With back to school winding down I was happy to see Vistek email blasting the Canon Student Program earlier this week.
The math involved in balancing tuition, accommodations and camera gear is a very complex formula but its always easy to put money back in your pocket (or reallocate for a pub night).
Student CPS Program Details
Student CPS is available to all full time students currently enrolled in eligible post secondary Visual Arts, Fine Arts and Applied Arts programs including: Photography, Journalism, Film, Broadcast, Illustration, Design, Animation, Gaming and others.
Products Eligible for Purchase Discount*
*Prices and product list are subject to change without notice.
Student CPS Membership Card
Once your membership application has been approved, you will receive via e-mail your Student CPS number. You can use your assigned Student CPS number, student email address, and postal code to purchase eligible product at your local Canon Pro Centre. Shortly after, you will receive your official Student CPS Membership Card in the mail.
A two year Student CPS membership is $50.
Your Student CPS membership discount is applicable to four purchases from the above list of eligible products. The four purchases include up to any two body or body/lens kits from the list and/or any two lenses/flashes.
Expedited Service Turnaround
Warranty Repairs: Canon will repair and ship from our factory service the eligible product (see list above) that is repairable, in Canon’s reasonable discretion, within 6 business days of receipt of the equipment at our service facility in Mississauga.
Out of warranty repairs: The turnaround period will commence once payment of applicable charges has been received by Canon CPS staff. Please see the section covering “flat rate repair charges” below.
Student CPS members receive a 20% discount (parts and labour) on eligible products.
Service Shipping Charges
Student CPS members receive subsidized incoming overnight shipping charges ($10) when eligible product shipments are identified using our CPS shipping waybill. These charges will be added to the repair service charge. Return shipping is free for warranty repairs and a flat $10 fee will be charged for return shipping of out of warranty service.
Restricted Service List
The restricted list covers current professional product that is covered by the Student CPS service plan. Parts availability is assured for these products in order to reduce service turnaround delays. Products not on this list will not be covered by the Student CPS service turnaround guidelines nor will they be eligible for flat rate service.
No Minimum Camera & Lens Requirements
Eligibility is not dependent upon any minimum requirements on camera and lens ownership.
Flat Rate Repair Pricing
Flat rate repair pricing has been established for all eligible products to reduce the amount of contact necessary between Canon and its members during the service episode. Flat rates cover all labour and parts necessary to complete repair. Flat rate charges related to the repair of eligible products received for service will be automatically applied however in the event the product requires extensive service, such as, but not limited to, moisture or extensive impact damage, a manual estimate including parts and labour will be provided or full replacement will be applied. Manual estimates can be available upon request but will not be eligible for service turnaround targets. Manual estimates may be subject to estimate charges and return shipping charges if refused by the member.
Pro Centre Locations
Accepted Forms of Payment for Student CPS Service Accounts
Visa and Mastercard only.