Amazon Prime Day offers The Grand Tour tease, video discounts and prize draw
Staff Reporter | On 11, Jul 2017
Today is the 11th July, which means one thing, if you’re a gigantic online corporation named after a rainforest: it’s Amazon Prime Day.
The now annual event, which was created by Amazon to offer its Prime members special promotions and exclusive offers, is often a mixed bag in reality: a reminder of the various benefits to Prime membership on the one hand and a clearance of unwanted stock on the other. This year, Amazon’s upping the sakes with a £100,000 prize available to Prime members watching Amazon Prime Video on their TV. Prime members will be automatically entered into the draw if they watch a TV show or movie from Amazon on their TV, whether that’s via a Fire TV device, games console, set-top box, Blu-ray player or Smart TV.
Today, members will also be treated to a sneak peek of footage from Season 2 of The Grand Tour, to get a taste of what lies ahead of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in the returning Amazon Original series. As a Prime Day exclusive, the brand new teaser is made up of first look footage from their second lap, which sees Clarkson, Hammond and May in Mozambique, Switzerland and the UK. You can watch that here.
Amazon Prime members will also get a range of exclusive offers on movies available to buy and rent, including purchasing Jurassic World, Beauty and the Beast (Sing-Along Edition) and War Dogs for £3.99, and renting T2 Trainspotting, Passengers and Assassin’s Creed and more from 99p. Other titles, including Logan, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Broadchurch, will be available with up to 50 per cent off for Prime members.
Amazon Prime, for those who have just got the Internet for the first time, is Amazon’s membership scheme, which costs £79 a year, or £7.99 a month. For that, members get free next-day delivery on Amazon purchases, along with a host of other benefits designed to boost Prime sign-ups. They include Amazon Prime Video, music streaming through Amazon Prime Music, exclusive access to concerts with Prime Live Events and other pre-sale and premium event tickets with Amazon Tickets, unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and more with Prime Reading, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, one pre-released book a month with Kindle First, and more. Amazon Prime members can also use Amazon Channels to subscribe to additional video services, such as Shudder and ITV Hub+, to create their own bundle.
Customers that are not members can sign up for a 30-day trial at www.amazon.co.uk/prime.
Amazon Prime Video, don’t forget, is not the same as Amazon Prime: Prime Video can be subscribed to for £5.99 a month, with no annual contract, and without the above add-ons. For more information on that, click here.
Notable deals include discounts on Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot devices and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick for £29.99. Some other highlights of films available to buy and rent are below.
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