At a time when the ereader market is flooded, Barnes and Noble is going to great lengths to gets its tablets and ereaders noticed. As of today, you’ll get a free Nook Simple Touch ereader when you buy a Nook HD+ tablet. The Nook HD+ will set you back $269 (and that’s if you go for the 16GB model), but a free Simple Touch, otherwise available for $79, ought to offset the pinch a bit.
The Nook HD+.As marketing buy one-get one offers go, this is a pretty decent deal – especially if you’re already a Nook fan and you have some family or close friends you’d like to nudge into the world of digital books. The Nook HD+ is a 9-inch tablet that is known for its 1920 x 1280 color display. It’s a true tablet, with support for mainstream apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus.
The Nook Simple Touch.The Simple Touch, on the other hand, is a no-frills ereader. It has a grayscale display that is highly regarded for reading and built-in Wi-Fi so you can download Nook books over your home network. The device has a small, 6-inch screen makes for a fun gift (when it’s free). Buy a Nook HD+ between March 24 and March 30 to snag your free Simple Touch.