Amazon Gift Card
Amazon Gift Cards are an amazing gift option for indecisive individuals. What makes this gift so great is the fact that the recipient can choose between millions of items across Amazon’s store. If you’re worried that these cards will expire as most others do, don’t worry - Amazon.com gift cards never expire.
Gift card recipients will be able to choose their own gift and purchase it on the spot. Or, they could wait for an awesome Black Friday sale and use the gift card to score amazing deals. If the gift card recipient, for some reason, doesn’t want to use the gift card and wants to exchange it for cash instead, that is also a viable option. They can sell the gift card code on various gift card exchange websites and services.
Redeeming an Amazon Gift Card is both easy and convenient. The recipient receives a gift card with a unique code in their inbox. All they need to do is to log in to their Amazon accounts, open their account settings, enter the unique code, and the amount will be fully applied to their account. Very quick and easy.
Once the amount has been applied to the recipient’s account, they can choose to spend it as they wish. Amazon always offers incredible discounts, so they might even get their favorite item on sale. Get your Amazon Gift Card now and surprise your loved ones.
Amazon no longer sells print and Kindle magazines
You can no longer buy either print or Kindle Newsstand magazine and newspaper subscriptions from Amazon, as the company appears to implement yet another cost-cutting measure. The e-commerce giant announced that it was halting Newsstand subscriptions on March 9th (via The Verge) and that the change was going to take effect that very day. If you have an annual subscription, it will not be renewed, as well. You can continue managing your subscriptions — such as changing your delivery address — through Amazon until June 5th at 11:59PM PST. But after that, you'd have to get in touch with the publisher for any inquiry. Finally, Amazon will only be sending you the latest issues for your magazines and newspapers until September 4th. The good news is that you'll still be able to access all the digital issues that have already been delivered, and Amazon will send you a pro-rated refund for any undelivered issue. In a statement, Amazon spokesperson Julia Lee told The Verge that the company looks at each of its businesses to see what it should change as part of its annual operating planning review process. Lee explained: "Following an assessment of our magazine and newspaper subscriptions and single-issue sales, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue these services. We don't take these decisions lightly and are winding down these offerings in a phased manner over several months. We will continue to support customers, sellers and publishers during that time."Based on Lee's statement, the company wasn't making money from subscriptions, and they likely became a casualty that could be attributed to its cost-cutting efforts. Back in January, Amazon expanded its planned job cuts to cover 18,000 roles in the company after hiring thousands of new people to keep up with the heightened demand during the previous years' COVID lockdowns. Amazon also paused construction on its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia and shut down several cashierless Go stores over the past few months. If you want to keep receiving the newest issues of your magazines and newspapers, you'll have to look at alternative subscription options from their publishers. Some of them, however, will still be available as part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service. This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/amazon-no-longer-sells-print-kindle-magazines-092833960.html?src=rss
Anker Soundcore speakers are up to 30 percent off in Amazon sale
If you're looking to purchase a decent speaker, now may be the time. The Anker Soundcore Motion+ Speaker is currently 30 percent off on Amazon — down from $107 to $75 — as part of a wider Amazon sale on Anker's portable speakers. Engadget rated the Soundcore Motion+ as one of the best portable speakers for 2023 thanks to its level of sound quality for the price. It creates a clear bassy sound while also allowing for customization with six EQ modes controllable from your phone. The Bluetooth 5.0 speaker has a battery life of 12 hours, long enough for any late nights. Plus, it also offers with a 3.5mm AUX input for further listening options. The Motion+ is IPX7 waterproof, meaning it can keep pumping out tunes even if submerged in water for a half hour. It's round, thin frame certainly makes it one of the sleeker options of the Anker Soundcore family. Though right now only the black style is on sale, with the red and blue editions each available for $111. Two other Anker Soundcore speakers are also on sale if you're looking for something a bit cheaper. The Anker Soundcore Mini has a small discount, down from $24 to $20. Its features include 15 hours of playtime, FM-radio, and a noise-cancelling microphone. Plus, it's size makes transporting it a little more convenient than the Motion+ if you plan to regularly be on the go. For a little more money you can get the Anker Soundcore Flare Mini at $30. For an extra $10, it's probably the better option of the two if you plan on having a lot of outdoor parties this summer, especially near water, since this speaker is also IPX7 waterproof. Plus, it has nice LED lights and 360 degree sound. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/anker-soundcore-speakers-30-percent-off-amazon-sale-104539197.html?src=rss
Amazon tablet sale brings the Fire HD 8 down to $60
Amazon has kicked off another round of discounts for its Fire tablet lineup, with both standard and Kids models on sale. The highlight of the bunch is a deal that brings the latest Fire HD 8 down to $60. That's $5 more than the all-time low we saw over the holiday season, but still about $25 off the eight-inch tablet's typical street price since it arrived last September and $40 off Amazon's MSRP. Fire tablets as a whole have had the same drawbacks for many years now: They don't come with access to the Google Play Store or official Google apps by default, their hardware is neither as fast nor as nice-feeling as a good iPad, and the non-Kids models come with lock screen ads unless you pay extra. They make up for that, however, by being extremely affordable, and offering just enough performance to get by if all you need is a larger screen for reading, streaming video and casually browsing the web.The Fire HD 8 is likely the cheapest acceptable tablet for most people. It's made of plastic, and its 1,280 x 800 resolution display isn't as sharp as a full 1080p screen. Still, it's durable, its battery should last more than 10 hours on a charge, it charges over USB-C and you can expand its 32GB of storage up to 1TB with a microSD card. While it won't feel fast, it's serviceable if you stick to the basics, and its display gets bright enough. As with all Fire tablets, you'll get more out of it if you already subscribe to Amazon Prime and use services like Prime Video, Audible or the Kindle app. It's not a great value at full price, but its shortcomings should be easier to accept at this deal price.Elsewhere in the sale, the Kids and Kids Pro versions of the Fire HD 8 are each down to $100. That's $20 more than their all-time lows but still roughly $30 off their average street price. These get you the same hardware as the standard model, but with a large protective case (the Pro's is a bit slimmer), a more kid-friendly UI activated by default, a two-year warranty and a one-year subscription to Amazon's Kids+ content service. Several Fire HD 10 tablets are also discounted, with the base model down to $120. That's not a great deal — we've seen the device fall under $100 many times before — but the slate itself is faster and offers a bigger 10.1-inch display with a sharper 1,920 x 1,200 resolution.Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/amazon-tablet-sale-brings-the-fire-hd-8-down-to-60-154654168.html?src=rss