Amazon is offering a free $10 Amazon gift card to buyers of Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy. Separately, the etailer is also offering an $8 discount if you buy two qualifying Blu-ray titles. At the moment, the list of eligible titles consists of 35 movies from the Universal catalog, prominently including the Back to the Future box set. These offers are available for a limited time, although no specific expiration date is given.
At the time of writing, it is possible to stack both promotions, but that could change without warning.
I love Amazon!!! I bought the BTTF set for $34 a few hours before the lightning deal. I emailed customer service and asked if they would price match themselves, because mine had not shipped yet. They matched the lightning deal for me. It is deal like this and service like this that keep me shopping Amazon.
i just looked at my order and i saw where they took $10 off my order for back to the future. it said a $10 gift card was used, i didn't use a $10 gift card when i ordered it so i don't know if they applied the free $10 gift card to the order or what, but they also are shipping me a $10 gift card also. so when it all comes down to it i may have gotten BTTF for $19.99
The -$10.00 gift card on the checkout summary cancels out the $10.00 gift card that is in your cart, making it free. If another $10.00 gift card was applied to your order, the checkout summary would say -$20.00 gift card.
I too just ordered the BTTF set with the $10.00 gift card. I still ended up paying the $39.99 price but I plan on using the gift card for another order once December 15th rolls around and I can order the SZAMANKA LE set I've been waiting for.
Same for me, TheDoug, but my cart is saying that BTTF is "$49.95" (rather than the already discounted $39.95). ...I just completed the order and am being charged $39.95. The email from Amazon said the same. It looks like the gift card was applied to the $49.95 price, rather than the current $39.95 price one can pay without any gift card involved.
If bundyblu got BTTF for $29.99 and is also receiving a 10-buck gift card in addition, then my package would be $20.00 more. This is poor marketing at best on Amazon's part and I am off to immediately cancel the order for that reason.
I cancelled the order but realize I was misreading it a bit. I was being charged $39.95 for BTTF PLUS $10.00 for the gift card, making the total $49.95. Then Amazon was discounting $10.00 for the gift card and my total was to be $39.95 for BTTF alone (or so it seems.) This makes the whole deal totally unnecessary. Hell, I can order BTTF for the $39.95 any time (until they change the price on-site) without the rigmarole regarding the existant or not-existant gift card.
What a joke!
I tried stacking the promotions and here's what happened: Price of BTTF was 39.99. I chose Psycho with my purchase which was listed as 17.99. I also had to choose the 10.00 gift card. At check out I'm told the total (57.98), minus 8.00 for one promotion, and minus an additional 10.00 (because of a gift card). My total is now 39.98. However, I just checked my online bank statement and it's showing two separate charges of 39.98 and 10.00! They're both still pending, but I'm wondering if I'm still buying a gift card. Yet... it applied a gift card. I'm a little confused.
The gift card offer is for a free $10.00 gift card. BTTF is $39.99, add the gift card to your cart and the total is $49.99 (assuming you are using free shipping). Amazon then applies a $10.00 credit on the giftcard line at final checkout to offset the $10.00 gift card in your cart. Your checkout total would still be $39.99 but you will receive BTTF "AND" a $10.00 gift card in the mail, making BTTF "effectively" $29.99.
Skell, your $39.98 total for stacking the promotions looks right. Don't know why Amazon would put an extra $10.00 charge on your card. Perhaps it is simply an authorization that won't actually show up as a charge on the card?
It's actually showing as two completely separate purchases on the Amazon site. One purchase is for BTTF and Psycho together and a totally different purchase for a 10.00 GC. What's interesting is that the one promotion was for 8.00 off of BTTF and an additional Universal blu-ray. So Psycho was 17.99. $39.99 plus 17.99 equals 57.98. Minus the $8.00 my total charged should be 48.98. I figured that's what I'm being charged 'cause I'm also getting a free 10.00 GC. In a way, I guess I am being charged that amount, but it's showing that I'm gonna be charged for the 10.00 GC. Roqdawg, the way you explained it makes sense... I suppose Amazon knows what they're doing and how they're doing. It just shows up a little funny when you get charged.
Skell....my bad...now that I re-read your details I think you are correct that you would be charged a total of $49.98 and will receive a $10.00 gift card with your BDs "effectively" making your out of pocket cost $39.98 for both BTTF and Psycho. I am confusing myself now after reading the above posts of confusion about the gift card offer. Sorry.
I have 2 pending charges on my bank account. One for $29.99 and one for $10. Wondering if the $10 charge will go away and I'll get BTTF for $29.99 and receive the gift card. That's what it seems like from the order email.
Having heard nothing so far from Amazon clarifying this confusing "deal," I'll just wait it out. There is nothing on the checkout page or the completed order that says that a second $10.00 gift card replaces the 10-bucks taken off the price charged -- 10 dollars MORE than the on-site price of $39.95. And, bundyblue, I'll bet you can wait forever to see that $10.00 charge on your bank account go away.
ok, yeah, as I figured, the free $10 GC is a 3rd party seller so it cancels out the ability to pay with Amazon credit even though I'm not even paying for that item and all the rest is coming from Amazon. That's screwed up. The total was coming out correct and I was getting the $8 credit and the $10 credit.... but no ability to pay with my current balance. Well, I think I'll pass yet again on BttF.... one day I'll end up getting it.
Oh, and it defaults to 1-day shipping on the free GC... but if I changed it to 2-day or slower, then it ends up being cheaper. It was charging me $1 extra for the 1-day shipping on the GC. Weird.