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A worker watches as boxed merchandise moves along a conveyor belt to a waiting truck for delivery at the Amazon.com Phoenix Fulfillment Center in Goodyear, Arizona, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.  Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amazon Prime Is Getting a Price Cut This Weekend

Jan 14, 2016

Those who have been tempted to sign up for Amazon Prime but were put off by the $99 annual fee might want to consider joining this weekend.

The company is cutting the subscription price down to $73 for new members in celebration of its two wins at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. The discount starts this Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. PT and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17.

Prime allows access to a wide variety of perks, including Amazon's streaming video service, free two-day shipping on certain products, Amazon's Prime Music streaming app, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Cloud Drive, and early access to deals on Amazon.com.

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Employees collect merchandise ordered by customers for shipment from the Amazon.com distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 26, 2012.
Employees collect merchandise ordered by customers for shipment from the Amazon.com distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 26, 2012.David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images
Employees collect merchandise ordered by customers for shipment from the Amazon.com distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 26, 2012.
A worker collects order items at the Fulfilment Centre for online retail giant Amazon in Peterborough, central England, on Nov. 28, 2013.
Merchandise sits on shelves before shipment at the Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 26, 2012.
An employee packs merchandise for shipment at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 2, 2013.
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Interior view of the hall of a logistics center of the online shopping company Amazon, taken on March 26, 2014 in Leipzig, eastern Germany.
Packages sit in regional delivery dividers ahead of distribution at the Amazon.co.uk Marston Gate 'Fulfillment Center,' the U.K. site of Amazon.com Inc. in Ridgmont, United Kingdom, Dec. 3, 2012.
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The company also separately offers a free trial for Amazon Prime, but members must remember to turn off membership renewal to avoid being charged once the trial duration runs out.

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Amazon's original series Mozart in the Jungle wont the Golden Globe Award for Best Musical or Comedy Series, while lead actor Gael García Bernal also took home the title of Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in the show. That means Amazon's series won more awards than Netflix's shows, which took home no Golden Globes.

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