Amazon will cut the price of its Amazon Prime service from $99 a year to just $73 a year for a limited time. The sale begins at 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, January 15 and ends at 11:59 a.m. local time on Sunday, January 17.
Amazon Prime will be on sale as part of the retailer's celebration of the two Golden Globe wins for its original series Mozart in the Jungle. Both seasons of the comedy, which centers on a group of musicians at the New York Symphony, will be available to stream for free this weekend, even if a person does not have an Amazon Prime subscription:
Mozart in the Jungle took home the 2016 Golden Globe award for Best Musical or Comedy Series, while its lead star, Gael García Bernal, earned the coveted title of Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series. This year's win marks four total Golden Globe awards for Amazon, following last year's double win for Transparent in the same categories, and also makes Amazon the first network in a decade to win Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series in back-to-back years for different shows.
In addition to Prime Instant Video, the subscription to Amazon Prime offers users a catalog of one million songs on Prime Music, free two-day shipping on a ton of products sold on the site, and free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos.
Technically, this special discount is only valid for new members, but if you are already signed up you can still buy a gift subscription and email it to yourself. Then you have to cancel auto-renew on your existing Prime membership and wait for it to expire, so you can then use the $73 gift code for another year of Amazon Prime.