Have a special offers Kindle? Check for Mindle deal

I am writing this on my phone so I’ll keep it short.

If you have a Special Offers Kindle sync with Amazon to check for a deal ($49?) on (refurbished?) Mindle (the $79/$109 Kindle.

If you can comment with more details that would be great!

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


22 Responses to “Have a special offers Kindle? Check for Mindle deal”

  1. Dave Says:

    Hi Bufo – I saw this deal online. It’s a Groupon-esque deal, called AmazonLocal. Here’s the url – http://tinyurl.com/cpxonw2

    It’s free to buy and you get a $20 voucher good on a refurbished Kindle (Mindle in your speak). That takes the price on a refurb down to $49.00. You have to “buy” the voucher today by midnight, you have to use it by the 29th.

  2. lenedgerly Says:

    Bufo, I see the special offer on my Kindle sleep screen. It shows a basic Kindle and reads “A Refurbished Kindle for Only $49” and adds in tiny type: “Limited Quantity Available.” Tapping for details from my home screen, I see a free voucher worth $20 off a “Certified Refurbished Kindle.” The voucher must be redeemed by May 29, 2012. Ships only to US addresses. One per customer. Voucher is valid for $20 off the regular price of $69 for a Certified Refurbished Kindle with Special Offers from Amazon.com . Customer is responsible for $49 payment to Amazon.com plus taxes and shipping.

  3. Dave Says:

    And just to clarify, the deal is for the Special Offers Mindle, so that’s $109 new, $69 refurb, $49 with the voucher.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Dave!

      The Special Offers Mindle would normally be $79…at least in the USA.

  4. Andrea Says:


    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Andrea!

      I really appreciate you taking the time to post that link for my readers!

  5. Marian Says:

    Hi Bufo,
    I checked my Mindle, nothing linke this is available to me. I explicitly asked it to sync, no change, I have like 7 offers there. Maybe location dependent ? I am in Europe.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Marian!

      Yes, the offers can be different in different places, especially with AmazonLocal.

      Since I’m in the USA, I do tend to see more of that information, although I try to include European (and other) things when I see them. 🙂

  6. Ann Says:

    It’s an Amazon Local deal so you can get it even if you don’t have an SO kindle. You get a voucher for $20 of a refurb basic k with ads. Must redeem by May 29.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Ann!

      Hmm…I wonder if that might suggest new models for June? Just thinking…

  7. Byteme Says:

    LOL @ Mindless typo.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:


      I’m working on my phone so I am blaming Autocorrect …

      Update: now that I’m on a computer with a keyboard…

      Thanks for writing, Byteme!


      Rather than a typo, what happened there was my SmartPHone’s autocorrect. I could have noticed it at the time and fixed it, but I didn’t. After that, it was tough to see the whole reply at the same time, so I couldn’t review it as well as I probably should have done.

      Glad it amused you…I though it was funny when you pointed it out. 🙂 I liked the “Clumsy Thumbsy” feature on the Ellen Degeneres show as well. 🙂


  8. jbgator9 Says:

    No please don.t show us ads links. Etc. Have a great mute button on the Tv remote and use it religiously. I am having a problem playing words with friends as they are putting so many ads in between each play that I am thinking about uninstalling the game. Hats to do it tho as I mostly win. Lop. JB

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, jbgator9!

      Yeah, we tend to pay the ninety-nine cents for some apps rather than getting an ad-supported version…just makes it easier. That’s especially true when the ads appear in the field of play, where you may click on them accidentally.

  9. jbgator9 Says:

    This comment pertains to ads, links, etc. Please don’t. pass them on. Just pretend you are our mute button, which is in use by me for most Tv ads. I record my favorite programs so that I can avoid the ads. By the way, thx for the tip on how to comment on the Fire. Much easier than jumping up and using ‘pouter. JB

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, jbgator9!

      I don’t mute much, but I do zoom through. 🙂 If it’s a show I am going to watch live, I sometimes wait for sixteen minutes before starting it (on Tivo), just so I can do that. An hour-long show has about sixteen minutes of commercials, but that can vary, I believe.

  10. Edward Boyhan Says:

    Just a couple of additional details: even though it’s a refurbished kindle, it includes a standard 1 year warranty. Also it’s Prime eligible. Someone above from Europe said they didn’t see this SO — that’s probably due to the fact that this deal is only shippable to US addresses.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Edward!

      I think it was also an “AmazonLocal” deal, so those wouldn’t apply outside the USA…I think. 🙂

  11. D. Knight Says:

    There’s a good special offer starting today for those who have a Discover card. You have to make the Discover card your default 1-click card, buy anything digital (I believe), and then you get a $10 Amazon gift card.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, D.!

      I thought we wouldn’t see that until the

      Kindle Fire SD

      was released until the day after tomorrow, 🙂 but it’s available now. It just seemed especially applicable to the new Fire, but you don’t need one to get the value.

      Thanks for the heads-up!

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