$5 off purchases of $50+ in Gift Cards (800+ options including Best Buy, Sears, eBay, Staples, REI, Groupon, etc)

eBay Gone Wild! For a limited time, they have a promotion that gets you $5 off in the shopping cart (no coupon needed) if you place a gift card order of $50+. A total of 848 gift cards are eligible for this promotion, including eBay’s own gift cards (on page #2 of the results), Best Buy, Worst Buy, Google Play, Staples, the softer and harder side of Sears (K-Mart and Sears actual), Groupon, Overstock, REI, Office Max-Depot, Art.com, “Make a Photo Case”, and many more. An expiration date is not mentioned.

PS: I haven’t done this offer yet, so I don’t know if it works multiple times or once per account. I have to check my gift card inventory 🙂

Load Amazon Gift Card Balance with $100+, Get $5 Bonus [First Time Users Only]

This promotion is only good once per Amazon account, so if you previously took advantage of it, you will not be eligible. If you are eligible, you will see the offer at the promotional Amazon page. If you are not eligible, you will see a message like “Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer”. The offer is this: you load $100 or more in your own Amazon Gift Card Balance account, and you receive a $5 bonus for it. I did this in the past, so I can’t do it again, I saw the above message.

Canon 7D Mark II Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $1250 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

Good until 8/31/16, B&H Photo has a quartet of Canon DSLR Pixma MIR promotions including the Canon 7D II Body Only bundled with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper is $1250 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)… Offers end 8/31/16…

Canon 6D Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $1200 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

Good until 8/31/16, B&H Photo has a quartet of Canon DSLR Pixma MIR promotions… Two of them involve the Canon 6D. The Canon 6D Body Only with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper is $1200 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)… Meanwhile the Canon 6D with 24-105 with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper is $1750 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)… Offers end 8/31/16…

Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 and 75-300 and Pixma Pro 100 and Paper and Bag for $429 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

This is the last of the four Canon D-Rebel Pixma MIR weekend offers at Adorama (you are seeing it and I’m writing it first because of the way the blog-reverse-timeline works). It is a Canon D-Rebel T6 2-Lens Pixma 100 bundle. You pay $779 at checkout, you receive the offer, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, in a few weeks, you receive a $350 AMEX prepaid gift card by mail, making it a $429 after MIR promotion. For that, you get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS II and EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III Lenses
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ the printer’s trusty sidekick, 50pk 13×19″ LU-101 photo paper
+ Canon DSLR shoulder bag
+ sale price ends Sunday afternoon
+ mail-in rebate details at PDF file

August 14-20: Buy $50 Best Buy Gift Card Get $8 Back in Plenti Rewards

If you are participating in the Plenti Rewards program, for the week of August 14-20 in 2016, at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores, if you purchase a $50 plastic Best Buy Gift Card, you will receive 800 Plenti Rewards points, which are the equivalent of $8. The points load up on your account the next morning. Limit two per customer during that week (Sunday AM until Saturday PM). Assuming you can easily spend the Plenti rewards (Rite Aid, Macy’s, Exxon-Mobil gas stations, etc), it’s like getting a 16% off discount on the Best Buy gift cards.

$50 Gift Card with either Sony RX100 I ($500) or II ($650)

If you are interested in getting the new condition Sony RX100 I or II from an authorized dealer at the current authorized dealer prices of $500 and $650 respectively, for a limited time, B&H Photo is also including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card until 7/24/16 as one of their Photoshop World Specials.

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card (by e-mail)

If you need iTunes gift cards yesterday, among the latest eBay Deals, PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 iTunes Gift Card by email for $85. Limit three per customer. These are delivered within minutes by e-mail (other things equal). Of interest for camera and photo apps, and photography e-books and camera guides and such.

(ENDED) Buy $50 Amazon Gift Card, Get $10 promotional credit with Coupon Code [PRIME]

This limited time Prime Day promotion expired…

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RiteAid: Buy $50 eBay Gift Card, get 800 Plenti Points

If you are an eBay shopper, good until the close of business on Saturday 6/25/16, at Rite Aid Brick and Mortar stores, if you buy a $50 eBay Gift Card, you will receive 800 Plenti Points, which is $8 spending power in future purchases. Assuming you can spend the Plenti points on something you need/want, that’s an effective 16% discount. Limit one per customer… In parallel, they have a buy $25 Google Play Gift Card (think camera/photo apps and e-books), get 500 Plenti Points. This is limit two per customer for the week…

Pay $85, Get $100 Gift Card for Sears or iTunes

We forgot about Dre and also the eBay Trending Deals where they have two gift cards offers of the “Pay $85, Get $100 Gift Card” variety as follows:

+ Sears Plastic Gift Card (limit 3, from SVWGiftCards, free shipping by mail)
++ in addition to their own camera gear, Sears has an open marketplace where some of the well-known camera sellers participate (similar to Amazon, NewEgg, Best Buy, Rakuten, etc)

+ iTunes Electronic Gift Card (limit 4, from PayPal Digital Gifts, delivered by email)
++ think camera and photo apps, photography and camera ebooks ~ some of which are iTunes-exclusive)

DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone w/4K Camera with 2 Extra Batteries and $150 eBay Gift Card for $1559

Back to the eBay Trending 100 we geaux where we find the “RC Superstore” (99.9%, ships from the Land of 1 Trillion Lakes) offering the new condition DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone w/4K Camera with two extra Battery Packs bundled also with a $150 eBay Gift Card, all together for $1559 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The eBay Gift Card will be emailed to you 4-6 weeks after delivery of the order. They are an authorized DJI dealer.

Pay $85, Get $100 plastic Sears Gift Card by mail

Back to the land of the eBay Deals, there is a physical gift card delivered by mail promotion, Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card. Free shipping of this plastic gift card, with a limit of three per customer. The seller is “svmgiftcards” (99.6%, ships from Illinois). Over 7300 got sold so far. Sears sells cameras but they also have an open marketplace like Amazon/eBay/Rakuten/etc, so a number of well-known third-party camera sellers sell on their website.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 Kits with $50 Gift Card and Free Accessories (at $450 body, $600 w/16-50)

As of 5/16/16, the gift card offers are still there, but the prices of the a6000 kits jumped up…

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(ENDED) Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and $50 Gift Card and Lightroom 6 for $746

As of 5/16/16 recheck, this tempting offer expired. The price is $1050 as of this check…

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Pay $40, Get $50 iTunes Gift Card via email {limit 4}

The current headliner deal at the eBay Deals is an offer by PayPal Digital Gifts like this: Pay $40, Get $50 iTunes Gift card delivered by e-mail, with a limit of four per buyer. This is a 20% discount, not the lowest ever, but one you can get right now. This is good on anything at iTunes, including apps (many photo apps), e-books (various camera guides and photography books), videos, music, etc.

PayPal update: Gift Cards not eligible for PayPal Seller Protection after June 25

Good old PayPal, sending emails of Policy Changes on Saturday night, like politicians trying to keep a scandal under the radar. The new terms will take effect on June 25 in 2016. Of note, gift cards will not longer be covered by PayPal Seller protection. This could potentially affect the availability and prices of gift cards if sellers don’t have as much protection. The future will tell how this will impact things.

Panasonic TS6 waterproof with $25 Gift Card for $200

Spring is in the air, and if you are looking for a new “adventure” camera that you won’t cry for too long if it gets lost or ruined, the Panasonic TS6 is bundled with a $25 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together going for $200 with free shipping in either the camouflage color option or the Melisandre red color option.

eBay Deals: 4TB Seagate External HDD for $105 ~ Pay $40, Get $50 Michaels eGift Card

To the eBay Deals we return where we find the NewEgg eBay store offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage for $105 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

While there on eBay, PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering a Pay $40, Get $50 Michaels eGift Card via e-mail with a limit of five per buyer.

Speaking of gift cards, if you are a fan of “certified pre-owned plastic gift cards”, eBay seller “Gift Card Outlet” (98.3%) is offering a $25 Best Buy plastic Gift Card for $23.75 with free shipping by US mail. You can buy multiple cards through this promotion. This is a 5% discount, so perhaps more of interest to frequent Best Buy shoppers?

GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition and $50 eGift Card for $225

Gamestop is not just video games, they also offer a variety of popular tech lifestyle type of accessories (in a way similar to what cellphone carriers are trying to do). Among them is select GoPro models and they have a bundle on one, the GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition is bundled with a $50 GameStop digital eGift Card, all together for $225 with free shipping to US addresses (does not ship to PO Boxes or APO/FPO).

Canon 80D body + Pixma PRO 100 and Extras for $850 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Bubbling in the eBay Top 100 Trending Deals, the BuyDig eBay Store is offering a new condition USA-authorized Canon 80D PiXMA MIR bundle. You pay $1200 at checkout. You receive the Canon 80D body only, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, its sidekick 50pk 13×19″ photo paper, and a 64GB SD card. Then you submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card, making this a $850 after $350 MIR promotion.

Please note BuyDig is closed for Passover, so orders will be shipped after they reopen in May 2016. The eBay listing there has a delivery estimate based on that and your delivery address (if you are logged on with your eBay account).

Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Digitizer (Medium) with $100 Promo eGift Card for $200

For fans of the Wacom digitizers, Dell Small Business is offering the Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Digitizer (Medium) (8.5 x 5.3 inches, wired) with a bonus $100 Dell Promotional eGift Card for $200 with free shipping.

The $100 eGift Card is a promotional gift card, it will be sent to you in 10-20 days via email after your item ships, and it expires in 90 days, so in a way, you have to plan two purchases, the one for this, and the second purchase on how to spend the $100 promotional gift card.

While this promotion is running, you will see this mentioned on the product page, and when add the item to your shopping cart, the promotion will appear there and you can click on “View Details” to read more about the promotion.

Screenshot crop of the shopping cart while this promotion is running below:

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Canon 80D body and Pixma PRO 100 printer and Paper and 32GB Lexar and Extra Batteries and Charger for $1100 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

It’s not just older Canon DSLRs participating in the Canon PIXMA mail-in rebates. It is also the brand new Canon 80D offered in a bundle for $1100 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card) at Adorama. You get the Canon 80D body only and the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper and two extra batteries and extra charger and a 32GB Lexar SDHC card.

This too is one of their featured Wearhouse Sales.

Sony RX10 II with $100 Gift Card for $1200

The Sony RX10 II (second generation) is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Alternately you can select bundles with Free Accessories or a Free Sony ECM-XYST1M Mic instead of the $100 gift card.

Keep in mind the last model is the 3rd generation RX10 with a May 2016 release estimate and a starting price of $1500.

Canon PIXMA PRO 100 for $100 after Coupon and $250 MIR (AMEX GC)

If you just need the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer and don’t need any of the DSLR bundles that it is typically offered with, there is a limited promotion on the printer alone at B&H Photo. The price you see on the page is $400. The $250 mail-in rebate makes it a $150 after MIR shown on the page. Then you use coupon code BHNAB16 at B&H checkout to drop by the price by making it a $100 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card). It comes with its trusty sidekick, the Canon SG-201 (50pk of 13×19″ photo paper)… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…

Panasonic GH4 body and $200 Gift Card and Accessories for $1300

The NAB Specials continues at B&H Photo with a Panasonic GH4 Body Only bundle with a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card and a Lowepro accessory kit (Adventura 170 shoulder bag, 64GB Lexar SDXC, Watson LiIon battery). This promotion expires 4/21/16.

Sony a6300 w/16-50 and $100 Gift Card for $1200

The Sony a6300 with the 16-50mm lens goes for $1200 at authorized Sony USA dealers, but for a limited time, you can get it with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card included at B&H Photo… This is one of their many NAB Trade Show Specials

Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105 f4L IS and Speedlite 430EX II and Pixma PRO 100 and $124 Rewards and Paper and Bag for $2750 after $350 MIR (AMEXGC)

Another Canon 5D Mark III bundle is now offered at Adorama. You pay $3100 at checkout, receive the order, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card by mail, making this a $2750 after MIR offer. For that, you get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS lens
+ Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ Canon 50pk 13×19″ SG-201 photo paper
+ Lowepro shoulder bag and 32GB Extreme card
+ $124 in Rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases)
+ rebate details in the pdf file

Zeiss Touit (Fuji X) 12mm f2.8 and 32mm f1.8 and 50mm f2.8 and Extras for $1318 after $700 MIR (Gift Card)

Twit? Tweet? Touit? We’ll stick with Touit in this post, where a $700 mail-in rebate (prepaid gift card) makes the Zeiss Touit 3-Prime Fuji X bundle a $1318 after MIR offer. You pay $2018 at checkout. The rebate offer runs March 7 until June 30 in 2016. The three lenses are the 12mm f2.8, 32mm f1.8, and 50mm f2.8. Adorama also includes three lens filters, three lenscap leashes and three cleaning kits. Note however that the kit is currently in “temporarily on backorder”.

Panasonic GX8 Body and $100 Gift Card for $1000

The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with a $100 store gift card and 4% promotional rewards ($40 on future purchases) at B&H Photo (black or silver) and Adorama (silver or black)… You can optionally triple the original manufacturer warranty via a mail-in rebate…

PS: for about 60 seconds the original version of this post was confused ~ it thought the GX8 was the GX85 🙂

Still Good: Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and $100 Gift Card for $498

This offer is still good, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS M43rds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $498 with free shipping from Adorama as one of the items in their latest 48 hour sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic…

Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro with $25 Gift Card and $6 Rewards for $149 (Canon)

If you are a frequent Adorama shopper, or you do not object to make more future purchases there, and you are interested in the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens in the Canon mount, they have a nice Lens Gift Card bundle, you get the lens and a $25 Adorama Gift Certificate for $149 with free shipping and $6~ promotional rewards… This too is featured in their latest 48 hour sale.

Canon 5D Mark III with 24-70mm f4L IS and Pixma PRO 100 and 50pk 13×19″ and $130 Rewards and Lowepro and Sandisk for $2900 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC) [corrected]

CORRECTIONS: the blog-post title price was incorrect, it is $2900, not $1000. The downside of reusing the previous post to prevent introducing new typos is that if you forget to edit it properly, it’s wrong… Also corrected my math in the blog-post text below, the price is $2900 after rebate, not $2950 after rebate (because $3250 – $350 = $2900)… Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert with all the error details…

We have a block of five Canon dSLR + Printer + MIR Gift Card bundles from Adorama, starting with full frame action, it is a Canon 5D Mark III bundle. You pay $3250 at checkout, you receive the items, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate per the terms, and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $2900 after MIR offer. For that, you get the Canon 5D Mark III with 24-70mm f4L IS, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper), and a Lowepro Nova shoulder bag, and a 32GB Sandisk microSD card, and $130 in promotional Adorama rewards (to be used in future purchases).

Canon 70D with 18-135mm IS STM and Pixma PRO 100 and 50pk 13×19″ for $1000 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

But if you want the 70D with the versatile 18-135mm IS STM lens, there is Adorama bundle for this too. You pay $1350 at checkout, you receive the items, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate per the terms, and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $1000 after MIR offer. For that, you get the Canon 70D with 18-135mm IS STM, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper)… So an extra $200 get you the 18-135mm versus the body only bundle…

Canon 70D Body Only and Pixma PRO 100 and 50pk 13×19″ for $800 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

If you want the Canon 70D body and no lens with it, but still want to get the printer and paper and gift card MIR promotion, Adorama has a bundle for this too. You pay $1150 at checkout, you receive the items, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate per the terms, and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $800 after MIR offer. For that, you get the Canon 70D body only, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper).

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-135 IS STM and Pixma PRO 100 and 50pk 13×19″ for $600 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

If you are a rebel with a photographic cause, Adorama has a Canon D-Rebel T5i centered bundle. You pay $950 at checkout. You receive the items, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card, making it a $600 after MIR promotion. For that, you receive the Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-135mm IS STM, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper).

For the speed readers out there, this is the with 18-135mm bundle, not the with 18-55mm!

Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM and 75-300 non-USM and Pixma PRO 100 and 50pk 13×19″ for $550 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

In a galaxy near Planet Kwanon, the white-black color-scheme of the Canon SL1 is offered in a camera-lens-printer-MIR-giftcard bundle at Adorama. You pay $899, you receive the items, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate per the terms, and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $550 after MIR offer. For that, you get the white Canon SL1 with the 18-55mm IS STM and 75-300 f4-5.6 III non-USM lenses, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper).

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and $100 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $598

The new $800 Panasonic GX85 with in-body IS and support for lens IS is coming soon, but if you are not mesmerized by that possibility, the Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card, all together for $598 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is available in either black or silver G7. The silver gets 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases)… NOTE: the G7 with 14-140 shown at the bottom of the aforelinked page does not get the $100 gift card…

Panasonic TS6 with $25 Gift Card for $210

With Spring in the Air, more uses for element-proof cameras emerge, so if you want to use that excuse to convince the Spouse CFO to approve the purchase, Adorama has a Panasonic TS6 flash sale bundling it with a $25 Adorama gift certificate for $210 with free shipping, in your choice of either orange TS6 or blue TS6.

Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-135 IS STM and Pixma PRO 100 and SG-201 for $750 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

If you don’t want the previously mentioned older D-Rebel with kit lenses, Adorama has another D-Rebel Pixma MIR promotion. This time it is centered around the Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-135mm IS STM along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its paper sideck, the SG-201 (13×19″ 50pk photo paper). This is $750 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX Gift Card). Rebate details in the PDF form.

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS & 75-300 & Pixma PRO 100 & Paper for $450 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

Another Canon Pixma MIR promotion is running. Adorama is offering a Canon D-Rebel T5i bundle for $450 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card). For that, you get the Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM and 75-300 non-USM non-IS and Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper. Details on the rebate in the PDF file.

Pay $85, Get $100 Overstock Gift Card by e-mail

Overstock has some camera gear too, so if you are a fan of the Overstock, PayPal’s Digital Gifts is having an email Overstock gift card promotion: Pay $85, Get $100 Overstock.com Gift Card via email, with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of gift cards, this one is a physical gift card delivered by mail by Gift Card Mall on eBay, Pay $90, Get $100 Lowe’s Gift Card with a limit of two per customer. Over 6000 cards got sold so far. Because the studio won’t fix itself 🙂

Heads Up (March 13-19): 16% Plenti Rewards on $50 eBay Gift Card

For the week of March 13-19 (2016), members of the Plenti Rewards program (Rite Aid and others, operated by American Express), can get 800 Plenti points ($8 future buying power) when you purchase a $50 eBay Gift Card at Rite Aid. Limit two per customer during this week. That’s 16% back in rewards. This offer will be available at Rite Aid B&M stores. I do not know if it will be available at the Rite Aid website as well.

(ENDED) Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card by e-mail

This particular sale ended. For future action, check Los eBay Deals

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Buy Best Buy Gift Cards, get 10% Bonus as an eBay Gift Card

To the eBay Deals where if you are a fan of both Best Buy and eBay shopping, there’s a gift card promotion you may find of interest:

+ Pay $100, Get $100 Best Buy Gift Card and $10 eBay Gift Card

+ this sold out: Pay $150, Get $150 Best Buy Gift Card and $15 eBay Gift Card

+ both are offered by “PayPal Digital Gifts” on eBay, with a limit of one of each per customer
+ these are electronic gift cards delivered by e-mail

YMMV Amazon Gift Card Reload Bonus: Get $5 Bonus on $100+ Load

This is a YMMV promotion since only some Amazon shoppers qualify. This may be a rotating promotion where it is offered to only a percentage of people at a time, or perhaps the offer is determined by their purchase history. I have no idea how they decide it. The current promotion is a $5 bonus if you load/reload $100 or more as an Amazon Gift Card Balance on your account. To find out if you are eligible, you have to be logged on to your Amazon account, and visit the Gift Card Balance reload page.

NOTE this sets up an on-going reload triggered by a specific account low balance. If you don’t want this to continue in the future, you have to turn it off manually (it is easy to do using your Amazon account page).

You can load this with credit and debit cards but also with prepaid gift cards. So if you have random leftovers of various gift cards you got from rebates, work, gifts, friends and family, you can just load them up to your Amazon account instead of trying to remember how much is left on each card.

Strategically a gift card balance is handy to use as a reserve for small purchases, eg mp3 songs, ebooks, TV episodes, apps, low priced items, movie rentals, etc ~ if you don’t want your credit card statement filled up with small amount transactions.

I am not eligible for this iteration of this promotion, so I get this message (annotated screenshot crop):

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If you are not logged to an Amazon.com account when you visit that page, you will see this message (annotated screenshot crop):

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(ENDED) Pay $95, Get $100 eBay Gift Card

As usual, this didn’t last long, but it returns every few days/weeks… For more action, check the eBay Deals

It is back again at the eBay Deals. It is not a glamorous deal but it’s a utilitarian 5% off! It is the return of Pay $95, Get $100 eBay Gift Card via email with a limit one of per customer. These don’t last long, but they return every few days/weeks.

Discounted Gift Cards for 12% off CVS and 5% off Target

To the eBay Deals we return, with a Post-Valentine’s Gift Card apocalypse. The following retailers sell camera and photo related gear (Target) or photo print services (CVS). Here they are:

+ Pay $88, Get $100 CVS Gift Card with free shipping (mail delivery; not email) from SVM Gift Cards [limit 3]

+ Pay $95, Get $100 Target Gift Card with free shipping (mail delivery; not email) from Gift Card Mall [limit 2]

Canon 70D body + Pixma PRO 100 + Extras for $879 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

If you are cool with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, there’s another Canon-Pixma-AMEX triangle offer. B&H Photo is offering the Canon 70D body only, along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and the obligatory 50pk of 13×19 inch photo paper (a great way to get you hooked on 13×19 photo prints is to give you some free razor blades Canon paper), along with a Ruggard shoulder bag, an extra generic battery (Watson), and a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card. You pay $1229 at checkout, you receive the order, make sure all is well, follow the PDF rebate instructions, submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later, if all is well, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it $879 after $350 MIR (prepaid GC). Railroad sentences are free for everyone 🙂

Get 300 Plenti Points ($3 eq) with $10 iTunes Gift Card

If you are looking to buy camera and photo apps or ebooks (or anything else) from iTunes, there is a 30% promotion for Plenti rewards members running at Rite Aid until the close of business on Saturday 2/13/16. You get 300 Plenti Points back with a $10 iTunes Gift Card purchase. 300 points can get you $3 off future purchases at Rite Aid or other places participating in AMEX’s Plenti rewards. Limit two per customer during this week.