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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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#6346
more social commentary please

also someone who's "defending" best buy please tell me how I'm an immoral person for attempting to buy an item for 100 dollars that was not on the exclusions list of the revised coupon and how best buy was right to ask for my email and private information.

yeah after they wanted that I left and left the 100 dollar item as well as other stuff that the coupon wouldn't be applied towards. Guess I stuck it to them by not giving them a single penny
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#6347
Bought a Kindle Paperwhite. Great deal!
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Quote from tenwinecans View Post :
I believe you just answered your own question. Smilie Smilie Smilie
I saw many people still got the deal...even I should already have the answer..
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#6349
If OP posted the coupon, and another SD'er reported different coupon code and so on, would anyone even think about printing the coupon twice regardless of whether "1 person per coupon" or "No copies" were on it? Of course not.

I understand people have different morality and ethic standard. The fact is people made multiple copies because they knew they can get away with it. If they have to think like that, then it's obvious they knew they were doing something they weren't supposed to. I hope no one is stupid enough to think Best Buy would do this without restriction all week long.

I'm not trying to defend Best Buy. Actually I was treated by my Best Buy stores with contempt when I tried to use this coupon. I pulled out my iPhone to show them the e-mails I received. I pulled up my rewardzone silver card. I tried to tell them they are pissing off one of their best customers who actually received the offer by mail. For one of the store I went to, I was a frequent customer and they already knew me by name. They still treated me like I was trying to rip them off.

Best Buy is mostly at fault. But they are allowed to correct mistakes. I don't know why some people cannot accept that. Surely Best Buy handled this matter poorly. If you never received the e-mail offer, there is nothing to be upset with. If I were the one who made off with $12,000 worth of giftcards, I know I wouldn't want to show up again even if I wasn't blacklisted. If you received the offer, print out the e-mail and go to the store again. As someone said, if you talk to them nicely they might be able to do something as they did for me.
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Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
Guys please stop talking about moral, ethic and other BS... The company that got abused was not a neighborhood shop and go... It is a multi billion dollar company.. And they will easily recover by selling the $10 HDMI cables for $100 as someone mentioned... Why not sell those $10 cables for $15 and make minimum profit?? They abuse people with no knowledge and sometimes they will get back like this deal..

People who took advantage of it are happy.. People who could not or did not even try are complaining..
This reminds me of the time when DH wanted to buy me a GPS as an anniversary present a few years ago. He is kind of a guy who goes to the first store he sees to grab what he wants and out the store. No deal hunting, no coupons for him. He took me to Best Buy and bought me a $300+ GPS which Amazon sold at half price.shake head I bit my tongue so hard to not let him know what I was thinking. That was super hard!!LMAO
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Quote from DQue View Post :
Thank you. Finally someone else able to spot a "not so good" deal for the other SDer. Sure, he saved some $$, but the ultimate winner is BB here.

BB= 1. Another SDer =0, as far as my concern.

Simple.

If BB advertised that Roku for $80, would that SDer even bother to waste gas and time coming to that BB? Heck no! So if that ain't Bait-N-Switch, what else is?
If he was wanting to buy it for himself .. he probably would have. If he was looking to resell, then no he wouldnt .. because guess what... THE PROFIT WOULDNT BE THERE.

So you mean SDers are exactly like Best Buy in the fact that they are in it for a profit?
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Quote from taiwan View Post :
It's very hard to predict what they will do. It's not a PR nightmare if only a handful of people are affected. You will agree Best Buy are not after people who made multiple copies and bought $100 coffee machine, HD, or video card for $50. They are after those who bought thousands of dollars worth of giftcards at half price. In the end Best Buy will tally up the loss/gain for Monday. They will ultimately determine if it's worth it to cancel the transaction for those giftcard purchases. Believe me, it's very easy to do to find out how many giftcards any one person purchased. They can afford to lose customers who bought Amazon giftcards.

Having the same coupon code could help them in this case in ways they do not realize yet. If the GC scammers file lawsuits, Best Buy can justify canceling those orders because they believe with good reasons that the coupons were photocopied from the same coupon code used by the same person. If people want to disprove that claim, they'd have to dig up their e-mails and I'm sure most of them didn't even receive the offer in the first place.

I'm not sure if you're referring to the $10 off $50 Mastercard offer in November. I didn't have luck using it but I did have the store manager override the discount. I don't recall this on the front page of SD. Not too many people know about it because the stores I went to haven't even seen it. But the stores I went to knew about this $50 off $100 fiasco.
It's not a "handful of customers". It's big news now picked up by news outlets, if they do anything to reverse it, it will be reported by those same outlets.

Dude, give up on your photocopy thing already. It's tired and well disproven.
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#6353
Quote from DQue View Post :
Thank you. Finally someone else able to spot a "not so good" deal for the other SDer. Sure, he saved some $$, but the ultimate winner is BB here.

BB= 1. Another SDer =0, as far as my concern.

Simple.

If BB advertised that Roku for $80, would that SDer even bother to waste gas and time coming to that BB? Heck no! So if that ain't Bait-N-Switch, what else is?
You just don't get it. Both parties left the table happy in his case. Isn't that what's is all about? You act like you haven't succeeded unless the other party leaves the table crying their eyes out. Does that really make you happy?
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Quote from blackbeasst View Post :
i was denied at staples and OD this morning. all they saw was MASTERCARD and said its was a MC promo, not a BB promo. i didn't press the issue.

Successfully bought some ink for my own printers yesterday at OD using the BB coupon. Came back today with copy of the original coupon that has valid date until the 27th. Tried purchasing GC but was told that no coupons allowed on GC. So just spent it on HP ink multipacks, as they are giving $10 GC on $49 HP ink purchase. Even wiith $50 off $100 BB coupon, I still qualified for the free $10 GC. I also would get another $5 back on OD rewards (10% on ink). Now, I just have to resell the HP cartridges to at least cover both purchases that I made.
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Quote from compsandstuff View Post :
more social commentary please

also someone who's "defending" best buy please tell me how I'm an immoral person for attempting to buy an item for 100 dollars that was not on the exclusions list of the revised coupon and how best buy was right to ask for my email and private information.

yeah after they wanted that I left and left the 100 dollar item as well as other stuff that the coupon wouldn't be applied towards. Guess I stuck it to them by not giving them a single penny
People like you stuck it to Best Buy the best way possible. They didn't get your business and you didn't have to re-calibrate your moral compass. Well done.
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Quote from yangzi View Post :
This reminds me of the time when DH wanted to buy me a GPS as an anniversary present a few years ago. He is kind of a guy who goes to the first store he sees to grab what he wants and out the store. No deal hunting, no coupons for him. He took me to Best Buy and bought me a $300+ GPS which Amazon sold at half price.shake head I bit my tongue so hard to not let him know what I was thinking. That was super hard!!LMAO
Seems like you need to train your man better.. Haha, jk, my wife is as good as me.
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Quote from taiwan View Post :
If OP posted the coupon, and another SD'er reported different coupon code and so on, would anyone even think about printing the coupon twice regardless of whether "1 person per coupon" or "No copies" were on it? Of course not. .
sometimes I wish I have more kids... say 17 kids? sign up each one with RewardZone. Smilie
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#6358
Quote from dobosi18 View Post :
Tried today for a kindle paper white, after like 15 minutes they said the coupon was not valid today even though my copy said other wise.
The coupon did scan in and I think if you purchased something not excluded from the new list it should work.

They did offer 20 off the price, but I decided not to even bother.
Sounds like the MGRs got the memo today "Try your best to deny. If all fail, try the game "OK, we value you as a customer and we'll do whatever it takes to make you happy. How about a whopping $20 discount now? Sounds good to you?"
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I'd love to know the inside story on what happened.

It can't be that just 1 person signs off on BestBuy coupons?! To have not just 1 but 3 glaring omissions is strange! (no language about one per customer, gift card exclusions, and failing to make the coupon one-time use)
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Quote from DQue View Post :
Thank you. Finally someone else able to spot a "not so good" deal for the other SDer. Sure, he saved some $$, but the ultimate winner is BB here.

BB= 1. Another SDer =0, as far as my concern.

Simple.

If BB advertised that Roku for $80, would that SDer even bother to waste gas and time coming to that BB? Heck no! So if that ain't Bait-N-Switch, what else is?
How is it a bait and switch if the posted list price is $99.99 but the manager gave him 20 off because of the fiasco? He didn't have to. If you are in sales you should know giving away anything is not profiting. You profit by selling at the maximum price possible.
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