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Amazon giving away $5 free if you say no to brick-and-mortar

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Dec 2011 22:30 User comments (3)

Amazon giving away $5 free if you say no to brick-and-mortar Amazon has announced the one day promotion for December 10th.
In an effort to bring awareness to their mobile app, Amazon is offering consumers up to $5 worth of free credit if they compare a product in-store and decide instead to buy it from the e-tailer.

You must use Amazon's Price Check app on Android or iOS, which gives users the chance to scan a bar code, take a pic of the item, or use a traditional text search to find the item, price, details and reviews of products.

When you walk in stores, Amazon is asking that users submit prices of items via the app, so that the company can confirm they have the lowest prices.

"We scour online and in-store advertisements from other retailers, every day, year-round," said Sam Hall, director of Amazon Mobile. "Now, we are enabling customers to use the Price Check app to share in-store prices while they search for the best deals."

The promotion is good for 5 percent off, up to $5, for up to three items.

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3 user comments

18.12.2011 0:53

I have to go to the store to buy from Amazon? Who thought that up? I am a loyal Amazon customer and they want me to go to Best Buy?



28.12.2011 8:06

It would cost me $5 just to go to the store and get back home. I might as well come home with what I want and use it immediately. Maybe if they were offering like 50% off or something it would be worth it... after all it's only going on for one day. Make it worth my while Amazon.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Dec 2011 @ 8:06

39.12.2011 12:10

Amazon you already loose to Best Buy on Hard Drive prices, so we know that's a crock. The difference is, best buy has inventory of hard drives so they can sell them lower than post natural disaster and still make profit.

Amazon, you get them from supplier "on demand" and the prices of hard drive have risen 50%-60% after the floods/hurricanes

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