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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® 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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#7021
Quote from Buckyball60 View Post :
An the coupon is still accessible, they are so fu*king stupid!
Try again.
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#7022
And they can't take some of the loss out of the new 32$mil package of the current ceo maybe they could go back and do a takeback on the predecessor that set up for the new guy.
You have to work pretty hard to just loose 9% of you company value.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/..._7ZUR.html

I'm kinda seeing a pattern of millions getting thrown around here. Maybe this coupon dealy is part of the SOP.
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#7023
Quote from Pookymeister View Post :
Try again.
Wow, finally they took it down.
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#7024
Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
Received an email now from best buy though I never received the actual coupon email

Dear XXX,

Earlier this week, you and other select customers received a special promotion from Best Buy that was connected to your MasterCard®. That targeted coupon was inaccurate and sent in error. The offer is no longer valid. We sincerely apologize for the mistake and any inconvenience we have caused you. We hope to serve you better in the future.

Thank you,
Lisa Smith

Vice President
Best Buy Customer Care
Received the emailed coupon my foot...........some of us got it off of coupons.com and it is still there

http://www.coupons.com/coupon-cod...0&zid=pt82

WOW....somebody definitely does not know what is going on in their own company.
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#7025
Quote from Chris2 View Post :
BB never ever deletes coupons, look on google for coupons from 2005, they're still live Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
Well, boys & girls, I guess we are witnessing history in the making (or BB, Inc. is reading this thread), Stick Out Tongue b/c it seems BB sometime today deleted the original coupon from their site. About time, only took them two extra days to get it done. (I can work with that.)

See HERE [bestbuy.com]

Quote from sn_85 View Post :
No I'm not an expert but in all my years of being an SD member do you know how many times I've heard someone scream "lawsuit"? Do you really think you're the first one on SD to act like they're going to go after a "mighty corportation"? You're not and there have been hundreds of others like you talking about filing some sort of lawsuit and never have I seen any of them go through with it. I would love for you to prove me wrong, until then you're all talk.

Yeah talk to this guy. He seems to be spear heading the movement. Please keep us updated lol bounce
Yeah, I've probably seen all of the same knucklehead posts too. So what is your point? Everyone that talks about litigation is blowing smoke? Please tell me you're not that obtuse; this country's courtrooms (last time I checked) are quite busy.

As I stated in my previous post, I definitely do not want to bother, if all by my lonesome. Embarrassment However, if I got 3 or 4 locals that were affected to join in I'd love to make a go of it. bounce

Quote from NewtonFine View Post :
While that may or may not be true (...as I vaguely recall searching for an RZ coupon that had been removed), has there ever been an incident in BB's past where they "pulled" a coupon as they just did on 01.21.13? Do you think a court will accept what is basically "a lie by omission" in terms of the original not being retracted? Check this thread's Wiki and click on BB's FB response link. Does it still work? Then look at the thumbnails provided by SDers with updates to the original coupon and then its changed terms. Can you find the originals of these documents anywhere online, officially?

Okay, go here: https://www.facebook.com/bestbuy
Now go here: http://www.bestbuy.com

Look around, spend some time on BB's FB page and their website. Take 5 minutes, take 15 minutes. Do you see any bulletin being offered letting everyone/anyone know that the original coupon sent to RZ members is now void (as in, not valid until the 27th)?

Now forget the Wiki and SD altogether. Imagine you got the original email and that is it. You have off tomorrow and are heading to Best Buy tomorrow to waste your time, gas, and energy becoming the next turkey to get shot-down with your $50 coupon in your hand. Who pays for that? Who's responsible for you learning the "hard way"?

Poor form. Seriously, one could be at a loss for words in how to describe what they are doing, what they have done. It's deceitful, it's just plain wrong.

P.S. - Perhaps BB doesn't delete coupons, ever. I dunno, as I can't say for sure. However, they are sure quick to delete their FB thread in relation to handling them.
Quote from NewtonFine View Post :
Right on! Today I got shot down at the BB in Paramus, NJ (#344) and at two nearby Staples outlets. (Staples sucks @$$ for PMing, near-zero success w/them.) Mad

I've got an itch to see what would happen in a court of law. Anyone near BB stores #1394 (Monroe, NY), #461 (Middletown, NY), #344 (Paramus, NJ) or other nearby BBs in NY/NJ want to try litigating this thing as an exploratory, educational, and money-making (cost-recovering) venture? I feel this case is practically 'open-n-shut' after reading much of this thread. However, I do not want to be part of a class action to earn a check for $2.33 or some $5 BB GC, and I would definitely opt-out should I hear of some ambitious, greedy law firm receiving class-action status over this incident. However, I have enjoyed success at being a pro se and learning the intricacies of the law, so I am willing to give this a go with a bit of local support. Anyone else want to help out? I could use any portion one might have of BB's FaceBook thread from 01.21 as evidence. (BTW, that is exactly why BB had it deleted.) Affidavits (later on) from both regular and Silver BB Reward Zone members that received The E-mail would also come in handy.

Send me PMs if you'd like to collaborate on this venture. Mods, hopefully I am not breaking any SD rules with this post. If so, please delete it and I apologize in advance for posting. nod

BTW, just FYI to all...

It is my opinion that BestBuy, Inc. made some serious missteps in how they have handled this fiasco, AND they are continuing to do so...now committing outright FRAUD in their ongoing actions with impunity & showing disdain towards their customers.

As a non-hater and frequent customer of BB (I find most BB employees I've encountered to be nice, even helpful), I still just would hate to see BB, Inc. get away with something like this. Don't we deserve more respect as 'the customer'? Wouldn't you like to see big corporations act in an honorable manner and show more appreciation for their customers? Read up on some of the experiences some people are having with this entity, its policies, and employees acting on its behalf. Simply put, their actions are seriously just "not cool". BB could have handled this in perhaps a hundred different ways, yet the course they've chosen was perhaps the one that has shown their customers the least amount of respect and genuine appreciation. Their actions and inactions have vindicated the harsh opinions and ill-feelings of those here on SD that have expressed nothing short of hate for BB. For the first time, I can totally see how and why they've earned such feelings....
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#7026
Quote from aksmommy View Post :
Received the emailed coupon my foot...........some of us got it off of coupons.com and it is still there

http://www.coupons.com/coupon-cod...0&zid=pt82

WOW....somebody definitely does not know what is going on in their own company.
Somehow I doubt Best Buy uploaded their own coupon to coupons.com. Therefore, I doublt they're even aware that it's still posted there.
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#7027
Quote :
That targeted coupon was inaccurate and sent in error
So why did they say on their Facebook page that it was OK to print and use it? Incompetent barely covers it.

http://i50.tinypic.com/11awzep.png
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#7028
Quote from NewtonFine View Post :
Well, boys & girls, I guess we are witnessing history in the making (or BB, Inc. is reading this thread), Stick Out Tongue b/c it seems BB sometime today deleted the original coupon from their site. About time, only took them two extra days to get it done. (I can work with that.)

See HERE [bestbuy.com]



Yeah, I've probably seen all of the same knucklehead posts too. So what is your point? Everyone that talks about litigation is blowing smoke? Please tell me you're not that obtuse; this country's courtrooms (last time I checked) are quite busy.

As I stated in my previous post, I definitely do not want to bother, if all by my lonesome. Embarrassment However, if I got 3 or 4 locals that were affected to join in I'd love to make a go of it. bounce
I'm just curious if you did file a lawsuit, what you think you'd be entitled to? It seems to me that your compensatory damages would amount to $50 (your "lost cost" of not being able to use the coupon). Punitive damages wouldn't apply as BB did not put this coupon out with the direct intent of harming you in any way. We all know what consumers really get post class-action lawsuit due to the lawyer fees...
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#7029
Quote from joeH1974 View Post :
Somehow I doubt Best Buy uploaded their own coupon to coupons.com. Therefore, I doublt they're even aware that it's still posted there.
They are given to Coupons.com by the business/manufacturer.

I know since i have had problems with a coupon or two from the site and the manufacturer was the one that had to and did send out a corrected one.
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#7030
Quote from outofstock View Post :
But where I have a problem is when these people who never got the email start crying foul because at 8PM then new rules were established to prevent the coupon from being overused. Sure, you can whine for days on end about how "CA law states..." or scream "I'll never shop at this store that i never shop at!" but lets be honest. The moment ANYONE saw the deal then they knew it wasnt going to last so why act like such turds about a situation playing out exactly as expected?
Some of us have a life which includes work, school, etc. and cannot just drop everything to sit outside of BB at 10AM to take advantage of a great coupon. Some of us with lives *did* get the coupon and planned to use it by the 27th as stated on the coupon.

I am pissed that instead of just tightening up the exclusions to prevent obvious abuse and fraud, BB instead decided to cancel the coupon altogether. They didn't need to do that. I don't shop at BB much to begin with, but this whole fiasco reminds me why I avoid them whenever possible.
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Quote from aksmommy View Post :
They are given to Coupons.com by the business/manufacturer.

I know since i have had problems with a coupon or two from the site and the manufacturer was the one that had to and did send out a corrected one.
Well then I stand corrected.
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#7032
Wow so glad I took advantage of this on Monday.
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#7033
Quote from Binar View Post :
Wait for a revised apology email, soon.
I just got the revised apology email...

"Dear XXX,

Earlier this week, you and other select customers received a special promotion from Best Buy that was connected to your MasterCard®. Our marketing department made a major Boo Boo and a bunch of people on that nasty SlickDeal site figured out how to take full advantage of the Boo Boo. Since we never alert the local stores as to what's going on, most of them didn't have a clue, so they muddled through trying to figure it out as the day went on. When they realized all the Amazon gift cards were swept clean from every Best Buy store in the America, we decided we had to put a stop to this nonsense. Amazon doesn't need our help in becoming more Amazonian. We sincerely apologize for the Boo Boo and any inconvenience we have caused you. We hope to serve you better in the future, but don't hold your breath.

Thank you,
Ms. Smith

Soon to be ex Vice President
Best Buy Customer Carelessness"

Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
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Quote from joeH1974 View Post :
I'm just curious if you did file a lawsuit, what you think you'd be entitled to? It seems to me that your compensatory damages would amount to $50 (your "lost cost" of not being able to use the coupon). Punitive damages wouldn't apply as BB did not put this coupon out with the direct intent of harming you in any way. We all know what consumers really get post class-action lawsuit due to the lawyer fees...
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#7035
Quote from outofstock View Post :
"A hundred other brick & mortar places"?!?! Id be challenged even to name a dozen electronics stores worth visiting.
I'd be challenged to name one electronics store worth visiting.

Well, two.. Fry's is good for a laugh every so often, then I remember why I hate that place and vow to never return (again).

Best Buy's ONLY redeeming quality is that they provide a B&M location to go lay your hands on something before you purchase it online... but this is clearly not a winning business model.

Maybe they should start charging admission.
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