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#1 Kayotick

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:37 PM

I was able to get WWE Smackdown 2009 featuring ECW, Saints Row 2 and Lost Planet with this offer. I ended up charging about $50 to my credit card for all 3 of them and I just have to mail in a separate rebate slip for all. They actually paid me to get one of the games. There was a $30 rebate on Smackdown and they sold it to me for $20.

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#2 mywhitenoise

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:48 PM

hmm, do they have any GOOD games as part of the offer?
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:50 PM

hmm, do they have any GOOD games as part of the offer?


Saint's Row is a very good game, and plenty of people like lost planet.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:53 PM

Where did you find the rebate form?

#5 hiromano

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

Is this B&M only, or is it available online as well?

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:05 PM

I don't know if this exclusive to the store I was at in Albany, NY but then I went over to another FYE down the road and they had nothing similar.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:09 PM

a scan of the said mail-in rebate form would help.

i'll check my local store later.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:22 PM

http://rebateshq.com...undleId=1504500

Doesn't say what the rebate amounts are for though. There are $30 products, $25 products and $20 products.

Max back is $50.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:22 PM

Saint's Row is a very good game, and plenty of people like lost planet.


Make sure you get a buddy in on it if you're going to play. I played as much co-op as I did single player and got around $75 hours out of the game. It's a little ugly and the physics don't feel as nice as GTA4, but all of that doesn't really matter when the game is so much damn fun.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

I am confused. How do you know what games have a rebate and how much?

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:58 PM

F.Y.E. often has a lot of good rebates, if you can find them. I've gotten a few games for free after rebate and some for $5, the highest I paid was $10 after rebate. The process was pretty quick, had the cards back within about a month and everything went okay. I've found free games for PS3 and 360, some good deals on DS games, some okay deals on Wii and nothing on PSP.

If you purchase all of the games at the same time, you only need to do one rebate form, which is nice as well. I just wish they had a online area to submit it. The only other issue is that they have rebate periods, usually a few weeks, but it seems like they are pretty much always offering the same things. I would like to see new games for each period, but I've not seen any changes since the beginning of August and I believe they have had at least 3 different rebate periods.


Also, this has been posted in another thread, I don't think anyone has posted anything for a while, so you may have to dig to find it, but they list a lot of the other rebates as well.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:23 AM

Don't get it o.o

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:33 AM

Too bad this seems to be B&M only, as from what I can see if you bought it online you wouldn't be able to get the rebate.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:46 AM

Yes, how do you learn about exact rebate offers from FYE?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:55 AM

YMMV in title....mod??? u out there:)
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:11 PM

If someone can give a valid link or scan that would help alot. I'm not going to go down to fye unless I know its legit. The closest one is 10 miles from me so the games/rebate would have to be good.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

YMMV in title....mod??? u out there:)


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#18 Dahk

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:49 PM

I wonder if my local FYE is in on this? Its a 25 minute drive...

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:53 PM

If someone can give a valid link or scan that would help alot. I'm not going to go down to fye unless I know its legit. The closest one is 10 miles from me so the games/rebate would have to be good.


I don't think FYE advertises these, so you won't be getting an ad or a list of games. All I can tell you is that I got Halo 3 for $5 in May, and The Force Unleashed for free about a month ago.

I don't know if this exclusive to the store I was at in Albany, NY but then I went over to another FYE down the road and they had nothing similar.


That's a little odd - most of the rebates are chainwide, and individual stores don't do their own mail-in rebates. This shouldn't be YMMV - it never has been in the past. :-s

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:54 PM

I have to drive near an FYE today, I'll try to stop in to see if I can get you guys an update as to if every FYE is doing this or what

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:09 PM

The FYE in Columbus, OH had the same deals listed above. They were out of stock on Saints Row 2 and Lost Planet but there were many other rebates posted for both PS3 and XBox360.

I picked up WWE Smackdown 2009 for $20 with $30 rebate and Devil May Cry 4 for $20 with $10 rebate, both for PS3.

They also were offering a $20 gift card for signing up for their Backstage Pass (free for 1 month). This also took a discount off the games so I ended up paying $38 with tax and getting $40 rebate and $20 gift card. The Backstage Pass also came with coupons to use on future visit (like $5 off $35 purchase). Don't forget though that you have to cancel Backstage Pass in 30 days or they start charging monthly fee.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

By the way, the rebate does require the original UPC symbols so you will have to cut them out of the cover.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:37 PM

By the way, the rebate does require the original UPC symbols so you will have to cut them out of the cover.


I have always just taken the FYE price sticker off the front of the package (it contains the UPC number on the label) and use this in place of the UPC. Never had a rebate rejected.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:41 PM

Too bad this seems to be B&M only, as from what I can see if you bought it online you wouldn't be able to get the rebate.


I do believe this is B&M only. You can get the games online, but I don't think they qualify for the rebate. I know some people have gotten the rebate off of that one website, but my understanding is you have to buy the games in store. The rebate form does say you need the original cash register receipt. I'm not sure if you could call a store and ask, but from what I can tell you have to buy in store.

Yes, how do you learn about exact rebate offers from FYE?


The two F.Y.E.'s I have been in have stickers on the games that have a rebate. It is a yellow and black sticker with a white box in the center where they either right FREE or the price after rebate. My one store also has signs up advertising some of the newer games or games with better rebates, but the other store doesn't offer this. I've not actually asked the employees at my store, but if you ask they may be able to tell you what games all have the rebate.

If someone can give a valid link or scan that would help alot. I'm not going to go down to fye unless I know its legit. The closest one is 10 miles from me so the games/rebate would have to be good.


I've done $5 different sets of rebates with F.Y.E. since August 1, what information are you wanting and I should be able to attach a scan. You cannot submit rebates online, you have to mail them in, but there is a site that lists all of the rebates, unfortunately it is just the UPCs in a big paragraph and then I believe you can print the form from there. Otherwise, you have to go to the store and get a print out at the register and as I mentioned above my stores have a sticker on the game with the price after rebate.

I wonder if my local FYE is in on this? Its a 25 minute drive...


I've been to two stores in my area and both were offering the exact same games on rebate. From what I can tell, this is something offered from TransWorld Entertainment, which I guess is the company that owns F.Y.E. I don't believe this is anything the individual stores offer, but is more of a national thing. The one thing that could cause a variation is if your store has the games in stock or not. When I bought my last set of games, one of the games I bought did not print on the rebate form and the manager said they must have taken it off of rebate, so it sounds to me like the rebates are automatically added and taken away and that the stores don't have any control over it. Again, this is just my assumption, so I'm not positive, but from what I've experienced that is how I understand everything.

I know everyone is against calling stores to find out about stuff, but if you want to take the chance and avoid the drive if they don't have it, you may give it a try. I was at F.Y.E. on Saturday and a couple games you may want to ask about that you may not be interested in are:

Guitar Hero Aerosmith Bundle, I know the Wii bundle had a rebate, not sure about the others. I believe the game only was on rebate for the PS3 and 360.

Dragon Quest Hero's Rocket Slime for DS, was $5 after rebate.

Spiderwick Chronicles for Wii and 360, $5 after rebate.


There were others but these are the ones I know off the top of my head. If you want to call I would just call and say "Do you have Game X on rebate" and see what they say.

Hope this helps!

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:03 PM

By the way, the rebate does require the original UPC symbols so you will have to cut them out of the cover.


I've received 4 rebates back so far and I sent them all in using the FYE UPC form. The first time I bought a game the manager actually took it offer for me and put it on the receipt and informed me that you don't have to mail in the actual UPC. However, I have read in the other thread that people had to send the regular UPC in.

I'm not sure if cutting the UPC off would affect the ability to trade it in down the road or not, but I also like to keep mine in tact because I don't open the games until I get the rebate, since most of them aren't games I would normally buy. As long as the game is sealed and there is proof they rejected the rebate, I don't see an issue trying to get it returned, however, if it is opened and the actual UPC is removed, I don't think I could get my money back.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:46 PM

I have always just taken the FYE price sticker off the front of the package (it contains the UPC number on the label) and use this in place of the UPC. Never had a rebate rejected.


That's good to know. I've already sent in the rebate but I'll remember for next time.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:55 PM

so is this nationwide?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:23 PM

where do i get the rebate coupons?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

where do i get the rebate coupons?


The rebate prints out at the register. This is only in-store.