Summer Deals Galore28 May, 2013 By: John Latchem
A slow week for new releases coming off the Memorial Day weekend has given stores a big excuse for promoting older titles with huge savings.
Target set up several deep-discount shelves, such as $4.75 for 1980s and ’90s hits on DVD, and $10 for more recent fare such as The Expendables 2 and The Perks of Being a Wallflower on DVD or several “Star Trek” movies on Blu-ray.
Target also offered a $10 savings when two Universal TV DVDs were bought together: the second season of “Suits” and the third season of “Covert Affairs.”
Best Buy touted a $10 discount coupon for Disney/ABC’s Red Widow DVD, bringing the first-week price down to $9.99. The coupon could be found at ABCTVonDVDCoupon.com.
In addition, Best Buy offered a free $10 gift card with the purchase of $50 or more of TV titles on DVD or Blu-ray.
Walmart offered pack-ons with two Nickelodeon titles: a puzzle and crayon pack with Peter Rabbit and a beach ball with Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days.
Also, Walmart packed Arc Entertainment's DVD of the movie Space Warriors, which looks to be a 21st century update of Space Camp, with Return to Nim's Island for $16.96. Space Warriors is available separately for $12.96 on DVD and $14.96 on Blu-ray.