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Promoted 01-21-2013 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® 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 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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Quote from travfar View Post :
You know, that's the sad part. Of the 4 stores I went to today. 3 were ghostowns. Absolutely dead. Only 1 had a decent amount of people in it. And that's with the coupon.
The promo certainly worked on you, then!LMAO
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Quote from DealsAllTheWay View Post :
got a Toshiba Notebooks HDTD105XS3D1 500GB Canvio Slim USB 3.0 Silver for $64.99 after using the $50 off coupon

In-store price was $114.99

Now I am looking at bestbuy.com and finding one for $64.99 and no coupon usage?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshi...&cp=1&lp=7


wtf????

did I get screwed?
laugh out loud laugh out loud wtf, that's messed up.

diff. model no.'s right ..onlne one is HDTC605XK3A1
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Quote from DQue View Post :
Really? You didn't bother attempt to try buying a filler item with small value like $2-$5 together with a $100 BB GC to see if it worked? If you were lucky and did it early on the day, like BEFORE 2-3PM CST, you should be able to score BB GCs at half off. Then use them to convert to Visa Prepaid GCs at a later time.

Your creativity was limited, not the stock availability at BB!LMAO
Nah, the manager said gift cards were excluded. And I didn't try to fight it.
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#5494
Thanks OP and everyone here for the great deal. I pick up a pair of Klipsch - Icon 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers for $49.98 + tax.
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Quote from Troupster View Post :
When I go to bed at night I have a hard time sleeping. I don't know how any of you can go through with this. Do you guys even realize what you are doing?

One time when I was in elementary school I stole a bunch of crayons. I knew it was wrong, but I did it because it was fun. When I was sitting in the principal's office with my parents answering questions, I learned my lesson for life.

I'm not even joking right now; you guys realize BestBuy is a person too right? They have to dole out millions of dollars to lobbyists to further their agenda, just like you and me! Taking gift cards from best buy is like stealing shoes from your neighbor's kindergartener. It feels good at first, but you know it's wrong. Best Buy is your neighbor's son, and those giftcards are their shoes.

Think about it. bulb
LOL yeah right. Best Buy is not a person. Their annual revenue is in excess of 50 billion making them the global leader in electronics. I believe they are the 10th largest online retailer as well. Pennies in the coffer for them. Even if you're a Best Buy fanboy, I dont have a clue as to your thinking. I'll just assume you're a troll looking for attention Smilie
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While the best buy manager would not override gift cards (I knew they wouldn't, they are horrible), they surprisignly *did* honor it on a 21.5" 1080p LG IPS monitor. Was on sale at my store for $119.99, got it for $75.

Also managed to score a 1TB WD Black drive for $53.50, and another monitor (an AOC 22") for a similar price to the LG.

All in all.. hard to say this.. but thanks Best Buy o_O

And thanks op!
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Quote from DealsAllTheWay View Post :
got a Toshiba Notebooks HDTD105XS3D1 500GB Canvio Slim USB 3.0 Silver for $64.99 after using the $50 off coupon

In-store price was $114.99

Now I am looking at bestbuy.com and finding one for $64.99 and no coupon usage?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshi...&cp=1&lp=7


wtf????

did I get screwed?
You haven't lost nor gained anything .... Ohh well you lost time, ink to print the coupon , paper, gas to drive to the store ....and you'll lose some sleep tonight as well. Not a good day for you. At least you didn't pay full price.
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I wasn't very optmistic coming in at 8:30pm at the BB store in San Francisco on Harrison St. I should have taken work off this morning because apparently they all got the new memo. Was shot down several times by different cashiers. When I came in I ask for Kindle cards and they said they've ran out. They called the store on Geary St. and they also ran out. Not surprised.

So my alternative was to buy the open box MS Type Keyboard for the Microsoft Surface for $105.99. There was one that happens to be right on the cashier's counter so I took that and the cashier patiently read the coupon I brought in. It took him a while before he grabbed one off from another cashier and couldn't figure out if the Type Keyboard qualified. So he finally called his manager and he pointed out from their own memo that marked down items do not qualify. Of course I contested it but to no avail.

So I went to look for the Panasonic 3D glasses but they don't have it. Found an iHome iPhone/iPod dock clock radio for $99.99 then went to a different cashier. The cashier will not deduct the $50 coupon because it's a penny short. That the $100 total has to be the subtotal before tax. I ask if he can just add a penny and call it a night but he said he couldn't override it. I asked for the manager and he said even the manager couldn't do it. I then took the item to the back to try another cashier. He said the same thing and even lied that managers cannot override the transaction but he said I can add another item to make the total go over $100. So I picked up a Hershey's bar and then they tried to enter the coupon but it will not take it. Cashier said that it has to be for a single item.

I was the last patron in the store and the cashier asked if I want to buy something I should do it soon as they were closing. So I asked them to just give me a Kindle Paperwhite because that's over $100. He asked another guy to bring the item but then he said that the coupon was a mistake, that it should be for $1000 purchase instead of $100. WTF! I told them that they were just making this up as we go along. So the two salesguys walked off arguing and finally they came back to me with a piece of paper and showed me that the coupon is only good for tablet and ereader ACCESSORIES.

I called it a night. No success. Shot down several times. I envy those lucky ones who got in early and got several Kindle cards. It was easy money. A 100% profit per $100 card. Next step I guess is to just go to the Office Depot next door and pricematch using the coupon with the expiry date of January 27. Too bad BB don't sell Nexus 7 (I wonder why).
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Quote from lordoff View Post :
by the way, OP Should have WAYYYYYYYYYYY more rep than he does now...
thanks for the kind thought. am never asking for reps but its good to see someone acknowledging Smilie

cheers!
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Quote from hendoggy420 View Post :
Lol 1% chance is all i needLMAO
yes its the burbs of the WA. I serious shit my pants when the cashier didn't blink and eye and applied the discount like secound nature. This was like 30min before closing and i was sure they got the memo or sumthin. I then told him about me needing a lot of books for travel and school so he let me do more since no line. I then got some more and brought to customer service and i didn't even use a master card i used my visa debit card. the second cs rep also took it off manually without manager override. I was going to do it earlier but was stuck at work. so this was great
Dang dude. I think I know what store you're talking about but I didn't want to make the drive over when the exclusions were updated. Regretting sooooo much right now.
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Quote from DealsAllTheWay View Post :
got a Toshiba Notebooks HDTD105XS3D1 500GB Canvio Slim USB 3.0 Silver for $64.99 after using the $50 off coupon

In-store price was $114.99

Now I am looking at bestbuy.com and finding one for $64.99 and no coupon usage?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshi...&cp=1&lp=7


wtf????

did I get screwed?
I think the one you purchased comes with built in backup software and mac compatibility, hence the extra cost
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Quote from Troupster View Post :
When I go to bed at night I have a hard time sleeping. I don't know how any of you can go through with this. Do you guys even realize what you are doing?

One time when I was in elementary school I stole a bunch of crayons. I knew it was wrong, but I did it because it was fun. When I was sitting in the principal's office with my parents answering questions, I learned my lesson for life.

I'm not even joking right now; you guys realize BestBuy is a person too right? They have to dole out millions of dollars to lobbyists to further their agenda, just like you and me! Taking gift cards from best buy is like stealing shoes from your neighbor's kindergartener. It feels good at first, but you know it's wrong. Best Buy is your neighbor's son, and those giftcards are their shoes.

Think about it. bulb
I understand where your coming from and im not trying to attack you because I used to think like that too but I disagree with you post

unless im mistaken your saying because someone(corporation) has money and does something wrong (lobbying) then everyone else should as well? that is not a world I want to live in. We shouldn't expect these corporations and society to be become good if we ourselves are bad. And I care about God and believe in an afterlife and want myself,family and God to be happy with my actions at the end of my life.


And ripping off these companies like Best Buy is not going to fix anything in society but it will cause more problems. Instead how about we find different legit ways to fought against greed or corruption.
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Quote from esquire415 View Post :
I wasn't very optmistic coming in at 8:30pm at the BB store in San Francisco on Harrison St. I should have taken work off this morning because apparently they all got the new memo. Was shot down several times by different cashiers. When I came in I ask for Kindle cards and they said they've ran out. They called the store on Geary St. and they also ran out. Not surprised.

So my alternative was to buy the open box MS Type Keyboard for the Microsoft Surface for $105.99. There was one that happens to be right on the cashier's counter so I took that and the cashier patiently read the coupon I brought in. It took him a while before he grabbed one off from another cashier and couldn't figure out if the Type Keyboard qualified. So he finally called his manager and he pointed out from their own memo that marked down items do not qualify. Of course I contested it but to no avail.

So I went to look for the Panasonic 3D glasses but they don't have it. Found an iHome iPhone/iPod dock clock radio for $99.99 then went to a different cashier. The cashier will not deduct the $50 coupon because it's a penny short. That the $100 total has to be the subtotal before tax. I ask if he can just add a penny and call it a night but he said he couldn't override it. I asked for the manager and he said even the manager couldn't do it. I then took the item to the back to try another cashier. He said the same thing and even lied that managers cannot override the transaction but he said I can add another item to make the total go over $100. So I picked up a Hershey's bar and then they tried to enter the coupon but it will not take it. Cashier said that it has to be for a single item.

I was the last patron in the store and the cashier asked if I want to buy something I should do it soon as they were closing. So I asked them to just give me a Kindle Paperwhite because that's over $100. He asked another guy to bring the item but then he said that the coupon was a mistake, that it should be for $1000 purchase instead of $100. WTF! I told them that they were just making this up as we go along. So the two salesguys walked off arguing and finally they came back to me with a piece of paper and showed me that the coupon is only good for tablet and ereader ACCESSORIES.

I called it a night. No success. Shot down several times. I envy those lucky ones who got in early and got several Kindle cards. It was easy money. A 100% profit per $100 card. Next step I guess is to just go to the Office Depot next door and pricematch using the coupon with the expiry date of January 27. Too bad BB don't sell Nexus 7 (I wonder why).
Will Office Depot take Best Buy $50 off $100 MC coupon? Do they view Best Buy as a "competitor"? I always thought their competitors are Stapels and OfficeMax only.
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Quote from getdealsonline View Post :
thanks for the kind thought. am never asking for reps but its good to see someone acknowledging Smilie

cheers!
the man himself! wavewavewavewave


thanks for the post! hope you got some good deals out of it...I went to sleep literally minutes before you posted and if I saw this I would have been outside BB before opening Big Grin
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Quote from 22chamkila View Post :
Meanwhile you can get 25 reward zone points by answering the poll on BB's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bestbuy/...063684#_=_
New poll should read "Did we screw up yesterday or what?"
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