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- $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.
Only items "sold and shipped by Amazon.com" are eligible, regardless of items being Prime eligible.
If you see no discount on checkout, check each products' pages, look under the price for Amazon being the seller of the item.
If you have previously redeemed a similar promotion between Amazon and American Express over the last year, you will not be eligible for this deal again.
- Tool and Smart Parts Organizer for $12
Tool organizer for keeping drill bits, screws, nails, and other tool supplies for $12.
Some of the compartments are adjustable, and has a see-through plastic lid.
Similar tool-organizers sell for about $20.
- Fire TV Stick for $30
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $30.
Plugs into a TV's HDMI port, and streams Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Music, Hulu, HBO Now, Sling TV, and others.
Note that Amazon and Google do not play nice with each other.
If you want to run streaming video owned by Google, such as YouTube and YouTube TV, consider a $35Google Chromecast or a $40 Roku.
A Chromecast works directly from more apps with a "Cast" button that appears.
A Roku has the most flexibility, supporting both Amazon and Google apps.
We chose Chromecast over Amazon and Roku for its performance.
Videos load faster than Roku, and quality seems better.
It also works great with the YouTube TV app, which we chose over Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu TV, and Sling TV.
However the Amazon Fire Stick does have voice-operation built-in, a nice feature.
To get voice-control that with a Google Chromecast, we had to buy a Google Home.
One more thing to note, Net Neutrality rules expire today in the US, allowing service providers like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast to block and slow access to services that compete with their interests, like video streaming services.
Changes will be slow for them to implement, but how people access digital content will eventually be determined by contracts with the cable companies, versus the Net Neutrality way of consumers paying for sufficient bandwidth/speed to access the Internet.
The new normal means websites and streaming services could be slowed or blocked from homes, explicitly allowing cable monopolies to prioritize content that pays them.
This sounds confusing, but think of it like your post office slowing or refusing to deliver mail from certain businesses even though they paid the same postage as another.
Unlike FedEx, UPS, or any courier service who can compete with the post office, there is no alternative Internet access for most homes in the US.
Since there's no competition for the majority of Americans, people who see their video streaming services degrade will have less freedom of choice.
We fear that less competition will lead to higher prices and worse service for consumers accessing video streaming services.
- Instant Pot DUO Plus 8-Quart Pressure Cooker for $100 (expired)
Amazon posted a sale on the latest model 8-quart Instant Pot DUO Pressure Cooker at $100.
Normally at least $130.
This is not the cheapest pressure cooker on the market, and other recent deals sold the 3 and 6-quart versions for $60 and $70.
At 8-quarts, this is the largest model and designed for cooking large meals.
We purchased an older model Instant Pot on Black Friday in 2015 and it has since transformed our cooking.
We make soup, rice, beans, and potatoes in less than half the time it would normally take.
For more information cooking with a pressure cooker, check out this New York Times article.
Today, Amazon is selling a Black & Decker cordless rechargeable screwdriver with 2 screwdriver bits for $12 (normally about $20).
Also, a Black & Decker cordless rechargeable drill/driver for $40 (normally about $50).
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
- Portable Outdoor Chairs for $40
Portable foldable chairs for camping, backpacking, and outdoor festivals for $40 each.
Available in choice of color.
Monday, June 4, 2018
- Oral-B Pro 8000 Rechargeable Toothbrush for $95
The Oral-B Pros are some of the best quality toothbrushes on the market.
Their brush head spins, providing better cleaning between teeth than a vibrating toothbrush.
This model has a bunch of gimmicky features like a smartphone app which provides brush logging and illumination with your choice of 12 colors as you brush.
Cheaper options are also available, such as an Oral-B Pro 1000 for less than half the price.
Corsair 750-Watt Modular PC Power Supply for $100.
Normally about $110.
Corsair makes some of the best quality PC power supplies.
We have been very satisfied with a Corsair 520HX that has been powering various server PCs for 11 years without any problems.
Eleven years is an incredibly long time for any PC component to last.
- Electric Pressure Washer for $159
Today, Amazon posted a sale on a Sun Joe 2,300-PSI Pressure Washer With Hose Connector for $159.
Home Depot sells it for $244.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Digital Bathroom Scale for $14
Innotech Digital Bathroom Scale for $23, and apply code SDDEAL12 during checkout to get it for $14.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
- 3 Greeting Cards for $1 With Prime
Amazon is selling a 3-pack of generic greeting cards with Congrats or the Amazon smile for $1 with free one-day delivery for Prime members.
- 20 Tulips for $10 With Amazon Prime
Whole Foods and Amazon are offering 20 Tulips in-store today for $10 when presenting a coupon for Amazon Prime members.
The coupon only displays for active Amazon Prime members, and can be printed or presented on your phone at the register.
- $15 Free When Loading $60 Into Amazon Cash
Amazon Cash works like a mobile bank card at participating retail stores.
Use the Amazon Cash app at the register of a 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy, Cumberland Farms, GameStop, or other participating retailer.
Fill your Amazon Cash account with $60.
That money stays in your Cash account, and never expires until fully used at participating retailers.
Amazon will send you $15 free.
Spend the free $15 on Amazon.com by July 31.
Offer is limited to first-time users of Amazon Cash.
Monday, May 7, 2018
- Men's Casio Watch for $10.23
Water resistant up to 330 feet.
- Oral-B Pro 7500 Rechargeable Toothbrush for $90
The Oral-B Pro 7500 is rated one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market, with a brush head that spins (good teeth cleaning, especially between teeth & gums) and Bluetooth technology for feedback on improving brush habits.
Electric toothbrushes provide more comfortable cleaning that a regular toothbrush, but we love the Oral-B's spin brushes.
Rather than brushes that oscillate/vibrate, the our dentist tells us the spin brush gets between teeth and does a better job.
Cheaper options are also available, such as an Oral-B Pro 1000 for less than half the price.
If you prefer a Philips Sonicare, they are having a sale on a Philips Sonicare 4100 for $30 when clicking the $10 coupon under the price.
A water flosser is an OK investment, according to us and our dentist.
The electric/wireless device sprays water in between teeth, providing a quick floss when need to get clean.
$15 is a great deal, but note that we found flossing picks work better than the spray device.
A pack of 540 floss picks costs about $19.
They are easier to travel with, and provide quick & effective flossing when needed.
Friday, April 20, 2018
- Meyer's Hand Soap Refill for $5.65
Meyer's Clean Day hand soap refill 33oz for $5.65.
- 12,000mAh Portable Charger for $18
Poweradd portable 12,000mAh charger for $19 today.
This model has 2 charging ports and supports phone and tablet charging (some chargers are not powerful enough to charge a tablet).
An iPhone 8 has a battery capacity of about 1,900mAh, so this 12,000mAh charger can fully charge a dead iPhone battery about 6 times.
- Silicon Power A55 256GB SSD with 3-Year Warranty for $63
Includes a 3-year warranty, a great value for the price.
Uses 3D NAND technology, some of the best and most reliable on the consumer market today, plus SLC cache for better performance and lifespan.
- Purell Wall-Mounted Hand-Wash No-Touch Dispenser for $9
Purell LTX-12 Dispenser for $9 currently.
Includes 4 D batteries needed for the no-touch mechanism.
Available in Chrome/Black at this price, or $11.25 in White.
Normally sells for about $23.
- Yamaha RX-V583BL A/V Receiver for $320 (expired)
Yamaha RX-V583BL 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $320 today.
Normally about $400.
This model supports 1080p and 4K video passthrough, 7.2-Channel speakers, and 115-watt speaker output.
This receiver also supports "Zone B", useful to power a second room or outdoor patio.
Unlike a regular receiver's "Zone 2" feature, Yamaha's "Zone B" is capable of copying digital audio to the second room without any conversion or second source.
- Travel Surge Protector for $19
Travel surge protector with 4 USB charging ports for $19.
Includes international adapters for UK, AU, and EU.
Light weight at about 1 pound, and not too big at 8 inches in length and 3.5 inches in depth.
Similar surge protectors sell for about the same price, but don't include international adapters.
Here's the product manual.
It comes with desk clamp and grommet bracket, so it should be compatible with a desk that has either an edge or grommet hole.
- Clothes & Shoes: Try Before You Buy With Prime
With this new benefit to Prime subscribers, customers get 7 days to try-on 3 to 8 clothing items at a time before buying.
Select which items you plan to keep, and return the rest using the provided UPS return label.
They are also giving free $20 credit when you keep items that total $200 or more.
They say this deal is by "invitation only" but most Prime subscribers should have access to Prime Wardrobe.
Yi Dome Camera with 1080p quality and remote pan/tilt for $40.59 today.
Available in white or black.
Work with wifi (2.4GHz only) and only needs a power cord, so using an extension power cable or long MicroUSB cable will allow it to be mounted on a ceiling.
Also has remote speaker/microphone, so you can talk to your pet.
Has motion-detection and pretty good image quality, according to the reviews.
Monday, April 2, 2018
- Cheap Projector for $53
A cheap projector for playing movie files from a computer for $53 today.
Reviewers say the picture quality a little pixelated, but the quality is good enough for occasional use.
The brightness of 1600 lumens is decent, too.
Beware that cheap projectors are cheaply made.
The bulbs may have a short life, and getting a replacement may be costly.
And, a blurry picture quality could strain people's eyes.
For a similar deal, this DR.J 1080p Projector for $64 has 1800 lumens brightness, 40,000-hour bulb, and hundreds of positive reviews.
Deebot Robot Vacuum Cleaner for Hard Surface Floors & Thin Carpets for $180 today.
Has mostly positive reviews on Amazon, and an in-depth review calls it a good overall value despite some minor issues.
- 16 AA Rechargeable Batteries for $25 (expired)
16-pack of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000mAh Rechargeable NiMH Batteries for $25 today ($1.57 each).
They normally sell a 8-pack for $19 ($2.38 each).
The Eneloop batteries are some of the best quality rechargeable batteries.
Elgato Stream Deck Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys for $100.
Compatible with games and Adobe apps.
This pad looks really awesome to program custom macro keys to do functions that otherwise would need a series of keypresses on the keyboard.
Program complex keystrokes to a single keypress on the pad to save time working in Adobe apps and playing games.
Here's a long video demonstrating how it works.
- Sale on Kindle eBooks
Like most Sundays, Amazon is having a sale on some Kindle eBooks.
Today's sale includes some New York Times best sellers for $2 to $5 each.
Friday, March 23, 2018
- American Express Cardmembers: Fire 7 Tablet $20, Fire 8 HD Tablet $30, Fire 8 HD Kids for $60
If you have an American Express card that earns points, you can redeem your points and get an Amazon Fire tablet at a discount.