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Amazon Prime Day 2019: Big List of Deals and Discounts (Updated)

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Last call for deals + good stacking offer: Up to $60 Amazon credit for buying through the app. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is July 15th and 16th. I’ll try to keep this post updated with the most recent offers (and remove the expired ones). There are usually many opportunities to save some money without buying stuff you don’t need (and thus offset a chunk of that membership fee). In fact, if you have any things you’ve been looking for on your Wish List, you should just look them up and see if they are on sale today. (I bought an Eero mesh Wifi system to replace my 5-year-old router.)

As the name suggests, most deals require a Prime membership. New members can sign up for a 30-day free trial. If you’ve already done the trial, you can simply buy a month of Prime for $12.99.

Free Amazon Credit Offers

Site-wide

Specific Items

Amazon Device Deals

Targeted deals

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Amazon Prime: Spend $10 at Whole Foods, Get $10 Amazon Credit on Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day 2019 is going to start on July 15th, where they offer big discounts because the holidays are too far away. If you’re selective, you can grab some nice savings and promo deals. Here is a $10 Whole Foods promo – if you are an Amazon Prime member and spend $10 at Whole Foods from now until July 16th (be sure scan your Prime code or linked phone number at checkout), they will give you $10 Amazon credit on July 15th and 16th. The details:

Prime members: scan your Prime Code, use your linked mobile phone number at checkout, or make an order via Prime Now for delivery or pickup in the U.S. between July 3, 2019 and July 16, 2019 on a single purchase of $10 or more from Whole Foods Market. Exclusions apply. You’ll get $10 to spend on Amazon for Prime Day, a two-day parade of epic deals starting July 15, 2019 12am PT. Limit one per customer.

If you haven’t done them already, you can also load up these past deals:

  • Amazon App promo: Get a $10 Amazon credit with first app sign-in, plus another $10 after first in-app purchase, plus $5 Amazon for using camera and Alexa features for the first time.
  • Amazon Gift Card reload promo: $10 bonus on your first reload of $100+.
  • Amazon Assistant promo: Install this browser extension and receive desktop notifications for a $10 off $50 discount.
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Keep Your Hilton Honors Points From Expiring with a $1 Amazon Purchase

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hiltonhonors0Updated with alternative method. My relative lack of travel these days means that I am constantly keeping miles and points from expiring. Here’s the official policy of Hilton Honors point expiration:

Hilton Honors Points do not expire as long as Members remain active in the program. To keep an account active, Members can stay at one of Hilton’s hotels, or earn or redeem Hilton Honors Points within 12 months. [For Hilton Honors credit card holders, Hilton Honors Points will not expire as long as the Member is a cardholder in good standing.]

You need to earn or spend Hilton points every 12 months, which is on the short side. My usual strategy is to use Hilton Honors Dining to earn a few points at my neighborhood burger joint, but I was running short on time. I found that you can redeem Hilton points at Amazon through their Shop with Points program. The redemption ratio is 500 Hilton Honors points = $1 on Amazon.

First, link your Hilton Honors account to Amazon.

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Next simply use as little as 5 Hilton Honors points to offset $0.01 of any purchase. If you were planing on buying something for $25, just pay for $0.01 with Hilton points, and $24.99 on your credit card. You used to be able to simply buy a $1 Amazon gift code for 500 points and call it a day, but that is no longer an option. If you have Amazon Prime and no other needs, you can still buy one of the following items that cost only $1 or less:

Checkout and choose to pay with Hilton Points, where you can specify to only use as little as 5 points ($0.01). You would want to make sure that it is in stock, so they charge you immediately.

Check for the activity to show up in your Hilton.com account the same day as it is shipped:

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Bottom line. If you have Hilton points expiring soon, you can redeem as little as 5 Hilton points for $0.01 off any Amazon purchase and create qualifying activity that posts the same day. If you have Amazon Prime, I share some $1 ideas. Hilton points are more valuable when redeemed for a free hotel night, but in this case it can be worth sacrificing a few to keep the rest alive and active.

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Amazon Prime Reading: Free $3 Amazon Credit w/ First Book

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Amazon Prime reading has been around since 2016, offering “unlimited reading” from a rotating selection of books, magazines, and comics – all free for Amazon Prime subscribers. Right now Amazon is offering a free $3 Amazon credit when you borrow your first Prime Reading ebook. Easy few bucks if you’re a Prime member. Offer expires April 19, 2019.

The Prime Reading library consists of roughly 1,000 titles, which are basically a rotating sample of the bigger Kindle Unlimited library which costs $10 a month. But hey, free is free. It looks like they swap things out once a month. Here are some business and finance-related titles that caught my eye:

Besides a Kindle or Fire tablet, you can read using the Kindle app for iOS/Android, Kindle desktop app for PC/Mac, or simply use the Kindle Cloud Reader in a computer browser.

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Start Audible Trial via Amazon Echo, Get 4 Free Audiobooks

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If you have any Amazon Echo device, you can start an Audible trial by simply saying “Alexa, start my Audible trial”. This will start a 30-day free trial, but through February 8th, 2019 at 4pm PT, signing up in this voice manner will get your 4 free Audiobook credits, not the usual two. Even better, I have been an Audible trial member before, and I was still eligible for this promotion. Here are the promotion details.

Offer valid from 2/1/2019 at 12:00 a.m. PT until 2/8/2019 at 4:00 p.m. PT or while supplies last. Offer available only to new Audible customers who sign up for an Audible trial on an Alexa-enabled device through voice sign-up. You will receive a 1-month Audible free trial that includes 2 credits as well as an additional 2 bonus credits (for a total of 4 credits). At the end of the free trial, your membership will continue until cancelled at the then current full price (currently $14.95 per month) with your designated credit card or another available card on file. Cancel anytime by visiting the Account Details page.

I just signed up and saw the 4 free credits in my account online immediately. I believe that you need an active account to redeem credits, so I would recommend redeeming them all in the next 30 days if you don’t wish to keep up the membership (purchased audiobooks stay in your account forever, no matter what).

I used to buy personal finance and business books on Audible, but I disliked how I couldn’t make highlights and take notes while listening. Nowadays, I mostly listen to biographies and memoirs. My most recent purchases were The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper) and The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish.

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Generation Wealth Documentary: What Are You Chasing? (Free on Amazon Prime)

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If you have Amazon Prime, I noticed that the documentary film Generation Wealth is now included as of February 1st, 2019. Here’s a short blurb and the trailer:

Lauren Greenfield examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost. This visual history of the growing obsession with wealth uses first-person interviews in Los Angeles, Moscow, Dubai, China and around the world to bear witness to the global boom-and-bust economy, and to document its complicated consequences.

I haven’t finished it, but my biggest takeaway is that you shouldn’t be obsessed with certain things because even if you get what you think you want, you still won’t be happy or content!

  • If all you care about is money, you’ll never have enough money. The millionaire wants more. The billionaire also wants more. Someone else will always have a nicer house and a bigger yacht.
  • If all you care about is your looks, you’ll never be pretty enough. Your body can never be too skinny, your lips can never be too full. If someone gave you a $1 million of plastic surgery, you would probably end up just as unhappy as today.
  • If all you care about is social status, you will be striving forever. Why spend your life trying to impress people who don’t matter? The celebrities you want to be like? They aren’t all that happy either.

Obviously I think money is important, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. But money is a tool, not the goal. Can you use your energy in a useful and meaningful manner? Can you cover the basics – safe housing, clean food, and quality healthcare? Do you have loved ones with whom to share your time? None of the answers to these questions require a brand name. None require looking up to anyone on Facebook or Instagram. I try to remind myself of this regularly, whenever I feel the urge to “upgrade” something.

Watching this film made me feel exhausted more than anything else. These people are wasting so much of their life energy chasing something they’ll never reach.

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Pay with American Express Points, Get $30 off $60 at Amazon (Targeted)

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If you have an American Express card with Membership Rewards (MR) points, you can redeem them to buy eligible items at Amazon.com. The redemption rate is 100 MR points = $0.70 to spend at Amazon, which is less than a cent per point and thus not really the ideal use of MR points. However, here is a promotion where you can get $30 off a $60 Amazon purchase when you redeem just 1 single MR point. The promotion may not work for everyone, but it worked for me and I’ve usually done every other promotion. Via SD:

  • Click here to link your American Express Membership Rewards points balance to your Amazon account
  • Click here to activate the promotion on your Amazon account (eligibility will vary)
  • Add $60+ of eligible products sold and shipped by Amazon.com to your shopping cart
  • Proceed to checkout & select your American Express as your payment method
  • Select the amount of Membership Rewards Points you would like to use for the purchase (must use at least 1 MR point)
  • $30 off $60 discount will be applied to qualifying items at checkout

This is nice perk for existing American Express cardholders, and some of which don’t even have an annual fee.

Here are my favorite AmEx cards with no annual fee, which are great for keeping MR points active if you sometimes have a Gold/Platinum card but not always.

Open to purchase suggestions? I would recommend replacing the AA (and AAA) batteries in your life with Panasonic Eneloop AA (and AAA) NiMH versions. I have been trying out the various other NiMH battery brands, but while AmazonBasics and EBL get decent reviews and are certainly cheaper, they tend to go completely dead on me (won’t recharge anymore) after 10-30 recharge cycles. I have Eneloops that are years older with 100+ recharge cycles and they still work fine. Panasonic Eneloops are simply the best quality (read up on them) and the reliability and longer life is definitely worth the price premium in my opinion.

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Pay with Discover Card Points, Get $10 off $30 at Amazon.com (Targeted)

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If you have a Discover with cash back rewards, you can redeem them to buy eligible items at Amazon.com. The redemption rate is $1 in Cash Back Bonus = $1 to spend at Amazon, which is the same rate as their statement credit redemptions. Here is a promotion where you can get $10 off a $30 Amazon purchase when you redeem at least $0.01 in Discover cash back. The promotion may not work for everyone, but it worked for me and I’ve usually done every other promotion. Via SD:

  • Click here to link your Discover Cashback points balance to your Amazon account
  • Click here to activate the promotion on your Amazon account (eligibility will vary)
  • Add $30 or more of eligible products sold and shipped by Amazon.com to your shopping cart
  • Proceed to checkout & select your Discover Card as your payment method
  • Select the amount of Discover Cashback Bonus Points you would like to use for the purchase (must use at least 1 point or $.01)
  • $10 off $30 discount will be applied to qualifying items at checkout

This is nice perk for existing Discover cardholders, which is why I never cancel a card with no annual fee. Check out my Discover it credit card review to see how new applicants can get double cash back for the first year, meaning 10% cashback on their quarterly categories like gas, groceries, and Amazon (and 2% cash back on everything else.)

Open to purchase suggestions? I would recommend replacing the AA (and AAA) batteries in your life with Panasonic Eneloop AA (and AAA) NiMH versions. I have been trying out the various other NiMH battery brands, but while AmazonBasics and EBL get decent reviews and are certainly cheaper, they tend to go completely dead on me (won’t recharge anymore) after 10-30 recharge cycles. I have Eneloops that are years older with 100+ recharge cycles and they still work fine. Panasonic Eneloops are simply the best quality (read up on them) and the reliability and longer life is definitely worth the price premium in my opinion.

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TurboTax 2018 Desktop Sale: Federal + State + $10 Amazon Gift Card for $40

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Update: This offer is sold out/expired. I expect some sort of similar short-term deal to pop up again before April 15th.

The benefit of “old-school” desktop tax software is that it doesn’t require your Social Security Number and financial details to be stored in the “cloud” at at time when everything is being hacked. Here’s a limited-time deal on TurboTax 2018 that includes a $10 Amazon gift card. That brings it down to an effective net price of $29.99 for TurboTax Deluxe Fed/State and $44.99 for Premier Fed/State. Found via SD.

TurboTax 2018 Tax Software (Deluxe) $29.99

TurboTax 2018 Tax Software (Deluxe + State) $39.99

TurboTax 2018 Tax Software (Premier + State) $54.99

TurboTax is rarely cheaper than this, and I like TurboTax for their wide list of 1099-B import partners that can save you the time and effort of manually entering lots of tax lots for stock or ETF sales.

TurboTax Deluxe is recommended if you own your own home, donated to charity, have significant education or medical expenses, have child-related expenses or have a lot of deductions. Deluxe lets you enter stock sales manually, but TurboTax Premier includes “additional help” on stock sales and capital gains taxes and also includes guidance on rental properties. Home & Business includes guidance for the self-employed or small business owners, including the creation of 1099s. (If you just have a couple of 1099-MISC forms to report, you don’t need Home & Business.)

Keep in mind that for these products 5 Federal e-Files are included but State e-File is extra ($19.99 per state). I would personally just print the (usually shorter) state return out and snail mail it in if you don’t have a free State e-File option.

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Amazon: Buy $25 Starbucks Gift Card, Get $5 Amazon Credit

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Here’s another quick Starbucks deal. Buy a $25 Starbucks Digital Gift Card (email delivery) and get a free $5 Amazon credit with the promo code SBUX. You should see the code accepted at checkout. Promo Credit is valid through and expires on February 15, 2019, 11:50 PM (PT). Limit one Promo Credit per customer/primary email address.

For a limited time, get a $5 Amazon promo credit when you buy at least $25 of select Starbucks Digital Gift Cards offered by ACI Gift Cards Inc., an Amazon company. Enter the code SBUX at checkout to receive special offer. One per customer. Enter code SBUX at checkout.

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Amazon Coupon Code: $5 off $20+ of Print Books

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Amazon has a $5 off $20+ of print book purchases with promo code GIFTBOOK18. Can be one book or multiple. Offer expires at 11:59pm Pacific on December 21, 2018. Must be sold by Amazon.com. Here are some newer books that are on my to-read list. I’m on somewhat of a memoir kick.

Here are my standard suggestions for those looking to gift a financially-related book:

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Amazon Cyber Monday Week 2018: 20% Off Anything, $15 off $60, More New Deals

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Updated with new deals. It is now “Cyber Week”, and you can view all Amazon Cyber Week Deals here. Here are the Amazon Device deals. Remember there is free shipping with no minimums for the holidays. Some of the highlights:

Amazon Echo

Amazon Fire Tablets

Amazon Fire TV

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