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Amazon Prime Day is Here!

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You knew I just had to write about Amazon Prime Day. This is probably one of the best days to save money. Unfortunately, it's also one the most dangerous days to spend money. When I'm looking at some of these deals, I have to remind myself that saving money means not spending it at all.

If you aren't an Amazon Prime member you can use this link for a FREE trial. Just grab all the deals and cancel.

That said, I did my fair share of buying this morning. Most of it was Subscribe and Save which I've written about before. Before I get to that though, here's the best Prime deal:

Get $10 when you buy $50 in Gift Cards. I'm always buying stuff from Amazon, so I just sent myself a gift card. Amazon should have just saved the time and gave me a Hamilton.

Subscribe and Save Deals

Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper, Mega Roll, 24 Count - Between the 25% off Prime Day deal, the $2 coupon, and 15% off for Subscribe and Save, it was around $15. I think I recently paid around $22 for a similar amount of Cottonelle. I think we'll be done with toilet paper for awhile.

80 Hefty Ultra Strong Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags - These came to around $7.50 after all the discounts. Fortunately, we needed kitchen trash bags anyway.

124 diapers for $20 and change I don't usually buy Pampers and opt for the cheapest Wal-Mart brand, but this is a very good price.

74 dishwasher tablets for under $6 - It seems that these Finish tablets go some sale every year or so... and I always stock up. One time, it was buy one, get one free of 200 tablets, which lasted us years.

Things I Already Own and Love

This is time to buy an InstantPot as it is only $70. As my wife wrote, Instant Pot is a thing she loves. You'll usually pay more than $100, so $70 is a screaming good deal.

Amazon Echo for $130. I love this so much I started a blog about the Echo.

Amazon's Usual Suspects

I'm not going to link to them, but all the Amazon devices seem to be on sale. This is the time to buy a Kindle, Fire, or FireTV. I am toying with the idea of getting the kids tablet for $70 (or $80 with more memory). I have a Fire tablet already, but I like the idea of curated content for the kids.

Tempting, but I'm Not Buying

I've wanted a Segway for probably a dozen years. This deal looks to be the closest I'll ever come to one. I'm just not willing to spend $700 today, even if it is highly discounted.

Are you doing any buying today? Let me know what you are getting in the comments.

Posted on July 12, 2016.

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2 Responses to “Amazon Prime Day is Here!”

  1. JoeTaxpayer says:

    Amazon has a moving target pricing policy. Every time I look at my “wish list” of just about 20 items, the prices will change.

    Yesterday, I saw a SSD 128GB drive for $35, and if ordered on my Echo, I’d supposedly get a $10 discount. I added to my wishlist, and an hour later, got home and looked again. It was $45. That was it for me.

    • Lazy Man says:

      Wow. I haven’t seen that Joe. I keep a ton of things in my cart as “saved for later” rather than my wish list. I’ve seen the prices change, but it is usually just a few cents here and there.

      I used the $10 promotion for an Amazon Tap that was discounted a few days before.

      It would be interesting to see if you looked at the product when you weren’t signed in (and perhaps via a proxy or something) whether they really raised the price to $45 for you or for everyone.

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