$25 coupon code for Texas Instruments store

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If you’ve been coveting a piece of Texas Instruments hardware you should put in an order before September 30th. A coupon code for $25 off a purchase was posted to the Stellaris ARM Community forums and it should work until that date. Above is the overview of an order placed yesterday for two Tiva Launchpads (apparently TI has rebranded the Stellaris chips as Tiva for some odd reason). After applying the coupon code “National-1yr” the total price of [BravoV's] order is just under one dollar (including shipping). The coupon code can be entered into a box on the right hand column of step #3 (payment) when placing an order.

UPDATE: There are now multiple comments reporting that the coupon code no longer works.

We’re pretty sure you can use this coupon code on anything in the TI store. But if you don’t have a Stellaris/Tiva Launchpad yet we highly recommend getting one. We picked ours up about a year ago. It’s a great way to try your hand at ARM programming. We have had some issues with how the breakout headers are organized — there’s some gotchas with multiple pins being connected (read the last five paragraphs of the project write up linked in this post for more). But for the price and ease of programming this will get you up and coding in no time. If you need some ideas of what to do with the board look at our posts tagged as “Stellaris”.

[Thanks Vlad]

Comments

  1. Jim K. says:

    SIgh… Missed getting my EZ430-Chronos watch dev kit for a good price (again).

  2. geekmaster says:

    Hmm… The TI estore website seems to be down right now. I had my account since it migrated to TI from stellaris… I hope it works… ;)

  3. Legot says:

    Ladies and gentlemen. It wasn’t a coupon meant for thousands of people (i.e. every hackaday reader), that’s why it’s been canceled completely.

    I’m lucky, I heard about it a couple days before it was posted here and I got some good stuff, knowing that somehow it would get to the blogs and be canceled. :) Sorry for the others that the coupon was intended for that missed out (National customers).

  4. Själin says:

    “You are no longer allowed to use this coupon.” – this makes me a sad panda

  5. *DAMMIT!!!* Too busy to read Hackaday for just ONE DAY and I miss out on this! And to top it off, the EZ430-RF2500 just happens to be in stock for the first time in recent memory, too. :(

    Oh well, I’ve still barely touched any of the launchpads or anything I already have. :S

  6. joelfinkle says:

    It took 13 hours for them to acknowledge the order by email (although it did show up on the website). However, the original “ships in 1-2 weeks” is now October 29! Hey, it’s free, I’m not complaining.

  7. Ren says:

    I just tried it (the next day) to see if they’d changed their minds and renewed the coupon,
    NOPE! (sniff!)

  8. Ivan says:

    I just got Email confirmation that my order i waiting to bee shipped. My order failed after entering credit card information. SO maybe a lot more people are lucky to get there order also.
    Wonder how much this promotion has cost TI.

  9. damennix says:

    Ya’ll remember last time. when hackaday post these coupon codes It overloads TI’s servers and they wind up killing the coupon because they loose to much money.

    It’s there fault. If they wanted to limit the coupon to a certain audience they shouldn’t make it so easy to share

  10. XOIIO says:

    Uhg barely missed it, sigh

    Ohwell nothing i really wanted anyways

  11. tourer says:

    i kicked out from the sample program too:
    TI regrets to inform you that TI will not accept your sample requests. You can purchase samples of TI devices from your local TI distributor. If you have a valid business need for TI samples or feel there has been a mistake, please contact the TI Product Information Center. This web page lists the four regional TI centers: http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/techsupport.jsp.

  12. Eddas says:

    I made my order shortly before they deactivated the couporn.
    I just got an email that part of my order shipped!

  13. Boondock says:

    Hey, I just got an email this morning confirming my order! Yay, my MSP430 Capacitive Touch Bundle and an extra MSP430 are due to ship 9/30!

  14. Fedex dropped off my order of two EK-TM4C123GXL this morning.

  15. Boondock says:

    Just this morning I got an email from TI with info for a 2nd and 3rd coupon order that are being processed for me (first is already in route for delivery). Seems my incessant hammering on the checkout button while the site was flooded with traffic actually worked… too well! Hopefully this didn’t screw anybody out of their chance to get some cool gear – if TI doesn’t cancel the extra orders on their own, I will be donating a few MSP430’s to the local hackerspace for karma’s sake.

    Anybody else get confirmation of a second (or more?) successful order using the coupon, or am I the only lucky bastard in the lot?

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