Rayovac Alkaline Batteries have their own $5 AmazonDash button ($5 credit after first use)

Until I see this in person, I still think it’s an April Fool’s joke that everybody else is in on 🙂 But it’s actually for real. For Prime members, a few months ago Amazon launched a Dash Button Service where you press a button, and Amazon automatically orders and delivers the designated item for you. So far it’s mostly household items but more brands are coming on-board (eg printer inks).

At the moment, there is one Dash button of photography interest, the Rayovac Battery Button (single-use alkaline AA, AAA, C, D). You pay $5 for it, and after you place your first order with it (by pressing it), Amazon will add a $5 store credit to your account. For each button, there is a box that you can click on the Amazon product page for that particular button to see all eligible items (annotated screenshot crop below):


Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger and 8 Chroma AA NiMH Batteries Kit for $49

Rechargeable battery kit now, of the colorful kind. The Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger (a unibody with two 4-slot bays) and eight Chroma multiple color AA NiMH Batteries are bundled together for $48.90~ at B&H Photo. Free shipping with an order of $49+, so you have to add another item (eg cable or memory card), or buy two or more of these sets to get to $49+. This is not the deal of the day.

March 27 – April 2: Duracell Alkaline Rewards at OD/OM

The Rewards promotion for the Duracell Alkaline 16pk of AA or AAA batteries is back at Office Depot and Office Max for the week of Sunday 3/27/16 until the close of business on Saturday 4/2/16 at their stores. You pay $13.99 + tax, and a few weeks later receive $13.98 as Bonus Rewards to be used on future purchases. Sales tax is not refunded. Limit two per customer during this week. You have to be a member of the OD/OM rewards program for this promotion.

(ENDED) Various Bulk Energizer MAX Alkaline or Ultimate Lithium bundles [up to 620pks]

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Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on Duracell Batteries (Single Use, Rechargeables)

The Weekly Ad for the Office Depot (including Office Max) stores for the week of Sunday 3/6/16 until the end of day on Saturday 3/12/16 includes a “Buy 2 Get 1 FREE” promotion on all Duracell batteries available in-store. This includes single-use batteries, rechargeable batteries, and charger kits. Here’s the screenshot from their Weekly Ad:


I don’t know if the sale will also be live on their website, but if it is, the promotion should appear at some point on Sunday on Duracell Product listings.

As usual, price check any items of interest, as the B2G1 price may still not “defeat” sale prices at other retailers or other times. This is a straight up sale, no coupons, no rebates, no rewards. You just pay the sale price and you are done!

Duracell Rewards promotion returns at Office Depot and Office Max

Starting on Sunday 2/14/16 and ending at 11:59pm ET on Saturday 2/20/16, is the return of the Duracell Coppertop single-use alkaline battery Rewards promotion at the combined Office Depot (ODP) and Office Max (OMX) chain. You pay $13.99 (plus tax if applicable) for a 16pk of either AA or AAA (your choice), and a few weeks later, you will receive a $13.98 Bonus Reward on your ODP/OMX Reward account. This is not cashback, but rewards to be spent on future purchases there. Sales tax is not included in the reward amount you receive.


The promotion is limit two per customer during this week. You decide whether it’s AA or AAA. As far as I know, you can’t roll rewards anymore, so you have to pay for these with credit/debit/cash, not existing Rewards.

2-pack of generic batteries for Canon LP-E6 for $14 w/free S&H (from USA)

To the thrifty side of the eBay Deals we rush like a lumbering fullback where eBay seller “eshop-best” (99.4%) is offering new condition 2-pack of generic batteries replacing Canon LP-E6 for $14 total with free shipping. You get two batteries for $14. They ship from Illinois. Limit 50 per customer. The eBay listing says these come with a 3-year warranty and they ship fast (“24H dispatch”). Over 700 units got sold so far from this listing per the stats over there. There are multiple pictures of the batteries in the eBay listing. As usual with 3rd-party batteries, this depends on your risk and comfort level, warranty situation of your camera, and things of that nature. We blog, you decide and deride 🙂

(ENDED) Tue B&M Frys Promo Codes: 4pk Tenergy AA for $0.06 (limit 10) and two Unspecified P&S cameras

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Sanyo Eneloop 2-slot charger with two AA Eneloops for $10 w/free shipping

Do you go loopy over Eneloops? (sorry, that’s the best I could come up with in 20 seconds). Adorama is offering the Sanyo Eneloop 2-slot Travel Charger with two AA Eneloop rechargeable batteries (pre-charged, 1900-2000mah) for $10 with free shipping. As you can tell from the Sanyo brand name, this is an older model, but has a very sold 4.8 out of 5 based on 120 customer reviews at Adorama. It charges two AAs in about 4 hours. More details in the description and the reviews.

This could be a nice introductory gift to rechargeable batteries for people who use single-use batteries – as long as you explain to them that you can’t recharge single-use batteries with them. Perhaps point them to the exploding battery YouTube videos to make sure they “get it” – because a few will probably be tempted to “try it just in case it works”. You know how people are 🙂

(ENDED) Fujitsu 4-slot charger with 4 AA 2100mah for $11.50

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(ENDED) 12-slot EBL battery charger with 16 AA and 2 9V rechargeable batteries

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Bang for the Buck USB Chargers and Power Banks (but no Quick Charge 2.0)

In this post, we round up some bang for the buck USB chargers and external power banks. The sale prices below are partly/mostly because these don’t support Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 2.0 technology that many of today’s flagship smartphones support. (this was supposed to be a short post, but it kept growing)…

+ Aukey 30W / 6A USB Travel Wall Charger (3 ports, folding, up to 2.4A per port but max total 6A, smart charging) for $8 (limit 30) with 18 month warranty

+ Aukey 5-Ports 40W / 8A Wall Charger with AlPower Tech for $10 (up to 2.4A per port but max total 8A), limit 30, with 18 month warranty

+ Aukey 21W 4.2A 2-Port USB Car Charger for $5 (limit 30) with 18 month warranty

+ Aukey 9.6A / 48W 4-Port USB Car Charger for $8 (up to 2.4A per port), limit 30, with 18 month warranty

+ Aibocn Power Bank 10000mAh External Battery (2 ports, 2A and 1A each) for $12 (limit 30, one year warranty)

+ Aukey 12000 mAh 3.4A Portable Power Bank (2 ports, up to 2.4A per port but max total 3.4A – in other words, one tablet, one phone) for $14 (limit 30) with 18 month warranty

+ KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank for $14 (two ports, 2.1A and 1A each), limit 30

+ Anker PowerCore 15600 Portable Power Bank (2 ports, 4.8A total, up to 2.4A per port) for $23 with coupon VI2VAM27 and 18 month warranty

+ Aukey 3600 mAh external battery with MFI Certified Lightning Cable included for $5 after coupon code KJORYQYJ
+ consider this as “buy Certified MFI Lightning cable, get free 3600 mAh power bank”

+ Aukey 3600 mAh Portable External Battery Charger (up to 1.5A) for $6 (limit 30)

Weekly Fry’s Promo Codes: refurb Panasonic ZS35 w/extras for $100, $30 Sunpak, $60 Case Logic, 32GB SD for $10, etc

Time sure does fly, and with it, we have a new round of Weekly Promo codes for Fry’s Electronics (some work for their website, some for their stores, some for both). You have to be signed up to their e-mail newsletter. Each newsletter contains a unique coupon code you can use to purchase the deals of that particular promotion. The offers below are for the week of October 18-24 (2015):

+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom with case and 16GB for $100 (limit 1)
+ Sunpak Ultra 7000TM 70″ Tripod/Monopod for $30 (limit 1)
+ Case Logic Konstrast Pro KDB-101BK Water-Resist Backpack for $60 (limit 1)
+ 32GB Toshiba Class 10 SD for $10 (limit 2)
+ 25% off inks and toners (limit 5)
+ 4pk Tenergy AA or AAA single-use batteries for $0.49 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ various tech and storage sales
+ offers Oct 18-24 (2015) using your personal Fry’s email newsletter promo/coupon codes

Official GoPro Hero 4 Black/Silver battery for $12

If you are looking for extra official GoPro batteries for your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver, the AHDBT-401 (1160 mAh), they are currently on sale for $12 each, with a limit of 30 per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This battery averages 4.4 out of 5 with nearly 1000 customer reviews. A testament to the popularity of the GoPros when an extra battery can get close to 1000 reviews!

If you need any other GoPro accessories, there is a dedicated GoPro accessories page at Amazon with over 600 items.

(ENDED) Wedn Fry’s Codes: 89c battery storage box (holds 12)

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(ENDED) Wedn Frys Promo Codes: Sony AAs rechargeables, etc

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Pinnacle and Corel software, Kodak AA

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(ENDED) Thursday: Duracell battery sale returns (includes one rechargeable bundle)

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Tue Fry’s with Promo Codes: Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra for $40

Among the Tuesday 9/1/15 Fry’s personal email promo code offers, you can get the Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra software for $40, limit one, in-store or at their website (free S&H with a $34+ order)… Meanwhile, in-store only, 4-packs of Tenergy AA or AAA NiMH rechargables go for $3 each (limit 4).

8pk POWEREX MH-8AAI-BH AA (2400mah pre-charged) for $16 w/free s&h [limit 5]

There is power in King’s Blood insists Ms. Melisandre, but there’s also power in rechargeable batteries, especially the 2400 mah kind. Among the latest weekend promo code specials at NewEgg, promo code EMCAWKS25 gets you the 8pk of POWEREX MH-8AAI-BH 2400mah AA rechargeagbles for $16 with free shipping. They promise to retain up to 85% of charge after one year of storage (in close to ideal conditions). The picture seems to suggest you also get a case with them. Limit 5 per customer. These average 4/5 based on 41 customer reviews over there. Offer ends Monday 8/17/15 at 3am ET. If the promo code doesn’t work, you may need to be subscribed to their email newsletters with the email address associated with your NewEgg account in order for the coupons to work.

Internet shopping is so complicated these days. What happened to the promise of just add to cart and slide fingerprint and it arrives 30 minutes later? 🙂

(ENDED) Ends Tue 1am ET: Duracell Sale (2 chargers, 4AA, 4AAA for $25) {also single-use offers}

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6pk of 4-cell Panasonic AA battery cases for $10

IF you like to organize your AA batteries in cases and in groups of four, you can get six 4-slot Panasonic Eneloop clear (transparent) battery cases for $10 total. With this, you can store 24 AA or 30 AAA (each case holds 4 AA or 5 AAA batteries). Limit 30 six-packs per customer. These average 4.6/5 on 80+ customer reviews.

NOTE: all the prices mentioned in this post are of the time of writing. IF you are reading it in the future, prices will likely be different

If you prefer brighter colors, this orange 6pk of 4-slot cases goes for $9, and it is shipped from an Amazon Warehouse, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members, even if you buy one 6pk. This has Charge Reminder markings on the actual case so it can help you organize charged vs depleted. Averages 4.3/5 based on 300+ customer reviews.

On the other hand, if you prefer the clear color, but don’t want the Panasonic logo on it, you can pay even less, a BlueCell 6-pack of 4-slot cases goes for $5.60 total with a limit of 30, and this too ships from an Amazon Warehouse. Averages 4.5/5 based on 50+ customer reviews.

If you prefer a luminous glow to your battery cases (we do not judge!), you can get a 4pk of 4-slot cases for $6.60, Bluecell brand, shipped from an Amazon Warehouse as well. There’s also a Luminous 9pk of 4-slot cases for $7.94 shipping from Amazon Warehouse.

UPDATE: shipping from an Amazon warehoue, this 9pk of 4-slot cases goes for $7.80. (this link is filtering for Prime shipping only – unclick Prime over there to show the other shipping options (all of them from China as of the time of writing).

Shipping from Asia/China
On the other hand, if you are not in a hurry to receive them, and want to pay a much lower price, and don’t object to buying from China, there are some shipping from China options as follows:

+ these ship from China
+ 9pk of 4-cell cases for $3.46 with free shipping (you receive nine cases, each case holds four batteries)
+ 5pk of 4-cell cases for $2.64 with free shipping
+ these ship from China

Many more options
There are many more options over there, you could literally spend hours going through all the various options and color choices and such. Caution: it can be addictive 🙂

TIP: different color of cases is one way to separate the charged from the depleted.

8pk Eneloop AA (2000mah rechargeables) for $15 after $8 MIR {limit 4}

If you are willing to jump through hoops for Eneloops, Adorama has a limited time mail-in rebate (MIR) promotion. You can get this 8pk of AA Eneloop (2000mah) rechargeables for $18 after a $8 MIR. They also offer this 8pk of AAA Eneloop (800mah) rechargeables for $10 after a $8 MIR. The MIR is a prepaid American Express Gift Card, not cash. This is the PDF rebate form. The offer is specifically for Adorama, you cannot use it for other retailers. The fineprint at the bottom of the form says limit four per SKU, with a maximum of eight (up to four AA and up to four AAA) per customer. The rebate offers ends 7/6/15.

Watson battery (Canon NB-5L) for $5 {no limits}

If you are comfortable with third-party camera batteries, the Watson brand battery that is lieu of the Canon NB-5L is currently on sale for $5 per battery at B&H Photo. You can buy as many as you like at this price during this promotion. This is not their daily deal. The list of compatible Powershots is shown over there.

For more specials, check the B&H Featured Deals page.

4-pack of generic 2200mah batteries (Canon LP-E6 replacements) for $27 w/free s&h total

If you are comfortable with generic third-party batteries, among the latest offers on eBay you can get a 4-pack of 2200 mah generic versions of the Canon LP-E6 battery for $27 with free shipping. Limit 50 4-packs per customer. The seller is “accmonster” (98.5%). Over 150 units sold so far from this listing. If you are not familiar with the trade-offs of generic batteries in-general or specific to a specific Canon dSLR check your favorite forums or search engine.

(ENDED) 8pk Watson Chroma AA NiMH batteries with two cases for $18 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Featured Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday is the new condition colorful 8pk Watson Chroma AA NiMH batteries (2300mah, 8 different battery colors, and two clear storage cases included) offered for $18 with free shipping with a limit of ten sets per customer. This is model AA-NM2300-8C.

Vivitar 2-slot charger plus 2 batteries (GoPro Hero4) for $20 w/free s&h

The latest eBay Deals have a power bundle for GoPro HERO4 users, the Vivitar dual-slot charger + two batteries, model AHDBT-401, is offered for $20 with free shipping, with a limit of five sets per customer. The seller is DigitalGoja (99.9%). You also get a microfiber cleaning cloth in case you were 49.95% vs 49.95% on this offer 🙂

(SOLD OUT) Panasonic Eneloop Pro K-KJ17KHC82A Case for $35 (limit 3)

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48pk AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkalines (Single Use) for $13.50

If you are fond of the AmazonBasics brand and you need single-use non-rechargeable batteries, the 48pk of AmazonBasics AA Performance single-use alkaline batteries is going for $13.50. You can buy as many as you like. It comes out to about 28c per battery. Free shipping with Prime membership or with a $35+ qualifying order. These average 4.6 out of 5 with nearly 300 customer reviews.

Nikon MB-D11 Battery Grip for D7000 for $150

The Nikon MB-D11 Battery Grip for the Nikon D7000 is currently on sale for $150 with free shipping and 60-day returns at Crutchfield. Car stereo not included!

Now shipping: Rayovac Fusion AA batteries

Rayovac’s new Fusion single-use alkaline AA batteries that claim to last up to 35% more than the Energizer Max batteries are now in-stock and ready to ship in 8, 16 or 24 packs at Amazon by Amazon herself. They have no customer reviews yet, so this are perhaps for the curious and the early adopters.

(ENDED) 620 single-use Duracell AA for $175 [also rechargeable 2pack for $25]

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(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: 64GB Sony SDXC and microVaults, CR123As

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(ENDED) 100pk of Duracell AA alkalines (single-use) for $30 [limit 3] + $5 flat ship

This “substitute teacher” deal expired… The “replacement teacher” Woot Electronics Deal of the Day (the Olympus SH-1 sold out), good until 1am ET on Thursday (or earlier if sold out), is a 100 pack of Duracell single-use AA alkaline batteries for $30 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer. So if you buy three 100pks, you still pay $5 shipping. The Specs there say “Best if used by: 2020”.

(ENDED) 200pk of AC Delco AA single-use batteries for $35 (limit 3) + $5 flat ship

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(ENDED) Ends Wedn 1am ET: Sony alkaline single-use battery sale

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Fotodiox PocketWonder, Energizer charger, Aputure Remote Trigger

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(ENDED) Wedn: Switronix XP-L90S V-Mount 98Wh 14.8 VDC Li-Ion Battery for $200

This daily deal expired… It’s a new day in the Eastern time zone, and that means a new B&H Photo Deal of the Day. This time it is the Switronix XP-L90S V-Mount 98Wh 14.8 VDC Li-Ion Battery offered for $200 with free shipping. This works with Sony V-Mounts. Offer ends Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Woot Plus: GoPro accessories, Goggle action cams, Duracell batteries

Woot Plus are Woot’s lesser-known longer-term running offers that last more than the usual 24 hours. As of the time of writing, the following offers are in progress:

+ GoPro Accessories from Polar Pro – eight items are in-stock, $18 to $70
+ ends 2/17/15 at 12am CT

+ Liquid Action Goggle Camcorders – five items, $70 to $150
+ for the speed readers, it is Goggle, not Google 🙂
+ ends 2/21/15 at 12am CT

+ Duracell batteries including single-use AA and AAA mega-packs and bundle of two chargers with 4 AA and 4 AAA rechargeables for $20
+ ends 2/18/15 at 12am CT

+ Hard Disk sale with nine models in-stock, most of them factory reconditioned ($30 to $70)
+ ends 2/23/15 at 9am CT

Doctor Who segment: Woot shows the expiration date as “12am” which is confusing (and inaccurate strictly speaking). It is best to say either 11:59pm or 12:01am. There is a Wikipedia entry talking about this midnight confusion.

(ENDED) Starts Fri 9am ET: Veho action cam and Vivitar batteries for Canon

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(ENDED) New Woot-OFF started Tue 1am ET (also: Duracell and Seagate deals of the day)

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(ENDED) Sunday only: Duracell battery sale (single-use mostly plus rechargeable bundle)

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La Crosse Technology BC-700 charger for $41.50 (was $40.50)

If you are a rechargeable AA power user, the La Crosse Technology BC-700 is now on sale for $41.50 (was $40.50) with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit ten per customer).

Eneloop 4-position charger + 4 AAs (K-KJ17MCA4BA) for $18 w/free S&H

And now something for Eneloopy fans. NewEggFlash (NewEgg’s answer to Groupon type sites) is offering the Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA eneloop Advanced 4-position Charger & 4-pack AA New 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries for $18 with free shipping and handling. You can buy up to 30 sets at this per unit price. Free shipping whether you buy one item or a gazillion… This goes for $20 at Amazon but if you don’t have Prime, you don’t get free shipping… The NewEggFlash offer ends 12/16/14.

NOTE: if you are speed-reading the specs,the numbers are similar and it may create confusion (it did with me): this is a 2100 cycle (2100 recharges), not a 2100 mah battery set. The batteries are rated 2000 mah (1900 mah minimum)… (yes, I know, mAh, not mah, but it’s faster to type mah – although not so much faster if I have to write a separate sentence talking about it 🙂 )

(ENDED) Ends 9:50pm ET: Panasonic Eneloop Pro Bundle K-KJ17KHC82A for $50

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… We have another lightning deal, this ends by 9:50pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out), the Panasonic Pro Eneloop Bundle K-KJ17KHC82A goes for $50 with free shipping. 35% claimed as of 7:17pm ET. The kit includes 8 AA, 2 AAA and 4-slot advanced charger and case. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 37 customer reviews… UPDATE: bad time-math, ends 9:50pm ET, not 9:40pm ET.

Adorama specials: Lensbaby, Maha, Sekonic, Impossible Instant Lab, Timbuk2, etc

Some other potentially interesting items from the Adorama semi-secret sale (free shipping unless otherwise indicated):

+ Maha PowerEx MH-C800S Eight Cell Smart Charger for AA/AAA with bonus 8 PowerEx AA 2700 mah rechargeable batteries for $50
+ Sekonic L-308DC DigiCineMate Light Meter for Digital Videography with HD Cine/Cine/Photo Modes for $230
+ Lensbabies starting at $100
+ 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $350
+ 64GB Samsung EVO microSDHC with SD adapter for $25 (or 32GB for $13)
+ Westcott 5×7 foot backdrops for $20 each
+ Timbuk2 bags (six options)
+ Impossible Instant Lab for $115

Stacksocial: Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 w/Aerial Camera and Duracell AA/AAAs

Two new offers went live at social-shopping site Stacksocial. First up, the Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera goes for $75 with free 2-4 week shipping and 90 day warranty. And a Duracell single-use battery bundle, 100 AAs and 52 AAAs for $60 with free shipping. Batteries “expire” in 2019.

Optionally, you can get this limited time 20% off Stacksocial coupon and apply it to their offers. You must follow them and tweet/post about the offer on Twitter or Facebook in order to get the 20% off coupon (and a free design bundle). This coupon promotion ends in about five days from today.