Plan Ahead: Passover Closing at B&H

If you are planning a near-term time-sensitive purchase at B&H Photo, please note that the company will be closed for Passover and shipment of orders and online ordering will be impacted. You can find a detailed schedule of what’s available when at their website, the gray stripe below the green menu stripe. Friday 4/7/17 [CORRECTED] at 12pm eastern is the cut-off point for orders that will ship before the store closes for the holidays, but don’t wait until the last minute if you have a time-sensitive purchase.

Deposit $50+ in Amazon Cash, Get $10 Digital Credit

This would have sounded like a reasonable April Fools Day joke a couple of days ago, but it’s actually not a joke! Amazon has launched yet another new feature, “Amazon Cash”. This allows you to load cash into your Amazon account without a credit or debit card. You go to a participating local brick and mortar store, you hand them cold hard cash, and it magically appears in your Amazon account.

And in typical Amazon fashion, to get more people to try the service right away, they are offering a $10 digital credit if you load $50 or more in cash. I haven’t done this offer yet. Here are details on the Amazon Cash service and details on the $10/$50 promotion. The $10 digital credit can be used towards the purchase of digitally-delivered digital content (ebooks, movies, apps, computer software, video games, etc). This promotion is good until 5/31/17, so there’s no need to hurry 🙂

PS: this is open to everyone, not restricted to Prime members.

PS2: Coinstar has been doing this for a few years now by issuing Amazon gift certificates without a service fee.

Lowepro Scout Mirrorless System Bags for $10 to $20 with Free Shipping

Technically all camera bags are mirrorless (unless you stitch in a mirror inside or outside the bag). But some companies have been trying to optimize bags for mirrorless camera systems, and that’s where this line of Lowepro Scout shoulder bags come in, on sale at Adorama, in Slate Blue, with free shipping for all the ones mentioned below:

+ Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag for $10
+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for $15
+ Lowepro Scout SH 140 Shoulder Bag for $20

DJ Phantom 3 Standard with $150 promo eGift Card for $500

NOTE: this is a deal only if you plan to use the $150 promo eGift Card. If you don’t care for promo egift cards, the DJ Phantom 3 Standard on its own goes for under $500, eg $445 by Amazon itself (limit 3) or less if you go refurbished.

This promotion is of interest to regular Dell shoppers or anyone willing to make future purchases at their website. Good until 4/10/17, or earlier if sold out, you can get a $150 Dell promotional eGift Card when you purchase the DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter for $499 with free shipping from Dell. The $150 promo gift card will be sent to your email address in 10 to 20 days AFTER your purchase and it will expire 90 days after it is issued. No coupon is needed, the promotion is running on their website. You’ll see it like this (annotated screenshot below):

DJ Phantom 4 with $300 promo eGift Card for $1200

NOTE: this is a deal only if you plan to use the $300 promo eGift Card. If you don’t care for promo egift cards, the DJ Phantom 4 goes for less on its own, eg $1000 by Amazon itself (limit 3).

Running in parallel with the Phantom 3 promotion is another Dell promotion that gets you a $300 Dell promotional e-gift card when you purchase the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter for $1199 with free shipping. There is no coupon code to enter, the $300 e-gift card will appear in your shopping cart after you add the Phantom to your shopping cart (see annotated screenshot below). Offer ends 4/10/17.

This offer too is best suited for regular Dell shoppers or anyone willing to make future purchases at Dell. Given the high amount, it is a good idea to plan the future purchase first before buying this.

The $300 promo e-gift card will be emailed to you within 10-20 days after your purchase and will expire 90 days after it is issued by Dell.

50% off Formatt-Hitech Lens Filter Circulars (150+ options)

Filter time! If you are a fan of the Formatt-Hitech Filter Circulars, we have good news for you, B&H Photo has 50% off FH Filter sale with a total of 159 items participating in the sale. You can filter the options [pun intended] by size and other factors using the options on the left hand side of the B&H website. No coupon needed, the sale price is factored in on their website. This is a limited time offer (I do not know when it expires).

koolertron DSLR Shoulder Bag for $23

This is not a lightning deal but a regular sale, the koolertron DSLR Shoulder bag goes for $23 by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members (otherwise a $35+ order is needed for the usual free super-saver shipping for non-members). It averages 4.1 out of 5 on 188 customer reviews and has 22 answered questions. Gallery picture #6 gives you the best look at what kind of cameras/lenses it can fit. There’s also a couple of customer uploaded pictures that show what you can fit inside.

FREE Live Streaming Classes this week include Joe McNally

CreativeLIVE has a different model to most online classes. When the class streams live online, everyone can watch it without paying. Once the original live stream is over, then you have to pay to watch or rewatch it. So if you have flexible schedule and fast-enough internet access you can watch a LOT of content for free. This week is particularly of interest because the one and only Joe McNally will be offering a class April 5-7, “Lighting, Logistics, and Strategies for a Life in Photography”. Look under “Class Materials” for the topics that will be covered.

For more details, check CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes page. Other upcoming classes include Lindsay Adler, Jeremy Cowart, Ben Willmore, and many more!

Fry’s Doorbuster: 20pk 5×7″ photo paper for $0.49 [limit five sets]

Fry’s Electronics have an online and in-store doorbuster, you can get a 20pk of 5×7-inch photo paper (Meritline brand, glossy, model 175-064) for $0.49. That’s 2.5-cents per sheet. Limit five 20-packs per customer. Offer ends 4/7/17 or earlier if sold out. Inventory varies by store. Store pickup is also an option, along with online shipment and in-person delivery. YMMV based on location and availability.

NOTE: this is NOT a Promo Code offer. Anyone can buy it without signing up for their e-mail list.

(SOLD OUT) Wacom Bamboo CTL471 Pen Tablet for PC/MAC for $48

As of a 3:03pm ET re-check, this lightning deal sold out and its over…

The headliner of today’s Gold Box camera-n-photo-wise is the new condition Wacom Bamboo CTL471 Pen Tablet for PC/MAC (Black and Lime) offered for $48~ with free shipping by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. The price before the sale was $70 last night when I posted the schedule. Non-Prime members can buy it starting at 11:49am ET. Offer ends 5:19pm ET or earlier if sold out.

PSA: if your Daylight Savings settings are not correctly set-up or you have older devices, you may notice that you have jumped ahead by one hour today. That’s because the first Sunday in April was the previous method of doing Daylight Savings time 🙂