Amazon’s 8 days of holidays sale starts Friday: deals include Kindles, Fires

Amazon’s 8 days of holidays sale starts Friday: deals include Kindles, Fires

In this

press release

Amazon announces upcoming deals for the holidays, starting this Friday, November 20th and going through Black Friday, November 27th.

They aren’t telling us when particular deals will happen during that window, and they will often last a short amount of time and sell out quickly.

They are really pushing the

Amazon Mobile Shopping App (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

I’ve linked the Android tablet app, but you can also get it for iOS. This one is compatible with our Fire tablets and my (now discontinued) Fire Phone.

Why do you want it?

One thing is that there will be more than 150 app only deals available from Thanksgiving through December 9th (not all of them at once…they’ll be released sporadically during that period). The sales will start at 3:00 PM PM to 11:00 PM PT.

The other one though, and this seems like it could be a game changer, is the “Watch a Deal” feature. It looks to me like you’ll say you want to be notified when  particular deal starts, and you’ll get a notification.

If you are going to track this yourself, one big site is (at AmazonSmile*)

One other logistical thing: members of

Amazon Prime (at AmazonSmile*)

will get early access to some deals…deals which, hypothetically, could sell out before non-Prime members see them.

So, what are some of the relevant “eight days” deals?

  • Kindle Paperwhite $99.99
  • $30 off Kindle and Kindle for Kids Bundle
  • The new Fire tablet, normally $49.99, for $34.99
  • $25 off Amazon Fire TV
  • $15 off Amazon Fire TV Stick and Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote (the Stick is the least expensive way to get partial access to the Alexa Voice Service…and you don’t need the Voice Remote do do it, if you use the Alexa app on your SmartPhone

There will be many other deals. I’m just guessing, but I’m sure there will be many on e-books. I would also expect them to offer a Prime discount (maybe for a multi-year subscription), and something for Kindle Unlimited (again, could be multi-year, or a bundle with a Kindle or Fire). I think we’ll hear about some very short term or conditional deal on the Amazon Echo (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*). Those are all just guesses, though. 🙂

If you aren’t a Prime member, I’d consider it. It depends on what you spend, of course, but it could easily pay for itself this holiday season.


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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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