|Amazon Extends Free Super Saver Shipping Through Last Weekend before Christmas|
Holiday deals continue on popular gift items
SEATTLE, Dec 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it has extended the ordering deadline for free shipping with delivery in time for Christmas through the last full shopping weekend before the holiday. This is the latest date Amazon has ever offered for free shipping on orders in time for Christmas. Customers can place orders now through 11:59 p.m. PST Dec. 19 with delivery by Dec. 24, using FREE Super Saver Shipping*, available on millions of items across Electronics, Toys, Sporting Goods, Books, Music, Movies, Apparel, Home and other stores at Amazon. Amazon Prime** members can place orders up until 7 p.m. PST on Dec. 22 with delivery by Dec. 24 using FREE Two-Day Shipping (cut-off time varies by item).
In addition to extended free shipping, customers will find special deals throughout the weekend. Here are a few of the deals that will be available at various times starting today:
For delivery by Dec. 24, the following ordering deadlines apply:
Some restrictions apply. Visit www.amazon.com/supersavershipping for additional details.
*FREE Super Saver Shipping is available on eligible orders $25 and over.
**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 Amazon.com 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 www.amazon.com/prime.
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. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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, www.amazon.cn, and www.amazon.it. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
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.