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Promoted 01-21-2013 by Discombobulated at 06:55 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 03:22 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 11:10 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:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57010336&postcount=3565

Official Updated Inclusions and Exclusions List as of 3:30PM CST:
https://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: https://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: https://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 https://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: https://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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#5671
Quote from Bizmat View Post :
Glad that someone else agrees with me. Don't get me wrong, I like browsing this website everyday for good sales but I don't abuse them whatsoever.

People must have some nerve to walk into a store with any more than just one coupon and get $100's or $1000's worth of gift cards without feeling guilty about it.

It gives SD'ers who don't abuse deals a bad reputation.
Look, I bought $2,500 in amazon gift cards prior to the coupon terms changing, and in my purchase I abided by ALL of the terms set forth in the coupon. I fail to see how this is "abusing the system".
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#5672
Quote from needgeech View Post :
Good luck getting that one. I saw it yesterday. Guy had a 27 rep and had never sold anything over $5 before yesterday, when he sold $10k in Rokus. His ad always had "xx sold 10 available" as his description edited it self every time somebody bought one--170 times editing seems fishy. Plus overseas. . .

Today he is selling $19 tablets. . .
Plus, the page states the Rokus are new up in the title, item condition, and top description box, but when you scroll right and down in the middle of the page, it says refurb!

Seems shady indeed...
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Quote from Newmy View Post :
Look, I bought $2,500 in amazon gift cards prior to the coupon terms changing, and in my purchase I abided by ALL of the terms set forth in the coupon. I fail to see how this is "abusing the system".
You can rationalize all you want but in the end you know that the coupon or offer wasn't intended to be used the way you and many others did.

Rationalization is the ultimate SD effect. Sad.
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#5674
Should be an interesting day, battle of morals, where no matter what, people will justify their interpretations and actions, no matter what other say. Facepalm

Quote from Newmy View Post :
Look, I bought $2,500 in amazon gift cards prior to the coupon terms changing, and in my purchase I abided by ALL of the terms set forth in the coupon. I fail to see how this is "abusing the system".
Let me create a fake coupon for you so you can use the same logic as well and see how far you get
This coming from the person who hates it when others clear out a store of an item, but her reason is good enough to do it.....Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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Quote from needgeech View Post :
What about performance?
performance by reciprocal promise
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Quote from LGCubana View Post :
You are watching way too much reality court TV programming.

The only expense that I can see is the fuel cost.
Actually, I do not watch such dribble at all. If I were such a litigant, I would expense:

1. my time at my professional rate(s),
2. my fuel costs,
3. wear-and-tear to my ride,
4. expenses during my trip (food, drink, parking fees, etc.)
5. any incidental costs that I could think up...

Judges usually give a victor a lot of leeway once you make your case, especially on incidentals, so long as they are not preposterous/outrageous in nature/origin. Using the above criteria, I could easily reach the $1k mark on a "$50 off $100" suit.
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#5677
Quote from HexiumVII View Post :
Bestbuy always lets me down, but finally some luck this time! Got me 2 Toshiba 3TB external HDD (3 year warranties!) for $70 and an electrolyte vacuum for $50. Black monday is better than black friday!

electorlux pehaps?? I might be wrong however ....
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#5678
There seem to be a lot of individuals who decided to forego this slickdeal due to a lot of reasons, the primary one being the changes made to the offer--the next being, what? Finding out too late?
I found out around 5:30pm--didn't get to the store 'til around 7--and that was AFTER driving to work to print the coupon out, THEN picking up the family (several towns away).
Sure, I knew I'd probably miss out, but that was okay. The worse I could've been told was "no", right?
I RELIED however, on the good ol'
ignorance,
fatigue
and uncaring attitudes of not only the BB employees (CSR & Managers included) but retail employees PERIOD. For every ONE employee who takes pride in their job and will exhaust all of their energy to do all that they can to follow their directives TO THE LETTER, there are TWENTY employees who simply don't give a $&@%. They're there for a check and nothing else. As sad as it may seem, this is the TRUTH and there's NO way around it.
Sad?
Yes.
Will I take advantage of this when and if I can?
YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I WILL.
I thank all of those SD's who attempted before me in my local store and got shot down. At 7 pm I was SURE to find someone who would throw in the towel and just say "$&@% it." a MANAGER no doubt. This guy didn't even read the coupon. He just came in an overided it. I threw in a $4 coaxial coupler (they still use those?!) to make my purchase over $100. My wife threw in nothing--and she got the Roku XS--a SET TOP BOX (?!?!) which was stated as not a part of the promotion. And this was AFTER she was told it would be a no go by a manager in the FRONT of the store--she simply came to the BACK.

Do you REALLY think that this coupon will NEVER be used again this week?
You're SADLY mistaken.
An employee will come into work today, be told of the situation and either not care, or not LISTEN.
So don't just chalk it up as a loss, SD'ers!!!
The WORSE you can be told is "no".

This isn't about BEST BUY.
This is about HUMAN BEHAVIOR.

We came to earth to visit in the 1800's and haven't left SINCE!!
We LOVE you earthlings!!!
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#5679
Quote from olliverq View Post :
yanks you have a closed mind that does not think outside the box. it does not exclude giftcards. so buy a giftcard and with the giftcard, buy whatever youd like
The post that broke all hell. Truly not enough rep or whatever counts as e-peen here.
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#5680
Best Buy corporate doesn't need to ask for my opinion on the bottom of my receipt, just read all of these posts. Look at all the survey results in one day. I would love for someone from corporate to issue a statement right here on Slickdeals.
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Quote from shadowhawk2020 View Post :
Bait and switch
A typo is not bait and switch. Your self given title of Jim Jones is appropriate. Cherry or grape, asshat? LMAO
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Quote from LunarAura View Post :
You can rationalize all you want but in the end you know that the coupon or offer wasn't intended to be used the way you and many others did.

Rationalization is the ultimate SD effect. Sad.

if Best Buy didn't intend for the coupon to be used in this or any other way,
they should put that on the coupon. it is NOT our job to interpret what their
intentions are.

suppose I buy an airline ticket for $200 between LA and NY and the airline
doesn't mention the change fee or non-refundable on my e-ticket receipt,
how am I suppose to tell what their intention is? they can't just tell me a
week later "sorry, it's not refundable, we assume you saw the $200 price
and knew our intention was for it to be non-refundable/changeable..."
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Best Buy corporate doesn't need to ask for my opinion on the bottom of my receipt, just read all of these posts. Look at all the survey results in one day. I would love for someone from corporate to issue a statement right here on Slickdeals.
Why on SD, as if they are the only deal site in the world who had access to this coupon Nono
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here goes my story, ran this morning as soon as i seen the coupon. tried to buy apple tv, they wouldnt let me, so i grabbed a roku 2 xs instead, cost me $55 asked manager if i could do it again he said sure man theres no limit on here, so i got a wireless headset for my 360 and camera bag for $65, i didnt have any more coupons left, so i went home and printed up 6 more with the idea im going to buy all the hdds i need for my new raid, new manager there wouldnt sell me more then 1, and i even had my wife stand in line behind me, but she was using my mastercard the bitch at the counter realized it was the same name, already charged my card, and then voided it out afterwards like a real bxtch. so now i gotta wait 3-5 days for my refund . so i only ended up with 1 2 tb hdd for $65

oh well all in all i still saved $150 on the stuff, but i really needed those other hdd's.. gonna try again tomorrow i guess
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My gf and I went by tonight before closing. I honestly could not find anything to buy, but she did pick up the individual size K-cup machine for about half price ($100-50 coupon) which was a bargain. No problems with the coupon so long as you were within the revised inclusions.

I think this was an epic mistake on BB's part, but really, what's new? I didn't expect much so I wasn't disappointed.
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