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Best Buy $50 coupon mishap leads to shopping frenzy

11:36 AM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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Best Buy  e-mailed out a coupon that -- thanks to a lack of restrictions -- caused a shopping frenzy that saved their customers thousands and cost the store a lot more.

The coupon was good for $50 off a $100 purchase if you used a MasterCard. There were a few limitations on certain types of television, but nearly everything else was good with the coupon - including gift cards.

There was also no limit to how many coupons that could be used, with many shoppers reportedly buying loads of $100 Amazon gift cards for half price with the coupon.

Best Buy later released a corrected coupon upon realizing the error.

Gannett

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