Calling all Amazon fans! For those that have been holding out to buy a subscription to Amazon Prime, the cheapest it will probably get will be this Saturday, January 24, 2015. I tried this first as Amazon Mom and then couldn’t live without this membership.
Amazon has announced that for one day only, new Prime members can sign up for $72. That’ll cover a year.
You’ll be saving $27, as the service usually costs $99 per year.
This promotional price is actually lower than the old Amazon Prime rate – $79 – which stood for years. Amazon increased the price of Prime last March, citing rising costs for fuel and transportation, as well as increased usage among Prime members.
Prime’s perks include free two-day shipping, access to Prime Instant Video, the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, and free cloud photo storage. Amazon dangled another carrot last summer, adding a streaming music service to the package.
Why is Amazon doing this and why $72? Apparently, it’s a celebration of Amazon Studios’ original series Transparent and its big win at the 72nd annual Golden Globes.