101 posts categorized "rewards"

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

10% back in Rakuten Reward Points with coupon [also $10/$30+ for new customers]

Good until the end of day on 7/10/14, Buy.com (now Rakuten.com) is offering 10% back in Rakuten Points on technology purchases which includes camera and photography gear. You must needs enter coupon code SUMMERSET in order to get the 10% back. Non-tech items get 20% back. The "back" is in Rakuten points to be used on future purchases. They are not discounts on the purchase you make today.

If you never purchased anything at Buy.com/Rakuten, you can use new customer coupon code NEW10 for $10 off an order of $30+. The coupon is good for tech and non-tech items. This one expires 7/14/14.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Invited Offer: 10% in eBay Bucks on single items $250+ each

Check your email inbox or your eBay Message Box. eBay may have sent you an offer to earn 10% in eBay Bucks when you make a purchase of a single item priced $250 or higher.

In parallel (a second stackable offer running in parallel), they have a 5% eBay Bucks offer when you buy from Target's eBay store. So the two companies who got majorly hacked are getting together :)

This promotion ends at 2:59am eastern on Friday June 6 in 2014. The offer is valid on multiple qualifying purchases made within the promotion time period.

You qualify for this offer if you have been invited by eBay. There's no coupon code to enter. This is not a discount on the purchase price, but rewards earned in the eBay Bucks rewards program. The invitation email explains this offer:


"Who's eligible?
Only invited, registered eBay Bucks participants who receive the promotional offer from eBay in My Messages are eligible. Sorry, no forwarding—the offer is not transferable.

+ Earn 10% in eBay Bucks on every qualifying single item* of $250 or more.
+ Earn an extra 5% in eBay Bucks for any item purchased from the Target store on eBay. Total Rewards will be 7% on any item $0–$249.99 and 15% on any item $250 or more.

Promotion details
The Promotion starts at 8:00AM PT on June 4, 2014, and ends at 11:59PM PT June 5, 2014. Extra eBay Bucks can only be earned on every single item purchased that meets the minimum purchase requirement specified in the offer. Valid on multiple qualifying purchases made within the promotion time period.

*Qualifying purchases exclude all items in the following categories: Classifieds, Business & Industrial, Real Estate, eBay Gift Cards (within the Gift Cards & Coupons category), Bullion (within the Coins & Paper category), and eBay Motors.

Rewards are capped at $100 per transaction and $500 per Earn Period. Purchases must be paid for with PayPal before the Promotion ends. eBay reserves the right to cancel, amend, or revoke the Promotion at any time. Other restrictions apply. See Terms & Conditions for details."


One good place to start is sift through the eBay Daily Deals for potential items of interest.

Monday, May 12, 2014

(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: earn up to 4X eBay Bucks (invited eBay users)

This limited time offer ended...

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Discover card holders: $25 back with $250+ at NewEgg Business

If you have a Discover Credit Card, check the "Extras" section of the Discover website. They are running a promotion that gets you $25 back as a statement credit on your Discover Credit Card when you make a purchase of $250 or more at NewEggBusiness.com. This offer is only good for the Business site of NewEgg, not the consumer NewEgg.com. The statement will happen automatically as long as you can see this offer in your "Extras" page. The promotion expires 4/30/14 but as usual, don't wait until the last minute. Screenshot crop of the promotion right below...


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Friday, March 28, 2014

(ENDED) Starts 11am ET: (By Invitation) Quadruple eBay Bucks on $150+ items

This daily offer ended... For eBay members: check your eBay Inbox or your email address. eBay has another flash Quadruple eBay Bucks promotion. Between Friday starting at 11am ET and ending on Saturday at 3am ET, you can get 4X eBay Bucks on individual eBay items priced at $150 or more. Only invited eBay members are eligible. Check the email for all the terms/conditions/restrictions/details... If you are looking for ideas what to buy, start with the eBay Daily Deals page...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

(ENDED) Invited eBay Users Only (Wedn): earn up to 10% in eBay Bucks

This deal of the day expired... Expired offer after the jump...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Invited eBay Users Only: Ends Thur 3am ET: 10% eBay Bucks on each $200+ items

If you are an eBay user, check your email or your eBay Message box. A new promotion is live today, by invitation - meaning you are eligible for it only if you received an email asking you to participate. You receive 10% back in eBay Bucks on every item that costs $200 or more individually. There are limits on how much you can earn: $100 eBay Bucks per transaction (so it phases out at a $1000 purchase price per item) and $500 eBay Bucks per Earn Period. Excluded from this promotion are the eBay categories that include Gift Cards, eBay Motors, Real Estate, Classifieds, Business and Industrial. Check the email for all the details. Items must be paid by Paypal before the promotional period ends. The promotion ends at 2:59am ET on Thursday 2/27/14. If you are looking for ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Daily Deals.

Friday, February 07, 2014

10% rewards back at Rakuten with coupon

Rakuten has a new promotion where you can get 10% Rakuten rewards points back on your technology purchase when you use promo code REWARDS20 over there. Maximum reward during this promotion is $100 (for a technology purchase of $1000). The offer ends by 2/10/14 at 3am eastern time.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

(ENDED) Ends Fri 3am ET: Targeted offer: Earn up to 4X eBay Bucks

This limited time offer expired...

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

8% rewards on camera purchases (ends Wedn 3am ET)

Buy.com (now Rakuten) is offering 8% rewards on camera purchases when you use promo code SNAPSHOT over there. This is not a discount. These are rewards/points you can use in the future. The maximum amount of rewards you can get from this promotion are $100 in rewards (eg good for purchase amounts up to $1250). This promotion expires by 3am ET on Wednesday 2/5/14.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

100% back in Rewards on 24pk of AA Energizer Max alkaline batteries

If you are a frequent Office Depot customer, and you are looking to stock up on Energizer AA alkaline single-use batteries, their 100% rewards promotion is back. The offer is this: you receive 100% back as Rewards (on the product price; not the sales tax) on a 24pk of Energizer Max AA alkaline batteries. You can buy two of these per day, each day, for the week of Sunday 1/5/14 until the close of business on Saturday 1/11/14. This is good for online, brick and mortar and by phone purchases.

If you want to max out on this deal, it is two 24pks per day, for seven days (Sunday AM until Saturday PM), so you will end up with 14 24pks. A few weeks later, you will receive the purchase price back as Office Depot Rewards. The sales tax is not covered/included. You receive Rewards (think along the lines of Office Depot store credit with an expiration date), not cash/check!

The offer is only good on this specific 24pk, Office Depot item #626-049, not every Energizer set. You can check availability, terms, conditions, and local store hours through the Office Depot website.

TIP: if you are not familiar with how these rewards work, do not jump in unless you research them first. You cannot easily convert Office Depot rewards to cash, and you cannot roll them like you can with Office Max rewards. In other words, if you are not a frequent Office Depot shopper, you have to plan how you are going to spend them before you commit to the purchase. I've done these a few times, and if you follow the rules and the deadlines and understand the terms and restrictions, they are reliable.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

eBay Bucks changes starting 1/1/14: only quarterly balances of $5+ will be paid

eBay is making changes to their "eBay Bucks" rewards program starting January 1, 2014. With the new terms, your quarterly rewards total will only be sent to you if it is $5 or more. If it is under $5, it will disappear into the void, and cannot be carried over to the next quarter. You can learn more through the eBay Bucks FAQ page.

In other words, you must spend at least $100 every quarter in order to receive eBay Bucks. eBay Bucks are paid at a flat rate of 2% of your purchases (only the purchase price; not shipping/handling/taxes/fees). Occasionally they have additional offers. You can also earn eBay Bucks by participating in their "Trial Pay" offers (eg start a first-time ever Hulu+ free trial, and get $X eBay Bucks).

Sunday, December 01, 2013

AMEX cardholders (YMMV): buy $75+ at Amazon, get $25 statement credit (may be targetted)

If you have an American Express credit card of any kind, check the "Offers for You" section on their website (after you logon to your account) or check your email if you are in their emailing lists. The offer is this: "Get a one-time $25 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $75 or more online at Amazon.com by 12/31/2013. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/31/13". Check all the details over there. You must manually enroll for the offer by simply clicking on the option next to the offer. I have no way of knowing whether everyone is offered this, or it may be targetted based on credit card (I am seeing it on an Amex Blue).

Saturday, November 23, 2013

4% Promotional Rewards return at Amazon (DSLRs, Mirrorless, Lenses)

The 4% promotional rewards on camera gear have returned at Amazon. This is a limited time, but an end date is not provided, so it will end when it ends. You will receive 4% of your purchase price as a promotional credit thirty-five days _after_ your order ships. You have to spend your promotional credit within six months after it is issued. Only items sold and shipped by Amazon itself qualify (not marketplace, 3rd parties, used, refurbs, etc). The aforelinked page has more details.

As of the time of writing, eligible for this promotion are 95 DSLR kits and 122 mirrorless kits and 739 lenses.

Monday, November 18, 2013

American Express Card Holders: Offers include Statement Credits on Various Popular Electronics Retailers that Sell Cameras (YMMV; may be targetted)

Please note this is a YMMV promotion, it may be targeted or semi-targeted or not. I am using my own account as a guinea pig (AMEX Blue; this is a poor blog, we can't afford the designer AMEX cards!), so the offers may (or may not) be different in your situation. If you have an American Express credit card of any kind, logon to your account and check the "Offers For You" tab on their website. It is on the right of the "Latest Transactions" tab.

These are statement credit offers, meaning you buy something and you get a predefined amount back as an AMEX Statement Credit later on. Each promotion has its own terms, conditions, restrictions and deadlines, so be sure to read them before purchase! Some may be good online, others at brick and mortar, others at both places. Some of the places that sell cameras that have offers:

+ spend $79+ at Walmart, get $20 statement credit
+ spend $100+ at Sony, get $25 statement credit
+ spend $100+ at Tigerdirect, get $30 statement credit
+ spend $150+ at Zappos, get $30 statement credit
+ spend $200+ at Abt Electronics, get $20 statement credit
+ spend $250+ at Best Buy, get $25 statement credit
+ spend $599+ at Dell, get $50 statement credit
+ you must click on the button next to the offer to activate it for your account _before_ making a purchase. If you have multiple AMEX cards in the same AMEX online account, make sure you are looking/using the correct card

Thursday, October 24, 2013

16% back in Rakuten points on all orders on 10/24/13

For today only (Thursday 10/24/13), you can receive 16% back in Rakuten Super Points on all orders! Please note you will receive 16% back in Rewards Points, not 16% back in cash!

Friday, September 13, 2013

13% back in Rakuten Superpoints for Friday the 13th

Because it is never too early for Halloween, Rakuten has a Friday the 13th points promotion, use promo code LUCKY13 and get 13% back in Rakuten Superpoints. Please note this is not a discount on the purchase price, but you will receive 13% of your purchase amount back in Rakuten Store points to use on future purchases. Promotion ends by the end of day 9/13/13. Maximum rewards earned through this promotion is $150 and limit 7 items per customer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

REI members only: $100 gift card with REI Visa Credit Card offer

If you are an REI member ($20 one-time lifetime-membership fee), check your Email and Spam folders! REI has launched a new promotion. If you apply and get approved for their REI VISA credit card and make a purchase within 60 days of approval, you will receive a $100 REI Gift Card as a bonus (6-8 weeks after your first purchase with the VISA card). You must apply for the REI VISA by 10/31/13. Check your emails or check with REI for more details. Of photography interest, they carry a variety of outdoorsy action cams (GoPro, Sony, JVC Addiction (mispelled), etc) and other assorted items for outdoorsy photography.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

7% back in Rakuten Superpoints on Electronics and Computers (Tue only)

Ending by the end of day today (Tuesday 9/10/13), you can receive 7% back in Rakuten Superpoints when you make Electronics and Computers purchases over there. You must use promo code TECH7 to get the rewards promotion. You can get a maximum of $250 in Rakuten Super Points with this promotion.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

10% back in Rakuten Super Points

Good until the end of day on Monday 9/2/13, you can get 10% back in Rakuten Super Points (their in-house rewards program) at Rakuten.com - the artist formerly known as Buy.com.




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