Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > DVD Bargains > DVD Clubs
Reload this Page >

End of the year is approaching -- funcash suggestions?

DVD Clubs Discuss & Strategize about DVD Clubs like Columbia House

End of the year is approaching -- funcash suggestions?

Old 12-07-08, 11:24 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
cgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,089
End of the year is approaching -- funcash suggestions?

If the new program works the same as the old, funcash expires the end of this year, correct?

With some of the sales/deals that Columbia House has had in the past couple months, I'm sure some people -- including me -- have a lot of funcash built up.

My understanding of the new funcash is that there are virtually no "deals" -- you pay regular club price for the DVD, and you can't use the cash on blu-rays. I think I have virtually all of the SD-DVD from Columbia House that I want, but in the hopes that there is something greater out there, I'd love to see what other people are using their funcash on. Post here!
cgray is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 11:48 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
smashthesymbols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 2,080
They've made it so useless there probably isn't any deals to speak of. I'm planning to just burn mine on a couple new releases to give away at Christmas. I figure $2.99 copies of The Dark Knight will make easy gifts.
smashthesymbols is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 08:26 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Dixon Arch
Posts: 450
Hellboy 2 3-Disc for $3.
Step Brothers 2-Disc.
Iron Man / 1 or 2 Disc
The Mist 2-Disc. ...see a pattern here? I like the extras.
Pans Labyrinth 2-Disc
V For Vendetta 2-Disc

I have like 250 to use. It's kinda hard for me to want any of this. I always do them in a huge order, so that shipping is a little cheaper. No point in paying $2.99 each order, when you can pay $1.99 each. I'm buying up my missing Harry Potter movies. :\
McButton is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 09:11 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
I'm trying to think of things not on BD that I want that I don't have yet. So far I've thought of Young @ Heart and Watership Down.

I would do Sunset Boulevard right now, but it wont count since it's a pre-order for another week.
Brent L is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 09:27 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sweet Baby James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 11,587
I'm going to grab South Park-Cult of Cartman with my FC.
Sweet Baby James is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 09:28 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
That's a good idea for a pick too, thanks.
Brent L is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 11:01 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 729
McB.. you have the right idea.

Im burning all of my funcash on new releases for the rest of the year. My wish list is full of stuff that comes out in December and Im hoping that they add additional movies (i.e Mummy -TOTDE) on their release date.

Now, the one kicker is last year, Columbia House allowed funcash to carry over into the new year (2008). Not sure if they'll do that this year, although I hope so, so I dont have to try and burn 112.00 funcash bucks by Dec 31, especially on shit I dont necessarily want.
IJMSPORT is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 12:02 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,236
I too would love to hear any suggestions of newer releases that are not on Blu-ray and/or HD-DVD.
Watership Down was a good one. I don't have that and will get that one for sure.
SMART-ASS is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 12:06 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,096
DON'T FORGET!

Make one(1) large funcash order, so you don't "lock out" your funcash balance for the rest of the year. Order it all at the same time, do not make multiple funcash orders, or your funcash balance may be negative (until the order is completed) if leaving a funcash balance after an order.
basaro is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 12:15 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,236
Originally Posted by basaro View Post
DON'T FORGET!

Make one(1) large funcash order, so you don't "lock out" your funcash balance for the rest of the year. Order it all at the same time, do not make multiple funcash orders, or your funcash balance may be negative (until the order is completed) if leaving a funcash balance after an order.
Thanks basaro. I wasn't aware of that. I have only used Funcash like one time maybe a couple years ago. So this is the first itme I have accumulated enough for a decent purchase. I'll be sure to blow it all at once .
SMART-ASS is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 04:40 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central Coast, Cali
Posts: 448
I didn't have much, about $25 on one account and $38 on another, and still needed the 4 newest Charlie Brown rereleases. So I used the b1g1fs code to get Saw 4 as a present for someone yesterday and got Charlie Brown Christmas for free, on the account with $38 to make it $40, then ordered Thanksgiving and Halloween, and ordered the election one on the account with $25, I'm happy with those.
HyperWeather is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 06:30 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
BobO'Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,927
Originally Posted by IJMSPORT View Post
Now, the one kicker is last year, Columbia House allowed funcash to carry over into the new year (2008). Not sure if they'll do that this year, although I hope so, so I dont have to try and burn 112.00 funcash bucks by Dec 31, especially on shit I dont necessarily want.
I would not count on that happening again. The one time they did that it was sort of an exception due to changing the rules late in the year. With that much built up (!?!) I would use it rather than chance loosing it.
BobO'Link is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 12:33 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,682
Just a quick bump to remind everyone to cash out their funcash in the next couple of days.

I used mine to pick up the Centennial Collection editions of Roman Holiday, Sabrina & Sunset Boulevard.
RevKarl is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 01:46 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
alfonsosoriano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Central Connecticut
Posts: 2,836
I have $13 in funcash. Is there anything I can get with that?
alfonsosoriano is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 08:04 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,096
with $13, you could get any $12.95 title or less. There are plenty of decent choices if you don't have them already.
basaro is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 08:12 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: MN
Posts: 23,936
I keep putting stuff in my funcash cart, but can't pull the trigger on anything. It just feels like I'm wasting potential regular cycle titles.

I think I'm just going to go with Fall of the Roman Empire and Burn After Reading.
starman9000 is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 10:19 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Dixon Arch
Posts: 450
Burn after reading for me too. I was going to rent it, but it will cost $3. I might as well just pay the shipping and keep it.
McButton is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 10:54 AM
  #18  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,642
Originally Posted by McButton View Post
Burn after reading for me too. I was going to rent it, but it will cost $3. I might as well just pay the shipping and keep it.
Any redboxes near you? Renting is free (or $1).
Trevor is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 11:47 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 549
I had 28 in funcash so I used it for two 9.95 titles and a 7.95 title. Picked up Paris je T'aime, L'Auberge Espagnole, and Double Impact.
comanche_doyle is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 12:03 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kane County
Posts: 815
picked up 2 diskers for
Purple Rain
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Rent
Misery
DVD NDN is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 02:26 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
GenPion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,658
I guess I better use what I have left in funcash soon.
GenPion is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 04:40 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,096
I have $88 and am getting these 8 $9.95 titles and 1 $7.95 title:

4267308 11:14
5227103 The Dreamers
4218509 Talk Radio
2042703 Feeling Minnesota
0204503 The Great Gatsby
2412203 Election
0206805 Heaven Can Wait
2970200 Grand Canyon
3601507 Dead End
basaro is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 04:49 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
I just went ahead and used mine for Sunset Boulevard and Watership Down.
Brent L is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 06:27 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Madison, WI ("77 square miles surrounded by reality")
Posts: 30,004
Since I don't want much except blu-rays now and I can't use funcash for them I got some recently released SD special editions I can sell for a decent amount on half.com.
movielib is offline  
Old 12-30-08, 07:36 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 443
With $43 in FC to burn, I picked up Hearts of Darkness (048334) and The Breakfast Club (049697)
Jfunk1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.