Lightning Deals Stories December 22, 2015

Today is your last chance to place a Prime order at Amazon and get it in time for Christmas without having to pay extra for expedited delivery. That means you can avoid crowds at the mall and still knock out the rest of your holiday shopping. Even better, there are still tons of deals available so you can save a few bucks while you’re at it. Don’t stress about finding good gifts either. We’ve put together several guides that’ll steer you in the right direction. expand full story

Lightning Deals Stories November 18, 2015

Amazon will put its recently launched Black Friday Deals store to good use when it kicks off 8 straight days of holiday deals this Friday. In addition to new deals hitting “as often as every five minutes” throughout the duration of the promo, Amazon will also up the number of Gold Box Deals of the Day to 10 on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Amazon-Mobile-App Prime members (free trial) will once again have a 30-minute head start on most of the limited-time Lightning deals. However, if you want access to every deal Amazon has to offer this year, you’ll need to use the Amazon Mobile Shopping App for iOS, Android, and Fire OS. More than 150 Lighting Deals will be available on a daily basis exclusively through the app from 3pm PT to 11pm PT beginning on Thanksgiving. You can now choose to be notified by a mobile notification when specific deals go live with the new “Watch A Deal” feature.

Head below to see the dozens of Black Friday deals Amazon has revealed so far: expand full story

Lightning Deals Stories January 24, 2015

expiredAmazon one-day offers: Rare Prime discount of 27%, Transparent available to stream for free

Amazon always has education discounts and free trial offers for its Prime service, but it’s not often that the online retailer lets anyone sign up for less than the usual $99 per year. Today Amazon is doing just that. Any Amazon customer who signs up for a new Prime account will only pay $72 for the first year, which translates into a savings of 27%.

While the terms of the promo state that only new sign ups are eligible for the discounted rate, there is a workaround for existing members. First, turn off auto renew for your current Prime membership. Next, buy a gift Prime membership for $72 and have it sent to your email address. Finally, wait until your current membership lapses, and then apply the gift membership code to your account. Voila!

Already set for a couple of years? Be a superhero to your friends and family and gift them a Prime membership.

Prime members get free 2-day shipping on millions of products, unlimited streaming of more than 40,000 TV shows/movies, unlimited photo storage, early access to select Lightning deals, and more.

As a Prime member myself, I have it say it’s absolutely killer to be able order any item on a whim and have it at my doorstep within 48 hours for no additional cost.

Amazon is taking over Hollywood. Transparent won two Golden Globe awards and to celebrate Amazon is streaming the entire first season for free. Just like the Prime offer above, this special promotion is valid for today only.

As they struggle to come to terms with Maura, Josh looks for answers from a rabbi named Raquel (Kathryn Hahn), and Ali looks for answers in a Gender Studies class with Syd. Sarah is left to answer questions from her own kids, who meet Maura for the first time.

Lightning Deals Stories October 30, 2014

Amazon has announced that its countdown to Black Friday 2014 will commence on November first with “even more deals, all day, every day.” Today’s news follows word from Amazon that Prime members will be granted 30 minutes of early access to select Lightning deals this holiday season.

We expect Black Friday ad leaks and other holiday promo details for other retailers to pick up steam over the next week as the calendar turns to November.

In the meantime, you can take a peek at some of Amazon’s upcoming deals: expand full story

Lightning Deals Stories October 13, 2014

We still have over 45 days to go until Black Friday in the US, but retailers are already starting to show their hand. Earlier today, Amazon officially kicked off the Black Friday deal season by announcing that Prime members will get 30-minute early access to select Lightning deals.

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This early access will make it much easier for Prime members to score some of Amazon’s hottest holiday deals. All eligible Lightning deals are labeled “Prime Early Access Deal.” Prime members will also have early access to fashion deals at MyHabit.com, which is a membership-only site that was founded by Amazon.

Amazon Prime is a $99/year membership that offers free 2-day shipping on more than 20 million products, unlimited movie/TV/music streaming, and access to more than 500,000 books. Students can sign up at a discounted rate and anyone can take advantage of a free 30-day trial.

Full PR, which includes a preview of upcoming Lightning deals, follows: expand full story

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