Archives for June 8, 2018

Photo Magazines are $5 per magazine per year including VideoMaker and “Digital Photo PRO”

There’s a new theme in this weekend’s DiscountMags Weekend Sale, every magazine offered is $5 per magazine per year for print subscriptions delivered to US addresses. This includes “Digital Photo PRO” and “VideoMaker” whose regular sale prices are $7+. Sale ends Monday night as usual.

Sprint Kickstarter Plan offers $15/month lines with Unlimited Data (with limitations) with New or Ported phone numbers

If you like unlimited data that is speed-limited, and you have phones that are compatible with the Sprint network, AND you are willing to start new lines and/or port existing phone numbers, Sprint has a pretty good deal, it’s the $15 per month Kickstarter promotion running until 6/14/18. This can be handy if you do a lot of smartphone photography out and about and want to instantly backup your photos to the cloud…

This offer is available online. You can buy a phone new or pre-owned from the Sprint website, or for a potentially better value, Bring your own phone, especially if you already own those phones or can get them for good prices used or refurbished. A growing number of phones are “all carrier” in the US market, including the bang-for-the-buck Motorola Moto G series, the Essential Phone, not just the iPhone, Galaxy and Pixel/Nexus flagships and the LG V30S. The aforelinked page has a detailed list of eligible phones under the “How do I know if my device is eligible” FAQ, or you can enter the IMEI in the box over there.

As usual, check the details, terms and conditions of the offer over there! Depending on which carrier(s) you have now, they may be doing some things different, so don’t assume it will be the same as your current carrier.

The data speed limits on the $15/month plans are as follows:
+ up to 480p video streaming
+ up to 500 Kbps in music streaming
+ up to 2 mbps in gaming streaming
+ excessive data use leads to deprioritation as with the regular Sprint plans
+ hotspot feature NOT available

Offers like this are a good reason to go for an “all carrier” phone that is carrier-unlocked. It gives you the ultimate flexibility. And it cuts down the number of options if you are dealing with “information overload” in trying to decide “which phone(s) to buy next” 🙂

40% off custom photo books w/Blurb coupon

Good until 6/11/18, coupon code MAKEIT4T gets you 40% off custom photo books orders at the Blurb website. This only works on your own uploaded custom photo books, not photo books uploaded by other artists. Check their website for details.

50% off select Dell Latitude and OptiPlex (Dell Refurb)

Dell Refurbished is back with another weeke
nd coupon promotion running until Monday at 11:59pm central time. Free US ground shipping. Coupons cannot be combined with other offers or on clearance items. Coupons can only be used on the Dell Refurbished website:

+ 50% off Dell OptiPlex 7010 and 9020 Desktops with Coupon code: HOTDEAL50

+ 50% off Dell Latitude E7240 and E7440 Laptops with Coupon code: HOTDEAL50

+ 35% off any Dell item in stock (excludes 3020 Desktops) with Coupon code: DELL35ANYDEAL

Ends Sat PM: 20% off $150+ at Monoprice is back with another 2-day coupon promotion running until Saturday night: coupon code GRAD20 is the usual 20% off eligible items totaling $150+, while coupon code DAD5 is the usual $5 off orders of $25+ in eligible items… Meanwhile their featured Dads and Grads sale includes the DJI Phantom 2…

Pre-order the new Sony RX100 VI for $1200

Sony strikes again with another RX-series camera, the sixth of its name in the RX100 series, it is the brand new RX100 Mark VI, available for pre-ordering for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. The release estimate is July 10 in 2018.

It has a 1″ 20mp sensor, 28-200mm eq f2.8-4.5 Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* blessed lens, 315-point phase detection, touchscreen, 4K, etc. Just like the RX10 IV, this new model has also moved the chains forward in terms of pricing…

CreativeLIVE Flash Sale: $30 classes

CreativeLIVE is back with another flash sale, participating classes are on sale for $30 each during this limited time promotion. Topics include location lighting, flower photography, portraiture of different kinds, TTL flash, selling photo albums, Photoshop, etc.

Meanwhile today’s free-to-stream classes at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR page are headlined by “Landscape Photography” with Marc Muench.

REI Members: Promotional Dividend Match on eligible $50+ purchases (on June 9 and 10)

If you are part of the REI Commune (aka their membership program, the Co-Op; you pay a one time $20 lifetime membership fee and you are in; no annual fees), on June 9 and 10 in 2018, at their stores and their website, they are matching your dividend on eligible purchases of $50+ with a promotional dividend. The terms of the bonus dividend are the same as the regular dividend. Only full price items are eligible and exclusions apply. The “bonus dividend” will be issued in June, and must be spent between June 15-25. So you don’t have to wait for the annual dividend to get this bonus. The regular dividend part of your purchase will arrive with your annual dividend as usual. Check their website/stores for more details…