Universal’s Free DVD offer

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  1. wally

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    Just curious if anyone know if the free DVDs offered by Universal in the January 2003 offer are the same as what is on the store shelf.

    I just mailed my order today. I guess you can’t go wrong either way for two DVDs for $2.95 S&H, just wondering!

    Yes 14 of the 16 discs offered free are specified widescreen.
     
  2. MarkHastings

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    Most of those "Buy 1/Get 1 free" deals are the same DVD's that you get in stores . I doubt they'd take on additional production costs just to give it away.
     
  3. JustinCleveland

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    Yeah, they are extra stock they have sitting around in back, for whatever reason... that they mass produced and they didn't move, or there are new editions comming out, like Universal including Black Hawk Down, Labrynth, and Dark Crystal in recent promotional offeres.

    I'm looking forward to Jaws and A Beautiful Mind, myself!
     
  4. Jay Rodriguez

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    Has anyone received their DVD's yet? My shipping & handling check still has not cleared, and I'm wondering if they've begun shipping these out yet.
     
  5. Dave Gilbert

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    I know a couple of Canadians here have, myself included.
    I haven't heard of anyone south of the border who received their's yet, though.
     
  6. Matt Pasant

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    not yet
     
  7. wally

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    Jay you beat me to it. I was going to post later today on status.

    I have not received mine yet. I haven't checked to see if my check has cleared.

    Too bad, I was in the mood for JP III this week-end[​IMG]
     
  8. Malcolm R

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    They'll be the same as in stores, but they may have a punch-out or some other marking on the UPC code to signify they were a promotional item.
     
  9. JustinCleveland

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    I posted a question on this in the Studio Feedback section yesterday, asking if anyone had gotten them...

    Then, boom, I get home that day, and there they were in my mailbox. Just really funny.

    But yes, I've got them. They had a deep scratch over the UPC, but I've got brand-new free copies of A Beautiful Mind and Jaws!
     
  10. Jay Rodriguez

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    Hmmm, Interesting. Matt & Wally...Here's hoping ourDVD's come soon.
     
  11. Jeff Bamberger

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    Dupe post...can be deleted
     
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    Cool. Looking forward to my free Beautiful Mind and Snow Falling on Cedars.
     
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    WTF????????????

    Just got mine today. I was expecting Mystery Men and Jaws .

    I got Mystery Men alright but they sent me Jaws 2 instead of the original. Now, I realize that these were free, but honestly!

    Did anyone else have this happen to them?
     
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    Got mine today, Jurassic Park III and The Lost World, both have the UPC scratched off by a sander or something... ah well they were 3$.
     
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    I thought mine arrived today, but it was my replacement dvds for BTTF
     
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    How do I get in on this? I am in Canada, and just heard about it now.
     
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    There is a Canadian equivalent.

    The offer is valid with the purchase of the same DVDs as the American offer, but with a slightly different selection of movies available for free.

    Check out this thread for details.
     
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    I had just remembered this a couple days ago when I went to watch Bourne Identity...and can't find my sales receipt [​IMG]
     
  20. Dan Da Silva

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    Got Mine also on saturday, Skulls and Beautiful Mind.
     

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