Amazon has been trying to target students with its tablets and e-readers for quite some time now. The Kindle DX project was a failure by all accounts. That device may have been discontinued but Amazon has a couple of devices to take its place. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is now being discounted for Amazon Student members. Here is how to take advantage of this discount:
Special pricing available only to Amazon Student Members with an active Prime account (free six-month or $39/year plan). Place a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ or a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless in your cart. At checkout, enter the promo code KNDL4STU. If you are an Amazon Student member in a free or paid Prime plan, the discount will be applied to the items in your cart.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is Amazon’s best tablet at this point. These going for as low as $249 should tempt many students. Considering that not all students need an iPad or Nexus 10 to get by, investing in a Kindle Fire HD may not be a bad idea for them. Will Amazon offer the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ to everyone for $249 in the near future? That remains to be seen.