Today: up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited (and other deals)

Up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited (and other deals)

I watch for this one!

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is 40% right now…specifically, a 24 month subscription is $143.86 (just about $6 a month). A 12 month subscription is 33% off: $80.32.

You can do this if you already have a subscription…this is the way it has been in the past. There is a restriction if you have “…purchased multiple prepaid plans that are currently associated with their Amazon accounts”, although I’ve never figured out exactly what that means. I think you have to have two plans at the same time.

You can also gift this, and we have done that as well. $80.32 for 12 months for a family gift is not much. You can have up to ten books at a time, and typically, each book can be on six devices at the same time…so that can work well with a family of four, for example.

We’ve been happy members of KU since it was introduced, and even though are finances are changing, we are going to continue this (I’ll get the 24 month subscription today). It’s true that

Prime Reading (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

which is included in

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

has about 1,000 (currently 1,037) titles, KU has 1,809,900 (!) at time of writing!

I would be surprised if you couldn’t find ten books a month to read that you thought were worth it…that doesn’t mean you’d like every book, but the same is true if you were piece buying one book at a time.

While they won’t usually be the current New York Times bestsellers, there will be books of current interest (The Handmaid’s Tale, for example) as well as older (The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings) titles, and lesser known ones.

I just recently read and really enjoyed

Space on My Hands by Fredric Brown (at AmazonSmile*)

after I had mentioned Fredric Brown in the

Bookish Birthdays

category, and one of my regular readers and commenters, Lady Galaxy, mentioned that book was available.

I hadn’t read it: it’s a collection of Brown short stories, and each one would have made a good classic Twilight Zone episode. 🙂 My only problem with the book was…it was too short. 😉

I also liked

The Naturalist (Theo Cray #1) by Andrew Mayne (at AmazonSmile*)

kind of like The Rosie Project meets Stephanie Plum.

That’s just one of today’s deals! This is Black Friday – Cyber Monday weekend, after all. 😉


Amazon Device Deals (at AmazonSmile*)

are amazing today!

You can get the 7″ Fire tablet for $29.99, and so is the Echo Dot. The Fire TV Stick is $24.99. The Kindle Paperwhite is $30 off at $89.99.

Other daily deals include:

  • Tegu magnetic wooden blocks 40% off
  • 30% off select Bowflex fitness products
  • Up to 30% off some radio-control toys and drones…including live video drone

Lots of deals! It won’t be the end of discounts after Monday, but I think you are taking a big risk if you think that anything which is at least 30% off today is going to get lower in the next month. It’s possible, but I would think they’ll be “lightning deals” or part of bundles if they do happen.

Oh, I wanted to mention one more product recently introduced (and therefore not no sale) by Amazon!

Echo Buttons (at AmazonSmile*)

This would be a great gift for someone who already has an Alexa device (and who likes social games)…they can’t already have them, unless they ordered them just recently. In my family, we don’t buy things for ourselves when we get close to the holidays, if they are potential gifts. 🙂

For $19.99, you get a two-pack of what are basically wireless “buzzers”…you can “buzz in” to answer a question (asked by your Alexa device during a game). They work with many Echo devices (including first generation), and you can have up to four working with a device at once. They require batteries but they do come with them, so you’ll be able to play right away.

Going on my wish list. 😉

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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.

4 Responses to “Today: up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited (and other deals)”

  1. rickjess Says:

    As of 8:44 pm, about 30 minutes after this entry there was no Kindle Unlimited special, Amazon denied ever having it on their site and suggested maybe I got the information from Groupon. I know you have good luck with your Customer Service, I just don’t anymore. Not since that amazing first 2-3 years of the Kindle. Ah well.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, rickjess!

      Sorry to hear that! I was absolutely seeing it on the daily deals page at Do you use a different market’s Amazon? Were you logged in? I saw it when I wasn’t logged in, and then things got busy yesterday and I didn’t end up getting to it to do it myself, unfortunately. However, I can tell you that when I put in that language about the ineligibility, I took it directly from that Amazon page…I’m not sure I’ve ever used Groupon, but haven’t looked at it in years, certainly.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Oh, and it occurred to me…maybe they are going to do it on Cyber Monday, and the appearance when I saw it was a glitch…

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