|Amazon Announces Winner of Tuition & Textbooks Sweepstakes|
James E. Delcamp, of Lochbuie, Colo., Receives Grand Prize of up to $25,000 for One Year of Tuition for His Son
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2007--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced James E. Delcamp of Lochbuie, Colo. as the winner of its first-ever Amazon Tuition & Textbooks Sweepstakes. Mr. Delcamp entered the sweepstakes on behalf of his son, James E. Delcamp, Jr. A sophomore re-enrolling at the University of Northern Colorado, Mr. Delcamp, Jr. will receive up to $25,000 towards one year of tuition.
"This is a very exciting day for our family, and we would like to thank Amazon.com for this generous prize," said Mr. Delcamp.
"Being a college student can be challenging," said his son, James E. Delcamp, Jr. "Between juggling classes and working to help pay for things I need, like textbooks, it's good to know that there are opportunities like the Amazon Tuition & Textbooks Sweepstakes available to help anyone in college get ahead."
In addition, 50 potential second prize winners across the country have been notified of their eligibility to receive a $1,000 Amazon.com gift certificate good for a year's worth of textbooks. One thousand potential third prize winners will be notified of their eligibility to receive an Amazon.com gift certificate good towards the purchase of one textbook up to a maximum value of $150.
This past back-to-school season, the online retailer estimated that it has saved its customers more than half a million dollars on the shipping cost of textbooks with its free two-day shipping promotion and everyday free Super Saver Shipping option. Each day, customers can take advantage of great savings on over 100,000 new textbook titles sold by Amazon.com and up to 90% off the list price of millions of used textbooks on www.amazon.com/textbooks.
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