Archives for January 2018

Yoda Funko Pop for $9 [limit 3]

In a galaxy just a Prime membership away, the new condition Funko Yoda Star Wars Pop in all its adorable greenness is currently on sale for $9 each, in new condition, sold by Amazon actual, with up to three per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so only those who can use the Force know when it expires. The Funko averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 150+ customer reviews. I’m assuming Kylo Ren wrote the 1-star reviews during one of his emo crises 😉

AMEX Offers: $10 Statement Credit on $40+ Etsy purchases

It’s Etsy time! Check your latest American Express offers (aka AMEX Offers). One of the offers you may find in your account is a $10 statement credit if you make $40+ in purchases at Etsy by 3/22/18. You don’t have to spend $40+ in a single purchase, but rather, throughout the promotional period, paid with the same AMEX credit card obviously. The offer expires 3/22/18.

But first you must add the offer your AMEX account by pressing the little “Add to Card” bubble at their Offers page or app.

AMEX Offers: Spend $10+ at FedEx Office, Get $5 Statement Credit

If you have a big print job or copy job or shipping to do, grab all your “to do” items and head on to your local FedEx Office (or use their website). If you make a $10+ single purchase by 1/31/18, you will receive a $5 statement on your AMEX card.

This too is part of the AMEX offers, so BEFORE you make the purchase, make sure you logon to AMEX Offers and activate this offer in your account by clicking on the “Add to Card” thing. If you have multiple AMEX credit cards on the same account, make sure you activate it on the card you intend to use to pay for your FedEx order!

This offer expires 1/31/18!

AMEX Offers: Spend $50+ at GNC Website, Get $10 Statement Credit

The clock is ticking on this offer! You have until 1/31/18 to spend $50+ at the GNC website, and receive a $10 statement credit on your American Express credit card. This too is part of the AMEX offers, and BEFORE you make a purchase, you MUST first activate the offer in your American Express account by pressing the little “Add to Card” button at the Offers page or using the AMEX app!

This offer is only good for their website, NOT their brick and mortar stores. You can get to $50+ in multiple transactions, it doesn’t have to be a single $50+ purchase. But this must be done by 1/31/18, thus the clock is ticking 🙂

AMEX Offers: 10% Starbucks Statement Credit (up to $5)

If you have an American Express credit card, check the latest AMEX offers! One of them is the return of the Starbucks offer! After you activate the offer in your AMEX account (click the little “Add to Card” bubble at the AMEX offers page), you will earn a 10% statement credit on your Starbucks purchases, up to a $5 statement credit.

In other words, the next $50 you spend at Starbucks will get you $5. That’s the maximum bonus. Might as well reload your Starbucks card with $50+ in one go so you can get the whole $5 statement credit right away 🙂

Fossil Men’s Grant 44mm Chronograph Leather Watch for $55 w/FS

If you are a fan of Fossil watches, eBay seller “Watch Gooroo” (99.8%) is offering the new condition with tag Fossil Men’s Grant 44mm Chronograph Leather Watch for $55 with free shipping. Limit five per customer at the sale price. They have three duo-tone color schemes available for purchase. Over 600 units have been sold so far!

Speaking of Fossil, if you are curious about their smartwatches, I had my first smartwatch experience a few weeks ago with the Fossil Explorist Q (third generation), you can find my first and second impressions review, along with the unboxing and proof of no “flat tyre” at our Explorist Q blog posts

Cordcutter Savings: $5 Rite Aid Rewards with $25 Netflix Gift Card

Cordcutters! Did you know you can save on your Netflix monthly fees? You can’t get a direct discount from Netflix, BUT you can buy Netflix gift cards at a discount, and apply them to your own Netflix account. Thus getting an indirect discount!

Which brings us to Rite aid brick and mortar stores. Good until Saturday at the close of business (that’s January 27 in 2018), you can buy a $25 Netflix plastic gift card, and receive $5 back in Rite Aid rewards (which you can begin spending the next morning at Rite Aid). This roundabout promotion is a 20% savings, assuming you’ll have no problem finding things to buy at Rite Aid.

The promotion is limit two per customer for this week, so $50 in Netflix should keep your account running for about 4.5 months if you have the default Netflix plan.

If you don’t want Netflix, fear not! Other retailers are also participating in this promotion, as you can see in the pictures above and below:

Note that the GAP and Best Buy offers are $8 Rewards BUT with the purchase of $50 gift cards, not $25 gift cards. The rest of the retailers (Bass, Cabellas, Dominos, Xbox, etc) participate in the $5 rewards for $25 gift card promotion.

Comixology $5 off $15+ coupon (ends 1/25/18)

Good until Thursday night (1/25/18), coupon code WINTERFIVE gets you $5 off a digital comic book purchase of $15 or higher at Comixology. This was sent by email to the Comixology emailing list. I do not know if every account is eligible for this or only accounts who received the email…

50% off your first audiobook at Google Play

While surfing around on Google Play, I saw a giant banner that says get 50% off your first audiobook purchase through Google Play! The giant banner points to an audiobook url, which, as of the time of writing, is not ready yet. It’s possible that the banner went live before the audiobooks page got fully setup, so this serves as a heads up ~ if nothing else.

This looks like it would be a formal audiobook store, similar to iTunes and Audible. Google Play has been selling a small number of audiobooks under the Music store. These were mp3-audiobooks. I do not know if the new proper audiobooks will also be mp3, or will be some kind of a DRM format to please the publishers.

RxBar Sampler (six flavors) for $6 w/free S&H

Curious about RXbars but don’t want to commit to a big order or to a single flavor? If you haven’t made a purchase at their website yet, they have a promotion for NEW customers! You can buy a 6-Bar Sampler for $6 with free shipping. There’s no coupon needed, just add the sampler six-pack to your cart and proceed to checkout. You will receive six different flavors, including my all time favorite “Chocolate Sea Salt”.

These are simple ingredient bars, with the only “offensive” ingredient being natural flavors in some of them. The rest of “real food”, dates, almonds, egg whites, etc. All of them have dates (it’s the glue that keeps them together), so if you don’t like dates or you are allergic to dates, keep that in mind!

These typically go for $2+, so paying $1 per bar, and getting free shipping is a pretty good deal.

10% off future Vudu purchases if you “Convert to Digital”

If you are planning to make any Vudu purchases, a new email that went out to their customer list mentions a new promotion. If you “convert to digital” by 1/22/18 at 11:59pm pacific time, you will be eligible to receive by email a couple of days later a coupon that will get you 10% off your next Vudu purchase.

If you are not familiar with “Convert to Digital”, it’s a Vudu/Walmart services that lets you buy a digital copy of your DVDs for an extra fee. DVDs are typically $2. You have to use an app to verify your DVD copy. This is a good way to go if you want to thin out your physical DVD library. This is especially good for movies that are hard to find on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or movies that keep moving from one streaming service to another every few weeks [so annoying!].

10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 Android for $120 [Treasure Truck]

One of the reasons Amazon stopped resisting the sales-tax collection from the various states is because they had a variety of plans for local delivery and sales of products. One such thing is their “Treasure Truck”. Amazon’s “truck” (virtual or actual) shows up at predetermined locations and offers a particular product at a particular price.

Happening now at a various locations around the country is the new condition 10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 Android, model ZA2J0007US, offered for $120 with free pickup from the Treasure Truck. The price of this at the Amazon website (where it averages 4.2 out of 5 based on nearly 300 customer reviews) is $170.

You have to buy it from the Amazon app, you can’t buy it from their website. It shows up in Amazon app notifications, but you can also directly jump into the app and go to the Treasure Truck section…

The tablet itself’s standout feature is a 20 hour battery life estimate, with 2GB RAM, Snapdragon processor, 1280 x 800 resolution, microSD, Android 7.1 and such.

Used 6 inch Kindle Oasis (previous gen) for $210

If you prefer the previous generation of the Kindle Oasis (the 6 inch model), the Wifi + free 3G model is currently available in “Used – Good” condition (with cosmetic imperfections) for $210 through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Note that Kindle devices purchased through Warehouse Deals do NOT get a warranty, but you have a 30-day return policy. On the other hand, Amazon’s certified refurbished devices sold through the main Amazon website get a full warranty.

24-pack of single serve 100 Calories Snickers for 29c per bar after coupon

Thanks to a limited time 20% off clip-on coupon at Amazon, you can get the 24-pack of Snickers Single Serve 100 Calories for $7~ after the coupon. The coupon is based on the price (currently $8.81), so if the price change, the discount will change as well, since the coupon is a percentage of the price, not a fixed sale price.

This averages to around 29 cents for each individual Snickers bar. That’s a pretty good price as long as you stick to one bar at time, not a handful 🙂 These average 3.8 out of 5 based on 64 customer reviews. These are the classic peanut snickers.

Attack on Titan Colossal Edition #3 for $29 w/free S&H [oversize print paperback]

If you find the standard Attack on Titan print volumes too small, but you still love to have the manga on paper, not just reading online, there are the Colossal Editions. Not only do they include five volumes each, but they are also larger, 10.5 by 7 inches. The name colossal is no joke. This one is 944 pages and 4.4 pounds. So you can use it as a weight during exercise and as a laptop stand too 😉

Which brings us to the Third Colossal edition, covering Volumes 11 to 15. You can find the list of chapter and summaries this includes using Wikipedia or your favorite manga website or wikia. This colossal edition covers chapters #43 to the end of chapter #62. That’s 20 chapters total. DO NOT check the above page unless you read everything. It contains spoiler-y summaries of every volume!

Which finally brings us to the deal at hand. At the moment, Amazon actual is offering the Paperback (print) version of Colossal Edition #3 for the very specific price of $28.86 with free shipping for all. Prime members get free 2-day shipping, while non-members get the usual free super-saver shipping.

That makes it just under $1.50 per chapter. I don’t have this Colossal, but I have Colossal #2 (The Female Titan arc) and it’s quite a monster volume!