Grab three months of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited for just $1.99 total

Not a member of Kindle Unlimited yet? Here's your chance. Get three months of Amazon's All-You-Can-Read buffet (opens in new tab) for just $1.99 total. The subscription service normally costs $9.99 a month, so you're saving $28 with this deal. After the three months are up, it will renew automatically for the normal rate. You can cancel at any time with no penalties for doing so. The deal is supposed to be restricted to people signing up for the first time, but the miles seem to vary on that.

Everyone is eligible for this promotion, whether you're a Prime member or not! (opens in new tab)
Everyone is eligible for this promotion, whether you're a Prime member or not!

This deal isn't quite as good as the Prime member exclusive that offered three months free for most of the month of July. If you signed up for that deal, you won't be eligible for this one. But if you missed it, then you aren't losing out on much by grabbing this one instead. I mean, you lose $2, but that just means no trip to the vending machine today.

Plus, the terms and conditions for this deal do not require you to be a Prime member. The deal must be redeemed before the end of the day August 31.

Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over a million titles, spanning from technical documents to cookbooks to fantasy novels to nonfiction. Need a self-help book? Want to re-read Harry Potter for the seventeenth time? It's all there, and it's all free with your membership. You don't need a Kindle (opens in new tab) to read, either. Amazon makes it easy to read thanks to its free Kindle reading apps for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

You can keep up to ten titles at a time, and when you feel like swapping them out, the process is seamless. I'm always shocked at the wide variety of available options. More than a dozen times, I've gone to purchase a Thrifter Kindle book deal, only to find that the title in question is already free thanks to Kindle Unlimited. You can take advantage of thousands of audiobooks, too, if you want to spice up your commute or listen while you cook and clean. The options are almost endless.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.