Amazon announced today that AmazonLocal deals are coming to Kindle and Kindle 3G with Special Offers. These offers will appear on the Kindles' screensavers while the user isn't reading.
The feature is launching in New York City for now, with other markets coming before the year's over. Launch deals 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. "Customers tell us they love the new lower price for Kindle and the money-saving special offers that display when they aren't reading. We think customers are going to be thrilled with this new, convenient way to take advantage of AmazonLocal deals - you can view, purchase, and redeem the deals using only your Kindle - no computer, no printer, no hassle."
Late last month, Amazon launched Amazon Local into more markets, including: New York City, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago's northwest suburbs, Northern Virginia, Orlando and the San Francisco Peninsula.
The product was initially launched in Boise in June, and by late August, it had been expanded into 30 locations in 10 states. It also launched in 14 new markets today: