It appears the pricing only applies to the package with the kit lens. If the discount was available on the body only, it would be tempting to pick one up as a spare body.
The Canon T3i is a good camera for beginners and advanced hobbyists with an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor coupled with the Digic 4 image processor.
The Rebel T3i also features full 1080 HD video at 24 or 30 fps, so shooters using their Canon DSLRs for video will find their lenses will work with the T3i. That would let video shooters clamp a t3i on a boom for a high, wide shot or as a B camera. The T3i also has the “video snapshot” feature which records either a two, four or eight second video clip and the digital zoom works while shooting video.
One of the features I personally like about the Canon T3i is the pivoting LCD screen. That’s great to have when working outdoors and especially when shooting video.
Normally, a Rebel t3i isn’t that tempting, but with a $100 off it seems oddly compelling.