Over 27% Off Amazon Prime – Today Only


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In celebration of Transparent’s win(s) at the Golden Globes, Amazon is offering over 27% off of the normal price of Amazon Prime. The service which normally costs $99 per year, is going for $72 through 11:59pm Pacific tonight (1/24/2015).

You can also watch all 10 episodes of Transparent for free without a membership.

Amazon Prime benefits:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs.
  • Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video.
  • Free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • Read free books each month through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

This offer is only available for members who currently don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime. Current members don’t appear to be eligible.

Update: Current members may be able to get this deal. For details, see this Deals We Like post.

HT: Travel With Grant

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To use this for a renewal:
Go to ‘manage prime membership’, click thru to ‘end membership’, then click ‘end later’. This will just cancel the auto renew on your current membership.
Then, send yourself a Prime membership as a ‘gift’. At the end of checkout you can set the delivery date, which should be a day or so after your current membership ends.
Worked for me; I’m good until May 2016.


Picked up a free year w/ the Amex BCP. Otherwise, for where I live and proximity to many competing B&M stores, Amazon Prime is no where close to worth it, even at the $72.

Used to have Amazon for half a decade before cancelling in 2013. Went without it in 2014 and was a great decision. Fact of the matter is their pricing (and taxes) for popular items (w/ Prime qualifying) are more often than not, higher than competitors. For less popular items, their pricing is even higher. There was a recent study that pointed to this fact. At this point Amazon is parallel with ShopRunner; nice to have, but wouldn’t pay for the service (although I’d pay a trivial Amount for Amazon). Sure, for some people Amazon Prime is a great value, but not for most people if they take a hard look at the numbers and logistics.

/ rant