Ends Wedn PM: YMMV: 6% to 8% eBay Bonus Bucks on $25+

If you are participating in eBay Bucks, check your emails/messages for a new offer to manually opt-in to that runs until FEB-20-2019 at 11:59pm pacific time. With this offer you get 8% back in eBay Bucks on $25+ or 6% under $25. You must first opt-in to the offer, if you have been targeted for it. And you must be a member in the free to join eBay Bucks rewards program. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Ends Thur PM: 30% off Groupon coupon

Valentine’s day special at Groupon Local. Good until the end of Valentine’s Day in the central time zone [that’s FEBR-14-2019], coupon code FLASH gets you 30% off at Groupon Local. Local is where various photo print offerings reside.

Services can “absorb” this type of a discount but thin-margin electronics [eg (Physical) “Goods”] cannot, that’s why the “Goods” coupons are rarely more than 10% off…

The usual restrictions, limitations, etc apply. As always, be sure to read the terms/conditions of the various photo-print offerings since they are structured differently in terms of shipping and fees and such…

Woot Garage Sale

Woot is having another Garage sale. Think of it as a Woot-OFF but it happens horizontally in time instead of vertically. Not a perfect analogy, so let me simplify it: all the sale items are offered up immediately instead of a new one every few hours. This causes the more desirable items to sellout quickly, so it is a bit of a lottery ticket like Woot-OFFs.

Under Electronics, they had the Canon EF 70-200/2.8L IS II for $1260 with a 90-day Woot warranty with limit one per customer but it was sold-out when I noticed this new sale.

Under Computers, there’s a handful of Kindle Paperwhite e-readers of various generations in Scratch and Dent condition starting at $35. Reading is magical with e-readers, if you are reading text-only or text-mostly fiction and non-fiction.Not ideal for anime or engineering books or photography books or books full of pictures and such, but for text-only they are magical. Because reading is fun-da-mental!

PS: speaking of Canon, now I have to get in the habit of writing “EF” in Canon SLR lenses since they have their new full frame miRRoRless system 🙂

YMMV (Fry’s B&M): 20% off for first 25 customers twice a day

This is a very YMMV offer. IF you are physically near a Fry’s brick and mortar store, they are running a new type of a promotion so far this week. Twice a day, upon opening and at 5:30pm local time, the first 25 customers in line that mention the daily magic word (which can be found in their daily mailing list emails of course) get a coupon that is worth 20% off purchases of $299+ at the B&M store.

The Wednesday magic word is Get20Extra

Some products from some brands are excluded (Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Bose, LG, Tempurapedia) and of course gift cards are excluded. The maximum discount with the coupon is $1000, in other words, up to a $5000 purchase. If your purchase is over $5000 in eligible products, then you get a flat $1000 off discount.

PS: this post is also a traffic alert if your driving involves areas surrounding Fry’s B&M stores. Granted, it won’t be like Black Friday madness ~ probably.

KEH coupon: Buy More to Save More [up to 15% off]

KEH Camera is back with another coupon promotion, this time celebrating Valentine’s! It is the return of the “buy more to save more” promotion. Using coupon code BMSM2A you get a discount depending on your order total:

+ 15% off orders over $1000
+ 10% off orders over $500
+ 5% off orders under $500

Restrictions and limitations apply as usual. NEW items and “Like New” are EXCLUDED from this promotion. Leica is also excluded. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies – add items of interest to your shopping cart and see what happens. You don’t need to signup/login to test the coupon!

The promotion expires on Tuesday FEB-12-2019 at 11:59pm eastern time…

Refurbished sale at Adorama (120+ options)

If you are a fan of refurbished camera gear, Adorama is currently running a limited time refurbished sale featuring 120+ products, a number of which is manufacturer refurbished Nikons. About half of them are Nikons, the rest are from a variety of brands including Sigma, Epson, Wacom, etc…

B&H Depth of Field Show Specials and Deals

To go with the 2019 Depth of Field online conference, B&H Photo is also running a number of DoF Show Specials, nicely organized in six broad categories. There are over 75 options in Cameras and over 240 options in Lenses, with more in the other categories…

Ends Wedn PM: 15% off select Film Camera Gear w/KEH coupon

Film camera gear fans, unite and take over! Good until FEBR-06-2019 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code FILM2A gets you 15% off select camera gear at the KEH Camera website… As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without signup/login…

Tue: YMMV: 8% to 10% eBay Bonus Bucks on $50+

If you are participating in the eBay Bucks [reward program], check your emails or eBay Messages. You may have been invited for a new bonus bucks promotion that gets you 8% back in eBay Bucks with a $50+ minimum purchase amount required… If you use the official eBay app, you get 10% instead of 8%… Terms and conditions and exclusions apply as usual…

You must first activate the offer using the links in the eBay email/message before you can earn the bonus. Promotion ends FEB-05-2019 at 11:59pm pacific time…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Chinese New Year Sales

Gong Xi Fa Cai! To celebrate Chinese New Year, today, Tuesday February 5 in 2019, various retailers in Asia, including the western-facing retailers (those that are setup/organized to ship products world-wide) are having various sales, including GearBest and Ali Express. Look also for Valentine’s specials, and for limited time coupons or free or faster shipping upgrades…

Note however that because of the holidays, shipments will take a bit longer than usual to arrive, so if you need something to arrive to your location quickly, pay attention to the estimates or buy locally…

REI Outlet sale of 70% off or more

IF you are a fan of outdoor photography or nature in general and you are a fan of hippie collectives, the REI Outlet is having a sale/clearance with discounts of 70% off or more. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay…

REI is not a photography store but it has products that can help you with your outdoor and indoor adventures…

REI being a hippie collective, you only pay for membership once, and then you are a member of the cult collective for a whole lifetime…

KEH Camera Coupon: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 20% off Accessories [exclusions apply]

KEH Camera fans, unite and take over! Good until JAN-15-2019 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code GEAR1A gets you a discount depending on product type at the KEH website:

+ 10% off Cameras
+ 15% off Lenses
+ 20% off Accessories

Exclusions and limitations apply. “New” and “Like New” products are NOT eligible for the coupon. Leica brand products are NOT eligible. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without having to login/signup…

Staples B&M coupon: $15 off purchases of $75+

Coupon code 88720 gets you $15 off a purchase of $75+ in eligible products at Staples brick and mortar stores. The coupon cannot be used at the Staples website or the Los Angeles Staples Center ~ unless they lose to the Cavs 🙂 Restrictions apply as usual. They typically have a limited selection of camera-related products, but there’s always six-degrees-of-separation (printer inks, storage, photo paper, etc)…

Weekend (KEH): 15% off select Camera Gear (160+ options)

There’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and there’s Weekend at KEH’s! Good until Saturday JAN-13-2019 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CAMERA1A gets you 15% off select camera gear at KEH. A total of 164 options are available as of the time of writing. It includes the Nikon Df and D600, Canon 5D III and 7D II, Fuji X-T2, BlackMagic Design, Pentax K-50, Canon G3X, Sony RX10, Panasonica LX100, etc. The link above is sorted by price, but if you want you can sort it alphabetically, ascending or descending… You can also filter them even further by brand, mount, condition, etc using the various options in the left side-bar over there…

PS: and now some flashback, look at this good old Sony Cybershot P93, a AA point-and-shooter for $13 minus 15% off coupon 🙂 No, that’s not a stamp in the middle-left of the camera ~ it’s the screen 🙂

15% to 20% off Rentals at BL

Good until 1/13/19, coupon code SAVE2019 gets you 15% to 20% off camera gear rentals at BorrowLenses depending on your rental order total amount. Details on the offer much easier to convey in this annotated screenshot crop than words 🙂

KEH Camera 3-Day Coupon: 20% off Featured Sale [503 options]; 10% off most other things

KEH Camera is closing the year with a double-sided coupon. Coupon code EOY12A gets you a discount as follows:

+ 20% off the Featured Sale products (503 pre-selected cameras, lenses, etc)

+ 10% off most other things at their website

+ some exclusions and restrictions apply; you can test the coupon in their shopping cart to find out ~ you don’t need an account to test the coupon

+ the coupon expires on 12/31/18 at 11:59pm eastern, so you have three days to ponder and research and decide

Stacksocial coupon: 19% off almost everything

For a limited time, coupon code NEWYEAR2019 gets you 19% off almost everything offered at the Stacksocial website. This is particularly of interest for physical good as they rarely get discounted by more than 20%… The digital offers can get a lot higher coupon discounts, so if you don’t need any of those and want to pay a lower price, you can wait for the next better coupon [eg like the one they were offering for Black Friday ~ see Archives)…

As usual with coupons, exclusions and restrictions may apply. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider. As far as I can tell, you need a Stacksocial account before you can “test” a coupon…

Thur: YMMV: 10% eBay Bonus Bucks

If you are participating in the eBay Bucks [reward program], check your emails or eBay Messages. You may have been invited for a new bonus bucks promotion that gets you 10% back in eBay Bucks with no minimum purchase amount required… Terms and conditions and exclusions apply as usual (max $100 rewards per transaction and max $500 total during the promotional period)…

You must first activate the offer using the links in the eBay email/message before you can earn the bonus. Promotion ends 12/27/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Thur (KEH Camera): 25% off USED, 15% off NEW Accessories

Good until Thursday 12/27/18 at 11:59pm eastern time, KEH Camera is having an accessories coupon promotion. Enter coupon code ACC12A in their shopping and get a discount depending on the condition of the products:

+ NEW condition products get 15% off
+ USED condition products get 25% off
+ nearly 6300 items qualify for this promotion
+ exclusions and restrictions may apply ~ as always, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies ~ you can test the coupon by entering it in the shopping cart with the item(s) of interest, and it will tell you what qualifies ~ you don’t have to create an account or login to test the coupons

B&H (limited time): Free Next Day USA Delivery

B&H fans, unite and take over! For a limited time, the B&H Photo website [there is a giant promo of this offer in the middle of it all] is offering free next day USA delivery! Of interest especially if you have gift cards to spend, or if you want to make purchases for the 2018 tax year. Consult with your tax adviser(s) on how whether to Section 179 them or depreciate, and how to file them whether you are a pro, amateur or hobbyist.

Wedn (12 hours only): 12% off most things with KEH Camera coupon

This offer is running for 12 hours only! Good until 10pm eastern on Wednesday 12/19/18, coupon code TREAT12A gets you 12% off most things sold at KEH Camera. Exclusions apply as usual, no Leica, no NEW condition , no LIKE NEW (LN) condition products are eligible… As always, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon ~ simply add items of interest to the cart, type in the coupon and see what happens. You don’t need to login or create an account to test the coupon…

Woot launches new Garage sales

It’s time again, Woot has launched another Garage sale. Think of the Garage sale as a Woot-OFF that happens simultaneously. Or as other retailers call it, a sale 🙂 There are six categories of products available, with camera and photo interest mostly concentrating in the Electronics Garage and the Computers garage

Adorama last minute gift sale in progress

If you are a fan of Adorama and last minute shopping before holidays/deadlines, they are currently running a Last Minute Sale featuring bundles of cameras and accessories and such… The previous link is a custom-picked sale, but if you want something more comprehensive, here is a list of all the brands they carry and their assorted products/offers when you click on individual brand names… Speaking of which, they are also running a limited time sale on Flashpoint products

YMMV: 8% to 10% eBay Bonus Bucks on $50+

If you are participating in the eBay Bucks [reward program], check your emails or eBay Messages. You may have been invited for a new bonus bucks promotion that gets you 8% back in eBay Bucks with a $50+ minimum purchase amount required… If you use the official eBay app, you get 10% instead of 8%… Terms and conditions and exclusions apply as usual…

You must first activate the offer using the links in the eBay email/message before you can earn the bonus. Promotion ends 12/19/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

eBay Flash coupon: 10% off Tech, 15% Other Things [max disco $75]

eBay is back with another flash coupon sale, coupon code PICKUPSALE gets you 10% off technology items and 15% off most other items with a maximum discount of $75 per coupon. The coupon expires Sunday night. Exclusions and restrictions apply as always.

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Monoprice: 10% off $100+ orders if you checkout with Amazon Pay

CORRECTION: the minimum order for this coupon is $100…

For a limited time, until Monday night [or earlier if funds are depleted {whatever that means}], the Monoprice website is offering 10% off IF you checkout using Amazon Pay. This is Amazon’s payment service, which, you guessed it, uses your Amazon payment account information to make payments on other services and websites…

Fri: YMMV: 8% eBay Bonus Bucks

If you are participating in the eBay Bucks [reward program], check your emails or eBay Messages. You may have been invited for a new bonus bucks promotion that gets you 8% back in eBay Bucks without a minimum purchase amount required… Terms and conditions and exclusions apply as usual…

You must first activate the offer using the links in the eBay email/message before you can earn the bonus. Promotion ends 12/14/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Wedn (KEH coupon): 20% off Camera & Photo accessories [6000+ options]

The Wednesday party moves on to KEH Camera where today’s “day of deals” style coupon is TENTH12A and it gets you 20% off over 6000 camera and photo accessories. Exclusions apply. As usual, the shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies and you can test the coupon in the shopping cart without having to login or sign-up for an account…

20% off select Groupon with coupon

Good until Tuesday night, coupon code GREEN20 gets you 20% off select things at the Groupon website. Among the eligible items are various photo-printing offers. As usual with these type of things, adding items of interest to the shopping cart and entering the coupon is the most effective way to finding out whether something is coupon-eligible…

Monday: 20% off most things at Monoprice w/coupon

The internet has decided that today is Green Monday [a good opportunity to recycle things that are not in use or not in need?], and the Monoprice website is offering 20% off almost everything using coupon code GM2018 [as in Green Monday 2018]. Exclusions and restrictions apply as usual. You can test the coupon by adding the items of interest in your shopping cart and entering the coupon. If there’s another coupon in the shopping cart, you must remove it first. You can test the coupon without logging in or creating a Monoprice account.

Mon (KEH coupon): 8% off most cameras

Coupon code EIGHTH12A gets you 8% off nearly all cameras sold at KEH Camera. Exclusions apply as usual. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies. You can enter the coupon and see what happens without having to login or create an account with them. Offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Monday.

PS: see, 8th day of deals = 8% off. There is a madness to the method 🙂

Adorama Green Monday sale (850+ options)

ADorama has launched their Green Monday sale with over 850 items participating, which you can organize by manufacturer, price-range, product type and such as they are too many for most people to browse through page by page. But no one is stopping you from doing so – a big monitor helps in such a case 🙂

YMMV $5 off orders of $5+ coupon sent by eBay

This offer is apparently back for December 2018. This is YMMV. Check your eBay emails/messages – there is one offer running around that is a $5 off coupon [orders of $5.01+] running until 12/31/18. The coupon code is TAKEFIVE but will only work if your eBay account is eligible/invited for the coupon… Restrictions and limitations apply as usual…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

NewEgg Winter Wonderland sale

Marketing departments typically ran out of names and cutesy things to name their various and never-ending sales during the never-ending holiday shopping season. The latest NewEgg sale is called Winter Wishes but that’s not a good enough name, so I’m helping them out, let’s just call it a “Winter Wonderland” sale :)… As usual, some offers require a promo code, which you can use as long as you are willing to sign-up for NewEgg’s email e-newsletters – in other words, give them your email address ~ which you’d have to use anyway if you were planning to make a purchase [eg create an account] at NewEgg…

Sat: 20% off Film Gear and Equipment w/KEH coupon [1600+ options]

Saturday is upon us and today’s KEH Camera promotion is this: use coupon code SIXTH12A to get 20% off on 1600+ Film Gear and Film Equipment. Over 1600 options are available… The usual exclusions apply (no Leica, no “Like New” or “NEW” condition products are eligible for the coupon). AS usual, you can test the coupon without logging in or creating an account. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon as it is the shopping cart the one that will give you the coupon.

Up to 60% off Used Purchases at BL

This is a sale without a coupon running until 12/14/18. Borrow Lenses is having a clearance sale on their USED camera gear that is up to 60% off. The price you see is the price you pay. These are gear you purchase for conventional ownership. This promotion is not for camera gear rentals.

Friday: KEH coupon for 10% off Used Gear of EX or EX+ condition

Friday is upon us and for this day, in the eastern time zone, the KEH Camera offer is a 10% off discount on used gear in EX or EX+ Grade using coupon code FIFTH12A in their shopping cart. “EX” being Excellent. Free 365-day warranty included automatically on purchases made until the end of the year. Free shipping on orders of $49+. Leica products excluded.

Thursday 20% off UGLY Gear at KEH Camera

It pays to be ugly on Thursday at KEH Camera. Coupon code FOURTH12A gets you 20% off on used camera gear in UGLY Grade. The short for this is “UG”. This offer ends Thursday at 11:59pm ET.

NOTE that products in “Ugly” condition do NOT get a warranty from KEH. Products from “BGN” (Bargain) up to “LN” (Like New) get a 180-day warranty normally, BUT purchases made until the end of 2018 in the “BGN” to “LN” range get a 365-day warranty instead of 180-day. This happens automatically on the KEH backend based on the purchase date, there is no coupon to enter for this promotion.

PS: you can typically tell the ranking of conditions by the prices. For example, “LN” is priced higher than “BGN” which itself is priced higher than AS IS.

Wedn (KEH Camera): free shipping without minimum w/coupon

KEH Camera is running a “12 Days of Deals” promotion, and for Wednesday 12/5/18, coupon code THIRD12A gets you free ground shipping on ALL purchases, no minimum purchase required. Excludes Leica products and anything in NEW or “Like New” condition. Best suited if you are buying small things (chargers, adapters, lens accessories, etc) since KEH Camera typically requires a $49+ order for free shipping.

EU/Germany: 10 euro credit with 25+ euro purchase as NEW Amazon app user

Amazon Germany is currently running a new promotion until February 28 in 2019. IF you are a NEW USER of the Amazon app (first time to sign into an Amazon app using your particular Amazon account), AND you make a 25+ euro purchase, then you will receive a 10 euro promotional store credit in your Amazon account. I’m not 100% certain based on the computer-translation but it looks like the 10 promotional credit will be applied to the first 25+ euro eligible purchase you make after activating the offer. Only products sold and shipped by Amazon itself, in new condition are eligible. Books of all kinds and digital content appear to be excluded.

To see the details, how to do this, and to see whether your account is eligible for this offer, check the Promotional page while being logged on to your account. YMMV on who’s eligible… The offer is not restricted to Prime members… Your Amazon account must have been created prior to Nov-15 in 2018 [presumably to prevent Slickdeals-style tricks of creating dozens of accounts?]…

25% off one item at REI Outlet with coupon

Hello REI commune/hippies! Until 12/2/18, coupon code 25OUTLET gets you 25% off a single item at the REI Outlet store, formerly the REI Garage. Six degrees of separation from photography, especially the outdoors kind. Terms/conditions/restrictions as usual apply.

YMMV $5 off coupon sent by eBay

This is YMMV. Check your eBay emails/messages – there is one offer running around that is a $5 off coupon running until 11/30/18. The coupons sent in the emails are unique codes per customer, they are not general-use coupons, so you must needs look for yours in your messages/emails… Restrictions and limitations apply as usual…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

YMMV: 8% to 10% eBay Bonus Bucks on $25+

If you are participating in the eBay Bucks [reward program], check your emails or eBay Messages. You may have been invited for a new bonus bucks promotion that gets you 8% back in eBay Bucks with a $25+ minimum purchase amount required… If you use the official eBay app, you get 10% instead of 8%… Terms and conditions and exclusions apply as usual…

You must first activate the offer using the links in the eBay email/message before you can earn the bonus. Promotion ends 11/28/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Nat Geo store Cyber sale continues until Tuesday nite

The National Geographic store Cyber Monday sale has been extended until Tuesday night. No coupon code to enter ~ the price you see is the price you pay.

Adorama Cyber Monday deals in progress

Adorama is running their Cyber Monday deals with lots of products participating, with jumping off points for further listings in each of the sections at the aforelinked page…

KEH Cyber Monday coupon $50 off $300+ OR $100 off $600+ OR $200 off $1000+

The KEH Camera Cyber Monday promotion is only good for Monday in the eastern time zone! Using coupon code CYBER11A you can get a discount depending on your order total:

+ orders over $1000, get $200 OFF
+ orders over $600, get $100 OFF
+ orders over $300, get $50 OFF

Since this is a fixed amount and not a percentage, you can optimize the savings by staying close to the three threshold amounts.

Optionally they offer 6-month financing through AFFIRM.

As always, there are exceptions and restrictions. Leica products are NOT eligible. Products in NEW condition are NOT eligible [for obvious reasons]. Items in “Like New” condition are also NOT eligible…

Free shipping on orders of $49+ as usual…

B&H launches Cyber Monday sales

B&H Photo has launched their Cyber Monday sales, which you can browse in ever-scrolling fashion or jump into the categories which further offer options for sub-categories.

Best Buy Cyber Monday Early Access sale for Rewards members

IF you are a member of the Best Buy rewards program, you can get early access to their Cyber Monday specials. The offers are behind a login wall, and an account participating in their free-to-join Rewards program… I don’t have my login with me so I can’t check…

NewEGG launches Cyber Monday sale

You can no longer trust retailer promotions to be able to tell the day of the week. According to NewEgg, today [Sunday] is actually Monday,, because they have launched their Cyber Monday deals with the usual assortment of techie things… If you are fond of refurbished items, there’s also a sale at the certified refurbished NewEGG Outlet

25% off USED purchases Borrow Lenses w/coupon

For a limited time, coupon code BLACKFRIDAY18 gets you 25% off on USED camera gear purchases [not rentals] at Borrow Lenses. A total of 333 options are available as of the time of writing. Most of these are rental gear that are sold back to customers for various reasons. Sale ends 11/30/18 [or earlier for any items that sell out]…