[USA] Special Invitation for VIP Members to shop before Black/Brick Friday

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[USA] Special Invitation for VIP Members to shop before Black/Brick Friday

Post by Toys N Bricks » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:48 am

Watch your mailbox, "select" VIP members are receiving invitations to "an Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event". The invite reads:

"As one of our most valued LEGO VIP Members, you are cordially invited to an exclusive Holiday shopping event just for you at the LEGO Store!  We are opening your local LEGO Store early for an invitation-only event that will allow you and one guest the opportunity to take advantage of all of our extraordinary "Brick" Friday offers before they are available to the public!"

It states you must RSVP in order to be admitted.  VIP Card and photo ID required for admittance.  One free limited holiday set per person with $99 purchase. Spending limit is $5000 and may not purchase more than 5 of one item.

Happy Shopping if you were invited!



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Re: [USA] Special Invitation for VIP Members to shop before

Post by atmail35 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:51 pm

My invitation is for November 19th. I'm not sure if that is across the board.

It sounds like you also get the mystery scratch card, but it does not really specify. Also it appears that a limited number of people are being invited, but that could be to hype it up. I'd be happy to not have to go at 5AM on Black Friday though!

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Post by that guy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:16 pm

I guess time will tell if everyone get's one or not.

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Post by wei11364 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:21 pm

Its true... the store manager at my Lego store told me that I was NOT on the list because this list was determined by the accumulated spending from 2009 to YTD... I actually saw the list and there are only 10 - 15 people on it

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Post by sidersdd » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:22 pm

Yep - I received one. Card says #2 of 19. This is for the Indianapolis store.

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Post by kbsig106 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:23 pm

Nothing in the inbox yet, need to make sure LEGO is on my trusted e-mail senders list... lol

Thanks for the heads up!

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Post by iamFLIP » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:24 pm

atmail35 wrote:My invitation is for November 19th. I'm not sure if that is across the board.
Mine, too.
atmail35 wrote:Also it appears that a limited number of people are being invited, but that could be to hype it up.
Mine says "24 of 24" in the bottom.

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Post by KyleJohnson11 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:25 pm

kbsig106 wrote:Nothing in the inbox yet, need to make sure LEGO is on my trusted e-mail senders list... lol

Thanks for the heads up!
It is sent out via snail mail.

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Post by iamFLIP » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:26 pm

kbsig106 wrote:Nothing in the inbox yet, need to make sure LEGO is on my trusted e-mail senders list... lol

Thanks for the heads up!
This is a snail mail.

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Post by kbsig106 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:32 pm

KyleJohnson11 wrote:
kbsig106 wrote:Nothing in the inbox yet, need to make sure LEGO is on my trusted e-mail senders list... lol

Thanks for the heads up!
It is sent out via snail mail.

Thanks, I misread the original post. Will still be on the look-out.

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Post by that guy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:34 pm

So clearly each store has a quota if one is X of 19 and another is x of 24. Store volume clearly has something to do with the quantity of chosen people. Did those arrive in today's mail by chance? I'd like to think based on my volume I still stand a chance since I haven't been home yet to check mail.

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Post by unclephn » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:42 pm

This is good to know in case they do something like this next year. I should try to make all my purchases at one store from now on!

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Post by natelite » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:53 pm

oddly i got the invitation to rockerfeller center instead of the one in nj. i've never shopped in ny b4 since the tax is high, it's hard to get to the city, and prices are higher than the burbs.

what gives? i was looking forward to getting one from nj but instead....drat! i hate having to travel to the city.

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Post by that guy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:57 pm

Isn't it conceivable that it's total purchases in their system (all stores + S@H) and then you're simply routed to the closest location to you???

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Post by atmail35 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:07 pm

I was invited to a store further away from home. Scary to think that I am one of the top spenders in the area. The next time I am there I will ask about it at my "usual" store since I'd rather go there. I feel I have to go so I would have a chance at being included next time.

Mine was postmarked Nov 3rd from Conn. and it arrived today.
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Post by legobricks » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:08 pm

unclephn wrote:This is good to know in case they do something like this next year. I should try to make all my purchases at one store from now on!

I don't think it has anything to do with purchasing at a single store. It is all purchases made (store and online) using your VIP card. I only purchase online and I was invited (10 of 24) to my nearest store in NJ.
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Post by natelite » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:09 pm

that guy wrote:Isn't it conceivable that it's total purchases in their system (all stores + S@H) and then you're simply routed to the closest location to you???
it's probably some of that but it's definitely not the closest. i live smack in the middle of the two nj stores but i got routed to nyc instead.

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Post by garyjh22 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:21 pm

So, what type of deals would they have? Is it just a free polybag set or something? Or do they have some good sale prices?

BTW......Ive never bought anything at a Brick and Mortar store, so the invites must be for total purcahases (including online)

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Post by vynsane » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:27 pm

Interesting... My catalogs always say 'my' store is the one in the Palisades Mall. I guess I'll find out when I get home whether I've been invited or not.
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Post by natelite » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:34 pm

garyjh22 wrote:So, what type of deals would they have? Is it just a free polybag set or something? Or do they have some good sale prices?

BTW......Ive never bought anything at a Brick and Mortar store, so the invites must be for total purcahases (including online)
i'm just guessing here but you'd probably get the same deal as the bf deal except earlier. i don't think it'll be anything diff. lego store doesn't really swing for the fence in terms of sales or promo. best you can expect is like 10% d/c.

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