Now Might Be the Time to Get Your Mom a Tablet: Kindle & Nook Prices Slashed

If Mom has been hinting she's always wanted a tablet (or an upgrade), now might be the time to jump on a tablet pricing war between Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Each of their respective tablet lines are discounted this week for Mother's Day...

Barnes & Noble's announced Mother's Day discounts, temporarily dropping prices for Mother's Day on their 7-inch Nook HD 8GB at $149 and the 16GB at $179 ($50 discount), and the 9-inch HD+ for $179 (16GB) and $209 (32GB), saving you $90 off. Shipping is free!

Not to be outdone, Amazon also dropped prices to push sales of tablets for Mom's Day. Using the code "FIRE4MOM", you can save $20 on either the 16GB Kindle Fire HD at $179 or the more spacious 32GB version for $209.

But what if Mom wants an iPad? Your best bet right now is over at Wal-Mart. The iPad mini has been cut by $30 down to $299.00 for the 16GB model, with free in-store pickup (or by Mother's Day with extra cost rush shipping).

(Images: Amazon; Barnes & Noble)