Amazon Prime started off as a free, two-day shipping service from behemoth online retailer Amazon.com. It’s now much, much more than that. Amazon has turned their Prime service into a multi-pronged membership that offers tremendous value. And on Friday, September 25, you will be able to purchase a Prime membership for only $67 — one-third less than the typical price of $99. The membership is good for one year.
How to get the deal
Amazon is offering the lower price to new customers who want to try out Prime, and the deal will be available on Friday September 25, between 12:00 a.m. ET and 11:59 p.m. PT. You can sign up on the Amazon Prime sign-up page once the deal goes live on Friday.
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What you get with a Prime membership
The main perks and offerings for Amazon Prime members are:
- Free two-day shipping: That’s still the main selling point for Amazon shoppers.
- Unlimited Prime Video: You don’t have access to all of the movies and tv shows that Amazon has. But they have a select library of video that Prime members can watch for free. Amazon is also following in the footsteps of Netflix by creating their own content.
- Prime Music: Just like Prime Video, you don’t have access to every album of all time. But, Prime Music allows you to listen to a lot of albums completely ad free. You can even download the tunes to your phone instead of always having to stream them.
- Free unlimited photo storage: Sure, other sites offer this or something similar. Flickr offers up to 1 TB for free. But it’s another perk of having a Prime membership.
- Free e-books: Prime gives members access to more than 800,000 e-books for free via its lending library. You can borrow one book per month.
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Amazon rarely offers specials on their Prime membership. And this offer is $32 less than the normal price of membership. If you aren’t sure you’ll use it, here is Clark’s take on how worthwhile Amazon Prime is. Clark’s concern is that prices have gone way up on Amazon and that a Prime membership might cause you to pay more by shopping on Amazon too much. That is certainly something to watch out for.
However, even if you only use the other services that a Prime membership provides, it could be well worth the reduced one-day price.