The holidays have come and gone, but if you are still in the market for a new tablet computer or e-reader, you might want to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, which would be a great back-to-school device after the holiday break. The e-commerce giant is offering a discount off of this 8.9-incher, but only if you’re an Amazon Student member with an active Prime account.
Eligible buyers get a $50 discount off of the Kindle Fire HD WiFi model ($249 from $299) or the LTE model ($449 from $499). The discount comes with a few requirements, of course. You will need to have an Amazon Student membership, with an active Prime account, which costs $39 annually after a six-month trial period. Prime is actually discounted for students, retailing at $79 annually for the general public.
Simply use the promo code KNDL4STU to avail yourself of this discount, which should get you a 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet running on a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor running at 1.5 GHz, a screen resolution of 1,290 x 1,200, and 16 GB of internal storage.
Granted, a similar promo ran a few days back for the general public, which offered a $50 discount to buyers (even outside of the Amazon Student program), but that only ran for one day. Amazon also offered discounts to Amazon Moms members.
With this particular promo, you get to use the code through January 30, 2013. Remember, though, that the code will be usable at least 24 hours after activating your Prime account. The promo can only be redeemed once per customer, so better decide now if you want to avail more than just one unit. Also, remember that you will need to pay $15 to opt out of advertising on any of these devices.
Is the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ a great deal for going back to school after the Christmas break at 50 bucks off?