$114 for a Amazon Kindle with Special Offer – A Deal or Dud?


Amazon announced today a new Kindle – calling it a Kindle with Special Offers. The new Kindle edition is $114 and is available for pre-order,  shipping on May 3rd!

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The Kindle with Special Offers includes everything you wanted on the latest generation Kindle (Amazon Kindle 3) – but there’s a twist. It’s cheaper! Before you rush to pre-order, do know that this device is loaded with ads (or as Amazon calls them, offers).

Kindle with Special Offers includes all the same features readers love about the latest-generation Kindle—the same paper-like Pearl electronic-ink display that’s easy on the eyes even in bright sunlight, same one month battery life, same ultra-light weight at just 8.5 ounces—plus a new low price of $114 and special offers delivered regularly to your Kindle, such as a $10 for $20 Amazon.com Gift Card, $1 for an album in the Amazon MP3 Store, and a $100 Gift Card with a new Amazon Rewards Visa Card.

Special offers and sponsored screensavers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen—they don’t interrupt reading.

To pre-order Kindle with Special Offers for $114, click here.

You’ll receive special offers directly on your Kindle. Examples of the special offers that will be available in the initial weeks include:

$10 for $20 Amazon.com Gift Card
$6 for 6 Audible Books (normally $68)
$1 for an album in the Amazon MP3 Store (choose from over 1 million albums)
$10 for $30 of products in the Amazon Denim Shop or Amazon Swim Shop
Free $100 Amazon.com Gift Card when you get an Amazon Rewards Visa Card (normally $30)
Buy one of 30 Kindle bestsellers with your Visa card and get $10 Amazon.com credit
50% off Roku Streaming Player (normally $99)

What do you think? Is it worth the additional savings of $25 for the “Special Offers”? Deal or Dud?


  1. Deal! I think it’s great because those deals listed are deals I would actually like to purchase since I’m always buying stuff from Amazon.

    My main concern was that it would be on the pages of the books & distracting but according to Amazon “Special offers and sponsored screensavers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen—they don’t interrupt reading.” Perfect! They can count me in!

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