Amazon Prime Air: Drone Delivery Plan Revealed On ’60 Minutes’

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed to “60 Minutes” on Sunday that his company’s R&D department is working on a new 30-minutes-or less delivery service that would employ the use of automated flying drones to deliver packages weighing up to 5 pounds, which Bezos said accounts for 86% of all purchases made on the site, according to The Huffington Post.

Bezos told Charlie Rose that his more “optimistic” estimate was that “Prime Air,” as the new service will be known, could be available to customers in the next 4 to 5 years. Unfortunately, that’s not soon enough to use in conjunction with the current American Express $25 statement credit offer, but we’re confident they’ll have something new lined up by then.

Watch the interview with Jeff Bezos below:

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Amex Offers $25 Amazon Refund On $75 Purchase

The fine folks over at Million Miles Secrets brought our attention to a deal yesterday that blows the Small Business Saturday $10 statement credit out of the water (though we truly did enjoy the nearly free pizza we had on Saturday!)

Now through the end of the year, American Express cardmembers can earn a $25 statement credit (read: refund) just by spending $75 or more on Considering Amazon essentially sells everything, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out a way to funnel some holiday spend Amazon’s way and effectively get a third off your purchase.

American Express Amazon Statement Credit
A screen grab from the official Amex signup page. Be sure to register your card(s) AND make your purchases before Dec. 31, 2013!

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