As usual at this time of the year LEGO is gearing up for the holidays with starting the LEGO sale season early. Expect various promotions and deals all the way up to Christmas. If you shop online one challenge I have found is that the Online LEGO Shop does run out of sets frequently. They are usually still available for back-order to receive at a later date, but if you want to make sure a LEGO set gets under the Christmas tree, I would suggest you take the necessary steps now.
As far as what kind of sales to expect during the holiday LEGO sale season, based on what we know from previous years, it is usually Double VIP Points, Free Shipping above a certain amount of spending, and sometimes a small set, promotional minifigure, or other freebie. As far as lower prices on sets, usually that doesn’t happen until a day or so after Christmas. For the month of October (yeah we are there already – can you believe it?!) the following LEGO sales and deals are available:
Double LEGO VIP Points on All Purchases – if you are not yet a LEGO VIP member I highly recommend you sign up. Membership is free, and you earn points with every purchase you can redeem later. If you shop for LEGO frequently, this is a no-brainer deal. And yes, for the month of October you earn Double VIP Points on everything you buy directly from LEGO; either through the LEGO Online Shop, at LEGO retail locations and over the phone. DETAILS HERE
Free LEGO Tote Bag with Any LEGO DUPLO Purchase – if you are shopping for the kiddies, this is a nice little extra you would get with your purchase of all LEGO DUPLO products – quite handy for storing those DUPLO (or even regular LEGO) bricks! DETAILS HERE
Free TC-14 Minifigure with purchase of B-wing Starfighter – the TC-14 is back and the #10227 LEGO Star Wars B-wing is out! Read about the TC-14 here: LEGO Chrome TC-14 & Hulk Minifig Promos! and see the full review and video on the B-wing here: LEGO Star Wars B-Wing Starfighter Coming! If you missed the previous TC-14 promo, and you are on the market for the B-wing, this is the perfect time to pick up both! DETAILS HERE
The Winter Village Cottage is Now Available – this is a LEGO exclusive set for the holidays only available at LEGO stores. Read the full review and see video here: New LEGO Christmas Winter Village Cottage. You can purchase and check out the DETAILS HERE
Free Shipping on Orders of $99 or More – this deal is only available October 15-31, so if you don’t mind waiting this would be an excellent time to combine deals. You do run the risk of something you want running out (including the promotional TC-14 minifigure), so you just have to weigh the pros and cons depending on what is most important to you.
What do you think? Are you planning to take advantage of the early LEGO sale season? What’s on your Christmas wish-list? Feel free to share in the comment section below!
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