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.
We don’t normally focus on one specific vacation destination in our blogs, but this week we were informed of a deal that is simply too good to pass up. Groupon Getaways is offering not just one, but an entire series of unbeatable deals on the small island nation of St. Lucia. We’re talking savings of more than 50%, folks. Remember to shop with KickItBack to earn 1% cash back on your purchase.
If your idea of the ideal island getaway is a well-balanced blend of relaxation and exciting family activities with a dash of natural beauty (okay…more than just a dash), St. Lucia might just be the perfect place for you. Located in the Caribbean in between Martinique and Barbados, St. Lucia is a popular tourist destination because of its tropical weather and vegetation, as well as its wealth of beaches, outdoors activities and resorts.
Some highlights of the island include the sulfur springs, the botanical gardens, the Pitons (twin peaks) that are considered a world heritage site, the island’s expansive rain forest and national park, Fort Rodney, and a drive-in volcano. And really, who wouldn’t want to visit a drive-in volcano?!
Groupon Getaway Deals
Now let’s get to the deals: Groupon Getaways is offering a veritable treasure chest of deals right now. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive vacation, or something a little more low-key, you’ll find it at Groupon now. Here’s just a few of the nine St. Lucia deals happening now:
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation
This offer is for those of us who like to go off the beaten path; those of us who like something a little different from the typical hotel. For just $1,170, you’ll get a five-night stay for two in a one-bedroom cottage on a 250-year-old cocoa plantation in the small town of Soufriere. Amenities include three swimming pools, two restaurants, a pool-side bar, an onsite spa, and complimentary beach shuttle service.
Normally, this would set you back over $2,000. These savings won’t last long (the sale ends in 11 days!), so make sure to book early! You must travel before 12/15/2012 to qualify for these savings.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
If you’re the all-inclusive type, you could do a lot worse than Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort. If the water park full of slides pools and a lazy river isn’t enough to convince you that this place is the perfect spot for your family vacation, I’m not sure what is!
For just $955, you’ll get a four-night, all-inclusive stay for two with a $200 spa credit. Amenities include four pools and a whirlpool, an oceanfront spa, four restaurants, six bars with regularly scheduled entertainment, four tennis and basketball courts, a water sports complex, a fully supervised kid’s club, and weekly manager’s cocktail parties.
This deal usually costs over $2,500, so book now and travel before 12/20!
Stonefield Estate Villa & Resort
If seclusion is your pleasure, the Stonefield Estate Villa & Resort is your best bet. Surround yourself with the natural beauty of a tropical rainforest, and take in the views of The Pitons and the ocean from your hill-side villa. Spacious and airy, the villas feature the finest in luxurious comfort.
Spend the day on the water, or hiking through the forest and come back to your hammock or just chill-out in your personal plunge pool, drink in hand. Spend the evening at the on-site French Creole restaurant, or in the spa. Any way you dice it, you’re in for a relaxing vacation!
Normally, you’d spend almost $3,000 for this vacation, but if you book through Groupon within the next 11 days, you’ll get a five-night stay for two for just under $1,300! Must travel before 10/30.
Don’t waste anymore time! Book your St. Lucia vacation with Groupon Getaways now to save some serious cash. And don’t forget to use KickItBack to earn an extra 1% cash back!
Tell me it hasn’t come to this. Summer officially began yesterday, and you still haven’t booked your getaway? Now you’re scrambling to find the cheapest airfare and the best deals for your destination vacation, and chances are you aren’t having much luck.
If only there was a way to find great deals on fantastic vacations around the world… Oh wait, there is!
It’s called Groupon Getaways, and if you’re not booking your vacations through this handy site, you’re probably spending way too much money on your trips. Plus, when you book your Groupon Getaway while shopping with KickItBack, you earn an additional 1% cash back on your purchase.
Since we’ve already taken a close look at Groupon Getaways in a this holiday-rific post, let’s just jump right in and take a look at some great deals you can find now!
Now, we all know that Groupon Getaways are specific to your area. You can change areas by clicking the city name at the top of the page to reveal new deals. That said, many of the deals remain the same, specifically international vacation deals. (And really, aren’t those the deals we want to focus on anyways?)
To say Groupon Getaways has a plethora of travel deals to destinations in Central and South America would be an understatement. From Mexico to the tip of Chile, you can find yourself basking in the summer (or winter!) sun.
Take the 10-Country Enrichment Cruise for example. Start in the Caribbean and sail your way south to Colombia, through the Panama Canal, and down the west coast of South America, hitting Ecuador and Peru before heading back up to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Cabo San Lucas before finishing your journey in San Diego!
Through Groupon, you can save over $1,500 on this cruise. Head over today to reserve your spot on the ship — these Groupon deals don’t last forever!
If you’re more interested in going down unduh, maybe the 12-day Tour of New Zealand and Fiji is more your style. For just under $2,000 you can travel throughout the South Pacific; experience pristine natural landscape, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a series of underground rivers and caves illuminated by glowworms, visit hot springs and volcanic crater lakes, go kayaking, sailing, fishing…whatever your heart desires!
We’d be remiss if we didn’t bring your attention to this next deal. One word: Beer. One more word: Bratwurst. One more word: Oktoberfest. Need we say more? Not only can you get the full Oktoberfest experience through Groupon Getaways, but you’ll also save a mug-load of cash in the process!
For just $1,422 you’ll be swigging away on your lager with over 5 million of your closest friends. In addition to the libations, take in the opening weekend ceremony and parade, and take a full tour of the city of Munich as well.
These aren’t the only deals you’ll find. We came across fantastic-looking trips to Kenya, London, destinations all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as great vacations throughout Mexico, Belize, and South America. Be sure to check back often, as their ever-revolving vacation options change frequently.
Remember to shop using KickItBack to earn an additional 1% cash back on your vacation booking. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and hot new deals!