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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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Buy Amazon Music Membership for $0.99, Get Echo Dot For $1 ($49.99 Value)

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Update: This deal appears to be expired.

Amazon has a another good deal for those interested in a dirt-cheap Echo Dot. Sign up for a 3-month Amazon Music membership for $0.99, and you get can get an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for only $1 ($49.99 value). Here’s how:

  1. Click here for the Amazon Music trial for $0.99. Enter your payment info and address. Before you click the big “Join Now”, look below that and enter the promo code DOT1. It should tell you that the promotion was applied successfully. Now you can click “Join Now”.
  2. After joining, add an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Charcoal ($49.99) to your cart and checkout. You should see the $48.99 discount, making it $1 net plus taxes if applicable. If you don’t want it linked automatically to your account, set it as a gift.
  3. You can cancel your Amazon Music trial before the 3 months is up, if you’d like.

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Download Audible App on Fire TV, Get Free $5 Amazon Credit

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If you have a Fire TV, start up the device and download the Audible app for free before 11/13/18. Amazon will give you a free $5 Amazon credit for doing so (expires in 30 days, only good for products “Sold by Amazon”). There is no activation required and you don’t need to be a paying Audible customer – although there is an Audible trial promo with 3 free audiobooks right now. Offer excerpt:

Offer available from 10/30/2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT until 11/13/2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT or while supplies last. Valid for U.S. Customers Only. After downloading the Audible app through your Fire TV device for the first time you will be eligible to receive a $5 Amazon.com promotional credit. Within 48 hours of downloading the app you will receive an email notifying you that the Amazon.com credit has been added to the Amazon account associated with your device. The Amazon credit will expire 30 days after it is deposited into your account. The Amazon promotional credit does not apply to digital content. The Amazon promotional credit only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (look for “sold by Amazon.com” on the product detail page.) Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for purchase by the Amazon credit, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.

I just did this on my Fire TV and got an e-mail regarding the $5 credit within a minute.

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Send $50 Amazon Gift Card Via Text, Get $5 Amazon Credit (Targeted)

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Amazon keeps thinking up new ways for folks to send/receive/reload/ingest Amazon gift credits. Which is fine with me, because they’ll usually pay you a few bucks to try it out. Click here to check eligibility for their latest targeted offer: Get a $5 Amazon credit on your next order if you send a $50 Amazon gif card by text message by 12/22/18. If needed, use promo code SMS2018.

Don’t forget that the Discover it card has Amazon.com as a 5% cash back category this quarter, so you might consider using that as your funding source if you don’t have anything better. Otherwise, you’re basically buying a gift card but make sure to choose “Text Message” as the delivery option. Yes, you can send it to yourself if you want. You should see a little grey box when you check out with this text:

Qualifying offers
Thank you for treating someone to an Amazon.com Gift Card. Now we’re treating you to a $5 promotional credit automatically applied to your account, and good for eligible products sold by Amazon.com.

Here’s the offer text:

Surprise someone with an Amazon.com Gift Card sent by text message, and get a $5 promotional code to spend on yourself. Just send at least $50 in Amazon.com Gift Cards by text message and in a single order by December 22, 2018, and receive a $5 promotional credit automatically applied to your account after the qualifying order has shipped. An email notification will also be sent within three (3) days after shipping, confirming your Amazon.com Promotional Credit.

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Amazon Audible: Free 3-Month Trial w/ 3 Free AudioBooks (New Prime Members)

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Amazon Audible has new promotion of a free 3-month trial including 3 audiobook credits. This offer is only available to Prime members who are “new” Audible customers (not an existing subscribers or have utilized a free trial in the last 12 months). You will receive 1 audiobook credit each month for 3 months (3 free book credits in total). Audible usually only offers a 1-month free trial, and otherwise costs $14.95/per month for 1 audiobook per month.

My favorite feature of these Audible trials is that once you get a book, it is yours “forever”. You can go back an listen whenever you want, even if you membership is not active. Additional features include the ability to swap out audiobooks if you don’t like it after listening for a bit, and 30% off the list price of additional audiobooks. You can even have Alexa read your audiobook to you.

Upon completion of your 3-month trial, your subscription will autorenew at the standard rate of $14.95/month (unless cancelled). However, you can cancel online and hassle-free at any time before your trial ends and still receive the full benefits through the end of the trial period. I would do this first thing, and then you can always change your mind and opt back in if you want to keep your subscription.

I’m currently listening to 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson. I’ve redeemed previous credits for Shoe Dog (Nike origin story, my review), When Breathe Becomes Air, and I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons from Kevin Hart. Next up, probably The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.

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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: Free $10 Amazon Gift Card

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Amazon wants to deliver packages directly into the trunk of your car. If you are an Amazon Prime member with a 2015 model year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo vehicle, get a $10 Amazon Gift Card after your first Amazon Key In-Car Delivery order. Thanks to reader Bill for the tip.

With In-Car Delivery your Amazon packages are securely delivered right into your vehicle parked at home, at work or near other locations in your address book. Track your packages with real-time notification and get worry-free delivery at no extra cost, backed by the Amazon Key Happiness Guarantee.

You can also express your interest in adding Alexa to your car with Amazon Echo Auto. What will Amazon think of next?

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Big List of Deals and Discounts

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A few more hours… Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here. 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.

As the name suggests, most deals require a Prime membership. New members can sign up for a 30-day free trial (6-month free trial + 50% off afterward with student .edu address).

Site-wide

Specific deals

Amazon Deals

Whole Foods Deals

Targeted deals

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