Hot Deals Post and Discuss Non-DVD Bargains and Sales!

Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Old 12-09-06, 08:08 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Blake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Orange
Posts: 7,736
Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

I was looking to buy an HD-DVD and they were offering me the movie for free if I signed up for Prime.

Not sure how high you can go, but just testing it out, you can get the Lost box set DVD for $40 for free.

Not too bad if you were considering signing up for Prime. Since I plan on buying quite a few HD-DVDs over the next year with the extra 10% off, I'm considering getting Prime - good ol' free 2 day shipping.

But there aren't any HD-DVDs getting up to $40, so I'm not sure if I'll just pay a little more for Prime (and get a $25 HD-DVD "free"), or try and maximize the "free"-ness of the Prime offer.

Just a heads up.
Blake is offline  
Old 12-09-06, 08:10 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Blake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Orange
Posts: 7,736
Looks like $40 is the most you can get free. Found a couple $39.99 DVDs "free" but anything at $41.99 or $42.99 isn't part of the offer.
Blake is offline  
Old 12-09-06, 09:15 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Todash
Posts: 808
Not bad, with the $40 DVD it's like paying $35 for prime. If I wasn't limiting my purchases for 2007 I'd go for it.
OwlAtHome is offline  
Old 12-10-06, 04:27 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Blake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Orange
Posts: 7,736
I ended up biting. Got the King Kong HD DVD ($28) for free, so Prime ended up costing $50. Not bad for what you get - and since I do plan on buying quite a few HD-DVDs from Amazon this year, it made sense. Went back and canceled a few orders I had placed and re-ordered them with free two day shipping. Not a bad deal.

I also e-mailed them to see if I could get two $19.95 dvds for free, but they wouldn't let me do that and there weren't any $39.99 box sets I was interested in.
Blake is offline  
Old 12-10-06, 05:02 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Posts: 6,197
I tried to get this to work but couldn't
pilot is offline  
Old 12-10-06, 05:42 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 2,386
I'm doing a free trial of Amazon Prime and it is an awesome program. I don't think I could pay the money for it -- it's a little steep at $75 -- but it is definitely handy.
djmont is offline  
Old 12-11-06, 11:27 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Blake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Orange
Posts: 7,736
Originally Posted by pilot
I tried to get this to work but couldn't
Odd, I e-mailed them trying to get the most out of it, and it appears to be just for select people, and it only works on select items I believe. YMMV.
Blake is offline  
Old 12-11-06, 12:11 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,536
Originally Posted by djmont
I'm doing a free trial of Amazon Prime and it is an awesome program. I don't think I could pay the money for it -- it's a little steep at $75 -- but it is definitely handy.
Same here, except mine ended yesterday. It also helps keep my purchases down- having to wait until there's $25 worth of stuff I really want! But yeah, good program, way too much for me though.
reverie is offline  
Old 09-18-12, 12:49 PM
  #9  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,716
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Didn't find a generic 'Amazon Prime deals' thread, looked like this was the closest.

For those of us still on the free Amazon Mom mailing list, you may have recently received an email offering you $70 off an Amazon Mom order of $100 or more when you buy Prime.

Might just give that $70 to a friend that has a baby, but it was enough to get me to renew my Prime membership.

Last edited by Trevor; 09-21-12 at 09:14 AM. Reason: Clarification
Trevor is offline  
Old 09-19-12, 10:30 AM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 163
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

We have amazon student prime, r perks same?
zoran009 is offline  
Old 09-19-12, 05:38 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
kenbenobi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 10,651
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

I was only offered $30 off (a month ago), so I passed. For $70, I'd bite too. I have lots of friends with babies. Plus, some toys qualify as part of the baby store, and Christmas is right around the corner...
kenbenobi is offline  
Old 09-21-12, 01:05 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 24,168
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Originally Posted by Blake View Post
Since I plan on buying quite a few HD-DVDs over the next year
How'd that end up working out for you?
GuessWho is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 10:35 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 446
Renew Prime membership??

I didn't want to start a new thread but my Prime membership will expire the first part of October. I've turned off auto renewal since in reality I probably don't purchase enough to cover the "free" shipping. Does anyone know if Amazon will offer any incentives after expiration to "get me back"??


One reason I ask is I recently was going to join Angie's List to compare a HVAC contractor for next spring. When I didn't join immediately I've been receiving discounted e-mail offers for membership. Glad I waited actually.

Thanks in advance.

Rick
rduncan is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 12:20 PM
  #14  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,716
Re: Renew Prime membership??

Originally Posted by rduncan View Post
I didn't want to start a new thread but my Prime membership will expire the first part of October. I've turned off auto renewal since in reality I probably don't purchase enough to cover the "free" shipping. Does anyone know if Amazon will offer any incentives after expiration to "get me back"??
You mean besides the things we've said in two of the last four posts?

Historically, they don't offer a lot of discounts or incentives on Prime or Prine renewals. I was shocked to get the $70.
Trevor is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 06:00 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 30,525
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Not to mention you get Amazon Streaming with your membership dues. That on itself is worth it for those that don't want Netflix. It comes to about $6.58 per month.
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 09-25-12, 12:39 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 446
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Not to mention you get Amazon Streaming with your membership dues. That on itself is worth it for those that don't want Netflix. It comes to about $6.58 per month.
Jeeez, I totally forgot about that. Not that I watch too many movies but does add to value.

Thanks,

Rick
rduncan is offline  
Old 09-25-12, 12:56 PM
  #17  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 163
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Originally Posted by zoran009 View Post
We have amazon student prime, r perks same?
bump
any one?
zoran009 is offline  
Old 10-07-12, 07:51 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,116
Re: Free stuff with Amazon Prime purchase

Yup
sotra is offline  
Old 10-07-12, 09:05 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston,MA.
Posts: 1,181
Re: Renew Prime membership??

Originally Posted by rduncan View Post
I didn't want to start a new thread but my Prime membership will expire the first part of October. I've turned off auto renewal since in reality I probably don't purchase enough to cover the "free" shipping. Does anyone know if Amazon will offer any incentives after expiration to "get me back"??


One reason I ask is I recently was going to join Angie's List to compare a HVAC contractor for next spring. When I didn't join immediately I've been receiving discounted e-mail offers for membership. Glad I waited actually.

Thanks in advance.

Rick
My Prime ended a month ago, and NO they did not offer me anything to re-up, which is just as well, I have not missed Prime and in fact have spent less money in the last 30 days.
Drake is offline  
Old 10-07-12, 06:07 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 446
Re: Renew Prime membership??

Originally Posted by Drake View Post
My Prime ended a month ago, and NO they did not offer me anything to re-up, which is just as well, I have not missed Prime and in fact have spent less money in the last 30 days.
I suspect that will also be my experience.

Rick
rduncan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.