$8.63 discount on Amazon orders of $50 or higher today…because we like them that much
Well, I’m going to spend some money at Amazon today! You know, actually consciously spend it (using the promo code BIGTHANKS), not just have it go out of the account for a subscription or something. 😉
$8.63 may seem like an odd amount, but there is a specific reason…and it’s a very good one for Amazon customers.
There is a Harris poll for corporate reputation…and Amazon came in #1…again. 🙂
This one, though, set a record: a score of 86.27 on a 100 point scale. That’s the highest in 18 years of the poll. The nearest corporation was Wegman’s with 85.41, and Apple was fifth with 82.07.
So, divide 86.27 by ten, round up, and you get $8.63 which is the discount you’ll actually get, according to the details:
For this audience in particular, it’s important to note that it does not apply to digital content (which includes Kindle books) or Amazon gift cards.
I had been considering buying a second charger base for our
I normally take it to work with me, and running it off the battery for the day has been fine. However, it can now go into “hands-free” mode, which is much more convenient. For example, I’ll set a timer for my lunch break, and be doing floor exercises on a yoga mat (often while watching Netflix in Virtual Reality, or reading on my now discontinued Kindle Fire HDX). If the alarm happens to go off while I am in VR, it’s a whole lot easier to stop it verbally than to get out of VR, and climb up to the desk to turn it off.
Oh, I should digress and explain that climbing thing. I have a chronic condition which makes it hard for me to get up off the floor, among other things. One time, we were at our favorite dog park, and a blind husky knocked me over. There was a husky club there (they go there a lot), and I just naturally expected the dog to avoid running into me…I can’t change directly quickly, but I could have stopped and made myself less of a “target”.
So, the dog knocked me down. People nicely came running over and were worried when I wasn’t getting up right away (I use a cane). I had to amusedly explain that I was fine, and that it always takes me a while to get up. 😉
Anyway, hands-free mode does take more battery charge…naturally, because it has to be actively listening for its “wake word”. Having an
in my office would make things easier. I still have birthday money to spend, and that makes sense. 🙂
That gets me to about $30…and finding $20 won’t be too hard. Hm…dog treats or a dog puzzle or two would do it. 🙂 I’ll check with my Significant Other as well.
Another restriction that will affect my decision: the items need to be sold by Amazon.com, not just fulfilled by them (which lets out some of our dogs’ favorites).
For my readers around the world, note that this is for products from Amazon.com…it won’t apply to your localized sites.
Here is the
where you can see all top 100.
I didn’t see a single book publisher on the list, although some of the companies may publish books. There were content creators and distributors (including Time Waner at #88, Netflix at #18).
The sales goes through 11:59 PM Pacific time tonight.
While Amazon is thanking us, I thank them for being thank-worthy. 😉
Oh, and these are the six factors in the poll…note that they aren’t all about what the company can do for us…it’s also what they do for their employees (despite a controversial story not that long ago) and society (and I’m guessing that includes environmental concerns):
- Emotional Appeal
- Workplace Environment
- Products & Services
- Financial Performance
- Vision & Leadership
- Social Responsibility
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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!
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