Prime Days 2022 revealed: July 12-13

Amazon has officially revealed that Prime Days 2022 will be July 12 and 13 in 2022, which, according to my calendar are Tuesday and Wednesday. This event is open to Prime members only.

If you are not a Prime member, you can still participate by starting a strategic 30-day Prime free trial that includes July 12-13 time window. Amazon is well aware of this and encouraging it because they know that a sizable percentage of those who start 30-day free trials will stick around as paying Prime members for eternity 🙂

Alternately, if you are not eligible for the free trial, but you also don’t want to commit to the $140 per year plan [back in our time kids, Prime was $100 per year but we had to climb up the internet hill backwards at dialup speeds to get it!], you can start a $15/month month-to-month membership and keep it only for the time window that covers the July 12-13 Prime Dayz.

Remember, a Prime membership also includes access to Amazon’s videos and movies, so you can factor your TV/movies streaming/watching schedule into the decision when to start your 30-day free trial!

A Prime membership includes many other benefits as well. To give you a general sense, we have a Prime Benefits round-up post at the main blog, but note that it was last updated in late April 2018, that’s *GASP* four years ago 🙂 Time sure does fly!

BREAKING: Amazon Prime annual fees increasing to $139 per year [monthly $15/month]

Maintaining the globetrotting yacht and tearing down bridges is an expensive thing, so Amazon is raising Prime prices from $119 to $139 as follows:

+ existing Prime members: March 25 (so if your annual renewal is before March 25, you pay $119; after March 25, you pay $139)
+ the previous bump in Prime pricing was in 2018, it went from the psychologically friendly price of $99 to $119

+ new Prime members: February 18 or later. It’s Amazon’s Valentine’s gift to y’all 😉

+ monthly Prime fee goes from $13/month to $15/month

So if you are not a Prime member, and are considering to lock in the $119 price for a year, start a FREE 30-day trial now, OR strategically use the monthly Prime when you need it (eg when the LOTR show comes out in Fall 2022 or when you shop a lot)…

Prime Cardholders: up to 25% back on select items (most get 10% back)

If you are an Amazon Prime member AND you have one of Amazon’s three official credit cards (the VISA, the Store card, and the Secured card), then for a limited time you can get up to 25% back on your Amazon card with the purchase of select products. Most of them seem to get 10% back.

AS of the time of writing there are over 1300 eligible products. Page further down on the aforelinked offer page to see them or use their filtering options over there to narrow them down…

Filtering for Electronics yields 492 products as of the time of writing!

Promotion ends December 20 in 2021, or whenever Amazon changes it 🙂

Prime Day 2021 is here at Amazon USA!

*** LIVE UPDATE IN PROGRESS ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

Prime Day 2021 is here, Day #1, Monday June 21 in 2021 at the Amazon website and the Prime Day Gold Box!

REMINDER!!! all offers marked as PRIME DAY are only available to Prime members. If you are not a current Prime member, you can still take advantage of the sales by starting a 30-day FREE TRIAL

+ Memory Card sale including Sandisk, PNY and Lexar, most of them SD and microSD options
+ a total of 30 options, $13.49 to $183

+ Chromebooks, 19 options, $190 (Samsung Chromebook 4, HP 11.6″) to $1149 (Google Pixelbook Go)

+ two pages of Computers and Monitors from $80 to $2000, including LG, Acer, HP, Lenova, Dell, Samsung, AOC, ASUS, etc
+ mostly laptops but also includes a Chromebox

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy smartphones including S21 and S20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra and regular, S21 and S21+, S20 FE, etc

+ two pages of desktops, monitors and tablets including Acer, Lenova, alienWare, Sceptre, ASUS, LG, ViewSonic, BenQ, etc

+ two pages of Razer gaming sales including keyboards and mice and a couple of Blade 15 laptops (on the 2nd page)

+ two pages of Samsung electronics including:
+ 256GB EVO Select microSD for $26, 512GB for $52
+ tablets of all price ranges
+ computer monitors
+ SSDs internal and external
+ 256GB EVO Plus SDXC for $25, PRO Plus for $30

+ three pages of PC Accessories components including Ryzen, WD, Intel, Crucial, TP-Link, ASUS, Cooler Master, Corsair, Gigabyte, MSI, Netgear, LG, Thermaltake, Toshiba, eVGA, PNY, etc

+ Big Smartphone sale with 31 options including Motorola (from Moto G to RAZR), TracFone, OnePlus, etc
+ prices $35 to $1160

+ five pages of AmazonBasics kitchen products

+ Nespresso sale for $100, three different machine options
+ some consider Nespresso to be half a step above Keurig
+ of course Keurig is a bit more chaotic in options than Nespresso, so it’s easier for Nespresso to quality-control their vendors

+ various sales on Kindle e-readers including the Basic Kindle ($55+), Paperwhite ($80 with Ads), Oasis ($205+), etc

+ FireTV Recast (1TB) for $180
+ DVR for cord-cutters with 1TB storage included

+ FireHD 10 tablets (2021 models) start at $80

*** LIVE UPDATE IN PROGRESS ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

Fuji Instax 9 Mini camera for $50

This offer is for Prime members only! If you haven’t already connected your Woot account with your Amazon Prime account, you have to do this (a one-time activity) before you can buy this promotion, which has about ten days left (as of the time of writing)…

The offer is the new condition Fuji Instax 9 Mini camera for $50 with free shipping [since only Prime members can buy it] with up to three per customer at the sale price…

It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Prime Only: Fuji Instax Mini 9 Clear Camera for $50

Good until the end of January 2021 (or earlier if sold out) Woot is running a …running Prime members only sale. You have to login with a Prime account through Woot in order to buy these. And surprise surprise, there is a camera among them!

It is the new condition Fuji Instax Mini 9 Clear Camera in the yellow color scheme going for $50 with up to three per customer. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. Since this is a Prime-only offer, you get free shipping by default (one of the many Prime benefits)…

UPDATE: among the Monday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day (these are open to everyone, not Prime only) you can get:

+ HiSense 43″ Android TV with Remote (2020 model, 43H5500G) for $200

+ Fire Stick TV Lite with Alexa for $22

Prime Benefit: FREE 2-Day shipping at Woot until 12/20/20 PM

If you are a Prime member, Woot has an extra limited-time benefit for you. Normally you get free shipping as a Prime member, but until 12/20/20 at 11:59pm central time, you get a free upgrade to 2-day shipping at the Woot website. Simply look for the option. You have to connect your Woot-Prime accounts. Details at the aforelinked page and/or follow the prompts in the Woot shopping cart.

This is for all items sold (and shipped) by Woot, not just the pithy Prime-only selection. A very small number of items that may be shipped directly by 3rd-parties (if they still exist with the new Amazon-Woot) may not be eligible if Amazon doesn’t control the shipping.

Prime Day 2020 is October 13 and 14 [early deals already in progress]

If you are a Prime member or don’t object to starting a strategic 30-day trial, Amazon has announced that their 2020 Prime Day is happening October 13 and 14 in 2020, a 2-day affair. You have to be a Prime member (paid or on a free trial) to participate in the sale-a-bration…

But you don’t have to wait, as of the time of writing, at the aforelinked page, Amazon is already running some “Early Prime Day Deals” as follows:

+ sign up for a new 100GB Prime Photos plan, and get an additional 100GB for the duration of your annual or month-to-month agreement

+ Spend $10+ on Small Business and get $10 to spend on Prime Day; details over there

+ two Echo Dots (3rd generation) for $40 total

+ 43″ Toshiba Fire TV HD for $180

+ share a photo, win a $1000 gift card

Additionally, at Amazon Germany Prime Day Early Deals they offer:

+ 30% off on Amazon.de Business orders of up to 300 euro

Prime Day Update: Moving to October 2020, Still Subject to COVID change

One of the main Prime Benefits is the annual Prime Day which typically happens in the early summer. This year, because of COVID-19 seasons, it had been moved to September, and now according to new updates via Techmeme, the sale-a-bration is tentatively moved to October 2020. But still subject to change…

Considering that Black Friday is November 2020 and singles day is mid-November, the end of October is mayhaps the latest Amazon can do it without colliding with pre-existing sale-a-brations. On the other hand, this year could be Amazon’s embrace of Singles Day which could also be Prime Day. This paragraph being speculation of course…

Aduro 20,000 mAh powerbank with four power outputs for $24 [Prime Only]

Even though this offer is on the Woot website, it is restricted to Prime members only!

Running until September 7 in 2019, Woot Plus [the more-than-24-hours sales at the Woot website] is offering an Aduro powerbanks sale with five options and prices ranging
$14 to $24. There’s also a Qi-certified charging bank.

Of this lot, the headliner is the the Aduro 20,000 mAh powerbank for $24 in your choice of black or gray color scheme. It comes with a 1-year Aduro warranty and you can buy up to ten units per customer at the sale price. This has the unusual feature of having four (!) power output ports. The charging of the powerbank itself happens through microUSB. It does not say how long it takes to charge it.

If you haven’t done so already, in order to buy these, you have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account. This is a one time thing.

Early Prime Day Specials: $15 Echo Input, $130 FireTV Recast, $160 LG Stylo 4, Etc

With Prime Day 2019 approaching (July 15-16), it may not be a bad idea to strategically start a Prime 30-day Free Trial, so you can participate in the festivities. That is after all one of the main goals of the Prime Day festivities, because, like Hotel California, you can never leave Hotel Prime 😉

But you don’t have to wait for July 15 for the deals to come. Amazon is also running a variety of limited time Prime-member-ONLY offers including:

+ Fire TV RECAST for $130 instead of $230
+ the 500GB 75 hour OTA DVR box; all you need is an (HD) antenna and a Fire TV compatible device (actual Fire TV box or stick, Echo Show, Fire TV television set, etc).
+ details and set-up diagrams and Q&A at the aforelinked page

+ Echo Input for $15 instead of $35
+ this turns any speaker into an “Alexa” device ~ or something like that

+ $10 off a $40+ Prime Pantry offer with coupon PANTRY

+ LG Stylo 4 unlocked smartphone for $160 instead of $250

+ $10 off if you spend $50+ on books at select Amazon B&M stores (their “Amazon Books” bookstores and their “4 Stars” stores until July 16 in 2019

+ lots of other offers on foods, consumables, etc

Prime Only (EU): 20% off select AmazonBasics products

Prime members have shopping benefits on the other side of the pond as well. Amazon Germany is offering Prime members of Amazon Germany a 20% off discount on select AmazonBasics products which includes over 300 eligible products, among which 400+ are in the Electronics product category, which is where the camera gear, batteries, cables and such can be found…

Coming Next Week at Woot: Woot-OFF, Prime-only deals, etc

Starting Sunday February 24 in 2019, Woot is planning the following promotions:

+ another Woot-OFF ~ does not say which day(s)
+++ UPDATE: the Woot-OFF is gonna be Tuesday FEB-26-2019

+ Prime member only daily deals

+ and of course, another “bag of crap” sale

Friday (Prime members): Spend $25+ at Woot, Get $10 off Future

This is a benefit for Prime members only at the Woot website for Friday, aka Black Friday. This Prime-only promotion is a two-step:

+ Step #1: spend $25+ in a single order (excluding Shirts and Gourmet) during Black Friday on Woot
+ Step #2: if so, you will receive a coupon via email that gets you $10 off a purchase of $25+ at Woot between 11/26 and 12/1
+ Prime members only

Prime Credit Card Benefit: 15% back on select Panasonic cameras (GH-series, G/GX-series, LX-series, FZ-, ZS-, TS-)

If you have a Prime Amazon credit card (Chase or Store card), for a limited time, Amazon will get you 15% back as a statement credit (or points credit depending on card/options) when you purchase one of these 30 Panasonic digital cameras and camcorders including:

+ GH5, GH5S, GH4, G9, GX9, G7, G85, GX85, GX850 M43rds iLCs
+ LX10, LX100 II, LX100 rawsumers
+ the FZ1000, FZ300, FZ80 superzooms
+ ZS200, ZS100, ZS70, ZS50 travel zooms
+ TS-series elementproofs
+ various camcorders

Cloud Prime Day Deals: Dropbox and Adobe’s Creative Clouds

And now some cloud-y action in the Prime Day festivities. For a limited time, there is an in-cart discount for the following items:

+ 1-Year Dropbox PLUS for $79 after in-cart discount

+ Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC plan | 1 Year Subscription for $96 after in-cart discount

+ Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan with 20GB storage | 1 Year Subscription for $96 after in-cart discount

Gold Box Now: Rokinon, Samyang, Meike 35/1.7 (E), Xiaomi Mijia, DataColor, PNY (various), Etc

Among the Prime Day action, the following other lightning deals are in progress [not previously mentioned below]:

+ ends 4:20pm ET: Rokinon AE14M-C 14mm f/2.8-22 Ultra Wide Angle Lens with Built-In AE Chip for $303

+ ends 4:25pm ET: Samyang SY14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Angle Lens for Canon for $223

+ ends 4:30pm ET: Datacolor Spyder5PRO – Designed for Serious Photographers and Designers (S5P100) for $100
+ 97% claimed as of 2:48pm ET

+ ends 4:50pm ET: Sea frogs 130FT/40M Underwater camera diving waterproof housing case for Sony A7II A7R II A7S II for $158

+ ends 7:05pm ET: 360 Camera, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Dual-Lens Sphere Action Cam Wifi Waterproof Panoramic Camera 3.5K HD Video Recording with Sony Image Sensor and Stabilizer for $225

+ ends 7:15pm ET: Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD – CT500MX500SSD1(Z) for $88

+ ends 7:20pm ET: 128GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec Flash Card (P-SDX128U395-GE) for $36

+ ends 7:30pm ET: 512GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 Up to 95MB/sec for $150

+ ends 8:15pm ET: Drobo 5D3 5-Drive Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Array – Dual Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0 type C ports (DRDR6A21) for $539

+ ends 8:35pm ET: TerraMaster NAS Servers (various options)

+ starts 3:20pm ET: 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec Flash Card (P-SDX256U395-GE) (price before sale $100)

+ starts 3:29pm ET: Sceptre E248W-19203R 24″ Ultra Thin 75Hz 1080p LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers (price before sale $110)

+ starts 4:19pm ET: ASUS PB277Q 27″ WQHD 2560×1440 75Hz 1ms HDMI DVI VGA Eye Care Monitor (price before sale $296)
+ the Gold Box posted a spoiler on the sale price, it will be $222

+ starts 4:25pm ET: Chromo Inc CI55000230 Macro Ring 48 LED Power Light (price before sale $30)

+ starts 6:19pm ET: LG Electronics 34UM88-P 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide Screen LED-Lit Monitor

+ starts 6:29pm ET: $50 Panera plastic gift card

+ starts 8:04pm ET: Datacolor Spyder5ELITE – Designed for Professional Photographers (S5EL100)

+ starts 8:29pm ET: Meike MK-E-35-1.7 35mm F1.7 Large Aperture Manual Prime Fixed Lens APS-C for Sony E-Mount (price before sale $90)

+ starts 8:39pm ET: Godox Ving V860IIN 2.4G GN60 I-TTL HSS 1/8000s Li-ion Battery Camera Flash speedlite 1.5S Recycle Time 650 Ful Power Pops Supports TTL/M/Multi/S1/S2 for Nikon DSLR Cameras (price before sale $179)

+ various Pelican cases and NixPlay digital picture frame options as well

+ also 120+ AmazonBasics Tech/Electronics accessories/cables/etc

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Ends Tue 6:44pm ET: Panasonic FZ1000 for $500 [Lightning Deal Prime Deal]

UPDATE: the lightning deal price is $500. It is 15% claimed as of 2:09pm ET…

Start reading reviews and checking comparisons and review samples! According to the Gold Box schedule, starting at 12:44pm eastern today, there is going to be a Prime Day lightning deal on the new condition Panasonic FZ-1000 superzoom (price before sale $800). I obviously do not know ahead of time what the sale price it will be, but since it is Prime Day, we can hope for a tempting deal!

Used Sony RX100 Mark V rawsumer for $628 [updated]

UPDATE: this has been updated with the correct used links. I’ve gotten Amazon-rusty ^_^

As part of the 20% off in-shopping-cart (no coupon needed) Amazon Warehouse Deals sale, you can get the USED Sony RX100 Mark V for $628~ with free shipping. The price drops automatically after you add it to the shopping part from $786~. This is in “Used – Very Good” condition. Only the options sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself are eligible.

PS1: the link above shows only the used options sold by Amazon Warehouse itself which are eligible for the limited time 20% off in-cart discount. This link shows all the options…

PS2: a bit of a behind the scenes – in the excitement of it all, I accidentally ordered it while multi-tasking in dozens of open windows. Thankfully I noticed it before it was too late 🙂

PS3: You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Prime Day Coupon: $5 off Book orders of $20+

If you like to read books on paper, you are in coupon luck! As part of the Prime Day festivities, coupon code PRIMEBOOKS18 gets you $5 off a book purchase of $20+ at Amazon Books. This is a limited time offer. This is the page with the Terms and Conditions

On the other hand, if you prefer to read books in electronic format, they have various e-books on Prime Day specials

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Prime Day Sales In Progress including AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $11

Just like the universe expands, so do the number of products offered under Amazon’s own house-brands, including one of their first house brands, “AmazonBasics”. And as part of the Prime Day festivities, they have a sale on AmazonBasics products, including the new condition AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $11 with free shipping for Prime members. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

In other Prime Day deals:

+ PC Prime Day Deals including Samsung tablets, computer monitors, laptops, Windows tablets, computer hardware, and more, including the WD 4TB My Passport Game Storage ( for PS4 – USB 3.0 – WDBZGE0040BBK-NESN) for $86 with a maximum of two per customer. The 2TB model goes for $59~
+ also separately a PC Gaming Sale featuring laptops, monitors, keyboards, headsets, PCs, etc
+ tired of Windows? they have a Chromebooks sale as well

+ various Seagate hard drives featuring 11 options, internal and external

+ Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic 6Noise Cancelling Headphones for $125

+ Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition for $290

+ Samsonite Two-Piece Spinner Sets for $120 to $130 (six options)

+ 57 Watches on sale, prices range from $20 to $214, including some smartwatches and hybrids

+ Anker PowerCore chargers

+ all seven Game Of Thrones seasons on Blu-Ray for $75 with digital copy
+ that’s under $11 per season!

+ FlexiSpot standing desks (9 options)

+ Star Trek sales

+ HP Z9L26A Blue Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, Print Social Media Photos on 2×3″ Sticky-Backed Paper for $90

+ Norton Security Deluxe – 5 Device [Key Card] for $20

+ Fire TV stick with Alexa for $20 (up to five per customer)

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Sandisk Sale as part of Prime Day festivities

The Prime Day Festivities heat up, and among the latest offers we haven’t mentioned earlier is a sale on various Sandisk offers including:

+ 64GB SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card (SDSDXVE-064G-GNCIN; newest version) for $23
+ 256GB Version for $114.50

+ SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-480G-G26) for $80 and various other SSDs

+ Sandisk Ultra Dual Drives m3.9: 64GB for $14, 128GB for $24, 256GB for $49

+ Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive: 128GB for $22, 256GB for $40, etc

+ various other flash drives

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Prime Day offers now going live including Elements 2018

The official Festivities for Prime Day 2018 are now under way with some of the offers starting to go live, including Photoshop Elements 2018 going for $50 (PC or Mac, digital download or box in the mail) and Photoshop + Premiere Elements 2018 going for $75 in PC digital download.

You can also check the various offers by going through the sub-categories at the classic Gold Box page… [select the various sub-categories of interest on the left hand side over there and filter accordingly, eg “Electronics”, “Camera & Photo”, “Digital Software”, etc]…

Among the various lightning deals:

+ Samsung EVO Select U3 microSD cards with full size adapter
+ 256GB for $85, 128GB for $37, 64GB for $20, 32GB for $12

+ FireTV 4K Ultra with Alexa Voice Remote in the Pendant Design for $35
+ Fire 7 Tablets start at $30
+ Fire HD 8 tablets start at $50
+ Fire HD 10 tablets start at $100
+ Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $80
+ and various other Amazon hardware devices on sale, such as The Echo for $70

+ SONOS with $50 Amazon Gift Card for $200

+ Edifier R980T 4″ Active Bookshelf Speakers for $50~ (pair, powered)
+ various other Edifier models throughout the day

+ Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones for $200

+ 12pk RxBAR Chocolate Sea Salt for $15 after 30% off in-cart discount
+ must-have especially if you go on photographic adventures and need some protein boost during your travels/adventures

+ three months of Audible for $5 per month (after the first three months you pay regular $15/mo price; their computer tells you whether you are a eligible for the free trial offer)
+ three month prepaid Kindle Unlimited e-book reading subscription for $0.99 total for those three months

+ starts 6:40pm ET: 25pk of Verbatim 25GB 6X Bluray BD-R blank discs

+ starts 8:05pm ET: BenQ EX3501R 35″ UWQHD HDR10 Gaming Curved Monitor 100Hz FreeSync 4ms Port HDMI USB-C (price before sale $849)

+ starts 8:30pm ET: Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer (price before sale $130)

+ buy one of the Amazon Charts e-books get 75% of the price you pay as a store credit for your next e-book purchase

+ more offers also appearing on the Amazon home page for Prime members

+ if you are NOT a Prime member but want to participate in the madness, you can start a FREE 30-Day Prime Trial

+ FREE: during the Prime Day festivities, you can get all SIX Kindle First Reads e-books for FREE. Not the usual one per month, but all six. Make sure you select the Kindle option, and click on the option that gets you the book for FREE as a Prime member. Do NOT click anything that has an actual price on it because you will pay!

+ Furbo Dog Camera with Snack Tossing for $139

Prime Day 2018 Festivities begin at 3pm ET today

Another year has gone bye and another Prime Day is almost upon us! The official Festivities for Prime Day 2018 begin at 3PM eastern on Monday 7/16/18 at Amazon. Amazon has published a handy Prime Day guide, and as usual, this morphs into a Prime Week of festivities (as opposed to just a single day), with some offers already going live, including a variety of credit cashback promotions for those paying with a Prime credit card (Chase Visa or Amazon store card). These include 20% back on the GoPRO HERO (2018) action camera.

Other early offers include the Echo Show creature for $139 (up to six per customer at the sale price), and some new product launches that Prime members get first dibs on.

Keep an eye also on the good old Gold Box if you prefer that display format of deals.

Only Prime members can participate in these festivities, however, if you are not a Prime member and want to participate, you can start a FREE Prime Trial and enjoy these festivities along with the other Prime Benefits for 30 days.

Woot now offers FREE 2-Day Prime shipping on select items [Prime members]

The Amazonification of Woot continues with another new experimental feature. As of a few weeks ago, Prime members would get free shipping at Woot, but now, the new experiment gets Prime members free 2-day Prime-like shipping on select Woot items. This is probably for items shipping from Amazon warehouses, so it makes sense they’d be able to do this for paying Prime members.

Here’s an example of a listing, the Klipsch speakers. Here’s an annotated screenshot of the relevant part of the pages for products eligible for this new Woot-Prime benefit:

Prime Only: 10% back on select LG 2017 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TVs

While checking the upcoming Gold Box schedule, this offer was featured at the bottom of the page. If you are a Prime member and you pay for these with a Prime Credit Card (Chase VISA or Amazon Store card) you will earn 10% as a statement credit instead of the usual 5%. “These” are the LG Electronics 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model) for $1700 at 55-inch and $2600 at 65-inch. Unlike the quarterly credit cards, there is no limit on the cashback you can earn with the Prime offers. Only these two main TV-only options are eligible, not the various bundles you see on the product page (neither TV with BluRay nor the TV with soundbar).

Prime Reading: Shutterbug (April), NatGeo (March) and more

If you are a Prime member, one of the ever-growing list of Prime Benefits, is that you have a virtual magazine e-newsstand where you can borrow select individual digital magazine issues and read them as part of the Prime Reading benefit.

Among the latest issues you can read (borrow) for free:

+ Shutterbug (April 2018)
+ National Geographic (March 2018)
+ National Geographic Traveler (February 2018)

New Prime Benefit: 5% Cashback with Amazon Prime Chase VISA at Whole Foods

We have another new Prime benefit! This is not as big as the Sunday announcement that Prime members get free standard shipping at Woot (for most items), but if you have the Amazon Prime Chase VISA credit card and shop at Whole Foods (and pay for the order with said credit card), you will now earn 5% rewards. Non-Prime members with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card will earn 3%, the same percentage they earn on regular Amazon purchases. Via Amazon Press Release.

PS: while the 5% cashback on Amazon.com purchases is earned with both the Amazon Chase Prime VISA and the Amazon Prime Store credit card, the 5% at Whole Foods is only earned with the Amazon Chase Prime VISA, presumably because Whole Foods is not set up to take the Store credit card (and the card may not be set up for retail use to begin with; it’s not a physical credit card to begin with).

New Prime Benefit: Free Shipping at Woot (FINALLY!)

Some thought the day would never come, but as of February 18 in 2018, this is for real! Amazon Prime members can now receive free standard shipping for most of their Woot purchases. This was announced on the official Woot blog and there are also notices scattered throughout the Woot website.

The benefit is free standard shipping, not free 2-day shipping, but it’s definitely better than paying $5 per calendar day for purchases. T-shirt purchases however get “free express shipping” which makes sense, since they are lightweight and they can be compressed for shipping purposes to the size of a burrito if need be.

Here’s an annotated screenshot from the Woot blog summarizing it:

There are some exceptions though. “Gourmet” items, sold by the Gourmet sub-Woot (formerly Wine) are not eligible. You’ll get confirmation on the product page and the shopping cart on what qualifies.

If you are a regular Woot shopper who’s not a Prime member, it’s not a bad idea to give it a try, they offer 30-Day Free Prime Trials. If you make Woot purchases on 20 different days during a rolling 12-month period, that’s the price of a 1-year Prime subscription (20 x $5 = $100).

The list of Prime benefits is getting longer and longer. Take a comprehensive look at our Amazon Prime Benefits mega-post at the main blog.

Free to Read (PRIME): Australian Photography latest issue and more

Among the many Prime Benefits is the Prime Reading program which lets you e-borrow e-books and individual issues of select magazines, library-style, for FREE! Among the current round of free-to-read digital magazine issues is the February 2018 issue of Australian Photography. One you check it out, you can keep it as long as you want, but it will use up one of your ten available “borrowing” slots. A number of other “six degrees of separation” (from photography) digital issues are available such as Nat Geo Traveler, Backpacker, Surfer, Vogue, etc.