Bits: free in-flight books and magazines with Amazon Prime, Hilton Asia-Pacific flash sale

News in brief:

Free books and magazines with Amazon Prime

If you are looking for reading material for your next long-haul flight, you will be interested in the latest perk that Amazon Prime has added to its list of services – Prime Reading.

With Prime Reading you can download 1,000 books and 40 magazines – the latest issues – for free.  The magazine selection looks pretty decent with Vogue and Wired being just two of the magazines I’m personally interested in (YMMV).

All you need to access the titles is a Kindle or the Kindle app on an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up here for a free 30-day trial.  You can take a look at the full selection of books and magazines included in Prime Reading here.

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

Hilton running a ‘40% off’ APAC flash sale

Hilton is currently running an Asia-Pacific flash sale.  Discounts offer up to 40% off the Best Available Rate, although the sale rooms will be non refundable and require pre-payment.

Offers are focussed on the following countries:  Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Maldives, India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia.  The Millennium Hilton Bangkok is pictured above.

Note that China, Macau and Japan are excluded.

You need to book by Sunday night (well, 8am Monday morning to be precise) for travel before 31st December.

Full details are available via the Asia Pacific Hilton website here.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Sally Graham says:

    Is there an easy way of seeing if goods are supplied AND shipped by Amazon? I’ve tried to use the discount AMEX16SWP on a number of purchases only to find out before payment that although fulfilled by Amazon the goods are not sold by them?