Archives for December 5, 2017

Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 & Pixma PRO 100 & $20 eBay GC & More for $450 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the BuyDIG eBay store is offering the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 and Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk Canon SG-201 photo paper and Corel Paintshop PRO X9 and a $20 eBay Gift Card for $800 with free shipping.

After you receive the order, make sure all is well, follow the instructions and deadlines, submit the mail-in rebate (MIR), and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making this a very long sentence, and a $450 after the $350 MIR promotion.

If you want the D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 kit and a printer, but don’t want to deal with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, you can instead get the T6i with 18-55 and the Pixma TS9020 printer for $600 at Adorama (no coupons, no rebates, just add to cart).

PS: if you are looking for other Canon DSLRs with mail-in rebate promotions, check the other offers in the Mail-In Rebate posts.

Gift Card Round-Up: Teddy Bear, iTunes, Google Play, Etc

And now a gift card round-up, to save up on some posts 🙂

At Amazon, a holiday tradition returns, the GUND Holiday 2017 Teddy Bear Limited Edition Gift Cards are back. These are physical gift cards with a physical Teddy Bear. The minimum amount for this promotion is a $100 gift card. This is restricted to Prime members.

At Rite Aid B&M stores, until Saturday 12/9/17 night, you get 20% back in Plenti points when you buy either $25 iTunes or $25 Google Play gift cards. Of interest if you are buying camera and photo apps, photography and camera e-books, and subscriptions and such.

Meanwhile on eBAY, the following offers are running:

+ Pay $82, Get $100 Cabella’s plastic gift card with free shipping

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Groupon digital gift card

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Sony Playstation digital gift card

+ Pay $91, Get $100 Lowe’s plastic gift card with free shipping

Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 and Pixma TS9020 Printer and $24 Rewards for $599

Adorama is offering a Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 and Pixma TS9020 Printer bundle for $599 with free expedited shipping, along with 4% promotional rewards ($24 to be spent in future Adorama purchases). The printer is included automatically, no coupons, no rebates. This is not the Pixma mail-in rebates. You just add the whole thing to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a sale of various DSLR and iLC Camera Bundles from various manufacturers… They are also running a Cyber Monday 2.0 sale

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS Macro with 4% Rewards for $569 [C/N/A/Si]

The new condition Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS Macro lens is on sale for $569 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($28~ to be used in the future) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A, and Sigma systems.

If you prefer free lens-y accessories instead of 4% promotional rewards, you can get them as such at Adorama where they are backordered, but you can still order them if you want to lock the price.

PSA: UPS Delivery Delays

It’s not just you. The waves and waves of Black Friday and Cyber Monday online orders have slowed down the Logistics experts at UPS, so much so that they have issued an advisory of delays and package overload/overflow.

If any of those packages were shipped with Amazon Prime 2-Day delivery, and missed their delivery estimate, you may be eligible to get an additional month added to your Prime account. This may be at the discretion of the customer service employee but it’s one of the Prime Benefits. I believe there is a (written or unwritten) limit of one monthly extension per month per Prime member.

This is one of the reasons Amazon offers $1 digital credits (or other checkout incentives) to encourage shoppers to select the slow shipping method for non-important / non-time-sensitive purchases. You probably don’t want a brand new tilt-shift lens toiling away in slow-shipping hell, but a book can be just fine floating in shiplandia for weeks and weeks 🙂 It’s also important to note that “slow shipping” does not necessarily mean it will arrive a lot later, it’s just that it’s not guaranteed to arrive quicker.

In-Stock Now: Sony 16/1.4 DC DN (E, m43) and Canon 135/4L TS-E Macro Tilt-Shift Lens

More new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, let’s round them all together for a 2-for-1 in blog post savings 🙂

+ Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN for $449 in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens for $2199
+ yes, the dream of the 90s is alive, macro tilt-shift for the EF system!
+ the other two are still in pre-order status: TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift and TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift. Each going for $2199. A used Honda Civic gets you all three 🙂

Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head for $200

Also part of the limited time B&H Photo Accessories sale there are a couple of tripods, with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head for $200

+ Benro FTA28CC Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $230

8TB Seagate Expansion External USB 3.0 HDD for $150

If you miss this on Black Cyber Friday-Monday for $142.49, this is back on sale, but for $150 instead with a limit of up to ten per customer. It is the STEB8000100, aka the 8TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 offered for $150 with free shipping.

Speaking of Amazon, the 8GB / 256GB Pixelbook is down from $1199 to $1161~. The 8GB / 128GB Pixelbook remains at $999. The bundles with the Stylus go for $99 more.

Manfrotto NX Shoulder Bag + Manfrotto PIXI Aluminum Mini Tripod for $20 w/free S&H

Doorbuster time at Adorama! They are offering two Manfrotto items for $20 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, no minimum purchase required. It is the Manfrotto NX Shoulder Bag + Manfrotto PIXI Aluminum Mini Tripod. This is a pretty good deal since each one often goes for that price on its own.

For more action, check the Adorama Cyber Monday II sale.

60% off Holiday Cards coupon at Amazon Prints

Amazon Prints is back with another coupon. Using coupon code SEASONSGREETINGS60 gets you 60% off Holiday Cards until December 10 in 2017 at 11:59pm pacific. To get this discount, you must order a minimum of 25 cards. The maximum discount with the coupon is $2000. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $15+ order. For all the details of this offer, check the Terms and Conditions.

BL: Rent 7+ Days, Get 7 Days FREE

Borrow Lenses is back with another promotion. If you place a rental order with a duration of seven days or more, you will get seven days free. The offer is explained in detail with a screenshot from their email better than I can do with paragraphs and paragraphs of text 🙂

25% off REI Clearance until 12/10/17

Good until December 10 in 2017, REI is running a clearance sale on their website and at their B&M stores. Especially of interest for photographers who spent a lot of time in the great outdoors.

Phottix Odin TCU TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter (N) for $100

The new condition Phottix Odin TCU TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon is on sale for $100 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Thrusday 12/7/17 at 11:59pm ET… This and more are part of their Photo Accessories sale

Starts 12pm ET (Free to Watch): Portrait Photography Fundamentals

One of the Tuesday FREE to Watch video-streaming classes at CreativeLIVE On-Air is “Portrait Photography Fundamentals” by Scott Robert Lim. All the classes on that page are free to watch during their scheduled “On-Air” dates. Of potential interest:

+ Dec 6: “Nikon D850 Fast Start” (World Premiere!)
+ Dec 7: Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC world premieres
+ Dec 8: Authentic Children Portraits
+ Dec 12: Brushes in Photoshop CC (world premiere)
+ Dec 13: Create an Online Portfolio (world premiere)
+ Dec 16: Beyond DSLR Basics: Composition & Lighting
+ Dec 16: Craft Photography Fundamentals
+ Dec 19: Foundations of Photoshop CC
+ Jan 3: Choosing the Right Lens (world premiere)

(ENDED) Into Gold Box We Go: Bags, Huion, Action Cams, Etc

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(ENDED) RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger for $27 w/FS

This ended: Good until 11:25pm ET (or earlier if sold out), you can get the new condition RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger Power Pack along with a separate 2A Wall Charger for $27 with free shipping, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. It is 65% claimed as of 7:22pm ET.

Speaking of Amazon, you can get a stainless steel 30oz RTIC Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler for $8, or a 40 ounce version for $11.

(ENDED) Wedn: JPEG Mini PRO for $59, 55″ Samsung SUHD $899

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