Amazon Prime Vs. Walmart Unlimited Shipping

Amazon Prime vs. Walmart’s ‘unlimited shipping': Which deal is really better?

By on June 9, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

Amazon Prime vs. Walmart’s ‘unlimited shipping': Which deal is really better?

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 →

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Amazon Free Shipping

Amazon will now ship some small items for free, even if you don’t have Amazon Prime

By on June 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Amazon will now ship some small items for free, even if you don’t have Amazon Prime

Amazon is making its ubiquitous online marketplace even more attractive by offering free shipping on small orders — even for costumers who aren’t subscribed to Amazon Prime. Bloomberg reports that thousands of items, including makeup, mobile phone accessories and earplugs, will all ship for free without a minimum order requirement. More →

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Amazon Prime Tips And Tricks

Cool Amazon Prime perks you’ve probably never heard of

By on June 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM.

Cool Amazon Prime perks you’ve probably never heard of

You probably already know that your annual $99 Amazon Prime subscription gets you free two-day shipping and access to movie and TV show streams on Amazon Prime Instant Video. However, Rather Be Shopping has put together a list of Amazon Prime perks that you’ve probably never heard of that will help you get even more out of your Amazon Prime membership. Here, for our money, are the three coolest ones.

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Netflix Vs. Amazon Prime Reality Shows

Yet another reason to love Netflix: It’s helping to kill reality TV

By on May 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Yet another reason to love Netflix: It’s helping to kill reality TV

15 years ago, the reality TV craze took off in America and many people assumed that quality television programming was doomed to extinction. The reasons for this were simple: Reality shows were very cheap to produce and were hugely profitable for the major networks. After all, why bother paying professional writers when some gap-toothed goober from Chigger Creek, Texas would happily stuff fistfuls of maggots into his mouth for relative pennies? However, ever since Survivor and Big Brother made reality TV a major force in the entertainment world, something unexpected has happened: Quality scripted TV has gotten bigger, better and more ambitious than ever. More →

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Top 20 Movies

These are the 20 best movies you can stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video

By on March 17, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

These are the 20 best movies you can stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon’s streaming video service “Prime Instant Video” has grown to become one of the most popular streaming services around for movies and TV shows. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that it has become so popular despite its comparatively weak library of content.

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s catalog might never be as extensive as bigger services like Netflix, but there are still some terrific finds if you’re willing to dig. Of course, thanks to this nice little list, you won’t have to dig too deep. More →

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Cord Cutting Guide 2015

Cord cutters are loaded with TV streaming options – here’s everything you need to know

By on March 5, 2015 at 12:10 PM.

Cord cutters are loaded with TV streaming options – here’s everything you need to know

Now that we reportedly have pricing information on HBO’s upcoming standalone streaming service, we figured it would be a good time to run through all the major options cord cutters will have this year for watching their favorite shows without subscribing to a cable bundle. Below you’ll find pricing information for each service along with a description of what each one delivers. More →

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The Man in the High Castle Amazon TV Pilot

Video: New Amazon show wonders what life would be like if Germany won World War 2

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Video: New Amazon show wonders what life would be like if Germany won World War 2

Amazon Studios has an interesting new pilot that’s currently available to Prime members called The Man in the High Castle — based on the Philip K. Dick 1962 novel with the same name and produced by Ridley Scott — that imagines what the U.S. would look like following a different end to World War 2. Instead of the Allies winning the war, the Axis powers have prevailed, dividing America between them. More →

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$99 Amazon Prime Subscription Perks

This video will tell you whether or not your $99 Amazon Prime subscription is worth it

By on December 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

This video will tell you whether or not your $99 Amazon Prime subscription is worth it

Amazon has recently increased the cost of its Amazon Prime subscription plan from $79 to $99 a year, but the service is certainly valuable to many Amazon customers, especially those people who purchase plenty of goods from the retailer. Looking to determine exactly when Amazon Prime is worthwhile to the buyer, Business Insider has put together a quick video that should help customers who aren’t really sure whether paying the Amazon Prime subscription is really worth it. More →

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Amazon Prime Unlimited Photo Storage

Every Amazon Prime member is now eligible for unlimited photo storage

By on November 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Every Amazon Prime member is now eligible for unlimited photo storage

The unending torrent of Amazon Prime perks continues unabated as Amazon opens up unlimited photo storage to all of its Prime customers. Unlimited storage on Prime Photos was previously only available to Fire device owners, but CNET notes that as of this week, anyone with a Prime subscription is eligible for the service. In order to access Prime Photos, simply log into your Amazon Cloud Drive account and start uploading. More →

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Amazon Prime Price Increase Reaction

No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

By on July 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

When Amazon first announced the price increase from $79 to $99 for Prime memberships, everyone was up in arms. Looking back at the reaction of Amazon customers following the announcement, you might have thought we’d be in the middle of a worldwide boycott of Amazon Prime about now, but it appears that the fallout was much less eventful than many had predicted. On Wednesday, CIRP released a report which shows that even after the price increase, 95% of U.S. Prime members still indicate that they will either “probably” or “definitely” renew their membership when it runs out. More →

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Amazon Prime Vs. Spotify

It sounds like Spotify has nothing to fear from Amazon’s music streaming service

By on June 11, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

It sounds like Spotify has nothing to fear from Amazon’s music streaming service

Remember when some of us thought that Apple’s iTunes Radio might be a significant competitor with Pandora when it was announced last year? Well, we were definitely laughably wrong about that but we do feel confident in saying that Amazon’s new music streaming service won’t pose much of a threat to Spotify. The New York Times reports that Amazon’s new music streaming service will launch as soon as next week but it won’t feature any new releases and it won’t have any albums from the Universal Music Group, which just happens to be the world’s largest music company. More →

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Amazon Prime Instant Video HBO Shows

Here are all the HBO shows you’re now able to watch on Amazon Prime

By on May 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Here are all the HBO shows you’re now able to watch on Amazon Prime

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service won’t give you everything you can get on HBO… but it will still give you a lot. Amazon on Wednesday announced the first batch of shows that its Prime Instant Video and it includes every season of The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Rome, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords. You’ll also be able to watch at least some early seasons of current shows such as True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Treme, although sadly for fantasy fans there’s no Game of Thrones on this list just yet. Other HBO content available through Amazon Prime Instant Video includes original movies Mary and Martha, Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack, as well as original miniseries Band of Brothers, The Pacific, John Adams, Parade’s End and Angels in America. Amazon’s full press release announcing the available shows follows below. More →

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Amazon Prime Price Increase

Amazon faces a surprisingly strong backlash against Prime price hikes

By on March 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM.

Amazon faces a surprisingly strong backlash against Prime price hikes

Amazon is about to raise the price of its Prime subscription service from $79 to $99 per year, and although the increase is likely worth it, Amazon has been trying to prepare its customers for the price hike for the past couple months. In January, Amazon hinted that it may increase the Prime subscription price to as high as $119 per year. With the final price settling at $99 per year, Amazon was hoping its customers who love Amazon Prime would be more amenable to the price increase. It turns out this has not worked out so well. More →

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