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Amazon toasts its Emmy awards with discounted Prime memberships

Amazon is celebrating the success of its original series,'Transparent.'


Sherry Tucci


Posted on Sep 22, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:35 pm CDT

In celebration of winning five Primetime Emmy awards, Amazon will offer its Prime services for $67 for the year, instead of the normal $99, this Friday.

The company chose to lower the yearly subscription price to $67 to commemorate last weekend’s 67th annual Primetime Emmy awards show. There is a catch, however: The offer is only valid to new Prime subscribers. Never-before users can enjoy the $32 discount for one year’s worth of service, after which, the price will return to its regular rate. The discount will only apply for this Friday, Sept. 25, beginning at 12:00 am ET until 11:59 pm PT.

Amazon’s original series Transparent, a story about a Los Angeles father coming out as transgender to his family, raked in all five awards. Among them were outstanding comedy series, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series to Jeffrey Tambor, and outstanding directing for a comedy series to creator and director, Jill Soloway. With the Amazon Prime membership, subscribers will be able to watch the series at no charge.

Illustration by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2015, 6:45 pm CDT