IFPA Stern Rewards - Get a discounted NIB Stern direct from Stern

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IFPA Stern Rewards - Get a discounted NIB Stern direct from Stern


By NorCalRealtor

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    This is the first I've heard or read about this:

    CURRENT REWARDS AVAILABLE: KISS PRO, KISS PREMIUM, WALKING DEAD PRO, WWE PRO, METALLICA PRO, GAME OF THRONES PRO, GAME OF THRONES PREMIUM, STERN MERCHANDISE DISCOUNTS

    Ways to qualify for the $tern Rewards Program:

    1. Be the IFPA announced “Player of the Month”. This is the player that earned the most World Pinball Player Rankings points for the month.
    2. Be one of the top three “Biggest Movers” for a month. These are the players who moved up the most positions in the World Pinball Player Rankings for a given month.
    3. Be in the Top 1000 of the final World Pinball Player Rankings at the end of the Calendar Year.

    Whole article:

    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/

    Who has bought a pin this way? Was it a good discount? I'm ranked 4000-something. Maybe it's time to focus on moving up.

    #2 1 year ago

    I made the cut this year, at like 550. I'm curious what the ifpa price is as well, but I don't have the chedda to pull the trigger so I have not asked. You get it direct from Stern tho, not thru a distributor, I asked Trent about it last year when I was on the cusp of the 1000s.

    if anyone has done this, care to share the price structure?

    #3 1 year ago

    I knew this existed but I didn't know the top 1000 thing qualified you.

    Apparently I've been qualified for this before then and have never actually heard anything about what the discount is nor how to claim it.

    #4 1 year ago

    there is a list of qualified players on the ifpa site but they do not send out info to you. You have to have your profile fully filled out with a picture to be eligible.

    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/stern-rewards-program-current-qualifiers/

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Who has bought a pin this way? Was it a good discount? I'm ranked 4000-something. Maybe it's time to focus on moving up.

    It's something like $1,500 off MSRP so it is lower than the dealer price. I have a friend considering a GoT Premium with his reward now.

    #6 1 year ago

    Last I had heard 2 years ago, the pricing was above what most distributors have as Pinside pricing.. But this was before all of the Stern sales policy changes ect..

    #7 1 year ago

    I just got the Pro & Premium pricing from IFPA and it's about 10% cheaper than the "shipped price" from distributors, BUT the IFPA price DOES NOT include shipping. Add shipping and it's basically the same price, give or take $100. Oh well.

    #8 1 year ago

    It works out well if you are within driving distance of Stern.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZenTron:

    It works out well if you are within driving distance of Stern.

    Gotta pay sales tax if you pick it up

    (Which is wayyyy higher than every shipment I've ever had quoted. I quote using a company that we use at Raw Thrills and it's typically in the $150-300 range depending on where it's going)

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from ifpapinball:

    Gotta pay sales tax if you pick it up
    (Which is wayyyy higher than every shipment I've ever had quoted. I quote using a company that we use at Raw Thrills and it's typically in the $150-300 range depending on where it's going)

    Really? That's cheap shipping. I'm used to more like $500.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from WaddleJrJr:

    I knew this existed but I didn't know the top 1000 thing qualified you.

    This.... petty sure this is new for this year...

    And yes, somene local offered to let me use their reward because I haven't been over 1000th in..um...a very long time....but when we looked into it, it wasn't any cheaper than what I'd paid for games before, so I've never understood the point of this program at all.

    But yeah, this is definitely news to me about top 1k....I'm in the low 300's I think right now.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from WaddleJrJr:

    I knew this existed but I didn't know the top 1000 thing qualified you

    Same here! I qualify and so does Danni.

    The wife needs to step up her game to crack the top 1000 lol

    I wonder if I can get a game shipped to me? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    (Gears in head turning ...)

    rd

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from ifpapinball:

    Gotta pay sales tax if you pick it up
    (Which is wayyyy higher than every shipment I've ever had quoted. I quote using a company that we use at Raw Thrills and it's typically in the $150-300 range depending on where it's going)

    Always wondered? do we just reach out to you directly for a quote on price?

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Always wondered? do we just reach out to you directly for a quote on price?

    Yep. If you email and include your address we can give you an "all in" price under the rewards program.

    #15 1 year ago

    Hey, I'm qualified, yay!

    9 months later
    #16 1 year ago

    Just FYI, but we just added Star Wars Pro and Premium to the rewards program.

    Current games available:
    Wrestlemania Pro, Ghostbusters Premium, Aerosmith Premium, Star Wars Pro, Star Wars Premium

    A reminder that anyone with a 2016 reward, it does expire on 12/31/17.

    1 month later
    #17 11 months ago

    If anyone's considering a Batman 66 Premium, IFPA's Stern Rewards price for 2018 is significantly better than the street price. FYI.

    #18 11 months ago

    We haven't publicly announced it yet, but we did add the top 1000 eligible players to the rewards qualifier list:

    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/stern-rewards-program-current-qualifiers/

    #19 11 months ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    If anyone's considering a Batman 66 Premium, IFPA's Stern Rewards price fir 2018 is significantly better than the street price. FYI.

    how much?

    Since not a distributor, I think it is OK to publish

    Quoted from ifpapinball:

    We have publicly announced it yet, but we did add the top 1000 eligible players to the rewards qualifier list:
    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/stern-rewards-program-current-qualifiers/

    Is there a full current list of games available and prices for Stern Rewards people?

    #20 11 months ago

    Current rewards games available is here:

    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/

    It is NOT OK to publish IFPA pricing.

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    #23 8 months ago

    IFPA Stern rewards certificates are back in stock! If you ordered one of these games through the rewards program send us an email and we can send this out to you.

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    #24 8 months ago

    The IFPA is excited to announce that Stern has added Guardians of the Galaxy Pro and Premium models to the rewards program. A reminder that the 2017 rewards earned by players expire December 31st, 2018.

    The following games are now available under the program: Wrestlemania Pro, Ghostbusters Pro, Ghostbusters Premium, Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Guardians of the Galaxy Premium, Aerosmith Pro, Aerosmith Premium, Star Wars Pro, Star Wars Premium, Batman 66 Premium

    Detailed rules for the $tern Rewards Program, including an updated list of qualifiers, and updated list of rewards available can be found at:

    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/

    #25 8 months ago

    Finally a list I'm on that isn't bad ))

    Anyone know what the shipped pricing is on these rewards. The website has everything but. PM'ing me is fine if that's a no-no here.

    #26 8 months ago
    Quoted from wxforecaster:

    Anyone know what the shipped pricing is on these rewards. The website has everything but. PM'ing me is fine if that's a no-no here.

    That's a no-no here. Shoot me a message about what game you're interested in and I can quote you out.

    4 months later
    #27 4 months ago

    The IFPA is excited to announce that Stern has added Iron Maiden Pro and Premium models to the rewards program. A reminder that the 2017 rewards earned by players expire December 31st, 2018.

    The following games are now available under the program: Batman 66 Premium, Iron Maiden Pro, Iron Maiden Premium, Ghostbusters Pro, Ghostbusters Premium, Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Guardians of the Galaxy Premium, Metallica Pro, Star Trek Vault Pro, Star Trek Vault Premium, Star Wars Pro, Star Wars Premium.

    Detailed rules for the $tern Rewards Program, including an updated list of qualifiers, and updated list of rewards available can be found at:

    https://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/sternrewardsprogram/

    #28 4 months ago

    Very tempted

    #29 4 months ago

    Doesn't the discunt come off the MSRP or something weird like that? I thought I worked it out once and it would have cost me more than a distro? Can't remember though

    #30 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Doesn't the discunt come off the MSRP or something weird like that? I thought I worked it out once and it would have cost me more than a distro? Can't remember though

    Feel free to PM me if you want a quote on any of the games available.

    From what I've heard it's a decent deal these days.

    #31 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Doesn't the discunt come off the MSRP or something weird like that? I thought I worked it out once and it would have cost me more than a distro? Can't remember though

    Yes, it's a pretty decent discount off of MSRP. However, for some, the distributor price ended up significantly less than the rewards. Josh and I had a nice, long discussion about this, and I realize he's not the price setter and I have nothing but awesome things to say about the Sharpes and what they've done for this sport/hobby/obsession. I just wish that Stern would realize how much time, practice and $$ it takes to reach these skill levels. I understand that the rewards program is a marketing tactic, and I also realize they don't want to undercut the distributors through lower direct sales. However, to me a "reward" is truly being able to receive the best price out there regardless of 'who you know'.

    I a perfectly viable solution would be a simple online system that accounts for your award status and claim status (so you can't double dip or use someone else's identity). You would go THROUGH a distributor, and the distributor would receive a reimbursement from Stern for the price difference.

    A second viable option would involve sending qualified rewards members a one-time use discount card valid for a year, and to be used on any Stern machine or official Stern product (mods, toppers, etc.), either direct or off a distributor quote. Again, like any coupon, a distributor would be reimbursed for any purchases involving this card.

    #32 4 months ago
    Quoted from ifpapinball:

    Feel free to PM me if you want a quote on any of the games available.
    From what I've heard it's a decent deal these days.

    I cashed in this year and found it to be a muc better price than what any distro was offering. Only bummer was the multiple and pretty lengthy delayto get my game for the almost two months after paying my cash. I only mention it cause it was unexpected. Hoping that is not the norm on this deal?

    #33 4 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I cashed in this year and found it to be a muc better price than what any distro was offering. Only bummer was the multiple and pretty lengthy delayto get my game for the almost two months after paying my cash. I only mention it cause it was unexpected. Hoping that is not the norm on this deal?

    Lead time really depends on the Stern production schedule along with getting in the allocation of that next build (assuming the game isn't in stock).

    For example, right now we have a rewards purchase for a GOTG Pro that won't be available until the end of September. Other rewards games are currently in stock and could ship next day.

    Your situation was unique in that I think they over allocated a production run that I was told you were part of . . . and then they ended up not having the game available. You then had to wait until the next production run to get the machine. Definitely not the norm.

    #34 4 months ago
    Quoted from ifpapinball:

    Your situation was unique....

    It usually is.

    #35 4 months ago
    Quoted from ifpapinball:

    Batman 66 Premium, Iron Maiden Pro, Iron Maiden Premium, Ghostbusters Pro, Ghostbusters Premium, Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Guardians of the Galaxy Premium, Metallica Pro, Star Trek Vault Pro, Star Trek Vault Premium, Star Wars Pro, Star Wars Premium.

    You finally got rid of all the Wrestlemanias? And I had just started to like that (a little).

    #36 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    It usually is.

    coming from you, that is a compliment

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