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Good Deal on A Canon Camera With Lots of Points

Canon Powershot SX170
Written by Charlie

The Camera

The Canon Powershot SX170 IS has received some pretty decent reviews, enough that it would make for a great camera for personal use or for travel. It has a nice zoom – 16X optical – with 16 megapixels and optical image stabilization. The camera can shoot 720p video and has a nice, wide 28mm lens to allow for all kinds of shots.

Canon Powershot SX170

The Canon Powershot SX170

If you are interested in reading some of the reviews, here are some: Cnet, Digital Camera Review, and Photography Blog. To see a full list of the features, check out this page.

The Deal

This camera retails for $179 but is available everywhere (including Amazon) for $149. That is including Sears, which is also giving $67.45 in points with the Shop Your Way Rewards program towards future purchases! To be combined with that are coupons that you can load onto your SYWR account and get an additional $10 or $15 worth of points loaded on. Of course, this deal is made sweeter by going through your favorite shopping portal to earn the most points possible.

Canon SX170

The part that makes this the deal is that, if you are in the market for a camera, you are going to pay the $149 but you will get up to $82/$77 in points to spend at Sears again. That includes rolling the points to be used on the camera again, earning another round of points and lowering the out-the-door cost on the camera to $77 (before tax) – this is if you purchase the same camera again. It makes a nice way to get a gift for someone while getting a lot of points for the future or for getting yourself a camera that will work better than your smartphone.

Sign-up Shop Your Way Rewards

Sign-up an account for the Shop Your Way rewards network so that you are ready to go with your account. Here is the linkSome people may qualify for special coupons and surprise points as well – so, you could save even more! These coupons include the $10 and $15 in additional points.

The Shopping Portal

First, choose your shopping portal to earn points. If you do not want to wait or call to make sure you get the e-gift card quickly, you can always just go through the portal directly to Sears to buy the tablet. Doing so will not earn you an additional 2,500 points, but it may be more worthwhile to you to get the tablet in case it sells out first. If you have a Discover card, ShopDiscover will get you 10% cashback from Sears!

Shop at Sears

Now that you are at Sears, search for the “Canon SX170.” Once you make your selection, you will see on the side that it says you will earn 67,450 ($67.45). Go through Checkout, apply any coupons you have available (that you loaded back in the SYWR section), and pay! The points should post shortly and you can use them right away – if before you have received your camera!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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