Amazon will hold its third annual mid-summer sale for subscribing Prime members. Last year they had an estimated 100,000 items discounted and while these are not always the lowest prices you’ll see in a year (those generally come around Black Friday) it is a good mid-year opportunity to score a bargain.
It’s Prime week, not just Prime Day now. While the lion’s share of the deals will go live July 10 at 9 p.m. ET and end July 12th at 3 a.m. ET, the company will be offering discounts in the days leading up to the big event, many of them are live now.
Amazon describes the deals in its press release like this: “Amazon Music Unlimited — Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get the best deal in Amazon Music history — four months of the full catalog on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs, for just $0.99.
“Prime Video — Get $10 to shop on Amazon.com anytime on or before Prime Day when you stream a video included in Prime for the first time on your TV. Restrictions apply. Stream award-winning and critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series and Movies as well as thousands of other popular titles included with your Prime membership.
“Kindle Unlimited — Prime members can save up to 40 percent on a Kindle Unlimited membership. Enjoy unlimited reading from over one million titles on any device.
“Audible — Enjoy the world’s largest library of audiobooks plus original audio programming from Audible for 40 percent off your first 6 months (just $8.95 / month for 6 months).
“Everyday Essentials — Prime members can save up to 35 percent off with onsite coupons on select food and household items in Prime Pantry.”
You do have to be a Prime member to get deals, but you can sign up for a 30 free trial and take advantage of the savings — just make a calendar notification for a month from now to cancel and you won’t have to pay the $99 annual fee.
26. According to the article, except Amazon Prime Week, which of the following day is a shopping festival?
A. the July 4 B. the January 1
C. the Black Friday D. the Valentine’s Day
27. What does the underlined phrase “lion’s share” mean in the article?
A. the share owned by a lion
B. the largest part of something
C. the most profitable part of something
D. the smallest part of something
28. Who can get the best deal in Amazon Music history?
A. all the members of Amazon
B. all the users of Amazon App
C. the new Prime members of Amazon
D. the Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited
29. If you want to be a Prime member of Amazon, you should pay ______ annually.
A. 10 dollars B. 99 dollars C. 8.95 dollars D. 40 dollars
30. With a Prime membership of Amazon, you can get many good bargains except ______.
A. a 40%-off Kindle Unlimited membership
B. the access to the world’s largest library of audiobooks at the price of $8.95 / month for 6 months
C. the 35%-off select food and household items in Prime Pantry
D. a 40%-off Kindle