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Best Buy Coupon: $50 off $100+ In-Store Purchases via Printable Coupon EXPIRED

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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
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Despite so many exclusions, I have full faith in SD'ers that they will find this as one of the best deals Wink


To qualify for the discount, MasterCard must be used on a purchase of $100 or greater. Coupon excludes the following: Home Theater: Bose® audio products; Polk Audio; Denon; Boston Acoustics; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Blu-ray DVD players; Sony home audio & headphones, TVs & 3D glasses, Blu-ray players, DVD players & set top boxes; Magnolia Products: Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players, Sony TVs, Blu-ray players and projectors, Sharp 90” TVs, Epson projectors, URC, Sennheiser, Sonance, Bowers & Wilkins, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Oppo and SpeakerCraft Audio and special order merchandise; Portable Electronics: Apple® iPods and Bose products; Digital Imaging: Sony camcorders, digital cameras, NEX cameras, DSLR cameras, lenses & flashes; Nikon DSLR & compact system cameras, lenses & flashes & P510; GoPro cameras; Phones: no-contract phones, broadband and airtime cards on all carriers, no contract airtime cards; gaming hardware; Pacific Sales products; Geek Squad®: C.O.D. Geek Squad services. Not valid on any 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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#6436
Quote from taiwan View Post :
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.
This reminded me of the B&N Groupon from a couple of years ago. That was quite a fiasco too but that lasted for a week.
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#6437
Quote from imscott72 View Post :
Are you really comparing a bottle of shampoo to thousands of dollars in gift cards?
First of all stores such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens all have freebies deals. The purpose was to make you go to the stores and maybe you'll buy something else. No store has hundred of bottles of shampoo in stock to make them lose few hundred dollars. But someone made Best Buy lose at least $600 buying $1200 worth of giftcards.
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#6438
Quote from taiwan View Post :
It's only considered bait and switch if you can prove you received the e-mail offer. Most other people never received this offer. They went on some deal sites and click on the link that cannot be found by navigating thru BB website. They should be taken down but the people who can get there are people who read the deals on other websites.

Remember all it would take is a public announcement about the mistake and Best Buy will be off the hook. Best Buy is allowed to make mistakes and correct them. They are not legally obliged to honor mistakes.
the BB people on their facebook and twitter feed stated that it was for anyone's use... also, there are several people here that rec'd an email and were turned down...if you make a mistake you fix it first, then you deny the coupon...you don't keep posting the coupon, and have people keep coming in with no signs whatsoever...my BB as well as others had no signage when all this was happening.
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#6439
Quote from taiwan View Post :
That's true. But then again you're talking about 10 truck loads of shampoo to make a store lose a few hundred dollars. Most stores do freebie deals on purpose to make you go to the stores and buy something else. CVS and Rite Aid have free after reward dollar deals all the time. But here we're talking about Best Buy losing $6,000 on someone who claimed to get away with $12,000 worth of gift cards on what's obviously an error on Best Buy's part.
The shampoo loads are reimbursed in full or partially by the manufacturers and there are some policies to let it happen and retailers also get bonus from manufacturers by redeeming valid coupons from customers.
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#6440
Quote from Mr175 View Post :
And that's one guy...let's say 100 people across the country did the same thing. That's more than half of a million lost simply because of a coupon.
With things being equal, you will lose money much quicker selling giftcards at half price than letting people get away with free shampoo.
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#6441
Quote from andrewi View Post :
for all those who bought a gazillion amazon gift cards.... Can you combine gift card purchases? For example if i wanted to buy a kindle fire hd ($200), you need at least 2 gift cards. Can you use multiple gift cards for one purchase? Thanks
hell yes !! :d
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#6442
Quote from dragonkid View Post :
well, they don't sue individuals. They will make you sue them, draining all of your cash in court.
They will contact the gift card authorization center to tell them that the gift card sales were considered as abused. The gift card center will then cancel the value. If the gift cards are not used to purchase products yet, they will disappear from the balance or your account.
If the gift cards were already used to purchase products not shipped yet, the merchants will cancel your order. If the products were already ship, the merchants have to decide whether they should recall the shipment, because they might receive no money from the gift card centers. If the products were already received, they would ask you to pay for it as the gift cards were no longer valid.

Gift cards (not gift certificate) are considered as cash by laws. Exchanging $50 for $100 in multiples may be considered as money laundry, and tax fraud if you don't have license and do not pay for those extras you get.
Then we could also have a lot of people buying these gift cards from ebay or gift card exchange sites and there are going to be all kinds of confusions and disputes. What a mess this is going to be if BB go through with pulling the balance back.
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#6443
Quote from imscott72 View Post :
Who says you have to not only go to the store, but enter the store despite signs all over the door and everywhere else clearly advising customers how the new coupon rules work? If there wasn't any warnings whatsoever about the new coupon rules, then I might be on board with you on this, but that's just not true. The customer is made very aware there's been a change in how the coupon is going to be handled. Not only that it's all over their website.
no signs at either of the 2 stores I went to... and I'm not talking about the new rules..I'm talking about yesterday when the coupons were still active and no changes had been made...thats bait and switch...and again, the first coupon is still active and has not been taken down by best buy...and I haven't heard of anyone here stating they rec'd an email letting tthem know the initial coupon has been made invalid as of today...so there are still people that have the iniitial coupon and have no idea whats going on and will still go and click their email and get the 1st coupon since bb has kept it up....
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#6444
I must of been the only guy to used this coupon correctly when purchasing an ASUS RT-N65U Dual Band Router for $74 after $50 coupon, $10 Rewards Certs, and a $2.74 BB GC lying around.
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#6445
Quote from llewxam View Post :
Next, some people are going to tell the moms not to use several legitimate coupons on top of legitimate store discount to get the price of a bottle of shampoo down to 20 cents.....because, because the store could lose money and it's not "nice". How big of a % off will it become "unethical" for you to go after? Big Grin
That's not the same thing, this promotion was one per customer and like many other times people found a way around this by either failure of a verfication system or lucking out by finding an employee that simply didn't care.

A better example would be a person grabbing all the free samples given at places like costco and stuffing his face with them because the person handling the stand wandered off or became distracted.

This deal reminds me of the newegg 20off 40 deal.
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#6446
Quote from hondo1978 View Post :
Then we could also have a lot of people buying these gift cards from ebay or gift card exchange sites and there are going to be all kinds of confusions and disputes. What a mess this is going to be if BB go through with pulling the balance back.
The selling dispute problems will fall into the abusers. It does not look good when those sue Best Buy and explain how they should be entitled for profit from the abuse in the court.
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#6447
Quote from asval View Post :
That's not the same thing, this promotion was one per customer

nowhere did it say that..there was no usage limits.
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#6448
Quote from asval View Post :
That's not the same thing, this promotion was one per customer and like many other times people found a way around this by either failure of a verfication system or lucking out by finding an employee that simply didn't care.
Show me where it says "one per customer".

http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=5810572&sdfpid=88178&sdop=1&sdpid=56991662&sdfid=30&lno=1&trd=link&u2=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.emailinfo2.bestbuy.com%2Flib%2Ffef41d77766c04%2Fm%2F43%2F13729-2_MasterCardPromo_Coupon_final.pdf
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#6449
Quote from travfar View Post :
WHAT!!!! Have you seen the stock today? It's a rocket!!!!! The rumor is they had a record breaking blue monday sale yesterday.
It is a play but if you are investing you wouldn't be touching that sucker cause they have too many problems...ie...this $50 fiasco.

Quote from dragonkid View Post :
well, they don't sue individuals. They will make you sue them, draining all of your cash in court.
They will contact the gift card authorization center to tell them that the gift card sales were considered as abused. The gift card center will then cancel the value. If the gift cards are not used to purchase products yet, they will disappear from the balance or your account.
If the gift cards were already used to purchase products not shipped yet, the merchants will cancel your order. If the products were already ship, the merchants have to decide whether they should recall the shipment, because they might receive no money from the gift card centers. If the products were already received, they would ask you to pay for it as the gift cards were no longer valid.

Gift cards (not gift certificate) are considered as cash by laws. Exchanging $50 for $100 in multiples may be considered as money laundry, and tax fraud if you don't have license and do not pay for those extras you get.
If this is true I will feel sorry for anyone buying these GC from ebay. They'll be buying worthless GC.
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#6450
Quote from mstrmnd View Post :
There was probably some planning and intent to get extra store foot traffic when BBY decided not to email out a corrected coupon (only post something in their forums).... or remove/update the original email link or pdf... and their method of communication to the customer is a print out at the register... Sounds like they wanted to try to make the most out of a bad situation.
That is still not considered bait and switch. It is called a major f*ck up by some marketing dude/duddette at corporate. These type of deals are only bringing in the devils that BB is trying to avoid.
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