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Best Buy FREE $15 SAVINGS CODE when you buy $150 in e-gift cards 9/9/18-9/22/18


#1 phantomphoenix   Make It Loud! CAGiversary!   2467 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:05 AM

$15 SAVINGS CODE OFFER

  • Valid 9/9/18-9/22/18 online only.
  • $15 savings code will be provided via e-mail on 10/7/18 for use toward a future purchase made from 10/7/18-10/20/18.
  • Maximum of 3 $150 e-gift card purchases during promotion time period per customer and savings code will be sent via e-mail in $15 increments.
  • Valid e-mail address required to receive savings code.
  • Savings code may redeemed online and in store.
  • The value of the savings code will not be refunded if merchandise is returned or an order is cancelled.

bestbuy.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/



#2 john718   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   102 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:58 PM

Great!!!!
Best way to get my Xbox One X

#3 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11480 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:31 PM

This is a great promotion if you have a higher priced item you want to purchase.  Last time they did it I got a new cell phone and a PS4 VR bundle and got $30 in codes back eventually.



#4 roguejedi5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1550 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:11 PM

I did this last year and 

 

This is a great promotion if you have a higher priced item you want to purchase.  Last time they did it I got a new cell phone and a PS4 VR bundle and got $30 in codes back eventually.

I used this on a new cell phone too for mom last year and it worked perfectly.  I might do the same this year to get me a new cell phone.



#5 folnevar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:24 AM

Naturally, 2 days after my GCU expires, this promotion finally comes back around. I was hoping it would show up again a bit sooner, so I could use the gift cards to pay off the rest of my GCU pre-orders. Oh well.  :cry:



#6 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7099 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:26 AM

Bah, I should've done that eBay deal I saw a few days ago.



#7 RabbiHick  

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:45 PM

I've done this every time it's been offered this year, and have just done so again! It really is an outstanding deal. I'll preorder Resident evil 2 when the code comes in, getting it for $32 (48-15-1) and still have $115 or so on that gift card for black Friday. Good stuff.

#8 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   956 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:46 PM

Am I correct in assuming that I can use the $15 savings code on pre-orders? 

 

I'd like to apply it to a RDR2 pre-order if it'll work.



#9 Zenaphobe Zerj   Deep Sea Lurker CAGiversary!   563 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:01 PM

I'm also guessing it won't stack? I want to buy a tv, so I could buy multiple GCs, but doubtful savings code stacks



#10 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   250 Posts   Joined 0.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:15 PM

I haven't participated recently, but when I did the "savings codes" were equivalent to gift cards. You could use multiple on any type of order, except maybe gift cards. They are explicitly not calling them gift cards because they expire

#11 Zenaphobe Zerj   Deep Sea Lurker CAGiversary!   563 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:09 PM

I haven't participated recently, but when I did the "savings codes" were equivalent to gift cards. You could use multiple on any type of order, except maybe gift cards. They are explicitly not calling them gift cards because they expire

welp, I'm buying 2 then. Thank you!



#12 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2173 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:22 PM

I'm also guessing it won't stack? I want to buy a tv, so I could buy multiple GCs, but doubtful savings code stacks


Aren’t savings codes just gift cards with a pin?

#13 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3035 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:19 AM

Thinking about picking up some codes. Just not sure if I'll spend that much if they get rid of my GCU early. 



#14 Youngnoble   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1339 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:11 PM

If I buy 1 $450 gift card will I receive 3 $15 savings codes or just 1. I'd much rather have one gift card then 3 $150's but I'm not sure it's worth the risk. I don't feel like fighting for the other 2 if they only count by transactions instead of by whole amounts.



#15 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3335 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:34 PM

If I buy 1 $450 gift card will I receive 3 $15 savings codes or just 1. I'd much rather have one gift card then 3 $150's but I'm not sure it's worth the risk. I don't feel like fighting for the other 2 if they only count by transactions instead of by whole amounts.


You’ll get 3 $15 saving codes.

#16 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3035 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:26 AM

Does anyone know if these egift cards count towards rewards and elite status when you purchase them?



#17 Youngnoble   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1339 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:57 AM

Does anyone know if these egift cards count towards rewards and elite status when you purchase them?

 

They do, theres a option to add your membership number at checkout. Im not sure if you get points but it definitely adds to your money spent per year.



#18 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3035 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:29 AM

They do, theres a option to add your membership number at checkout. Im not sure if you get points but it definitely adds to your money spent per year.


Thank you. Added my number just in case.

#19 krivas95  

Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:41 AM

They do, theres a option to add your membership number at checkout. Im not sure if you get points but it definitely adds to your money spent per year.


Are you sure about this? Last time I bought three of these ones to get my HomePod (I believe) and I didn't get any of the points :(
And yes, I added my membership number

#20 kemosahbe  

Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:04 AM

Just adding my experience, bought $150 yesterday adding my member ID during checkout and today it showed up in my pending rewards points and purchase history.

#21 dnl2ba   Inadvertent collector CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:11 PM

Ugh, all bestbuy.cashstar.com URLs are currently giving me an HTTP 403 Access Denied. That includes the help page.

 

Last time I had issues with Cashstar cards (the gift cards weren't "activated" somehow), Best Buy washed their hands of it and told me I had to work with Cashstar.



#22 Mop_it_up   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:41 PM

I have a question about this if anyone knows the answer. Do you have to specifically buy one $150 gift card to get the $15 code? Or can you, say, buy three $50 gift cards and still get it?



#23 OmniscientlyMe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   70 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:31 PM

I have a question about this if anyone knows the answer. Do you have to specifically buy one $150 gift card to get the $15 code? Or can you, say, buy three $50 gift cards and still get it?

It will show the promo card in your cart before you check out if you qualify. So you can try it and find out.



#24 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   4927 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:10 PM

Hoping this will work with an iPhone XR pre-order on October 19th.

#25 Momouchi   Drowning in backlog CAGiversary!   2621 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:27 AM

Figured I'd get 2 to get the last of my GCU pre-orders in before it expires. I'll really miss that 20% off.



#26 folnevar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:04 AM

Naturally, 2 days after my GCU expires, this promotion finally comes back around. I was hoping it would show up again a bit sooner, so I could use the gift cards to pay off the rest of my GCU pre-orders. Oh well.  :cry:

 

 

Figured I'd get 2 to get the last of my GCU pre-orders in before it expires. I'll really miss that 20% off.

I hate you!  :razz:



#27 folnevar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:15 AM

Does anyone know if these count as "outside" of Best Buy purchase (as opposed to in store)? I just received an e-mail from my Best Buy Visa with an offer to receive a $50 gift card with $1000 in "outside" Best Buy purchases. If I purchase 3 of these to get the $45 in bonus gift cards, I'm already almost halfway there. I also have some travel plans coming up, and they are offering 4% back on entertainment purchases, like theme park tickets, so I could easily find myself spending $1000. 

 

If not, with my GCU being expired, I'm not sure I really need $450 in Best Buy gift cards anymore, except maybe for Steelbooks and/or Black Friday deals.

 

The last 2 times this deal ran, I used my Best Buy CC to buy these, and I got credit towards my annual Elite membership thresholds, but I don't believe I received any points toward certificates. Also, when Best Buy has issues with these gift cards, they usually send people to Cashstar for problem solving, which makes me wonder if they count as Best Buy store purchases or not.



#28 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   250 Posts   Joined 0.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:09 PM

Does anyone know if these count as "outside" of Best Buy purchase (as opposed to in store)?


Not sure but I'm going to try because I got $15 for $300 offer on my BB card. I guess we'll see

#29 Mop_it_up   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:39 PM

It will show the promo card in your cart before you check out if you qualify. So you can try it and find out.

Thanks! I just tried it out, and it works.



#30 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3459 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:58 PM

Not sure but I'm going to try because I got $15 for $300 offer on my BB card. I guess we'll see

I doubt it as if you're buying from bb.com website, that's not an outside purchase.

 

Anyhow, interestingly enough, I got $30 reward certs for $300 in outside purchases.  Seems like people are getting various offers.  My offer works out to be 10% back so it's worth moving some of my regular spending to my BB credit card.