Amazon has announced its Kindle First early-delivery eBook Program. Amazon's editors will select four Editors' Picks books each month. Each Editors' Pick is available for Kindle for $1.99 in advance of its official release date. Readers are limited to one book per month. The program was introduced on November 1.
Merchants must have caught on to the holiday spirit, because it's beginning to look a lot like free stuff everywhere we go. Today we've got six Editors' Choice freebie deals, just waiting to be snagged. From free gift cards to free music to free comic books, it looks like Christmas is coming a little earlier this year.
Musician's Friend offers the Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp in four colors for $14.46 with free shipping. (Amazon offers it to Prime members in Burgundy or Aqua for the same price.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $8. It features volume, tone and overdrive controls, 9-volt battery, leather handle, and belt clip.
Amazon offers its Prime members the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series on Blu-ray for $19.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $3.98.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $25. This 6-disc set includes all of the sixth series.
Of note, Best Buy offers Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series on Blu-ray for $19.99. Choose in-store pickup to avoid the $2.99 shipping fee. That's $3 under the lowest total price we could find elsewhere. (Most merchants charge $40 or more.)
Amazon discounts a selection of children's eBooks for Kindle, with prices starting at 1 cent. That's one of the best sales we've seen on these titles at Amazon. Among the offerings are The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, and The Legend of Lightning Larry.
WBShop offers the The Dark Knight Trilogy: Limited Edition Gift Set on Blu-ray Disc for $19.99 with free shipping. (Amazon charges the same price for Prime members.) That's $33 off list and the second-best price we've ever seen for this set. (We saw it for a buck less in October, although that deal required padding.) In addition to a 64-page excerpt from The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, it includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Update: The price has increased at WBShop; however, Amazon still offers it for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members. (Non-members pay a $3.98 shipping fee.)
The Amazon MP3 Store offers downloads of the 100 Must-Have Classical Christmas Concertos MP3 Album for $1.09. That's the lowest price we could find for this 100-track, DRM-free holiday album, released in October. (iTunes charges $5.99.) Amazon MP3 Downloader is required.
Amazon offers Prime members The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray / DVD for $9.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend over $35 for free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $3.98.) That's $5 under our June mention, a current low by $5, and the lowest total price we've seen. It comes with an UltraViolet digital copy.
Amazon Local offers a coupon for $3 off downloads of select holiday albums from the Amazon MP3 Store. (The code will be automatically applied to your cart.) Choose from ten holiday albums, with prices starting at $2 (after coupon). That's the lowest price we could find by at least $3. Amazon MP3 Downloader is required. Deal ends December 22. A couple best bets, with prices after coupon:
Amazon MP3 Store offers 127 karaoke MP3 downloads from The Karaoke Channel for free. Each is at least $1 off. Choose from karaoke versions of songs from Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj's, Rascal Flatts, Flo Rida, New Kids On The Block, and more. Amazon MP3 Downloader is required.
Amazon offers its Prime members preorders for the 2-Disc Frozen on Blu-ray/DVD Combo for $24.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can get free shipping on orders of $35 or more; otherwise, shipping adds $3.98.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. Note that no release date is currently provided.
Also available are preorders for Frozen on DVD for $20.99 with free shipping for Prime members or the other shipping options listed above. That's $9 off and another price low.
Best Buy is taking preorders of the Fast & Furious 6 Blu-ray Steelbook for $19.99 with free shipping. (Amazon offers the same price for its Prime members.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $4. This collector's set includes the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD editions loaded with extra content.
Amazon offers its Prime members Office Space: Special Edition with Flair! on Blu-ray Disc for $4.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend over $35 for free shipping; otherwise, it adds $2.98.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. It includes special behind-the-scenes features and deleted scenes.
Walmart cut prices on select Blu-ray books to as low as $7.50, as listed below. Choose Site-to-Store pickup to avoid shipping fees, which start at $4.97. They're each at least $2 under the best we could find elsewhere. The deals:
Amazon offers Prime members over 800 Blu-ray disc moviesunder $10 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $3.98.) With prices starting $3.99, that's one of the strongest discounts we've seen on Blu-ray movies from Amazon this year, putting many at the lowest total price we could find. (We last saw an offer for $6 off select Blu-ray titles at Amazon in May.) Choose from titles such as Fight Club, Moneyball, Pulp Fiction, Elf, Braveheart, and more. Note that many titles are temporarily out of stock but still available to order. Some best bets: