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  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    edited November 2017
    B&N was clearancing some Nexo Knights over the weekend, with the member discount I got the sets I was missing from the last wave at 35% off (25 plus 10 for member).  i was surprised the member discount applied but it was on the sticket itself.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,305
    ^ Just pointing out a common mistake. Unless your B&N does it differently than the ones around here, 25% off plus the 10% member discount is not 35% off. They apply the 10% discount to the price after the 25% is taken off, so the total discount is only 32.5%. 
    Example: $100 x 0.75 = $75. $75 x 0.9 = $67.50.
    ricecake77ncaachampsmak0137Fizyx
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Looks like the clearance is at 75% if your local store has any Angry Birds stuff left
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    edited November 2017
    ^ Just pointing out a common mistake. Unless your B&N does it differently than the ones around here, 25% off plus the 10% member discount is not 35% off. They apply the 10% discount to the price after the 25% is taken off, so the total discount is only 32.5%. 
    Example: $100 x 0.75 = $75. $75 x 0.9 = $67.50.
    This is correct.

    Moreover, the "savings" you can add to the final savings is what you get from paying less taxes.

    9% sales tax for $100 = $9
    9% sales tax for $67.50 = $6.08 ($2.92 less)

    And this savings ($ amount) will be different depending on tax rates.
    ricecake
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Bunch of assorted stuff at 50% online and in-store.  Not much left online, but go through ebates for 10% cashback.  I found most in-store...Nexo Knights, some DC Girls, Friends, City, and Super Heroes.  #41321 is a pretty new Friends set that doesn't even have the inventory up on BL yet.  Happy hunting.

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/50-off-select-lego/_/N-2ol5?Nrpp=40&page=1   
    mak0137MegtheCatpharmjod77ncaachampsdannyrwwGoldchains
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 494
    I just put in a reservation request for 2 DC Superhero Girls sets that my store is the only one in the area that has them in stock. Fingers crossed that they confirm before Amazon ships the ones I ordered earlier at less of a discount!
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    In addition to the sets in the above link, these are other sets I've found for 50% off in-store only:

    #76032 Super Heroes - Avengers Quinjet City Chase $39.97
    #76049 Super Heroes - Avengers Avenjet Space Mission $29.97
    #76050 Super Heroes - Crossbones' Hazard Heist $9.97
    #60101 City - Airport Cargo Plane $12.47
    #70319 Nexo Knights - Macy's Thunder Mace $9.97
    #10608 Duplo - Spider-Man Spider Truck Adventure $14.97
    #10595 Duplo - Sofia the First - Sofia's Royal Castle $24.97
    #42045 Technic - Hydroplane Racer $9.97
    #42047 Technic - Police Interceptor $9.97
    #31049 Creator - Twin Spin Helicopter $14.97
    #31048 Creator - Lakeside Lodge $14.97
    #31060 Creator - Airshow Aces $9.97
    #21125 Minecraft - Jungle Treehouse $34.97

    In-store, you get the B&N discount as well


    MegtheCat
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 494
    Thank you @elspankdog! I managed to get 3 of the 4  DC Super Hero Girls sets I still needed at 50% off + my member discount in store. That last one was inexplicably not on sale. Darn that Wonder Woman minidoll for making me start collecting this theme!
    tamamahm
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    BN is having a special promo: buy $100 in gift cards, get $20 promo gift card that you can use beginning 12/26

    Before you buy any Lego, buy your gift card first!!!
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    I found a number of additional 50% off sets yesterday.  Everything was in line with the normal sets, not in the clearance section:

    Nexo Knights Kings Guard Artillery 70347
    Mighty Micros Iron Man vs Thanos 76072
    Petites Royal Stable 41144
    Berrys Kitchen 41143
    Andreas Musical Duet 41309
    Macys Bot Drop Drago 70361
    Destinys Shadow 70623
    Battle Suit Lance
    Macys Thunder Mace 70319

  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 682
    I ran across the same deals today...the most expensive set on the shelves for 50% off was the #70623 Ninjago Destinys Shadow...then a couple of the City themed sets #60149 & #60121.  
    But some other smalls:
    #40203 Vampire seasonal  $4.47
    #41147 Anna's Snow Adventure.  $8.97
    #41321 Snow Resort Off-Roader

  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,376
    One of my local stores had a sign saying 30% off selected sets, which turned out to include SW and TLBM. With member discount I was able to get the Ultimate Batmobile plus the two Freemaker ships for less than $200.
    FizyxMegtheCat
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,305
    B&N near me (Galleria) had all SW LEGO except BB-8 at 30% off, but BB-8 was the only Last Jedi first wave set they had. Picked up the Tracker I, Quadjumper, and Republic Tank.

    They also had the DC Superhero Girls High School, Kryptomite Factory, and Bumblebee Helicopter at 50% off.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    If anyone happens to notice the Batwing #70916 as a part of this sale, please let me know!  Many thanks!
    77ncaachamps
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 70
    jmeninno said:
    If anyone happens to notice the Batwing #70916 as a part of this sale, please let me know!  Many thanks!
    It's showing up as $62.96 in South Jersey and Philly stores.
    jmeninno
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 661
    edited December 2017
    Thanks for the heads up guys, was able to get the last #70917 in the store for $92 and change out the door!

    (@eddiew it appears to be part of the sale, although my store only had one, so you might want to head over asap!)
    jmeninno
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    Do we know if this is a part of a clearance sale?  Wondering if I should try to wait until it reaches 50% off...
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    edited December 2017
    jmeninno said:
    Do we know if this is a part of a clearance sale?  Wondering if I should try to wait until it reaches 50% off...
    A local BN is going out of business.

    The discount is/was at 40% off all Lego with additional 10% if you're a member.

    They were cleaned out during Black Friday.
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,376
    @jmeninno I don't think mine was, it was a small sign on the LEGO shelves with no indication of which sets were covered. There is a clearance sale in another part of the store. I think it's more like the 25% off selected sets sale earlier in the year.
    Fizyx
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 385
    Thanks for these updates. Just snagged #70917 for 40% off (10% came from member discount). Not a bad deal at all
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    Did anyone note how long this 30% sale is for? Thanks to those who have chimed in so far!
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 70
    jmeninno said:
    Did anyone note how long this 30% sale is for? Thanks to those who have chimed in so far!
    Not sure if it will last until Sunday or not. But if there are specific items you are looking for, I would suggest checking online for in store availability. They will hold the item behind the counter for you for three days. Then you can pay in store with your member discount.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 587
    eddiew said:
    jmeninno said:
    Did anyone note how long this 30% sale is for? Thanks to those who have chimed in so far!
    Not sure if it will last until Sunday or not. But if there are specific items you are looking for, I would suggest checking online for in store availability. They will hold the item behind the counter for you for three days. Then you can pay in store with your member discount.
    Unless it's clearance, they only hold those for one day. That policy screwed me out of a 50% off Final flight of Destiny's bounty once.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 661
    edited December 2017
    So, I went to a different B&N today than yesterday when I got the sale in the hopes of picking up some of the large Last Jedi sets... and found out that this does not appear to be a chain wide promotion.  The store I went to today had no idea what I was talking about, and nothing on their calendar for it. (I was really sad because they had the First Order Star Destroyer too, and I would have LOVED to get the ~35% discount+member discount on it!)
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 70
    edited December 2017
    eddiew said:
    jmeninno said:
    Did anyone note how long this 30% sale is for? Thanks to those who have chimed in so far!
    Not sure if it will last until Sunday or not. But if there are specific items you are looking for, I would suggest checking online for in store availability. They will hold the item behind the counter for you for three days. Then you can pay in store with your member discount.
    Unless it's clearance, they only hold those for one day. That policy screwed me out of a 50% off Final flight of Destiny's bounty once.
    I think I misinterpreted BrickByBrick's comment, so my reply was unnecessary. I haven't arranged for in store pickup of a clearance item before, but the heads up is a good one. Thanks!
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Fizyx said:
    So, I went to a different B&N today than yesterday when I got the sale in the hopes of picking up some of the large Last Jedi sets... and found out that this does not appear to be a chain wide promotion.  The store I went to today had no idea what I was talking about, and nothing on their calendar for it. (I was really sad because they had the First Order Star Destroyer too, and I would have LOVED to get the ~35% discount+member discount on it!)
    You can check store stock and the actual store pricing online, find the item and click on "Want it today? Check Store availability".
    mak0137
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 661
    Hanzo said:
    Fizyx said:
    So, I went to a different B&N today than yesterday when I got the sale in the hopes of picking up some of the large Last Jedi sets... and found out that this does not appear to be a chain wide promotion.  The store I went to today had no idea what I was talking about, and nothing on their calendar for it. (I was really sad because they had the First Order Star Destroyer too, and I would have LOVED to get the ~35% discount+member discount on it!)
    You can check store stock and the actual store pricing online, find the item and click on "Want it today? Check Store availability".

    I am glad you said that, because apparently my B&N has their Last Jedi sets in a different area than their other sets.  Went back in and was able to get the Resistance Bomber for about 72$, which is great.  Sadly, also found out that (unsurprisingly) the First Order Star Destroyer is not included in the promotion.
    Hanzo
  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 500
    Saw these ugly lil bastards at B&N tonight...
    MegtheCatBumblepants
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 70
    Saw these ugly lil bastards at B&N tonight...
    Who has time for Santa when Bill Moos already brought Christmas to Nebraska?
    wrangler6915FizyxMynattBumblepantskbwGoldchainsYodalicious
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,650
    I wouldn't buy a Garth Brooks Anthology either.
    eddiewMooreFXGoldchainsYodalicious
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    ^That's the Santa I built a sleigh around and mounted on top of a train. 
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    Grabbed my batwing, and the duplo batwing/penguin set for 50% plus member discount!
    77ncaachamps
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 237
    ^^^^ The ones I saw at TRU had a 41R7 stamp, so a true fresh batch!
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    The deal this week on Lego Batman Movie and Lego Star Wars is pretty decent.  Its signed in store as 30% off regular, 40% off for members and includes most, but not all, new sets too.  Biggest issue is it being picked over already.  It looks like BB-8 is exempt from the sale.  I am trying to finish off most of the Lego Batman Movie series and this is a great way to get some of the best prices you are going to see, except maybe for the highly random YMMV Walmart sales.  
    pharmjod
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,305
    Again, 30% off plus member discount is not 40% off. Read your receipt if you doubt this.
    datsunrobbieJooTogMegtheCatjmeninnoCaptainRogers77ncaachampsricecake
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    ^This. You would get 10% off of the discounted price (70%), so .10 x .70 = .07. So that would be an additional 7%. The total discount would be 37%. Still significant, though.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    edited December 2017
    And member discount off of a 50% off item only gets you an additional 5% off.  Barnes and Noble be shady like that.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    jmeninno said:
    And member discount off of a 50% off item only gets you an additional 5% off.  Barnes and Noble be shady like that.
    I don't think it's shady; it's just how math works. If something is now half the price it used to be, there's no reason to get 10% off a previous and therefore irrelevant price that no longer exists.
    pharmjodYodalicious
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    jmeninno said:
    And member discount off of a 50% off item only gets you an additional 5% off.  Barnes and Noble be shady like that.
    Is that somewhere in the legalese?
    Never heard of that...
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    ^^oh you misunderstood my tone.  I was going to be more sarcastic, because, you know, math is hard (again, sarcasm)  lol.  But I was trying to be nice and goofy instead.
    CaptainRogersGooker1
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    jmeninno said:
    ^^oh you misunderstood my tone.  I was going to be more sarcastic, because, you know, math is hard (again, sarcasm)  lol.  But I was trying to be nice and goofy instead.
    Gotcha.

    The whole 10% off of 50% thing...
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    To be clear, an additional 10% off via member discount, off of an item which is already 50% off, is really only an extra 5% off.  0.1*0.5 = 0.05.  Q.e.d.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    Using a concrete example:

    $100 set, 50% off is now...$50

    10% membership off $50 is $5, so...

    $50 - $5 = $45 (pre-tax)
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    Agreed, Peter.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    jmeninno said:
    Agreed, Peter.
    I'm not Peter. lol
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 687
    I believe it was from a Family Guy sketch involving Bunsen Honeydew.  I just hope I got the quote right lol
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 70
    Of course, everyone is forgetting another important variable: Unless you live in a state with no sales tax, you are also saving the tax on the additional five percent discount. So, in the example above, if you live in a state with 7% sales tax, you would pay $45 + $3.15 tax = $48.15. As opposed to $50 + $3.50 tax = $53.50. That's an additional savings of 35 cents, which makes all the difference!
    Fizyx77ncaachamps
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    BN has double membership discount this weekend.
    Instead of 10%...it's 20%.

    Not sure if this applies to Lego though.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,305
    ^ It did a couple weeks ago when I used it.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    ^ It did a couple weeks ago when I used it.
    Okay. But that was a coupon right?

    This is a flat out promotion for the weekend for BN members.


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