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BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

I'm going to start the thread based on current known information. I can delete or alter it if the information turns out to be incorrect or changes.

BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

Start Date appears confirmed by several people so I'll assume.......

General Rules are based on past sales, buy there are at least a couple question marks -- new owners, new sale, COVID interactions. Everything is still a bit of a work in progress and regional/individual stores will likely function a bit differently depending on your local situation.

1) 50% OFF MSRP Assuming this will include online and in-store Criterions as always

2) Online and In-store Sale for items released prior to the official end of the sale should be 50% OFF from the beginning of the sale. Preorders of items released after the end date have not been allowed for preorder online nor as ShiptoHome items in the last several sales

3) FREE SHIPPING $35 or with membership, There are a couple large boxsets like Bergman that usually get designation for Heavy Shipping charge so no FS regardless

4)**** The Major Question Mark centers on the fate of the 10% In-Store Only Member discount -- 1st reports say this isn't working on in-store purchases. It appears the July Sale is the last of it's kind.

5) Criterion DVDs and Blurays included. Eclipse and Essentials branded sets also included

6) International Shipping has been spotty at best for a few years. Some sales it seems to be allowed, others not, and still others one person can get it to work and another in the same country can't.

7) Backordered or OOS items generally can't be ordered online or ShiptoHome. ShiptoHome inventory or asking your store to have an item brought into your store for you to pickup from the Warehouse isn't always exactly the same as Online/Web Inventory. Items historically have gone in and out of stock multiple times online and stores inventories can vary wildly from region to region even with stores that still carry Discs. In July, restocking both online and in-store was extremely limited due to all supply chains from the Replication factory in Mexico to Wholesaler in Kentucky to Local stores being disrupted and warehoused inventories had been depleted even before the sale. At least some of this should be better now, but no way to know until we're in the middle of it.

8) BN has usually operated on ET so prices can start changing online sometime after Midnight ET, but it rarely is immediate and often it can take a few hours or even overnight for all the items to be marked down. Usually I expect most (not all) items to be marked down by 2am ET. At the end of the sale, the prices can last a bit later than Midnight ET, but often the prices change back well before 3am ET.
DO NOT PANIC if the sale gets off to a slow start online.

9) Coupons probably won't work even if you can find one -- at least not without a manual override so Massive YMMV.

10) There are other opportunities for savings. BN for years have had Gift Card deals online and in-store during the month and esp Black Friday weekend. These could net you 10-20% added savings though often came with Delayed Coupons or Promo Gift Cards. Each year the exact deals vary. Also some grocery stores run special deals on a PrePaid brand HappyCards (HappyTeen includes B&N)- around 10%. OfficeMax/Depot had a spectacular deal around Black Friday around 20% off and some AMEX cards have discount offers on this brand of PrePaid of around 15%. These cards work just like a Credit Card in store, but aren't always accepted online


Barnes & Noble Criterion Blu-rays Sorted Newest to Oldest

Items released since February Criterion Flash Sale -- all $40 MSRP except as noted
Salesman Blu-ray 715515241014 10-Mar-2020
Bamboozled Blu-ray 715515242615 17-Mar-2020
Leave Her to Heaven Blu-ray 715515242813 24-Mar-2020
The Cranes Are Flying Blu-ray 715515243018 24-Mar-2020
Show Boat Blu-ray 715515243216 31-Mar-2020
The Prince of Tides Blu-ray 715515243414 31-Mar-2020
Army of Shadows Blu-ray 715515244015 7-Apr-2020
Destry Rides Again Blu-ray 715515244411 14-Apr-2020
The Cremator Blu-ray 715515244213 21-Apr-2020
Me and You and Everyone We Know BD 715515245012 28-Apr-2020
The Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray 715515244619 28-Apr-2020
Six Moral Tales Blu-ray 715515240116 5-May-2020 $100
The Great Escape Blu-ray 715515245814 12-May-2020
Dance, Girl, Dance Blu-ray 715515246217 19-May-2020
Wildlife Blu-ray 715515246613 26-May-2020
Scorsese Shorts Blu-ray 715515246415 26-May-2020
Husbands Blu-ray 715515246019 26-May-2020
An Unmarried Woman Blu-ray 715515244817 9-Jun-2020
The Cameraman Blu-ray 715515247313 16-Jun-2020
Tokyo Olympiad Blu-ray 715515247016 23-Jun-2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Blu-ray 715515247511 23-Jun-2020
Come and See Blu-ray 715515247719 30-Jun-2020
The War of the Worlds Blu-ray 715515248617 7-Jul-2020
Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits Blu-ray 715515247214 14-Jul-2020 $125
The Lady Eve Blu-ray 715515249010 14-Jul-2020
Marriage Story Blu-ray 715515247214 21-Jul-2020
Taste of Cherry Blu-ray 715515248518 21-Jul-2020




Released since end of last B&N Sale
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum BD 715515249812 4-Aug-2020
The Complete Films of Agnès Varda BD 715515247917 11-Aug-2020 $250
Town Bloody Hall Blu-ray 715515249911 18-Aug-2020
The Comfort of Strangers Blu-ray 715515250313 18-Aug-2020
Toni Blu-ray 715515250115 25-Aug-2020
Brute Force Blu-ray 715515250818 8-Sep-2020
The Naked City Blu-ray 715515250917 8-Sep-2020
Beau Travail Blu-ray 715515251013 15-Sep-2020
Christ Stopped at Eboli Blu-ray 715515251211 22-Sep-2020
The Elephant Man Blu-ray 715515251518 29-Sep-2020
Martin Scorsese's WCP No. 3 Blu-ray 715515251419 29-Sep-2020 $125
Pierrot le fou Blu-ray 715515241113 6-Oct-2020
Claudine Blu-ray 715515251815 13-Oct-2020
The Hit Blu-ray 715515252416 20-Oct-2020
The Gunfighter Blu-ray 715515252218 20-Oct-2020
Parasite Blu-ray 715515252614 27-Oct-2020


CRITERION RELEASING DURING NOV 2020 B&N SALE
Girlfriends Blu-ray 715515249218 10-Nov-2020
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai BD 715515252812 17-Nov-2020
Moonstruck Blu-ray 715515253017 17-Nov-2020
The Irishman Blu-ray 715515253215 24-Nov-2020
Essential Fellini Blu-ray 715515252515 24-Nov-2020 $250



CRITERION RELEASING AFTER NOV 2020 B&N SALE ENDS -- unlikely these will be 50% off, but just in case
Crash Blu-ray 715515253611 1-Dec-2020
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Blu-ray 715515252010 8-Dec-2020
Mouchette Blu-ray 715515253819 8-Dec-2020
Amores Perros Blu-ray 715515253413 15-Dec-2020
Three Films by Luis Buñuel Blu-ray 715515254816 5-Jan-2020 $100
Minding the Gap Blu-ray 715515254212 12-Jan-2020
Rolling Thunder Revue: Bob Dylan Story 715515254410 19-Jan-2020

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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

Thank you!

Probably going to pick a few things during this sale. Hopefully not as much as I bought during the Summer sale
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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

Varda and Fellini boxes for me and the inevitable shutdown.
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4)**** The Major Question Mark centers on the fate of the 10% In-Store Only Member discount -- 1st reports say this isn't working on in-store purchases. It appears the July Sale is the last of it's kind.



Barnes & Noble.com November 2020 Gift Card Promo
BN.com: Get a Free $10.00 Barnes & Noble eGift Card with purchase of 100.00 or more worth of Barnes & Noble Gift Cards or Barnes & Noble eGift Cards at Barnes & Noble.com in a single transaction only at BN.com. This offer is valid only on purchases of Barnes & Noble Gift Cards or eGift Cards totaling $100.00 in a single transaction only at Barnes & Noble.com. The value of your qualifying Barnes & Noble Gift Card or Barnes & Noble eGift Card purchase must total at least $100.00 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 $100.00. This offer can be redeemed only once per customer. Your purchase must be made between November 6, 2020 and November 23, 2020 at 2:59 AM Eastern Time to qualify for this offer. The $10.00 Barnes & Noble eGift Card will be delivered via email to you on December 11, 2020 to the email address associated with your $100.00 BN.com Gift Card / eGift Card purchase on Barnes & Noble.com. The $10 Barnes & Noble eGift Card has no expiration.


In the past, this offer has been available in-store though I guess we;ll have to see for sure. In-store there hasn't been a corporate limit of 1 per customer though some local stores have their own limits. It is nice that this PROMO Card doesn't have an expiration AND will be active mid December so any Christmas Sales

I will assume there will also be some sort of Black Friday GC deal a bit better than this deal, but a nice way to amplify the savings

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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

Amazon is matching quite a few of the Criterion discs if anyone prefers to order from them.
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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

I told the wife the good news that there was nothing on my wishlist for this Criterion sale.
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Arrow Video discs are also on sale at 50% MSRP.
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Bruce Lee set is $60 on Amazon now.
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10% membership discount is apparently not working this sale . I was told at 2 stores that because the discs were already 50% off there would be no further discount. I didn't buy discs. Entering phone # didn't give 10% off. I will buy from Amazon which is price matching. It's silly but I don't like what B&N did and decided not to give them anymore of my money.
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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

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10% membership discount is apparently not working this sale . I was told at 2 stores that because the discs were already 50% off there would be no further discount. I didn't buy discs. Entering phone # didn't give 10% off. I will buy from Amazon which is price matching. It's silly but I don't like what B&N did and decided not to give them anymore of my money.
Holy shit, that’s total BS. I would be so pissed if my membership was still active. Nowhere in the membership description did it say that it wouldn’t apply to discounted items, just the opposite. Is that really their policy now?
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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

Ordered Lady Vanishes, Foreign Correspondent, and Haxan. Didn’t notice the Arrow sale, might have to place another order!
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on the B&N site there was a coupon for ten percent off for doing in person pick up over shipping. did not work for me, fine print seems to say doesn't work on "promotions". i guess criterion sale is called a promotion. maybe someone has better luck arguing it with customer service?
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Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
on the B&N site there was a coupon for ten percent off for doing in person pick up over shipping. did not work for me, fine print seems to say doesn't work on "promotions". i guess criterion sale is called a promotion. maybe someone has better luck arguing it with customer service?
It essentially is a coupon which are blocked from Criterion Sale. One person did get their store to honor that and so far one person successfully lobbied their store to honor the member discount

Best way to get a bigger discount is look for discounted GC.The BN GC deal right now is abotu 9% with the PROMO offer (exp 11/22) -- $10 Promo Card for $100.
The Promo card activates mid Dec, but no expiration date this time
Hopefully the better and several years running $10 Promo for 50GC Black Friday deal will happen this year

The best GC reseller I can find is 10%

If you have a bunch of Discover Reward Points, you can use those to buy Discounted BN or HAPPY REWARDS cards

If you have an AMEX Card -- check for AMEX offers with the HAPPY CARDS (Happy Teen) $15 back for $100.
Some Grocery Stores have frequent 5-10% off Happy Cards deals -- mostly I've seen them with Kroger/Publix, but different regions have different chains

I have a Bank Visa with enough Reward Points to get 'free BN cards" though those obviously aren't really free since you have to give up points. My card also gives me the opportunity to get VISA Prepaid Cards instead of retailer specific cards

Second Level Discount -- use the 15% off Happy Card which is a modified Pre Paid Visa which work at a set list of stores and may/may not work online (some HappyCards do, some don't). It's not a typical GC so essentially you end up with $110 for $85 out of pocket. (23%)

Since it functions as a preloaded VISA you should be able to buy BN GC. Last year there was a great Happy Cards at Office Max/Depot pre-BF week at 20% discount then flip those into BN $50 + $10 so each $80 out of pocket turned into $120 (approx 35% off)

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I told them "I'm used to you disappointing me" but bought from them anyway.


Andrei Rublev
Solaris
Ugetsu
The Elephant Man

Three upgrades I had been postponing and a new release. Sounds like me.
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Re: BARNES & NOBLE Criterion 50% OFF MSRP FALL 2020 Sale -- NOV 6 through NOV 30

Glad I poked my head into this thread. My nearest store is about 45 minutes away but no sense going there if no member discount. That might be enough for me to not renew.

As it is, Amazon is beating B&N member prices on a few titles. Between Amazon and Target, the buy 3 for 2 deal times might become the new time to buy Criterion discs. And Target still gives me my red card discount.

I have a $25 gift card; otherwise, I'd just order elsewhere. In the future, B&N sales might just be for very specific titles out of stock or that didn't get marked down at other places.
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CRITERION RELEASING AFTER NOV 2020 B&N SALE ENDS -- unlikely these will be 50% off, but just in case
Crash Blu-ray 715515253611 1-Dec-2020
Dammit, Crash. So very close.
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placed an Arrow Video 50% off order in addition to my Criterion. American Horror Project I, Hills Have Eyes & The Crazies
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
Glad I poked my head into this thread. My nearest store is about 45 minutes away but no sense going there if no member discount. That might be enough for me to not renew.

As it is, Amazon is beating B&N member prices on a few titles. Between Amazon and Target, the buy 3 for 2 deal times might become the new time to buy Criterion discs. And Target still gives me my red card discount.

I have a $25 gift card; otherwise, I'd just order elsewhere. In the future, B&N sales might just be for very specific titles out of stock or that didn't get marked down at other places.
I did the math, the titles I ordered were cheaper at B&N than both Amazon & Target (not by much)
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I did the math, the titles I ordered were cheaper at B&N than both Amazon & Target (not by much)
What did you order? All the titles I ordered came out averaging below 19.99, some as low as 15 and change.
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There is a 10% off Whole Transaction Coupon that was in the email a few days ago. 3 people have now said this worked for them on Criterions even though the coupon explicitly says it shouldn't work.
It doesn't work online so this is a store only deal and no way to know if this is active in all stores or just for lucky people. I'll put some extras in the B&N Coupon thread once I can extract a few.
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Finally got a chance to stop by my local Barnes & Noble B&M for a few titles.

They were all out of Ghost Dog but I hope to get that before the end of the sale.

Picked up:

The Before Trilogy (BD)
The Following (BD)
Parasite (BD)
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Will the Arrow titles also be on sale through Nov 30?
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Will the Arrow titles also be on sale through Nov 30?
Yup!
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Will the Arrow titles also be on sale through Nov 30?
The end date hasn't really been clear on that sale. I'd say at least until Nov 30

11/24 He Came From the Swamp is on sale
12/8 Release of Cinema Paradiso is part of the sale which initially made me think the sale would last past 11/30

BUT
12/8 release of Versus and Survivor Ballads are not part of the sale
12/15 release of Tremors

I'm not sure if CP was originally planned for an earlier release so accidentally got included in the list or if somehow it got special permission to be included
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The end date hasn't really been clear on that sale. I'd say at least until Nov 30
Not sure if it changed but when the sale started, Arrow posted on their Instagram that it would be going until the 30th.

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