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Amazon Prime members only: buy an Amazon Dash Button for $0.99, get $4.99 back with your first Dash Order

Today, 7/11/16 only. as part of Prime Days "Countdown Deals," Amazon Prime members can buy an Amazon Dash Button for 99 cents.  These normally cost $4.99.  And the very first you push the button and order an item, you'll get a $4.99 credit. Let me explain more how this works and how you can turn this to your best advantage.

The idea behind having a Dash Button is that you can physically put it next to something that you consume a lot (k-cups, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) and when you see that you're running low, you just press the button and voila, Amazon orders the item for you.  Super-convenient!  You connect the button to the item you want to order via the Amazon App, so you'll need a smartphone or tablet to be able to use Dash Buttons.

The snag is that when you press the Dash Button, the item is ordered at the current price, whatever that might be. So you want to be careful with Dash Buttons.  You can always cancel an order even after you've pressed the button, so there is a fallback, but you really want to doublecheck that price first.

Normally, the cost of each one of these buttons is $4.99 and then you get that $4.99 back the very first time you press the button and order.  With today's "Countdown Deal," that button will cost you only $0.99 and you'll still get a $4.99 credit, net so $4.00 Dash credit.

The trick to making the most efficient use of this deal is to find each button's best deal.

So for example. I'm going to buy these two Dash Buttons and then order these two deals (if they are still in place when the Dash Buttons arrive:

Charmin Dash Button:  I'm going to use it to order this pack of 48 Double Rolls of Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper for $23.99 (the maximum 15% off Subscribe & Save discount) - $2.00 coupon - $4.00 Dash credit = $17.99 for the 48 double rolls or 37 cents per double roll.

Ziploc Dash Button:  I'm going to use it to order this 150-count Ziploc Storage Bags Gallon Mega Pack for $15.72  (the maximum 15% off Subscribe & Save discount) - 20% coupon $3.70 - $4.00 Dash credit = $8.02 for the 150 Ziploc Gallon bags or 5 cents per bag (which easily beats the Costco price on Ziploc gallon bags.

Now, I've never actually used an Amazon Dash Button before, so this will definitely be a new experience for me!  Let me know which Dash Buttons you ordered and how the Dash deals worked out for you!

Amazon disclaimer:  Amazon prices can change without warning, so make sure you double-check the price at checkout.  If the price goes up any time after this deal is posted, Amazon is not responsible for matching this price.

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