Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kindle News: Amazon's 150 Summer Steals" in Kindle books. A Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet $40-off Promo Code (as 'Upgrade'?) that may or may not work. 2013's 'Best' in Music and Movies/TV so far. UPDATED

Amazon's "150 Summer Steals"

Amazon's description of this new feature: "From must-read fiction to sci-fi and cookbooks, enjoy a variety of popular titles from $1.99 through July 22."

They've also released a press release for what they consider the Best Music and Movies & TV for 2013, "so far" -- "compiled from best-selling rankings, curated editor picks and spotlight selections" for the first half of 2013.

An e-mailed Offer of $40 off a Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet
  I just received a promo notice in email for $40 off a Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet, with a promo code.

  However, while they lead me to the promo page for more information, it's not clear to me whether this offer will work for others.  They mention 'eligible' customers, which probably has something to do with Amazon customer residence and credit card status (but I don't know).  It should be worth a try though, as a similar emailed-offer in the past DID work for others.  I already have this tablet so I have no idea why I would receive the offer.  Whatever Amazon's intentions, The offer ends July 24, and the Code given is FVUK-EVHLUF-4T7CY9.

  UPDATE - I didn't notice that the promo page wording on the tablet promo says "Ready to Upgrade?" -- so it is apparently for those who already own a Kindle...

  You'd enter the code after adding the tablet order to your shopping cart.  Here are the Terms and Conditions:
' The promotion is limited to one per customer. If there is more than one eligible item in your Shopping Cart, the promotion applies to only the lowest priced item.
• The discount is valid until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) July 24, 2013. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.
• If you do not purchase a new Kindle Fire HD when the promotion is in effect, the discount will not apply.
• The promotion applies only to new Kindle Fire HD sold and shipped by  It does not apply to items sold by other merchants on the web site.
• If you return the Kindle Fire HD, we will subtract the value of the promotional code from your return credit.
Does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click.  The offer may not be combined with other offers.
• If you violate any of the Terms and Conditions, the promotion will be invalid, and the promotional code discount will not apply.
• Shipping and handling charges apply to all products.
• Offer good while supplies last.
• Void where prohibited.
• This offer is not transferable and may not be resold.
• Taxes may apply in certain jurisdictions. '

Let us know, in the Comments section, if it does or doesn't work for you.

Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links.
Updated Kindle Fire 2 Basic  7" tablet - $159
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB - $199/$229
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16/32GB - $269/$299
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G 32/64GB - $399/$499
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $69/$89
Kindle Touch WiFi - $99
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi - $119/$139
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi+3G - $179/$199
Kindle Keybd 3G - $139/$159, Free slow web
Kindle DX - $379 $299 (Yes)
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - £69
Kindle Touch WiFi, UK - ~£89 Refurb'd
Kindle Keyboard 3G, UK - £149
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi
Kindle Paperwhite 3G, UK
Kindle Fire 2, UK
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB, UK
Canada - Kindlestore, CDN-$
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - $79
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi - $129
Kindle Paperwhite, 3G - $199
Kindle Fire HD 7" - 214.00
KFire HD 7" $214,  8.9" $284

*OTHER Int'l pages*
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $89
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
Paperwhite WiFi $139, 3G/Wifi $199
KFire HD 7" $214,  8.9" $284

France Boutique Kindle
Deutschland - Kindle Store
Italia - Kindle Store
Spain - Tienda Kindle
Brazil - Amazon Brazil
China - Amazon China [?]
Japan - Amazon Japan

Check often: Temporarily-free recently published Kindle books
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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  1. Thanks for sharing but your email code for the Kindle did not work for me. I would have liked to get one at that great price.

    1. Darn. Sorry to get hopes up. Last time they did this, they did work for most. I just received that email today and it's not based on not having that tablet. Very odd they'd send it to someone who already bought one. Maybe watch your mail in case one comes your way with a different code. I think I'd try again in a couple of days too.

  2. I seem to have the special offer option when shopping now but wonder if this is an indication of a new model rollout soon? I wasn't looking and will likely continue using my ipad mini for now as it handles all my Amazon content well too. It does sound like a good deal for those shopping.

    Thanks, Dale

    1. Dale, thanks for the feedback. You have this option without already having a Kindle despite it's actually an 'upgrade' offer? I'm pretty confused about how they're presenting this and who's eligible and when it's usable. And, yes, one tablet around that size is all one needs and you already have one.


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