Retail chain Target is offering a $5 discount to customers who buy its exclusive Blu-ray/DVD book edition of The Sound of Music, together with the Blu-ray release of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Thus, you can buy both movies for a total of $34.98.
Additionally, coupons.com has a printable $2 coupon good for The Sound of Music and a $5 one for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, although it isn't confirmed whether Target stores will accept to stack those with Target's discount. If they do, you may get both movies for under $28.
Thanks to forum members "SAP12690," "roxyv" and "HDEyes."
Considering that so many here pennypinch every dime when it comes to Blu-rays, I can't help wonder if it is just this movie they are reacting to? I mean, if Zombies from Outer Space Meet Terrible Mixed Up Kids were 50 cents cheaper in one location than another, they would be proclaiming "Hosanna!" to the sky. But there is something about The Sound of Music that causes some to knock it every chance they get.
Sound of Music was something like $25-$30 not even a few weeks ago but Amazon and others have brought it down because Target reduced theirs to $19.99. So now with Target bringing it down to $5 more, that puts it at $15. If you like to think in larger amounts, fellas, it has been reduced now about $10-$15 off in time for today's release date.
They're probably complaining because it's a movie they could care less about... And it's actually $12 off with the 2 coupons, so this is a pretty good deal considering the Target version is an exclusive DigiBook...
The $5 discount did not ring up. When I alerted the cashier to the error, a manager came over and gave me absolute hell about it. She claimed the discount was to bring the movies down to $19.99 (regularly $24.99 she says). After over 10 minutes of arguing (literally) about it, she finally submitted and manually added the discount. She still admitted no wrong, though.
Wonka, I like Target on occasions, but the staff who give the okay on discounts can be rude as hell. I took in one ad from another store and the cust service rep practically held it up to the light to make sure it wasn't a forgery.
As for the $24.99, the manager should be told to go to the website. They have had both $24.99 and $19.99 up at the same time. (probably DVD/Blu packaging is higher than Blu/DVD packaging). The ad in the paper clearly says $19.99 on each of them. If they say, "Oh, no, it's $24.95", then that would be bait and switch.
I just went over and took a look at the Target store. They have it on sale for $19.99. Then it say's take $5 off when you buy The Sound Of Muisc and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Which was also on sale for $19.99. So buying both gives you another $5 off. That get's you to the total advertised $34.98. I think people are confused thinking that they should get $5 off the $19.99 price if they just buy the single title. That is not the case.
I had *almost* the same experience as those above. I thought that by lunch time they would have this glitch worked out in their system but I was wrong. I got a cashier who didn't know the current circular and didn't know how to price adjust, and to make matters worse the paper she had was missing the movie section, so she had to track down another. On the plus side, the manager she called over gave no hassle and had no problems adjusting for the sale - AND showing her how she can do it in the future. After reading the above (and having had similar issues with store specials at Target before), I wisely withheld the printed coupons until I was sure the bundle discount was applied. Thankfully there were no issues with applying them.
Target had a sticker by both movies that said $5 off if you buy both. The register didn 't take the price and I told the cashier that it was $5 off for both. She took $5 off Sound of Music for $15 for that title. Problem is that when I got home and went to IMDB and RottenTomatoes I discovered Bang is not rated very well. Ebert gave it 3 but Maltin gave it a low rating. I thought this movie was a classic but based on the reviews I will return it. I will explain about the $5 off for both. Hope Target will figure it out. I'll get one good movie for $20 vs. 1 good and 1 fair for $35.
I was just at Target this morning. The $5.00 off is for BOTH at $19.99 plus the $2.00 one making for a total of $7.00 off. That is how the Ad reads. Accept no less.
With tax it should roughly be $35.85 Sweet!
I went to my Target this morning. Maybe I got lucky or had a very good Cashier, but I used BOTH coupons.com coupons, plus the $5 off for buying both together, for a total of $12 off, making it @$28. Then as a bonus, I had a $25 gift certificate, so with that plus tax, I got both for under $7. Huzzah!!
I agree that Target did nothing wrong in the way their sale was *advertised*, just in the way they implemented the promotion. This is unfortunately an ongoing problem with Target: (see http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/FindDealsOnline/article.aspx?post=3c3112d4-81e2-45cd-8787-6d47b13c1533) and hopefully airing these issues and raising awareness will influence Target to make a positive change. Incidentally, I didn't mention in my experience that I also had a prepaid debit card I wanted to apply to this purchase, and while I knew that Target PIN entry machines are programmed to allow you to split your purchase over two cards, this did not work at the register I chose, and the cashier was not trained in these procedures, so in the interest of time I saved my card for another store. The issue as I see it is: 1) Discounts from sales and coupons are not consistently applied correctly at the registers across all stores, 2) Corporate policy regarding sales, coupons and discounts is not clearly communicated or universally enforced within the organization at any level (customers should not have to whip out a printout of a company's policy while being talked down to by a manager), 3) Management-level employees are not trained consistently to fix problems and be customer-driven, and 4) Cashiers are not consistently trained in proper procedures for their positions. The end result is that customers often have to go through a lot of undo grief to take advantage of advertised savings and coupons.
At my target (in Commack, NY), the Sound of Music rang up for $19.99 and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang rang up $24.99 minus $5.00 for buying both. I tried to explain at customer service that the ad which I had in hand has a $19.99 price listed for both and then another $5.00 should have been taken off one of the movies. My argument was to no avail so I returned Chitty
@Disciple of Vedder (great name, love PJ too!) - my Target was exactly the same as yours and there was no way I was buying a digibook that was *that* damaged. Fortunately, there were 5 copies behind the register in the electronics department and I was able to buy one of those. The poor dude at the cash register wanted to "lightly" put one of the security devices on it before I bought it, but I told him no way - I'd pay for it there. I know I can be a bit particular about the condition of my Blu-rays, but I can't believe those security devices f'ed up the packaging as badly as they did.
@StrummerFan- I should've asked the clerk if there were any unmangled copies but I was running late for work. Perhaps I'll go back tomorrow... this time with those coupons. Incidentally, I revere Joe Strummer!
My Target didn't have either of them out for sale. They said they never got them in, but had the place cards on the end cap showing them each priced at $19.99 with a $5 off offer. I was so disappointed that they weren't there. I always seem to have this problem with my local Target and Blu's on release day, they never seem to be out on the shelf for that day.
I was going to do this but CCBB sold out online and it never showed the $5 off online. I ended up taking advantage of Amazon's deal: BOTH for $29.48 (but no digibook). Still ended up with a great deal and no arguing, lol.
I had problems getting this discount at Target. The stupid cashier (who was a manager) thought the $5 was already taken off CHITTY. She then called up to electronics and the moron up there said it was $5 gift cert when purchasing any 2 titles. Uh, no. The signage under CHITTY and SOM clearly states that when you buy both you get $5. Both are already on sale (individually) for $19.99 each so you should be paying only $34.98 for both. So be careful and make sure you get that $5. Actually I got an additional $3 off cause it took them so long to resolve this issue. So at least the manager made up for it and I benefitted in the long run. So I paid $16 for each. :-)
I got them for $20.00 each minus $5. The cashier took my word for the $5 and made Sound of Music $15.
I told the cashier that she should inform the manager that somebody is jamming the blu-rays into the security cases damaging the slip case. I saw quite a few badly mangled slip cases. I told her that people collect these slip cases and she said she would talk to someone; seems like common sense but I guess some employees just don't care. One time I had one good slip case only to have the employee rip it out removing it from the case. I think I will stick to BB and just get price matches. Even if you get a good slip case at Target you have to wait while the cashier struggles removing it from the security case.