Clone Wars handbook confirms the free with $30 purchase at TRU. You could probably just buy the figure outright at TRU.com for $9.99. They did this last time with holo Emporer.
In my case, as mentioned I'll trade for other figures with the extras I have. That will SAVE other people the trouble of waiting to order later if even made available, or having to buy $30 of stuff they might not otherwise want to do. I don't expect too many people to want to trade for this though, so I expect to be donating the majority of extras.