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>>> Official 2006 MCDONALD'S BEST BUY MONOPOLY Thread <<<


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#1201 conj  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 23, 2006 - 6:41 am

including but not limited to... covers all sorts of things... I am not suprised a gift card is one of the things they ruled out.

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Posted Nov 24, 2006 - 7:39 pm

used mine on BF they screwed up and i had to go back and get it taken off the bill. did get to use them online to so it was a sweet deal

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Posted Nov 24, 2006 - 8:24 pm

I used all $163 BBB on a Sony Vaio laptop. I hated the thought of paying $599 plus tax for a laptop, but the BBB sure did come in handy. I really hope they have this game next year.

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Posted Nov 24, 2006 - 10:57 pm

Used $140 in BBB on BF this year. Didn't have a problem at all, except for that $3 for DVDs only rule. The cashier sorta loused up the discount on each of my $4.99 DVD. She basically gave me from $1-$3 off on each my 16 DVDs I got, just scanning and randomly taking off so some were charged $1.99 as they should be but others were $3.99. Was way to tired to complain about it so I really didn't care. Because if that I left with a few more extra BBB than I expected. Otherwise, my license was copied along with my phone number and everything went smoothly. :D Planning on doin' alot more with the monopoly BBB game next year. :yup: Let's hope they keep it.

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Posted Nov 24, 2006 - 11:00 pm

So with all your experiences with the monopoly game this year, let's give McD's a few fresh ideas to help out next year's game. What would you change about the monopoly game itself (the online game, instant prizes, collect prizes, etc.)? What did y'all think about the BBB themselves (specific rules, $1 and $3 dollar amounts, etc) and what would you change?

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Posted Nov 25, 2006 - 6:35 am

took all of my BBB with no probs at all in store and online ! Didnt copy liscense or call a manager up or anything. I actually got in best buy at opening, got my home theater subwoofer, microwave, 2 packs of blank dvds, all for $53.00 and was back at my house by 5:30 am ! Not bad time if I do say so myself !

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Posted Nov 25, 2006 - 9:57 am

Pretty good kboyts! How long did you have to camp out to get outta there so soon? I'm definitely in for more BBB next year.

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Posted Nov 25, 2006 - 12:46 pm

Pretty good kboyts! How long did you have to camp out to get outta there so soon?

I'm definitely in for more BBB next year.


I got there around 8 PM on thursday. Let me tell you it sure was a workout trying to push a 55lbs subwoofer box and a 30ish lb microwave through the crowds to get to the checkout line LOL. I actually think I was the first person to checkout on BF at my store !

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Posted Nov 27, 2006 - 3:10 pm

I really wish I'd sent in more envelopes. There were people in line ahead of me with BBB. The cashiers were so tired of counting them that they just asked you how many you had and then they dumped them in a drawer.:)

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Posted Nov 27, 2006 - 6:14 pm

I'll do more envelopes next year too. It'll take me that long to decide on what I want :D

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Posted Nov 28, 2006 - 11:02 am

I'm also in for WAY more next year (assuming the promotion is similar). I'm upset with myself for not sending in more this year, although there was really no way of knowing they wouldn't enforce the $3 limit online (most of what I bought was DVDs).

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Posted Nov 28, 2006 - 11:52 am

Any chance they'll catch on to the double dipping? That's what really sweetens the deal for me. We won't be into the good electronics again until our kids are older.

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Posted Nov 28, 2006 - 12:37 pm

Has anyone that won a prize actually received it? I know what the rules say, but I'm scoping out a gift for dh and surely would love to use my prize vs my money.

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Posted Nov 29, 2006 - 10:36 pm

I received my $200 AMEX gift card today. They attempted to deliver yesterday right after I left to pick up my husband. Oh boy, I can't wait for this game to start again.:yay: :yay:

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Posted Nov 29, 2006 - 11:25 pm

Happy Spending Ebony!

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 4:36 am

when did you send yours off. about how long did it take? Just curious as to when I will get mine.

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 4:46 am

I knew I should have done this! We don't have a BM BB yet, but they've got the parking lot done and ground broke for our. Next year will be fun I hope!

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 6:00 am

I definetly hope that Best Buy will still be doing the BB bucks promo next year on monoply. I will probably be sending in around 500 envelopes next year.

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 11:56 am

when did you send yours off. about how long did it take? Just curious as to when I will get mine.


I mailed mine in via express mail on Nov. 13th.

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 1:04 pm

Thats about when I mailed mine but not express. So wonder when I will get mine.:g_shrug:

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 1:56 pm

I mailed mine on NOV 14-15 th via priority mail. So hopefully Ill be getting mine soon too.

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 2:03 pm

I just sent mine out yesterday:o I don't expect to see anything until February :(

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 4:17 pm

LOL I just scored a DS Lite with my BBB 129.99 + tax in CA = $140.7x I had $140 left over in Best Buy Bucks. Catch? It's clearly stated in the fine print that they can't be redeemed on video game hardware. I already tried at one Best Buy, went to pay with $140, they just started counting them then they read the fine print on some paper they had... Went to the BB near my work on lunch right now, tried again, sucess! They had 2 cashiers in the middle of the store with an impromptu register, they took all $129....AND handed me back $11 worth. I'm thinking, that's ok, I'll have to pay the tax out of pocket, no problem. Go to pay, the register said $1.08. They could only take whole dollar amounts and can't give you change, so they took $129, and rang my total up as $.99 + .08 tax = $1.07. 1st mistake- taking BBB on video game hardware. 2nd mistake - charging tax AFTER the BBB. Online and the other store do it the other way. That leaves me with $11 to spend in store, and $33 left to spend online (has no restrictions) so i'll pick up a game if someone here could recommend only ONE must have. CN: BB screws up, got a ds lite when I shouldn't have been able to. Taken from another forum I posted this on and didn't feel like telling it over again... America **** yeah!

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 4:28 pm




2nd mistake - charging tax AFTER the BBB. Online and the other store do it the other way.



Congrats on the DS lite. :)



Each time I used my BBB, they charged me tax only on the cents part.

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 4:32 pm

They can only charge you tax on the cost of the item (here) so if they used the BBB by reducing the item to 99 cents, the tax was applied correctly. It will do that to the tax online, too.

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Posted Nov 30, 2006 - 5:34 pm

I did not know that, because when I was trying to buy the DS lite the first time, they rang it up, came out to 140.xx, I told them I had 140 with me, and the amount came out to however many cents, they then started counting my BBB to make sure. That's when they told me I couldn't use them. So I guess using these things in store can make you :eyepoppin

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Posted Dec 1, 2006 - 11:25 pm

I only sent 40 requests, got 35 back, and ended up with 62.00 in BBB (got a couple from buying the chicken sandwiches). I used them online for PS2 Dance Dance Revolution and a dance pad for my daughter, then in store for RAW vs. something or other for my son's xmas gift of an XBox 360 (which I will be getting a $100.00 rebate on from Microcenter, thanks Gottadeal:) ). I had 3 bucks leftover, so I bought some candy- lol. Couldn't see throwing them away. Next year, I will be writing ALOT more envies- I just got too lazy this time.

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Posted Dec 3, 2006 - 11:02 am

I ended up sending in 58 or so envelopes, got back 52. Ended up with $82 in BBB (6 of the $5 ones, 52 of the $1 ones) when adding in a few we got from eating at McDs. Used them all in store for a PC game for DH + V.Smile stuff (2 games, extra controller & adapter). Had written in codes to my Palm Pilot on the way to the store and used most online as well. I forgot about the online order until late, so by the time I added in 40 codes for 3 CDs and another V.Smile game (all for in store pick up) it was just about midnight. Got that order in, but ended up giving up the 2nd order as it kept telling me my codes were expired. Bummer, as I had nearly $30 left I was trying to get 2 more gifts with. Oh well! I was "double dipping" anyway, so I really can't complain! LOL Next year I will DEFINATELY be sending in way more envies. Here in VT, we didn't have to stamp the return envelope, so the investment costs were low (just half a roll of stamps to mail them in + a few cheap boxes of envelopes).

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Posted Dec 3, 2006 - 12:08 pm

I mailed mine on NOV 14-15 th via priority mail. So hopefully Ill be getting mine soon too.


I got my amex card yesterday.

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Posted Dec 3, 2006 - 12:25 pm

I got my amex card yesterday.


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