Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Amazon Prime Members: Pre-Order the *New* Amazon Fire TV Stick for $19 (Normally $39)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon has just announced a new product that could make an awesome gift for someone on your shopping list this holiday season! Even if you’re not yet in the holiday shopping mood, you might want to reconsider if you’re an Amazon Prime member!

For the next two days only – ending tomorrow night, October 28 – Amazon Prime members will be able to pre-order the Amazon Fire TV Stick for just $19! The normal retail price of this product will be $39, so this is a heck of a discount! The Fire TV Stick will ship out on November 19.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a smaller version of the Amazon Fire TV (which you all know I LOVE). The Fire TV Stick works more like a Chromecast in that you hook plug the small stick directly into your television and then use the remote to find the shows you want to watch. The Fire TV isn’t much different, except that the box is larger and contains more memory. Here’s a handy dandy comparison:

Amazon Fire TV vs Amazon Fire TV Stick


You WILL be able to use the Fire TV Stick to stream your favorite shows from sites like Hulu and Netflix, and Amazon Prime members will have access to Prime Instant Video, which includes the HBO Collection. My husband and I primarily use our Kindle Fire TV for Amazon Instant Video at this point.

For just $19, this really is an amazing deal especially if you were looking for a new tech gift for someone on your shopping list… or just a cheaper way to stream channels to your TV!

Click here to get the Amazon Fire TV Stick for $19!

Planning on Upgrading to the iPhone 6? Lock In Your Trade-In Price Now!

Trade in Your iPhone for an Amazon Gift Card

I’ve talked before about Amazon’s Trade-In Program but just got word that they are already accepting trade-in requests for old iPhones from those who plan on picking up the soon-to-be-released iPhone 6!

Here are the details:

Take advantage of the 45-day lock-in period (starting 9/9-10/10) to lock in values on hot phones – Apple iPhone5s 64 GB AT&T- $400* or Apple iPhone 5 64 GB Verizon- $363.55* – while you wait to buy their new device!

(Note: *Trade-in values are subject to change based on market rate.)

Those who choose to trade-in their electronics through Amazon will be paid with an Amazon gift card. It’s probably not as optimal as cold hard cash, but usually gift card payments tend to be higher than cash payments. By comparison, Gazelle is offering $310 for an unlocked Apple iPhone5s 64 GB AT&T or $270 for a locked phone. Of course, that’s straight cash.

Regardless of whether you go with Amazon, Gazelle, or someone else entirely, it may be worth your while to do your research and lock down the trade-in price now. The more phones get traded in, the lower the trade-in value is going to be!

Be Sure to Check Out the Kindle First Books for June – FREE Book for Amazon Prime Members!

Hello there! After a little over a week spent exploring Costa Rica, my husband and I finally returned to Chicago late last night after a lengthy layover + delay in Detroit and then the news that my luggage somehow didn’t make it back to Chicago. (Honestly, I care little about the contents inside of the suitcase but I’m a little freaked out about the possibility – slight though it may be – that I could never see my beloved Samsonite Winfield Suitcase again.) I’m not jet-lagged, but I did wake up super early this morning reveling in the fact that it’s now June. Where is this year going?!

On the plus size, a new month means that there’s a new selection of Kindle First books available! Kindle First is a new perk for Amazon Prime members, where you can pick up one FREE pre-release Kindle book. Each month there is a new selection of four books from which to choose. If you are not an Amazon Prime member, the June books will be available for purchase on July 1.

Here are the Kindle First Books for June:


The Fracking King

The Fracking King by James Browning

Synopsis: When the tap water at the Hale Boarding School for Boys bursts into flames, people blame fracking. Life at Hale has always been fraught—the swim test consists of being thrown into the pool with wrists and ankles tied, and a boy can be expelled if he and a girl keep fewer than “three feet on the floor.” But the sight of combustible drinking water and the possibility that fracking is making Hale kids sick turn one student into an unlikely hero in the fight to stop the controversial drilling practice.

Winston Crwth, a Scrabble prodigy whose baffling last name rhymes with “truth,” knows what it’s like to be “fractured,” having grown up with his father in Philadelphia and his mother in California. On Winston’s comic journey to the Pennsylvania State Scrabble Championship, where he hopes to win an audience with beauty-queen-turned-governor Linda King LaRue, he matches wits with Thomasina Wodtke-Weir, the headmaster’s prematurely gray daughter and the most popular (read: only) girl at school; the state poet laureate, whose verse consists of copying out dictionary entries and restroom graffiti; and David Dark, son of the CEO of Dark Oil & Gas, the source of Winston’s scholarship money.

The Fracking King is a fantastically inventive debut about rowing crew, using all your tiles, and trying to save the world.

Supreme Justice

Supreme Justice by Max Allan Collins

Synopsis: After taking a bullet for his commander-in-chief, Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder is a hero. But his outspoken criticism of the president he saved—who had stacked the Supreme Court with hard-right justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, amp up the Patriot Act, and shred the First Amendment—put Reeder at odds with the Service’s apolitical nature, making him an outcast.

FBI agent Patti Rogers finds herself paired with the unpopular former agent on a task force investigating the killing of Supreme Court Justice Henry Venter. Reeder—nicknamed “Peep” for his unparalleled skills at reading body language—makes a startling discovery while reviewing a security tape: the shooting was premeditated, not a botched robbery. Even more chilling, the controversial Venter may not be the only justice targeted for death…

Is a mastermind mounting an unprecedented judicial coup aimed at replacing ultra-conservative justices with a new liberal majority? To crack the conspiracy and save the lives of not just the justices but also Reeder’s own family, rising star Rogers and legendary investigator Reeder must push their skills—and themselves—to the limit.

One Lavender Ribbon

One Lavender Ribbon by Heather Burch

Synopsis: Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to the sun, sand, and beauty of Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.

The old letters—incredibly poetic and romantic—transcend time, and they arouse in Adrienne a curiosity that leads her to track down the writer of the letters. William “Pops” Bryant is now an old man living in a nearby town with his handsome but overprotective grandson, Will. As Adrienne begins to unravel the secrets of the letters (and the Bryants), she finds herself not yet willing to give up entirely on love.


Artful by Peter David

Synopsis: Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor.

But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world.

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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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