- 3-Pack Kasa Smart Light Switches for $37
Kasa Smart HS200P3 3-Pack of Wifi Light Switches for $37 ($12.33 each).
Normally sells for about $50.
Wifi light switches like these can control your lights through an app and with a smart speaker (Alexa and Google Home) individually or as a group, like saying "turn off all lights."
These are regular on/off switches without dimming.
The switches are "single pole" only, so they cannot be used in a 3-way configuration where two switches would control one set of lights.
Requires a skilled electrician to install these, as it can be dangerous touching live electrical wires in the wall.
- 2-Pack Blue Light Blocking Glasses for $7.50
2-pack of blue light blocking glasses for $7.50.
People wear these when staring at a computer screen, phone, or tablet for long period of time to reduce eyestrain.
We also heard of people who slept better through the night, by putting on blue light blocking glasses for an hour before going to bed.
Friday, January 8, 2021
- $10 Off $40 Household Products
Add at least $40 worth of household items that are "sold by Amazon", and a $10 discount automatically applies on the final checkout page.
Be sure all items are "sold by Amazon" (not a third-party seller on Amazon), and the $10 discount appears on the final checkout page before submitting your order.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
- Game: Immortals Fenyx Rising for Xbox/PS/Switch $30
Both Best Buy and Amazon are selling Immortals Fenyx Rising for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $30.
The game has positive reviews.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
- eBook: How Not to Die for $3
Michael Greger's popular book, How Not to Die, is available for Kindle for $2.99 today.
Usually sells for at least $10.
The book has a lot of thoroughly researched tips on improving health through even small changes to diet.
We personally know several people who were diagnosed with serious health issues then changed their diet to something similar to Dr. Greger's recommendations, in combination with doctor-prescribed treatments, and they are now living healthier lives than before.
Your results may vary, as everyone's body and individual circumstances are unique.
- Flexible Mini Tripod for Phone and GoPro for $12
UBeesize Flexible Mini Tripod for $11.89, about $5 less than normal price.
We like that it's very flexible, lightweight, and compatible with most standard size phones and GoPro cameras.
Its 3 legs can either hold phone on a table like you would expect from a normal tripod, or wrap around something like a cabinet handle for a unique camera angle.
Rather than holding a phone with hands or resting it against something on a table, this will provide a lot of mounting options.
We found ours so convenient that we sent this as gifts to our family to have in their homes.
Includes a mount clip for mobile phones of up to 3.54-inches (89mm) in width, and a GoPro mount.
Also includes a tiny remote for taking selfies, but we have not yet tried the remote to see how it works.
We mainly use ours for selfie-style videos at home, and for holding a phone while on video calls.
Its quality is good for indoor and travel use, but don't expect it to hold on to a bicycle or motorcycle handle.
Friday, January 1, 2021
- 27" Curved Gaming Monitor for $260
AOC 27-inch curved monitor with 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate for $260.
Normally over $300.
UBeesize Mini Flexible Tripod for Phone and GoPro for $17.10 when clicking the 5% coupon in the middle of the page.
One of our favorite recent purchases, for holding a phone or GoPro while on video calls and for self-movie making.
The flexible legs move in any direction.
Tripp Lite 7-Outlet Surge Protector for $19.81.
A reputable brand for reliable surge protection, and it normally sells for about $24.
Its 150V clamping voltage rating is one of the lower (best) available in a surge protector around this price, so the surge protection activates quicker and provides better equipment protection than other surge protectors sold at a cheaper prices.
Two 40oz Bags of Quaker Oats for $5.60 when selecting Subscribe & Save and clicking the 20% coupon in the middle of the page.
If you are a Prime subscriber, Amazon also has free delivery on $35+ of groceries from Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh.
- 12-Month Microsoft 365 Subscription And $40 Gift for $100
Buy a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Family Edition at its regular price of $100, and Amazon will include a $40 gift card.
It automatically renews at the end of the 12-month period, unless you cancel.
Set a reminder on your calendar for one year from purchase.
Microsoft 365 includes Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage per person to back up files and photos.
This package works for up to 6 people.
This deal is meant for someone are using the Microsoft suite of software.
Google has some free online alternatives to Microsoft's software, including Google Documents, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Gmail.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
- One-Day Sale on Digital Magazine Subscriptions
For today only, Amazon is offering some digital magazine subscriptions at a discount.
Many renew at the same price, but others renew at full price.
Be sure to read the terms of each purchase.
Can be controlled by an Alexa and Google Assistant
The more expensive Ultra has a faster processor (faster menu navigation) and has an Ethernet port for quicker streaming load times.
With the recent release of the HBOMax app on Roku, Roku now our pick for having the most streaming apps available, especially for someone with an iPad or iPhone.
These Roku devices are the only non-Apple players that have the Apple TV+ app, so people who got a 1-year Apple TV+ subscription free with their purchase of an iPhone can watch it on their TV.
And, the AirPlay feature has better streaming integration with iPads and iPhones, and more reliable than Cast.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
- Apple Watch SE for $250
The new Apple Watch SE is on sale at Amazon for $250 in either white or black:
- RavPower 15,000mAh USB-C and USB Battery Charger for $15
RavPower 15,000mAh Portable Battery Charger with one 18W USB-C output and one QC3.0 USB output.
Click the 50% coupon under the $30 price to get it for $15.
Includes a USB-C cable.
Can charge a USB-C device (up to 18W power delivery) and a regular USB device (with or without QC3.0 fast charging mode).
The 15,000 capacity can recharge a battery from 0% to 100% of an iPhone 12 Pro about 4 times, or an iPad Pro once.
This requires a USB-C power adapter (18W or higher) to charge its battery, and one is not included.
If you are considering buying a USB-C battery pack like this, it is likely you already have a USB-C power adapter that came with the device you want to power, but if not, adapters start at about $8.
We have the 20,000mAh version of this portable battery charger, which has 60W USB-C output.
That one is powerful enough to charge a laptop that uses 60W USB-C charging, effectively expanding its battery life by 50% to 75% while traveling.
Note that most countries and airlines do not allow battery packs in checked luggage, and have a strict limit of 27,000mAh total per carry-on luggage.
If you plan to bring more than one battery pack on your next flight, or a single pack with 27,000mAh or higher capacity, you could be turned away.
Monday, December 21, 2020
- Razer Gaming Mouse in White for $20
Razer DeathAdder Optical Gaming Mouse for $20, white in color.
A white-colored mouse is rare, and this sold-out within a day during the last 2 times it was on sale for $20.
The white may show more dirt and dust than a dark colored mouse.
- Height Adjustable 55" Desk for $289
Many electric height-adjustable desks sell for over $400, such as Uplift, but this 55x28-inch desk is on sale for $289.
Available in Black, Cherry, and Oak at this price.
As an alternative, Amazon has a bunch of desk risers that sit atop of a table that you already have, like this one for $110, which raises and lowers using a gas spring lever.
- 20-Pack Duracell AAA Batteries $10
On the right side of the page, look for the "Subscribe & Save" button and click it.
You may have to scroll down a little to find it.
Then, go back to the top and look for a 15% coupon just under the product's price in the middle of the page.
Final price will be $10.
- 20% Off Roku Streaming Media Players
Turn any old TV into a smart TV with a Roku streaming media player.
Roku recently updated their devices with Apple AirPlay support, a huge benefit for people with an iPhone or iPad.
Apple AirPlay lets you stream just about anything from your Apple device to the player, in a similar way to Chromecast's "Cast", but more tightly integrated into the Apple device.
For the holiday shopping season, Roku devices are on sale at 20% off, including these that support AirPlay:
Roku may have the best app selection available, with Android a close second.
If you have Apple devices (iPhone, iPad), Roku is the only streaming player that has the Apple TV app, for Apple TV subscribers, without having to pay a premium for the Apple TV player.
A few apps are not available on Roku, such as the HBO Max app, but Apple devices can use AirPlay to cast movies and shows from the HBO Max app to their Roku player.
For a similar deal, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro also dropped in price from $200 to $180 for the holiday season (Newegg, Best Buy).
This Android system supports "Cast" from mobile devices.
The Shield's best feature is its powerful CPU and graphics processor, so navigating Netflix & YouTube TV channels will be zippier, apps will launch quicker, and videos will start faster.
The Shield TV can also be a game console system for playing Android and Geforce Now games (Bluetooth controllers cost extra).
Friday, December 11, 2020
- 3-Pack of Variety Oreo Cookies $9
Variety pack of OREO Cookies: Original, Double Stuf, and Golden for $12.66, and click the $4 coupon in the middle of the page.
- BitDefender Antivirus Software for $12
Our Windows laptops use BitDefender for virus protection.
BitDefender is cheap and effectively protects without slowing the computers like other antivirus software we used.
Click the coupon under each product's price to get the deals:
Unlike other Antivirus software that doubles or triples in price after the first year, BitDefender's renewal prices are very good.
The Antivirus Plus software renews at $20 for 1 device and $25 for 3 devices.
This is a lot cheaper compared to other antivirus software.
There is a risk they could increase their renewal prices by the time your software's renewal's renewal is due, but they have not risen their prices in the last year.
Plus, the software lets you know when you have the option to renew, without worrying about an automatic renewal happening.
Monday, December 7, 2020
- Honeywell Wifi Smart Thermostat $74
Honeywell Home T5 Smart Thermostat for $74.
Normally sells for $100 and up.
When replacing your home thermostat with this (or other wifi/smart thermostat), you can control the temperature of your home with your smart phone or voice-controlled Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit.
- Rand McNally Road Atlas (2019 Edition) for $6.50
The 144-page book contains maps of every state within the US, and could be a good alternative to using a GPS to plan and navigate a road-trip.
- Microsoft 365 1-Year Subscription and $50 Gift for $100
Microsoft 365 Family 12-month subscription gives Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and 1TB OneDrive cloud storage for up to 6 people on their PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.
The subscription costs $100 and Amazon is throwing in a free $50 Amazon gift card with purchase.
Beware that auto-renewal is turned on after purchase, so your subscription automatically renews in 12 months.
You can turn off auto-renewal.
- Echo Show 5 With Camera for $50
A bundle of an Echo Show 5 with Blink Mini Indoor Camera for $50.
Available in Black (Charcoal) and gray (Sandstone) colors.
- Gesma 1080p Webcam With Manual Focus for $28
Gesma 1080p Webcam for $28, just $3 more than it was on Black Friday, and normally sells for about $35.
We use this webcam daily for video calls, and love the quality.
This is one of the only low-cost webcams with manual focus.
Rather than software guessing whether to focus on your face or your background, turn the focus ring on the camera to lock the focus on where your face normally is.
The locked-in focus will give a better video for your calls.
Even the background looks sharp, but without worry of software changing focus on its own.
The other advantage of a lightweight camera is mounting it on top of a monitor or laptop screen, or any angle you want.
You can research angles and play around with placement of the camera for a look you want.
- Samsung 32" 4K Monitor for $270
Samsung 32-inch (UJ59) Monitor with 3840x2160p (4K) resolution, 4ms response time, and 60Hz refresh rate for $270.
Same price at Best Buy.
Normally about $350.
Has two HDMI and a DisplayPort for inputs, and overall positive reviews.
Samsung makes good quality monitors, and other Samsung monitors are also on sale today at Amazon and at Best Buy.
Gesma 1080p Webcam for $25.19.
We love this webcam.
The picture quality is excellent, and this lightweight camera easily rests on top of a monitor or laptop screen.
It's also one of the only cheap webcams with manual focus, so you can adjust the focus by turning the lens, for crisp quality on your face rather than having software guess on what to focus on.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
- 200-Pack of Antibacterial Hand Wipes $14 or $15
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes for $14.70, or $14 with Subscribe & Save.
Comes as a 10-pack, and each resealable pack has 20 wipes.
- 20% or $20 Off With American Express Points
This promotion is only valid for people who
Have a personal American Express card that earns Rewards Points, and
That American Express card is listed on your Amazon account as a payment method.
If you forget to cancel, Amazon will automatically re-order this item for you at a future date.
Monday, November 23, 2020
- LG 34" Ultrawide IPS Monitor for $397
IPS display with 3440x1440 resolution, HDR10, 60/75Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time, DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, USB hub, built-in speaker, and VESA arm/wall mountable.
See full specifications.
- Smart Plug for $5, For Existing Amazon Alexa Users
If you currently have an Amazon Alexa voice-operated speaker, you can order an Amazon Smart Plug for $5 using your voice.
For everyone else, they are selling an Amazon Echo Dot with Smart Plug for $34.
The Echo Dot is an Alexa voice-controlled speaker, and the Smart Plug can turn an electrical outlet into a voice-controlled on/off switch.
Friday, November 20, 2020
- Ring Alarm Kit for $200
Ring Alarm 14-Piece Kit for $200 is a do-it-yourself alarm system for a 2-4 bedroom home.
This kit includes:
A wireless base station
8 contact sensors
2 motion detectors
a range extender
an Echo Dot (3rd generation), and this Ring system arms and disarms with your voice.
- Newest Model of Echo Dot for $29 For Existing Alexa Households
If you currently have Alexa voice assistant through an Echo Dot or other Alexa voice-operated device, you can get the brand new model of Echo Dot for $29 by ordering with your voice.
As shown on their page, say "Alexa, order an Echo Dot" to get it for $29.
If you prefer the white or blue version, see the voice options on their page.
They are also selling
Echo Show 8 for $65
Ring Video Doorbell 3 for $100
Thursday, November 19, 2020
- Prime Members: Watch Any Video, Get $5 Credit
Watch any video included with Prime, and automatically get $5 credit toward a future purchase.
This deal is only available for certain Prime account, and may not work for all Prime members.
According to the fine print half way down their page,
After making your eligible Prime Video stream, you will receive an e-mail within the next few days from Amazon that indicates the $5 promotional credit has been added to your customer account.
$5 credit expires in 14 days.
Credit can apply toward anything sold directly by Amazon (not third-party sellers).
One $5 credit per Prime account.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
- 3-Pack Milano Cookies for $7
3-pack of 7.5oz Pepperidge Farm Milano Double Dark Chocolate Cookies for $7.32.
If you select "Subscribe & Save", the price drops to $6.95.
This subscribes to automatic re-ordering of this item at a future date.
Shortly after your order ships, you can cancel Subscribe & Save subscriptions.
Friday, November 13, 2020
- 48-Pack of Toilet Paper for $23
Angel Soft Toilet Paper for $23.
Each of the 4 packs include 12 rolls, so 48 total rolls.
This is about the same price that toilet paper is found at local stores, but this deal delivers to your front door.
One-day sale on Moen shower heads, curtain rods, bathroom faucets, paper towel holders, and other bathroom fixtures.
- TP-Link Kasa Wifi Light Switch/Dimmer for $13
TP-Link Smart Light Switch with Dimmer for $26, and apply code
during checkout to change the price to $13 with free shipping.
Normally sells for $18, or $50 for 3.
Limit one per Amazon account.
Requires a skilled electrician to replace you existing light switch with one of these.
If you miss this deal or want more than one, we think there will be a lot of smart home products on sale during Thanksgiving week, two weeks from now.
In our opinion, if you are planning to hire an electrician, their cost will be less per switch if they replace more than one during a single visit.
It may be best to plan on replacing a bunch of your switches by collecting a few deals on smart switches over the next few weeks, then have an electrician replace them all at once.
Also, we highly recommend avoiding lesser-known brands of smart products with questionable reliability and longevity.
TP-Link sells good quality tech products, and their cloud-based lighting control service is not going anywhere.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
- Hot Wheels Toys $3 to $53
Hot Wheels toys for kids are on sale today.
- Food and Household Items
Deals on some non-perishable food deals from regular Amazon (not Fresh or Whole Foods), so they ship free with Prime regardless of order size.
40-Pack of 1oz Doritos Nacho Cheese for $11.18.
The 1oz bags are quite small, containing about 7-10 chips per bag.
Beware that the expiration date written on each bag will be a day within the next 4-6 weeks, as these packs are meant to be consumed rather quickly with a relatively short shelf life.
Fingertip Pulse Oximeter for $20.
Helps measure the oxygen in someone's blood, which is one way that first responders can gauge whether a suspected Covid patient should be rushed to the hospital.
To get an accurate reading, we recommend using on a finger below the level of your heart.
The 2 included AAA batteries should last for about 6-12 months with occasional use.