New York — Haier America has begun offering a $50 rebate to consumers who buy a Rhapsody Ibiza Wi-Fi portable media player (PMP), which is capable of downloading music via Wi-Fi from the Rhapsody site without the use of a PC.
Consumers who buy an Ibiza and sign up for six months of the Rhapsody To Go subscription-download service will get a $50 Visa prepaid card. The offer expires on June 30, 2009.
Current Ibiza models qualified for the rebate include a 30GB hard-drive model at a suggested $299, an 8GB flash-memory version at $229, and a 4GB flash model at $199. Everyday retails run about $20 off. Retailers include Target.com, J&R Music, InMotion and Amazon.com.
Haier has promoted the products on a number of Viacom TV channels, including MTV and VH1.