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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by thenos » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:10 pm

They won't let me add coupons at my B&N on BOGOHO purchases... But good advice, thanks.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by Gooker1 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:46 pm

zak001 wrote:If you're a member using a coupon, remember that you get the maximum savings by selecting sets that differ slightly in price. First the coupon knocks down the highest-price item by 20%, then the BOGO takes 50% off whichever item is now lower. Then your membership takes 10% off of the total. In theory, if you can find a $100 set and an $80 set, your total should be $108 + tax, which ain't bad.

Good to know. Sadly my membership coupon was only for 15% off and not 20

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by atmail35 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:16 pm

I really need to get over to B&N and try this. I have a 20% member coupon. Thanks for the reports that at least some stores are allowing stacking.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by brixter » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:22 pm

zak001 wrote:If you're a member using a coupon, remember that you get the maximum savings by selecting sets that differ slightly in price. First the coupon knocks down the highest-price item by 20%, then the BOGO takes 50% off whichever item is now lower. Then your membership takes 10% off of the total. In theory, if you can find a $100 set and an $80 set, your total should be $108 + tax, which ain't bad.
Excellent tip! I didn't believe it at first, but spent a couple of hours crunching numbers and lining up sets and came up with:

Using a 20% coupon:
Battle of Helm's Deep and Vampyre Castle (or any $130 and $100 combo becomes $104 and $100 pre-BOGO50)

Using a 15% coupon:
Epic Dragon Battle and Vampyre Castle (or any $120 and $100 combo becomes $102 and $100 pre-BOGO50)

All around a very nice sale if you have well stocked B&N stores nearby.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by atmail35 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:47 pm

I picked up a Friends Adventure Camper, which is $29.95 at B&N, but with an MSRP of $34.99. And the Creator Small Cottage.

$29.95 at 10% off, $26.96 and 20% off that from the member coupon, is $21.56
$24.95 at 10% off, $22.45 and 50% off the second toy is $11.23

$32.78 for two sets with an msrp of $60 is a savings of 45% :-D

They didn't have any big sets, besides Olivia's House and we have two of those.

Overall I'm happy, the coupon and member discount worked without any hassle at all.

Oh and it appears that my B&N is open on Easter Sunday from 12-6, so worth calling to see if your area stores are open tomorrow.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by brickarmor » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:14 pm

I found a bunch of TMNT and used an Xmas $25 gift card to get all the sets at around 30% off! Even picked up the pair of 6860 Batcaves which worked out to $50 each. Stupidly, unforgivably, I forgot to use the 15% off coupon I had in my back pocket. :oops:

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by Gooker1 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:24 pm

Anyone know why some got 20% coupons?

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by vpdcus » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:41 am

I think it's because of B&N membership

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by Wheeefun » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:17 pm

Looks like I'll be getting a B&N membership this week!

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by beartrapper25 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:17 am

FWIW I have a B&N membership and didn't get the 20% coupon, only 15%. I can tell you that I've definately saved more than the cost of the membership over the past 9 months.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by Gooker1 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:05 am

beartrapper25 wrote:FWIW I have a B&N membership and didn't get the 20% coupon, only 15%. I can tell you that I've definately saved more than the cost of the membership over the past 9 months.

Cool. Just making sure it wasn't some fluke that I got a 15% coupon and not the 20%.

Great deals this past weekend for them.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by kiiaal » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:56 am

brixter wrote:
zak001 wrote:If you're a member using a coupon, remember that you get the maximum savings by selecting sets that differ slightly in price. First the coupon knocks down the highest-price item by 20%, then the BOGO takes 50% off whichever item is now lower. Then your membership takes 10% off of the total. In theory, if you can find a $100 set and an $80 set, your total should be $108 + tax, which ain't bad.
Excellent tip! I didn't believe it at first, but spent a couple of hours crunching numbers and lining up sets and came up with:

Using a 20% coupon:
Battle of Helm's Deep and Vampyre Castle (or any $130 and $100 combo becomes $104 and $100 pre-BOGO50)

Using a 15% coupon:
Epic Dragon Battle and Vampyre Castle (or any $120 and $100 combo becomes $102 and $100 pre-BOGO50)

All around a very nice sale if you have well stocked B&N stores nearby.
You were better off pairing the $130/$120 sets and the $100/$100 sets together.

You would've gotten half off the $120 and $100 sets.

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Re: Barnes and noble

Post by sydra » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:30 am

kiiaal wrote:
brixter wrote:
zak001 wrote:If you're a member using a coupon, remember that you get the maximum savings by selecting sets that differ slightly in price. First the coupon knocks down the highest-price item by 20%, then the BOGO takes 50% off whichever item is now lower. Then your membership takes 10% off of the total. In theory, if you can find a $100 set and an $80 set, your total should be $108 + tax, which ain't bad.
Excellent tip! I didn't believe it at first, but spent a couple of hours crunching numbers and lining up sets and came up with:

Using a 20% coupon:
Battle of Helm's Deep and Vampyre Castle (or any $130 and $100 combo becomes $104 and $100 pre-BOGO50)

Using a 15% coupon:
Epic Dragon Battle and Vampyre Castle (or any $120 and $100 combo becomes $102 and $100 pre-BOGO50)

All around a very nice sale if you have well stocked B&N stores nearby.
You were better off pairing the $130/$120 sets and the $100/$100 sets together.

You would've gotten half off the $120 and $100 sets.
Indeed they would have. Combining them this way is $12 more. There was a false assumption that the 15/20% off coupons were taken off first, but that's not how they work. It's taken off last, after all other discounts.

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