Today through February 8, Amazon will give users a $50 discount on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE with the coupon code FIRELOVE.
The same coupon code will also give users a $30 discount on the Wi-Fi only Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which will bring the tablet down to $269 from $299. The discount knocks the $499 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE down to $449.
The Wi-Fi tablet includes 16GB of storage space, and comes with Special Offers, so users will see ads on the device’s lock screen. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 without 4G LTE also has a 32GB storage option, which typically sells for $369. The coupon code will knock the price oft he 32GB model down to $329, instead.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE starts at 32GB of storage. The tablet also comes in a 64GB storage option for users who want plenty of movies and apps on their tablet at all times. The 64GB model of the 4G LTE tablet typically costs $599, but with the $50 discount users can get it for just $549.
The discounts will only run through Friday of this week, or until supplied run out. That gives users more time than most Amazon Kindle discounts which only last a day. A work week is likely enough time for most users to device if they want to buy the tablet or not.
With the discounts, the 64GB 4G LTE version of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 costs just $50 more than the base 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi. The discount also knocks the 32GB Wi-Fi only model down to the same price as the 16GB iPad mini.
While the prices for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are better, Amazon’s tablets have a smaller selection of apps. Amazon and Apple have similar media ecosystems in terms of music, movies and TV shows, but Amazon doesn’t have nearly as many apps as Apple does for its mobile devices.