Sales: Vampire Academy, Gold Medal Discounts apps

Sales: Vampire Academy, Gold Medal Discounts apps

There are always sales at Amazon. 😉

However, unlike when I managed a brick-and-mortar bookstore, prices fluctuate wildly. It’s a lot easier to enter a new price online than it is to use a “sticker gun” to stick discounted prices on p-books (paper books)!

This earlier post:

10 ways Amazon saves us money on e-books

links to some of the places you can regularly save money, but a couple of things stood out to me today.

First, one of the Kindle Daily Deals is six books in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead for $2.99 each (you can buy one of the titles, or as many as you want of the six at $2.99 for each one):

Gold Box Deal: Vampire Academy (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

This is a well-reviewed (the first book has 4.5 out of 5 stars) popular (the first book has 723 reviews) young adult series.

The movie just opened, and I don’t know the budget…so coming in 7th on opening weekend might not mean it’s another “based on a young adult series bomb”. 😉

If it sounds like your kind of book, maybe you should just skip the movie and get one of these for $2.99. Remember that you can also delay the delivery of the gift of a Kindle store book, so this is a price that might make it worth buying now for arrival on a gift-giving occasion later in the year.

Second, I got a Special Offer alert on my

Kindle Fire HDX 7″ (at AmazonSmile)

for some Kindle Fire apps at “Gold Medal Discounts” (to tie into the Winter Games, I assume). This is one of those slightly weird things, where I find out about the discount this way, and then don’t see the deal promoted at the Amazon Appstore (although the prices are still the same). This includes some very popular apps, and it seems like if you are doing to do a promotion like this, why not, you know, promote it? 😉

These are the titles. Each one is $0.59 at time of writing (instead of $0.99). That’s about 40% off. I’ve seen things online that indicate this will go through February 15th, but always check the price before you click that “Buy” button. It may not apply in your country, and it’s possible apps will go in and out of the deal:


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* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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