Amazon Prime Members Get Early Black Friday

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( — October 16, 2014)  — Earlier this week, Amazon announced their Prime members will benefit from exclusive early access to purchase select Amazon Lightning Deals 30 minutes before they are available to the general public. All Lightning Deals that are eligible are currently marked “Prime Early Access Deal”. FatWallet forums members share tips on which Lightening Deals have better value and how to stack up to 5% Amazon cash back with these exclusive offers.

The 30 minute early exclusive also extends to members of Amazon’s sister company, which features uo to 60% off designer brand deals. MyHabit deals open to the public each day at 9:00 AM PST, but members will have access to them at 8:30 AM PST. (read full details on

This new Amazon Prime member perk is good news for early Black Friday deal hunters looking to score many of the very limited stock Lightning deals between now and Black Friday. The experts at expect big box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Sears to again offer sneak-peek access for card holder members to Black Friday Doorbusters again this year, the weekend before Thanksgiving, if not before that. And dozens of major retailers are expected to push deals live for Black Friday ads in-store on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and online on Tuesday or earlier this year.


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