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Went to two targets, first one had two Chase McCains. The second Target had about twelve. Funny thing is at the second Target, when I went to pay at the register at the back of the store, they wouldn't let me buy eight and said I could only buy one. I knew they couldn't be right and didn't want to make a scene so sneaky me went to the front and bought all eight with no hassle. Ended up with 10 Chase McCains.
Here's the math: 44.95 - 10% (4.50) -30% (12.14) =28.31 for the first one, then 44.95 - 10% (4.50) -50% (20.23) - 30% (6.07) = 14.15 for the second one. Together that's 42.46 for the 2, then I subtract 5.66 which is the prorated share of the free $10 gift card which gets me to $36.80 for the 2 or $18.40 each, right about 60% off msrp.
I didn't notice she took the 30% off the second set till I got home or I would have made sure all my transactions were with that particular register girl. :)
A fee days before Black Friday i picked up the Maersk Train off Amazon when it was $104.99 and got $50 off for signing up for the Amazon credit card. 54.99 for a Maersk Train is quite a deal!
I even got one extra PAB box for my honesty, because the lady on the register was charging me $7.99 (small cup), instead of the regular $14.99 for the cups that the kids filled, and I brought that to her attention, so she could charge me accordingly.
Now, for me the best was being able to find a #7641 City Corner on that little wall that split the registers from the PAB wall. I asked if they had it back in stock (maybe a Black Friday surprise set?) and the manager said someone had just returned it for store credit. After checking the box for tampering (I've got my share of sets with boxes full of crap already in my lifetime), I decided to buy it! It was RRP @ $59.99, but judging by the eBay auctions on this set, I already doubled my investment, if I decide to sell it! I may not, because I love that set, and I was not willing to fork $120 for it on eBay, so it was a good trip to the LEGO store! In my view, I scored 50% off on City Corner :)
The little guy will be pleased w his first Ninjago set!
Total sets ordered (off the top of my head, not by combination to tak advantag of discounts, free shipping and Holiday sets):
1 x Town Hall
2 x Shuttle Expedition
3 x Star Wars Planets
1 x X-Wing Fighter
1 x TIE Fighter
1 x Catwoman Chase
1 x Kingdoms Joust
1 x Haunted House
2 x Star Wars Advent Calendar
1 x Anakin's Jedi Starfighter
1 x Palpatine's Arrest
1 x Gungan Sub
1 x Creator Lighthouse
1 x Endor Battle Pack
ADDED BONUS: We went to Merrimack, NH from Portland, ME. yesterday for some outlet shopping and just before headed back to Portland I figured I would punch The Lego Store into the GPS... Sure enough only 35 miles from where we were to the Boston location.
Long story short... After a little convincing we went and I am finally able to move the Death Star from my 'wanted' list to my 'own' list!! And what's even better is MY WIFE paid for it as a Christmas gift for me. WIN WIN!
Got the 10% off plus the Holiday set and PaB. Picked up 2 Minifig display cases and a minifig wedding table display as well.
Told the clerk to keep the PaB box as we were from Canada and had no plans on visiting again before March. He then asked the manager if we could just pick now and she said no...to which I replied I would just give it to someone who will use it. He then snuck a TC-14 mini in to our bag. Awesome!
Still saved a bundle for all the stuff we acquired though. AND we had a great time as well so it was a successful little trip.
Still wishing I would have grabbed that Epic Dragon Battle for 99$ though!
That is why LEGO costs more in Canada with a dollar equal to (or better than) the US dollar.
Taxes... There is no import duty on toys in the United States, no matter the dollar amount. There is in Canada. When you buy retail, that duty is baked into the prices.