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#61 hypertails02

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

I found there was always at least 1 very recent, big release Blu-Ray on sale during a U&S Promotion.

I've gotten Mission Impossible 4 and The Dictator Combo Blu/DVDs for $5 each after U&S coupon. A few Blu Steelbooks were also bought for $5 each. Both were obtained within a couple month's of Bluray release.

Hope the trend keeps up later this month!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:03 AM

A bunch of Best Buys had a good deal of the steelbook version of TDKR the week of release since a lot of people opted to get the Trilogy set since it was about $5 more than the movie alone.

By now they may very well be gone in store. I know my local Best Buy ran out of copies.

Here's a link to the steelbook online:
http://www.bestbuy.c...56.p?id=2616632

(As a side note, I ordered the steelbook version of TDKR online and ended up with the regular version. Ended up having to swap it at my local Best Buy to make sure I got the steelbook. So beware that you may not get the steelbook if you choose to order online)


Odd. I wonder if there's a SKU mixup somewhere along the line. Says it's in stock at all my local stores, but I have never seen it... only an empty spot on the shelf the first week of release.

Thanks for this. I may give it a gamble or try to track it down locally.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

If you're running low on cheap dvds and near a Frys, get them here before the promo starts.
http://www.frys.com/...Display&rows=50

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

I have a few remaining DVDs from my collection, after switching to blurays, but some I don't know if I should part with on this promo...

Hot fuzz 3 disc CE
man on fire steelbook
The departed steelbook
Warrior
The change-up
Independence Day
Silent hill

I'd like these all on Bluray..but I don't want to pay the huge inflation in price.

I.e. the change up would net me $5 off coupon. I could then upgrade to the $14.99 Bluray..but paying an additional $10 AND losing on my DVD copy just isn't worth it to me...and most of those ^^^ movies have $14.99+ Bluray siblings
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Odd. I wonder if there's a SKU mixup somewhere along the line. Says it's in stock at all my local stores, but I have never seen it... only an empty spot on the shelf the first week of release.

Thanks for this. I may give it a gamble or try to track it down locally.


BestBuy.com just messed up my order. The steelbook definitely has its own SKU that differs from the normal release.

It's worth a shot to look in store I say.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

Batman Begins and The Dark Knight steelbooks are still 9.99 at my local store. Hope they remain so for this deal so I can get the Batman Begins one. I totally missed TDKR steelbooks. Were they one day only?


99% sure all of those 9.99 Steels end on Saturday. When they first got knocked down this round I checked the end date on a tag and it was 11/14 (our whatever the Sunday was) to 1/6.

I'm hoping they stay though as I still wouldn't mind snagging The Departed. I got Book of Eli and Shawshank Redemption for Christmas.

Note: The person that got me Shawshank paid 9.99 even though the sign said 24.99, so if anyone wanted it, I'd have them check it before Saturday.

Edit: Damn didn't realize Man On Fire had a steelbook release. One of my favorite movies and would have grabbed it instead of the basic during one of the last U&S's.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

I found there was always at least 1 very recent, big release Blu-Ray on sale during a U&S Promotion.

I've gotten Mission Impossible 4 and The Dictator Combo Blu/DVDs for $5 each after U&S coupon. A few Blu Steelbooks were also bought for $5 each. Both were obtained within a couple month's of Bluray release.

Hope the trend keeps up later this month!



I apologize in advance as I imagine this is a dumb question, but what is a U&S promo/coupon? Just starting looking on this thread and noticed its mentioned quite a bit but I have no idea what it is. I thank anyone in advance for any info.

#68 WV Matsui

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

BEST BUY UPGRADE AND SAVE PROGRAM -- Begins January 13 2013 through the end of business February 2, 2013

1) Trade in ANY DVD for a $5 credit toward purchase of ANY $9.99+ Bluray in stock at Best Buy B&M. This is basically an instore only deal.

-- Limit 5 per visit. Per visit is most often interpreted as 5 per day per customer, but many people have just walked out and come back in immediately or later the same day with 5 more discs. Plenty of people have done far
more than 5 at a single visit as long as the store allows the exception.

-- No stacking of U&S coupons. One U&S Coupon, One Bluray . A Single $5 U&S coupon is allowed per Bluray or Bluray boxset (it may be the only rule I've never seen stretched). A boxset of 3 movies will not allow 3 coupons
and you can't use 2 or 3 coupons on a single Bluray under any circumstance.

-- Most of the time the coupons have an expiration date co-coinciding with the last day of the program so you can't save them and use them next month.

2) Trade in DVDs do not have to be same title as Bluray. Boxsets are most often counted as 1 DVD so if you bring is a set with 4 movies in one case then you will likely be given 1 coupon and not a coupon for each disc.
If your set has for cases in a boxset, just toss the box. If you have a TV series with 5 cases, bring them in as individual pack and not as a set. This works best if each case has a UPC code (S1, Disc 1). I've also found
that if you bring in a bunch of discs of the same season, same show then some clerks will balk so best idea is to bring 1 (slim)case from each set and make another trip later or be prepared to discuss the details.

-- If somebody pulls up a list off Google of 100 or 150 Old Blurays that are "Only Movies Allowed" then they are likely showing you the lists for May or October 2011 which were restricted to certain titles. The Google lists
get pulled up everytime this program is live either online or even instore -- check the dates on the list. If someone tries to tell you only same titles can be exchanged then they are incorrect. This is not the same of Selling/Trade-In
for Used Video Games and every time there are lots of people who get sent to the Video Games Department by employees thinking you are selling items. The Upgrade and Save program is separate and almost
always handled at the Customer Service Counter.

3) DVD must be a commercially produced discs (no burned copies)

4) No adult DVD that are specifically XXX content whether they are rated XXX or not.

5) Discs are supposed to have the original case and artwork and the discs are meant to be at least presentable -- the disc at least should look like it can be played. Many stores require the UPC to be intact. Some stores
check things pretty closely (right disc, right case, right UPC, disc condition) and others just toss the case into the recycle bin without any screening. In reality discs in anything that look like regular case are often accepted
by some stores including those is Blockbuster/3rd party cases with rental stickers and and nowhere near original artwork and UPC.

** Are HDDVD or HD-DVD combo packs eligible. This has been a YMMV issue and some places people have been given credit for both type discs, others only if it was a combo, and some stores refused to consider it
at all for the trade-in. If you run into this issue either try a different store or call 1-800 BESTBUY and see if they can clarify the issue for you or your Store Manager.

6) Bluray -- all current and new release Bluray priced $9.99 or above should be included. Music Blurays have been included since the April 2012 program which is different than previous sales. Preorders are not included.
Discs not in store can sometimes be ordered from BBY.com and some managers will apply a coupon to that item, but ....


7) Each store in the past had there own logistics of how to work the program. Most stores would make you stop at the entry and have your used discs stamped/marked/taped.

-- Many stores had you bring the used DVD to the Service desk, check them out to make sure they met criteria and gave the customer a preprinted coupon(s) with a receipt attached to the coupon/barcode. Some stores
gave the customer a Copied sheet of paper with the UPC bar code and attached receipt to 'activate' the sheet of paper. The coupon could them be exchanged at the regular register for the Bluray you were purchasing and
the barcode automatically deducted the $5 at sale. This allowed you to take your coupons out of the store and purchase later. The expiration date on the official coupon is usually the last day of the sale. . If you are given
a coupon with a receipt attached do not detach them or your coupon may well be disallowed.

-- Some stores required you to bring/leave your DVD at the Customer Service desk, then bring your Blurays to the Service desk to complete the purchase. No coupons were given out so you had to exchange and purchase
the discs the same day.

-- Some stores would allow you to trade your DVD for a coupon at the Service Desk, but each coupon was marked/Dated and you were told it was only valid for the date on the coupon and in that specific store. [Only had
this happen once and I have no idea what would have happened if I took the coupon to a different store or brought it back to the same store later.]

8) Discounts should be taken from the actual Selling Price of the Bluray on the day of purchase despite the fine print on the coupon saying "Discount taken from Regular Price." This has and will likely continue to be a
contentious point until corporate absolutely clarifies the issue or changes the language. BBY ads often show discs with Sale Prices and then subtract the $5 U&S coupon so logically that should apply to all other discs.


9) Price matching and also using $5 coupon is a big YMMV since this can be most certainly considered combining offers or double dipping much in the same way that PM and getting a gift card for purchase is often considered
doubling up. Since the U&S is considered a Store coupon it should be applied to the price before trying to PM unlike a Manufacturers coupon (this difference is spelled out very specifically in Target and other stores coupon
use policy, but not specifically in BBY policy).

10) There should be absolutely no arguments about using Reward Zone certificates during purchase.

11) Additional Manufacturers Coupons SHOULD BE allowed and should be considered the same as cash or a gift card on top of the $5 Promo. This doesn't mean it won't be argued and it certainly doesn't mean it will
be accepted, but according the Best Buy's own Corporate Reps, the use of MQ should never be questioned whether it's a sales price or pricematch or promo.

Multiple times the Best Buy Corporate Employees have had to repeat the phrase "The store should honor the coupon, even with the price match. Any valid manufacturer’s coupon displaying the manufacturer’s address,
a barcode, and labeled as a Manufacturer’s coupon at the top should be accepted on the product listed, regardless of the price." If there are any issues call the 1-800 number in store and ask for a ruling (unfortunately
this often ends up being decided "Manager runs his own store in his own way" unless it just flat out violates some policy. BBY.com community forums are the best place to take issues and often will be decided in
the customers favor with credits and RZ given to cover the missed discounts. Yelling and screaming in the store is not going to win you any arguments in store even if you are correct and will likely get security involved
and irritate everybody else in the store.

12) Buying a disc this week in hopes of applying the coupon next week will work, but it should work as a return/Rebuy so if the price is higher next week it may not always save you money. As usual there is some YMMV
whether some stores will allow you to repurchase the same disc unless the store has current stock. The same can be said of ordering discs online for pick up at the store -- some stores have allowed a return/rebuy to
add the coupon and some stores have refused to do this.

13) Only USED DVD or HDDVD movies are normally allowed as trade in. . Best Buy is only supposed to accept used DVDs, so make sure the DVD(s) you're bringing in to trade are unwrapped. They will sometimes
refuse to accept them if they're sealed. If you find some sealed DVD cheap and bring them to the store sealed, there have been issues. The easiest thing to do is just open them

14) Where to find cheap DVDs: If you don't have any spare DVDs laying around that you wish to part with, there are a variety of places to find cheap DVDs for less than $1-$2 each. Pawn shops, thrift stores, garage sales,
flea markets, dollar stores, and Ebay Several people have had success at Dollar Tree, where select DVDs can be found for 25 cents, and some titles even for 1 cent. *Disclaimer* Finding these 25/1 cent DVDs
is a YMMV situation. Some stores have them, some don't. Some BBY stores have balked at accepting these essentially throwaways in slim cases or cardboard sleeves though technically they are commercially manufactured and in their original cases so you should prevail.

Bringing 5 of the exact same item in for trade in -- often these cheapo discs can raise some eyebrows so if you can divide them up and bring in 5 different items it will go smoother though not to say it won't work

15) Most people have failed at trading in Blurays for coupons even if there is a DVD in the case.

16) If you have a multidisc DVD with those removable trays for extra disc, it is best if you just bring in the case with the tray out and you can keep the extra disc (cool for bonus material). Empty disc trays do raise suspicion
at the service desk.

17) Nobody knows exactly what happens to the old discs and cases. The official word is they are recycled at some national recycling center -- whether this means they are donated to charities for a tax deduction.

#69 dmaul1114

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

I apologize in advance as I imagine this is a dumb question, but what is a U&S promo/coupon? Just starting looking on this thread and noticed its mentioned quite a bit but I have no idea what it is. I thank anyone in advance for any info.


"Upgrade and Save."

Trade any DVD in to Best Buy and get a $5 dollar coupon to use toward any Bluray $9.99 or up.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

"Upgrade and Save."

Trade any DVD in to Best Buy and get a $5 dollar coupon to use toward any Bluray $9.99 or up.


Thanks, i thought they were another coupon/promo that could be used with the program. Appreciate the response.

#71 McFryyyyyy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

Fantastic reorganizing my man cave so will go through what I have and put 10-20 DVDs aside for this sale :) Thanks OP for the heads up.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

I love these. Can't wait to see what hits the $9.99 mark during this U&S!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

Just a heads up if you're looking for cheap DVDs. Walmart has a few DVDs for $4.00 that come with $7.50 in movie money for a WB movie. I know you can get DVDs for cheaper than $4.00 but I figure it's a nice bonus to get $7.50 in movie money as well. Here's the link to more information about the promotion:

www.activaterewards.com/wbboxingday2012

The DVDs can be found in the electronics dept. in the middle. They also have a few Blu's for $7.88 with the same $7.50 movie money promotion.

#74 neoz

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

The BB SB's end this Sat. At least that is what is said on the in store price tag.

01-05-13 was at both of my local stores.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Just a heads up if you're looking for cheap DVDs. Walmart has a few DVDs for $4.00 that come with $7.50 in movie money for a WB movie. I know you can get DVDs for cheaper than $4.00 but I figure it's a nice bonus to get $7.50 in movie money as well. Here's the link to more information about the promotion:

www.activaterewards.com/wbboxingday2012

The DVDs can be found in the electronics dept. in the middle. They also have a few Blu's for $7.88 with the same $7.50 movie money promotion.


Will this apply for us "nonBOXINGDAY" people?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Will this apply for us "nonBOXINGDAY" people?


I think as long as you've got a Walmart around you should be fine. I'm in Houaton, Tx and all my local Walmarts had them.

I don't know if that answers your question.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

Saw the DVD and blu display at my local Walmarts too. Nothing that interested me.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:16 AM

Saw the DVD and blu display at my local Walmarts too. Nothing that interested me.


I figure I'm just trading them in so I bought Clash of the Titans (with ultraviolet) and Journey 2 (with ultraviolet). $8 spent but I'll get $10 BB trade-in vouchers plus $15 in Movie Money.

Not too bad.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

Time to check my DVD collection again...

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

As mentioned earlier in the thread, just found ten .01 DVDs at Dollar Tree, so now I'm good to go for this. They weren't marked as .01, just had an orange sticker on them. The cashier thought it was a price mistake and wanted to pull them, but the manager told us to take them all so she could finally be rid of them.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

I think as long as you've got a Walmart around you should be fine. I'm in Houaton, Tx and all my local Walmarts had them.

I don't know if that answers your question.


Thought you might be from Canada. Funny how the link says Boxing Day, yet we dont celebrate it. So the HMM should work in the States.

#82 srac84

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

I have a few remaining DVDs from my collection, after switching to blurays, but some I don't know if I should part with on this promo...

Hot fuzz 3 disc CE
man on fire steelbook
The departed steelbook
Warrior
The change-up
Independence Day
Silent hill

I'd like these all on Bluray..but I don't want to pay the huge inflation in price.

I.e. the change up would net me $5 off coupon. I could then upgrade to the $14.99 Bluray..but paying an additional $10 AND losing on my DVD copy just isn't worth it to me...and most of those ^^^ movies have $14.99+ Bluray siblings



I definately saw the departed on bluray steelcase for 9.99 at best buy like 2 days ago.

#83 Josef

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I definately saw the departed on bluray steelcase for 9.99 at best buy like 2 days ago.


I believe the price marker said the $9.99 sale price is good through 1/5/2013.

#84 WV Matsui

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

The departed has been $5 (after U&S) at least the last three times.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Yeah, I bought it once and almost bought it another time or two, forgetting I already had it.

#86 WV Matsui

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Here's an early heads up on some movies that will be $5 after coupon. The date is the last day to get them on sale and for $5.


1/19
Big Lobowski
Blues Brothers
Breakfast Club
Scarface
Inglorious Bastards
Dazed and Confused
Caroline
Flash Gordon
Casino
Fear and Loathing
Smokin Aces
King Kong
Fast Times
Apollo 13
Animal House

1/26
Dolphin Tale
The Town (extended)
Green Lantern
Horrible Bosses
Sherlock Holmes
Pulp Fiction
Hangover 1 & 2
Lincoln Lawyer

2/9
Sum of all fears
Italian Job
Goodfellas
Deep Impact
Beverly Hills Cop
Lord of the Rings 1-3
Casino Royale
Barbara
Sin City
Departed
Blind Side
Clear and Present Danger
Eagle Eye
Lovely Bones
Gangs of New York
Beowulf
Hurt Locker
Source Code
Requiem for a Dream
Kill Bill 1&2
Kick Ass
Chicago
I Saw the Devil
Disk til Dawn
Restrepo
Romeo & Juliet (Leo version)
Love and other Drugs
Princess Bride
Walk the Line
A-Team
Fight Club
Xmen Orgins Wolverine
Man on Fire
Knight and Day

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#87 blindinglights

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Thanks for putting that list together
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#88 WV Matsui

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Thanks for putting that list together


No problem. I stopped by and did some scouting today. There will be more at $5 but that is at least the on sale list!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

Please add this to the OP


Thanks for the list WV Matsui. Since the thread is a wiki, I took the liberty of posting it in the OP.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Thanks for the list WV Matsui. Since the thread is a wiki, I took the liberty of posting it in the OP.


Awesome thanks! I always post from my iPhone and can't update the wiki! :-(