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Weekly RoundUp 12-30-2008

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
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    The Weekly RoundUp

    Happy New Year, everyone![​IMG]

    The Features

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    – Cast (The Secret Life of the American Teenager – 2008)

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    – Cast (Serenity – 2005)

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    – Jon Voight & Kelsey Grammer (An American Carol – 2008)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco10 Items or Less: Seasons 1 & 2 (12-27)$21.99$24.99$21.99 - - An American Carol$19.99$14.99$19.99 - - Baghead (12-27)$25.99$19.99$19.99 - - Battle for Haditha$24.99$24.99$19.99 - - Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Greek: Chapter Two$19.99$19.99$19.9919.99 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Kyle XY: Season 2$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Nip/Tuck: Season 5 Volume 1$37.99$37.99$37.99$37.99 - Secret Life of an American Teenager: S1$29.99$34.99$34.99$27.99 - Surfer, Dude$20.99$14.99$19.99 - - Towelhead$19.99$19.99$19.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAn American Carol$23.99$26.99$34.00 - - Days of Thunder$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Event Horizon$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Ghost$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Last Holiday$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Serenity$19.99$21.99$19.99 - - Surfer, Dude$21.49$21.99$19.99 - - The Truman Show$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Wedding Crashers$19.99$19.99$19.99 - -

    The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price.

    "LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week in the RoundUp. The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well as those which I consider will be of interest to a majority of consumers (and sometimes I’ll miss one!). I don't get paid for this, and I don't have the time to list every DVD. So, please don't complain! If there is a title not included in the RoundUp that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone!

    Note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the RoundUp. They set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    --As I noted last week, trying to figure out release dates at the end of a calendar year (around the holidays) is tricky at best. This week, I’ve included two titles that were moved up to 12-27-08 (Saturday): 10 Items or Less: Seasons 1 & 2 and Baghead. I included them because I did NOT list them in last week’s RoundUp.

    --Best Buy has a FREE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of Resident Evil: Degeneration on SD-DVD this week. Minimum 4 per store. Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks. Must be purchased on same receipt. .

    --Buy BOTH Ghost Town and The Duchess (on SD-DVD OR Blu-ray) and SAVE $10. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Buy ANY TWO of the following $19.99 Disney SD-DVDs and save $5. Buy ANY THREE and save $15: 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats, Dumbo, Enchanted, The Fox & the Hound, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II, The Little Mermaid III, Meet the Robinsons, Pete’s Dragon, Peter Pan, Peter Pan: Return to Neverland, Pocahontas, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Sword in the Stone, Tinker Bell, Toy Story, Toy Story 2.

    --Buy ANY TWO of the following three titles and save $10: Greek: Chapter Two, Kyle XY: Season 2, The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Save $10, instantly, when you buy the following movies (SD-DVD or Blu-ray) with Eagle Eye on Blu-ray: Cloverfield, Tropic Thunder. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --There are some nifty Blu-ray double-packs being advertised by BB this week:

    $22.99:

    Coming to America/Trading Places
    Face Off/Next
    The Italian Job/Shooter
    Patriot Games/The Sum of All Fears
    Payback/We Were Soldiers

    $26.99:

    Cloverfield/Sleepy Hollow
    Drillbit Taylor/Norbit
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider/The Ruins
    Nacho Libre/The Spiderwick Chronicles

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $6.99.

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE 10 MINUTES OF BONUS CONTENT with the purchase of ANY version of Eagle Eye at their stores.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $9.99 & $12.99.

    --Buy BOTH Greek: Chapter Two AND The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1 @ Target this week and save $10.

    --Target, this week, is advertising a number of titles for $14: Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Dark Knight, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, Wall-E.

    --Target has the following DVD sets on sale for $17: Gossip Girl: Season 1 and The Office: Season 4. Target also has a number of nice prices on other TV shows on DVD sets.

    --Target, this week, is also advertising the following Blu-ray discs for $22: The Dark Knight, Wanted.

    --Target has the following Blu-ray discs on sale for $19.99: Cars, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume II, National Treasure 2, No Country for Old Men, Sleeping Beauty, Wall-E.

    --Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $6.50 & a separate list of Fitness & Exercise DVDs for $13.00.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Internet Dating $15.99

    $9.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
    Vantage Point
    21
    Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
    88 Minutes
    Prom Night: Unrated
    Made Of Honor
    You Don’t Mess With The Zohan: 1-Disc Extended/Unrated Edition

    $12.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
    Meet The Browns
    Juno
    Alvin & The Chipmunks
    Stargate: Continuum
    The X-Files: I Want To Believe
    Alien vs. Predator: Requiem – Unrated
    The Eye
    Jumper
    The Bank Job
    Street Kings
    Rambo: The Fight Continues


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Wanted $16.99
    Batman: The Dark Knight $19.99
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army $19.99
    Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $19.99
    Iron Man $19.99
    The Mummy: Tomb OF The Dragon Emperor $19.99
    Kung-Fu Panda $19.99
    Wall*E $19.99
    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian $19.99
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! $19.99
    The House Bunny $19.99
    Burn After Reading $19.99
    Step Brothers: Unrated Widescreen Edition $19.99
    Mamma Mia! The Movie $19.99
    Hancock: 1-Disc Unrated Edition $16.99
    Beethoven’s Big Break $19.99
    Internet Dating $19.99

    Eagle Eye $16.99
    Eagle Eye: 2-Disc Special Edition $22.99
    Eagle Eye: 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-Ray $26.99
    Tropic Thunder DVD $19.99
    Cloverfield DVD $14.99
    Tropic Thunder Blu-Ray $29.99
    Cloverfield Blu-Ray $29.99
    Save $10 Instantly when you buy any of these DVD or Blu-Ray movies with Eagle Eye on Blu-Ray. Purchase Eagle Eye on Blu-Ray and get a $10 discount on either a DVD OR Blu-Ray version of Cloverfield or Tropic Thunder. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.

    $6.99 each:
    American Gangster: 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition
    Knocked Up: Unrated
    Anchorman
    The 40 Year Old Virgin: Double Your Pleasure Edition
    Old School: Unrated & Out Of Control
    The Mummy Returns: 2 Disc Deluxe Edition
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    Joe Dirt
    Footloose: Special Collector’s Edition
    Flashdance: Special Collector’s Edition w/CD
    Jet Li’s Fearless: Unrated Director’s Cut
    Serenity: Collector’s Edition
    Mean Girls
    Rudy
    The Benchwarmers
    Jerry Maguire

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    $19.99 DVDs:
    Buy 2 from this section and Save $5. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.
    Buy 3 from this section and Save $15. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.
    Limit 3 of each title per customer

    Peter Pan: 2-Disc Platinum Edition
    Peter Pan: Return To Neverland
    The Little Mermaid: 2 Disc Special Edition
    The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea
    The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning
    Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Toy Story 2: 2-Disc Special Edition
    Jungle Book: 50th Anniversary Edition
    Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition
    Enchanted
    Meet The Robinsons
    Tinker Bell
    Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary Edition
    Pete’s Dragon
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition
    Dumbo: New Big Top Edition
    The Fox & The Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition
    The Aristocats: New Special Edition
    Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition
    The Sword In The Stone: 45th Anniversary Edition

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Cloverfield $29.99
    Tropic Thunder $29.99
    Save $10 Instantly when you buy any of these DVD or Blu-Ray movies with Eagle Eye on Blu-Ray. Purchase Eagle Eye on Blu-Ray and get a $10 discount on either a DVD OR Blu-Ray version of Cloverfield or Tropic Thunder. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse $24.99
    Resident Evil: Extinction $29.99
    Planet Earth $79.99

    Payback / We Were Soldiers Double Feature Pack $22.99
    The Italian Job / Shooter Double Feature Pack $22.99
    Trading Places / Coming To America Double Feature Pack $22.99
    Patriot Games / The Sum Of All Fears Double Feature Pack $22.99
    Next / Face/Off Double Feature Pack $22.99
    Norbit / Drillbit Taylor Double Feature Pack $26.99
    Nacho Libre / The Spiderwick Chronicles Double Feature Pack $26.99
    The Ruins: Unrated / Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Double Feature Pack $26.99
    Sleepy Hollow / Cloverfield Double Feature Pack $26.99

    Batman: The Dark Knight $29.99
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army $29.99
    Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $29.99
    Iron Man $29.99
    The Mummy: Tomb OF The Dragon Emperor $29.99
    Kung Fu Panda $29.99
    Wall*E $29.99
    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian $29.99
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! $29.99
    The House Bunny $29.99
    Burn After Reading $29.99
    Step Brothers: Unrated Widescreen Edition $29.99
    Mamma Mia! The Movie $29.99


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Beethoven’s Big Break $19.99
    Batman: The Dark Knight $14
    Wall*E $14
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! $14
    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian $14

    $6.50 each: Titles listed and selected others
    Crash
    Caddyshck
    School Of Rock: Special Collector’s Edition
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

    $13 Fitness DVDs: Titles listed and selected others. Titles found in Sporting Goods Department
    Dancing With The Stars: Latin Cardio Dance
    The Biggest Loser – The Workout: Boot Camp
    Weight Loss Yoga
    Yoga For Beginners
    ABS Diet For Women Workout
    and a few more titles.

    Blu-Ray High Discs:
    Batman: The Dark Knight $22
    Wanted $22
    Kill Bill: Volume I $19.99
    Kill Bill: Volume II $19.99
    No Country For Old Men $19.99
    National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $19.99
    Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary + DVD Copy $19.99
    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian $19.99
    CARS $19.99
    Wall*E: 2-Disc Set $19.99


    DVD Sets:
    Gossip Girl: Season 1 $17
    The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 $14.99 each
    Family Guy: Volumes I / II / III / IV / V / VI $19.99 each
    It’s Always Sunning In Philadelphia: Season 1 + 2 / 3 $14.99 each
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.99
    The Office: Season 3 $19.99
    The Office: Season 4 $17.99
    Heroes: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    House: Season 4 $24.99
    Bones: Season 3 $19.99
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4 $19.99
    Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Sex & The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $8.99 each
    Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4 $14.99 each
    Monk: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
    Two & a Half Men: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99
    Supernatural: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Prison Break: Season 3 $19.99
     
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    Thanks Patrick. Really appreciate that you are still doing this despite other things you are dealing with.
     
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    Not much for me this week, Mike. In fact I may pass and give my wallet a rest for a bit. I am intrigued by Towelhead, but may just rent it first (I love Alan Ball's work).

    Thank you for the Serenity photo![​IMG] I saw that picture a long time ago and had forgotten about it. The women all look outstanding in it (especially Jewel Staite! [​IMG]). I do have that on my wishlist, so that may be a purchase.

    Hope you and yours have a safe and happy New Year!

    --John
     
  5. Ric Easton

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    Wow, some nice two-fer Blu-ray sets at BB!

    And it may be time to pick up season 11 of the Simpsons at Target!

    Thanks,
    Guys!
     
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    Found Truman Show at BB yesterday, so it looks like Serenity is it for the week. And guys, that was a great cast photo. Joss sure could pick the babes for his shows! [​IMG]

    Thanks again for another year of bringing us the sales roundup, guys. Best wishes to you and everyone else here for 2009!
     
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    Happy New Year Mike, Patrick and fellow RoundUppers!

    Aside from Serenity on BD (most likely a rental,) nothing much catches my eye this week.

    Patrick, thanks much for highlighting all the Blu-ray titles in blue! It makes it much easier to quickly single out discs I am more likely to be interested in.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    At $11.50 and $13.50 apiece for some of those BD bundles at BB, the price is right for me. Thanks for all of your hard work and Happy Holidays!
     
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    As a new Blu-ray owner, I second this! And since I don't say it enough, thanks, Mike for the RoundUp, it's something I look forward to every week.
     
  10. TravisR

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    Nothing for me this week (which is nice right after my Christmas gift spending) but the work is appreciated as always, guys. [​IMG]
     
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    Serenity BD for sure come Tuesday. I promised a friend I'd give Kill Bill a chance, so both of those on BD, too. As always, thanks guys and Happy New Year!
     
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    Some great deals like usual, I love this forum! Thanks for taking the time to do this.

    -Jason [​IMG]
     
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    If you are looking for the Kill Bill Blurays, Inetvideo.com still has them listed for 12.99 each (or you can buy the 2 pack for 37.99 -- Huh!). I'm not sure of their current stock and shipping speed, but orders over $49 are free.

    I've never ordered from them, but most people have reported pretty good service.
     
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    I'll have to check them out. Thanks David!
     
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    Wait a minute. . .is Serenity a sequel to Firefly or to Logan's Run? [​IMG]
     
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    Not listed in the ad, but Target also has the BDs of Hellboy II: The Golden Army and The Incredible Hulk on sale for $22 this week.

    Regards,
     
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    Thanks guys! Nothing for me this week (need to ease up after the Christmas spending) but I'll snag Serenity sometime down the road.

    Happy New Year!
     
  18. Patrick Sun

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    I'm glad folks are enjoying the blue colored text for the Blu-ray titles on sale. It's about time the BD title prices are slowly falling in line with bargain loss-leader pricing.
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    I thought it was interesting that so many of the catalog titles released on Blu-ray this week showed up across-the-board with $19.99 pricetags.
     
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    That means some of us can impulse shop come Wednesday and payday. [​IMG]
     

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