Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Flip Ultra Camera

flipcameraOK, here’s a true story: fellow blogger friend Crystal, AKA The Thrifty Mama, asked last week on twitter for video camera recommendations.  I have been using a Flip Ultra Camera since I got one last fall and really love it.  It is super simple to use, so simple that even my four year old makes videos of himself singing.  I told her to hang on for an Amazon sale because I had seen them on sale for $59.99 sometime back in February. Today, I was checking out Amazon deals to see if there was anything good enough for me to share with you and what do I find?  The Flip Ultra Camera on sale for $59.99 (60% off!).  I immediately emailed her to make sure she got in on this deal and you know what? she is!  AND she’s using her Swagbucks to pay for it.

So, if you are looking for a nice Mother’s day present consider a Flip Camera, which mom wouldn’t love to have this handy and easy to use gadget to capture her family’s memories?  I know I would!  BTW, if you are looking for a good deal on Mother’s Day presents and would like help along, leave me a comment sharing what you are looking for and I would be happy to lend a hand.  I have considered putting together a list of gift recommendations but I know the majority of my readers are moms themselves.  So, are you really looking for gift ideas or hoping that your loved ones get a clue? lol!  Maybe you can help me create a list that you can forward to those you love.

UPDATE:I missed this  about this offer: in addition to getting such a good price on the camera Amazon is also offering a $20 credit to Shutterfly when you but this camera.  That’s a big added bonus!

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  • Thanks so much for emailing me about this deal Mercedes! I was so happy that you did! If you all are looking for an inexpensive video camera, this is the one to get! I have been eyeing it for months and Mercedes recommendation and deal find was the clincher for me. 🙂

  • Just wanted to add that I bought a Flip just before Christmas and it’s an awesome camera. I wouldn’t recommend it for stills, though you can get stills from the video, but they’re kind of grainy. Kind of like the pics from your camera phone. I’d like to get a digital video camera with higher resolution, but wasn’t ready for that investment just yet. So this fit the bill perfectly.

  • I have had a flip for a about a year and I love it – I keep it in my car – handy at parks etc!!!

  • Rachel

    How long does it record at one time? Can you put the recording on DVDs? Does that look good? I kinda thought they were really only good for YouTube and online short videos. People are saying they are good for taking memories or your family so I’m surprised. Any thoughts? Thanks!

    • Hi Rachel,

      You can record up to 30 mins at a time. If you have a DVD burner, you should be able to burn the videos you download from the camera to your computer back on to a DVD.


  • Dianne W

    Thanks for the tip. My husband has been wanting one, but I didn’t really see putting a lot of money into something I thought we wouldn’t use that much. This fit the bill for both of us, and I even used $5 in swagbucks toward the purchase. Thank you for all the trouble & money you have saved me.

  • Emily

    I’m looking for a new, small digital camera – not a video camera. Any great deals out there? Or suggestions on which ones work well?

  • elana

    i just want to emphasize that although it is a good deal at amazon, it is not really %60 off. you can find it at walmart for a little less than $80 as an everyday price. you can find it elsewhere for less too.
    and i would love to hear from people who have this… is the quality really good enough so you enjoy watching it later? and friend recommended the flip HD but it is much more expensive.

    • Hi Elana,

      The flip is what I have used to make any of the videos I have posted here on my blog.