Big Best Buy sale: buy a Fire, get a Mindle for $39.99

Big Best Buy sale: buy a Fire, get a Mindle for $39.99

I’m writing this on my Kindle Fire at Starbucks, so I’ll polish it a bit later.

In today’s Best Buy ad, they have what is very close to a “buy a Fire, get a Mindle half off sale “.

This deal is good through May 5th.

Update; Okay, I’m on a netbook extending and polishing this. 🙂

Here’s a link to the ad:!/tablets+amp+ereaders

They also have a Kindle Touch 3G (not just wi-fi) for $149.95…and then they give you a $40 gift card.

3G is nice to have: it means you can connect in a lot more places, not just places with a wi-fi network.

It also looks like these are good online…and they have free shipping on everything at (with a couple of small disclaimers) through May 7th.

Oh, and I confirm something I wrote about previously: Walmart is giving a $30 gift card with the purchase of a Mindle:

Walmart ad

This is valid today, Sunday May 29, through May 5th.

If you buy a Fire also, the Best Buy deal is about $10 better. If you don’t, obviously, the Walmart ad is better on the Mindle. Best Buy has a good deal on the 3G Touch, though.

Do these two deals suggest something is coming soon from Amazon in terms of new hardware? Maybe, but Mothers’ Day is traditionally a big sales period for books, and that likely means EBRs (E-Book Readers) as well.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

4 Responses to “Big Best Buy sale: buy a Fire, get a Mindle for $39.99”

  1. JoAnna Says:

    Walmart has the mindle for $79 and then you receive a $30 Walmart gift card. Tempting way to get a touch screen Kindle (I have the Kindle 3G WiFi with keyboard) even though it isn’t needed and I haven’t been in a Walmart for over 7 yrs.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      thanks for writing, JoAnna!

      Important to note, the Mindle is not a touch screen Kindle…it doesn’t have a keyboard, but you maneuver around a virtual screen and click on things, like picking a TV show on a Tivo, if you’ve done that.

  2. Steven King (@stevejk) Says:

    I am very tempted to get the Kindle Touch 3G at Best Buy. I don’t buy a lot at BBY, but assuming the gift card does not expire (at least for a year), I’m sure I’d buy something in the meantime to justify a $110 KT 3G to myself.

    However, surely a glowlight version of the KTouch will be coming out sooner rather than later.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Steven!

      My guess is that we’ll get more hardware from Amazon before the end of the summer (could be sooner), including (a) lighted RSK(s) (Relflective Screen Kindles). I’m also thinking that three or more additional Android tablets are likely.

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