(ENDED) Amazon Echo / Alexa discount: $10 off $20+

This Prime Day runup promotion expired as well…

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(ENDED) Prime Members Only: 20% off Amazon Warehouse Deals w/coupon

This offer expired…

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YMMV: $50 Amazon Gift Card upon approval of Amazon Store Card (not to be confused with Chase VISA offer)

In addition to the Chase VISA promotion, Amazon is also running a promotion on its Store Credit Card (not affiliated with VISA/Mastercard/etc; can only be used for Amazon purchases). If you apply and get approved, you get a $50 Amazon Gift Card upon approval, and if you are an Amazon Prime member, you get 5% back on Amazon purchases. You can find this promotion at one of the Countdown to Prime Day pages, or the promotion will find you as you browser around the Amazon website. As usual, there is a YMMV component to these type of offers.

So strategically, if you go for both, you could end up with $100 in Amazon Gift Cards! Screenshot crop below on what to look for while you peruse their website:


YMMV: $50 Gift Card may be offered with Amazon Chase VISA application

This is a YMMV type of an offer since Amazon is often customizing and/or rotating these type of offers. But when testing the just-posted DJI post, I noticed a promotion that gets you a $50 Amazon Gift Card when you apply and get approved for the Amazon Chase VISA credit card. You have to have something in the shopping cart to see, it may need something expensive, I had the DJI Phantom 4 when it showed this offer. When I removed it, the offer did not show up. When I added it to the shopping cart again, it re-appeared. Again, YMMV…


(ENDED) 15% off camera gear rentals at BL with coupon

This 2-day offer expired… BorrowRentals offers 15% off camera gear rentals with coupon code JULYFLASH16 entered over there by 11:59PM pacific on Wednesday July 6 in 2016. The starting date of your rental period must be anytime between now and July 29 in 2016.

15% off at Monoprice with coupon

Monoprice is back with another coupon. This time coupon code USA gets you 15% off your purchases at the Monoprice website. The coupon can be used up to five times per customer with a maximum order total of $5000. Some items are ineligible (you can find out by trying them out or adding the coupon to your shopping cart and clicking on the coupon details link). Offer ends Monday 7/4/16 night.

10% off at Stacksocial with coupon

More 4th of July coupon specials, coupon code PATRIOTIC10 gets you 10% off at most items available at Stacksocial. Some exclusions apply. Coupon expiration date is not mentioned in the promotion, so YMMV.

Thursday Only: 20% off Monoprice products with coupon

For Thursday 6/30/16 only, coupon code CRAZY gets you 20% off for Monoprice-priced Branded Products. This applies to items already on sale. Coupon restrictions can be found the usual way, add coupon to shopping cart and look at the Coupon Details for the restrictions.

This is a quick alert. Time permitting later on I will go through the website looking for some good deals, but I didn’t want to delay posting this since the clock is ticking on this coupon. Monoprice has a lot of accessories and bang-for-the-buck house-brand products.

Groupon Coupon: 10% off Goods, 20% off Local (photo prints there)

Coupon code SALE3 entered at the Groupon website gets you 10% off Groupon Goods and 20% off Local Offers. Local offers is where many of the photo print (and photo book and metal and canvas such) offers reside. The coupon expires tonight 6/28/16, and has the usual exclusions and limitations (one unit per transactions, max 3 users per customer, max $50 discount per offer, some items excluded, etc).

YMMV 6% eBay Bucks without Minimum Purchase Limit (Must OPT-IN)

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails or eBay Inboxes. A new offer has rolled out today that gets you 6% eBay Bucks (the standard amount is 2%) on your purchases. This time around there is no minimum purchase amount, so whether you get a $4 trinket or a $600 lens, you get 6% rewards on them. The usual categories/restrictions apply. This is by invitation only, and you MUST OPT-IN the offer by clicking on the relevant link in the eBay email. This offer ends on Jun 29, 2016 11:59 PM PDT.

If you are looking for shopping ideas, there’s the eBay Deals page or if that is too long and winding and browser-crashing, there’s the Top 100 Trending Deals page as well.

10% off on most items at Monoprice with coupon

Monoprice is creative with their coupon codes, this time around, season coupon code ICEDTEA gets you 10% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. Some items are ineligible ~ you can find out by adding coupon to cart and clicking on “View Details” on the coupon details, or the old fashioned way (add item to cart and see if it gets discounted). Offer ends 6/27/16.


This Woot-OFF lasted 24 hours only…

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BL: Free Extra Day if your Rental Ends on the 4th of July

BorrowLenses.com has a new promotion. If your gear rental ends on the 4th of July, you get that particular day’s rental for FREE. There’s no coupon code needed, the system will automatically adjust it for rentals that end on the 4th of July. Here’s an annotated screenshot from their emails that explains it:


Monoprice Coupons: $5/25+, $10/50+, $20/$100+

Good until 6/23/16 PM, the Monoprice website has a trio of coupons. Of interest their various camera and photo and related accessories and such. The coupons are shown in the annotated screenshot crop below:


25% off Used Gear Purchases (Not Rentals) at BL

Rental service Borrow Lenses also sells some of the camera gear that is part of their rental inventory. If you are looking to get some used gear, they have coupon code GETGEAR25 for 25% off a used gear purchase (not rental). Supplies vary depending on when you look. Offer ends June 20, 2016, 11:59 PST.

(ENDED) Sunday: 15% off Monoprice coupon

This coupon ended but Monoprice is a friend of recurring coupons… If only they could make free shipping predictable, they’d get a lot more sales but I digress…

For Sunday 6/12/16, you can get 15% off your order at the Monoprice website with easy to type coupon code YAH15 entered in the shopping cart. This is a near-sitewide coupon, as the usual restrictions apply (some brands do not allow some of their products to be couponized, etc). You can see a list of ineligible items by adding the coupon in the shopping cart and clicking on the coupon “Details”. It will popup the list of exclusions.

Stacksocial Mystery coupon: 10% to 40% off

The Stacksocial website is having a mystery coupon that will get you either 10% off or 20% off or 40% off when you enter appropriately-named coupon code MYSTERY over there. I’m gonna venture a guess that many/most people will get 10% off, but you won’t know until you try it. The usual exclusions apply. Coupon expires Friday June 10 at 3pm Eastern.

Adorama Annual Street Fair Specials

Adorama is having its sixth annual Street Fair, and to celebrate that, they have launched a number of Online Special Offers including cameras, studio gear, tripods, lighting, drones, consumer electronics and plenty of laptops. It’s too late at night for me to go through them all, more on these tomorrow.

Optic 2016 Specials from B&H Photo (some need promo code)

The Optic 2016 Imaging Conference is streaming live online (it’s more Outdoor photography and less IEEE) and with it B&H Photo has launched a number of Optic 2016 Special Promotions. Some require promo code BHOPTIC16. It’s too late at night for me to go through them all, more on these tomorrow.

Monoprice Coupons: $20 off $100+ or $5 off $25+

It’s weekend time, and Monoprice has launched a new pair of its favorite coupons that are good for most (but not all) items at the Monoprice website as follows:

+ $20 off a $100+ with coupon MORE
+ $5 off $25+ with coupon SOME
+ limit 2 redemptions per customer
+ to see ineligible items, enter the coupon in your shopping cart, click on the “Details” link to see a list of all the excluded items
+ coupon ends end of day on Sunday 6/5/16

Wedding Accessories 2-Day Sale at Adorama

Adorama just launched a new Wedding Accessories 2-Day that features a variety of general-purpose and specific photography-related products that are of interest to wedding photographers. I will go through them on a time-permitting basis, but I am posting here since this is a time-sensitive promotion, so you don’t have to wait for my Celeron brain to catch up 🙂

(ENDED) New Groupon Users Only: 40% off Local Deal (print offers reside there) with Coupon

This limited time offer expired…

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Monoprice Coupons: $20/$100+ or $5/$25+ (ends 5/27/16)

As we get closer to Memorial Day weekend, more promotions are launching. The Monoprice website has a couple of 3-day coupons. Coupon ALOT gets you $20 off an order of $100 or more. Coupon ALIL (yes, they are funny like that with the coupon names) gets you $5 off an order of $25 or more. Most items are eligible but not everything. When you enter the coupon in your shopping cart, click on the “Details” link to see a list of all the excluded items. The coupon ends 5/27/16.

UPDATE: for 5/25/16 only, coupon code MOUNT gets you 25% off Wall Mounts at the Monoprice website.

UPDATE #2: another Monoprice sale, this time it is their 28-inch UHD Select Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor (3840 x 2160p, 5K overdrive, PiP, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI-D, and VGA inputs, HDMI-MHL input support, Antiglare matte finish, speakers, PixelPerfect Zero Dead Pixel Guarantee, etc) for $330 with free standard shipping.

Adorama Memorial Day Sale Savings Event

Adorama has now launched their Memorial Day Savings Event featuring a variety of products. In due time I will digest these, but if you don’t want to wait for me, you can boldly go and explore the sale.

New Groupon customers only: 50% off one Local Deal (Photo Print offers are there)

If you are a brand new Groupon customer, for today only (Monday 5/23/16), coupon code HALFSIES gets you 50% off one unit of one Local Deal at the Groupon website. Local Deals is where many of the photo print service offers live (canvas, wood, metal, photo books, mugs, gifts, phone cases, etc). Maximum discount is $25 with this coupon.

Ends Sun PM: 15% off Monoprice with coupon

Coupon code PLUG15 gets you 15% off on almost everything at the Monoprice website. Excluded are items already on sale, items whose manufacturers do not allow couponing, items that cannot be couponized by law, etc. When you enter the coupon code in the shopping cart, click on “Details” to see the list of all the excluded items. The coupon ends Sunday night 5/22/16.

(ENDED) Thur only: 10% off Monoprice coupon

This coupon expired…
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Spring Wedding Sale at Adorama

Adorama has just launched a Spring Wedding Camera Gear Sale featuring a variety of camera and photo items related to weddings. In due time I will digest this, but if you want to dive in on your own, it is waiting for you there 🙂

Groupon Coupon: 10% off Goods, 20% off Local (many photo print offers live here)

Groupon is having another 2-day coupon code. Coupon SALE3 gets you 10% off Goods (physical items, eg cameras, bags, memory cards, etc) and 20% off Local deals which is where most of the various photo print offers live (custom photo books, canvas prints, wood, metal, coffee mug prints, etc). Navigate the categories or use their search box to look for items of interest at the Groupon website, or look for ideas in our previous Groupon posts.

The usual coupon restrictions apply. Maximum discount is $50 per deal. Discount on only one unit per transaction, but you can use it on up to three of each deal type (Goods, Local, Gateways). Some items are not eligible (eg manufacturer or legal restrictions). Coupon expires Thursday night 5/19/16.

Due to time-constraints, I can’t go through the Groupon site looking for deals at the moment. The highly anticipated 2-hour Google I/O 2016 keynote begins in 30 minutes or so, I will be live-tweeting the Google I/O (these things are fun!) on Twitter.

Borrow Lenses: Extra Rental Day for Memorial Day

Borrow Lenses is offering an extra rental day if your rental order ends on Memorial Day. They will be closed, so they are giving everyone an extra day as well. No coupon needed but the rental must end on Memorial Day (5/31/16). Details in their email, a screenshot of the relevant part is right below:


(ENDED) Weekend Coupon: 15% off sitewide at Monoprice

This coupon expired but Monoprice rolls out coupons on a regular basis… Now if only they figured out a way to make their free shipping promotions predictable…

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(ENDED) Friday: $20 off $100+ or $5 off $25+ at Monoprice

This 1-day coupon pouponed (expired)…

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(ENDED) 10% off Stacksocial with coupon [updated]

This coupon offer expired, but Stacksocial has coupons occasionally, so there should be more in the future ~ other things equal…

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(ENDED) Weekend Coupon: 10% off Lifetime Services by Stacksocial

This weekend sale expired…

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(ENDED) 20% off Groupon Local Deals with coupon

This promotion expired ahead of time. Groupon coupons are rather frustrating. Sometimes they expire early sometimes they get extended multiple days in a row. Grrr…. All apologies but it’s beyond my control…

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Prime members: $15 off the first time you pay with Discover Cashback Bonus

If you are an Amazon Prime member, and you have a Discover Cashback Bonus, and you have your Discover Cashback linked to your Amazon account (or do not object to linking one to it) you can get $15 off your Amazon purchase when you pay with “Discover Shop with Points” (your own Discover Cashback Bonus points) at checkout. Unlike some of the other cards, the “translation” here is 1:1, $1 Discover Cashback has $1 in Amazon buying power.

Enter coupon code DISC16EVER at checkout if you don’t see the offer automatically applied. Your Cashback Bonus does not have to cover the full amount of your purchase, it has to pay for at least part of the order. The discount is up to $15, so make sure your order is $15+, so you can get the maximum discount.

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(ENDED) Monoprice Coupons: $20/$100+ or $5/$25+ [continues]

These coupons expired but Monoprice has new coupons all the time… If only they figured out a way to make their free shipping promotions more predictable…

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(ENDED) Ends 9pm ET: 8% eBay Bucks (no minimum purchase) [must opt-in] {YMMV}

This surprise flash offer expired…

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Last Call for the NAB 2016 Specials

We are now in the last few hours of the NAB 2016 Specials. Last call as they say. B&H closes at 7pm ET today (Thursday 4/21/16) and will re-open on 5/1/16, so this is the final countdown for the NAB offers.

If you don’t feel like going through all the offers, here are some pre-sorted links by product category: 10 Tripods (Benro, Magnus, E-Image, Manfrotto, etc) and 30 LED Lights (Genaray, Litepanels, Dracast, Ledgo, Cool-Lux, etc) and 2 Impact Green Screens and 2 Flolights and 3 Westcott Cine Kits.

One more thing, if you are looking for a workstation-caliber $1000 laptop, the HP 15.6″ OMEN Pro Multi-Touch Mobile Workstation PC, model L9U78AA#ABA, goes for $1000. It has a late May 2016 shipping estimate though. Specs include Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core, 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, 15.6″ UWVA Anti-Glare 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen, 512GB Z Turbo Drive M.2 PCIe SSD, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM, 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, 3 year warranty, etc.

10% off site wide with Monoprice coupon

If you are a fan of the Monoprice way of doing things, they have a new coupon promotion good until the end of day on 4/21/16, coupon code 2XTEN gets you 10% off at the Monoprice website. The usual coupon exclusions apply (you can see them after you add the coupon to the shopping cart, and then click on the coupon name).

YMMV 8% eBay Bucks on $100+ individual items

If you are part of the eBay Rewards Program (eBay Bucks) you may be eligible to participate in an 8% eBay Bucks rewards promotion on purchases of individual items priced at $100 or higher. Check your emails or eBay messages to see if the eBay computers selected you for this particular promotion. You have to manually activate the offer before you earn the bonus rewards. The offer is good until April 21st at 11:59pm pacific. The typical limits and exclusions apply (you can find them in the email/message).

I have no way of knowing what percentage of eBay Bucks users are participating in each one of these promotions. I can only see the ones sent to my eBay account, but eBay seems to be sending them to different groups of shoppers at different times. Or something like that. The computers are taking over 🙂

A couple of places to look for ideas are the eBay Deals and the Top 100 Trending Deals.

First time Groupon customers: $10 off $25+ coupon

Groupon is trying to tempt new customers to try their service with coupon code WELCOME that gets you $10 off a purchase of $25 or more from the Groupon website. Most offers are eligible but some local offers and consumer electronics are not eligible. Must be used on the desktop or mobile website, not the app. Limit one use per customer. This is a good way to try out different photo print services. Use the search bar over there to search for things like “photo” or “canvas” or “custom photo book” or photography classes or wood or metal prints and such. Their search bar has auto-complete so it will give you pointers.

(ENDED) New WOOT-OFF started Tue 1am ET

This Woot-OFF ended after 24 hours on Wednesday 4/20/16 at 1am ET…

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Surprise discount at Stacksocial with coupon

Stacksocial has some Adobe related and other assorted tutorials, software and hardware items. They have a “surprise discount” coupon to celebrate tax season, coupon TAXES gets you a surprise (aka unknown) discount at Stacksocial. The coupon is good for this weekend. Some items may not be eligible for the discount.

Some items of potential interest:

+ Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle for $69 before coupon
+ Pro Digital Photography & Photoshop Bundle by “Courses for Success” for $29 before coupon
+ DSLR Photography Course Bundle by Ken Schultz for $25 before coupon
+ Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification for $25 before coupon
+ various WordPress theme bundles and courses (note some of the WP Themes are lifetime, others are 1-year subscriptions)

15% off rentals at Borrow Lenses with coupon

Borrow Lenses is among the retailers “celebrating” tax deadline panic season with a coupon promotion. Coupon code BLTAXDAY gets you 15% off a rental order per their Offers page. The coupon expires April 18th, 2016, at 11:59PM PST.

Monoprice Coupons: $20 off $100+ or $5 off $25+

The Monoprice website has two coupons for the weekend, good until the end of day on Sunday 4/10/16 as follows:

+ coupon AP20 is $20 off orders of $100 or more
+ coupon AP5 is $5 off orders of $25 or more
+ their usual coupon restrictions apply
+ they have reasonably priced camera-related accessories to begin with, the coupon discounts will make up for the lack of free shipping

Staples: $25 off $100+ order with VISA Checkout

Staples does not have the selection and variety of dedicated camera retailers, but they do have some camera and photo gear, and also a variety of degrees of separation gear (memory cards, hard drives, monitors, etc), not to mention office supplies if you have a studio or small business. Which brings us to a limited time offer, if you use VISA Checkout to pay for your order, you get $25 off an order of $100 or more.

Ideas for things to buy: their Camera and Photo main page and their Daily Deals ever-scrolling page.

Some of the items ship to you, some of them are available for store pickup, some are available for ship-to-store. many are available in two or all of those options. If you are a Staples Rewards member, you get free shipping on orders of $15+.

Woot April 2016: pay $5 flat shipping only ONCE during the month

It can risky when companies make serious announcements on April Fool’s Day (that’s when Gmail was born!), especially if they participate in April Fool’s Day jokes, but this one is not a joke. For the whole month of April 2016, you only pay $5 shipping ONCE for everything you buy from Woot (except Wine and International Shirt). So instead of paying $5 flat shipping per day, you only pay it for the first order you make in April 2016. Subsequent April 2016 orders will get free shipping. This is not the first time they run a promotion like this. Details at the Promotion page.

Spring Clearance at Adorama (4200+ items)

Adorama is having a Spring Clearance Sale with over 4200 items participating. You can use the various options in the left sidebar to filter them by product categories and manufacturer and price range or condition (eg refurbished). Unfortunately my brain is a 900 MHz Celeron so I can’t go through 4200+ items in milliseconds, so it may take a while for me to sift through them 🙂

Limited time Stacksocial coupon ($10/$55+, $15/100+, $20/$150+)

For a limited time only, Stacksocial has three coupon discounts as follows:

+ SAVE10 is $10 off a $55+ order
+ SAVE15 is $15 off a $100+ order
+ SAVE20 is $20 off a $150+ order