Kindle Special Offers to get Groupon-style Deals

Amazon announced Thursday that it was expanding the deals offered by the Kindle Special Offers  to include location specific opportunities. Starting in NYC, the Kindeal Wifi and the Kindeal 3G will soon receive new offers via AmazonLocal, Amazon's newly launched Groupon competitor. Upcoming AmazonLocal deals for NYC Kindle owners in Manhattan and Brooklyn include:

  • $7 for a one-hour bike rental in Central Park ($15 value)
  • $5 for $10 at Dangerfield's Comedy club
  • $59 for one month unlimited yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Grand Central ($180 value)
  • $5 for $10 worth of ice cream and ice cream cakes at Coldstone Creamery
  • $45 for lunch at City Winery ($98 value)

"Since we introduced special offers and lowered the price of Kindle to $114 and Kindle 3G to $139 earlier this year, customer response has been overwhelmingly positive - these quickly became our bestselling Kindles," said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle.

The new deals will be coming with a new firmware update that is due to roll out in the next few weeks. Kindle owners can buy one of the deals from their Kindles and then receive a voucher directly on their Kindle's home screen. They can then redeem the offer by showing the screen to the merchant.

AmazonLocal is also offered in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angles, and elsewhere, and Amazon has promised that the Kindeal tie-in will expand to all markets by the end of the year.

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