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Old 10-01-05, 09:47 PM
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It's Back! Earn Best Buy Bucks by playing monopoly game @McDonald's and BB online

I just browsed next week's BB flyer and the game is back. It kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 4th and ends at the end of the month.

It says in the promotion they will give away 100 million worth of reward zone points, equal to 1 million bucks.

Check page 6 for details when you get the flyer.

Time to get busy folks.
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Old 10-02-05, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dvdphilic
I just browsed next week's BB flyer and the game is back. It kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 4th and ends at the end of the month.

It says in the promotion they will give away 100 million worth of reward zone points, equal to 1 million bucks.

Check page 6 for details when you get the flyer.

Time to get busy folks.

Yeah, especially after all the super sized Big Mac meals I'm gonna eat to get the RZ points

Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-02-05, 02:08 AM
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this is exactly what I need for a month where i am going to just sit around and watch horror flicks...last time I ate enough french fries and hash browns for the criterion akira kurosawa box set.
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Oh no. Time for my annual re-enactment of "Super Size Me"...
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Old 10-02-05, 02:26 AM
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I vaguely remember this from last year...but I don't understand the 100 million RZ points equals 1 million dollars bit. As I recall, last year they simply gave a, for lack of a better term, gift certificate on certain McDonalds products...at least $1, sometimes more. Is it going to be the same this time around, or are they giving away reward zone points, where 100 equals a dollar (and if it's the latter, will you have to be a RZ member to redeem them)?

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Old 10-02-05, 07:35 AM
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Just an FYI...i went yesterday and they were already giving out pieces.
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Old 10-02-05, 07:48 AM
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F*** Best Buy and that program. Last year I brought in $10 in game pieces and tried to use them to buy a CD. "Sorry, you can only use $3 towards the CD." I tried to buy the pre-order for World of Warcraft for the PC. "Sorry, you can't use any of them towards that." I demanded to know where it said this in the rules, and they couldn't show me, but refused to accept the game pieces anyway.
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Old 10-02-05, 08:56 AM
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This program is good but not as good as before where BB would let you use as many BB bucks to purchase software.

Remember if you like Mcdonald's Chicken Select sandwichs then you can get an extra game piece. IIRC only large fries and Chicken Select sandwhiches have the BB bucks (maybe hashbrowns, can't remember).
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what does IIRC mean?
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Old 10-02-05, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MovieExchange
F*** Best Buy and that program. Last year I brought in $10 in game pieces and tried to use them to buy a CD. "Sorry, you can only use $3 towards the CD." I tried to buy the pre-order for World of Warcraft for the PC. "Sorry, you can't use any of them towards that." I demanded to know where it said this in the rules, and they couldn't show me, but refused to accept the game pieces anyway.

I'm pretty sure that was in the rules. It was $3 for DVDs too.

IIRC = if i remember correctly
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Old 10-02-05, 05:42 PM
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Last year I did about 150 SASE for $150.00 in Best Buy Bux and a ton of food prizes. I used them online for DVDs with digital coupons. In store I was using Madden coupons last year, so I didn't need them. This year is awesome with 1 in 3 having $3.00.
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Old 10-02-05, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Just an FYI...i went yesterday and they were already giving out pieces.
YMMV - Your McDonalds May Vary - mine didn't start yet.
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No thanks to this program. If I have the money, I'll buy what I want without a small discount that will clog my arteries.
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Old 10-02-05, 06:33 PM
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is there a $3 best buy bucks limit this year again?
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Old 10-02-05, 07:32 PM
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the ad in the BB circular did not mention a limit .. perhaps on the McD game board?
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Originally Posted by achau9598
the ad in the BB circular did not mention a limit .. perhaps on the McD game board?
From the game board:
Limit of $3 in Best Buy Bucks on any single CD and DVD
Limit 3 of any 1 CD, DVD or video game title per customer per day.
Limit of $300 in Best Buy Bucks redeemed per customer per day.
ID may be required for more than $75 or more redeemed.
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Originally Posted by ScottsDvds
Last year I did about 150 SASE for $150.00 in Best Buy Bux and a ton of food prizes. I used them online for DVDs with digital coupons. In store I was using Madden coupons last year, so I didn't need them. This year is awesome with 1 in 3 having $3.00.
From: http://monopoly.promotions.com/prepr...age=rules.html


b. Without Purchase. To request a Game Piece without buying something at McDonald's, persons in the United States, Guam & Saipan may mail a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage and their return address (name, street address, city, state, country, and zip code) legibly printed thereon to: Monopoly Best Chance Game 3.0 at McDonald's, Game Piece Request, P.O. Box 49519, Strongsville, OH, 44149. Return postage may be omitted on requests that are mailed to a return address located in Vermont. DO NOT SEND POTENTIAL WINNING GAME STAMPS, COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO THIS ADDRESS. Participants may submit as many Game Piece requests as they desire, but each request must be mailed in a separate outer envelope. Requests that are sent in business reply envelopes, are photocopied, are mechanically reproduced or are not mailed in separate outer envelopes will NOT be honored. One (1) Game Piece and One (1) Chance Piece will be mailed in response to each request, while supplies last. Mail-in requests must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2005, and received no later than November 7, 2005. If the Game runs long in restaurants, these dates are subject to a corresponding extension.
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Old 10-03-05, 12:13 AM
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Why are we getting RZ points instead of BB Bucks this year? It sounds like you need to be a RZ member and deposit the game points into your account, then wait for enough balance to kick off a $5 cert. Am I missing some details here?
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Old 10-03-05, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by dvdphilic
It says in the promotion they will give away 100 million worth of reward zone points, equal to 1 million bucks.
Small point of order...

100,000,000 reward zone points

15,000 reward zone points = $5 certificate

100,000,000 / 15,000 = 6,666 (and a smidgen) $5 certificates

6,666 * $5 = $33,330 in RZ certificates

(Still nothing to sneeze at)

you would have to SPEND $1,000,000 to get 100,000,000 points (100pts/$1)
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Old 10-03-05, 10:56 AM
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ok, so this Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope thing ... You are going to send away to get the McDonalds tickets, spending $.37 to get there and $.37 to get it back. And most likely all y ou are getting is a $1 certificate? thats a lot of work for $.25 profit. And even if you hit the $3 every third time, its still a lot to do - i'd rather eat the fries
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Originally Posted by sman113
ok, so this Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope thing ... You are going to send away to get the McDonalds tickets, spending $.37 to get there and $.37 to get it back. And most likely all y ou are getting is a $1 certificate? thats a lot of work for $.25 profit. And even if you hit the $3 every third time, its still a lot to do - i'd rather eat the fries
But the fries cost more than $.74 too. Not to mention the costs to your health. The SASE route seems the way to go, unless you're going to eat the fries anyways.

I haven't seen it anywhere yet, but does anyone know when the Best Buy bucks expire? That date will determine how many SASE I send cause the $3 limit per DVD will slow down their use.

Also, Cameron said they got enough last year to buy the criterion akira kurosawa box set. Did they not have the $3 per DVD limit last year??

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I haven't seen it anywhere yet, but does anyone know when the Best Buy bucks expire? That date will determine how many SASE I send cause the $3 limit per DVD will slow down their use.
From the website:

Best Buy Bucks. All Best Buy Bucks must be redeemed at a participating Best Buy retail location or online at BestBuy.com on or before December 3, 2005, and this date is not subject to extension.
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Old 10-03-05, 03:21 PM
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side note..

as last year, you can use the 'extra' monopoly piece on the online 'instant win' game (roll the dice around boardwalk). IIRC, on the third week of the game the prized on the instant win game will either be an iPod, or a FREE ITUNES SONG.

Save up those extra monopoly pieces for week three, each one will (effectively) be worth $.99 for an iTunes track. That makes the mail-in (if you get them back in time) worth either $3 (2 itunes+1 bbBuck) or $5 (2 itunes+3 bbBuck)
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