Seven 2017 Amazon Prime Day Discounts Worth a Look

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As you probably know, today is Amazon Prime Day…which has to be one of the more bizarrely created days in recent memory, but I digress. I’m not over-the-moon crazy about Prime Day, but if you have been shopping for some of what Amazon has to offer this can be a good day to pull the trigger and save a bit. While some of the savings are on gadgets and gizmos, you can also save on more practical day to day things like Amazon Pantry items and even, wait for it…actual books.

Here are seven 2017 Amazon Prime Day deals and discounts that I think are at least worth a look.

1. Get a $10 Bonus Amazon Credit with First Alexa Reorder

2. Amazon Fire Tableton sale for $29.99 down from $49.99

This can be a great inexpensive alternative for an iPad for the little ones…or even the big ones!

There is also a Kid’s Specific Version available for $69.99 (down from $99.99) that come with 16GB of storage, one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited with over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games, a Kid-Proof Case and a 2-year worry-free guarantee where if it is broken Amazon will replace it for free!

3. Amazon Echo on Sale for $89.99 Down from $179.99

We have Alexa and while I personally don’t love using it frequently (except when there are Alexa specific deals!), I know others enjoy her much more and this is by far the lowest price I have ever seen.

4. Save $10 on $60 Amazon Pantry Order

Not only can you save $10 instantly at checkout on a $60 Prime Pantry order, but this will also stack with any no-rush credits you have and you can use some of the many Prime Pantry Coupons that are available to increase your savings.

5. Save $5 Off $15 in Books

With this one you need to be sure to enter the code PRIMEBOOKS17 at checkout to qualify for the savings.

6. Discounted Third Party Gift Cards

These discounted third party gift cards are sadly not as good as they otherwise could be because they are only available at select times through the day with limited quantities, but if you happen to be in the right place at the right time you can save 20%+ on gift cards at retailers such as:

  • Gap
  • Outback
  • Panera
  • Uber
  • JCPenney
  • Petsmart
  • Petco

7. Save on Amazon Gift Cards and Reloads

There are still other Amazon offers going on where you can get a $10 Amazon credit for reloading your Amazon account with $20+ at CVS or similar, or you can get $10 in bonus credit with your first Amazon account reload of $100+. While supplies last today you can get a $5 Amazon promo credit with a $25 Amazon Gift Card purchase. Some have also had great luck paying for a $60+ Amazon order and using one Membership Reward Point + the code AMEX17EVER to save $30 on that order. It didn’t work for me, but it can be worth at try.

Amazon Prime Day is not a slam dunk discount day, but there are some offers that can make sense for those in need of a gadget, gizmo, or even some more cereal or diapers. Did you pick up any Amazon Prime Day 2017 deals today?

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  1. I would seriously consider the 8″ kindle over the 7″, unless you really want the kids edition. We have 2 of each, with the 7″ models each being the kids version. The aspect ratio on the 8″ is more ‘normal’, screen is better, sound is better… all just a bit, but right now the 8″ is $49 with Prime (or $119 for 3 of them.)

    The 8″ comes with 8gb more ram at these prices price, which shouldn’t be a huge issue but the 7″ kindles we have frequently complain about low storage. They both have 64gb cards, and are set to save to SD as much as possible. It seems like the kids mode may force a good portion of materials to be saved to internal storage. With Freetime, my son in particular tends to download stuff in bulk. (Books mostly, happily.) Storage may not be an issue under a normal/adult profile, but an extra 8gb has some value regardless.

    There is some benefit to the kids version, but it is $70 right now. I would still lean towards buying the 8″ with a good case for ~$65, unless you really want Freetime for a year.

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