Amazon is having a one day only sale for the Amazon Echo for $129.99. At $50 off the regular price, this matches the lowest price the Echo has ever been, which happened only once before on Prime Day last year. Since this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the Echo, it qualifies as a “Great” price on my Amazon Device Buyer’s Guide scale of Okay/Good/Great. If you’ve been holding out on buying the Echo, or have been thinking of getting one for a family member or friend, now is the time to act because this sale ends at midnight tonight.
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The new game Kill ’em All has just gone free for the first time. It was released just over a month ago and has been $1.99 ever since. This is a speed and reflex game where you stand-off against opponents to see who can draw their weapon and fire off a shot the quickest. You can play against the computer AI or play against family and friends through local multiplayer. The game will connect between multiple Fire TVs, phones, and/or tablets as long as they are on the same local network. It’s compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, and works with both the remote and game controller.
Amazon is having one of their rental sales for Amazon Video. There are 22 movies that can be rented for just $0.10 each. When renting a movie, you have 30 days to start watching it and 48 hours to complete it once you’ve started, so you can rent these now for cheap and enjoy them over the next few weeks. This is a great way to maximize your No-Rush shipping credit if you have digital content credit. You can check to see if you have digital content credit here. Read on for the full list of movies on sale. Hugo, Galaxy Quest, and Warm Bodies are among my favorites on the list. Read more ›
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 has just gone on sale for the first time. It’s currently 50% off at $12.50. That might still sound like a lot for a Fire TV game, but this pack includes 5 unique and very popular party games in one app. The included games are Quiplash 2 (3-8 players), Trivia Murder Party (1-8 players), Guesspionage (2-8 players), Fakin’ It (3-6 players), and Tee K.O. (3-8 players). The great thing about Jackbox games are that they all allow you to use phones and tablets as their controllers, so you do not need multiple remotes or game controllers to play with a bunch of people. These games are compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models and of course work with both remotes and game controls.
Cube Jump Dash, has just gone free for the first time. This simple game was released a little over a year ago and has been $0.99 ever since. It’s a different take on the Flappy Bird style of game and features a fun 8-bit inspired retro soundtrack. Cube Jump Dash is compatible with all Fire T\V and Fire TV Stick models and works with either a game controller or the remote control.
Those of you who are Prime members are probably familiar with Amazon’s No-Rush shipping incentives. They offer you a perk for selecting a slower shipping options instead of the free 2-day shipping that comes with being a Prime member. Those perks are most commonly $1 in digital content credit or $5 in Amazon Pantry credit. A new No-Rush incentive of $3 general Amazon credit has started being offered for select shipments. This is a significantly better incentive, so be on the lookout when making orders. Remember, Amazon now has a dedicated page for your No-Rush Shipping Credit to keep track of those incentives.
For those of you who missed the Best Buy deal last week, or those who prefer to buy from Amazon, the Sideclick remote is currently on sale for $24.99 on Amazon. That’s $5 off the regular price of $29.99 and the second lowest price this remote has been. I’ve been a big fan of the Sideclick, ever since their successful Kickstarter campaign, and you can read my review of the Sideclick if you’d like. The Sideclick remote essentially is a strip of programmable buttons that attach to the side of a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick remote to turn it into a universal remote. Attachments for all Fire TV remote versions are included in the box.
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The game Cyboid has just gone on sale for $1.99. This matches the lowest price the game has been. It is one of the few first-person shooter games available on the Fire TV and the only one with original high-speed 3D gaming, reminiscent of classic shooter games like Quake. The developer tells me the sale will last until June 21 and it is to celebrate their latest update which has improved aiming, game controller support, and performance in general. It’s compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, and works with either a remote or game controller.
The Amazon Dash Wand is a small handheld device that lets you add items to your Amazon shopping list by scanning bar codes or dictating the item. The new version was released late last year and was mostly the same as the Dash Wand it replaced, but a little sleeker. Now Amazon has made the device a whole lot more useful by adding full Alexa capabilities. Just like with an Echo Dot, you can now speak to Alexa and hear responses directly through the Dash Wand.
The Dash Wand is only $20, making it the least expensive Alexa device Amazon sells, but it gets better because Amazon is essentially giving them away. If you’re a Prime member and order the Dash Wand for $20, you’ll automatically receive a $20 credit added to your Amazon account as soon as you register the device. See the promotion details here.
Amazon Reload is a new program launching today for Prime members that will earn you a 2% bonus for reloading your Amazon Gift Card Balance using a bank account, instead of a credit card. Essentially, if you use your bank account to pay for purchases, instead of a credit card, Amazon doesn’t have to pay credit card transaction fees, so they’re passing some of those savings onto you. Once you setup your bank account information, you’ll instantly get 2% added to your gift card balance when you reload gift card funds. Those funds and the 2% bonus will be available to use on Amazon within a few minutes. This cannot be combined with the 5% rewards that Prime members get with the Amazon Visa or the Amazon Store Card, which is obviously a better deal, but for those who don’t want to open or use those cards, this is a nice alternative to save a little more money.