Today only: Amazon offers $50 off Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch

The company is limiting the deal to one unit per customer, and is only being offered when customers input "FireHD89" into the promotional code section at checkout.

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is $50 cheaper today only.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is $50 cheaper today only. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is a bit cheaper today.

When customers check out the tablet on Amazon's site, a pop-up is displayed, informing them of a $50 deal. After placing the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD in their shopping cart, customers can input the promotional code "FireHD89" at checkout to get the deal.

Amazon is only offering the deal for today, and it's limited to one unit per customer. Only U.S.-based customers can take advantage of the deal.

Amazon launched the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD line earlier this year, helping to stoke the flames of an ever hotter battle among tablet makers. The 16GB, Wi-Fi-only model typically retails for $299. The 4G-equipped 32GB tablet sets customers back $499. With today's offer, the cheaper model goes for $249 and the 4G version $449 after the discount is taken.

The Kindle Fire HD earned high marks from CNET Reviews editors, getting four stars out of a possible five. In his review, CNET senior editor Eric Franklin said that the Kindle FIre HD 8.9 bests all other slates for "a pure media consumption experience."

This story has been updated throughout the morning.

See also: iPad Mini vs. Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs. Nook HD+

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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