The Year of the Dog promo is live, but while the information on site indicates a $50 threshold, when placing items in the cart it is clearly waiting for $88 as indicated on the February store calendar. Hmmmm.
Better the fabric softener smell to cigarette smoke! I received a set recently from an eBay seller and it had a slight smokey smell. It was NISB but I immediately cut the seals and found that though the box smells, the bricks were protected inside the plastic bags. I'm guessing the seller did not have it long enough for it to get thoroughly permeated by the smoke. The instruction books were tolerable after a few days airing out in the garage. Close call though - I noticed the one feedback mentioning smoke smelling product after I won the auction.
@Crownie Hopefully you will be able to get some of the upcoming Jurassic World sets if you are looking for dinos. I think both the T-Rex and Raptors will be included in sets.