This year Frys Electronics and Frys.com seem to be requiring the use of Promo Codes to purchase most if not all of their Black Friday deals. So what the heck are these promo codes anyways and how to they work?
Fry’s Promo Codes are special codes distributed to subscribers of the Frys Electronics Newsletter. They much like a coupon. If you haven’t signed up by now, do so quickly. You may have already missed the chance to get codes in time for the Thursday sale but might still be able to get Friday’s deals.
These codes are mailed out every day and they are unique to the email address and tied to a specific bundle of deals. Meaning that If you use the promo code to buy the $129 Laptop on Black Friday, you can’t hand that code off to your friend to buy the same laptop. He must also use his unique code to buy that laptop. Additionally, you can’t use a promo code from a previous sale towards this bundle either.
These promo codes apply In-Store, where the cashier enters the code, and on Frys.com, where the code is entered during the last stage of checkout.
Here’s why Fry’s has to say about the Promo Codes this year.
Using Promo Codes for Online Orders
Sign Up to Receive Your Personal Promo Code Deals
Register to receive exclusive email specials and personal promo code deals at Frys.com/SignMeUp. After signing up, your email address will be added to our database within 24 hours. Following this processing period, you’ll receive the next deals email from your selected categories.
Accessing Your Unique Promo Code
In your personal promo code deals email, there will be a collection of bargains. Near the top of the email, one promo code will be provided. You may apply this code to any or all of the items contained in that email (within designated quantity limits). This code is unique to you, so be sure to bring it with you when you come to the store or shop online at Frys.com.
Applying Your Promo Code to an In-Store Purchase
To use your personal promo code in-store, present your promo code to a sales associate or to the cashier at the time of purchase.
Applying Your Promo Code to a Frys.com Shipping Order
To use your personal promo code at Frys.com, after providing all billing and shipping information, enter your promo code in the field labeled “Enter Promo Code” on the “Confirm Order” page and click “Apply.” Then, click “Submit Order.”
Please note: Personal promo codes may only be used on select items at Frys.com, as indicated in the promo code email containing that deal. The “Enter Promo Code” field will only be visible if an item contained in the order qualifies for a promo code discount.
What’s still unclear is why Fry’s is requiring the use of these Promo Codes. I suspect it’s a way to ensure strict “limit one per customer” rules in retail stores and keep track of high value customers. Either way, it will be interesting to see if this creates any headaches this year and if they continue with this experiment next year.