Load Amazon Gift Card Balance with $100+, Get $5 Bonus [First Time Users Only]

This promotion is only good once per Amazon account, so if you previously took advantage of it, you will not be eligible. If you are eligible, you will see the offer at the promotional Amazon page. If you are not eligible, you will see a message like “Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer”. The offer is this: you load $100 or more in your own Amazon Gift Card Balance account, and you receive a $5 bonus for it. I did this in the past, so I can’t do it again, I saw the above message.

Benro TIS18AIH1 Series 0 iStudio Aluminum Tripod with Choice of Ball Head ($60 to $100)

The B&H Daily Deal good until Tuesday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Benro TIS18AIH1 Series 0 iStudio Aluminum Tripod with your choice from one of four heads with prices ranging from $60 to $100 depending on the ball-head option… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

Tuesday Daily Deals: Studio Lighting Kit, Mobile Printer, Rigs/Stabilizers, Bag, Etc

This is the tentative action for Tuesday 8/30/16 at the Amazon Gold Box

PLACES to CHECK

+ Amazon Gold Box main page
+ Camera and Photo Deals
+ Electronics Deals
+ Trending Deals (it’s trendy to have Trending)
+ Deals Ending Soon
+ Start 30-DaY FREE PRIME TRIAL

DAY-LONG DEALS (Amazon and Others)

+ B&H Daily Deal is Benro TIS18AIH1 Series 0 iStudio Aluminum Tripod with your choice from one of four heads with prices ranging from $60 to $100 depending on the ball-head option (ends Tue 11:59pm ET)

+ the day-long lightning deals are revealed at the Amazon Gold Box at 3am ET every day (most of the time I can’t check these when they go live)

AMAZON LIGHTNING DEALS

+ starts 3am ET: Godox V860II-S HSS GN60 2.4G TTL Li-on Battery Camera Flash (price before sale $199)

+ starts 3:39am ET: Pickit M2 Mobile Printer – Wi-Fi and NFC (price before sale $100)

+ starts 5:24am ET: Foval DIY Camera Decoration Sticker Skin Decal Cover for Sony α7* (camera NOT included)

+ starts 7:14am ET: GERI Digital Handheld Microscope (price before sale $115)

+ starts 9:14am ET: Videook Carbon Fiber Stabilizer (price before sale $109)

+ starts 10:19am ET: Huion Micro USB Drawing Big Size Graphics Tablet with 8G SD Card and Rechargeable Pen (price before sale $90)

+ starts 12:34pm ET: Neewer DSLR Rig Set (price before sale $130)

+ starts 1:44pm ET: Evecase DSLR Travel Camera Backpack (price before sale $67)

+ starts 2pm ET: SHOOT Mini 2.5 Version 4″ inch Diving Underwater Lens Hood Dome (price before sale $77)

+ starts 3:44pm ET: Neewer 750W (250W x 3)Professional Photography Studio Flash Strobe Light Lighting Kit (price before sale $255)

+ starts 7:49pm ET: FOTGA DP500 II C-shape cage bracket support for 15mm rod rail DSLR rig follow focus (price before sale $119)

+ also various non-GoPro action cameras and assorted accessory kits, single figure items, smartphone lens things, etc

AMAZON NON-LIGHTNING DEALS

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra Flash Drive with Two Connectors (USB 3.0, microUSB, OTG), model SDDD2-064G-G46 for $16

+ 64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (the up to 94MB/sec model), model SF64UX2/TQ for $25

+ Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader, model LRW025URBNA for $23.34

+ Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) for $19 (was $20 earlier)

+ Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens for $85

+ 11.6″ ASUS C201PA-DS02 (4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) for $159

+ Fujifilm Instax Mini Film Value Pack (60 sheets) for $35

+ Four 2-oz Loose Leaf Teavana Teas Sampler for $9 (total 8oz of tea, fulfilled by Amazon)
+ tea because Winter Is Coming!

+ Logitech M510 RF Wireless Mouse (with Back/Forward buttons) for $18 (two colors; limit three)

+ AmazonBasics DSLR Backpack for $26 (limit 3)

Stock Status Tracker Reloaded, Now Tracking Fuji X-T2, Sony RX 10 III, Canon G7X II, 5D Mark IV

It took me over a month *sigh* but the Stock Status Tracker is finally reloaded with newer cameras that are not, as of the time of writing, in-stock at the major retailers we track. The new cameras are *drum roll*, the Fuji X-T2, the Sony RX10 III, and the Canon G7 X II and 5D Mark IV.

All four of the previously tracked cameras are now steadily in-stock at their normal prices at multiple retailers, so they have been retired from the Tracker (Pentax K-1, Nikon D5 and D500, Canon 1D X II). You can see all the retired cameras at the bottom of the Stock Status Tracker.

Olympus Pen-F Body with 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 rewards for $1200

The Olympus Pen-F body only, in either black or silver, is bundled with the Olympus 15mm f8 Body-Cap Lens and 4% promotional rewards ($48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 and $100 Gift Card for $800

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm kit, in either the black or silver, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift card, going for $800 with free shipping at Adorama, the same price as without the gift card.

Panasonic GH4 Body with $200 Gift Card and Choice of Freebie for $1300

The Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 store Gift Card along with one additional freebie for $1300 with free shipping. At B&H Photo the freebie is 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchase), while at Adorama the freebie is a 32GB Transcend SDHC card.

Nikon D500 gets Extra EN-EL15 Battery ($2000 body, $2567 w/16-80)

Checking up on the Nikon D500 reveals the beginnings of the free-extras stage of the camera’s lifecycle. It currently goes for $2000 body only or $2567 with the 16-80mm, but if you purchase from Adorama, you will receive an extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery with the D500 body only for $2000 or the D500 w/16-80 for $2556 kit.

512GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I U3 Class 10 for $300

If you like 512GB SDXC memory cards, the 512GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I U3 Class 10 SDXC memory card, model SDSDXP-512G-A46, the “up to 95MB/sec” model, is on sale for $300 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo, whose prices crash Amazon’s at $418. The prices for the lower storage options are the same at the three aforementioned retailers.

The above is if you specifically want a 512GB card. Of that line-up, the current bang-for-the-buck (GB/$) winner is the 256GB model going for $123, narrowly “defeating” the 128GB model at $63.50.

AmazonBasics DSLR Backpack drips to $26 [limit 3]

The most popular of the AmazonBasics camera bags in terms of customer review volume (over 4600 customer reviews (4.5 out of 5)), the AmazonBasics DSLR Backpack is on sale again, going for $26 with a limit of three units per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or a $49+ order.

Speaking of AmazonBasics bags, their Explorer Laptop Backpack (up to 15″) goes for $22.50. This is among the ever-growing line of AmazonBasics accessories.

128GB Samsung BAR USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $30

If you like your USB flash drives to have metal casing and a keyring (because Samsung), the 128GB Samsung BAR USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model MUF-128BA/AM, is on sale for $30 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per customer; usual S&H terms) and Beach Camera on eBay (no limits) and NewEgg Business (no limits)… The 64GB goes for $18…

On the other hand, if you prefer the really small USB flash drives that you can attach to a laptop or other devices and they won’t stick out like a sore thumb, the 128GB Samsung Fit USB 3.0 Flash drive (model MUF-128BB/AM) is on sale for $28.50 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three) and Adorama and B&H Photo and NewEgg.

Free 6-Month Trial for Amazon Prime Student

Amazon is offering a Free 6-Month Trial of Amazon Prime Student for FREE. This is “Prime Student”, not the full Prime membership. After the free six month trial, it will automatically convert to a full Prime membership but you will pay half of the regular Prime fee. You will pay the half-off the regular Prime annual subscription as long as you are a student or four years pass (whichever happens first). You can always cancel before the 6-month free trial ends if you don’t want it to auto-convert to a paying membership. You can easily cancel it at any time online without having to go through perstery humans.

More details at the Help Page. This includes free 2-day shipping, Video streaming, and Prime Photos unlimited storage, but does NOT include music streaming.

Pre-order DJI Osmo+ Handheld Gimbal Camera for $649

Another new item is available for pre-order at B&H Photo, it is the new DJI Osmo+ Handheld Gimbal Camera with a pre-order price of $659 and an early September 2016 release estimate.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia Prime Bundle with Transport Case for $4228 (21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2)

If you like Zeiss, Primes and the Sony E-mount, there’s a new Zeiss Loxia bundle available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It includes the 21mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 along with related accessories and of course the Loxia Transport Case made for them. The pre-order price is $4228.

Ends Mon PM: $15 off $100+ at BN with coupon

If you want to buy camera or photography books (or anything else) at Barnes and Noble, coupon code BNAUG23 gets you $15 off a purchase of $100+ until Monday night 8/29/16. This is particularly of interest for items that have the same prices at all retailers or items that rarely go on sale. The coupon is online only, excludes Devices, NOOK Books, and Lego.

Ends Mon PM: Photo Magazines for $4.80 per magazine per year (Pop, Outdoor, Digi, Vid)

The weekend is here and so is the Weekend Sale at DiscountMags. The theme this time around is $4.80 per magazine per year, featuring four on-topic magazines, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo (non-PRO), and HD Video Pro. These are printed magazines delivered to USA addresses by mail, no auto-renewal unless you manually renew them. You can select 1, 2 or 3 years per magazine, with a choice of new, gift or renewal. Offer ends Monday night.

They have other non-photo magazines there as well, some are printed only, some are digital-only, some are combination print-digital. Check the box for each magazine of interest to find out.

6×6″ Metal Prints for $6 each with coupon

Metal time now! No, not AC/DC, but metal prints! Coupon code PXVNSFMUVSIC gets you 6×6 inch metal prints for $6 each at AdoramaPIX until the end of day on 8/30/16. Free shipping with after-coupon order totals of $49+.

Duracell Battery Rewards return at Office Depot Max 8/28 to 9/3 [Update: Good online as well!]

UPDATE 8/28/16: the fine print of this offer (both online [view larger screenshot] and in the printed weekly ad) says the Rewards will be sent separately, so you will get the full amount (sales tax NOT included as usual with rebates)… Also, the offer is good in-store or online according to the Office Depot Rewards page.

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Keep in mind, you can’t roll rewards any more, so you have to pay with “fresh money”, not with existing Office Depot Rewards! The good news though is that they have began sending out the rewards faster than they used to.

ORIGINAL POST
Duracell party reloaded! Between Sunday 8/28/16 AM and Saturday 9/3/16 PM, the Office Depot and Max stores are bringing back their 1c after Rewards promotion on the Duracell single-use alkaline battery 16-packs. The promotion includes AA or AAA 16-packs. You have to buy the specific SKUs that participate in the promotion.

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You pay $13.99 plus tax (if applicable). You must show your Rewards number (or use your phone number to look it up). A few weeks later you will receive $13.98 in Office Depot rewards in your online account. You can use those for future purchases there but you can’t “roll” them. Limit two per customer during this week, your choice of any combination of AA or AAA 16-packs.

The one question is whether these will arrive separately or will be part of the regular rewards. You want them to arrive separately, otherwise you won’t get the full amount. This is usually mentioned in the Weekly Ad fineprint and on their Rewards website after they go live on Sunday 8/28/16. You won’t get the full amount because for their regular rewards, you only get rewards in multiples of $10. This is a very sneaky way of not paying you the rewards you earned AND getting away with it (until bored Attorney Generals go after them).

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT and $10 rewards for $249

More Canon action, this time it is the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT on sale for $249 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($10~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM with $32 rewards for $799

Stabilized macro action now for Canon shooters, the Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM is on sale for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32~ in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Instant Savings on the Canon f2.8 Zoom Trio (16-35, 24-70, 70-200)

The Canon f2.8 Zoom Trio is on an instant savings promotion as well with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) as follows at B&H Photo:

+ 16-35mm f2.8L II USM with 4% rewards ($58~ in future purchases) for $1450

+ 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with 4% rewards ($70~ in future purchases) for $1750

+ 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with 4% rewards ($78~ in future purchases) for $1950

Canon 80D w/18-55 for $1250, add 55-200 for $1400, or 80D w/18-135 for $1600

A new round of Canon-initiated instant-savings promotion has gone live on some of the Canon 80D kits, with the prices being $1200 for body only (no instant savings on this kit), $1250 with 18-55, $1400 with 18-55 and 55-200, $1600 with 18-135. Some of the kits get free accessories (bag, 16GB SD, extra 3rd-party battery). Free shipping. Click on the various option tabs at B&H Photo to see the available bundles.

In-stock now: Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 (Canon)

The Canon EF version of the Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2195 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The other four mounts remain in-stock (Nikon, PL, M43, Sony EeeeEeee).

(ENDED) Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for $189 (Canon)

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

The B&H Daily Deal good until Monday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Canon mount version of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for $189 with free shipping and handling…

(ENDED) Monday Daily Deals: Movo Gimbal Head, 3rd-party Flashes (MCO+, Aperlite, K&F), Stabilizers, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Canon 7D Mark II Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $1250 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

Good until 8/31/16, B&H Photo has a quartet of Canon DSLR Pixma MIR promotions including the Canon 7D II Body Only bundled with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper is $1250 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)… Offers end 8/31/16…

Canon 6D Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $1200 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

Good until 8/31/16, B&H Photo has a quartet of Canon DSLR Pixma MIR promotions… Two of them involve the Canon 6D. The Canon 6D Body Only with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper is $1200 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)… Meanwhile the Canon 6D with 24-105 with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper is $1750 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)… Offers end 8/31/16…

Canon Pixma PRO 100 Printer and 50pk 13×19″ Paper for $50 after $250 MIR (AMEX GC)

Never a dull moment in the eBay Deals, printer and rebate action now, the BeachCamera not BuyDig; but they are the same actual company) eBay store is offering the new condition Canon Pixma PRO 100 Printer and 50pk of 13×19″ Paper for $300 with free shipping. This is eligible for the $250 Canon mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) as BuyDig/BeachCamera is/are authorized Canon dealers, making it a $50 after MIR (GC) offer. Over 400 printers got sold from this offer so far.

64GB Sandisk Ultra Flash Drive with Two Connectors (USB 3.0, microUSB, OTG) for $16.72

If you like to use flash drives to transfer files between your different devices that use full-size USB and micro-USB, the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Flash Drive with Two Connectors (USB 3.0, microUSB, OTG), model SDDD2-064G-G46, is on sale for $16.72 with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself.

If you prefer the 32GB version, it goes for $9 with free shipping by Best Buy on eBay.

PS: for the microUSB OTG to work on your phone/tablet, your device must support it both in hardware and software.

PS2: as far as I know you cannot use this as a direct bridge, I think only one side can be active at any time, but I haven’t tested all options with all devices.

(ENDED) Sunday Daily Deals: Studio/Lighting Kit, Tripods, Backdrop, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Get $80 to $100 in Rakuten Points with Mastercard

If you are a fan of Rakuten (aka Buy.com), they have a new promotion running until 11/21/16, if you apply and get approved for their Rakuten Mastercard credit card, you will receive the equivalent of $80 in Rakuten points as a bonus. And if you make three transactions during the first 30 days of your account, you will receive an additional $20 in Rakuten points. Rakten points can be spent at Rakuten, they are not cash. Check terms, conditions and restrictions for all the details of the offer.

Flashpoint CoolVee 7 Bulb Fluorescent Light with Reflector and Softbox for $100 + S&H

A triple flash pun! The Flashpoint CoolVee 7 Bulb Fluorescent Light with Reflector and Softbox is on sale for a limited time only (a flash sale) at Adorama for $100 PLUS shipping ($12 to $15 in the East/West/Middle zipcodes I tried)

Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader for $23~

The Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader, model LRW025URBNA, is on sale for $23.34 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order (or $25+ in non-digital books).

This is running in the same product page as the previously mentioned Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7), model LRW400CRBNA, currently on sale for $20 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Canon D-Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit (with 18-55 and Rode Mic) and Pixma Pro 100 Printer and Paper and Bag for $650 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

And now a quartet of Canon D-Rebels with Pixma Pro 100 mail-in rebate promotions. We start with a Canon D-Rebel T6i Video Creator bundle. You pay $1000 at checkout, you receive the offer, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, in a few weeks, you receive a $350 AMEX prepaid gift card by mail, making it a $650 after MIR promotion. For that, you get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit (includes 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens and Rode VIDEOMIC GO Microphone and 32GB Sandisk SD card)
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ the printer’s trusty sidekick, 50pk 13×19″ LU-101 photo paper
+ Canon DSLR shoulder bag
+ sale price ends Sunday afternoon
+ mail-in rebate details at PDF file

PS: NO 75-300 lens with this bundle, not included!

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 and 75-300 and Pixma Pro 100 Printer and Paper and Bag for $500 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

The Canon D-Rebel T5i is still popular enough it gets two bundles 🙂 The first Canon D-Rebel T5i bundle is this: You pay $850 at checkout, you receive the offer, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, in a few weeks, you receive a $350 AMEX prepaid gift card by mail, making it a $500 after MIR promotion. For that, you get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
+ Canon 75-300mm F4-5.6 III Lens
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ the printer’s trusty sidekick, 50pk 13×19″ LU-101 photo paper
+ Canon DSLR shoulder bag
+ sale price ends Sunday afternoon
+ mail-in rebate details at PDF file

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-135 and 75-300 and Pixma Pro 100 Printer and Paper and Bag for $600 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

And now the second of the Canon D-Rebel T5i bundles. You pay $950 at checkout, you receive the offer, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, in a few weeks, you receive a $350 AMEX prepaid gift card by mail, making it a $600 after MIR promotion. For that, you get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-135m f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (not 18-55!)
+ Canon 75-300mm F4-5.6 III Lens
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ the printer’s trusty sidekick, 50pk 13×19″ LU-101 photo paper
+ Canon DSLR shoulder bag
+ sale price ends Sunday afternoon
+ mail-in rebate details at PDF file

Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 and 75-300 and Pixma Pro 100 and Paper and Bag for $429 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

This is the last of the four Canon D-Rebel Pixma MIR weekend offers at Adorama (you are seeing it and I’m writing it first because of the way the blog-reverse-timeline works). It is a Canon D-Rebel T6 2-Lens Pixma 100 bundle. You pay $779 at checkout, you receive the offer, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, in a few weeks, you receive a $350 AMEX prepaid gift card by mail, making it a $429 after MIR promotion. For that, you get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS II and EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III Lenses
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ the printer’s trusty sidekick, 50pk 13×19″ LU-101 photo paper
+ Canon DSLR shoulder bag
+ sale price ends Sunday afternoon
+ mail-in rebate details at PDF file

64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (up to 94MB/sec) for $25

The 64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (the up to 94MB/sec model), model number SF64UX2/TQ, is on sale for $25 each at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. It currently “defeats” price-per-GB-wise all the other options in its sub-line (16GB to 256GB).

(ENDED) Saturday Daily Deals: Macro Ring, Battery Grip, Tripod, Flash, GPS tagger, Stabilizer, Bags, LED Panel, Etc

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5×5 inch prints for 29c each

Square prints, or as the kids like to call them these days, Instagram. That’s the theme of this latest sale at AdoramaPIX, 5×5 inch prints are 29c each. No coupon is needed, but the offer ends 8/29/16 PM. Free shipping with an order of $49+. This is running in parallel with the previously mentioned 20×30 inch sale.