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#1 OCDBuzz311

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:33 AM

I don't think I've seen this in its own thread but it is definitely worthy of it.

This deal takes advantage of the Free $40 GC with purchase of two selected games at Best Buy this week.

If you price match one of the games (for example Halo 4 for 39.99 at Target) the package deal will still work and you will get the gift card.

I would be willing to bet it works when you price match a second game (for example, Forza, Hitman, Dishonored and others that are 39.99 at Target this week)

I personally bought Halo 4 and Far Cry 3 for $100 but you can probably score two games and a $40 GC all for only $80!


:360: :ps3: FREE $40 Gift Card with purchase of 2 select games


$59.99 Games

  • :360: Forza Motorsport Horizon
  • :360::ps3: FIFA 13
  • :360: NBA Baller Beats
  • :360::ps3: Far Cry 3
  • :360::ps3: Skyrim
  • :360::ps3: Medal of Honor Warfighter LE
  • :360::ps3: Assassin's Creed III
  • :360::ps3: Hitman Absolution
  • :360::ps3: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • :360: Halo 4
  • :360::ps3: Madden 13
  • :360::ps3: Resident Evil 6
  • :360::ps3: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • :360::ps3: WWE '13
  • :360::ps3: Dishonored
  • :360::ps3: Sleeping Dogs ($49.99)
Corresponding Target games on sale include:


EA Sports Games - $44.99
:360: / :ps3: Madden NFL 13
:360: / :ps3: FIFA Soccer 13

$49.99 Games
:360: / :ps3: Resident Evil 6
:360: / :ps3: WWE 13
- Epic Mickey 2 (360/PS3/Wii U)

$39.99 Games
:360: Halo 4
:360: Forza Horizon
:360: / :ps3: / :pc: Skyrim
:360: / :ps3: Hitman Absolution
:360: / :ps3: / :pc: Dishonored


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#2 jessesixto

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

Not all best buy will price match this. Is about half/half from all the store I went to.
Good luck, is definitely worth it!

#3 Royal High Knight

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:38 AM

you can do the same thing with the buy 2 3ds mario games save $20. Just pm kmart's ad.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:41 AM

its in the weekly ads

#5 dominator

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

Does the system prompt the cashier for the gift card? In other words, can just I go in and price match two games say Halo and Hitman and the system will force the cashier to give a gift card as well.

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#6 GBAstar

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:45 AM

Not all best buy will price match this. Is about half/half from all the store I went to.
Good luck, is definitely worth it!


Mine won't because on the receipt/in the computer it clearly shows a $20 GC attached to each game.

#7 OCDBuzz311

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:46 AM

Does the system prompt the cashier for the gift card? In other words, can just I go in and price match two games say Halo and Hitman and the system will force the cashier to give a gift card as well.



Yes that is exactly how it worked when I price-matched Halo 4. Once the cashier totals the sale the screen prompt for the ift card will appear. I didn't have to say anything past the price match.

Until someone confirms this easily working with 2 price-matched games I might consider that situation ymmv.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

I've recently asked my Best Buy if they PM other retailers "deals" or "offers" i.e. Buy 1 Get 1 50% off, B1G1 Free, and to my surprise they do. Is that YMMV or do all BBY's honor this type of PM?

However, they don't PM gift card offers unfortunately. :cry:

#9 FlyingMonkey9

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:50 AM

Only game I want I dont have on that list is hitman...will wait til its 19.99 new in a few months

#10 OCDBuzz311

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

Mine won't because on the receipt/in the computer it clearly shows a $20 GC attached to each game.



On my receipt Far Cry 3 is 59.99 and Halo 4 is 39.99. Each game receives the prorated portion of the GC. 24.00 to Far Cry and 16.00 to Halo.

If you're you're talking about going into the store to price-match a previous purchase that probably won't fly. Try a return and re-buy.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

Price matched Halo 4 and Dishonored for $39.99 each and gift card prompt was automatic.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:52 AM

I've recently asked my Best Buy if they PM other retailers "deals" or "offers" i.e. Buy 1 Get 1 50% off, B1G1 Free, and to my surprise they do. Is that YMMV or do all BBY's honor this type of PM?

However, they don't PM gift card offers unfortunately. :cry:



Best Buy is not supposed to match "bundle" pricing so your example would be ymmv.

#13 OCDBuzz311

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:53 AM

Price matched Halo 4 and Dishonored for $39.99 each and gift card prompt was automatic.



Awesome. Thanks for the confirmation.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

Is this consider double dipping?

AC3 is $50 on Newegg.com

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:57 AM

My BLOPS 2 rewards GC should be here friday... might as well get Dishonored and Hitman.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:57 AM

Yes, definitely considered to be "double-dipping", especially to BBY managers who can smell it a mile away... normal sales guys wouldn't care. I even had one outright say that he disagreed with his manager (his manager wasn't within earshot of course, but I think he was being sincere). Good luck to everyone who tries it!

#17 GreenArrow

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

Sleeping Dog also on the list $49.99 BestBuy

#18 dominator

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:07 AM

Hmm, I wonder if it's even legal to deny you the gift card since the system more or less forces the gift card, they can't deny the price match in their policy can they? I'm might try it out, if it works then I will be happy, if it doesn't, then oh well, the deal is already solid as is. I'm thinking I might get the Killzone trilogy controller bundle. I just price matched Halo 4 at Target from my preorder and Black Ops 2, so I have an extra 30 bucks to work with.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

Got BB to price match amazon $33 each for 2 copies assassins creed 3 clerk said I get gift card but when manager came to price match he said I don't get gift card since I pm with amazon. Manager left and clerk gave me the gift card anyways.

#20 Japakneez

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Well formatted first post. This isn't allowed within pricematch guidelines...its clearly YMMV.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

Hey I'm gonna try this; I've never price matched before. Do I just say its in Target's online ad? Do I have to bring anything to prove it?

#22 GreenArrow

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

I dont see your point. Pay full price if they deny. Head to customer service after and price match the purchase.

I was talking something else, dont worry about now
but employee could still deny price match consider giftcard is sort of promotion/offer. However, they cant deny giftcard because is automatic with purchase(do not think they could override something like that or employee willing to go that far).
I would strongly suggest PM at cashier if possible.

#23 Zolor23

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

Everyone, buy the games outright. Then go to Customer Service and price match them for a gidt card. Easiest way if they deny you at first.


Problem is, the $40 gift card shows as a package deal. They may or may not allow you to PM after.

Got BB to price match amazon $33 each for 2 copies assassins creed 3 clerk said I get gift card but when manager came to price match he said I don't get gift card since I pm with amazon. Manager left and clerk gave me the gift card anyways.


You got some awesome workers at your BB.

#24 GreenArrow

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:29 AM

Got BB to price match amazon $33 each for 2 copies assassins creed 3 clerk said I get gift card but when manager came to price match he said I don't get gift card since I pm with amazon. Manager left and clerk gave me the gift card anyways.


Do Bestbuy pm online retailer? I dont see any policy allow that at the website. and How the heck you PM Gold Box deal

proof?


*ps: if online PM work, Sleeping Dog $29.99 at Newegg.com
*pss: NOS Most Wanted $39.99 Gamestop.com

#25 nas6034

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

In-store when you do purchase they get a pop-up that says $40 giftcard and they have choice of clicking yes or no.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:37 AM

As a lot of people said, it seems to be YMMV. But just to give you guys hope I bought Hitman Absolution twice and was able to successfully PM via .com CS while still keeping the gift card. Your local managers may try to give you some bs, but since Target actually has an ad out this week with a few of these games being $39.99 you should be able to PM no problem.

#27 Hemi

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

I got the phone rep at the bestbuy phone number to pm ac3 for 33 and Halo 4 for 40 (threw in halo 4 just to get gc and re-sell it on ebay for cost), the exact scenario was i called, chose 'more choices' or w/e, told them i wanted to pm a videogame, get transfered, they ask if I bought it or want to buy it, said want, told them amazon.com is where the lower prices are, gave them the sku's of the 2 games, then when they did the prices right, mention the buy 2 games get a 40$ giftcard, they asked for the giftcards sku, gave it to them ($40 blue giftcard) then I had to pay for it over phone, but $77 shipped for ac3, halo4, and $40 giftcard!
tl;dr phone reps are easy to take advantage of.
warning: YMMV!!! Someone said they couldn't get their rep to pm for them.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

I got the phone rep at the bestbuy phone number to pm ac3 for 33 and Halo 4 for 40 (threw in halo 4 just to get gc and re-sell it on ebay for cost), the exact scenario was i called, chose 'more choices' or w/e, told them i wanted to pm a videogame, get transfered, they ask if I bought it or want to buy it, said want, told them amazon.com is where the lower prices are, gave them the sku's of the 2 games, then when they did the prices right, mention the buy 2 games get a 40$ giftcard, they asked for the giftcards sku, gave it to them ($40 blue giftcard) then I had to pay for it over phone, but $77 shipped for ac3, halo4, and $40 giftcard!
tl;dr phone reps are easy to take advantage of.
warning: YMMV!!! Someone said they couldn't get their rep to pm for them.


Wait, what do you mean by "they asked for the giftcards sku"? Did they add the $40 to your GC?

#29 scblueeyedguy

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

Wait, what do you mean by "they asked for the giftcards sku"? Did they add the $40 to your GC?


Add 2 of the games to your cart. You'll see the giftcard.
This is a link to it: http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1200703016338

skuId is the sku: 8724106

Also says the sku if you visit the link.

#30 Hemi

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:02 AM

Add 2 of the games to your cart. You'll see the giftcard.

This is a link to it: http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1200703016338



skuId is the sku: 8724106



Also says the sku if you visit the link.




Exactly, make sure they have your rewardzone #, Ive done purchases from bestbuy.com before so they had my billing/shipping address already.