On any given day, the retail giant adds and removes sales from this secret department on a handful of Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Kindle e-readers — and let us tell you, the savings are good! If you’re looking to build out a smart home or just want to read mountains of e-books on one gadget, you need to know about this page.
And Amazon will give you free shipping too. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods, exclusive sales and two-day shipping on many, many items. Not yet a member? Let's fix that: You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).
Check out our favorite finds below, and shop the rest of the secret sales on Amazon devices here:
Made with a 300ppi glare-free screen, the Kindle Paperwhite — on sale for $85 — offers a display bright enough to mimic the effect of reading from an actual page, without the headache-inducing reflection. Just as cool: An adjustable light shifts to accommodate the setting.
"...The display is gorgeous," raved a five-star reviewer. "I love how crisp the lettering is and how the pages actually look like real paper. There's barely any glare on the screen when held up in sunlight —a huge advantage over the iPad Mini ...."
Grab the e-reader that nearly 90,000 shoppers love — it's at an all-time low price right now.
Need a new TV? Amazon has the wildly popular Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition on sale for just $110! The standout set delivers eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality — both of which are rare in this price range. The audio is top notch, too — and Alexa is included in the remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of movie titles (and who is), you can just say, “Alexa, play Knives Out,” and she’ll make your wish come true.
“I am honestly very pleasantly surprised with how much I like this TV,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “As far as clarity goes, I believe HD720p is plenty for this screen size. I’m a bit of a TV snob and the lower clarity is not noticeable in this size.”
Echo Frames — 60 bucks off right now — are designed to direct audio towards your ears, while also minimizing what the people around you can hear. So now you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts without worrying about what anyone else thinks or hears.
A huge perk of the Echo Frames? Alexa is built-in, so you can make calls (when synced to a smartphone), set reminders, add to your to-do lists, hear the news and control your smart home with just the sound of your voice — all from your frames! Noisy outside around you? No problem. Echo Frames will automatically adjust the volume based on the noise level of your environment.
Shoppers are rocking the Echo Frames. "Sound quality is fantastic and I'm impressed with the quality of the microphone as well," added a smitten user. "...It's pretty secret-agent awesome."
Earlier this week, Torontonian Chad Barnard's morning coffee run revealed quite the surprise. "I looked up and thought 'what's a camera doing here?'" Barnard said. He discovered the CCTV camera outside his home near Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue, aimed directly at his bedroom window of his home. Toronto Police Services spokesperson Connie Osborne said that camera was incorrectly installed, never activated, and promptly removed. But Barnard, who's lived in the neighbourhood for nine years
NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it was vandalized with black paint and marked with the logo of a white supremacist group. But members of the group that installed the statue painstakingly cleaned it, and local residents and one of Floyd's brothers gathered around it this week to bid farewell
Five people were treated in hospital for stab wounds in Cranbrook, B.C., after a fight broke out between two rival biker gangs from Alberta, police say. Cranbrook RCMP responded to a report of multiple people fighting at a gas station on Cranbrook Street North at 7 p.m. Friday. Police separated the two groups, RCMP said in a release, and determined they were rival motorcycle gangs from Alberta who were passing through the B.C. city. Shortly after the fight, officers were called to the local hosp
A 32-year-old man, who was wanted on a surety warrant in two alleged hate-motivated incidents where antisemitic slurs were hurled at victims, has been arrested, Toronto police said Saturday. Michael Park was arrested on the strength of the warrant at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police said. No additional charges were laid. He will appear at Old City Hall on Saturday. This is Park's third arrest recently. He was initially arrested on July 6 after police were called to Stanley Park in the King Street Wes
Some Toronto cyclists say they were surprised and frustrated this week after being handed tickets in High Park for biking above the posted speed limit of 20 kilometres per hour. Tracy Osborn said she and her husband were riding downhill on the west side of the park Tuesday morning, when they were each ticketed $125. "For me, it was disbelief: I'm getting my first speeding ticket on a bike," said Osborn, who noted she was riding a commuter bike, and that there weren't many people around at the ti
Recent developments: Even fully vaccinated should be tested if symptomatic, say health officials. Ottawa reported six COVID-19 cases Saturday and no new deaths. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said an uptick in COVID-19 cases since Ontario's Step 3 reopening is expected, but urged people not to let up on testing and safety measures even if they're fully vaccinated. OPH reported six new cases, and no new deaths on Saturday. One patient is in hospital with COVID-19. WATCH | Ottawa's
The remains of an Alberta man missing since June have been found near Crowsnest Pass, police say. RCMP in Crowsnest Pass — 165 kilometres southwest of Calgary — received a report from Alberta Fish and Wildlife on July 20 about possible human remains in a rural area. The Alberta RCMP major crimes and forensics teams went to the scene and identified the remains as Lane Tail Feathers, a 35-year-old man from Fort MacLeod, Alta., who was reported missing by his family on June 20. Tail Feathers had be
Military divers have returned to Newfoundland waters to finish a job that began two years ago: removing ammunition and explosives from vessels sunk during the Second World War. During the war, in an attempt to prevent iron ore supplies from reaching Allied forces, four ships were sunk by German U-boats off the coast of Bell Island in Newfoundland's Conception Bay. The unexploded ordnance on these ships remained intact for 76 years, until the Joint Task Force Atlantic undertook a mission in July
After months of slow sales amid the pandemic's public-health restrictions, hotels and restaurants saw a boost in the last couple of weeks, according to new data from Moneris, an electronic payment-processing firm. Spending at Calgary hotels during the Stampede was up 90 per cent compared to last year, while restaurants and bars in the city saw an increase of 51 per cent. The data is based on debit and credit card transactions. "What this did show us is what coming back to life could look like,"
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the cap
Concerns around mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses have started to arise locally after various jurisdictions have begun to label mixed-dose recipients as not fully immunized. “In Canada, combining vaccines is allowed. However, in certain other jurisdictions, it's not,” said Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU). “So, if people don't have two matching doses of Pfizer or two doses of Moderna, they will not be considered by that jurisdiction as fully immunized.” D
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea to only a handful of rivers in eastern and central Maine. The fish are protected at the federal level under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but a coalition of environmental groups and scientists said the fish could be afforded mo
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade. March organizers expected record crowds at the event, and called on participants to express their opposition to recent steps by populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government that critics say stigmatize sexual minorities in the Central European country. Budapest Pride spok
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own strength and coattails. Biden motorcaded across the Potomac River to back Terry McAuliffe, a former governor looking for a second term whose centrist leanings in many ways mirror those of the president. The race is
MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. "We decided to evacuate early," said Luzviminda Tayson, 61.
Bad news for fans of having a beer while out on a hike or camping trip. That tasty alcohol? Mosquitoes seem to like it just as much as you do. "If you're having a cold beer or two at the end of the day, that can make you more attractive to mosquitoes," said Dan Peach, an entomologist who studies the insects in B.C. and Yukon. It appears to be another bad mosquito year in Yukon, in part because conditions have been just right for them to live long and prosper. "Climate change models predict warme
Many Albertans will be rooting for Canadian athletes over the next couple weeks as they compete at Tokyo 2020, including eight who are from the Edmonton area. The Tokyo Olympics officially started after an opening ceremony Friday morning. The sporting event runs until Aug. 8. Here's a look at some local athletes who competing overseas — some of whom are somewhat new to their sport, but have high hopes of coming home with a medal nonetheless. Marco Arop - 800m Arop, 22, is from Edmonton, but his
BERLIN (AP) — Around 65,000 revelers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, more than three times as many as expected. It was the biggest demonstration in Berlin since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade started with a call from Klaus Lederer, Berlin’s senator for culture, to make the city a “queer-freedom zone” in response to deteriorating safety for gays and lesbians in Hungary and neighboring Poland. “LGBT-free zones” have bee