In addition to the Kindle sales that Amazon is currently running for Valentine’s Day, they’ve also brought back the $50 trade-in bonus toward the purchase of a new Kindle Paperwhite.
The way the Kindle Trade-in deal works is you trade-in an old Kindle, either working or broken, then Amazon will apply a $50 discount to the Kindle Paperwhite at checkout, plus you get the value of the trade-in as well.
The offer cannot be applied to other sales like the one that is currently running, and it’s applicable to the Wi-Fi model with Special Offers only, although you can unsubscribe from the ads at anytime by paying an extra $20.
According to the terms and conditions, the trade-in deal runs through February 14th and the Kindle Paperwhite has to be purchased by May 30th.
If you don’t want the Kindle Paperwhite, you can get a $20 credit to use toward the purchase of any of the other current Kindles instead, including the new Oasis.
Like the last time Amazon did this promo, I still don’t see where they get the $70 off number (last time it was $75). The terms clearly state you can use the trade-in credit towards the purchase, and there’s no mention of a $20 limit. Some Kindles pay a lot more than $20; even the 1st and 2nd gen Paperwhites are valued at $35 in working condition so wouldn’t that be $85 off?
Either way the fine print says the price of the Wi-Fi Kindle Paperwhite will automatically be reduced to $69 during checkout with the bonus credit. See the terms and conditions for more info: