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Amazon removes its 20 percent preorder discount on games

21 August, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Next week, it'll be replaced with a different bonus system. One of the best discounts that Prime now offers is 20% off physical game pre-orders; that takes a $60 game down to $47.99, but unfortunately, Amazon just announced that the discount is coming to an end on August 27. Any credits obtained via game preorders expire 60 days after their application to your account, and the credit can only be used by Amazon.com or Amazon Digital Services LLC products. Effectively, the new pre-order benefits at both Best Buy and Amazon are less valuable and more limited than they were previously. In some cases, that's only a slight change in total discount (with $60 games being discounted $10 instead of $12), but pricier special editions will see their discounts drop more significantly-and either way, this forces an additional purchase to redeem the "discount" on offer. It now offers a $10 store credit bonus on select games under the more general (and free) My Best Buy rewards program. On that note, you might want to get those pre-orders in before the deadline.

"As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits". Members with monthly subscriptions will continue to get ad-free viewing until October 15. If you already have an annual subscription, or if you upgrade to an annual subscription before September 14, you will continue with ad-free viewing until your next renewal date.


"Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", the company said in a blog post announcing the move.

It noted: Universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14. Thank you for your support.

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