home : hot deals & information involving: Amazon Wednesday, May 24, 2017
- Steam Link for $20
Steam Link helps turn your PC into a game console system, and lets you play games purchased through Steam.
When the box is connected to your home network, Steam Link links your HDTV with your PC and game controllers.
Steam Link normally sells for $50.
It does not include a game controller, but is compatible with wired and wireless Xbox gamepads, Playstation gamepads, and other gamepads.
A modern PC with a good graphics card will be more powerful than any Xbox or Playstation console system.
Also, games can be cheaper to buy, especially during Steam's semi-annual sale that usually occurs around January and July.
- Ooma Telo Home Phone Device for $64 (expired)
Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service device for $63.35 with free shipping.
Normally about $79.
The Ooma provides its own Voice-over-IP phone service, free of charge after buying their device.
Many people like the Ooma, but we chose OBi instead.
The Ooma works on its own service, whereas the OBi can work with Google Voice.
Google Voice provides a variety of free phone features, such as ringing all your phones when someone calls, voice-to-text voicemail, and integrates nicely with Google's services.
The OBi can also add other voice-over-IP services as well, such as business phone services and E911 emergency call support.
The Ooma is far easier to set up, though.
If you like simplicity, go with the Ooma.
If you want more flexibility and lower cost, we recommend the OBi coupled with a free Google Voice account.
A fully charged 6,700mAh portable battery can recharge an iPhone 7 battery (or similar phone) about 2 times.
The 12,000mAh has almost double the battery capacity and 2 USB ports for recharging 2 people's phones at once.
According to RavPower, these products include a 30 month warranty (2.5 years) when you register the product.
They also cover the shipping if the product needs replacement with 6 months.
We use a similar RavPower 10,400mAh and love it.
The charger is helpful when traveling and attending events outside of homes and offices where power outlets are not handy.
- Refurbished Acer 14" Chromebook for $186
Refurbished (not new) Acer 14-inch Chromebook with 4GB RAM, 32GB flash storage, Celeron N3160, and Chrome OS for $186.
Includes a 90-day warranty.
Normally sells for $299 new.
- Saucony Excursion TR10 Trail Running Shoe for $35
Saucony Trail Running Shoes, available for woman and men, for $35.
- 62-Pack of Cascade Dishwasher Detergent Pods for $8.25 (expired: sold out)
62-pack of Cascade ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent for $13.24 with "Subscribe & Save", and press "Clip $5 Off Coupon" under the price to get it for $8.25.
Normally about $15 to $20.
You must select "Subscribe & Save" for the $5 coupon to work.
Shipping is free on this order.
Amazon will automatically re-order your purchase, at the full non-coupon price, every so often until you cancel.
You can (and probably should consider) cancel the Subscribe & Save soon after your order ships.
To do this,
Wait up to a week for your "Subscribe & Save" order to ship.
RavPower 10,400mAh Portable Battery Charger for $16 from Amazon with code RAV10400 .
Choose either Black or White.
We bring ours when out all day, to keep our devices charged when no USB/electrical outlet is handy.
This is especially helpful when flying on an airplane or attending a show/meeting/concert, where a phone running out of battery can cause problems.
- Hair Straightener for $22.50
Hair Straightener Brush for $22.50.
Available in 4 colors.
Monday, April 17, 2017
- Garmin Nuvi 57LM for $80
Garmin Nuvi 57LM GPS Navigator for $80 with free shipping.
Normally about $95 to $150.
Includes lifetime map updates (some other Garmin devices do charge a subscription fee to download map updates).
It's no secret companies like Garmin are getting crushed by Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, and other phone navigation apps.
There are still some big advantages to using a dedicated GPS navigator:
Works separately than your phone, so making/receiving calls does not affect navigation.
No cell signal needed to navigate the maps.
Garmin only needs to see the sky (so it won't work in tunnels), but will work in areas that have weak or no cell signal.
Longer battery life than navigating on a phone.
This should give at least 10 hours of navigation on battery, when not plugged in to your car's electrical outlet.
Cheaper than buying an iPhone or Android phone.
Bigger screen and easier to mount on the windsheild than most smartphones.
The biggest disadvantages of this Garmin model:
Lack of traffic updates.
Some Garmin models can help you avoid traffic delays, but even those may not work as well as Waze and Google Maps.
Includes North America maps only.
If you travel overseas, you will need to leave your Garmin behind.
- Sale on Greenworks Lawn Care Tools
Amazon is having a sale on GreenWorks lawn care products, including a lawn mower for $259 (normally $300+), a hedge trimmer for $38 (normally $60+), and a chainsaw for $45 (normally $65+).
- Philips Sonicare Flexcare Rechargeable Toothbrush for $100 (expired)
Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush in Grey for $100 today.
Normally about $145.
- Panasonic 3-Handset Cordless Phone System for $50 (expired)
Panasonic 3-Handset Cordless Phone System for $50 today.
Normally about $80.
We have two sets of similar Panasonic cordless phones, and absolutely love them.
They are lightweight, have good range and sound quality, and work quite well with home phone service or a Voice-over-IP device like OBi.
- $10 Digital Credit When Opening an Amazon Cash Account With $50
Amazon Cash works like store credit that you can apply at participating stores.
At this time, only a small group of stores are participating, but CVS and Speedway are on the list.
If you fund your Amazon Cash account with $50, Amazon will give you $10 in "digital credit" that can apply toward purchases at the Amazon Appstore, Kindle books, digital video, digital music, and digital games.
This would certainly be a better deal if your $10 could apply at the store you are spending $50 at, but still could be a good deal for someone who regularly shops at CVS Pharmacy and Speedway and wants something for free.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
- Small Backpack for $11.21
Dakine Range Backpack for $11.21 in Black only.
Normally sells for at least $20.
Friday, March 31, 2017
- Ecobee3 Wifi Thermostat for $199
Ecobee3 Wifi Thermostat just dropped in price to $199 everywhere, including Ecobee.com, BestBuy.com, and others.
Normally sold for $220 to $250 before this price drop.
In head-to-head comparisons between the Ecobee and Nest, many reviewers like the Ecobee better.
For today, Amazon has 40% off of some Vibram Merrell shoes.
We love our Merrell shoes for running, working out, and wearing in a casual work environment.
Unlike most shoes which have thick bottom padding, Merrell shoes are more of a "minimalist" style.
They are flexible and fit more like a glove.
It's not the kind of shoe many people may prefer, but we found them to give a healthier posture.
Shoes with padding train your foot and posture to rely on padding.
Here is an article on this.
TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch for $19.30.
Ours has worked quite well networking a Receiver, a Roku, and IP-controlled window shades in a living room.
Its web-managed feature provides a very basic way to enable/disable ports and troubleshoot connection problems.
- APC 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector for $6.70 With Prime (expired)
Amazon Prime subscribers can get an APC 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector for $6.67.
Normally about $9.
Granted it's just $2.30 off normal, but APC makes excellent quality surge protectors, are rarely discounted, and this one has excellent reviews.
- Traveling 4-USB and 2-Power Outlet
Orico 2-Outlet Surge Protector and 4 USB Charging Ports for $12 today.
We use one for traveling, and found it quite handy.
It is a little bulky, but lightweight (at 11 ounces) and easy to pack in a suitcase with clothes.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
- 100 of 4x6 Photo Prints for 1¢ For Prime Subscribers
From now through the weekend, Amazon is offering 100 of 4x6 photo prints for 1 cent each when applying code PENNY100 at checkout.
Shipping is free for Prime subscribers, otherwise a whopping $7 fee is charged.
Be sure to apply the coupon, since Amazon cannot retroactively apply the coupon after your order has been placed.
- Aukey Wireless Bluetooth Headset for $10
Aukey In-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headset for $20, and code 3IPBUOVK applies $10 off.
Be sure to read the reviews, since some are positive but many are not.