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Allow customers to exchange BestBuy Giftcards for MyBB points/cert

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by on ‎09-20-2014 11:26 PM
In fairness there maybe system issues that prevent this from coming to reality but I`d like to be able to swap a BestBuy giftcard into Mybb pts. I fully understand why BB won`t allow Mybb certs to be converted into a BestBuy giftcard but the reasoning doesn`t apply in the reverse situation. So for example, I`d take my $10 Bestbuy either in-store or via BB.com/MyBB.com & "load it" then in 24-48 hours or less 500 mybb pts would appear in my mybb account. Because of how MyBB certs affect purchases pre-tax this would give BB a way to fight back vs online vendors who aren`t forcing customers to pay tax.

In the same process being able to "gift" or outright purchase MyBB pts would also present the same advantage.
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I guess I'm not entirely sure why someone would want this functionality, but I would like to hear from others on this. Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎09-22-2014 11:41 AM
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I guess I'm not entirely sure why someone would want this functionality, but I would like to hear from others on this. Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

by Valued Expert
on ‎09-22-2014 12:18 PM

You cannot do that  because the gift cards when initiallly purchased were able to receive the points.

 

It would be double dipping.  

 

I really don't get what you mean by taking your $10 card in and loading it

 

As far as other online vendors not charging tax.  the law is that you only have to charge a tax when shipping to a state where one of your stores is located, or if an online only business where you reside..  Or if your revenue is over a certain $$ per year.

 

 

 

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on ‎09-24-2014 01:46 AM
There`s no double dipping a $10 BB giftcard is converted to 500 mybb pts($10) which leaves the $10 used completely. On large purchases the Mybb pts are "worth" far more than BB giftcards. If I want $400 PS4 and I have a $400 BB giftcard and $400 in Mybb certs the certs are the best way to pay. Tax is 6% so on $399.99 that`s $23.99 in tax on top of the $399.99 if paid via BB gc. However, I can get the same PS4 and a $2 soda using Mybb certs and then only need to pay the $2 soda + tax on the soda thus saving $22+. For a customer spending $3500/yr that`s $210 in tax on the $3500(not including the soda add ons) I can do alot with an extra ~$210 @ BB, $120 GCU comes to mind or paying for a BB Amazon prime copycat program.
by Valued Expert
on ‎09-26-2014 01:40 PM

When you purchase the $10 gift card you get points for it.

 

When you purchase with points you don't get points.  500 points is still only worth a $10 certificate.

 

$400 in certificates would be the result of spending thousands of dollars. or buying a lot of items at 10x points.  Which you can do with a BB card.

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on ‎09-26-2014 09:16 PM
There`s still no double dip you`re trading a $10 BB giftcard into a 500 MyBB pts($10) so you with $10 credit in one form then it becomes the same $10 in another form. When purchases are made either form no additiional pts are generated anyways.

There`s also more ways to acquire a BB giftcard than buying one and even when buying a BB giftcard that doesn`t ensure pts are earned. Other retailers sell them too. And you certainly don`t need to spend thousands to earn lots of mybb certs or with help of the BB CC. Trade ins help a ton plus they also result in large giftcard amounts.
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