Thursday, April 28, 2011

Amazon offers $25 Gift Card with purchase of 3G Kindles for Mother's Day

Two images of text seen at Amazon's Kindle pages last night:

Amazon announces $25 Gift Card with Purchase of
a Combo 3G Cellular Wireless-and-WiFi Kindle

Amazon has made an entire page for Mother's Day ideas for gifts.  But here's something new.

I was surprised to see the new $25 Gift-Card offer in a pink-purple band and in the less colorful ad-box tonight (see above) on the Kindles product page -- with word that Kindles that have both cell-phone wireless capability and local WiFi network access (home/office/cafes) and which are therefore more expensive, will include a $25 gift-card for the Mothers Day holiday if one follows the steps there.  That last part is important.  The gift-card has to be included when adding the Kindle order to the cart.

  Be sure to read the underlined "details and terms" for the $189 6" model -- I'll point out a couple of them here.

  NOTE: The 3G capability is also part of the larger 9.7" Kindle DX Graphite model, so the $25 gift-card offer applies to that as well.  See the "details and terms" for that one if interested in that model.

This is, in essence, a $25 credit offer on both the 3G models but without "special offers and ads" as part of the Kindle as they are with the $114 deal (which has no 3G capability).

First: some important points cited in the 'details and terms" that you should be sure to observe if interested in the offer:
When adding a '...Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6")' or the Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7"), you'll need to include the "$25 Gift Card described in the promotion when adding the order to your Shopping Cart" by either selecting the $25 gift card offer on the applicable Kindle product page or by adding the Gift Card from its own product page (which I think is strange).

For gift-card terms and conditions, read

Promotional offer limited to one Gift Card per customer.

The promotion is valid from 11:00 4/27/2011 to 23:59 5/8/2011.
  "Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time."

Does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click...

Much more at the linked "details and terms" for each model, as linked above.
I haven't seen any mention that this is limited to the U.S. but it may be.

The Kindle3 3G/WiFi at $189 minus $25 gift certificate = $164
  (usable for a case or a couple of books, say)
  See 3G or WiFi?  What does each do?

The Kindle DXG at $379 minus $25 gift certificate = $354

I've seen one question quite a bit on forums and customer-review comment areas in the last few days: Why would one want the 9.7" DXG model?

  The DXG model is expensive, but I prepared, almost a year ago, some
Questions you should ask yourself if interested also in the larger Kindle
but not sure which one would work better for you.

  Also, Reactions to DXG by tough Mobileread Forum folks

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's),   K3 Special, $114   DX Graphite

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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