New Free Shipping Offer at Groupon: Make $50+ purchase, unlock Free Shipping for the next 14 Days (without minimum purchase requirement)

There is a new development in the world of Free Shipping at Groupon Goods. In addition to their existing on-going offer to get free shipping with a $34.99+ order, they are introducing a new limited time free shipping promotion as follows:

IF you make a purchase of $49.99+ in a single transaction, for the next 14 calendar days, you will get FREE shipping on all your purchases, without the need for a minimum purchase amount. Items have to be sold and shipped by Groupon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

Think of it a 14-day Prime-like membership, except you get the slowest Super-Saver No-Rush shipping, instead of 2-day shipping 🙂

The fineprint of the offer, cut and paste from their website:

“For a limited time, when you spend $49.99 or more on eligible Goods deals in one purchase, you’ll get free standard shipping ($3.99) on that order and on all eligible orders for the next 14 days with no minimum purchase requirement. No limits on number of uses. Eligible orders are for deals sold by Groupon Goods, Inc. that are not large, oversized, or delivered by a special or white glove carrier. Orders from third party sellers that sell on the Groupon Marketplace do not qualify. U.S. only.”

It is nice to see retailers try new things. Shipping is definitely one thing that is holding back some people from making Groupon purchases, so this offer may …unlock temporary impulse buys 🙂

YMMV: 8% back in eBay Bucks [no minimum amount]

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 (8/18/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases This particular promotion has no minimum purchase price, so even a $1 item will get you bonus bucks.

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. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

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 Category posts.

UPDATE: speaking of eBay, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering $25 Peets emailable gift cards for $20 with a limit of five per customer. This is a 20% off discount. If you max out, you pay $100 and get $125 worth of Peets e-gift cards. Peets has launched a rewards program now with iOS and Android apps as well.

Deal Fishing: Overstock Sale at KEH (430+ options)

If you feel like deal fishing, KEH Camera has an Overstock Camera Gear Sale featuring over 430 camera-related products. You can use their website options on the left-hand side over there to filter by product category, brand, system, condition, price-range, etc. Happy fishing 🙂 [insert fishing meme here]

Monoprice coupons: $20/$200+ or $5/$25+

Monoprice is back with two coupons that are good until Saturday night at Monoprice.com: SAVING5 (five, not “S”) gets you $5 off a $25+ order, while coupon SAVING20 gets you $20 off a $200+ order. The usual exclusions apply.

In other Monoprice action, they have the following sales:

+ Monoprice MP 22-inch 1080p Battery-Free Pen Display Tablet, Black – 5048 LPI | 2048 Pressure Levels | 200 RPS – PC / MAC for $380 with free standard US shipping

+ Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer (REFURBISHED) for $180 + S&H

+ 63-inch Lightweight Aluminum Portable Monopod for $5 + S&H
+ averages 4.6 out of 5 on 19 customer reviews

+ Mid-Summer Clearance sale

+ free shipping on select tech items under $10

10% back in eBay Bucks on $50+ items

If you are planning to make purchases of items priced $50 or higher individually (not as a total shopping cart), and you are participating in the eBay Bucks rewards program, check your emails or eBay messages for a new 10% eBay Bucks promotion on $50+ items. You must first activate the offer by clicking on the appropriate spot in the email or eBay message. Without activation, you won’t earn the bonus! The email title is semi-hidden, “Don’t get schooled–earn 10% eBay Bucks now!”, which may not be visible if you are using a phone to quickly skim emails.

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) 15% off at KEH Camera on Used Gear in Excellent and Excellent Plus condition

This one-day coupon expired. If you missed it, fear not ~ KEH has recurring coupons every few days, so stay tuned to the blog…

Oops, I knew there was something I forgot about today, and now I remember, thankfully it’s not too late! Good for Thursday, coupon code EX08A gets you 15% off Excellent and Excellent Plus grade gear. KEH specializes in used gear, and they offer a 180-day warranty (except for AS-IS items). This link prefilters items in those two conditions which are the ones eligible for the coupon code.

Monoprice coupon: 20% off orders of $200+

Two new coupons have been launched for the Monoprice website. The coupons are running until Saturday night (8/5/17), so it gives you more time to plan a bigger order to take advantage of the coupon discount. The two coupons are:

+ $5 off orders of $25 or more with coupon SUPER
+ 20% off orders of $200 or more with coupon code SWS (that’s the coupon code, easy to type)

Separately, Monoprice has launched a Back to School Sale featuring a variety of products. Coupons usually don’t work on sale items, but sometimes they do.

The most effectively way to figure it all out is to add items of interest to the shopping cart and enter the coupon and see what happens. You don’t have to login or sign-up to test them. Likewise you can get a S&H estimate by entering the zipcode(s) of interest.

YMMV: 6% back in eBay Bucks [no minimum amount]

eBay is rotating between coupons and eBay Bucks promotions, and the pendulum has swung in the direction of eBay Bucks again!

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Monday 3am eastern (8/6/17), you earn 6% eBay Bucks on your purchases This particular promotion has no minimum purchase price, so even a $1 item will get you bonus bucks.

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. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

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 Category posts.

NewEGG with MasterPass coupon: $10 off $100+ or $25 off $200+

Masterpass is Mastercard’s answer to VISA’s “VISA Checkout”. Masterpass is running a limited time promotion at the NewEgg website. If you pay for your order with Masterpass (instead of the other payment options available there), and enter promo code MPBTS17, you will receive either $10 off a $100+ order or $25 off a $200+ order. The usual restrictions apply.

Monoprice coupons: 20% off $200+ orders (ends Sat PM)

The weekend is here, and the Monoprice website has two coupons that are running until Saturday night. Coupon SHARK5 gets you $5 off an order of $25+, while the better coupon is for larger orders, SHARK20 gets you 20% off orders of $200+. Yes, Shark Week coupons.

+ MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 (White) for $200 with Free Shipping
+ up to 50% off USB chargers

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Coupon code ADD15 gets you an Extra 15% OFF Clearance & Overstock Items until Monday night 7/31/17.

20% off at A4C with coupon

A4C (All 4 Cellular) has a lot of older products, some refurbished, some used, some new, and it is of interest if you like to dig for previous-generation bargains. More so now, with coupon code JULY20 getting you 20% off almost everything at A4C. Notable exceptions are the daily deals and iPads. Everything at A4C gets free shipping, even if it’s a $2 trinket. And you don’t have to be a Prime member 😉 The coupon ends 7/28/17 or earlier if pre-allocated coupon quantity is depleted.

20% back in Rakuten Points with coupon (ends Wedn PM)

If you are participating in the Rakuten Rewards points program, or you need additional motivation to join, coupon code 20BACK gets you 20% back in Rakuten Rewards Points on purchases made at the Rakuten website (formerly Buy.com). The coupon is good until Wednesday night (7/26/2017). Terms and condition at the bottom of the aforelinked page.

PS: there’s also coupon code REWARDME that gets you 5% back in Rakuten points until 7/31/17.

PS2: note that the coupons above will not drop the prices you pay when you make a purchase now using these coupons. You will receive Rakuten Rewards points which you can use in future purchases at Rakuten.

Monday: 20% off $300+ at Monoprice

Monoprice does not have predictable free shipping like most other retailers, so pooling orders into bigger lots is one strategy to counter that, especially when some of the items in your shopping cart are eligible for free shipping, which can lower the overall S&H costs of your order.

With that in mind, for Monday in the pacific time zone, coupon code DESERVE gets you 20% off orders of $300+ at the Monoprice website. The usual exclusions apply. You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without logging in or signing up for an account.

YMMV: 8% back in eBay Bucks [no minimum amount]

eBay is rotating between coupons and eBay Bucks promotions, and the pendulum has swung in the direction of eBay Bucks again!

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Monday 3am eastern (7/24/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases This particular promotion has no minimum purchase price, so even a $1 item will get you bonus bucks.

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. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

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.

Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Clearance

If you like the digital equivalent of digging into the bargain bins to see if you can uncover any treasures, Amazon Warehouse Deals (Aamzon’s USED product sales sub-market) is having a Bargain Bin Clearance sale with over 20,000 items participating. Of those, there are about 100 of them filed under Camera and Photo. To see the used options, click on the small “used” blue links under the picture of each item or on the individual product page.

PS: I will dig into the bargain bin later today and post separate alerts if anything stands out…

Camera Gear Rental Coupon: 10% to 25% off at BL

BorrowLenses is back with another coupon promotion for gear rentals. This is a “the more you rent, the more you save” type of a promotion, with the discount ranging from 10% to 25% depending on the total rental amount. The Borrow Lenses email describing the promotion is very well-done, self-explanatory, I need not say anything else. I wish all retailers were half as clear and concise in describing their offers 🙂

(ENDED) Monday: 20% off a $300+ Monoprice purchase

Monday’s coupon is over: Monday has a coupon too at the Monoprice website, coupon code POCKET gets you 20% OFF Orders of $300 or more. Same situation as before, you can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without creating an account. Expires Sunday night.

This continues until 7/23/17: speaking of Monoprice, they have a sale on Select Hubsan Drones (17 options) running until 7/23/17. Also running until that expiration date is the Hubsan 501S Brushless Quadcopter Drone Only for $160 with free shipping. The coupons typically do not work on sale items (but I haven’t tested them).

Latest Adorama Sales [updated]

The 12 hour sale expired Adorama has launched a 12-Hour Sale with over 3000 items featured. You can filter them by manufacturer or price-range or product status or review rating using the left sidebar over there. but…

… if you feel like deal fishing at Adorama, here are a few other places to look at:

+ Open Box offers (241 options)

+ Refurbished offers (100 options, many are Nikons)

+ Clearance of USED products (430+ options)

+ Overstock sale (over 7600 options)

+ Rebate Offers (over 350 options)

+ Special Offers (over 3000 options)

(ENDED) Friday Coupon: 20% off $200+ at Monoprice

This coupon expired, but Monoprice has coupons on a weekly basis…

Friday is here and so is a new coupon for the Monoprice website. Coupon code DEALS20 gets you 20% off an order of $200+ (instead of the usual $300+), so it’s a plus if you want to place a smaller order. The coupon expires Friday night (like midnight in the pacific time zone since that’s where Monoprice is headquartered).

Prime Day Deals Situation Room

The Prime Day 2017 festivities are now here! Prime Day offers are only available to Prime members. If you are Prime curious, you can start a 30-day free trial and participate in the festivities. We have a Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits

LATEST UPDATE: Friday 7/14/17 at 10:10pm ET ~ another refresh…

BIG SENSOR PRIMES

+ Fuji X100F Used condition starting at $1139
+ new condition at multiple places in both colors for $1300
+ check all the details in the brand new Fuji X100F Current Availability post

MIRRORLESS

+ YI M1 with 12-40mm Micro Four Thirds camera for $299 in silver or black ~ other kits also available including YI M1 with 12-40mm and 45mm f1.8 for $379

+ Fuji X-T10 Body (Black) for $599 by various through Amazon

DSLRS

+ Pentax K-3 II body only for $846
+ Pentax KP body only for $1020

LENSES

+ Kenko Nyumon Slim Ring UV MC Filters for $11.14 each in five sizes: 37mm, 39mm, 43mm, 46mm, and 49mm
+ limit 10 per size per customer

+ Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS for $148 (limit 3)

ACTION CAMERAS

+ YI Action Camera with Extra YI Battery for $60

LIGHTING

+ 6-pack of 100W-equivalent AmazonBasics A21 Light Bulbs for $19~ in Daylight (5000K) OR in Soft White (2700K)
+ similar prices for the 75W 6-packs in A19
+ differences between A19 vs A21

BAG the BAGS

+ AmazonBasics 11-Inch Felt Laptop Sleeve in Gray for $2.XX (limit 3; ADD-ON)
+ other colors/sizes not on sale this low

+ Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster for $24

SOFTWARE

Corel Aftershot PRO 3 for $20 as PC or MAC digital download

EVERYTHING ELSE

+ on the utilitarian front, spend $60+, get $10 off an order at Prime Pantry
+ stackable with free S&H promos and $5 “no rush credits”

YMMV

There are recurring offers that “bribe” you with a $10 Amazon credit to change your default Amazon credit or debit card to a specific bank and type. I’ve seen this happen with various, eg Discover and Citibank. These offers usually appear in the Shopping Cart, and also in internal ad banners while you are browsing around the Amazon website.

Especially this time of the year, it pays to keep an eye out for out of the blue offers. Some may be targeted. A lot of these offers can be “once per account”, so if you had previously taken advantage of it, you may not be eligible for it again. Or at least until they reset their counters or change how they do it 🙂

+ NOTE: if you see any errors you’d like corrected, please leave a comment or use the online contact form. If you see an error, it means I don’t know about it, otherwise I would have corrected it 🙂 I love corrections, so don’t be shy 🙂

(ENDED) Prime Day Has Began!

Prime Day is now over…

If you are following the updates on RSS, our Prime Day coverage is centered on the Prime Day Situation Room, a mega-post that is frequently updated as deals come out. Due to the chaotic nature of these, I can’t create individual new posts for every single deal. It would create over 100 posts per day! Check the latest action at the Prime Day Situation Room or at the Amazon Prime Day page.

Prime Only: 20% off select Amazon Warehouse Deals items in Cart

Select items at Amazon Warehouse Deals get an automatic 20% off discount in the shopping cart. There’s no coupon code to enter. The price drops after you add it to the shopping cart. Eligible items mention it in their used listings. Only items sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself are eligible, not by other sellers. Offer ends Monday night 7/10/17.

Amazon Warehouse Deals sells used and refurbished items. Just like the regular new condition Amazon purchases, both Amazon itself and 3rd-party sellers are offering products. As usual, be careful when seeing “Just Launched” or otherwise iffy sellers, especially if they are offering the product for the lowest price or a too good to be true price or ask you to contact them before buying.

This is one of the first wave Prime Day deals. You can find this and many more at the on-going Prime DAY Situation Room.

In other Amazon Prime deals, the certified refurbished Amazon Echo goes for $90 in black or white, with a limit of one color per customer. Offer ends by 3am ET on Sunday or earlier if they sell out of them.

Prime Day offers are only available to Prime members. If you are Prime curious, this is a good opportunity to start a 30-day free trial and participate in the festivities. We have a Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits if you need a refresher…

Friday: 20% off a $300+ Monoprice order coupon

Space is the place! Coupon code SPACE20 gets you 20% off an order of $300+ at the Monoprice website. The usual exclusions apply (some sale items, some brands, some product categories, laws, etc). You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate (Monoprice has yet to figure out how to offer consistent free shipping) without logging in or signing up. Offer good for Friday only.

10% bonus if you Sell Your Gear (Most Wanted List items)

Good until July 11 (2017), coupon code 10MW-0607A gets you a 10% bonus if you Sell Your Gear at KEH and they are in their “Most Wanted List” (currently features 106 items; a mix of lenses and cameras of different brands). This is a bonus on the KEH quote on what they’d pay for your gear.

Optionally you can get an additional 5% bonus if you select a KEH gift card instead of cash as the KEH payment for your gear.

Pay $15, Get $40 to spend through Google Express (new users only)

Speaking of Price Club / Costco (for those not old enough to remember 1993, they merged in 1993), they are among the retailers that are participating in Google Express, along with Fry’s, Tarjay, Staples, etc. For first time Google Express customers, Groupon has a Pay $15, Get $40 to spend thru Google Express promotion. That is a pretty good discount, especially if you can keep your order close to the minimum.

Limit one for you and another one as a gift. The offer is for new Google Express users. I haven’t made a Google Express purchase yet, but I believe tipping for the delivery is expected?

eBay Coupon: $20 off $100+ from select sellers

eBay is back again with another coupon. Coupon code P20JULY4TH gets you $20 off a purchase of $100+ from the 61 participating retailers. You can find the list and terms and conditions at the Coupon Promotional Page which runs until 3am ET on July 5 in 2017.

Some of the sellers have technology items, including VM Innovations, Gear XS, Tech Rabbit, Samsonite, eBags, etc.

Prime Day 2017 begins Monday July 10 at 9pm ET

On top of the two new Canon DSLRs, there’s more news tonight! Amazon has officially revealed and expanded their Prime Day! This year, it will start at 9pm Eastern on Monday July 10 and continue until 3am Eastern on Wednesday, for a total of 30 hours of non-stop shopping action!

We will have “event coverage” here when it starts Monday night (July 10), which is less than two weeks away!

20% off at A4C with coupon

A4C (All 4 Cellular) has a lot of older products, some refurbished, some used, some new, and it is of interest if you like to dig for previous-generation bargains. More so now, with coupon code JUNE20 getting you 20% off almost everything at A4C. Notable exceptions are the daily deals and iPads. Everything at A4C gets free shipping, even if it’s a $2 trinket. And you don’t have to be a Prime member 😉 The coupon ends 6/30/17 or earlier if preallocated coupon quantity is depleted.

$5 off a $25+ order with Amazon Assistant (Browser Add-On)

Some of the Amazon offers can be once per the lifetime of an Amazon account, or once every few years. This is one of them. It is a $5 off a $25+ order when using the Amazon Assistant. You can tell if you are eligible for the promotion if you are logged on to your Amazon account. I had previously used this offer, and it told me “Sorry”, can’t use it, you previously used it.

The Amazon Assistant is a browser add-on available for some of the major desktop web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and a few lesser known such as 360 and Sogou. You don’t have to keep the browser add-on forever, or if you use a browser that allows multiple profiles per computer (eg Firefox), you can install it on a separate browser profile.

YMMV: 8% back in eBay Bucks [no minimum amount]

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 (6/30/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases This particular promotion has no minimum purchase price, so even a $1 item will get you bonus bucks.

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. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

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) Monday: 20% off $200+ Monoprice order w/coupon

This coupon expired…. More Monday-only action, coupon code HEAT20 (summer heat, not the Miami Heat) gets you 20% off an order of $200+ in qualifying products at the Monoprice website during Monday 6/26/17 in the pacific time zone. As usual, some items are excluded for various reasons. You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without logging-in or signing-up, simply enter items and coupon and zipcode in the shopping cart.