Archives for February 2018

1 lb Frontier Co-Op Peppermint (Loose Leaf) for $10.50

If you are a fan of peppermint tea, there’s a nice deal at the moment at Amazon! You can get One pound in bulk packaging of Frontier Co-Op, organic, cut and sifted, for $10.50 (Prime shipping), or $10 if you do a “Subscribe and Save”. You can get up to ten of these at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

This appears to be a popular option as it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on nearly 300 customer reviews and it has 23 answered questions.

This is loose leaf peppermint tea, not in tea bags. If you only sometimes want to drink this with a tea bag, you can always buy T-Sacs

Buy $9 T-Mobile SIM card, Activate It and Get $25 Amazon Gift Card

IF (and that’s a big IF) you are planning to activate new T-Mobile service in the near future, Amazon has a “money maker deal” for you! You pay $9 for a T-Mobile SIM starter kit (with free shipping for Prime members) and upon activation of the SIM/service, you will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. That’s a $16 money maker assuming you have no problem spending a $25 Amazon gift card 🙂

This is a Nano SIM and the kit includes adapters for the other two larger sizes, Micro and Standard. Since you are getting the smallest SIM card, you don’t have to worry about it not fitting into your phone. Hopefully we will soon move to e-SIM technology and not have to deal with this nonsense 🙂

PS: make sure Amazon actual is the seller, and NOT marketplace sellers, otherwise you won’t get the $25 Amazon gift card! The link above points to Amazon’s own listing.

16oz Organic Cinnamon from Amazon house brand for $4.49

If you like organic cinnamon, the time is right to stock up! Amazon’s own house brand “Happy Belly” (they have so many of them these days) is offering 16 ounces of organic cinnamon for $4.49 with up to four of these per customer at the sale price. These are offered from the “normal” Amazon website, not Prime Pantry, not Amazon Fresh. Better yet, they are not currently marked as an Add-On item, so even one of them gets you free shipping. Shhh, don’t tell the Amazon price bots this 🙂

Buy Five Quaker Instant Oatmeals, Get Free Prime Pantry Shipping

We have a union of the two towers type of an offer! Oatmeal on sale with an clip-on coupon AND a promotion that gets you free shipping for your Prime pantry offer! Let’s start from the beginning…

The Apples and Cinnamon flavor of the Quaker Instant Oatmeals (the ones you can make with boiling water, no stove, no microwave) have a 15% off clip-on coupon. Their price before the coupon is $2.59 for a 10-packet box. With the coupon, they drop to around 20 cents per packet, a pretty decent price for instant-oatmeal.

But these have a magical property! They are eligible for the Prime Pantry Buy Five, Get $6 off promotion. You don’t have to buy five different products. Five of the same product also work, so five boxes of oatmeal is all it takes to get you free shipping for your whole Prime pantry order.

On the other hand, if you prefer the 1-minute oatmeals (you have to use either the stovetop or the microwave, no boiling water option), the 18 ounce canister goes for $2.48 and it is also eligible for the “Buy 5 Get $6 off” promotion. This one does not have a clip-on coupon.

PS: the Original Quaker Oats (no sugar added; you can sweeten it yourself as little or much as you want) also has the 15% off clip-on coupon which is nice, but it is not eligible for the “Buy 5 Get $6 off”, so it won’t get you free shipping. But you can always add it to your order if you are buying other things that get you free shipping (or if you don’t mind paying the $6 box delivery fee).

Levi (Attack on Titan) FunkoPOP Keychain for $5 [limit 3]

IF you are a fan of keychain Funko POPs and a fan of the anime/manga series “Attack on Titan”, the character “Levi” is currently on sale for $5, in new condition, up to three Levis by customer by Amazon actual. Better yet, this is not currently an Add-On item, so if you are a Prime member, you get this in two days with free shipping (or select slow ship and get the $1 digital credit). This Funko keychain averages 4.8 out of 5 based on seven customer reviews.

But wait, there’s more! The Annie Leonhart keychain Funko POP is on sale for $4.68 with up to three per customer, HOWEVER, it is an Add-ON item, so you must place a $25+ order, elsewise their shopping cart will simply refuse to let you buy it. She kinda looks a bit like the Brienne (of Game Of Thrones) Funko 🙂

Motorola Moto X and $80 Project FI credit for $250

On the other hand, if you don’t need an ECHO, and you are determined to start a new Project FI service, then ignore our previous Moto X + ECHO offer, and instead take advantage of a new limited time promotion at Google’s Project FI that gets you the new condition Motorola Moto X4 in the “Android One” version for $250 but that’s not all. You also get an $80 Project FI service credit if you make a purchase and activate the phone by March 17 in 2018. The $80 service credit is only good for NEW FI customers.

This is a pretty good deal, since ProjectFI only charges you data “by the pound”. So you are essentially getting the phone for $170, assuming you will like the Project-FI service and stay with them long enough for the promotional credits to be applied to your account. Regardless, the Moto X4 is an “all carrier” phone so you can use it with other carriers in the future.

I am currently using Project FI with a Nexus 6 [yes, I am on the cutting edge!] and to setup a second Data-SIM only phone as an actual backup to the line. More on that in future blog-posts.

Motorola Moto X4 + Amazon ECHO (2nd Gen) for $350

If you happen to want an unlocked smartphone that will work with all major US carriers, and you also want a second generation Amazon ECHO device, and you are a Prime member, $350 will get you the aforementioned ECHO device along with the new condition Motorola Moto X4 smartphone from Amazon actual. This is an unlocked smartphone with a USA warranty, and it will work all four major US carriers, and also Google’s Project-FI, currently the only non-Google phone that is compatible with the service.

This is a limited time offer, but they don’t mention when it expires.

PS: speaking of unlocked smartphones, I just posted an unboxing of the Sony Xperia L2, with more posts and review action coming up in the next few days.

New Amazon $8 Gatorade Nutrition (non-liquid) sample box [Prime only; Free Shipping]

If you are a fan of Gatorade and an Amazon Prime member, you’ve found the right spot! Amazon has launched a new Gatorade Sample Box. You pay $8 with free standard shipping (you can’t check the shipping speed on Amazon Samples), and for that you receive a box of Gatorade nutrition samples. The page above shows five different items, including protein bars, chews and powders. You may receive a slightly different selection depending on what’s available at the warehouse.

Then, after this order ships, you will receive an email from Amazon informing you that a $8 credit has been automatically applied to your Amazon account (no coupon code is needed). You can spend this credit on 90+ eligible Gatorade nutrition products. These are mostly solids, not liquid Gatorade bottle. The spending happens automatically in the shopping cart as long as you have eligible products in there.

So assuming you can spend the $8 sample credit on products you like or want or need, then you’ll getting the samples for free in a roundabout way.

I’ve done multiple samples boxes and individual samples, they work like clockwork. It’s a pretty good way to try new items and stock up on your favorites. On rare occasion a product may qualify for multiple categories, so it may pull multiple sample credits (which means you pay even less out of pocket).

Select RX Bar flavors under $20

If you are a fan of RXbars (I am!) there are three flavors at moment of their 12-packs that are currently going under $20 at Amazon as a regular purchase (not a “Subscribe and Save”) as follows:

I am listing them in the order that I like them 🙂

  1. Chocolate Coconut
  2. Mint Chocolate
  3. Mixed Berry (I’m a bit surprised I don’t like it more)

Free shipping for these for Prime members or with an order of $25+. As of the time of writing there’s a limit of ten 12-packs per flavor per customer. Note however that their prices change early and often at Amazon, so it may be different by the time you read this post.

Redemption Deal: 2200 SwagBucks for $25 Amazon Gift Card

If you are participating in the SwagBucks rewards program, and you haven’t redeemed a gift card this month yet, there is a promotion running that let’s you redeem 2200 SwagBucks for a $25 Amazon gift card. That’s better than the typical 1:1 ratio!

It’s not just Amazon, other gift cards are also eligible, but not PayPal. Because PayPal is essentially cold hard cash 🙂

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Trianimum Atomic PRO Powered Case (Samsung Galaxy S8) for $33 with free shipping

If you like to use a case on your smartphone, why not make it a power-case? For a limited time, the Trianium Atomic PRO case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 (the 5.8-inch model, not the Plus/XL) is on sale, in the black color scheme, for $33 with free shipping by the company, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a member. The white color scheme is NOT on sale.

These hold 4400 mah, and average 4.4 out of 5 based on 145 customer reviews, and they have 29 answered questions. With today’s flagship smartphones being power hungry, more power available is better than running out of it or running around like a zombie begging for charging cables or portable chargers 🙂

The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle for $9 [limit 3]

Zelda fans, unite and take over! Especially if you like puzzles! The new condition The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle is currently on sale for the very specific price of $9.19 with free shipping for Prime members (or with a $25+ order). This is sold and shipped by Amazon actual. You can buy up to three at the sale price, but a marketplace seller offers it for the exact same price if you want more. And this is probably the source of the sale, it looks like it’s an Amazon price match of the marketplace seller, so expiration time is an unknown…

15% off Amazon Luxury Grooming Sample boxes

Everything’s possible at Amazon! Even clip-on coupons on their Sample boxes! That’s right, the sample boxes. Currently Amazon has two men’s grooming boxes and each one of them has a 15% off green clip-on coupon on them!

So the $17 Sample Box becomes $14.45 after you clip the green coupon, while the $20 Sample Box drops to $17. You get free shipping regardless. I believe these ship separately, and they have only one shipping option (standard shipping), so you cannot make any adjustments or get the $1 digital credit on them.

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FREE from Tor: Book #1 of The Wheel of Time series

What’s better than a free e-book? A DRM-free free ebook 🙂 Good until February 15 (2018) at 11:59pm eastern time, you can get the first book in the long “Wheel of Time” fantasy book series by Robert Jordan and his friends by simply giving your email to Tor. This is part of their recurring eBook Club. The offer is available to those in the US and Canada (those darned scattered book rights around the globe).

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12 ounce Peets Brazil Minas Naturais (Ground) for $3.79

Experience real fresh coffee! It’s Peet’s time! Especially if you don’t have a Peet’s coffee shop near you, the internets can save you! Amazon is currently offering the Brazil Minas Naturais medium-roast Peet’s coffee in the iconic Peets coffee bag for $3.79. This is ground coffee. You can buy up to four bags at this sale price.

This is a regular Amazon purchase, not the darned “Subscribe and Save”, HOWEVER, this is an Add-On product, so you must needs make a purchase of at least $25 in eligible products (things that are shipped or fulfilled by Amazon actual).

This is a limited time offer, but not a lightning deal, so I have no idea how long it will last.