You might be able to save $40 on a new Prime membership or renewal. This deal is not working for everyone–sometimes Amazon offers deals to a mailing list and not everyone will “qualify.” Hat tip: Maria at Bear Mountain Books for telling us about this deal.
The basic deal is: Buy any Kindle e-reader and get $40 dollar off a Prime membership or renewal – read below how it works for renewals.
It’s a bundle deal – you have to buy the Kindle to get $40 off Prime. If you already have Prime, the deals are different: Rumor is that other deals are offered in place of the prime offer (20% off a Kindle in some cases, $40 off some Kindles, or something similar). For me, if I buy the $79 Kindle model, I can save $40 on Prime. The $79 device is the only one I do not own. . . but will make a nice gift.
If you’ve been thinking of getting Prime for free shipping of your holiday gifts, try this link for Kindle e-readers.
After you click, look for the orange bar right above the Kindle description – it may read to add both a Kindle and a Prime membership to your cart at the same time and get $40 off. If the orange bar isn’t on the $79 model, try clicking on the Voyage and/or Paperwhite.
If you do not have Prime, follow this link to add it to your cart then purchase your Kindle e-reader.
If you already have Prime and wish to give the membership to yourself (renew through the gift rather than renew automatically) follow these steps:
First step, turn off auto-renewal:
Go here — Manage Your Prime Membership
Click — End Membership
Click — End Membership one more time
Click — End Later (that’s the date it’s currently set to expire)
Now buy the Kindle and Prime together:
You can give the gift of Prime to yourself.
Go to Give the gift of Prime
Select date you want Prime delivered to your inbox – usually the day after your current membership expires
Click — Add Prime to Cart
Then go to the Kindle Store to select the qualifying Kindle and add to your cart. Follow the usual purchasing steps. If you choose the slower shipping option, you will get a $1 credit to buy Kindle or print books. You now have a Kindle to give (or keep) and your Prime membership has been renewed at a great savings.
Note: Both items must be purchased together to get the $40 discount.
Note: The $40 discount will appear in the final ordering step as shown in the graphic at left. My Prime was set to renew on December 3 so this is a great time for me to buy a Kindle and save $40.
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