Flash eBay Coupon: $15 off a $75+ purchase (ends Fri 11pm ET)

eBay just rolled out a surprise flash coupon good for just six hours, good until 11pm ET today (Friday 6/23/17), coupon code PSUMMER15OFF gets you $15 off the purchase of $75+. Check the promotional details for all the terms and conditions.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

15% off Monoprice coupon (end Sun PM)

Monoprice is back, thankfully with a longer-running coupon giving you more flexibility. Good until Sunday night, coupon code SUMMER15 gets you 15% off at the Monoprice website. Some exclusions apply. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without logging-in or signing-up, and you can likewise get a S&H estimate by entering the zipcode over there.

YMMV eBay Bucks: 6% to 10% depending on purchase price

It looks like we may have a pattern here. The ebay coupon expired last night, and lo and behold, a new eBay Bucks promotion is running today. So they may be alternating? I’ll pay attention to see if this is an on-going pattern…

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Friday 3am eastern (6/23/17), you earn eBay Bucks on your purchases depending on the item purchase price. Items over $50 get 10% eBay Bucks, items between $25 to $50 get 8%, and items under $25 get 6%.

First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.

One great way to take advantage of this promotion is the new condition factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Midnight Black) offered for $700 with free shipping by Samsung’s official eBay store. No contract, no obligation to any carrier, and you can use it on all four major US carriers (Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon) and their assorted sub-carriers (MetroPCS, Cricket, etc) and MVNOs (Page, Republic, TPO, etc). 10% of $700 = $70 in eBay Bucks to be spent in future eBay purchases!

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

Pay $15, Get $40 to spend at Google Express [New Users Only!]

This promotion is good for new users of Google Express only, not existing customers. Groupon has a new groupon where you Pay $15, and Get $40 to Spend through Google Express. Google Express is a local delivery service that lets you buy various products from local B&M retailers. Of camera and photo interest, Fry’s, Costco, Target, Staples and more are participating in the program.

This offer is good where Google Express is operating locally. Not every item offered by a retailer may be available for purchase through Google Express. You can check using the Google Express website and your zipcode.

You can buy one Groupon of this for you, and another one as a gift for another person.

UPDATE: of Costco interest, this Kirkland tea with near-cult following is actually available as one 100-pack for $14 thru Google Express, while the Costco website only offers two 100-packs for $30.89.

Ends Tue PM: eBay Coupon: 20% off select items priced $25+ from 40 sellers

UPDATE: OOPS! This expires Tuesday night, not Monday 🙂

eBay is back with another coupon promotion and this new one is running until June 20 at 11:59pm pacific time. Coupon code PSUMMER20 gets you 20% off select products priced $25+ individually from 40 different eBay sellers, including Beach Camera, Ritz Cameras, eBags, Sky Mall, Samsonite, and more. You can find details on the promotion and eligible sellers at the Promotional page over there.

The maximum discount with the coupon is $50, meaning items priced over $250 will get a flat $50 off discount (20% of $250) instead of 20% off the total amount. You can use the categories on the left hand side over there to filter by categories.

PS: CORRECTED: the coupon expires June 20, not June 209 🙂

Adorama End Of Spring Clearance (7500+ options)

Adorama has launched another sale, this one is themed as the End of Spring Clearance Sale featuring over 7500 items. You can filter them down using the left sidebar over there. Filtering options include brand name, review score, price range, and product condition/bundle (eg refurbished, kits, non-kits, etc).

$20 off $100+ REI Garage purchases

If you like outfit your outdoor photography adventures with REI, good until June 22, they have an automatic in-cart promotion that gets you $20 off purchases of $100+ of eligible products at the REI Garage. The “Garage” is their Outlet store. The “Details” link over there explains what qualifies. There’s no coupon code to enter, it happens automatically in the shopping cart.

YMMV: 10% eBay Bucks (no minimum purchase)

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Saturday 3am eastern (6/17/17), you earn 10% eBay Bucks on your purchases. This time around there is no minimum purchase price per item. Even $1 items earn the bonus. First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.

One great way to take advantage of this promotion is the new condition factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Midnight Black) offered for $700 with free shipping by Samsung’s official eBay store. No contract, no obligation to any carrier, and you can use it on all four major US carriers (Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon) and their assorted sub-carriers (MetroPCS, Cricket, etc) and MVNOs (Page, Republic, TPO, etc). 10% of $700 = $70 in eBay Bucks to be spent in future eBay purchases!

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

(ENDED) Wednesday: 15% back in Rakuten Rewards points with coupon

This 1-day offer expired…

If you are a fan of shopping at Rakuten (formerly Buy.com), for Wednesday (today), promo code 15BACK gets you 15% back in Rakuten Rewards points at the Rakuten website. Exclusions and limitations apply as usual. You have to be a member of their Rewards program in order to get the 15% back in Rewards points.

B&M only: Load $20+ Cash to your Amazon Account, Get $10 promo credit

This may sound a bit counter-intuitive if you hadn’t heard of it before, but Amazon has a new feature where you walk into a brick and mortar chain store, you hand them cold hard cash, and said cold hard cash magically appears as a balance in your Amazon.com account. You pay no fees for this service (take that PayPal!).

To encourage people to use this relatively new Amazon Cash service, Amazon has launched a new promotion. If you load $20+ before 7/31/17, you will receive (later via email) a $10 Amazon promotional store credit to spend in the future. So if you load exactly $20, it’s like getting 50% more. The $10 promotional store credit must be spent by 8/31/17. The $20+ balance is a gift card balance, it never expires.

A barcode is generated that is a link to your Amazon account. You show that barcode at the B&M store when you load your cold hard cash. The bar code can be generated with a web browser or using the Amazon app. Details on how to generate and save it at the linked pages. You can even print it.

A number of chain stores are participating in this promotion, including GameStop, CVS, Fred’s, Speedway, KwikTrip, and more.

Make sure you get a receipt of the transaction ~ in case any enterprising employees decide to be “adventurous” with the promotion during the early days 🙂

I will attempt this promotion the next time I’m near one of the participating stores. I will post another post chronicling my “adventure” 🙂

It is interesting how Amazon is sending foot traffic to brick and mortar stores in order to encourage customers to shop online 🙂

YMMV: 8% eBay Bucks on $50+ items

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Sunday 3am eastern (6/11/17), you earn 8% eBat Bucks on items individually priced $50+. You have to manually activate the offer first from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

(ENDED) Friday: 20% off $300+ at Monoprice

This coupon expired…

If you are looking to make a big Monoprice purchase ($300 to $1000), coupon code MIDYEAR20 gets you 20% off most things (there are some exclusions of products, brands, and sale items) at the Monoprice website. Your purchase total must be $300+ in eligible items, not a mix of eligible and ineligible. The coupon discount phases out on purchases over $1000. This is good for Friday only!

eBay Coupon: 10% off select items priced $25+ from 37 sellers

eBay hearts coupon promotions these days and a new one is running until June 9 at 11:59pm pacific time. Coupon code PJUNESAVINGS10 gets you 10% off select products priced $25+ individually from 37 different eBay sellers, including Ritz Cameras, VM Innovations, 47th Street Photo, Red Tag Camera and more. You can find details on the promotion and eligible sellers at the Promotional page over there.

The maximum discount with the coupon is $100, meaning items priced over $1000 will get a flat $100 off discount (10% of $1000) instead of 10% off the total amount.

More B&H Photo OPTIC Streaming and Dealing ~ also Apple’s WWDC 2017 begins 1pm ET

Today is Day #2 of the B&H Photo OPTIC 2017 online conference and trade show, live-streaming on their website.

And as part of the festivities, there are new products and also new Special Offers. Some of them require promo code BHOPTICS17 to be entered. The offers that do require this promo code mention this over there.

Speaking of live-streaming, starting at 1pm ET today (Monday 6/5/17) is the Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference 2017, and it will be live-streaming on the Apple website and various other tech websites and video channels. If you are want to stream this on a non-Apple device, it is compatible with the …Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 🙂

Because the big tech announcement streams are fun, I will be live-tweeting/trolling the Apple WWDC 2017 as it streams!

8% eBay Bucks with no minimum amount (YMMV)

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Friday 3am eastern (6/1/17), you earn 8% on items purchased during this promotional period. No minimum purchase amount for this offer, so even a $2 widget will get you 8% eBay Bucks! Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period. You must manually activate the offer by clicking on the appropriate button in the email or eBay message.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

Bargain Bin sale at Amazon Warehouse Deals

Among the Memorial Day weekend festivities, Amazon Warehouse Deals (used products at Amazon) decided to start a Bargain Bin sale which includes over 2500 Electronics. Under that category is over 280 Camera and Photo items featuring a random assortment of camera/photo-related gear.

Make sure you check each individual listing and check who the sellers are and read the condition detail (if given). YMMV! No coupon, the items are discounted on the website.

20% off at A4C with coupon

For a limited time only, coupon code WRAPITUP gets you 20% off at the All 4 Cellular website (aka A4C). They have a mix of refurbished, new, open-box and used products, so be sure to check the condition and warranty of each item offer. They typically offer previous generations of products at bang for the buck prices. Uses their search box or traverse the categories/options.

Groupon coupon: 10% off Goods, 20% off Local (where photo print offers reside)

The Groupon website has launched a new 2-day coupon, coupon code SALE3 gets you 10% off on Groupon Goods (physical products such as camera gear and electronics) and 20% off on Local Deals (which includes most of the photo print offers such as custom canvas prints, photo books, photo gifts, metal prints, etc). The coupon expires Saturday night.

The usual terms apply. The coupon discounts one unit per offer/deal. You can use the coupon on three different Goods, and three different Local Deals (also good on Getaways but I don’t think there’s anything photo-related there). The maximum discount is $50 per deal. Other restrictions may apply.

BorrowLenses: 10% to 30% off RENTALS coupon + FREE Memorial Day

BorrowLenses are celebrating their 10 years (time sure does fly, they’ve been around for ten years!) and to celebrate, they have a new coupon promotion that gets you 10% to 30% off gear rentals. The coupon percentage increases as the rental order price increases. Also, if your rental period includes Memorial Day (May 29), you will get that day for FREE automatically (their computer system will adjust it automatically).

Everything is explained in this annotated screenshot from their email. If I tried to explain it all with words, it would take ten paragraphs instead of three 🙂

Adorama 1-Day Sale (3000+ options)

Adorama has just launched another One Day Sale with over 3000 items participating. You can filter them using the various options on the left hand side of the page (by manufacturer, product category, price range, etc). It is hard for me to digest massive drops of this nature, so posting this is a compromise between waiting forever until I find time to go through it all or not post anything at all.

Free shipping site-wide at Nat Geo (ends Wedn PM)

If you are looking to make any purchases at National Geographic that are typically below the free shipping minimum, good until Wednesday 11:59pm pacific, they are offering free shipping without a minimum purchase quantity at the National Geographic store. As usual, there are some restrictions and limitations (eg supersized items or items that require special handling/delivery). Their shopping cart will tell you if something doesn’t qualify.

YMMV 8% eBay Bucks on $50+ items (ends Sun PM)

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Sunday night (5/7/17 at 11:59pm pacific), you earn 8% on $50+ items purchased during this promotional period. Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.

eBay could do a better job describing these promotions in the emails since they do not clearly outline the difference between a “$50+ item” and a “$50+ purchase”. The former is clear that it has to be reached with a single item. The latter is confusing since eBay now has a proper shopping cart and you can reach $50+ with 100 $0.50 widgets. I’m assuming this promotion is for the former (individual items priced $50+ individually).

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Adorama Cinco de Mayo sale (7000+ sale)

Adorama has just dropped a brand new 1-Day Cinco de Mayo sale featuring 7000 products. Or you can get a Sigma ART Lens Sale summary featuring select Sigma lenses for the Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma systems [CORRECTED confused paragraph]

Unfortunately I am not IBM’s Watson, so I can’t go through 7000+ items on the fly and digest them right away, but will try to go through them on a time permitting basis 🙂

10% off Stacksocial with coupon

To celebrate Cinqo de Mayo, limited time / limited redemption coupon code FIESTA10 gets you 10% off at Stacksocial. Most items are eligible but there are probably some exclusions. You can try it on the previously mentioned self-stirring cup or the various Adobe training classes or other photography-related items.

I don’t know if it works on the Pay What You Want bundles since you can already pay what you want.

eBay coupon: 20% off purchase of $25+ (max discount $50)

eBay has launched another limited time coupon, coupon code PERFECTSTART gets you 20% off on purchases of $25+. The maximum discount is $50, other words, if the price is over $250, you get a flat $50 discount instead of 20%. Coupon expires May 4th in 2017.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.