hmmm, so it's basically 10% off -- yah, it's better than nothing, but still -- not worth blowing your entire christmas spending wad over. last year amazon had the death star for $50 off, of course with free shipping and no tax. if i buy a death star from lego today, i get a $35 discount on my NEXT purchase, so actually buying the death star gets me no discount -- d'oh!
unless all you buy is exclusive, huge sets, the lego vip deal is just not all that great. sure, thanks for mentioning it, but don't overstate how awesome it is, please.
now a far more lucrative deal is using the toys r us credit card and reward cards. you get discounts for freaking doing nothing. i average $20 or $30 of free lego every month. yes, you have tru's infamous higher prices, but most (if not all) of the lego i buy from them is during sales, so that extra cost can be negated. you're welcome. "this is not a signature, but it sure looks like one..."