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Finally: How to claim your free Samsung 3D glasses

free 3D glassesLast month, Samsung announced it would throw in two pairs of its 3D active glasses with all 2011 model 3D TVs purchased, at no additional cost. The promotion is valued at roughly $100, and is meant to entice consumers who might be caught up on the mounting costs of 3D technology as well as the constant unpopularity of 3D glasses in general. Hey, they might be annoying and perhaps the only element standing between you and watching Avatar in all its glory, but if they’re free – why not?

As there always are, Samsung had a few exceptions here and there for the promotion, and there’s been some frustration from customers who have been attempting to redeem their bonus glasses. Today Samsung has finally released the details. “For those consumers who purchase a 2011 Samsung 3D TV from an authorized Samsung retailer between April 21, 2011 and June 25, 2011, and do not otherwise receive 3D glasses from that retailer (either as part of the 3D glasses promotion or as part of a 3D Starter Kit provided by the retailer with select TV models), Samsung will provide two pairs of 2011 3D battery glasses directly to the consumer.”

So if you’re planning on picking up a new Samsung 3D TV and want to take advantage of the discount, know that the 3D starter kit isn’t eligible for this promotion but includes two pairs of glasses as well as five 3D Blu-ray discs. If you’re not going with a TV that includes the starter kit, Samsung tells us that retailers typically give you the glasses on the spot. But if not, you should visit this site within 90 days of your purchase to claim your prize – just make sure to hold onto the receipt. Can’t swing it until after June 25? Samsung says it will be announcing another 3D glasses promotion before June 26.

In its Terms and Conditions, Samsung also says anyone with multiple purchases will not be getting four glasses. So we’re sorry for the families out there that outfitted their mansions with multiple 3D TVs – you’re still only getting two pairs of glasses. As for any other loopholes, Samsung asks you to wait 4-6 weeks for delivery and says it can send you an “alternate model of 3D glasses” at its choosing. Other than that it seems like a simple process: Upload your receipt showing the authorized retailer, the TV’s model code, and the date of purchase.

Samsung’s really pulling out all the stops to get its 3D TVs off shelves and into homes. The manufacturer has also lowered prices on all its 3D glasses, check it in the full press release below.

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., May 19, 2011 Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today is announcing the launch of a new site which will allow the company to directly fulfill its previously announced free 3D glasses promotion, which offered two pairs of 3D glasses with all consumer purchases of 2011 model Samsung 3D TVs purchased during the promotion period.

Samsung values its customers and is committed to delivering a great consumer experience.  For those consumers who purchase a 2011 Samsung 3D TV from an authorized Samsung retailer between April 24, 2011 and June 25, 2011, and do not otherwise receive 3D glasses from that retailer (either as part of the 3D glasses promotion or as part of a 3D Starter Kit provided by the retailer with select TV models), Samsung will provide two pairs of 2011 3D battery glasses directly to the consumer.

The “two free glasses” promotion will end June 25, 2011. Details for a new 3D glasses promotion will be announced prior to June 26th.

To make a claim, eligible customers should visit www.samsung.com/us/3Dglasses.All claims must be submitted within 90 days of purchase and must include proof of purchase.  See site for additional rules and details.

Samsung also has lowered prices on its complete line of glasses as of May 1.Revised pricing follows.

Model Number

Description

Suggested Advertised Price

SSG-3100GB

Battery-operated 3D Active glasses

$49.99

SSG-3300CR

Compact Size Rechargeable 3D Active glasses

$129.99

SSG-3300GR

Rechargeable 3D Active glasses

$129.99

SSG-3700CR

Ultra-light Rechargeable 3D Active glasses

$149.99