This offer expired…
Good until Thursday 11:59pm ET, coupon code GC10A entered in the shopping cart gets you a KEH gift card depending on your purchase amount total at KEH Camera:
+ purchase $200+, get a $20 Gift Card
+ purchase $500+, get a $50 Gift Card
+ purchase $1000+, get a $100 Gift Card
To the eBay Deals we go, where we find the Softer Side of Sears! The PayPal Digital Gifts ebay store is offering $200 Sears Gift Cards (by e-mail) for $170 with free email delivery. Limit up to two per customer. This is a 15% discount on the face value.
They can be used in-store or online. Online, Sears has camera gear sold there by a number of well-known photography retailers, such as Cameta, Adorama, Beach, etc in their open marketplace.
Friday is over, and so is this surprise B&M offer…
If you don’t want to wait for better percentages on iTunes gift cards, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards via email for $85 with free email delivery. This is a 15% off discount. Limit four per customer.
iTunes Gift Cards are of camera and photo interest: various camera/photo apps, photography e-books, camera guide e-books, and photo documentaries at the various corners of the iTunes store.
A few more gift cards are on sale in the Trending eBay Deals.
Speaking of eBay Deals, this offer continues, the NewEgg eBay store continues to offer the new condition n 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, model STDT4000100, for $88 with free shipping, limit up to five per customer.
This is a bit of a round-trip but if you are a fan of shopping at Best Buy, to the …eBay Deals we go, where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $150 Best Buy Gift Cards by e-mail for $150, but you also receive a $15 eBay gift card by email with purchase.
Limit three bundles per customer. Over 2000 units have been sold in the last 24 hours!
This daily deal expired…
To the eBay Deals we go, if you are a fan of the softer side of Sears, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering $150 Sears eGift Cards for $127.50 with free email delivery. Limit up to five per customer. This is a 15% off discount.
Speaking of gift cards delivered by e-mail, PayPal Digital Gifts is also offering these offers:
+ Pay $90, Get $100 Groupon Goods emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer
+ Pay $90, Get $100 GameStop emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer
+ Pay $60, Get $75 JC Penney emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer
Both Sears and Groupon Goods have camera and photo products. Both places have their own inventory, but they also carry inventory and listings by various 3rd-party sellers, including some recognizable camera and photo and electronics dealers.
Back to the eBay Deals we go where the PayPal Digital Gifts e-store is offering $100 iTunes e-Gift Cards (email delivery) for $85 each. This is a 15% off discount. Not the lowest ever, but if you don’t want to wait for a better discount, or don’t want to deal with store gift cards (instead of cash discounts), then this is better than full price 🙂
Limit four per customer. This is a limited time offer that returns every few weeks on eBay.
Of camera and photo interest are the various photography iOS apps, a variety of photography ebooks and camera guides in iBooks, any photography-related documentaries or biographies or profiles under TV/Movies, and so forth.
PS: if you are a fan of Walgreens, every few weeks they have a promotion that gets you a $10 Walgreens store gift card if you buy $30 in iTunes plastic gift cards. That’s a 33% bonus on the purchase.
The Weekly Fry’s coupon for their email subscribers (free to join), running from Sunday until Saturday 8/19/17 PM, including an offer that gets you a $50 Fry’s Gift Card with the purchase of the GOPRO HERO5 Black action camera going for its regular price of $399. The offer is only available at their Brick and Mortar stores. Limit three per customer.
Also part of the Best Buy 2-DAY Sale is a promotion that gets you a $50 Best Buy Gift card and a 32GB SD card with the purchase of the Sony RX100 III or V at their regular prices of $750 and $1000 respectively. Sale ends Saturday night.
On the other hand, if gift cards don’t tempt you, and you are comfortable with open-box cameras, they are also available in open-box condition (without gift cards) as follows: the open-box RX100 III goes for $637 with free shipping, and the open-box RX100 V for $850 with free shipping.
For a refresher on RAWsumer price ranges, check the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart.
Best Buy launched a Black Friday sale (no, you haven’t slept through the summer, it’s still July 2017) and among the offers is a $50 Best Buy Gift Card bundled with the Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom selling for its regular price of $370 with free shipping. This is a 30x optical zoom camera, more of the travel/compact-zoom than the mega-barrel-zoom. Offers end Saturday night or earlier if sold out.
If you live in the iTunes ecosystem and don’t want to wait for better discounts to appear, then to the eBay Deals we go where the PayPal’s official online gift card e-store (aka PayPal Digital Gifts) is offering $100 iTunes email Gift Cards for $85. Free online delivery. Limit up to four per customer during the sale.
Of camera and photo interest, there’s a variety of camera/photo iOS apps, and a variety of photography e-books and camera guides in the iBooks store. Note that iBooks e-books can only be read on Apple hardware, the biggest difference between iBooks and the other major online e-book stores.
Speaking of emailable gift cards, if you are a fan of Staples, PayPal Digital Gifts has a promotion for them too, buy a $100 Staples Gift Card via email and receive a $15 bonus eBay code via email. So you end up with a $100 Staples e-gift card and a $15 eBay promotional e-gift card.
NOTE: PayPal Digital Gifts only sells emailable/digital gift cards, so if you are looking for plastic/physical gift cards and you see PayPal Digital Gifts as the seller, they won’t have them.
As of a 7/17/17 update, the used deals of cameras in the Stock Status Tracker have sold out, but this new condition Panasonic GX85 promotion at Adorama continues…
As you can see at our Mirrorless Price Chart, there are many and more both M43rds and mirrorless camera options in general. One can spend literally weeks and weeks deliberating on which system(s) and which camera(s) and which lens(es) and so forth.
One of the choices is back on a bundle again, it is the new condition Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $598 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and checkout. This is available in both the silver GX85 kit and the black GX85 kit.
And if this is your first foray into M43rds, you may be interested in some of the manufacturer refurbished Olympus prime lenses offered at the official Olympus USA store.
Speaking of Adorama, if you feel like deal fishing over there in an immersion session, check our earlier Adorama post.
This Prime Day offer expired at 3am ET on Wednesday 7/12/17…
As of 6/27/17 PM recheck, this sold out with exactly 4000 units sold..
Back to the eBay Deals, where PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $100 eBay Gift Card (email delivery) for $95 with free email delivery. Limit one per customer. This is essentially a 5% discount on everything you buy with this gift card.
Sears sells camera gear on its own, but also featured a number of 3rd-party sellers on its website as well, a group of well-known camera retailers that you also see on eBay and Amazon and NewEgg and Worst Buy. If interested in Sears purchases (of any kind, not just cameras), to the eBay Deals we go…
… where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 Sears Gift Cards (delivered by email) for $85 with free delivery. Limit five per customer while this promotion is running. The math is easy, it is a 15% off discount on the gift card, thus, a 15% off discount on everything you buy using the discounted gift cards 🙂 This is a limited time offer!
The Canon 70D body only is bundled with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer, its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ Canon photo paper) and a Watson battery and Ruggard shoulder bag and 16GB Sandisk SDHC for $950 after a $350 prepaid American Express gift card at B&H Photo.
If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards, you can get the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 for $130 after a $250 prepaid AMEX Gift Card (via mail-in rebate) at Adorama and B&H Photo. Both retailers include Pixma PRO 100’s trusty sidekick for free, the 50pk of Canon SG-201 13×19 inch photo paper.
If you live in the Android Google PLAY ecosystem, CVS B&M stores offer $10 back in CVS ExtraBucks when you purchase a $50 Google PLAY gift card until Saturday night (June 27, 2017). Limit one per customer for the week. Of interest if you buy camera and photo e-books or apps or photography documentaries (or any other content) from Google PLAY.
To the eBay Deals we go, where friends of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards can get the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 bundle with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses, along with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ sidekick photo paper for $350 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). BuyDig is the seller, authorize Canon dealers.
We are hitting two ecosystems with one blog stone 🙂 Good until Saturday night 4/15/17, at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores [check their Weekly Ad to verify your local stores are participating], by using the Plenti Rewards program (managed by American Express and free and easy to join in-store or online), you can get 20% back in Plenti points on the purchase of $30 Google Play or $30 iTunes Gift Cards. You earn the $6 spending equivalent (600 Plenti Points) to use in the future (as early as next day after purchase) at participating Plenti retailers (Rite Aid, Exxon-Mobil, Macy’s, etc). If you shop at any of these retailers regularly, this is as good as cash. I’ve done these a few times, they work like clockwork. Limit two per customer for this particular offer.
Of camera and photo interest is the purchase of photography and camera guide e-books (tablets and PCs are better suited than e-book readers and phones when reading e-books with diagrams, tables, and of course color pictures), along with the purchase of camera and photography apps, and the occasional photography-related movie or TV show.
Speaking of which, another similar deal is running at Rite Aid B&M for the same time period. Buy a $50 Netflix Gift card, and get 800 Plenti points back. That’s a 16% off virtual discount, assuming you have no problem spending the 800 Plenti points at participating retailers. Limit two per customer on this offer. You can load this card to your own Netflix account (you don’t have to gift it to someone else). These work like clockwork too, and it only takes about 60 seconds to scratch the code, logon to the Netflix website, and type in the goofy jumble of letters and numbers that is the gift card code. Netflix can sometimes take a couple of minutes to “digest” the gift card, so don’t panic if your balance does not refresh instantaneously [this word is a pain to type correctly!]
Of camera and photo interest, well, there are very few photo-related movies and docs on Netflix, but you can put the savings towards the purchase of your next camera and photo item 🙂 A 16% virtual discount on a $10 monthly plan would make it a virtual $8.40 per month. Assuming you can use the Plenti points on your everyday purchases.
I have done the above offers multiple times, they work like clockwork, and they are frictionless. All you have to do is show your Plenti rewards card when making the purchase at Rite Aid, or type in your phone number correctly. You pay full price at the cash register. You get the promotion in bonus points. You get instant verification on the bonus points on the cash register receipt, it shows the amount earned. The bonus points can be spend the next morning (after your purchase). You cannot roll the points (you cannot use them on gift cards anyway), so you must pay with “new money” (credit card, cash, debit card, check, gold bullion bars, live chickens, and all the other acceptable payment methods).
F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front now, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 PowerOIS is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama. OR if you prefer free accessories instead of the $100 gift card, they have a bundle with those too.
If you are a B&H fan, they offer it for the same price, but bundled with a $50 Gift Card.
NOTE: this is a deal only if you plan to use the $150 promo eGift Card. If you don’t care for promo egift cards, the DJ Phantom 3 Standard on its own goes for under $500, eg $445 by Amazon itself (limit 3) or less if you go refurbished.
This promotion is of interest to regular Dell shoppers or anyone willing to make future purchases at their website. Good until 4/10/17, or earlier if sold out, you can get a $150 Dell promotional eGift Card when you purchase the DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter for $499 with free shipping from Dell. The $150 promo gift card will be sent to your email address in 10 to 20 days AFTER your purchase and it will expire 90 days after it is issued. No coupon is needed, the promotion is running on their website. You’ll see it like this (annotated screenshot below):
UPDATE 4/3/17 PM: as of this re-check, this sale ended, the price is back up to $750…
This offer ended and cannot be ordered as of a 4/2/17 re-check…
The Panasonic G7 promotion expired, but Adorama is back with another gift certificate bundle promotion. They offer the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, for $998with free shipping, which is the same price at other authorized dealers, but without the $100 Adorama gift certificate. This is temporarily back-ordered, but you can place an order if you like the price.
As of a 3/26/17 PM re-check, the promotion expired, the price increased from $600 to $800…
Back to the Trending eBay Deals, if you like to shop at Barnes and Noble and you don’t need instant delivery, you can PAY $90 and receive $100 Barnes and Noble plastic gift card. Free shipping. Limit three per customer. The seller is SVM Gift Cards (99.4%, ships from Illinois).
Strategically this is good if you are planning to buy books and other items B&N offers that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted. This is today’s deal theme apparently with this and the Rakuten Masterpass offer.
To the eBay Deals where the PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering a couple of promotions on gift cards delivered by email:
+ Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes eGift Card (limit 4)
+ Pay $150, Get $150 + $15 Best Buy eGift Cards
+ the $15 eGift Card only works between April 1-14 in 2017
+ limit five per customer
+ all the gift cards offered by “PayPal Digital Gifts” are emailable gift cards. PayPal Digital Gifts does not sell plastic gift cards.
CORRECTION: The original post was incorrect. You get 10% eBay Bucks with individual items priced over $50, you get 8% for items between $25 and $50, an 6% for items under $25. While speed reading I missed the “up to” in the eBay email headline 🙁
This is back, and as before, it is YMMV and ends at 3am eastern on Friday (11:59pm pacific on Thursday). If you received an email/message from eBay about this offer, you can participate by activating it (click on the appropriate place in the email/message). You get up to 10% eBay Bucks on individual items. This particular offer does not have a minimum purchase amount. You get 10% on all eligible items!
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.
Unrelated to this promotion, and NOT eligible to earn Extra Bucks, the PayPal Digital Gifts eBay store is offering $50 iTunes email gift cards for $42.50. This is a 15% off discount. Limit up to four per customer.
This promotion expired…
Another Black Friday 2016 offer is back on again, it’s the GoPro HERO5 Session bundled with a $45 Amazon plastic gift card, together going for $299 with free shipping.
This Black Friday 2016 offer is back on again, you get the new condition GOPRO Hero5 Black action camera along with a $60 Amazon plastic gift card, together for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
PS: in the very rare occasion where the item ships AFTER the gift card arrives at your door, you can use the gift card amount towards the purchase price of the item. The benefit of this is that you spend the gift card immediately, and pay $60 less “out of pocket” on the purchase.
If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.
Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).
Amazon has another gift card promotion, but this is YMMV. Typically these type of offers are once for the lifetime of an Amazon account, and they may be further targeted to a subset of customers based on whatever criteria their computers use (eg inactive customers, or customers who rarely buy gift cards, etc – who knows). You can tell if you are eligible for this offer if you are logged on to your Amazon account and visit the Promotional page. IF you are not eligible, the page will inform you so like this:
The Panasonic LX100 compact with RAW is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black LX100 kit or the silver LX100 kit… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by register the product with Panasonic – see details in PDF file. This promotion runs until 3/31/17 (unless extended). Once you register, you get three years. The deadline is a registration deadline, not an extended warranty expiration dateline…
A total of 14 Sony cameras, a mix of E-mount iLCs and RX fixed-lens cameras are bundled with gift cards with amounts ranging from $50 to $500 at B&H Photo. The Sony a7S II body only is the one getting the $500 gift card. The a6300 and a couple of RX models are getting $200 gift cards, while the rest are getting either $50 or $100 free B&H gift cards.
The GoPRO HERO5 Black black-friday offer was $400 with a $60 gift card (gift card of each particular seller), but now Best Buy is adding an additional freebie. In addition to getting a $60 Best Buy gift card, you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC for FREE. Free shipping or free store pickup.
It is almost too late to buy physical gifts, you either have to fight last minute stressed out crowds at shopping centers, or hope PrimeNOW doesn’t screw up with a last minute order (Amazon delivery drivers on average are not as seasoned as UPS and FedEx drivers). At this point in time, the safer and least stressful solution is online gift cards delivered by email or printable with your own printer.
At Amazon’s Gift Cards, you can send them by e-mail (they usually arrive within a couple of minutes), or you can print them with your own printer (they offer a variety of designs including uploading your own photo, which would make it a personal gift), and for the younger generation, they even have delivery via a text message (because email and reading from paper is hard!). You can enter any amount from $1 to $2000. If you want to test the delivery speed, you can send yourself an email gift card and see how fast it arrives. You can even send it to the same email address. You can also select the delivery date (but not the delivery time). Amazon sends you emails after it is sent and after the email with the gift card is opened (or something like that, I forgot what’s the exact trigger point), so you’ll know it was not lost in the cybersphere.
At B&H Photo, you can send them via e-mail with a few premade templates to chose from. Amounts range from $20 to $250. For larger amounts, send multiple cards. TIP: if sending multiple e-gift cards to the same person, maybe send different amounts so they don’t get confused and think it’s a duplicate 🙂
At Adorama, you have preset options ranging from $10 to $1000, delivered by e-mail.
If you like to gift gift-cards but prefer to gift physical tangible gift cards, there are still a number of options available at Amazon with free 1-day shipping for all (they do that often for gift cards since they are featherweight).
Prime members have more options on free 1-day shipping or next-day delivery. However, some of these gift cards also offer free 1-day for non-Prime members. Regardless, the best way to tell for sure is to add the items of interest to your shopping cart and see what shipping fees and options the shopping cart shows you. It is the ultimate decider after all 🙂
+ Snow Flake Tin ($25 to $2000)
+ Holiday Teddy Bear ($200 or $250)
+ Merry Christmas Tin ($50 to $1000; preset amounts only)
+ Smiling Santa Tin ($50 to $200; preset amounts only)
+ Plaid Box with either Nativity Scene or Snow Globe option ($50 to $1000)
+ classic-looking Brown & Blue Tin ($25 to $2000)
+ Minimalist hippie/hipster Mini Amazon Shipping Cardboard ($50 to $2000)
+ Santa Tin [CAUTION: it says “Ho!” on the gift card which may be misinterpreted by prickly recipients!]
+ over 120 options available, some are tins, some are greeting cards, some are alternative approaches/designs (eg book bookmarks
+ some gift cards have preset amounts or you can enter an amount in the “Other” box up to $2000, others only have preset amounts
+ these are the Christmas Delivery Cut-Off Dates but the Shopping Cart estimate is the most accurate for each particular order at each particular point in time
The above are Amazon’s own gift cards, but they now also offer gift cards for other retailers, some of which are eligible for free 1-day shipping. Check the full list here (includes Whole Foods, Netflix, Starbucks, various restaurants and clothing stores, Spotify, etc)
TIP: if you are not going to be around to physically receive the gift cards, you also have the option to send them to a local Amazon Locker facility (eg 711, Safeway, etc – availability varies by region and zipcode).
As of a 12/19/16 late PM re-check, this offer is not available for purchase. I do not know if it is temporarily gone or forever…
Overstock.com does not have a full inventory like a specialist camera dealer, but they have a lot of the popular/mainstream models, so if you are an Overstock fan, among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can pay $85 and get a $100 Overstock gift card by email from PayPal’s Digital Gifts. Limit five gift cards per buyer.
More Sony + Gift Card promotions, this time it is for the Sony RX10 III at Adorama, you pay the authorized dealer price of $1600 but you also receive $300 in Adorama gift cards: one $200 and one $100, which is handy if you are planning to give gift certificates as gifts 🙂
UPDATE: I forgot to mention, for the other Sony + Gift Card promotions, check the Sony category (posts) here.
The one that started it all, the new condition Sony RX100 (first generation) is currently bundled with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card, along with 5% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) for $398 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more of their specials, check their Featured Sales page…
PS: for a rolling summary of the latest specials, check the Holiday Deals 2016 Situation Room.
The Canon G9 X (in either brown or black) is bundled with a $50 B&H Gift Card for $429 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is the same price as without the $50 gift card. Once upon a time Canon abandoned RAWsumers, but now they are back in full force as you can see by their various entries in the Fixed Lens Price Charts (early November 2016).
Hype is building up for Monday as “Green Monday” (more on that later today), but for now, here’s a gift card loaded promotion, the Sony a7s II body only is bundled with $500 worth of B&H Photo gift cards (a $300 plastic gift card and a $200 e-gift card) going for $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is one way for manufacturers to offer a discount while “defending” their price points… For more action, check the latest B&H Photo Featured Sales…
If you missed the “GoPRO HERO5 BLACK” Black Friday special, it is back at B&H Photo, it is the GoPro HERO5 Black along with a $60 B&H Photo gift card for $399 with free shipping.
UPDATE: this offer is also available at Amazon by Amazon itself with the gift card being a $60 plastic Amazon gift card instead.
They are back again, the Teddy Bear Amazon Gift Cards are now available in $150 or $200 or $250 denominations Amazon by Amazon itself. You get a free gift of the same value plus the holiday teddy bear included for free. They come with free 1-day delivery, or you can select a slower shipping method (“digital credits” may or may not be available, I’m not sure exactly how their shopping cart decides this; it may vary by supply and location and delivery options and such). Limit one denomination per customer, but you can buy all three individual ones, one of each.
This is promotion is currently limited to Prime members only.
This promotion is a bit confusing. Here’s the TL;DR: you can make a $3 profit by loading $10+ each on three Amazon gift cards sold together as a 3-pack that includes three holiday greeting cards. You invest $33 and make a $3 profit. The profit is a promotional credit that must be spent by 3/31/17. So let’s start from the beginning…
… Amazon launched new awkwardly named Anytime Greeting Card Gift Cards, sold as a 3-pack with a current price of $3 per 3-pack. Despite the hints of the name, these are not reloadable gift cards. You can only load them once per the lifetime of the card. I have no clue why they call them “Anytime” which hints of reusability and reloadability. Just like regular Amazon gift cards, the “Anytime gift card” don’t expire and they don’t have inactivity or other fees.
Free shipping on the cards for Prime members or the usual $49+ (or $25+ in books). You could stack this offer with the Book Coupon offer to get free shipping with a smaller order total.
A promotion is running on these until 12/31/16 that gets you a $2 promotional credit when you load $10 or more on a single Anytime gift card. Since these are sold as a 3-pack, you have to load $10 on each of them, and you get $6 total in promotional credits. So you spend $30 (three $10 loads) plus $3 for the gift cards, and you receive a $6 promotional credit.
I should point out that these are not just physical gift cards, they also include printed holiday greeting cards. They have two designs, a blue general holiday theme and a red Christmas theme. So technically you make a $3 profit and you also get three free holiday greeting cards 🙂
PS: I haven’t done this offer yet, so I can’t tell you the Xs and Os, but there are currently 7 reviews and 6 answered questions about them on the gift card listing that may answer your potential questions.
This offer ended…