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post #1 of 20
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Which coincides with a pretty great 3D sale. A dusty DVD and $10 will now get you Imax Under the Sea 3D and the glorious Potato Cod (~$30 at Amazon), Wrath of the Titans 3D, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, Journey 2 the Mysterious Island 3D, HP 7 pt 1, HP 7 pt 2, etc. Avatar and many others are down to $15.
post #2 of 20
Nothing about it anywhere on their website.
post #3 of 20
Click on 'Weekly Deals' in the top nav. After the page loads, select 'Movies & Music' from the 'Jump to Category' drop-down in the upper left. The page that loads will have a spotlight in the top right for the promotion.

SlickDeals and some of the other deal-hunter sites have pretty extensive guides on this deal - just do a search.

The local movie selection sucks at my local BB, but the manager let me apply the discount to online movie orders placed at the store (with the help of a sales rep) that could then be shipped free to my home.
post #4 of 20
Nice! Looks like it's actually valid on any Blu Ray movie($9.99 and up anyway), last time they only had a small list of movies you could use the coupons on.
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

Nice! Looks like it's actually valid on any Blu Ray movie($9.99 and up anyway), last time they only had a small list of movies you could use the coupons on.
It's always been for any BD $9.99 and up. Every time, which is basically every three months. Last time was no exception. Not really sure where you got the idea that there was only a small list of titles that you could use the coupons for, but that wasn't the case and isn't now.

Now, when it comes to concerts on BD, YMMV. The cashier had to manually deduct the $5 from the concert BD I purchased two days ago because it didn't take anything off when she scanned the coupon. She didn't bat an eye, though, and pushed it through without me saying anything.
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It's always been for any BD $9.99 and up. Every time, which is basically every three months. Last time was no exception. Not really sure where you got the idea that there was only a small list of titles that you could use the coupons for, but that wasn't the case and isn't now.

When the program 1st started it was only certain titles, then they switched to all titles $9.99 & up.
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When the program 1st started it was only certain titles, then they switched to all titles $9.99 & up.

 

Maybe it varies by location..., but my stepson (who works at my local BB) brought this offer to my attention at its inception, and it has always been $5 per DVD, for ANY title, $9.99 and up.

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When the program 1st started it was only certain titles, then they switched to all titles $9.99 & up.

Maybe a couple of years ago, but even if that's true (and I really don't remember there being that sort of restriction with this offer,) it hasn't been like that for quite a while. Certainly not three months ago, I assure you.
Edited by Steeb - 4/26/13 at 10:42am
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Click on 'Weekly Deals' in the top nav. After the page loads, select 'Movies & Music' from the 'Jump to Category' drop-down in the upper left. The page that loads will have a spotlight in the top right for the promotion.

The local movie selection sucks at my local BB, but the manager let me apply the discount to online movie orders placed at the store (with the help of a sales rep) that could then be shipped free to my home.

So that's where they hide it! Thanks, I've still got a bunch of free, $1 or 2 DVDs to trade.

I'm in between two BBs, one only allows the trade on what's in-store, while the other will order them via 'fast lane' ? Takes awhile, but well worth it. They let me get music, etc. BDs also.

GM
post #10 of 20
Is it over already? Don't see anything there.
post #11 of 20
I just looked it up again and it's still there, first thing listed.

Regardless, under 'terms and conditions' it says it's good through 5.11.13.

GM
post #12 of 20
Today I traded in 3 titles that my daughter has outgrown, and a couple older titles that I had already gone Blu on; picked up 3 of the original Trek film titles I did not already have (on sale for $9.99 , so $4.99/ea), plus Jaws and Prometheus ($12.99/ea after the $5 discount, so not that great on those).

And as a bonus, when I got to the check out and handed my stack of coupons to the clerk, I actually had 6, not 5.

I had not previously done any trades, but the titles I parted with would struggle to get $2 on eBay, so I was happy with the deal.

As was posted previously, the coupons are good until 5/11.

Brian
post #13 of 20

Looks like the Trek films are the good $5 "get" this week (unless you're still missin stuff like LoA, Bladerunner, 2001, Breakfast at Tiffany's...).

 

I think BB is also doin gift cards for small electronics right now. Just be sure to remove Sim cards and other personal data before tradin em in.

post #14 of 20
Just got back from BB using the upgrade coupon, traded four HD DVD's and got four BD 3D's for 48.00. I'll admit some HD's were probably rotted but that's not my fault lol! Got all the titles I wanted and am firing up the player for some 3D fun tonight.smile.gif

BD 3D titles:
Journey 2
HP 7 1&2
Mega Mind

Traded HD DVD's:
Willy Wonka
Superman II
The Island
The Aviator
post #15 of 20
Picked up three more titles yesterday @ 4.99 after U&S although BBY listted A Woman a Gun and a Noodle Shop as not in stores but I found one copy yesterday along with Tropic Thunder. So I was able to get all the titles I wanted inlcuding Jackie Brown, the U&S promo ends on the 11th. Will pick up the Kill Bill volumes later this week. Some are using RZ's and SK certs to get them really cheap.
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Looks like the Trek films are the good $5 "get" this week...

 

Might perhaps have spoken a little too soon on this. I picked up ST: The Motion Picture and Generations (the film), and both had noticeable DNR issues. The color and FX on ST:TMP are also showing some age, but I'd still recommend that film in spite of the PQ flaws because it was so good (imho).

 

The color is maybe a tad better on Generations, but the detail issues are simply too glaring on that BD to have much rewatch potential for me (even on a 34" CRT), so I'll probably sell/trade it for something else.

post #17 of 20
Yeah, I got 'burned' early on buying BDs of even just slightly older movies in the hope that they would obviously be superior to its DVD, but it turned out that the industry in many cases are doing same BS as they did with DVDs, i.e. just doing transfers of older, inferior formats and even then not always using the best versions and/or using a 'heavy hand' in the 'restoration', so now only buy those that review 'good enough' at http://www.blu-ray.com/deals/?sortby=price&category=bluray, which the older Star Trek BDs for the most part do not.

That said, if I don't already have an acceptable performing DVD and the BD is cost competitive with it [or cheaper, in an increasing number of cases], then I gamble on the BD unless it reviews really bad.

WRT the upgrade program, it's been such a 'mixed bag' for me that I'm having a hard time justifying doing it now that most of my really cheap/throwaway DVDs are used up since so many of the movie, music BD 'upgrades' I've bought to date were either at the same price or lower [in a number of cases] during the next Christmas, New Year Holiday sales and/or can't see enough improvement over an upscaled DVD on an older, calibrated 1080i 65" RPTV sitting ~ one screen width away.

GM
post #18 of 20

At least I only lost $5 (and one old DVD). smile.gif I agee with you 100% though that the quality of the BD transfers on some older films is pretty dang deplorable.

 

ST: Generations isn't even that old a film. There's no good reason for an "HD" transfer (and I use the term "HD" very loosely here) like that to look as blurry and bad as it does, esp. on a scoped film. 


Edited by ADU - 5/8/13 at 1:12pm
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by ADU View Post

At least I only lost $5 (and one old DVD). smile.gif  I agee with you 100% though that the quality of the BD transfers on some older films is pretty dang deplorable.

ST: Generations isn't even that old film. There's no good reason for an "HD" transfer (and I use the term "HD" very loosely here) like that to look as blurry and bad as it does, esp. on a scoped film. 

I picked up ST:First Contact the other day from BB. Haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but hope the quality won't leave me disappointed.
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^ Haven't seen it. In addition to the site GPM mentioned above though, there are probably screen caps of the ST films in some AVS threads here as well. If you're sensitive to DNR and other detail-related issues (as I seem to be), then I'd probably check some of the reviews/screencaps before cracking the seals on the ST films. Some are apparently badly in need of new HD transfers. Just my 2c fwiw.

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