Movie and Book Deals:
With schools and many offices closed this week, a good book, movie, and music album sounds pretty relaxing about now.
Amazon Instant Video is offering a $1 Movie Rental with code MOVIE99 .
To get the deal, click "more purchase options" after selecting a movie, enter promo code MOVIE99 , and the price changes to $0.99.
2 Movie tickets valid up to $12 per ticket at participating theaters.
AMC Theatres and Showcase Cinemas are on the list.
Redeem your movie theater tickets online by January 15, and use at a theater by February 28.
The $100 restaurant.com credit never expires, but can only be used at certain restaurants with restrictions.
Enter your zip code on Restaurant.com to see restaurants and restrictions, and see if any restaurants look good to you.
The $100 credit must be converted into one or multiple Restaurant.com certificates, then you can redeem the credit as per the terms displayed when you buy the certificates.
Many certificates require a minimum purchase, and some cannot be redeemed on weekends.
The value of the Pound Sterling, Great Britian's currency, continues to drop.
Economists believe the UK is entering a recession, which is really bad news for anyone living or working in the UK.
We are shocked and saddened to watch such uncertainty unfold after Britian voted to leave the EU, and hope our friends find ways to recover soon.
Here in the US, shoppers can get some great deals when ordering some items from the UK.
Shop at amazon.co.uk for low-weight items that are cheap to ship across the Atlantic, such as:
Cameras and lenses
Region-free Blu-Ray movies
Do not buy electronics, because they use a different power plug in the UK.
USB-powered electronics (such as battery chargers) are fine since USB ports are universal worldwide, however few USB-powered products would have better prices in the UK than the US.
Add at least £15 to your basket to make it worth the modest shipping fee.
Do not exceed $800 (USD) in value.
Imported goods over $800 incur a tax of 2-5 percent for electronics, and as much as 37% for other items.
Taxes are waived for importing under $800 per year.
Checkout, log in with your US-based Amazon account, choose a US address and credit card.
Amazon will calculate the shipping price during checkout, usually around £2 or £3 for "Global" shipping.
Amazon will show the US Dollar equivalent of the order.
Your credit card will be charged in US Dollars.
Make sure to see the words "region-free" or "all regions" in the description of any DVD, Blu-Ray, or game from overseas.
Otherwise, the discs will not work in the US.
Browse region-free Blu-Ray Box Sets on Amazon.co.uk.
Beware, the warranty on UK camera & and lens purchases will not be serviceable within the US, so you would essentially have no manufacturer's warranty on these purchases.
Considering the prices are cheaper than buying one new and used, it may be worth the risk.
We have been using a Canon EF-S 10-88mm lens purchased from Amazon.co.uk since August, and had no problems.
To check Amazon.co.uk's final prices in US dollars, you need to add something to your cart and proceed to the final checkout page.
You can review your order before submitting it, and the final price will appear on the right as shown in this example screenshot.