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20% Off eshop, Xbox, Facebook, iTunes cards @ Family Dollar 3/20-3/27

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#61 oper00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:19 PM

The portion of society that shops at Family Dollar regularly aren't usually the best quality of people. It is what it is. Clearly the store caters to certain demographics.

All I'm saying is Fred's>>Dollar General>>>>>>>>>>>>Family Dollar.



#62 Snarky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   268 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:28 PM

Ok, here is some info from my trip:

 

Only certain SKU/UPCs work, I tried a $15 dark blue iTunes card and it was a no go.  The manager there said that someone did buy up all the $15 cards that did work.

 

$x-$y iTunes cards won't work either.

 

Getting digital Xbox codes from them doesn't work, which I expected but tried anyway.

 

$35 eShop cards didn't work, but $20 at least did!

 

Obviously they wouldn't/couldn't override the stuff.

 

 

Overall meh, unless there are some reports of more success with other cards I doubt I'll even try Thursday when I am in the area of another one(which will most likely be cleared out by then...), at least I got some eShop credit out of it.



#63 GeeWiz   Cheaper than Cheap! CAGiversary!   2327 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:41 PM

I feel like since most stores might be out of the physical cards soon, it could be safe to bring your own and buy them there.

#64 TotalHenshin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   116 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:46 PM

Went to one Family Dollar and tried to buy a $15 digital XBL code, and the lady at the register was very confused by what the product even was. "It says this is a gift card, but I don't see how you can swipe this on something. There's no barcode!" :roll:  It was a little funny. Regardless, didn't work, called manager over, couldn't fix it. Went to another Family Dollar and I bought that $15 XBL card and a $20 eShop card for 20% off each, no problems whatsoever. Lady was also super-nice. If at first you don't succeed, maybe try another Family Dollar. Worked for me.Thanks to the OP for posting. I may get yet another $20 eShop card later this week if it tickles my fancy.



#65 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13144 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:49 PM

Went to one Family Dollar and tried to buy a $15 digital XBL code, and the lady at the register was very confused by what the product even was. "It says this is a gift card, but I don't see how you can swipe this on something. There's no barcode!" :roll: It was a little funny. Regardless, didn't work, called manager over, couldn't fix it. Went to another Family Dollar and I bought that $15 XBL card and a $20 eShop card for 20% off each, no problems whatsoever. Lady was also super-nice. If at first you don't succeed, maybe try another Family Dollar. Worked for me.Thanks to the OP for posting. I may get yet another $20 eShop card later this week if it tickles my fancy.


I just had a pretty similar experience as the lady had no idea how to scan it and then of course when she found it it was ringing up full price. She was gonna call corporate but I was in a bit of a hurry so just got a $20 EShop card for $16 and called it a day.

#66 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8222 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:51 PM

Ok, here is some info from my trip:

 

Only certain SKU/UPCs work, I tried a $15 dark blue iTunes card and it was a no go.  The manager there said that someone did buy up all the $15 cards that did work.

 

$x-$y iTunes cards won't work either.

 

Getting digital Xbox codes from them doesn't work, which I expected but tried anyway.

 

$35 eShop cards didn't work, but $20 at least did!

 

Obviously they wouldn't/couldn't override the stuff.

 

 

Overall meh, unless there are some reports of more success with other cards I doubt I'll even try Thursday when I am in the area of another one(which will most likely be cleared out by then...), at least I got some eShop credit out of it.

Yeah I knew once she scanned the digital card I was dead in the water.  The sign that was over the Gift cards mentioned all the SKUs that work.  

 

She said should get more cards Thursday or Friday.  I will be over that way on Friday so will try again.  And I will drive by a different one on Saturday.  If not no big deal.  I only want $50 in credit.  Not going to waste gas and time chasing down $10 in savings.



#67 poppinfresh89   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   11 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:58 PM

My store only had the cards that explained on the back to take it to the register to purchase and my code will be printed on the receipt. There was no barcode on the back of the card. The guy at the register had to use a stack of laminated cards with the barcodes on them to scan into the register. Actually had to use a different set of cards that finally worked.

 

I was also told that there was some 10% off coupon that got sent out in the mail and that isn't working either for them.

Could be a POS issue that they can fix later in the week.



#68 closedsocket  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:04 AM

Went to two family dollars, and neither of them worked for 50 or 25 dollar XBL cards. Manager couldn't override it, was a bit frustrating.



#69 Nyxaz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:08 AM

Been hoping that Best Buy would do this again ever since FE:Fates came out so I could get the DLC.  Will have to try it out.

 

Is there some reason that BB/Target/etc. wouldn't price match if you go buy and grab the ad?



#70 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3606 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:11 AM

I tried to get two $35 eshop cards, but they rang up full price. I showed the guy that they were supposed to be on sale, and he looked at the picture and said only the $20 cards were on sale. Then he grabbed just two $20 cards to sell to me, even though I was clearly trying to buy more.

I wound up getting the last three $20 cards in the store. And no coupon on the receipts like others have said. I know that they used to though; they must have stopped recently.

#71 wiiups4  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:22 AM

You know it IS possible that his mom just moved to somewhere new. Not everyone lives in the same place all of their life.


What place doesn't have a family dollar?

#72 no658ea3   Ex CEO CAGiversary!   6170 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:33 AM

Was able to get a few $15 Xbox cards for $12 each.

 

They had to dig through a drawer looking for the UPC cards. One of them couldn't authorize, but the other did just fine. 



#73 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8222 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:34 AM

Now that I think of it they only had one spot on the rack for all 3 dominations of XBox cards. Bet they never had physical cards at that location. Still might try again on Friday since I will be in the area anyway.

#74 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13144 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:35 AM

I tried to get two $35 eshop cards, but they rang up full price. I showed the guy that they were supposed to be on sale, and he looked at the picture and said only the $20 cards were on sale. Then he grabbed just two $20 cards to sell to me, even though I was clearly trying to buy more.

I wound up getting the last three $20 cards in the store. And no coupon on the receipts like others have said. I know that they used to though; they must have stopped recently.

The sign I saw at my store at least only indicated the $20 eshop cards were valid for the sale.



#75 Lil Frier  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:36 AM

At the end, the camera dude said he was going to snatch the kid up in the store, even though he had about 8 chances and let him go. I did like how when the kid held up the umbrella like he was going to hit him, he was like "you gon' lose your life." So badly do I wish the kid had taken a swing, though I'm guessing the video wouldn't have been uploaded. I so wish the cameraman followed that kid so we could see his mom's reaction.



#76 darken   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:11 AM

I just watched another video of the same incident. The kid is pinned down at the end by the guy that walked him out. The video states that the kid was angry because the store didn't sell candy canes. The comments on this first video indicates that it occurred in Florida and that it was 10k worth of damage. I don't know how true any of that is though.

#77 jres80   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:29 AM

I just watched another video of the same incident. The kid is pinned down at the end by the guy that walked him out. The video states that the kid was angry because the store didn't sell candy canes. The comments on this first video indicates that it occurred in Florida and that it was 10k worth of damage. I don't know how true any of that is though.

$10,000 worth of stuff in a Dollar Store?

Obvious hoax.



#78 darken   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:45 AM

Yeah I find it hard to believe. The comments are funny because they said that the kid destroyed $50 worth of goods

#79 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14727 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:54 AM

What place doesn't have a family dollar?

A neighborhood that doesn't wait for food stamps?



#80 no658ea3   Ex CEO CAGiversary!   6170 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:20 AM

"You hit me with that and you gonna lose your life"

 

LOL



#81 Kotor15   Banned Banned   3099 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:28 AM

"Boye we got a jit goin ham in dolla stoe"

#82 Lil Frier  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:51 AM

"Boye we got a jit goin ham in dolla stoe"

I still don't know if "jit" is a name or slang or racist. I have no idea what that kid was being called.



#83 darken   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:58 AM

Supposedly jit is short for jitterbug, which means a young kid



#84 oper00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:05 AM

I still don't know if "jit" is a name or slang or racist. I have no idea what that kid was being called.

JIT = juvenile in training



#85 o0achilles0o   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   654 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:31 AM

What place doesn't have a family dollar?

Apparently all of Oregon, because I've never heard of it and their store locator doesn't list any either.

#86 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7889 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:24 PM

Anybody want to be the guinea pig who goes back to Dollar General today to try the Xbox Live credit again so I don't have to? :D

#87 Sunrisecityrider   Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down CAGiversary!   2399 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:17 PM

To get the Xbox live credit sale to go through, I selected $15 increments and I had to buy a pack of 35cent gum since the system seemed to need a physical item in the sale. The codes were then printed on a receipt. It's pretty easy.

They also wanted me to pay with cash or debit card. I said sure and I used my credit card anyway.

And you guys sound like a bunch of whiners who have lived a sheltered life instead of dealing with people in the real world. This is a store that sells many items found in all grocers. Put on your big boy pants and get the deal.

#88 BeLIKEcoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:28 PM

Does BBY price match this offer?



#89 dualrec  

Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:06 PM

And you guys sound like a bunch of whiners who have lived a sheltered life instead of dealing with people in the real world. This is a store that sells many items found in all grocers. Put on your big boy pants and get the deal.

 

Yep.  

 

 

Also, 15 worked for me.  25 rang up with no discount.  And 50 was denied.



#90 Skull One   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   20 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

Does BBY price match this offer?

Second this question.  Anyone tried Best Buy yet for price matching?