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#1 hothie

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

My local Target has starter sets for $30 this week. Target card members save an extra 5%, so they're $28.50. I'm not sure if that is nationwide, but I assume it is. I'm not sure about target.com, but I would think it's on sale there as well. Sales usually end Saturday, and it's in the Toys and Games area. Happy hunting! :)



#2 R5Don4

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

 That's a great deal.  For anyone who doesn't have at least 3 Core sets, you can't beat that.


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#3 LAZ

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

 The deal is even a little better than that. I just got back from nabbing my second and third box. They had two stacks, ten high. Marked on sale for $30. At checkout, the checker noticed a target coupon available for an additional $5 off, each, making the subtotal for my two box sets $50 flat. Total savings: 29.98 from suggested retail.



#4 JustinKase

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

She gave you the $5 off coupon on both boxes?  Nice :)



#5 IG-58

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

I figured it'd take longer than that - but I also figured they wouldn't move at retail. I… GUESS that's cool. Won't encourage Target to support future gaming products, though. Short-term victory, mebbe long-term loss.

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#6 LAZ

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

 I agree with your sentiment, Iggy. Kind of miffed that my closest FLGS, not three blocks from Target, has been awaiting restock for themselves for a while. Until I saw this thread this evening, I had no idea Target carried it. I suppose the success of the Geek and Sundry Youtube Channel's 'Tabletop' is getting Target to pay attention to such gaming endeavors. Would be nice to see Wil and gang do up a game of X-Wing.



#7 JustinKase

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Then again - maybe if they sell out, they will just learn to discount from the get go.  Also, I have yet to see the expansion packs in any Target.  Just the box sets.

 

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#8 hothie

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

I haven't seen the expansions there either, although Barnes and Noble has them.

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#9 El_Tonio

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

They are also $30 online.

How did you get the $5 coupon?  Was it for this set, or just a general $5 off an item?  Are they generally available?  Would definitely pick up a 4th if it is only $25. 


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#10 IG-58

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

hothie said:

I haven't seen the expansions there either, although Barnes and Noble has them.

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#11 LAZ

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

 @El, no idea what the $5 was for. I suspect some kind of $5 off a game purchase or something like that. Getting it for each was a further surprise. I learned long ago in the Army that 1) you don't volunteer for squat and 2) you don't ask questions when things swing to your favor. ;) 



#12 Grape Starburst

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

Wish they'd put up a sale sign or something for it. I looked at them at Target on Sunday and didn't get it.



#13 WarLokk

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

I'm trying to figure out what the extra $5 off could have been from as well.  $25 each is a sweet, sweet spot.



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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

 I did find a source that said there was a coupon for this:

 

-$5/1 Star Wars Toy ($19 or higher) Target Coupon 2012 Toy Book

 

So maybe X-Wing was counted as a Star Wars toy?



#15 LAZ

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

The checker's response was, "Oh, I have a coupon for this. For each of these actually." and scanned it twice. Feels like he did treat each box as a Star Wars toy that lined up nicely with your finding.

 

EDIT/ADDITION: The SKU that shows on my receipt is 63400471 for each of the "TARGET COUPON $5.00-" listings



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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

I can confirm that you can get the $5 off with the additional coupon.  I bought 3 sets last night, and told the cashier I didn't receive the 2012 toy book, and wanted to use the $5 off coupon.  She had the sheet at the register, and rung it up for each copy I bought.  $25 each + tax.

I may go back and buy some more as gifts.

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#17 GeekZap

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

 Amazon has them for $28.45 right now.



#18 ManimalCrackers

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

Registered here just to tell everyone "thank you" for sharing the info regarding Target's sale.  I've been wanting to play this game, and this gave me a good excuse to go buy two core sets. 

I found the game in the board games & puzzles section, and it was indeed on sale for $30.  The cashier (he was new) didn't know anything about the $5 off coupon, but, after being called over, the manager knew exactly what I was talking about and immediately pulled out a coupon sheet from next to the register.

Bingo, bango, bongo, I'm out the door with two X-Wing core sets for $53.18, total savings of $29.98 over MSRP.

Thanks for the heads-up!



#19 Joshuar56

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

 I also picked up 3. After my target card discount and tax they came out to about $25.50.



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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Another happy customer here. X-Wing has been tempting me for months and I thought I'd successfully resisted until I saw news of this sale! $25 is just too good to pass up. I grabbed the two starters with the best looking miniatures (those X-Wing cannons can be aimed in some strange directions…) and asked about the coupons. The cashier had no idea about the scan sheet but when asked the manager very helpfully, and happily I might add, furnished the scan sheet. She asked if I worked at Target because I knew about the sheet but I said I just heard about the coupons from some friends. No problems at all. Many thanks, gentlemen! The starters may end up being my Christmas present, but we'll see if I can convince my wife to buy me the expansions too…

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