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Amazon Prime Now Deals Added To Prime Day

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In case Amazon Prime Day 2017 savings weren’t enough, there’s even more good news: The eCommerce giant is now offering two-hour Prime Now delivery to qualifying purchases. The offer started Saturday, July 8 — two days before Prime Day’s launch — and will continue through July 11.

Prime Now is the exclusive inner circle of Amazon’s already-exclusive Prime membership. Prime Now members can get household goods delivered practically as soon as they run out, saving them that frenzied trip to the store. It also delivers from restaurants in select counties and cities, including Manhattan, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Orlando and Washington, D.C. There’s no extra charge for the super-charged speedy delivery.

For Amazon Prime Day 2017, Prime Now shoppers will have access to discounts as deep as 25 to 30 percent off in some cases. Featured deals include Halo Top ice cream, La Croix sparkling water, fresh strawberries and, in some cities, even alcohol.

Members who have never used Prime Now can save an extra $10 off their first order if they place it between Friday, July 7 and the end of Prime Day on Tuesday, July 11. They’ll also get to enjoy $10 off their next purchase via a promo code that Amazon will give out to first-time Prime Now users.

Getting impatient? The company has linked order tracking to the Echo speaker family, so Prime members can ask Alexa, “Where’s my stuff?” and get an accurate, real-time status update. Alexa would also be happy to let shoppers know when their package is out for delivery by turning the Echo’s LED ring yellow, and she can notify them when the package arrives.



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