CORRECTION: 6% to 10% eBay Bucks until Fri 3am ET (YMMV)

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.

Duracell Batteries Rewards are back at Office Depot (Sun to Sat)

The Duracell Batteries Penny (+ Sales Tax) After Rewards promotion is back at Office Depot and Office Max stores. You can find the offer online at their Rewards page and in-store in their Weekly circular ad. The terms are as before, you can buy one or two 16-packs of Duracell single-use AA or AAA batteries, and get back the purchase price (minus one penny) in Rewards a few weeks later. The Sales Tax amount is NOT included in the Rewards amount. Rewards do not roll over, so don’t pay with rewards if you expect to get rewards on the offer. These Rewards will arrive separately from their monthly rewards (a good thing because monthly rewards are only issued in $10 increments). Offer runs Sunday 2/19 until the close of business on Saturday 2/25/17.

Plan Ahead (February 5-11): Duracell Batteries Rewards offer returns at ODP/OMX

Batteries are included (if buy them that is). If you are a fan of the Duracell Battery Rewards promotions at Office Depot (ODP) and Office Max (OMX) stores, they are returning for the week of Sunday February 5 until the close of business on Saturday 11 in 2017. The terms are the same as before, you can buy up to two 16-packs of AA or AAA, pay full price, and a few weeks later (five weeks or less), you receive the purchase price (minus a penny) as a reward in your ODP/OMX rewards account. The sales tax is not included in the reward. Per the weekly ad on their website, these rewards will be issued separately from the monthly rewards (this means you get the full amount, and not multiples of $10). You cannot pay for the batteries with rewards and get rerwads again (you can’t roll rewards like you could wtih the old Office Max rewards program).

The offer is good for online purchases as well. When the offer activates on Sunday 2/5/17, they will appear on the Rewards page.

Strategically you can combine the purchase of the above with their ink recycling rewards. You get $2 back per ink/cartridge (regardless of size, from the tiny single colors to the elephant size toners), but they only pay regular rewards in multiples of $10 per month, and you need to make a purchase of $10+ (with new money; not rewards) during that particular month. The 16-packs are $14 each, so even one of them gets you over the $10+ prerequisite. You can recycle up to ten cartridges per month and get rewards for them. You can recycle more, but you won’t get rewards for cartridges #11+ for that particular month. Strategically, you recycle the biggest/heaviest and leakiest first, and save the rest for the next calendar month 🙂

New weekly round of 1c After Rewards Duracell 16pk single-use AA or AAA alkaline Batteries after Rewards

Sunday is here which means a new round of the Office Depot-Max Duracell rewards promotion is under way. As before, you can buy a 16-pack of Duracell single-use AA or AAA alkaline batteries for full price, and a few weeks later you will receive your purchase price back (excluding $0.01 and sales tax) in Office Depot Rewards (not cash). You can buy two of these per week (any combination of AA or AAA, eg two of one kind, or one of each), the week defined Sunday AM to Saturday PM. Avoid last minute purchases online during the Sat-to-Sun date transition to prevent week-change issues. You can find them at the bottom row of the Office Depot – Max Rewards page. The offer is good in-store or online.

More details on them in our previous post.

8% eBay Bucks (No Minimum, Must Activate; YMMV)

Another eBay Bucks promotion was rolled out earlier today by eBay. As usual with these, they are YMMV because I don’t know if they sent this to everyone or a subset of the eBay users. This current iteration is 8% eBay Bucks with no minimum purchase required. The standard eBay Bucks percentage is 2%. As usual, you have to manually activate the offer (press a button in the email or eBay message/app), and you are good to go. The offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm Pacific time. The usual restrictions apply.

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.

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports with $180 Rewards, USB Lens Dock, 105mm Filter for $1799 [C/N]

It can not only be used as a lens, but also for weight lifting and other exercises, it is the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens currently on sale for $1799 with free shipping at B&H Photo for the Canon and Nikon dSLR systems with THREE freebies:

+ 10% promotional rewards = $180~ in future purchases at B&H Photo
+ the Sigma USB Lens Dock
+ the Sigma 105mm Protector filter (this is not a baby lens, so it’s not a baby-priced filter either)

PS: if you are trying to decode the lettered brackets at the end of 3rd-party lens post headlines, C = Canon, N = Nikon, A = Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount, P = Pentax K, S = Sigma SA, E = Sony E-mount, X = Fuji X, m43 = Micro Four Thirds, etc.

PS2: for more action, check the latest featured specials at B&H.

YMMV 8% eBay Bucks on $50+ items [must activate first]

eBay is back with another Bonus Bucks promotion, you earn 8% eBay Bucks on individual items priced at $50 or higher (that’s the item price, before taxes or shipping). As usual, you have to manually opt-in to the offer before you get the bonus. Also note that this may be offered to a subset of eBay users, either on a rotating basis or a “big data” basis, so that’s why I say YMMV since I have no way of knowing what percentage of eBay users is being offered this which expires Tuesday November 22 at 11:59pm pacific time.

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.

Buy $50 Best Buy Gift Card, Get $8 equivalent back in Plenti points (16% effective discount)

If you are a fan of Best Buy, and you are participating in the Plenti rewards program, and you have a Rite Aid store near you, we have good news for you. Until the close of business on Saturday 11/19/16, when you buy a $50 Best Buy plastic gift card at the Rite Aid brick and mortar stores, and show them your Plenti rewards card (or use your phone number to tag the purchase at the register), you will receive 800 Plenti points ($8 buying power to use in future purchases). You can spend your 800 points the morning after your purchase, so you don’t have to wait like a rebate. The points are good for 2+ years in your account, they don’t expire quickly. You also get instant confirmation on the cash register receipt that your purchase qualified. This offer is limit two during this particular week (Sunday AM to Saturday PM). Assuming you’ll have no problem spending the future Plenti points on things you want/need, this is a virtual 16% off discount on the gift cards.

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YMMV 4% to 8% eBay Bucks depending on item price

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails/messages for a potential new bonus bucks offer. This may be targeted, so I have no way of knowing how many people get it. You must manually activate the offer via the email/message before you earn the bonus. The bonus depends on the item’s purchase price. Items over $150, get 8%. Items between $100 and $150, get 6%. And items between $50 and $100, get 4%. The percentage depends on an item’s price, not the order total. The usual rewards percentage is 2%. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Tuesday 11/15/16 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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.

YMMV 4% to 8% eBay Bucks depending on item price

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails/messages for a potential new bonus bucks offer. This may be targeted, so I have no way of knowing how many people get it. You must manually activate the offer via the email/message before you earn the bonus. The bonus depends on the item’s purchase price. Items over $50, get 8%. Items between $25 and $50, get 6%. And items under $25, get 4%. The percentage depends on an item’s price, not the order total. The usual rewards percentage is 2%. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Tuesday 11/2/16 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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.

16pk Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries for 1c After Rewards

As teased last Friday, the Office Depot Duracell Rewards promotion is back, running for the week of Sunday 10/23/16 until the end of day on Saturday 10/29/16. The terms are the same as before, you can buy up to two 16-packs of Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries, and get their purchase price (minus $0.01) back as Office Depot rewards. Sales tax is not refunded. You can find these through the Office Depot and Max Rewards and if you page-down to the bottom there, you can see the terms for this particular offer. The rewards will be sent separately from their monthly rewards, which is a good thing. The offer is good for in-store purchases or online purchases and orders by phone too. The limit is a two maximum per customer for the week, regardless of order method.

Heads Up: Duracell Rewards offer returns 10/23

If you are a fan of single-use batteries, the Duracell brand, and the Office Depot / Office Max Rewards program, we have good news for you! The 1c Duracell Rewards promotion returns for the week of October 23-29 in 2016 at their stores. The offer may also be available online but we’ll know that for certain on Sunday when their Rewards page is updated.

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YMMV 10% eBay Bucks on items priced $50+ [must opt-in first]

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails/messages for a potential new bonus bucks offer. This may be targeted, so I have no way of knowing how many people get it. You must manually activate the offer via the email/message before you earn the bonus. The bonus is 10% eBay Bucks on items individually priced $50 or more. The usual rewards percentage is 2%. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Thursday 10/20/16 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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.

16pk Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries for 1c After Rewards

The Duracell Battery Rewards promotion is back at Office Depot and Max Rewards. It is good online or in-store. You can get a 16-pack of Duracell AA or AAA single use batteries for $13.99. Make sure you use/enter your Rewards account when you purchase them. A few weeks later you will receive $13.98 back in Office Depot Rewards. Limit TWO per customer during the week of October 2-8 in 2016. These rewards will be emailed separately from the monthly rewards, so you will receive the full amount.

If you are buying online, an order of $35+ gets you free shipping. At the Rewards page you will also notice a Folgers coffee promotion (seven options) that is 100% back in rewards. These will not be emailed separately, so make sure the total is in multiples of $10, since the regular monthly rewards are issued in $10 multiples. The Folgers is online only. Limit five per customer.

NOTE: you cannot “roll rewards” any more. You have to pay for this order with “new money”, not with existing rewards. If you are not familiar with how their rewards program works, be sure to research it, do not assume it works a certain way!

YMMV 10% eBay Bucks on items priced $50+ [must opt-in first]

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails/messages for a potential new bonus bucks offer. This may be targeted, so I have no way of knowing how many people get it. You must manually activate the offer via the email/message before you earn the bonus. The bonus is 10% eBay Bucks on items individually priced $50 or more. The usual rewards percentage is 2%. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Friday 9/16/16 at 11:59pm pacific time…

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.

YMMV 6% eBay Bucks with $50+ items (ends Sat PM)

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails/messages for a potential new bonus bucks offer. This may be targeted, so I have no way of knowing how many people get it. You must manually activate the offer via the email/message before you earn the bonus. The bonus is 6% eBay Bucks on items priced $50 or more. The usual rewards percentage is 2%. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Saturday 9/3/16 at 11:59pm pacifica time.

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.

Duracell Battery Rewards return at Office Depot Max 8/28 to 9/3 [Update: Good online as well!]

UPDATE 8/28/16: the fine print of this offer (both online [view larger screenshot] and in the printed weekly ad) says the Rewards will be sent separately, so you will get the full amount (sales tax NOT included as usual with rebates)… Also, the offer is good in-store or online according to the Office Depot Rewards page.

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Keep in mind, you can’t roll rewards any more, so you have to pay with “fresh money”, not with existing Office Depot Rewards! The good news though is that they have began sending out the rewards faster than they used to.

ORIGINAL POST
Duracell party reloaded! Between Sunday 8/28/16 AM and Saturday 9/3/16 PM, the Office Depot and Max stores are bringing back their 1c after Rewards promotion on the Duracell single-use alkaline battery 16-packs. The promotion includes AA or AAA 16-packs. You have to buy the specific SKUs that participate in the promotion.

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You pay $13.99 plus tax (if applicable). You must show your Rewards number (or use your phone number to look it up). A few weeks later you will receive $13.98 in Office Depot rewards in your online account. You can use those for future purchases there but you can’t “roll” them. Limit two per customer during this week, your choice of any combination of AA or AAA 16-packs.

The one question is whether these will arrive separately or will be part of the regular rewards. You want them to arrive separately, otherwise you won’t get the full amount. This is usually mentioned in the Weekly Ad fineprint and on their Rewards website after they go live on Sunday 8/28/16. You won’t get the full amount because for their regular rewards, you only get rewards in multiples of $10. This is a very sneaky way of not paying you the rewards you earned AND getting away with it (until bored Attorney Generals go after them).

Rakuten Promo Codes: 5% Rewards also $10 off $75+ with VISA Checkout

It sounds like a creature from Pokemon or a Godzilla movie, but the Rakuten has digested what used to be Buy.com. Apparently online shopping companies with just three letters in their names get bought out by bigger companies 🙂

There are two promotions running at the Rakuten website:

+ Get 5% Back in Rewards Points with promo code REWARDME (all purchases including Tech; expires 8/31/2016)

+ $10 off a purchase of $75+ if you pay with VISA CHECKOUT and use coupon code VISAGOLD10 (expires 8/21/16)

YMMV 6% eBay Bucks (ends Wedn PM)

If you are part of the eBay Bucks rewards program, check your email/inbox for a new offer. You must first activate the offer by clicking on the appropriate link in the email. You earn 6% eBay Bucks (the standard is 2%) and there is no minimum purchase amount this time around. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Wednesday 11:59pm pacific time.

A good place to start deal hunting is the eBay Daily Deals which have their own dedicated search bar over there, so you can search only among the featured deals.

UPDATE: one item of potential interest, especially if you have a …mouse problem is the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Laser Mouse for $50 with free shipping or store pickup by Best Buy’s eBay store.

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.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD with $99 Rewards for $999 (C/N)

It’s time to party like you are spending $999 but also getting $99 to spend in a future party. It is the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mounts at B&H Photo. These also get you 10% rewards (= $99) to use in future B&H purchases. This is a limited time offer, the expiration date is unknown to me.

YMMV 10% eBay Bucks on $50+ items (ends Wedn PM)

If you are part of the eBay Bucks rewards program, check your emails or messages to see if you have been invited to participate in this offer. You must first Activate it by clicking on the appropriate link there. This gets you 10% back in eBay Bucks on individual items priced $50 or more. The usual limits and restrictions apply (max $100 rewards per single item, max $500 rewards for this promotional period, etc). Offer ends Wednesday 11:59pm pacific time.

A good spot to fish for deals are the eBay Daily Deals section of their website, including the 2TB Xbox One S Launch Bundle for $400 with a $25 eBay Gift Card.

Best Buy Rewards Changes include free 2-day S&H on $35+

Amazon is creating a segmentation in its shoppers based on whether one is a Prime Member or not. Best Buy decided to take a different route, differentiate benefits depending on how much one spends and whether they are participating in their rewards program.

Starting August 28 in 2016, some of the rewards benefits will change for those in the regular MyBestBuy rewards program (no minimum spending) and the Elite (over $1500 per calendar year). They will earn fewer points per purchase, 0.5 per $1 and 1 per $1 respectively instead of 1 and 1.1 respectively. No changes for those in the Elite Plus ($3500+ in purchases per year) and Best Buy credit card holders.

But there are some good news for all rewards members, free 2-day shipping on a lot of qualifying items with orders of $35+ (for the regular rewards) or any amount for the Elites.

16pk Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries for 1c + Tax after Rewards [updated]

UPDATE: the affiliate links to Office Depot are not working for some reason. Except for Amazon, eBay, B&H and Adorama, the rest of the retailers are mostly clueless when it comes to affiliate programs 🙂 I replaced them with direct links.

If you are part of the Office Depot and Office Max Rewards program, among the Reward Offers for the week of Sunday July 24 until Saturday night fever July 30 in 2016, you can get up to two 16pks of Duracell single-use AA or AAA alkaline batteries for $0.01 after Rewards. Only these 16-packs are eligible. You can get two AA or two AAA or one of each. Maximum two 16pks total regardless of AA or AAA.

You pay $13.99 plus tax (if applicable) for one 16-pack. A few weeks later you will receive the equivalent of $13.98 in Office Depot rewards. Sales tax is not refunded. This offer is good online and also in-store. Make sure you show the reward card if buying in-store or you have the correct Rewards number linked to your online shopping account if buying online.

While there, they have a very nice deal on their website for this hybrid Solo Backpack/Briefcase for laptops. It has two sets of built-in straps, one to wear as a backpack and one to carry as a briefcase. The sale price is $25.

July 24-30: the Duracell Battery Rewards return at Office Depot and Office Max (limit 2)

For the week of July 24-30 in 2016, the Duracell battery promotion is back at Office Depot and Office Max stores. You can buy up to two 16-packs of single-use AA or AAA batteries for $13.99 each, and receive back the equivalent of $13.98 in the Office Depot-Max rewards program. You have to be a rewards member to take advantage of this offer.

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YMMV eBay Bucks: up to 8% depending on amount

This a YMMV promotion and requires manual opt-in before you can take advantage of it. If you are part of the eBay Bucks rewards program, check your emails/messages, you may be invited to participate in a new promotion running until July 21 at 11:59 pacific time that gets you more Extra Bucks than usual. You get 4% on purchases of $50+, 6% on purchases of $100+ and 8% on purchases of $150+. The reward cap is $100 per transaction and $500 total during this promotional period per customer. The usual exclusions apply. You must manually opt-in by clicking on the Activation before you earn the bonus rewards. If you are looking for shopping ideas, check the eBay Deals section.

YMMV 6% eBay Bucks without Minimum Purchase Limit (Must OPT-IN)

If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails or eBay Inboxes. A new offer has rolled out today that gets you 6% eBay Bucks (the standard amount is 2%) on your purchases. This time around there is no minimum purchase amount, so whether you get a $4 trinket or a $600 lens, you get 6% rewards on them. The usual categories/restrictions apply. This is by invitation only, and you MUST OPT-IN the offer by clicking on the relevant link in the eBay email. This offer ends on Jun 29, 2016 11:59 PM PDT.

If you are looking for shopping ideas, there’s the eBay Deals page or if that is too long and winding and browser-crashing, there’s the Top 100 Trending Deals page as well.

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports with Free USB Dock and 10% Rewards for $1799 [C/N]

Weight-lifting caliber lens action now, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is going for $1799 with free shipping in the Canon or Nikon SLR mounts at B&H Photo, good until 6/21/16. You also get a free Sigma USB Lens Dock, and 10% promotional rewards, which, considering the price of the lens is a pretty decent amount to use on future B&H Photo purchases.

PS: the Sigma SLR version is a Special Order item so it will take longer to arrive, and only gets 4% promotional rewards instead of 10%.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with 10% Rewards for $550 (C/N/A) [optionally add Filter for +$11]

The whole world begins to zoom. Zoom-zoom because that’s what you can do with the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO on sale for $549 with free expedited shipping and 10% promotional rewards (to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum SLR mounts…

Optionally yo can buy it bundled with a Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for +$11~ ~ I used a calculator this time 😉 If you are not familiar with the B&H website, here’s how you can locate the different mounts and kits – the annotated picture in this post.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD and 10% Rewards for $989 (C/N/A) [Optional: add B+W filter for +$21]

It’s Tamron time, a new limited time offer (expires by 6/7/16) at B&H Photo gets you the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $989 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta SLR mounts. You also receive 10% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases. No coupons, no rebates…

Also available is a “Filter Kit” for each lens, for $21 more [fixed calculation error ~ looks like I may need to use a calculator even for 1+1] , you get the B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter. Annotated screenshot crop below to locate the filter kit if you are not familiar with the B&H website:

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5% Rewards on select Nikon, Canon and Panasonic iLCs

Part of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select DSLRs and Mirrorless models. The offer is good until 5/9/16. The promotional rewards are in addition to any other free accessories the camera may be eligible for. Participating kits include the Nikon D5300 and D5500 and J5, the Canon D-Rebel T5 and T5i, and the Panasonic GM5.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD w/$50 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A)

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO lens is currently on sale for $500 with 10% promotional rewards (around $50 to be used in future B&H purchases) with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Nikon versions are VC (image stabilization), while the Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount is not. Offer ends 5/9/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).