Amazon Reduces New Prime Membership Price to $79 in Celebration of 'The Grand Tour' Premiere on November 18

Posted Wed Nov 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM PST by
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Prime memberships will cost just $79 this Friday!

Amazon has announced a special one-day discount on Prime memberships in celebration of the upcoming launch of 'The Grand Tour.' The promotion will be active on November 18 starting at 12:00am ET and ending at 11:59pm PT. As part of the deal, new members will be able to sign up for Amazon Prime for $79, a 20% savings on the first year's annual membership fee.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been filming the first season of the highly anticipated Amazon Original Series, The Grand Tour, in far-flung locations across the globe. The studio portion of the show takes place in a traveling tent, in locations ranging from Johannesburg to California, Whitby, England to Rotterdam, and Lapland to Nashville.

"Amazon is committed to bringing Prime members programming that is unique and exciting," said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. "We are thrilled to bring back together the world's beloved hosting team of Clarkson, Hammond and May for extraordinary adventures that can only be seen on Amazon Prime Video."

The series will premiere on November 18 exclusively through Prime Video, with new episodes scheduled to debut weekly for 12 weeks. In addition, Amazon has also announced the launch of 'The Grand Tour' skill for Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. 'The Grand Tour' skill features the voices of hosts Clarkson, Hammond, and May, and will provide customers with a new clue every Thursday about what to watch for in the upcoming episode of the show. Likewise, new trivia will be released every Saturday. Fans who answer all three questions right can then unlock exclusive video content. US customers who enable and use the skill between November 19 and December 22 will also be entered in a weekly random drawing for a chance to receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

New members can sign up for the limited-time $79 Prime offer on Friday, November 18 through www.amazon.com/thegrandtourprime. Under standard pricing, a current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month.

Source: Amazon

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