If ads or "special offers" appear on your Kindle screen, it's because you've completed a deal. You have decided to save the purchase price of your Kindle by accepting the "Special Offers" discount. It seemed like a good idea back then, but now you've had enough of the ads.
The good news: you can withdraw from this business. The bad news: it will cost you.
Why does my Kindle have special offers?
You may not have thought much about buying your Kindle, but Amazon offers a lower price for the e-reader when you accept special offers. As Amazon explains, "If your Fire Tablet or Kindle e-reader includes special promotions, you'll receive sponsored screensavers and promotions, including personalized advertising, from Amazon directly to your device."
The With Special Offers button is enabled by default when you buy a Kindle (see bottom left corner of the screen below):
If you keep with specials (the default for this purchase), Kindle Paperwhite costs $ 119.99.
See What Happens When We Instead Choose Without Special Offers :
As soon as we have selected Without Special Offers the price of the Kindle Paperwhite will increase by $ 20 to $ 139.99.
How do I remove ads and special offers from my Kindle?
It's easy to remove ads and special offers from your Kindle, but Amazon will not let you go in vain. Yes, you have to pay to get rid of the ads – or "opt out of special offers," as Amazon puts it.
- Sign in to Your Amazon Account and Go to Manage Your Content and Devices > Devices .
- Select the Kindle device from which you want to remove special offers. Information about the device appears below the device on the screen
- Look for a line that contains quotes / offers and ads . If you have special offers, "Subscribed" will be displayed.
- Click on the link Edit next to Subscribe and follow the unsubscribe instructions. Amazon will notify you of the amount due and will charge you an amount through your 1-Click Payment.
At this point we will not judge you if you take a break and decide not to pay to get rid of the ads. Money is money. We understand. Enjoy your Kindle, and bookmark this page in case you get desperate.