If you were thinking about getting a Kindle for your offline reading pleasure or perhaps buying someone an e-reader as a holiday gift, today is the day to do it.
Amazon has put their popular Kindle devices on sale as a way of saying thank-you to the FAA for allowing the use of portable electronics during take-off and landing. Customers will get 15% off the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and be able to buy the $69 Kindle for $59 for today only. Buy online at Amazon.com and enter the promo code “ThnksFAA”.
I’ve been using the new Kindle Fire HDX 7″ for over a week now and think it’s one of their best releases yet. I listed it as one of my Top Tech Picks of the Month in ChipChick.com. It’s normally $229 and on sale today for $195. I’m so impressed with the Mayday tech support feature.
One item missing from this sale is the popular Paperwhite with the high-res screen and built-in light. That remains at $119 and is not on sale.
Still, if one of these was on your holiday shopping list, today is a good day to get that started. And say thanks, FAA, and all the other people who helped make your take-offs and landings a little less boring.