Amazon: lamest promotion ever

so, amazon was running a “buy $125 worth of stuff, get $25 off” promotion. i bought $167.97-$25.00=$144.97 worth of stuff. the promotion ended yesterday and the prices dropped on the items i had purchased. total cost of the purchase today would be… $144.97.

lamest promotion evar!

Sorry, but Best Buy has amazon beat. I’d link you to it, but it’s from an email for Rewards Club members only, which makes it even more lame (OOOH WOW THE BENEFITS AND SAVINGS FROM MY EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP):

$20 Off when you spend $200 details offer: To receive this offer, you must use the e-mail address this e-mail was sent to when signing in. Limit one per customer. Offer is non-transferable and only valid from 11/29/05-12/3/05, 11:59pm CST. Order totals from $200 and up will receive a $20 discount. Qualifying amount excludes tax, shipping and handling, Gift Card purchases, gift cards, computer hardware, video game hardware, iPod hardware, digital imaging (digital cameras, camcorders, printers, scanners and accessories), and home life (appliances, toys, commodities). Discounts will be taken from current price after placing qualifying product(s) in your cart. Offer available online only. Savings will be shown in your cart when all promotional requirements are met. If you remove any of the required items from your cart or cancel all or part of your order, you will not receive the promotional offer. Best Buy’s return policy on quantity discounts applies to this promotion. Offer will not be replaced if unused or if your order is cancelled and/or an item from that order is returned.

ONE WEEK ONLY! Uh, looking at that exclusion list, what can I buy?

I’m still amused by some of the ‘list price’ savings Amazon tries to make you think you’re getting. Yes, I’d better be grateful I can buy American Wasteland from them for only $65 because apparently I’d have to pay almost $90 anywhere else…


The more you buy, the more you save!

  • Alan

Home theater equipment isn’t excluded.

Groovy. I thought maybe that was “Home Life.”