home : hot deals & information involving: Amazon Monday, October 26, 2020
- Food and Household Items
Deals on some non-perishable food deals from regular Amazon (not Fresh or Whole Foods), so they ship free with Prime regardless of order size.
40-Pack of 1oz Doritos Nacho Cheese for $11.18.
The 1oz bags are quite small, containing about 7-10 chips per bag.
Beware that the expiration date written on each bag will be a day within the next 4-6 weeks, as these packs are meant to be consumed rather quickly with a relatively short shelf life.
Fingertip Pulse Oximeter for $20.
Helps measure the oxygen in someone's blood, which is one way that first responders can gauge whether a suspected Covid patient should be rushed to the hospital.
To get an accurate reading, we recommend using on a finger below the level of your heart.
The 2 included AAA batteries should last for about 6-12 months with occasional use.
Its 12A (12 amps) power capacity means 5 phones/tablets/batteries can be charged simultaneously at their maximum 2.4A (2.4 amps) rate, or 6 devices at a reduced rate.
Its 5-foot power cord brings the charging ports closer to your devices, so you can use shorter charging cables.
If you need USB-C charging, a RavPower 6-Port Charger with QC and USB-C is available for $24 when clicking the $5 coupon.
The 24W USB-C power delivery and QC3.0 fast charging ports cannot be used simultaneously.
- Prime Members: Square Reader For iPhone $7.68 (expired)
One of the last Prime member deals of the event is a Square Reader (for accepting credit card payments) for $7.68 with Prime.
Useful for a small businesses and yard sales.
Square accepts credit card payments through your phone, and this reader plugs into the Lightning connector of an Apple device.
They only charge a percentage of the transaction with no monthly fees.
Beware that this is not a more modern chip reader and NFC (contactless pay).
The magstripe has less security than the newer options, and these days with Apple Pay and NFC wireless cards stored on phones and watches, consider a better reader unless you are okay with swiping credit cards the old way.
- Prime Members: 2-Pack Lighting Kit with Stands $89 (expired)
Two studio-style dimmable lights with stands and carrying cases.
Normally about $140, on sale for Prime members at $88.39 today.
Ring lights are more popular for livestreaming and videoconferencing, but these are meant to cover a wider area (less shadows).
Neewer has been selling reliable products on Amazon for a while now, and this product's reviews are good.
Some reviewers suggested having extension cords handy, since the included power cords are short.
- Prime Members: Echo Auto for $20, Recast for $130 (expired)
The Echo Auto adds Alexa voice-control to your car for $20.
Also, includes 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited.
Plays music and acts as a hands-free phone calling device by connecting your phone to the auxiliary port or Bluetooth in your car.
It has microphones so you can make and receive calls, using your voice.
The reviews are not that great, but could still be a nice gadget for some people.
And for another new product, Amazon is selling a Fire TV Recast for $130 (normally above $200).
It is meant for someone who wants a DVR, but does not want to pay any monthly fees for cable or streaming TV service.
Plug-in your HD antenna (sold separately), and have a Fire TV device on your TV (also sold separately).
It will record live over-the-air HD shows for playback on your TV or mobile devices.
Each device must be physically located on your home wifi to play live & recorded shows.
This model can record 2 shows at once, and the $180 model can record 4 shows at once.
There are no monthly fees to watch and record over-the-air HD broadcasts.
Content is limited to local channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW, depending on availability in your area.
- Prime Members: 2 Months of Showtime or Starz for $1/mo (expired)
AmazonBasics 20.4-inch Softside Spinner Carry-On Suitcase with TSA Lock and Wheels for $36.60.
We paid $60 for ours last year.
This is one of the best and only suitcases with 4 wheels and fits carry-on size limits on all airlines around the world, especially in European and Asian airlines have smaller size limits than US.
Granted few people are traveling internationally during Covid-19, but $37 is still a hot deal for any carry-on size luggage with wheels even if just for for local trips and road-trips today, knowing it can eventually be used for international carry-on as well.
VTech 4-Handset Cordless Phone System for $55.
Instead of paying for home telephone service, get a
Obihai Voice-Over-IP Adapter for $50, pair with a free Google Voice account, and you get unlimited calling within the US and Canada, voicemail, text messaging from a computer or with their app, and cheap international calling.
Landline call quality is more clear and calls consume less phone battery than cell phone calls.
Beware that emergency (911) calling is not available through Google Voice, but a third party emergency-calling service is available as an add-on.
Amazon Smart Plug for $5.
To get the deal, you need to order with an Alexa voice-powered device that is linked to your Prime account.
As the instructions say on this page, say "Alexa, order an Amazon Smart Plug" to get it for $5.
Its 1ms response time will have little ghosting effect when objects move across the screen.
For a higher quality display, they are also selling a Asus 24" IPS Monitor for $135 and includes a free $10 promotional gift card.
For business use, our favorite monitor is the Dell P-series for its superior text clarity and build quality.
The 24-inch P2419H will be discontinued soon, and is on sale for $165 (normally over $200).
Its 3-year advance exchange warranty means defective monitors are replaced before they ask you to ship the broken monitor back to Dell.
This monitor also can pivot, tilt, and rotate which most monitors cannot do.
Also, it weighs 7 pounds, about 1-3 pounds less than most other quality 24" monitors.
TCL 50S425 50-inch 4K TV with Roku for $280.
We love the TCL brand because of its great quality HDR display, thin profile, and built-in Roku with voice control and some of the most apps available on a TV.
Similar deal is available at Best Buy.