- Smart Bulb or Smart Plug for $10
Use code SMART10 to get either a smart light bulb or a smart plug for $10.
Limit one use.
- Anker 3,350mAh Portable Battery Charger $11
Normally about $18 to $25.
Weighing 3oz (0.19 pounds), this charger can be carried in a bag, pocket, or purse and can full charge a dead phone to 100% without a power outlet.
Just keep this Anker charged, and use it when needed.
Other portable battery chargers offer more capacity, but weigh more.
SanDisk makes some of our favorite memory storage products (Samsung being our absolute favorite), especially with SD cards and MicroSD cards.
Amazon is running a rare one-day sale on SanDisk products (and some Western Digital products), with deals that include:
Solid State Drives
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB SSD for $100.
Three year warranty.
One of the best deals for a great-quality 1TB SSD.
There are other 1TB SSDs priced at $100, but those may use lower-quality TLC technology and poorer support.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card for $32.
Rarely ever priced under $40.
This is one of the highest quality SD cards on the market, with almost nobody reporting any data loss.
We have the 64GB version of this card in our SLR camera, and its fast write speed lets the camera take RAW photos in rapid succession.
Slower memory cards struggle when taking HDR photos or a burst of action shots, but this Extreme Pro card has no issues.
Plus, it's fast enough to record 4K video at 60 frames per second.
If you have a high quality SLR or Mirrorless camera, we recommend this memory card.
Note that SD cards can be used to store videos & photos taken by digital cameras, as well as storage for laptops.
Many laptops have a built-in SD card reader, or add a USB reader to turn a SD card into a flash drive.
- 2-Pack Luggage Locks $6.45
Two-pack of 3-digit combination locks for luggage for $15, and apply code RQMTAZC8 to get $8.53 off during checkout.
Be sure the price shows the $8.53 discount during checkout (before submitting your order), and the final price will be $6.44 for the two luggage locks.
- 6-Pack of Hand Soap $4.51 With Another Order
Click the 20% coupon under the price.
Just above the "Subscribe Now" button, change the "Delivery Every" option to "6 Months".
Click "Subscribe Now"
Add at least $19.36 of other stuff to your cart, to qualify for the $25 minimum.
Place an order.
After the 20% coupon, the $5.64 price should be $4.51.
- H&R Block Tax Software $18, 5% Amazon Refund Bonus
If you are expecting a refund this year, this deal could get you an additional 5% if you convert your refund into an Amazon.com gift card.
H&R Block tax software is up there with TurboTax as one of the best software for taxes.
Also, according to this promotion, Amazon will apply an extra 5% when converting at least part of your refund to an Amazon gift card.
Convert a portion or all of your refund into an Amazon gift card, minimum of $100 required to get 5% bonus.
So, a $100 gift card will get $5 extra, or a $200 gift card will get $10 extra.
Specify in $100 increments (so, $100, $200, $300, etc.)
Maximum bonus limit is $250 (from a $5,000 gift card).
Before you get too excited, beware that of the returns processed this year so far, fewer people are getting refunds than in previous years due to last year's tax code changes.
Even if you normally got refunds every year, "many taxpayers are now uncertain about whether they will be getting a refund from the government or if they will owe taxes."
- Anker Bluetooth Portable Speaker $28 This wireless speaker has been the #1 best-selling portable speaker on Amazon for a while, and is on sale today for $28 (normally about $40).
It's water-resistant (works in the shower), and its rechargeable battery can power the speaker for up to 24 hours.
The "U3" means it can handle sustainable writes of at least 30 megabytes per second, which is required for recording 4K video up to 60 frames
per second or for taking a burst of RAW photos with an SLR camera.
However, some reviews of these PNY SD cards talk about data and performance loss, which makes me nervous about using in our SLR camera.
We used SanDisk Extreme Pro SD cards in our SLR camera, and love it.
As long as you buy from a reputable seller (look for the actual seller on Amazon.com) and avoid counterfeit products, SanDisk is our recommended pick for high performance SD cards for SLR cameras.
- 120GB SSD for $18
Kingston 120GB Solid State Drive for $18 with 3-year warranty.
This and other similar 120GB SSDs have been on sale for $22 and under frequently over the last year, but $18 is about the cheapest we have seen.
According to the Kingston A400 Specs, this drive uses TLC based cells which are super fast, but lower in quality/longevity than MLC or 3D NAND.
So if you are buying a Solid State Drive for your work computer or laptop, we recommend spending a little more and avoiding TLC technology in your SSD.
- Sale on Science Kindle eBooks
Sale on science Kindle eBooks with most books priced $1 to $5 each.
Science books include subjects like physics, physiology, neuroscience, and various therapy.
On a related note, beware of using wireless keyboards in a place where eavesdroppers can hack the signal.
Security experts say a hacker can hijack or listen for passwords typed on a wireless keyboard within 250 feet because many broadcast their keystrokes over non-encrypted signals.
Of the wireless keyboards on sale today, only
the MK320 specifically lists "encryption" as a feature.
In general, we do not recommend using wireless keyboards in an office or apartment complex unless the keyboard lists encryption as a feature.
- Sale on Office/Home Supplies
Amazon is running a one-day sale on their own branded office/home supplies, including K-Cup Coffee Pods, trash bags, tea bags, mixed nuts, aloe lotion, and cleaning/skin care products.
Choose "Subscribe & Save" to get the $18.97 price ($1 off the $19.97 price).
During checkout, apply code 3TIDEPODS to get another $3 off.
When your order ships in a few days, you can cancel Subscribe & Save so Amazon will not automatically re-order the Tide Pods for you at a later date.
Friday, January 18, 2019
- Polarized Sport Sunglasses for $13.69 (expired)
A third-party seller on Amazon is offering their own brand of sunglasses for $17 via Lightning Deal.
Do not click the $2 coupon displayed under the $16.99 price.
Instead, apply code Y98XCARZ during checkout to get $3.30 off, making it $13.69 total.
The sunglasses have a lot of positive reviews on Amazon.
They have a wrap-around design (sport style) and look comfortable, and are polarized.
Also a hard shell case is included.
Many reviews say the sunglasses are made of cheap material, and may not be durable.
Others said the frame was bent, and would not fit properly.
Even still, this looks like a hot deal for cheap sunglasses to use for hiking or on a trip, but be prepared to return them if you are unhappy with how they feel.
- 10,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $18
Aukey 10,050mAh Portable Battery Charger for $27 with free shipping (with or without Prime).
Add one to the cart, and during checkout apply code INBLHV46 to get $9.18 off.
Final price is $17.81.
It weighs about a half pound (7.7oz), and its single 2.4-amp USB output port can fully charge a phone or tablet 1-4 times depending on how much power the device needs.
Normally, 10,000mAh portable battery chargers sell for at least $25.
Monday, January 14, 2019
- Sale on Office Furniture, Other Deals Today
One-day sale on office furniture.
The selection is larger than they usually do, with 41 furniture items on sale.
There are office chairs, high chairs, and tables.
- Steamer Basket for Instant Pot Pressure Cooker $16
If you have an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, this basket helps steam vegetables, potatoes, eggs, and pretty much anything that will fit.
Choose the 3, 6, or 8 quart size, depending on which Instant Pot size you have.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- $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.
If you see no discount on checkout, check each products' pages for this text displayed under the price: "sold and shipped by Amazon.com"
3-Pack of Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste for $6 when clicking the 15% off coupon under the price.
Save another 5% by selecting "Subscribe & Save" however remember Amazon will automatically re-order more of these for you unless you cancel the subscription after your initial order ships.
240-Pack of Bounce Fabric Softener for $3.83 when clicking the $2-off coupon under the price.
Beware that some people with soft or sensitive skin may experience irritation when clothes are dried with dryer sheets like these.
- 3-Outlet Wifi Smart Surge Protector for $12 (expired: sold out)
This 4-outlet surge protector had 3 smart wifi outlets for remotely turning on/off with an app, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home.
The surge protector connects to a wifi home network, and can help control electronics and lights in a room.
The description states a 30-day money guarantee is included, so you can return the product is it does not work.
Beware, the instructions may be poorly translated from Mandarin Chinese.
Monday, December 31, 2018
- Amazon Fire HD 8" Tablet and Printer Paper for $31, Select Customers Only (expired)
This is only for people who were on Staples email list, and received a one-time-use $30 off $60 coupon this morning.
Check your email for your coupon.
If you don't mind some hassle to save $1, choose "Subscribe & Save".
Wait a week for your order to ship, then go to your Subscribe & Save Page, press "Your Subscriptions", and cancel the Oral-B replacement brush heads.
However, if you forget to cancel your Subscribe & Save subscription, Amazon will automatically re-order this product for you when the time you specified elapses, until you cancel.
When planning to read eBooks, the Amazon Kindle eReader is the only device we recommend.
The screen is a pure LCD display without any backlighting, reducing eyestrain caused by staring at a light source.
A phone, tablet, monitor, or anything that emits or reflects light can damage eyes, especially when the device's brightness is much higher than the ambient light in the room.
Even the Kindle Paperwhite always emits light, according to Amazon.
So, if you get headaches after hours of staring at a screen, consider a different device or try lowering the brightness, increase the refresh rate (for monitors), reduce glare (light that reflects off the screen), increase the ambient light in the room, and take more breaks.
- 1 Month FreeTime Unlimited (For Kids) for $3
FreeTime Unlimited gives kids access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and Audible books.
Works on Apple devices, Android devices, Fire devices, Kindle eReaders, and Echo smart speakers.
After the one month trial, it automatically renews at:
Monthly: $5 for one kid, or $10 for up to 4.
Monthly for Prime Members: $3 for one kid, or $7 for up to 4.
- 3 Month Kindle Unlimited Trial for $1
Pay 99¢ to get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited on your Kindle reading devices.
Includes 1 million books, thousands of Audible narrated books, and a rotating selection of popular magazines.
Automatically renews at $10/mo.
Friday, December 28, 2018
- 3 Months Amazon Music Trial for $1
This is ad-free, unlimited music listening on computers, mobile devices, and Echo smart speakers.
Pay $1 to get a 3-month trial to Amazon Music.
Note, it automatically renews at $10/month (or $8/mo with for Prime members).
For a similar deal, YouTube Music is offering a 3 Month Free Trial to Premium for first-time users.
YouTube Music is always free, but Premium makes all of YouTube ad-free, allows downloading of music (for offline play), and lets you cast to Chromecast audio devices like a Google Home.
- TurboTax 2018 for $30, Free $10 Amazon Gift Card
Buy Turbo Tax software from Amazon, and get a free $10 Amazon Gift Card with purchase.
$15 Credit for First Time Prime Now Grocery Delivery from Whole Foods Market (for Amazon Prime subscribers only).
For example, this could be a timely deal if you're looking to get a free $15 dessert for Christmas Eve.
34" Ultrawide Curved Computer Monitor for $375.
It's the same price as the 27-inch model, has a really crisp 100Hz refresh rate (60Hz is standard), 3000:1 contrast ratio, 4ms response time, and 3440x1440 resolution (essentially like 4K, but ultrawide).
Amazon Echo Dot for $20.
It's an Alexa-powered voice-operated smart speaker.
We like ours for its simplicity and ease of setup, but prefer our Google Home Mini for its features and integration with Google devices like Chromecast.
- Sale on AmazonBasics Electronics & Accessories
Amazon re-branded a bunch of electronics with their own name, and put them on sale.
Prime members get free one-day delivery on most of these items, which means they arrive before Christmas.
Deals on the list include: