Tis the Season for DVD Freebies, Falalalala, at Best Buy6 Dec, 2002 By: Jessica Wolf
At a Southern California Best Buy outlet this week, a bounty of DVD bonus goodies and savings awaited shoppers willing to brave the holiday lines.
Stocked next to a plethora of Ice Age DVDs was a special Fox promo disc with box art designed with the Ice Age theme. A clerk told shoppers the disc, full of games, excerpts from Fox movies and clips from other Fox DVD titles, came free with the purchase of any Fox DVD. The store's weekly flyer also touted a free $5 gift card with the purchase of any two DVDs from a selected list of Fox and Columbia TriStar titles. Trekkies got an early Christmas gift at Best Buy with the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 6 boxed set. A bonus DVD with historical featurettes and an exploration of the Star Fleet archives was included for Best Buy in-store shoppers only.
And Austin Powers in Goldmember shared the love with some fellow New Line favorites at Best Buy. With the purchase of the Goldmember Infinifilm DVD, shoppers got a special $7.99 price on Blade or Rush Hour DVDs. Buyers who sprung for the store's $44.99 “Austin Powers” gift set, including all three films, got their choice of Blade or Rush Hour free.