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$10 Toys R Us Bonus when you cash in at Kroger using Coinstar


#1 Sauron96   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:08 AM

Get a $10 Toys“R”Us bonus when you cash in $40 or more at Coinstar—exclusively at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores—for a Toys“R”Us eGift Card. Your $10 bonus code will print on your receipt. Remember, there’s absolutely NO FEE when you cash in for eGift Cards. Offer available July 26-Aug. 11, 2013, at these stores: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Dillons, City Market, Smith’s, Baker’s, Ralphs, QFC, and Gerbes.

 

 

https://www.coinstar...tail/PromoId/34

 

 

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#2 Shaniqwa   BANNED CAGiversary!   2128 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:32 AM

So just go to a bank ask for $40 in change and profit.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:33 AM

So just go to a bank ask for $40 in change and profit.

That's what I was just thinking :lol:


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#4 althe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:35 AM

Makes sense. Thanks OP!

Now the question is: how can I get $40 in quarters??

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#5 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:37 AM

So just go to a bank ask for $40 in change and profit.

 

Long as you're going to spend that $40 at TRU or somewhere they offer a giftcard to on the Coinstar machine, otherwise they charge you a fee.


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#6 Sauron96   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:55 AM

Long as you're going to spend that $40 at TRU or somewhere they offer a giftcard to on the Coinstar machine, otherwise they charge you a fee.

 

No, you HAVE to get a TRU gift card to get the bonus $10 - I figure clever people will do the same trick they did with the Meijer $50 gift card for $40 - either get Kindle gift cards or pay off a PS4/Xone and get it for significantly cheaper. Just the extra step of going to the bank and getting change. Hell, even a parent thinking about Xmas shopping can use extra TRU money. 



#7 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:11 AM

No, you HAVE to get a TRU gift card to get the bonus $10 - I figure clever people will do the same trick they did with the Meijer $50 gift card for $40 - either get Kindle gift cards or pay off a PS4/Xone and get it for significantly cheaper. Just the extra step of going to the bank and getting change. Hell, even a parent thinking about Xmas shopping can use extra TRU money. 

 

Ah, missed that bit of the fine print.


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#8 illennium   Systems Analyst CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

I'm not in the right part of the country to take advantage of this deal, but I just used a Coinstar machine tonight at a local supermarket, and they take bills in addition to coins. Not sure if that's true everywhere, but if it is, you might not even need to go to the bank.



#9 sadunk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   866 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:58 AM

Nice. We got a Ralphs near here. Now I wonder if the $10 promo gift card can only be applied once per account.

 

Bonus codes expire on 12/31/2080. Should have plenty of time to use it. :rofl:



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:04 AM

How do these coin stars work? We have one at our local Kroger. Do you just pour all the change in at once?

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#11 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:11 AM

I'm not in the right part of the country to take advantage of this deal, but I just used a Coinstar machine tonight at a local supermarket, and they take bills in addition to coins. Not sure if that's true everywhere, but if it is, you might not even need to go to the bank.

 

Really?  I thought there were Kroger and TRU stores everywhere.


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#12 mask-air-raid   Mr. Encyclopedia of Soda Banned   5809 Posts   Joined 2.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:26 AM

Likely because that game does not exist

 

It actually does, but that was a typo. I meant 3. The number keys are shifted by one to the side, so I keep pressing the wrong ones.

 

Really?  I thought there were Kroger and TRU stores everywhere.

 

I haven't seen one around here. I see some Ralphs because I live in Southern California.


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#13 Emoney244   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1525 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

Never seen a Coinstar but at Raley's and Bel-Air. They aren't participating?


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#14 Quintessence   The Darkness Consumes CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

I have not even been to a Toys R Us in years, but I guess I could use this for something that doesn't really change price much.


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#15 smokeyjoey8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   252 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:52 AM

It actually does, but that was a typo. I meant 3. The number keys are shifted by one to the side, so I keep pressing the wrong ones.

 

 

I haven't seen one around here. I see some Ralphs because I live in Southern California.

Ralphs is Kroger. 



#16 stew560   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   22 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

Appears to be valid at Ralph's as well:

 

https://www.coinstar...tail/PromoId/34

 

Get a $10 Toys“R”Us bonus when you cash in $40 or more at Coinstar—exclusively at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores—for a Toys“R”Us eGift Card. Your $10 bonus code will print on your receipt. Remember, there’s absolutely NO FEE when you cash in for eGift Cards. Offer available July 26-Aug. 11, 2013, at these stores: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Dillons, City Market, Smith’s, Baker’s, Ralphs, QFC, and Gerbes.



#17 T1NY   Chewing Aluminum Foil CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

Food 4 Less is Kroger too last I checked.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

The idea for using it towards a PS4 was a good one. If you were to drop $400 in the machine you would get 10x $40.00 GC = $400.00 + $100.00 bonus for buying a extra controller and tax for it all. Not terrible. 

 

Cheapest possible way to get a base PS4 would be $320.00 in change for $400.00 in credit. Not a bad deal at all. $80.00 off but the question is when Toys R Us would have PS4's in stock.


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#19 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   780 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

I got this email, too.  Of course it's a week after I use a Coinstar to get an Amazon GC.  Had just about $40, too.  Oh well.

 

Either way, it said Kroger brand stores.  So any store owned by Kroger should give this deal.  There's a list on Wikipidia: https://en.wikipedia...i/Kroger#Chains

 

Also, I can verify that the Coinstars around me take bills as well.


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#20 TaylorM06   #CAG4EVAR CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

I didn't even know you could convert your coins to a gift card without a fee. Definitely going to do this to put more $ down on my PS4 at Gamestop. Thanks OP!

Edit. Does it HAVE to be over $40 to not get a fee? Or is that just to qualify for the extra $10 @ TRU?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

I didn't even know you could convert your coins to a gift card without a fee. Definitely going to do this to put more $ down on my PS4 at Gamestop. Thanks OP!

Edit. Does it HAVE to be over $40 to not get a fee? Or is that just to qualify for the extra $10 @ TRU?

It only has to be over $40 to get the extra $10 at TRU.

 

I think there is a minimum needed to get gift cards, but it varies by the brand.


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#22 TaylorM06   #CAG4EVAR CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

It only has to be over $40 to get the extra $10 at TRU.

I think there is a minimum needed to get gift cards, but it varies by the brand.


I'm pretty sure I have over $40. So I'm sure I'll pass whatever the minimum is, thanks!

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#23 StittyMan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Late adopter here... tempted to try this out to get the PS3 GTAV bundle. Save 50 bucks off an already good price.



#24 Peyton_Manning   10 YEARS CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

this would be really good if you can buy kindle cards at tru with GC. Then wait for a cheaper price on ps4 or just use it to get an extra.10 haha

 

 

 

edit-to bad I had to spend my 52 dollars in beer and cat food. Self checkout. That took forever.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

Told my wife. Mistake. Now looks like I gotta pay for a new jogging stroller from Babies R Us. Basically means 20% off with this deal but we already have 2 strollers and one is a jogger. 4 if you count the two, cheapy, umbrella strollers.



#26 MidnightMarauder74   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   692 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

Told my wife. Mistake. Now looks like I gotta pay for a new jogging stroller from Babies R Us. Basically means 20% off with this deal but we already have 2 strollers and one is a jogger. 4 if you count the two, cheapy, umbrella strollers.

LOL.  Being a parent myself, I can relate because I've gone down this path before.  Take home message: Don't mention it to the boss because she'll make an excuse to buy something that the family really needs instead of "junk".



#27 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2330 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

I've only gotten AMZ credit at Coinstar machines before....would this TRU eGiftCard be the same, ie only usable on TRU.com?  If so, that would pretty much wreck the deal for me.  I hardly EVER order off their site, because of the ridiculous shipping charges.  Hell, the $10 would probably be taken up by that alone if you had to get $40 worth of stuff off of the website.  If this could be used in store, I would probably bite.  The only purchases I really make at TRU are at the brick and mortar locations; either to take my son in for a treat, or to hunt for some random clearance games.



#28 illennium   Systems Analyst CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

Really?  I thought there were Kroger and TRU stores everywhere.

 

We have a couple TRU stores in NYC, but no Kroger (including the other names they go by).

 

In general, supermarket chains are highly regional.



#29 eLefAdEr   All Systems Go CAGiversary!   1390 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

I wonder if Harris Teeter locations are included since Kroger just acquired the chain a couple weeks ago.

 

Decent promotion but I'll wait for an Amazon one to pop up again.  Thanks OP.