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Netflix at $8.99 is Still a Bargain

More customers (and more revenue from them) means that Netflix is investing more in programming, which means more for customers to watch.

Save on Streaming Subscriptions

If you're looking for an alternative to cable, think about subscribing to a streaming service. Here we compare Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime and weigh in on which provider offers the most for your money.

Missed Free Shipping Day? You're Not Out of Luck Yet

Monday was Free Shipping Day, and if you're not done with your holiday shopping, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd missed out on your last chance to get free shipping on gifts. But don't fret: There are still ways you can dodge those pesky shipping fees.

Get Free Shipping on Cyber Monday, and the Other Days, Too

Today is Cyber Monday, when retailers offer tons of great deals online. Just one problem: Mostly, they'll mean having your purchases shipped, and customers hate shipping costs more than any other part of e-commerce. Here are the best ways to dodge those pesky shipping fees.

Amazon Prime Goes Subprime with Add-On Free Shipping Gimmick

Amazon has a new plan to get consumers to buy more: Its "Add-on" program enables the e-tailer to offer free delivery on "thousands of items at a low price point that would be cost-prohibitive to ship on their own." But wait -- isn't that just like Amazon Prime? Not exactly. Here's why.

Amazon's Epix Deal Puts Netflix on Notice

In a single deal, Amazon has become a legitimate rival to Netflix. Its streaming deal with EPIX gives its Amazon Prime customers free access to 2,000 movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate -- films like Iron Man 2, Super 8, True Grit, Rango, and many others.

Will Discount Deal Lovers Pay to be Groupon VIPs?

Active Groupon users now have a way to sweeten their relationships with the daily deals leader -- but it's going to cost them. Groupon is rolling out Groupon VIP, a program where deal chasers pay $29.99 a year for enhanced benefits on the site.

Suddenly, Amazon Doesn't Love Its Moms Anymore

Once upon a time, Amazon.com loved moms. Its free "Amazon Mom" service offered the same free two-day shipping as Amazon Prime, plus heaps of extra benefits for anyone who thought to ask for them (even dads and cousins.) But no more: Mothers' day is over.

Why Are Google and Amazon Fighting?

Google and Amazon.com have to stop meeting like this. The two tech darlings are growing into fierce competitors with every new chapter in their quests for consumer domination. The latest page of this low-key yet high-stakes saga finds Google potentially going after Amazon's Prime loyalty shopping program.

Is Amazon Prime Preparing for a Price Hike?

Amazon Prime is a bargain for active online shoppers: For $79, they get unlimited two-day shipping of Amazon merchandise, and a host of other digital goodies. But as Amazon keeps tacking on freebies, can it stick to that price?

One More Reason You'll Buy a Kindle

If lower prices haven't swayed you into buying an e-reader, how does a steady diet of free e-books sound? Amazon.com is introducing the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a bonus for Amazon Prime members that lets them "borrow" an e-book from a list of hundreds once a month at no additional cost.

10 Secrets to Saving at Amazon.com

Love Amazon's (AMZN) usually low prices? Wish they were even lower? Read on for 10 secrets to saving big at the Internet superstore. Get automatic...