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Best Buy's New Rewards Program...thoughts?

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Scott Weinberg, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. GlenHaag

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    I just got 3 $5 ones today. I'm only 1 behind now. Very good stuff for the holiday weekend. [​IMG]

    Glen
     
  2. Larry Eshleman

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    Finally got my first set of certificates, and went to buy X2 today with them. I was going to use two $10 certs, but the cashier would not accept anything more than the purchase price. Instead, I had to use a $10 and a $5 cert and pay the $0.99 difference!

    Is this official Best Buy policy? If so, it's yet another layer of annoyance (a minor one, to be sure, but on top of the 6-8 week wait, incomplete cert mailings, etc.) to this whole thing.
     
  3. David Lambert

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    I got a single $10 cert tonight. Interesting, as up until now I've only gotten multiple $5 certs.
     
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    Finally got $25 worth of certificates in the mail today (which the Reward Zone site listed as issued between 9/12 and 10/15). Three $5 certificates and one $10 certificate.
     
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    Still have not gotten a single certificate...grrrr...
     
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    Pretty standard practice as far as I know. The certificates have no cash value, so if your purchase was $15 and you handed over $20 in certs, then you'd forfeit the extra $5 since they're not going to give you cash back.

    That's the whole point of the program, to get you back in the store where you'll buy more merchandise.
     
  7. ChrisBEA

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    Is there a way to tell when the certs were issued? I have gotten a bunch and spent a bunch, I was wondering if there was a way I could tell how far along I am, I know I amapprox 30-40 dollars behind now. It seems there should be a correlation between the cert number and the number at the site..... maybe I'm just blind.
     
  8. Larry Eshleman

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  9. Andrew Bunk

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    After a LONG wait, I finally got a ton I've been waiting for. I had about $130 "issued" in September that I just got last week, but the $50 I had issued in October has also already arrived. Perfect for my DS9 season 7/Alien Quadrilogy purchase next week!

    I noticed Best Buy treats these as discounts rather than payment, which is actually better since it is the pre-tax subtotal that gets decreased-less tax as well. I just wish they would have used the $10 certs in September-I literally have a stack of 30 $5 certificates! I guess check out will take a while Tuesday...
     
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    I actually think it's still better that it doesn't go towards new Reward points and get taxed. I'd have to spend $125 to get $5 back, but I'd pay almost twice that in sales tax on the $125. Either way, this is still money I would have spent at BB anyway, so it feels like a nice windfall.
     
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    I'm all caught up now on the certificates. I had only received 1, but in mid November I got 2 more and received another 2 last week while I was out of town. And today, I got 4 more in the mail, for a total of 9, which is exactly how many I was owed.
     
  13. Andrew Bunk

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    I just got my last "September" cert that I knew I was missing so I appear to be all caught up as well, and I justy spent them all!

    My Best Buy receipt today:

    DS9 Season 7-15.05
    Alien Quadrilogy-11.29
    Pirates Of The Caribbean-2.38
    Young Sherlock Holmes-2.24

    Total-30.96!

    Not too bad...
     
  14. Scott Leopold

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    I just received my 2nd certificate today. Unfortunately, I've never received my first one.
     
  15. Andrew Bunk

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    Scott,

    It may still be coming. I got one yesterday that was issued over a month before the ones I got last week.
     
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    Maybe thats what happened to me... just got one today that said it was the 4th one i've earned but i've already gotten like 5 others.. was hoping they double issued one, but guess not.

    Greg
     
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    The way I was able to tell is that the ones issued in September have the number of certificates issued on the statement, whereas the October ones have a dollar amount in that field instead.
     
  18. Dom P.

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    dumb question - where do you get the password to login to the reward zone website??
     
  19. Malcolm R

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    You should have received it in the mail. At least that's how I got mine.
     
  20. Dom P.

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    Hmmmm... I did get something in the mail, I'll have to see if I can find it. [​IMG]
     

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