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

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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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#7171
Hello all...longtime lurker here, I guess this debacle brought me out of the woodwork, lol.

I was able to use the original coupon early this evening at a Best Buy in my area. I got a Kindle Paperwhite for $69 and tax, so I'm happy. I struck out on Tuesday at another BBY, and at three different Staples stores. Luckily, I travel around my region for other reasons, so I haven't wasted any gas on this.

To those who missed out on Monday (like me), it might still be worth a try if your not going out of your way. I got the feeling it helped that the Kindle was one item over $100, and that I was the only one in the vicinity of the register. Also, this store did not have signs with the coupon "correction" taped all over the place, so I was able to go get the Kindle and bring it to the register and act surprised when I ran into trouble. I complained for 2-3 minutes (politely), then the manager approved it.
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#7172
Quote from RUsum1 View Post :
MAJOR difference of decimal error compared to "we meant to have twice as many restrictions on items that qualified, PLUS we meant to have it be for a single item and not just a total purchase, PLUS we didn't actually mean to make this last for six days". That was no mistake, it was just poor planning which they realized too late and can't own up to it. Decimal errors I don't argue over...this deserves argument. You say it's an obvious mistake to sell $100 of blu-rays for $50? Because even though that's not on EITHER exclusion list, it doesn't scan.
I tried to get $100 worth of Blu-rays for $50 and got turned down. They told me some BS about the discount had to be on single item. Because they were out of the James Bond set which was over $100 I drove 30 miles to another store. That didn't work. They would have made money had they accepted. But by that time they already received instruction from corporate to deny the coupon.

As I said before, there is a big difference between getting a bargain and capitalizing on someone's mistake and make them pay dearly for it. You and I both know the latter is what caused Best Buy to stop honoring the coupon. If no one bought thousands of dollars worth of giftcards and everyone was buying $100 coffeemakers, Blu-rays or video cards, they'd be running this promo all week long because they'd be making money.
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#7173
Saw this on another board, seems to be too good to be true since you can obviously buy GC even with all of the exclusions. I haven't tried since it's 10pm PST but will first thing in the morning, in the meantime anybody wanna give it a shot and report back?

Other forum had some success stories.

Seems like just print coupon and take it in, and pay with any MasterCard.

http://img577.imageshack.us/img57...652951.jpg

Go ahead and TD if it doesn't end up working out Frown I know SD is a tough crowd I just wanted to put it out there.

Of course if it works, rep away Smilie
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#7174
coupon is expired you missed a long thread on this
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#7175
Welcome to the internet. Posted to SD, live (one million views here on SD), and dead in one day - three days ago. Covered on ABC, Gizmodo, The Consumerist, etc, etc.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/88178/best-buy-stores-best-buy-coupon-50-off-100-instore-purchases-via-printable-coupon
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#7176
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#7177
oh, rly?
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#7178
Oh cool! Thanks for posting. Can I use on gift cards?
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#7179
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
you still around, sheesh, guess the spray didn't work. Why don't you and friend go start a petition or look into why you are bothered by others speaking freely in a public forum. Either way, I could care less how you feel buddy. If you want to keep harping on about words of another that doesn't impact you, more power to you.
so you're more than welcome to speak freely, as am I...but you keep on telling people to move on, and find something to do with their lives, and people have nothing better to do, etc etc, but you seem to be the one that won't leave, and have nothing better to do than to tell people to get over it and move on....again, pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot x2
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#7180
No wonder bestbuy is going out of business...



***********************warning, the following post contains strong opinions that may or may not make sense to you. if you fall into the later, do not be alarmed -- finish reading the post, resist any urge you have to reply, brush your teeth, and go to sleep. one day it will hit you, but today is not your day.***********************



A company that can create, approve, and distribute such a "mistake" doesn't deserve to make profits and survive. Just imagine how many eyes saw this coupon and not a single person was able to spot the disastrous effects this coupon would have.

Half off coupon (50 off of 100) without a one use per person or household limit? half off coupon that didn't exclude gift cards? half off coupon valid for an entire week? these are inexcusable mistakes for a company making $50 billion revenue in 2012. I haven't had a single business class in my life and I recognized these rookie errors within seconds of reading the coupon. They couldn't afford to hire just one competent MBA graduate to review outgoing promotions?

I SAY RELEASE THE HOUNDS! slickdealers attack! teach corporations that they will be held accountable for all of their actions, including mistakes! mob the stores with 100 copies of this coupon and (politely) demand what you were promised! and when they won't honor it call corporate and give them (polite) hell. don't worry, people are being paid to deal with us. think of us as "job creators" of sorts Wink

the people who will suffer most from BB going under are the low level store employees who have minimal work experience and education. Yes, I do feel sorry that they will suffer if BB finally goes away; however, the longer we allow businesses and banks (and "too big to fail" entities) to make mistakes and bad decisions without dealing with the repercussions, the more we will suffer when these mistakes are made over and over again in the future.

if we make an example of bestbuy, perhaps more businesses will actually pay attention to the real world effects of their products and actions (probably not but we can wish, right?)
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Quote from eman2424 View Post :
Half off coupon (50 off of 100) without a one use per person or household limit? half off coupon that didn't exclude gift cards? half off coupon valid for an entire week? these are inexcusable mistakes for a company making $50 billion revenue in 2012. I haven't had a single business class in my life and I recognized these rookie errors within seconds of reading the coupon. They couldn't afford to hire just one competent MBA graduate to review outgoing promotions?
Exactly. The fine print is such a joke, the creative agency or even the dtp guy should have spotted it. laugh out loud
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#7182
bait and switch...at least the entire 1st day was...argument could be made for the 2nd day since they did revise and make exclusions, and put signs up, although they did have the online coupon still up until the 3rd or 4th day I believe... I get that mistakes are made, but what the eman and ketamine said are correct...the very 1st think I did was look for exclusions for GCs , dates, and the fine print before I made a 25 min trip and went out of my way to buy a prepaid MC...
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Quote from eman2424 View Post :
No wonder bestbuy is going out of business...



***********************warning, the following post contains strong opinions that may or may not make sense to you. if you fall into the later, do not be alarmed -- finish reading the post, resist any urge you have to reply, brush your teeth, and go to sleep. one day it will hit you, but today is not your day.***********************



A company that can create, approve, and distribute such a "mistake" doesn't deserve to make profits and survive. Just imagine how many eyes saw this coupon and not a single person was able to spot the disastrous effects this coupon would have.

Half off coupon (50 off of 100) without a one use per person or household limit? half off coupon that didn't exclude gift cards? half off coupon valid for an entire week? these are inexcusable mistakes for a company making $50 billion revenue in 2012. I haven't had a single business class in my life and I recognized these rookie errors within seconds of reading the coupon. They couldn't afford to hire just one competent MBA graduate to review outgoing promotions?

I SAY RELEASE THE HOUNDS! slickdealers attack! teach corporations that they will be held accountable for all of their actions, including mistakes! mob the stores with 100 copies of this coupon and (politely) demand what you were promised! and when they won't honor it call corporate and give them (polite) hell. don't worry, people are being paid to deal with us. think of us as "job creators" of sorts Wink

the people who will suffer most from BB going under are the low level store employees who have minimal work experience and education. Yes, I do feel sorry that they will suffer if BB finally goes away; however, the longer we allow businesses and banks (and "too big to fail" entities) to make mistakes and bad decisions without dealing with the repercussions, the more we will suffer when these mistakes are made over and over again in the future.

if we make an example of bestbuy, perhaps more businesses will actually pay attention to the real world effects of their products and actions (probably not but we can wish, right?)
Best Buy deserves to be going out of business. But that's their competitors' job. People are here to hunt for bargains. But there is a difference when a few people capitalize on other's mistake and make them pay dearly for it, and by that I'm sure Best Buy meant the ones who got away with few thousand dollars of giftcards at 50% off when they never received the offer in the first place. If they run this promo til Sunday they'd lose billions.
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#7184
Quote from eman2424 View Post :
No wonder bestbuy is going out of business...



***********************warning, the following post contains strong opinions that may or may not make sense to you. if you fall into the later, do not be alarmed -- finish reading the post, resist any urge you have to reply, brush your teeth, and go to sleep. one day it will hit you, but today is not your day.***********************



A company that can create, approve, and distribute such a "mistake" doesn't deserve to make profits and survive. Just imagine how many eyes saw this coupon and not a single person was able to spot the disastrous effects this coupon would have.

Half off coupon (50 off of 100) without a one use per person or household limit? half off coupon that didn't exclude gift cards? half off coupon valid for an entire week? these are inexcusable mistakes for a company making $50 billion revenue in 2012. I haven't had a single business class in my life and I recognized these rookie errors within seconds of reading the coupon. They couldn't afford to hire just one competent MBA graduate to review outgoing promotions?

I SAY RELEASE THE HOUNDS! slickdealers attack! teach corporations that they will be held accountable for all of their actions, including mistakes! mob the stores with 100 copies of this coupon and (politely) demand what you were promised! and when they won't honor it call corporate and give them (polite) hell. don't worry, people are being paid to deal with us. think of us as "job creators" of sorts Wink

the people who will suffer most from BB going under are the low level store employees who have minimal work experience and education. Yes, I do feel sorry that they will suffer if BB finally goes away; however, the longer we allow businesses and banks (and "too big to fail" entities) to make mistakes and bad decisions without dealing with the repercussions, the more we will suffer when these mistakes are made over and over again in the future.

if we make an example of bestbuy, perhaps more businesses will actually pay attention to the real world effects of their products and actions (probably not but we can wish, right?)

I am pretty sure the coupon was reviewed and created not by one, but by a number of people, most of whom have MBA degrees. It just shows how little Best Buy corporate employees care. Just like they don't care when you call in with complaints, they don't care or think of consequences of their actions.

However, for most of the country, Best Buy is the only electronics store out there. It outlived its competitors like Circuit City, CompUSA, and such. Sure, there are pockets of population that have Fry's and similar, but majority of the country is not served by those stores.

Radio Shack turned into a joke trying to survive. If I go there to buy a resistor or a transistor they ask me if I would like a cell phone with that. It is no different than McDonalds asking me if I would like an apple pie with that.

Some may use Best Buy as showroom for Amazon, but Amazon would not have gotten to be what it is if it weren't for B&M competitors that it has had to compete with. They learned from their mistakes. Early Amazon was just as rude as Best Buy, if not worse when it came to returning something. But, they learned.

Newegg wouldn't have become what it is today had it not learned from the failure of the early egghead website that was short lived, had rude cusotmer service and offered pretty much same prices as local stores with added shipping on top.

Buy.com at one point was direct competitor for amazon, but they did not learn, or did not want to change. They are now just one of the million websites that people sometimes visit.

Perhaps Best Buy did not learn from previous mistakes, or people who learned from it, were removed and the new crop of people made the same mistakes. Which speaks volumes of their ability to retain experienced corporate employees.

Perhaps they are like a company that I worked for right out of school, they would only hire recent graduates because they could get them for cheap, and as people grew, there was no where for them to go within the company, and they left. The company always had young workforce, but they kept repeating the same mistakes over and over because people who have made those mistakes before were not there to prevent the new crop of employees from making them again. But, they are certainly happy to be a "me too" and in most cases "me three" kind of company.

This is where Best Buy is heading. It will be around, but they may pull out of markets where they have stiff competition from Frys and such. They will probably stay in markets where they are the king, and the only competition are small mom and pop shops that don't have the capital to compete with them. But, in markets where there was competition, the remianing competitors will charge whatever they want, and people will beyouch about Frys charging $50 for an HDMI cable.
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#7185
Quote from papitosabe View Post :
bait and switch...at least the entire 1st day was...
Evidence showed that it wasn't never their intend to bait and switch. There are people who walked away with thousands of dollars worth of giftcards at 50% off which was a huge loss for Best Buy. This coupon was given to very limited number of people. The coupon shouldn't exist as is unless their intention was to lose billions of dollars in 7 days. People abused it before they can react, and they reacted poorly upon their own mistakes. They screwed up so they changed their mind. The true definition of bait and switch is advertising something attractive one doesn't have in order to lure you to the store to buy something else.
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