Items tagged with Amazon Prime

As we get closer to the Christmas holiday, the frequency of delivery trucks coursing through your neighborhood has no doubt spiked. If Amazon's own Prime delivery trucks aren't wheeling down the streets stopping at every other house, there's bound to be frequent activity from USPS, FedEx and UPS trucks as well. Walmart is attempting to battle the dominant Amazon Prime service during the lead-up to Christmas, and it is doing by dropping the $35 order minimum for Walmart+ subscribers on its website starting December 4th. With the $35 minimum now gone, you can purchase as little or as much as you want and get free next-day or two-day shipping on your items. This compares favorably... Read more...
Maybe you scored a Fire TV streaming device for Black Friday or purchased a discounted LG smart TV this deal season. Having the right hardware is only half of the equation. The other part is, of course, the content. To that end, there are deals to be had on various streaming services, so you can kick back with a tub of popcorn and binge watch to your heart's delight. Where should you start, though? That is up to you, but we have some suggestions. One of them is Amazon Prime. If you are already a Prime member, you can save up to 50% on movies and more. Amazon offers both outright purchases and rentals. For example, you can rent Bill & Ted Face the Music in HD for $3.99, which is a couple bucks... Read more...
Amazon's Prime Day may not have officially started yet, but much like Black Friday sales, retailers have no reason to wait for the actual day to start grabbing eyeballs and convincing consumers to bust out the ol' credit card. The ubiquitous retailer's big shopping event spans Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 and 14, but the deals have already commenced.  Remember that in order to take advantage of these deals, you need to be a member of Amazon's Prime program, which includes all sorts of perks including Amazon Prime Video, expedited shipping, and a bunch more. Today's pile of goodies extends through Roku's streaming box family lineup and all sorts of Apple gear. Without any further... Read more...
Twitch Prime received a facelift and a new name this week: Prime Gaming. This new name seems to be a play at combining extraneous brands under the Amazon Prime umbrella without making waves and changing much, but could it be a sign of an expansion of Amazon’s gaming division? With this new branding, Amazon and Twitch are looking to expand their offering of free games and presumably draw in more “gaming-oriented” customers. It's also a possibility that Amazon's Project Tempo game streaming service will also be baked into Prime Gaming as a rival to Google Stadia and Microsoft's Project xCloud. The ability to have all gaming-oriented brands under one umbrella would seem to make... Read more...
Retro gaming is a passion for many enthusiasts who want to relive some of the glory of their youth. Retro gamers who have a Twitch Prime subscription can get some classic arcade games at no cost courtesy of SNK. Keep in mind that anyone with an Amazon Prime account also has a Twitch Prime account. The seven games fall into the fighting and shooting genres and while there are seven individual titles, one of the games is actually a bundle of 24 games. The seven new titles include: Metal Slug 2 SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (the bundle) Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad Baseball Stars 2 Sengoku 3 Ironclad King of the Monsters For those wondering, the titles that are featured in the SNK 40th Anniversary... Read more...
If there's one day that Amazon shopping fans look forward to each year, it's Prime Day, when the discounts are enormous on all sorts of items on the Amazon online store. With coronavirus ravaging so many people and hampering logistics around the world, Amazon has been pushing shipping times back and promising to focus on critical items that consumers really need, such cleaning and medical supplies, as opposed to other convenience type items. As a result, unfortunately, anyone waiting for Prime Day 2020, to pull the trigger on something they've been eyeing on Amazon, may have to wait a little longer, as Amazon has reportedly postponed Prime Day until at least August. The online giant also... Read more...
Yes Most gamers probably know that if you have an Amazon Prime account, you have Twitch Prime as well. A lot of gamers forget about that and Twitch Prime gives some sweet loot and perks to gamers, such as a free year of Switch Online service. Amazon Prime and Twitch members who are looking for a new video game to enjoy can essentially get a game for free with a deal that Twitch and Prime have going right now. Through July 26th Amazon Prime and Twitch members who have linked their accounts can get a $15 Amazon credit on a select offering of games. The good news is those games are $15 each meaning you buy one of them, and then you get a credit within seven days for $15 into your Prime account.... Read more...
Amazon is one of the most heavily visited websites in the world and ships an enormous amount of items globally each day. While millions of people have shopped at Amazon during its Prime Day sale, which kicked off yesterday, many customers may have never stopped and considered what is going on behind the scenes. Amazon warehouse workers allege that they work in poor conditions, and in some locations, workers have gone on strike during Prime Day. At an Amazon warehouse location in Staffordshire, UK workers claim that they urinate in bottles rather than take bathroom breaks over fears that they will miss quotas by walking to toilets that are too far away. They are worried about losing their jobs... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you have been waiting to get your hands on some deals, they are here. If you want a new Ring video doorbell and Echo dot 3rd gen bundle, get out your credit card now. Amazon has a pair of Ring Doorbells on sale in Satin Nickel or Venetian Bronze colors. The Venetian Bronze Ring and Echo Dot bundle is $69.99, which is $79.99 off the normal $149.98 price that Amazon sells the bundle for. The Ring Doorbell in Satin Nickel with the same 3rd gen Echo Dot is available at the same $69.99. Both of the Ring doorbell bundles are the same other than the color. They will both work with Alexa to illuminate and send announcements to Echo devices when the doorbell is pressed,... Read more...
Amazon's Prime Day kicks off in less than two days and there will a slew of deals to be had. Actually, just like last year, Prime Day will actually encompass two days of deals (the full 48 hours this time around); so maybe Amazon should think about renaming its shopping extravaganza. With that being said, Prime Day deals are of course exclusive to members that pay $119 a year for the privilege. Those who aren't currently Prime members, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to qualify for all of the promotions. As an added bonus, those who have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, you'll get 6 percent back on Prime Day instead of the usual 5 percent (this also applies to purchases... Read more...
Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world selling all sorts of things, from unlocked smartphones like the Pixel 3a we talked about earlier this month, to Amazon Fire TVs, food, clothing, and just about anything you can think of. Amazon has grabbed so much of the shopping market that Walmart is trying to better compete with Amazon by offering free one-day shipping in some areas, with no membership needed. Shopping fans of Amazon Prime look forward to Prime Day because the deals the retailer offers get even better. Amazon Prime Day is expected to kick off July 15 and shoppers wanting to keep on top of deals without having to be on the computer all day, can do so by setting up a few simple... Read more...
Amazon is always about sweetening the deal for Prime members who aren't happy with free two-day shipping and some of the best original streaming content out there. For a long time, Prime members also got complementary ad-free Twitch streaming, but that ad-free viewing was gutted last August. Amazon is now tossing another free offer to Twitch Prime subscribers, and if you are a Nintendo Switch gamer, you will like this one. Prime subscribers can get up to a year of free Nintendo Switch Online service with a Prime subscription. That free offer will save you $20 compared to paying for the service per year. Here's the best news for Switch fans who have already bought a year of the service, you still... Read more...
Amazon has announced a new perk for Prime customers that worry about potential package theft, due to random arrival times. The new feature is called Amazon Day, and while it sounds like some sort of special sale, it essentially gives customers the ability to choose the specific day of the week when packages should arrive. Amazon Day is an invite-only program for now, and it's not clear how exactly one gets an invite to participate. Customers invited to the service get to pick a specific day of the week for delivery of ordered items at checkout, and unless manually changed, that day will be when all of your orders arrive moving forward. Shoppers will be able to select a different... Read more...
If you're an Amazon Prime member that has no qualms about being sucked deeper into the Amazon ecosystem, the online retail giant is running some big discounts on its first-party hardware. In fact, these are some of the biggest discounts that we've seen on Amazon hardware since this year's Prime Day(s) event. Amazon Fire TV 4K Starting off with the Fire TV 4K, Amazon regularly sells the device for $69.99, but today is selling it for a low $39.99. For that price, you get [obviously] 4K support along with HDR. There's support for Dolby Atmos audio, and the device is powered by a quad-core processor. You'll also find an Alexa Voice Remote in the box to make it easier to search for content. If... Read more...
Amazon is piling on the [negative] hits today, and the latest comes to those that have enjoyed ad-free Twitch streaming courtesy of their Prime membership. Amazon is the parent company of Twitch, but it was the latter that announced the news today via a blog post. The Twitch team said that it has "re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits" and has concluded that ad-free viewing will end for Twitch Prime starting on September 14th. Those who subscribe to Amazon Prime on a monthly basis will lose the ad-free benefits on October 15th. So why the change of heart after two years of ad-free bliss for those using Twitch Prime? Well, it all comes down to ad revenue and making the platform... Read more...
Amazon isn't getting high marks from gamers for its latest policy decision relating to Prime members. The company sent out emails earlier today to Prime members letting them know that the 20 percent video game pre-order discount is ending.  Given that we're all gamers around here and that it's a high chance that you have an Amazon Prime membership, it's likely that you're affected. The 20 percent discount on game pre-orders has been a boon to those who like to receive games on release day and save quite a few bucks in the process. In its place, Amazon will now be giving customers $10 in store credit when pre-ordering "select video games". To qualify for the $10 credit, the game will have... Read more...
It has now become easier than ever to rock out in any room of your house. Amazon just announced its latest feature, “Alexa Cast”. Alexa Cast helps users to better control music streaming on Alexa-enabled devices. Users will be able to more quickly play, pause, and rewind songs through the Amazon Music App. The new Alexa Cast icon will appear on the “Now Playing” screen. Users will be to tap the icon and stream music to Echo speakers, a variety of Amazon Fire tablets, and a few third-party products. Interested users simply need to have an Amazon Prime account to be able to access Amazon Music. It is currently uncertain whether Amazon will eventually allow other apps... Read more...
If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, then we've got some bad news for you. Amazon is once again raising the price of its yearly Prime membership. Starting May 11th, a Prime membership will cost $119, which is $20 increase from the current $99. Renewals for existing customers will stick to the same $99 price through June 16th. After that date, you’re be paying the higher rate along with everyone else. The last time Amazon raised its yearly Prime subscription price was back in 2014 when it increased from the original price of $79 to $99. Shoppers complained vigorously at the price hike, but eventually accepted it and moved on. It remains to be seen how this second price increase will... Read more...
Most of the massive companies in the tech and online worlds hold things like subscriber and member numbers very close to the vest. Amazon has always done this with numbers for its Prime service. This lack of hard detail directly from Amazon has meant that analysts in the past had to infer how many Prime members Amazon might have from surveys of customers. We no longer must infer anything, with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos clearly stating in the annual shareholder letter Amazon sends out that the company has 100 million paid Prime members. A Prime membership costs $12.99 monthly or can be paid in a lump annual sum of $99. Either the monthly or annual memberships offer the same benefits to subscribers.... Read more...
In the summer of 2017, Amazon announced that it would offer a low-cost version of its extremely popular Prime membership program for customers on government assistance programs. The program was offered to U.S. residents with a valid EBT card, which is used by people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), for example. Today, Amazon announced that it is extending its discounted Prime memberships to Medicaid recipients, which is the latest tool in its arsenal to battle low-priced retailers like Walmart. Medicaid is yet another government program that provides assistance to low-income Americans, and to qualify for a discounted... Read more...
Back in June 2016, Amazon introduced its "Prime Exclusive" phone program, which offers Prime subscribers attractive smartphones with budget pricing. The catch, however, is that you have to put up with lockscreen offers and ads to take advantage of the favorable pricing. For example, the fourth generation Moto X has a suggested MSRP of $400, but it is offered for $280 unlocked as a Prime Exclusive. Likewise, the LG Q6 falls from $300 to $180 as a Prime Exclusive. Luckily for those that have already purchased a Prime Exclusive phone, or those that are looking to purchase one in the future, there are big changes in the works. Amazon says that starting tomorrow, February 7th, it will begin offering... Read more...
If you're a subscriber to Amazon's popular Prime membership service, we've got some good news and bad news for you. The good news is that if you pay the yearly $99 rate for Amazon Prime, your out-of-pocket costs aren’t going to change one iota. However, if you pay the monthly rate, your costs are about to jump. The monthly price for Amazon Prime is climbing from $10.99 to $12.99, which represents nearly a 20 percent uplift. Amazon has offered its monthly subscription pricing for the past two years, and it was primarily aimed at lower-income Americans that couldn't swing paying $99 all at once. The monthly installment pricing is also beneficial for those that might not shop on Amazon frequently,... Read more...
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