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One more reason to get Amazon Prime: One-hour alcohol delivery program kicks off in Seattle

Published Aug 27th, 2015 12:30AM EDT
Amazon Prime Now Alcohol Delivery

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Still not convinced that you need an Amazon Prime subscription, even though there are many Prime perks to take advantage off on top of free shipping? Well, Amazon is ready to give you one more reason to subscribe to its Prime service: One-hour alcohol deliveries.

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The program kicked off in Seattle in the U.S., BuzzFeed reports, and will likely expand to other markets in the future, considering that it debuted initially in London.

A two-hour Amazon Prime Now booze delivery will be available free of charge, while one-hour delivery will cost you $7.99 on top of what you’re already paying for the alcohol.

Amazon will deliver a variety of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and spirits, according to the company’s announcement, but also other items you might need on a short notice. The service runs from 8 a.m. to midnight every day. Of note, couriers will check IDs on delivery, so don’t get any ideas if you’re not at least 21.

“We haven’t yet provided a timeline for delivering alcohol in other U.S. cities,” an Amazon spokesperson told BuzzFeed. “Like with any product offering, we will evaluate customer response and if customers love the convenience of having alcohol delivered in under an hour right to their doors then we’ll look to expand the offering.”

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.