Prime Stories July 11, 2016

As part of the run-up to Prime Day tomorrow, Amazon is offering its Prime members (free trial month) a Dash button for $.99. On top of that, you’ll get $4.99 credit once you make a purchase using the button. That’s $4 off the normal price before you count the $5 in credit. There are now tons of dash buttons to choose from – I’m going to try out the granola bar button…or coffee..or detergent. Amazon recently added over 50 new products to this service, including popular brands like NERF, Play-Doh, Cliff Bar and more.

In any case, when you are done, you can either continue using it as a dash button or enter the world of Dash button hacking.

Prime Stories May 13, 2016

Sprint has announced today that its Better Choice XXL plan, which includes 40GB/month of data and unlimited talk and text, now comes with 12 free months of Amazon Prime (normally $99/year)…

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Prime Stories May 9, 2016

Here’s how you can get free shipping on your next Amazon Prime Pantry order (Reg. $6), more

Amazon’s Prime Pantry service is an easy way to order most of your groceries, home goods and more from the convenience of your couch. It’s possible to save large sums of money on many popular items that you’d usually make a trip to the store to purchase. By using a few handy tricks, you’ll be able to maximize your savings in no time.

Prime Stories April 18, 2016

From today, Amazon is finally allowing customers interested in its Prime features to subscribe on a monthly basis. For $8.99 per month, users can now buy Amazon Prime Video on a month-by-month plan. A monthly plan including Prime Video, 2-day shipping and more is also available for $10.99 per month.

However, whilst these new offerings are attractive and accessible to more people, they do not represent a good deal. In fact, subscribing to Amazon’s new monthly options is significantly more expensive …

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Prime Stories February 19, 2016

Update (2/20 9:00am): The new shipping policy is now official. Traditional orders of $49 will ship for free while book-only packages require a $25 minimum.

Earlier today, Amazon briefly updated its shipping page to a new minimum shipping charge for non-Prime members. While the page was quickly reverted back to its previous version, it was up long enough to capture the details of the changes that may be coming soon…

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Prime Stories January 20, 2016

expiredUSB Power Banks: EasyAcc 10,000mAh $12 (Reg. $18), 3-port 22,400mAh $19 (Reg. $33), more

EasyAcc via Amazon offers its 2nd Gen 10,000mAh Power Bank for $17.99, but if you use the code EASYACC0 the price drops to $11.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it listed at Amazon. 

This high capacity power bank can recharge an iPhone 6 3.5 times and an iPad Air almost once. It can automatically detect your device to deliver the fastest charge (up to 2.4A). Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 5,000 Amazon shoppers.

Looking for more power? You can grab this 22,400mAh 3-port USB Power Bank for $18.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $33) when promo code NZGFMLUN is applied during checkout. Features include three USB ports with 2A charging speeds, built-in LED indicator and a three-mode flashlight. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 1,400+ Amazon customers.

We also have from 9to5Toys Specials the Solar 30000mAh Battery Pack with Flashlight for $44.99 shipped. That’s more than half off the list price of $99 and the lowest we can find. It can charge your USB devices with the power of the sun and has a built-in flashlight. Also, it has an LED power indicator and it’s made of an ultra-thin light aluminum shell. 

Prime Stories December 22, 2015

Today is your last chance to place a Prime order at Amazon and get it in time for Christmas without having to pay extra for expedited delivery. That means you can avoid crowds at the mall and still knock out the rest of your holiday shopping. Even better, there are still tons of deals available so you can save a few bucks while you’re at it. Don’t stress about finding good gifts either. We’ve put together several guides that’ll steer you in the right direction. expand full story

Prime Stories November 23, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box — Routers & NAS up to 50% off: WD 4TB My Cloud $150, Drobo 4-Bay $200, more

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select networking and storage products. All of the discounted items are from trusted brands including WD, TP-LINK, Linksys, Seagate, and Drobo. Prime members (free trial) and anyone spending at least $35 will receive free shipping.

Our top pick from this sale is the WD 4TB My Cloud Personal Network Attached Storage for $149.99 with free shipping. That’s well under its list price of $220, about $20 better than the next lowest price we can find, and the cheapest ever on Amazon. However, there was a one-time deal on eBay a few months back where it was $10 less. This WD NAS features automatic backups, a USB 3.0 expansion port, and mobile device access via iOS/Android apps. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars from 2,782 Amazon reviewers.

Other notable deals from today’s sale include:

Prime Stories November 22, 2015

Twelve South BookBook Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 5/5s: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $60)

Amazon offers the Twelve South BookBook Leather Wallet iPhone 5/5s Case for $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $40 (67%) below its regular price and by far the best deal we’ve ever seen. Rated 4 out of 5 stars from 328 Amazon reviewers. Available in Black or Brown.

  • Handmade, genuine leather case protects iPhone with style
  • Includes pockets for ID, cards and cash
  • Unique book design disguises iPhone for added security
  • Camera hole allows easy access to iPhone’s iSight camera

BookBook for iPhone 5 is the latest installment in our library of BookBooks. This hybrid wallet and iPhone case mimics a pocket-sized, vintage book. Open the beautifully-designed leather book and you’ll see a wallet on the left and a leather-wrapped frame that securely holds your iPhone 5 on the right. Transfer your iPhone and the items in your wallet to this genuine leather book and you’ll have one less thing in your pocket or purse when you walk out the door. And, as long as you remember your phone, you’ll never forget your wallet again.

Prime Stories November 21, 2015

expiredPebble Time iOS/Android Smartwatch w/ color e-paper display: $130 shipped (Reg. $200)

Update (11/23 7:30am): Woot has them today only for $119.99 + $5 flat rate shipping.

Update (11/21 12:30pm): Also available via Best Buy.

Amazon offers its Prime members the Pebble Time iOS/Android Smartwatch for $129.99 with free shipping. That’s $70 below list, $20 better than our previous mention, and a new all-time low. Today’s pricing matches Best Buy’s advertised Black Friday deal. Available in White, Red, or Black (currently backordered). With a color backlit e-paper display, battery life of up to 7 days, and water resistant design, Pebble Time is a capable Smartwatch. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 195 Amazon reviewers. For more information check out our in-depth review.

Prime Stories October 23, 2015

expiredLEGO Deals: Architecture Big Ben $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), Cargo Heliplane $9, more

As we head towards the holiday season, we are beginning to see the first of what will be many LEGO price drops. We’ve rounded up some of the more notable deals out there right now. You’ll find deals across a variety of LEGO collections including Architecture, Creator, Star Wars and more.

Our top pick is at Amazon: the LEGO Architecture 21013 Big Ben set can be had for $19.98 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35+. That’s good for 33% off the regular price and the lowest current offering we can find. This set has garnered a 4.7/5 star rating at Amazon. Build your own version of London’s famous Big Ben clock. The LEGO Architecture series is known for its life-like replication on famous landmarks worldwide and this set is no exception.

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Prime Stories October 19, 2015

expiredSave $20 on select Kindle e-Readers, deals start at just $59 with free shipping

Amazon’s best-selling Kindles are the gold standard for e-Readers and right now you can save $20 on three different models from a couple different retailers. Prime members will want to shop the sale at Amazon, otherwise B&H and Staples are $0.99 lower on a couple models:

Amazon Kindle e-Reader (Reg. $79): Amazon $59.99, B&H $59, Staples $59, Best Buy $59.99

  • Touchscreen display that reads like real paper–no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Holds thousands of books and lighter than a paperback
  • Battery lasts weeks, not hours

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader (Reg. $120): Amazon $99.99, B&H $99, Staples $99, Best Buy $99.99

  • New, higher resolution display (300 ppi)–now with twice as many pixels
  • Now with Bookerly, our exclusive font, hand-crafted from the ground up for faster reading with less eyestrain
  • Built-in adjustable light–read day and night

Amazon Kindle e-Reader Kids Bundle (Reg. $100): Amazon $79.99

  • Includes the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers ($99.99), a kid-friendly cover ($19.99), and a 2-year warranty provided by SquareTrade ($19.99).

Except for the Kids Bundle, all of these Kindles include special offers. The only Kindle not currently discounted is the top-of-the-line Voyage.

Use your savings to buy a case, screen protector, power adapter or other accessories for your new Kindle. And don’t forget some discounted books!

Prime Stories October 8, 2015

We first heard whispers of Amazon launching a made by hand store back in the spring as the online retail behemoth considered a run at Etsy. Today, Handmade at Amazon has launched with “thousands of unique products” made from more than 60 countries around the world. Each piece of inventory comes from a factory-free environment as every artisan piece is made without the use of automated machinery.

We have the full details on Amazon’s new store, how you can get started selling goods, and our top handmade picks.

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Prime Stories October 2, 2015

expiredHalloween is coming! Save an extra 20% on costumes at Amazon: Mario Riding Yoshi $40, Pirate $22, Boba Fett $27, more

Pumpkin Spice coffee is flowing and leaves are starting to fall, that can only mean one thing: Halloween is right around the corner. Generally speaking, you have to either shop in the off-season or make something yourself if don’t want to spend your entire paycheck on a costume. This year Amazon is bailing you out with a promotion that takes an additional 20% off a selection of Halloween costumes, wigs, masks, accessories, and more for women, men, girls, and boys.

Just add any eligible item to your shopping cart and apply coupon code TRICKTREAT to activate this deal. All items ship free for Prime members and for anyone who spends at least $35. There are some really funny (and decently priced!) costumes in this sale. Here are our favorites (all prices reflect coupon savings):

Prime Stories October 1, 2015

Kindle First Books for October: Infinity Lost, The Mentor, The Concealed, This Is the Night, more

Every month Amazon’s Kindle First promotion offers early access to a selection of upcoming Kindle books. Prime members can download one of the six titles to a Kindle device or to the free iOS/Android app. Not a Prime member? You can still grab a Kindle First release for $1.99. Either way, the book becomes a permanent part of your library. All books in this program are from Amazon Publishing, more details can be found below.

This month’s selection of Kindle First titles include:

  • Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy Book 1) by S. Harrison
  • The Mentor by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, Aaron Maines
  • The Concealed (The Lakewood Series Book 1) by Sarah Kleck & others
  • Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán
  • This Is the Night by Jonah C. Sirott
  • Here & There by Joshua V. Scher

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

  • Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.
  • Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Kindle First picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account.

Please also note:

  • Kindle First is available to US customers only.
  • Kindle Unlimited subscribers can borrow Kindle First books for free when they are released. Learn more about Kindle Unlimited

Prime Stories September 16, 2015

Update (9/16 4:15pm): LA and Orange County Prime Now customers can get $20 off  purchases of $50 or more right now using code LATRYNOW

We have some interesting announcements from Amazon for its Prime members today. An extended free trial of the Washington Post is now available and the Sex and the City gang will be making a return on Amazon’s streaming service, as southern California residents get access to the company’s one-hour delivery: expand full story

Prime Stories July 31, 2015

Star Wars announces new Team Deathmatch mode for Battlefront, pre-order discounts available

Update (8/3 3:00pm): Star Wars has also released another quick teaser of upcoming gameplay modes, this time highlighting Fighter Squadron.

Star Wars Battlefront is coming this fall and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, EA lifted the veil on a new gameplay mode called Blast. This Team Deathmatch style option pits Rebel vs Imperial in 10 person teams. It’s all out battle until one team reaches 100 kills or whomever has the most at the end of ten minutes. There will be weapons and other tools like turrets and Drone scanners hiding throughout the map to pick up and use during battle.

Game designer Dennis Brännvall promises intense action on custom made levels for Blast. These layouts will differ from traditional maps on multiplayer and co-op. He explains further:

“One battle you’ll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullust. In the next battle, you might find yourselves among Tatooine’s dusty canyons, or inside the undeniably cool Ice Caves on Hoth. My favorite is the verticality of Tatooine, fighting by the Sandcrawler.”

Star Wars Battlefront is set to launch on November 17th. Amazon is currently offering a pre-order discount to Prime members, dropping the final price down to $55, while the Deluxe version can be had for $63Gamers Club Unlocked Members at Best Buy can save 20% on pre-orders knocking the total to $48 plus a $10 gift card.

Source: EA

Prime Stories April 16, 2015

Intocircuit Power Castle 11200mAh Dual-USB Power Bank: $18 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Hisgadget via Amazon is offering the Intocircuit Power Castle 11,200mAh External Battery Charger in Gray or Silver for $22.99. However, when you use the coupon code: BNZ58Q2H the price drops down to $17.99 Prime shipped (free trial). That’s $2 under our previous mention and the lowest total price we could find.

It features a 2.1-amp USB port for charging tablets, a 1-amp USB port for charging most cellphones, LCD display, and travel pouch.

Over 1,200 Amazon customers gave it 4.7 out of 5 stars and left stellar reviews.

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