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STORE ONLY 15% OFF Coupons -- Unknown if multi-use or if will work on 40% Off Items
15% OFF Single Item Exp 12/31/2017 (I)
15% OFF Single Item Exp 12/31/2017 (II)
15% OFF Single Item Exp ?? (III)

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10% off order $35-74.99, 15% off $75-149.99, and 20% off orders of $150+.
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Old 07-31-17, 12:34 AM   #126
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

Forgot about these two 20% off member coupons completely. If anyone can find use for them, that'd be great. Both expire tonight

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Old 07-31-17, 07:00 PM   #127
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Agree,Criterion may put out some nice product.But no way are they worth $40 to most media buyers.They are over priced if [email protected] and Criterion.com both have A half off sale twice A year.And it kind of sucks not having A [email protected] close to my house.

I do own quiet A few Criterion's,but I hardly buy any more these days.
Limit funds.I have A bunch I still need to watch.I had three disc go bad.Sure they replaced them,but A gc to cover the shipping would have been nice.

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Woman of the Year and Two Lane Blacktop for $18 each.
Nothing from [email protected] this time.Plan to buy Ghost World down the road.
I collected Criterion titles during the various 50% sales until around 2011/2012 and then started slowing down my collecting of BDs. Unfortunately, like a dolt I sold all of the OOP titles I had as well as the extra cases Criterion sent me in the mail. Now I got to pay because I want them back!

I'm up to 65 titles during this sale.
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Old 07-31-17, 07:36 PM   #128
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

I would laugh, but I did that a couple times with my Laserdisc way back. I had about 20 DTS discs and 30-40 Criterions that I sold thinking I was going to clear them out. Then I started dreaming about missing supplement tracks and the DTS Soundtracks that weren't surpassed until a couple years into Bluray. Ended up taking my LD collection from 300 down to 2200 at one point and now I think I'm back to around 500 (Criterion, DTS, Star Wars, Universal UCE, lots of Disney and SE Boxsets) I could never have afforded when they were brand new, btu when folks sold them off I picked up a lot at 80-90% discounts and quite a few for shipping only

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Old 07-31-17, 07:48 PM   #129
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Criterion is one hell of a drug.
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Old 08-04-17, 02:50 AM   #130
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

Very strange but BN has EXTENDED the Criterion sale another week until 8/14. This is now posted on their website.
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Old 08-04-17, 08:58 AM   #131
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Very strange but BN has EXTENDED the Criterion sale another week until 8/14. This is now posted on their website.
One day before "Hopscotch" finally gets released on blu. That's almost cruel.
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Old 08-04-17, 09:47 AM   #132
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One day before "Hopscotch" finally gets released on blu. That's almost cruel.
November's only 3 months away
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Old 08-04-17, 11:02 AM   #133
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

Other option -- a in-store generated ship to home pre-order allows 50% off on all the Aug and Sept releases (Hopscotch, Rebecca, etc). The last report says the Oct titles are still full price, but anything out to Sept 26th is included in the sale.
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Old 08-04-17, 11:34 AM   #134
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

..looking to pick up "barry Lyndon" but it doesn't come out until oct..
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Old 08-04-17, 11:47 AM   #135
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

Barry Lyndon -- Oct 17 should be right around the Flash sale and only a 2-3 weeks before BN next sale so at least a couple options for it.

I haven't read anyone that's checked ship to home prices for the OCT releases since August started so it's possible they've changed, but I'm not expecting it.

The other hope is that the coupon exclusion won't be extended for the last week of the sale. The last couple 'bonus' periods that were added ended up confusing the original coupon blocks so there could be another window of opportunity for those.

Anyone who got in on the $10 Reward for $50 offer also should be getting their reward on Aug 9 and those expire in a week or so. The extension should actually allow using those during the 50% sale rather than having to scrounge for items or mess with a buy/return scenario
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Old 08-07-17, 11:23 AM   #136
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Very strange but BN has EXTENDED the Criterion sale another week until 8/14. This is now posted on their website.
I think, it could mean that the sale didn't meet expectations... due to coupon policy...
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Old 08-07-17, 01:23 PM   #137
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

I'm guessing they had far more Criterion inventory left at the end of the sale this time with the drastic change in coupon policy.
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Old 08-07-17, 01:29 PM   #138
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I think, it could mean that the sale didn't meet expectations... due to coupon policy...
They better get used to it if they are going to keep refusing most coupons. Better off just doing the sale at Criterion's site.
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Old 08-09-17, 04:16 PM   #139
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

One poster over at Bluray said he was able to place a Ship to Home order with 3 Oct titles at 19.99.
I haven't seen a second confirmation, but it may be that BN updated those items in the last 24 hrs to allow them.

I also got my $20 Reward Code for the "$10 for Every $50 Spent" Offer from a couple weeks ago.
I took a chance and just did a $100 E-GC and it worked. It is a normal GC Code with Pin and I got a single $20 code -- still with an expiration of Aug 19 so maybe I'll try to order the October titles in a couple days. So basically it works out to approx 17% discounted $120 GC
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Old 08-10-17, 10:00 PM   #140
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They must have sent out a blistering internal e-mail within the last week.

A few days ago, I was able to argue that the wording of my coupon (rejected by the website) was applicable and get the friendly phone support person to manually apply the discount for me. Today, three people told me in no uncertain terms (but with different emphases and arbitrary bonus conditions) that absolutely no coupons are eligible on top of 'Promotions' no matter the terms or wording or anything. (Also, teo of the three said specifically that no coupons are allowed on any item that is already discounted... which I queried, as all their prices are typically discounted. I think that was misleadingly-communicated information.)

Why send a coupon that can't be used on some items? But, accepting that there are reasons for that, the ineligibles should be heavily flagged on coupon AND website, not hidden or omitted.
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Old 08-10-17, 10:40 PM   #141
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They must have sent out a blistering internal e-mail within the last week.

A few days ago, I was able to argue that the wording of my coupon (rejected by the website) was applicable and get the friendly phone support person to manually apply the discount for me. Today, three people told me in no uncertain terms (but with different emphases and arbitrary bonus conditions) that absolutely no coupons are eligible on top of 'Promotions' no matter the terms or wording or anything. (Also, teo of the three said specifically that no coupons are allowed on any item that is already discounted... which I queried, as all their prices are typically discounted. I think that was misleadingly-communicated information.)

Why send a coupon that can't be used on some items? But, accepting that there are reasons for that, the ineligibles should be heavily flagged on coupon AND website, not hidden or omitted.
Today's coupons (the 15 and 20%) do explicitly state Criterion on their face along with Legos/Rosetta/Nook etc. The other coupons have a link to www site to BN exclusions which has Criterions listed (though it does mistakenly say Crit DVD). Like Lego, Rosetta, etc Criterion has apparently requested that there be a floor/limit on their price concerning what discounts are eligible.

Even then there is language that indicates the list isn't complete.

The no coupon on top of promotions is obviously wrong.
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Old 08-11-17, 02:05 PM   #142
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Any guesses as to next sale? Great Criterion box set of 100 Years of Olympic Films comes out early December. It costs a lot tho worth it. $400 list price.
I could afford it at 50% off!

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Old 08-11-17, 03:59 PM   #143
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Best guess Oct 31 through Nov 27.

The last 4 sales I think have ended on/end of Cybermonday.
They only started one sale in October though (hurricane Sandy), so it's possible they could start a week later. They've never ended a sale after Cybermonday, but with BF coming so early and Christmas Eve on a Sunday (so a whole weekend for shopping) I guess there is a chance they'd start 11/7 and go through the next week. That still leaves the boxset outside the window.

If the preorders work like they have this time that still leaves the possibility of ordering via a ship to home with 50% off though
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Old 08-14-17, 03:08 PM   #144
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Re: Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale 2017!

Got an email yesterday saying the sale has been extended. Now I know it was previously announce through the 14th, but found it odd they sent another email noting this with only one day left remaining in the sale.

Does anyone know if it's been extended past the 14th?
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Old 08-14-17, 03:27 PM   #145
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Got an email yesterday saying the sale has been extended. Now I know it was previously announce through the 14th, but found it odd they sent another email noting this with only one day left remaining in the sale.

Does anyone know if it's been extended past the 14th?
Nothing I've seen. It still says 8/14 on the website. I'd be beyond shocked if they go to a 6 week sale esp with the online stock apparently quite depleted now
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Old 10-29-17, 05:18 PM   #146
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I'll bump this thread rather than start a new thread

It appears the Fall Sale is going to start Nov 1 and run through Nov 30.
Same general rules -- 50% off MSRP all current release items instore and instock online Criterion (DVD or BD). Items sch to be released duriing the sale are usually 50% off either from the beginning of the sale or sometimes starting at release date.

No idea how/if or what extra coupons might be allowed or not. Those tend to be activated/deactivated on the fly so sometimes things can work the first few hours or even few days of the sale, then stop. The last 2+ sales had most instore coupons disabled as well as all online codes unlike the first 6 years of the sale. The eligibility of the coupons is determined based on BN Internal database and NOT what might be printed on an individual coupon or even the website exclusion list

BN 75+10 GC Sale is underway. Typically this is allowed once online and for every $75 in store. The $10 promo card activates 12/26 and this card shouldn't have an exp date so they could be saved up for July without an issue (equivalent to around 12% Discount).

Barnes & Noble Retail Stores: Earn a Free $10.00 Barnes & Noble Reward Card with purchase of $75.00 worth of Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in a single transaction. This offer is valid only on purchases of Gift Cards totaling $75.00 only at Barnes & Noble stores. The value of your Gift Card purchase must total at least $75.00 to qualify for the $10.00 Barnes & Noble Reward Card. Sales tax, gift wrap, processing charges, or any additional charges will not count towards the qualifying $75.00 Gift Card purchase amount. This promotion starts on October 24, 2017 and expires November 29, 2017 at close of business. This offer can be redeemed only once per customer. You will receive the $10.00 Barnes & Noble Reward Card after making your purchase. The $10.00 Reward Card is valid beginning December 26, 2017.

BN.com: Earn a Free $10.00 Barnes & Noble Reward with purchase of $75.00 worth of Barnes & Noble 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.
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Old 10-30-17, 01:55 PM   #147
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Now that coupons are all but banned during the Criterion sales, the sale is simply not as intriguing. Declining store inventory doesn't help my interest much either.
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Old 10-30-17, 02:05 PM   #148
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I guess we'll see on the coupons like always since each sale tends to have its own personality.

I'm going to say they probably won't be accepted, but you just never know until it's underway.
Store stock seems to be a store by store variations -- none of mine have decreased stock at all for Criterions though a couple of stores did move some DVD and non Criterions around (or out).

For those who want to try an early online order and hope they allow codes at least at the outset.

LETSREAD -- 15% of $50+ or 20% off $100+ orders. Expires Nov 1 at 2:59am ET so it's only good for at most 3 hrs and usually less than 2 by the time most of the discs switch to sale price.
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Old 10-30-17, 05:37 PM   #149
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I'll be up that night ready to get an order in!
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Old 10-30-17, 05:42 PM   #150
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I never bothered with the coupons. Half off was sufficient for me to drop some coin and support both a B&M retailer (I like going to the Oak Brook location) and to support Criterion themselves.

Though I may still be sitting this one out as my job situation is still up in the air.
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