amazon prime deal

Tech Report

By: Nick Gambino

There’s a great sale going down over at Amazon. No it’s not a discount on a pair of great boots or a case of water or a talking barracuda or any other random item in their gigantic inventory. The Amazon Prime Deal is that the annual membership is going from $99 to $67 on Friday.

67 seems like an odd number, doesn’t it? Well there’s a reason they picked it. This is in honor of the five Emmys Amazon’s show, Transparent, garnered at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards this past weekend.

Amazon Prime Deal
Cast of ‘Transparent’

Transparent is a show about an elderly man who is making the transition to a woman and the relationship between him and his three adult children.

On Sunday night’s award show Jeffrey Tambor won a best acting Emmy for his role in Transparent while Jill Soloway won the award for directing. The show won three Emmys a week prior at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

The significance of the wins is in the fact that online streaming content, specifically original content from platforms like Amazon and Netflix, are now competing head to head with TV shows and are winning in major categories.

To celebrate Amazon has announced its planned drop of the Prime membership price starting midnight September 25th and ending 24 hours later. Now, before you get your hopes up too high the deal only applies to new members and after a year their price goes up to $99.

It’s a clever marketing ploy to rope in more subscribers. New subscribers will be able to enjoy free 2-day shipping on millions of items as well as access to Prime Music, the Kindle Lending Library, endless photo storage space and of course access to Prime Instant Video, Amazon’s video streaming service.

If you’re lucky enough to be a new subscriber (lucky you) then you can take advantage of this deal by going to for up to 24 hours starting at midnight September 25th.



Nick Gambino is a regular script writer and tech beat reporter for NewsWatch.  He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.


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