$25 off $250 Best Buy Amex Sync

Old Jul 21, 15, 8:56 pm
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Went to BB, bought 5 * 200 split into 4 amex cards and loaded to the serve immediately at WM...will do the other 8 amex cards tomorrow....nice easy money....
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by vickyforever08 View Post
Went to BB, bought 5 * 200 split into 4 amex cards and loaded to the serve immediately at WM...will do the other 8 amex cards tomorrow....nice easy money....
Exactly same experience today for me. The "You must wait 30 minutes after activation to use" is complete and utter BS.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:33 pm
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My local BB has variable gift cards up to $200, anyone reporting $500 cards at their local Best Buy's?
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Old Jul 23, 15, 6:33 pm
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Fellow North Texans: Would you please PM me if you know of any area Best Buy stores that sell the variable visas? I've been to three Dallas-area stores so far and haven't located any.
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Old Jul 23, 15, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by pennstate94 View Post
Fellow North Texans: Would you please PM me if you know of any area Best Buy stores that sell the variable visas? I've been to three Dallas-area stores so far and haven't located any.
Ask the sales at BBY - the local BBY has multiple places for GCs, but only put the BBY Visas on the bottom of ONE stand which can easily be missed. After circle 2 times of the usual spots and could not found it, I asked the guy at the door where the BBY Visas were and he pointed me to the right stand. Note - these are BBY's own label Visa therefore they dont look at all like the generic ones sold at Office Supply stores. You could totally miss them if you dont know what to look for.

Also note that you do earn BBY reward points buying the gift cards. On last year's same AMEX offer, there were enough BBY reward points earned that worth 2/3 of the fee paid, making the deal even sweeter.
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Old Jul 23, 15, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Ask the sales at BBY - the local BBY has multiple places for GCs, but only put the BBY Visas on the bottom of ONE stand which can easily be missed. After circle 2 times of the usual spots and could not found it, I asked the guy at the door where the BBY Visas were and he pointed me to the right stand. Note - these are BBY's own label Visa therefore they dont look at all like the generic ones sold at Office Supply stores. You could totally miss them if you dont know what to look for.
+1. In my store they were at the bottom of a shelf by the checkout, NOT on the big gift card rack.
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Old Jul 23, 15, 9:13 pm
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...Also note that you do earn BBY reward points buying the gift cards. On last year's same AMEX offer, there were enough BBY reward points earned that worth 2/3 of the fee paid, making the deal even sweeter.
One point per $ on GC == 2% reward $. Better yet, spend >=$3500 earns ElitePlus membership
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Old Jul 23, 15, 9:24 pm
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One point per $ on GC == 2% reward $. Better yet, spend >=$3500 earns ElitePlus membership
Huh? What about 5% on the BBY CC?
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Old Jul 23, 15, 9:32 pm
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Bought 2 BB VGC's for $200 and $50 on my BCE which totalled $261.90. It's the only AMEX card I have right now. $25 + $2.62 (1% cashback with card) - $11.90 fees still nets $15.72 not bad..

Will dump the $200 onto RB tomorrow. Dumped the other $50 onto Kiva loans.
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Old Jul 23, 15, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by JamieDee78 View Post
Bought 2 BB VGC's for $200 and $50 on my BCE which totalled $261.90. It's the only AMEX card I have right now. $25 + $2.62 (1% cashback with card) - $11.90 fees still nets $15.72 not bad..

Will dump the $200 onto RB tomorrow. Dumped the other $50 onto Kiva loans.
Why wouldn't you just buy $200? It would get you another $1.5 in cash back.

Worried about not being able to turn it into cash (maxing out RB, etc.) is the only reason I can think of because the fee stays the same whether you get $50 or $200.
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Old Jul 24, 15, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewTheMan View Post
Huh? What about 5% on the BBY CC?
No experience on BBY CC. My understanding is that you won't earn any bonus reward points on VGC purchase anymore with BBY CC. Anyone has recent experience?
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Old Jul 24, 15, 3:39 pm
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One point per $ on GC == 2% reward $. Better yet, spend >=$3500 earns ElitePlus membership
My card said Elite. Got it from mail a few months ago. So there is an Elite Plus level?
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Old Jul 24, 15, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ostornadoe1 View Post
Why wouldn't you just buy $200? It would get you another $1.5 in cash back.

Worried about not being able to turn it into cash (maxing out RB, etc.) is the only reason I can think of because the fee stays the same whether you get $50 or $200.
Why not just one $200 and a $50 Shell gift card? Only one fee. And I am sure anyone can easily use a $50 Shell gift card.

If I have only one AMEX card to use, this would be the route I take.
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Old Jul 24, 15, 6:44 pm
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I purchased 5x$200 VGC in BB few days ago, splitting in 4 cards - everything went OK. Came today and the same cashier was working at the checkout. It seems she recognized me from that day (probably, not many people do split transactions in BB) and called manager over. General manager come and started to question me, why I'm buying this and according to him it's not normal. At the end (since cashier informed him that I purchased VGC before) he claimed that Bestbuy has a "unwritten" policy - they can sell only $1K/6 months.
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Old Jul 25, 15, 1:41 pm
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My card said Elite. Got it from mail a few months ago. So there is an Elite Plus level?
Yes
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