Prime Day is Tuesday & Wednesday (12-13 July)!

Prime Day is Tuesday & Wednesday (12-13 July)!

It’s time for

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

which is 12 & 13 July (this Tuesday & Wednesday)!

Of course, there are deals now!

This is an annual event for

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


While we’re comfortable, we’ve moved into a phase where we are likely to have negative cash flow for a while (but the long term future looks fine, and this is expected). That changes my approach a bit: this will be the 1st year I won’t be carefully watching for a

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


We have it now and when it runs out, we’ll try just using

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

There are about a 1,000 books in there you can read with your Prime membership.

I should emphasize, I don’t see a point where we wouldn’t be Prime members! Too many benefits!

One of the things I’ve “bought” is adding


as a channel to Prime Video for $0.99 a month for the first two months. This is a “cancel” any time deal, and I’m setting a reminder to cancel it before it hits the normal $9.99. That’s my plan right now: I’ve got a lot to watch already! However, as an old school Trekkie, I’ve heard good things about Strange New Worlds. I like an optimistic Star Trek. I do want to be clear, though: whatever you like is okay with me! Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, after all. 🙂 This will give me a chance to watch it.

While the first Prime Day had a lot of things almost instantly sell out, I don’t feel like you have to be hovering over the Buy Button any more…at least not as much. This is more of a heads up, and then your own strategies should work. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

One weird tip for you: we sort of accidentally got a Credit Karma account (that’s where Turbo Tax offered to put the tax refund, and I was so relieved to get done with the taxes, that I just said yes).

What happens is they just randomly pay for things people have “charged” (it’s a debit account, not credit…they call it a “spend account”). I never thought that would happen, but they paid for a $74 bill for us…so far! I’ve changed that to be our default card for Amazon: CK shows you who has won in the past couple of hours (just by 1st name and state), how much they got, and how many times they’ve won. The highest number of times winning we’ve seen is 45, but there is almost always someone who has won at least ten times before…and almost always someone who wins over $100. Totally up to you, of course! It didn’t make a lot of sense to me (it doesn’t cost us anything), so we looked up the business model. I see ads for things like car loans. I just ignore them. What I read is that CK gets something like a finder’s fee: they are referring good customer prospects.

Last thing I’ll say for now:

My Silver Falchion award-winning mystery writing sib, Kris Calvin, has the second book in the Emma Lawson series coming out on Prime Day. I’m sure that’s a coincidence: the publication date wold have been set well before we knew when Prime Day was!

Under a Broken Sky

It’s available for pre-order in Kindle format (or as a hardback).

Amazon has the first book

All That Fall

on sale right now for $1.99 for the Kindle edition…I’m guessing that goes through Prime Day.

If you spot any deals you want to share with my readers, feel free to comment on this post or let my readers know on Twitter:

Remember that you can buy gifts for others, and for places like non-profits!

Amazon Charity Lists

Happy shopping!

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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


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