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Amazon Prime going at a discount rate of $73 for a limited time (Update: Deal LIVE!)
Update (1/15): The deal is now live for all interested! Get it here.
Champagne corks litter the carpets of Amazon’s offices, and the Prime department in particular is doing keg stands. The celebration is in honor of their series Mozart in the Jungle and the Golden Globes it took home from the 2016 awards ceremony. Amazon wants to invite new Prime users to the party as well by discounting the service from $99 to $73.
This discount is for a limited time only: it’s only going to last this weekend, from 9PM Friday to 11:59PM Sunday night. It’s targeting new users who may have been on the fence about whether Amazon Prime is really worth its $99 price tag, so if you’re already a Prime member, it looks like you’ve been left out in the cold on this one. However, if you’re crafty enough, you may be able to get around this limitation by purchasing a gift subscription at this rate and then waiting for your current subscription to expire. (For the slim number of Prime users who are slated to auto-renew during this time frame, we’re not really sure what they’ll be paying.) Unfortunately, it looks like this deal is exclusive to US residents.
Amazon isn’t through yet. They’re also making Mozart in the Jungle free to stream in the US, UK, Japan, Austria, and Germany. Normally you would need a Prime membership or would have to pay for the episodes outright, but Amazon wants to let as many people as possible see what the buzz regarding this show is all about. It’s essentially a comedy about the musicians surviving in the ruthless world of New York City’s classical music scene. The two complete seasons will be available for binge-ready curiosity seekers starting Friday evening, so pick up some popcorn on your way home from work tomorrow.
What do you think of Amazon’s two-day promo? Do you think Amazon Prime is worth it, even at the discounted price? Let us know in the comments below! Mozart in the Jungle fans should also chime in and let us know what to expect going into this binge-fest.