Amazon is making it more economical for customers to buy into their popular Prime service. Instead of paying $79 upfront, customers can now pay the service on a monthly basis for $7.99, according to Hacking Netflix.
First introduced in 2005, Amazon Prime offers customers free two-day shipping on eligible purchases, plus streaming access to an ever-growing catalog of TV shows and movies. In 2011, Amazon announced that Prime members would have access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. As such, members can rent one free e-book per month.
The new monthly Amazon Prime subscription is clearly designed to compete with Netflix and Hulu Plus as both offer $7.99 subscription plans. However, with Amazon, you get the added bonus of free two-day shipping.
This is a great deal, especially with the holiday shopping season here. After all, you can now get free shipping and then cancel the service later if you choose.
Source: Hacking Netflix