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Best Buy Coupon Mistake Causes Mayhem As Company Reneges On Deal

submitted on January 23, 2013 by JackBauer in "Stores / Merchants"
If you ever see a Best Buy coupon that is too good to be true, it very well might be.

The electronics retailer recently promoted a very simple internet coupon: get $50 off of your purchase of $100 or more if you pay with a Mastercard, according to the Consumerist. The coupon had some restrictions -- you could not use it to buy iPods and certain TVs -- but there was no limit on how many coupons a customer could use.

Naturally, bargain hunters everywhere went nuts. One shopper scored over $2,500 worth of Amazon cards with the deal, according to the Consumerist. Another customer used the coupon to buy $1,600 worth of gift cards, a shopper wrote on Slickdeals’ website.

It apparently didn't take long for Best Buy to catch on to the error. Some customers were reportedly told at the cash register that their coupons were not valid.

Rather than take a cut in profits in exchange for issuing such a poorly written coupon, Best Buy decided to reissue its coupon, changing the promotion entirely. The company made the promotion valid for only one day, for one purchase, excluding all gift cards. Best Buy also limited the deal to one offer per coupon, per household.

Best Buy did not immediately respond to The Huffington Post's request for comment.

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