Promotions and discounts guide №117. Self-isolated

The current Promotions and Discounts Guide will not be in the usual format. The market is frozen in a state of uncertainty. It seemed that the fall in oil prices would lead to a large-scale collapse in the exchange rate, but political games unexpectedly brought both of them out of their peak. But the coronavirus epidemic remains, hanging like a sword of Damocles over the entire global economy. So electronics prices are in a state of uncertainty. And its purchase at the moment is akin to gambling. You can win significantly by purchasing a product purchased at “old” prices, but lose a little in terms of characteristics compared to gadgets of the latest series, or you can lose big both in price and in features by purchasing a not the newest model at an inflated price, which was due to purchases during the maximum decline of the ruble.

My personal opinion is that you can buy electronics in two cases (it is better that they coincide): you urgently need to replace this particular device and you know for sure that the price has not changed in the last month or two. A share or not a share, in this case, it does not matter. So I propose to see what large retail chains could offer in an environment where the format of work has changed dramatically. Anti-viral measures announced throughout Russia forced the closure of offline stores completely or turn them exclusively into pickup points. In the first case, the problems are maximum: delivery services are completely unprepared to transport such volumes of goods, which is often warned on the store's website - the usual delivery times cannot be met. Waiting two or three days for a product to be delivered out of stock is now completely normal.

The situation can be even worse with regional stores. If the goods are being transported from a warehouse from a neighboring region, then you need to prepare for delays. Because miracles do not happen, and the menacing shouts from the Kremlin about the inadmissibility of closing certain regions in practice run into the sound desire of the least affected regions to protect themselves from the spread of the virus from the less prosperous. In addition, both mail and delivery services faced two problems at once. The volume of shipments has grown, and the turnover of transport has fallen. Plus additional restrictions due to the epidemiological situation. In general, it is worth considering if the store writes that the product is in stock only in a remote warehouse. These are general points for everyone, and now to the details.

Beeline

From April 2, Beeline began selling its products through the AliExpress Russia marketplace. Earlier, the operator opened sales of SIM-cards with self-registration technology for Moscow customers there. Also, such SIM cards are now available on the Internet sites OZON, Beru.ru, Goods.ru, where they were presented by the company's dealers. When purchasing SIM cards with self-registration technology in the Beeline online store, the express delivery service (within two hours) is available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. In other cities, the delivery time is from one business day.

An order from AliExpress is delivered free of charge by Beeline courier, the average delivery time can be up to 2 business days. The terms and cost of delivery of purchases in other online stores listed above are communicated to the client when placing an order. Free delivery is possible when ordering from 3,000 rubles, as well as in the case of an order with operator SIM cards with self-registration technology, regardless of the total order value.

Promotions and discounts guide #117.Self-isolated

The operator also announced a number of initiatives that will work until April 30 or until the end of the period of mandatory self-isolation of citizens:

  • the opportunity for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia to use mobile services in full with a negative balance;
  • the ability to use broadband access services and the Beeline TV service in your broadband access network even with a zero balance;
  • five-fold increase in the volume of minutes and Internet packages in international roaming for Beeline customers - individuals and legal entities;
  • cancellation of tariffication for the "Trust payment" service for subscribers in international roaming;
  • cancellation of tariffication of calls from subscribers in international roaming to the Rostourism hotline phone together with the Tourist Assistance Association on the topic of coronavirus infection;
  • organization of SMS-notifications for clients in international roaming together with the Federal Tourism Agency;
  • cancellation of billing for calls to hotlines on the topic of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of short numbers for calls to hotlines on the topic of combating the spread of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of the mobile application "Cube!" with links to government resources and no billing within the application for Beeline subscribers;
  • launch of a website with recommendations for organizing remote work and other company expertise as part of the BeeFREE project (a package of solutions for organizing remote work for businesses of any size);
  • Updating the terms of the Gigi for Steps promotion, taking into account the current recommendations to stay at home - accrual of up to 3 GB of Internet per month additionally even for 1,000 steps;
  • launch of online sales of AlfaStrakhovanie insurance policies in case of detection of coronavirus infection;
  • providing free access for 2 months to the Beeline Business product for

You can read more about these promotions on the company's website.

Since telephones have been recognized as essentials, there is no obligation for operators to close their salons. Accordingly, MTS stores continue to work, and I could not find any messages on the company's website that there are any restrictions on work or additional bonuses for the delivery of goods by courier services. However, in itself courier delivery to MTS has become free. Self-pickup and delivery, subject to the availability of goods in a warehouse in your city, are completely free. Subject to the availability of goods in the central warehouse, delivery will cost 150-200 rubles, and if the order contains a SIM card or its total amount is more than 900 rubles, then this delivery will be free. If the order is paid online, then you can use the promo code and get a 5% discount.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

There are also a number of public initiatives:

  • Children can listen to fairy tales from the collections of the National Electronic Children's Library and Children's Radio by calling the free hotline 8-800-250-10-51. The storytellers will be student volunteers of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University and other Russian universities, as well as leaders of the Russian Movement of Schoolchildren. Fairy tales will be read to all callers before going to bed - from 19.00 to 22.00. At the first stage, the service is available to residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Leningrad regions, then the hotline will be launched in all regions of Russia;
  • An uninterrupted voice call duration on mobile networks is up to 180 minutes. Previously, the company limited the duration of a call to 60 minutes to avoid charges for not disconnecting the connection when the call ended. Time has now been tripled for the convenience of conferencing when working remotely;
  • The #CloudMTS provider has reduced the monthly fee for the most popular services based on Veeam and Acronis technologies. The decrease reaches 40% depending on the volume of consumed services. Until the end of July, backup services will be partially charged for all new customers. You will only be charged for storing backups in the cloud, which is 2.5 rubles per month for 1 GB;
  • MTS and the Tretyakov Gallery have launched an online "space workshop" for schoolchildren.Schoolchildren aged 11-18 from all over the country will be able to study online with the artist, sculptor and author of installations Rostan Tavasiev and create a joint work with him, which will be presented in the autumn at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • MTS and MEDSI have opened free access to online consultations with doctors. Until April 30, 2020, urgent online consultations of on-call therapists and pediatricians through the SmartMed telemedicine service will be available free of charge without restrictions to all residents of Russia, regardless of the operator;
  • MTS, together with psychologists from Moscow State University and the RANEPA School, launched a free hotline for psychological assistance to Muscovites;
  • When connecting to the MTS TV television platform, the user gets free access to an extended set of services. The offer is available for connection until April 30 to subscribers of all operators. When installing the MTS TV application and subscribing to the Just TV package, the user of any operator for one ruble gets the opportunity to watch 50 TV channels, more than 500 series, feature films and documentaries. A subscription to MTS TV gives you access to other digital products: MTS Library, MTS Fitness and SmartMed.

MegaFon

MegaFon has also introduced free shipping on orders, and it is offered with any purchase amount. From promotional offers, you might think that discounts are valid only on the condition of courier delivery, but this is not the case - all promotions with promotional codes work in the online store, regardless of the chosen method of receiving the goods. Also, originally available only to subscribers over 65 years of age, the ability to use services with a negative balance is now available to everyone. However, its activation is carried out exclusively through the application, respectively, it works only on smartphones. As for public initiatives, MegaFon offers the following:

  • MegaFon TV and MegaFon Education platform users are provided with free sports content. The sports package includes programs in all major areas: exercise, intensive strength training for all muscle groups, Pilates, stretching, meditation;
  • The operator has launched specialized online courses to prepare for unified state exams on its own educational platform. Students can not only watch video lectures, but also send completed assignments for verification. Until the end of April, free access to the platform is open, this time is enough to complete the chosen course.

"Connected"

Svyaznoy's stores remain open, but the company has become one of the first to switch to online sales. Free delivery in this retail chain is valid from March 24 (previously, a limit was introduced for orders over 200 rubles). There are no additional conditions, and delivery delays are also not reported. There is a call to pay for orders online in order to minimize contacts, but the system of bonus rewards for this payment method has not changed. There were exactly two socially significant actions from the network. First, the company insured all 15,000 of its retail employees in case of coronavirus infection. Secondly, Svyaznoy and AlfaStrakhovanie launched the Coronavirus.NET program in the retailer's retail stores in case of a coronavirus infection, including the well-known CoVID-19. The cost of the policy is from 2 to 10 thousand rubles, the sum insured is 1 million rubles. Insurance coverage under the program covers a disease first diagnosed during the term of the contract. Upon confirmation of the diagnosis, compensation will be 20, 50 or 100 thousand rubles, depending on the selected program option. 1 million rubles paid on death. The policy is valid for one year, and the age of the insured can be from 7 to 70 years. Otherwise, the retail chain offers the usual set of discounts, which differs only in that promotional materials focus on the fact that these products will help you stay at home: installments for laptops and tablets, discounts for home and gaming equipment.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

M.Video

M.Video offline stores operate in a reduced format. Some of them function as a communication salon, some only issue Internet orders, and some only carry out delivery, i.e. closed to visitors. At the same time, those located inside large shopping centers can still offer the “deliver to the parking lot” service. On the company's website, you can find out exactly how the nearest one works to you. Free shipping is available only for orders in the amount of 2,990 rubles, and for online payment they give a 5% discount on the cost of the goods. At the same time, the number of promotional goods is limited to 3 units. The online provision of preferential loans, "installment plans" is still carried out. This offer is combinable with 5% discount for online payment and free shipping.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Of the pluses - the extension of all bonus points until May 31. Those. if you had any bonus points that were supposed to expire during this period (it does not matter in what form you had them, whether it was necessary to visit an offline store to redeem them), they can be used until May 31. The situation is similar with gift cards and the like. payment or discount means. We also thought about the possibility of returning the equipment. Regular returns are now possible up to 30 days from the date of purchase (was 15), and "Exchange without problems" - up to 60 days.

In addition, a number of measures have been implemented to reduce contacts between buyers and couriers delivering goods, and for self-isolated in the country, the possibility of delivering goods at a distance of up to 100-150 km from a large city has been implemented. However, this option requires agreement with the operator. The only service that does not work in any form is the installation and installation of equipment. Also, all promotions related to visiting the place of residence by M.Video employees, such as the exchange of equipment, recycling, etc., have been completely canceled. In addition, representatives of the distribution network ask for understanding of the increased delivery time.

Eldorado

The conditions of Eldorado predictably differ little from those of M.Video. There is also free delivery from 2,990 rubles, contactless is possible a> a payment and delivery option, and stores operate in the mode of communication salons or points of issue of goods. The shelf life of orders has been increased from 5 to 7 days, in addition, it can be extended for another 7 days from your personal account. All bonus programs have been extended until May 31, but in addition, for each day of quarantine, the store accrues 50 bonuses to its loyal customers. To receive them, it is enough to go to the corresponding page of the promotion once a day and click the "I'm at home today" button. It is also impossible for Eldorado employees to visit the client's home during the quarantine period. There is also a problem with delivery times, you can find out the exact data only through your personal account in tracking the status of the order.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Citylink

Citilink, like other chains, welcomes customers with a message that all stores operate only as pickup points, and at the same time encourages them to use contactless payment methods. There is nothing surprising here. You can find out which stores and in what mode they work on the website. The shelf life of orders in stores is automatically extended depending on the decision of local authorities on the self-isolation regime. You can refuse such orders, but if the order was prepaid, you will need to contact the call center, there is no automatic refund. Installation of equipment is not carried out, the paid service can either be postponed to a later date, or a refund can be made. The store can issue loans only with online authorization. This service is provided only by Home Credit and Finance Bank LLC, Revo Technologies Microfinance Company LLC and KVIKU Virtual Credit Card. The store does not offer any changes in the policy of shipping rates or bonuses for online payment.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

A feast during the plague

But Huawei and Xiaomi are especially “lucky”. The first one had the birthday of the Honor brand store during the coronavirus isolation in Russia, and the second one had its 10th anniversary. In both cases, they decided that this was no reason to sprinkle ashes on their heads. The Huawei store is offering discounts on Honor brand products until April 13th. A number of positions, therefore, turn out to be quite cheap, and even with traditionally good gifts, however, I have a feeling that some of the promotional goods could be bought a little cheaper a couple of weeks ago. Share in the comments if this is the case. I also failed to find information on how the opening hours of Huawei stores, delivery options, etc. have changed on the site. Xiaomi, in honor of its 10th anniversary, launched a campaign in partner networks for the whole month. As part of this special offer, you can get a discount on a smartphone if you buy it together with an accessory. Considering that many models already cost less in retail chains than in the company's company store, the discount makes their purchase even more profitable. Plus, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with the acceptable combination of discounts and promotions in the store that you choose to buy Xiaomi.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

How do you save yourself from the coronavirus? Shopping no matter what?

Promotions and discounts guide №117. Self-isolated

The current Promotions and Discounts Guide will not be in the usual format. The market is frozen in a state of uncertainty. It seemed that the fall in oil prices would lead to a large-scale collapse in the exchange rate, but political games unexpectedly brought both of them out of their peak. But the coronavirus epidemic remains, hanging like a sword of Damocles over the entire global economy. So electronics prices are in a state of uncertainty. And its purchase at the moment is akin to gambling. You can win significantly by purchasing a product purchased at “old” prices, but lose a little in terms of characteristics compared to gadgets of the latest series, or you can lose big both in price and in features by purchasing a not the newest model at an inflated price, which was due to purchases during the maximum decline of the ruble.

My personal opinion is that you can buy electronics in two cases (it is better that they coincide): you urgently need to replace this particular device and you know for sure that the price has not changed in the last month or two. A share or not a share, in this case, it does not matter. So I propose to see what large retail chains could offer in an environment where the format of work has changed dramatically. Anti-viral measures announced throughout Russia forced the closure of offline stores completely or turn them exclusively into pickup points. In the first case, the problems are maximum: delivery services are completely unprepared to transport such volumes of goods, which is often warned on the store's website - the usual delivery times cannot be met. Waiting two or three days for a product to be delivered out of stock is now completely normal.

The situation can be even worse with regional stores. If the goods are being transported from a warehouse from a neighboring region, then you need to prepare for delays. Because miracles do not happen, and the menacing shouts from the Kremlin about the inadmissibility of closing certain regions in practice run into the sound desire of the least affected regions to protect themselves from the spread of the virus from the less prosperous. In addition, both mail and delivery services faced two problems at once. The volume of shipments has grown, and the turnover of transport has fallen. Plus additional restrictions due to the epidemiological situation. In general, it is worth considering if the store writes that the product is in stock only in a remote warehouse. These are general points for everyone, and now to the details.

Beeline

From April 2, Beeline began selling its products through the AliExpress Russia marketplace. Earlier, the operator opened sales of SIM-cards with self-registration technology for Moscow customers there. Also, such SIM cards are now available on the Internet sites OZON, Beru.ru, Goods.ru, where they were presented by the company's dealers. When purchasing SIM cards with self-registration technology in the Beeline online store, the express delivery service (within two hours) is available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. In other cities, the delivery time is from one business day.

An order from AliExpress is delivered free of charge by Beeline courier, the average delivery time can be up to 2 business days. The terms and cost of delivery of purchases in other online stores listed above are communicated to the client when placing an order. Free delivery is possible when ordering from 3,000 rubles, as well as in the case of an order with operator SIM cards with self-registration technology, regardless of the total order value.

Promotions and discounts guide #117.Self-isolated

The operator also announced a number of initiatives that will work until April 30 or until the end of the period of mandatory self-isolation of citizens:

  • the opportunity for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia to use mobile services in full with a negative balance;
  • the ability to use broadband access services and the Beeline TV service in your broadband access network even with a zero balance;
  • five-fold increase in the volume of minutes and Internet packages in international roaming for Beeline customers - individuals and legal entities;
  • cancellation of tariffication for the "Trust payment" service for subscribers in international roaming;
  • cancellation of tariffication of calls from subscribers in international roaming to the Rostourism hotline phone together with the Tourist Assistance Association on the topic of coronavirus infection;
  • Organization of SMS notifications for clients in international roaming together with Rostourism;
  • cancellation of billing for calls to hotlines on the topic of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of short numbers for calls to hotlines on the topic of combating the spread of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of the mobile application "Cube!" with links to government resources and no billing within the application for Beeline subscribers;
  • launch of a website with recommendations for organizing remote work and other company expertise as part of the BeeFREE project (a package of solutions for organizing remote work for businesses of any size);
  • Updating the terms of the Gigi for Steps promotion, taking into account the current recommendations to stay at home - accrual of up to 3 GB of Internet per month additionally even for 1,000 steps;
  • launch of online sales of AlfaStrakhovanie insurance policies in case of detection of coronavirus infection;
  • providing free access for 2 months to the Beeline Business product for

You can read more about these promotions on the company's website.

Since telephones have been recognized as essentials, there is no obligation for operators to close their stores. Accordingly, MTS stores continue to work, and I could not find any messages on the company's website that there are any restrictions on work or additional bonuses for the delivery of goods by courier services. However, in itself courier delivery to MTS has become free. Self-pickup and delivery, subject to the availability of goods in a warehouse in your city, are completely free. Subject to the availability of goods in the central warehouse, delivery will cost 150-200 rubles, and if the order contains a SIM card or its total amount is more than 900 rubles, then this delivery will be free. If the order is paid online, then you can use the promotional code and get a 5% discount.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

There are also a number of public initiatives:

  • Children can listen to fairy tales from the collections of the National Electronic Children's Library and Children's Radio by calling the free hotline 8-800-250-10-51. The storytellers will be student volunteers of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University and other Russian universities, as well as leaders of the Russian Movement of Schoolchildren. Fairy tales will be read to all callers before going to bed - from 19.00 to 22.00. At the first stage, the service is available to residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Leningrad regions, then the hotline will be launched in all regions of Russia;
  • The length of a continuous voice call on mobile networks is up to 180 minutes. Previously, the company limited the duration of a call to 60 minutes to avoid charges for not disconnecting the connection when the call ended. The time has now been tripled for the convenience of conferences when working remotely;
  • The #CloudMTS provider has reduced the monthly fee for the most popular services based on Veeam and Acronis technologies. The reduction reaches 40% depending on the volume of consumed services. Until the end of July, backup services will be partially charged for all new customers. You will only be charged for storing backups in the cloud, which is 2.5 rubles per month for 1 GB;
  • MTS and the Tretyakov Gallery have launched an online "space workshop" for schoolchildren.Schoolchildren aged 11-18 from all over the country will be able to study online with the artist, sculptor and author of installations Rostan Tavasiev and create a joint work with him, which will be presented in the autumn at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • MTS and MEDSI have opened free access to online consultations with doctors. Until April 30, 2020, urgent online consultations of on-call therapists and pediatricians through the SmartMed telemedicine service will be available free of charge without restrictions to all residents of Russia, regardless of the operator;
  • MTS, together with psychologists from Moscow State University and the RANEPA School, launched a free hotline for psychological assistance to Muscovites;
  • When connecting to the MTS TV television platform, the user gets free access to an extended set of services. The offer is available for connection until April 30 to subscribers of all operators. When installing the MTS TV application and subscribing to the Just TV package, the user of any operator for one ruble gets the opportunity to watch 50 TV channels, more than 500 series, feature films and documentaries. A subscription to MTS TV gives you access to other digital products: MTS Library, MTS Fitness and SmartMed.

MegaFon

MegaFon has also introduced free shipping on orders, and it is offered with any purchase amount. From promotional offers, you might think that discounts are valid only on the condition of courier delivery, but this is not the case - all promotions with promotional codes work in the online store, regardless of the chosen method of receiving the goods. Also, originally available only to subscribers over 65 years of age, the ability to use services with a negative balance is now available to everyone. However, its activation is carried out exclusively through the application, respectively, it only works on smartphones. As for public initiatives, MegaFon offers the following:

  • MegaFon TV and MegaFon Education platform users are provided with free sports content. The sports package includes programs in all major areas: exercise, intensive strength training for all muscle groups, Pilates, stretching, meditation;
  • The operator has launched specialized online courses to prepare for unified state exams on its own educational platform. Students can not only watch video lectures, but also send completed assignments for verification. Until the end of April, free access to the platform is open, this time is enough to complete the chosen course.

Tele2

Tele2 was the first operator to offer subscribers free delivery of SIM cards, and even before the coronavirus epidemic, it began to introduce eSIM, which has become very relevant at the present time. Despite the fact that theoretically all telecom stores can continue to work, in fact the number of working Tele2 stores has been reduced, so the company offers to check the schedule of its work on the website before visiting the salon. Among the "coronavirus initiatives" the following can also be noted:

  • laquo;Contactless" delivery of SIM cards. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge. Together with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.
  • Until the end of April, subscribers will be able to exchange free text messages in international roaming messengers even with a zero balance. The option is valid in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Vatican, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, San Marino, Singapore, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Montenegro, Sweden, Estonia. The service is available on any tariff plans, provided that the balance has not gone below -1,000 rubles.
  • The Everywhere Online tariff plan now includes semi-annual access to the Yandex.Plus subscription at no additional charge. The program allows you to listen to music and podcasts in the Yandex.Music service without restrictions and ads and watch more than 6,000 films and TV shows on KinoPoisk HD.
  • The operator credits gigabytes to subscribers who follow the recommendations for combating coronavirus and stay at home. The company launches the campaign “#at home under different rules”. For every day at home, Tele2 automatically charges customers 1 GB of traffic. Gigabytes are summed up and valid for 30 calendar days from the date of provision of the first GB under this promotion. The action "#at home to other rules" applies to all current tariffs: archival and open for connection tariffs of the My Tele2, Premium and Everywhere Online tariffs. Gigabytes are also credited to users of the "Social" tariff.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

M.Video

M.Video offline stores operate in a reduced format. Some of them function as a communication salon, some only issue Internet orders, and some only carry out delivery, i.e. closed to visitors. At the same time, those located inside large shopping centers can still offer the “deliver to the parking lot” service. On the company's website, you can find out exactly how the nearest one works to you. Free shipping is available only for orders in the amount of 2,990 rubles, and for online payment they give a 5% discount on the cost of the goods. At the same time, the number of promotional goods is limited to 3 units. The online provision of preferential loans, "installment plans" is still carried out. This offer is combinable with 5% discount for online payment and free shipping.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Of the pluses - the extension of all bonus points until May 31. Those. if you had any bonus points that were supposed to expire during this period (it does not matter in what form you had them, whether it was necessary to visit an offline store to redeem them), they can be used until May 31. The situation is similar with gift cards and the like. payment or discount means. We also thought about the possibility of returning the equipment. Regular returns are now possible up to 30 days from the date of purchase (was 15), and "Exchange without problems" - up to 60 days.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Offline sales at DNS stores are limited to pick-up only, and their hours of operation have been reduced. You can find out which ones work and how, just like in other networks, through a special page. In addition, it is worth paying attention to the fact that many DNS stores do not accept any payment other than online. The reservation deadline has now been pushed back to April 30, so you can wait out the entire self-isolation regime if necessary. Online lending continues to work, but not in all cities where the network is present, but the cancellation of a prepaid order is automated. The company does not have services related to installation and other service work. Including the work of the service center, all terms are automatically extended for a period from the moment the normal operation of the service centers is restored. Return of goods, exchange and other functions have been postponed until the end of the special mode of operation of stores. Delivery times have also increased, so please be understanding and track the movement of the order through your personal account.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

A feast during the plague

But Huawei and Xiaomi are especially “lucky”. The first one had the birthday of the Honor brand store during the coronavirus isolation in Russia, and the second one had its 10th anniversary. In both cases, they decided that this was no reason to sprinkle ashes on their heads. The Huawei store is offering discounts on Honor brand products until April 13th. A number of positions, therefore, turn out to be quite cheap, and even with traditionally good gifts, however, I have a feeling that some of the promotional goods could be bought a little cheaper a couple of weeks ago. Share in the comments if this is the case. I also failed to find information on how the opening hours of Huawei stores, delivery options, etc. have changed on the site. Xiaomi, in honor of its 10th anniversary, launched a campaign in partner networks for the whole month. As part of this special offer, you can get a discount on a smartphone if you buy it together with an accessory. Considering that many models already cost less in retail chains than in the company's company store, the discount makes their purchase even more profitable. Plus, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with the acceptable combination of discounts and promotions in the store that you choose to buy Xiaomi.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

How do you save yourself from the coronavirus? Shopping no matter what?

Promotions and discounts guide №117. Self-isolated

The current Promotions and Discounts Guide will not be in the usual format. The market is frozen in a state of uncertainty. It seemed that the fall in oil prices would lead to a large-scale collapse in the exchange rate, but political games unexpectedly brought both of them out of their peak. But the coronavirus epidemic remains, hanging like a sword of Damocles over the entire global economy. So electronics prices are in a state of uncertainty. And its purchase at the moment is akin to gambling. You can win significantly by purchasing a product purchased at “old” prices, but lose a little in terms of characteristics compared to gadgets of the latest series, or you can lose big both in price and in features by purchasing a not the newest model at an inflated price, which was due to purchases during the maximum decline of the ruble.

My personal opinion is that you can buy electronics in two cases (it is better that they coincide): you urgently need to replace this particular device and you know for sure that the price has not changed in the last month or two. A share or not a share, in this case, it does not matter. So I propose to see what large retail chains could offer in an environment where the format of work has changed dramatically. Anti-viral measures announced throughout Russia forced the closure of offline stores completely or turn them exclusively into pickup points. In the first case, the problems are maximum: delivery services are completely unprepared to transport such volumes of goods, which is often warned on the store's website - the usual delivery times cannot be met. Waiting two or three days for a product to be delivered out of stock is now completely normal.

The situation can be even worse with regional stores. If the goods are being transported from a warehouse from a neighboring region, then you need to prepare for delays. Because miracles do not happen, and the menacing shouts from the Kremlin about the inadmissibility of closing certain regions in practice run into the sound desire of the least affected regions to protect themselves from the spread of the virus from the less prosperous. In addition, both mail and delivery services faced two problems at once. The volume of shipments has grown, and the turnover of transport has fallen. Plus additional restrictions due to the epidemiological situation. In general, it is worth considering if the store writes that the product is in stock only in a remote warehouse. These are general points for everyone, and now to the details.

Beeline

From April 2, Beeline began selling its products through the AliExpress Russia marketplace. Earlier, the operator opened sales of SIM-cards with self-registration technology for Moscow customers there. Also, such SIM cards are now available on the Internet sites OZON, Beru.ru, Goods.ru, where they were presented by the company's dealers. When purchasing SIM cards with self-registration technology in the Beeline online store, the express delivery service (within two hours) is available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. In other cities, the delivery time is from one business day.

An order from AliExpress is delivered free of charge by Beeline courier, the average delivery time can be up to 2 business days. The terms and cost of delivery of purchases in other online stores listed above are communicated to the client when placing an order. Free delivery is possible when ordering from 3,000 rubles, as well as in the case of an order with operator SIM cards with self-registration technology, regardless of the total order value.

Promotions and discounts guide #117.Self-isolated

The operator also announced a number of initiatives that will work until April 30 or until the end of the period of mandatory self-isolation of citizens:

  • the opportunity for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia to use mobile services in full with a negative balance;
  • the ability to use broadband access services and the Beeline TV service in your broadband access network even with a zero balance;
  • five-fold increase in the volume of minutes and Internet packages in international roaming for Beeline customers - individuals and legal entities;
  • cancellation of tariffication for the "Trust payment" service for subscribers in international roaming;
  • cancellation of tariffication of calls from subscribers in international roaming to the Rostourism hotline phone together with the Tourist Assistance Association on the topic of coronavirus infection;
  • organization of SMS-notifications for clients in international roaming together with the Federal Tourism Agency;
  • cancellation of billing for calls to hotlines on the topic of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of short numbers for calls to hotlines on the topic of combating the spread of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of the mobile application "Cube!" with links to government resources and no billing within the application for Beeline subscribers;
  • launch of a website with recommendations for organizing remote work and other company expertise as part of the BeeFREE project (a package of solutions for organizing remote work for businesses of any size);
  • Updating the terms of the Gigi for Steps promotion, taking into account the current recommendations to stay at home - accrual of up to 3 GB of Internet per month additionally even for 1,000 steps;
  • launch of online sales of AlfaStrakhovanie insurance policies in case of detection of coronavirus infection;
  • providing free access for 2 months to the Beeline Business product for

You can read more about these promotions on the company's website.

Since telephones have been recognized as essentials, there is no obligation for operators to close their stores. Accordingly, MTS stores continue to work, and I could not find any messages on the company's website that there are any restrictions on work or additional bonuses for the delivery of goods by courier services. However, in itself courier delivery to MTS has become free. Self-pickup and delivery, subject to the availability of goods in a warehouse in your city, are completely free. Subject to the availability of goods in the central warehouse, delivery will cost 150-200 rubles, and if the order contains a SIM card or its total amount is more than 900 rubles, then this delivery will be free. If the order is paid online, then you can use the promotional code and get a 5% discount.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

There are also a number of public initiatives:

  • Children can listen to fairy tales from the collections of the National Electronic Children's Library and Children's Radio by calling the free hotline 8-800-250-10-51. The storytellers will be student volunteers of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University and other Russian universities, as well as leaders of the Russian Movement of Schoolchildren. Fairy tales will be read to all callers before going to bed - from 19.00 to 22.00. At the first stage, the service is available to residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Leningrad regions, then the hotline will be launched in all regions of Russia;
  • The length of a continuous voice call on mobile networks is up to 180 minutes. Previously, the company limited the duration of a call to 60 minutes to avoid charges for not disconnecting the connection when the call ended. The time has now been tripled for the convenience of conferences when working remotely;
  • The #CloudMTS provider has reduced the monthly fee for the most popular services based on Veeam and Acronis technologies. The reduction reaches 40% depending on the volume of consumed services. Until the end of July, backup services will be partially charged for all new customers. You will only be charged for storing backups in the cloud, which is 2.5 rubles per month for 1 GB;
  • MTS and the Tretyakov Gallery have launched an online "space workshop" for schoolchildren.Schoolchildren aged 11-18 from all over the country will be able to study online with the artist, sculptor and author of installations Rostan Tavasiev and create a joint work with him, which will be presented in the autumn at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • MTS and MEDSI have opened free access to online consultations with doctors. Until April 30, 2020, urgent online consultations of on-call therapists and pediatricians through the SmartMed telemedicine service will be available free of charge without restrictions to all residents of Russia, regardless of the operator;
  • MTS, together with psychologists from Moscow State University and the RANEPA School, launched a free hotline for psychological assistance to Muscovites;
  • When connecting to the MTS TV television platform, the user gets free access to an extended set of services. The offer is available for connection until April 30 to subscribers of all operators. When installing the MTS TV application and subscribing to the Just TV package, the user of any operator for one ruble gets the opportunity to watch 50 TV channels, more than 500 series, feature films and documentaries. A subscription to MTS TV gives you access to other digital products: MTS Library, MTS Fitness and SmartMed.

MegaFon

MegaFon has also introduced free shipping on orders, and it is offered with any purchase amount. From promotional offers, you might think that discounts are valid only on the condition of courier delivery, but this is not the case - all promotions with promotional codes work in the online store, regardless of the chosen method of receiving the goods. Also, originally available only to subscribers over 65 years of age, the ability to use services with a negative balance is now available to everyone. However, its activation is carried out exclusively through the application, respectively, it only works on smartphones. As for public initiatives, MegaFon offers the following:

  • MegaFon TV and MegaFon Education platform users are provided with free sports content. The sports package includes programs in all major areas: exercise, intensive strength training for all muscle groups, Pilates, stretching, meditation;
  • The operator has launched specialized online courses to prepare for unified state exams on its own educational platform. Students can not only watch video lectures, but also send completed assignments for verification. Until the end of April, free access to the platform is open, this time is enough to complete the chosen course.

Tele2

Tele2 was the first operator to offer subscribers free delivery of SIM cards, and even before the coronavirus epidemic, it began to introduce eSIM, which has become very relevant at the present time. Despite the fact that theoretically all telecom stores can continue to work, in fact the number of working Tele2 stores has been reduced, so the company offers to check the schedule of its work on the website before visiting the salon. Among the "coronavirus initiatives" the following can also be noted:

  • laquo;Contactless" delivery of SIM cards. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge. Together with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.
  • Until the end of April, subscribers will be able to exchange free text messages in international roaming messengers even with a zero balance. The option is valid in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Vatican, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, San Marino, Singapore, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Montenegro, Sweden, Estonia. The service is available on any tariff plans, provided that the balance has not gone below -1,000 rubles.
  • The "Everywhere Online" tariff plan now includes semi-annual access to the Yandex.Plus subscription at no additional charge. The program allows you to listen to music and podcasts in the Yandex.Music service without restrictions and ads and watch more than 6,000 films and TV shows on KinoPoisk HD.
  • The operator credits gigabytes to subscribers who follow the recommendations for combating coronavirus and stay at home. The company launches the "#at home under different rules" campaign. For every day at home, Tele2 automatically charges customers 1 GB of traffic. Gigabytes are summed up and valid for 30 calendar days from the date of provision of the first GB under this promotion. The action "#at home to other rules" applies to all current tariffs: archival and open for connection tariffs of the My Tele2, Premium and Everywhere Online tariffs. Gigabytes are also credited to users of the "Social" tariff.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

M.Video

M.Video offline stores operate in a reduced format. Some of them function as a communication salon, some only issue Internet orders, and some only carry out delivery, i.e. closed to visitors. At the same time, those located inside large shopping centers can still offer the “deliver to the parking lot” service. On the company's website, you can find out exactly how the nearest one works to you. Free shipping is available only for orders in the amount of 2,990 rubles, and for online payment they give a 5% discount on the cost of the goods. At the same time, the number of promotional goods is limited to 3 units. The online provision of preferential loans, "installment plans" is still carried out. This offer is combinable with 5% discount for online payment and free shipping.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Of the pluses - the extension of all bonus points until May 31. Those. if you had any bonus points that were supposed to expire during this period (it does not matter in what form you had them, whether it was necessary to visit an offline store to redeem them), they can be used until May 31. The situation is similar with gift cards and the like. payment or discount means. We also thought about the possibility of returning the equipment. Regular returns are now possible up to 30 days from the date of purchase (was 15), and "Exchange without problems" - up to 60 days.

In addition, a number of measures have been implemented to reduce contacts between buyers and couriers delivering goods, and for self-isolated in the country, the possibility of delivering goods at a distance of up to 100-150 km from a large city has been implemented. However, this option requires agreement with the operator. The only service that does not work in any form is the installation and installation of equipment. Also, all promotions related to visiting the place of residence by M.Video employees, such as the exchange of equipment, recycling, etc., have been completely canceled. In addition, representatives of the distribution network ask for understanding of the increased delivery time.

Eldorado

The conditions of Eldorado predictably differ little from those of M.Video. There is also free delivery from 2,990 rubles, contactless is possible a> a payment and delivery option, and stores operate in the mode of communication salons or points of issue of goods. The shelf life of orders has been increased from 5 to 7 days, in addition, it can be extended for another 7 days from your personal account. All bonus programs have been extended until May 31, but in addition, for each day of quarantine, the store accrues 50 bonuses to its loyal customers. To receive them, it is enough to go to the corresponding page of the promotion once a day and click the "I'm at home today" button. It is also impossible for Eldorado employees to visit the client's home during the quarantine period. There is also a problem with delivery times, you can find out the exact data only through your personal account in tracking the status of the order.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Citylink

Citilink, like other chains, welcomes customers with a message that all stores operate only as pickup points, and at the same time encourages them to use contactless payment methods. There is nothing surprising here. You can find out which stores and in what mode they work on the website. The shelf life of orders in stores is automatically extended depending on the decision of local authorities on the self-isolation regime. You can refuse such orders, but if the order was prepaid, you will need to contact the call center, there is no automatic refund. Installation of equipment is not carried out, the paid service can either be postponed to a later date, or a refund can be made. The store can issue loans only with online authorization. This service is provided only by Home Credit and Finance Bank LLC, Revo Technologies Microfinance Company LLC and KVIKU Virtual Credit Card. The store does not offer any changes in the policy of shipping rates or bonuses for online payment.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

Offline sales at DNS stores are limited to pick-up only, and their hours of operation have been reduced. You can find out which ones work and how, just like in other networks, through a special page. In addition, it is worth paying attention to the fact that many DNS stores do not accept any payment other than online. The reservation deadline has now been pushed back to April 30, so you can wait out the entire self-isolation regime if necessary. Online lending continues to work, but not in all cities where the network is present, but the cancellation of a prepaid order is automated. The company does not have services related to installation and other service work. Including the work of the service center, all terms are automatically extended for a period from the moment the normal operation of the service centers is restored. Return of goods, exchange and other functions have been postponed until the end of the special mode of operation of stores. Delivery times have also increased, so please be understanding and track the movement of the order through your personal account.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

A feast during the plague

But Huawei and Xiaomi are especially “lucky”. The first one had the birthday of the Honor brand store during the coronavirus isolation in Russia, and the second one had its 10th anniversary. In both cases, they decided that this was no reason to sprinkle ashes on their heads. The Huawei store is offering discounts on Honor brand products until April 13th. A number of positions, therefore, turn out to be quite cheap, and even with traditionally good gifts, however, I have a feeling that some of the promotional goods could be bought a little cheaper a couple of weeks ago. Share in the comments if this is the case. I also failed to find information on how the opening hours of Huawei stores, delivery options, etc. have changed on the site. Xiaomi, in honor of its 10th anniversary, launched a campaign in partner networks for the whole month. As part of this special offer, you can get a discount on a smartphone if you buy it together with an accessory. Considering that many models already cost less in retail chains than in the company's company store, the discount makes their purchase even more profitable. Plus, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with the acceptable combination of discounts and promotions in the store that you choose to buy Xiaomi.

Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated Promotions and discounts guide #117. Self-isolated

How do you save yourself from the coronavirus? Shopping no matter what?

Promotions and discounts guide №117. Self-isolated

The current Promotions and Discounts Guide will not be in the usual format. The market is frozen in a state of uncertainty. It seemed that the fall in oil prices would lead to a large-scale collapse in the exchange rate, but political games unexpectedly brought both of them out of their peak. But the coronavirus epidemic remains, hanging like a sword of Damocles over the entire global economy. So electronics prices are in a state of uncertainty. And its purchase at the moment is akin to gambling. You can win significantly by purchasing a product purchased at “old” prices, but lose a little in terms of characteristics compared to gadgets of the latest series, or you can lose big both in price and in features by purchasing a not the newest model at an inflated price, which was due to purchases during the maximum decline of the ruble.

Beeline

From April 2, Beeline began selling its products through the AliExpress Russia marketplace. Earlier, the operator opened sales of SIM-cards with self-registration technology for Moscow customers there. Also, such SIM cards are now available on the Internet sites OZON, Beru.ru, Goods.ru, where they were presented by the company's dealers. When purchasing SIM cards with self-registration technology in the Beeline online store, the express delivery service (within two hours) is available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. In other cities, the delivery time is from one business day.

An order from AliExpress is delivered free of charge by Beeline courier, the average delivery time can be up to 2 business days. The terms and cost of delivery of purchases in other online stores listed above are communicated to the client when placing an order. Free delivery is possible when ordering from 3,000 rubles, as well as in the case of an order with operator SIM cards with self-registration technology, regardless of the total order value.

The operator also announced a number of initiatives that will work until April 30 or until the end of the period of mandatory self-isolation of citizens:

  • the opportunity for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia to use mobile services in full with a negative balance;
  • the ability to use broadband access services and the Beeline TV service in your broadband access network even with a zero balance;
  • five-fold increase in the volume of minutes and Internet packages in international roaming for Beeline customers - individuals and legal entities;
  • cancellation of tariffication for the "Trust payment" service for subscribers in international roaming;
  • cancellation of tariffication of calls from subscribers in international roaming to the Rostourism hotline phone together with the Tourist Assistance Association on the topic of coronavirus infection;
  • Organization of SMS notifications for clients in international roaming together with Rostourism;
  • cancellation of billing for calls to hotlines on the topic of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of short numbers for calls to hotlines on the topic of combating the spread of coronavirus infection for Beeline subscribers throughout Russia;
  • launch of the mobile application "Cube!" with links to government resources and no billing within the application for Beeline subscribers;
  • launch of a website with recommendations for organizing remote work and other company expertise as part of the BeeFREE project (a package of solutions for organizing remote work for businesses of any size);
  • Updating the terms of the Gigi for Steps promotion, taking into account the current recommendations to stay at home - accrual of up to 3 GB of Internet per month additionally even for 1,000 steps;
  • launch of online sales of AlfaStrakhovanie insurance policies in case of detection of coronavirus infection;
  • providing free access for 2 months to the product "Beeline Business" for the convenience of monitoring the work of employees "Single monitor

You can read more about these promotions on the company's website.

Since telephones have been recognized as essentials, there is no obligation for operators to close their salons. Accordingly, MTS stores continue to work, and I could not find any messages on the company's website that there are any restrictions on work or additional bonuses for the delivery of goods by courier services. However, in itself courier delivery to MTS has become free. Self-pickup and delivery, subject to the availability of goods in a warehouse in your city, are completely free. Subject to the availability of goods in the central warehouse, delivery will cost 150-200 rubles, and if the order contains a SIM card or its total amount is more than 900 rubles, then this delivery will be free. If the order is paid online, then you can use the promo code and get a 5% discount.

There are also a number of public initiatives:

  • Children can listen to fairy tales from the collections of the National Electronic Children's Library and Children's Radio by calling the free hotline 8-800-250-10-51. The storytellers will be student volunteers of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University and other Russian universities, as well as leaders of the Russian Movement of Schoolchildren. Fairy tales will be read to all callers before going to bed - from 19.00 to 22.00. At the first stage, the service is available to residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Leningrad regions, then the hotline will be launched in all regions of Russia;
  • An uninterrupted voice call duration on mobile networks is up to 180 minutes.Previously, the company limited the duration of a call to 60 minutes to avoid charges for not disconnecting the connection when the call ended. The time has now been tripled for the convenience of conferences when working remotely;
  • The #CloudMTS provider has reduced the monthly fee for the most popular services based on Veeam and Acronis technologies. The reduction reaches 40% depending on the volume of consumed services. Until the end of July, backup services will be partially charged for all new customers. You will only be charged for storing backups in the cloud, which is 2.5 rubles per month for 1 GB;
  • MTS and the Tretyakov Gallery have launched an online "space workshop" for schoolchildren. Schoolchildren aged 11-18 from all over the country will be able to study online with the artist, sculptor and author of installations Rostan Tavasiev and create a joint work with him, which will be presented in the autumn at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • MTS and MEDSI have opened free access to online consultations with doctors. Until April 30, 2020, urgent online consultations of on-call therapists and pediatricians through the SmartMed telemedicine service will be available free of charge without restrictions to all residents of Russia, regardless of the operator;
  • MTS, together with psychologists from Moscow State University and the RANEPA School, launched a free hotline for psychological assistance to Muscovites;
  • When connecting to the MTS TV television platform, the user gets free access to an extended set of services. The offer is available for connection until April 30 to subscribers of all operators.When installing the MTS TV application and subscribing to the Just TV package, the user of any operator for one ruble gets the opportunity to watch 50 TV channels, more than 500 series, feature films and documentaries. A subscription to MTS TV gives you access to other digital products: MTS Library, MTS Fitness and SmartMed.

MegaFon

MegaFon has also introduced free shipping on orders, and it is offered with any purchase amount. From promotional offers, you might think that discounts are valid only on the condition of courier delivery, but this is not the case - all promotions with promotional codes work in the online store, regardless of the chosen method of receiving the goods. Also, originally available only to subscribers over 65 years of age, the ability to use services with a negative balance is now available to everyone. However, its activation is carried out exclusively through the application, respectively, it works only on smartphones. As for public initiatives, MegaFon offers the following:

  • MegaFon TV and MegaFon Education platform users are provided with free sports content. The sports package includes programs in all major areas: exercise, intensive strength training for all muscle groups, Pilates, stretching, meditation;
  • The operator has launched specialized online courses to prepare for unified state exams on its own educational platform. Students can not only watch video lectures, but also send completed assignments for verification. Until the end of April, free access to the platform is open, this time is enough to complete the chosen course.

Tele2

Tele2 was the first operator to offer subscribers free delivery of SIM cards, and even before the coronavirus epidemic, it began to introduce eSIM, which has become very relevant at the present time. Despite the fact that theoretically all telecom stores can continue to work, in fact the number of working Tele2 stores has been reduced, so the company offers to check the schedule of its work on the website before visiting the salon. Among the "coronavirus initiatives" the following can also be noted:

  • laquo;Contactless" delivery of SIM cards. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge. Together with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.
  • Until the end of April, subscribers will be able to exchange free text messages in international roaming messengers even with a zero balance. The option is valid in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Vatican, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, San Marino, Singapore, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Montenegro, Sweden, Estonia. The service is available on any tariff plans, provided that the balance has not gone below -1,000 rubles.
  • The Everywhere Online tariff plan now includes semi-annual access to the Yandex.Plus subscription at no additional charge. The program allows you to listen to music and podcasts in the Yandex.Music service without restrictions and ads and watch more than 6,000 films and TV shows on KinoPoisk HD.
  • The operator credits gigabytes to subscribers who follow the recommendations for combating coronavirus and stay at home. The company launches the campaign “#at home under different rules”. For every day at home, Tele2 automatically charges customers 1 GB of traffic. Gigabytes are summed up and valid for 30 calendar days from the date of provision of the first GB under this promotion. The action "#at home to other rules" applies to all current tariffs: archival and open for connection tariffs of the My Tele2, Premium and Everywhere Online tariffs. Gigabytes are also credited to users of the "Social" tariff.

"Connected"

Svyaznoy's stores remain open, but the company has become one of the first to switch to online sales. Free delivery in this retail chain is valid from March 24 (previously, a limit was introduced for orders over 200 rubles). There are no additional conditions, and delivery delays are also not reported. There is a call to pay for orders online in order to minimize contacts, but the system of bonus rewards for this payment method has not changed. There were exactly two socially significant actions from the network. First, the company insured all 15,000 of its retail employees in case of coronavirus infection. Secondly, Svyaznoy and AlfaStrakhovanie launched the Coronavirus.NET program in the retailer's retail stores in case of a coronavirus infection, including the well-known CoVID-19. The cost of the policy is from 2 to 10 thousand rubles, the sum insured is 1 million rubles. Insurance coverage under the program covers a disease first diagnosed during the term of the contract. Upon confirmation of the diagnosis, compensation will be 20, 50 or 100 thousand rubles, depending on the selected program option. 1 million rubles paid on death. The policy is valid for one year, and the age of the insured can be from 7 to 70 years. Otherwise, the retail chain offers the usual set of discounts, which differ only in that the promotional materials focus on the fact that these products will help you stay at home: installments for laptops and tablets, discounts for home and gaming equipment.

M.Video

M.Video offline stores operate in a reduced format. Some of them function as a communication salon, some only issue Internet orders, and some only carry out delivery, i.e. closed to visitors. At the same time, those located inside large shopping centers can still offer the “deliver to the parking lot” service. On the company's website, you can find out exactly how the nearest one works to you. Free shipping is available only for orders in the amount of 2,990 rubles, and for online payment they give a 5% discount on the cost of the goods. At the same time, the number of promotional goods is limited to 3 units. The online provision of preferential loans, "installment plans" is still carried out. This offer is combinable with 5% discount for online payment and free shipping.

Of the pluses - the extension of all bonus points until May 31. Those. if you had any bonus points that were supposed to expire during this period (it does not matter in what form you had them, whether it was necessary to visit an offline store to redeem them), they can be used until May 31. The situation is similar with gift cards and the like. payment or discount means. We also thought about the possibility of returning the equipment. Regular returns are now possible up to 30 days from the date of purchase (was 15), and "Exchange without problems" - up to 60 days.

In addition, a number of measures have been implemented to reduce contacts between buyers and couriers delivering goods, and for self-isolated in the country, the possibility of delivering goods at a distance of up to 100-150 km from a large city has been implemented. However, this option requires agreement with the operator. The only service that does not work in any form is the installation and installation of equipment. Also, all promotions related to visiting the place of residence by M.Video employees, such as the exchange of equipment, recycling, etc., have been completely canceled. In addition, representatives of the distribution network ask for understanding of the increased delivery time.

Eldorado

The conditions of Eldorado predictably differ little from those of M.Video. There is also free delivery from 2,990 rubles, a contactless Chia Seeds payment and delivery option is possible, and stores operate in the mode of communication salons or points of issue of goods. The shelf life of orders has been increased from 5 to 7 days, in addition, it can be extended for another 7 days from your personal account. All bonus programs have been extended until May 31, but in addition, for each day of quarantine, the store accrues 50 bonuses to its loyal customers. To receive them, it is enough to go to the corresponding page of the promotion once a day and click the "I'm at home today" button. It is also impossible for Eldorado employees to visit the client's home during the quarantine period. There is also a problem with delivery times, you can find out the exact data only through your personal account in tracking the status of the order.

Offline sales at DNS stores are limited to pick-up only, and their hours of operation have been reduced. You can find out which ones work and how, just like in other networks, through a special page. In addition, it is worth paying attention to the fact that many DNS stores do not accept any payment other than online. The reservation deadline has now been pushed back to April 30, so you can wait out the entire self-isolation regime if necessary. Online lending continues to work, but not in all cities where the network is present, but the cancellation of a prepaid order is automated. The company does not have services related to installation and other service work. Including the work of the service center, all terms are automatically extended for a period from the moment the normal operation of the service centers is restored. Return of goods, exchange and other functions have been postponed until the end of the special mode of operation of stores. Delivery times have also increased, so please be understanding and track the movement of the order through your personal account.

A feast during the plague

But Huawei and Xiaomi are especially “lucky”. The first one had the birthday of the Honor brand store during the coronavirus isolation in Russia, and the second one had its 10th anniversary. In both cases, they decided that this was no reason to sprinkle ashes on their heads. The Huawei store is offering discounts on Honor brand products until April 13th. A number of positions, therefore, turn out to be quite cheap, and even with traditionally good gifts, however, I have a feeling that some of the promotional goods could be bought a little cheaper a couple of weeks ago. Share in the comments if this is the case. I also failed to find information on how the opening hours of Huawei stores, delivery options, etc. have changed on the site. Xiaomi, in honor of its 10th anniversary, launched a campaign in partner networks for the whole month. As part of this special offer, you can get a discount on a smartphone if you buy it together with an accessory. Considering that many models already cost less in retail chains than in the company's company store, the discount makes their purchase even more profitable. Plus, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with the acceptable combination of discounts and promotions in the store that you choose to buy Xiaomi.

How do you save yourself from the coronavirus? Shopping no matter what?