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Amazon Slashes Prime Membership to $67 for One Day to Mark Emmy Wins

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Amazon Slashes Prime Membership to $67 for One Day to Mark Emmy Wins - by Paul Sawers/ Media/ VentureBeat.com

"Fresh off its five Emmy award wins over the weekend, Amazon is marking the occasion by scything the cost of its annual Prime membership by a third — from $99 to $67– but only for 24 hours.

The Internet giant scooped up awards for Transparent, a U.S. comedy-drama from Amazon Vaults, the Amazon arm that produces original TV shows, movies, and more. Transparent is included in Amazon Prime video, a Netflix-style offering that is part of Amazon’s annual Prime subscription.

The $32 Prime discount kicks off at 12:00 am (ET) on Friday, September 25 and ends at 23:59 (PT) the same day, giving you around 27 hours to take advantage of this offer. It’s also worth noting here that it’s only open to new subscribers in the U.S. and U.K., and that after a year the price will be bumped up to the standard $99..."

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Here's a good chance to try it for a year for $67 (for a 2 person family). It's easily worth that for the no cost 2nd day deliveries, free (well, pre-paid subscription) movies, music, books.

My only beef is that it's not available to current Prime members. Why is it that these outfits only give the incentives to newbies and don't give a whit to loyal customers.

Welcome, Prime newbies!

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I like prime, they give credits for using slower shipping, and some freebies too. Save a lot with free shipping!
 

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I live in Canada but have a U.S. mail drop place that I deliver A LOT of Amazon stuff to. I agree that I would love to be able to extend my membership for a year.

Definitely pays for itself with the free shipping. My only beef is without jumping through all kinds of hoops I can't get the Prime TV in Canada.
 

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I've been thinking of getting Prime for some time now.
Looks like this is my opportunity.
Can anyone comment on what their streaming offers? I have 2 homes, can I stream from both of them?
 

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I've been thinking of getting Prime for some time now.
Looks like this is my opportunity.
Can anyone comment on what their streaming offers? I have 2 homes, can I stream from both of them?

You can stream from anywhere (in the US). You might consider a Fire TV or Fire Stick. We have one in each home. Or you can stream to a Kindle. Lots of options. What you can't do is download movies for future, offline viewing.

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In the past, you could send a "gift of Amazon Prime" to yourself with these types of sales. Then set your account to not automatically renew, and when it expires, activate the Prime gift certificate. Not sure if they've plugged that gap this time, but worth a shot.
 

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Have never had a real interest in this, but my kids have memberships. Just may give it a try! Have to make myself a note, of course.
 

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Thanks for posting. I have been on the fence for this a long time, but now plan to do it.
 

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I sent them this feedback comment, and their automated system gave me a $10 credit. I haven't heard from a human yet.

Comments:We long-time Prime members do not find much joy in the fact that there's no reward for our long relationship, just a one-time discount to snare a few million new members.

This looks cheap, and people don't like to deal with companies that treat loyal customers cheaply. (Do you fly a particular airline regularly, but not every week? You know what I mean.) You should give us something ... my idea is the ability to renew early for $67, but another might be a discount at renewal time ... maybe $1 or $2 per year of subscription. Capped, of course. Or a couple of Kindle books. It doesn't have to cost you much.
 

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Thanks for the info. Another fence sitter who may just take the leap.
 

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Have never had a real interest in this, but my kids have memberships. Just may give it a try! Have to make myself a note, of course.

If you only want it for free shipping, your kids can add you to their membership. I had 3 family members on mine. 2 have different addresses, but have been able to use the free shipping for several years. It doesn't include movies and music for family members.
 

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If you only want it for free shipping, your kids can add you to their membership. I had 3 family members on mine. 2 have different addresses, but have been able to use the free shipping for several years. It doesn't include movies and music for family members.

Amazon has recently limited one Prime membership to just 2 family members- down from the 4 that uses to be allowed.

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Amazon Prime Is $67 Tomorrow. Here's Why Gamers Should Care. - by Alex Roth/ ign.com

"Amazon Prime is normally $100 a year, but for one day it'll be $67. Here's why that's awesome.

You've probably heard of Amazon Prime, the yearly subscription service from online retail behemoth that gets you unlimited two-day shipping on most items as well as streaming video, unlimited cloud storage for photos, free ebooks, and ad-free music streaming.

Amazon Prime is normally $100 for a year, but tomorrow it'll be $67 for new subscribers - current subscribers can get around this by sending themselves a gift subscription at the promotional price (you can add it to your current subscription without overwriting any remaining time).

But ahead of the discount, I wanted to point out why Amazon Prime is such a great deal for gamers, especially those that tend to buy games right at release. Why? Because Amazon Prime is secretly an incredible discount club for gamers..."

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Amazon Slashes Prime Membership to $67 for One Day to Mark Emmy Wins - by Paul Sawers/ Media/ VentureBeat.com

"Fresh off its five Emmy award wins over the weekend, Amazon is marking the occasion by scything the cost of its annual Prime membership by a third — from $99 to $67– but only for 24 hours.

The Internet giant scooped up awards for Transparent, a U.S. comedy-drama from Amazon Vaults, the Amazon arm that produces original TV shows, movies, and more. Transparent is included in Amazon Prime video, a Netflix-style offering that is part of Amazon’s annual Prime subscription.

The $32 Prime discount kicks off at 12:00 am (ET) on Friday, September 25 and ends at 23:59 (PT) the same day, giving you around 27 hours to take advantage of this offer. It’s also worth noting here that it’s only open to new subscribers in the U.S. and U.K., and that after a year the price will be bumped up to the standard $99..."

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Is there a code for this. I just tried it and couldn't find the deal. Amazon is still indicating $99. Maybe it starts later.

Disregard, there is an ad online now at 12:40 a.m. EST for $67. You don't get the discount price until you get to the final screen to pay.
 
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Anyone get charged sales tax on this? $4.02.
On reading the fine print, I guess it is estimated, and Amazon will check if your state collects such a tax. So maybe it won't go through.
I'm a member!
 
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Amazon Prime is normally $100 for a year, but tomorrow it'll be $67 for new subscribers - current subscribers can get around this by sending themselves a gift subscription at the promotional price (you can add it to your current subscription without overwriting any remaining time).

I don't see how this works. My final screen shows full price:

Order Summary
Items: $99.00
Shipping & handling: $0.00
Total before tax: $99.00
Estimated tax to be collected:* $7.92
Order total: $106.92
 

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Anyone get charged sales tax on this? $4.02.
On reading the fine print, I guess it is estimated, and Amazon will check if your state collects such a tax. So maybe it won't go through.
I'm a member!

It depends on the laws of your state. Ours doesn't charge sales tax on online purchases unless the business has a 'bricks and mortar' presence in the state. Currently we don't. Residents are 'required' to pay sales tax on online purchases, but there is no mechanism to tally it up, collect it online, or enforce the rule. The legislature keeps suggesting ways to accomplish the collection, but they don't have the cojones to put their name on such a law.

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Amazon has a distribution center outside of Nashville, TN so they charge sales tax on our purchases.
 

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I was going to buy myself a 'Gift of Prime' card, but the fine print says 'If the recipient is a current Prime Member, it can be exchanged for an Amazon Gift Card." and "It is not eligible for Special Offers". I suppose this means it can't append another $67 year on the end of the current subscription. Or that's how I'm reading it anyway.

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I don't see how this works. My final screen shows full price:

Order Summary
Items: $99.00
Shipping & handling: $0.00
Total before tax: $99.00
Estimated tax to be collected:* $7.92
Order total: $106.92

For mine, it said at checkout the correct price would appear, and it did. Are you clicking from the offer on the home page? Do you have one more page to go before purchase is final? And you are not currently a member with that email address?
 

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I couldn't get it to give me a gift cert of Prime at the reduced price either.
 

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For mine, it said at checkout the correct price would appear, and it did. Are you clicking from the offer on the home page? Do you have one more page to go before purchase is final? And you are not currently a member with that email address?

There is no offer on my home page. I have to search for gift prime memberships to get to them at all. That was the final page that would charge my credit card the amount shown. I am a current member with that email address.
 

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There is no question that current members can buy these 'Gift of Prime' cards, and that the final price is $67 today, but the fine print still says 'New Members only', and that it will renew at $99/yr and that current members who try to activate the gift membership will automatically be converted to a $67 Amazon Gift card- Not extended membership.

Or at least that's what the emails I've received from Amazon today say. ymmv.

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There is no question that current members can buy these 'Gift of Prime' cards, and that the final price is $67 today, but the fine print still says 'New Members only', and that it will renew at $99/yr and that current members who try to activate the gift membership will automatically be converted to a $67 Amazon Gift card- Not extended membership.

Or at least that's what the emails I've received from Amazon today say. ymmv.

It must be target marketing. I order from them an average of 2 times/week and I haven't had any emails from them telling me anything about the special deal. My home page doesn't mention it at all.

My membership expires next month. My husband said he can join with this special and I can just use his account.
 
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