Not sure if this was posted here yet but I got a special invitiation in the snail mail that said I was number 1 of 'xx' people (less than 30 but I prefer not to say exactly lest I be pointed out at my particualr location) chosen to attend a before hours event on the 19th. No mention of the actual discounts yet but it said I had to RSVP before the 17th. Here's what the note said.
“As one of our most valued LEGO VIP Members, you are cordially invited to an exclusive Holiday shopping event just for you at the LEGO Store! We are opening your local LEGO Store early for an invitation-only event that will allow you and one guest the opportunity to take advantage of all of our extraordinary “Brick” Friday offers before they are available to the public!”
The card says the VIP Card and photo ID are required for admittance. One free limited holiday set per person with $99 purchase. Spending limit is $5000 pre sale prices and may not purchase more than 5 of one item.
When I called to RSVP they wouldn't give me really any more info than that but I got the feeling they really didn't know yet either. They said they just got their list of VIPs a few days ago. I guess we will wait and see.
The card itself was a really cool old school parchment looking envelope with a giant rubbery wax seal like the old days. I like it for that alone.