LEGO Sales this Week

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Geoffrey

TARGET

Valid Sunday 9/22 through Saturday 9/28, ALL Super Heroes, Chima, Duplo, Friends and Hero Factory will be 20% Off. Additionally, they are advertising Free shipping on ALL LEGO sets at Target online.

TOYS R US

Valid Sunday 9/22 through Saturday 9/28, Toys R Us is running a BOGO50% on ALL LEGO sets excluding Mindstorms. This promotion, however, will not work with "Hot Deal Items" and TRU seems to consider anything and everything a "Hot Deal." LEGO Exclusives and/or "Hard to Find" items will likely also be excluded. Please remember to find sets with the least markup and pair them with similarly priced sets in order to maximize whatever savings you can find.

Also this week, you apparently receive a $10 gift card if you spend $40 on a qualifying toy purchase. I imagine there is a bit of fine print involved.

Continuing this month, Toys R Us is offering 10% Back on toy purchases via a lump sum gift certificate sometime in November. This "rebate" is apparently separate from from Rewards dollars which will continue to accrue.

Lastly, there will be a Friends Picture Frame Build Event on Saturday 9/28 between 12pm and 2pm.

UPDATE: It should be noted that Toys R Us raised their prices on Thursday before their Friends/Family coupon went live and have just raised many of them again before this BOGO50% Begins. Anyone interested in the Monster Fighters Vampyre Castle for $130? Minecraft II for $50? Jabba's Palace for $153?

25 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

> It should be noted that Toys R Us raised their prices on Thursday before their Friends/Family coupon went live

It's shocking that they can get away with such sharp practices: I'm sure in the UK we have trading standards laws to prevent such misleading 'offers'.

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By in United Kingdom,

What cheats! That's why I don't shop at TRU, coz the UK's just as bad...

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't think it is quite as bad as that. I haven't noticed prices being increased before 3-for-2 offers, for example.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Agreed, Huw - not seen this in the UK either. It's just so blatant....

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By in Australia,

available too in australia, spend 50 on lego or buy outright for 10

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By in United States,

I think that TRU, being such a widely recognized brand name, tends to get away easily with this sort of thing.

Ah, well...

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By in United States,

That TRU markup drives me nuts. Unless my wife has a coupon I avoid the place.
The only exception being their occasional BOGO50% CMF sales. Even then, there's some stores that have Minifigs priced at $4-5.00.
Every TRU around here is less than 5 minutes from a Target which has no markup. (Which is where I found a bunch of series 6 & 9 CMF the other day!)

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By in Guatemala,

I would never recomend shopping online at TRU to anyone living outside the US. A few weeks ago I ordered two 9489 (endor battle pack), and they shipped them individually in two boxes like 5 times the size of the set, which caused me a $20 extra shipping / handling fee since I live in Guatemala and I use a courier for international deliveries. Also the boxes of the sets where seriously damaged... I will not fall into your evil traps TRU! :/

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By in United States,

@dmetcalf
same here, one of mine even has a walmart by it so I could price match it.
also does this mean that the Geoffrey polybag out in the US?

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By in United States,

I see that the City Garage and LEGO Town Square are available for BOGO50, BUT you are only getting about 10 dollars off each one if you buy 2 of each.
From what i see though Id rather buy two from LEGO.com and get the double points come October.

What is a shame is people that are less capable to realize this are perpetuating TRUs myth to themselves that this is a really good idea.

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By in United States,

Don't forget the gift certificate, gift card and Rewards Bucks. I think you can find success this week so long as you stay away from the $38 stagecoaches. ;o)

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By in United States,

As for getting around laws, TRU recently started listing items at 25% over MSRP and then keeping them on perennial sale online. Except last night, they simply raised several again. I bet they only have to prove they listed these like this at least once.

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By in United States,

Guess you could call the police about this, and they'd have a say.

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By in United States,

If you know what the prices should be, you can do alright at TRU. I was in my local TRU (Erie, PA) yesterday and they were putting architecture sets on the shelves, which I have never seen in their store, only online. Most were above MSRP (some WAY above) but I noticed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 21015 was $27.99 (MSRP is $34.99). It is available for that price online as well. With the 25% Friends & Family coupon, I got it for around $21. Not bad!

On a less happy note, I tried to use the Friends & Family coupon code online. Even though I was using my TRU mastercard, I could not the the 25% off code to work. The 20% would work, but most of the items I had in my cart were not eligible for the discount and there was no reason why. They weren't "hot price" or "red hot deal" or whatever they're calling it now. I finally gave up and placed no order at at all. Last time I had this sort of problem I called TRU customer service. I spent almost an hour on the phone with a terrible connection trying to get my order through and the service rep's computer locked up. She transferred me to another person so I had to explain everything over again. I finally gave up on that one as well because the connection was so bad she couldn't make out a thing I said and I could barely hear her! Just a warning for anyone trying to use any of their promotional codes.

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By in United States,

Target has #76007 Iron man Malibu mansion instore for $31.99 but on Target.com it is $28. They let me price match.

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By in United States,

Wow all of the sets I want are not part of the discount. I should expect this since they are popular sets.

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By in United States,

…why must I be broke now…

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By in United States,

Thanks for the notice, had a $5 Target gift card in my wallet I forgot about, so with that and the discount, got the Arctic Batman vs. Mister Freeze set for around $11 after tax. The iceberg, Arctic Batman, and Mr. Freeze will make nice little hidden cameos in my Christmas Winter Village (also have the Santa Yoda hiding in there).

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By in United States,

not only do they raise the prices, the use verbiage to make it sound like they are lower. i stopped into toys-r-us this weekend just to window shop, and noticed a sticker beside the new lotr pirate ship that said something along the lines of "HOT NEW PRICE" in a red circle on either side of the shelf price tag. the "hot new price" was $119.99, when the msrp is $99.99.

doing a little bit of maths, i realized that any of the sets i wanted would barely be discounted after the bogo50, and i'd rather just save my money and support the lego brand store when i'm near one in a month or so, plus then i'll get VIP points.

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By in United States,

Gosh, don't even tell me that TRU raised their prices. And I normally get my CMFs there! :-(

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By in United States,

has anyone in the states seen #40077 at tru??

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By in United States,

Nope, but I want it!

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By in United States,

I picked up the Gungan Sub at Target today for $34.98. All of the other Star Wars sets were showing at regular price on the price checker, but this one was coming up at 50% off. My receipt doesn't show it as a sale item and the Target site still has it at $69.99. It's worth checking your local stores if you want this set.

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By in United States,

@ iancam33 and pezhead
#40077 is now available on toysrus.com here: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24124186&prodFindSrc=search&cp=

TRU Item number is: 974186

I got mine at the Toys R Us in Madison Heights, MI where I work part time (so I can get the employee discount on my LEGO purchases)

Each case has 50 polybags. Look for it hanging on peg hooks where LEGO is merchandised in the store.

You can also call 1-800-TOYSRUS and ask if your local TRU has item # 974186 in stock.

Hope this helps and happy hunting everyone.

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By in United States,

thanks

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