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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
link [bestbuy.com]

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(R) 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(R) 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(R): C.O.D. Geek Squad services. Not valid on any BestBuy.com 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

-ReanimationXP

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In the news:
http://gizmodo.com/5977880/whoops-best-buy-accidentally-gave-away-50-in-a-coupon
http://consumerist.com/2013/01/22/best-buy-posts-50-off-coupon-on-internet-forgets-how-internet-works/
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-buy-had-spectacular-coupon-162500645.html/

Official Updated Coupon from BB Corp. as of 5:40PM CST:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57010336&postcount=3565

Official Updated Inclusions and Exclusions List as of 3:30PM CST:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57008350&postcount=3264

Directly from Bestbuy forum
http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Best-Buy-Geek-Squad-Policies/50-MasterCard-Coupon-Correction/m-p/652207#M84766
  • 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)
translation:
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.

PROOF: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57007756&postcount=3174
Got $1600 for only $800.

PROOF: http://i46.tinypic.com/2mq2nnk.jpg Apple TV for $45 (Woodbridge,VA)

ZOMG MOAR PROOF: http://slickdeals.net/f/5810572-Best-Buy-Coupon-50-off-100-In-Store-Purchases-via-Printable-Coupon-MasterCard-Required?v=1&p=57012464#post57012464
$600 for $300

$2500 for $1250 http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56996922&postcount=1143

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.

-Jesse-


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 BestBuy.com order, including store pickup.

Valid until 1/27/13

Email link: LINK

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

PDF: http://slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1737604

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

Code:
http://image.emailinfo2.bestbuy.com/lib/fef41d77766c04/m/43/13729-2_MasterCardPromo_Coupon_final.pdf
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:
http://www.facebook.com/bestbuy/posts/10151379842312022

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 [bestbuy.com]
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
XBOX 320 GB HDD
EVGA GTX 660 Graphics Card
Vacuum Cleaners
Nike+ GPS watches
Epson Printer
Shredder
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

Things NEED manager OVERRIDE YMMV
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
Kinect
CD's
Gaiam Yoga mats
Skittles laugh out loud
TVs not made by Samsung/Sony
Hard Drives/Computer components
Video Cards / EVGA NVIDIA GTX 660 [bestbuy.com]
Antec 1000W PSU [bestbuy.com]
eMedia - Teach Yourself Acoustic Guitar Pack (Steel-String) [bestbuy.com]

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


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

California
Valencia - purchased multiple blu-rays. bb.com 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.

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

Maryland
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.


Minnesota-
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.

Virginia
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.

Indiana
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.

Iowa
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.

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

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

Texas

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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#4861
Quote from DocMo View Post :
I'm with you. All the animosity towards a store. Honestly, I've found BB employees to be normal folks like anybody else, who are cool if you talk to them. The store itself has tried to be creative and competitive in a marketplace increasingly dominated by online superstores. I've found great deals there and have never had a problem with returns or price adjustments.

Between their rewards programs, gamer club coupons, pre-order deals, and promotions, I've gotten plenty of SlickDeals from "Best" Buy.

For a B&M retailer to match online prices (i.e. Amazon) is an indication of how tough it is to be competitive in this market. They're trying though, and I can't hate on them for it.
Ditto! And our local Best Buy here is AMAZING with customer service. I've only ever been shot down ONCE, and that was trying to price match something after the fact with a competitor's coupon that wasn't supposed to really work anyway.

Anybody remember the XBox HD-DVD deal and combo sets in 2007? http://archive.slickdeals.net/f/633925-dead-Xbox-360-HD-DVD-Player-Heroes-8-or-more-HD-DVD-s-Best-Buy-179-99-update-10-28?v=1

My Best Buy honored four of those suckers for me. And THEN I got $50 gift cards back from Best Buy later for each player I'd purchased after HD-DVD went defunct!

They PM Staples coupons here, Wal-mart ads for online only stuff even though it hasn't been in stock by the time I actually made it to the store, crazy deals like this $50 off $100 ... if Best Buy ever goes away, I'm going to be one very sad SlickDealer.
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Quote from kennyminot View Post :
I'm not sure if you fully get this. So I'm going to go ahead and explain it to you.

You're a jerk. The reason they were snickering at you is because you were arguing with a cashier, a mobile manager, and a general manager about corporate polices they are unable to control. Yes, a manager technically has the power to override a transaction. But how is he going to explain to his superiors why he cleared $300 worth of gift cards after they had already deliberately excluded the item from the list? So, basically, you were making a guy's life miserable all because you felt entitled to something because it was printed on the coupon. You already knew before you went to the store that they changed the terms. Essentially, you were trying to con a couple Best Buy employees out of giving you free things.

I get that we're all trying to get a slick deal because the economy is crappy. But there is a difference between taking advantage of a promotion and doing something unethical. At this point, many of these employees were already having a shitty day, and then you just decided to rub salt in their wounds.

I honestly don't get some people on this site. You're the ones who feel entitled to get your food 100% perfect at a chain restaurant: "I want the whites done and the yellows runny!" or "I need this food done exactly like it looks in the picture!" All the rest of us - who have either worked in the service industry or who have loved ones that do - think you're a jerk and make fun of you behind your back. Like my wife and I are doing right now.
I just expect companies to honor their marketing. Like others have said, this isn't the first time they've excluded GC's and it probably won't be their last. Yes, I do not mind taking advantage of stupid companies who make stupid mistakes like this.

Best Buy is responsible to keep their associates happy, not me. Sorry if BB employees had a shitty day, but take it up with BB corporate's marketing dept for being idiots. I spend money that pays their salary, and I am the customer. I am not the problem, I am helping them make money.

And you're not making fun of me behind my back if you tell me about it.
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Quote from mylilpony View Post :
The Best Buy facebook is kind of hilarious. "NEVER SHOPPING AT BEST BUY AGAIN.AMAZON WOULD NEVER DO THIS"

Uh, Amazon cancels orders on price errors all the time, since you can't go to a physical store and take advantage of the price error.

The real winner of this fiasco was Amazon. How many gift cards did Best Buy sell, and how many new customers did they gain today?

I read a few of the posts and it's pretty funny and sad.
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#4864
Is this Best Buy's Pre-Going Out Of Business Sale ?
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#4865
Quote from etc6849 View Post :
BB does PM amazon, I do it all the time.

Wouldn't that always make BB a better deal as Amazon charges $3.99 for "overnight" shipping and charges return shipping too if a return is not their fault? If you want to order blu-rays from amazon go ahead. I've had too many boxed movie sets come in pieces to bother with amazon unless it's something I can't buy locally.
I'd call UPS if I were you. Never had one damaged item from amazon in all my years, this includes TV's, PC's, Tablets, movies and games. I've also NEVER paid return shipping even when I just didn't want the damn thing.

However, you do make a valid point if you "need" it overnight then yes, buying locally might make sense. However, with free release day and free two day shipping saving 5 or 10 bucks each transition adds up and it adds up quickly.
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Quote from sidenine View Post :
Went earlier today and bought $100 worth of Amazon GC's for $50. Wasn't thinking I could do multiple transactions, so I decided to go back tonight and try to buy another $300 worth of Amazon GC's, after they changed the terms. Cashier said they weren't good for GC's, but then called a "manager" over who said they changed the terms and was very condescending...snickering and smirking at me as I explained I had a coupon that didn't exclude GC's. I told him I wanted to spend money in the store and wasn't leaving until they sold me the cards.

Then, I found out he was just the "mobile manager" after he left and called the real manager over, after having a minute conversation with him. The real manager threatened to call the authorities unless I left the store. I told him to call them. Pretty sure the two managers chatted about fake calling the cops on me, so I decided to call their bluff. I continued to argue with the manager while he kept saying they changed the terms and continued to tell me to leave the store. He even said I would not be allowed to shop there anymore. So, I asked him how he was going to enforce that. He stumbled over his answer as I kept pressing him, and he finally said "we'll find out when the authorities get here". Ok, right, so you have no idea then.

I kept arguing with the guy for another 10 minutes before giving him the GC's and leaving the store. As I left, I passed out the 4 printouts of the coupon I brought with me.
Quote from kennyminot View Post :
I'm not sure if you fully get this. So I'm going to go ahead and explain it to you.

You're a jerk. The reason they were snickering at you is because you were arguing with a cashier, a mobile manager, and a general manager about corporate polices they are unable to control. Yes, a manager technically has the power to override a transaction. But how is he going to explain to his superiors why he cleared $300 worth of gift cards after they had already deliberately excluded the item from the list? So, basically, you were making a guy's life miserable all because you felt entitled to something because it was printed on the coupon. You already knew before you went to the store that they changed the terms. Essentially, you were trying to con a couple Best Buy employees out of giving you free things.

I get that we're all trying to get a slick deal because the economy is crappy. But there is a difference between taking advantage of a promotion and doing something unethical. At this point, many of these employees were already having a shitty day, and then you just decided to rub salt in their wounds.

I honestly don't get some people on this site. You're the ones who feel entitled to get your food 100% perfect at a chain restaurant: "I want the whites done and the yellows runny!" or "I need this food done exactly like it looks in the picture!" All the rest of us - who have either worked in the service industry or who have loved ones that do - think you're a jerk and make fun of you behind your back. Like my wife and I are doing right now.
well said kenny.
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#4867
would it work with a clearance sony home audio?

~JS
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#4868
Quote from toygixxer69 View Post :
Why is this on Front Page??? cuz most outrageous claims has no pics to prove it. But i gotta love their laughters and originalities Smilie
check the community wiki.

people who purchase multi of this deal have proof there. Crazy I know....but they aren't liars.
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#4869
OMG....me and my big mouth. I told my bro about it and I met him @ BB only to spent 2 freaking hrs there b/c he was DETERMINED to find somethingRoll Eyes (Sarcastic) I had the Q's and he wasnt home at the time I called to let him know about the deal so I had to meet him there to give him the Q's....uggh! He wound up getting a roku and something else. Used 2 separate Q's at 2 different registers. I got NOTHING! The cahsiers were nice enuff to let him on the roku since it was $99. I was gonna bite on a 3tb external HD but i thought it was still pricey $80 after discount. Oh well save me some $.

Wow...this is almost as bad when target did the free $10 gc w/$50 purchase in regards to SD effect on this deal......LOL
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Last edited by frugalchik01 January 21, 2013 at 07:31 PM
#4870
just got back from Union City, CA store and scored 2 Kinect systems. 2 transactions, same (high school -- cute cashier)

my total came to $16.24 out of pocket for both since i had store credit and gift cards from a loooong time.

not bad for a kinect system for $8.12 :-)

THANKS!!!

PS. i took the original coupon, she didn't ask or tell me about the new one. But she did say it has to be 1 item over $100. but i had a bunch of Kinect game and she did try to add them all and then discount it, but it didn't work.. so i just got another kinect to flip or gift.
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Last edited by dishguy January 21, 2013 at 07:27 PM
#4871
Went to the Northridge Ca location on my lunch break. I picked up the Panasonic 3d blu ray player that was on sale for 119.99 (149.99 regular price) walked up to the register she tried to tell me blu ray players are excluded but she would scan anyway and see what happens...scanned and boom 50 off! Paid 76.29 after taxes. I decided, hey why not get some more stuff? Went back after work and I picked up a Slingbox 360 and Avatar 3D blu ray, scanned and done with 0 problems. I had 10.00 RZ rewards certs so my out the door price for the Slingbox and avatar 3d blu ray was 152.58. All and all a great deal!
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#4872
Quote from baublitz View Post :
Confirmed to work in Manhattan, KS. I got $1600 worth of cards for $800. drooldrooldrool wootwootwoot They did 8 separate transactions and I did not need a manager, she just did a price override on each card to make it $25 instead of $50. I needed one coupon per application, too. I printed off 16.

Proof attached, there were many receipts like that one. Congratulations to those who got lucky... and I do feel bad for those who couldn't share in the spoils. Keep trying though! Big Grin
Duuuuuude! If people weren't such hoarders and didn't do stuff like this they wouldn't have canceled the coupon a week early... and we could ALL have nice things. MadMad
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#4873
Quote from kelemvor View Post :
So here's a big F U to Best Buy. Printed the coupon this morning, called and had an item put on hold Made a special trip over there just now. Picked out my item and some filler to get to $100. Finally made it to the register and got hit with the "Well, we changed the coupon". What kind of BS is that. I'm done with Best Buy and I'm done with Mastercard. Screw them both.

Haha, shame on you. Just trying to get a deal and now you hate both companies. Glad you made that "special" trip so you got scammed just like you were trying to scam both of those companies. Bet you also printed out MANY coupons just in case you could get the GC's as well. Haha
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#4874
BB has been really good to me over the last year with their 100% game trade-ins and cheap console games with Gamer's Unlocked. I basically got a 20 game collection for free and with gift cards to take me through the holidays.

But I don't like what they did with this coupon. I was one of maybe the few who legitimately received an e-mail for the coupon and wasn't able to use it with the conditions stated. The revised link is at least explicit. I don't like when stores put out unclear coupons and then we have to jump thru hoops to use them as management revises the terms throughout the day. It sucks!
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#4875
Quote from uEih View Post :
Anyone in Sacramento Arden BB get it to work with 2 items or more? I just want 2 $50 T-Mobile refill cards but they might not have it so I might have to get 3x $30 and 1x $10.
I went at 10:30 this morning and picked up a Bodum French Press and keyboard that just broke the $100 threshhold. The coupon went right through without a manager override but that may have changed now.
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