Starting today - July 10th - Barnes & Noble is having its first Criterion Collection sale of the year. The retail chain will offer 50% off the MSRPs of all online and most in-store Criterion Blu-ray titles.
In addition, it is expected that Barnes & Noble will make several member and non-member coupons available throughout the duration of the Criterion sale.
Generally, Barnes & Noble limits the eligible Criterions in this sale to those discs currently in-stock - meaning that Criterion pre-orders often do not qualify. However, certain exceptions sometimes crop up, and this post will be updated to reflect any special promotional items.
For a brief few hours, B&N's buy-2-get-1-free deal also applied to this, and man, what a deal. Also, pre-orders for "Metropolitan", "The Last Days of Disco", and "Down by Law" are eligible for the 50% off.
Snagged the Samurai Trilogy, Kiss Me Deadly and A Night To Remember!
If I hadnt been wasting my time seeing To Rome With Love (okay, a lot of it was actually pretty enjoyable) then I could've taken advantage of the temporary buy 2 get one free offer and gotten another 3!
Oh well, Im pretty damned satisfied with what I got.
I want 12 Angry Men and Anatomy of a Murder, but they really aren't 50% off deals by prices on Amazon, which were the fair retail prices. Barnes & Noble almost always overcharges...$39.99 original prices? Jeez.
@28BlusLater: It's half off MSRP, which at about $20 is less than the "fair retail price" you're willing to pay on Amazon. And even Amazon compares its price to MSRP: "Price: $28.95, You save: $11.00 (28%)".
If B&N gave these away people on this site would still find something to bitch about.
My July blu-ray budget is devoted entirely to this sale. So far I've picked up 8 titles, and plan to get several more by month's end. With an additional 10% off in-store as a B&N member, I spend less than $20 on a regular title after tax (a hefty 8.7% in NY).
I'm going to wait to what coupons will be available. The only Criterion I really want right now is America Lost and Found and I want the price to drop down to $50 before I buy it. Too bad that "Buy 2 get third free" sale has ended already. I would have definitely gotten it then...
I wish Criterion would have a channel on Tv that just showed nothing but there movies. Although the packaging is amazing, I would watch the channel all the time. I do have hulu plus but still that would be nice.
There's a 15% off coupon code (On highest priced item) Y4A7P7U,I believe it expires on July 11,2012.
I used it today (10th) and it worked,apparently you must use Visa Card.
12 Angry Men
A Night To Remember
David Lean Directs Noel Coward
Harold and Maude
Design For Living
Anatomy Of A Murder
Just picked up Being John Malkovich at my local store today for $20. I wanna buy more but I know ill prob need that money sooner than later. But i am eye-ing Seven samurai, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore. If I dont get anything else im happy with what I got. August and Sept are gonna be killer on my wallet anyway Quadrophenia, Gosse Point Blank, Royal Taununbaums, Indiana Jones box, Lone Wolf & Cub Set
So much to choose from...
I ordered the David Lean directs Noel Coward box, the Samurai Trilogy and Harold & Maude. I might order Seven Samurai and maybe Charade towards the end of the sale. With all the other films I want badly, like Down by Law, I tell myself that the savings compared to amazon aren't huge (in many cases only 4 or 5$), so I don't need to buy them right now. (Just to be crystal clear, I'm not complaining about the sale in any way, but I have to find reasons not to spend too much money here :-) )
I had over 10 titles total including all the Chaplin and all the Kurosawa ones but in the end I decided to go with the "Kurosawa 25 Movie Collection" on regular DVD for $169.99 with @johnny 15% off coupon code (Y4A7P7U). That's $6.80 per movie, not a bad deal!
This appears in every criterion item in the B&N site:
This item does not qualify for coupons or promotional discounts unless expressly stated.
And B&N sent me a coupon today but I can't use it because none of my items (all criterions) are eligible. It's weird because in previous occasions I have used this coupons with no trouble. Any suggestions?
Like zoodermin I also got a coupon sent to me yesterday (after I had placed my order of course...) but since it was one of those either 10%, 15%, 20%, 30% or 50% coupons I put the most expensive item (Samurai Trilogy) in my cart and entered the code so I could see what percentage I would get (it was 20% so it wasn't worth cancelling my order to re-add all items and the coupon).
The funny thing was that it did work!
After reading zoodermins post now I tried again and got a message that the coupon wasn't eligible...
So I hope nobody got a 30% or 50% coupon that they wanted to use on the Criterion sale but waited a little before using it!