With just over a week to go until Black Friday kicks off, most retailers have already announced (or leaked) the special deals and price drops planned for the busiest shopping event of the year. Amazon is the latest company to announce its Black Friday plans for this year, and you can expect eight days of special holiday deals from the giant online retailer. More →
Amazon Prime is about much more than just free two-day shipping. Amazon’s special Prime membership also includes unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows from the company’s always-expanding digital content library, unlimited music streaming from Amazon’s library of millions of songs, unlimited cloud photo storage and access to new free Kindle books each month. And yes, it’s also pretty great to have free two-day shipping on millions of products.
A Prime subscription typically costs $99 per year, and it’s a great value at that price. But for one day only, Amazon is celebrating its first big Emmy win by offering a full year of Amazon Prime for just $67. More →
Are you one of those people who likes to be able to touch and try the products you plan to buy before actually paying for them? Do you also want to buy things for the best possible prices? If you answered yes to both questions, you might have a problem. Retail stores don’t always offer you the best available deals on a product, Instead, people typically look online to sites like Amazon for better pricing. But what if that special deal expires by the time you actually get to order it online?
Well, there’s a neat trick you can use to get Amazon’s prices in any store that has a price matching policy. The advantage is that you can try it first, and you also won’t have to wait for the device to ship to your house. More →
Not many people would argue that Netflix offers the most comprehensive content lineup of any streaming service on the Internet, but the ubiquitous provider isn’t perfect. To that point, years into its successful run, the company still hasn’t made any tangible strides on offering customers the ability to play shows and movies offline, so Amazon went ahead and beat Netflix to the punch. More →
If you make purchases on Amazon even semi-regularly throughout the course of the year, Amazon Prime is probably worth the price of admission. Free shipping is an incredibly tempting offer, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, your home address might soon affect which items qualify for Prime’s best perk. More →
Amazon Prime is wildly popular with shoppers but it’s not the only subscription based shopping service out there. Last month Jet.com launched with the hopes of unseating Jeff Bezos’s empire and it offered some great deals of its own that in many cases bested Amazon Prime’s prices. Rather Be Shopping has taken an extensive look at both Amazon Prime and Jet.com and has written up a terrific comparison to help shoppers determine which service is right for them. More →
Without any notice or fanfare to alert its users, Amazon has suddenly begun offering substantial discounts on new games to Prime subscribers. Destructoid was the first site to note that Prime members will begin seeing lower prices on games at checkout, even though there’s no real indication beforehand of how far the price is going to drop. More →
Walmart recently unveiled its new trial program aimed at taking on Amazon Prime: For $50 a year, you’ll be able to get unlimited three-day shipping for products you order through the giant retailer. This is $49 less than the $99 that Amazon Prime charges users every year for free two-day shipping and other perks, although Rather Be Shopping points out that Amazon’s deal could still deliver stronger value depending on your needs. More →