Heads Up: limited time deal on Bluetooth speaker
Sorry I cannot be more detailed right now. I am just on my phone. Check your Kindle Fire if you have one for a special deal at 430 Pacific time on a Bluetooth speaker
Update: again, my apologies for being that brief…hopefully, some of you still saw that and were able to get one (I love hearing about if you did).
This was a bit of an adventure!
I was in a meeting, and saw the text come in on my phone that I had a message. When the meeting finished, I saw what it was: a limited time offer on the Kindle Fire for a Bluetooth speaker. Here is information on the program:
- Limited Time Special Offers only on Kindle Fire
- Limited Time Special Offers only on Kindle Fire at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*
You have to claim those offers on your Fire, and, well, I wasn’t in a place I could connect to wi-fi and do that. I don’t buy enough of a dataplan to use my phone as a wi-fi hotspot.
It was about an hour before the sale…and I was at least forty-five minutes from home (where I could connect to wi-fi). I decided the best thing to do was to risk not making it myself, and give you a fragmentary heads-up through my cellphone.
I did that sitting in the car, before I started driving
I drove home…yes, going the speed limit. I actually set my cruise control to the speed limit when I drive (which, I know, a lot of people on the road with me probably hate. I stay in the slower lanes, and in residential areas, I’ll pull over to let somebody pass me…I’m not an aggressive driver). I really wish my phone or my car would just know what the speed limit was all the time, but I digress (and I probably digress more slowly than you do). 😉
So, when I got home and connected to the wi-fi…there were 23 seconds left on the special offer!
I tapped it as soon as it changed, but it said there was a problem putting it in the cart.
I went to the Offers link on my Fire’s homescreen (it is way over to the right). I tapped on the offer there, tried it again…and I got one!
Now, as I’ve said before, I think there is a lot of luck in this. Part of it is going to have to do with your connection speed. We have Xfinity, but it isn’t just your service…Xfinity’s speed is going to vary due to a variety of factors, as I understand it.
It is too late to get one now, but I would like to kind of keep track of these deals. Just so you know, it was this speaker:
The LTO (Limited Time Offer) was $15. The list price is $129.98. Amazon has it right now for $39.99. I think they might have massively dropped the price in conjunction with the LTO, which hopefully might make a few people less unhappy that they didn’t get it.
As I’ve written before, I look at these LTOs sort of like buying a lottery ticket: I don’t expect to get one (win), but its exciting if I do! Of course, the “ticket” doesn’t cost me anything.
Did you get one? Do you have any other comment on this? Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.
* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
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