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Amazon Cyber Monday deals: Moto Z 30% off, Sony 1080p TV for $150, and more (updated)

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Mobile shopping is making it less relevant, but Cyber Monday is still a day to look out for cool deals. We’ve already rounded up some of the best deals for Cyber Monday 2016, but Amazon has a fresh batch that you should definitely check out.

There’s a little something for everyone on Amazon’s deals list for Cyber Monday. Here are some of the highlights:

In addition, Amazon has ongoing discounts on some of its most popular devices.

There are a few more Cyber Monday 2016 deals going live today on Amazon, and we’ll update this post as soon as that happens. Let us know if someone piqued your interest and happy shopping!

Amazon’s Black Friday deals are kicking in, here are some of the best

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The actual Black Friday is finally here, and if you’re not sick of deals already, we’ve got a bunch more coming your way right now.

We’ve already rounded up a variety of bargains in our updated Black Friday tech deals list, but some offers warrant their own posts and Amazon definitely fits that description. The retail giant just unveiled its deals for today, and there are some doozies in there. Here’s a breakdown:

As always, Amazon has some solid deals on its own devices. Here’s a selection:

These are the deals that have just gone live at midnight on Amazon, but the retailer will have more promos kicking in over the next hours and throughout the day.

Some of the deals we’ve listed above are valid today only, while others are scheduled to be available throughout the weekend. That said, quantities are likely limited, so make sure you make up your mind fast.

What’s your favorite deal so far?

Amazon Alexa can now help you prepare 60,000 recipes

Not only can you buy Black Friday deals with Amazon’s voice-activated assistant Alexa, you can now ask it for recipes too. Cooking website Allrecipes has introduced an Alexa skill which allows users to search the website’s catalog of 60,000 recipes for step-by-step instructions on how to prepare them.

You can ask Alexa for a specific dish, ask what can be cooked with certain ingredients, or even get a suggestion based on cooking time. For example, ask Alexa what you can make with chicken and sweetcorn and it will make a meal recommendation based on that criteria, along with an estimated cooking time. If it will take too long, you can tell Alexa how much time you want to spend cooking and it will make another recommendation. Check it out in the ad below.

Users can download the Alexa skill to their smartphone in the Alexa app by tapping the “Skills” option in the menu and searching for Allrecipes.

In other Alexa news, Amazon recently launched its Black Friday online store and introduced Alexa-exclusive deals, allowing Prime members to carry out complete voice-activated purchases on Alexa-enabled devices.

For more on Allrecipes Alexa functionality, visit the Allrecipes website.

Amazon introduces early Black Friday Alexa-exclusive deals

Amazon has provided a number of ways to help consumers spend cash this holiday season. From early Black Friday sales, to buyers guides, to deals available exclusively through its digital assistant Alexa; the latter of which, you can take advantage of this weekend.

Until November 21, Amazon is holding a sale for its Prime members which can only be purchased via Alexa. Just ask “Alexa, what are your deals?” to one of Amazon’s speakers like the Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap – or to a Fire TV or Fire HD Tablet – to receive a list of potential items for purchase (you can also view all of the deals online here).

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When you’ve found what you want, just say “Alexa, order [product name]” to place your order. The items on offer are set to change throughout the coming days, but as of the time of writing you can cash-in on deals like:

  • $80 off a 32-inch Samsung 1080p LED TV: say, “Alexa, order a Samsung TV”
  • $30 off a Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App controlled robot: say, “Alexa, order a Star Wars robot”
  • $50 off an Amazon Tap: say, “Alexa, order an Amazon Tap”
  • $80 off Beyerdynamic Limited Edition Headphones: say, “Alexa, order studio headphones”
  • $6 off a Garth Brooks Ultimate Hits CD: say, “Alexa, order a Garth Brooks CD” (no, really.)

Check out the deals for yourself at Amazon and let us know in the comments if there’s anything worth picking up.

Deal: Grab this Samsung EVO 64GB microSD card for $22.40 at Amazon

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As we use our smartphones and tablets more and more to store photos, videos and music files, your onboard storage can fill up pretty quick. If your device has a microSD slot, you can quickly solve that problem. Today, Amazon has a sale on the 64GB version of the Samsung EVO microSD card for just $22.40.

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In case you are wondering, that price is a huge 63 percent discount compared to its $59.99 list price tag. You will be saving $37.59 by getting this version of the Samsung EVO at this price. Smaller versions of the microSD card are also on sale at Amazon, with the 16GB version selling for just $8.99 (a savings of $6) and the 32GB version priced at $18.49 (a discount of $19.51).

However, why get the smaller versions when for a few dollars more you can go and grab the big 64GB Samsung EVO card? You and your mobile device deserve to get the large bump in storage, so why not go for it and grab this Amazon deal while you can.

What sort of files do you use the most that need a bigger microSD card?

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Amazon Music Unlimited offers family plan for up to six users for $15 a month

The recently launched Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service now has a new option for people who want to share their account with more people. Amazon’s new family plan for Music Unlimited allows up to six users to access the service for $14.99 a month. The older individual plan costs $7.99 a month, so this is a huge value for the money.

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Each family member will get his or her own personal recommended list of songs under this new plan while still offering access to tens of millions of tunes. It still offers features such as offline and ad-free listening, access to thousands of playlists, and more. Amazon Music Unlimited is available for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS and of course Amazon’s own hardware products like its Fire tablets and its Echo connected speakers.

The $14.99 a month fee is the same for both Amazon Prime and non-Prime subscribers, and compares well to similar plans from Spotify and Apple Music, both of which offer the same price for up to six people. However, if you are signed up to Prime, there’s the option to get the family Amazon Music Unlimited plan for $149 a year. That’s a savings of nearly $30 a year compared to paying with the monthly plan. If you haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime, you are in luck as you can get it for just $79 a year for today only.

Earlier this week, Amazon Music Unlimited launched in the UK, Germany and Austria, but so far the company has not revealed just how many people have signed up to use it.

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Get a year of Amazon Prime for $79 – but you’ve only got one day to do it

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To celebrate the imminent premiere of the Amazon-exclusive series, The Grand Tour, featuring the former cast of Top Gear, Amazon is offering a one-day-only 20% discount on the cost of a new annual membership to Amazon Prime. “Starting Friday, November 18 at 12:00am ET and concluding at 11:59pm PT, Amazon Prime will be available for just $79,” Amazon announced in a press release.

The Grand Tour will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday November 18 with weekly new episodes for 12 weeks. Owners of Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo and Dot will also be granted a new The Grand Tour voice command skill. U.S.-based users that take advantage of the skill between November 19 and December 22 will be entered in a weekly random drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.com:

In The Grand Tour skill, featuring the voices of hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May, customers will receive a new clue every Thursday about what to watch for in the upcoming episode of the series, and new trivia will be released each Saturday. Fans who are truly “on the tour” and answer all three questions right will unlock exclusive video content.

This is obviously great timing for anyone planning to take advantage of Amazon’s Black Friday deals. Of course, if you continue your subscription to Amazon Prime beyond 12 months, you’ll revert back to the usual $99/year fee though. Hit the source link below if you want to take a closer look at the various benefits of an Amazon Prime subscription.

Have you tried Amazon Prime? Will you be signing up this Friday?

Amazon kicks off its massive Black Friday sale with list of the best deals on offer

As you’ve probably heard, Amazon is doing Black Friday a little differently this year. Rather than just offering deals on November 25 and the Monday following, Amazon has 35 days of deals available, starting today and ending on December 22.

There’s a massive list of the best deals available here, but do note that they aren’t all live now. There will be a steady stream of new deals going live as often as every five minutes, so be prepared to have a permanent Amazon tab open in your browser or download the Amazon shopping app from Google Play.

Amazon does note that “many of the best Black Friday deals on Amazon heat up during the ‘Turkey 5’ – those five popular days of online shopping starting on Thanksgiving Day and continuing through Cyber Monday”. So if you want to avoid completely destroying your bank balance, you may want to restrict your impulse shopping to that time period.

Amazon kicks off its massive Black Friday sale with list of the best deals on offer

Some of the nicest deals on offer include big savings on various Kindles and Fire tablets, $40 off the Amazon Echo and more Amazon gear reductions. If you’re in the market for a new TV there’s plenty on offer from the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG. There’s also a bunch of discounts on toys, tools, kitchen appliances, pet products, video games, sports equipment and of course: books.

Stay tuned for our mammoth roundup of all the best Black Friday deals from around the internet.

Deal: Amazon Prime one-year subscription, £59 for the next three days (UK)

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Sign up for Amazon Prime in the UK before Friday and you’ll receive a full year’s subscription for £59 instead of the normal £79 asking price. The promotion, which gives access to Amazon’s Prime music, Prime delivery and Prime video services for just £4.92 per-month, is available to new Amazon Prime members only.

The list of benefits for Prime members includes:

  • Unlimited, free one-day delivery on millions of eligible items
  • Amazon Prime Video – unlimited streaming of thousand of TV shows and movies
  • Amazon Prime Music – unlimited, ad-free streaming of 2 million tracks (not to be confused with Amazon’s new Music Unlimited service, which requires a separate subscription)
  • Amazon Prime Photos – secure, unlimited cloud photo storage
  • Kindle Owner’s Lending Library – more than 1 million books you can borrow only on Amazon hardware such as a Kindle or Fire tablet
  • Early access to lightning deals on Amazon.co.uk

Of course, Amazon will hope that consumers keep the subscription after the 12-month period, when the price will automatically revert to £79. By this point, customers may have become so accustomed to the service that they might not be able to peel themselves away.

That said, you can cancel the subscription at any time if you only want to cash-in on this for the first year. It basically works out at three free months.

Find the deal over at Amazon.co.uk and let us know in the comments if you think it’s worth the money.