FREE Starbucks Reward (125 Stars) when you start a Spotify Premium 60-day trial

If you are participating in the Starbucks Rewards program, check your email for a new and pretty good offer! If you start a free 60-day trial of the Spotify Premium music subscription service, you will receive 125 Starbucks Rewards stars as well. That’s the equivalent of one full reward, which you can redeem at Starbucks for almost any item of any available size in the store.

The Spotify Premium free trial will convert to a $10/month subscription if you don’t cancel it before the free trial expires, so keep that in mind!

T-Mobile Tuesday for June 20 includes a $20 Amazon Music Subscription credit

T-Mobile is improving upon last week with the June 20 Tuesdays freebies for current paying subscribers to their service. The headliner is a $20 credit towards an Amazon Music streaming subscription service, in other words, you get two free months. After those free months, it will automatically convert into a paying subscription until you manually cancel it. Cancelling things is easy at Amazon, you just go to your account page and cancel it. You don’t have to “fight” with customer service or jump through hoops.

The other items are more coupons than freebies, the sad Baskin Robins coupon that isn’t even a straight up B1G1 (Buy One, Get One), and the last one is a $4 movie ticket for Michael Bey’s masterpiece (okay, put that in quotes), “Transformers 5”.

Music CD: “Delta Machine (Deluxe Edition)” under $6

If you have a Prime membership, you can put that money to work with a solid music CD purchase, the Deluxe Edition (has four extra tracks) of the comeback album by Depeche Mode called “Delta Machine”, going for just under $6. The standard album has 13 tracks, so you get a total of 17 tracks for about 33c per track 🙂

This is sold by a trio of marketplace sellers competing on price, but all three of them are fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free Prime shipping even if you don’t buy anything else.

Note however that this is not eligible for AutoRIP unless the seller of record is Amazon actual. Amazon’s own price is a wild $17.52. However, once you receive the music CD, you can easily extract the songs in mp3 format and load it or cloud-match it to your favorite online streaming services.

10-disc QUEEN 40TH Anniversary Collector’s BOX SET for $26 w/free S&H

One of the timeless rock bands for the ages is QUEEN, and their 40th Anniversary Collector’s Boxed Set that consists of 10 discs, five full albums and five bonus EPs, is on sale for $26 with free shipping by Target’s eBay store. A total of 83 tracks are included, 27 of which are from the five bonus EPs. Limit six sets per customer during this particular sale. No digital copy is available, so you’d have to convert them to mp3/flac on your own.

50% off one MP3 Album on Google Play (limited time)

In parallel with their TV Season discount, Google Play also offers a limited time 50% off discount on the regular price of one MP3-album purchased at Google Play. You have to locate the offer using the Google Play app or using a web browser. You simply opt-in by clicking the “Continue” button


Once you add it to your account, you have until 12/2/15 to take advantage of it. This is particular of interest if you want to purchase music that is not available on streaming service, for example, Adele’s new “25” album! Once added, the offer appears in the “Rewards” section of your Google Play “My Account” section. This is a screenshot using a web browser to do so:


Mary J. Blinge Audio CD sale for $3.50 each: “My Life” and “What’s The 411?”

If you are a fan of Mary J. Blige and music CDs, there’s a couple of good deals at Amazon. If you are a Prime member you get free shipping even if you buy just one CD. Non-members have to total $35+ in physical goods to get free shipping. The Audio CDs on sale (new condition, both $3.50~ CDs are sold by Amazon actual, not marketplace sellers):

99c mp3-album: “Trigga Reloaded” by Trey Songz

For a limited time only, Google Play Music is offering the 18-track mp3-album “Trigga Reloaded” by Trey Songz for just 99c total. That’s for the whole album! This is a limited time offer but I don’t know when it expires.

Google Play: Free Country Sampler (also $2 Gravity by Big & Rich)

It is country music time at the Google Play promotions. For a limited time only (these typically last a week but they don’t give exact expiration dates most of the time), you can get the 10-track “Play: Country Hits” mp3-album for FREE. This was just released yesterday. In parallel, for $2, you can get Big & Rich’s 2014 mp3-album “Gravity” (11 tracks, 40~ min play time). Enjoy 🙂 Keep in mind, these are limited time offers!

Full Size 39″ Electric Guitar Bundle with Amp, Case, etc for $65 w/free s&h

Ziggy played guitar and so can you for just $65 delivered! That’s right, free shipping which is a big plus because a guitar starter bundle is a heavy thing. Okay, let’s start from the beginning. Among the latest offers on eBay there is a Full-Size Guitar Bundle offered for $65 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. You can select either black or blue color scheme for the guitar. The seller offering this is “BestChoiceProducts” (99.3%). For $65 you get:

  • 39-inch electric guitar
  • 10 Watt guitar amp (unlike an acoustic guitar, you need to amplify the sound to hear it unless it’s total total quiet)
  • basic carrying case
  • guitar strap
  • tremolo bar
  • extra guitar strings

The accessories can add up if you have to buy them on your own, the most expensive one of this group obviously being the amp. It should go without saying, don’t expect to get a perfect electric guitar for $65!

$2 mp3-album: “Awake” by Tycho

The latest featured mp3-album of the week (a limited time offer) at Google Play is the fourth album by the artist currently known as Tycho, it is his 8-track album “Awake” offered for $2. It runs just under 37 minutes long. The Deluxe version is not on sale, but each of the four extra tracks goes for 99c, so if you fall in love with it and want those too, it will only be +$4 versus buying it for $$11.50.

Google Play Content Deals: free Wilco LP and Tom & Jerry movie rental, 99c album and HD movie rentals

In addition to the previously mentioned free TV pilots, Google Play has some more limited time deals on digital content, starting with a free movie rental in HD, it is the October 2005 movie Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (wink wink Fast and the Furious) with a 74 minute runtime. Once you scoop this up, you have 30 days to start watching it. If you don’t do so, it will simply expire.

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99c MP3 album: “Born Free” by Kid Rock

For a limited time only, Google Play is offering Kid Rock’s 2010 album “Born Free” for just 99c total. This is an mp3 album with 13 tracks, headlined by the title track which is also the opening track which is also relevant given the Independence Day celebrations this week.

Audio CD: Nirvana’s Live at Reading for $5

If you like buying Audio CDs because you can get 16-bit 44 kHz audio and convert it to FLAC, a great deal is available at Amazon, the 25-track Live at Reading by Nirvana is on sale for $5, in new condition. On top of that, you also get the mp3 version of the album available immediately after you place an order. As the title suggests, this is a live album.

99c MP3 Album: Royal Blood’s self-titled LP

For a limited time only, you can get the self-titled album by Royal Blood (10 tracks, August 2014 release) for just $0.99 total at Google Play. This is their weekly music deal. These typically end by Tuesday of the next week, so if my date-math is right, this should end by 6/16/15.

Vinyl LP: Portishead’s Third for $13

It is not often that vinyl albums get priced in CD range, so if you are interested in the excellent “Third” album by Portishead, it is currently going for $13 in new condition at by Amazon actual. You also get the mp3 version of the album instantly when you place your order. Free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member. Vinyl junkies where are you? 🙂