In tonight’s Lightning Deals will be a Ruby Tuesday $50 Gift Card at 8:44PM for Prime Members. These are almost always 20% Off on Lightning Deals and sell out fast. And tomorrow morning, Margaritaville 5 O’Clock Somewhere Adult Coloring Book Collector’s Edition With 24 Colored Pencils, Pencil Sharpener and 4 Drink Coasters is in the Lightning Deals, starting at 8:29AM.
Would you be willing to rent a top selling book in order to get it for under $2? Google thinks you would and has a “sales” page set up for 3-day rentals. I suppose if they happened to have just the book you were desperate to read and you had an upcoming 3-day weekend or beach vacation with nothing in your TBR list, their rentals might be worth checking out. A quick perusal turned up a number of titles that weren’t that new, though, including one, Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits with Gun: A Kopp Sisters Novel ($9.99 Kindle), that I’ve featured three times as a bargain title since it was released two years ago. For those that plan ahead, that title is firmly esconced in their libraries, to be read at their leisure or re-read in the years ahead, for about the same $1.99 that Google wants for renting the ebook today. Another title, Lisa Jackson’s Deep Freeze: West Coast #1 ($6.99 Kindle), is only $0.99 to rent from Google Play, but has been featured three times here in the last year, once as a Kindle Daily Deal, then on two different Open Road One-Day Deals. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
In other Google news, there is a new $5 credit being offered to some of their customers, for use on any book priced at $5 or more. Click the link and if you are one of the lucky few, you’ll see these offer terms and can click on Continue to add the credit to your account. You’ll then see a page of “suggested” titles, such as Stephen King’s The Gunslinger: Dark Tower #1 ($4.99 with discount) or Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe ($0.23 with discount), but you can purchase any book priced over $5.00. A few people have reported issues using the credits with some indie-published books and I use the credits I get to drive down the cost of higher priced, traditionally published books that I don’t think will be bargain priced anytime soon. Their Topsellers under $10 page is a good spot to start a search at Google, but I often just do searches at Amazon or check my wishlist there.
One series that I’ve currently started, Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas, would be a good one to take advantage of the coupon. You can still pick up the first in the series, Midnight Crossroad for 2.99 on Kindle or at Google), then use the $5 Google coupon for
I also lucked into a $1 App Credit at Google today, which I will probably have a harder time spending than the book credit. I’m more likely to install Plants vs. Zombies™ Heroes or Plants vs. Zombies™ 2, which are both free to install, than a 99 cent app. Both have in-app purchases, but since I finished the original Plants vs. Zombies™ without ever spending a cent, I doubt that a $1 credit will come in that handy. And since playing the game can consume hours and hours which I could instead spend reading, I may have to resist both.
Open Road One Day Deals & Promos
The Colby’s Coin Series: The Gold Coin and The Silver Coin ($1.99 Kindle), by Andrea Kane
More Daily Deals
I Love You Today by Marcia Gloster for $1.99 and You’re Still the One: Ribbon Ridge #6 by Darcy Burke are the Nook Daily Finds at B&N. Neither are price matched on Kindle, although You’re Still the One by Darcy Burke is marked down to $2.99 at Amazon.
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland ($3.99 Kindle, $2.95/$1.99WS Audible), by Rebekah Crane [Skyscape], narrated by Caitlin Kelly [Brilliance Audio] – Named one of Bustle’s 8 Best YA Books of December 2016
UK Kindle Daily Deals
All prices current at the time the post is written. Most bargain books remain at their listed price until “midnight” (each store operates on it’s own timezone and schedule), but prices can change at any moment. I have seen prices change within the hour or even minutes after posting.
Note: Any Amazon links go to the post on the blog, rather than directly to Amazon. Just click the link from the blog post itself to go to Amazon from there.