Amazon Prime Specials This Week

By on January 15, 2016 | 11:05 am
January 15, 2016 | 11:05 am
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January 15, 2016 | 11:05 am


Been thinking about getting Amazon Prime but not sure you want to spend the $100 per year that the service costs? Well, this may be the best time to snag a Prime membership and all the benefits it comes with, because Amazon is offering a special for new customers. To celebrate the Golden Globes Awards’ 73rd year, Amazon is offering Prime at a discounted price this weekend only, from today until Sunday.

Snag a year of Prime for only $73! Is Prime really worth it? Well, considering that not only do you get free two-day shipping, which is a great perk if you love ordering from Amazon on a regular basis, but you also get access to Amazon’s large video streaming library and music, too.

For gamers, there’s something even better about subscribing to Amazon Prime. For new subscribers, there will be an extra benefit to joining. All hard copies of new video games will offered at a 20% off discount for Prime users. There is some fine print involved-the games must be new release games, and you must purchase or pre-order the games within two weeks of the release date.

However, this does include special editions, collectors’ games, and all types of new release video games for every platform/console, so if you’re waiting for a brand new game to come out, you’ll be able to enjoy the 20% off discount as well as the free two-day shipping that comes with your Prime membership. Not a bad deal for video game junkies at all!

Let’s face it, 2016 is going to see the release of many exciting new games, including titles like Uncharted 4, Street Fighter 5, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Amazon is definitely nobody’s fool when it comes to marketing-since their likely demographic for Prime users in the past has been the over-30 set, they are now luring in a younger market with these video game discounts, which will likely increase their numbers.

As of this December, Prime subscriptions had ballooned to over 50 million members, with 3 million members added just this past holiday season. It’s clear that Prime is booming, and with new benefits like game discounts, Amazon is not only keeping existing members happy, but making way for new subscribers to have plenty to enjoy, as well.

The only downside to using Amazon Prime? It’s been said that Prime users typically spend more on Amazon than non-Prime subscribers, but if you love shopping on Amazon and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon, then it’s a great deal. Over 30% of households are already using Prime.

Do you have Amazon Prime and find it worth the yearly cost? Or are you planning on signing up this weekend at a lower, discounted rate?



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