I have received a number of emails from our readers that were not able to purchase Nikon lenses on time, before the rebate program ended. Thankfully, looks like the rebate program deadline was too short, so Nikon decided to extend it further until March 30, 2013. Since March 31 is Nikon’s financial year end, the goal is obviously to continue to push lens sales as much as possible. I seriously doubt that this specific lens rebate program will be available later this year. Unless Nikon is in serious financial trouble, rebate programs will probably only include DSLR + lens discounts like we have seen in the past.
Once again, if you are wondering about which lenses I personally recommend, see my previous article on the rebate program.
On top of the existing lens rebate program, Nikon is also offering DSLR Bundled savings – up to $550 Off if you purchase a DSLR with a lens and a speedlight. Most Nikon DSLRs qualify, even entry-level DSLRs like Nikon D3100/D3200.
Here are the links to the rebate pages at B&H:
By the way, some of the lenses from the rebate program were so popular that B&H no longer carries them in stock. Even if it says “Back-ordered”, you can still place your order and the lens will ship as soon as B&H receives it. So far, I am being told that the back-ordered items are arriving within 2-3 weeks.
Lastly, we have exciting news coming up tomorrow – we will be giving away a brand new Nikon D7100, so stay tuned!