Definitely the time to check your local Sears, plenty of games @ $9.97 or less:
Mercury Meltdown Revolution 1.97
Wii Play Motion w/ Remote 9.97
Wii Sports Resort (game only) 9.97
Mario Sports Mix 9.97
LoZ: Twilight Princess 9.97
Wii Sports 9.97
PoP Forgotten Sands 9.97
CoD Black Ops and MW3 9.97
Wheel of Fortune 4.97
In System (but gone before I got there):
Super Mario Galaxy 2 9.97 (This one made me sad to miss, been watching it forever...)
Mario Kart Wii w/Wheel (Has to be w/ wheel) 9.97
DKCR 9.97 (not sure on this, but one store went from 3 to no copies in a week)
Tons more for 360 and PS3, but I wasn't paying too close attention.
Go hunt this weekend, as I checked three stores, universal as long as there was stock.