Heads up! LTO on LCD writing board at 315 PM Pacific

Heads up! LTO on LCD writing board at 315 PM Pacific

Amazon: Upcoming Limited-Time Special Offer on Kindle Fire: LCD Writing Board for $5. Deal starts at 6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT.

Check your Kindle Fire. ..

More later…

Update: sorry I had to be really brief on this one! Not only was I on my phone, but I was in a place where I couldn’t speak out loud…so I couldn’t use speech-to-text! That really limited my ability to input the information.

These are special limited time offers, which are only available to Kindle Fire owners.

What happens is you can get a text to alert you to an upcoming deal (details in the links below). You don’t get much warning…maybe an hour (about half an hour in this case).

The deal also appears on the sleep screen of your Fire, and you can find it under Offers on the homescreen (all the way at the end).

Then, you say you want to “learn more”. You’ll get to a screen with a countdown clock. As soon as the clock gets to zero, you need to click to have a chance to get it.

They have typically been selling out in seconds. In this case, I wasn’t in a place where I had a wi-fi connection…although this is one I would have liked to have gotten to have to give as a gift at the holidays.

Here is information on the program:

As I’ve written before, I look at these LTOs (Limited Time Offers) sort of like buying a lottery ticket: I don’t expect to get one (win), but its exciting if I do! Of course, the “ticket” doesn’t cost me anything.

These LTOs are one of the best arguments for having Special Offers…and yes, a good argument for having a  Fire (at AmazonSmile)!

Did you get one? Do you have any other comment on this? Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.


* 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.


8 Responses to “Heads up! LTO on LCD writing board at 315 PM Pacific”

  1. jjhitt Says:

    Wow… that one went really fast. I got one, but I’m not really sure why. I’d bought one about a year back and haven’t used it. Just can’t pass up a sale.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, jjhitt!

      I’m glad you got one! I barely saw the text…it makes me feel good that it benefited someone for me to send it out (assuming you heard about it from me).

      Edited to add: can you post a link to it? Not sure which one it was.

      • jjhitt Says:


        Cyan was the only color offered. I may have gotten the text, but my phone is usually off when I am at home. I just turned my HDX and there it was on the start screen with the count down at about 8 minutes away.

        In use, it’s a stylus based Etch-a-Scetch. My biggest beef with the product is the stylus is too thick. It’s like writing with a Sharpie or marker. The manufacturer has been promising a model that allows you to save and page through images, but I haven’t been holding my breath.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, jjhitt!

        I really appreciate the information!

  2. Jessi Says:

    I received the text that said the same thing, but I have been looking since 530 (central time) and still can’t find the offer 😦

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Jessi!

      I’m going to update the post to what I usually have with more instructions. My apologies that I couldn’t do more when I posted it, but I didn’t want people to miss it.

      Isn’t 5:30 Central 3:30 Pacific? It could have been gone by then.

      Normally, you’ll find them on the sleep screen, or under Offers (on your homescreen at your far right side).

  3. Joseph Holmberg Says:

    Actually I tried to get one but the shopping cart just stood there trying to grabbing one and within few seconds, the LCD writing board ran out! So yeah, I am not happy!

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Joseph!

      Sorry you didn’t get one…but you aren’t really worse off than you were before, right? As I mentioned, I approach this like the lottery…if you win, great, but if you don’t…well, I’m happy for other people who win. 🙂

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