A special one-day deal is now being offered to new members of Amazon's Prime service. For one day only, Saturday, Jan. 24, a one-year membership can be bought at the discount price of just $72.

Amazon's Prime service is already considered one of the best deals around. For a $99 one-year membership fee, members receive free two-day shipping on thousands of eligible items, or one-day shipping for just a nominal fee. This applies regardless of how many times or items you order during the year of your Prime membership.

Amazon Prime also entitles members to access Amazon's vast library of streaming video content via its Instant Video service, to play on their computer, TV or mobile device. The membership also includes Amazon's streaming music service Prime Music, as well as access to the huge Kindle lending library where members can "rent" free eBooks.

Amazon Prime membership has another huge perk which is the ability to share your Prime shipping privileges with up to 4 other friends or family members. While access to the media content is still limited to the primary member, you can save your loved ones a lot of money on shipping, or you can even pool with a group of friends, split the fee and for less than $20 each, all have a year of Amazon's great free two day shipping or discounted overnight shipping.

For a special one-day event to celebrate its recent Golden Globe win, Amazon has cut the price of a one-year Prime membership significantly. Members who sign up on Saturday, Jan.24 can purchase a one-year Prime membership for just $72. Note that this deal is only available to new members of Prime, not for former members or current members looking to extend their active Prime membership period.

Even if you don't go for the Prime membership, Amazon is still offering a great free gift to anyone who would like to check out its original series, Transparent. To celebrate the show's Golden Globe victory, all 10 episodes of the series are being streamed for free via Amazon's Instant Video service on Jan. 24. The free showing is also for one day only, so get prepared for a marathon of viewing if you want to catch the series in its entirety.

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