Kindle First options for November 2018 are here!

Prime members, a new month is upon us, and that means, you can score one more pre-release e-book from a choice of six as selected by the Kindle First program. As before, you have the whole month to select one of the six as a free choice and read it right away. These six-pack will be officially released December 1st for everybody else…

The choices for this time around are:

  • the debut of Geek Fiction in Kindle First, “The Frame Up” by Meghan Scott Molin
  • “The Warner Boys” (Autism and Hope) by the Warners in Memoirs
  • “The Winter Loon” by Susan Bernhard in Lit Fiction
  • “The River Window” by Ann Howard Crell in Historical Fiction
  • “Rapid Falls” by Amber Cowie in Suspense
  • and “Bleak Harbor” by Bryan Gurley in Thrillers

I am going for the “geek fiction” choice since it is making its premiere as a genre in KF 🙂

The $10 Hardcover is a recently added option and it is TOTALLY optional. You can keep scoring the $0.00 monthly ebooks without ever having to buy a $10 hardcover ~ unless of course you want to 🙂

Activate your Q3 Chase Freedom 5% Rewards!

Another quarter is almost over, so the time is right to plan ahead for your Q3 5% cashback bonus promotions for your various credit cards. If you are a Chase Freedom cardholder, check your account online or your email inbox or the Chase app or ChasePAY mobile wallet. You can now activate the Q3 offers!

There is a versatile trio of categories that can earn a 5% bonus up to $1500 in purchases between July 1st and September 30 in 2018. With gas prices going up, that extra 5% from gas stations is a nice silver lining. With stress increasing, that 5% from Walgreens can help too. Or if you don’t want to drive or need select lifts to different places, and you are not a fan of Uber, fear not. Lyft is also participating in the 5% promotions of Q3 of 2018.

As usual, the $1500 limit is per credit card, not per account holder, so if you have more than one Chase Freedom credit card, plan ahead so you can split your purchase between them to maximize your bonus cashback.

Every penny counts 🙂

Kindle First options for May 2018 are here (six options)

It’s another month, and with it we have a new selection of Kindle First options for Prime members. As before, you can select one of the six available pre-release e-books and start reading it immediately. Almost all of these end up in Kindle Unlimited, so if you have a membership there (short term or longer term) you can eventually read them all.

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New $10 Amazon Snack Sample Box with Versatile Redemption Options

A new super-versatile Amazon Snack Sample Box has been launched! As with all “Sample” offers, this is restricted to Prime members. With this new offer, you will receive a snack box with a minimum of eight items that includes protein/snack bars but also conventional snacks chips and nuts and cookies.

The nice thing with this offer is that you can redeem your $10 credit (added to your Amazon account automatically after your order ships) on over 80 versatile redemption options such various flavors of the RxBars, along with a variety of other items included in the sample box.

ZeroWater 6-cup Pitcher with FREE Water Quality Meter for $20

If you are filtering water at home and want to take your filtering to the next level, a water quality meter device is in order! And you don’t have to buy it separate thanks to this bundle. As of the time of writing, $20 gets you the ZeroWater 6-cup Pitcher bundled with a TDS water quality meter. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. You can buy up to three bundles per customer at the sale price.

This set averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 370+ customer reviews and it has 70+ answered questions, so there’s enough known about it to help you make a decision.

Add HBO to your Hulu subscription for $5/mo for half a year

If you are curious about Hulu AND also want to have a six month HBO subscription at a very nice discount, you are in luck! Hulu has a special offer. You can add HBO to your Hulu subscription for $5 per month for six months in a row. HBO’s stand alone subscription (eg HBO Now) is $15 per month, so this is pretty good!

Hulu subscriptions start at $8/month for the Limited Commercials plan. The offer works on any of the Hulu plans from the aforementioned $8/mo Limited Commercials all the way to the Live TV plan.

Check the terms and conditions over there for the details and restrictions.

Sony Xperia L2 drops to $220 in all colors

We have the first discount on another entry-to-midrange phone, the Sony Xperia L2 is now down to $220 with free shipping at amazon.com in three color options. Its starting price was $250.

We have wall to wall coverage on this phone, with more to come! It works on Project FI using the “Data SIM”, however, phone calls and messages must be routed over IP using the Google Hangouts app, not the Phone and Messanging apps.

Blu Vivo XL3 Oreo 18:9 smartphone for $110

If you want an Oreo smartphone without breaking the bank, and the previous kerfuffles of the Blu brand of Florida do not scare you away, for a very limited time only, you can get the brand new Blu Vivo XL3 for $110 with free shipping with up to two sets per customer at the sale price by Amazon actual.

This is new condition with a USA warranty, factory unlocked and works with GSM networks. As usual, check bands and such to make sure it will work to your satisfaction on your GSM carrier(s) of choice.

The other specs:

  • 5.5 inch 18:9 display (that’s right, a tall budget phone!)
  • Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box (take them more expensive phones still waiting for the over-promised and under-delivered Oreo update)
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB on-board, microSD slot
  • MediaTek quad-core 1.3GHz processor with Mali T720
  • 13mp back and front cameras with LED flash
  • 3000 mah battery

3 lbs of Sea-Salt Roasted Almonds for $13

Almonds are healthy for you, and some roasting with sea-salt can make them more fun and snacky. Further more, they are on sale at the moment! Three pounds (48 ounces) of Amazon’s house brand “Happy Belly” are on sale for $13 at amazon.com, or slightly less if you do one of those “Subscribe and Save” things.

On top of that, these are Made in American almonds, from the Central Valley in California! “Happy Belly” products are restricted to Prime members, yet another benefit of signing up for the benefits-loaded service.

12pk Wickedly Prime Cherry Nut Crunch for $8

Thanks to a 25% off clip-on coupon, the price of the 12-pack of Wickedly Prime Bars, more specifically the “Fruit, Nut and Seed Bars” of the Cherry Nut Crunch flavor. Such a long name 🙂 Each individually wrapped bar is 1.4 ounces. The coupon drops the price from $12~ to $8 with free shipping for Prime members (or $1 digital credit for no-rush credit orders).

12pk Maple SeaSalt RXBARs for $20

My #2 favorite RxBar at the moment is the “Maple Sea Salt” and the 12-pack of this more juicy/most flavor (compared to the others) is on sale for $20 with a “Subscribe and Save” or $21 as a normal purchase at amazon.com. This has lovely sea salt crystals too, they are as big as the universe. Okay, not that big, but they are visible and you can feel/taste them. A plus if you like saltiness without a lot of salt!

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200 yards Reach Mint Waxed Floss for $2.49

If you are a fan of the Reach Mint Waxed floss or want to try a new brand, for a limited time, Amazon actual is offering the 200 yards Reach Mint Waxed Floss for just $2.49 each. You can buy as many as you like. There is only one catch, it is an add-on item, so you must place an order of $25+, otherwise the shopping cart will refuse to let you buy it. At least it’s not Prime Pantry or Amazon Fresh or PrimeNOW, those are harder to assemble orders if you don’t need anything else.

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Peetnik Bonus Points promotion!

If you are a fan of Peet’s Coffee and you are participating in their Peetnik’s Rewards program (or do not object to joining – it’s fairly easy and free to do so), they are running a promotion between April 9-15 in 2018. Make four checkins during the promotional period and get six bonus points. The four checki-ns must be on four separate days, so you must needs visit Peet’s for four of the seven days of the promotional period. Foods and drinks of all price ranges are eligible for the promotion.

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Lenovo Gaming Mouse Mat for $7

A marketplace seller has “encouraged” Amazon’s own price-bots to price-match, they are offering the new condition Lenovo Gaming Mouse Mat, model GXY0K07131, for $7. The only catch is that this is an add-on item, so you must needs place a $25+ order to get it – regardless of Prime membership status. The restrictions applies to all, including Prime members. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 40+ customer reviews.

ProjectFI offering BOGO (via Service Credit) on Moto X4 phones as long as they get activated

Project FI has a new temptation! They are offering essentially a BOGO on the $249 Motorola Moto X4 Android One phone IF you buy and activate these two phones on two different users on the same Project FI group plan. The “BOGO” is via a service credit. You will get a $249 Project FI service credit, while paying $249 for each of the two Moto X4 phones. Better yet, you can do this in multiples of 2, if you have more users/lines in your FI account.

The promotion just got send via email to existing customers…

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