Pay $20 for Amazon Dash Wand, Get $20 credit and 90-day AmazonFRESH Free Trial

With Prime DAY on the horizon, the offers keep on coming at Amazon. This is a bit of an intermediate offer, so I am posting it as a list instead of text 🙂

1. Buy the Amazon Dash Wand (with Alexa) for $20
2. This includes a 90-day Free Trial for AmazonFRESH
3. After you receive the Dash Wand, and after you register it, you will receive a $20 credit towards your future purchases at Amazon. This happens automatically, there’s no coupon code. They typically send an email telling you that the credit has been added to your account (or something like that)

You won’t pay a subscription fee for AmazonFRESH as long as you cancel the service before the free trial expires. If you don’t cancel it, it automatically converts to a $15 per month, month-to-month subscription. You can cancel and restart at any time.

Dockers Men’s Full-Zip French Terry Jacket (Red, XL) under $14

Summer is a good time to stock up on clothes for the other three seasons. If you like the idea of a modest red type of a terry jacket with a zipper (no hood), head on over to, where Amazon actual is offering the new condition Dockers Men’s Full-Zip French Terry Jacket for $13.67 in the Extra Large size. The other sizes go for more. It’s almost Larry David style 😉 Limit up to three per customer during the sale.

Rubie’s Star Trek The Next Generation Phaser under $7

Star Trek fans! This is for you! Rubie’s Star Trek The Next Generation Phaser (yes, a phaser!) is on sale for $6.58 at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit one per customer at the moment. There is a catch however, it is an ADD-ON item, so you must place a $25+ order (regardless of Prime membership status), otherwise their shopping cart will refuse to let you buy it.

This is an officially licensed phaser and it averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 150+ customer reviews. It is powered by AAA batteries (if you want it to make phaser-y sounds).

It’s all Coupons for the July 11 T-Mobile Tuesday

We have a new low in the T-Mobile Tuesdays. July 11 (2017) will be the first time ever they are only offering coupons. Make no mistake about it, these are all glorified coupons, they are not freebies. If you pay, it’s not FREE 🙂

The three glorified coupons are:

  • $4 movie ticket for the new “Planet of the Apes” movie ~ good through the weekend
  • $25 off at Stitch Fix (clothing website) with free shipping
  • 25%5 off at Papa John Pizza

July 1-7: Get 5000 points with $15+ purchase at Walgreens

If you are participating in the Walgreens rewards program, and if you have been offered this promotion (check emails or coupon page), and if you “clip to card”, between July 1-7 in 2017, you will earn 5000 bonus points if you make a single purchase of $15+ at Walgreens in-store or online. You must first “clip to card” before you make the purchase.

5000 bonus points are the equivalent of $5 in spending power (or slightly more if you bank your points for a higher redemption reward). Walgreens is doing the goofy thing where 10 points are the equivalent of a penny. The simpler (and more honest) thing for rewards points to use 1 point = 1 penny, to make it easier for the average consumer to figure things out. It’s not like the Walgreens rewards program is complicated enough that the extra level of accuracy is needed!

The one below is a screenshot. You must needs click on the thing in your email or the Walgreens coupons page.

2pk Furrino Bedroom End Tables for $21

And some more furniture shopping to put your Prime membership to work. A set of two Furrino Bedroom end tables, in a dark brown color scheme, are on sale, together for $20.82 total at and Prime eligible. Only the dark brown color scheme is currently on sale. The others are either at their regular prices or not available.

The official model number for this is 2-11157DBR and all these colors, together, average 3.4 out of 5 based on over 1000 customer reviews, and have over 40 questions answered as well if you are curious about them.

Free 24oz or 28oz Water Bottle with $60+ Prime Pantry purchase

If you are planning a bigger Prime Pantry purchase by July 7th (2017), then you are in luck! Orders of $60 or more placed through Prime Pantry can get you a FREE Water Bottle with the PrimePantry logo on it. You must manually add the water bottle to your shopping cart along with the rest of your order.

Even better yet, you have multiple options, both in terms of the color of the water bottles and also the material. You can get either a 24oz Stainless Steel option, or a 28oz Aluminum. If you like them well enough, you can buy more, they go for $9 each. Only the first one is free with a qualifying $60+ order 🙂

As you can see, these won’t take up a lot of your Box space. Each bottle is just 1.2% of the box 🙂

The above offer is stackable with the on-going Buy Five Select Items and get FREE Prime Pantry shipping. You don’t have to buy five separate items, any combination, eg five units of one eligible item, works.

One more thing: don’t forget to check whether you have any remaining “Slow Shipping credits”. The shopping cart will automatically apply them anyway, but make sure you place an order before they expire. You can quickly get to your balance by going to while you are logged-on to your Amazon account!

24pc Stansport Camping Enamel Tableware Set for $14 (four complete servings)

Whether you are planning an outdoor trip or camping adventure, or want some extras for “indoor camping”, Amazon has a limited time promotion, they are offering the Stansport 24 Piece Enamel Camping Tableware Set for just $13.72 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order. Limit four bundles per customer during this sale.

This 24-piece set includes four complete sets. Each set has six pieces, a plate, a bowl, a cup, and the big three of flatware ~ the big three being fork, spoon and knife 🙂

The set averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 280+ customer reviews and they have over twenty questions answered. They are only available in the blue color scheme shown at the page above.

NOTE: as of the time of writing, this is restricted to PRIME members ONLY!

The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set for $25

This can make for an ice gift set for kids of all ages, or even as a donation at a local school or church or non-profit. It is a Book Boxed Set, all five books, the The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set, going for $24.95 at Free shipping for Prime members. If you are not a Prime member, you need to add a filler item of $0.05 or more to get the $25+ books free shipping promotion.

The price is such that the Kindle ebooks go for $40, while the actual physical paperback books go for less 🙂 The books themselves average 4.8 out of 5 based on almost 300 customer reviews. I haven’t read them as I’m many centuries away from the YA demographic 🙂

FURINNO Low Rise TV Stand for $28

If you have a Prime membership, you don’t have to worry about the shipping fee for these. Some assembly is required obviously, but $28 is what it takes for you to get this FURINNO Low Rise TV Stand available in either Blackwood or Espresso color scheme. This is model 15044.

It has a multi-tier design, giving you some flexibility on what kind of A/V gear it can hold. There’s half a dozen pictures over there at Amazon, and it averages 3.4 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews.

Buy select Rayban Sunglasses, Get $20 Amazon Store Promo Credit

Summer’s here, so it’s sunglass season! Amazon is running a new promotion, if you purchase select Rayban sunglasses with Amazon actual as the seller, you will receive a $20 Amazon store credit. The offer runs until 7/7/17. The $20 promotional store credit must be spent by you by 12/22/17. Not that hard to spend $10 at Amazon by Christmas 🙂

According to the Amazon pages, over 250 Rayban models are eligible for this promotion. When sifting through the listings, make sure Amazon actual is the seller (shipped and sold by

To make sure the item you buy is eligible for this promotion, on the product page of the particular models you are interested in, page down to the “Special Offers” section of the ever-so-sprawling Amazon product pages and look for this mention:

If you don’t see it, it either means the product is not eligible, or the promotion expired! You won’t get the promo credit unless you see the promotion mentioned!

Melitta Single Cup Pour-Over Brewer (Black) for $2.64

If you are looking for a budget way to make pour-over coffee, the new condition Melitta Single Cup Pour-Over Brewer in the black color scheme, is on sale for $2.64 through Prime Pantry. You can buy as many as there are available in your regional Prime Pantry warehouse.

NOTE that this is a BPA-free plastic contraption, so if you are a fan of the union of plastic and coffee, do not buy this! It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews. This is a tiny little thing, it only takes up 0.6% of the volume of a Pantry Box.

One way to make the best of Prime Pantry (which is only available to Prime members only) is to check whether you need five or more of the items that are participating in the Buy Five, Get Free Shipping promotion.

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Brewstation Coffee Maker (model 47950) for $41

It’s coffee time! There are many ways to brew coffee, and each way has its own pros and cons. If you are looking for a programmable 12-cup coffee maker, there’s a new sale at Amazon, the new condition Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Brewstation Coffee Maker (model 47950) is on sale for the very specific price of $40.56 with free shipping for all (and faster shipping for Prime members) by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, so it’s a sale until it ends.

It has a removable water reservoir which can be a hard to find feature for some who like it. It is certainly easier to move the reservoir under the sink than the whole coffee machine 🙂 Note however that this does NOT have a coffee carafe. It dispenses coffee one cup at a time! So make sure this is how you plan to use it, otherwise it will be an exercise in frustration 🙂

It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on nearly 1400 customer reviews, and it has over 100 questions answered by Amazon shoppers.

Chase Third Quarter 2017 5% Cashback Bonus rewards are Restaurants and Movie Theaters

UPDATE: here is the Complete List of participating merchants AND exclusions from Chase itself!

Everybody loves eating, well, at least has to eat, so if you have a Chase credit card that is participating in the 5% Cashback Bonus rewards, make sure you activate the 3rd Quarter promotion, running between July 1st until September 30 in 2017. You earn 5% back in cashback in Restaurants and Movie Theaters!

As usual, there is a maximum of $1500 spending per credit card. Meaning the first $1500 during the quarter you spend in Restaurant and Movies will earn 5% cashback. Any purchases over $1500 during the quarter will earn the standard 1% cashback instead.

The good thing though is that the $1500 limit is per credit card, not per person. So if you have two or more of these credit cards, you can max out at $1500 per credit card.

The other nice thing with Chase is that you can retroactively activate it later in the quarter, so even if you forget to pre-activate, you won’t miss out on the earnings. But there is a cut-off point, you can’t activate it when it gets close to expiration. The activation page (when logged on to your Chase account) or the email prompting you to activate will have the exact dates and details…

55 yard Reach Mint Wax Floss for 97c

If you are planning to place a Prime Pantry order, perhaps because you have the $5 Prime Pantry slow shipping, and you still have room in your box, here’s a good little thing to add for just 97 cents, 55 yard Reach Mint Wax Floss. You can buy as many as you like.

This is currently my favorite floss. The wax helps it move, and the mint has a double benefit, not just the flavor in its own right, but the flavor can also help you figure out the spots you hit and the spots you missed. This averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 45 customer reviews.

If you don’t want to use up your $5 slow-shipping credit towards the $6 shipping fee, don’t forget to check the Buy 5 Free Shipping promotion. Remember, you don’t have to buy five different items to get free shipping. Five units of eligible items is what get you free shipping. By that I mean you can buy five of the same item, or three of this and two of that, or five different ones. As long as your Pantry Box includes at least five eligible units!

NOTE on Product Availability: because of the way Prime Pantry works, different items are available in different regions at different times. Unlike regular Amazon where they can ship products across the country, Prime Pantry boxes all have to ship together from a local/regional warehouse. So if the items is not available right now, you can’t buy it.