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Promoted 01-21-2013 by Discombobulated at 05:55 AM View Original Post
Best Buy [Store Locator] is offering a $50 Off Your In-Store Purchase of $100 or more on select purchases when you pay with your MasterCard via Printable Coupon valid through January 27. Please refer to the forum thread for any additional details. Thanks getdealsonline

Note, refer to offer for details and exclusions.

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Edited January 25, 2013 at 02:22 PM by getdealsonline
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Despite so many exclusions, I have full faith in SD'ers that they will find this as one of the best deals Wink

To qualify for the discount, MasterCard must be used on a purchase of $100 or greater. Coupon excludes the following: Home Theater: Bose® audio products; Polk Audio; Denon; Boston Acoustics; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Blu-ray DVD players; Sony home audio & headphones, TVs & 3D glasses, Blu-ray players, DVD players & set top boxes; Magnolia Products: Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players, Sony TVs, Blu-ray players and projectors, Sharp 90" TVs, Epson projectors, URC, Sennheiser, Sonance, Bowers & Wilkins, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Oppo and SpeakerCraft Audio and special order merchandise; Portable Electronics: Apple® iPods and Bose products; Digital Imaging: Sony camcorders, digital cameras, NEX cameras, DSLR cameras, lenses & flashes; Nikon DSLR & compact system cameras, lenses & flashes & P510; GoPro cameras; Phones: no-contract phones, broadband and airtime cards on all carriers, no contract airtime cards; gaming hardware; Pacific Sales products; Geek Squad®: C.O.D. Geek Squad services. Not valid on any order, including store pickup. Best Buy employees are not eligible for this promotion. No dealers. No copies. No cash back. No cash value. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. MasterCard is not the sponsor of nor shall have liability for this promotion.
Cashier Instructions: Scan coupon UPC for $50 off. Scan all product(s) being sold. Press "Total." Write "VOID" on coupon and place in register coupon media file.
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Last Edited by tenwinecans January 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM
If calling to make a complaint at 1-888-BestBuy, SPECIFICALLY request to speak with CONSUMER RELATIONS. Everyone else will give you the run around! Bestbuy will issue you a $50 GC via mail once they verify your receipt for a SINGLE ITEM purchase of $100+.

**I just spoke with the consumer relates dept. and they told me under no circumstances are they allowed to compensate anyone. This directive came down from the big wigs at HQ.** 01/27/13 15:36

Deal is DEAD! Promo was only good for ONE DAY, Monday January 21, MLK Holiday!

Original LINK finally removed from BB servers sometime on 01.23.13

Edit by ReanimationXP, 1/22/13 @ 12:24pm:
Deal is dead officially, but still working provisionally! YMMV.

A correction like this is false advertising! Don't let this one die so easily, SDers!

I just called 1-888-BestBuy and explained that the manager at the Camelback location in Phoenix, AZ was refusing to honor the deal of the printout I had, and warned this could bring about a false advertising lawsuit. She was very nice and helpful. I was trying to buy Amazon gift cards which she could not pull up online (I coudn't either), but she offered to mail me a $100 gift card and only charge me $50 for it. She also double-checked that I would be able to buy an Amazon gift card with my Best Buy giftcard once it comes in. YMMV, good luck!

EDIT: I just mentioned how they took care of the guy below me with the Keurig, and she sent me $150 gift cards for the price of $50 and express shipped them to me without me even asking! This is incredible! They really don't want a lawsuit Smilie



In the news:

Official Updated Coupon from BB Corp. as of 5:40PM CST:

Official Updated Inclusions and Exclusions List as of 3:30PM CST:

Directly from Bestbuy forum
  • The promotion is valid for TODAY ONLY, January 21, 2013.
  • The offer is valid on a single, regular priced item purchase of $100 or more.
  • iTunes, Amazon and other gift cards are excluded.
  • Limit 1 offer per coupon, per household.
  • See below for full list of conditions and exclusions: (read the Bestbuy forum link above for more info)
Ooops, we are losing way too much money, no freaking way are we running this for a whole week. We'd better cut our losses with "correcting" it to a 1 day sale, and while we are at it, restrict to stuff we don't lose money on.

Got $1600 for only $800.

PROOF: Apple TV for $45 (Woodbridge,VA)

$600 for $300

$2500 for $1250

READ the thread for latest info. Some people got denied when using the coupon.

What has been confirmed based on comment in this thread (WITHOUT manager override)
  • Doesn't work on sale items - Not true according to some but Bestbuy forum confirmed this. It is $50 off regular price
  • One Single item must be more than $100 - Not true according to some but Bestbuy forum link in the beginning of Wiki confirmed One item must be at least $100.
  • Doesn't work on GC - Confirmed to exclude gift cards by a Best Buy representative on Facebook, but YMMV

    Note from a Slickdealer about gift cards: "Bought the Amazon GCs and manager thought $50 would be statement credit, told me if I did not get statement credit to come back and he would adjust. Did not want to play that game so returned the GCs and got a printer. The manager had to call their support team, and they said that it does not work on any GCs at all. (YMMV of course). It did not take the $50 automatically on the GCs but did on the printer..."
  • Doesn't work on video games - Not true according to some
  • Doesn't work on Kindle Paperwhite WiFi without manager override
  • Doesn't work on Apple TV without manager override
To qualify for the discount, MasterCard must be used on a purchase of $100 or greater. Some people indicate ONE item need to be over $100, but multiple people have gotten it to work with no override on a combined purchase.

Per the facebook page:
Quote :
Hi Amy-

It has to be ANY Mastercard credit card. Mastercard gift cards would not be accepted.


Pre-paid master cards may no longer work if the manager is in the loop

* I paid CASH... but had a prepaid Walmart MasterCard($3 fee) in hand because after the cashier and manager were done doing the override,
they paid no attention to the $50 bill I handed over.Just rang it up and gave me the receipt. Smilie
I think the reason is that the coupon didn't scan on the 4 $25 Amazon Kindle gift cards
and they had to take off the $50 manually. If the coupon had scanned, it would probably
not accept any other payment except MasterCard. Smilie

Other important details:

Not valid on any order, including store pickup.

Valid until 1/27/13

Email link: LINK

Link to PDF on Best Buy's web site: Here it is []


Let's see if I can post the URL as "code" and perhaps SD won't automatically bastardize it:

There ya go. Copy the link in the box above and paste it into your browser. The coupon is ON BESTBUY.COM.

BestBuy response on Facebook:

If you don't have a Mastercard, purchase a prepaid Mastercard from any store and use it. Read cashier instructions on coupon. Doesn't seem to have exclusions regarding type of Mastercard.

Slickdealers had problems redeeming the coupon at these stores:
Alpharetta, GA (3:30 PM)
Sunnyvale, CA (11.15 AM)
Manchester, CT 4 pm
Boston, MA (South Bay)
Dedham, MA - 1/21/2013 10:12 AM ET
Braintree, MA - 1/21/2013 3:41 PM ET
Fenway, MA - 1/21/2013 2:30 PM ET
Jacksonville, FL - Avenues Mall/Southside Blvd
Orlando, FL (Waterford lake) - 1/21/2013 14:00 AM ET, the manager is very rude and asked me to tell my friends not come with this coupon. I would tell my friends not to come to bestbuy instead...
Pembroke Pines, FL - 1/21/13 - 5:30PM ET
Overland park, KS -- Cashiers said this is a fake coupon
Seattle, WA (Northgate) 1/21/13 11:00AM PST -- Said it would only work for physical items.
Victor, NY 4:00pm - Manager stated corporate changed the policy and they would only accept on $100 or more purchase of one item totaling $100
Lynwood, WA 12:00PM PST -- Cashier said the coupon changed, no longer works for gift cards.
Atlanta (Perimeter)l-
Alpharetta, GA (N Point Mall) – No go, they wanted to see the actual email. This is a douche bag extraordinaire store begin with. So, was not hopeful at all.lSave your gas.
California, MD
Brooklyn, ny ceasars bay location, female manager said I need to show her the email received for the discount
West Nyack, NY - no gift cards, manager would not override
Monroe, NY - no gift cards, manager would not override. Worked fine on a new router though. <---Knew this. Did not even try. Manager is an A*hole there.
Tualatin, OR - No gift cards, $100+ on ONE item.

Slickdealers were successful at these stores:

Marlborough, MA @ 11:51 had 3 items totaling 110.77, 2 of which (corsair RAM) were pricematches to amazon manager expressed i was lucky and last one he would allow to combined the deals. I guess they consider pricematch a deal.
Long Island City, NY

Quote from JackD121 View Post :
Manager at Austin store (research blvd) refused to honor the coupon on ANYTHING... said no to GC's first then when i tried to buy some video games he said it will not be honored as it is a scam .. Frown
San Antonio, TX - 1/21/03 @ 1020 CST

Douglasville, GA - worked without manager approval. MIDI Keyboard, Cowbell, Batteries, candy wouldn't work.
Works w/exceptions
Waterfront, Pittsburgh, PA (Gift Card worked for first 2 customers but manager said all other sales had to be purchases of physical items)
Savannah, Ga - Accepted towards giftcard no override needed
Bloomington, Indiana - Did not work on gift cards. was able to use it on a Roku XS 2
Louisville, KY @ Outer Loop - Snagged a 20" Insignia monitor for $50. Required a manager override.
Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Manhattan, NY @ 23rd & 6th (closed now; manager is a d*ck)
Anaheim, CA @ Orangefair mall
Topeka, KS - 1/21/13 @6 PM CST -- bought 2 $50 kindle gift cards, 1st cashier scanned it no problem and manually gave me the discount. Went back 20 mins later, did it again w/ a different cashier and still np.

Things that works WITHOUT OVERRIDE
If it confirmed to work without override, put here. Note, some sore won't even scan the coupon. Read above or read the thread.
iTunes gift cards $100 denomination (Woodland Hills, CA) 2pm PST
itunes gift cards (Austin, TX, as of 1/21 1pm)
Steam gift cards (Savannah, GA, as of 1/21 7pm Eastern)
Amazon gift cards (Savannah, GA, as of 1/21 7pm Eastern)
League of legends gift cards (Savannah, GA, as of 1/21 7pm Eastern)
Cisco E2500 Wireless Router
IR blast Remotes
Logitech Harmony Remotes and PS3 Adapter
Any KEURIG coffee maker
Canon 50mm F/1.8 II worked without any manager override
Toshiba 3tb external hard drive
Seagate Internal Barracuda 2 TB worked without any manager override at Fordham Road Best Buy in NYC
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
WD - Caviar Green 2TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive - SKU: 9234465 - North Haven CT []
Intel Series 520 SSD 120GB
Roku-2 XS (after adding some filler to make it 100+).
Conair Waffle Maker, Model: WMK600 SKU: 9826199
Sonicare Essence, 2 Handle Pack
EVGA GTX 660 Graphics Card
Vacuum Cleaners
Nike+ GPS watches
Epson Printer
Fitbit Aria
EVGA GTX 660 ti SC (Just bought a GreenDot Prepaid MC had to load 2nd time for the total amount of the item at BB because they said I have to use only MC to pay the total amount which is BS but oh wells. Extra work needed but it is $50 after all. FYI, they needed the BB Rewards # or else they won't honor it).
Apple TV, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1/21, 6PM

Visa GCs
Kindle GCs (usable for anything on Amazon)
Insignia 20" Monitor

Have any store pricematched this?
Pricematched to OfficeMax, worked on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 16GB. Paid in full with rewards for $300+tax. -xxraikoxx
OFFICE DEPOT pricematched. Willowbrook, TX. Receipt image on Post#3992 -pongaloids
Did another pricematch to OfficeMax on 1/24; Was able to grab a 16GB Nexus 7 (Display) for $118.49 after 15% discount and original coupon. receipt on #7107 -xxraikoxx

Things NOT confirmed to work WITHOUT manager OVERRIDE moved to here

Apple TV ( Had to add some filler to make $100+.)
Apple Airport Express (worked, even opened box)
Apple iPhone5 with contract renewal
Live Animals
Video Games
Blu Ray/DVD movies
Gaiam Yoga mats
Skittles laugh out loud
TVs not made by Samsung/Sony
Hard Drives/Computer components
Video Cards / EVGA NVIDIA GTX 660 []
Antec 1000W PSU []
eMedia - Teach Yourself Acoustic Guitar Pack (Steel-String) []

Worked : Canon 40mm f2.8 pancake lens []

Shop Status (Post what stores worked, semi worked, or refused. Feel free toupdate this!

Valencia - purchased multiple blu-rays. had the LOTR extended blu ray set for $45.99 so price matched plus bought Ted, Sons of Anarchy, Legend and Red Riding Hood. Manager override needed, he came over and knocked down the price of SOA and LOTR to reflect the $50 off. Cashier had issues with the coupon, had to be scanned first but still needed the override to work. paid with best buy card Smilie not mastercard.

Tustin - Wouldn't accept the coupon on multiple items, it had to be over $100 on a single purchase.

Marina - As of 4 pm, my wife was able to snag two Amazon GCs (cashier and manager didn't care). I was able to buy 9 x 16 K-cups, even though the coupon said ONE SINGLE ITEM. The Marina Best Buy is really lax. It's probably because it's in a small town.

Atlanta (Perimeter) - Not taking coupon *today* "due to error in BBY system"
Duluth - Worked with Roku 2 XS with mgr. over ride

Owings Mills - Gift Cards of any type - no good (manager said no), everything else is okay (minus exceptions) (1/21/13 @ 10:01)
Security Blvd - gift cards are considered "air time cards" therefore will not sell any product that requires "activation" with this promo, else products can be bought. (1/21/13 @ 11:20)
Frederick, MD (21703) - WORKED! needed mgr.. Wanted to buy 3 with seperate transactions, instead mgr took $150 off the canon 430 flash. (scooped for $111, down from $350 on sale for $255)
White Marsh, MD - The manager has asked all the associate to deny honoring the coupon because "the system does not apply the coupon correctly" . I talked to the manager and she refuses to do overrides even though I stood in line for 45 minutes.

St Cloud - I was able to buy the 24" LG LED HDTV Reg Price $229 SALE price $169-$50 coupon = final price of $119 + tax. I was THRILLED! They were very careful at first to make sure it didn't go against any of the restrictions but went through smoothly. I purchased at about 7:30p.m. Monday though. They weren't going to honor it any other day. There were signs all over the store and on the front doors.

Manassas (20110) -Worked on Canon lens
Sterling/Dulles - Worked with xbox 320 GB hdd upgrade without any problem
Reston - picked up the last 3TB WD Green. Manager was needed to process the order, but gave me no trouble about the coupon. Got it for $104.99 after tax.
Chantilly - picked up ANOTHER 3TB WD Green. This time for some reason, they gave it to me for $99.74 after tax! Apparently when the manager overrides the price, the result can be different depending on how they do it.
Woodbridge (22193) -Worked on Apple TV w/ Manager Approval at 3pm. Went back and they won't give any discounts to Apple products as of 6pm.

Bloomington (47404) - Did not work on gift cards. was able to use it on a Roku XS 2
Columbus (47201) - Worked on 2x $50 Amazon GC's - overridden by cashier w/out manager approval. Crappy store. Refused to honor the coupon.
Mishawaka - Worked on a sale Brother laser printer without manager approval. Cashier mentioned some people had tried GC's and managers were approving sales but stopped.
Lafayette - Worked on a Nike+ Fuel GPS Watch which was on sale by giving you an extra $10 BB GC at time of purchase.

Coralville - 1/21/13 8PM would not work for GC and was told "only one coupon per customer." Purchased a 3tb Toshiba external hard drive. $129.99 - $10.00 (on sale) - $50 = $70 + tax Manager override not required. Used Walmart GC MC.

Cascade Station - manager had to override on AGC, but seemed to be aware of the coupon and was honoring the terms.

Whitehall - did not work on gift cards, manager would not override.


Austin(78704 on Ben White Blvd) - did not work on gift cards, manager would not override.

Willowbrook(77066) - worked on Intel 520 120GB SSD drive. Coupon wouldn't scan but worked on manual entry.
Edit: They have stopped any GC purchase with coupon here in Willowbrook store. They are NOT doing manual override anymore. Whatever scans will be allowed only. Had to buy a kids DVD on top of Roku-2 XS to bring it above $100. Even school supplied or candy won't work Frown.

Washington : Bellevue and Tukwila are no longer accepting purchases for gift cards

Florida: Jacksonville (St. John's Town Center) - Apple TV will not work. - Other items work
Palm Beach Gardens - iPhone 5 upgrade for ATT

New Jersey
Brick - 10am: worked on Amazon kindle cards with manager override
Brick - update 10 minutes before closing: Wouldn't let me buy a giftcard but said I can use it on ANYTHING else that's regular price. I opted for a zumba game, headphones and a bunch of HP ink. Coupon still wouldn't take but manager (different from the am, obviously) came over and fixed it no problemo. Smilie
Woodbridge - worked 2 min to closing, but they held firm to exclusing/inclusion list. Poor cashiers were hammered today, so I conveyed to them a heartfelt thanks
Howell - Didnt work on giftcards but I got 2 aqua pure filters for Samsung refrigerator for $100 - $50 total being $50 plus tax. Manager had to override but it worked and still a decent deal.
Howell - around 8pm had signs all over the door that it must be on ONE item equally 100. I walked out empty handed. Frown

Anchorage AK
Bought a Roku 2 XS and a Snickers bar to put me over the $100 mark. Total came to $51.48. Needed manager override.

Fairfax, VA
Tivo Premier and M&Ms for $52 and wife grabbed a WD 2TB for it for $62

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Quote from cmspeer View Post :
I have this part. What I'm interested in are the headers which show the bestbuy email it was sent from.
I got one of these emails directly from Best Buy, this morning. It came as a regular mailing that I get from them all the time. It was probably meant to go to people who are active in the Best Buy Rewards program, not to everybody.

What I don't understand is why they didn't notify the store managers about this promotion in advance. DuH!
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Quote from r0zzie View Post :
Worked in Sacramento, bought a heart rate monitor watch I've been wanting forever but wasn't willing to pay the price. I tried to get gift cards but it was a no-go. It's ok.

I think I'm going to go back and get some headphones...

One tip is, the black and white coupons scanned while a color copy didn't.
which store did you go to.
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Worked for me in San Diego, CA...

I bought two VISA gift cards... going to buy a 3DS XL with it.
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Quote from iherebyresign View Post :
this may be the dumbest thing best buy has ever done. what will stop people from printing 100 of these and using them at different stores and/or at different times of the day throughout the promo period?
Quote from bigballs View Post :
Did you get the one with dark long hair and a nice ass? She was very cute. I do here in a sec. She was the only cashier and at the foremost towards the door.
Quote from andrewkimb View Post :
The lawyer that wrote the terms and conditions of this coupon and the marketer whose idea it was are going to have a rough day tomorrow.

they could all be termed and their salarys would not be .00000075% of the money they are losing on this snafu.

Mastercard will likely deny the re-embursement and Bestbuy will become a owned by Tigerdirects parent company. 6 Years later the website will merge with tiger!

Furthermore, Best Buy's comercial insurance policy will be cancelled as they are likely to max that out as well.

This does not add up to be good in the end.

Competition is competition, Take another out and the deals become worse not better.
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Quote from wholeinone04 View Post :
Eh this seems like a lot of work to spend $50 just to save $50. I don't need any of the crap people are buying. Do you guys need this stuff or you're just buying it because it's a good deal?
Need? No.

But I've been on the fence and a $100 product for $50 is enough to jump.
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Quote from jojojonny View Post :
About to try it with an iPhone 5 upgrade.
Please let us know because thats what I want to do
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Hs anyone tried stacking this with the 10% off open box coupon?
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successfull using the coupon at BB in pasadena CA to buy PNY GTX 650 video card. there was no line or crowd in the store 10-11 am.

i did attempt to buy GC, but was shot down immediately.
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Quote from ZeroCross116 View Post :
I went to a store today about an hour ago and they stated that the coupon was meant for a Best Buy MasterCard and wasn't meant for any normal MasterCard. It's a real coupon, just not spelled out correctly. I guess this was a promotion to make people sign up for their card.
Actually, that's bullshit; it says "Save $50 when you spend $100 in-store and pay with ANY Mastercard."
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Just cleaned one store out of GCs, was able to chain the prepaid MCs like somebody else, had to use up one completely plus about $6 off the second one for each transaction, but it cost me only $50 to start and each subsequent transaction got me $38 or so for nothing.

I was just tossing the used up MCs as I cashed them in. Ended up with about $800, which I then used on the amazon kindle GCs. Worked out to about $500 in MC and $500 in amazon all for initial $50 outlay. Took about an hour and had no problem using the coupon as many times as I wanted and on any GCs. I think they've capitulated on this one, at least at my store.
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Quote from henucu View Post :
did two deals and got $200 kindle GC for $100. that should cover my prime membership costs for this year and then some. thanks OP.
or find a member group and cut that cost in one-forth Wink
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Quote from yusiye View Post :
I agree, this is not worth the extra money
I agree, it's not worth it if you're just buying it to have.
It might be worthwhile if you're willing to put the effort in to resell, but you've have to mark up the resell to make it worth it.

It's worth it to me since I actually needed a few household things. I don't see any great electronics deals, except maybe the Roku.

Otherwise, if you're lucky enough to get GCs with the coupon, that's always worth it since you're essentially paying $50 for $100. That'll be useful to most people here since a lot of us shop at Amazon regularly. However, this one is seriously YMMV.
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Quote from callmetaz View Post :
WORK IN SAN DIEGO Carmel Mountain store.

WOOHOOOO!!!! work for me in Best Buy in Carmel Mountain, CA!!!!

Bought the ASUS RT-AC66R

Best Buy: $199.99
BM Amazon: $189.99
Best Buy Coupon $50off $100

Total $149.99 plus tax here!!!!!

I could go for the ASUS RT-N66U for $169.99 and price match it with B&H Photo-Video-Audio for $159.99 but I got this one to try it out.
The best way buy $200 amazon kindle pay only $100. and bought ASUS RT-AC66R for 89.99 + tax
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Amazon Kindle giftcards do work for all amazon purchases, not just kindle products. They work just like a regular gc from amazon without kindle. Same thing, just kindle on it. Enjoy
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I just got back from all 5 Best Buys in the Fort Worth area. 3 of the BBs allowed me to purchase 2 $50 Amazon gift cards with the coupon with a manager override, but would only let me do it once. The other 2 BBs flat out refused. Took me about 3 hours total to make $150...
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