On Saturday January 24th, Amazon will make its excellent original series Transparent free to stream, even for those without Amazon Prime. More importantly though, Amazon is discounting Amazon Prime, the best deal in tech at $99, to $72 for the day. Prime is basically never discounted, and $72 is cheaper than the previous $79 that the service went for for years. [Amazon Prime]
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Amazon has added so many benefits to Prime that they're starting to get hard to keep track of, so we're going to round them up for you, and update this post as new ones roll out. Sadly we can't list drone delivery as a perk just yet.
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Free Two-Day Shipping
Amazon Prime is best known for its free two-day shipping. Their shipping estimates are highly reliable, and if you don't need your items right away, you can choose a slower shipping method and get yourself a $1 digital credit. You might even be able to trick the system into giving you the fast shipping and the credit. If Amazon does fail to get you your items on time, you can getget your Prime membership extended.
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Residents of a few major cities can now select same day delivery, and take advantage of the newAmazon Fresh grocery delivery service, while those outside of the current range of Amazon Fresh can still use Amazon Pantry.
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Subscribers can also look forward to Prime's free shipping service coming to other sites.
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Amazon Instant Video
Amazon Instant Video was playing catch up to Netflix for a while, but with great shows like Transparent, the huge addition of HBO, and numerous exclusives, Amazon Instant Video is at least an even match, if not the superior streaming service. If Amazon Instant Video has what you want, or at least enough of what you want, you could in theory cancel cable, Netflix, and HBO, resulting in savings would cover the cost of Prime multiple times.
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Amazon Prime Music
Amazon Prime Music boasts "one million free songs" for Prime subscribers. Like the comparison between Netflix and Prime Instant Video, whether Prime Music has everything you need is subjective, but if it does, you could cancel your subscription to services like Spotify, or at least knock them down to the free tier, further ameliorating the cost of Prime.
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Unlimited Photo Storage
If you're already paying for Prime you can store all of your photos in Amazon's cloud for free, and then sync them to any device. Depending on what else you're putting in various clouds, this bonus might enable you to stop paying for the premium tiers of whatever storage services you've been using.
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Kindle Lending Library
The Kindle Lending Library lets owners of Kindle devices who are also Prime subscribers borrow from a selection of over 600,000 books at no additional charge. The Kindle First program also lets users buy one of four "Editors' Pick" e-books a month ahead of official release for $2 — or free, for Prime members.
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Amazon has been quietly ramping up exclusive deals on third-party products like this Vizio Sound Bar, which finished in the top five in our Kinja Co-Op voting for the category. At the same time, Amazon has made headlines with deep preorder discounts on their first-party hardware like the Fire Stick (a discount which made it our most popular product of 2014), and the Amazon Echo.
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Good To Know
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Certain credit cards offer bonus cash back on Amazon, which you can read about in our Black Friday Preparation Guide and in Lifehacker's Rewards Credit Card Hive Five.
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Amazon has preorder price guarantee, doesn't charge your card until an item ships, has a 30-day return policy, and will generally honor price changes within 7 days of delivery.
Amazon Mom offers exclusive deals and discounted subscriptions on items like diapers.
You can share the shipping benefits of your Prime membership with up to four people.
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Amazon Prime is clearly an amazing deal at $99, so don't miss the rare chance to get it for less. We don't expect the roll out of Prime benefits to slow down anytime soon, and we'll keep you updated accordingly.