Best Buy is currently offering $25 off $100 orders if you use Visa Checkout when paying for your order. That means you can buy the brand new 2nd-gen NVIDIA Shield TV for $174.99. This bundle includes both the new game controller and remote control. Considering the new Shield TV just came out today, this is a great deal for a new product. Unfortunately, Amazon Fire TV and Echo products are all excluded from the promotion. Just select Visa Checkout as your payment method and you’ll automatically receive the $25 discount.
Woot currently has the refurbished 1st-gen Fire TV and the refurbished Amazon Tap on sale. The refurbished Fire TV 1 is $52.99, which is $3 more than the lowest price I’ve ever seen for it. If you’re looking for something a bit more powerful than the Fire TV Stick but don’t want to spend the money for the Fire TV 2, the Fire TV 1 is still a very capable device. Plus, it’s the only model that has an optical audio port, which many can’t live without. The refurbished Amazon Tap is $79.99, which is not that enticing of a price, considering the brand new Tap was on sale for just $10 more just a few days ago.
It looks like Amazon is continuing their Alexa-exclusive Deals beyond the holiday shopping season because they’ve just refreshed the lineup with a bunch of new deals. Among the new discounts is the Indigo Fabric Case for the Echo Dot 2 for $9.99. This is the first time any of the Dot’s new cases have been on sale. To receive the discount, just ask any Alexa-enabled device, include the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, to “order a blue Echo Dot case.” Only the blue fabric case is available at the discounted price.
There are also a few Dash Buttons, including Smartwater, Energizer, Greenies, Puffs, and NERF that can be purchased for $0.99 through Alexa. WIth these Dash Buttons, you’ll still receive a credit of $4.99 applied to your account the first time you use each button, for a net profit of $4 just for trying it once.
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Amazon is running a new promotion which gives you 550 Amazon Coins for free (a $5 value) when you purchase the Fire TV Game Controller. This is a great deal because the game controller is already on sale for $39.99, which is down from its regular price of $49.99. The combination of the sale price and free coins makes this the best deal ever for the official game controller. Unfortunately, click the terms and conditions link on the promotion page takes you to information about Amazon coins, and not this specific promotion, so there’s no way to know how long this deal will last. After purchasing the game controller, your 550 coins will automatically be added to your account’s coin balance within 48 hours.
In addition to extending their existing Echo and Tablet sale, Amazon has added the Fire HD 8 to the sale for $69.99. That’s $10 more than the lowest it has ever been, which ranks this deal as “Good” in my buyer’s guide “Okay/Good/Great” scale. While not all colors of the 16GB version will arrive by Christmas, the 32GB version on sale for $99.99 is in stock. You can also see if Prime Now has the tablet in stock in your area. This tablet was just updated earlier this year and is the newest tablet in Amazon’s lineup.
Amazon has had several of their Alexa devices and Fire Tablets on sale this week. That sale is expected to end tonight at midnight. If you still haven’t placed your orders, this is probably your last chance to get these products at a discount before Christmas. The Amazon Echo is $139.99, the Echo Dot is $39.99, and the Amazon Tap is $89.99. Those prices match Amazon’s Black Friday sale prices and are pretty good overall. Be sure to check Prime Now if you need something that is backordered to arrive by Christmas.
The 7″ Fire Tablet is $39.99, the Fire Kids Edition Tablet is $89.99, and the Fire HD 10 Tablet is $199.99. Those deals are not as good as the Echo deals, but they’re still pretty decent, especially considering the Fire HD 10 never went on sale during Black Friday. Check my Amazon Device Buyer’s Guide to get a better feel of how these prices compare to past sales.
12/18/16 Amazon has extended the sale another week and has also added the Fire HD 8 for $69.99 to the sale.
The Moto G Play is currently on sale for $79.99 for Prime members. This is the latest phone to be added to Amazon’s Prime-exclusive phone lineup and it’s the lowest this phone has ever been. The extra $20 savings will appear during checkout. Amazon just started selling the BLU R1 HD once again this week, but at this price, the Moto G Play is not much more expensive. Also, for those of you on Sprint or Verizon who can’t use the BLU R1 on your network, the Moto G is unlocked and works with pretty much all US carriers.
The Logitech K400 Plus keyboard with built-in touchpad is on sale for $18.99. That’s just $0.95 more than the lowest price this keyboard has ever been. Many Fire TV owners, including myself, swear by this keyboard as the best bang-for-your-buck keyboard for couch use. This keyboard uses a wireless USB dongle to connect, so it works with the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV. It will also work with the Fire TV Stick 2 if you use an OTG adapter.
The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller has just gone on sale for $39.99. This is only the third time Amazon’s official controller has ever gone on sale. The lowest it has ever been was $34.99, but it’s unlikely to go that low again anytime soon, considering how rarely it goes on sale to begin with. Amazon’s Fire TV Game Controller is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, both 1st and 2nd generation devices. The only caveat is that the built-in headphone jack only works with the Fire TV 2, but all other features, including the Alexa voice mic, work with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. While there are many game controllers that work with Fire TV devices, nothing beats the perfect compatibility you get with the official game controller from Amazon.
If you’re not aware, the Alexa-exclusive deals are still going on through December. Just added this morning is the WeMo Smart Plug for $19.99. That’s the lowest price I’ve ever seen for this plug, and it’s $1 less than the Black Friday price which sold out quickly. Just tell Alexa on the Echo or Fire TV to “order a WeMo Smart Plug” and you’ll get the discounted price. This plug allows you to control anything you plug into it via Alexa or a smartphone.