Funny experience with X-Men 1.5 Daredevil coupon today!

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  1. Bob Pierce

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    Had to pass this on to the group: I picked up the X-Men 1.5 DVD this week, and today I used the enclosed coupon to go see the opening of Daredevil for free. As it turns out, it was more than free! The matinee price was $5.75, and when I presented the coupon, the cashier mumbled something to herself about it being a $12 coupon, and she gave me $6.25 in change! Now that's a good deal on a DVD, and a movie ticket! [​IMG]

    If anyone else in the area wants to try it at the same theater, it was the Loews Theater at the Loop in Methuen, MA. Good luck! [​IMG]

    - Bob P.
     
  2. Bob Pierce

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    How do you edit the $&#*@ title of a thread?! I hate typos. For what it's worth, the title should say "Daredevil", of course.....

    It's the little things.....

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    Have no fear...
     
  4. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    I can only imagine the look on the Manager's face when they reconcile her cash drawer. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dom P.

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    I bet you just had a dumb cashier, I doubt that is the intent of the coupon.

    I'm sure it's good "up to" $12 [​IMG]
     
  6. Ron Boster

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    Just curious....Why didn't you give the money back or call attention to her mistake?
     
  7. Jason Wilcox

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    yeah...not to ruin the fun or anything...but being $6.25 off on her cash register will surely get her in trouble...she wouldn't be fired...but she would get a warning...
     
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    Agreed with Ron...she could get axed for a drawer discrepancy that size, I've seen it happen. This is not so much a "Bargain" as a "Theft Opportunity", anyways.

    Sorry to be a party pooper, but I call 'em as I see 'em.
     
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  11. Bob Pierce

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    Hey, Ron,

    I never actually said one way or the other whether I called attention to the mistake, just that it happened. As for the rest of the story, well, I guess it will remain a mystery, left to our own assumptions about basic human nature to guess what the most likely outcome was.....

    [​IMG]

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  12. Ken Custodio

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    I don't know what the coupon looks like since I didn't get one in my X1.5 DVD [​IMG] But isn't the coupon just movie cash? Or does it specifically say for Daredevil or X2? If it is moview cash, how would the cashier know the difference if one were to order movie cash from the web and paid face value or if they got the coupon free.
     
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    It says DD or X2.
     
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    She may get chewed out, but she won't get fired. The manager can write on the movie cash/check that they gave $12 for it. This happened to me when my wife and son and I went to see Santa Clause 2 using a similar ticket, the cashier gave us $12 off the total even though the adult tickets were only $7.25


    Chris
     
  15. Beau B

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    Nice Job!!!!
     
  16. Ron Boster

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    Bob:

    Glass houses right? I'm not here to judge anyone, so if you took it that way, I'm sorry...not intended. As far as myself. Whether it's an obvious misprice at a store or calling a attention to a mistake by a cashier, bottomline (IMHO) is what is my integrity worth to me? That's how I make my decision. I'm not saying that's how other's should view it...but, that's the way it works for me (and my son, if I'm doing my job correctly).

    Ron
     
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    When I bought the LOTR EE with the free ticket I used it and the guy behind the counter wrote $15.00 on the coupon and it was only $7.50 to get in. Now I think they where the ones taking advantage..
     
  18. John Bryant

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    Yup, the theaters will charge you as much as possible, even during a matinee showing. If they send in an $8.50 ticket, and they only charged you $5.50 for it, they come out ahead.
     
  19. Jimmy M

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    I agree. When I bought two tickets for Two Towers, I only had one coupon, and when I looked at my tickets, one said "$8.75" and the other one said "$9.50.

    Jim
     
  20. Bruce_S

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    Oh man, I wish my cashier was that dumb. I would've taken the money and give it back with the purchase of the overprice popcorn and drinks.
     

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