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7/22 RZ Private Shopping Event 2X or 3X RZ points


#1 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:11 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat277200050011

Looks like they took down the incorrect promo info so it's 3X points for spending $1000 or more

Last time I went to this type of promo they gave coupons $5/$10/$25/$50/$130 giftcards for spending $50/$100/$250/$500/$1000 that expire usually in 2 months.

Itunes card pm's that would work well with this promo
http://www.cheapassg...d=1#post9804621

Use this promo to max points on big ticket items or items that don't go on sale that often. If you're on the fence about an item remember you have 30 days(60 if RZ silver) to price match. You would still get the bonus points just on the the amount that's reduced.

DO NOT RETURN/REBUY or you will LOSE the bonus points.

If you're not a paid GCU member yet do it during this to get 45 RZ points
If you're a paid GCU member re-up during this promo for the RZ point boost
If you're doing the $20 RZ promo use this promo for the $5 pre-orders for a little RZ point boost.

Any weekly ad deals/promos DO STACK with this promo even giftcards
PSN/XBL/Itunes card purchases DO STACK with this promo
2X RZ points from Gamers Club DOES STACK with this promo
RZ points earned from using the BB credit card DOES STACK with this promo
25% RZ Silver Bonus points DO STACK with this promo
Purchases made using the @gamer coupon or RZ GC coupons DO STACK with this promo
I DON'T THINK the in-store P/U promo will stack with this but will get confirmation & post it accordingly

A $60 game would result in 180(240 for 3X offer) base RZ points
60 RZ points
60 RZ points from Gamers club
60(120 for 3X offer) RZ points from this promo

Edited by Enuf, 18 July 2012 - 10:33 PM.


#2 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8529 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

fine print said gift cards don't quality. i take it psn/xbl don't count as gift cards? Thanx Enuf.
Also noticed this isn't for silver only... so is this a private shopping event for the public? lol
and only 3x points if over $1000, so i guess that would be alot of points.
(250 points is $5, so $1000 would get you $20 rz certs x 3, so $60 rz certs with $1000 purchase? ouch... only 6% off seems painful. so 2x points is only 3% off usually? ouch. wow and regular points are only 1.5% off. sorry zone.

#3 Stimes   Get Some! CAGiversary!   2223 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:38 AM

Time to re-up unlocked, thanks enuf.

#4 RedFoxCommando   I Am Spartacus! CAGiversary!   795 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:45 AM

Last year they had drawings for prizes. I got my invite and I'll be going for that unless they have a sale on something good.

#5 The_cheapest_Daddy   Platinum Hunter CAGiversary!   504 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:46 AM

7:30pm-9:30pm
No thanks. I'll be watching the dark knight rises at that hours.

#6 daniel77733   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:46 AM

How can you see the stores that are doing this private shopping event?

And also, it says 3X rewards points when spending $1000 but when you click on "where - select best buy stores", it shows 3X the points when spending $100 or more. Which is it?

#7 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:47 AM

fine print said gift cards don't quality. i take it psn/xbl don't count as gift cards? Thanx Enuf.
Also noticed this isn't for silver only... so is this a private shopping event for the public? lol
and only 3x points if over $1000, so i guess that would be alot of points.
(250 points is $5, so $1000 would get you $20 rz certs x 3, so $60 rz certs with $1000 purchase? ouch... only 6% off seems painful. so 2x points is only 3% off usually? ouch. wow and regular points are only 1.5% off. sorry zone.

I buy pre-paid phone cards & they work so the others should too. BB GC's won't & pre-paid visa's probably don't either. Even the silver only can be entered by the public they just have the store opened longer LOL. There's a few deals that come along where you can really get ahead though. Knowing the deals that can be pm'd in advance goes along way though. I got all the GS vita deals & the BB NG3 & R&C DOTD's with 5X points this way...used that 3X RZ coupon & bought all the games for reg price to get the points & then pm'd each game day by day. $20 vita games with $5-$10 credit can't be beat LOL.
I was in BB today got a dude to get unlocked on the spot his backlog is 60ish games LOL & he's been paying $60 a pop. Didn't know BB took trades & was gonna by KoA for MSRP now he's wants me to school him on the CAG way. He'll be at this event next week to get some games & 2 big ticket items that he was gonna buy today. He didn't even have a RZ account.#-o

#8 PublikDefender  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:51 AM

Time to re-up unlocked, thanks enuf.

If you're not a paid GCU member yet do it during this to get 45 RZ points
If you're a paid GCU member re-up during this promo for the RZ point boost

What do you mean by re-up? I'm gamer unlocked but September is my last month of gcu status. Are you saying that I should pay/extend the $15 per year subscription again on that day even though it will be a month early?

#9 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2058 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:57 AM

Does this event work with big items? Like If I buy a Macbook during this will I get 3X RZ points? Ive never gone to one of these before...

#10 bjkrautk   Now with Added Sarcasm. CAGiversary!   297 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

Doesn't say anything about giveaways for the first X number of shoppers, door prizes, or any deals outside of the point multipliers.

For a private shopping event @BB, this one looks kinda weak.

#11 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:01 AM

How can you see the stores that are doing this private shopping event?

And also, it says 3X rewards points when spending $1000 but when you click on "where - select best buy stores", it shows 3X the points when spending $100 or more. Which is it?

top left hand side drop box for "participating stores" search
http://www.bestbuy.c...cat277200050011

Good catch I would THINK it's 3X points on $100 since that would be easier to drive purchases vs $1000. 2X points on 1K is already a huge incentive but 3X on $100 would get people to buy alot of high profit items to reach $100. I'll get info from a mod & update.


What do you mean by re-up? I'm gamer unlocked but September is my last month of gcu status. Are you saying that I should pay the $15 subscription again on that day even though it will be a month early?

yes, pay the $15 that way there's no lag in your sub & enjoy the extra points in the process. You won't lose a month it'll just extend your sub by a yr from the end of your current sub.

#12 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:04 AM

Does this event work with big items? Like If I buy a Macbook during this will I get 3X RZ points? Ive never gone to one of these before...

Should work these are the promos that have very few retrictions(BB GC's mainly). They want the big ticket purchases.

Doesn't say anything about giveaways for the first X number of shoppers, door prizes, or any deals outside of the point multipliers.

For a private shopping event @BB, this one looks kinda weak.

You gotta ask the store each ones adds their own wrinkle.

#13 NoodleN1nja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:08 AM

The supervisor at my local Bestbuy in Elk Grove CA mentioned something about having 60%-90% off select games a year or older. Something along the lines of huge discounts on games and even more discounts on collectors editions that are already discounted if you preorder select games. Also a raffle will be held. Don't quote me on any of this as I was a bit confused about what the whole private shopping event was because I wasn't aware of it but its something to look out for if your in Sacramento, CA.

#14 sninh   Banned Banned   906 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:18 AM

Do you get the coupons (b2g1 etc etc) with the re up?

#15 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

Do you get the coupons (b2g1 etc etc) with the re up?

yep new welcome will come but the coupons expire 11/2/12 so there's no BF stack this yr
http://forums.bestbu...hip/td-p/540144

#16 bringerofdeath   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   639 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:07 AM

if i use a giftcard does that count towards rz points?

#17 Havok83   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1876 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:31 AM

if i use a giftcard does that count towards rz points?

No, only what you actually pay with of your own, not BB credit

#18 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3894 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

Last time I went to on elf these they had a guy staffing at the door giving out download cards for fruit ninja and Gunstringer. Anybody else had any luck with free stuff at these things?

#19 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13138 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

This sounds interesting, maybe I will try and go Sunday...(the nearest BB is just over an hour from me but close to my girlfriend who I was planning on visiting this weekend)

#20 vanmetumqr   CAG in Training CAG in Training   19 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

Thanks. Took me a while to understand but will pay a visit! http://www.vanmetumqr.co.cc/confused/

#21 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

Since you only get sporadic/random RZ points on purchases made with gift card/game trade credit I'll likely skip this thing.

#22 aspen1284   You're all right in my book CAGiversary!   840 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

Totally off topic, kind of...but a quick question. I know it takes up to 30 days for points to apply to your RZ account and those points show as pending till they post. But on your RZ account, where it say you must spend $2500 in a calender year to be a silver member, is the amount spend to date actually "up-to-date" or does it not count your purchases still in the pending stage?
Im wondering cause Im at ~$1000 spent to date now and didnt know if that $1000 counted my purchases (which have been a LOT) made within the last 30 days. Sorry for the slightly off topic question.

#23 jiggyteddy   Frugal As Can Be CAGiversary!   1958 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

They usually give free gifts at my store.

Last time they gave out car chargers for iOS and micro usb devices.

#24 sninh   Banned Banned   906 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

Totally off topic, kind of...but a quick question. I know it takes up to 30 days for points to apply to your RZ account and those points show as pending till they post. But on your RZ account, where it say you must spend $2500 in a calender year to be a silver member, is the amount spend to date actually "up-to-date" or does it not count your purchases still in the pending stage?
Im wondering cause Im at ~$1000 spent to date now and didnt know if that $1000 counted my purchases (which have been a LOT) made within the last 30 days. Sorry for the slightly off topic question.


That updates with your purchases the same time the points do

#25 aspen1284   You're all right in my book CAGiversary!   840 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

That updates with your purchases the same time the points do


Thank you for the quick answer! Looks like I may have a year of silver headed my way...sweet!

#26 pacifickarma   Master of Orion CAGiversary!   2299 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:10 PM

Anybody else had any luck with free stuff at these things?


I've received a USB mini-mouse, a neoprene laptop sleeve, and more Coke Zeroes than I could drink.

#27 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

I wonder if it's inventory time would make sense with all the current clearances adding the 2X or 3X on 50% off clearanced items sounds good to me.

#28 thegreek   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   586 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

I bought a Bowers and Wilkins Panorama sound bar a few weeks ago, you think they'll let me return and rebuy for the 3x points??

#29 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2864 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:17 AM

Well, Xbox 360 is one of the event sponsors. Perhaps we'll see freebies or discounts form Microsoft and other partners?

#30 Stimes   Get Some! CAGiversary!   2223 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:23 AM

The guy in the gaming dept. at my store said he thinks it for silver members only but admitted that he didn't know much about it.