Amazon now sells most Kindle devices with “Special Offers” which means advertising is displayed when the device isn’t being used for reading. In exchange for displaying the ads, the Kindle is sold at a lower price point. Therefore, it makes sense to buy a Kindle with the ads.
- Go to Amazon.com
- Click on “Your Account” in the upper right
- Go down to the Digital Content section and choose “Manage Your Kindle”
- In the list of devices, find your Kindle and change the “Special Offers” column. You’ll be prompted to remove the special offers, which results in a one-time charge that equals the discount you paid when you originally purchased the device.
Bam. An ad-free Kindle.