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Old 11-04-13, 10:31 AM
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B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Since the B&N Criterion sale is starting soon thought I would get a new thread going. Probably will go live tonight online at around midnight eastern time and should begin at stores tomorrow. Sale is supposed to run from November 5 through December 2.

Here is the link to the B&N coupon thread for current coupons. Not much at the moment but hopefully some new coupons will come soon. Currently some members are getting a few 20% coupons in the mail.


Here is the direct link for Criterion blu-ray titles at B&N.com

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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

I was wondering when this was supposed to begin - thanks!
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

All I need to know is if THIEF is avaliable for this. Also the Zatoichi set.

Everything else can die for right now.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Often pre-orders due during the sale are usually included. Sometimes they've had mistakes right at the beginning of the sale that had all preorders included, but they've fixed those.

That said --

Zatoichi set -- likely included as it arrives during the sale. At a list price of $224.95, (27 discs, btw) this one would benefit from stacking all possible discounts on it. $112.48 on sale. Less 10% member discount, less 20% coupon, less $8 coupon. Could get this to $73 + tax.
Thief -- comes out in January. Likely not.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Damn. I was wishing Thief was coming now.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Originally Posted by beebs View Post
Often pre-orders due during the sale are usually included. Sometimes they've had mistakes right at the beginning of the sale that had all preorders included, but they've fixed those.

That said --

Zatoichi set -- likely included as it arrives during the sale. At a list price of $224.95, (27 discs, btw) this one would benefit from stacking all possible discounts on it. $112.48 on sale. Less 10% member discount, less 20% coupon, less $8 coupon. Could get this to $73 + tax.
Thief -- comes out in January. Likely not.
I think there is a good chance of some 25% or greater coupons showing up during the sale. Also using discounted gift cards is another alternative to save on top of any coupons or member discount.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Originally Posted by Laser Movies View Post
I think there is a good chance of some 25% or greater coupons showing up during the sale. Also using discounted gift cards is another alternative to save on top of any coupons or member discount.
Yeah, that Zatoichi set is one that could work out well with the "bonus" gift card, too. If I was picking this up, I would buy a B&N gift card for $75 first. Use that to buy this. This will net you a $10 bonus gift card down the road.

BN.com Gift Card Holiday Promo

Offer Details: Earn a Free $10.00 Barnes & Noble eGift Card with purchase of $75.00 worth of Gift Cards or Barnes & Noble eGift Cards at Barnes & Noble.com. This offer is valid only on purchases of Barnes & Noble Gift Cards and eGift Cards totaling $75.00 in a single transaction only at Barnes & Noble.com. This offer is also valid on purchases of customized Barnes & Noble Gift Cards totaling $75.00 in a single transaction initiated through links on Barnes & Noble.com and processed and fulfilled by Cardways.com. The value of your qualifying Gift Card and eGift Card purchase must total at least $75.00 to qualify for the $10.00 Barnes & Noble eGift Card. Sales tax, gift wrap, processing charges, shipping and handling charges, or any additional charges will not count towards the qualifying purchase amount of $75.00. This offer can be redeemed only once per customer. Your purchase must be made between November 3, 2013 and December 3, 2013 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time to qualify for this offer. No promotion code is necessary. The $10.00 Barnes & Noble eGift Card will be automatically delivered via email to you on December 26, 2013 to the email address associated with your $75.00 BN.com Gift Card / eGift Card purchase on Barnes & Noble.com.
Also, there's plenty of places that resell giftcards at a discount. You could easily get 10-15% off with a gift card this way.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Originally Posted by beebs View Post
Often pre-orders due during the sale are usually included. Sometimes they've had mistakes right at the beginning of the sale that had all preorders included, but they've fixed those.
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Thief -- comes out in January. Likely not.
So I shouldn't expect It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or Throne of Blood either? Both come out in January and neither shows up on the B&N web site.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

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So I shouldn't expect It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or Throne of Blood either? Both come out in January and neither shows up on the B&N web site.
I wouldn't expect them to be included. The November titles likely will be, since they'll be released during the sale.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Thanks, I'll try again next sale. I pretty much have everything else I'm interested in Criterion-wise, unless someone can convince me there is another new release I should not be without. Hint: It won't be that hard.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Any chance they'll extend it by a day so Nashville can be included?
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Originally Posted by Dr. Mantle View Post
Any chance they'll extend it by a day so Nashville can be included?
That's the only thing I was planning to buy (thought it was released on the 2nd). Here's hoping.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Zatoichi will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. Should I buy a membership now so I can hopefully get emailed some coupons?
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
Zatoichi will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. Should I buy a membership now so I can hopefully get emailed some coupons?
If you've never had one before you're probably better off waiting to get a free 2 month membership with any purchase instead... then its an automatic 10% off. I don't know how often B&N sends out mailer coupons but if they just went out now for current members with a specified validity date range I couldn't imagine them sending out more before the sale ends.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

I have had the membership in the past, but don't have it currently. They do mention a bunch of coupons upon purchase, although who knows if any of them will be applicable to the Blu-rays.

Edit: Nevermind, I guess I would have to do a renewal for that, and that isn't offering coupons. Also, it looks like I'd have to go in-store to get most of the benefit. And between school and work, it's much more convenient for me to order online. I guess I'll buy the egift card for $75 to get the bonus $10 (which I'll save for the next Criterion sale), then use the non-member 20% coupon on the Zatoichi set.

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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

This sale seems quiet this time. There's usually a lot more pre-sale buzz around these things.

Anyway, the link is up on the Movies & TV page, but only a few titles are live so far. The rest should propagate during the next few hours.

There's also the usual 50% Off Select Art House Films as well. Happy hunting.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

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...Less 10% member discount, less 20% coupon, less $8 coupon...
Is that the one that's only for "new" members, or is there a general coupon..?
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

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Is that the one that's only for "new" members, or is there a general coupon..?
It is supposed to be for people who bought their membership between August 26 and November 30. I have never encountered any problems using these coupons even if I didn't buy my membership during that specific timeframe.


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/email/...bpQ-_-10:1&r=1
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Right now there are only 14 titles discounted on Blu-ray via that B&N sale. Zatoichi being one of them - that one is at $112.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

Except you can't use coupons online or receive the 10% member discount. The online "sale" is strictly 50% off your Criterions. If you want to make this a real deal, you have to venture to a BN, hope they still have media and that your clerk wants to help you. Because, as always, their willingness to apply the coupons on top of the sale is YMMV.

Of my nearby Barnes and Nobles, only one carries media... and that one doesn't even stock Blu-rays. Which is infuriating. I can't understand the logic there.
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

I had no problems using the $5/50 (twice) and $8/40 coupons in store. Struck up a nice conversation about movies with the guy working the movie/music section while I was browsing and he was more than happy to ring the 3 transactions up separately with the coupons on top of the member discount.

Transaction 1
Seven Samurai - $24.99 (after 50%) -$2.50 (10% member discount) -$8 ($8 off $40 item coup) = 15.36 after tax

Transaction 2
Eyes W/Out A Face - $19.99
Summer W/ Monika - $19.99
Amarcord - $19.99
-$6 (10% member discount) -$5 ($5 off $50 purchase coup) -$40 gift card = $11.91 after tax

Transaction 3
La Notte - $19.99
Kagemusha - $19.99
Repo Man - $19.99
-$6 (10% member Discount) -$5 ($5 off $50 purchase coup) = $51.91 after tax
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

^

Are you aware that there are going to be 20% and 15% coupons later this week and next?
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picked up this morning:

I Married a Witch
The Uninvited
La Cage Aux Folles
Autumn Sonata
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

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Here's a heads up: 3 Films By Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman is $39.99 online, 50% off $79.99. That saves $5 over in-store purchase even for members.
Here's a deal that was posted in the coupon thread that might not last long. Looks like B&N has the prices reversed for the DVD and blu-ray versions for the 3 Films By Roberto Rossellini. If you use coupon code RMN15BN it will save you an extra $6 off the price.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-...n=715515108010
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Re: B&N 50% Criterion blu-ray sale November 5 through December 2

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^

Are you aware that there are going to be 20% and 15% coupons later this week and next?
Yeah, I'm sure they'll get used too. I've had mixed success with coupons and I find the later the sale goes the less success I have, at least at my local stores. It would have been an extra $10 saved across the 2 big transactions which would have been great but I may not have had the luck of getting a cool cashier.

Plus, I had the money this week and who knows what life would have brought up between now and then

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