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#1 krashhole

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:56 AM

Green Monday Sale

If it's already been posted, I apologize.


Other sales:

Games for just $4.99 and $9.99
(ends 12/25/2011)

40% off The Sims Stuff Packs (ends 12/18/2011)

Free Expedited Shipping on orders over $39.99 (ends 12/19/2011)

Free Standard Shipping on all orders over $39.99 and up (ends 12/31/2011)

40% off The Sims + 1k Points Package
(12/19/2011 to 12/25/2011)

50% off Need for Speed The Run, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City (All platforms - 12/24/11 to 12/25/2011)

50% off Games Storewide (both Boxed and PCDD versions - 12/26/11 to 12/31/2011)

50% off Need for Speed The Run, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City (All platforms - 12/31/2011 to 1/1/2012)

The Sims Collection (ends 12/31/2011)

The Need For Speed Collection (ends 12/31/2011)

The Sports Collection (ends 12/31/2011)

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#2 gnargnargnar

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:01 AM

Was about to post this.

I'm wondering why the promo code I got for buying Crysis 2 a few weeks ago seemingly works on nothing.

"Here is your $10 off discount code: BLAHBLAH. You can use this code any time during December, $30 minimum purchase required"

I tried it on SWTOR, and assumed it didn't work because it is excluded from most discounts.

Won't work on anything over $30 in this sale, either.
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#3 krashhole

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:05 AM

I have the same $10 off code also. I'm guessing they aren't letting it stack with this sale.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:07 AM

Was about to post this.

I'm wondering why the promo code I got for buying Crysis 2 a few weeks ago seemingly works on nothing.

"Here is your $10 off discount code: BLAHBLAH. You can use this code any time during December, $30 minimum purchase required"

I tried it on SWTOR, and assumed it didn't work because it is excluded from most discounts.

Won't work on anything over $30 in this sale, either.


I assume our $10 off codes are never going to stack on anything that is already on sale like things are automatically during this promotion. Is that what you meant? And it's not going to work on pre-orders.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:15 AM

I assume our $10 off codes are never going to stack on anything that is already on sale like things are automatically during this promotion. Is that what you meant? And it's not going to work on pre-orders.


I understand the pre-order/new game thing, but nothing in the disclaimer says anything about not being valid with other offers, or what have you. Oh well, I really shouldn't expect otherwise, but it makes the "$10 Credit" rather worthless.

"Offer expires November 30, 2011. Gift code expires December 31, 2011. Value of discount will be deducted from your total order at time of purchase and is valid only on purchases from Origin http://store.origin.com/ in December 2011. Requires minimum purchase of $30.00*. Excludes pre-orders, games released within 30 days of purchase, virtual currency and game time codes. Valid only in U.S. Limit one offer per person. Subject to availability. Customers are responsible for shipping, handling and applicable sales tax. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. Retailers, distributors and employees of Electronic Arts Inc. and their agencies/affiliates are not eligible. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law."
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:29 AM

Well, I just spent a couple minutes on the EA chat helper. Customer service rep told me that the $10 code should work on what I was trying to purchase and had me try again. It didn't, and he basically said he didn't know why and threw me a code for a 15% discount that did stack. So uh, still not as good, but I guess if you had your eye on something anyway and wanted another 15% off, pester them for a few minutes.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:37 AM

Portal 2 for $23.99 - is this a good time?

#8 luxuria

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:49 AM

Hmm tempted to use my 25% off code to get BF3 for $27.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:03 AM

Portal 2 for $23.99 - is this a good time?


Got it on the PS3 so I can play it there, my PC & Mac. Loved it. Great game. Valve never disappoints. Well worth the $24.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:27 AM

Picked up Portal 2 and Madden for $49.98 before tax. Not a big Madden fan but one friend loves to play football online. Tax balanced out by 7% cashback.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:28 AM

oh, and DECTEN stacks for $10 off $30+

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

Portal 2 for $23.99 - is this a good time?


Been cheaper on Gamefly, comes with code for free Steam copy if you buy the PS3 version.

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#13 bruceg

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:16 AM

Origin recently had a 50% off sale, so I'll wait until the prices drop fruther.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:38 AM

oh, and DECTEN stacks for $10 off $30+


thank you, and thanks OP. I went ahead and got NHL for $30+ :D

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:21 AM

Keeps saying that DECTEN is an invalid code. And I even really bought a game in November and got the code on an invoice and everything. Disappointing.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:31 AM

DECTEN works on sports games only I believe.

Could be wrong :shrugs:
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

Portal 2 for $23.99 - is this a good time?


You probably an get it for 14 bucks in gamefly's yearly sale.

 


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:40 AM

"Offer expires November 30, 2011. Gift code expires December 31, 2011. Value of discount will be deducted from your total order at time of purchase and is valid only on purchases from Origin http://store.origin.com/ in December 2011. Requires minimum purchase of $30.00*. Excludes pre-orders, games released within 30 days of purchase, virtual currency and game time codes. Valid only in U.S. Limit one offer per person. Subject to availability. Customers are responsible for shipping, handling and applicable sales tax. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. Retailers, distributors and employees of Electronic Arts Inc. and their agencies/affiliates are not eligible. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law."


This is what I had on my invoice too that came with the code. The livechat people are playing dumb though and just offering a 15 percent off coupon code.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:58 AM

Arkham City PC is $29.99 digital, add any $2.99 DLC (I used a FIFA 11 add-on) and the DECTEN code makes it $22.98.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:35 PM

Got an e-mail from Origin to tell me that BF3 is on sale for 40% off w/ free standard shipping. $35.99 PS3/Xbox 360/PC.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:54 PM

Got Orange box, Skate 3, and Alice: Madness Returns for $50

Pretty happy with that.

#22 Kerplunkuga

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:23 PM

Odds amazon will match these? Id really like the dragon age origins set and the orange box for $30 combined... Not much else for me there. Since amazon offers free 2 day on anything with prime, it would be awesome if they matched this....

#23 karyadi

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:31 PM

Still not worth it for me if you're getting Portal 2/Mass Effect 2. Cheaper at goHastings, new.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:56 PM

I was just thinking to myself about two hours ago "I wish I got ME2 for my PS3 when it was $10 on Origin"... not quite the same deal but hell I'll take it. Only $9 with my 25% off birthday coupon

#25 brutalny

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:45 PM

You guys are all going to regret buying from Origin.

#26 11440

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:52 PM

You guys are all going to regret buying from Origin.


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:15 PM

I've been wanting a copy of Portal 2 for a long time (previously rented it), but I can't bring myself to buy it when it was 50% off a few weeks ago (as many of these titles were). I do think that EA is working to get BF3 into more homes with all these sales, whereas CoD is selling itself.

#28 krashhole

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:18 PM

You guys are all going to regret buying from Origin.


I have ordered from them numerous times and never had any issues. I will admit the shipping information on the site seems to always be behind. Other words, I will get my package and the site will show that it just shipped.

#29 Kerplunkuga

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:18 PM

Got dragon age origins, orange box, and portal 2 for 40 bucks (~13 each), free 1-2day shipping. Used paypal. If there ends up being an issue, i will just contact paypal for resolution instead.

Only thing so far - i couldnt find where you track your orders on the website, so i called customer service (or had them call me rather.). Asked about where to check order status on the website - was told "they only do that over the phone" which is kinda weird and a litte bit of a pain in the ass, but whatever.

#30 krashhole

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

Got dragon age origins, orange box, and portal 2 for 40 bucks (~13 each), free 1-2day shipping. Used paypal. If there ends up being an issue, i will just contact paypal for resolution instead.

Only thing so far - i couldnt find where you track your orders on the website, so i called customer service (or had them call me rather.). Asked about where to check order status on the website - was told "they only do that over the phone" which is kinda weird and a litte bit of a pain in the ass, but whatever.


Nah, they are full of shit. Like I said, the tracking always seems to be an issue with them. Here's what you do. After you log in, it will take you to the main page. At the top of the page in the middle, you will see customer service. Click that and it will open up another page where you click Orders and Billing. It will show everything you have ever bought.