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Notifications for upcoming Gift With Purchase at Lego.com?

FireFox31FireFox31 NH, USAMember Posts: 97
Is there a way to get notifications for upcoming Gift With Purchase available at Lego.com?  Are they released on a predictable schedule like the double VIP points?  Brickset mentions them in articles, but doesn't often make a post about them.  I could check the store flyer each month, but does that have the online GWPs?  I feel like some GPWs are available for such a short time that I'd have to prepare in advance to get them.  Thanks.

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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,000
    Unless the GWP is leaked ahead of time (Instagram, Promobricks, etc) like the Amelia Earhart set was, then we often won’t know about them until the Store Calendar comes out a few days before the new month begins.  You can make educated guesses (i.e. May 4th will have a SW promo, Black Friday and December will have 1-2 Christmas GWPs, etc), and also watch the Leaks thread as they will often show up there long before they are announced on the main BS page...
    NateMN2020
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,892
    LEGO stopped advertising them much in advance after the Darth Vader pod indecent. It had been advertised but then had to be cancelled at short notice due to quality issues. That caused the company embarrassment and upset customers, so nowadays we're lucky if we find out about them ahead of time at all.
    NateMN2020SumoLego
  • FireFox31FireFox31 NH, USAMember Posts: 97
    edited April 3
    You can make educated guesses (i.e. May 4th will have a SW promo, Black Friday and December will have 1-2 Christmas GWPs, etc),
    Great, this predictable estimate is what I'm hoping for.  Easter seems to also be a traditional GWP season.  I'll read through the Brickset articles taged "lego.com" and "lego.com shop" to document the history of GWP and try to find a pattern.
    I have my calendar set to remind me of potential Lego.com double VIP points based on years of history establishing the pattern.  I hope to do the same for GWP.

    Lego is expensive so I've got to find the deals.  I just bought the Treehouse from Lego.com (used the Brickset link) not on sale (which I expected on Black Friday as some large Ideas sets do), with no double points (which should have happened late March), and no GWP (because I skipped the Earhart/Carrot ones hoping for double points, oops).  And I didn't see the January 2020 vintage car GWP so I had to buy it from eBay (used the Brickset link again) for $27.
    I've got to level up my deal finding for when I buy the Ideas Piano and Ideas Pirates. I'm patient.  I'll stalk those deals from the bushes like a hungry 30285 (also a GWP).
    KungFuKennyLewisB
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