Best Buy Student Discounts

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  1. ross7777 macrumors member

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    Best Buy is offering $150 off MacBooks with a .edu email.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/global/college-student-deals/pcmcat276200050000.c?id=pcmcat276200050000

    Has anyone tried this? I don't have a .edu address and was curious what the email coupon looks like and if I could use a friend's code. Or do they need to make the actual purchase?
     
  2. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    All you really need is the code, but the e-mail has a barcode / promo code. The code can be added during checkout while paying online to do an in-store pickup, so no verification is really done. People on the Slickdeals forum are giving out codes, shouldn't be too hard to get one if you really want one.
     
  3. ross7777 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I got a code. Sadly with tax the Best Buy price is still higher than Amazon even with the discount.
     
  4. rmp71701 macrumors member

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    Anyone know how often BB releases these coupon deals? I used one a month ago, and it was set to expire like April 4. I didn't realize BB would turn around and offer it again, otherwise I probably would have waited on my purchase.
     
  5. ross7777 thread starter macrumors member

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    The website doesn't mention a date. I didn't end up using the code but I entered my email again today and got a new code. Expires June 14th.
     
  6. rmp71701 macrumors member

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    Out of curiosity I signed up again for BB to send me student discount coupons. The last time I used the Macbook coupon a month ago, the fine print did not exclude Open Box purchases.

    On the coupon that they just emailed me, it now excludes Open Box. Has anyone gotten lucky and still was able to have BB apply coupon to Open Box?
     
  7. everydayCARD macrumors member

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    Open box

    Yes. I called in to make an order and the lady said that it excludes open box items, but she still tried and was able to get it applied to my order.
     
  8. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    can you get a Best Buy Rewards points or Reward Zone or whatever that is...that way even though it may be a similar cost to amazon, you can get a best buy gift card for more free stuff.
     
  9. ewils19 macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can. I bought a MacBook Air from best buy in February using the student coupon and got $15 in reward certificates.
     
  10. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    ahhh, I thought it would be more than $15. but i suppose better than nothing.
     
  11. ewils19 macrumors 6502

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    Well it's $5 in rewards for every $250 you spend. My MBA was $862 so I got $15.
     
  12. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if this is on top of the sales price? The MBP retina I'm looking at is $75 off right now so would I get an additional $150 off or only $150 total?
     
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  14. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    Great so it's much better than apples discount at the moment.
     
  15. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    One more question does anyone know if I could use both the macbook coupon and the imac coupon? If so I'd get both.
     
  16. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    only if you buy them both :)
     
  17. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    Right so they don't little it to one or the other? I'd be able to use the macbook coupon on the macbook and the imac on the imac.
     
  18. 1080p, May 10, 2014
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    Just bought an "open box" 2014 Air for $653+ tax with the Student Deal! :D:apple:
     

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  19. alexlc1 macrumors newbie

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    Purchased an Open Box 2013 13.3 MBA 256gb 4gb for $839+ tax in store. When I first called they said the coupon could not be used for open box items. I decided to give it a try anyway because it was such a deal. Went in, employee pulled the box for me, gave him my coupon, he scanned it no prob, paid, and then I was out. I forgot to give him my BB Rewards info, but he said I could add the info online.

    Steal of a deal.:D
     
  20. jkubakom macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Can anyone use .edu address to obtain for me student promo code for BestBuy?
    I would really appreciate you support!
    Jacob
     
  21. jkubakom macrumors newbie

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    Help me with obtaining the beatbuy promo code
    Thx
    pedzacechomiki@gmail.com
     
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  23. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    This prolly sounds stupid but how do u apply the promo code? You hVe to setup an account?
     
  24. jkubakom macrumors newbie

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    You buy online and enter promo at checkout or print and show in store when paying.
    To get the code you provide simply the email address on the bestbuy page to. Code is sent via emil,
     
  25. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm so a MacBook Air at 799 would be 650 then movers coupon would take it down to 585. Man less than 600 for a mb air? Anyone confirm u can do this?
     

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