The 23 Coolest Kitchen Gadgets on Amazon (That’ll Make You Want to Cook)

March 23, 2017 by Kyle
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Does Amazon have cool kitchen gadgets? Um, well, does a zebra have stripes? I recently went out and sought the coolest kitchen gadgets that Amazon sells and I came up with exactly 23. Here they are in no particular order. Go make your kitchen the envy of the neighborhood and buy a few.

The 23 Coolest Kitchen Gadgets on Amazon

1. GetTen 1-Step Corn Kerneler

GetTen New One-Step Corn Kerneler

This cool little kitchen gadget makes it really easy to remove corn kernels from the husk.

Great for parents with kids who can’t eat off the husk or have braces. The really cool thing about this kerneler is the reservoir that holds the kernels so they don’t fall all over the floor.

It comes with a stainless steel blade that quickly adjusts to the size of the ear of corn.

Price: $9

2. OXO 3-in-1 Multi-function Avocado Slicer Peeler

Rienar 3in1 Multi-function Avocado Slicer Peeler

I put this avocado tool in my wife’s Christmas stocking last year and she LOVES it. I’m a pretty romantic guy, huh?

It’ll cut right through the skin of the avocado, allow for easy removal of the seed, and slice it perfectly as well.

Literally the best thing since sliced bread.

Price: $9.99

3. HULLR 9-Piece Kitchen Gadgets Tools Set

HULLR 9-Piece Kitchen Gadgets Tools Set

This cool kitchen gadget set from HULLR comes with everything you need to save time in the kitchen.

The nine tools include a Pizza Cutter, Apple Corer, Vegetable Peeler, Multi-functional Bottle Opener, Cheese Slicer, Grater, Scoop, and Slicer.

Oh, and the whole thing gets great reviews on Amazon and comes with a handy rotating tool holder.

Price: $24.99

4. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Burrito Maker

Hamilton Beach 25495 Breakfast Burrito Maker

For less than $20, this breakfast burrito maker from Hamilton Beach will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Just layer all of your favorite ingredients and let the magic happen.

Price: $19

5. VOFO Herb Scissors Stainless Steel

VOFO Herb Scissors Stainless Steel

These stainless steel scissors will make quick work of any herbs you need cutting.

Comes with 5 separate blades and covers so you can get the exact cut your recipe calls for.

Price: $7

6. Original SNAP’N STRAIN by Kitchen Gizmo

Original SNAP'N STRAIN by Kitchen Gizmo

Why get the big ol’ colander dirty when you can quickly whip out the Snap’N Strain and have perfect pasta every time.

Well, unless you under cook it and need a knife to cut it. Haha.

Price: $8.47

7. Kitchen Art Pro Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel

Kitchen Art Professional Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel

This spice carousel from Kitchen Art is way cool.

From the Amazon product page, “Get the exact amount needed without measuring spoons; twist the dial for a perfect 1/4 teaspoon measurement”.

What a highly clever idea and a great buy for the gourmet in your life.

Price: $30.99

8. Rienar Veggie Slicer

Rienar Tomato Slicer

This veggie slicer from Rienar makes for a fast and easy way to slice tomatoes, potatoes, and citrus.

No more uneven slices and no more cutting your fingers off.

Price: $5

9. Miusco Stainless Steel Kitchen Set

Miusco Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Tools and Gadgets Set

This Miusco utensil set is very attractive and would look nice on any kitchen counter.

Regularly priced at $99.99, the set includes 1 soup ladle, 1 spoon, 1 strainer, 1 whisk, 1 slotted spatula, 1 slotted spoon and 1 potato masher.

And yes, it’s made of stainless steel.

Price: $19.99

10. Kenor Watermelon Knife & Fruit Slicer

Watermelon Slicer, Kenor Watermelon Knife & Fruit Slicer

If you love to cut open a ripe watermelon every summer, this tool from Kenor is a must-have.

It’ll allow you to perfectly slice or cube your next melon.

Price: $8

11. Easem Silicone Garlic Peeler

Easem Silicone Garlic Peeler

This garlic peeler from Easem is a must-have for any kitchen.

Not only will it save you time, and keep your hands from stinking, but it’ll give you a perfect garlic clove every time.

Price: $3.58

12. Bottle Can and Jar Opener Multi Kitchen Tool

Bottle Can and Jar Opener Multi Kitchen Tool Bundle Rheumatoid Arthritis

The only bottle opener you’ll ever need.

It will open twist offs, soda cans, glass bottles, pull tabs, and it even has a jar seal release.

Great for folks with arthritis who might have a difficult time otherwise.

Price: $15

13. Kitchen Utensils Sets 39 Pieces

Kitchen Utensils Sets 39 Pieces

This high-quality kitchen set has pretty much everything you’ll ever need.

Makes for a great gift for a newly married couple or college student setting off on their own.

Oh, and it also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Not happy with it? Return if for a full refund, no questions asked.

Price: $60

14. Spiral Vegetable and Fruit Slicer

Spiral Vegetable and Fruit Slicer

This veggie slicer from 1ByHome works on all types of veggies like carrots, zucchinis, turnips, rutabagas, cucumbers, and even large radishes.

The best part is it requires no batteries or electricity and is made of durable ceramic.

Price: $10.99

15. Pig Tail Food Flipper, Set of 2

Pig Tail Food Flipper, Set of 2

I have one of these by my BBQ and love it.

Makes flipping large meats like tri-tip and ribs an easy task. Love mine and makes for a great gift idea for Dad.

Price: $18

16. Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer

Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer for Kitchen

This slick meat thermometer from ZoomZam has a wide range of applications.

Not only does it work great on the barbecue, but also ice-creams, desserts, whole roasts, cake, cookies, jams, and preserves.

The instant temperature read feature will also save you precious time and you won’t lose a bunch of heat by having the over door open for an extended period of time.

Price: $17.99

17. Kitchen Candy Collapsible Over the Sink Colander

Kitchen Candy Collapsible Over the Sink Colander / Strainer

This collapsible “over the sink” colander is so slick it might need it’s own holiday.

It’s a clever space saver that you can also stick in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

It also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Price: $13.99

18. Culina French Fry Potato Cutter

Culina French Fry Potato Cutter

In-N-Out Burger will have nothing on you if you buy this clever french fry cutter from Culina.

It comes with 2 inter-changeable blades so you can pick the size of fries that you prefer.

It’s also a snap to clean and works great on other veggies as well.

Price: $19.71

19. AIDOUT Burger Press

AIDOUT Burger Press

After you’ve cut your french fries, use this AIDOUT burger press to make those juicy burgers perfect.

This bad boy gets glowing reviews on Amazon and makes for a great gift idea for the BBQ’r in your life.

Price: $11.99

20. Chef Remi 2-pc Kitchen Spatula Set

Latest 2-pc Kitchen Spatula Set

From reading the reviews, this will be the only spatula you’ll EVER need.

Both nylon spatulas can withstand heat up to 410 degree Fahrenheit and are considered very high-quality.

Price: $10

21. KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Blender

KitchenAid KHB1231HT 2-Speed Hand Blender

This KitchenAid hand blender quickly blends ingredients for smoothies, milk shakes, soups or baby food.

It comes in 19 colors so you can easily pick the color that complements your kitchen.

It gets amazing reviews too. They average 4.5 stars out of 5, with over 590 people chiming in with their opinion.

Price: $31.99

22. Mooray Jar Opener

Mooray Premium Jar Opener

The claim to fame with this Mooray jar opener is that it can open ANY sized can, bottle, or jar.

Even weak hands and wrists can now open jars and cans. Great for seniors who might have a tough time otherwise.

Price: $6.50

23. WINHI Stainless Steel Circular Rolling Knife

WINHI Stainless Steel Kitchen Circular Rolling Knife

While this kitchen gadget looks like something straight out of Star Wars, it’s actually a very useful rolling knife.

It can easily cut a variety of foods, including beef, vegetables, pizza, cakes, and fruit.

For the busy family, this tool will save a lot time when prepping dinner every night.

It’s also easy to take the knife a part and clean.

Price: $11.99

Happy shopping and happy eating.


By Kyle James

All image credits to Amazon.com.

Disclaimer: While all opinions are my own, I get a small kickback from Amazon if you go through the links on this page and make a purchase. Also, be aware that Amazon prices fluctuate often so the prices I have posted may be a little different than current pricing.

4 Smart Ways to Get Free or Heavily Discounted Subs at Subway

March 20, 2017 by Kyle
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Subway subs make for a tasty and healthy alternative to fast food, especially when traveling. But with some of their footlongs coming in at close to $10, it can be quite expensive if you’re not careful. With that in mind, here are some smart ways to get free, or heavily discounted subs at Subway locations. Hope this helps you save some money on your next meal.

4 Smart Ways to Get Free or Heavily Discounted Subs at Subway

Free Subway Sub

The single best way to score a free 6″ sub at Subway is to join their Text Club.  Here’s how to make it happen:

  • Visit this page and enter your mobile number and zip code.
  • Reply to the confirmation text and you’re good to go.
  • You must buy a 30 ounce drink to get the free sub at Subway.

Once you’re signed up, in addition to the free 6″ sub, you’ll also get weekly text offers for all kinds of free or discounted subs, drinks, and treats.

The Days of the Year When You Get Free Subway

Here are the days when Subway gets really generous and offer free subs.

  • National Sandwich Day – Also known as November 3rd, this is the day of the year when most Subway locations will give you a free 6″ sub when you buy any sub along with a drink.
  • Valentine’s Day – Last V-day, almost all Subway locations in the UK handed out free 6″ subs with the purchase of a drink. Look for this offer to come to the U.S. soon.
  • Customer Appreciation Day – This day varies every year but often happens in the U.S. in February, September, or October. Follow Subway on Facebook or Twitter to be kept in-the-know of future events that’ll score you a free Subway sub sandwich.

Be sure to also ask about customer appreciation events at your local Subway as many franchised locations offer them independently of “corporate” Subway.

Subway Coupons

Snagging a free Subway coupon is another awesome way to save. Here are some great coupon resources.

  • BeFrugal – Offers are updated weekly and include printable coupons and “Buy One, Get One for Free” offers.
  • Groupon – The folks at Groupon always keep their Subway page updated with money saving offers.
  • CouponSherpa – Luke and his crew keep their site and app loaded with all the newest Subway offers.

Also, if you’re a college student, keep an eye out in your student newspaper as you can often find Subway coupons within.

See Also: 7 Brilliant Ways to Save Money at Subway (and Get More Chow!)

Subway 6 Dollar Sub

While this tip won’t get you a free sub, it will score you a great deal.

If you regularly eat lunch at Subway, and you’re not checking out the “sub of the day”, you’re clearly over-spending.

Each day of the week you can score a different $6 footlong sub.

Can’t eat an entire footlong? Save the 6″ for lunch the following day. $3 for lunch is about as cheap as you’ll find anywhere, plus it’s pretty darn healthy.

Ask the Reader: How do you save money at Subway, or better yet, score completely free subs?


By Kyle James

Photo by Mike Mozart.

Shop 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon to Get Price Protection

March 15, 2017 by Kyle
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As I’ve talked about in the past, Amazon no longer offers price adjustments on anything besides HDTV’s. Totally silly that they changed their policy as it’s costing the company money as savvy shoppers simply return items and buy them at the new lower price.

But with that said, I recently discovered a clever workaround to this new Amazon policy. When shopping on Amazon, consider buying from 3rd party sellers as most will happily offer you a price adjustment if their price drops within a reasonable period of time. Here are the details…

Shop 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon to Get Price Protection

Here’s what you need to know to add this tip to your savings toolbox:

  • When shopping on Amazon.com, start making it a habit to see if 3rd party sellers are selling the item for the same price as Amazon, or less.
  • For this hack to work, the item has to be sold by a 3rd party and not fulfilled by Amazon.
  • If you can afford to wait a little longer to get the item, and it’s competitively priced, buy from the 3rd party seller.
  • Keep an eye on the price of the items you’ve purchased in the past 30 days. Tip: On significant purchases, I like to set a calendar alert on my smartphone to remind myself to check on any price adjustment opportunities.
  • When you find a 3rd party seller (that you bought from) has dropped their price, go to the item’s product page and click on the sellers name to visit their Amazon page. See image below to see where to click.

  • Then on their Amazon page, click on “Ask a Question” or call their customer service number if available and politely ask them if a price adjustment is available.
  • Many, if not most, 3rd party Amazon sellers try hard to protect their reputation and will happily offer you a price adjustment within 14-30 days after your item is delivered.
  • Rate of success? I’ve tried this 11 times over the past 6 months and got a price adjustment (within 48 hours) 8 separate times. Not too shabby.
  • I’ve also received several emails from Amazon shoppers the past few months who’ve had success with this little trick.

It’s worth nothing that this hack won’t make sense on every item, especially for Prime members who want the item delivered in 2 days.

The good news is that many 3rd party Amazon sellers also offer free shipping, but it’ll usually take 5 business days for the package to get to your front door.

But if you’re not in a hurry to get the item, and the price tends to fluctuate, it’s worth your time to shop 3rd party sellers on Amazon knowing that a price adjustment is a viable option.

If you want to stick to “Prime eligible items” the only way you can get price protection is to return the item to Amazon and re-buy it at the lower price. It’s a time consuming drill but worth it for significant purchases.

Mileage will obviously vary with this hack as 3rd party sellers on Amazon aren’t beholden to a price protection policy.

But the good news for us shoppers is that many sellers will happily give you price protection as it gives them a “leg up” over Amazon. Not to mention it inevitably creates loyal customers who’ll buy from them again.

Ask the Reader: Have you ever dealt with 3rd party sellers on Amazon? If so, have you ever received a price adjustment when their price dropped?


By Kyle James

The 13 Best Tech Products on Amazon for Under $20

March 10, 2017 by Kyle
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While I’ve written about some of the better deals on Amazon in the past, I’ve never focused solely on tech products. So I figured I’d spend some time and do the fun research of coming up with the coolest tech buys on Amazon that are all priced under $20. Thanks to my Facebook followers for some great suggestions as well. Here’s how my list of great Amazon tech deals currently breaks down.

The 13 Best Tech Products on Amazon Under $20

1. AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

AmazonBasics BlueTooth Speaker

Amazon has created one of the best (if not the best), portable and affordable Bluetooth speaker.

It packs 2 internal 2.5-watt speakers and 2 full-range drivers for a rich bass without any distortion.

It also comes with a built-in microphone for hands free calling. All for under $20…it’s no wonder it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 580 customer reviews.

Price: $19.99


2. KeylessOption Keyless Entry Remote Control Fob

KeylessOption Keyless Entry Remote Control Fob

If you’ve ever tried to replace a lost or broken key fob on your car, you know just how expensive they are at the dealership.

For a fraction of the price, you can get one for your car from Amazon and program it yourself.

I recently did this on my old Chevy Silverado and it only took a couple minutes and the new key fob has worked great ever since.

Price: $16.95

3. Sony ICFC1 Alarm Clock Radio

Sony ICFC1 Alarm Clock Radio

This cool Sony Alarm Clock, priced at under $20, is the last one you’ll ever need.

Not only does it do everything you expect from an alarm clock, but it also 3 dimming levels, a solid speaker for radio listening, and a very attractive and sleek design.

Price: $19.99

4. VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting

VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting

This VTech cordless phone comes in below $15 and is one of the better tech buys on Amazon.

Some of the popular features include Caller ID/call waiting, backlit keypad and display, 30 name and number phone book, and a voicemail waiting indicator.

Price: $14.89

5. Samsung Wireless Charging Pad with 2A Wall Charger

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad with 2A Wall Charger

Just set your Samsung device on top of this Samsung charger and you’re done. Automatic charging, no more cables to mess with.

It will work with all Qi-enabled Samsung devices. So cool…when will Apple have something similar?

Price: $20.30

6. SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC

A 32GB SDHC for less than $13? Yes, that day has come.

This “Ultra” version from SanDisk not only gets great reviews, but it’s twice as fast as ordinary SDHC cards.

Whether your looking for a card for digital pictures or HD video, this one has you covered and the price is definitely right.

Price: $12.95

7. CVLIFE 12×50 Compact Spotting Scope (with Compass and Pouch)

CVLIFE 12x50 Compact Spotting Scope With Compass and Pouch

For those of you who know more about these things than I, here are some specs on this cool CVLIFE scope.

Field of view specs: 1200/9600M; Magnification: 12x; Objective Diameter: 50mm(1.97”); Length: 7.48″(190mm); Ocular Lens Diameter: 35mm(1.38”).

With 12x magnification, this is a very affordable little scope with a bunch of cool possible uses.

Price: $16.99

8. Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

This Sabrent USB Hub is a must have for quickly transferring files and pictures.

It’s also a great tool for those who need to keep multiple USB sticks plugged into their computer at once.

This one has over 5,800 reviews on Amazon and averages 4.5 stars out of 5. Hard to go wrong.

Price: $9.99

9. Logitech Harmony 350 for Universal Control

Logitech Harmony 350 for Universal Control

Before you rip me for posting this because of the price, let me explain.

This Logitech Universal Remote packs an amazing punch for the price.

It’ll allow you to control up to 8 devices and offers “1-Touch Entertainment” so you can press a single button and watch TV or play a Bluray Movie.

Don’t spend less for a universal remote that has a shaky track record as it’ll cause nothing but frustration and anger which will make you want to throw it out the window.

Price: $24.99

10. Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator

Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator

If you have a kid in high school who needs a quality calculator, look no further than the Texas Instrument TI-36X.

It’ll grow with them and won’t require you to buy a new calculator until they get to calculus.

Price: $19.46

11. Etekcity RoverBeats T16 Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Etekcity RoverBeats T16 Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Okay, I realize this Etekcity Speaker is the 2nd Bluetooth speaker on my list, but I absolutely had to add it.

I can speak from personal experience on this one, the sound quality from such a small speaker is awesome. It will fill an entire large room with great sound and bass.

At this price, you can afford to buy a couple of them for home and office.

Price: $19.99

12. AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones

AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones

My daughter asked for ultra expensive Beats headphones this past Christmas. Once I saw the price tag, I knew that was simply not going to happen.

So after reading some glowing reviews on these AmazonBasics Headphones I decided to give them a try.

She absolutely loves them, they sound terrific, and they even look and feel like Beats. A great purchase that saved me a TON of money.

Price: $14.99

13. Qiufeng Dz09 Bluetooth SmartWatch w/ Camera

Qiufeng Dz09 Bluetooth Smart Watch

A smartwatch for under $20? Yep.

While it might sound like a joke, this smartwatch from Quifeng actually gets some solid reviews.

It’ll sync with both Android and iPhone and even comes equipped with a built-in camera, audio player, and a alarm clock to name a few cool features.

Price: $17.99

Happy shopping and happy savings.


By Kyle James

All image credits to Amazon.com.

Disclaimer: While all opinions are my own, I get a small kickback from Amazon if you go through the links on this page and make a purchase. Also, be aware that Amazon prices fluctuate often so the prices I have posted may be a little different than current pricing.

Target Price Match Policy: The In’s and Out’s So You Can Save Money

March 7, 2017 by Kyle
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I love shopping at Target, but over the years I’ve been a bit confused on how best to take advantage of their price match policy. Does it cover online shopping? Does it work on Black Friday? What stores will Target price match? All questions that deserved straight-forward answers. With this in mind, here is exactly how the Target price match policy currently works.

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BeFrugal.com Review: How to Maximize Your Cashback and Rule the World

March 2, 2017 by Kyle
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(Updated 3/22/17) As I’ve talked about in the past, I clearly have my favorite cashback sites and I love to play one against the other in order to always maximize the cash I get back when shopping online. One of my favs is the up-and-comer BeFrugal.com as they have some cool stuff going on that’s gonna help you save a stack a cash.

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Free Tzumi Pocket Juice Portable Charger from TopCashBack and Rather-Be-Shopping

February 23, 2017 by Kyle
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Okay, I’m really excited about this deal. The folks at my favorite cashback site, TopCashBack, and Rather-Be-Shopping have teamed up to bring you a REALLY cool exclusive freebie offer. Here are the details….

Freebie Details:
Just last week I was traveling when my smartphone died on me before I could get to a electrical outlet. I really wish I had this slick pocket charger with me then.

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Today Only: Amazon Offers Coupon for $8.62 OFF your order

February 22, 2017 by Kyle
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To celebrate their top “Corporate Reputation” ranking in a recent Harris Poll, Amazon is offering you $8.62 off your next purchase. How did they come up with the $8.62? Apparently their score in this poll was 86.27. How about $86.27 off $100 then? Haha. Here are the coupon details.

Amazon Coupon Details:
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Costco Coupons: Insider Tips to Maximize Your Savings

February 21, 2017 by Kyle
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Many shoppers are still confused how Costco coupons work. Do you need to cut them out? Do you need the coupon booklet to get the actual discount? Are there other coupons or rebates you can use to save even more at Costco? Let’s dive right into this meaty topic and set the record straight once and for all when it comes to coupons at Costco.

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The 14 Absolute Coolest Things to Buy On Amazon for Under $10

February 15, 2017 by Kyle
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In the past, I’ve talked about the coolest things on Amazon priced under $25. Today I thought I’d step up my game and lower the maximum price to a measly $10. After some fun research, I was blown away with the number of high-quality items and brands Amazon sells for less than $10. With no further ado, here are the 14 best things to buy on Amazon for under $10.

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