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Girls Night Out

Posted Tue November 6, 2007 1:47 pm, by Angela E. written to Blockbuster, Inc.

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I participated in a online promotion called "Girls Night Out", and received a coupon in my email for two free movie rentals, a tub of popcorn and two Coke products. I attempted to use the coupon today and was told that it was no good. The expiration date is 12/31/07 and the bar code number on the coupon is 7701053840100102932199. I am very upset and I will tell everyone I know personally and online that Blockbuster is a fraud and to not patronize your stores.

I want Blockbuster to honor my coupon and apoligize for wasting my time.


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by bob bob Posted Sat November 10, 2007 @ 1:07 PM

the online promo "girls night out" is the fraud. they used a known
fraudulent coupon and sent it to you and probably hundreds of other
people. The coupon code that you posted is, in fact, the same coupon
code that has been passed around the internet for 8 months and more -
any Blockbuster employee has already memorized that code and will look
at the coupon right away and know its fake, in fact, they all know
that anyone that attempts to use that coupon is using a fake one since
the company does not give out the "blockbuster night" coupons anymore,
legit or not.

It is actually illegal to use a fraudulent coupon, and if you were to
try to fight Blockbuster to get them to honor the coupon, they will
just laugh at you since you are the fraud.


by duttycalls Posted Fri November 9, 2007 @ 7:38 PM

Geesh...this has been on www.snopes.com for well over two years now. I
guess its still getting passed around. Looks authetic though doesn't

I have NEVER seen these passed out at Blockbuster. But I have seen
them in my emails off and on because there are still people out there
who believe you get something for nothing!!


by mariam67 Posted Thu November 8, 2007 @ 5:05 PM

I've never had a problem with Blockbuster. In fact, they always seem
to be GIVING me money for some reason. I always get money credited to
my account. When I try to give it back they tell me not to worry about
it, it's just the way the machine works. :)


by momo chan Posted Thu November 8, 2007 @ 5:12 AM

Probably a scam. Print it out and take it to the manager of the store.

by Ahsha Posted Wed November 7, 2007 @ 10:51 AM

Was it a Blockbuster coupon? Probably not. Now stop your tantrum or
you will get a Time Out instead of a Girl's Night Out.


by MA Loper Posted Wed November 7, 2007 @ 9:59 AM

Have you ever heard the saying "There's no such thing as a free
lunch??" Well it applies to movie coupons too, Angela.

What an unreasonable, spoiled little brat you are to throw a tantrum
and call a company fraudulent because they wouldn't give you

You should be ashamed of yourself for even writing this letter!


by Harleycat Posted Wed November 7, 2007 @ 8:17 AM

Dear Angela E.

You are a fraud. Stop trolling the internet for freebies.


The Rest of the World


by Harleycat Posted Wed November 7, 2007 @ 8:16 AM

Dear Angela E.


by Gino Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 10:42 PM

They won't honor your coupon, no matter how much you complain and
whine and threaten. If it weren't fake, it still wouldn't be worth the
vindictive nature of your posts. Is popcorn and a bottle of soda worth
getting this upset over?


by Nicole F Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 7:06 PM

Hey, if it was an official Blockbuster coupon, just print out the
e-mail (which would have been from Blockbuster, I imagine) and bring
it in to the store, thus proving the coupon you have is actually a
real coupon and not one that someone simply forwarded to you.


It's fake by Casmly Wed November 7, 2007 @ 8:18 AM

I know by Nicole F Sat November 10, 2007 @ 7:22 PM

by GryphonsKeeper Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 6:05 PM



LOL by swiss cheese please Tue November 6, 2007 @ 7:49 PM

by Adam D Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 5:25 PM

Blockbuster is one of the WORST movie places around. They are a
fraud, they have horrible customer service, and you can get better
deals if you do something like NetFlix.


by Adam D Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 5:25 PM

BlockBuster is one of the


by Indifferent Erik Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 5:13 PM

I also participated in an online promotion and received a coupon in my
email good for one free Blockbuster franchise location. When I took
the coupon to my local Blockbuster, they refused to honor it on the
grounds that it was "ridiculous." They're the ones who are ridiculous.

I want Blockbuster to hand over the keys to that store. I have a
coupon, dammit! A coupon FROM THE INTERNET!!!

by azgirl Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 5:03 PM

Now she is going to seek legal council for this.



I can see the headlines now.... by Mike Z. Tue November 6, 2007 @ 5:40 PM

by Jeffrey Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 3:27 PM



Good Find (n/t) by Mike Z. Tue November 6, 2007 @ 3:41 PM

It was actuallty your comment, below... by Jeffrey Tue November 6, 2007 @ 4:13 PM
by Mike Z. Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 3:25 PM

I worked for Blockbuster for about 5 years and I still frequent online
forums to hear funny stories about customers.

Anyways, I remember reading about 2 weeks ago that there was a fake
online coupon out there that was for the very same items you were
trying to obtain. Apparently someone out there is trying to scam

Im not saying this is what you were trying to do. But if this was a
fake coupon that you were trying to use, I dont think Blockbuster has
to honor it. I just wanted to give you the "real story" about this


by Jeffrey Posted Tue November 6, 2007 @ 2:01 PM

Instead of freaking out and claiming this as fraud, calm down.

When they said the coupons were expired, did they say why? Was it
because the promotion ended early? Did the person mis-read he
12/31/07 expiration date? Or (and I'm guessing this is the case), did
the employee not know... but was unable to help you since the coupon
was not being accepted by the system?

What you need to do is write a nice letter explaining that you have
this coupon (good job on including the coupon code, by the way!),
explain that it has a 12/31/07 expiration date, and explain what the
employee told you when you asked. Then, politely, ask for further
information on the misalignment between what you were told and what
the coupon said. Finally, respectfully ask for assistance in having
your local store accept the coupon.

Wouldn't that be better than accusing them of a crime?


But.. by Harleycat Tue November 6, 2007 @ 2:55 PM

If I had to guess by Casmly Wed November 7, 2007 @ 8:22 AM

Enjoying an evening out? by Mike Z. Wed November 7, 2007 @ 10:36 AM

I agree by Casmly Wed November 7, 2007 @ 3:45 PM

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