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Check Your Email for Possible Free Amazon Book Credit

Amazon Antitrust Settlement: Possible Free Book Credit

Be sure to check your email closely this morning to see if you received a letter like the one above!

According to this post from Slash Gear, “…Kindle shoppers will be among those to gain from a $69m fund set up by Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, with the Attorneys General estimating that the refund will amount to $0.30 to $1.32 apiece on eligible ebooks.

For those ebooks to be eligible, they need to have been purchased between April 2010 and May 2012, and of course have been published by one of the three settling publishers.”

I wasn’t following this lawsuit too closely, but I believe that in addition to offering refunds on previously purchased Kindle books, publishers were limited in how high they could price an ebook, which is ultimately a win for all of us!

Today Only: $20 Off Kindles – Get One For $49

Amazon Kindle

If you’ve ever considered getting a Kindle, today might be the day because today only – March 4, 2014 – Amazon is offering $20 off the Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite!

With this offer, the Kindle costs just $49 and the Kindle Paperwhite costs $99!

Y’all know how much I love my Kindle, and I’m pretty much addicted to purchasing new Kindle books on an all-too-frequent basis. Of course, Amazon Prime members can also get free Kindle books via Kindle First and the Kindle Lending Library.

I’ve been using the same original Kindle for years and I am REALLY tempted to upgrade to the Kindle Paperwhite. The only thing I don’t love about the Kindle is that the screen doesn’t light up at all, which is an issue fixed by the Paperwhite.

No coupon is needed to get a Kindle for less. Just head on over to Amazon and enjoy the savings today!

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Full House: The Complete Series is $54.49 at Amazon Today

Full House: The Complete Series

Whatever happened to predictability?

The milk man, the paper boy, evening T.V.

Full House remains, to this day, one of the best TV shows ever. If I’m flipping through the channels and it’s on then I have to watch it. If there’s some sort of reunion – even if it’s only 2 of the actors – then I have to stop. Rumors about Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky dating in real life in 2013? I’m all over those, too.

For what it’s worth, I probably wouldn’t call myself obsessed… it’s just that news about this show, and watching the show, makes me feel a bit like a kid again!

If Full House is also one of your favorites, Amazon is offering Full House: The Complete Series for $54.49 today (normally $169.72). That’s a pretty fantastic price for 192 episodes and more than 5000 minutes of nostalgic viewing!

This is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day so you can only grab Full House: The Complete Series for $54.49 through the end of the day today, February 21, 2014.

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Samsung NX1100 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body + Lens on Sale at Amazon

Samsung NX1100 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body

I’ve got a very non-frugal confession to share with all of you guys: I am a bit of a camera buying addict. I don’t go out and buy a new camera every week or anything, but every year before we go on vacation I tend to replace the previous year’s camera. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the cameras I already have… it’s just that I like to keep up with the advancing technology and so I just can’t help myself. (Which reminds me… I should probably ship my old cameras to Gazelle to earn some cash!)

I’m sure many of you don’t share this camera fascination with me, but those of you that do may be interested in knowing that the Samsung NX1100 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body & 20-50mm Lens in White is currently on sale for $299.99 at Amazon! By comparison, this same camera currently costs $349 at Best Buy, $428 at Walmart or $599.99 at Sears!

Just a few of the features of this camera include:

  • Camera with interchangeable lens offers versatility
  • Includes full version of Adobe Lightroom 4 for advanced editing
  • High-resolution 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Brilliant 3-inch LCD screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing and data transfers
  • Includes camera body, SEF-8A external flash unit, 20-50mm lens, BP1030 battery, and charger

As mentioned above, this camera comes packaged with a full version of Adobe Lightroom 4, which still costs $139 at Amazon! (Adobe Lightroom 5 is now out, so this is an older version.)

The sale price on this Samsung NX1100 is valid through March 8, 2014 and then the price goes back up to $599.99.

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Amazon Launches Kindle First – Prime Members Get a Free Pre-Release Kindle Book Each Month

Free Kindle eBook Each Month


I was just working on today’s rundown of cheap and free ebooks when I noticed something I’d never seen before: Kindle First, aka a FREE Kindle download of a book that hasn’t yet been released!

I’m not sure when Kindle First launched and how long I’ve been missing out on it for, but apparently each month Amazon Prime Members can get one FREE pre-release Kindle download each month! This might just be my favorite Amazon Prime perk yet, and one I’ll definitely be taking advantage of each month from here on out!

Here are the four Kindle First books that are available this month (you can find them all here):

Free Kindle Pre-Release Books

Here are the details of the Kindle First Program:

Kindle First is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.

  • Prime members are automatically eligible for Kindle First.

  • Every month Prime members can enjoy one of the four books selected by Amazon Publishing editors for free.

  • Kindle First books can be read on any Kindle device or free Kindle reading app and become part of customers’ permanent libraries.

  • Prime members can sign up to receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Kindle First picks.

Amazon Prime costs $79 per year and includes free two-day shipping on most orders, free streaming of TV shows and movies, one free Kindle download from the “lending library” each month, and now, a free download of a pre-release book each month.

I’ve been an Amazon Prime member for awhile now and have always felt like I get my money’s worth each month (if for no other reason than I’m a bit of an Amazon impulse shopper and that “free” shipping saves me some big bucks), and now with the 12 free Kindle books I’m going to get each year I feel like it’s that much more of a bargain.

Do Tell: Are you as excited about Kindle First as I am?

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Sweets for Your Sweetie: Plan a Getaway with these Books

Plan a Weekend Getaway with These Books

One of the things my husband and I most enjoy doing together is traveling. Whether it’s a trip big or small, we enjoy seeing new parts of the world. Although not all trips have to be anywhere. My husband’s birthday is at the end of this month and we’re going to spend a weekend doing many of the things we haven’t done in the city before. If you and your special someone also love exploring, a fun Valentine’s Day Gift might be planning a trip to somewhere the two of you haven’t been together!

I was thinking about travel this weekend, because in addition to our upcoming staycation we are also planning a weekend trip to San Francisco and a cross-country trip later this spring. I went in search of a couple of books that could help us with our own planning, and it struck me that a travel book could be the sexiest of all Valentine’s gifts.

Two of the most interesting travel books I found include:

Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke ($12.92): This all-encompassing travel guide features approximately 100 exciting destinations like Buenos Aires, Brazil, Columbia, Greece, and Thailand, and everything college students, grads, and those in their twenties and thirties want to know about them, including: the cities with the craziest sex shops; the best places to get a tattoo; where to check out some amazing street art; why you should try fried bugs; the best clubs to party until dawn; and much more.

The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada ($31.64): The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column since 2002. The many expert contributors, experienced travelers, and accomplished writers all have brought careful research, insider’s knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Want to read what Sam Sifton suggests in his beloved borough of Brooklyn, or David Carr advises in Minneapolis, Mark Bittman in Death Valley, or Ariel Kaminer in Lower Manhattan? Here is where to do it, with full-color photographs to entice you and handy maps to guide you.

Here’s my idea of a dream Valentine’s Day: Curled up on the couch together, splitting a bottle of wine, while plotting out our next getaway. I can’t be the only one, right?

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Check Out This Month’s $5 Albums at Amazon

Wicked SoundtrackThere’s only a couple of days left before we wrap up January, which means there are only a couple of days left to check out this month’s $5 MP3 albums at Amazon! I forgot about them until now, and was excited to see the Wicked Soundtrack is on sale this month. I may or may not listen to a couple of songs from this musical with alarming frequency (Defying Gravity, For Good), but I’ve never actually heard the entire soundtrack.

A new set of $5 MP3 albums will be released February 1. Until then, here are a few of the other albums that are available:

Motown 1's

Motown #1′s – Various Artists

The Lumineers

The Lumineers by The Lumineers

20 by TLC

20 by TLC

Little Voice by Sara Bareilles

Little Voice by Sara Bareilles

Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen

Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill


Click here to check out all of the $5 MP3 albums at Amazon!

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