Just a reminder that you only have 24 hours left to place your LEGO Shop@Home order to take advantage of a couple of promotions. All offers expires tomorrow at 11:59pm EST October 31.
Posts Tagged ‘Double VIP Points’
If you’re like me, you did not get a fancy Valentine’s Day gift in the mail from LEGO Shop@Home. But luckily, Tohst did and he scanned the little insert that came with it. First thing though, about that red chrome minifig keychain: I have it on good authority that the one of the main criteria in selecting who received the gift was based on the frequency of VIP account activity, and not necessarily on dollar amount spent, during the year 2012. So say you made two very large purchases, you would not have reached the proper threshold for receiving the gift. That being said, I would strongly advise against calling LEGO Shop@Home begging for one, or worse complaining about it. They are under no obligation to do these types of special programs and giveaways for members, and if all they hear are complaints they will more than likely just cancel the whole thing. For those of you lucky enough to live near a Brand Retail store will remember that they used to have grab bags that were cheap and packed with random parts from the pick a brick bins, store models, customer returns, etc. You wanna know why they cancelled the grab bags? Because someone complained. And LEGO just decided to pull the plug on that. So, please, do us all a favor and be grateful that such a program exists to surprise and delight some customers instead of complaining about not being lucky enough to get one.
Anyways, moving on. The flyer you see above was included with the keychain gift, and in it we see a bunch of goodies for VIP members. The most relevant piece of information is that we now know the distribution channel for one of the previously announced 2013 Star Wars polybag set: 30242 Republic Frigate. You get this set for free with a minimum $50 purchase from March 1 through 31. There are a few other noteworthy promotional periods:
- Early access to 10232 Palace Cinema: Feburary 14 through 28. That starts tomorrow!
- Free shipping from March 1 through 15.
- Double VIP points from March 25 through April 8.
Usually, during promotional periods like this, there was one day where free shipping would overlap with double VIP points. It doesn’t seem to be the case in March, however.
March is bringing us some slick deals at LEGO S@H.
Firstly, you get double VIP points for all purchases in-store and online March 1st-15th.
You’ll also get free shipping on orders of $75 or more from March 12th through 31st, so if you bide your time, the VIP deal and free shipping promotions will overlap a few days starting on the 12th.
Also, the 10224 Town Hall modular was released today. You’ll rack up 399 VIP points with that purchase.
Finally, spend $35 on Star Wars LEGO and receive a free poster. It’s the same one as the pre-order deal back in January, so if you waited on the new 2012 sets, you didn’t miss out. Actually, you’re getting a better deal. Oh yeah, and if you spend $50 on Star Wars, enjoy 30% off the Imperial Royal Guard Magnet. That’s been around a few years, but if it’s still being manufactured, it’ll be glued together.
LEGO Shop@Home is offering to double your VIP point pleasure from now until the end of the month when you purchase one of the 3 Star Wars sets pictured above. I know some folks have started to wonder how much longer the 10188 Death Star will be around, so maybe this would be a good time to grab it up. I don’t imagine we’ll see any free shipping until at least Easter so it’s your call, though it does remind me that I still need pick up that V-wing (I only want it for the droid).
Today LEGO S@H added the new Spring keychains and magnets that have been popping up in stores the last week or so. These new magnet sets are glued to the base.
Also, all LEGO online, telephone, and in-store purchases qualify for double VIP points between now and March 15th.
Now would be a good time to buy that expensive set you’ve been putting off. The UCS Imperial Shuttle, for example, can land you over 500 VIP points!
Be sure to check the forums to discuss your hauls.