As an added incentive, on December 10th
Amazon is giving customers using Price Check an additional 5% discount
(up to $5) off the Amazon price on up to three qualifying items in toys,
electronics, sporting goods, music and DVDs
Shoppers can also start submitting in-store prices with the Price
Check app, ensuring they are really getting a deal and allowing all
Amazon customers to get the lowest prices year-round
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2011--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Year-round, the Price Check by Amazon app allows shoppers
to make sure a deal is really a deal. And on December 10th,
the simple act of price checking while shopping in physical retail
stores will get customers an additional 5% discount (up to $5) off
Amazon’s price on up to three qualifying products in eligible
categories, including electronics, toys, music, sporting goods and DVDs.
Amazon anticipates December 10th will be one of the biggest
days of the year for Price Check.
“The ability to check prices on your mobile phone when you’re in a
physical retail store is changing the way people shop,” said Sam Hall,
director of Amazon Mobile. “Price transparency means that you can save
money on the products you want and that’s a great thing for customers.
Price Check in-store deals are another incentive to shop smart this
In addition to these one day, in-store deals, shoppers can also start
submitting in-store prices with the Price Check app, ensuring they are
really getting a deal and allowing all Amazon customers to get the
lowest prices year-round.
“We scour online and in-store advertisements from other retailers, every
day, year-round. Now, we are enabling customers to use the Price Check
app to share in-store prices while they search for the best deals. This
is a powerful opportunity for customers to get involved and ensures
Amazon customers get the best possible prices,” said Hall.
The Price Check by Amazon app is available for iPhone and Android and
can be downloaded for free from the Amazon Appstore, Android Market and
App Store for iPhone. Price Check app users can “price check” using four
Scan a barcode: Amazon's barcode scanner will match an item and
provide pricing from Amazon.com and other online merchants in seconds.
One exclusive feature to the Android version of Price Check is the
ability to scan in either portrait or landscape mode, making it faster
and easier to find products.
Snap a picture: Snap a photo and instantly match the picture to
books, DVDs, CDs, video games and more.
Say the product name: Speak the name of a product to return
accurate product matches and pricing from Amazon.com and its other
Type your search: Type the product name to instantly find
products and prices.
In order to participate in the discount (www.amazon.com/instoredeals),
Price Check app users will need the latest version of the Price Check
app on their iPhone or Android mobile phone. When a customer enables the
geo-location feature on Price Check, they will see an additional 5%
discount (up to $5) off Amazon’s price for qualifying products they
price check and buy from Amazon on Saturday, December 10. They can then
choose to share the in-store price with Amazon.
Amazon offers FREE Super Saver Shipping year-round, on all eligible
orders $25 and over; millions of items qualify for FREE Super Saver
Amazon’s mobile shopping applications include Amazon Deals for iPhone,
Price Check by Amazon for iPhone and Android, Amazon Student for iPhone,
Amazon Windowshop for iPad and the Amazon Mobile App for iPhone, iPad,
BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android-based devices. Customers can
learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/amazonmobile.
For more information about Amazon’s holiday deals and promotions, follow
@amazon on Twitter and Amazon.com on Facebook.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most
compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced
electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright
sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an
easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages,
search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most
advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line
e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch,
with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the
Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and
web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud,
Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated
web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com,
As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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