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NewEgg - 10% off Xbox gift cards, ends 11:59PM PT 03/13/14

13 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

Surprised no one has posted this, or I just missed it elsewhere.

 

NewEgg has 10% off Xbox gift cards (replacement for XBLM cards, like PSN cards) via digital delivery, ends today (03/13/14) at 11:59PM PST:

 

http://www.newegg.co...-_-Xbox-_-LEB0C

 

You need use promo code PPSSAJOFPAXOSZ and either already get their emails for promos or agree to start getting their emails if you don't already.

 

If this is a repost, my apologies.


Amazon Prime - $20 increase to $99.

13 March 2014 - 03:53 PM

Surprised no one has brought this up yet:

 

 

 

Dear Shrike4242,

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on December 14th, 2014.

Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

For more information about your Prime membership, visit our Prime membership page.

Sincerely,

The Amazon Prime Team

 

Time to let the complaining commence.

 

Personally, I get enough use out of the shipping component on a regular basis that the video streaming is just a bonus and it's something I'm still going to keep when it renews at $20 more.

 

EDIT:

Some additional items of note:

 

Here's one way to lock in one additional year at $79:

If your current Prime membership is scheduled to expire on or after April 17th, and therefore would auto-renew at the $99 price, you can effectively lock in the $79 price by taking the following steps:

(1) Look up your Prime expiration date. (Let's say yours is May 15th.)

(2) Purchase a Prime Gift Membership here:
https://www.amazon.c...gifting_landing

Set the delivery date as the date after your membership expires (in this case, May 16, 2014).

Enter your own e-mail address as the gift recipient. It is okay if this is the exact e-mail address already associated with your Amazon Prime account.

Place order (total will be $79).

(3) Turn off your Prime auto-renew. (End membership - at expiration)

(4) On the day after your membership expires, you will receive an e-mail from Amazon with the gift membership. Follow the instructions to apply it to your account.

This is a pretty straightforward way to save $20.


HOW TO CANCEL AMAZON PRIME AUTO RENEW:

Go to Manage Prime Membership [amazon.com].
Review the renewal date listed on the left-hand side of the page.

If you currently have an Amazon Prime free trial, click Do Not Continue .
If you currently have a paid Amazon Prime membership, click End Membership .

Turn off your renewal using the link below the renewal date.

Note: Your membership will expire at the end of the current period. It will NOT end before your current paid subscription is over, nor can you cancel it early for a refund.

 


(DEAD) Criterion online store 50% off Flash Sale - Expires 12PM ET, 02/26/14.

25 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

Looks like there's another 50% off Flash Sale online at the Criterion store:

 

http://www.criterion...erm=Get Started

 

Ends 12PM ET on 02/26/14, tomorrow.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 goes to Netflix.

15 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

Looks like the Clone Wars Complete Series isn't as "complete" as it was a little while ago, as there appears to be a 13-episode Season Six on the horizon for March, coming to Netflix:

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13248

 

It's dubbed "The Lost Missions" and appears to be a wrap-up to the not-quite finished plot links from Season Five.

 

Blu-Ray release appears to be sometime later this year.

 

Also has mentions of the follow-up show, Star Wars: Rebels, with Season One coming to Disney XD & Disney Channel in the summer, with a Blu-Ray release in 2015.   Rebels takes places between Ep 3 & Ep 4.


Amazon - Warner Brothers B2G1 Sale - 12/15 to 12/21.

15 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

Amazon is having a B2G1 sale on random Warner Brothers titles, from 12/15/13 to 12/21/13:

 

http://www.amazon.co...13781&plgroup=1

 

It's pretty random of what's available in there, since it's including DVD, BluRay and 3D BluRay titles.