Canon Rebel XT Kit – worth getting up for?

BestBuy have a pretty good deal (or it looks like it to me) of a Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP camera, 18-55mm lens, 75-300mm zoom lens, bag, battery and uv filter for $700 with a minimum of 8 per store, but you’ll probably have to get there at 3am to get the vouchers they hand out – OR you could just order it online for the same price. I am sorely tempted by this one as the camera is normally 550-600 alone. I’ll let you know what we decide!
Update You can actually get approximately $25+ off this price (on a subsequent order) by signing up for their rewards card. They are doing a holiday promotion gift package where you get $15 extra reward points (750) if you spend over $500 AND you get the original $10 reward for the first $500 and an extra 200 points for the next $200 – thats one less camera available for purchase 😉
Update 2 I went to the store Friday morning and purchased this camera. Then I had a horrendous time trying to get hold of someone to cancel the web order but I eventually managed to. Fortunately Bestbuy’s website have a feature where you can use the computer to call them so you don’t have to waste minutes on your phone plan.


  1. Paul Smith

    I’m not sure if it’s the same model as the Rebel XT but I got the Canon 400D earlier this year and have been very impressed by it. Working at a rough exchange rate that one sounds a bargain too. Happy snapping 😉

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