1 more code: $30 off HDX, get it by Christmas

1 more code: $30 off HDX, get it by Christmas

Wow! I’d be afraid to suggest that this is the last discount of the holiday season for buying Kindle hardware, because Amazon keeps coming up with new ones!

In this case, you can get $30 off on a Kindle Fire HDX (bringing the 7″ with Special Offers under $200), and you’ll get it by Christmas!

Amazon says:

“$30 off Kindle Fire HDX 7″ and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”

Enter promotional code SANTAHDX at checkout.

Limit one discount per customer, while supplies last. U.S. customers only. Discount valid on all versions of Kindle Fire HDX 7″ and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″tablets sold and shipped by Amazon Digital Services. It does not apply to the same products sold by other sellers. Amazon reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any time. Promo code applies to the lowest priced qualifying item and may not be combined with other offers. If you return items purchased using a promo code, we will subtract the value of the discount from your return credit. Offer expires December 23, 9 PM PST. Offer not valid with 1-Click ordering. Void where prohibited.”

These are the devices:

Remember that 1-click will not work on this, because you need to enter a  code (SANTAHDX).

The 7″ is what I chose for my personal tablet, and it has some great features. One of the best is Mayday (that’s also on the 8.9″ HDX), which gets you onscreen, live tech help, typically within 15 seconds. You can finally give a tablet to someone who isn’t tech savvy, and you won’t have to be their technical support.😉

How many deals has Amazon done on Kindle hardware this season?

Well, enough so that they have a special page just for that!

There are three deals there right now, and they may not be able to be combined. There is this one ($30 off), the ability to buy a Kindle Fire HDX in installments (if you quality), and $50 off a KFHDX with the Amazon.com Rewards Visa card. They also link to Kindle e-book deals.

Why is Amazon discounting the devices so much?

It’s because they enable other sales, especially making you a Prime member. Prime members spend close to $500 more a year at Amazon, from what I’ve heard, and since Prime has great shipping deals, they may spend it on higher profit physical items.

You don’t have to worry about that, though…just enjoy the deals!😉

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

4 Responses to “1 more code: $30 off HDX, get it by Christmas”

  1. Helen Burns Says:

    I keep being tempted by these offers. I have the first Kindle fire. How did you make the choice between the 7″ and the 8.9″? Did you ever wish you had the 8.9″? Did you get wifi only, and why? Thanks!

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Helen!

      I had the 8.9″ first generation (it was stolen during a home break-in not too long ago). It was honestly noticeably heavy. Now, the 8.9″ HDX is lighter than the 8.9″ that I had…a lot lighter (about 13.5 oz versus 20). Still, I find the form factor of the 7″ much better for me. That, and the lower cost, made that decision easy.😉 Would I have liked the rear-facing camera on the 8.9″ HDX? Sure, but that’s not a requirement for me.

      Yes, I got the wi-fi only. The 8.9″ that was stolen was a 4G, and I found I almost never used the 4G…it wasn’t worth the extra money every month. That is going to depend on where you live and go, though. I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I can often get on wi-fi when I’m out and about. For someone in a rural area, that might not be the case.

      Without knowing anything about a person, I’d recommend the 7″ HDX 16 GB. However, larger size, more memory, and/or 4G might be the right choice for some people.

      • Helen Burns Says:

        Thanks Bufo. It hadn’t occurred to me that I would have to add the 4G version to my Verizon account. Instead I can use my phone hot spot. Your answers addressed exactly what I was looking for.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Helen!

        Excellent! I’m glad I could help.🙂

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