With less crazy people!
By now I bet you’ve heard about Amazon’s Prime Day, a 24-hour event on July 15 that Amazon promises to rival Black Friday. There will be “thousands of lightning deals,” with new ones popping up as frequently as every 10 minutes, along with seven “deals of the day.” While anybody can view the deals, the kicker is that only Amazon Prime members will be able to purchase them.
From the sneak-peak offers I’ve seen, I’m convinced there will be some crazy sick deals, but I also think many will fall into the category of nice deal if you’re already in the market for X.” You’re probably not going to hop on tomorrow and impulse buy a 32-inch LED TV just because it’s $75 off. But if you’re in the market for a certain item, chances are there will be a deal worth investigating.
That said, I’m personally psyched for the Amazon Fire Stick being $25, down from $40. The Fire Stick is Amazon’s fasting selling device of all time and it’s easy to understand why. I’m actually launching a new site next month teaching people how to cut their cable bill, save tons of money, and still keep all their favorite TV shows and sports.
Cheap devices like a Chromecast or Fire Stick are vital for pulling this off and the Fire comes with a remote control, which I’ve quickly grown to wish my Chromecasts had. If you’ve ever entertained the thought of canceling or slimming down your seemingly ever-growing, out of control cable bill, I’d strongly recommend picking up a Fire tomorrow. Spend $25 tomorrow and potentially save hundreds if not thousands in the not-too-distant future.
As if tomorrow wasn’t awesome enough, Savings.com is celebrating Prime Day by giving away $1,000 in Amazon gift cards! Twenty total winners will each receive a $50 gift card and all you have to do is enter your email before July 16 at 11:59pm ET for a shot at winning one. You don’t need to have Amazon Prime nor do you need to shop tomorrow to enter either! Winners will be notified by Tuesday next week, so if hope to get some comments from a few happy Hiffers then!
Summer is amazing for so many reasons. Warm weather. Vacations. Afternoon beers with friends. Warm weather. Baseball! Did I mention warm weather?
Part of the reason I love this time of year is all the time it allows me to spend outside. I’m no health nut, but I do enjoy a weekly game of pickup softball or kickball. What can I say, I’m still a kid at heart. I’m also a kid who hates chaffing and running around in old 100% cotton t-shirts that feel like they weigh 100 pounds.
Enter Nike and their sweet shipping deal. It’s pretty rare to see free 2-day shipping outside of Amazon or ShopRunner, but that’s exactly what Nike is offering! All you have to do is sign up for the Nike email newsletter and you’ll receive free 2-Day shipping on any sized order.
Free shipping. New clothes to enjoy summer with. And of course those afternoon beers with friends
This post is sponsored by Savings.com
So this is more of a poaching attempt than anything, but ShopRunner is giving Amazon Prime members a free 1 year unlimited account, so poach away! This free ShopRunner account is a $79 value and will give you free 2-day shipping on dozens of sites.
The steps involved to get this offer are:
- Go to www.amazon.com/gp/primecentral
- Log in if necessary
- Click on “View printable receipt”
- Copy the full receipt.
- Open a new email addressed to DoneWithPrime@ShopRunner.com
- Paste the receipt into the body of the email and hit send. (Make sure to send it from your ShopRunner registered email address.
And that should do it! I should note this is for new members to ShopRunner, but, ah… yeah.
[thanks to Hiffer Jean for sending this in!]
What more can be said about Prime at this point? They offer a free 6 month Amazon Prime trial for students, or anybody with a .edu email, which lets you take advantage of the free 2-day shipping perk. Amazon Mom is another great (and free!) service for any parents out there who also want the free shipping (it’s capped at 3 free months though). And then there’s the full fledged Amazon Prime, which I happily pay $70 a year for. You get free 2-day shipping on anything sold by Amazon, you get to stream movies, and you can rent books on your Kindle app. It’s amazing.
The only problem is that Amazon Prime price increase is real. Next month it goes from $70 to $90 a year.
So this is just a friendly reminder that if you were thinking about trying Prime out, you might want to do it sooner rather than later. The cost change applies to users when they renew their membership after April 17. New customers who start a free trial between now and March 20 will lock in the $79 rate for the first year!
So there ya go. If you want an Amazon Prime account, you might want to get on that now. And if you don’t want to pay, there’s always Amazon Student or Amazon Mom if you qualify!
If you’re anything like me, you wait until December 23 to buy Christmas presents before panicking and scooping up a bunch of Amazon giftcards. Works like a charm. But with a little foresight this year, we can all score a free $5 Amazon giftcard for ourselves!
Now through October 31, new Amazon Mom members or those who pay for Amazon Prime will get a free $5 credit when they purchase at least $45 in giftcards. They come in packs, so what you’re really buying is 3 $15 giftcards, which actually helps in spreading the gifts out.
Remember, Amazon Mom is free to join and you get three months of free 2-day Amazon Prime shipping when you first sign up as well.
This isn’t quite a freebie, but I know there’s a pizza somewhere in my near future (there always is) and it might as well come from Papa John’s since they’re offering 50% off any large pizza this month with code TRAC50.
Not only that, but this weekend only code TOUCHDOWN will earn you a free large pizza with up to three toppings after you make a purchase of $15+. For this offer, you’ll get 25 Papa Rewards points added to your account, so make sure you sign up for a free membership.
You can even stack these codes together, thus netting you a few cheap pizzas for dinner or football plus you’ll have the 25 points for a free pizza later on!
I don’t subscribe to many membership clubs. Amazon Prime is the rare exception. I pay every year and actually enjoy doing so. That’s how much I love Prime! But did you know that college students or anybody with an .edu email gets free Amazon Prime 2-day shipping perks?! (as Hiffer Ryan pointed out, .edu accounts don’t get access to the free streaming options.)
The main draw of Prime is the free two-day shipping on millions of products from Amazon (laughing at the oversized boxes is a nice bonus!) But the shipping perk is quickly taking a backseat to the ever increasing trove of free streaming TV show, movies, and Kindle book rentals.
So how do you sign up? Easy.
- Click this free Amazon Prime membership link.
- Sign up.
See? Told you it was easy.
Finally, if you’re not a student but still on the fence, Amazon is running a promotion where new members get a $10 Amazon gift card. That cuts the overall price down to $69 basically.
I don’t normally post these type of membership deals, but a million and one Hiffers wrote in to let me know we can all get a free 1 month trial of Redbox Instant. What is that? It’s basically like other video streaming sites. For $7.99/month, you get unlimited streaming online plus 4 free kiosk rentals.
So today you could sign up, enjoy the service, and then either cancel within 28 days and not pay a dime for the month’s service you enjoyed or keep it and be charged $7.99 every month from here until you cancel. You can obviously do whichever is best for you, I have no idea, but just be warned it’s a cost if you don’t cancel within the first month.
If you’re a new customer to MyPublisher, then you can get a free photo book for Mother’s Day! All you have to do is sign up by tomorrow, May 1, and you’ll receive a custom code good for a free 20-page photo finish pocketbook or $19.99 off a Classic or Deluxe photo book.
Note you’ll have to pay for shipping, but Mom’s worth it, right? Also you only need to sign up by tomorrow. The code itself should be good for another week.
[thanks Deal Seeking Mom!]
EDIT: This is no longer available.
I remember my best friend had no earthly idea that sending thank you cards for the graduation gifts he received was not just polite, but pretty much required. So this post is for anybody who also didn’t realize this practice existed but without all the mocking and teasing my best friend received. Now through noon EST tomorrow morning, you can use code DEAL0404 to get 40% off Tiny Prints Thank You cards. So pick a design, order them up, and impress your extended family.