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Borders 30% off 1 item through 9/8...and beyond?


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#41 of 244 Joe-Frietze

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Posted November 26 2006 - 03:31 AM

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Dave: Signing up is easy. And it just allows them to track your purchases. The upside is...after you spend so much $$$ they give you a "personal shopping day" in which you can take another 10% off all your purchases for an entire day....and it IS allowed to be used on sale items and with coupons. No problems!

Not only that, but 5% of your purchases from January through (October I think) are put into a Holiday fund. We just used ours yesterday and it came to $53.xx, so that gives you an idea of how much we spend at Borders each year. If only my wife had waited for next weekend and we would have had another shopping day for an extra 10% off on top of the 30% off coupon I used on the Evil Dead I & II Books of the Dead collection.

#42 of 244 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 26 2006 - 06:40 AM

Thanks, Joe! I forgot about the holiday fund. I thought my family spent a lot at Borders! I think we've only got a holiday fund balance of about $12 or $15. I'm probably just using too many 30% coupons! Posted Image

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Posted November 28 2006 - 02:53 AM

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I'm probably just using too many 30% coupons! Posted Image

Same here. My holiday fund is $16.16

I've yet to use my personal shopping day (10% Off). Today I plan to print out a 30% Off coupon, use my personal shopping day and my holiday fund savings on the 14-Disc Superman: Ultimate Collection. ($99.99 - 40% - $16.16 = 43.83). After tax, I'll have the Superman set for $46.90!

#44 of 244 Joe-Frietze

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Posted November 28 2006 - 03:13 AM

Yeah, Mike, it became like a challenge. Every time we went, we ended up spending enough to get another shopping day, and then every time we used the shopping day, we'd spend enough to earn another one. Vicious cycle. Believe me, I used every 30% coupon I could once it was pointed out, and before that it was the occasional coupons you would get at check out (25% off, Buy 2 get 1 free, etc.). And we would cut each other off sometimes saying, "Hey save that for next month to earn our next shopping day."

But, as my wife is fond of saying, there are worse habits than books, comics, and home theater, right?

Rhoq - just FYI, I don't think it will be exactly 40% off. In my experience, they have taken the 30% of the individual item, and then taken 10% off the order total. So it would be more like $99.99 - 30% = $69.99 - 10% = $62.99 - $16.16 = $46.83 + tax.

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Posted November 28 2006 - 03:25 AM

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Rhoq - just FYI, I don't think it will be exactly 40% off. In my experience, they have taken the 30% of the individual item, and then taken 10% off the order total. So it would be more like $99.99 - 30% = $69.99 - 10% = $62.99 - $16.16 = $46.83 + tax.

Gotcha, even still - after tax (7%) it will only be $50.11

#46 of 244 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 28 2006 - 04:38 AM

12-4-2006!

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Yeah, Mike, it became like a challenge. Every time we went, we ended up spending enough to get another shopping day, and then every time we used the shopping day, we'd spend enough to earn another one. Vicious cycle. Believe me, I used every 30% coupon I could once it was pointed out, and before that it was the occasional coupons you would get at check out (25% off, Buy 2 get 1 free, etc.). And we would cut each other off sometimes saying, "Hey save that for next month to earn our next shopping day."

But, as my wife is fond of saying, there are worse habits than books, comics, and home theater, right?

I sometimes think about the size of my collection...do the math (even though I am a HUGE bargain shopper and buy most things on a major discount or used) and wonder, what am I doing? I also have space issues. And, with a backlog of books-to-read and titles-to-watch and time-to-read/watch-them at a premium, I have convinced myself to scale back my purchases until that is under control. Fortunately, I have a wonderful wife who understands all the time I devote to her and the kids and actually helps me rationalize about how much I would be spending if we engaged in pursuing other forms of entertainment (bars, gambling, concerts, etc).

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#47 of 244 Joe-Frietze

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Posted November 28 2006 - 06:32 AM

Well, we have no kids to take up any of our time and attention (so I'm not sure if that makes our expenditures more or less impressive - it's only shopping for two people, but there's more disposable income w/ no child care expenses), so we get to spend a little more time in these pursuits, but year, I've got season sets and individual discs from last X-Mas that I still haven't watched, not to mentions books/comics I haven't opened. But I have been tearing through several books this year, so that's something.

It's just that I find so many great bargains, it's painful to NOT buy them, because I know SOMEDAY I'll get to watch/read/play them. Retirement, I guess. Posted Image

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Posted November 28 2006 - 08:02 AM

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Retirement, I guess. Posted Image

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout. Posted Image

Kids = Expensive

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted December 05 2006 - 10:45 AM

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Posted December 06 2006 - 07:17 PM

Here is a coupon for 40% one DVD box set THIS FRIDAY (12/8) ONLY.

http://f.chtah.com/i...ndvd40_1207.htm


I went through my wishlist at bordersstores.com and couldn't find any real bargains due to high list prices... but I am sure there are good deals out there for the finding.

For instance, you could get the Superman Ultimate set for $60. Not too bad, I suppose.

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Posted December 08 2006 - 11:51 AM

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Posted December 08 2006 - 02:41 PM

12-14-2006

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted December 09 2006 - 05:18 AM

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I just printed this out and it says it is valid through 12/15/06.
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Posted December 09 2006 - 05:18 PM

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I just printed this out and it says it is valid through 12/15/06.

And that, Marty, is why we keep bumping the thread on this VERY nice coupon!

[maxwell smart]Would you believe....?![/maxwell smart] 12-16-06 Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted December 10 2006 - 03:46 PM

Gave these a workout tonight. Did some nice holiday shopping.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted December 11 2006 - 02:50 PM

HERE'S A COUPON for 40% off one book when you spend $20 or more. BUT...it is valid Tuesday, December 12th ONLY!

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Oh, and 12-17-2006! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted December 17 2006 - 09:50 AM

12-23-2006! Posted Image

Been using these a lot for shopping lately. Finally figured I should do a permanent bookmark on my Firefox Bookmark Toolbar! Posted Image It's just right there whenever I need it! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted January 02 2007 - 06:41 AM

Looks like this coupon is finallly dead! It's now saying it expires 9/30/06...Posted Image
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Posted January 02 2007 - 07:04 AM

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Looks like this coupon is finally dead! It's now saying it expires 9/30/06...Posted Image

[Luke Skywalker]Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo![/Luke Skywalker]

Too bad! I certainly got my money's worth out of it though.

RIP, coupon! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted January 02 2007 - 07:17 AM

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Too bad! I certainly got my money's worth out of it though.

Same here. I had read a month or two ago that Border's was losing a lot of money and these 30% off coupons were supposedly partly to blame. Hopefully, us "Borders Rewards" members will still get the coupons in their e-mail.


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