It’s a Tablet Holiday

“Mommy” whispered my 6-year-old in my ear last night at dinner, “I want an iPad for Christmas.-  A PINK ONE” her voice then rose above a whisper.

“Can you tell Santa?” she wistfully added.

All I want for Christmas is a Tablet....

Umm…no, I thought but decided I’d divert it to her dad so I could get back to the yummy Thanksgiving dinner left-overs I was way more interested in. I  mean, do we really need to think about our Christmas wish list when Thanksgiving dinner is still digesting?

As a matter of fact, YES, we do – and here’s why – because our friends at PlumDistrict DC are offering pretty much the most amazing discount on a 7” Tablet with Android OS. I dare you to find a better deal. The tablet retails for $399 and today’s deal is offered at $129, and then just today, Saturday, they are offering an additional 40% off a purchase (use the code Saturday40 when checking out on the PlumDistrict site – plug it into the “Promo” area – to receive this discount good ONLY TODAY). Okay, so maybe I am totally happy to oblige her Christmas wish this year because it could come at a price that I can stomach.

Because I’d already had tablets on the brain, not just drumstick legs, and because I’d wondered if I should pull the trigger on a tablet, or some variation of the iPad, to see how my girls use the technology, how they share it, and how they treat it, I really was eager to seize on this deal. I don’t know about you but I wasn’t willing to drop $600 on an educational tool only to watch my kids treat it like a game of tug-of-war or waste too much time on mindless apps instead of educational ones. Well now, I am prepared to find out, because it’s all about the benjamins, right? And in this case, this is a deal worth springing on. I hear they are going fast so if you, too, have tablet on the brain, I wouldn’t waste any time.

In the end, it seemed like a good reason to put the pause button on day 3 of Thanksgiving left-overs.

From the Plum site about this deal:

Tablet specs include: A/C adapter/charger, stylus, manual, and external RJ-45 USB hub for adding additional devices. Slim and Lightweight Black Mini Laptop Android 2.2 FLASH 10.1, WiFi and external 3G 7.2″ digital touch screen, 800X480 pixels 3.0 megapixel camera / webcam.

Bottom line: this is a Christmas gift that might be for a lucky little kid or a lucky spouse but also doubles as a gift for moi. It’s a win-win.

Disclosure: Through my partnership with PlumDistrict DC, they gifted me a $50 credit to use towards this deal today. The rest, I purchased myself. I can’t wait to receive it!

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