Nikon, Canon, SanDisk and Adobe Instant Rebates

Nikon, Canon, SanDisk, Lexar and Adobe are all running instant rebates for specific products at the moment, which will all expire before the end of the month. Nikon and Canon both have instant rebates on many of their DSLRs and additional rebates are available for camera + lens bundles. Nikon has some good instant rebates on pro lenses – you can get up to $400 off, while Canon is giving away up to $200 on some camera kits. SanDisk and Lexar also have some great prices on their professional cards (both SD and CF, up to 50% off) and Adobe will be selling Lightroom 3 for just $150 ($150 instant rebate) this month from November 13th to 19th. Below you will find links to the current deals, with expiration dates.

Nikon Instant Rebates Ending on 11/19/2011

Nikon 1 Mirrorless Cameras (J1 and V1) – up to $150 off camera kits with lenses.

Higher-end cameras and lenses:

Nikon Rebates #1

Entry-level cameras and lenses:

Nikon Rebates #2

Canon Instant Rebates Ending on 11/29/2011

Canon’s instant rebates can be found here. Although the page says that the rebates expire on October 29th, they actually expire on November 29th, 2011.

SanDisk Instant Rebates Ending on 11/30/2011

SanDisk’s agressive 50% rebates can be found here.

Lexar Instant Rebates Ending on 11/30/2011

Lexar has similar price discounts as SanDisk here.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom $150 11/13/2011-11/19/2011

Adobe’s great promotion for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that you can snatch just for $150 can be found here. Please note that the promotion will only run between 11/13/2011 and 11/19/2011, so the correct price will not show up until the 13th at B&H.

Happy Shopping!


  1. 1) Suhaimi
    November 9, 2011 at 12:30 am

    They’re doing that in the USA only? I have not heard anything like that (rebate) here in Malaysia…

    …and rumors are going on (well they’re rumors) that there will be price hike for Nikon products since their factory Nikon’s factory in Ayutthaya, Thailand has been submerged by floodwater. I hope they don’t cause I’m saving up to buy new lenses lol

    News here or here.

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Suhaimi, unfortunately, the above rebates are only applicable to US. There might be some other deals taking place worldwide, but I am not sure. And yes, I also heard rumors that there will be a price increase on Nikon DSLRs and lenses.

      • 1.1.1) Suhaimi
        November 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

        Mr Nasim,

        Ahhh ok :(

        Thank you for your kind reply. And let’s hope the rumors are turning out untrue heheh

  2. November 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks Nasim.

    I had a plan to order D7ooo with 70-200mm VRII and 24-70mm as soon as I saw your post but it’s a shame that B&H don’t have Nikon D7ooo in stock and for that reason, the accompanying high end lenses can also not be ordered under this rebate offer. I just had a chat with a B&H representative and according to him these items could only be ordered together for the rebates to be availed and that’s only when all the items are available in the stock by Nikon. strange! Why would Nikon have these items on such rebates when they cannot have them in stock.

    Are they running these rebates only on B&H or do we have other options as well? Idea?


    • November 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Faisal, that’s a good question! Unfortunately, Nikon has not been able to keep up with the demand for many years now. On top of that, all those disasters in Japan and Thailand impacted Nikon’s ability to produce cameras and as a result, Nikon has lowered its camera and lens production. It has been a tough year for Nikon for sure. That’s why we did not see any DSLR announcements from Nikon this year :(

      Check back these links every once in a while and set B&H to notify you when the camera is in stock. Hopefully they will receive a bigger shipment soon, since holidays are coming.

  3. 3) Davis Chen
    November 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Unfortunately these instant rebates (at least the Canon ones) don’t translate into savings for the customer. Instead, what ends up happening is retailers raise their prices to compensate for the rebate, then pocket the difference for themselves instead of passing on the savings to customers. After the rebate period the retailer maintains the new higher price until the next instant rebate comes along and gives them an opportunity to further increase prices on these items. Back in September I was thinking about getting the Canon 580ex II speedlight for a multi-flash setup. It was $450 then, which is more than what I remember the price was when it first came out. In October, Canon announced an instant rebate of $30 on the unit so I again went to look at purchasing it, only to discover that now the price on B&H increased to $480, but subtract the $30 instant rebate and it is $450 – the same price as before!! I have bought most of my camera equipment exclusively from B&H but after practices like these I think I will bring my money elsewhere.

    • November 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Davis, unfortunately, Canon is not the only one doing it – Nikon did a price “enforcement” earlier this year, which resulted in increased prices at all major retailers. It sucks, but they wanted to eliminate any resellers from being able to market cameras/lenses at a lower rate than others. This is not the fault of B&H, Adorama and others – it is the manufacturers enforcing their MSRP pricing…

      P.S. Are you the same Davis Chen I have known for years? :)

      • 3.1.1) Davis Chen
        November 29, 2011 at 6:47 am

        After looking at the latest Canon “instant rebate” information I do agree that B&H and other retailers may not be at fault for the upward trend in prices since there is a minimum post-rebate price mandated by Canon. Still, many retailers are offering items at lower than the minimum price (for now, at least), so I am once again thinking of adding a couple more speedlites to my kit before the rebate expires and the prices increase again.

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