Black Friday Ad analysis updated with Target, Sears, Walmart

We updated the Black Friday Ad analysis mega-post at the main blog with a breakdown of the ads from Target, Sears and Walmart. The biggest discount perhaps is the Nikon Coolpix L330 compact-zoom (26x) offered for $100 at Target. They typically have one exclusive model number from Nikon they use as a doorbuster every year.

New B&H Photo specials: Westcott, Lowepro, Walimex, Seagate, Nikon S3600

B&H Photo has a new round of Featured Specials including the following (with free shipping):

AMEX Offers: Spend $500+, Get $100 Statement Credit at Showcase Photo

If you are an American Express card member, check the Offers section of their website for your account (while logged on – the “Amex Offers For You” tab). If you spend $500 or more at Showcase Photo and Video, you will receive $100 as a statement credit to your credit card. You must manually opt-in for the offer through your account. The offer ends 1/19/2015. More details under the offer over there.

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): ePhoto, Ape, Sony, Fotodiox, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Wedn): Corel, NIX, 1TB Buffalo, etc

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Oly E-M5 body [only free bag], various ePhotos, PNY

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sigma EF-610, Roki 24/T1.5, ePhoto, etc [updated]

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Wedn 3am ET: earn 5% eBay Bucks on $100+ purchases (must opt-in)

This expired… If you are a member of the eBay Bucks rewards program, a new promotion is running until 3am ET on Wednesday 11/19/14. This time you earn 5% eBay Bucks on purchases of $100 or more. You can do this multiple times during this promotion. You must manually opt-in/activate this offer. Check your email or eBay Messages for more details… A good place to start looking for deals are the eBay Daily Deals

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid, Fotodiox, ePhoto, Velsey, Coleman, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Fri 3am ET: 10% off one item at Groupon Goods

This limited time offer expired… Groupon Goods is running a limited time coupon promotion. Use coupon code SALE to get 10% off a single Groupon Goods item (this is where most cameras and electronics are), or 20% off a Local item. The coupon expires 3am ET on Friday 11/14/14. Limit one item per customer. Maximum discount is $50 (eg a purchase price of $500). Due to time constraints I cannot price-check Groupon offerings right now, but you can check their Groupon Goods page for ideas (Camera and Photo has its own sub-category on the left side of the page).

Black Friday: Best Buy stores open at 5pm Thanksgiving, re-open 8am Friday

If you are looking for an excuse to avoid annoying, drunk or pestering relatives/friends/commitments/obligations on Thanksgiving Night, Best Buy has a lifeboat for you 😉 They will be opening at 5pm local time on Thanksgiving night until 1am local time. They will reopen on Friday at 8am local time for more conventional madness. Hours may vary slightly by region/state/store. More at their doorbusters page.

Ends Thur 3am ET: Earn 3X eBay Bucks (no minimum order) [must opt-in]

If you are a member of the eBay Rewards program (eBay Bucks; free to join), a few hours ago they sent in another bonus rewards promotion. This time you earn 3X eBay Bucks but unlike previous times, there is no minimum purchase amount, so whether you buy a $12 item or a $255 item, you still earn 3X rewards. You must manually opt-in before you can earn the bonus rewards. Look for the email in your inbox or the eBay Messages section of their website. The promotion ends at 3am ET on Thursday 11/13/14… If you are looking for ideas on what to get, check the eBay Daily Deals (you can find this, and other links to daily deals pages on the right sidebar of this blog)…

(ENDED) New Woot-OFF started on Tue at 1am ET

This 48-hour Sellout Woot-OFF ended… A new surprise Woot-OFF went live (Tuesday at 1am ET) at Woot Sellout. Sellout is the only part of Woot that is currently having a Woot-OFF. These typically last 48 hours but since this is a bit unusual, only time will tell… As usual, a random variety of items will be featured, I have no way of knowing what/when/how-much, so this is a YMMV adventure (or a workaround against insomnia)…

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): XRite, Opteka, etc

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B&M: New York November 12 Big Adorama In-Store Sale

On Sunday November 12, the Adorama brick and mortar store is going to be having a big discount event. This is at their B&M store, not the website, so you need to be physically present in New York or have one of your minions there. The event is 4:30pm to 10pm New York time. Because prices will be lower than usual, they cannot announce prices and products ahead of time. The manufacturers participating in the event include Canon, Lexar, Profoto, Sandisk, Manfrotto, Adorama’s house brands, and more. You must needs RSVP for the event. Did I mention food and open bar? 😉 I mean, there will be tech demos and galleries and giveaways 🙂

Frys In-Store Specials with Personal Promo Codes

In recent weeks, Fry’s is trying a new digital-analog strategy to get people to shop at their stores. People subscribed to their email newsletters are receiving unique (personal) promo codes by email. They can use those promo codes at the Fry’s brick and mortar stores to purchase select items at a discount. They can only be used in-store, not at their website. The email that just came out today, a weekend 4-day sale, includes the following items of Camera and Photo interest:

+ Canon Pixma MX532 for $50
+ 100pk 4×6 inch Canon photo paper for $5 (limit 2)
+ Fuji JX500P pink P&S camera for $50
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 2; 25% discount)
+ 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for $300 (goes for $360 at Amazon)
+ limit 1 of each item unless otherwise indicated

Free w/social media actions: 20% off sitewide coupon and free Design Bundle at Stacksocial

Stacksocial has a new freebie promotion. This is a two for one. You receive a 20% off sitewide coupon code AND their Epic Design bundle for free, which includes a couple of Photoshop tutorials (poster, watercolors) and various design assets. The catch for the freebie is that you have to follow Stacksocial on social media (Twitter or Facebook) and tweet/post this promotion on your social media account. Check the promotion and details at Stacksocial. They have a comments section at the bottom and Stacksocial employees respond to most answerable questions.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Roki 14mm T3.1, Nanuk, Nix, Polaroid, Coleman, Opteka, drone, etc

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Free Expedited shipping on $49+ orders at Adorama

If you like to get your items fairly quickly, just in time for the Holiday shopping season, Adorama has launched a Free Expedited Shipping (1-3 days depending on location, etc) promotion for orders of $49 or more. Almost all items qualify, with the usual exceptions of oversize and special delivery type of products. Just search for items of interest at the Adorama website and all eligible items will be mentioning this promotion on their individual product pages.

Ends Fri 3am ET: earn 4x eBay Bucks for every $100+ item (must opt-in)

eBay has another Bonus eBay Bucks promotion for members of their Rewards program (eBay Bucks) which is free to join. This promotion is opt-in, meaning you have to activate the promotion on your eBay account. Check your eBay Messages or the email associated with your eBay account for more details. This promotion gets you 4x eBay Bucks for every individual item priced $100 or more. Not an order total of various items totaling $100+, but individual products priced $100 or more on their own… No coupon is needed, but you must manually opt-in for the offer… The offer ends at 3am ET on Friday 11/7/14.

A good place to start looking for potentially interesting offers are the eBay Daily Deals… The usual restrictions apply for this offer – check your eBay Message or email for all the details.

Spend $100+ at NatGeo’s Store, Get $20 for a future purchase

The National Geographic Store has a special promotion, you can see it at the top of their website: if you spend $100 or more in a single transaction between 11/3 and 11/26 in 2014, you will automatically receive later on a $20 promotional code for a future purchase. To use the $20 promotional code, your next purchase must be $20.01 or more. Shipping, taxes and such do not count towards the limits. The promotional amount must be used by 12/31/14. Click on the link on the top of their page over there for the detailed terms and conditions.

YMMV: $25 back after a $100+ Sony Store/Online purchase with AMEX

This may be a targeted offer for some American Express credit card holders. I have no way of knowing how many people may be seeing this. When you logon to your AMEX account, look for the tab that says “Amex Offers For You”. One of the offers there is $25 back in statement credit when you make a purchase of $100 or more at Sony brick and mortar stores or the online Sony store. You must claim the offer (by clicking “Save Offer”) and then making the purchase. The promotion ends by 2/3/15. One credit per customer during this promotional period… Obnoxiously annotated screenshot crop right below…

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Terms and conditions pasted after the jump for your convenience…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid Action Camera

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Photo Plus 2014 Specials from B&H Photo

B&H Photo has launched a variety of specials to celebrate the Photo Plus 2014 Expo trade show in New York. You can find all there specials in one convenient PDN 2014 Specials page. You can check these on your own, without having to wait for me to “digest” them.

This Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

NOTE: for items that need a promo code, the promo code is BHPPE14 (it’s at the top of that page, before the storm of thumbnails).

20% off select clearance items w/coupon at BuyDig

BuyDig is having a clearance sale on their clearance items 🙂 Use coupon code CLOSEOUT20 to get 20% off the current prices of these 400+ clearance items. Use the Guided Search box (top of the left sidebar on their website) to further drill it down. They have various categories, for example, “Canon EOS Lenses”, “Compact System Cameras”, etc, so peruse the whole scrollable list to see any of the cameras, lenses or accessories of interest are there… Note that a lot of the items listed there are Open Box… The 20% off coupon code expires 11/2/14…

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Vanguard, NiX, Naneu, Ape, ePhoto, etc

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): X-Rite, ePhoto, Lowepro, Nanuk, Naneu, Ape, etc

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(ENDED) Woot-OFF Continues for Day #2 (started Tue 1am ET)

After the customary 48 hours, this incarnation of the Woot-OFF ended on Thursday at 1am ET… If you missed it, it will likely return at some point next month (or earlier if they have a surprise-Woot-OFF)…

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Tigerdirect: $27 off a $270+ with personalized coupon

Tigerdirect is celebrating its 27 year anniversary, and to celebrate that, they have a $27 off a purchase of $270 or more promotion. This promotion is a two step. First you request the coupon to be sent to your email address. Then you wait a few seconds and check your email. Your email from Tigerdirect will include a personalized link that includes a long-ass unique coupon code. You click on that link, and the discount is automatically activated. Then, as the activation page explains: “you place an order online over $270 (not including sales tax and shipping) and $27 will automatically be deducted from your order total in your shopping cart.”… It looks like more retailers are dabbling more in “personalized” (unique) coupon codes instead of general purpose coupons…

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sony AS30V action camera, Vanguard, etc

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10% off when you buy two or more SLR/iLC Lenses of same brand + mount

The Roberts Imaging eBay store has a limited time offer, save 10% off when you buy two or more lenses of the same kind. For example, two or more Nikon AF lenses, or two or more Olympus Digital Lenses or two or more Canon EF lenses and things like that. There are lots of mounts and similar-product promotions of the “buy two or more, get 10% off” kind. Page down over there to see them all. An expiration date is not mentioned… If you are not certain, add the times to your shopping cart, and see what happens to the prices…

Monoprice: free shipping on orders of $25+

Good from now until the end of day on Sunday 10/19/14, Monoprice.com is offering shipping on orders of $25 or more in participating items. They have a lot of affordable Camera & Photo accessories along with various other general purpose computer and technology accessories (eg HDMI cables). The free shipping promotion has a limit of three units of the same item, so three units of HDMI cable XYZ, three units of tripod ABCD, three of tripod DEFG, etc, etc, etc. No coupon code needed.

Some other potentially interesting items on sale:
+ 27″ IPS-Glass Panel Pro LED Monitor WQHD 2560×1440 monitor for $400
+ 10X6.25 Inches Graphic Drawing Tablet for $40

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): ePhoto, Vanguard, Lowepro, GoScope, Formatt-Hitech, etc

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New twist: Prime Members get 30 minute Early Access to some (but not all) Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon revealed a new twist today, a new feature for Prime members. For some of the items in the traditional Gold Box Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members will get access to them 30 minutes before the general population does. It’s easier to explain with an example, look at the annotated screenshot crop of the Ape camera case below (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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As you can see, the Ape case has the “Prime Early Access Deal” line. Only Lightning Deals that show this line are going to be available to Prime members for 30 minutes early. All the other items will go live at the same time for everybody. Here is an annotated screenshot example below of Upcoming Lightning Deals, some are Prime Early Access, some are not (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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10% off a single Goods Item (eg electronics) at Groupon Goods

For a limited time, Groupon has a a promotional coupon, use code GOODS10 for 10% off towards the purchase of a single Groupon Goods item (a product, not a service) at Groupon. The promotion expires at 10/13/14 at 3am ET. Maximum savings is $50 (eg after a purchase price of $500, no more discount). This is only good for a single item, not a shopping cart or multiple transactions. They currently list over 40 items (security cameras not counted) at their Camera and Photo page. The promotion is good for over 6000 Groupon Goods (physical products). It is not good for other items they sell (not for local, travel, restaurants, etc)