Amazon Prime is normally $100 a year, but for one day it’ll be $67. Here’s why that’s awesome.
Update: Unfortunately, Amazon has closed the loophole that previously allowed current subscribers to “gift” themselves a new year of Prime at the discounted rate. We’ve updated this article accordingly.
You’ve probably heard of Amazon Prime, the yearly subscription service from online retail behemoth that gets you unlimited two-day shipping on most items as well as streaming video, unlimited cloud storage for photos, free ebooks, and ad-free music streaming.
Amazon Prime is normally $100 for a year, but tomorrow it’ll be $67 for new subscribers –
current subscribers can get around this by sending themselves a gift subscription at the promotional price (you can add it to your current subscription without overwriting any remaining time).
But ahead of the discount, I wanted to point out why Amazon Prime is such a great deal for gamers, especially those that tend to buy games right at release. Why? Because Amazon Prime is secretly an incredible discount club for gamers.
Add the games to your cart to see the discount.
- Fallout 4
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Halo 5
- Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition
- Guitar Hero Live
- Destiny: The Taken King
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Rare Replay
Combine this with the fact that Amazon guarantees release date delivery on new games and you’ve got the easiest way to get games day one and generally save a few bucks in the process.
And you usually don’t have to pre-order either. Both Batman and Mario Maker were discounted through their week of release, which means that you can wait until the reviews are out to make your decision and still take advantage of the discount.
The only problem with relying on Amazon Prime for discounts on new games is how elusive and inconsistent these game deals can be. There’s no way to know if a game you want will get a discount, or when the discount will end, and there’s no page to see all of the discounted Prime games in one place. These deals are a weirdly well-kept secret, since you have to a) have Prime and b) add the game to your cart in order to see the discount.
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Super Mario Maker
- Mario Kart 8
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Super Smash Bros. (3DS)