(Excerpt from Newswire.net — October 16, 2014) — Starting this week…Amazon Prime members get 30 minutes of exclusive early access to purchase select Amazon Lightning Deals – ahead general public. Eligible Lightning Deals are marked “Prime Early Access Deal”. Following deal discussion by FatWallet forums members who share tips on which Lightening Deals have better value a, plus you can stack these deals with up to 5% Amazon cash back.
Ditto for MyHabit.com members (Amazon’s designer deals site) , which features up 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 BFAds.com)
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 FatWallet.com 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.