Amazon is offering the iPad mini OtterBox Defender Series case for $29.99 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members (free trial). All other buyers will need to spend another $5 to sidestep freight charges. As a pricing comparison, it retails for $70 and typically sells for around $50. This is the case you want if you are serious about protecting your iPad. It features an impact resistant polycarbonate shell, built-in screen protector, and a silicon plug to keep dust and debris out of open ports. Also available at Groupon.
You can also grab the full size Otterbox Defender case for iPad 2, 3 and 4 for $35 shipped on Groupon right now as well, a savings of $55 off the original price, and $2 under our previous low. Both the full size version and the mini Defender cases have received over a 4.5/5 star rating from more than 2000 Amazon customers.