Amazon Alert - Today Only, Prime program 25% off, at lowest price, to celebrate Golden Globe awards. Also, free today -- full 10-half-hour series "Transparent"... And, reminder: The Big Deal Kindle book sale ends Sunday.
From Amazon's Press Release about Saturday's celebration of Golden Globes with ONE-day offer of PRIME Free 2-day Shipping program at $72 for 1 year (rather than $99 - for new Prime customers only, US) plus Free viewing of all 10 episodes of Transparent for ALL customers today.
"In Celebration of Golden Globe Wins, Amazon is Making All Ten Transparent Episodes Free to Watch This Saturday Only—No Membership Required
This Saturday, starting at 12:01 a.m. ET and concluding at 11:59 p.m. PT, everyone can watch Transparent using the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/Transparent
Also in celebration of Transparent and the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, customers can sign up for Amazon Prime for just $72 this Saturday"
As said, NO Prime membership is required for the one day free viewing of all episodes. Variety says that this can be viewed for free in the UK and Germany as well.
From the same press release:
"Anyone can watch the Transparent series at no cost on Saturday using the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/Transparent."
Amazon's press release points out that this series has been "the no. 1 ranked series on Prime Instant Video since the show’s launch. Also proving popular among critics, the show clocked in a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98 percent critic rating, and a 91 Metascore on Metacritic."
"Also on Saturday and in celebration of the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Amazon Prime will be available for just $72 - a more than 25 percent savings. New members can sign up for this limited-time Prime offer at Amazon.com/TransparentPrime. '
That $72/yr rate - Why? Amazon has never offered Prime at this low an annual rate, which works out to $6 per month for a year. (It started almost a decade ago at $79/yr and is now $99/yr normally.) It's partly whimsical, as Amazon's series is the first Online Series ever to win "Top Series" and it happened at the 72nd Annual awards show. (After 1 yr, it would be renewable at $99 but can be cancelled.)
A reminder of what the Prime shipping program includes:
Reminder Alert: The Big Deal -- up to 85% off Kindle books ends Sunday January 25 at 11:59pmMORE KINDLE BOOKS TO BROWSE Amazon's The Big Deal ends Sunday. - 413 Kindle books at up to 85% off It's effective through January 25, and the page carries the usual disclaimer re varying selection and pricing of books offered outside the U.S.
For those who didn't read about this feature, which started January 9 The Big Deal page is organized this time by: . Mystery and Thrillers . Romance . Science Fiction & Fantasy Deals . Contemporary Fiction . Biography & Memoir Deals . Teen Book Deals . Children's Books . Religion & Spirituality Deals
" These lists, updated hourly, contain bestselling items. Here you can discover the best The Big Deal in Amazon Best Sellers ... For non-U.S. customers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. "
The bottom of that page is a scrolling list of the currently 413 books, one by one, with a default sort of "New and Popular" and alternate sorts: 16 per page, if you choose (inside the gray strip bar above the list) the Orange grid for "Detail" OR 60 per page, if you choose the 4-cell, gray icon for "Image" which will show mainly book covers and basic info. The shortcut, if you type it on an eReader or tablet: bit.ly/thebigdeal-jan2015