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Amazon Announces FREE One-Day Shipping for Kindle Orders Placed on December 23 - Now Even Procrastinators Can Give the Hottest Holiday Gift in Time for Christmas
Kindle also sets new record for most Kindle orders in a single day
SEATTLE, Dec 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that even procrastinators can order Kindle and have it delivered for FREE in time for Christmas. That's because Amazon is offering FREE One-Day Shipping on all Kindle orders for shipment in the continental United States made on Dec. 23. Amazon also announced today that Kindle recently broke another record with its best sales day in the history of Kindle. Kindle continues to be the #1 most wished for, most gifted, and bestselling product across all of Amazon. Kindle is available today with FREE Two-Day Shipping and starting tomorrow, Dec. 23, with FREE One-Day Shipping for $259 at www.amazon.com/kindle.

"It's easy to get busy during the holidays, so we've decided to make it easy even for procrastinators to order Kindle, the #1 most wished for gift on Amazon, and get it delivered for free and in time for Christmas," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "With Kindle, you can give the gift of choosing over 390,000 books and more than 100 top newspapers and magazines from around the world and begin reading in less than 60 seconds."

To take advantage of this offer on Dec. 23, customers simply add Kindle to their Shopping Cart and select One-Day Shipping.

Kindle is available today with FREE Two-Day Shipping and starting tomorrow, Dec. 23, with FREE One-Day Shipping for $259 at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fkindle&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.com%2Fkindle&index=2&md5=e1ab1a02299a13c765369bb900b37362.

About Kindle

Kindle is the revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution 6-inch electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle utilizes the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the most wished for, the most gifted, and the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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 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.

Books for the Kindle are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.com&index=3&md5=1e5c797ddde7fd561aadaedef8cd95a8, http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.ca&index=4&md5=0d6eec15237891474f745cf5cb22b748, http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.co.uk&index=5&md5=3dbc41d9b1306fd9ff65621d7248e1f0, http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.de&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.de&index=6&md5=a9ee1bb2f6b690d3757d7472afb33513, http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.jp&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.co.jp&index=7&md5=5ed9f77af73e3bb9c7bb4aecc472746e, http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.fr&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.fr&index=8&md5=ede306b9f48539264aab4eac95b7b195, and http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.cn&esheet=6125757&lan=en_US&anchor=www.amazon.cn&index=9&md5=d1f521648bd800b5e3f136e765412703.

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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