Dostyle Light Meter for $19 [WAS $16]

The Dostyle Light Meter (Range: 0.1 ~ 200,000 Lux and 0.01 ~ 20,000 Fc) is on sale for $19 as of 4/19/17 [WAS $16] by the maker (“Dostyle Online”) with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if a Prime member. Otherwise, the usual $35+ limit. Limit up to eight units per customer. This averages 5 out of 5 based on 11 customer reviews, and it is currently the #1 best seller in newly-released Light Meters (there’s only seven of them listed though).

MegaGear “Ever Ready” for Sony RX100 for $20

The brown color scheme of the MegaGear “Ever Ready” protective leather case for the Sony RX100 is on sale for $20 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal. Check the 330+ customer reviews and 20+ answered questions for more details and see how it fits the various RX100 generations. This was released for the first generation RX100. The customer reviews have their own search box (bottom right side on a desktop web browser; position may vary depending on viewport).

20% back on $30 iTunes or Google Play Gift Cards (also 16% back on Netflix)

We are hitting two ecosystems with one blog stone 🙂 Good until Saturday night 4/15/17, at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores [check their Weekly Ad to verify your local stores are participating], by using the Plenti Rewards program (managed by American Express and free and easy to join in-store or online), you can get 20% back in Plenti points on the purchase of $30 Google Play or $30 iTunes Gift Cards. You earn the $6 spending equivalent (600 Plenti Points) to use in the future (as early as next day after purchase) at participating Plenti retailers (Rite Aid, Exxon-Mobil, Macy’s, etc). If you shop at any of these retailers regularly, this is as good as cash. I’ve done these a few times, they work like clockwork. Limit two per customer for this particular offer.

Of camera and photo interest is the purchase of photography and camera guide e-books (tablets and PCs are better suited than e-book readers and phones when reading e-books with diagrams, tables, and of course color pictures), along with the purchase of camera and photography apps, and the occasional photography-related movie or TV show.

Speaking of which, another similar deal is running at Rite Aid B&M for the same time period. Buy a $50 Netflix Gift card, and get 800 Plenti points back. That’s a 16% off virtual discount, assuming you have no problem spending the 800 Plenti points at participating retailers. Limit two per customer on this offer. You can load this card to your own Netflix account (you don’t have to gift it to someone else). These work like clockwork too, and it only takes about 60 seconds to scratch the code, logon to the Netflix website, and type in the goofy jumble of letters and numbers that is the gift card code. Netflix can sometimes take a couple of minutes to “digest” the gift card, so don’t panic if your balance does not refresh instantaneously [this word is a pain to type correctly!]

Of camera and photo interest, well, there are very few photo-related movies and docs on Netflix, but you can put the savings towards the purchase of your next camera and photo item 🙂 A 16% virtual discount on a $10 monthly plan would make it a virtual $8.40 per month. Assuming you can use the Plenti points on your everyday purchases.

I have done the above offers multiple times, they work like clockwork, and they are frictionless. All you have to do is show your Plenti rewards card when making the purchase at Rite Aid, or type in your phone number correctly. You pay full price at the cash register. You get the promotion in bonus points. You get instant verification on the bonus points on the cash register receipt, it shows the amount earned. The bonus points can be spend the next morning (after your purchase). You cannot roll the points (you cannot use them on gift cards anyway), so you must pay with “new money” (credit card, cash, debit card, check, gold bullion bars, live chickens, and all the other acceptable payment methods).

Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack for $50

This ended: Bag the camera bags for extra OCD protection 🙂 The Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack is currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit ten per customer).

These continue as of late 4/10/17: If you are not in a hurry to receive it, it is also available for the same price at Adorama and B&H Photo. Orders will ship beginning April 19.