I wonder if this deal can be combined with the current rebates of $25 and $10. With the current price of $135 this could be had for $100. That would be pretty insane. I'm debating of selling the tripod I have for this...
Great Idea! I just went to the Manfrotto site and I think that we are out of luck (I bought one of these myself). Here is what the rebate form says (emphasis added):
"This offer excludes National Geographic Tripods and heads, CompactSer ies, 390 Series, 290 Aluminum Series
, MY Series and Monopods."
Since this is a 290 series aluminum, I don't think it will work.
Here is a link to their website: