Deals to get Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cheap!
Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:31 PM
The send the gift card separately. It should have mailed out out the same time you pre-ordered Brawl. I got mine two weeks ago.
Darklighter, did you get a gift card with your copy from CC? I just recieved mine today too but no gift card =( I guess it is a mistake on their part.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:17 AM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:01 AM
Not bad I guess.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:57 PM
Okay, so the current Best Buy coupons include 10%-off from the USPS web site as well as one for a free $10 gift card when buying Smash and any other $39.99-and-up game. But then I heard about the $20-off deal at Toys "R" Us for two Wii games $19.99 and up. Price-matching that at Best Buy seemed like a good idea as I had a gift card of my own to use there, so I brought the Sunday ad from TRU and got the PM without any hassle, needing to pick up a game for both me and a friend.
What was surprising was that the customer-service rep then handed me the $10 gift card from the current Best Buy Smash Bros. deal as well. I didn't ask for it and was unaware that it (automatically?) applied in-store, so this was an extra bonus for buying SSBB new. Whether this can be easily replicated or not is unknown, but I guess it couldn't hurt to try. Getting each copy of Brawl for essentially $35 after taxes and (gift-card) credits really made my day.
I'm really not interested in scanning and posting a receipt for this transaction; I simply wanted to share if it helps anyone else get a similar deal. If something like this has already been posted, I apologize. And if this post seems more like it belongs in the bragging/whatever forum, so be it. Just couldn't keep this to myself.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:58 PM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:53 PM
Got SSBB for $29.99 plus tax. I doubt this will be easily repeated but idk.
First off let me say that I did nothing other than pre-order it at CC.(deal with $10 GC)
Also let me state that I DID NOT HAVE MY PREORDER RECEIPT Then I went in today to pick it up(i was out of town for release) and I went and grabbed the last copy off the shelf. I then went to CS and asked if they could bring up my order from my card that I purchased it on and she said "yes."
She then said that since they did not have any games "behind the counter" that she couldn't do it normally. OKAY? She had to refund my card the $5 i put on for pre-order then sold me the game that I grabbed. I asked her about the $10 GC and she said should could just apply it to the game purchase, I then showed her my gamer savings card.
The saving came when she went to do the math(in a normal everyday 4 function calculator), She looked at the refund receipt for the preorder and it showed that i owed them "$44.99" because I put the $5 down. She then took 10% off and then the $10 GC to bring it down to $29.99(idk how it is not $30.5) She then said I would have to pay $29.99 and I looked at her and just "okay"
She then entered the price (i am guessing an override) and then scanned SSBB.
I walked out of there as fast as I could without looking suspicious.
So thanks to CC CS rep lack of math skills I got it for $29.99.
BTW, if you couldn't tell, EXTREMELY YMMV