Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by kiiaal » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:23 am

I just received the bonus Holiday Set. Petshop on backorder.

But I also got a Lego Character Encyclopedia for free (comes with the exclusive Toy Soldier Mini-Fig)

Don't know if it was because the Petshop is on backorder or they're doing that for everyone?

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Post by brickz » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Interesting that you got the character encyclopedia. I would assume they're doing it for everyone or they just have extras

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Athos » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:22 pm

I didn't get one (a book that is) with my Santa's Village.

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Post by dulait » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:11 am

Athos wrote:I didn't get one (a book that is) with my Santa's Village.

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Maybe because of the price difference and his was OOS.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by SpaceNinjaDino » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:48 pm

I think everyone was getting Chima starter sets last year. But in this case, it could be high price + OOS.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by lordoflego » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:07 pm

I remember the Chima sets last year but.....but I didn't get anything this year, my last order over $100 where I got the free Christmas set was maybe 3 weeks ago and no encyclopedia .... :eh:
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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Toronadian » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:17 pm

Wanted to get the Batman Tumbler during this month but that set has been completely MIA here in Toronto. They have a huge waiting list and it's OOS online for the next little while.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by legome » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:18 pm

holiday sets seem to be sold out..?

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by harry99 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:27 pm

Yup - it's gone. Did last 30 days though... so that's not bad! Good job Lego!
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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Zeya » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:52 pm

I've waited until the last minute here... I'm not seeing it add the holiday set to my bag. I'm way over $99 trying to get it to happen. At the top it says I've qualified for free shipping. Could they be out of the holiday set?

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Zeya » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:53 pm

harry99 wrote:Yup - it's gone. Did last 30 days though... so that's not bad! Good job Lego!
Oh dumb. I miss out by mere hours. Great.

Any chance they still have these in-store if I stop by tomorrow? I guess I'll call ahead to the store.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by jcoiv70 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:30 am

My store doesn't have anymore, so sad...my son was looking forward to getting this set with the others that we were planning on purchasing

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Brick & Blue » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:58 am

harry99 wrote:Yup - it's gone. Did last 30 days though... so that's not bad! Good job Lego!
Yeah that's pretty good for them trying to figure out the demand.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Zeya » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:13 am

They're out online and they're out at my local store (Santa Clara, CA). Oh well, I missed out. Now I need to decide whether it's best to go for the double VIP points today to get my santa workshop set and advent calendar or use next month's promo. Any opinions?

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by mrbean » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Triple VIP points are better than double VIP points, and the 2nd holiday set will be free if you wait. The downside is you have to wait and won't get your sets until sometime in December. That's OK if you're like me and have a closet of unopened sets though.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by minifigsee » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:47 pm

mrbean wrote:Triple VIP points are better than double VIP points, and the 2nd holiday set will be free if you wait. The downside is you have to wait and won't get your sets until sometime in December. That's OK if you're like me and have a closet of unopened sets though.
Agreed 100%. Double points is all well and good today, but the prospect of what might be in November is much more tempting, knowing that "set 1 of 2" is gone now.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by monkeyflyers » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:34 pm

Man I ordered mine at 3pm glad I got it in at the last second.

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by vynsane » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:26 am

If they do 3xVIP points this year, there are a few things to bear in mind about last year:
  • It was only the Saturday BEFORE Brick Friday weekend, online and in-store
  • The "Holiday Set 2 of 2" was only available on Brick Friday weekend online or in-store OR at the VIP-invite-only event in-store


So, assuming they do the 3xVIP promo again the same as last year, the only way for you to get both 3xVIP points AND "Holiday Set 2 of 2" in the same transaction is to be invited to the in-store event. Otherwise, you'll have to make two purchases, one the weekend before Brick Friday for 3xVIP and again on Brick Friday weekend to get the promo set.


EDIT: I think I had my dates wrong. Previous years had the special VIP in-store event the weekend before Brick Friday, but I think last year it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving - am I right? So if they do it again like that this year, the Saturday of Brick Friday weekend will be the invite-only event in-store, 3xVIP point promo, and "Holiday Set 2 of 2"... someone correct me if I'm wrong. I've never received an invite to any of them, so I'm sort of out of the loop.
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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by Athos » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:34 am

Triple points were on November 24, 2013. I know that because I ordered Orthanc… which was a really great set. If they do it again, I'm thinking Fairground Mixer…

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Re: Double VIP Points: October 2014 LEGO Promotion

Post by StClair » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:24 pm

Athos wrote:Triple points were on November 24, 2013. I know that because I ordered Orthanc… which was a really great set. If they do it again, I'm thinking Fairground Mixer…

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So is it invite only? and only available in-store? (so no online orders)? Anyone know?

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