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Would be great if you could break it into sections for Hardware and Software. Just my 2 cents.

But thanks! Free is always good.

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thanks for the effort!

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Thanks.

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Thanks "OP". In for Pinnacle Studio HD Ultimate v15.

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URDeal said:   Thanks "OP". In for Pinnacle Studio HD Ultimate v15.
I wonder if v15 is any better? Reviews on v14 are pretty bad (Amazon 3 stars, but tons of complaints of bugs & locking up).

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thanks, but nothing for Mac?

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Absolutely brilliant post. Thanks, OP.

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Kelemvor said:   Would be great if you could break it into sections for Hardware and Software. Just my 2 cents.

But thanks! Free is always good.


Its in the quick summary. Knock yourself out and break it into sections if you so please.

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wonderful deal, thanks OP

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Kelemvor said:   Would be great if you could break it into sections for Hardware and Software. Just my 2 cents.

But thanks! Free is always good.


it technically already is. the only hardware i see is the last one on the list

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Man, I'm still trying to unload all of the FAR items that I stockpiled back in the late 80's... Anyone need 3.5" floppies?

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poison7FL said:   Man, I'm still trying to unload all of the FAR items that I stockpiled back in the late 80's... Anyone need 3.5" floppies?

lol

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Thank you OP.

I am in for the Laplink, Pinnacle and the VGA kit. Laplink comes with a free transfer cable.

Even if Pinnacle Studio 15 sucks it can't possibly be any worse that Studio 14. I guess I am a glutton for punishment because I use it for my video edits.

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For Pinnacle Studio $30 rebate, it says I have to include documentation from previously owned software title. So then it's not FAR unless you already own one of those titles right? Or am I missing something?

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The Pinnacle rebate in the OP (which apparently is the correct one) is the same offer # that Fry's has used in the past, so if you got it for FAR from there, then you can't do that upgrade rebate again.

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kvs25 said:   For Pinnacle Studio $30 rebate, it says I have to include documentation from previously owned software title. So then it's not FAR unless you already own one of those titles right? Or am I missing something?

You're correct, it's only FAR if you have proper documentation for the $30 upgrade rebate.

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Right. The pinnacle is only FAR if you previously own one of those five or however many titles on the rebate page. You need the manual cover or software cd I think.

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Great post - the best way imaginable to use up a Newegg gift card. Thanks!

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Great post - the best way imaginable to use up a Newegg gift card. Thanks!

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be aware that many of these "rebates" come in the form of a prepaid visa card, which are almost always impossible to spend the full amount on, and sometimes have fees associated with them. borderline scam, in my opinion. just another way to cheat you out of another dollar or two.

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taintedbloop said:   be aware that many of these "rebates" come in the form of a prepaid visa card, which are almost always impossible to spend the full amount on, and sometimes have fees associated with them. borderline scam, in my opinion. just another way to cheat you out of another dollar or two.

I don't like them, but I haven't had a real problem using them. I usually use them at the grocery store. Tell the cashier you want to use two forms of payment - use up the prepaid card first, then pay the remainder some other way. They can take them at Staples too

The fees only kick in after several months - no worse than a rebate check which has to get cashed within a certain period of time.

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taintedbloop said:   be aware that many of these "rebates" come in the form of a prepaid visa card, which are almost always impossible to spend the full amount on, and sometimes have fees associated with them. borderline scam, in my opinion. just another way to cheat you out of another dollar or two.

I disagree. It's easy to use these cards by buying gift cards at a store you frequent for the full amount, like a supermarket for example. Also each card is good for 2 free redbox rentals using codes DVDONME & BREAKROOM.

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Elric428 said:   taintedbloop said:   be aware that many of these "rebates" come in the form of a prepaid visa card, which are almost always impossible to spend the full amount on, and sometimes have fees associated with them. borderline scam, in my opinion. just another way to cheat you out of another dollar or two.

I disagree. It's easy to use these cards by buying gift cards at a store you frequent for the full amount, like a supermarket for example. Also each card is good for 2 free redbox rentals using codes DVDONME & BREAKROOM.


That's what I do, although I don't do it at supermarkets because my AMEX Blue Cash card pays me 5% CashBack at supermarkets. I usually buy Wal Mart, Office Depot, Newegg gift cards (and others) with my prepaid rebate cards.

If you have an odd amount left on a card(for example, $2.54), you can buy Amazon gift cards online for any amount above $1.00, and you get the gift card e-mailed to you almost immediately. That's an easy way to use up the remaining amount on your prepaid cards.

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The whole prepaid visa card thing that has been adopted over the past 5 years or so is definitely annoying.

I currently still have a $20 card I have to figure out how to use and remember to use that expires in a month(which is abusrd).

I still don't understand why they started doing this. It has to cost them more money to do visa debit cards vesus a check and it is definitely less customer friendly, what is the benefit for them to do it this way.

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fallengod said:   The whole prepaid visa card thing that has been adopted over the past 5 years or so is definitely annoying.

I currently still have a $20 card I have to figure out how to use and remember to use that expires in a month(which is abusrd).

I still don't understand why they started doing this. It has to cost more money to do visa debit cards than a check for them, and it is definitely less customer friendly, what is the benefit for them to do it this way.
It's easy to understand why:
1. Transaction fee when you swipe the card: ~$0.20-$0.30
2. Processing fee: 1-3%

Let's assume you get a $20 prepaid card and spend it all on one transaction. Let's also assume that the processor gets $0.20 + 1%. The processor will get a $0.40 profit (minimum) if you use your card, and a $20 profit (maximum) if you don't use it.
So, if it costs them an extra 10 cents to send you a chunk of plastic instead of a piece of paper, they will make it back.

PS: I pay my T-Mobile bill with these things or take them to Kroger, which can pull off any remaining balance from the card.

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fallengod said:   The whole prepaid visa card thing that has been adopted over the past 5 years or so is definitely annoying.

I currently still have a $20 card I have to figure out how to use and remember to use that expires in a month(which is abusrd).

I still don't understand why they started doing this. It has to cost them more money to do visa debit cards vesus a check and it is definitely less customer friendly, what is the benefit for them to do it this way.


The benefit is that a large percentage of people will forget to cash their cards/misplace them/leave them lying around till they expire, etc.

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roy7736 said:   If you have an odd amount left on a card(for example, $2.54), you can buy Amazon gift cards online for any amount above $1.00, and you get the gift card e-mailed to you almost immediately. That's an easy way to use up the remaining amount on your prepaid cards.
Wow, cool! I'm going to do that with my small-amount cards. Actually, I'll probably do that with all my rebate cards right when I get them, since I can easily use up Amazon credit. Nice find!

I just sent myself a $20 Amazon gift card from a $20 prepaid visa. Nice! I could simply use my $20 prepaid card on my next Amazon order, but it'll be much easier to load my giftcard into my Amazon account and use it that way - plus, no worries about the card expiring. I love how it's "value does not expire, but fees apply", which essentially means "Yes it expires". Tricky.

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don't forget FC.

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diamente said:   don't forget FC.

Yes, that can more than pay for the postage to send in the rebates.

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jumpfroggy said:   roy7736 said:   If you have an odd amount left on a card(for example, $2.54), you can buy Amazon gift cards online for any amount above $1.00, and you get the gift card e-mailed to you almost immediately. That's an easy way to use up the remaining amount on your prepaid cards.
Wow, cool! I'm going to do that with my small-amount cards. Actually, I'll probably do that with all my rebate cards right when I get them, since I can easily use up Amazon credit. Nice find!

I just sent myself a $20 Amazon gift card from a $20 prepaid visa. Nice! I could simply use my $20 prepaid card on my next Amazon order, but it'll be much easier to load my giftcard into my Amazon account and use it that way - plus, no worries about the card expiring. I love how it's "value does not expire, but fees apply", which essentially means "Yes it expires". Tricky.


Another good way to use up the remainder of your prepaid cards is to use them at Staples or Office Depot (to buy gift cards, or FAR items, etc.) When you use the prepaid card, their register knows how much is remaining on the card, so it approves the purchase for just that amount and then tells you how much more you owe. I've used as many as 7 different prepaid cards for a single purchase at Staples, and it has worked perfectly.

I don't know of any other stores besides Staples & Office Depot that allow you to use multiple prepaid cards to make a single purchase.

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Here's another freebie:

Corel Photo & Video Bundle X3

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roy7736 said:   Here's another freebie:

Corel Photo & Video Bundle X3
Corel Video Studio (which is part of this bundle) qualifies you for the upgrade rebate for Pinnacle studio

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zw12345 said:   Remember, add NEWCUSTOMER10 promotional code (expires 8/30/2011) to receive $10 off $50+. Sign up a NEW ACCOUNT to take advantage of the promotion.

Newegg is one retailer I would not screw by opening new accounts. They have been super from day one!

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It says "Remove the Original UPC Barcode from the Qualifying Pinnacle Product box" for both the rebates ($40 & $30). So, obviously we cannot send this in as 2 different mail in rebates. Will they accept if both the the rebates are sent in together? Sorry I have never done this before.

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roy7736 said:   

I don't know of any other stores besides Staples & Office Depot that allow you to use multiple prepaid cards to make a single purchase.


Walgreens allows too

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sanmd said:   It says "Remove the Original UPC Barcode from the Qualifying Pinnacle Product box" for both the rebates ($40 & $30). So, obviously we cannot send this in as 2 different mail in rebates. Will they accept if both the the rebates are sent in together? Sorry I have never done this before.

No it doesnt, read the rebates again. The $40 one says original or copy. And yes, if they did both say original upc barcode, that would be a serious problem.

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taintedbloop said:   be aware that many of these "rebates" come in the form of a prepaid visa card, which are almost always impossible to spend the full amount on, and sometimes have fees associated with them. borderline scam, in my opinion. just another way to cheat you out of another dollar or two.

I just apply them to my Sprint and Verizon FIOS bills. Easy Shmeesy.

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