Shopping Smart on Amazon

Want a $25 Credit When You Order the New Nintendo 3DS Console? One Popular Site is Offering Just That!

March 31, 2011

NOTE: The credit mentioned in this post is no longer being offered by Amazon because the deal has expired. This post is being retained for reference purposes only. Curious to see if Nintendo’s newest handheld gaming device would sell out at some point, I’ve been keeping tabs on the availability of the 3DS. Although the […]

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Amazon Prime’s Newly Revealed “Secret” Benefit – How to Get Free Online Movies

February 22, 2011 offers a their Amazon Prime membership to help frequent shoppers save money on fast (2-day) shipping. Once they’ve signed up for Prime, shoppers receive free 2-day shipping on all eligible items on This free fast shipping on Amazon is particularly nice to have when the time nears for a gift-giving occasion such as […]

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6 Top Features of the Amazon Kindle – and Why They’re Cool

February 21, 2011

As I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I have decided that the Amazon e-book reader–called the Kindle–is pretty awesome. And as Amazon’s top-selling product, it seems that the more book lovers and reading enthusiasts hear about the Kindle, the more they’re eager to try it out for themselves. The following are a few of the […]

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Top 6 Amazon Kindle eBooks and Magazines – Especially for Moms

February 14, 2011

Top Picks for Kindle eBooks 1. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan – eBook This book is not only popular – it looks as though it could be quite interesting. This is the story of how the Central Asia Institute built schools in northern Afghanistan – and the frequently warm […]

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Kindle Apps for Free! – Another Reason I Decided the Amazon Kindle Is Awesome

February 13, 2011

In the first episode of Why I Decided the Amazon Kindle Is Awesome, I told you a bunch of places to get free downloadible books. Today, I’m going to show you how to get Kindle apps for free. Kindle’s free apps is one of the things that’s great about it. With them, any person can […]

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What are the Benefits – and Drawbacks – of Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging?

December 18, 2010
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If you buy items from–which I do all the time–you may have noticed that some items are marked “frustration-free packaging” in Amazon’s listing. Here is what Amazon says about their frustration-free packaging on their website: Frustration-Free Certified Packages are easy-to-open and come without hard plastic “clamshell” casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. Frustration-Free Packaging […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Amazon

November 27, 2010
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1. Sign up for Amazon Prime to save money on shipping. Amazon usually offers at least one month free trial. When you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you get free 2-day shipping on any order you make, regardless of the dollar value of the order. (Amazon’s free Super Saver shipping option requires a minimum $25 order.) […]

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3 Ways to Get Free Shipping from Amazon

November 9, 2010
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There are a few different ways to get free shipping from Amazon: 1. Purchase at least $25 of items sold from Amazon (items not shipped and sold from Amazon are not eligible) and select Super Saver shipping when you check out. Your shipping will be free! 2. Sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial. […]

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