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Sunday
Jun122016

Vantrue Dashcam Discounts

I have been given some discount codes to share for the Vantrue Dashcams I reviewed recently. These are fathers day discounts and are valid between 13th June 2016 and 19th June (or until stocks run out).

Important

The Deal times are active from: 13th June 2016 00:01 PDT/BST until 19th June 2016 23:59 PDT/BST

Outside these times - the deals Will Not Work.

Vantrue N1

Using the Discount Code YHBTWINU at checkout will unlock the following prices.

Amazon US: $69.99 http://amzn.to/1UJQoFa

Amazon UK: £59.99 http://amzn.to/1PmHysV

Amazon CA: CAD$99.99 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01A4YUITY

Vantrue R2

Using the Discount Code UHBTWINY at checkout will unlock the following prices.
Amazon US: $99.99 http://amzn.to/1PmGF3w
Amazon UK: £79.99 http://amzn.to/1PUmCiu
   

I have been advised that the codes mean "You have been there when I needed you", which is a Father's Day message. 

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Reader Comments (14)

Ordered mine this morning from Amazon UK and discount workrd OK.
I'm really pleased about this as my existing dashcam is playing up.
Well done and many thanks.

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDerek

Any chance a review of the SJCam M20 is forthcoming?

Regardless of that, great site!

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I don't have any plans to review any more SJCAMs.

June 13, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

It seems the Vantrue N1 code on USA Amazon is not working, but the code for R2 works!!!! Any ideas?
Thanks

June 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrami

I'm unable to test this out as I live in the UK...so can't get to the voucher section on Amazon

June 14, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

You can get to the voucher section, and after you put the code in it says "The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase." . They seem to have only 2 left in stock Vantrue N1 , so they may have removed the code for this model!!!
This issue does not happen to the other model & it reduces the price from $149 to $99!!!

June 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Thank you, I finally pulled the trigger on an N1 after years of looking at your reviews.

June 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJT

I still can’t order for delivery outside UK. Its too bad, I want that camera.

June 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOle

Thank you, I finally pulled the trigger on an N1 after years of looking at your reviews.

Thank you, I finally pulled the trigger on an N1 after years of looking at your reviews.

Thanks for posting the review and the discount codes. Managed to grab one in time for a trip last weekend. Really pleased with the video quality. Bonus that its so small as my car has no space behind the rear view mirror because of the camera sensor array for it's safety features. This little guy sits nicely over the passenger side next to the mirror.

June 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterScubapauly

Hi, as the two discount offers were coming to an end I bought the Vantrue N1 from Amazon UK for £59.99, and also the Nextbase 212 with case & SD Card from Halfords for £48.99. I only intend to keep one & can't decide which as they have very similar features. Any advice please ? Many thanks.

June 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRic

Purchased a Ddpai M6+ and am awaiting delivery of it. In the meantime I thought I would download the app to my iPhone. Unfortunately whilst trying to register my email address to get access to all the functions., the link they sent me to verify my email address does not work and ends up falling over due to too many page redirects. I've cleared cookies with no joy. I've emailed the company with no joy. I am interested to know if Techmoan had any issues or one of his followers?

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWarwick

I've found this to be a most unsatisfactory dashcam. The files don't store in sequence, they're all over the place. When I play them the sound is about five seconds out of sync with the action. It records intermittently for reasons unknown and the issue with the cam vibrating in the magnetic mount is still a major problem on anything but the smoothest tarmac. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

December 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

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