Save $100 on the Sony Reader PRS-505 at Borders

borders1Borders and is offering $100 off on the Sony Reader PRS-505 eBook Reader. This offer is available to all Borders Rewards members. The offer is valid through this Sunday, June 14, 2009 in stores and online at

Not a Borders Rewards member? Not a problem. It’s free and easy to join. All you have to do is go to any Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks store to pick up a Borders Rewards card — no purchase necessary. Then you can go to the Borders Rewards page at and register your Borders Rewards card.

Currently the top eBook Readers are the Sony Reader PRS-505, the Sony Reader PRS-700, and Amazon’s Kindle. The Kindle sells for $359, the PRS-700 is $349, and the Sony PRS-505 lists for $299. So you can get a PRS-505 for $199 with this offer for Borders Rewards members.

Technical Details

  • displays eBooks purchased from the CONNECT eBook online store
  • displays Adobe® PDFs, plus TXT, RTF, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG and Microsoft® Word files
  • plays MP3 and AAC files (protected files not supported)
  • internal 192MB memory (holds 160 typical sized e-books)
  • memory slot holds an SD Memory Card (up to 2GB capacity) and Memory Stick® Duo media (up to 8GB capacity)
  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches ; 9 ounces

Sony Reader PRS-505 Description
sonyprs505-2The PRS-505 features re-styled controls which more closely mimic paper page turns and allow for quick, intuitive navigation. The next-generation electronic paper display delivers fast response and high contrast for easy reading even in bright sunshine because it uses reflected light, not projected light like a computer monitor or TV screen does. Eight levels of gray scale provide for crisp and clear text, images, and graphics.

The PRS-505 allows you to carry a wide variety of reading materials whether they are on a cross-country flight, in a doctor’s office waiting room, or at a beach resort.  The Reader can handle a stack of books and other documents that people would rather not carry, yet offers a ‘book-like’ reading experience unavailable with other electronic devices. With the capacity to store up to 160 typical eBooks, the Reader can act as a mobile library. Imagine carrying 160 books in a 9 ounce package — anywhere you go.

Expansion slots for Memory Stick Duo media or SD memory cards make the device’s library practically limitless. The USB-based connection allows you to use the device as a portable drive for the direct transfer of documents, images and other files. A new auto-sync feature also lets you set up folders with books and documents that can be automatically synchronized when the device is connected to a PC.

boxsetsGetting Books

To get books for your reader, all you have to do is:

  1. Download books to your computer from the eBook Store from Sony
  2. Then transfer books to your reader via a USB cable

Other Offers for Borders Rewards members

Borders is offering 40% off on any two DVD box sets. This offer is valid with Borders Rewards membership only. Coupons can be retrieved online for registered Borders Rewards card holders. Offer is valid only in U.S. stores from 6/9/09 to 6/10/09. Offer not valid at Waldenbooks and Borders Express stores.

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