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#1 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:39 PM

Hello.

You can "gift" yourself 2 months of Gamefly for 27.95 ($30 with tax) 2 games out at a time. Usually, with no deals/coupons, this would be $50 if you picked 2 games out at a time for 2 months. Just go to

http://www.gamefly.c...ertificate/Buy/


I just did it and it worked perfectly. This is the full list. Choose whichever is best for you. This is a rather phenomenal deal if you use Gamefly on a regular basis and can't afford to buy many games (*If you buy six 2-month gift cards, that's $168 as opposed to a regular subscription which would be 12x23 = $276, both no tax included. So, if you use Gamefly frequently, it's obviously best to buy several 2-month cards) Also works with 1 game out at a time.

* Make sure to use this http://www.gamefly.c...tificate/redeem when redeeming your gift card.
  • 1 month - $22.95
  • 2 months - $27.95 (Save 20%)
  • 3 months - $48.95 (Save 15%)
  • 6 months - $107.95 (Save 15%)
  • 12 months - $224.95 (Save 15%)

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#2 Pookymeister

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

I don't know who does their math - because none of that makes sense. 6 months should be cheaper than 2x 3months, 12 months should be cheaper than 2x 6months, etc.
2 months is definitely the deal there - just buy multiples if you want more than 2.


#3 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:58 PM

I'm sure it's not risky. I just did it and it worked without any problems.

@ Pookymeister That's why I recommend the 2 months. Because they obviously screwed up their math. Take advantage of it while you can. I'm only getting the 2 months because I won't be able to game much after that time.

But yea..I bought it, sent it to a different e-mail I use, and redeemed it from there. My current subscription expires on the 12th of December, and it'll start using up my two months on the 12th of December.

#4 Sepatown Tippie Tais

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:02 PM

This is something I can buy now and redeem in the future?

They just gave me a free month when I went to cancel and I don't want to screw that up.

#5 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

This is something I can buy now and redeem in the future?

They just gave me a free month when I went to cancel and I don't want to screw that up.


Yes..you can redeem gift cards whenever you want. But even if you have an active membership,it'll only start using the gift card after your active membership expires.

But since yours is a free month, I'd just redeem the card after it ends, to be safe.

#6 Snuggelz

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

I've never tried Gamefly before mainly because of the rediculous costs... But I might have to try this out. Thanks OP

#7 shoe478

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:15 PM

I tried using my code and it just takes me back to my account page. The end date for my subscription doesn't change or anything.

#8 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

Doing it doesn't mean they won't catch on and so something...their terms do say:

GameFly will have the right to close customer accounts and request alternative forms of payment if a fraudulently obtained gift certificate is redeemed.


Key ward.."fraud."

This is in no way fraud. You didn't steal it, you bought it from their website.

If you are so worried, you can just make a new account to buy the gift card and send it to the account that you want to redeem it on.

#9 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

I tried using my code and it just takes me back to my account page. The end date for my subscription doesn't change or anything.


I just clicked the giant REDEEM button in the e-mail and it redeemed it.

On the "My Account" page the gift-certificate shows up and tells you what months it will be active for.

#10 Snuggelz

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

Is there any way to buy this and not activate it until a desired date? I want to buy this and use it during the summer months... I'm afraid if i purchase this now, it will immediately become active. Can anyone enlighten me on the specifics?

#11 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

Is there any way to buy this and not activate it until a desired date? I want to buy this and use it during the summer months... I'm afraid if i purchase this now, it will immediately become active. Can anyone enlighten me on the specifics?


It will only activate if you redeem it. So, the simplest way is to choose the print option, print it, and not redeem it until you want to.

Or, if you use the immediate e-mail option, don't click the giant REDEEM button in the e-mail you receive until you wish to redeem it.

This is how gift cards work :P

#12 Bios Element

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

I'd highly advise anyone who doesn't want to waste money to stay away from Gamefly. They 'always' seem to have problems getting games returned to them. Two games, sent in the same postal box , one goes missing, one doesn't.

I don't buy it and cancelled after it happened a second time. I should note they 'found' it, without a single word in response after I complained.

#13 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:32 PM

I'd highly advise anyone who doesn't want to waste money to stay away from Gamefly. They 'always' seem to have problems getting games returned to them. Two games, sent in the same postal box , one goes missing, one doesn't.

I don't buy it and cancelled after it happened a second time. I should note they 'found' it, without a single word in response after I complained.


I've never had a problem, for the few years I've used it. You are clearly in the minority, unless you are one of those persons who troll forums. Gamefly would not be as successful as it is if their business model and execution was not solid.

Also..bought a few games off their sales recently, which are pretty phenomenal. All of them came without a scratch, complete with the box/manual. Free shipping also, if you are a member.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:43 PM

I'd highly advise anyone who doesn't want to waste money to stay away from Gamefly. They 'always' seem to have problems getting games returned to them. Two games, sent in the same postal box , one goes missing, one doesn't.

I don't buy it and cancelled after it happened a second time. I should note they 'found' it, without a single word in response after I complained.


I've had the same problem with them, they even accused me of stealing the game that got lost in the mail and closed my account! Not to mention you can count on not getting new releases for 1-2 months after they come out, unless you put them in your que early and have an open spot.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

Key ward.."fraud."

This is in no way fraud. You didn't steal it, you bought it from their website.

If you are so worried, you can just make a new account to buy the gift card and send it to the account that you want to redeem it on.


Fine, I disagree as fraud by legal definition is not limited to stealing, but let's just call it "exploiting the system." They've banned people for far less things out of the customer's control.

Will anyone be from this? I doubt it, but companies catch on and take action against things like this more and more these days, so I simply implied that it should be noted as a risk.

As for varying degrees of service quality, the complaints are too widespread to just use your own experience as a way to actually insinuate that someone is a troll. Just because I've only had a few bumps over 6 years doesn't mean that I'd take that route.

#16 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

Obviously, we believe you. Who wouldn't believe a credible source of truth and objectivity that is Sandman8288?

If he says they closed his account after they accused him of stealing a game, it must be true.

#17 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:53 PM

Fine, I disagree as fraud by legal definition is not limited to stealing, but let's just call it "exploiting the system." They've banned people for far less things out of the customer's control.

Will anyone be from this? I doubt it, but companies catch on and take action against things like this more and more these days, so I simply implied that it should be noted as a risk.

As for varying degrees of service quality, the complaints are too widespread to just use your own experience as a way to actually insinuate that someone is a troll. Just because I've only had a few bumps over 6 years doesn't mean that I'd take that route.


You are missing a very, very important point..which is:

You are not doing anything that you are not supposed to be doing. You are simply buying a gift card. Like I said, you can buy it on a different account and send it to the one you use if you are so worried.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:13 PM

You are missing a very, very important point..which is:

You are not doing anything that you are not supposed to be doing. You are simply buying a gift card. Like I said, you can buy it on a different account and send it to the one you use if you are so worried.


ditto. In fact they give you a discount, because you lock in for a certain amount of time. It's basic economics.

I bought a 1 year gift certificate for myself for the past 2 years. I call it a self-gift :) . Nobody prohibits you from buying a Starbucks GC and use it yourself.

next time I will buy multiple 2 months certificates, because clearly their pricing structure doesn't make any sense. The 1 year one should be the best deal
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Hate to break it to you but unless your going to use it NOW dont waste your time i say..

Gamefly will say ITS A PRICE MISTAKE 2 months is 5% dont ask me why its 20% now ...

im sure they will cancell and recredit your account

Then again Gamefly sucks so badly now (week turn around each way) They probally have 1000s of people leaving

also isnt their math MESSED up

1 month 23
2 months 28 (46) 20% off 23 would be 4.60 2 months would be 42 something NOT 28



Seems they are fixxing it

Can NO LONGER GET 1 gAME at a time to show up










ITS NOW DEAD AT LEAST FOR ME
WOOOO I STINK

#20 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:28 PM

Hate to break it to you but unless your going to use it NOW dont waste your time i say..

Gamefly will say ITS A PRICE MISTAKE 2 months is 5% dont ask me why its 20% now ...

im sure they will cancell and recredit your account

Then again Gamefly sucks so badly now (week turn around each way) They probally have 1000s of people leaving

also isnt their math MESSED up

1 month 23
2 months 28 (46) 20% off 23 would be 4.60 2 months would be 42 something NOT 28



Seems they are fixxing it

Can NO LONGER GET 1 gAME at a time to show up










ITS NOW DEAD AT LEAST FOR ME


What are you talking about? It's still fine..

#21 slidecage

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

What are you talking about? It's still fine..


Try it now its no longer working

I have a BIG SILVER BAR OVER

Number of games out and FROM BOX

cant fill in boxes so it will NOT PRocess it
WOOOO I STINK

#22 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

Try it now its no longer working

I have a BIG SILVER BAR OVER

Number of games out and FROM BOX

cant fill in boxes so it will NOT PRocess it


Still working for me, sucks for you, I guess.

#23 Bios Element

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

I've never had a problem, for the few years I've used it. You are clearly in the minority, unless you are one of those persons who troll forums. Gamefly would not be as successful as it is if their business model and execution was not solid.

Also..bought a few games off their sales recently, which are pretty phenomenal. All of them came without a scratch, complete with the box/manual. Free shipping also, if you are a member.


Nope, not a troll. I think it's a great business model and a great idea, but it's highly unnerving and the fact that they claim it's missing, and then magically find it without bothering to respond is really troubling. When $50 some dollars are on the line for a game I don't even have anymore, it's kinda something I'm willing to warm people about.

#24 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

Nope, not a troll. I think it's a great business model and a great idea, but it's highly unnerving and the fact that they claim it's missing, and then magically find it without bothering to respond is really troubling. When $50 some dollars are on the line for a game I don't even have anymore, it's kinda something I'm willing to warm people about.


Anyone with common sense appreciates that there will always be a degree of risk when using a service/buying something online. That is the price of convenience which most of pay in one way or another, my friend.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:41 PM

Anyone with common sense appreciates that there will always be a degree of risk when using a service/buying something online. That is the price of convenience which most of pay in one way or another, my friend.



also a company that So called closes its doors tuesday - friday for thanksgiving and not ships a game out and REFUSES to give any of that time back..

they can make you wait up to 10 days after you send a game to them to even send anotehr game out ...

anyone else getting that siliver bar... i got a prepaid till march anyways but would of grabbed another few 2 months ones but im sure they will cancell them anyways when they see the price mistake

I had games cancelled when they said it was price mistakes

SILVER bar i got over Number of games and TO

GameFly.com Online Video Game Rentals - Rent or Buy Video Games Online
WOOOO I STINK

#26 Sashka

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:50 PM

also a company that So called closes its doors tuesday - friday for thanksgiving and not ships a game out and REFUSES to give any of that time back..

they can make you wait up to 10 days after you send a game to them to even send anotehr game out ...

anyone else getting that siliver bar... i got a prepaid till march anyways but would of grabbed another few 2 months ones but im sure they will cancell them anyways when they see the price mistake

I had games cancelled when they said it was price mistakes

SILVER bar i got over Number of games and TO

GameFly.com Online Video Game Rentals - Rent or Buy Video Games Online


You are awfully eager to jump on this considering how much you apparently dislike the service..

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:51 PM

anyone else getting that siliver bar... i got a prepaid till march anyways but would of grabbed another few 2 months ones but im sure they will cancell them anyways when they see the price mistake


They dont give you the codes right away if you chose to print?

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

If anyone's interested in 3 months of GameFly (2 games out at a time) for $30, JungleCents is having a deal right now. Still seems like a pretty shifty site to me, but it worked out just fine. I don't know when the deal ends.

Be aware that it's apparently for new customers only. I couldn't tack it onto my just-about-to-end membership, so I let my previous one run its course and opened up a new account.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:21 PM

Just extended my 1 game a month plan through July with 3x 2 month gift cards @ $18.95 each.

I don't really understand their "Save 20%" math. I normally pay $15.95, this is $18.95 for 2 months, or ~9.50 per month. Isn't that closer to 40%?

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:16 PM

You are awfully eager to jump on this considering how much you apparently dislike the service..


just saying dont be shocked to see these cancelled and your cash back

o and they do THROTTLE people on prepaid plans cause they know they can (since if you cancell you out all of the cash)
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