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Go Back to School with Deals from Amazon.com
New Shop by Grade and Dorm Deals stores make shopping easier and feature school essentials at low prices

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2009-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the launch of the Shop by Grade store (www.amazon.com/schoolsupplies), which features discounted school supplies sorted by grade for elementary, middle school, high school and college students, as well as the Dorm Deals store (www.amazon.com/dormdeals), which makes it easy for college students to find all the essentials for their classes and their dorms. From glue to laptops to musical instruments, parents, teachers and students can shop for everything they need to get ready for school and have it delivered directly to their doorsteps – or even their dorm rooms.

Now through September, Amazon.com will feature deals on top-selling school necessities, including:

SCHOOL ESSENTIALS: BUY TWO OF THE SAME ITEM & GET THE THIRD FREE (Now through Sept. 6)

  • Elmer’s Washable No Run School Glue (4 oz.)
  • Mead Spiral 3 Subject Notebook (Assorted Colors)
  • Wilson Jones 3-Ring View Binder 1-Inch Rings (Dark Blue)
  • Uni-Ball Gel Retractable Roller Ball Black or Blue Gel Pen (4 Pack)
  • Scotch Glue Stick (Single Pack .28 oz.)
  • Dixon Ticonderoga Wood Cased Black Core #2 Pencils (12 Count; Yellow)
  • Smead File Folders (12 Pack; Assorted Colors)
  • Mead Index Cards 3 in. x 5 in. (100 count; White)
  • Vivo Liquid Ink Highlighters (5-Color Set)
  • Five Star Trulock Three Ring Binder (1-Inch; Black)

LAPTOP DEALS (Available now while supplies last)

  • Toshiba Satellite A505-S6973 16-inch Laptop – on sale for $649.99, marked down from $759.99, featuring a Core 2 Duo (T6500) processor, 4 GB Memory and 500GB Hard Drive, Vista Home Premium, 16-inch widescreen HD display and more.
  • HP Pavilion DV4-1433US 14.1-inch Laptop – on sale for $699.99 (or $649.99 after mail-in-rebate), marked down from $779.99, featuring a Core 2 Duo (T6500) processor, 4 GB Memory and 320GB Hard Drive, LightScribe laser-etching DVD drive, Vista Home Premium, 14-inch widescreen WXGA display and more.

TEXTBOOK DEALS (Now through Oct. 16)

  • Save up to 30% on more than 100,000 new textbooks and up to 90% off the list price of millions of used textbooks.
  • Get FREE Two-Day Shipping for three months with a free trial of Amazon Prime. Just add any eligible textbook to your cart to qualify.

POPULAR BACKPACKS

  • Save up to 30% on more than 30 styles of eligible Mountainsmith Backpacks and Bags. (Now through Aug. 31).
  • Save up to 50% on more than 50 styles of eligible High Sierra Backpacks and Bags. (Now through Aug. 15).

DENIM DEALS (Now through Sept. 15)

  • Enjoy free shipping and $10 off denim purchases over $50 from qualifying sellers, featuring brands such as Roxy, Levis, Guess, Hurley and more.

BEDDING AND BATH BLOW-OUT (Now through Sept. 30)

  • Save up to 50% on hundreds of eligible back-to-college bedding and bath products.

Amazon.com customers can take advantage of FREE Super Saver Shipping or FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime on all eligible products. In addition, Amazon.com customers can compare prices, do research, read customer reviews and see what other customers have purchased after viewing the products they’re interested in purchasing.

About Amazon.com

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. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.amazon.cn.

As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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