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PSA: My Best Buy (formerly Reward Zone) - Most (all?) partner programs closing at the end of the month

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#1 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3476 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:53 PM

This isn't a deal but a heads up for a lot of us out there that take advantage of My Best Buy's various offers outside of Best Buy.

 

At the end of the month it seems most (if not all) of these programs will be getting shut down, and at least one or two already have been. Best Buy's "out and about" (powered by Plink) is already shut down. My Best Buy Dining will be done at the end of the month (there is a promo where you can sign up for a new cash back program and get a higher level membership) and the "Online Mall" is going away as well. If you tend to make used of any of these "Partner programs" or were planning to do so in the near future you will probably want to do so sooner rather than later.

 

The official announcement:

 

 

Thank you for your interest and support of the My Best Buy™ Partnership Network. We regret to inform you that as of July 31, 2014 we will discontinue this program. This means we will no longer issue My Best Buy points for purchases with partners outside of Best Buy®, including the online mall.

While this was not an easy decision, we wanted to focus more of our time and energy on making the My Best Buy program stronger. Please visit our Exclusive Offers page on BestBuy.com® to see everything that's in store for valued members like you.

Commence the old "in for xxxx" jokes.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:54 PM

in for xxxx


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#3 tearsintherain  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

guess no more drinking wine and eating limes in colorado for me

 

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#4 MildObstruction   the artist formerly known as pete not pete CAGiversary!   9642 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

any more info on the dining program sign up promo? I use the ass off that thing.

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#5 Mr_hat   Banned Banned   659 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:19 AM

Shipping kills this deal......im sorry "announcement".

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:19 AM

never used this anyway.  



#7 redreflect   I am the Wolf CAGiversary!   867 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

Insert obligatory "OMG more signs that Best Buy is closing this year!!!!!" comment.

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#8 ThusSpokeZarathustra   Listen to the tiny trollop! CAGiversary!   865 Posts   Joined 2.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:32 AM

I've never even heard of any of these programs, so I'm not surprised.



#9 trock3  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:41 AM

Shipping kills the deal.



#10 segasonic128   Segasonic CAG Veteran   219 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:20 AM

thats too bad.   thanks for the heads up!



#11 evilw0n   Deals & Games CAGiversary!   1596 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:27 AM

Public needs to know about it for it to be a PSA.  This is like telling a teenager that the Bills and Browns were once a force in the AFC.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:47 AM

guess no more drinking wine and eating limes in colorado for me

 

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Too many limes!  Too many limes!


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:07 AM

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#14 Kerig   Brown Thursday = $149 Zelda 3DSXL! CAGiversary!   5830 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:11 AM

Best Buy will restart these and more in the near future for the low, low price of only $200/year for each "club".


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#15 Konfusion   Bleeding Purple and Black CAGiversary!   1438 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:30 AM

My Best Buy Dining actually had a great deal where you got a $20 Best Buy certificate for spending $30 your first trip at one of their participating restaurants, you also earned My Best Buy points for every dollar spent at those restaurants.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:56 AM

Too many limes!  Too many limes!

You can never have enough limes! LIME PARTY!


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#17 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   328 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:12 AM

They stopped already before this, but I used to get a ton of rewards by using Travelocity: 1 point per $1. I had everyone in my family book through Travelocity as well too. Every once in a while with dining too, but not much.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

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#19 frowninclown   Retail's for suckaz. CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

I'm so pissed. There's a ton of restaurants in my area I eat at consistently that I've been missing out on points with


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#20 mitch079   It's an ILLUSION! CAGiversary!   7588 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago   Has been playing Dust: An Elysian Tail
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:00 PM

Math time!  I get 2 rewards points per buck so that's a $5 cert for every $125 spent.  This Dinein program starts at 5% and I will need to initially spend $200 to get the $20 Amex card, another $50 to get the bump up to level 2, which means I will have $2.50 banked from that, and then need to spend another $175 to get the remaining $17.50 for another Amex card.  If i don't make it to Level 2, then I would need to spend $350.  So, $400 if stuck at level 1 or $200 if at level 2.  

 

Seems like it's a better deal as I would have to spend $500 to get $20 RZ certs versus spending $200-$400 to get a $20 Amex card I can use anywhere.  Not to mention, these same restaurants also participate in the Shell fuel rewards program so I get something back there as well.


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#21 nordstar  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

This makes me very sad... I shead a few tears when I got the email a couple of days ago.

Since I started using the online mall system back in Feburary of 2013 I had made $19.430.68 worth of purchases for 27,248 Best Buy reward points. The system was great you could sign in to the bestbuy site and then click through to a partner site and make purchases.

If you traveled a lot you could get 2x dollar spent (some times 1x) at hotels or rental cars. As a biz travel I used that a lot. I never really made that many purchases at BestBuy so getting elite staus was out of the question.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:10 PM

Does GCU stack with this? If not, it's not a deal for me.



#23 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

I will just use my circuit city dining program!



#24 AverySegaw  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

I lol'd at "...we wanted to focus more of our time and energy on making the My Best Buy program stronger."

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#25 redonkalous  

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

I'm not going to eat anymore.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

I lol'd at "...we wanted to focus more of our time and energy on making the My Best Buy program stronger."

They can start by giving me the 4 months of GCU they owe me.  Seriously, how hard is it to find my account # in a SQL database and add 4 months to the expiration date.  Eh Fuck it, I just told them if they don't get on it, I will contact some attorneys.


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#27 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3476 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

My Best Buy Dining actually had a great deal where you got a $20 Best Buy certificate for spending $30 your first trip at one of their participating restaurants, you also earned My Best Buy points for every dollar spent at those restaurants.

Yeah, several of my favorite restaurants and bars near me were part of this program so I was in the like highest level and got triple points. So I'd spend $15 and get 45 My Best Buy points. I literally earned certificates going to happy hour. Sad to see that program go. 


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

LOL... The fewer people that know about something Best Buy is doing, the better the deals. :)

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#29 midloo   User No. 2 CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:42 PM

guess no more drinking wine and eating limes in colorado for me

 

 

 

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