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Best Buy sending out $5 RZ Cert emails, YMMV


#1 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9572 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:31 PM

Just checked my email and got a random $5 cert. As always YMMV....

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:45 PM

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

Oh god. In before everyone talking about calling best buy to bitch about not getting a $5 cert...

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:51 PM

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Let's get Pepsiman back in here, maybe his dad can help us sue them.


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#5 Lord Hamm   Give me a Dollar! CAGiversary!   1061 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

 As always YMMV....

And as always im calling Customer Service for some entitlement damn it


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#6 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2199 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

Are you sure you just didn't get a RZ auto issue certificate?
Because that's what probably happened.
With that said everyone feel free to waste their time discussing this topic further.

#7 angie_chan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

The certificates appear to be linked to being a bonus for having a Best Buy Credit Card. I just logged into My Best Buy and that's the description it is giving me for my issued cert.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

The certificates appear to be linked to being a bonus for having a Best Buy Credit Card. I just logged into My Best Buy and that's the description it is giving me for my issued cert.

 

See now we can call and complain about not getting it because they won't give us a credit card!


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#9 fei33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:26 PM

See now we can call and complain about not getting it because they won't give us a credit card!

 

The crazy thing is that even though the Best Buy Credit Card is solid on its rewards as long as you use it solely at Best Buy, you actually get better Cash Back with a US Bank Cash + Visa Card.  Just make sure to choose "Electronics" as one of your 2 categories each quarter and you get 5% on all purchases at Best Buy.  You can also actually use it to get better rewards at Amazon compared to the Chase Amazon Visa Card (3% Cash Back) by using "Book Store" as a category as well (US Bank Cash + Visa = 5%).



#10 darkvulture   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   359 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:41 PM

the wife and i were thinking about getting a bestbuy card . is it better then discover it card ?


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

If anyone is considering signing up for a BB CC. Not sure if at all stores so YMMV, but my BB is offering $20 credit on your first $50+ purchase with the CC after you sign up.


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#12 fei33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

the wife and i were thinking about getting a bestbuy card . is it better then discover it card ?

Fat Wallet actually has a good thread in their Finance Forum discussing all the various credit cards that are worth getting for rewards.  This is why you would be using it, yes?  The thing about rewards credit cards is that you never want to carry a balance on them because that will negate the rewards because the interest is generally higher on them compared to other credit cards.  From my understanding, the Discover It credit card is great because of the 5% in rotating categories and the free FICO credit score in your statements now, but it would not get you 5% at Best Buy all the time - only when the appropriate category is used that quarter. 



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Fat Wallet actually has a good thread in their Finance Forum discussing all the various credit cards that are worth getting for rewards.  This is why you would be using it, yes?  The thing about rewards credit cards is that you never want to carry a balance on them because that will negate the rewards because the interest is generally higher on them compared to other credit cards.  From my understanding, the Discover It credit card is great because of the 5% in rotating categories and the free FICO credit score in your statements now, but it would not get you 5% at Best Buy all the time - only when the appropriate category is used that quarter. 

yeah had the "it card" for a few months now its amazing . barclaycard its ok

 

 
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#14 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9572 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:57 PM

Are you sure you just didn't get a RZ auto issue certificate?
Because that's what probably happened.
With that said everyone feel free to waste their time discussing this topic further.


That was the first thing I checked, but my points that I need for a cert hadn't posted yet. Appears to be a lucky $5! A first for me, I NEVER get their cert emails...

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

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#16 Mr_hat   Banned Banned   659 Posts   Joined 1.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:20 PM

Oh boy another "check your email" as if no one ever does "and hope maybe you get a certificate" deal.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:28 PM

Fat Wallet actually has a good thread in their Finance Forum discussing all the various credit cards that are worth getting for rewards. This is why you would be using it, yes? The thing about rewards credit cards is that you never want to carry a balance on them because that will negate the rewards because the interest is generally higher on them compared to other credit cards. From my understanding, the Discover It credit card is great because of the 5% in rotating categories and the free FICO credit score in your statements now, but it would not get you 5% at Best Buy all the time - only when the appropriate category is used that quarter.


You always get bonus points at bestbuy on discover if you log into your discover card account and go to the shopping section and select a retailer on the list then click the hyperlink to their site and either order for shipping or in-store pickup. That includes all of the retailers on the site.

The rotation bonuses are for normal in store swipes of your car. But any of the retailers always get the bonus points when you order online through a link via discovercard.com

#18 thao0209   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

I seem these random $5 email from bestbuy. Its just random and the availability date are usually 2 to 3 day only

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:56 PM

You always get bonus points at bestbuy on discover if you log into your discover card account and go to the shopping section and select a retailer on the list then click the hyperlink to their site and either order for shipping or in-store pickup. That includes all of the retailers on the site.

The rotation bonuses are for normal in store swipes of your car. But any of the retailers always get the bonus points when you order online through a link via discovercard.com

 

Thanks for the helpful information!  I do not have a Discover card yet, but I do plan on eventually applying for a Discover It card.  Out of curiosity, if you are purchasing through Discover's shopping section within their website, that would prevent you from getting Cash Back from another referral service like eBates or FW, wouldn't it?



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

They gave me a $10 certificate when I emailed them, asking why Wii U version of Watch_Dogs isn't apart of the $10 preorder promotion. They blamed Ubisoft...



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

They gave me a $60 cert when I told them the ps4 I got from AWD didn't include a game. They were totally confused but after 4 hours on the phone, they agreed. You people are so negative. I spend thousands of dollers every month at bb. Doesn't hurt to ask.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

Best Buy never sends me anything anymore. I think using all the Reward Zone certificates they mistakenly printed to my account has caught up with me. 



#23 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

I got Amazon credit when I called BBY, so I complained about it to Amazon and they gave me some Target credit to make up for it.  Now I can complain to Target about the B2G1 being over and they'll give me some BBY credit.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:47 PM

I spent the last thee hours on the phone with Best Buy trying to get a $5 credit. I'll keep trying until I get a supervisor who gives in. However, I feel they now they owe me a $20 credit for wasting my weekend.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

All I got was a rock, which I threw at the entrance, where it bounced off the glass and cracked me in the head.


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#26 thesuzukimethod   i am a cracked machine. CAGiversary!   517 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

i threatened to hold my breath until they gave me a $5 credit. when that didnt work i rolled around on the ground screaming and made a huge scene. Eventually they gave me a $5 credit just to get me to be quiet. they also gave me a lollipop.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:07 PM

i threatened to hold my breath until they gave me a $5 credit. when that didnt work i rolled around on the ground screaming and made a huge scene. Eventually they gave me a $5 credit just to get me to be quiet. they also gave me a lollipop.

I called and complained that I didn't get a lollipop and they gave me a $50 credit.



#28 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8525 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:22 PM

My luck is up on the horizon!!! I received 4 emails in my different accounts, I wonder if I can combine them in one purchase or I'm going to bitch at BBY customer service over something they have no control over.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:22 PM

All I got was a rock, which I threw at the entrance, where it bounced off the glass and cracked me in the head.

I think I saw you last time. You know you look a lot like the El Hoardo sketch rendition.

 


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#30 leichstein   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

Time to call customer service to figure out why they're not servicing a loyal customer.