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<< Back Announces New Gift Card Options and Offers Customers Great Deals on Millions of Items with Free Shipping Through Thursday

New Gift Cards and Free Shipping Help Customers Save Time and Money This Holiday

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2009-- With less than two weeks until Christmas, (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now offering over fifty new greeting-card styles that can be personalized and affixed with an Gift Card. The new format allows customers to send a greeting card with a customizable message for free with any gift card purchase. Customers can set their own gift card value, choosing any denomination between $5 and $5,000. The greeting card and gift card ship for free and will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday if ordered by Dec. 21 from E-mail and printable gift cards can be sent immediately, at any time, even on December 25.

Customers can also take advantage of the millions of items and great deals available with FREE Super Saver Shipping until this Thursday, Dec. 17. FREE Super Saver Shipping is available on all orders of eligible items totaling over $25.

Additional holiday delivery deadlines are as follows:

Dec. 17: FREE Super Saver Shipping

Dec. 20: Standard Shipping

Dec. 22: Two-Day Shipping (order as late as 8 p.m. PST; varies by item; free with Amazon Prime*)

Dec. 23: One-Day Shipping (order as late as 4:30 p.m. PST; varies by item; just $3.99 per item with Amazon Prime)

Dec. 24: Local Express (same-day) Shipping (order as late as 1 p.m. PST; varies by item; just $5.99 per item with Amazon Prime) Available in Seattle, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.

*Amazon Prime is an annual membership program that gives customers fast shipping on millions of items for only $79 a year. Members receive free two-day shipping on millions of items sold by and upgrades to one-day shipping are only $3.99 per item. To become a member of Amazon Prime, or to learn more about the membership program, customers can visit

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Forward-Looking Statements

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