Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Encyclopedia 2011 Ultimate DVD Special Savings- Sept 15 by phone

The Encyclopedia Britannica 2011 Ultimate single-DVD edition is on sale briefly for 50% off, or $19.95.  Online if done before end of day Sept. 14 or by phone after that, for maybe one day.
  It's $48.10 at Amazon at the moment.

  I received my notice at the last moment (probably did not notice earlier emails) and did order one tonight, and it occurred to me that Kindle owners whose families are education-oriented might want to know about this if they don't already.

  I'm not affiliated with the site in any way but think it a very good deal. The problem might be that the online special ends/ended tonight at midnight and in the Pacific Coast area that means about 3 hours of time left at the time I post this.

  HOWEVER, when I called to order because I couldn't remember the online password I'd not used for years (one doesn't have to be a site-member to order online though), the customer rep Jessica told me that people who missed the online deadline for this special could phone them instead and let them know you just heard about the special price using the coupon URS2011.  Also, you can mention that Jessica said this was doable (or I wouldn't spend time typing this up at this late date).  You can also mention this site so they can see the source for the info about phoning.  Here are some benefits noted in their promo:
' ...more than 100,000 articles.  With three complete encyclopedias, two dictionaries and thesauruses, the Spanish-English Translation dictionary, rich multimedia, interactive article and media tours, homework tools, a complete atlas, timelines, online magazines, and more, the 2011 Ultimate Reference DVD is the knowledge you need from the world's most trusted source...

Register your software today and enjoy these benefits:
  . Complete access from anywhere, anytime and millions of pages available online with a FREE 1-year trial membership to Britannica Online Premium
  . Discounts to The Britannica Store.
  . Free monthly content updates for your Ultimate Reference Suite... '

A further description of the DVD on their website (some info repeated):
' Three age-appropriate encyclopedias—the Elementary Encyclopedia for young students, the Student Encyclopedia for middle and high school students, and the renowned Encyclop√¶dia Britannica for older students and adults—provide accurate and trusted answers.
The 2011 Ultimate Reference DVD is packed with learning tools, including two dictionaries and thesauruses, the Spanish-English Translation dictionary, rich multimedia, interactive article and media tours, homework tools, a complete atlas, updated timelines, online magazines, and more... Plus, as an added bonus, you get a one-year free trial to Encyclopædia Britannica Online with your purchase! '

Again, this ends/ended Sept. 14, end of day, for online-purchase, but you can
  phone them at: (800) 323-1229 or (312) 347-7159, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time.

ADD'L COSTS: ~$6 Fed Express ground shipping + applicable state tax.
  Joe Miller, their Managing Director also states in the promo Email that:
' At The Britannica Store, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason with your purchase from The Britannica Store, we will gladly refund your purchase price and associated sales tax (excluding shipping and handling charges) within 30 days of your order.
Click here for more details. '
  I somehow did not ask if this phoning for the promo order (using Coupon URS2011) would work for more than one day after the end of the online offer.  It well might, but I've no idea.
  I hope some find this non-Kindle notice useful though.

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