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Old 10-31-16, 03:56 AM   #1
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Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Got this in an email:

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SEE WHAT YOUR MYSTERY CERT IS WORTH. IT COULD BE $5000!*
Thanks for being a My Best Buy® member.
Redeem your Mystery Rewards certificate
worth $5 to $5,000 in store by 11/5/16.*
Thanks to Saix_XIII of cheapassgamer.com for this tip:

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You can use these online. I found out how a while ago.

Don't be logged in. Checkout as a guest. During checkout put your MyBBY member ID and from the mystery certificate use the certificate number. It should then apply the 20% GCU (if applicable) off, let you use the mystery certificate, any other certificates you might have (need to manually add them like the mystery cert). You should also earn points for the purchase since you put your member ID in during the checkout process.

They don't want you doing this as to make you go into the store. That is why these exist, to try to get you into the store to buy more then you plan on. So these work online if you work around the "mystery" part.
Check your email, everyone!

Fine print below:

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MY BEST BUY MYSTERY REWARDS OFFER:
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO RECEIVE OFFER. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S./D.C. (excluding P.R.), 13+, to whom the Offer is sent via email and who are My Best Buy members in good standing as of 10/29/16. To determine and redeem Offer's value, present printed Offer Certificate for scanning at customer service or retail register at any participating Best Buy store, or Best Buy Mobile store, Magnolia Home Theater store, or Magnolia Design Center store (if scanned at a Best Buy register) located in a Best Buy store, or in a Best Buy Mobile store in the 50 U.S./D.C. (excluding P.R.) during normal store hours before store closing on 11/05/16. Revealed value of barcode #3 governs in the event of a conflict with barcode #1. Neither purchase nor sales presentation is required to check value of Offer.



Planned Offer Distribution/Odds: (35) 250,000 My Best Buy Points (1 in 400,000). (350) $500 Offer Certificate (1 in 40,000). (1,750) $100 Offer Certificate (1 in 8,000). (3,500) $50 Offer Certificate: (1 in 4,000). (8,750) $20 Offer Certificate (1 in 1,600). (13,985,615) $5 Offer Certificate: (1:1). Offer and Offer Certificates subject to full Terms and Conditions at www.bestbuy.com/mysteryrewards.




Redemption Restrictions: Offer Certificates valued $5 to $500: (a) are redeemable in one, positive transaction for a discount off future purchase amounts equal to or greater than the revealed value of the Offer Certificate, excluding Non-Qualifying Redemptions (as shown in Terms and Conditions at www.bestbuy.com/mysteryrewards ), taxes, shipping and handling; (b) are redeemable in Best Buy stores, or Best Buy Mobile stores, Magnolia Home Theater stores or Magnolia Design Center stores (if scanned at a Best Buy register) located in Best Buy stores, and in Best Buy Mobile stores located in 50 U.S./D.C. (excluding P.R.) during normal store hours before store closings on 11/05/16; (c) are not valid for online purchases; (d) are not valid in Pacific Kitchen and Home stores located in Best Buy stores or Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath Center stores; (e) must be presented at time of purchase; (f) are valid for one-time use only; (g) are not redeemable for cash, no change will be given back on redemption; (h) are valid on in-stock items only, no rain checks; (i) are not transferable and may only be used by the member to whom issued; and (j) will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or expired. No cash refunds on the Offer Certificate value.



Offer Certificates valued at 250,000 My Best Buy Points (worth $5,000 My Best Buy reward certificates): Redeem by calling specified toll-free number by 11:59:59 PM local time on 11/11/16 to initiate claim and verification process, before receiving My Best Buy Points. Upon verification, My Best Buy Points will be deposited in your My Best Buy account and reward certificates may be issued and redeemed, subject to restrictions printed thereon. My Best Buy Points and reward certificates subject to My Best Buy Terms at www.bestbuy.com/mybestbuyterms.
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Old 10-31-16, 08:46 AM   #2
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Every time I read about a promotion like this, I seem to be excluded from it.

No e-mail that I can see. Appreciate the heads up, though.
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Old 10-31-16, 09:16 AM   #3
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

I only spend about $200 a year tops at Best Buy lately, probably why I get excluded.
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Old 10-31-16, 09:31 AM   #4
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

I didn't get anything, but haven't bought from Best Buy in a couple of years now....
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Old 10-31-16, 09:53 AM   #5
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

I've spent about $1600 with Best Buy in the past year since I get most of my media from them. Did not get the email. Perhaps this going to people who have a Best Buy credit account? I don't.
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Old 10-31-16, 11:42 AM   #6
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Thanks for this topic. I would have missed my email if I hadn't seen this.
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Old 10-31-16, 11:56 AM   #7
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

No rhyme or reason as who gets it as far as I can tell. My brother and I both received one. I spent $1500+ last year but not nearly as much so far this year. Not sure about my brothers shopping habits. Haven't heard from my sister, but I know she recently received a free $5 cert. a couple of weeks ago and she rarely shops there.
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Old 10-31-16, 12:09 PM   #8
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Thanks for the online use tip, EinCB! I got one - worth the expected $5 so I redeemed it for the 40th Anniversary BR of Monty Python and the Holy Grail - a looooong time favorite (I own several DVD copies already but none on BR). It's nice they just started doing free shipping on any size order as it wasn't available in store.

I *rarely* purchase from BB. Usually just when I get one of these coupons or the similar "We miss you so here's $5 to spend in the store/online" variety. I'd received one of *those* a couple of weeks ago and purchased a copy of the new 3D edition of It Came from Outer Space using it.
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Old 10-31-16, 03:23 PM   #9
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

If your reward certificate ends in 86500, it's a $5 one.

I'd use mine online if I could since there isn't jack shit in the stores these days. The blu-ray shelves are barren, what they do in have in stock is either crap I don't want or priced so high that I could get it cheaper elsewhere even with the $5 off.
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Old 10-31-16, 03:33 PM   #10
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

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If your reward certificate ends in 86500, it's a $5 one.

I'd use mine online if I could since there isn't jack shit in the stores these days. The blu-ray shelves are barren, what they do in have in stock is either crap I don't want or priced so high that I could get it cheaper elsewhere even with the $5 off.
According to some over at Slickdeals you can use it online by checking out as a guest.
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Old 10-31-16, 03:39 PM   #11
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

I got the e-mail. Woo Hoo $5!!!

Maybe I'll use to for something more productive like ink for my new printer.

It expires Saturday and there's nothing that I really need BD-wise.
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Old 11-01-16, 06:37 AM   #12
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

I got a $5 one, I would have considered using it towards the 2 for $10 BDs but I couldn't find them in-store. I ended up getting a $10 Nintendo Points card, and I had another $5 certificate from rewards so I walked out paying nothing out of pocket.
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Old 11-01-16, 06:50 AM   #13
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

I don't have a credit account (basic rewards member) and I've only purchased maybe 4 or 5 videos in the last year from Best Buy, got the email anyway. Going to check it out on my day off tomorrow, it'll probably only be $5, I never get that lucky (lucky enough to get the email apparently, not lucky enough for it to amount to anything substantial).
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Old 11-01-16, 08:50 AM   #14
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

If it is true about the serial numbers, looks like I got $5. Was hoping for more. I did get a random $20 certificate from them last week for using their CC and spending $20 outside of BB, so that was an unexpected surprise.
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

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If your reward certificate ends in 86500, it's a $5 one.
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Old 11-03-16, 09:27 AM   #17
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Checked my email just now and I got the email! Only $5.00 but hey its better than not getting the email.
Too bad I didn't get the email at this time yesterday as I passed the local Best Buy in my travels yesterday afternoon.
Probably for the better that wasn't the case as based on the stories of others here, my store would be like their store.
They won't have anything good in-store - DVD-Blu-Ray - to purchase anyway.
(Last time I was in my Best Buy it was almost two years ago - it seemed they had a good DVD-Blu-Ray set up still. Don't know if thats the case now.)
Won't be able to get to my local Best Buy by Saturday to use it there so I'll have it use it online.

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Old 11-03-16, 04:51 PM   #18
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Mine was in fact worth $5, picked up the Star Trek Beyond Steelbook for $14.99. Could've been worse, I might not have even gotten the email.

All in all, not as exciting as I'd hoped it would be.
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Old 11-06-16, 07:41 AM   #19
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Mine was $5 as well. I used it to buy a $6 blu of Road House.
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Old 11-06-16, 09:48 PM   #20
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Used mine online using the checkout as a guest trick.

With the free shipping I a decent deal on a sale item.
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Old 11-07-16, 01:05 PM   #21
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Re: Best Buy mystery reward valued from $5 to $5,000

Is there a way to look for one of these rewards without tracking down the email? Link?

Not able to find this within my deleted Best Buy emails. If they didn't send me so many things I automatically delete, I might be better about catching those that actually are worthy of reading.
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Old 11-07-16, 01:43 PM   #22
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These coupons expired on November 5th.

When I went to look for it in my email, I just used the search engine and typed in "$5,000" or something similar.
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