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Old 07-30-07, 01:54 PM
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Best Buy - Free Superbad Ticket (w/ purchase of...?)

This doesn't look like a dupe, but maybe...

I went to BB on Sunday, and on the New Release table were those little cardboard sleeves with a Superbad bonus disc and a "free" ticket. The pricetag says $11.99, and it says "See Store Display For Details". However, no store display, and no indication of what other purchase would go with it to make it free.

In the action section, I happened to scope Bad Boys (lame 2000 SE) for $9.99 with a "Free Superbad Ticket!" sticker on the front, also telling me to check the display for details. I searched, but could find no other Sony/Columbia movies with that sticker.

I took it to the cashier, and it did not enable a package price. They overrode it, so I ended up with the bonus disc, ticket ($10.50 value, btw), and Bad Boys for $9.99 + tax.

Now I have an extra Bad Boys. Lame.

They said maybe it was last week's sale... I'm thinking it's next week's (not posted by speedy...yet.). So, check that out.

Also, the disc has:
3 scenes (Penis Doodles, McLovin Interrogation, and Evan's Phone Call, about 10min total), a Riding in the Cop Car... uhh... thing (about 11 min total), a Video Diary (3min), and 2 trailers (one for Superbad, one for Walk Hard).
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I have not heard about this at all....

Only the Rush Hour ticket was mentioned in this weeks ad.
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Sounds like your store may have put it out a week early. Superbad is going to be super good I believe.
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Originally Posted by j_sutton
This doesn't look like a dupe, but maybe...
We do have a thread devoted to all ticket/movie cash deals now.

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I'll have to do this, I hope there are other movies other than Superbad. 40 year old virgin would be sweet! Haven't picked it up yet.
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Won't be 40YOV (Universal) as Superbad is a Sony title (like the OP says, as is Bad Boys) and therefore the ticket/bonus disc will be bundled with their movies and not Universal's.
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I was lucky enough to get into a screening of Superbad and let me just say, it is the funniest movie I have seen in years. Nobody will be disappointed.
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Pics!

So you know what I'm talking about...


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That picture says "Valid for 1 admission up to $12.00"
And the expiration date's three months off, too, nice.
Old 07-30-07, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by wilky61
That picture says "Valid for 1 admission up to $12.00"
And the expiration date's three months off, too, nice.
How is the expiration date off by 3 months? Did you want it to expire a week ago, before the movie opened. Or 6 months after it opened?

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Originally Posted by Peep
How is the expiration date off by 3 months?
He just meant that it is 3 months off in the future, giving us lots of time to use it. Some of these free ticket deals are only good for a 2-4 week window.

Found them tonight. Rang up at 11.99 and nothing we tested them with made them free. But the "lowest sale price" in the BB computer said 1 penny, so they definitely are meant to be free with some certain purchase.

Probably will be advertised in the next week's or week after that ad.
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f***, so there was supposed to be a display with the bonus and tick? i got a Bad Boys with the sticker on it and thought it was inside the case. of course it wasn't. now it is opened and i have no tic. can i return this if they have no more bonus discs and tix or am i sol?
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these were put out at my BB this morning on the new releases table, but it doesn't say what movies you're supposed to get it with. i brought it up to the register, and it rang up for $11.99, so of course i dumped it.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
f***, so there was supposed to be a display with the bonus and tick? i got a Bad Boys with the sticker on it and thought it was inside the case. of course it wasn't. now it is opened and i have no tic. can i return this if they have no more bonus discs and tix or am i sol?
This ticket is out early, evidently it's supposed to be in the Aug 12th ad.
Keep ahold of your receipt until then, when the tix are out take them both up to the service desk and agrue your case. Shouldn't be a problem.
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You could just argue that it says "Not for Resale" on the back, that you should get it for free.
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Originally Posted by ScissorPuppy
This ticket is out early, evidently it's supposed to be in the Aug 12th ad.
Keep ahold of your receipt until then, when the tix are out take them both up to the service desk and agrue your case. Shouldn't be a problem.
i actually went back. there was nothing out (displayed). the guy had no clue what it was and what it was supposed to be for. no other Bad Boys dvd's even had the little sticker.

he checked the computer (for what i have no idea). i was given the ok to get a refund. as i was about to get a refund the guy comes with a bunch of the bonus dvds and tickets. i got happy. i thanked him bc this was like a few minutes after he was gone, so he was actually still checking into it after the refund request was ok'd. (props for that as i didn't expect anymore leg work on it)

it did ring up $11.99 and they said that is how much it was...i knew there is no way a bonus dvd with free tix was to ring anything, but i figured it wasn't in the system bc it was an early deal. i waited a little bit and they finally put it through, no fuss on my part, just was patient as i knew it would work out. so i got it. not bad for a $9.99 dvd that i didn't have already.

great find j_sutton and thanks for the early buzz!!

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Went thru a couple of messes to grab this at a couple different Best Buys, and think I have it all figured out. Pretty much said in earlier posts, but here is a wrap up.

The bonus disc/voucher was not supposed to be put out until the week of 8/12/07.

The bonus disc/voucher will ring up as free (after total is pressed and the package price comes up) with the purchase of select Columbia DVDs. The titles will include Bad Boys, Tears of the Sun, SLC Punk, The Big Hit, Not Another Teen Movie, and Bottom's Up (and possibly others, including Bad Boys 2 I imagine).

It rings up as 11.99 unless that package price is found, and that package is now in the BB computers.

I imagine that endcap posters, more vouchers, more DVDs with the stickers, and the ad will show up on 8/12/07.

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Right on... a good time to pick up The Big Hit as it is a guilty pleasure of mine. China Chow
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I can confirm that SLC Punk is another movie this is good with. I found a couple copies with the sticker so I grabbed the Superbad disc and took it up. No problems at all. $9.99 for the movie and $0 for the bonus disc.
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My local best buy had them out on a corner shelf with various movies (bad boys, some paris hilton movie, etc.) There was a stack of what looked like 40 to 60 bonus discs.
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Wasn't at mine, though I did see the Rush Hour 3 ticket pack for $6.99. Maybe they're actually holding the ticket until the promotion for Superbad?
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The package price is now in BB's system.

I bought two unstickered Columbia titles today, Not Another Teen Movie and SLC Punk, both own sale for 9.99, and the package price screen came up.
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Any other movies this is good for? All of those suck ass.
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Originally Posted by josh4040
Any other movies this is good for? All of those suck ass.
I saw an endcap with a big sign of all the titles yesterday, but didn't have time to write them down. There were a few additional if I recall.
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can't you usually just get these with any purchase?

Unless they've changed the way they do things, i have always scanned the aisles for "freebies" like movie ticket offers and hbo samplers, and just picked them up....

They have never given me any problems...

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