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Best Buy Upgrade & Save 4/21/13 - 5/11/13

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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
Should be the same gig as last time, but will update the OP if there are any changes. Let the madness begin!

Confirmed for 4/21/13 thru 5/11/13!

$5 off Blu-Rays $9.99 and up.

Official decree:
DVD Upgrade Details:
Bring in your original DVD (no burned copies accepted) with the original case to Customer Service and receive a $5-off coupon valid on any Blu-ray movie priced $9.99 or more. See a Customer Specialist for more details about the Upgrade & Save promotion. Limit 5 coupons per trip for DVD upgrades. A recycling receipt must accompany the coupon at time of redemption. Once you have received your coupon, if you do not find a Blu-ray movie, you are unable to get your turned-in DVD back. Not valid with any other discount or package. Limit one coupon per Blu-ray purchase. Markdown taken from original price or promotional price. Your original DVD must have been commercially packed and with the original case. Adult content DVDs not accepted. Not valid with any other offer. Valid on in-stock Blu-ray movies only. No cash value. Offer valid through 5/11/13.


$5 U&S Coupon through Mobile Phone Upgrade Eligibility
Get a $5 coupon good toward any Blu-ray movie $9.99 & up when you have a Mobile Phone Specialist check for upgrade eligibility on your mobile phone. Learn more at BestBuy.com/UpgradeAndSave.
Fine Print: See a Mobile Phone Specialist for upgrade check. You do not need to be eligible for a phone upgrade in order to receive $5 coupon. Markdowns taken from original or promotional price. Limit one upgrade check/coupon per person. Not valid with any other discount or package or on No-Contract phones. Valid only on in-stock Blu-ray movies available in store. Offer not available on BestBuy.com*. Best Buy employees ineligible for upgrade check coupon. No cash value.
Valid Dates: 4/21/13 - 5/11/13


DETAILS LIFTED FROM PREVIOUS U&S THREAD

BEST BUY UPGRADE AND SAVE PROGRAM (Begins January 13, 2013 through the end of business February 2, 2013)

1) Trade in ANY DVD for a $5 credit toward purchase of any in-stock blu-ray $9.99 and up.
  • Limit 5 per visit. Per visit is most often interpreted as 5 per day per customer, but many people have just walked out and come back in immediately or later the same say with 5 more discs. Plenty of people have done far more than 5 at a single visit as long as the store allows the exception.
  • No stacking of coupons. A Single $5 discount coupon is allowed per blu-ray or blu-ray boxset. A boxset of 3 movies will not allow 3 coupons, for example.

2) Trade-in DVDs do not have to be same title as blu-ray to be purchased.

3) DVDs must be a commercially produced discs (no burned copies).

4) No adult DVDs that are specifically XXX content; whether they are rated XXX or not.

5) Discs are supposed to have the original case and artwork. Discs are meant to be at least presentable - should look playable. Many stores require the UPC to be intact. Some stores check things pretty closely (right disc, right case, right UPC, disc condition) and others just toss the case into the recycle bin without any screening (some people swear they traded in an empty case). [In reality discs in anything that look like regular case are often accepted by some stores including those is Blockbuster/3rd party cases with rental stickers and and nowhere near original artwork and UPC]
  • Are HDDVD or HD-DVD combo packs eligible? This has been a YMMV issue and some places people have been given credit for both type discs, others only if it was a combo, and some stores refused to consider it at all for the trade-in. If you run into this issue either try a different store or call 1-800 BESTBUY and see if they can clarify the issue for you or your Store Manager.

6) Blu-ray - all current and new release Bluray priced $9.99 or above should be included. Music Blurays were included in the April 2012, but weren't in previous U&S sales.

7) Each store in the past had their own logistics of how to work the program. Most stores would make you stop at the entry and have your used discs stamped/marked/taped.
  • Many stores had you bring the used DVD to the Service desk, check them out to make sure they met criteria and gave the customer a preprinted coupon(s) with a receipt attached to the coupon/barcode. Some stores gave the customer a Copied sheet of paper with the UPC bar code and attached receipt to 'activate' the sheet of paper. The coupon could them be exchanged at the regular register for the blu-ray you were purchasing and the barcode automatically deducted the $5 at sale. This allowed you to take your coupons out of the store and purchase later. The expiration date on the official coupon is usually the last day of the sale. If you are given a coupon with a receipt attached, do not detach them or your coupon may well be disallowed.
  • Some stores required you to bring/leave your DVD at the Customer Service desk, then bring your blu-rays to the Service desk to complete the purchase. No coupons were given out so you had to exchange and purchase the discs the same day.
  • Some stores would allow you to trade your DVD for a coupon at the Service Desk, but each coupon was marked/dated and you were told it was only valid for the date on the coupon and in that specific store. [Only had this happen once and I have no idea what would have happened if I took the coupon to a different store or brought it back to the same store later.]

8) Discounts are most often taken from the actual Selling Price of the blu-ray on the day of purchase despite the fine print on the coupon saying "Discount taken from Regular Price." This has and will likely continue to be a contentious point until corporate absolutely clarifies the issue or changes the language. BBY ads often show discs with Sale Prices and then subtract the $5 U&S coupon so logically that should apply to all other discs.


9) Price matching and using $5 coupon is a big YMMV since this can be most certainly considered combining offers or double dipping much in the same way that PM and getting a gift card for purchase is often considered doubling up. This is one argument I actually find hard to argue with though it's worth trying. Since the U&S is considered a Store coupon it should be applied to the price before trying to PM unlike a Manufacturers coupon (this difference is spelled out very specifically in Target and other stores coupon use policy).


10) There should be absolutely no arguments about using Reward Zone certificates during purchase.

11) Additional Manufacturers Coupons SHOULD BE allowed and should be considered the same as cash or a gift card on top of the $5 Promo. This doesn't mean it won't be argued and it certainly doesn't mean it will be accepted, but according the Best Buy own Corporate Reps, the use of MQ should never be questioned whether it's a sales price or price-match or promo.

Multiple times the Best Buy Corporate Employees have had to repeat the phrase
"The store should honor the coupon, even with the price match. Any valid manufacturer’s coupon displaying the manufacturer’s address, a barcode, and labeled as a Manufacturer’s coupon at the top should be accepted on the product listed, regardless of the price."


12) Buying a disc this week and in hopes of applying the coupon next week will work, but it should work as a return/rebuy so if the price is higher next week it may not always save you money. As usual there is some YMMV whether some stores will allow you to repurchase the same disc unless the store has current stock. The same can be said of ordering discs online for pick up at the store -- some stores have allowed a return/rebuy to add the coupon and some stores have refused to do this.
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Re: Best Buy Upgrade & Save 4/21/13 - 5/11/13

4.99
A Dangerous Method
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Arthur / Arthur 2
Broken Arrow (non-U&S)
Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Dragon Dynasty Triple Feature: Jet LI Collection
Drive
Dungeons and Dragons Double Feature
The Evil Dead
The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fast & Furious
Fletch
FernGully
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Firefox / Heartbreak Ridge
French Connection II (non-U&S)
Grease
Great Escape
Into the Wild
Limitless
Lincoln Lawyer (w/ slip)
Moulin Rouge (w/ slip)
MI4: Ghost Protocol (w/movie cash)
Overboard (non-U&S)
Prophecy 5 film collection
Safety Not Guaranteed
Secret of Nimh (non-U&S)
The Sandlot 20th
Spy Kids 4 3D
Teen Wolf (non-U&S)
Terminator (remaster)
Thumbelina
Untouchables (orig. cover)
Water for Elephants
The Words

6.99
Searchers / Wild Bunch / How the West Was Won
Body Heat / La Confidential / Player


Wizards digibook - 9.99
Superman: Unbound w/ Best Buy exclusive figurine (Blu+DVD+DC) $14.99

Gothika - 1.00 (PM to Fry's)

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Re: Best Buy Upgrade & Save 4/21/13 - 5/11/13

Noticed my local Dollar Tree has restocked a bunch of dvds. They even had a bunch of King of California hd dvds.
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Re: Best Buy Upgrade & Save 4/21/13 - 5/11/13

Awesome, I have like $40 in RZ coupons to use by 5/18
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Gonna have to hit them early on this.. A lot of the BBs stock was depleted early in the January promotion.
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Nice! Hopefully it stacks with some other good sales.
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Noticed my local Dollar Tree has restocked a bunch of dvds. They even had a bunch of King of California hd dvds.
Are you serious??????
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Looking forward to going in when they open on Sunday 4/21 and no one having any idea the promotion is going on
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Originally Posted by bobwil54 View Post
Are you serious??????
The other night I was wondering where all the HD DVDs are. I have several hundred already, but wouldn't mind grabbing some foreign HD DVDs that are just sitting in a pile. Somewhere. Calling my name.
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Looking forward to this....
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Ready to have a go at this with at least $15 or $20 in RZ certificates
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I have some shitty dvd's that I couldn't sell on ebay for a penny. Hope there are some solid titles.
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Originally Posted by bobwil54 View Post
Are you serious??????
Yes. There were a few of the title I mentioned above, but that was the extent of it. Never seen the movie but I figured I would give it a shot for $1.
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Sweet got a bunch
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$40 in Shopkicks and $40 in RZ's. I'm ready.
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Are HDDVDs collectibles or something?
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Originally Posted by IJMSPORT View Post
Are HDDVDs collectibles or something?
Dunno... Guess if you have a player, maybe. ¿

Originally Posted by bobwil54 View Post
Are you serious??????
Store here had 3 copies last weekend... This weekend - pretty much all of the DVDs were gonzo.

Good movie BTW... King of California.
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I have some shitty dvd's that I couldn't sell on ebay for a penny. Hope there are some solid titles.
I still have like 100s of them.
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Originally Posted by IJMSPORT View Post
Are HDDVDs collectibles or something?
They are like like Laserdisc's, back in the day, or maybe more like Betamax.
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In the last go around, I traded five in and paid for my Blus at the same time. However, the second batch I got they kept forgetting to cross off the receipt, so I kept using it, but ended up not getting many more than what I traded. IOW, I traded a 2nd five, got five Blus, but could've gotten even more because they kept giving me back the receipt. Here's to hoping they're that sloppy next time.
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Originally Posted by adrenaline78 View Post
I have some shitty dvd's that I couldn't sell on ebay for a penny. Hope there are some solid titles.
hell...i've got some GOOD dvds that i couldn't even sell on ebay for a penny.
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The rate at which my Best Buy seems to be thinning their in-store stock I'll be lucky to find 2 that I want.
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hell...i've got some GOOD dvds that i couldn't even sell on ebay for a penny.
Offer free shipping and they will sell for more than a penny.
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Hopefully they stock up this time. The best buys's in my area of Texas wasn't well stocked for the last upgrade and save - and I went to multiple stores.
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Originally Posted by Vipper II View Post
The rate at which my Best Buy seems to be thinning their in-store stock I'll be lucky to find 2 that I want.
Yep.

I will participate in this again though it was difficult to find anything worth a damn last time. Hopefully they'll be a new release or something I need.

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