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Last Edited by My3Js March 13, 2013 at 07:14 AM
Reward Zone Card members, this comes from there Facebook page promotion "Member's Choice".
500 bonus points equals $10. So it basically comes down to spend $10+ & get $10 back.
You can use the $10 certificate on anything Best Buy sells.
The offer can now be viewed directly on the "Activity Feed" section. Details below.

500 BONUS POINTS ON ONE TRANSACTION
Members get 500 points on a single transaction over $10. Online and in-store.
Offer ends on March 23rd.

https://www.facebook.com/bestbuy/...0188063684

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Last Edited by DECIPHEROD March 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM
it's actually $20 for $10, if you do the math right:

you pay BB $10 to get $10 reward + $10 merchandise
and you spend the $10 reward for another $10 merchandise
=
$10 out of pocket for $20 merchandise
still good deal.


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Promo: Get 500 Reward Zone® points on one transaction over $10.
Offer expires: 03/23/2013
*Reward Zone members who have interacted with the Reward Zone App on Facebook are eligible to get 500 bonus points on qualifying purchases. Offer is non-transferable. No cash value. No copies. May not be combined with other bonus point offers. Limit 1 bonus point offer per membership. Valid 3/13/13 – 3/23/13 in Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com.
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FAQS
Q: Can I buy a Gift Card to get the Bonus Points?
A: Yes you can buy Gift Cards to get the bonus points. But keep in mind these EXCLUDE Best Buy Gift Cards.
PROOF 1:http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58195370&postcount=352
PROOF 2:http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58198002&postcount=392


Q: Which GCs are eligible?
A: As long as you DO NOT buy a Best Buy GC, you are safe. So you CAN buy amazon, itunes, etc.

Q: Does this promo apply to all?
A: The terms mention that only those who have interacted with the FB app are eligible for the promo. For those who have done FB polls, you should see this promo in your RZ account. For those who have not done these polls but are planning to do it soon, you may NOT be eligible. It's always worth a shot though. 3/15 Update: If you just started doing the polls on 3/13 you will qualify(verified).

Q: Can I use RZ certificates or BB Gift Cards to buy giftcards?
A: Yes RZ Certificates can also be used to buy the GCs provided that you pay $10+ OOP


Q: Which Items Are Excluded?
A: The following items are considered non-qualifying purchases for which points will not be awarded: purchases/rentals at rent-to-own locations inside Best Buy stores, instant rebates and the value of mail-in rebates on purchases, Pre-orders at the time of deposit (the points will be awarded at the time of final payment or at the time you pick up the product), purchases made for resale, purchases paid with a reward certificate or Best Buy Gift Card, or Magnolia Gift Card, Miele appliances bought in AZ, CA, or NV, sales tax, jurisdictional fees, service charges, certain Best Buy for Business or commercial purchases, recycling fees, other excluded charges, and certain items that are excluded in particular promotions. Best Buy entities such as Best Buy Express and Geek Squad® participate in awarding points in a more limited way (see each of those entities for details; Geek Squad services purchased in store are awarded points; Geek Squad services purchased in home are not).

Reward Zone program points are awarded upon purchase of Best Buy Gift Cards and Magnolia Gift Cards, but not on redemption. Best Buy Gift Card purchases are excluded from all bonus point promotions.

Q: I have done the FB polls, but how does BB know if I have made an eligible purchase >$10
A: This is tied with your Rewards Zone account. Just add the your membership # online or give it to the cashier in stores and leave the rest to the machines

Q:Is this offer valid in stores too?
A: In-Stores and Online. Don't forget to give your RZ # too

Q: Just got a $10 item, but I don't see the points in my account?
A: Since this is not a Facebook poll where you get your points immediately, but rather a purchase at Bestbuy, you must wait about one month for the reward points to be deposited into your account

Q:What is an interaction?
A:Any action taken within the app including taking a poll, building an Ultimate Space, invite a friend or voting on Member’s Choice. Simply downloading or logging into the app does not qualify as an interaction.

Q: Do Marketplace purchases qualify?
A:Yes. Marketplace purchases qualify as long as all other terms of the offer are met.

Q: Do pre-orders qualify?
A:Yes, if the pre-order is released on/before the end of the promotion and the payment is thus received before the end of the promotion.

Q: Do purchases of other gift cards, such as Xbox LIVE, PSN, or iTunes qualify?
A:Yes, as long as all other terms of the offer are met.

Q:When will the points be received?
A:Just as with all other purchases, points will post to your Reward Zone account in about 20 days.

Q: Gah! So many posts saying $10.01+ and so many posts saying $10 flat is the OOP requirement? Which is it?
Well the Best Buy Facebook Rep stated it's $10 or more before taxes, which implies the flat $10 or more subtotal requirement . However the promotion itself states "over $10", thus implying $10.01+. Many SDers are just spending the extra cent to be on the safe side in case the FB rep is incorrect. There are multiple posts on BB's FB Wall, so you can easily do a screenshot and provide evidence in case it's the "over $10" case. Spending a cent over is just for peace of mind, you get the bonus without needing evidence....
UPDATE: It has been verified by an SDer that exactly $10 will still get you the points!
Update- Actually $9.99 purchase from your pocket also gives you bonus points. i got them.

Q:What purchases are not eligible for point earning? (from RZ FAQ)
Non-qualifying purchases include, but are not limited to:
• Instant rebates and the value of mail-in rebates on purchases
• Purchases made for resale
• Purchases paid in full with a reward certificate or Best Buy Gift Card (you can still use them, just make sure the subtotal AFTER certificates/gift cards is $10 or more)
• Certain charges and fees, including but not limited to sales tax, state fees, and service charges
• Commercial purchases
• Certain promotional items
• Payments made on any Best Buy credit card
• Other exceptions may also apply


Q: Can I buy Amazon GC's on-line?
A:No, Amazon GC's can only be purchased in store.


Buying Options (Hope these work)
1. Pre-paid phone top-up cards

MAIN POINTS:
1.Don't forget DISCOVER 5% cashback
2.For the confused, spend $10.00+ using credit card/cash in order to be eligible.
3.You can use BB GCs/RZ certs to lower a purchase, just as long as you pay $10+ out of pocket.
4. Points will NOT be available immediately. You must wait 3-4 weeks for the points to be added to your account


Best Buy FAQ for this promotion:
http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Poin...d-p/666446

Wording of promotion on Facebook page:
Members who interact with this app by March 23 get 500 points on one qualifying transaction over $10. Online & in-store. Excludes Gift Card purchases.

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#1171
Quote from Freebisquits View Post :
Some friendly advice tim, always check with slickdeals before taking advantage of a deal or making an online purchase. There's lots of money to be saved by reading the advice/experience of others. Combine this with cash back sites to save even more coin.
Thanks for the advice Smilie
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Quote from UnstableChimp View Post :
Actually, pre-orders did qualify, as long as the item was released and paid for prior to the end of the promotion. It clearly stated that in the Terms and Conditions. It worked for Gears of War Judgement.

I still find it hilarious that people don't bother reading the terms and conditions, and then EXPECT the company to honer the promotion, despite not fulfilling the terms.!
The problem was that I could not FIND the terms when viewing the promotion on the Facebook app and clicking through its links, which is why I then had to ASK BB staff. The terms were not available on the app itself, and I only actually found them detailed in a post on BB's main-site forums. Did you actually take the time read what I wrote before quoting and dismissing it?
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Quote from timtheterrible View Post :
The problem was that I could not FIND the terms when viewing the promotion on the Facebook app and clicking through its links, which is why I then had to ASK BB staff. The terms were not available on the app itself, and I only actually found them detailed in a post on BB's main-site forums. Did you actually take the time read what I wrote before you quoted it?
I had no trouble finding them, but I do understand your plight. It's unfortunate that the information was not actually on the page itself. I think I found the terms (and link to the best buy page) immediately in the slickdeal thread, and did not have to look for them on the Facebook page. It's too bad the Best Buy employee did not possess the knowledge so many SD members had already provided in this thread.
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My purchase is pending on my rewards account but the 500pts bonus are not. I was just told over the phone by best buy rewards customer support that the 500 promotional points will not be pending and will show in my account in 20 days. This does not seem right since I have seen many people post on here that they do show as pending with your purchase in the BBRZ account. Can anybody verify who is right? Fyi I was told by the chat and fb support that my purchase would qualify for it.
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Quote from UnstableChimp View Post :
I had no trouble finding them, but I do understand your plight. It's unfortunate that the information was not actually on the page itself. I think I found the terms (and link to the best buy page) immediately in the slickdeal thread, and did not have to look for them on the Facebook page. It's too bad the Best Buy employee did not possess the knowledge so many SD members had already provided in this thread.
That's cool, but I didn't get the original deal info from SD, I got it because I voted on the polls every day on BB's Facebook app, and that app pretty much failed me in terms of providing the terms of the promotion, which is why I then turned to staff. This is the first that I looked at/posted on SD's thread for this promotion, and when an employee gives you incorrect information, what else can you really do after you've followed it?
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Quote from myccbb1 View Post :
My purchase is pending on my rewards account but the 500pts bonus are not. I was just told over the phone by best buy rewards customer support that the 500 promotional points will not be pending and will show in my account in 20 days. This does not seem right since I have seen many people post on here that they do show as pending with your purchase in the BBRZ account. Can anybody verify who is right? Fyi I was told by the chat and fb support that my purchase would qualify for it.

I would also like to know this. My purchases are showing (pending) but not the bonus points.
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I would also like to know this. My purchases are showing (pending) but not the bonus points.
Quote from myccbb1 View Post :
My purchase is pending on my rewards account but the 500pts bonus are not. I was just told over the phone by best buy rewards customer support that the 500 promotional points will not be pending and will show in my account in 20 days. This does not seem right since I have seen many people post on here that they do show as pending with your purchase in the BBRZ account. Can anybody verify who is right? Fyi I was told by the chat and fb support that my purchase would qualify for it.
Same with me, I got this response from best buy, but who knows if this is true or notConfused.

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Any bonus points your purchase is entitled to receive will not post until the
pending period is up and the points actually post.
I hope this helps with your issue. If you have any further questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 1-866-797-7367 or by replying to this e-mail.
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Same with me, I got this response from best buy, but who knows if this is true or notConfused.
My FB points do not show either but I've been assured they will come...
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It's amazing to me how many people can't follow simple directions. I made an eligible purchase and guess what? I now have 500 points pending. #notthathardpeople
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All 19 of my accounts show 500 pending points. Ones that don't have it probably didn't do the Facebook polls.
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anybody pick up an online order after Sunday and get their points (pending)?
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anybody pick up an online order after Sunday and get their points (pending)?
Not yet
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I went to the store to do the purchase on 3/14. So far I did not see the 500 points. I went to the 'member's choice' but did not see any survey although I did a lot of survey in the 'user poll'. Does anyone know why the points does not show up? Thanks in advance.
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I got my 10$ certificate this morning.
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anybody pick up an online order after Sunday and get their points (pending)?
My transaction posted... Didn't get it
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