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Deal: Get Amazon Prime for $73 this Weekend

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I like to consider myself more frugal than most people. My philosophy is to use the savings, invest them, and let them grow. This means that I look to cut any subscription services that don't provide a ton of value to me.

A couple of years ago, we took the plunge to try Amazon Prime. I didn't think we'd renew, because 2-day shipping usually doesn't matter to me.

I was wrong.

Amazon's prices are competitive so with free 2-day shipping it becomes one of our core places to shop. The 15% savings from Subscribe and Save only makes it more enticing. Recently, we've been using Amazon's streaming media more. The kids love Go Diego Go (Dora the Explorer's cousin) and Tumble Leaf and they are not Netflix. Now I can tell my Amazon Echo to play music by The Beatles for free. The Beatles are streaming on a lot of services now, but it is a game changer to simply ask out loud and have music fill the room.

My wife loves the Golden Globes and with Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle winning a couple of big categories. The only think I know about the show is that it is one of the few recorded in the 4K HDR format that would be perfect for my dream TV.

In honor of Mozart in the Jungle's wins at the 73rd Golden Globes, Amazon is making a year of Amazon Prime available for $73 this weekend. That's a saving of $26 from the usual $99 price.

I think it's worth the $99 a year, but if you were on the fence, maybe $73 is enough incentive to give a try? This deal is only for new Prime members, so unfortunately, I won't be saving any money on this. That's the way the ball bounces sometimes.

Posted on January 16, 2016.

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