Friday, September 2, 2016
Following is a time-sensitive message from Larry G for everyone who subscribes to Amazon Prime.
Hey, Wellesley72, will g, Jordan, and others. It appears that jaydro has abandoned the Amazon Prime Video expiration website.
Here's my suggestion for one certain way to find Prime expiring titles for Sept. 29 and Sept. 30. This technique is time-sensitive, and will only work if begun today, Friday, Sept 2, when Amazon Prime begins posting the end-of-month expiration notices.
Amazon Prime Video will begin to post the end-of-month Orange Expiration Date Notices in the Pop-Up Info Windows of movies in Your Watchlist on their usual 28-day advance notice schedule in the next two days [Sept. 2 and 3]. The problem is that, while HALF of the titles will expire on Sept 30 and HALF of the titles will expire on Oct 1, ALL of the Orange Expiration Date Notices will say, "Leaving Prime on Sep 30, 2016." So, to be safe, we usually have to say that the day before is the Last Day to Watch, which will be Sept 29 this month. But the Oct 1 expiring movies will have an Extra Day to Watch.
Please see the Important Update from Larry in the Comments before beginning this procedure.
Now, here's my tip: Go through your entire Your Watchlist today, Friday, Sept 2nd, searching for all titles with the Orange "Leaving Prime on Sep 30, 2016" Notice. These titles will be expiring, in fact, on Sept 30, and so DEFINITELY will have a Sept 29 Last Day to Watch. Use my trick of clicking the Remove link beneath each expiring movie poster, and then clicking the Undo Button to move ALL of these titles to the top of page 1 of Your Watchlist.
Any and all other Sep 30 expiring titles you may find elsewhere on the Amazon Prime website on Friday, Sept 2nd, like under the "Customers Who Watched This Item Also Watched" heading, will also DEFINITELY have a Sept 29 Last Day to Watch.
When finished searching on Friday, Sept 2nd, also click the Remove and Undo for one of your previously expired August titles to make it a place marker at the top of page 1.
Then, on Saturday, Sept 3rd, go through your entire Your Watchlist again, searching for all titles with the Orange "Leaving Prime on Sep 30, 2016" Notice in the remaining balance of your list. Any NEW Orange Notices that you find in Your Watchlist on Saturday will be for those titles that are, in fact, expiring on October 1, and so DEFINITELY will have a Sept 30 Last Day to Watch.
You can post these titles with confidence as having a Sept 30 Last Day to Watch. I suggest that you indicate that these titles are "Watchlist checked" when you post them to the new Prime Expiring website in the days ahead.
Be sure when finished searching Your Watchlist on Saturday, Sept 3rd, to also click the Remove and Undo for one of your previously expired August titles to make it another place marker at the top of page 1. Now, you will know with certainty that the titles in your first group of expiring movies have a Last Day to Watch of Sept 29, and the titles in your second group have a Last Day to Watch of Sept 30.
Unfortunately, there is no way to distinguish the new Orange Expiration Notices found on titles in the other areas of the Amazon Prime website on Saturday, Sept 3rd from those added on Friday, Sept 2nd. So, these titles will have to be posted once again as Sept 29 Last Day to Watch, to be safe.
Until Amazon Prime Video comes up with another expiration date method, this 28-day advance notice technique should work to identify SOME of the expiring titles found in Your Watchlist that have an EXTRA DAY to watch at the end of the month.