A Pronouncement From Olympus
Our suppliers also like to do it. In this case, the Olympus company is offering cash-backs to purchasers of their fine cameras and lenses.
Like many of these offers, this is an independent thing - it is them and not us, though we commend them for their zeal and public spirit.
Briefly, if you purchase selected kits or pieces of Olympus photographic equipment between now and the end of the Australian financial year - midnight in June 30th 2014 - you will receive money back from Olympus. As with many of these, your claim for this money must be done on-line to Olympus with details of name, bank, etc. and proof of purchase/serial number/etc. All legal stuff but easy to do.
The equipment eligible for the cash-back payments looks to be quite a wide cross section of their micro 4/3 line. I see OM-D E-M1 cameras, OM-D E-M5 and PEN E-P5 bodies mentioned as well as Pen E-PL5 and E-PM2 bodies as well as a good selection of lenses.
The money offered ranges from $ 300 to $100 depending upon the equipment. You could score quite a return if you bought a comprehensive kit.
And here is the real point - cash-back or no, you still get one of the most successful and convenient mirror-less cameras to take pictures with. THAT'S why you buy it, Folks...