A Blink camera represents a truly hassle-free option, from the minimalistic design to the two AA extended-life batteries powering it.
Today, we’re focusing on the deals and discounts Blink offers on their wire-free, DIY cameras. These cams already appeal to the budget-conscious with low-cost equipment, which is another reason I’ve consistently given Blink top ratings in categories like affordability and value. With cameras starting at $35, Blink cameras are made to work as a system, with an outdoor, indoor, and “mini” camera as components.
And beyond their obvious ease of installation and setup, 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.
Blink Camera Deals and Sales
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.
But saving more money on Blink’s already reasonable prices isn’t always easy. The best way to do that with Blink is by building a system, but that’s not always a sure savings, either.
That said, Blink offers discounted packages that include two, three, or five cameras and a Sync Module 2, with prices starting at $139.99 and going all the way up to $379.99.
The price of a five-camera Blink Indoor camera kit, for instance, makes it easy to justify buying Blink in a bundle. It costs $279.99, which averages out to a $120 savings off the cost of buying the cameras individually.
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.
As of March 2021, I found a WELCOME16 Blink discount code that appeared to work fine once, but was invalid when I tried to make a second purchase.*
Blink is a straightforward company when it comes to sales and coupons. It’s not recommended that you spend too much time searching for codes. Your best bet, when you get ready to buy is to check out Blink’s current deals and promotions directly on their website.
FYI: Use our handy home security comparison tool before you buy to figure out what kind of equipment you really need for your space.
*Sales, Deals & Discounts as of March 5, 2021