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Amazon Kicks Off Week of Cyber Monday Deals on Saturday

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Amazon logoAmazon is running a week of Cyber Monday deals that kicks off the day after Black Friday. From November 24 through December 1st, Amazon will feature new deals that include fast and free shipping options on hundreds of millions of items.

Amazon said nearly 60% of people surveyed said they experienced the holiday-related stress of worrying what gifts to buy people on their lists, and linked to curated gift guides.

In its announcement, Amazon also reminded shoppers that Prime members receive early access to Lightning Deals. (Link to full announcement can be found at the bottom.)

Excerpts of Amazon’s press release follows:

Amazon today released a selection of deals that customers can take advantage of throughout Cyber Monday Deals Week. Starting tomorrow, November 24 through December 1, customers can find deep discounts across a wide selection of the season’s hottest products across every department, from Amazon Devices to toys, electronics, fashion, beauty and more. All of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals can be found by visiting amazon.com/cybermonday as well as on the Amazon App. Customers can also shop Cyber Monday deals in Spanish by visiting the Cyber Monday Deals Store via amazon.com/espanol or on the Amazon App. Amazon offers the largest free shipping selection in the country with hundreds of millions of items shipping for free in time for the holidays.

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CYBER MONDAY DEALS: GREAT DEALS AND TOP PRODUCTS
With new deals launching daily, customers can set Watch a Deal alerts using the Amazon App (to download, visit amazon.com/mobileapps from mobile browser), and never miss out on a deal. Simply click Watch this Deal on any item and the customer will then get a notification when that deal is about to go live. Plus, Prime members can enjoy 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals. The deals included below will be available on various dates and times between November 24 and December 1, while supplies last, at amazon.com/cybermonday or on the Amazon App.

Deals include items in the following categories: Amazon Devices; Electronics; Toys; Fashion; Home Furnishings; Household Essentials; Smart Home; Gaming;Audible, Music, & Books; Pets; Sports & Outdoors; Automotive; and “Small and Medium-sized Businesses on Amazon Handmade, Amazon Exclusives and Amazon Launchpad.”

Business to Business: Customers shopping for work can save big on items for their business right now. This holiday season, as an Amazon Business customer, business deals provide great end-of-year savings opportunities. From items for the office, including electronic devices, to new luggage for business travelers, Amazon Business offers deals for businesses across industries, of all sizes.

BUY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST, INCLUDING YOURSELF
According to a recent survey commissioned by Amazon and conducted online by The Harris Poll, nearly 9 in 10 Americans (86%) experience stress during the holiday season, with one of the primary stressors among those individuals being what gifts to buy for people on their lists (58%). Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals Week offers deals across curated Holiday Gift Guides making it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect items to give their friends, family, colleagues or themselves this holiday season. The recent Amazon/Harris Poll survey also found that Cyber Monday is a shopping holiday when many customers treat themselves, with 59% of Cyber Monday shoppers purchasing Cyber Monday deals for themselves.

MORE WAYS TO SHOP DEALS THIS HOLIDAY
Let Prime Wardrobe Get You Primed for the Holidays! A convenient, time-saving and fun way to shop stress-free for all of your holiday wearing occasions, Prime Wardrobe lets shoppers fill their Prime Wardrobe cart with eligible styles – from clothes to shoes to accessories – try them on at home and take up to seven days to decide what to keep. Customers will only be charged for the items they keep, and can easily return items that don’t work for free.

Twitch Stream: Amazon and hosts, Kinda Funny Games, will share all of the best holiday deals, tech toys, and offers for Gamers via the Games channel on Twitch live throughout Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) from 1pm – 4pm PT. In addition, customers can watch out for exclusive surprise announcements, trailers, and more. To tune in visit: twitch.tv/amazongames

Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in at amazon.com/TreasureTruck to receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. Each time the truck rolls, you will find a can’t-miss gift or delicious seasonal food item. Today, gift givers who act fast will find the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit, as featured on Amazon’s Top 100 Toys list, on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.

Shop in Store: With more than 100 Amazon store locations—including Amazon 4-star, Amazon Books, and Amazon Pop-Up—in 22 states nationwide, customers can shop Cyber Monday deals as well as highly-rated gifts, devices, and smart home accessories in-store this holiday season. Find the Amazon store nearest you.

AmazonSmile: Customers can support their favorite charity while they shop this holiday season. Customers who start their shopping at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible items to the charity they choose.

Shipping and Delivery: All Amazon customers in the U.S. can shop hundreds of millions of items with free shipping, including products across the wide assortment of Cyber Monday deals, and for a limited time with no minimum purchase amount on orders delivered through the holiday season. Items ordered with free shipping typically ship within 5-8 business days. The majority of Prime members in the U.S. have access to one-day or faster shipping across millions of items, in addition to Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items, reserved exclusively to all Prime members. Prime members can also shop groceries from Whole Foods Market, through Prime Now in as little as an hour, in more than 60 cities, and grocery pickup in as little as thirty minutes in select cities. Additionally, Prime members can use Prime Now to get ultrafast delivery on tens of thousands of items across dozens of categories, including some of the best deals from Amazon.com, in 30 major cities.

Follow the link to view the full press release that includes more information, including lists of deals by category.

SOURCE: Amazon Press Release

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