If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling an insatiable urge to leave town right about now. Returning may or may not be in the cards, depending on your destination. Spring throws us a bone every couple days, teasing us with a warm, sunny day, but winter continues to cling to life, refusing to release us from its icy grip. Our only respite? Vacation. Sweet, blissful, glorious, vacation. And I’m not talking about a short road trip; I’m talking about a full-fledged, jump on a plane, break out the suitcase, sunscreen, swim trunks and flip-flops sort of vacation.
One of the more important aspects of vacationing, is taking photographs and video, in order to capture all of the memories. So today, in order to satisfy my cruel and crippling daydreams, I’m going to talk about camera deals at Walmart. Shopping with KickItBack will earn you an additional 2% cash back on your camera purchase!
First thing’s first: Wherever you go, you’re going to want to capture each and every moment so that when you’re back home, waiting out the cold weather like the rest of us poor schlubs, you can go through your photos and videos and relive the bliss you found during your stay in paradise. Personally, I’m a big fan of a good ol’ DSLR. You may not know that term, DSLR, but you know the type of camera: Their the cameras with the big bodies and changeable lenses. The DSLR can set you back a pretty penny, depending on the brand and the model, but you have a lot more control over the images and video you take.
You can save money when buying a DSLR by choosing to go with an entry-level model, and by buying it bundled with a lens. Take the Canon EOS Rebel T3 bundle from Walmart. For just $479 (normally $549), you get the camera body, a versatile 18-55mm Canon lens, a 16 GB SDHD memory card, a 4 GB SD memory card, a Targus 58″ tripod, and a Canon gear bag. Not a bad deal at all!
Let’s say the DSLR isn’t for you. A point-and-shoot may be right up your alley! These bad boys are a lot more compact, and quite frankly, a bit easier to use for the — what’s the opposite of a shutterbug? — users out there. In addition, point-and-shoot cameras tend to be significantly cheaper on the whole.
Check out the Nikon COOLPIX S3300, for example. At just $79 (normally $139), you get a quality 16 MP camera, an 8 GB SD memory card and a carrying case. Or maybe you’re more interested in getting some of those awesome underwater shots. In that case, you’ll need something a big more rugged, like the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 camera. The casing on these cameras is waterproof and much more durable than your average camera. Beat this thing up all you want! For just $249 (normally $349), you get the camera, an 8 GB SD memory card and a carrying case.
If the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 isn’t rugged enough for you, or you prefer to take footage of your craziest stunts and adventures, the GoPro HERO3 is your best bet. The White edition with a 16 GB micro SD card is now only $199 at Walmart. The newer edition is WiFi enabled, allowing you to upload your pictures or videos immediately. The case and mounting hardware are also included, allowing you to mount the camera to your helmet or any other surface.
Speaking of the GoPro, check out this video shot entirely with the HERO3:
Now get out there and swim with the sharks! And don’t forget to film it! Also, remember to shop with KickItBackto earn your 2% cash back reward. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the hottest new deals of the season.
Surely you can’t go an entire winter season without your daily delicious and steamy coffee-based beverage. But really, who can afford those daily trips to Starbucks? Those $6 skinny vanilla lattes really start to add up, and before you know it, every bank transaction simply reads, “Caffeine.”
But what other options do you have? I mean, you could go out and purchase a nice new espresso maker, watch some YouTube tutorials on creating beautiful latte art, and become a master barista. But admit it: You just don’t have that kind of time. Or, you could just buy yourself a new Verismo System, and enjoy your daily caffeine boost from the comfort of your own home, and for a lot less dough (er…beans?).
If you’re not familiar with the Verismo System, it’s simply an easy-to-use, instant coffee maker. But we’re not talking a simple cup of joe. Yes, it’ll brew up a killer cup of coffee, but it’ll also make a mean latte or an espresso for that much-needed mid-day jolt. Don’t go out and buy a bunch of bags of coffee beans though. The Verismo uses special “pods” that contain all the ingredients needed to make your perfect cup. But we’ll get to those later.
The Verismo comes in two different sizes and a few different color options. The Versimo 580 Brewer is the smaller version. It’s high-pressure brewing system takes less than 15 seconds to heat up and brew your first cup. You can adjust the temperature to fit your needs, and adjust the drip tray to accommodate any size cup. Worried about clean-up? Don’t! The Verismo 580 features an integrated rinse function and a built-in pod removal system that automatically stores up to 10 used pods for easy cleaning.
If you’re looking for a fancier machine, look no further than the Verismo 585 Brewer. Whereas the little brother holds enough water to make 10 pods, this machine holds enough water to make 30 pods, and features a handy LED interface that will indicate when it’s time to fill the water tank, empty the pod container, and clean the machine. Along with all of the other features mentioned above, this machine also has an activated carbon water filtration system to help ensure that you’re using only the highest quality water, making for even better drinks!
Normally, the Verismo 580 Brewer would set you back $199, and the 585 Brewer would cost you $399, but Starbucks is taking $50 and $100 off, respectively! Head over to the Starbucks online store before January 1, 2013 to get the 580 for $149 and the 585 for $299! In addition, you’ll receive a free box of pods and free shipping.
Now, let’s talk about the pods! You can purchase popular Starbucks brews starting at just $9.95, or espresso roast pods for $11.95, latte pods starting at $12.95, or a mocha kit for just $20.95 that includes a box of pods and a container of mocha powder. Each pack contains 8 pods. So we’re talking 8 lattes for just $12.95?! That’s a heck of a lot cheaper (not to mention quicker) than going into any Starbucks shop!
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Not only can you receive these great savings and free shipping by purchasing your Verismo System from Starbucks before January 1, 2013, but you’ll also receive an additional 3.5% cash back when you shop using KickItBack! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest deals this holiday season.
This is getting serious. Mother’s Day is less than five days away and you still have yet to get your mom a gift. Come on! Need we remind you of all the wonderful things that woman has done for you over the years?! All right, all right. Enough is enough. Let’s just cut right to the chase: You need a gift and you need it fast. Lucky you, we’re here to help.
We’ll let you in on a little secret: Barnes & Noble is the spot for the perfect last-minute gift. The Nook is all the rage these days, so you simply can’t go wrong. Let’s take a look at its features, as well as the incredible offer happening right now!
The Nook is the premier eReader on the market, and with several different models available it’s hard to not find the perfect fit for you. Check out the basic features of each model:
Watch movies and TV shows through Netflix and Hulu Plus
Stream music through Pandora
Browse the Web at lightning-fast speeds
Access over 2.5 million books, magazines and comics
Play games like Angry Birds and Words With Friends
Free in-store and online support
The Nook Tablet is the fastest, lightest and most powerful option, and at only $199 for 8GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, you can’t beat it. The VividView 7″ touchscreen is crystal clear and the 11.5 hours reading/9 hours video battery life is in its own orbit! Add an additional 16GB of memory for just $50.
Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
If your mom is a bedtime reader, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is the way to go. The breakthrough technology of the GlowLight illuminates the entire screen evenly, and creates a soft glow that is optimal for low light reading. Adjust the brightness with the touch of your finger. The revolutionary anti-glare screen protector delivers a “just-like-paper” experience, making it perfect for outdoor reading as well! Pick one up for just $139!
If you’re looking for a great deal, pick up the Nook Color. Right now Barnes & Noble is offering this bad boy for just $149 — that’s $20 off its regular price! The Nook Color offers the same great technology and easy-of-use that the other models have and gives you the world’s most advanced VividView 7″ touchscreen. Expandable memory with a microSD card lets you have up to 32GB of memory.
Nook Simple Touch
There’s nothing wrong with going back to basics. The Nook Simple Touch does just that. It’s the easiest Nook to use and offers the longest battery life. Don’t mistake its simplicity for lack of great features though. The ultra-crisp Best-Text reads just like paper even in the brightest of lighting conditions. Plus, at just $79 (again, $20 off the regular price) you simply can’t beat the deal!
Advantages of Buying a Nook
Besides getting the best eReader on the market, Barnes & Noble offers a ton of great add-ons that you won’t find anywhere else.
Spotlight on Savings is a great way to discover new favorites and keep your reading list full of new authors.
Free Fridays lets you check out a great free book and receive recommendations.
Daily Find lets you save big on daily titles
The deals: That’s what we’re here for, right? As we mentioned above, you can pick up the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Color for $20 off their regular prices from now until May 12th. Not only that, but you’ll get a FREE Nook Gift Bag (place Gift Bag in shopping cart along with eligible Nook device), and FREE express shipping to ensure that your gift arrives in time for Mother’s Day!
In addition, when you shop with KickItBack, you’ll earn an extra 3% cash back on your purchase! Now’s the time to save, so hurry over to Barnes & Noble today to find the perfect Nook device for your Mother!