I guess I should add a summary on the first page.
TL/DR is roughly: best deal is taking advantage of either the student/teachers discount at 20% or the military discount at 25% off. There's also a rediculous people over 50 discount but I don't know if that's also 20%. Stack the ebates discount which fluctuates between 1 to 9 percent. The ebates discount will be after discounting the 20 percent and does not include tax. Works out to around 25 to 30 percent off.
Laptop wise it's an amazing laptop at the MSRP price point and features some of the newest technology on the market. Add in the 30 percent discount and you get a pretty awesome deal. Unfortunately, you're still spending around $2000 +/- $200 at the low end. I'm estimating I'll pay around 2100 for 3 year waranty with accidental damage, 512GB NVME PCIe SSD, RTX 2060, 15inch 144Hz 1080P monitor, I7-8750H processor. It seems to be competitive in the benchmarks relative to other products with similar specs and it's doing very well keeping the thermals low. Mostly metal construction is well liked as well. Keyboards slightly off center and some people finds it annoying. I didn't even notice. It also features a thunderbolt 3 port which will help future proof it over previous generations of laptops (get an eGPU to upgrade the graphics card). Biggest complaint is some backlight bleed. Some peoples images looked really bad. My laptop had noticeable bleed in the bottom left and bottom right corners in dark scenes/images.
Lenovo also will put on discounts all the time, I just used the LENOVO20 discount instead of getting my sisters student card or... find someone over 50 which i'm sure anyone can do... which gave me 20 percent off. This was last weekend.
The student/teacher/military discount can be applied at checkout by clicking the highlighted student / teacher / military / over 50 text during checkout below the enter coupon code box. Upload the required docs through the box that opens. DO NOT USE THE ID.ME WEBSITE. The websites only USA whereas this allows us to enter our Canadian information.
There's some benchmarks and more indepth reviews of the product now that are worthwhile watching.