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Good TWEC (FYE, Coconuts, Strawberries, Wherehouse, etc.) Rebate Deals Part II

 
Old 05-03-04, 06:06 PM
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Good TWEC (FYE, Coconuts, Strawberries, Wherehouse, etc.) Rebate Deals Part II

These rebates pertain to Trans World Entertainment Corporation Stores (FYE, Coconuts, Strawberries Wherehouse, etc.).

These rebates normally last for 2 weeks from the date of release(Some have run for only one week). These rebates normally take 6 - 8 weeks and they're good because you can send in the UPC Price Sticker instead of the actual UPC (full details on sending in the rebate on the bottom of this post).

If you need to contact Parago for whatever reason, their phone # is 877-266-6483. Press #2 for non-Staples rebates. Then press "0" to get a CSR.

NEWSFLASH: It looks like the days of $10 MIR are gone and the rebates will now be $5 or $7. However, you can still get the deals if your store advertises pre-orders (in some ways this can be better because you save a littlel bit on tax). They probably did this because more people sent in their rebates than they expected as a result of bargain hunters like us in this thread. Therefore, if your TWEC store advertises pre-orders, I'd highly suggest pre-ordering your title so that you can get that advertised price.

It looks like FYE has separate rebate deals for pre-orders and non-pre-orders (e.g. for Kill Bill Vol. 2 there are separate $10 rebates for pre-orders and $5 rebates for non-pre-orders)



NOTE: The prices are normally good for the first week (i.e. through the first Saturday). The second week the price may rise. The last 2 days of the rebate (Last Sunday and Monday, the price will almost always rise $2 or so....e.g. titles that are $19.99 will rise to $21.99). That said, the earlier you buy the item, the better.

This Week's Rebate Deals (10/12/04 - 10/25/04)
The Day After Tomorrow: $19.99 + tax - $7 MIR
Breakin All the Rules: $19.99 + tax - $7 MIR
Raising Helen: $19.99 + tax - $7 MIR
Ren & Stimpy Seasons 1 & 2: $29.99 + tax - $7 MIR


Last Week's Rebate Deals (10/5/04 - 10/18/04)
Aladdin: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
The Shawshank Redemption SE: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
Fahrenheit 9/11: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
Lady Death: $7 MIR (I couldn't find this in the store)


Future rebates are (Note: These prices are mostly reported by lumberjack and are only guaranteed for advertised pre-orders at your store which require a $5 deposit. TWEC has cut down on the amount of their rebates. These prices will most likely be significantly higher during release week (e.g. Hellboy had a pre-order price of $9.99 after MIR but during release week it was $16.99 after MIR; a difference of $7 + Tax)
10/19/04: Dawn of the Dead (2004): $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
10/19/04: Garfield The Movie: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR (Free plush toy with pre-order)
10/19/04: Van Helsing: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
10/26/04: Mulan: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
10/26/04: White Chicks: $14.99 after MIR
11/2/04: Around the World in 80 Days (2004): $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
11/5/04: Shrek 2: $14.99 after MIR (Free plush toy with pre-order...choice of Shrek, Donkey, or Puss N Boots) (Rebate changed from $7 to $5)
11/9/04: The Stepford Wives: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
11/16/04: The Chronicles of Riddick: $12.99 after MIR
11/16/04: Elf: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR (Free Yuletide Log DVD with pre-order) (Rebate changed from $7 to $5)
11/23/04: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR ($14.99 after MIR)
11/23/04: Seinfeld Seasons 1 & 2: $29.99 after MIR (Free undetermined gift with pre-order)
11/23/04: Seinfeld Season 3: $29.99 after MIR (Free undetermined gift with pre-order)
11/23/04: The Terminal: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR (Rebate changed from $7 to $5)
11/30/04: Spider-Man 2: $14.99 after MIR (Free undetermined gift with pre-order)
12/7/04: The Bourne Supremacy: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
12/7/04: Catwoman: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR (Rebate changed from $7 to $5)
12/7/04: Dodgeball: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR (Free Dodgeball with pre-order)
12/7/04: LOTR: The Return of the King (Extended Edition): $29.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
12/14/04: Collateral: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
12/14/04: I, Robot: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
12/21/04: King Arthur: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
12/21/04: The Manchurian Candidate (2004): $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
12/28/04: Anchorman: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
1/4/05: The Notebook: $19.99 + Tax - $5 MIR
1/4/05: Troy: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR


Other rebate deals for August
Kill Bill vol. 2: $22.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
The Punisher: $21.99 + Tax - $7 MIR



$7.99 with any purchase: Return of the Living Dead SE



As reported by misterchimpy, Coconuts, Strawberries, etc. has a sales flyer (these deals are good through Wednesday, 10/13/04, although the Coconuts in Queens NY usually run their sales flyers through Saturday)

15% + Free Shipping at Coconuts.com
see www.coconuts.com/15fsoct for details, enter promo code 15FSOCT at checkout.
Discount not valid on gift cards, games and game hardware.

Volcano 5.99 with any purchase

Day After Tomorrow Low Price

22.99 + tax - $10 MIR
Punisher
Walking Tall
Girl Next Door
Passion of the Christ

19.99 + tax - $7 MIR
Raising Helen
Breakin the Rules
Shawshank Redemption SE


9.99 + tax - $3 MIR
Poltergeist
Arachnophobia
Texas Chainsaw 2
From Hell
Donnie Darko
Halloween: H20
The Omen
Silence of the Lambs
Hannibal
Salem's Lot
Dracula 2000
The Shining
The Relic

14.99 + tax - $8 MIR
From Dusk Till Dawn
Candyman SE
Christine SE
The Crow: Collector's Series
Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition

12.99 + tax - $6 MIR
Hangman's Curse
Freddy vs. Jason
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Final Destination 2
Dawn of the Dead
Gothika

29.99
Ren + Stimpy S1 + S2
Cedric the Entertainer Presents

39.99
Kingdom Hospital
Stephen King Collection

59.99
Friday 13th Collection
Nightmare on Elm Street Collection

64.99
CSI: S4

There are also very cheap AR deals on various "Coby" items, DVD player for 19.99 AR, 5" portable DVD player for 99.99 AR, etc.



MY STEPS FOR SENDING IN YOUR REBATE (I've probably done close to 40 so far)
1. Fill out the rebate form and check off all products on the same receipt that are eligible for rebates.
2. Remove the UPC price stickers from the front of the DVD packaging and place them on a blank sheet of white paper and cut around the borders.
3. Fill out the envelope with a stamp.
4. Make 2 copies of the receipt (one to mail in, one for your records), a copy of the rebate form (both sides), a copy of the UPCs and a copy of the envelope
5. Get another sheet of blank white paper. Staple the left hand corner of the rebate form with your information facing up to the left hand corner of the sheet of paper. Cut out one copy of the receipt and tape that to the right hand side of the paper. Circle the prices of qualifying purchases and the date of the receipt. Tape the UPC Price Stickers to the bottom left hand of the white paper.
6. Make a copy of the white sheet of paper with all the rebate materials on it (write on it the day that you mail it out). Keep the copy for yourself
7. Place that original sheet (not the photocopy) in the stamped envelope and mail it out.

8. Parago, the rebate fulfillment company, will send you an e-mail once they receive your rebate submission which you can track at RebatesHQ.com.

9. Once you receive the rebates, make a copy of it/them and write on it/them the day that you received it and staple it to your copies for the rebate.


In regards to if rebates are applicable at all stores, this is db27's, a manager of a FYE store, response.
I would love to chime in! You spoke to Liam, who is ltrain here on the forums.

This is the definitive answer, no questions or issues this is how it is.

In transworld they have many store brands as you all know. Some of the stores run what are call FSI promotions (free-standing inserts) these generally apply to non-mall stores but some (few) are on the program as well. If you have a store near you that runs any type of flyer in the paper they are on the program.

As an example Stevevt, our Coconuts is on the FSI program, while neither fye in the Burlington area is. Thus promotions vary from one to the other.

Liam was correct to say that your fye reciept and the rebate form that you got from fye wouldn't work, because the store number on the fye reciept identifys us as a non-FSI store.

By doing the exchange and getting the Coconuts reciept you seal the deal and your rebates will successfully be redeemed.

Let me know if I can help out further.
Much thanks to misterchimpy for reporting the current week's rebate deals on Tuesday morning, lumberjack for his pre-order info, db27 for his inside info as a manager, and all others for their contributions to this thread

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"5/25: LOTR: The Return of the King: $22.99 + Tax - $10 MIR (Also, if you preorder it, it comes with a free mini Aragorn figure)"

Wow! That's a good deal. Couple that with the hopefully $5 rebate for the EE in the TE version, it's a steal.

Do you know when the preorder goes into effect?

Great info.

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man, missed out on that Master and Commander 2 disc MIR. when I went to the wherehouse they only had the 1 disc showing. lame. that star wars rebate sounds solid, but I will most likely wait till release week to see if anyone elses prices are lower. thanks!
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aragorn figure

I can tell you that as of now preorders for LOTR ROTK will NOT include the figure of aragorn, we got an email that told us to cover up the signage that supported this giveaway and were told that they could cover the existing pre-orders only.
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Perfect... just as Wherehouse starts to get in on the deals the last one near me closes shop. Perfect.
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Scary Movie Deal

Also, if you buy the Scary Movie 1/2 pack (not sure on the price yet), you'll get an additional coupon for $5 off Scary Movie 3.
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They raised the price on Last Samurai.(d'oh!)

Last Samurai 21.99 - $7 MIR = $14.99 + tax
Girl with a Pearl Earring 19.99- $7 MIR = $12.99 + tax
Peter Pan 19.99 - $10 MIR = 9.99 + tax
Calendar Girls 19.99 - $7 MIR = $12.99 + tax
Osbournes 2 1/2 21.99 = $7 MIR = $14.99 + tax
Chasing Liberty 17.99 after rebate(I think this price is wrong..,it is 19.99 before rebate)

Box Sets

Bernie Mac, S1 36.99 - $10 MIR = $26.99 + tax
Party of Five, S1 39.99 - $10 MIR = $29.99 + tax
Gilmore Girls, S1 44.99 - $10 MIR = $34.99 + tax

In addition, Peter Pan had an on pack sticker promoting $30 in free offers inside, including 'free cookies'. Also, Chasing Liberty had a take $5 off sticker when you purchase that and one of the following at the same time, In Laws, Divine Secrets of Ya Ya Sisterhood, 2 Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality, or Oceans 11. Both looked like non store specific promotions.

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Will FYE have any deals or rebates on Underworld unrated extended cut on May 25?
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They raised the price on Last Samurai.(d'oh!)
Yup, noticed that the hard way this morning.
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This week's rebates are (5/4/04 - 5/17/04)
The Last Samurai: $21.99 + Tax - $7 MIR Note: $19.99 was the pre-order price
Peter Pan: $19.99 + Tax - $10 MIR
Chasing Liberty: $19.99 + Tax - $10 MIR
Calendar Girls: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
Girl With a Pearl Earing: $19.99 + Tax - $7 MIR
Osbournes Season 2.5: $21.99 + Tax - $7 MIR (Note: Save $5 instantly with the purchase of either Osbournes Season 1 or 2)
The Bernie Mac Show Season 1: $36.99 + Tax - $10 MIR
Party of Five Season 1: $44.99 + Tax - $10 MIR
Gilmore Girls Season 1: $49.99 + Tax - $10 MIR
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man, missed out on that Master and Commander 2 disc MIR. when I went to the wherehouse they only had the 1 disc showing. lame. that star wars rebate sounds solid, but I will most likely wait till release week to see if anyone elses prices are lower. thanks!
Not only had the Master and Commander 2 disc gone up to $32.99 instead of the original week's 29.99, every package in the store had a sliced case within the plastic wrap. Maybe that's why your store doesn't have it anymore? I had my store special order my replacement 2 disc and hopefully will have it by the end of the week. Anybody else see this damage on the box?

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I just got an email confirmation for The Cooler DVD Rebate, and it only said $8:

Rebate: $8.00 Rebate Check
Promotion: Up to a $10.00 Mail-In Rebate on Select Movie Titles
Submission Type: MAIL
Date Received: 05-05-2004
Status: Processing Rebate
Status Detail: Your rebate is valid and is in the final stages of processing. You should receive your rebate per the terms and conditions listed on the coupon.

Whats up with that? Anyone else's say the same thing?
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Saw the same weirdness here. I sent in these rebates:

Kill Bill $10
Big Fish $7
WWE XX $8

The rebate for Kill Bill shows up as $10, but the rebates for Big Fish and WWE XX are only showing $7 and $5. Unfortunately, I can't tell which rebate is for a given DVD from the website, but I'm being shorted $3. What's the deal guys? Maybe I'll give them a call tomorrow if I get a chance.

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FYE best not pull a switch.

After I bought the DVD I di dsee a sign in the store that showed The Cooler for $15.99 - $10.00 rebate = $5.99 final price.
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I just got an e-mail notice for what looks like an $8 Cooler Rebate.

I had one e-mail for $7 (either Love Actually or Haunted Mansion), another $7 e-mail, than one for $8. I remember sending in the three rebates for Love Actually, Haunted Mansion, and The Cooler on the same day. It looks like they are only giving me $8 for The Cooler, too. Granted, a $7.99 price is still good but when it says on the rebate slip and signs all over the story a $10 rebate, it is quite irritating. Maybe it's just a goof in their system.
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rebate is for ten bucks, you should contact customer service to resolve it.
sounds like a glitch.
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I picked up WMXX and I didn't notice till I got home there was no UPC sticker on the wrapper. The problem is it is a thick case and I am not sure how to handle sending in the UPC code. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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I also received an e-mail ststing "The Cooler" rebate was only for $8 - not $10. I already contacted them and they want me to e-mail or fax proof (the original rebate slip) stating the rebate is supposed to be for $10.
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I picked up WMXX and I didn't notice till I got home there was no UPC sticker on the wrapper. The problem is it is a thick case and I am not sure how to handle sending in the UPC code. Does anyone have any suggestions?
go back to the store and exchange it for a copy that has the UPC Price Sticker on it
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Does anyone have a scan of the Cooler rebate form? I just don't think I'll make it back to the store to pick one up by the weekend...and I need it for the rebate correction.
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Last Samurai

Last Samurai was $21.99 at Coconuts and $20.99 at fye across the street in the mall (all before MIR) in Merrillville, IN.

Go figure.
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Re: Last Samurai

Originally posted by Hal2000
Last Samurai was $21.99 at Coconuts and $20.99 at fye across the street in the mall (all before MIR) in Merrillville, IN.

Go figure.
I go to the Merrillville Coconuts all the time. Nice to see someone near here. I never really check fye... just going into the mall is bothersome.
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I may be wrong but I do not think you may use a copy of a coupon. I believe you need an original from a store. You might want to call a store and inquire.

Perhaps someone could pick one up and mail it to you if they are going by a store anyway.
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Liquid Death,

I may be wrong but I do not think you may use a copy of a coupon. I believe you need an original from a store. You might want to call a store and inquire.

Perhaps someone could pick one up and mail it to you if they are going by a store anyway.
Nah, I just need a scan of one so I can email it to the rebate company to 'prove' it was a $10 rebate and not an $8 one. I've already submitted the rebate w/ an original form.
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