Amazon's got its annual Prime Day
going on now (with deals only for Prime members, although I suspect most folks using Amazon regularly fit the bill), and for the most part, it's better than in previous years, but not the national holiday they want it to be. That said, a lot of the hot deals went right away, and there's a ton of stuff to sort through and some hella bad site design, and I can't pretend to be as excited about most of the options as I'd like (but do look in any category that might appeal to you, as there really is stuff site-wide).
A few key pieces of wheat amongst the chaff:
The big one is getting $5 off $15 worth of books using the PRIMEBOOKS17 code
. Since that stacks with any Prime Day book deals
already, it's really solid. Good deals at the second link include a bunch of Scalzi, lots of YA and cooking options, and a bunch of the Dummies series.
The Echo Dot
is down to $34.99 ($15 off).
The 8-quart Instant Pot
is down to $89.99, making it $10 cheaper than the 6-quart model that I have, and the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker
is $31.99 (47% off and about $30 below other deals).
I've never gotten the appeal of Dash Buttons
, but at $.99 a pop (with a $4.99 credit after you place your first order), that's a solid deal.
And finally, if you buy a $25 Amazon Gift Card (even one for yourself), you can snag a $5 Promotional Credit
. That's basically free money if you're going to keep buying stuff on Amazon. Note that the promo credit (unlike the gift card) expires at the end of August.