Bargains! FAOTD bundle, $5/yr magazines…

Bargains! FAOTD bundle, $5/yr magazines…

It’s Spring, and bargains are bursting out all over!

Well, actually, there are bargains every day from Amazon…but that means there are some now too, right? 😉

Let’s start out with this one:

Kindle edition magazines $5 for a year each (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

You might need to read that one again.

These are well-known magazines, for $5 for a whole year…not per month or per issue. Well, you can get the single current issue of some of them for $4.99…but why not get the whole year for a penny more?

As always, check the price before you click the Buy button…it may not apply in your country, and the sale might be over before you get to it.

Oh, and check the link that says, “Available on these devices,” to make sure it is compatible with the device you use. The first couple I checked were only available on Fire tablets (including the earlier Kindle Fire tablets), and the Fire Phone.

Here are the 19 at time of writing:

  • Real Simple
  • People Stylewatch
  • Health
  • InStyle
  • Southern Living
  • Cooking Light
  • This Old House
  • All You
  • Food & Wine
  • Essence
  • Money
  • Sunset
  • Coastal Living
  • New York
  • Fortune
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Time for Kids
  • Working Mother
  • Boating

I should mention that the general situation with magazines through the Kindle store has gotten much better over time.

You can now read the same subscription on multiple compatible devices on the account for the same price.

You also have access to the back issues for as far back as you’ve been a subscriber…at least, I know that’s usually true.

Next, let’s go with the

Free App of the Day “Bundle” (at AmazonSmile*)

Even those these are really good deals, I do wish Amazon would stop calling them “bundles”. They aren’t. If it was a bundle, you could get them all with one click. You have to get each one of these at a time.

That said, you can really save some money on popular apps!

When you buy an app, by the way, you can have it stored in your cloud only…you don’t need to put it on one of your devices until you want it there.

I think that’s because an app can take up a whole more memory on your device than an e-book will. You can have e-books sent to your Cloud Reader (I do that), but I would prefer if I could just say “cloud only” for the e-books as well.

Here are the titles:

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
  • Cut the Rope (just to point out the popularity, this one has a 4.4 star rating out of 5, and 3227 customer reviews)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon (yep, the Marvel characters)
  • World of Goo
  • Simple Planes
  • Super Why! (from PBS Kids)
  • G-Stomper Studio
  • Slingshot Racing
  • Cross DJ Pro
  • FolderSync
  • Elements of  Photography  Pro
  • Deep Under the Sky
  • Atomus HD
  • EasyTether
  • Reading Trainer (it’s not specifically a speed reading app, but suggests it can double your reading in days…and has training for comprehension)
  • Unpossible
  • Servers Ultimate Pro
  • NeoCal Advanced Calculator
  • Monkey Preschool Explorers
  • The Hidden World
  • Kingdom Rush Origins
  • Repix – Full Version
  • Chimpact 2Family Tree
  • Pumped BMX 2
  • Bank Escape Pro
  • Ruzzle
  • Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer
  • Alphabet Aquarium Vol 1: Animated Puzzle Games with Letters and Animals
  • Adventure Beyond Time
  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
  • HanDBase Database
  • Business Calendar
  • OpenDocument Reader
  • Amelia and Terror of the Night – Story Book for Kids

I must say…this seems like a particularly good selection! The ratings are all over four stars, and there are two here for the Fire TV (and on for the Fire TV stick). A number of these also appear to me to be free for the first time. I say that because there were some interesting ones I didn’t have yet…and my default with free apps is to get them and store the in the Cloud.

I’ll amend that a bit…I don’t go into the Appstore and start “buying” their thousands of free apps! I do get the FAOTD (Free App of the Day) pretty much every day.

Oh, and if you’d prefer to pay a little something to get ad-free versions of the apps, there is a Rovio Spring Sale happening. Some Angry Birds games which are usually $2.99 are $0.99 right now. You can find them on this Rovio page (along with the free, ad-supported versions):

Rovio in the Amazon Appstore (at AmazonSmile*)

Okay, enough with the Fires! 😉

Time for books!

As always, you can go to the

Kindle Book Deals (at AmazonSmile*)

and find links for 100s of books.

Here are the features right now:

  • Kindle Daily Deals
  • The Big Deal, Up to 85% Off
  • Monthly Deals, $3.99 or Less
  • 50 Kindle Books for $2 Each
  • Kindle Countdown Deals
  • 175 Kindle Books for $1.99 Each
  • 25 Kids’ Books for $1.99
  • What Everyone Needs to Know, $4.99
  • Kindle MatchBook

I think I’ll feature that “What Everyone Needs to Know” promotion.

That one goes through March 30th, and this is a series of books from Oxford University Press.

They are sort of background briefings on topics of current interest…and I see some well-known authorities listed as authors. For example, Allan Friedman is the co-author of a book on cybersecurity and cyberwar, and Andrew Finkel contributes a book on Turkey.

There are some very controversial subjects covered here, and if these are done in a neutral (or at least, non-advocatory) style that will give you real information, I could see them being quite valuable (and possibly good gifts).

One more thing: I’m going to point out a few individual books on sale. Note that the price can change any time, so again, check before you buy.

  • The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville | 4.2 stars | 275 reviews | $1.99 | 86% off
  • Going Postal (Discworld 33) by Terry Pratchett | 4.7 stars | 260 reviews | $1.99 | 75% off
  • Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho  4.3 stars | 237 reviews | $3.99 | 73% off
  • Tracks: One Woman’s Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson | 4.2 stars | 233 reviews | $2.99 | about 80% off, also available through Kindle Unlimited (I’m adding it to the wish list I use to keep track of KU books)

There you go!


Um…I usually say “Enjoy” on something like this, but I wanted to indicate the bargains…so I combined the two words. A portmanteau for you! 😉

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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! :) 

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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