15% off one item at B&N with coupon

Limited time coupon code 17SPRING gets you 15% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. Physical books are eligible but not e-books. Strategically this is a good idea for items that have the same price everywhere or rarely get discounted. Don’t forget to also use your eBook Settlement Store Credit (if you were eligible/received one because of book publisher price fixing).

(ENDED) 48% off Dell Refurbished with coupon (48 hour sale)

This 48-hour coupon ended, but another coupon is coming on Monday…

48 is the magic number! The Dell Refurbished store is a specialty part of Dell that resellers computers and hardware that came off leases. And for 48 hours, until Sunday 9am Central time, coupon code DELL48HOURS gets you 48% off at the Dell Refurbished website. Clearance items are excluded from the coupon discount. Free ground shipping is included. Coupon expires Sunday at 9am central time.

20% off A4C with coupon

If you feel like fishing for deals on refurbished gear and/or used and/or clearance, coupon code APRIL20 gets you 20% off at the All 4 Cellular website (aka a4c.com). Some items are excluded from the coupon discount (such as the daily deals). This is a limited time and limited redemption type of offer.

A4C offers free shipping on everything on their website, even $2 trinkets. No membership needed for free shipping 🙂

40% off select Zinio magazines with coupon (includes 6 UK Photo titles)

The Zinio digital magazine subscription service has a new flash sale, coupon code FLASH40 gets you 40% off the prices of these eligible subscriptions. The coupon only works on subscriptions, not individual issues.

Of camera and photo interest, the following magazines are participating:

+ Practical Photography (13 issues, $15.68 before coupon)
+ Practical Photoshop (13 issues, $20 before coupon)
+ Photography Week (52 issues, $20 before coupon)
+ Digital Camera World (13 issues, $60 before coupon)
+ PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine (13 issues, $60 before coupon)
+ N-Photo: the Nikon Magazine (13 issues, $65 before coupon)
+ other related magazines such as Image, Art-related ones, Maximum PC, Linux and Mac Format, T3, MacLife, Drone 360, ImagineFX, etc along with fashion, sports, nature, etc

+ eligible magazines show coupon eligibility on their individual pages
+ search for them or go through the eligible subscriptions page

You can read Zinio digital magazines in a web browser, or using their iOS, Google Play or Windows apps. The Windows app does not get as much attention/features as the iOS/Android apps and has a horrible review average with 200+ ratings posted.

50% off BorrowLenses memberships w/coupon

Good until 5/8/17, BorrowLenses is offering 50% off on their three membership plans with the coupon code shown below in the self-explanatory screenshot below:

Annual memberships existed for a long time, with Costco, Sam’s Club, Price Club and others offering them through the years, but the emergence of Amazon Prime made memberships sexy again, with more retailers joining the party including NewEgg, Adorama, Walmart (pre-Jet), and even services like ShopRunner (you may be eligible for a free membership for this through your AMEX credit card). So depending on how much and how you often you rent from BL, this offer maybe beneficial. Of course the free shipping will likely have the Prime-effect, where you will be more likely to borrow things because of the free shipping. That new tilt-shift lens looks tempting 🙂

5% off DJI Mavic PRO, Inspire 2, Phantom 4 with coupon

As part of the NAB 2017 festivities, B&H Photo is offering a 5% discount on select DJI products when you use coupon code BHNAB17 over there. Participating products include:

+ the two DJI Mavic PRO kits ($1000 and $1300 before coupon)
+ the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and PRO+ Quadcopters ($1500 and $1800 before coupon)
+ DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter ($3000 before coupon)
+ DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo with Zenmuse X5S and CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes Licenses ($6200 before coupon)

An easy way to calculate the 5% discount is to take a zero away and divide by two 🙂

For more action, check their NAB 2017 specials.

Ends Tonight: eBay Coupon: 20% off select $25+ items (max discount $50)

eBay is getting more and more fond of coupons these days. Coupon code PSHOPTECH417 gets you 20% off select technology/electronics items priced $25 or higher, from select sellers. The maximum discount with the coupon is $50, which means items over $250 will get a flat $50 off discount.

There are 36 camera and photo items participating from a pot-pouri of sellers and in various conditions, so scrutinize each listing, do not make assumptions about the condition or the seller. It is eBay after all 🙂

Coupon expires 4/19/17. One time use per customer.

20% off rentals at BL with coupon

To celebrate Earth Day, Borrow Lenses has a new coupon, 20% off rentals of camera gear with the following deadlines as shown in the screenshot below that explains it better and faster than I could with words ~ because one I go past a single sentence, then posts get longer and longer and longer as I add more and more text as disambiguations or parallels or other tidbits or attempts at joking or other meta commentary 🙂

Refurbished GoPro HERO4 Black w/1yr warranty for $203 after coupon

Four GoPROs are participating in the previously mentioned eBay coupon PSHOPTECH417 (20% off select items priced $25+, discount capped at $50), including the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO4 Black Edition Camera offered for $253, minus $50 off coupon, becoming $203 with free shipping and a 1-year guarantee from the offiical GoPRO eBay store. Limit one per customer with the coupon discount which expires 4/19/17.

There are also a few DJI items (from the official DJI store). Expand the “Cameras and Drones” category on the top left side of the Promotional Page to find them all quickly.

$50 off select 27 and 28 inch Monoprice monitors with coupon

For a limited time, coupon code MONITOR50 gets you $50 off the purchase of the following computer monitors (coupon expiration date unspecified):

+ 27-inch Monoprice LED Backlit WQHD (2560×1440) Monitor (DisplayPort HDMI DVI-DL VGA) for $320 ($270 after coupon)
+ 28-inch Monoprice UHD Premium Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor (DisplayPort HDMI, DVI, VGA, Pixel Perfect Display)for $350 ($300 after coupon)
+ 28-inch Monoprice CrystalPro LED 4K 60Hz Monitor (DisplayPort HDMI/MHL DVI-DL) for $350 ($300 after coupon); limit one per customer
+ free standard US shipping for these monitors

+ NOTE: shipping is too expensive for the small things if you buy them on their own, but if you buy an item that qualifies for free standard US shipping (eg the monitors above), then the small items (like the HDMI cable below) will likely get free shipping as well.
+ Unfortunately Monoprice does not have simple free shipping rules like Amazon or Best Buy or Walmart, so figuring out shipping fees is an extra step for Monoprice orders unless you are buying only items that come with free shipping

+ 6ft 30AWG High Speed HDMI Cable for $0.99 + shipping

+ 77mm Center Pinch Lens Cap for $0.93 plus shipping

+ Monoprice Small Neoprene Lens Cap for $0.98 + shipping

+ Monoprice Medium Neoprene Lens Cap for $1.06 + shipping

+ Monoprice Large Neoprene Lens Cap for $1.17 + shipping

+ Monoprice Compact Camera Extender for $2.21 + shipping

+ 63-inch Lightweight Aluminum Portable Monopod (model (aka PID) 10264) for $5.48 + shipping

+ Camera Skate Dolly 11″ Arm for $8.20 plus shipping

+ LED Video Camcorder Light with 140 Pieces LED and 1000 Lumens Brightness With Adjustable Color Temperature for $18~ plus shipping

+ Aluminum Tripod Expert Series – Small for $24~ plus shipping

+ Photo Studio

+ Hubsan X4 H107D: FPV Mini Quadcopter Drone with Live Video Feed Controller for $52.55 + shipping

+ NOTE: except for the HDMI cable above, the camera-n-photo items above are all clearance items

+ open-box and refurbished products

(ENDED) Monday: 20% off a $300+ Monoprice order

Monday is over and so are its coupons… It’s a repeat of the Friday discount, coupon code MONDAY20 gets you 20% off orders of $300+ at the Monoprice website for Monday 4/17/17. Some brands and some sale items and some newly released items are excluded. You can test coupon and get S&H fee estimates without logging-in or creating an account. These should not work with the $50 off Computer Monitor coupon.

(ENDED) 15% off one item w/coupon at B&N

This coupon expired… Good until 4/16/17, coupon code 15APRIL gets you 15% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. eBooks, Nook hardware, and LEGO Toys are not eligible. Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted. Free shipping with a $25+ order or if you are a paying B&N member (membership is $25/year).

Woot App two-step $10 off $25+ coupon

Woot is trying to encourage people to use its app, and doing so will get you a $10 discount on an order of $25+. But this is a two-step promotion. First you have to install their app (available on GooglePLAY and iTunes and of course the mothership Amazon App Store), then you make a purchase with it by 4/16/17. After that, a $10 off a $25+ order coupon will be sent to you on 4/21/17. The two-step will probably discourage some people, so this is perhaps best for hardcore Woot users…

10% off coupon at Groupon Goods

In addition to getting you 20% off Local Deals (this is where custom photo print offers reside), coupon code SALE3 also gets you 10% off on Groupon Goods where most of the camera and photo and electronics and other physical goods reside. You can use the coupon on three different offers, buying one unit in each offer, with a maximum discount of $50 per offer. You can use the sub-categories to navigate (cameras are under “Electronics” or use the search box over there).

NOTE that like Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, NewEgg, Jet, Groupon also allows third-party sellers to offer products on its site. When buying items where manufacturer warranty or buying a USA-market-model is important, check the Groupon listing to see who’s selling it. It is not shown as clearly as Amazon or NewEgg or eBay (and these three could do some work to improve upon it), so you have to read the blob of text in the main body of the description.

Coupon ends 4/13/17.

15% off Rentals at BL with coupon

BorrowLenses.com has a new coupon to go with the tax season blues (or celebrations if a refund arrives), you can see it in the screenshot below. You have to place the order by 4/17/17, but your order must be received by you by 4/30/17, meaning you can schedule it a few days ahead of time. Their shopping cart should tell you what dates work.

20% off Groupon Local (where Custom Photo Print Offers reside)

If you are looking for some custom photo print offers (gallery-wrapped canvas, custom photo books, metal or wood or other photo gifts such as blankets or phone cases or coffee cups), coupon code SALE3 gets you 20% off on up to three separate Local Deals at Groupon. Maximum discount is $50 per item. Limit one unit of each offer. Coupon ends 4/13/17.

You can locate them by navigating the sub-categories or use their Search Box to search for things like “canvas” or “custom photo book” or “custom photo” (for a wider search net) or “metal print” or search for any service you may interested in, eg “printerpix” or “shutterfly” and such. I tried all the search words in this paragraph and they return multiple results.

As usual with coupons, some restrictions apply, for example, some brands may not allow their products to be couponized.

15% off Ink Orders with coupon ($50+ gets free S&H)

It’s ink time at the Monoprice website, coupon code INK15 gets you 15% OFF Ink and Toner purchases, and orders of $50+ get FREE Standard US Shipping (something that is not to be taken for granted at Monoprice). The ink coupon runs until April 9 in 2017.

Meanwhile the Friday coupons are back, END20 is $20 off a $100+ order, and MONTH5 is $5 off a $25+ order. The usual exclusions and limitations apply to these coupons. You can test them in the shopping cart without logging in or signing up. You can also get a S&H estimate by entering a zipcode in the cart (without logging in or signing up).

(ENDED) Wedn: 20% off $300+ Monoprice order

This coupon expired but it returns every few days/weeks… If you are planning a big Monoprice purchase, today is the day, coupon code MIDWEEK20 gets you 20% off an order of $300+ in eligible products at the Monoprice website. The usual exclusions apply. You can add items and coupon in the shopping cart (without logging in or creating an account) to test the coupon. You can enter a zipcode to get a shipping fee estimate because most items over there don’t get free shipping.

15% off Used Purchases at BL w/coupon

If you are comfortable buying camera gear that was previously offered for rental, Borrow Lenses has a new coupon promotion, you get 15% off the purchase of used gear on their website. Over 170 options are available. The coupon is only good for the purchase of used camera gear there; it is not good for rentals (even though the website name is “Borrow” :))

Coupon and expiration details in the screenshot below:

B&N website: 15% off $40+ order with coupon

If you are looking to buy physical/printed photography books or camera guides (or any other physical/printed book), especially ones that rarely get discounted or have the same prices everywhere you look, there is a new coupon for the Barnes and Noble website, coupon code BNMAR40 gets you 15% off an order of $40+. Free shipping with order totals of $25+ for all (which is probably why Amazon has the $25+ free shipping tier on books). The usual restrictions apply. Coupon expires 3/30/17 at 3am ET.

20% off one class at CreativeLIVE w/coupon [NEW CUSTOMERS]

This coupon promotion is for NEW customers only! Coupon code AFF20MARCH gets you 20% off one class at Creative LIVE. Cannot be combined with other purchases. You must have one class in your shopping cart for the coupon to work. Coupon expires 3/31/17 or when it is used 200 times; whichever happens earlier!

PS: you can watch classes at CreativeLIVE for FREE when they are recording/broadcasting live on the internet. Check their On-Air schedule for dates and classes. After they air, you cannot watch them for free.

Ends Monday PM: 20% off products from 42 eBay Sellers with coupon

eBay is on the attack again! This time they have a new non-targeted coupon code, coupon code C20FLASH gets you 20% off products offered by 42 eBay sellers, a mix of known (BackCountry, eBags, VM Innovations, WW Stereo, Red Tag Camera, Samsonite, etc) and unknown sellers.

The coupon expires Monday March 27 (2017) at 11:59pm pacific time. Minimum price for eligible items from eligible sellers is $25. MMaximum discount received is $50 (in other words, purchase amount that can be discounted capped at $250 [CORRECTED MATH!]).

eBay created listings for different categories of eligible products from eligible sellers. The Camera and Photo listings have over 1000 items, while the Digital Cameras sub-category has over 600 items.

Check each individual listing for the condition and warranty situation of each item, since this is a mix of various sellers. Due to time constraints I can’t go through the 1000+ listings right now, so this is a DIY adventure if interested.

eBay $10 off $25+ coupon by email (YMMV)

This is YMMV, so you have to check your email associated with your eBay account, or check the eBay Messages on their website/app. They have a new promotion, a coupon that gets you $10 off a purchase of $25+. The coupon code appears to be unique per customer and it is one time use. You will also see it appear on eBay product pages if you are logged on to your eBay account. Judging by the language in the email, this promotion may be targeting ebay users who haven’t bought anything recently. Coupon expires 3/29/17.

The text above is “quick mouse writing”, that’s why it looks like finger-painting art 😉

The promotion looks like this on an eBay page if you are logged on to your eBay account AND eligible for the coupon:

If you are eligible for this promotion, 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.

Groupon coupon: 10% off Goods, 20% off Local (custom photo prints here)

From the “Make Your Own Deal” department, Groupon has a new coupon, coupon code BEST3 gets you 20% off Local Deals (custom photo print offers reside there), 10% off Goods (camera-related gear and electronics and other physical goods reside here) and 10% off Gateways (I don’t think they have photographic-vacations, but I haven’t re-checked recently). The same coupon works on all the above categories. Maximum discount is $50 per deal. Limit one unit per deal. The coupon can be used on up to three different Local deals, up to three different Goods, and up to three Gateways. Getaway cars not included 😉 Offer ends 3/24/17 PM.

Make Your Own Deal: $15 off a $50+ with MasterPass at Rakuten

This is a “Make Your Deal” type of a promotion. Good until Wednesday night (3/22/17), if you are willing to make a $50+ purchase at the Rakuten website and pay with Masterpass (Mastercard’s competitor to VISA Checkout), coupon code SPRING15 will get you $15 off that $50+ purchase. Exclusions and restrictions apply as usual. Strategically this is good for items that have the same price elsewhere or rarely get discounted.

PSA: MyPublisher shutting down May 8

Custom printing service MyPublisher is shutting down on May 8 in 2017. That’s the last day to access your account. The order cut-off date depends on the order type. The latest is May 8. As a parting gift, they offer coupon code YIPPEE to get you an 8×8-inch photo book at Shutterfly. You pay nothing for the 20-page photo book BUT you pay shipping and handling and taxes. Shutterfly coupon expires 3/21/17 with the usual Shutterfly coupon restrictions.

Monoprice Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod Expert Series (Medium) for $58 + S&H with coupon

Clearance coupon GREEN20 can get you the Monoprice Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod Expert Series (Medium) for $58~ plus shipping. The price before the coupon is $72~. The coupon works for some (but NOT all) of the items featured in their Clearance page. Note that their clearance page is not self-updating, so the sold-out items are not removed automatically from it.