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Old 10-26-17, 08:10 AM   #401
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I got the Ice Age Christmas special in 3D for about that much- it's ridiculously short, only for Ice Age and/or 3D completists (if it's the non-3D edition, forget it!)
I didn't look too closely. But yes, not the best bang for your buck.
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Old 11-01-17, 12:27 PM   #402
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This is significant news if you frequent Big Lots. After years of wondering the rhyme and reason they use to send out coupons, I had a cashier tell me as I left the store yesterday that the Buzz Club was changing. Starting November 1st (today), customers would receive a $5 coupon after every 3 purchases.

No particulars given, so I don't know if the purchases need to be a minimum amount or if the $5 coupon is off of $15, $20 or some other amount.
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Old 11-01-17, 01:15 PM   #403
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This is significant news if you frequent Big Lots. After years of wondering the rhyme and reason they use to send out coupons, I had a cashier tell me as I left the store yesterday that the Buzz Club was changing. Starting November 1st (today), customers would receive a $5 coupon after every 3 purchases.

No particulars given, so I don't know if the purchases need to be a minimum amount or if the $5 coupon is off of $15, $20 or some other amount.
That seems odd. So I can technically go to the store to purchase 3 items, and if I purchase them on 3 separate receipts I will get a $5 coupon, but if I purchase them all on the same receipt I won't?
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Old 11-01-17, 01:18 PM   #404
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That seems odd. So I can technically go to the store to purchase 3 items, and if I purchase them on 3 separate receipts I will get a $5 coupon, but if I purchase them all on the same receipt I won't?
Details would certainly be helpful. It's possible the purchases need to be made on 3 separate days.

I'm hopeful that Big Lots might send out an e-mail explaining this change, since they obviously have communicated it to the stores. Otherwise, it will be trial and error figuring out how it works exactly.
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Old 11-01-17, 01:35 PM   #405
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It appears they've put this info on their website:

http://www.biglots.com/bigrewards/bi...ref=CJ#detail3

Looks like no minimum purchase amount. It is 1 purchase per day per store. You can only get one $5 reward a week. However, they build up per this tidbit:

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We’d love for you to shop with us more frequently! You can receive one $5 Reward per week. If you shop more during a week, any additional qualifying purchases and subsequent earned Rewards will carry over into future weeks for up to 12 months. For example, if you make 9 qualified purchases in one week (Sunday - Saturday), you will receive one reward per week for the next 3 weeks.
I read on another site, it's a $5 off $15 reward. The site doesn't specifically mention that, just calling them a $5 reward. And it looks like you can use more than one on a transaction. And when redeeming one, that counts as a purchase toward the next one.

All in all, a good deal if you have one nearby. I may make it a habit to stop in for a small purchase frequently.
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Old 11-01-17, 05:54 PM   #406
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Received an email on this very topic a few minutes ago from Big Lots. Interesting
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Old 11-01-17, 09:29 PM   #407
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That's certainly an improvement over the past couple of years! I have one close by and making several small purchased during a week is almost a no-brainer.
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Old 11-02-17, 10:47 AM   #408
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I got the email too. The closest, non-grocery, non-Walgreen's to me is a Big Lots. It's about a half mile. It would not be difficult to go there every day, but I think they will have to impose a minimum purchase soon. If I went up there and spent a dollar every day, they would be giving me $5 for every $3 I spent. I could save on gas by walking there and probably lose a few pounds. I could be like Jared from Subway! No, wait...
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Old 11-08-17, 04:41 PM   #409
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New titles have been coming in, those that I saw yesterday:

$8
Blacklist Seasons 1 and 2
Better Call Saul Ltd. Edition Season 1 w/ Lenticular Cover
Breaking Bad Season 5 Part 1

$5
A Bridge too Far
American Hustle
Annie (the remake)
Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2 3D
Fantastic Four 2015 - Target Exclusive Digibook
MASH (Steelbook)
Money Ball (Exclusive Edition w/ Bonus disc)
Pixels 3D
Runner Runner
The Fly (1958)
Westside Story
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Old 11-09-17, 02:41 AM   #410
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I got a 15% off birthday email. BFD................
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Old 11-09-17, 08:58 AM   #411
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The weirdest thing, the Big Lots here on Westheimer...me and my wife go there about every two weeks and they usually have an assortment of blu-rays...I'd say 15-20, maybe 30 to thumb through. This time? ZERO. All DVD's. I know nobody came in and bought a couple of dozen. The only blu-rays in the whole store was in this weird Christmas display in the one of the Food aisles and there was 3 (2 of the same title). It was sad, kinda what happened at the Costco (and Sams a couple of years before that), one day just jack and shit. Glad I grabbed Starship Troopers Invasion on the last trip before that.
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Old 11-09-17, 10:34 AM   #412
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We have 2 in our area and one of them almost always has zero or near zero Blu-ray. The other seems to always have a fair quantity. I suspect the one location has a reseller or an employee that is buying up the stock.
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Old 11-09-17, 08:06 PM   #413
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I used to be a retailer who bought from BL. Their prices are no longer low enough on most titles for most retailers.
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Old 11-09-17, 09:03 PM   #414
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I used to be a retailer who bought from BL. Their prices are no longer low enough on most titles for most retailers.
I'll tell you this though - recall the wave of $3 DVDs when they first hit Big Lots in the 2007/2008 time frame ? It was a massive HBO, Paramount and MGM catalog dump. Am still making out pretty on several of those titles that are now OOP and don't have a BD release yet. Surprisingly there's still the odd DVD that sells for quite a fortune on Amazon and eBay. 'Kitchen Stories' DVD for e.g that I purchased for $1.88 sold recently for $25. But yeah, those days of finding obscure titles are long gone. If you however want a dozen Full Screen copies of Bruno or Borat for $5, Big Lots is your headquarters now
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Old 11-09-17, 10:11 PM   #415
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I dumped my remaining dvd stock @ $1 ea about 2 years ago. Most of it was BL $3.00 dvd's + some used stuff. I've probably got 30-50 pieces right now I've accumulated since then, but nothing worth big %'s.
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Old 11-10-17, 12:13 AM   #416
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The 2 locations I visit most frequently have put out all the new stuff in the last few days. In fact, I've started stopping by my local store for a $1-2 purchase daily (I'm by there often), with hopes of increasing the flow of $5 coupons. This store had some new things available yesterday and the "Black Friday" display set up today.

Some BDs not listed above that I recall:

Amazing Spider-Man - $5
Hide and Seek - $3
Last Vegas - $5
A Million Ways to Die in the West - $3
Rebel Without a Cause - $5
Runner Runner - $5

Lots of TV on DVD for $5/$8

The Shield - Season 3 - $5
Family Guys seasons - $5
Arrested Development - Seasons 1-4 - $8 each
New Girl seasons - $8
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Old 11-10-17, 05:15 PM   #417
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So today was different than yesterday. There were some $2.88 titles in the display--obviously a preview of Black Friday. Nothing too exciting, single copies of the following:

The Fault in Our Stars (that same title has been available for $5)
S.W.A.T.: Firefight
Joyride 3
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
12 Rounds
Immortals

There were also several new $3 films. At least, I don't recall seeing them before.

Cruel Intentions
Premium Rush

Those were 2. My mind is blank at the moment and I might come back and add to the list...
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Old 11-13-17, 07:28 PM   #418
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Picked up the following 2 at the Long Beach (SoCal store off the 405 on Bellflower Ave) location for $3 each

Runaway Jury
Country Strong (Gwyneth Paltrow)
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Old 11-13-17, 09:47 PM   #419
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Found an official Black Friday display already out. The top of it indicated so with titles at $1.88/$2.88

Here's what I found for $1.88:

13 Going on 30
41 Year Old Virgin
Bulletproof Monk
Chasing Mavericks
Easy A
Get Shorty
Get the Gringo
Joy Ride 3
Safe Haven
Seal Team 8
Twelve
Woman in Black 2
Wrong Turn 2
Wrong Turn 3

Lots of other stuff (too much to list, but I might go back and take some notes) @ $2.88. Several which have been at Big Lots before for $3 and $5.

DVDs at both prices as well.
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Old 11-14-17, 04:07 PM   #420
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I hadn't been to this Big Lots in months but today I found 2 separate waterfall displays stuffed with new stock. This didn't appear to be the Black Friday copies, as everything was still $3 or $5.

They had some decent finds, including Death Wish 3, This Means War, Aloha and Pixels 3D.
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Old 11-14-17, 08:15 PM   #421
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I saw several of those mentioned above, plus Be Cool for $3.

13 Going on 30 was there, but only the regular edition and not the Target exclusive that I've heard is also out there.
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Old 11-15-17, 01:27 AM   #422
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Be Cool
Rebel without a cause
13 Going On 30
Mall Cop
The Seven Year Itch
After Earth
The Happening
Cruel Intentions
Immortals 3D
Blacklist S1 and S2
Better Call Saul Ltd Collector's Edition S1 Lenticular Cover
Breaking Bad S5
Premium Rush
American Hustle
Fault In Our Stars - $2.88
Joy Ride 3 - $2.88


+ scores of others in messy displays mixed with DVDs. Only the two in bold were BF priced. Some DVDs were $1.88, didn't see any BDs at $1.88

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Old 11-16-17, 05:26 PM   #423
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Of the 5 SoCal stores around me, only one had the special $1.88/$2.88 display up and a boatload of titles there. Got the following last evening

$1.88

Easy A
Chasing Mavericks
Twelve
Woman In Black 2
Get The Gringo
Be Cool
Get Shorty
Joy Ride 3
Bulletproof Monk
13 Going on 30
Wrong Turn 2
Joe Dirt

$2.88

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
Runner Runner
Men of Honor
Pixels 3D
Bad Teacher
House at the End of the Street

$5

Starship Troopers Trilogy (the first 3 movies)
M.A.S.H Steelbook

Gonna return the earlier haul of $3 and $5 priced titles included in this sale. Also received a $5 coupon and used it on the MASH Steelbook
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Old 11-16-17, 10:40 PM   #424
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72nd in Tacoma Wa had much of the BF stuff listed out. No special display. Oddly, the better titles were still there; most of the under $300 junk was gone.

Considered The Fly & Rebel W/O A Cause, but I already have Rebel on dvd & good thing I didn't buy The Fly as I forgot I already bought the br direct from Fox!
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