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  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    MrJ_NY said:
    I didn't qualify for a Lego promotion I was merely pointing out the fact they don't discount Hard to Find/Exclusive items and I was able to purchase one at a discount using a coupon & reduced cost giftcards. Just sharing with the community,if you want to call it bragging knock yourself out.

    #Hatersgonnahate

    goshe7 said:
    MrJ_NY said:
    I didn't qualify for a Lego promotion I was merely pointing out the fact they don't discount Hard to Find/Exclusive items and I was able to purchase one at a discount using a coupon & reduced cost giftcards. Just sharing with the community,if you want to call it bragging knock yourself out.

    #Hatersgonnahate
    You made all those points regarding purchasing at less than msrp net-out-of-pocket in your informative first post.  That is cool and nice to share worth the community (rather than posting a vague "I got it 27% off msrp" comment.)  At this point,  the prohibition on sales of exclusives and hard-to-find is common knowledge. 

    The second post is therefore simply bragging.
    Accusing the poster for bragging with a tongue in cheek comment about getting a deal on a set you can rarely get deals on is a little extreme.  I don't think anyone besides you took it as such.  The rest of us appreciate tips on scoring hard to find sets at a discount. 
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 994
    I think it made sense-- a discount on an item you're typically hard-pressed to find a way to get a discount on is a good deal!

    I'm trying to figure out what happened to my TRU Rewards account. I had one, but never got any benefits despite a bit of shopping. Hmm.
    The same thing happened to me.  The default is they will "send" you your reward after you hit $5 worth of rewards.  It will be a discreet email that you might not even ever notice.  And if you don't use it by XX/XX/XXXX date, it becomes void.  It's a sneaky trick. When I found out what happened to my rewards I pitched a fit and they gave me $5 back.  But I lost at least $15 in rewards.  Now I have it set to where it is accumulating towards the highest reward ($200) and I'll make sure I'm paying attention when I get close to the mark. 
    With my emails the always have in the subject..."here is you $5 rewards"  That gets my attention.  Buit no where in that subject is Toys R Us so I can see how it can be deleted and thought of as spam, especially on a phone.  

    And, ya, in the past they'd send your rewards as gift cards to be used whenever.  Now with expiration dates I swear they will expire on dates right before new releases in toys. This has happened on lego items, amiibo, and with action figures....rewards expire on saturday, new realeses arrive on sunday!
    monstblitzkiki180703
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    goshe7 said:
    MrJ_NY said:
    I didn't qualify for a Lego promotion I was merely pointing out the fact they don't discount Hard to Find/Exclusive items and I was able to purchase one at a discount using a coupon & reduced cost giftcards. Just sharing with the community,if you want to call it bragging knock yourself out.

    #Hatersgonnahate
    You made all those points regarding purchasing at less than msrp net-out-of-pocket in your informative first post.  That is cool and nice to share worth the community (rather than posting a vague "I got it 27% off msrp" comment.)  At this point,  the prohibition on sales of exclusives and hard-to-find is common knowledge. 

    The second post is therefore simply bragging.
    If I may, because squabbling sets me on edge... I think you're merely misinterpreting. Here's how I comprehend his post: in the US those sets are rarely if ever found outside of official Lego Brand Shops, and therefore are never eligible for discounts or promotions, due to the nature of their exclusivity. However, if found at external sources, such as this lucky TRU trip, you can apply discounts, which this fellow did, to get a sweet little deal on the price... it just involved a lot of driving around and looking. So, in the end, dude got a promotion and discount (just not an official Lego) discount, so where there was a will, there was a way. No more bragging than anyone else does in this forum when they get a deal (even over common knowledge things and vague in-jokes).

    @monstblitz Thanks for the heads up. I need to look into this. I feel like their account system needs to be integrated, because there are too many different accounts to sign in to during the check out process!
    MrJ_NYLegoKipmonstblitzkiki180703
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    @monstblitz ; That's a great tip,I also set my rewards points to the highest setting.That way it is never automatically issued without my knowing & you can just issue it yourself when it reaches a level where you'd like to use it.
    monstblitzkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,778


    I feel so old when I realize I have no interest in a Twitter account.
    MrJ_NYmr.piggleskiki180703datsunrobbiechuckp
  • iplanteiplante USMember Posts: 164
    Found the chicken suit guy at the Minnetonka, MN store. They had it at the customer service counter.

    Lady behind the counter fought me for a few mins saying it was a promotion, and not for purchase. She finally asked over the speaker and an other employee spent the next few mins trying to explain to her that it was not a promotion, just behind the counter to try and stop people from buying them all at once.
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    My students actually "hashtag" out loud sometimes. It's disconcerting. #futureofAmerica
    goshe7pharmjodkiki180703chuckp
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591


    @monstblitz Thanks for the heads up. I need to look into this. I feel like their account system needs to be integrated, because there are too many different accounts to sign in to during the check out process!
    This is a great point.  Whenever I buy something online I'm never 100% if I'm logged into my rewards account, as it's completely separate from your normal Toys 'R Us account.  Sometimes I'm automatically logged in, sometimes not.  I never know until I get most of the way through the checkout process. 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    I think it made sense-- a discount on an item you're typically hard-pressed to find a way to get a discount on is a good deal!

    I'm trying to figure out what happened to my TRU Rewards account. I had one, but never got any benefits despite a bit of shopping. Hmm.
    The same thing happened to me.  The default is they will "send" you your reward after you hit $5 worth of rewards.  It will be a discreet email that you might not even ever notice.  And if you don't use it by XX/XX/XXXX date, it becomes void.  It's a sneaky trick. When I found out what happened to my rewards I pitched a fit and they gave me $5 back.  But I lost at least $15 in rewards.  Now I have it set to where it is accumulating towards the highest reward ($200) and I'll make sure I'm paying attention when I get close to the mark. 
    You can always check if you have available rewards by logging into their computerized kiosk (usually used for baby registries, etc.). You can also print out a bar coded reward to use during that trip!
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    @monstblitz I have the same problem, with being unsure of whether I received rewards points. If you're ever not credited (either in store or online) there's a place on the rewards site, where you check your purchase history, and you can submit the order/confirmation number and order total (including tax) and they should post the points to your account after that. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    Found the Chicken Coop in Cary, NC today.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    TRU's special for this week changed to 20% off of City, Technic & Duplo. So picked #42039 24hr Le Mans Racecar using the 15% off gift cards again which works out to be about $89 before tax ($129.99 RRP). 
    MrJ_NYkiki180703madforLEGO
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 520
    Thanks for the info @BrickDancer! Is that 20% off instore only? I'm not seeing anything on their website, #42039 is still showing as $129.99 on their site. 

    There are a couple of city items I will go pick up if it is instore only.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    @eggshen ;Yes it's in-store only. Last week was 20% Creator, Police and Fire sets.

    Another weird new thing is that you had to ask for the large Technic sets, with only a single copy on the floor with a sticker saying its a demo only. So the first trip yesterday I didn't see it and left empty handed. Went online to see if the next nearest TRU had it and saw it was supposed to be in stock at the store I was just at. So a quick call to CS desk and they pulled it from out back and had it ready for pickup.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 520
    @BrickDancer awesome, thanks for the info!!! My store has done the "demo" box thing with Mindstorms but not with technic. I'm now curious if it is a company thing or if your store had some problems with loss prevention.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    Watch your mail, I just got a 20% off in the "Countdown to Easter" catalog. Coupon is "in-store" only expiring on 3/26.
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Ack, I don't think I'm signed up because I never receive any coupons. Is that a single-use or multi-use coupon @ColoradoBricks?
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Watch your mail, I just got a 20% off in the "Countdown to Easter" catalog. Coupon is "in-store" only expiring on 3/26.
    Does that stack?
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Typically not stackable for the coupon on top of in-store sales like the current 20% off Technic & City. As I tried that a couple months ago. But the 15% off Gift Cards work perfectly fine to stack on top of the 20% coupon.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    @BrickDancer , one time use, will use it on the #42052 Heavy Lift Helicopter, along with the 20% off GC from a few weeks ago.
    BrickDancerkiki180703
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 936
    In case anyone is chomping on the bit for #60065 ATV Patrol, I got it for free with a $36 purchase of a few Series 15 CMF and #30347 ($3.19).
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Here's a link to a 20% off any one item coupon as some have mentioned receiving in the mail. Just print it out & post what you bought later

    http://coupons.snipsnap.it/redeem/1386?utm_resource=bucket&utm_source=savings_center&utm_medium=web
    monstblitzexciter1madforLEGOBrickDancer
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited March 2016
    @ColoradoBricks ; @BrickDancer ;  ^See the above^ and everyone else/too many to mention
    I wonder how many I can use before I run out of different TRU cashiers to ring me out
    ColoradoBricksmadforLEGOkiki180703
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    Thanks MrJ!  Will let you know what I bought as soon as I use it. 
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Struggling to find something to buy,found another UCS Slave 1 but the box had a good sized crease grrrrrrrr
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    MrJ_NY said:
    Here's a link to a 20% off any one item coupon as some have mentioned receiving in the mail. Just print it out & post what you bought later

    http://coupons.snipsnap.it/redeem/1386?utm_resource=bucket&utm_source=savings_center&utm_medium=web
    Thanks. I managed to pick up a pair of UCS Slave I's, plus a pair of free Ninjago flyers to go with them.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^So the coupon is good for multiple uses?
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Yep. At least with multiple people.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 443
    edited March 2016
    I got the physical coupon in the mail yesterday.  Wish I could find the Slave I in a store somewhere.  I did manage to find a lone Technic Arocs in a store, which qualified for the in-store 20% off Technic promo so I didn't have to use my coupon.

    They also had the promo for the free ATV set for purchases over $35 (which they only gave me after I asked about it) but I didn't notice that they had another sign for a free Ninjago Airjitzu set for purchases over $50 until I went back immediately after my purchase to see what else they had.  The sign for the ATV promo said it ends tomorrow and the one for Ninjago starts today.  I'm not sure what the Ninjago set is but I'd be more interested in the ATV anyway so didn't bother to try explaining to CS since things like this usually result in being told that I can only choose one.
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    I was told I could have 20% off an item, or the freebie, stupid rules.  Picked up the new Frozen castle for a bday present.  Combined with the 15% off gift cards, a total of near 30% off works for me.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    That link is giving me 'expired' message now. Anyone else having same problem?
    RonyarMrJ_NYkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    I got the physical coupon in the mail yesterday.  Wish I could find the Slave I in a store somewhere.  I did manage to find a lone Technic Arocs in a store, which qualified for the in-store 20% off Technic promo so I didn't have to use my coupon.

    They also had the promo for the free ATV set for purchases over $35 (which they only gave me after I asked about it) but I didn't notice that they had another sign for a free Ninjago Airjitzu set for purchases over $50 until I went back immediately after my purchase to see what else they had.  The sign for the ATV promo said it ends tomorrow and the one for Ninjago starts today.  I'm not sure what the Ninjago set is but I'd be more interested in the ATV anyway so didn't bother to try explaining to CS since things like this usually result in being told that I can only choose one.
    What was the ATV promo?
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Dedgecko said:
    I was told I could have 20% off an item, or the freebie, stupid rules.  Picked up the new Frozen castle for a bday present.  Combined with the 15% off gift cards, a total of near 30% off works for me.
    That is incorrect, and you should point that out to them. Ask them where it says that- they won't be able to show you anything.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 443
    What was the ATV promo?
    Free ATV Patrol (60065) with Lego purchase of $30 or more.  Thinking back, I think the sign might've been specifically for Lego CITY purchases (which I also didn't notice until I went back) whereas the Ninjago one was any Lego.  So I guess either way, the exact promo wasn't followed.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 443
    Thanks. I managed to pick up a pair of UCS Slave I's, plus a pair of free Ninjago flyers to go with them.
    Did you choose the Ninjago yourself and have them ring it up as part of the promo and does it show up on your receipt?  I'm thinking of taking my receipt to a closer TRU and getting whatever it is since I never got one so it's obviously not on my receipt.
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Dedgecko said:
    I was told I could have 20% off an item, or the freebie, stupid rules.  Picked up the new Frozen castle for a bday present.  Combined with the 15% off gift cards, a total of near 30% off works for me.
    That is incorrect, and you should point that out to them. Ask them where it says that- they won't be able to show you anything.
    "Not valid with any other "R" Us offer for same item..."  Says it on my copy.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Thanks. I managed to pick up a pair of UCS Slave I's, plus a pair of free Ninjago flyers to go with them.
    Did you choose the Ninjago yourself and have them ring it up as part of the promo and does it show up on your receipt?  I'm thinking of taking my receipt to a closer TRU and getting whatever it is since I never got one so it's obviously not on my receipt.
    Yep.
    I've since misplaced the receipt, so I can't answer the second one, but I believe that it showed up. The cashier had to ring it up.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited March 2016
    I just tracked down another Slave1and I got the free Ninjago Airjitzu and yes it's listed on the receipt as "Qualifying Item Lego Promo $10.99" they rang it up no problem.
    @Dedgecko ;
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 443
    Thanks for the replies.  I had a store return/rebuy the previous Technic set to get the free Ninjago.  I also went to another store that had a second Technic set I was interested in.  The only one in stock had a huge gash in the box thanks to the spider wrap anti-theft device so they offered to order one for me.  They manually took the 20% off and also let me get the Ninjago promo.  But something must've gotten messed up in the system with the manually entered discount and the automatic Ninjago discount because I got overcharged a bit more than $1 after tax.  I'll hopefully have the CC company take care of it since the TRU guy said it had to do with taxes... even though it didn't add up.

    Anyway, that same store had 2 Slave Is and I had my 20% off coupon so I got the one that had the least amount of shelf wear/damage.  I lucked out because cashier handed me back my coupon after the transaction so I guess I'll get another use out of it.

    All in all, despite the slight overcharge and the fact that the Technic set and the Slave I had more dents and creases in the boxes than I like, I can't argue with 20% off and free Ninjago sets.  I'm only dreading the potential damage to the box of the incoming Technic set since it's a big one...
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^ Glad to hear it.

    I loved the Ninjago spinners. Just be careful- my first not-so-hard spin sent mine straight into the second-floor ceiling...
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Because your item was still greater than $50 after the discount I suppose... Mine was $48 before tax, it's no big deal.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Used another 20% coupon & picked up 75096 Sith Infiltraitor - coupon,leftover discounted GC's and rewards points - total $51.16
    And I got another free Ninjago Airjitzu (10.99)
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    I don't know if this was posted elsewhere, but at TRU today they had all CMFs 2 for $5. It said "Blind Bag Series regularly $2.99-$4.99" so it seemed to include Mixels as well, which were next to the CMFs. I don't know if this is at all TRUs, so YMMV, but the sign said the prices are valid from 3/11-3/26. 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^ Was it a flyer, or a sign in the store?
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    They had them at TRU here,sign posted on the rack where the minifig's hang
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    I'll have to check that out. Did you see if it included Mixels?
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited March 2016
    Does not apply to Mixels/Say's online only but store I went to today had a sign up.
    http://www.toysrus.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=19717936
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    edited March 2016
    MrJ_NY said:
    Does not apply to Mixels/Say's online only but store I went to today had a sign up.
    http://www.toysrus.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=19717936
    That would've been pretty sweet.  Mine just had a sign by the mixels (where I usually find CMF) saying that CMF were relocated to the front desk.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited March 2016
    Real hodge podge of sales this week -20% off all Duplo - 20% off select City Fire sets - 20% off Select Elves & Friends sets - FREE Ninjago flyer with purchase over $50 - FREE 30446 Batmobile polybag with $30 purchase.Also saw some Jurassic World sets marked down Raptor Rampage - 47.99 - Super Heroes 76031 Hulk Buster Smash $26.39 - Spiderman 76037 Rhino & Sandman $34.39

  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^ Is the Batmobile for everywhere?
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