If you’re looking for affordable, DIY security cameras, look no further than Blink. This company takes a minimalist approach in their design, but don’t let that fool you. These cameras are every bit as powerful as their competitors.
That said, why spend full price when you can get a screaming deal on Blink cams?
Retail, as they say, is for suckers. That's why today we're going to take a look at all the deals and discounts out there, as well as potential ways to save in the future. Blink cameras already appeal to the budget-conscious, and consistently get high marks when it comes to affordability and value.
Pro Tip: Known for their lean lineup of cameras, for years Blink only offered three cameras — their indoor, outdoor, and mini varieties. Recently, though, they've added two more to the family, the Wired Floodlight Camera, which starts at $99.99, and the Mini Pan-Tilt camera, which runs $59.99
Beyond their DIY-friendly stance and simple-to-use ethos, I’ve found in my hands-on reviews of Blink cams that they’re easier than many cameras to find and purchase, too, since their parent company happens to be Amazon.1 Some brands spread out their sales to multiple retailers and offer dozens – sometimes hundreds – of camera options, often making it difficult to find specific models and get an accurate picture of pricing. So you’ll appreciate how Blink keeps things a bit more simple and straightforward in this way.
FYI: Brands with massive selection can be a good thing, especially if you don’t know exactly what kind of camera you need. Our rundown of Amcrest’s many cameras and their prices is a good place to start, as they have one of the biggest selections we’ve seen.
Current Blink Sale
Generally speaking, it’s pretty rare that Blink Cameras go on sale, but this is one of those occasions. Right now the entire Blink family of cameras is discounted, so if you’re interested in picking a few up, now’s the perfect time to buy. Here’s the breakdown:
|Blink Camera||Retail Price||Sale Price|
|Blink Mini Pan and Tilt||$59.99||$41.99|
|Blink Floodlight Wireless||$139.98||$97.99|
|Blink Floodlight Wired||$99.99||$69.99|
|Blink Outdoor Solar||$139.99||$97.99|
|Blink Video Doorbell||$49.99||$34.99|
As mentioned, it’s pretty rare that Blink offers savings like this, so it’s probably a smart move to take advantage. We’re also not sure how long this deal will be in effect, so get your shopping list together today.
Bundling With Blink
By now, I’ve come to associate Blink with savings, simply by virtue of their low (not rock-bottom, mind you, but low) equipment and monitoring costs. It’s easy to do now, since they were acquired by Amazon in 2017 and have settled in nicely as the e-commerce giant’s lower-cost alternative to Ring cameras.
When you’re offering such low prices on your equipment, it’s tough to offer a ton of sales throughout the year. If you’re looking to save on Blink, your best bet is to purchase bundles and kits.
When you bundle Blink Indoor Camera, for instance, you’ll save quite a bit. The three camera pack will run you $189.99, which averages out to about $50 less than if you were to buy the cameras individually. Keep in mind though, sometimes these bundles go on sale, too. Right now you can pick up a four-pack of the Blink Outdoor Cameras for just $184.99. That’s $174.98 off the retail price.
FYI: Blink cameras are available to buy as add-ons, too. If you already have a Blink system with a sync module, you can save about $10 and buy an add-on Blink Indoor cam without a sync module for $70. Just something to consider.
The savings is roughly the same as if you went with an all-outdoor kit, a Mini kit, or an indoor-outdoor kit. And it’s Amazon, so Prime members2 don’t pay shipping. By and large, this is the best way to save money on securing your home with Blink. For more pricing and sales tips, check out our full buying guide for security cameras.
Blink Security Camera Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
The biggest shopping week of the year is always a good time to snag a Blink camera or two. While the brand generally keeps their Black Friday3 and Cyber Monday sales under wraps until right around sale time, we did come across a couple of sweet $10-off deals on Blink Mini and Blink Indoor at the time.
In the lead-up to Black Friday last year, Blink also announced they were discontinuing their XT2 cameras, a system that incorporated indoor and outdoor elements and a basic sync module. Shortly after, the brand refreshed their offerings to include only the current Blink suite. And in that time, I received a 40 percent savings on Blink XT2 – which isn’t all that different from the newer indoor and outdoor models.
While I can’t say you’ll be able to find too many more Blink XT2 cams these days – even Amazon has them listed as out of stock – it’s always wise to check with Blink around the holiday season for new deals and discounts.
And in terms of discontinued stock, I always like to mention this angle because camera brands typically discount their older cameras when they’re getting ready to release new, upgraded ones. Again, this is something to keep in mind as you shop.
Blink Discount Codes and Coupons
Searching for promo codes and coupons for Blink cameras can be a bit challenging. What’s even harder is trying to distinguish real coupon sites from less-legit offers that are just trying to get you to sign up for an account.
One of the good things about Blink is that they're pretty straightforward with their pricing, which means you're probably wasting your time if you're hunting around for coupons and codes. Your best bet, really, is to check out Blink's website when you're getting ready to buy, and keep an eye out for kits and bundles that will save you some cash in the long run.
FYI: Use our handy home security comparison tool before you buy to figure out what kind of equipment you really need for your space.