This lightning deal ended…
If you need a handful of AAA rechargeable batteries, the 12pk of AmazonBasics 800 mAh batteries is currently on sale for $12 at Amazon by Amazon itself. That’s $1 per battery. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal, not an Add-On.
Free 2-day shipping for Prime members, or with a $25+ order. Some ideas to get to $25+, sorted by price:
+ 2 Quart Union 63181 Elephant Watering Can for $2.54
+ 4-pack Melitta Single Cup Pour Over Set for $5.69
+ 52oz Bubba Classic Insulated Mug for $8~
+ AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior) for $13 (Prime only)
If you are a fan of Duracell Single Use AA or AAA batteries, and also a fan of shopping at Office Depot / Office Max, their weekly rewards promotions running 10/1/17 until the close of business on Saturday 10/7/17 include the return of the Duracell Coppertop battery rewards.
As before, using your rewards card during the in-store (show it to cashier or give them your phone number) or online purchase (make sure it’s in your account profile), you pay full price + sales tax in the store. A few weeks later, the full price of the batteries minus $0.01 will appear as an Office Depot Rewards in your OD/OMX rewards account. The sales tax is not included in the reward, that’s out of pocket.
As before, it’s limit two total per customer, any combination of eligible 16-packs of AA or AAA Duracell Coppertops.
Only these two specific packages of Duracell are eligible!
If you are a fan of the Office Depot / Office Max stores, their Rewards promotions running from Sunday 9/17/17 until the close of business on Saturday 9/23/17, include the return of the 16pk Duracell AA/AAA Battery promotion.
As before, you can buy one or two 16-packs of specially marked (specific SKUs) of AA or AAA single-use batteries. Using your Rewards number or card at the cash register or online checkout profile, you pay full price plus sales tax. A few weeks later, you will receive an Office Depot/Max reward in the purchase price amount (minus a penny). The sales tax is not refunded.
The promotion is good online, in-store, and even on orders by phone or …FAX! Yes, that’s in the official terms and conditions 🙂
If you are a fan of the AmazonBasics brand and need 3rd-party Canon LP-E8 batteries, Amazon is offering their AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery for Canon Cameras (LP-E8) for $14. Limit up to five units per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order (eg two of these).
Per the gallery picture [screenshot below] the cell is made in Japan, and “further processed” (whatever that means) in China:
There is only one customer review so far, posted last week.
Office Depot-Max has tweaked their rewards program a bit the last few weeks, but the recurring Duracell single-use battery offers continue! Another one of them is running this week, as you can see at the Weekly Rewards page, it is the 16-packs of AA or AAA of CopperTop single use.
You can buy one or two 16-packs during this promotion which runs 8/27/17 – 9/2/17 11:59 PM ET at their website or their B&M stores. You pay full price, and a few weeks later, you receive the purchase amount (but not the sales tax) back as Office Depot-Max rewards.
If you are looking for AAA rechargeable batteries, the 8-pack AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (made in Japan) are on sale for $10 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 8-packs per customer.
If you prefer AA batteries, the AA 8-pack goes for $14 each.
If you are close to getting to $25+/$35+ for free shipping or need more accessories, here are some other AmazonBasics items on sale:
+ AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for $23.26
This sale ended, but the 99c Dash Button deal is recurring every few weeks. It may return during the Prime Day festivities, I do not know but Amazon has ever-increasing focus on their own hardware devices and services these days…
It’s a new week and that means new Office Depot and Office Max Rewards Offers for their rewards members. Among this week’s offers, which run from Sunday AM until Saturday 6/24/17 11:59pm eastern (or store closing time if buying at B&M), is the return of the Duracell Coppertop Battery Rewards.
As before, you can buy one or two 16-packs of Duracell Coppertop AA or AAA batteries. You have to show them your Rewards number in-store or make sure it is included in your online shopping account. You pay full price plus sales tax. After a few weeks, you will receive the purchase price of the batteries (minus $0.01, minus the sales tax) as an Office Depot Reward which you can use in future purchases over there.
Valid in-store, online, by phone or fax. These rewards will be issued separately from the monthly rewards, which is good, because they are not subject to the sneaky $10 multiple restriction.
To the rechargeable batteries we go, where the 12-pack of AmazonBasics pre-charged AAA rechargeable batteries is on sale for $12 by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. It is not a lightning deal. It is also available through “Subscribe and Save”.
If you don’t need that many, the 8-pack goes for $10. They ship in the typical frustration-free AmazonBasics cardboard boxes which are almost always repurposable and recyclable.
The PowerExtra Charger with Two Replacement Batteries, replacement for the Fuji NP-45*, is currently on sale for $14 by PowerExtra with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members.
As of 6/4/17 AM re-check, the price is up to $25+. Amazon’s price bots are having too much fun 🙂
And it’s back on again, and once again it is restricted to Prime members this time everyone can buy it, not just Prime members. It is Panasonic 4-slot charger with 4 Eneloop PRO AA rechargeables, model K-KJ17KHCA4A, for $18.47 or $19.48 with free shipping. Limit one three sets per customer at the moment. The PRO Eneloop batteries are described as 2550mAh type, 2450mAh min. They are also eligible for “Subscribe and Save”.
UPDATE: the price switches between $18.47 and $19.48 every few hours 🙂
The PowerExtra Charger and Two Batteries (replacing Olympus LI-90B, LI-92B) is on sale for $13 by PowerExtra with the order fulfilled by Amazon. They average 4.7 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal.
The PowerExtra Charger and Two Batteries that are replacing the Panasonic DMW-BLF19* is on sale for $19 by PowerExtra with the order fulfilled by Amazon, averaging 4.2 out of 5 based on eight customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal.
As of late 5/31/17, the sale ended…
You can put your Prime membership to work with this Prime-only sale, you can get this Panasonic 4-slot charger with 4 Eneloop PRO AA rechargeables, model K-KJ17KHCA4A, for $19.47 [WAS $18.47] with free shipping. Limit one unit per customer at the moment. The PRO Eneloop batteries are described as 2550mAh type, 2450mAh min.
If you are a fan of Fujitsu chargers and rechargeable AA and AAA batteries, coupon code EMCSRFCB4 gets you a Fujitsu 4-slot charger, 8 AA and 4 AAA rechargeables along with 2 C and 2 D spacers (not batteries, but shells to put AA batteries and make them work in C or D situations ~ YMMV on how well they work depending on device and application) for $25 with free shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg itself.
On Sunday, the coupon works for people who are subscribed to NewEgg’s newsletters. On Monday, it will move to their “Shell Shocker” daily deals and be open to everyone. Because daily deals were not complicated enough, so NewEgg decided to make them so 🙂
These daily deals expired…
As of a late 5/14/17 re-check, the price jumped close to $20…
This sale ended…
If you need single-use AAA batteries, good until 4:15pm ET today, you can get a 96pk EverBrite AAA batteries for $13.60 as a lightning deal. This was not included in last night’s Lightning Deals schedule [lots of Neewer lightning/studio offers today] as it was either a last minute addition or it was not in the categories I check every night (I can’t check all categories, there’s a LOT of them).
Speaking of batteries, the previously mentioned 100pk AC Delco single-use AA is going for $12.12 or slightly less if you do “Subscribe and Save”. The AC Delco is Prime-only and limit one per customer. Meanwhile the AmazonBasics 100pk sale ended, they jumped to $24 as of this recheck.
The price of the 100pk of AC Delco single-use AA batteries is now down to $13.12 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of one set per customer during the sale. Or you can set up a “Subscribe and Save” which further drops the price, but keep in mind, future Subscribe-and-Save deliveries will be at the future time-of-shipment price, not the current price. You can adjust, postpone or cancel Subscribe-and-Save any time without hassle. These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 900+ customer reviews. This is 7.62 batteries per dollar with the standard purchase and even more with the Subscribe-and-Save price.
It looks like the AmazonBasics AA 100-pack is chasing them downhill in price, they are now going for $13.74 with up to three 100-packs per customer. These come out to 7.28 batteries per dollar.
OSHA disclaimer: you can only use whole batteries. Fractional batteries are mentioned above only for the express purpose of price comparison between the various offers. Do not use fractional batteries. Do not try this at home. Do not eat batteries. Properly recycle or dispose of at the appropriate facilities. Restrictions may apply. This is an out of control paragraph that is totally unnecessary and I need to stop writing it and press publish NOW 🙂
Batteries are included! The 12-pack of Fujitsu AA 2000 mAh 2100 Cycles Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (Made in Japan) are on sale for $18 at NewEgg Business until 5/2/17 (or earlier if sold out). You can buy as many as you like during the sale.
This Thursday daily deal expired…
If you are a fan of AC Delco single-use AA alkaline batteries, their 100-pack of “AC Delco Super” are on sale for the very specific price of $15.07 at Amazon by Amazon itself, with a limit of one set per customer. These are also available through “Subscribe and Save” (SaS) for $14.32 or less. Keep in mind, with “Subscribe and Save”, future orders will be at the future-current prices, not the price you pay for the first shipment. But you can get 5-15% off on the then-current prices depending on how many SaS items you have that month.
If you need more, the AmaznoBasics 100-pack goes for the very specific price of $15.79.
Batteries are included in this item. In fact, it is batteries 🙂 The 100-pack of AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries is currently on sale for the very specific price of $16.52 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to 27 100-packs per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. It comes out to six batteries per dollar, which is pretty good. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order.
Speaking of 100-packs from AmazonBasics, they have a 100-pack of 1.0mm Ballpoint pens for $4.06, half of the pens are blue, half are black. This is an Add-On item, so a $25+ order is a must. It comes out to almost 25 pens per dollar. Useful if pens keep disappearing at the studio or if you want to donate at a local school or non-profit. For more Amazon-y things, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section in the almost-daily lightning deal round-ups.
If you like to boldly-go and try new battery chargers, the AC Delco 4-slot AA/AAA slow-moving charger bundled with two AA 2000 mAh low self-discharge batteries is currently on sale for $9~ by Amazon itself or for even less if you buy it with “Subscribe and Save”. Food items are not the only ones eligible for “Subscribe and Save”, consumables (in a broader sense) are participating too. It has no customer reviews, so you can be the one to boldly go and inform the masses 🙂 Batteries must be charged in pairs. This is a slow-moving / overnight type of a charger which is a plus or minus depending on what you prefer/need.
If you want single-use batteries but don’t want to deal with Office Depot Rewards, there are a couple of Maxell sales at Amazon, but these too have their gotchas ~ they are either PrimePantry or Add-ON!
+ 48pk of Maxell AA for $10 (4.8 batteries per dollar)
+ PRIME PANTRY (must make a PrimePantry purchase)
+ you can get free PrimePantry shipping if you buy five or more units from select qualifying products ~ any combination works, five of the same item, or five different items, or three of this and two of that
+ otherwise Prime Pantry has a $6 flat shipping for every PrimePantry box you fill-up
+ you may have a $5 PrimePantry credit in your account ~ these are a result of selecting No Rush Shipping instead of 2-day Prime shippingon Prime-eligible purchases. You can check your available credits and expiration dates anytime by going to amazon.com/norushcredits
+ easy way to remember is “no rush credits” and then append these words (without the spaces) to amazon.com/
+ 36pk of Maxell AAA for $7.21 (almost 5 batteries per dollar)
+ ADD-ON ITEM (must place a $25+ order regardless)
+ everyone can buy this, not restricted to Prime members
+ 36pk of Maxell AAA for $7.61
+ PRIME PANTRY (only Prime members can make Prime Pantry purchases)
PS: check the Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits if you want to detangle the different Amazon shopping options these days.
If you are a fan of the Office Depot and Office MAX Duracell battery rewards, there is another round and this time they are “upgrading” to the 20pk of Quantum batteries instead of the 16pk of Copppertops. This new offer runs between April 16-22 (2017). You can find it at the Office Depot Rewards page (fifth row).
The graphic above says “online only” while the terms at the bottom of the page (appended at the bottom of the post below) say good online or by phone/fax. To be on the safe side, do online-only unless you are certain phone/fax orders will qualify as well.
The link there points to these two eligible Quantum 20-pack options (AA or AAA). Per the terms, you have a limit of (up to) three for this shopping week. You can get any combination, eg [two AA and one AAA] or [three AAA] or [three AA] or [one AA] or [two AAA] or [one AA and one AAA] or any other combo that totals up to three.
You pay the full price ($14.99 per 20-pack) plus sales tax (if applicable). Shipping is free with a $35+ order. A few weeks later, your Office Depot Rewards account will have a $14.99 reward for every 20-pack you buy.
Because these are “Bonus Rewards”, they will be issued separately from the monthly Depot rewards (so they are not subject to the multiples of $10 evil restriction). They don’t always send emails when rewards are loaded, so you have to check manually. Sales tax is NOT included in the Rewards, that’s out of your pocket regardless.
Office Depot rewards do NOT roll. If you pay for this order with Rewards, you will NOT earn rewards. You must needs use “fresh money” (credit, debit, gift card, cash, etc).
“Bonus Rewards: 100% Back in Rewards on select Duracell® Quantum Alkaline Batteries: Valid online, by phone or fax from 4/16/17 – 4/22/17 11:59 PM ET or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. Limit 3 offers per member. This offer cannot be combined with other Bonus Reward offers on the same or similar products and services.”
If you are comfortable with 3rd-party battery chargers, the PowerExtra Charger with Two Batteries (replacements for Canon LP-E17) is on sale for $18, sold by Powerextra’s Amazon store with the order fufilled by Amazon, so Prime members get 2-day free shipping on this. A car charger and a cleaning cloth are also included. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. The one unhappy 1-star review said the batteries did not work with the M3. Per the product description there (definitely read it before buying), these are not fully decoded, and you have to confirm in the camera’s menu that they are not genuine Canon before you can use them.
Monday’s daily deals expired, but the battery 60-pack is a recurring offer at Best Buy…
If you are a fan of single-use Sony Heavy-duty Carbon Zinc AA Batteries, the price of the 20-pack has dropped even further, you can now get it for $2.52 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three sets per customer. This is an add-on item, so your order total must be $25+ in order to buy them..
A number of other add-on items are dropping in price, you can get to $25+ with Add-on items alone too. You can find them all in the Elsewhere at Amazon, including sub-$2 Timberland touch-screen gloves and sub-$2.50 11-inch tablet sleeve, and sub $1.50 iPhone 7 Plus case.
If you are a fan of Carbon Zinc single-use batteries, the 20-pack of Sony heavy duty carbon zinc single-use AA batteries (model SUM3NLB20A) are on sale for $4.99 per 20-pack at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many 20-packs as you like within reason (the limit is 27 20-packs per customer).
These are however an ADD-ON item, so your order total must be $25+ of products that sold and shipped by Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon. You can get to $25+ with any combination of products, eg five 20-packs. If you are close to $25 and need ideas to get over the hump, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section in the daily lightning deal round-ups. Once you clear the $25 limit, the usual free shipping terms apply, free 2-day for Prime or with a $35+ order for non-Prime (or $25+ in books).
On the other hand if you need AAA batteries, their 20-pack of AAAs (single-use, Carbon Zinc too) is going for $5.38 but it is not an Add-ON item, so if you are a Prime member, you can buy one 20-pack and still get free 2-day shipping. The shipping estimate for these is 1-2 months.
Don’t recycle the weekly grocery ads that fill up your mailbox just yet. One of the ads included in the Red Plum circulars is from Harbor Freight. There, there is a coupon that gets you a 24pk of single-use AA or AAA batteries for FREE as long as you make any other purchase at the same time in their stores. The coupon is good until mid-May 2017.
The Duracell Batteries Penny (+ Sales Tax) After Rewards promotion is back at Office Depot and Office Max stores. You can find the offer online at their Rewards page and in-store in their Weekly circular ad. The terms are as before, you can buy one or two 16-packs of Duracell single-use AA or AAA batteries, and get back the purchase price (minus one penny) in Rewards a few weeks later. The Sales Tax amount is NOT included in the Rewards amount. Rewards do not roll over, so don’t pay with rewards if you expect to get rewards on the offer. These Rewards will arrive separately from their monthly rewards (a good thing because monthly rewards are only issued in $10 increments). Offer runs Sunday 2/19 until the close of business on Saturday 2/25/17.
If you go loopy for Eneloop(s), the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000 mAh rechargeables, model BK-3MCCA8BA, is currently going for under $16 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You may be able to get them for slightly less if you sign-up for “Subscribe and Save”. Point of potential number confusion: it’s 2100 recharges, and 2000 mAh. It’s easy to get those two numbers confused 🙂
On the storage front, the combined Office Depot – Office Max has an online doorbuster of sorts, the 128GB Lexar S57 USB 3.0 Flash Drive is on sale for $20 each. You can buy as many as you like. Store pickup varies by store. Free delivery on orders of $35+ (eg two of these).
Also at Office Depot-MAX, among their Weekly Rewards Offers (page down towards the bottom over there) you can get the previously mentioned 16pk of Duracell single-use AA or AAA batteries for $0.01 (+ Sales Tax (if applicable) on the full amount) after Rewards. These are eligible for online purchase, so you can also get to free shipping with a combination of these and the Lexar flash drive mentioned above.
Batteries are included (if buy them that is). If you are a fan of the Duracell Battery Rewards promotions at Office Depot (ODP) and Office Max (OMX) stores, they are returning for the week of Sunday February 5 until the close of business on Saturday 11 in 2017. The terms are the same as before, you can buy up to two 16-packs of AA or AAA, pay full price, and a few weeks later (five weeks or less), you receive the purchase price (minus a penny) as a reward in your ODP/OMX rewards account. The sales tax is not included in the reward. Per the weekly ad on their website, these rewards will be issued separately from the monthly rewards (this means you get the full amount, and not multiples of $10). You cannot pay for the batteries with rewards and get rerwads again (you can’t roll rewards like you could wtih the old Office Max rewards program).
The offer is good for online purchases as well. When the offer activates on Sunday 2/5/17, they will appear on the Rewards page.
Strategically you can combine the purchase of the above with their ink recycling rewards. You get $2 back per ink/cartridge (regardless of size, from the tiny single colors to the elephant size toners), but they only pay regular rewards in multiples of $10 per month, and you need to make a purchase of $10+ (with new money; not rewards) during that particular month. The 16-packs are $14 each, so even one of them gets you over the $10+ prerequisite. You can recycle up to ten cartridges per month and get rewards for them. You can recycle more, but you won’t get rewards for cartridges #11+ for that particular month. Strategically, you recycle the biggest/heaviest and leakiest first, and save the rest for the next calendar month 🙂
If you go loopy for Eneloop, the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA pre-charged rechargeables (BK-3MCCA8BA) are on sale for just under $18 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can get a slight discount if you use Subscribe-and-Save if you have five or more different items during that particular month. This comes out to just under $2.25 per battery.
If you are interested in the black label “PRO” Eneloops, this 4-slot charger and 4 AA bundle goes for $24. This is model K-KJ17KHCA4A.
As of 1/7/17 PM recheck, this sold out and cannot be ordered at this point in time… (this often happens when the offer ends, they temporarily pull it)
If you go loopy for Eneloops, Amazon has a new Eneloop promotion, you get 10 AA rechargeables, four AAA rechargeables, and a 4 slot charger, all together for $28 by Amazon itself. Limit one bundle per customer. The shipping estimate is mid-January. They average 4.7 out 5 based on 550 customer reviews and have 50+ answered questions if you are curious. The formal name for this is K-KJ17MZ104A. Memorize it, it will be included in the mid-terms 🙂
If you are interested in rechargeable AAA batteries, the 12-pack of the AmazonBasics brand (800 mAh) are currently on sale for $13 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a sale, not a lightning deal. You can buy up to 30 12-packs at this price… These are also eligible for “Subscribe and Save” discounts…
These daily deals ended… For future offers, check the B&H Photo Daily Deals…
Harbor Freight likes to use some of their marketing budget to give freebies to customers. Among the latest offers you can find at the various places Harbor Freight posts their coupons/ads (eg the weekly Red Plum Grocery Ad mailers), there is a coupon that gets you a free 24pk of AA or AAA single-use batteries for FREE. The brand is “Thunderbolt Magnum”. No purchase necessary even. The coupon ends 2/25/17/
Batteries are included with this offer, since the batteries are the offer 🙂 One hundred twenty (120) Sony single-use Carbon Zinc AA batteries on sale for $25 with free shipping at Adorama. These are delivered as three 40-packs, which make it easier to split or share orders with friends and neighbors. Offer ends by 1/7/17 or earlier if sold out.
This is currently sold out…
If you go loopy for Eneloop(s), the K-KJ17MZ104A pack, with a 4-slot charger, 10 rechargeable AAs and four AAAs, of the colorful variety (blue, cyan, gray, brown-green) goes for $28 at Amazon by Amazon actual. The usual free shipping terms. Limit up to 30 sets per customer.
This limited time offer expired…
This daily deal expired…
This Tuesday lightning deal ended…
Good until 10:30pm ET tonight you can get the EBL 8-Bay Smart AA/AAA Battery Charger with eight 2300mAh Ni-MH AA Rechargeable Batteries included for $16. The order is fulfilled by Amazon, so the usual free shipping terms apply. The price before the sale was $22 last night.
Sunday is here which means a new round of the Office Depot-Max Duracell rewards promotion is under way. As before, you can buy a 16-pack of Duracell single-use AA or AAA alkaline batteries for full price, and a few weeks later you will receive your purchase price back (excluding $0.01 and sales tax) in Office Depot Rewards (not cash). You can buy two of these per week (any combination of AA or AAA, eg two of one kind, or one of each), the week defined Sunday AM to Saturday PM. Avoid last minute purchases online during the Sat-to-Sun date transition to prevent week-change issues. You can find them at the bottom row of the Office Depot – Max Rewards page. The offer is good in-store or online.
More details on them in our previous post.
This limited time offer expired…
This sale not only ended, but NewEgg dismantled the bundle…