Amazon’s birthday discounts and other good deals happening today

In honor of Alexa's third birthday, here's a quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper.

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There are very few birthdays I care about. A few key family members, my dog, Doctor Who—because I have no clue when it is—and, I guess, Amazon’s Alexa, which is celebrating its third birthday right now. Amazon has got oodles of deals on its Alexa-enabled devices, like $50 off Amazon Tap, $50 off a 10-inch Fire Tablet and Echo Dot bundle, $20 off the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick bundle, and $33 off when you purchase three Echo Dots using DOT3PACK at checkout.

If Amazon devices aren’t your thing, enabled devices are also on sale. The Ecobee4 is $40 off, Eufy Genie is $10 off, and a free charging dock with purchase of UE Blast or Megablast.

Anker KARAPAX iPhone X Screen Protector Amazon


For the next couple of days Anker KARAPAX’ GlassGuard iPhone X screen protectors are 25 percent off. The protector is made of a reinforced glass and shatterproof membrane that stays intact even if the protector cracks. It is also designed for the iPhone X’s new curved screen. Get a pack of two for $6. Use the code KARAP113 at checkout.

Rothco All-Purpose Duty Gloves Mass Drop


This pair of Rothco gloves are typically $22, but today on Massdrop, you can get them for $15. They’re made of polyester, spandex, and leather, have extra protective padding on the palms and fingertips, and have an elastic wrist to keep them secure.

K’NEX Building Kits Amazon


Today on Amazon, snag a K’NEX kit for 40 percent off. That includes this 639-piece roller coaster kit or this 863-piece kit that can build 100 different models. Plenty more options can be found here.

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Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.