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Best Buy Mystery Certificate (Check Email)


#121 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:39 AM

Can confirm that barcode ending in 87 is for $5,000.

Good luck everyone.

#122 spoonTRex   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

spoonTRex

Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:42 AM

Does the certificate stack with GCU? I tried to use it and it would not take $5 off the discounted price after the cashier scanned the barcode.

It's not a reward certificate, meaning it's a discount. BB doesn't allow discounts to stack. :(



#123 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:45 AM

Yeah, it reduces the actual item by $5 (or more if you get lucky) so GCU won't apply.

#124 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3978 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:46 AM

I am an Elite Plus member and didn't get an e-mail.

 

WTF Best Buy? 

 

 

 

I've learned this a long time ago. The more you spend at Best Buy, the less likely you will get an offer or promotion.



#125 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8326 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:07 AM

Can this be used on currency cards?

#126 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2518 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:11 AM

Yeah, it reduces the actual item by $5 (or more if you get lucky) so GCU won't apply.


Boo that stinks. Guess I'll get an eShop card

#127 GalvatronType_R   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

GalvatronType_R

Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:24 AM

My code ends in 877.

 

If by some miracle I get the $5,000 credit, I pledge to donate the entire amount to my local children's hospital.  I have more than enough and more than I need so if I could help the less fortunate, I will.



#128 JCDogg911   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   316 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:11 PM

I want to use this on my battlefield V DE preorder.....problem is I also have the $10 off BF trade coupon....will i have issues using both when I pick it up?



#129 GreenT  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:15 PM

I tried but got invalid promo code error :\

 

 

Doesnt work

Okay, my bad.  I don't know what happened but I entered the code and it applied a $5 Rewards Cert I had just gotten instead.  Just confirmed that when I went back and looked at the Order Details.  Trying to figure out why I didn't get an Error but did get Rewards pulled through.  Sorry about that.



#130 QuietStorm321   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

When checking out, there is an area for Promo Codes during the Payment section.  Entered the Bar Code Number from the left hand side of the cert (be sure to include the numbers on the ends of the barcode, not just ones underneath).  Once entered, you then click a button to confirm the dollar amount being applied.  After that, checkout as normal.

 

Edit: I see there was a mixup.



#131 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3161 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM

I am out of idea on what to get with the $5 reward as there are no good sale next week either.  Can I just get a $10 xbox credit with it?  or can i use it to do preorder for movie/game?



#132 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:25 PM

I am out of idea on what to get with the $5 reward as there are no good sale next week either. Can I just get a $10 xbox credit with it? or can i use it to do preorder for movie/game?

I am going to try to get a $10 eShop card when I pickup my Hitman 2 Gold Edition later today.


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#133 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2209 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM

If Best Buy's internal consumer data indicates you are likely going to buy a new fridge, but are on fence, then you're much more likely to get a $100 GC, for example, then someone it thinks is going to spend their money on video games anyway. 



#134 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   896 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:12 PM

Got one, likely a $5 code. It's all good though I'm sure I'll find something good to grab with it.

 

Edit: Like a 2TB internal HDD for my PS4 Slim.



#135 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2209 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:56 PM

Serious question: Has anyone here NOT gotten a $5 reward, but $10 or $100, for example? 



#136 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:20 PM

Got one, likely a $5 code. It's all good though I'm sure I'll find something good to grab with it.

Edit: Like a 2TB internal HDD for my PS4 Slim.

I have a 8tb external hdd connected to my PS4 Slim. I went with a 3.5 inch WD Desktop (ac power) and paid roughly $140 last year after Black Friday.


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#137 gftgrill   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

gftgrill

Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:28 PM

Is the certificate for a 5 dollar discount now, or is do you get a 5 dollar certificate later.  I'm confused by this.

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/mysteryrewards

 

Offer Certificates valued between $5 and $500: If the value of an Offer Certificate is revealed to be between $5 and $500, ... (a) is redeemable in one, positive transaction for a discount off future purchase amounts equal to or greater than the revealed value of the Offer Certificate

 

 

also of note in the fine print:

Offer Certificates may be used in conjunction with most other discounts or offers toward the purchase of products, not to exceed the purchase amount

 

 

that should mean that you CAN combine this with GCU



#138 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2632 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:39 PM

Actually got one this year!  After years of receiving them they decided to skip me last year... I'm assuming it's because I bought a TV so they felt didn't need to send me a promo.  $5 but oh well, still $5.



#139 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 11:01 AM

I ended getting 2 $10 eShop cards using my 2 $5 mystery rewards certificates. I am assuming you can use them on Xbox or PlayStation $10 gift cards since they should be coded in the same category. I doubt you can use you can use it food or gas gift cards since they can’t buy them with a Best Buy gift card anymore. There is a $5 eShop e-gift card online and I didn’t want to push my luck and give them the SKU.

Hitman 2 takes awhile to install/download even on a 200 MBS internet connection hardwired. I am glad I have a 8 TB external hdd on my PS4 Slim and a 4 TB on my PS4 Pro. I got my PS4 Slim first so I overbought on HDD space.


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#140 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2224 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:03 PM

Since the $5 barcodes are the same is it possibly to just have them scan the barcode again but using different bestbuy accounts to get multiple things for $5 off?

#141 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11682 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

Since the $5 barcodes are the same is it possibly to just have them scan the barcode again but using different bestbuy accounts to get multiple things for $5 off?

I imagine the cashier takes the coupon once he/she scans it the first time?



#142 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3000 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:56 PM

^But you have to print the coupon. He's asking if you can just make more than one copy to use.

#143 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:05 PM

Since the $5 barcodes are the same is it possibly to just have them scan the barcode again but using different bestbuy accounts to get multiple things for $5 off?

Each is certificate is unique. I only had 2 certificates since I have 2 Best Buy accounts that hasn’t been merged.


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#144 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3270 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:27 PM

For those who are in the know: unlike regular certs, which can typically be applied to an order and refunded later if said order is cancelled, THIS cert will not be refunded if I cancel an ordered its applied to after the expiration date, yes?

And there's no way to continue to add certs to a preorder after the initial purchase is made, boo.

#145 gftgrill   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

gftgrill

Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:29 PM

I went and bought a small lego set and it took off 0.00.

 

Wasn't it supposed to take it off the price or will I get a 5 dollar cert later?



#146 DANIEL   DANNY FAKnTASTIC CAGiversary!   1235 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 07:04 PM

Can the cert be used to buy a BB gift card?

#147 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8266 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 07:29 PM

I saw someone said they used it on eshop but has anyone tried on playstation or xbox currency yet? I have the mystery cert and a $5 normal cert to use.

#148 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8266 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:52 PM

Well I just confirmed for myself they can be used on xbox giftcards. :)

#149 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13662 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:32 PM

Confirmed it works on $10 PSN credit. Got one last night to use on my Spotify bill heh.



#150 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3000 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:09 AM

I had one hell of a time using mine. After confirming the $5 value, I wanted to use it toward a Kingdom Hearts III preorder. The cashier tried unsuccessfully for a couple minutes to use the certificate, then called a manager over, who after another few minutes noticed that it wasn't working because it's only supposed to be used for *in-stock* items, which a preorder is obviously not.

There wasn't much else I wanted to buy, so I decided to get a $10 PSN card... which was the only denomination that was out of stock. The manager and I looked all over the store and didn't see a single one.

I settled for a $20 card and was ready to check out.. but I wasn't getting my GCU discount. The manager mentioned GCU being finicky on preorders, and had to take another minute to manually adjust the price. Altogether it took at least fifteen minutes, probably more.

...And now I'm concerned about whether I'll get the $10 reward for preordering the game, since I had to jump through so many hoops to get it.