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Old 02-23-06, 01:57 AM
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Borders Coupon 30% Off the Regular Price of One Item Valid Until 2/26/06

http://f.chtah.com/i/9/276579820/item0222.htm

You need to be a Borders Rewards member, but it seems like it's easy (and free) to enroll in that program. I'm sure someone will correct me if that's not the case.
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Old 02-23-06, 02:09 AM
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Thanks, illenium! And yes, signing up is very easy and free.
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Old 02-23-06, 02:38 AM
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Is Borders Rewards available everywhere or just in certain cities?
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Old 02-23-06, 02:58 AM
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Just in certain locations as far as I know.
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Old 02-23-06, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by cmleidi
Is Borders Rewards available everywhere or just in certain cities?

It seems that they have gone with the program nationwide. They sent this coupon to all markets so it will promote the Rewards program.
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Old 02-23-06, 08:40 AM
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seems like a pretty solid program, I like the idea of 5% of what you spend going into a 'holiday account' to spend at the end of the year.
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Old 02-23-06, 08:48 AM
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also if you bought anything in the past two weeks you should have gotten a 30% off coupon on your receipt.
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Old 02-23-06, 08:52 AM
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As a Borders employee who has been pretty thoroughly trained in the program, it is definitely worth it. I've never been much of a corporate shill either, so I'm not the type to just claim as such. I use the program myself, in fact...

One of the handiest things is that when you sign up you get a choice between three free "gifts"--or at least you're supposed to. Since I signed up before we actually nationally "released" the program on Tuesday, they hadn't set the system up (and now I can't check since I've already signed up).
In any case, the theory was either $5 to start you off in your holiday account, an extra personal shopping day, OR (as I and everyone else who, as an employee, signed up earlier got) a 30% off one item coupon--valid from near the beginning of this month through 3/06/06. Giving you a greater window.

Even better was the bonus personal shopping day--which works with sale prices and line item coupons.

So, for instance, if you use a PSD at the same time as a 30% off one item coupon, you can actually get 37% off (or more, in the case of some sale prices, like the recently ended sale on New Line Platinum 2 discs and some similar WB releases).

So, yeah. Go to your local store and sign up. Takes almost no time at all and has nice benefits. And it's completely free, really.
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Just got my card and signed up and took the $5 bonus since I already have a 30% coupon, good to know that we can add the PSD to other coupons at the same time.
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I heard that Borders plans to phase out their ongoing coupons in favor of having all future discounts based on their new Rewards Program - similar to that of Barnes and Noble. The days of weekly Borders coupons might soon come to an end...
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Originally Posted by RustyOrgan
I heard that Borders plans to phase out their ongoing coupons in favor of having all future discounts based on their new Rewards Program - similar to that of Barnes and Noble. The days of weekly Borders coupons might soon come to an end...
Well ... does that mean 30% off entire purchases? I'm on board for that.
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Can you sign up for the Rewards program online, or is it in store only?
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Old 02-23-06, 12:29 PM
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Any good DVD deals that can be got using this coupon?
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Old 02-23-06, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Can you sign up for the Rewards program online, or is it in store only?
http://www.bordersrewards.com

It's easy.

1. Just pick up a Borders Rewards card at any Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks.
2. Just give a bookseller your valid email address.
3. Start earning rewards.

If you want the convenience of online account tracking, you can register your card online at BordersRewards.com or at a Borders Search kiosk in Borders superstores.

So, apparently in-store sign-up only. Bummer.
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Originally Posted by SpringsGal
Any good DVD deals that can be got using this coupon?
Many $19.99 MSRP titles released prior to mid-2005 retail at Borders for $14.99, bringing them down to $10.49 before tax.
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Originally Posted by imp66
http://www.bordersrewards.com

It's easy.

1. Just pick up a Borders Rewards card at any Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks.
2. Just give a bookseller your valid email address.
3. Start earning rewards.

If you want the convenience of online account tracking, you can register your card online at BordersRewards.com or at a Borders Search kiosk in Borders superstores.

So, apparently in-store sign-up only. Bummer.
Cool, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to have to mail away for the card or something.
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Criterions go down to a few bucks cheaper than DDD as well... Thinking of biting the bullet and snapping up Brazil:Criterion at 55.00 -%30...
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Originally Posted by darkshadowdog
Criterions go down to a few bucks cheaper than DDD as well... Thinking of biting the bullet and snapping up Brazil:Criterion at 55.00 -%30...
It'll come to $42.28
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster
It'll come to $42.28
Without tax it's 39.89 actually...
(I've got my recipt right here from buying it last year with a 30% off coupon)

Unless you're including tax...which would vary from place to place anyway...

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So, apparently in-store sign-up only. Bummer.
Well, you have to have the physical card to do it. Since that's what gives your account a number (the account being what keeps track of when you earn your PSDs and holiday savings) and the number itself has to be typed in for registration.

Waldenbooks should also be carrying the cards now (as well as Brentano's...or whatever that place is).

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I heard that Borders plans to phase out their ongoing coupons in favor of having all future discounts based on their new Rewards Program - similar to that of Barnes and Noble. The days of weekly Borders coupons might soon come to an end...
The coupons are not automatically weekly. Heck, the current one is after a 2 week "Dry spell"...
Also, home office has not made a decree yet on whether they will scale back and/or remove non-rewards coupons.
As it stands, as well, the coupons will (at least in theory) continue but ONLY to registered Rewards members.

The register coupons currently printing out though, for instance, offer a discount of 10% off one item--unless you're a rewards member, then it's 25% off. I think this might be a test market plan though, I'm not sure.


As far as deals:

Most criterions can be gotten for $25.19 + tax when you use a 30% coupon and a PSD. Some are down to $22.67 with the same deal (ones that we list as $35.99).
I myself snagged the Peckinpah box for 37.79 in the days where only we were privvy to the program
(and plan to do the same with the "Controversial Classics 2" when it comes around)
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Old 02-23-06, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by FangsFirst
Without tax it's 39.89 actually...
(I've got my recipt right here from buying it last year with a 30% off coupon)
Picky, picky ... yet so true. Under $40 before tax.
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Originally Posted by FangsFirst
As a Borders employee who has been pretty thoroughly trained in the program, it is definitely worth it.
I'm not an employee, but I get full use out of the program and recommend it to everyone. They rolled out the program in my area in May. By the time the Holiday Rewards Cash kicked in in mid-November, I had almost $60 of Borders' money to spend. Even better, purchases made with the Holiday Rewards Cash weren't subject to sales tax, so that was another savings for me.

Free stuff is always good.
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I'm assuming that the Borders Rewards program only applies to in-store purchases and not through borders.com (hosted by Amazon) correct?
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Old 02-24-06, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bhauge
I'm assuming that the Borders Rewards program only applies to in-store purchases and not through borders.com (hosted by Amazon) correct?
That is correct.

"Not at this time. Rewards currently can be earned and redeemed only at our physical stores."
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Anyone know what the fanny and alexander 5-discer is going for there?
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Anyone know what the fanny and alexander 5-discer is going for there?
Don't know for sure, but according to bordersstores.com, $56.99.

I went into Borders last night with my 30% off coupon in hand, and again walked out emptyhanded. Unless you have something specific in mind, or are looking for something rare, in general I still never feel that I'm getting any sort of deal even with the 30% off coupon. Very frustrating.
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