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Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Wanna be Ariel, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. lucifie

    lucifie DIS Veteran

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    My BJ's sells $25 GCs for $23.99. That's only 4% off. I'm also a rewards member so I get an extra 2% back in a BJ's GC, which can be used to buy more GCs (if my kids hadn't lost the last one, but I'm sure I'll find it somewhere). I just noticed that they had them last week, so I don't know if they sell them in denominations other than $25.
     
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  3. LadyBeBop

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    Unfortunately, it probably won't work if you're a federal employee and get your health insurance through work. Target, CVS, Walgreens etc won't allow discount prescription deals if your insurance is through the Federal Employee Program. There is some law that forbids incentives for federally subsidized insurance. I'm sure it's meant to stop fraud in Medicare and other health entitlements; however the pharmacies also read it to mean the Federal Employee Program as well. :sad2:
     
  4. pilesoflaundry

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    I was told because they pay less out per script and pass on lower copays that you are already getting a discount and that is why it's not allowed. It could be a fraud thing too, not sure. You always hear different rumors when it comes to fed stuff. Coupons used to just say gov. but now they clearly list tricare etc. on the coupons so we can't use them.

    Sam's has them a bit cheaper but not by much. I think it's .30 off each one. I know some of the gift cards they sell are better discounts than others, nintendo ds cards are $18.88 for $20 but the disney cards were only a few cents off.
     
  5. MaleficentRN

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    Really? Because I've gotten a Target GC for a new rx and earned CVS Extra Bucks with DH's fed plan. My mother and father have as well. :confused:
     
  6. missx0xdelaney

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    Getting a the gift card with a coupon is different (possibly because it's a store coupon?), but federal insurance plans are not eligible for the Pharmacy Rewards.
     
  7. LadyBeBop

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    I have never gotten the CVS Extra Bucks with prescriptions (and I have a number of them a month).
     
  8. mommyrosa2

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    Our BJ's does carry up to $100 denominations & you're right it is a 4% discount, I called ours again to double-check. I will say after the headache I had this past year with Target, I'm planning to get the majority of my GC's this time around at BJ's, the 1% difference isn't significant enough for me to go through all that craziness again. Now my exception to that will be when I earn the extra 5% day at Target and when I do, I'll go see the last Target store manager I worked with since she didn't impose a limit on how many GC's I wanted to purchase :)
     
  9. MaleficentRN

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    Are you sure? I get $1 for every two at the end of each season.
     
  10. missx0xdelaney

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    I couldn't quote your last post for some reason, but just wanted to let you know that calling Guest Relations is one of those things that actually gets results. The store manager (and district manager, if I'm mistaken) will get a call about the complaint and will be pushed to make the situation right (particularly if they are not following policy/making up rules). It is true that the store's have some wiggle room in determining limits but that's supposed to be for people who are abusing the system/committing fraud-type situations, but it shouldn't have really applied in your case because you are making legitimate purchases, especially on an item that rarely sells. They should be thanking you!
     
  11. mommyrosa2

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    I honestly thought I'd get farther by calling their corporate office and well, that failed. But I do agree with what you're saying.
     
  12. LadyBeBop

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    Probably different. That's for items you buy in the store other than prescriptions. I get a couple of bucks every quarter myself.
     
  13. babyberger

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    I was just looking the BJ's reward membership page and it says that gift cards are excluded from the rewards. Do you think that is just for BJ's GC's? I have a rewards membership and would love to get the extra 2% back! I think I'll call member services and try to get an answer.

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  14. lucifie

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    I had forgotten the no gift cards thing. I don't know if that means just BJs cards (I can see why they wouldn't allow that) or if it's all GCs. I'll check my receipt, if I can find it, to see if I got the rewards for the one I bought earlier this week.
     
  15. babyberger

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    I would truly appreciate you checking the receipt, as the person I spoke to didn't seem to understand what I was asking ;)

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  16. lucifie

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    I totally forgot that the receipt doesn't show what your rewards are for that trip. It only shows the total so far and it doesn't update until the end of the day, so my next receipt should show how much I've earned. I think there's supposed to be a way to look it up online, but I haven't figured that out yet.
     
  17. lucifie

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    OK... I found it. I still don't have a definite answer, but it looks like I did get the rewards for the GC. My last trip I bought a $50 GC (I thought I bought a $25 GC and thought it seemed like I spent a lot. LOL) for $47.99. I spent a total of $86.76 before tax (I'm pretty sure you don't get rewards on tax). 2% of that would be $1.74. The receipt said that as of that date I had earned $16 (rounded to the nearest dollar). When I went online it says to date I've earned $17.75. Without the GC I spent $38.77. 2% of that would be $.78. The most I could have earned for them to round down to $16 would be $16.49 (that's an assumption, but I think it's a pretty safe one) and if you add $.78 to that, I would only have $17.27
     
  18. babyberger

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    Thank you so much!!! I truly appreciate you doing that for me!!!

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  19. princessmomma92

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    What is a yellow level pin?
     
  20. missx0xdelaney

    missx0xdelaney Mouseketeer

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    It's a price point for the pins.

    Green - $6.95
    Red - $8.95
    Blue - $10.95
    Yellow - $12.95
    Pink - $14.95
    Lavender - $16.95
     
  21. babyberger

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    So I checked one of my local BJ's and no Disney gift cards :( I will check the other one on Tuesday, and keep my fingers crossed.

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