Woo hoo! With the Amazon gift cards I got for Christmas (thanks Mom, Dad and Karen) plus the gift certificates I've been saving up with my Amazon Rewards Visa card (can you tell I shop on Amazon a lot???); I managed to save $290 on my new Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP digital SLR camera with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I have no flippin idea what the lens stuff means, but I understand it's a starter lens that professionals would thumb their noses at. LOL! But I am a beginner when it comes to a camera like this, so I should start slow.
Along with the camera, I bought a bag, battery, neck strap and a professional grade CF card (the camera has a high speed burst mode, so I thought it would be good to have memory that can keep up). [SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!] I got the camera strap for free, thanks to an Amazon promotion. I also got $25 off my order because of the camera bag I picked. I threw in some new towels that were on sale and 2 travel trays for the boys to use in the van and in the end, my almost $900 shopping cart order was down to $538! And the money my Mom gave me for Christmas will cover that.
Happy dance! Wooop wooop...mash potato...wooop wooop....watusi....wooop wooop....now do the monkey! And pony out of the room....wooop wooop!