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Old 03-19-09, 01:46 PM
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Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

[This thread supersedes Part IV, which has become quite 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.

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 by lizard:

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, with free shipping all the time and no Director's Selections to fuss with. But average DVD costs are substantially 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. Click on "details" and you will get an explanation of your current offer. If you click on the "Looking for the Offer in Your Mailing?" link, it will take you to a place to enter your sale offer code. This is described in more detail in The "How do I enter a code" answer! thread.


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. A recent (3/27/08) code offered B1G4F (plus shipping). Using such a code can lead to per disc averages as low as $4.39 and many of the purchases can be newer titles or 2 disc Special Editions not yet available for enrollment. For fulfilling an account, it doesn’t get any better than that.


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 or HD discs. Free shipping is not allowed on Funcash purchases.


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 one to qualify for a free regular DVD that is priced the same as, or less than, the qualifying purchase (and the qualifying purchase will count for fulfillment if it is priced at $19.95 or more). 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 sale offer on my account, can I buy a Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD using it?

A: Yes and No. You can't get High Definition disc (usually) as a freebie, but you can use one to qualify for a free regular DVD that is priced the same as, or less than, the qualifying purchase (and the qualifying purchase will count for fulfillment if it is priced at $19.95 or more). Columbia House did have a B1G1F sale on HD discs at one time, so it is possible that they may have future sales of that kind.


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.

Other helpful threads:
"How do I enter a code" answer!
Questions about Columbia House? Ask them here, Part II
The Columbia House DVD Club FAQ
TV Edition Club, Discussion thread
Official Columbia House Deal-of-the-Day Thread

Effective 03/01/10, Customer Service Number will be 1-717-918-3232. Don't know whether or not they are doing away with the toll free number completely.

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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Originally Posted by thejester View Post
Here are current ones

801490 - b1g1 unlimited
802334 - ??
802482 - b1g1 + 50% off
803082 - b1g1 + 50% off + Free S&H on $25+ Order
803182 - b1g1 + 50% off + Free S&H on $35+ Order
803282 - b1g1 + 50% off + Free S&H on $50+ Order
803382 - b1g1 + 60% off + Free S&H on $50+ Order
805682 - b1g1 + 60% off
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

As usual the free ship will not work for sets. Kills the deal. If anyone has figured a way to do it, please post how.
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

I think you have to wait for box set sales..
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Current -

802428 - b1 + 50% off + 10% off DVD Order
802438 - b1 + 50% off + 10% off Order
803038 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on $25+ DVD Order
803138 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on $35+ DVD Order
803238 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on $50+ DVD Order
803338 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on DVD Order
805628 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off DVD Order
805638 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order
805654 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order
809438 - 40% off + 10% off Order

b1g1s
801490 - b1g1 unlimited
802334 - ??b1g1 unlimited
802482 - b1g1 + 50% off
803082 - b1g1 + 60% off + Free S&H on $25+ DVD Order
803182 - b1g1 + 60% off + Free S&H on $35+ DVD Order
803282 - b1g1 + 60% off + Free S&H on $50+ DVD Order
803382 - b1g1 + 60% off + Free S&H on DVD Order
805682 - b1g1 + 60% off

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Old 03-22-09, 02:48 PM
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

awesome, thanks thejester
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

made 3 orders with 803082 b1g1 fs,thanks jester
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

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All of the B1G1 except the first (801490) appear to be dead.

Thanks for continuing to post the codes, Jester. I did get in a couple with the 60 % off & free shipping over $25 (ordered sets as qualifiers, so didn't save shipping on those anyway). Was going to place another couple of orders, but looked at the calendar wrong & thought Monday was the 22nd (when the emails said the deals ended). Doofus move on my part, but CH will keep offering these sales to pump up the volume...just like every other retailer is doing.

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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Current -

801490 - b1g1 unlimited
802334 - ??b1g1 unlimited
802438 - b1 + 50% off + 10% off Order
803038 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on $25+ DVD Order
803138 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on $35+ DVD Order
803238 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on $50+ DVD Order
803338 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order + Free S&H on DVD Order
805638 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order
805654 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off Order
805683 - b1 + 60% off + $6 FC per DVD
809438 - 40% off + 10% off Order
809483 - 40% off + $6 FC per DVD
809484 - 40% off + $6 FC per DVD
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

I wish there was a B1G1+ Free shipping code I think i am just getting too greedy

Thanks for the codes jester as always.
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

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I wish there was a B1G1+ Free shipping code I think i am just getting too greedy

Thanks for the codes jester as always.
there was just one working 3 days ago....
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
there was just one working 3 days ago....
Thanks for the respond riot.
I know but I was looking for the one that works right now to combine with the ongoing BOGO Blu. Well Bogo Blu with free shipping more than enough for us right now. Thats why i said i think i am getting greedy
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

hey the BOGO Blu stacks with any code!!! you could get free shipping, I checked with code 803338, it works only for blu rays. Make sure you click in the "details" link in the "60%" off box.
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Originally Posted by Cutegirll025 View Post
hey the BOGO Blu stacks with any code!!! you could get free shipping, I checked with code 803338, it works only for blu rays. Make sure you click in the "details" link in the "60%" off box.
I noticed this as well! Was just about to post it... The 10% off part of the code doesn't work on Blu-Rays though, but oh well! Good enough...
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

The Notebook doesn't work w/ free shipping due to it being a gift set?
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The Notebook doesn't work w/ free shipping due to it being a gift set?
Correct.
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Possibly new codes - I haven't checked them out yet for info/active -

802385
802483
802484
802486
802487
805683
805686
805687
809483
809484
809486
809487

Especially since most all previous codes (save 1490, 2334) are inactive.
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

809483-TV & Movies 40%off and $6 Funcash
809487-dvd 40% off, and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
802487 b1g1 50% off. and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
805687 b1g1 60% off. and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
805686 805687 b1g1 60% off with free shipping.
805683 805687 b1g1 60% off plus $6 Funcash.
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Originally Posted by spockzombie View Post
809483-TV & Movies 40%off and $6 Funcash
809487-dvd 40% off, and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
802487 b1 + 50% off. and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
805687 b1 + 60% off. and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
805686 805687 b1 + 60% off with free shipping.
805683 805687 b1 + 60% off plus $6 Funcash.
fixed.
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Originally Posted by spockzombie View Post
809483-TV & Movies 40%off and $6 Funcash
809487-dvd 40% off, and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
802487 b1g1 50% off. and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
805687 b1g1 60% off. and boxed sets 50% off with no qualifier.
805686 b1g1 60% off with free shipping.
805683 b1g1 60% off plus $6 Funcash.
Sorry dont know why it did that.
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805686 - Free Shipping works on the $5 Spring Cleaning Sale titles. Code expires March 29th, 11:59 EST. Hmmm... shouldn't that be EDT??
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Current -
801490 - b1g1 unlimited
802334 - ??
802385
802428 - b1 + 50% off + 10% off DVD Order
802486 - b1 + 50% off + Free S&H on DVD Order
802487 - b1 + 50% off -or- 50% off DVD Sets
805628 - b1 + 60% off + 10% off DVD Order
805686 - b1 + 60% off + Free S&H on DVD Order
805687 - b1 + 60% off -or- 50% off DVD Sets
809486 - 40% off + Free S&H on DVD Order
809487 - 40% off -or- 50% off DVD Sets
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

Code 802334 says "Blu-ray and HD-DVD Buy 1, Get 1 Free Offer" but its not working.
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Code 802334 says "Blu-ray and HD-DVD Buy 1, Get 1 Free Offer" but its not working.
Yeah, I noticed that when I found it a while back. If it had worked I would have mentioned it sooner. It does however work as a b1g1.
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Re: Columbia House Sale Offer Codes, Part V

I can't seem to get any of those codes to work. What could I be doing wrong?
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