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Was there a $50 coupon in the original SNES bundle?


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Hey guys,

 

I'm doing research for the next episode of my show, which is going to cover the launch of the Super Nintendo. According to this article:

 

http://www.rfgeneration.com/blogs/dsheinem/The-Super-Nintendo-Launch-1485.php

 

the original SNES bundle came with a coupon for $50 off of a future game purchase. Can anyone confirm this? Even better, does anyone have the coupon?

 

Thanks!

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I don't remember that at all and I sold the system when it was first released. Bought the Super Set the day it arrived in store and it came with Super Mario World - no coupon toward any other games.

And if there ever was a coupon, you'd think they'd want to advertise that on the packaging somewhere. Printed on the box or in the form of a sticker. Certainly can't imagine that being a "silent" promotion. Lots of system boxes around, so if the coupon really did exist, you'd think you'd see evidence of it *somewhere*. Not that Wikipedia is the end all, be all on truth, completeness of facts in general, but a $50 coupon isn't mentioned there either.

 

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It's coming back to me now... I remember there was a promotion (not at launch mind you), where you sent away for Super Mario All-Stars ($50 value?) with the purchase of an SNES. That was a coupon deal for sure and when I repurchased the system years later, I took advantage of it:

 

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And if there ever was a coupon, you'd think they'd want to advertise that on the packaging somewhere. Printed on the box or in the form of a sticker. Certainly can't imagine that being a "silent" promotion. Lots of system boxes around, so if the coupon really did exist, you'd think you'd see evidence of it *somewhere*. Not that Wikipedia is the end all, be all on truth, completeness of facts in general, but a $50 coupon isn't mentioned there either.

This was my thought as well. I think the author of that article is mistaken. Thanks for the quick response!

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That must have been quite a while after launch. They were $199 (or $219?) for months or a year or more. It took a long time before price war with SEGA.

 

You could of course find them for cheaper now and then, like with any other product. I got mine for Christmas of 1991 for $179 -- first major thing I bought with my own money.

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