and okay with HD (1080p) instead of 4K output, we love the Roku Streaming Stick with Remote for $49.
Works with all streaming video services (Amazon Prime Video, YouTube TV, etc), so you don't have to feel locked in to one company.
Amazon Prime membership costs $119/year for a household (or $59/year for active students) and includes free 2-day shipping on many items, free same-day shipping on certain items, and streaming movie/TV/music services.
If you don't want to pay for Amazon Prime, there are free alternatives on free shipping, including:
- 25% Off of Select Clothing and Shoes
Amazon is giving an automatic 25% discount during checkout when buying clothes and shoes on the list.
Discount should appear automatically (no coupon code needed).
Limit one item per customer.
Note, it only applies to items sold by Amazon (not third-party sellers on Amazon).
Some clothing and shoes may be out-of-stock by Amazon after choosing a size & color.
Look for the words, "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com" written under the price, below the size/color pulldown.
- 6-Pack of Men's White T-Shirts $10.20
The reviews mostly good considering the price.
Several people complain about the quality, but say it's still a good undershirt for the price.
- $30 Off First $100+ Amazon Fresh Order, Code: 30BTS
This deal is only available in cities where AmazonFresh provides grocery delivery service.
These areas include: Boston, Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago, New York City, and parts of California and New Jersey.
To get $30 off, add at least $100 of items to your AmazonFresh order, and apply coupon 30BTS during checkout to get $30 off your first order.
- Lavazza Caffe Espresso Whole Bean Coffee Blend for $10 or $11
2.2-pound bag of Lavazza Caffe Espresso Coffee Blend for $15.10, and press the $5 off coupon under the price.
Under the price are two choices:
Subscribe & Save - final price will be $10.10 after $5 coupon, or
One-time Purchase - final price will be $10.90 after $5 coupon.
If you choose Subscribe & Save, remember to cancel your Subscribe & Save after your order ships, otherwise they will automatically re-order this item for you after a specified time has elapsed.
If you don't want the hassle of remembering to cancel, choose the One-time Purchase option and spend the extra $0.80.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
- Sale on Patio Items
Amazon posted a rare sale on patio items, 3 pages of deals, including
Also, Amazon is offering discounts on various products when you click on them.
Some require watching a brief video of the product to get a discount, but many give instant discounts, or even free offers, just by clicking.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
- Amazon Fire 8" Tablet for $50
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet for $50 with free shipping.
Amazon's tablets are definitely the cheapest when compared to the prices of iPad and Android.
The Fire has far fewer features than more expensive tablets, and far fewer apps & games in their download library.
It won't sync (or Cast) the display with a TV and won't play YouTube videos, but will play a large selection of shows & movies with an Amazon Prime membership.
- 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.