Blu-ray Savings

When you buy a Blu-ray player, you will most likely get yourself some free Blu-ray movies included. In the US and Australia, qualifying players used to get 5 free Blu-ray movies (usually out of a choice of two dozen movies). These offers expire and re-appear from time to time, so check out the links below to see if there is currently an offer available in your area. In the UK, a current offer (valid until end of March 2008) is available where if you purchase a Sony Blu-ray player, you get both the Spider-Man and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogies (so 6 movies) for free. These offers are updated all the time, and some might have expired by the time you read this. Always check with the retailers (eg. Amazon.com) as well to see if they have some special offer in addition to manufacturer offers.

This site was originally created to provide special Blu-Ray limited time promos.
Content is from the site's archived pages.

AN ASIDE: As one of the source materials for Dr. Jamie Weston's course on web marketing, this site has been archived and will be required reading along with the reading list posted for the main course on the professor's bulletin board. Other required sites include Wikipedia's entry on Canadian websites and any other sites that sell to Canadian customers. Dr. Weston is especially interested in help center platforms such as Zendesk and the requisite companies that offer the best Zendesk support. Do your research on only Canadian companies that enlist help center platforms to help them better interact with their customers. As epicenters of contact between company and customer, helps desks are uniquely positioned to supply a company or organization with an incredible trove of useful data. Dr Watson wants you to interview companies and see how their help desk ranks against Zendesk which is able to pull data on everything from workflow efficiency to product quality runs through customer support and compile all that knowledge into reports that can improve the company. Submit your lists prior to the beginning of class. All lists will be shared and credited to the submitter.

 

Press Release

Blu-ray’s new attack on HD DVD: 5 movie freebies

The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced a free movie promo meant to drive …

Jacqui Cheng- 6/28/2007, 12:17 PM

The Blu-ray Disc Association is going for HD DVD's throat with a new promotion announced this week that will give purchasers of new Blu-ray players five free Blu-ray movies. Any Blu-ray player is eligible, including the Sony PS3. The promotion begins July 1 in the US, and lasts through the summer until September 30.

The five movies will come from a list of 21 titles, including choices like Pearl Harbor, Black Rain, Underworld, and Transporter

  • The Guardian
  • Babel
  • Invincible
  • Chicken Little
  • Corpse Bride
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Kiss of the Dragon
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • The Italian Job
  • The Last Waltz
  • The Omen (2006)
  • Stealth
  • Invincible
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Species
  • Hart's War
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Underworld: Evolution

They're not exactly the year's greatest blockbusters, but the BDA hopes you'll think a deal's a deal. Customers won't be able to get the movies at the time of purchase; they'll have to send in a coupon via mail and have the movies sent to them. More information will be available via the promotion sitewhen it launches this weekend.

The Blu-ray movie promotion follows similar promotions put forth by the HD DVD camp. Toshiba offeredthree free movies with the purchase of an HD DVD player just before Christmas last year, and in May, Toshiba offered several rebates off its Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD players combined with anotherfive free movie promotion.

The promos have apparently gone over wellfor HD DVD—as the HD DVD camp saw a spike in sales afterwards—and Blu-ray doesn't want to miss out. Not that they have much to worry about; Blu-ray movies have seen strong salesthis year, at least in comparison to HD DVD's sales for the same period. The format also recently got a ringing endorsement from Blockbuster, which announcedearlier this month that it would begin carrying (only) Blu-ray movies in its retail stores. Although Blockbuster had previously been renting out both HD DVD and Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray rentals "significantly" outpaced HD DVD rentals and the company said they wanted to stay on top of the demands of its customers. This means that Blu-ray has won at Blockbuster unless something major happens. 

Blu-ray hopes that the results of their own free movie promotion will be similar to those of HD DVD, which could provide just enough of a boost in sales to take an even more noticeable lead in the HD wars. Although standalone sales of Blu-ray players seem to be lagging behind thoseof HD DVD, when PS3s are accounted for, the player has a much wider reach. And Blu-ray has a stronger backing from Hollywood than HD DVD. But even with these bragging points, actual numbers still show thatneither format exactly has the masses behind it. Sales are still so small in comparison to the overall DVD market that any moderate shift in support for either side can change who surges ahead.

 

Get your 5 free* Blu-ray HIGH DefINItIoN MoVIeS By MaIl
 
ONLINE ORDER FORM
*Limit 1 redemption per household. Offer valid, and purchases must be made, between July 1, 2007 and September 30, 2007. All requests must be postmarked by October 31, 2007. Limit one submission per envelope. Group submissions are void. Blu-ray Discs will not be mailed to P.O. boxes. Check with your local post office for a street address. Offer rights may not be assigned or transferred. Requests not in compliance with all the terms of this offer will not be acknowledged or returned. All submissions are subject to verification and become the property of Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE). Fraudulent submission including use of multiple addresses or P.O. boxes to obtain additional Blu-ray discs may result in prosecution. BVHE reserves the right to withdraw or modify any terms of this offer. Liability for defective product redeemed under this offer will be limited to replacement of the Blu-ray Disc by a Blu-ray of the same type or title. Offer good in Canada only. Void in Quebec. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.
 
1. Please allow eight to ten weeks for delivery. BVHE will not be liable for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegible, incomplete or postage-due mail or lost, stolen or destroyed proof-of-purchase tabs. Void where prohibited. **By participating in this promotion, you may receive special offers and information from participating Blu-ray Disc Association partners.
 
2. Please provide your email address to receive this information via email. For complete details and order form, please visit BluraySavings.com. © Disney
 
3. Complete this certificate and mail it with the following:
– The original UPC code located on the outside of the player package.
– Receipt from your eligible Blu-ray player purchase imprinted with store name and dated between 7/1/07 through 9/30/07 with purchase price circled.
 
4. Offer must be postmarked by 10/31/07
 
5. Mail to: Summer Blu-ray Offer, P.O. Box 431, Dept. WDSPF, Pickering, ON L1V 2R7
 

 

 

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