Amazon announced that Kindle and Kindle 3G with Special Offers customers will soon start receiving special offers from AmazonLocal on their Kindle screensavers when they aren’t reading. AmazonLocal on Kindle with Special Offers is launching in New York City and expanding to all AmazonLocal cities later this year.
Customers can view their city’s AmazonLocal deals and purchase the deal directly from their Kindle, without re-entering account or credit card information. Once a customer purchases a deal, they will receive a voucher directly on their Kindle’s home screen. Customers can redeem their purchase by simply showing this voucher on their Kindle to the local merchant or by bringing in a printed copy. Customers can print a copy of the voucher by visiting www.local.amazon.com/purchases. Offering the deals is another way Amazon is looking to offset the cost, and price, of its dedicated reading devices.
Upcoming AmazonLocal deals for New York City Kindle include $7 for a one-hour bike rental in Central Park ($15 value) and $59 for one month unlimited yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Grand Central ($180 value).