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Grab Amazon Prime for $79 through Amazon’s “Grand Tour” promotion

Amazon Prime can be a godsend around the holidays, with free express shipping and early Gold Box deals, it’s the best time to be part of the club. If you still don’t have Amazon Prime, and you have already used a 30-day free trial, you can quickly sign-up at a reduced price thanks to a promotion Amazon is running for “The Grand Tour”.

Amazon is launching the original series later this month, and to celebrate, Amazon is offering a limited time promotion that allows new members to sign up for Amazon Prime for just $79. That will save you 20% son the first year’s annual membership fee.

The first episode of The Grand Tour will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, November 18, and the one-day discount will be available starting Friday at 12:00am ET and ending at 11:59pm PT.

New members can sign up for this limited-time Prime offer at amazon.com/thegrandtourprime. New episodes of The Grand Tour will be released weekly for 12 weeks.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been filming the first season of the highly anticipated Amazon Original Series, The Grand Tour, in locations across the globe. The studio portion of the show takes place in a traveling tent, in locations ranging from Johannesburg to California, Whitby, England to Rotterdam, and Lapland to Nashville.

Amazon is also announcing the launch of The Grand Tour skill for Alexa-enabled devices including the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. In The Grand Tour skill, featuring the voices of hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May, customers will receive a new clue every Thursday about what to watch for in the upcoming episode of the series, and new trivia will be released each Saturday. Fans who are truly “on the tour” and answer all three questions right will unlock exclusive video content.

US customers who enable and use the skill between November 19 and December 22 will be entered in a weekly random drawing for a chance to receive a $25 gift card from Amazon.com. In addition, customers also can engage with The Grand Tour presenters via specially-recorded alarms and additional content. Here’s a hint—ask Alexa if she was invited on the Grand Tour.

The Grand Tour, which has been shot in 4K Ultra High Definition, will launch Friday, November 18 exclusively for Prime members, with new episodes releasing weekly for 12 weeks. Prime members can watch The Grand Tour via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices and online .

“Amazon is committed to bringing Prime members programming that is unique and exciting,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. “We are thrilled to bring back together the world’s beloved hosting team of Clarkson, Hammond and May for extraordinary adventures that can only be seen on Amazon Prime Video.”

The Grand Tour joins Prime Video’s lineup of popular TV shows and movies, which includes series like Mr. Robot, Downton Abbey, The Americans, Orphan Black, and Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle and Love & Friendship, and kid series Tumble Leaf.