Mon: 12-month Microsoft 365 Family for $100 w/FREE $50 Amazon GC

Microsoft and Amazon have teamed up together for a bundle deal. For $100, you get a 1-Year Microsoft 365 Family subscription with a bonus FREE $50 Amazon gift card. This is for the first year. The Microsoft (MSFT) 365 Family subscription will auto-renew in the future if you don’t manually cancel it. You only receive the bonus $50 Amazon gift card now. You won’t receive it with future renewals.

The $50 Amazon gift card will arrive in a mini envelope. The MSFT 365 Family subscription includes up to six persons/accounts. Each person/account gets a 1TB OneDrive of their own.

If you have more than six members in your Family, I’m afraid it’s time to say goodbye to Little Jimmy 😉 If you have fewer than six members, you can always use more than one account for yourself if you need it for photo storage/backup. You just need to use a different Microsoft account for it.

B&N: Get $5 e-gift-card for every $50 in B&N gift cards

Per the Fairness Doctrine (TM) we have to also mention Barnes and Noble, not just Amazon and what a coincidence, they are offering a $5 B&N e-gift card for every $50 you spend in Barnes and Noble gift cards

Speaking of B&N, they have now released their new Nook Glowlight 4 e-reader for $150. This has USB-C charging, and free lifetime in-store support at B&N B&M stores. It has 32GB on-board storage and physical page turn buttons and of course the built-in (Glow)Light…

Friday: refurb DJI Mini for $260 w/$10 pGC {also: Pay $95, Get $100 Netflix e-Gift Card}

We have a couple of “name brand” daily deals at the NewEGG shell-shockers running until Friday 8/20/21 at 11:59pm pacific time [or earlier IFF sold out]:

+ refurbished DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal for $260 offered by the DJI Store upon NewEgg
+ you also get a $10 promotional NewEgg e-gift card

+ Pay $95, get a $100 Netflix e-Gift Card using the promo code shown over there
+ two per customer
+ if you are not doing the more convoluted gift card promotions at brick and mortar (eg Walgreens, RiteAid, etc), this is, theoretically at least {I haven’t tried it personally}, the lowest friction one

Friday: Buy $100 Everything Apple e-Gift Card, Get $20 BB promotional e-gift card

Santa Claus has arrived at the Best Buy daily deals, especially if you are of the Apple ecosystem! Buy a $100 “For Everything Apple” gift e-card and receive a $20 promotional Best Buy e-gift card! This offer is good for Christmas Day 2020 only!

The “For Everything Apple” e-gift card can be used on all things Apple, including:

  • physical Apple Store purchases (eg iPhones, iPods, accessories)
  • purchases made with the official Apple Store app
  • purchases made at the Apple website
  • digital content purchases at iTunes, App Store, iCloud, Apple Music, TV+, News+, Books, Arcade, etc

So it’s not your father’s iTunes gift card. It is an all-things Apple! And for the non iOS/MacOs crowd, a number of accessories sold by Apple can be used by non-Apple devices, although, as expected, you can make the most of them within the Apple ecosystem, which is why there is the Apple Tax in the pricing 🙂

NOT part of the Apple ecosystem? Best Buy also has some other e-gift card sales as well:

  • Pay $45, Get $50 Google Play e-gift card
  • Pay $90, Get $100 of the above, same discount percentage of 10%
  • likewise 10% off on $25 and $10 Google Play e-gift card amounts
  • also 10% off on Chipotle, Bed-and-Bath-and-Beyond gift cards
  • 15% off on CBS All Access gift cards, that’s where NuTrek of the TV kind is safeguarded
  • Chipolta and CBS offer a mix of e-gift cards and mailed plastic gift cards so pay attention to the listings

Meanwhile at the Woot daily deals they have a $60 Philips Hue Smart LED 5-piece starter kit, and a sale of various Fuji EnviroMax single-use batteries, and an $1870 MSI gaming laptop, and $26 AmazonBasics Oxford Carry-On Hardside spinner!

First Timers: $5 Amazon promotional credit when you convert $30+ in Coins for an Amazon Gift Card at Coinstar

This is the closest thing to free money one can get these days! IF you put $30+ in coins at a participating Coinstar kiosk (found inside grocery stores and such, those green things) AND you get your converted money in an Amazon Gift Card (you get a gift card code on the printed receipt, it won’t print a plastic gift card) you will automatically receive a $5 Amazon promotional credit (for items sold and shipped by Amazon herself only) to be used until 12/31/2020.

IMPORTANT: this promotion is only available to first timers. The terms and conditions state:

“Offer limited to the first time a customer gets an Gift Card claim code from a physical location”

The promotion runs until 11/30/20. All the details at the Terms and Conditions page.

If you are not familiar, Coinstar charges a service fee IF you convert your coins into cash. However, if you convert your coins into gift cards, there’s no service fee (because presumably they get a commission/service-fee from the stores offering the gift cards).

I have done these type of Coinstar promotions a few times before without issue. The only thing that worries me this time is the “first time” language. But if you typically convert your coins to Amazon gift cards anyway, you have nothing to lose by doing this.

PS: if you like making noise, this is fun, because the Coinstar machine makes a lot of noise while counting the coins ^_^

Buy $100+ REI Gift Card, Get $10 promotional gift card

A new REI promotion is running until 6/25/20, if you purchase a $100+ gift card at their website you will receive a $10 promotional digital gift card [which must be used between July 10-20 in 2020 in a single transaction]. Limit one per customer. These are the Terms & Conditions of the offer…

Send $50+ Amazon eGift Cards via SMS, Get $5 store credit

Running until June 28 in 2020, Amazon is running a Gift Cards by SMS promotion. You send $50+ in Amazon eGift Cards by SMS, and you receive a $5 store credit in your account towards your next eligible purchase.

You must either use coupon code SMS2020 or if you are at the aforelinked page while logged on to your Amazon account, click on the “Click to add the code to your account” to add the promotion to your account and it will be utilized automatically when you order the gift cards by SMS.

The $50+ can be reached with multiple gift cards but they must all be in the same shopping cart, at the same time. The delivery selected must be “Text Message”. The $5 promotional bonus in your account must be used by 8/13/20.

NOTE that the offer is good for electronic Gift Cards (aka eGift Cards), not plastic gift cards…

Annotated screenshot below. To click on the button go to the SMS eGift Card promotion page at Amazon…

Gift Panic? Fear Not ~ Electronic Gift Cards Save The Day!

Last minute changes to your gift-giving plans? Unexpected guests arriving? You forgot your “professional graduate student” nephew is actually back from college? You forgot a gift for the mother in law? Fear not! Electronic gift cards are ready to save the day, with email delivery and/or print-and-give options! Check the available options and designs at Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama

SUPER PRO TIP: before sending an electronic gift card via email or SMS and worrying if/when they will receive it, FIRST, send an e-gift card to yourself to see whether and/or how fast it arrives. Then you can feel more confident to send to others. The minimum amount for electronic gift cards is typically very small…

Flash sale: 10% off Target Gift Cards

While Target obviously does not have the depth and breadth of a dedicated camera retailer like B&H Photo and Adorama, they still have a number of potentially interesting products. Or if you are a Target shopper anyway, etc, etc, etc. To cut a long story short…

… for a limited time only, Target is offering 10% off their own gift cards with a maximum purchase of $300 per customer (in other words, maximum discount $30 – you pay $270 for a $300 Target gift card). Minimum purchase $10. One transaction per customer. Terms and conditions are shown over there below the big reddish banner.

Gift Cards purchased now can be redeemed (used) starting at 10am central time on Monday December 9 in 2019…

Amazon Gift Cards: Send $50+ by SMS, Get $5 promo

If you are a frequent Amazon shopper, here’s another gift card promotion for you. For this promotion, you must spend $50+ in Amazon Gift Cards AND send them to the recipient (Which could be you) via SMS. After the $50+ gift card is sent via SMS, Amazon will add a $5 promotional store credit to your Amazon account.

Use coupon code SMS2019 in your shopping cart to get the promotion. Limit one per customer during the promotional period.

NOTE: this may be targeted, so if you don’t see the offer while logged on to your Amazon account, it means Amazon’s AI SuperComputers decided not to offer it to you. Mayhaps you’ve fallen behind on the Bezos libations? 🙂

Prime Deal: $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40 [ends 7pm ET]

Good until 7pm ET on Monday or earlier if sold out, also part of the Prime Day 2019 party, you can pay $40 and get a $50 iTunes gift card. This is a plastic gift card delivered by mail. It is 15% claimed as of 8:44am ET. Of interest especially if you like to buy camera and photography apps in the App Store, rent/buy photography-related docs/videos/movies and e-books and such. And of course anything else you want from iTunes.

This too is restricted to Prime members. But if you want to jump in, you can start a 30-day FRee Prime trial and jump in as many deals as you want right away…

YMMV: Send $50+ Amazon eGift Card via SMS, Get $5 promotional store credit

This is a YMMV as you would have to have been preselected for this offer by Amazon’s all-knowing and soon all-powerful AI. The gift card offer is this: send a $50+ Amazon e-Gift card via SMS using coupon code SMS2019 and you will receive a $5 promotional Amazon store credit.

You can obviously send the gift card to yourself as it is often the case with these type of promotions. The offer runs until late December 2019 so there’s no hurry to get it done right now ~ unless you want to that is 🙂

You may be able to see this type of an Amazon on-site banner follow you around [screenshot crop below]:

The terms and conditions and to find out whether you are eligible can be found at the aforelinked page. You have to be logged on to your Amazon account in order to find out if you are eligible since it is a YMMV / by-invitation type of offering…

10% Bonus GC with select Adorama Gift Cards

Good until 11/22/18 at 11:59pm ET, Adorama is running a limited time gift card promotion: buy one of the featured gift cards (price options range from $100 to $1000) and get a separate gift card by email that is worth 10% of the value of the gift card you purchased. So if you buy the $1000 gift card, you will receive a $100 bonus gift card via email… Check the aforelinked pages with the details, terms, conditions and restrictions…

Get $5 bonus with $50+ Amazon Gift Card by Text Message

Amazon always tries to find creative ways to get you to load up your Amazon account or buy gift cards. This latest promotion running until December 22, 2018 gets you a $5 bonus if you buy a $50+ Amazon gift card by text message. First you have to click on the aforelinked page to “add code to your account”.

If you don’t see this offer while logged on to your account, it means Amazon’s computers decided not to offer it to you. Limit one redemption of this particular offer per Amazon account. Complete terms and conditions over there.

Remember, you can send the gift card to your own email address, you don’t have to send it to another person! Assuming you do a $50 purchase, this is a 10% bonus.

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes e-Gift Card [limit 4]

To the eBay Deals we go, where the PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $100 iTunes e-gift cards for $85, a 15% off discount. These are delivered by email and you can buy up to four at the sale price. This may be getting close to running out, over 9500 units have been sold in the last 24 hours per the eBay listing.

Meanwhile if you like to dabble in DIY projects or anything electrical, coupon code DM02A drops the price of the new condition Tacklife DM02A Advanced Digital Multimeter from $8 to $6, with free 2-day shipping for Prime members (or $1 digital credit for slow-shipping) or with a $25+ order. It averages 4,3 out of 5 based on 220+ customer reviews.

Pay $45, Get $50 Google Play e-gift card

This recurring promotion is back at Amazon. You pay $45, and get a $50 Google Play e-gift card by email using coupon code GOOGLE in the Amazon shopping cart. That’s a 10% off discount. You can get a better percentage during various B&M store gift card promotions, but typically the percentage is achieved through store credit or rewards points. This is a straight-up discount, nothing else involved. It is a limited time offer, expiration time unknown (= when the coupon stops working).

PS: Google Play gift cards can also be used towards subscriptions initiated from Google Play, as long as that subscription service supports billing through Google Play (eg HBO NOW). You can adjust it at any time under the Subscriptions section of the Google Play Store website or app.

Pay $42.50 Get $50 iTunes Gift Card by email [limit 4]

Gifts cards are (obviously) not eligible for the 15% off flash eBay coupon but they are on sale on their own at the usual 15% off amount. The PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $50 iTunes gift cards by email for $42.50 with free email delivery. Limit four per buyer.

More eBay gift card sales can be found in last night’s eBay round-up

(ENDED) Pay $85, Get $100 emailable iTunes Gift Card [max 4]

12,000 units was the magic number and as of 3/8/18 AM recheck, this is sold out…

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Buy $50+ Netflix e-Gift Card, Get $5 Amazon Promo Credit

IF you are an existing Netflix customer or plan to start/restart a subscription, this is essentially a roundabout 10% discount, which can counter the recent Netflix price increases. For a limited time, coupon code NETFLIX will get you a $5 Amazon promotional credit when you purchase $50+ Netflix digital gift card. Limit one per customer while this promotion is running. Select the $50 amount or enter your preferred amount that is $50+.

The $5 promo credit will be added to your Amazon account automatically within three
days. They will send an email confirmation after it has been added. You have until April 13 to spend the $5 Amazon promo credit.

You can add this to an existing Netflix account in your account settings. Their billing system will use up the gift card first, and after it is used up, it will restart billing your credit card.

(ENDED) Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift by email

This eBay listing closed after 12,000 units got sold. If you missed it, fear not – it is a recurring eBay Deal, but I don’t know when it will return…

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Pre-order Huawei Mate 10 PRO [w/two rear Leica lenses] + $150 Gift Card for $800 [2yr US warranty]

2018 looks like another year where the smartphone flagship wars will heat up even more. It’s Huawei’s turn now, their brand new Mate 10 PRO is available for pre-ordering for $800, the unlocked US variant but that’s not all! Two retailers are offering a $150 house gift card when you pre-order it for $800. So at B&H Photo you get a $150 B&H gift card, while at Amazon you get a $150 Amazon gift card.

This has 6GB RAM, 128GB on-board storage, 6″ 18:9 AMOLED screen, OctaCore with 12-core Mali G72, two year US warranty, 4000mah battery, 100% charge in 60 minutes, USB-C but no headphone jack, Android 8.0 and so on.

Of photography interest, the two rear lenses are “blessed” by LEICA. They are both 27mm f1.6, one is 20mp monochrome and the other is a 12mp RGB, both of the backlit CMOS kind. The front lens is a 8mp f2 but still supports RAW mode. RAW Selfies are the new big thing? 🙂

Buy $50 Best Buy Gift Card, Get $8 Rite Aid Rewards

If you are a fan of Best Buy, running until Saturday night (1/27/18), Rite Aid brick and mortar stores are offering $8 in Rite Aid Rewards when you purchase a $50 Best Buy plastic gift card at their stores. The promotion is limit two for the week, so you can buy $100 in Best Buy gift cards and get $16 back in Rite Aid Rewards. The Rewards can be spent starting the following day at Rite Aid stores, or through Plenti partners if you have a Plenti rewards account.

B&H and Adorama have emailable gift cards as well

They may not be as famous as the Amazon emailable gift cards, but if you are looking for a deadline-busting gift idea or a Plan B because of shipment delays, or because you found out that a person already has (or will dislike) their intended gift, you can also purchase emailable gift cards from Adorama and B&H Photo. Check their websites and shopping carts for delivery estimate if you are cutting it too close.

Gift Cards by Email: iTunes $85/$100, Google Play $45/$50, Etc

If you want to refill your own account, or buy last minute digital gifts for friends and family, there are a few emailable gift card promotions running as follows:

+ Pay $85 get a $100 iTunes gift card by email from PayPal Digital Gifts (limit 4 per customer) and by Amazon (select $100 denomination, enter coupon code ITUNES15)

+ Pay $45, Get $50 Google Play gift card by email from Amazon (select $50 denomination, enter coupon code GOOGLE)

+ Pay $45, Get $50 Lyft gift card by email from Amazon (select $50 denomination, enter coupon code LYFT)

If you prefer a physical gift card instead, you can get an Amazon plastic gift card bundled with a GUND Holiday 2017 Teddy Bear. Gift card prices range from $100 to $2000. Limit two per customer. Free shipping. Before Christmas delivery is available depending on various factors (the product page and shopping cart will give you a more definite estimate).

Speaking of gifts, good until 9pm ET, you can get a 6pk of Vinyl Record shaped cup coasters for $7.19 (Prime eligible; not Add-On; 71% claimed as of 6:18pm ET)

(SOLD OUT) Samsung Chromebook PRO + $50 Gift Card for $500 (and $20 Google and 6-mo Netflix)

UPDATE 12/17/17 at 8:49pm ET: both the PRO and the PLUS are currently sold out and cannot be purchased… Previous updates and details after the jump….

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(ENDED) Trending Lighting Deals: LimoStudio, Gift cards

These lighting deals expired… For the latest lightning deals, follow the Gold Box Yellow Brick Road

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Gift Card Round-Up: Teddy Bear, iTunes, Google Play, Etc

And now a gift card round-up, to save up on some posts 🙂

At Amazon, a holiday tradition returns, the GUND Holiday 2017 Teddy Bear Limited Edition Gift Cards are back. These are physical gift cards with a physical Teddy Bear. The minimum amount for this promotion is a $100 gift card. This is restricted to Prime members.

At Rite Aid B&M stores, until Saturday 12/9/17 night, you get 20% back in Plenti points when you buy either $25 iTunes or $25 Google Play gift cards. Of interest if you are buying camera and photo apps, photography and camera e-books, and subscriptions and such.

Meanwhile on eBAY, the following offers are running:

+ Pay $82, Get $100 Cabella’s plastic gift card with free shipping

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Groupon digital gift card

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Sony Playstation digital gift card

+ Pay $91, Get $100 Lowe’s plastic gift card with free shipping

(ENDED) Sunday: Buy $100+ B&N Gift Cards, Get $20 Promo Gift Card

These 1-day offers expired…

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(ENDED) GoPRO HERO5 Black + $50 GC for $350

As of 11/28/17 recheck, the price went up up up and away…

Apparently I haven’t posted this yet, it is the new condition GoPRO HERO 5 Black bundled with a $50 house gift card for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit one) and at Adorama and at B&H Photo… By “house card” I mean at Amazon you get a $50 Amazon Gift Card, at Adorama you get a $50 Adorama Gift card and so forth..

DJI Spark Mini + $50 GC for $400

The DJI Saprk Mini is a $400 Black Friday. Some retailers offer tiny discounts, others include random accessories. But B&H Photo beats them all by including a $50 B&H Photo gift card with the purchase. The offer also applies to the “Fly More Combo” for $600.