NewEgg Black Friday Preview Sale

NewEGG has launched a Black Friday Countdown sale with some of the offers requiring promo codes for email subscribers [it’s easy to do this, just sign up for their email subscription – with the same email that you use to checkout at the NewEgg website] and you can take advantage of the promotions.

The offers include a 1-year Student and Teacher subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud (the whole thing, not just the Photography plan) for $180 after promo code. Limit one per customer… There’s also a 16GB microSD for $4… Lots of computer and tech products as expected…

Adorama launches “Same Price Guarantee” thru Cyber Monday

IF you are the Early Bird type of a shopper, Adorama has launched a Same Price Guarantee sale on over 2500 items, that, per the verbiage over there, you will pay the same price through Cyber Monday. The same price guarantee is offered by Adorama…

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 11/15/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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

Monoprice coupons and sales

Good until Sunday night, the weekend duo of coupons is in progress at the Monoprice website. Coupon VET25 gets you $5 off a purchase of $25+, while coupon VET150 gets you 20% off orders of $150+. The minimum purchase amounts must be reached with coupon-eligible items, not a mix of items.

The summer is gone in many regions so Monoprice has put their Pure Outdoor gear on sale/clearance. If you like outdoor gear, or live in places where it’s nice outside, or it’s nice enough for you, you can take advantage of the sales without the summer markup! A total of 56 items are participating in the sale.

Meanwhile the previously mentioned Overstock Clearance sale continues with 489 items remaining…

11/11 Sales are under way!

Black Friday is in less than two weeks, but you can have Black Friday festivities right now as Asian retailers have launched their 11.11 sales including Alibaba and their western-facing AliExpress, along with other Asian western-facing retailers such as GearBest which includes a tech-heavy flash sale of their Top 12 Best Sellers including Xiaomi, OnePlus and DJI). Many items come with free show shipping, but always check the shipping options for smaller items, because for a few cents more you can get tracking or better/faster shipping. YMMV on these shopping adventures!

Monoprice Overstock sale (500 options)

Monoprice is currently running an Overstock/Clearance sale on their website with a random variety of products participating. You can zoom right through them or use the various category-filters on the left hand side of their website to drill down to areas of interest.

YMMV: 10% eBay Bonus Bucks on $150+ items

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 a nice 10% back in eBay Bucks but these have to be purchases of items priced $150 or higher. 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 11/7/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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

Save up to 20% on BorrowRentals Gear Rentals

BorrowRentals is having another limited time coupon promotion for the rental of camera gear. I’m saying this because they also sell some of the rental gear. This coupon only works on gear rentals, not purchases. Their promo explains it much better with one picture than I could in words, so here’s the annotated screenshot with all the revenant info…

Mon: 25% off orders of $300+ at Monoprice

If you are planning a big Monoprice purchase, Monday is the day, as they have the 25% off orders of $300+ in coupon-eligible items using coupon code DOUGHNUT [yes, old school spelling] at the Monoprice website

Adorama Pre-Holiday Clearance Sale (4700 options)

Adorama has launched a Pre-Holiday Clearance sale with 4700 products participating. That’s a lot of products to go through one by one, but you can use the left hand side of their website to filter them in various ways, eg by manufacturer, by product type, by price-range, by reviewing rating, and so forth… Speaking of which, they have the latest Google Chromecast (third generation) in-stock for $35…

NewEgg has a “Black Friday NOW” sale

The word is abused so much it no longer has any actual meaning. No, this is not an English Language diatribe but rather, the word “Black Friday”… Speaking of which, NewEgg has a 24-hour Black Friday NOW sale. YMMV as usual with these type of sales…

Fri/Sat: 20% off $150+ or $5 off $25+ at Monoprice

November did not just spawn a monster [per Morrissey], and the holiday drinks at Starbucks, but also has brought a new duo of 2-day coupons (end Saturday night) at the Monoprice website. Coupon NOV20 is 20% off orders of $150+, while coupon NOV5 is $5 off orders of $25+. Limit two redemptions per customer. Only coupon-eligible items count towards the $150/$25 minimums for each coupon. Restrictions and exclusions apply. See website for details.

eBay Bonus Bucks: 6% to 8% back

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 6% back in eBay Bucks on purchases or 8% in in-app purchases. The default is 1% per purchase. 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 11/1/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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

Up to $45 off with BorrowLenses Rental coupon

If you are planning to rent camera gear from BorrowLenses, good until 11/4/18, and for orders received [or picked up] by 11/6/18, the following coupon code gets you a discount based on your total rental-order discount. The coupon is only good for rentals, not purchases of used gear that they also offer over there…

Monday: 25% off $300+ at Monoprice w/coupon

Good until the end of day in the pacific time zone on Monday 10/29/18, coupon code MONSTER25 gets you 25% off orders of $300+ at the Monoprice website. The $300 minimum must needs be reached only with items eligible for the coupon. For example, if your order total is $600 but only $295 is coupon-eligible products, you won’t qualify for the coupon. The coupon only applies to the coupon-eligible products, not the order total. As usual, exclusions apply ~ you can find out for sure by placing items of interest in the shopping cart and entering the coupon [you don’t have to create an account or log-in to test the coupon]…

Adorama Photo Plus Expo 2018 specials

Too many to list here individually, but Adorama is running their own Photo Plus Expo 2018 special offers, featuring a mix of cameras, lenses, photo gear and accessories, computers, Lexar, Sandisk, etc.

And if you like to get a head-start on your shopping, there’s already some Nikon DSLR bundles being offered over there…

15% off with Stacksocial coupon

In this “make your own deal” promotion, for a limited time [expiration date unspecified], coupon code BOO15 [as in Halloween BOO!] gets you 15% off most things [exclusions apply as usual] at the Stacksocial website

Speaking of which, they are offering the Ivacy VPN: Lifetime Subscription + NAT Firewall for $40 as a one-time lifetime fee. You can login with up to five devices at the same time.

More PPE 2018 Specials: Zeiss, Apple, Epson, Bags, Etc

Among the latest B&H PPE 2018 specials, don’t forget to check these potentially interesting offers:

+ Zeiss Prime lenses (five options)

+ Epson Printers

+ Vello Camera Remotes & Flash Triggers

+ Ruggard Camera Bags (8 options)

+ LowePro Camera Bags

+ Apple sale (12 options)

Best Buy Early Access Sale (Rewards members)

Depending on what level of Rewards Zone membership you are, you can get to see the Best Buy “Early Access” sale earlier. I don’t have my BB login on this laptop so I can’t check the sale, but if you are part of the reward program, and logged to your account, the sale is happening at the Early Access sale page…

First Wave of B&H Photo PPE 2018 Specials are LIVE

The end of October is many things, such as Halloween and the start of a new NBA season, but it’s also the Photo Plus Expo (aka PPE) in New York City [see Trade Show Calendar]… As with previous years, B&H Photo is back their first wave of PPE 2018 specials with more coming in the next few days. Many of these expire on Monday, some earlier, some later…

More on these later today…

YMMV: Amazon offering $75 statement credit with “Discover It”

This is YMMV as only Amazon’s AI knows how they decide to offer and target these type of things…

While surfing around Amazon, their AI may decide to offer you a $75 statement promotion IF you apply and get approved for a “Discover It” credit card, and use it to make an Amazon purchase within 3 months of getting the card. This offer appears under the “Special Offers” of individual products [partial screenshot below] or you may see promotional banners or other verbiage while traversing their byzantine website…

[DEAD] Mon: 20% off with Monoprice coupon [no minimum amount!]

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Prime Day offers now going live including Elements 2018

The official Festivities for Prime Day 2018 are now under way with some of the offers starting to go live, including Photoshop Elements 2018 going for $50 (PC or Mac, digital download or box in the mail) and Photoshop + Premiere Elements 2018 going for $75 in PC digital download.

You can also check the various offers by going through the sub-categories at the classic Gold Box page… [select the various sub-categories of interest on the left hand side over there and filter accordingly, eg “Electronics”, “Camera & Photo”, “Digital Software”, etc]…

Among the various lightning deals:

+ Samsung EVO Select U3 microSD cards with full size adapter
+ 256GB for $85, 128GB for $37, 64GB for $20, 32GB for $12

+ FireTV 4K Ultra with Alexa Voice Remote in the Pendant Design for $35
+ Fire 7 Tablets start at $30
+ Fire HD 8 tablets start at $50
+ Fire HD 10 tablets start at $100
+ Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $80
+ and various other Amazon hardware devices on sale, such as The Echo for $70

+ SONOS with $50 Amazon Gift Card for $200

+ Edifier R980T 4″ Active Bookshelf Speakers for $50~ (pair, powered)
+ various other Edifier models throughout the day

+ Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones for $200

+ 12pk RxBAR Chocolate Sea Salt for $15 after 30% off in-cart discount
+ must-have especially if you go on photographic adventures and need some protein boost during your travels/adventures

+ three months of Audible for $5 per month (after the first three months you pay regular $15/mo price; their computer tells you whether you are a eligible for the free trial offer)
+ three month prepaid Kindle Unlimited e-book reading subscription for $0.99 total for those three months

+ starts 6:40pm ET: 25pk of Verbatim 25GB 6X Bluray BD-R blank discs

+ starts 8:05pm ET: BenQ EX3501R 35″ UWQHD HDR10 Gaming Curved Monitor 100Hz FreeSync 4ms Port HDMI USB-C (price before sale $849)

+ starts 8:30pm ET: Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer (price before sale $130)

+ buy one of the Amazon Charts e-books get 75% of the price you pay as a store credit for your next e-book purchase

+ more offers also appearing on the Amazon home page for Prime members

+ if you are NOT a Prime member but want to participate in the madness, you can start a FREE 30-Day Prime Trial

+ FREE: during the Prime Day festivities, you can get all SIX Kindle First Reads e-books for FREE. Not the usual one per month, but all six. Make sure you select the Kindle option, and click on the option that gets you the book for FREE as a Prime member. Do NOT click anything that has an actual price on it because you will pay!

+ Furbo Dog Camera with Snack Tossing for $139

Ends Fri 11:59pm ET: 15% off orders of $25+ w/eBay coupon

eBay is back with another flash coupon, running until 11:59pm eastern tonight Friday 6/29/18. Coupon code PERFECTDAY gets you 15% off almost everything on eBay, with a $25+ minimum purchase. This is the flash coupon that works on all retailers, that’s why it only lasts a few hours. Certain exclusions apply as usual (gift cards, real estate, cash equivalents, etc).

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 here…

Ends Tue PM: 12% off Digital Cameras with KEH Camera coupon

Look at the calendar! We are exactly six months away from Christmas. So let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas 🙂

Good until Tuesday 6/26/18 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code DGTL6A gets you 12% off digital cameras at KEH Camera. Over 700 options are currently available for this promotion. Free ground shipping with orders of $49+ and a free 180-day warranty on products in “BGN” (bargain) or better conditions.

NOTE: Leica cameras are NOT eligible for the coupon…

KEH Sell Your Gear Promotion: 5% to 10% Bonus with coupon

Good until Sunday 6/24/18 night at 11:59pm eastern [aka the season 2 finale of WESTWORLD], KEH Camera is back with a Sell Your Own Gear promotion. Using coupon code SYG6A you will receive a 5% cash bonus or a 10% KEH gift card bonus. So for example if you want to sell them your old Nikon D123 DSLR which goes for $100 at its condition, using the coupon code you will instead get $105 in a check in the mail or $110 in a KEH gift card. Gift card of interest if you are a frequent KEH shopper.

Earn 5% more on your gear and 10% when choosing gift card!

Ends Thur PM: KEH coupon: 15% off USED EX/EX+ Gear (6400+ options)

A new 3-day coupon promotion is running at KEH Camera. Good until Thursday 6/21/18 at 11:59pm eastern, coupon code EXP6A gets you 15% off used camera gear in the “EX” and “EX+” conditions. They come with a 180-day warranty from KEH and free shipping on orders of $49+. A total of 6499 items are eligible for this coupon as of the time of writing. You can use their various categories and sub-categories on the left hand side to filter by brands or mounts or product types of interest.

5-Day Monoprice coupons: 25% off $300+, 20% off $150+, Etc

It’s the World Cup of coupons! To celebrate the soccer festivities, the Monoprice website is offering their usual coupons for a total of five days in a row, giving you plenty of time to research and plan a big Monoprice purchase to take advantage of the coupons which expire on Monday 6/25/18 night…

+ GOAL25 is 25% off orders of $300+
+ GOAL20 is 20% off orders of $150+
+ GOAL5 is $5 off orders of $25+
+ the minimum purchase amounts must be reached with coupon-eligible products, not a mix of eligible and ineligible

eBay coupon: 15% off orders of $25+ [select retailers]

eBay strikes again with another coupon promotion. Coupon code PLAYFUL15 gets you 15% off items priced $25+ until 6/23/18 at 11:59pm pacific time. Over 100 well-known eBay sellers are eligible for this promotion. You can find the complete list at teh bottom of the page over there. Eligible items will also mention the coupon eligibility.

When you follow the menus, there are over 3000 items under the Camera and Photography category

This is a “Union of the Two Towers” promotion, because also running in parallel is a YMMV 6% to 8% eBay Bucks promotion…

YMMV: eBay Bonus Bucks: 6% over $50, 8% over $100

Good until Wednesday 6/20/18 at 11:59pm pacific… This is YMMV as usual! The offer is being sent out via email and eBay messages, it is a new 6% eBay Bucks promotion on purchases of $50, or 8% for purchases of $100+. You must manually activate it before you earn the extra eBay Bucks. I do not know if every eBay Bucks member gets these offers or the eBay computers do their “targeting thing” (eg nudge people who haven’t shopped in a while to shop, and so forth).

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 here, including the free Google Home Mini w/$150+ orders promotion running until 5/29/18.

As usual, there are limits to how much you can earn. You can earn $100 maximum for an individual transaction, and a maximum of $500 from multiple purchases made during this promotional period.

Ends Sat PM: 20% off $150+ at Monoprice

Monoprice.com is back with another 2-day coupon promotion running until Saturday night: coupon code SIZZLIN20 is the usual 20% off eligible items totaling $150+, while coupon code 5SIZZLIN is the usual $5 off orders of $25+ in eligible items… Meanwhile their featured Featured sale includes a 10 x 6.25 inch graphic drawing tablet for $53~ before the coupon…

Ends Sat PM: 20% off $150+ at Monoprice

Monoprice.com is back with another 2-day coupon promotion running until Saturday night: coupon code GRAD20 is the usual 20% off eligible items totaling $150+, while coupon code DAD5 is the usual $5 off orders of $25+ in eligible items… Meanwhile their featured Dads and Grads sale includes the DJI Phantom 2…

REI Members: Promotional Dividend Match on eligible $50+ purchases (on June 9 and 10)

If you are part of the REI Commune (aka their membership program, the Co-Op; you pay a one time $20 lifetime membership fee and you are in; no annual fees), on June 9 and 10 in 2018, at their stores and their website, they are matching your dividend on eligible purchases of $50+ with a promotional dividend. The terms of the bonus dividend are the same as the regular dividend. Only full price items are eligible and exclusions apply. The “bonus dividend” will be issued in June, and must be spent between June 15-25. So you don’t have to wait for the annual dividend to get this bonus. The regular dividend part of your purchase will arrive with your annual dividend as usual. Check their website/stores for more details…

15% off at KEH Camera on “BGN” condition (2200+ options)

Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET, coupon code BGN6A gets you 15% off the purchase of used camera gear in “BGN” (Bargain) condition at KEH Camera. “BGN” items are eligible for a 180-day warranty serviced by KEH, which some could argue is more reliable service than some of the manufacturers 🙂 Free shipping with orders of $49+. Over 2200 items are eligible for this coupon promotion!

Pay $60, Get 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership, $20 Costco Cash Card, $25/$250+ online coupon, 72pk AA batteries, Etc

For a limited time, Groupon is offering a Costco Membership bundle for new members only. This offer is not available for renewals of existing memberships. If you previously had a Costco membership that is no longer active, you are eligible for this promotion as long as your previous membership expires on February 1st in 2018 or earlier.

You pay $60 and for that you get:

+ 1 year of Costco Gold Star membership – this is their default membership
+ $20 Costco cash card ($20 to spend at Costco!)
+ 72pk of single-use AA batteries (Kirkland Signature brand)
+ $25 off an order of $250+ at the Costco website
+ 4pk of disinfecting wipes
+ $10 off fresh meat purchase

Check the terms and conditions and restrictions for the offer if you are not familiar with how things are done in Costcolandia….

June Instant Savings are here for many brands

Time is flying faster and faster. It feels like it was only yesterday we were doing Black Friday marathon posts, and just like that it’s June! With it, the new month brings in new rounds of instant savings (aka instant rebates) from a number of manufacturers, including Canon, Fuji, Epson, Nikon, MeFoto, Shiguma, Panasonica, Sony, Dell and more. Over 3600 options are available organized at Adorama. You can use the left hand side on their website to filter by manufacturer or price range or other filtering options…

Ends Sat PM: 20% off $150+ at Monoprice

Monoprice.com is back with their “default weekend coupon” promotion. Coupon DONUT20 gets you 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products, or coupon code DONUT5 is $5 off orders of $25+. Coupon expires Saturday night. Yes, today is national donut day apparently 🙂 Although National Pancake Day is typically more popular with photographers. Donut lenses are a bit more tricky to use 😉

Photoshop World 2018 B&H Special offers

Photoshop World time, and as always, B&H Photo has launched some Photoshop World 2018 specials. A few of the offers require promo code PSWBH18 for the discount.

Flash Sale: 15% off 700+ featured items at KEH Camera with coupon

KEH Camera has launched a limited time flash sale getting you 15% off the price of 700+ featured camera gear using coupon code SLCT5A in their shopping cart. This includes DSLRs, lenses, lighting, and other assorted C&P accessories. The exact expiration time is not clear, it’s either around 11am ET on Friday or Friday 11:59pm ET.

They offer free shipping with orders of $49+, and a 180-day warranty on items in condition “BGN” (Bargain) or better. Items in condition “UG” (Ugly) or “AS IS” or marked as Inoperable do not come with a warranty for obvious reasons.

NewEgg After Memorial Day sale

If you are a fan of the Way of the NewEgg, they have a new After Memorial Day sale in their customer e-newsletter format, where some offers may require promotional codes, while a smaller number may require a mail-in rebate. They have the usual assortment of computers, electronics, computer monitors, storage, a 64GB TeamGroup microSDXC for $15 with free shipping (no coupon, no rebate), components, and more…

Tue: 20% off almost everything at Monoprice (no minimum)

The 4-day Monoprice coupons have expired, but fear not, good for Tuesday in the pacific time zone, coupon code MAY29 gets you 20% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. This coupon has no minimum purchase amount, so it’s a more versatile coupon. As usual, you can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without having to login or sign-up for an account…

KEH Buy More Save More Coupon: 15% off $750+ orders, 10% off under $750 [ends Tue 11:59pm ET]

UPDATE: this promotion has been extended by another 24 hours, it expires Tuesday at 11:59pm ET instead of Monday…

KEH Camera is back with their own Memorial Day coupon sale. The theme is a “Buy More, Save More” sale. Coupon code BMSM5A gets you a discount depending on your order total:

+ 10% off on purchases up to $749.99
+ 15% off on purchases $750+
+ over 9000 items are eligible for this coupon at KEH Camera is back with their own KEH Camera
+ coupon expires Tuesday [WAS Monday] night 5/28/18 at 11:59pm eastern time

AS usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon.

Adorama Memorial Day sale

Adorama has launched their Memorial Day sale weekend event featuring a variety of DSLRs, lenses, camera and photo accessories, video cameras, computer gear, and more…

Monoprice 4-Day Memorial Day Weekend Coupons

Good news if you like to plan out more complicated purchases. The Memorial Day weekend coupons at the Monoprice website run for four days in a row, good until Monday night 5/28/18, giving you plenty of time to plan ahead! The coupon codes are:

+ 25BLUE is 25% off orders of $300+
+ 20WHITE is 20% off orders of $150+
+ 5RED is $5 off orders of $25+

As usual, exclusions do apply, but you can test the coupons in the shopping cart and get a S&H estimate (free shipping is more rare at Monoprice than most major tech/electronics websites) without having to create an account or login over there.

NewEgg Memorial Day Sale

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and of course NewEgg has launched a Memorial Day Weekend Sale. As usual, some of the options require a promo code, and a smaller number may require a mail-in rebate. The usual assortment of storage, monitors, computers, hardware and such are participating in the sale.

Gazelle Trade-In Bonus with select MacBooks and iPhones

Gazelle is running a couple of trade-in promotions at the moment. Good until 5/27/18, you can get a $25 trade-in bonus when you trade in a MacBook valued at $250+. Separately you can get a $15 trade-in bonus when you trade in a iPhone valued at $150+. Check their website for terms, conditions and details.

Woot-OFF In Progress

Wednesday is here and a Woot-OFF is running at three of the sub-Woots: Sellout/Clearance which is the most likely to have camera-related products, along with Shirts and Gourmet. Free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat for the calendar day. Woot-OFFs run in 24 hour multiples with 1am eastern being the starting and ending point. In recent weeks Woot-OFFs typically last 24 hours, but they also typically start on Tuesdays instead of Wednesday, so it’s hard to tell ahead of time.

Tue: 20% off at Monoprice without minimum purchase

A surprise coupon is running at Monoprice until Tuesday at 11:59pm pacific time! Coupon code MAY22 gets you 20% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. There are restrictions and such but you can test the coupon and get a shipping estimate without creating an account or logging in. Simply add the items of interest in the shopping cart and enter the coupon and see what happens. You can only have one coupon in the shopping cart, so make sure you delete any previous coupon in order to see the effects of the new coupon.

20% off Accessories with KEH coupon until Wedn PM

KEH Camera is back with a new 2-day coupon, good until Wednesday 5/23/18 at 11:59pm ET: coupon code ACC5A gets you 20% off 5900+ camera accessories at KEH Camera. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon.

Rakuten Coupon: $10 off $50+ (ends Tue PM)

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm pacific time, the Rakuten website is offering $10 off purchases of $50+ with coupon code GET10 entered over there. Some exclusions and restrictions apply as usual. You can find those in the fineprint at the bottom of the aforelinked page.

Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere, or rarely go on sale. A number of 3rd-party camera deals also sell on Rakuten, so you are not limited to what they have on their own. Note also that Rakuten has both authorized and unauthorized 3rd-party sellers offering camera gear on their website, so be sure to research an unfamiliar seller before buying!