Amazon offered deals and discounts exclusively for Amazon Prime members Tuesday as part of its second Prime Day. The online retailer’s one-day sale was available only to customers with subscriptions to its premium membership service, Amazon Prime.
Prime Day became one of the top trending topics nationwide on Twitter by mid-afternoon Tuesday. Last year, social media users panned the Amazon promotion with the hashtag #PrimeDayFail.
Some sentiments observed this year from social media users in Missouri were positive.
MY MOM FINALLY LET ME BUY DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ON AMAZON PRIME ITS THE BEST DAY EVERRRRRRRR
— lexi steele (@lexi_steele17) July 10, 2016
The movie “The Space Between” was excellent!! Found it on Amazon Prime. Thoroughly enjoyed it! I highly recommend it. Great story!
— Chasity Ross (@tradeitout) July 9, 2016
Some people, however, were less impressed, expressing doubts about the net discounts.
More people would use amazon prime if they didn’t charge you $99 bucks up front for it
— Monty (@RoyalsMLBChamps) July 9, 2016
— m@ (@mattmcghie) July 12, 2016
Many local charitable organizations looked to share in Amazon’s Prime Day sales by calling for participation in the Amazon Smile program, which gives a portion of sales proceeds to the nonprofit organization of a shopper’s choice.
Tomorrow is Amazon Prime day. Thinking of doing some shopping? Why not also sign up for Amazon Smile as well… https://t.co/IZvbEeWlpj
— Mid Am. Freedom Band (@mafreedomband) July 11, 2016
Shop Tmw on Amazon Prime Day! Amazon will make a donation to Hearing Loss Association of America – Kansas City. https://t.co/TetBUa7XFL
— HLAA KC (@HLAAKC) July 11, 2016
Tomorrow is @amazon Prime Day, a perfect time to take advantage of Amazon Smile and support our hospital! Happy shopping!
— Cardinal Glennon (@cardinalglennon) July 11, 2016