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Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part III

Old 09-14-07, 03:29 PM
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Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part III

[This thread supersedes Part II, which has become way too long. Geoff says that the servers don't like threads over 400 posts long.]


This thread is intended as a place to list Sale Offer Codes that may be of interest to other Columbia House DVD Club members. It replaces the previous thread, now closed: Part I

Sale offer codes differ from Enrollment codes. To learn about the best Enrollment codes please check out the CH Enrollment Codes Part II Thread.

thejester and LKRUNNELS have been kind enough to do some code trawling for us in recent months. Thanks!


FAQs:

Q: What is a "sale offer code"?

A: Columbia House offers a variety of promotional offers and sales to its members. Some are worthless but others can be terrific deals if properly used. Sale offers are designated by a six digit number beginning with "80", for example 803048.


Q: Will a sale offer code work on MY account?

A: Perhaps. In the past offer codes were strictly limited to the accounts that Columbia House assigned them to. Then we started finding numerous codes that would work on most or all accounts. Use of codes is strictly a "YMMV" ("Your Mileage May Vary") situation.


Q: Will a Sale offer code work on my TV Edition Club account?

A: Usually; same as with regular DVD Club accounts. TV Edition Club accounts have exactly the same fulfillment requirements and sale offers as regular DVD Club accounts.


Q: Will a Sale offer code work on my CH.com account?

A: Sorry, No. CH.com accounts rarely utilize sale offers of any kind. They are designed to be simple: DVDs are 40% off (sometimes a bit more) all the time, with free shipping and no Director's Selections to fuss with. But average DVD costs are usually higher than properly optimized regular DVD club accounts; that's the price one pays for convenience.


Q: How do I enter a sale offer code?

A: Log-in to your account. At the top of the page will be your current sale offer. At the lower left of the page is a box to "Enter Your Online Code".


Q: How long do sale offers last?

A: In the past, sale offers have lasted from two days or so to several weeks. Some codes have expired and then been resurrected weeks or months later. If you spot a code you want to use and it works on your account, remember this: "You snooze, you lose".


Q: Where do I find the BEST sale offer codes?

A: You should be able to find the better codes posted on the last page or two of this thread. That's the purpose of this thread. Certain prized sale offers may be posted in their own threads and draw much discussion.


Q: I got a sale offer in an e-mail; how do I find out what the code is?

A: Using a browser like Internet Explorer, click on the e-mail and then partway through the page loading process stop the load. If you time it correctly, you will see an interim URL and it will have the sale offer code embedded in it: 80xxxx. It takes practice to stop the page load at the correct time. This method doesn't seem to work with current version of the Firefox browser. I am uncertain if it will work with other browsers, such as Safari.

While you don't need the code to use the sale offer (just clicking on your e-mail is enough), by posting the code here others can try it to see if it will work on their accounts.


Q: What are some good sale offers?

A: The most highly prized sale offers here are B1G1F (also abbreviated BOGOF), which stands for "Buy One Get One Free", and various forms of "Free Shipping". Some offer codes can include both B1G1F and free shipping.


Q: I have free shipping on my account, why isn't my box set getting free shipping?

A: Columbia House used to include box sets, and other "Special" priced DVDs in free shipping offers but this is no longer allowed except on rare occasions. So, free shipping usually applies only to regular and sale priced DVDs. Free shipping is almost never allowed on Funcash purchases (except in CH.com club accounts, which are very different from regular DVD Club and TV Edition Club accounts).


Q: I have a B1G1F sale offer on my account, can I buy a box set or a Pre-order using it?

A: Yes and No. You can't get box sets and Pre-orders (usually) as freebies, but you can use them to qualify for buying a regular DVD that is priced the same as or less than the qualifying purchase. An exception to this general rule is that pre-orders often become available as freebies a week or so before release date.


Q: I have a B1G1F offer on my account, can I get more than one free DVD?

A:
Sometimes. Some sale offers allow the purchase of more than one free DVD, others limit the account to just one freebie per order.


Q: Can I use a B1G1F offer more than once?

A: Yes, the offers can be used on as many separate orders as you want until they expire.


Q: My account has "Buy one get 50% (or 60%) off". Is this a good deal?

A: No. Those are the standard offers most accounts get and they are completely worthless. Why? Because the sale DVDs don't count for fulfillment yet they cost more than the average DVD cost in a well-optimized account (currently about $4.80 per DVD using a B1G1F plus free shipping sale offer [7-2-07]).

Please understand that it is the business of Columbia House to entice you to spend more money on DVDs than you otherwise would. So, they throw sale offers at you that sound good but really aren't, because they up the average cost of the DVDs that you buy. And they throw "Director's Selections" at you in the hope that you forget to decline them (which is very easy to do on-line). For best results, learn the Clubs Forum "mantra": "Enroll, fulfill, cancel, repeat". Buying the minimum required DVDs after enrolling usually leads to the lowest average cost of DVDs.


Q: Are there any other things I should know about sale offers?

A: Yes, you should be aware that when using complicated sale offers like B1G1F, Columbia House sometimes screws them up and you will be left trying to sort it out after the fact. You might even have to send back the order so that you can start over with a clean slate. If you are using a sale offer code that was not on your account you are in a weak position when it comes to explaining to a CSR (Customer Service Representative) why they made a mistake with your order and that they should fix it. Please be aware of this.

Most of us have no trouble with our orders but you can be assured that those who do will be vociferous when posting their bad experiences in this forum. When correcting a mistake it is best to "let the dust settle" for a few days rather than rush and have an order screwed up even more.


If you have any additional questions about sale offer codes, please feel free to post them here.

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Old 09-14-07, 03:34 PM
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I'd appreciate it if a mod would close and unsticky Part II and sticky this thread in its place.

If that doesn't happen in the next day or two, someone please report this post to a moderator so that it will get their attention. Mods seem to rarely visit this forum because we are so nicely behaved...
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Out of curiousity, none of the b1g1 codes work on high def discs yet do they?
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^Yes and no. While you can't get an HD disc as a freebie you can use it to qualify for a free regular DVD, same as with box sets.
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800558 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
800559 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
800560 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801050 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801051 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801144 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801586 - B1G1 Unlimited w/no other discounts
801687 - b1 get 50% off all DVDs [Clearance $20+(pre-discount) count as b1]
801888 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs + FREE S&H
802237 - b1 get 50% off + 10% off Entire Order (Exp 9/16)
802250 - b1g1 + 50% off (Exp 8/24)
802261 - b1 get 50% off + Double FC or Triple FC on 3+ DVDs (Exp 6/28)
802265 - b1g1 + 50% off all DVDs (Exp 9/13)
802266 - b1 get 50% off + Triple FC (Doesn't work for me - shows b1g1 + 50% in cart) (Exp 9/15)
802295 - b1 get 60% off + 10% off Entire Order
802349 - b1g1 unlimited (no % discounts) (Exp 8/24)
802515 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs + 40% off Sets w/out purchase
802537 - b1 get 60% off + 10% off Entire Order (Exp 9/16)
802565 - b1g1 + 60% off (Exp 9/13)
802566 - b1g1 + 60% off (Exp 9/15)
802567 - b1 + 60% off + Dbl FC (Exp 8/31)
802595 - b1 get 60% off + 10% off Entire Order (Exp 8/21)
802661 - b1 + DVDs as low as $7.95(50% off) + Free S&H
802714 - b1 get 50% off all DVDs
804115 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs
804150 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs
805365 - 50% off all DVDs & 40% off Sets (Exp 9/13)
805366 - 50% off all DVDs & 40% off Sets (Exp 9/15)
805565 - 50% off all DVDs & 40% off Sets (Exp 9/13)
805566 - 50% off all DVDs & 40% off Sets (Exp 9/15)
806567 - b1 + 2/3s off (Exp 8/31)
809461 - TV & Movies 40% off + Double FC or Triple FC on 3+ (Exp 6/28) (Really 40% off + Free S&H)
809495 - 40% off ALL DVDs + 10% off entire order (Exp 8/21)
809665 - 50% off all DVDs & 40% off Sets (Exp 9/13)
809666 - 50% off all DVDs & 40% off Sets (Exp 9/15)

New ones in list.

Since most all the new ones have "older" offer info/exp dates, you can only assume that they "offer" may change within next few days.

No b1g1 w/Free S&H. There is 1 more w/Free S&H & 40% off w/out any purchase.

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Wow, I was playing around with some of these codes to see how it affects my test order, and some of my titles WENT UP IN PRICE by $10 a piece!
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Thanks for the great list.
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Looks like the site wide Double Funcash special is over. Mabe we;ll get some new codes tomorrow.
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802265 - b1g1 + 50% off all DVDs: is giving free shipping with the purchase of 3 or more
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Here's what found as "active" tonight. I haven't had a chance to verify the info - or update any EXP info yet.

800558 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
800559 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
800560 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801050 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801051 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801144 - [active, but no discounts of ANY kind]
801586 - B1G1 Unlimited w/no other discounts
801687 - b1 get 50% off all DVDs [Clearance $20+(pre-discount) count as b1]
801888 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs + FREE S&H
802229 - b1 + 50% off (Claims b1g1???)
802237 - b1 get 50% off + 10% off Entire Order (Exp 9/9)
802250 - b1g1 + 50% off (Exp 8/24)
802261 - b1 get 50% off + Free S&H (Exp 6/28)
802265 - b1g1 + 50% off all DVDs
802295 - b1 get 60% off + 10% off Entire Order
802349 - b1g1 unlimited (no % discounts) (Exp 8/24)
802351 - b1g1 unlimited (no % discounts) (Exp 8/24)
802352 - b1g1 unlimited (no % discounts) (Exp 8/24)
802515 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs + 40% off Sets w/out purchase
802537 - b1 get 60% off + 10% off Entire Order (Exp 9/9)
802565 - b1g1 + 60% off all DVDs
802567 - b1 + 60% off (Exp 8/31)
802595 - b1 get 60% off + 10% off Entire Order (Exp 8/21)
802629 - b1 get 50% off (Claims b1g1???)
802661 - b1 + DVDs as low as $7.95(50% off) + Free S&H
802714 - b1 get 50% off all DVDs
804115 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs
804150 - b1 get 60% off all DVDs
804761 - b1 get All DVDs @ $7.95 (ANY non-set)
805365 - 50% off ALL DVDs
805565 - 50% off ALL DVDs
806567 - b1 + 2/3s off (Exp 8/31)
809461 - TV & Movies 40% off + Free S&H
809495 - 40% off ALL DVDs + 10% off entire order (Exp 8/21)
809665 - 50% off ALL DVDs

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802265 - b1g1 + 50% off all DVDs: is giving free shipping with the purchase of 3 or more
Yeah this just worked for me.
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^ worked for me as well...too bad i'm almost out of $3.98 titles that i want.
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Alright! Thanks for the update. Hopefully, the B1G1 Free shipping will last until Tuesday, so I can buy Knocked Up.
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Got an email today for B1G1 + 60% off with double funcash. Can't figure out what the code is though. I want to get a clearence set so i have to decide if the extra $4 in funcash is worth the extra $2 shipping. Also this way I don't need to buy a 3rd title
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Got an email today for B1G1 + 60% off with double funcash. Can't figure out what the code is though. I want to get a clearence set so i have to decide if the extra $4 in funcash is worth the extra $2 shipping. Also this way I don't need to buy a 3rd title
I got the same email, but it seems to be the same as the one discussed above, and is giving free shipping and not double funcash.
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Originally Posted by movieguru
Got an email today for B1G1 + 60% off with double funcash. Can't figure out what the code is though. I want to get a clearence set so i have to decide if the extra $4 in funcash is worth the extra $2 shipping. Also this way I don't need to buy a 3rd title
I received the same one. Oddly, with two selections it gives $4.98 shipping, but with three it drops to $2.99.
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Originally Posted by skidmark
I received the same one. Oddly, with two selections it gives $4.98 shipping, but with three it drops to $2.99.
third selection knocked you into free shipping...the $2.99 is for the shipping of a set which is excluded from free shipping.
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third selection knocked you into free shipping...the $2.99 is for the shipping of a set which is excluded from free shipping.
Yep, looks like they count the two-disc Troy Ultimate as a set.
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Apparently, CH considers the 2-disc Hairspray as a set as well, because I ordered that and Bamboozled using the 802265 B1G1 code, plus Xanadu for the "free shipping" and i was charged $2.99 S&H.

IF CH starts pricing 2-disc DVDs like sets, I'm going to stop using them.

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Will they definitely carry it? It doesn't appear in their upcoming release list...

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Alright! Thanks for the update. Hopefully, the B1G1 Free shipping will last until Tuesday, so I can buy Knocked Up.
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Will they definitely carry it? It doesn't appear in their upcoming release list...
i'm 90% sure it'll show up on release day.
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Got an email today for B1G1 + 60% off with double funcash. Can't figure out what the code is though. I want to get a clearence set so i have to decide if the extra $4 in funcash is worth the extra $2 shipping. Also this way I don't need to buy a 3rd title
Anyone figured out what the code is for this one yet?

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802265 - b1g1 + 50% off all DVDs: is giving free shipping with the purchase of 3 or more
Awesome start for the new member!

Thanks, used this code to fulfill. Got a couple HD titles for ~$22, a couple Criterion for free, and a couple $3.98 horror titles for the October Horror Challenge, ~$52 total.
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Awesome start for the new member!

Thanks, used this code to fulfill. Got a couple HD titles for ~$22, a couple Criterion for free, and a couple $3.98 horror titles for the October Horror Challenge, ~$52 total.

Question about using 802265 to fulfill an account: this code only gives 1 free DVD total, not a free one for each paid one at regular price.

So if I have 2 purchases required to fulfill my account, it seems like I need to place two separate orders (using this code for each separate order), right?

Order 1 = buy one at regular price, 1 free, 1 at 50% off (to get free s/h)
Order 2 = same as above

The code should work more than once, right (i.e., on order 1 and then later on order 2)? Just want to make sure I understand this before I try to fulfill my account with it.
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Originally Posted by moonraker
Question about using 802265 to fulfill an account: this code only gives 1 free DVD total, not a free one for each paid one at regular price.

So if I have 2 purchases required to fulfill my account, it seems like I need to place two separate orders (using this code for each separate order), right?

Order 1 = buy one at regular price, 1 free, 1 at 50% off (to get free s/h)
Order 2 = same as above

The code should work more than once, right (i.e., on order 1 and then later on order 2)? Just want to make sure I understand this before I try to fulfill my account with it.
You're exactly right. You'll need to make two orders if you want to get two free movies with your fulfillments. You can use the codes as many times as you want so don't worry about that.
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